20 most hideous hybrids in the movies

The Nazi zombots in Frankensteins Army (2013)

The parts: Undead Nazi soldiers plus anything that was lying around.

The whole: A small army of weird and wonderful cyborg-type creatures, the zombots were created by Dr Viktor Frankenstein (Karel Roden) to help the Germans win the second World War. Instead, he decides to try to end up by surgically fusing the brains of a Russian soldier with that of a Nazi. Urgh.

Monstrosity rating: Individually, theyre not too scary; one zombot in particular seems more intent on tidying up the lab than fighting anyone. Cumulatively, though, theyre creepy as hell. 8/10.

Uber Jason from Jason X

The parts: One resurrected serial killer and his trusty machete.

The whole: Jason X, like so many of the films on this list, contains an important lesson for scientists: just because you can doesnt mean you should. Actually, most of the time you really shouldn't. In 2455, scientists try to figure out how Jason is able to heal himself so quickly. Their nanite technology rebuilds him by merging him with his knife, turning him into a Jason cyborg.

Monstrosity rating: 9/10. Jason was basically unkillable in the first place, so making him part machete-robot isnt gonna make him any easier to defeat.

Upper class society in Society (1989)

The parts: A dozen or so super wealthy doctors, lawyers, and debutantes.

The whole: A writhing mass of gooey, goopy, deformed flesh. Brian Yuznas body horror Society is a pretty blatant bit of social commentary, as upper class society turns out to be made up of a non-human species that merges with itself and literally eats the poor. Bleurghh.

Monstrosity rating: The rich people in this movie literally eat the poor. 9/10

The creature from Peter Benchleys Creature (1998)

The parts: DNA from a human and a shark.

The whole: One of a series of experimental hybrids churned out by a shady governmental agency, the Creature is a densely muscled sharkman with arms and legs and the ability to breathe air. Which means its basically Jaws, if the great white in Jaws couldve followed its victims onto the beach and eaten them on dry land.

Monstrosity rating: 9/10. Look at that thing!

Dinocroc from Dinocroc (2004)

The parts: The title gives it away, really: the dinocroc is part dinosaur (specifically, Suchomimus) and part crocodile.

The whole: The scientists in Dinocroc actually engineered two dinocrocs, but one of them killed the other before escaping their labs and going on the rampage. So although having one massive crocodile-like monster on the loose is bad, it couldve been worse.

Monstrosity rating: 8/10. Because the dinosaur half doesnt really add much. Itd be just as horrible if it was just a giant croc.

Hammerhead from SharkMan (2005)

The parts: Another one with a pretty self-explanatory title. This shark-man hybrid when a scientist (Jeffrey Combs) figured he could save his son from dying of cancer by pumping him full of hammerhead shark DNA.

The whole: Like the Creature, Hammerhead is half man, half shark, and all killing machine. Somehow, the fact that hes a hammerhead shark just makes it freakier.

Monstrosity rating: 9/10. Because Hammerhead was human once, but he definitely isnt any more.

Brundlefly from The Fly (1986)

The parts: One scientist, one housefly, and an experimental matter transportation device.

The whole: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) goes through a series of horrific transformations after accidentally mashing his DNA up with a fly, but the most horrific is his final incarnation which sees him merge with the Telepod itself.

Monstrosity rating: 9/10. He only misses out on full marks because its kind of pathetic.

The Mansquito from Mansquito (2005)

The parts: Another human-insect hybrid, Mansquito is half convicted criminal, half radioactive mosquito.

The whole: Although the Mansquito of the title is Ray Ericson (Matt Jordon), a criminal who agreed to swap his life sentence for a stint in medical research, this movie also includes a womansquito, as Dr Allen (Musetta Vander) also cops a dose of the mosquito/radiation cocktail. And just like in The Fly, it turns out human/insect hybrids are really, really gross.

Monstrosity rating: Normal mosquitos spread diseases. Human-sized mosquitos dont bear thinking about. 9/10.

The sharktopus from Sharktopus (2010)

The parts: A shark and an octopus.

The whole: Why do horror movie scientists love making shark hybrids so much? This time, instead of merging a shark with a man, theyve concocted a shark/octopus hybrid. Called a sharktopus. Obviously. And just as obviously, it ends up escaping and running riot.

Monstrosity rating: Its a shark with tentacles. You do the maths. 9/10.

The pteracuda from Sharktopus vs Pteracuda (2014)

The parts: Reconstituted pterodactyl DNA plus some spare parts from a barracuda.

The whole: How do you follow a movie about a shark/octopus hybrid? By making a sequel in which it has to fight an even more bonkers hybrid, obviously. The original sharktopus might have been killed, but science has found a way to make another one, while a rival scientist has invented something even more lethal. Arghhh.

Monstrosity rating: Okay, these films are daft, but a barracuda crossed with a pterodactyl? We might have nightmares. 9/10.