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Old 01-03-06, 12:49 PM
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Creature movies where you didn't see "them" for a long while?

I'm in the midst of the "Alien Quadrilogy" now and I know much talk has been said about the actual "alien warrior" in "Alien" not appearing for over an hour into the just shy of 2 hour film. Then, I pop in "Aliens"(Special Edition) and was surprised to not see a warrior until well over an hour into the 2h34m film. Have yet to check the other two.

So what other creature movies don't reveal the main character (the creature) until well into the movie?
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Shocker! I would've thought KONG '05 would've inspired this topic!

Anyway, Bride of Frankenstein. Beat that!
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Anyway, Bride of Frankenstein. Beat that!
Night of the Demon
It Came From Outer Space
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I don't remember seeing "them" in "Them" until at least an hour into the movie.
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Anyway, Bride of Frankenstein. Beat that!
Jaws
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I'd say the remake of "The Haunting".

You don't really see the ghost until the (mediocre) end of the (mediocre) movie.

The ghost wasn't all that scary either.

The only part of the movie that was creepy was when the woman was sleeping in bed and those wood carved childrens faces looked at her.
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Does "Blair Witch Project" count?
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Jaws
We get a good look at it pretty early


But The Bride herself doesn't show up until the last scene of the movie.

Haven't seen Groucho's picks, so maybe those also appear at the very end.
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She-Wolf of London!!!!!!!

You never see a female werewolf in that movie.
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I haven't seen it in a couple of years, but if I remember correctly you don't see the Creeper in Jeepers Creepers until the second half of the movie.
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Anyone see The Beast From Haunted Cave (yea, obscure 60s film, I know)? You diden't "really" see the beast till the very end.
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Shocker! I would've thought KONG '05 would've inspired this topic!
i think that was in the back of my mind come to think of it. i think i thought about it, but passed it off until it must have triggered only during "Aliens".
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
We get a good look at it pretty early
but isn't that shot, "You're gonna need a bigger boat", around 70 or so minutes into the movie?
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I believe he's referring to the shot where you see him coming beneath that dude in the pond. That shot still freaks me out.
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Creature of the Black Lagoon. We don't see the full creature for while.

If you were to take LotR as a single movie, Gollum does not show up for a looong time.

Also, in Signs, the

Spoiler:
alien


doesn't appear in the movie until almost the very end. (Not counting the TV).
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The Crawling Eye (1958) [aka The Trollenberg Terror] - The principle of the unseen being far more frightening than the perceivable is demonstrated here: The film is filled with chills and mystery of the unknown force in the mountain, but once the force is revealed it becomes unfortunately humorous because of the poor special effects.

The Fog (1980) - Ironically, John Carpenter that The Crawling Eye was the inspiration for making this film. An omnibus fog overtakes a village and we do not see what possesses this cloudy atmosphere until later in the film.

Audition (1999) - The unseen creature takes a different role in this film: Instead of not seeing the "creature," We rather do not see the true horrorrific nature of the person until near the end of the film.
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Originally Posted by Schwenkstar
Audition (1999) - The unseen creature takes a different role in this film: Instead of not seeing the "creature," We rather do not see the true horrorrific nature of the person until near the end of the film.
let's not go down that path. if we followed that logic this thread would go on forever. i was referring to physical creatures/beasties.

speaking of which..."The Beast Within" technically doesn't appear until the last ten minutes.
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Originally Posted by Schwenkstar
King Kong (2005) - The principle of the unseen being far more frightening than the perceivable is demonstrated here: The film is filled with chills and mystery of the unknown force in the mountain, but once the force is revealed it becomes unfortunately humorous because of the poor special effects.
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Though only a 20 or so minute segment of the film, you never do see the monster in "The Crate" story of "Creepshow," and it is all the better for it.
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Originally Posted by TheAllPurposeNothing
Though only a 20 or so minute segment of the film, you never do see the monster in "The Crate" story of "Creepshow," and it is all the better for it.
Actually, we get a pretty good look at the creature in that one.
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In Ghostbusters, do we actually see Gozer any time before the confrontation at the end?
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How about the first Predator (you don't really see the creature until the end) or the recent UK movie The Descent (which was obviously inspired by Alien)?

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