Our authors tell us their favorite scary monsters!
We recently asked Fellowship of Fantasy authors to tell us about their favorite scary monsters. We've gathered some of their answers into this collection of creepy critters for your enjoyment!
Enjoy, and consider clicking the links to investigate the authors further!
ALL OF THEM. Seriously, I enjoy old folklore and how it ties into universal human emotions and needs. But I have spent the most time writing about youkai (non-human entities in Japanese folklore) and western European fae.
Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Favorite scary monster of lore: Yzma transformed into a kitten in The Emperor's New Groove. She replaces the bunny from Monte Python & The Holy Grail as the most adorable, seeming innocent creature, that will straight-up murder you. She's cold-sweat terrifying... and with that voice! Not even close.
Deep Magic E-zine
Probably going to have to go with vampires. Mostly because the Dracula character in "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein" terrified me when I was a kid. Yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds...
Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
The Chupacabra for sure. It's a blood-sucking creature--definitely not something I'd want to cross paths with in the dark of night!
The Gaelic Sluagh (sloo-ah), which was said to eat souls and occasionally appeared as a flock of crows.
H. A. Titus
Were wolves. I'm just a dog person I guess.
C. O. Bonham
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