19 classic movie monsters scientists created by screwing up BIG

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Evan Hoovler
Dec 14, 2012

If there's one thing we've learned from sci-fi movies, it's that when scientists screw up, they tend to screw up BIG. From the original Frankenstein to the upcoming prequels for Planet of the Apes and The Thing, Hollywood has been fascinated by the notion that we are just one scientific malfunction away from doom.

With that in mind, let's take a a look at some famous monsters throughout sci-fi movie history caused by goofs of science, remembering that though there have been many cherished movie monsters developed from scientific errors, its probably only the second-best way to become a monster. (Number one being getting sexed by an alien.)