Friday, November 2, 2018

MY FAVORITE MONSTER + MULTI-AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - We have winners!!!

Posted by: Dani Harper, AUTHOR

With a blog name like Here Be Magic, it's certain that our gang loves fantasy -- and all the creatures that go with it. This month is the perfect opportunity to talk about our favorite monsters and magical characters, whether villainous, friendly, or downright romantic. 

And we asked for YOUR favorite creature or character too! Check out all the great comments, and also the LIST OF WINNERS in our Halloween Giveaway at the end of this post!

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MAUREEN - "Anything paranormal and supernatural holds my imagination, but magic and witches fascinate me the most. Unlike other monsters and fantasy creatures, witches don't have a known weakness or limitation. Reading and writing about magic and spells is a fun way to expand my imagination." Maureen Bonatch

PG - "Ooh, hard question. I think I'll have to go with the Faethe Tylwyth Teg, the Seelie Sidhe, or whichever group you favor. Will I incur their wrath if I call them monsters? Hopefully not!  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE vampires to death, but there are A LOT of vamps out there and I'm picky. Currently, I'm getting my fae-fix via Dani Harper's awesome Grim series." ~ PG Forte 


LINDA - "My favorite monster is the classic Frankenstein. Here is a creature who terrifies people, but has no idea why. He is an innocent who never had a chance at a real life because of his appearance. You can’t help but feel for it." ~ Linda Mooney

GODZILLA, a  movie classic
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RUTH - "My favorite monster is Godzilla. My son and I watched Godzilla movies every Saturday morning when he was in grammar school." ~ Ruth A. Casie

CINDY - "My favorite monster is definitely the dragon. My only tattoo is dragons twined around my ankle in a Celtic knot. I have dragon statuettes and other dragon artwork all over my writing space. I think the appeal is the mix of strength, magic, and knowledge. Also, in most artwork, they're simply gorgeous." ~ Cindy Spencer Pape

DANI - "I LOVE MONSTERS!!! When I was a kid, our local station ran a double-feature every Saturday afternoon: a horror movie and a sci-fi movie. I never missed it, and even today, my family knows that if there's any sort of monster involved  movie, tv show, book, museum or event  I'm all in! My favorites are creatures from folklore and legend, from werewolves to ghosts to faeries and beyond. If it has a history attached to it, I want to know everything about it. And it's even more fun when I get to write about monsters in my novels!" ~ Dani Harper

ANGELA – "It's nearly impossible for me to choose only ONE monster I love — Loch Ness Monster, Frankenstein, werewolves! — but for the sake of this post, I'll go with vampires. I am a huge fan of the Universal Horror Movies of the 20s-40s, and Bela Lugosi's "Dracula" is iconic for a reason. He creates a layered character you're not sure if you want to root for or against. One of my top five favorite movies of all time is also "The Lost Boys." So is 1985's "Fright Night." Maggie Shayne's "Wings in the Night" series are some of my favorite books. Vampires can be sexy, scary, or tragic, depending on which trope you care for most. Shoot, sometimes, they even sparkle!" ~ Angela Campbell

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WINNERS OF OUR HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY


  1. Brenda Rezk wins an EBOOK of "Old Sins, Long Shadows" by PG FORTE
  2. Amber Terry wins an EBOOK of "A Hunt by Moonlight" by SHAWNA REPPERT
  3. Debbie Plesha wins her choice of an EBOOK by DANI HARPER
  4. Tammie King wins a "Boxed Set" (ebooks) of the Ravensblood Series by SHAWNA REPPERT
  5. Mandy Baker wins her choice of an EBOOK by CINDY SPENCER PAPE
  6. Melannie Savell wins an EBOOK: "Between a Rock and a Hard Dragon" by CINDY SPENCER PAPE plus a Halloween short story
  7. Gayle Oreluk wins a signed PRINT copy of "Queen Takes Knights" by JOELY SUE BURKHART
  8. Beverly Laude wins her choice of an EBOOK by LINDA MOONEY
and our GRAND PRIZE WINNER is: 

Reyna Herrera wins a $60 Amazon Gift eCard from all the authors at Here Be Magic
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All winners will be contacted by email shortly. 
THANK YOU to everyone who entered! We had a lot of fun and hope that you did too!

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163 comments:

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    1. Dracula for me also! The Original is usually always the best!

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    2. Dracula is definitely a classic! The original book by Bram Stoker has never been out of print since it was first published in 1897! I admit to having a soft spot for "creature features" like Godzilla though...

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  2. Dracula for me! I have loved Bela Lugosi since I was a kid. There have been others I flirt with but Bela holds my heart.

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    1. He really set the tone, didn't he? Did you know that Bela was born on October 22, 1882? That's five years before Bram Stoker wrote Dracula!

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  3. Trolls and witches. Both often maligned for no good reason. Trolls are usually not assigned terribly complex characters, which seems unfair but does leave a writer a lot of room to work with. Witches, always complex, and always interesting.

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    1. I agree - there's a lot of room for creative interpretation, which is wonderful for a writer. And I tend to feel sorry for trolls who are usually depicted as violent and not very smart --- but then most of the old legends say the same.

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  4. My favorite "monster" is a really tough question for me. I love all the different, misunderstood, and scary creatures. I love witches but don't know if they qualify as monsters, so I'll go with werewolves. I love the idea of them being more than the sun of their parts. When they have their own culture or honor system that makes them more than just mere "monsters".

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    1. I adore shapeshifters. My wolfen changelings in my first series have a definite code of honor and basic laws that govern them.

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    2. I understand exactly. We're listing our favorite "monsters" but ones like witches, dragons, vampires and shapeshifters (wolves) especially the reason I like them so much is for the basic laws and code of honor that they have chosen to govern them. And also for their sense of family/ community.

      If you are looking for my favorite actual monster (sorry to say it) regular old humans. ��

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    1. If I had to choose out of all the creatures, I think I would want to be a werewolf.

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  6. I've got a soft spot for Frankenstein. :-)

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    1. You really feel for Frankenstein's monster - he didn't ask to be created, and he's not accepted as a person.

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    1. I have a fascination with ghosts due to family experiences. As a result, I wrote The Holiday Spirit, and enjoyed it so much, I'm writing the sequel.

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  8. Werewolves have always fascinated me.

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  9. Oooohhh thats hard. Classic- Dracula, New- Weeping Angels from Doctor Who

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  10. Very hard question I've always been fascinated with vampires and werewolves
    But if I was to pick only one I'd say Frankenstein

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  11. I would have to go with dragons, some of my earliest reads had good dragons which the princess helped instead of being sacrificed to.

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  12. I am a werewolf fan if I had to choose because I love wolves. Would love to win!

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  13. My favorite monster is from the Adamm's Family.

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    1. My family has always had a soft spot for The Addams Family movies -- we watch them every October!

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  14. Can criptids counts as monsters? I've always loved Nessie.

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    1. Definitely! I think one of the most thrilling and spine-tingling aspects of cryptids is the
      possibility that they exist!

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  15. My favorite monsters are werewolves!

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  16. vampires are male vampires that is but the new king kong is plus the old Godzilla are 2nd & 3rd

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    1. I think the newest movie, Kong: Skull Island, absolutely ROCKED! The effects were stellar and the storyline fresh and interesting.

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  17. Vampires are my monster of choice, but I have to say "Pennywise" the clown has given me nightmares since reading IT 25 years ago!

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  18. Vampires. My family is a huge Godzilla fan. We have almost all the movies (including black and white) and lots of figurines.

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  19. I love the classic monsters like Frankenstein, Wolfman, Dracula, Creature from the Black lagoon, the thing.

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    1. As a writer, I am too! There are endless possibilities to build a story around.

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  21. I love monsters, but if I have to pick just one, I guess it would have to be Ursula the Sea Witch!

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    1. My favorite part of the movie is Ursula singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls"!

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  22. Vampires are my favorite monster!

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  23. My favorite is definitely vampire! :)

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  24. I don’t like monster per se, but if I have to choose ...dragon. Does it qualify as monster??

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    1. Definitely! Just think of Smaug in The Hobbit, wreaking havoc on the unfortunate village.

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  25. Vampires have always been my favorite.

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    1. Oooo, that's a good one! The Irish banshee is a female spirit that only appears at the death of a family member and wails in mourning. In Celtic legend, most families had one attached to it.

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  27. Gossamer is my favorite monster.

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  28. Dracula, loved him (fearfully) since I was 7.

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  29. The wyvern would be my favorite monster. Not a dragon, because I see them as big and bulky, but a sleek, fast, ultra toothy, flying fearsome predator. But that's not the scariest monster I can think of. The Alien in the second movie Aliens...that's the scariest...or an enormously big giant spider which amounts to the same thing, minus some quirks like acid-blood.

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    1. I agree that wyverns tend to be a little more serpentine, with only two legs instead of four. Definitely built for flying!

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  30. My favorite monster is Frankenstein. I remember when I was little, hiding my head at the movie theater watching the original Frankenstein movie.

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  31. I love all the superrnatural creatures, the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, Meg the megdolon, but Godzilla has been at the top of the list.

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    1. Jurassic Park has such awesome beasts! I really like Godzilla too --- maybe JP is the modern version of that for us.

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  32. I'm a big fan of ghosts!!! Thank you!

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  33. Vamps and Dracula for me. One of first larger books was Interview with a Vampire

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  34. My favorite monster is The Creature From The Black Lagoon.

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    1. Another misunderstood monster! I felt so sorry for him when I first saw the movie as a kid. I'm looking forward to seeing the what I believe to be a modernized version, The Shape of Water.

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  35. My favorite monster is the clown from the movie "IT"

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    1. Now THAT is one creepy monster! Tim Curry was amazing in that role, but Bill Skarsgård has taken it to a whole new level in the recent remake.

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  36. my favorite is Dragons with wings and able to breath fire. TFSs.

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  37. My favorite monster is the typical zombie.

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    1. Ever since 28 Days Later, when zombies were presented as fast, agile, and rage-filled, they've terrified me. When I first saw that movie, I had to sleep with the lights on!

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  38. That's not an easy choice! I don't really have a fav - they can all scare me! LOL! I'll pick Killer Klowns from Outer Space! We just attended Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights and they had a Killer Klown scare zone that was spooky fun!

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    1. Clowns have scared me since I was a little kid. I don't think I'd survive Orlando's Killer Clown Zone!

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  39. My favorite monsters: Cookie monster and Frankenstein's monster

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  40. My favorite monster is the Cookie Monster! Nothing is better than a monster who devours cookies ;)

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  41. Werewolves. I have a thing for canines.

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  42. I love werewolves, and shapeshifters in general :)

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  43. My fave monster has always been vampires followed closely by Freddy Krueger (in the later movies because he was funnier - that dry humor made him more “likable” if possible)

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  44. It's got to be Dragons for me. Whether they are good, bad or a little of both I just think they a fascinating.

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  45. Werewolves are my favorite and Vampires a second best.

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  46. I love quite a few different monsters but I'll go with Lon Chaney's Werewolf.
    Carol Luciano
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    1. "The Man of a Thousand Faces" played a darn good werewolf!

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  47. my favorite would be Frankenstein

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  48. I love all Creature's but Werewolves are at the top along with Phoenixes, Dragons, and Vampires.

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    1. Phoenixes are one legendary creature we don't get to see enough of. I was so pleased that the Harry Potter stories featured one as Dumbledore's companion.

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  49. Werewolf marci-lyn@hotmail.com

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  50. Frankenstein has always been my favourite monster.
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  51. My favorite monster is Dracula :)

    Thanks for the chance to win & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  52. Shifters (dragons included), white witches, vampires!

    But just for a scare the pants off you monster Pennywise.

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  53. My favorite monsters are vampire Edward Cullen from "Twilight" the saga or Angelus a.k.a Angel from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the spin off series "Angel." Or werewolf Scott McCall on "Teen Wolf" and friendly ghost Casper or the monsters that were created by people themselves, with their fear and/or actions on two of Disney Channel's original movies "Don't Look Under the Bed" and "Girl vs. Monster." I'm just a huge sucker for monsters that are expected to do evil but do good instead or spooky tales that end with valuable lessons.

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    1. Also I had forgotten to mention Sabrina the teenage witch. It's impossible for me to choose just as one as my favorite.

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    2. Some of my favorite characters too! I think that's one of the biggest attractions of paranormal romance and fantasy romance for me - that the monster can be the hero!

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  54. I'm going with the were-tiger..I know they aren't the usual choice, but I have read some pretty impressive sagas involving them!!

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    1. I love Dali Harimau, the were-tiger in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews!

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  55. My favorite monster is Frankstein

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  56. Vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. usually, they're all misunderstood.

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  57. My favorite monster of all time is Godzilla. He's awesome and I've loved him since I was a little girl. Next would be dragons and shifters ((werewolves count in that..) it's always fun to read about them and what exciting things they have.

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  58. Vampires are my favorite (even better if they look like Angel from Buffy)

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  59. My all time fave is a witch because of the fact they were conceidered real and alot of people died being accused if beibg a witch!also i like how a witch dont have to be ugly as they usually are seen as in books & movies, when really they can be gorgouse but be very nasty!

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  60. It would have to be Dracula whether played by the one and only Bela Lugosi or the Hammer Horror Christopher Lee or the modern Gary Oldham.. love them all....

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  61. I love paranormal, supernatural, and mythical creatures! There are so many. I like wolves, dragons, big cats, faeries, wizards, witches, and so on, but I don't like any scary type monsters. My all time favorite creature is the unicorn.

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  62. I love Dracula and Frankenstein!

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  63. Dracula has always been my favorite.

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  64. #whychoose! I love me some werewolves and vampires and demons oh my! But I must admit I love any version of the Fae, especially when they're murderous and scary :)

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  65. I love monsters from myths like the fae, dragons, and I do love Dracula.

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  66. Vampires are my favorite monster!!!

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  67. OMG All the monsters. They all need love!

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  68. If I had fo pick just one, I would have to pick the Fae.

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  69. Dragons are my favorite 'monster'...I have dragons all around me; from a 1 inch ceramic dragon to a 6 feet long stuffed dragon with an 8 foot wingspan. And everything in between.

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  70. I love vampires! They always been my favorite shifters are great and wizards and warlocks too, Fae and others supernatural beings are good too but ive always loved vampires.

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  71. Vampires. Bela Lugosi was my first love as a child.

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  72. My favorite monster is hard to determine. I love so many different types. Shifter. Demon, vampire, fae. Mythological.. ugh. Why choose?

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  73. Dragon or Phoenix, can never decide.

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  74. It's so hard to pick just one. If I had to I'd say Shapeshifters

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  75. Any of joely sue burkhart's Aima.

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  76. I love vampires of all kind - I love the tortured-ness of them and how the craving for blood is analogous to the craving for sex :-)

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  77. My favorite monster is The Blob! I was always.so scared of it as a child know it's still scary but one of my favorites
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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  78. My favorite monster would be the siren.
    I think they would count?

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    1. Definitely! In the old legends they used to deliberately lure ships onto the rocks with their voices and drown any survivors. That's pretty monsterish!

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  79. My favorite monster is shapeshifters how amazing would not be to turn into any animal so.awsome!
    Thanks for the chance
    Happy Halloween!

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  80. My favorite monster is Frankenstein. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  81. I always loved vampires, because they used to be human, and that's interesting to change fully into what hunted you. How do you come to terms with that?

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    1. That's an excellent question. I think Joss Whedon explored it somewhat in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, but it would be a different answer for every individual.

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  82. What is YOUR favorite "monster"?

    well, classic monster roster i would say Frankenstein's monster because of the tragic history

    as for big beasts of course the king Gojira

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    1. Frankenstein is a compelling story - the pathos of the monster is unforgettable. But I'm with you on Gojira (Godzilla) --- I'll watch ANY movie version of this big ol' Kaiju!

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  83. My favorite monsters are cat shifters. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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    1. Wolfen shapeshifters are still my favorite but since reading the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, I have a whole new appreciation for feline shifters!

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  84. Dracula will always be my fav monster

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  85. I love a good Muppet monster (thinking Grover or Gonger lately), because I'm pretty easily spooked!

    --Trix

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