American Horror Story are calling their peers in Hollywood out by pledging to not use Vampires, Were-wolves or Zombies on the show. Ghosts the first Season, Aliens the next and now Witches on their third. So here’s the list of other things that go bump in the night suited for the tube and we aren’t burned out on.
Often mistaken for Vampires, they much more uncouth. Ghouls feed on other dead things, so if you really wanted a zombie show, you could have one as the main character who eats them.
I have always preferred this version of lycanthropy to the lupine variety. Take Sons of Anarchy and make them were-bears, that would be way cooler than anything on True Blood.
She wouldn’t have to be ugly, but could make guys hard as stone with one look. Snakes for hair might s be hard to pull off to keep the suspension of disbelief in check unless she wears a wig or takes drugs to suppress that part. Put her in high school and the CW crowd is on board.
An immortal family of Egyptians, they could look normal on the out side but occasionally need to be bandaged, if life was making them come unraveled. There is a wealth of Egyptian mythology to build their world.
Not to goblin looking junky from the Hobbit, but a big mean dude animated by a scientist or rabbi. In other words Frankenstein just a much different take. Supernatural had one once but it seems like there more that can be done with this one.
Mean Girls on wings. Like my Medusa idea, they wouldn’t have to carry the bird features all the time maybe anger or lust triggers it and the rest of the time they are socialites.
Dark Elves preferably, sure they are the big bads in Thor and have been touched on shows like Grimm and Lost Girl,h throw them into more of a Highlander sort of thing but with a mafia feel and you have majick and evil; without being Charmed.
Not the genetic kind like the X-men but from radiation, government testing, etc… more Toxic Avenger or Hills Have Eyes. They could live in the sewer or in more human disguises.
The face and more importantly breasts of a woman but the lower body of a snake. Seductive man-eaters , who wouldn’t play nice like we have seen some succubi attempt to. If they need to be the protagonist go La Femme Nikita with it.
Pan is a wild man, his half goat kids are party animals as well throwing orgies every night.This would need to be on HBO for sure. Californication for the Animal Planet.