Just about anything from Poe: I recommend Ligeia or the gal from The Fall Of The House Of Usher, because there aren’t enough classic female monsters, and also The Black Cat and the orangutan from the Murders in the Rue Morgue
HG Wells’ Morlocks and/or Martians
IDK if you want Lovecraft anywhere near this, but The Outsider doesn’t get nearly enough love
Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner
Nosferatu, aka: Dracula’s embarrassing bi cousin
The White Worm, AKA: Dracula’s even more embarrassing cousin
Carmilla: Dracula’s lesbian cat-lady cousin
Cesare and Dr. Cagliari
The Phantom of the Opera
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (…for a given value of ‘monster’)
Heathcliff and/or Cathy from Wuthering Heights (…again, for a given value of ‘monster’, but they’re both jackasses and she’s a ghost so)
Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past/Present/Future
Bela Lugosi’s character from White Zombie, whose name I cannot remember and who’s dripping with Unfortunate Implications but could be a great racist villain
The Abominable Dr. Phibes- he’s NOT in the public domain, but he’s SO MUCH FUN.
I could go on- I hecking love monsters- but is this a good start?
Too much fun and much-needed stress release while rollin’ through Durham and Raleigh with these three ladies (l to r: @CestMaJoie, @LoisLaneNC, and @Vegasnightss. Ended the night in a joint that featured @DJLyrical1on the tables. Great night.