The Monster Gallery

The Thing in the Crate
Warner Bros

You may know him as Fluffy the Crate Dweller, or simply "the thing in the crate." As detailed in the 1982 documentary "Creepshow," this curious six-legged primate makes its home in an old wooden crate, occasionally emerging to gobble human victims whole. Learn all about the beast right here.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.