- John Gaines
Rather than being based on an ancient legend, religious concept, or historical figure, the Creature's origin is solely literary in nature, being confined to one book. Despite this, public perception of him has changed greatly since the publication of the original novel, leading to wildly divergent styles and plotlines in various film adaptations.
Read more about the Creature's evolution in the silver screen's dream factories. Part of a continuing series on classic monsters.