Titans will clash (or something) and beasties abound in Louis Leterrier's remake of the 1981 cult classic Clash of the Titans, which hits theaters this weekend. The story is loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus (Sam Worthington), who tries to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes). Perseus leads a dangerous mission into dark, forbidden worlds where he battles unholy demons and giant beasts -- my favorite being Medusa, whose hairstyle I often tried to imitate as a child. Perhaps the most feared beast of all in Titans is the Kraken -- an ancient sea monster that tries to devour a virgin sacrifice as demanded by the sea goddess Thetis. (At least in the original version of the film.) It will be great to see the monster rise up in a larger than life way in the remake.

Clash of the Titans
isn't the only film to feature fantastical creatures awakened and unleashed in order to wreak havoc on the world at large, though. In fact, here are seven others baddies who've done much the same. Hit the jump for The Biggest and Baddest Unleashed Beasts.