The Amazing: Movie monster design often gets a bit crusty towards the middle of a decade, particularly in an era where advancements in scaring the pants off us tend to wait around for the next big leap in CGI technology.
Well, Guillermo del Toro wasn't having any of that - here is a chuffing brilliant creature of nightmarish originality and flair, and what's more we get to see it properly, close up, before we run shrieking from it down the sort of dead-end corridor that has us all blubbing helplessly into our popcorn. Kick-ass.
Genius Detail: The eye-palm business was all gloriously freaky, but was anyone else more disturbed by the hideously emaciated legs that thing was chasing us on? Anyone would think it hadn't gorged on child-flesh in weeks.