Earlier this month, I listed 6 paranormal creatures who I felt were just as worthy of a movie as Bigfoot.
Of course, by limiting myself to 6, I ended up leaving out some very worthy possibilities. So, just to keep things fair, here are 6 more paranormal creatures who I think deserve their own horror film franchise! Hopefully, I’ll be writing about some of these creatures during the 2021 horrorthon!
1. Spring-Heeled Jack
Oh, Spring-Heeled Jack! Jack terrorized London from 1832 to 1901, with numerous people claiming that they saw this mysterious figure not only harassing other Londoners but also leaping away when spotted or confronted. Just what exactly Spring-Heeled Jack looked like depended on who you asked. Some people said that he appeared to be a normal English gentleman, until of course he started leaping up into the air. Others said that he had claws and eyes that glowed like red balls of fire. Some people said that Spring-Heeled Jack could speak English while others claimed that he only communicated with animal-like grunts. Some said that he was a ghost and others said that was the devil. Sometimes, he was described as being a trickster and, other times, he was described as being a violent monster who attacked young women while they slept. Some people even claimed that he was Jack the Ripper.
Of course, some people also claimed that Spring-Heeled Jack wasn’t a supernatural creature at all. They claimed that he was an elaborate hoax, started by a bunch of bored aristocrats who decided to have a bit of fun with the commoners.
Well, no matter! Whether Spring-Heeled Jack was the devil or just the Marquess of Waterford, he deserves his very own movie!
2. The Hammersmith Ghost
Spring-Heeled Jack wasn’t the first paranormal being to haunt London. There was also the Hammersmith Ghost. In 1804, it was said that there were a ghost attacking people in the Hammersmith area of London. It was said that the white-clad ghost was the spirit of a man who had committed suicide and, because he had been buried in consecrated ground, his soul could not find peace. Several people reported being attacked by the ghost, leading to citizens setting up patrols to try to hunt the ghost down. Tragically, this also led to a totally innocent bricklayer being mistaken for the ghost and killed by a night watchman. Having turned Londoner against Londoner, The Hammersmirth Ghost appears to have faded away. However, both the story of the Ghost and the real-life tragedy that it caused seems tailor-made for a great film.
3. The Headless Nun
We’ve all heard of the Headless Horseman but how about the Headless Nun? In the 1700s, a Canadian nun named Sister Marie Inconnue lost her head. Some say that it was chopped off by a mad trapper. Others say that it was done by two sailors who were convinced that the nun knew the location of a treasure. Regardless of how it happened, the Headless Nun is now said to wander the Canadian wilderness, searching for her head.
4. The Mare
Ever wondered why people have nightmares? Well, according to Germanic mythology, it was because this evil little creature was sitting on their chest while they were sleeping! AGCK!
5. Ozark Howler
The Ozark Howler is a giant cat that apparently lives in the Ozarks. They say that the Ozark Howler has horns and glowing eyes and I assume that you wouldn’t want to make it angry. Most people insist that the Ozark Howler is just a legend but I’ve spent enough time in Arkansas to know that anything is possible.
If we can do a hundred movies about Annabelle, surely we can do one about Robert! This doll, which used to belong to a painter named Robert Eugene Otto, is said to move on its own and apparently it occasionally giggles. Robert is currently in a Florida museum and it’s said that museum visitors that didn’t show proper respect to Robert have subsequently suffered from all forms of misfortune: car wrecks, job loss, divorce, broken teeth, and just about anything else that you can think of. So, why not pay Robert the respect of letting him star in his very own movie?