We’re all the way up to the halfway point of the 31 Days of Monsters Halloween countdown!  I’m counting down 31 of my favorite monsters from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.  These animation cels are culled from my personal collection, and my wife and I tried our best to put them in a not-so-scary to really-freaking-creepy kind of order with the creepiest falling on All Hallows Eve.

Today’s monster is a Minotaur/animal Spirit from episode #80, "It’s a Jungle Out There".  This guy ends up making a bunch of animals throughout New York super intelligent…

Minotaurs are already sort of imposing and scary, but this guy takes the cake in that department.  Just look at all those extra tusks & horns (not to mention that sharp set of choppers he’s sporting!)  What’s kind of weird is that while watching the episode I was really getting freaked out by the clopping of his hooves.  Don’t know why exactly, but it just got to me.

I think to offset the creepy factor of this monster, the writers decided to add a bit of levity in the episode by introducing Egon’s patented rocket roller skates. 

Also, to get a flavor of what some of the super intelligent animal imagery was like, check out these cels (from last year’s countdown.)  I had assumed that the ape, deer, and hippo were standing in front of the fall out from an explosion, but it turns out it was just the exhaust from the Ecto-1’s tail pipe.

Once again, if you’re enjoying these daily Real Ghostbusters monster posts, make sure to come back tomorrow for another installment and tell a friend about the 31 Days of Monsters.  If you’d like to read more Halloween-y goodness, you can also click on the Halloween Archive link to the left (the banner with King Kong), as well as heading on over to the Countdown to Halloween to check out lists of a bunch of other sites participating in this year’s Halloween blogging event…