Ok, Ludum Dare #33 has started, and “You Are the Monster” is the theme.
I can see a lot of potential here.
Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend pretty much ends that way. Maybe you are a stranger in a new world, or your own world that has changed dramatically to the point you don’t recognize it, and everyone is afraid of you.
Perhaps you are Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s monster, created by a mad scientist and now on the loose, being chased by townspeople with pitchforks.
Maybe you’re a vampire trying to live in a village and feasting on neighbors without anyone figuring things out, such as the vampire hunter that came to town.
What if you’re a sea creature terrorizing ships and divers while trying to avoid being caught?
Jekyll and Hyde? You are turning yourself into a monster for…some reason. I never actually read this story.
There’s a lot of classic horror as source material to explore. The Invisible Man, werewolves, The Deadly Mantis, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, War of the Worlds, Godzilla, King Kong, Godzilla vs King Kong, etc etc etc.
And of course there’s non-horror classics such as My Teacher is an Alien, or Little Monsters, or…do Garbage Pail Kids count?
I’m going to doodle and try to settle on a direction as soon as possible.