Grimm is one of the best TV shows to watch this season (anytime, actually). It’s got just the right level of scary and connection to reality. I think the best part is the monsters who live among us as humans. Monsters who are considered to be the stuff of legends.
Whether you believe in the Yeti or not, it’s a good time as any to refresh your knowledge (or discover) legendary monsters from around the world. You’ll have pieces of trivia you can pull out of the air when the conversation starts to die down. Or you can have a passionate discussion with your peers about these creatures.
To get you started, here is a collection of scary monsters which are part of different cultures. Monsters which will give you the chills – and maybe an occasional nightmare or two if you have an overactive imagination.
The monsters are grouped according to location – Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. It’s by no means complete (dig deeper and I’m sure you’ll find other bone-chilling monsters), but this is a good place to start as any.