50 Awesome Movie Monsters
34) The Balrog
The Movie: LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
The Amazing: “What is this new devilry?” quakes Boromir, and well might he ask. In case all his kittenish scampering to safety left him too breathless and squealy to notice, we feel duty-bound to inform him that the Balrog is a…well, it’s a sort of giant lumbering sheep-dragon-antelope dealio that enjoys trying to cross very narrow bridges with its gonads all riotously ablaze.
Genius Detail: The ability to fashion its own crotch-fire into a whimsical array of A-grade weaponry including massive swords and flailing horsewhips? Yeah, we’d probably take that to be honest.