There are a few things that stick with you like the infamous monsters from childhood movies. When you’re a child, anything that is lackluster from an aesthetic standpoint qualifies as a scary bad guy.
Unfortunately for claymation, nearly every character is lackluster, aesthetically speaking. Maybe this is because clay is a difficult medium to work with, or maybe this was the animator’s intent. Whichever it is, there are several unfortunate looking claymation characters.
5 Claymation Monsters Who Gave Us Claymation PTSD:
1. Bumble // “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Because what could be terrifying more than that nappy hair, blue lip combo?
It’s got to be all the sharp angles. And white on white on white isn’t working in his favor, either.
3. The Boogie Man // “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Because worms come out of his eyes and mouth and you find out that he’s entirely made out of bugs and it’s traumatizing.
4. Jack Skellington // “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Even though he’s technically a good guy, he is still scary as you know what.
5. The Mayor // “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Again, not technically a bad guy, but the spinning head and swirly eyes are strikingly similar to the “Saw” movie series.
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