10 Horror Movies With The Most Shocking Monster Reveals

7. The Pale Lady - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

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Cinematically, there's nothing special about the way The Pale Lady is introduced in the 2019 movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. This one is all about the design of the Lady herself.

Based on the popular book series of the same name, Scary Stories etc. etc. focuses on a group of teenagers who discover a collection of horror tales in a supposedly haunted house. Sounds like fun, until new stories begin to appear on the pages, before then unfolding in real life.

In one yarn, a character named Chuck becomes the protagonist of a story where his worst nightmares come to life. This includes The Pale Lady - and boy, is she a sight to behold.

Bloated and swollen beyond recognition with pasty white skin and a sadistic grin, the Lady is as mesmerising as she is disturbing. In the books, she is a more friendly spirit, but not in the movie. Here, she ruthlessly toys with Chuck before absorbing him into her hideous form.

Though she is only revealed by a simple pan up her body, The Pale Lady is so memorable that she's earned a spot on this list.

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