9. Never Use Monsters To Sell Things (King Kong)
Many of these kinds of movies have come before and since, but the original King Kong will always represent the epitome of the monster business strategy. Carl Denham's poorly-conceived, arrogant decision to bring King Kong to New York City is a grim reminder that bringing giant monsters (well, King Kong is just a giant gorilla, but to any of us open-minded civilized folk, he might as well be a monster) into densely-populated urban areas may get you profits in the short-term, but in the long-term...not so much. In fact, rather than seeing any of the King Kong sequels that were actually made, I would have wanted to see Carl Denham try to find an actual job after the events of the first movie. The clear lesson for real life here is that, rather than bringing the monster to the people, we should just do what Animal Planet doeseither hunt for animals that don't exist, or torture real animals in their natural habitats.