Last week, we launched a rather special competition on our Twitter page to celebrate the release of The Babadook , our favourite horror film in yonks ( read our five-star review ).
We asked our followers to tweet us with a description of their own childhood monster, and all the entries were then passed on to Babadook director Jennifer Kent, who chose her favourite. The winning monster was then brought to life by illustrator Alex Juhasz, who designed the creepy book at the centre of the film.
To celebrate the release of #TheBabadook - our favourite horror film in ages - we've got an awesome Twitter comp coming up. Are you ready? October 29, 2014
Describe your childhood monster to us in a tweet by 10am Friday, & if #TheBabadook director Jennifer Kent likes your vision... October 29, 2014
It'll be brought to life by Babadook illustrator @AlexanderJuhasz ! Tweet your monster now: winner revealed next week! pic.twitter.com/MRvQsYVyGz October 29, 2014
Congratulations to Jo Green, whose nightmare has been brought to life, and you can see it below.
@totalfilm #TheBabadook mine was a 10 ft hairy beast, rectangular in shape, huge claws ridden by a bald man with a scar over his left eye October 29, 2014
Here are some of the other enjoyably twisted tweets we received:
@totalfilm My monster,face & body twisted,gnarled like a tree,grey & ghostly,big beard,huge with massively disproportionate hands,gaping maw October 30, 2014
@totalfilm @AlexanderJuhasz My childhood monster was like a pitch black shadowy cowboy, he made the floor turn to tar so I was stuck! #yikes October 29, 2014
@totalfilm My mum kept us away from alleys by telling us about 'Rag Eyes' - a creature made from rags whose teeth gnashed and shadow crawled October 29, 2014
@totalfilm childhood nightmare = giant creepy version of Tin Man fr:Wizard of Oz made of rusty nails, scrap metal, & human flesh. Pure hell. October 29, 2014
@totalfilm My Childhood Monster invaded my dreams by disguising itself as 1of my friends before evil laughing& growing to HUGE dark gargole! October 29, 2014
@totalfilm @IconFilm mine was clown in the form of a worm that morphed between the two shape and hid under my bed or in the closet waiting October 30, 2014
@totalfilm a faceless shadow... his footsteps sounded like a clock and he could read my mind... October 29, 2014
@totalfilm recurring nightmare of a woman with "checked eyes" who could turn into any woman I knew. She'd change back then try to crush me October 29, 2014
@totalfilm @AlexanderJuhasz my dad invented the 'carpet monster' who lived under the bed & would grab your foot if you got up in the night x October 29, 2014
The Babadook is out now.