10 Greatest Body Transformations In Horror Movie History

Men turning into beasts, beasts turning into men, who knows whats going on but I'm scared.

American Werewolf in London - transformation
Universal Pictures

Sometimes transformations can be beautiful; a caterpillar blossoming into a gorgeous butterfly or Optimus Prime shifting from his robot form into that oh so sweet red truck. But sometimes transformations can be ugly and actually rather creepy. Throughout the history of the horror genre, there have been some utterly horrifying and iconic transformations that have scared the living daylights out of audiences across the globe.

These transformations can often be the most memorable things about the movie and sometimes also the best.

Whether they make you laugh, squirm or even scream, these scenes hold up as some of the freakiest moments in horror history...

10. Is That King Or The Grinch? - Creepshow

American Werewolf in London - transformation
Warner Bros.

In the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow audiences watched on as the legendary Stephen King slowly became a plant-based monster. In the second story of the movie titled ‘The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill, King plays a farmer who is one day exposed to a meteorite with some incredibly environmentally friendly properties.

After touching the meteorite King starts to grow a green fuzz all over his body and starts to resemble Jim Carrey’s Grinch as the otherworldly shrubbery starts to take complete control of him. After running his hands underwater, the weeds start to grow more and more and by the end of the movie, he is entirely overcome by the strange alien plant and can’t take life anymore as he starts to look like a green teen wolf with every passing second.

This is one film that gives a new meaning to the phrase “green fingers”.


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