Top Seven Terrifying Creatures

Both the Harry Potter series and the soon-to-be-released Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film feature many extraordinary creatures. Some of them are wonderful, but others are frightening. Below are my top seven terrifying creatures.

 

  1. Basilisks

 

 

Having the ability to both Petrify and kill their victims, you would not want to be anywhere near them.

 

  1. Dementors

 

 

These soul-sucking creatures are not only scarily described but also creepily portrayed in the films.

There was a hand protruding from the cloak, and it was glistening, grayish, slimy-looking, and scabbed” (Prisoner of Azkaban 83).

 

  1. Mermaids

 

 

Contrary to the magical and beautiful creatures found in Disney films, these mermaids would give anyone nightmares.

 

  1. Acromantulas

 

 

These giant eight-legged spiders terrify more people than just Ron. The description of them being “the size of a small elephant” (Chamber of Secrets 276) would give anyone the creeps.

 

  1. Dragons

 

 

Unlike Hagrid, I would not want to go anywhere near these beasts. The fiery power they possess in their enormous bodies creates a formidable foe.

 

  1. Swooping Evils

 

 

Given that we don’t know much about this particular creature, it might be a bit premature classifying it as terrifying. However, the name and uncertainty adds to the terror.

 

  1. Werewolves

 

 

The creatures themselves are scary, but the thought that you could lose control and hurt one of your closest friends, just like Lupin did, is even scarier.

 

Which creature do you find most terrifying? Are there others you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments!