Thursday, 10 July 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week - Scariest Magical Creature

I haven't done this meme in ages, or so it feels! But after J.K. releasing a new Harry Potter "story" yesterday, there is absolutely no excuse for me to take some time out of my not very busy schedule in order to take part! Harry Potter Moment of the Week is hosted by Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts. And we've got ourselves an amazing question again:

What's the scariest magical creature?

My first thought was of course to Dementors. They're creepy as hell! But then I was wondering whether they'd actually count as "creatures". I wonder whether perhaps they're too sentient or too life-like for me to be really calling them creatures. So I came up with something else.

The Basilisk
I'm purely going on what I felt as a kid and this massive snake absolutely terrified me! I mean, it's a massive snake with really poisonous teeth and eyes that turn you to stone on a good day but kill you if you look at them directly!
Ugh, just look at it. I was terrified. I do also want to give a quick shout out to Boggarts, because something turning into your biggest fear sounds really scary, especially because I don't know what my biggest fear is!

So, what's your creepiest HP creature?


  1. Everything is a creature I think because it's like a species thing? No idea how exactly that's specified but I googled 'HP creatures' and got basically everything in the books haha :D

    This one is super scary, the look, the poison, everything. It's pretty convenient how nobody died at Hogwarts in CoS :D I probably wouldn't be as lucky, seeing it indirectly. Super scary really. I'd pack a rooster and take it with me wherever I went :D

  2. This is such a fun meme! I clicked this post since I'd made a Harry Potter post today and I'm so glad to have found this! I might start participating in this one.

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  3. Yeah I agree with Ula ^^ I think everything is a creature unless it's a human LOL anyways I hope so since I picked Dementors myself XD

    Anyways YES the Basilisk is a terrifying creature, no question about it. Regular snakes are creepy but man a GIANT snake with killer teeth, that can turn you into a statue on a good day and kill you as soon as look at you is SCARY. Plus when you think how it only obeys Slytherin himself of his heir just makes you KNOW it's bad news O.O

  4. The basilisk creeped me out big time while reading Chamber of Secrets, and then to see it brought to life on the movie screen- eek! Definitely one of the most frightening creatures in the the series!

  5. Not to mention the exceptionally CREEPY voice saying "Kill, Kill, Kill" in the walls that Harry heard. That would make me crazy and by the time I faced it, I would be way more terrified. I wouldn't even begin to know how to beat that snake, those fangs, those eyes. It would've been a massively scary time. Great pick! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  6. Urrrghhhh yes! I agree with Jaclyn too. That horrible voice echoing through the pipes was horrific. Such a terrifying creature - there are so many in the series to choose from!