This was such a fun question to think about. Picking your favorite monster is no easy task, nor should it be. Monsters are the things we cringe from as children, the hidden breathing entity in the dark. They challenge us to face them, to face ourselves and deal with our own irrational fears. Picking the one monster however, that gives me goosebumps while making me wish I could meet it in person is difficult. There can be only one though.
Every time we played Dungeons and Dragons, I hoped and feared we would go to Ravenloft (Strahd's domain). And though he almost never made a personal appearance (after all, how often does the king deign to visit the "little people"), you could feel his presence everywhere and in everything. Strahd embodies everything we love, respect, and fear about vampires.
That's my take on the subject. If you haven't had a chance to read Michelle H's excellent post, head on over and check it out. Tomorrow you can look forward to PK's favorite monster.
What is your favorite monster and why?