The snarl of a stone cold killer...
I probably delude myself in thinking that if I'm ever attacked by some terrifying, hungry beast (Grizzly Bear, Great White Shark, Girl Scout) and I couldn’t get away; I could at least try to take out the bastard's eye. (Translation: I could at least attempt to do something other than scream and shit myself). Eye pokes mean that--if you can get a hand free--you might die but at least left a mark, maybe even crippled your enemy.
Although that plan is complicated when THE THING HAS EATEN YOUR FREAKING ARM!
There is a dark equality in the fact that pretty much everything capable of eating us--no matter how horrifying--wanders around with two sensitive, incredibly important bags of jelly on their faces. Which is one of the reasons why monsters without eyes are so effective.
Especially monsters that have no eyes, two mouths, and constantly exude KY jelly.
Though diluted through over-saturation and a billion and one parodies, I think this is one of the most effective aspects of Alien’s Xenomorph. This thing doesn’t have eyes. You have no idea what it’s looking at. It simply doesn’t have the same weaknesses you do. It’s impossible(?) to blind. There are no windows to its soul because it doesn’t have one.
I think it's sweet that the hell beast is about to give that space marine a back rub... he's had a rough day.
Alternately, maybe the critter just has too many eyes. At which point… would gouging a single one even matter?
Downside: it would take at least four hours to blind this guy. Upside: doing so is like playing with bubble wrap
It’s been said that if you want to make a monster inhuman, alter its eyes: take them away, give them a wrong number, wrong shape etc. Amongst everything else they symbolize, eyes always respresent vulnerability. Which is part of the reason why things without them, or with too many of them, freak me out.
Never before has cleavage been so terrifying.
But what about you? What monster features (or lack thereof) scare you?