There are a lot of contenders from the old Universal films (The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bela Lugosi's Dracula spring immediately to mind, or pretty much anyone played by either of the Lon Chaneys) but for me it's got to be Frankenstein's monster, hands down. Frankenstein
and (especially) Bride of Frankenstein
are just amazing films that have never been bettered, and Boris Karloff just owns
that role. The scene in the dungeon where he reaches up from the chair he's chained to toward a narrow shaft of light, soon after his creation, is one of the greatest bits of acting (and cinema as a whole, come to think of it) that has ever been. Damn
I love those movies.
So. Babymetal. What's that all about then?