8 Hidden TV Monsters (And What They Really Look Like)

For when you need more than a sneak peek at the monster of the week.

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Monsters on TV shows are a different breed to those in film. They can be slowly but surely eked into a narrative, keeping their secrets for seasons at a time until they finally make their move, or they can be single-episode specials that are busted out and defeated roundly in an hour long confrontation. They're unpredictable, and often only thrown in if they can make a sizable impact - meaning it's not common to be faced with monsters we can't really see.

But every now and then, we're treated to mysteries that can never be solved - creatures from the dankest depths that elude corporeal form, or if they do have one, refuse to show more than a sliver of it - basking in the fear of the unknown like a fat snake in the summer sun.

And still, we want to know more. Just because they're hidden on screen doesn't mean they haven't been made with appearance in mind, with scraps to be gleaned from concept art or mythological tales. If we take a look closer, the truth is out there. It's just whether we can cope with living with the aftermath of what we find...

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