Some enemies give me the hibbie jibbies and it's not always because of how they look. I'd say most of the time it has to do with how they sound. Audio plays a HUGE role when it comes to horror I feel, far more than visual ever could. From a haunting soundtrack to dead silence to the sound of your heart beating, the right audio can put you on the edge of your seat.
So today I bring up the subject of the sound of enemies in video games. Which enemies that go bump in the night do you remember?
(and to be clear, I'm talking about regular enemies, not bosses)
Here are a few of my picks:
Regenerators from Resident Evil 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUKGRzzdUgs
I don't really think of Resident Evil 4 as that scary of a game, but damn do these fucking things get me every time. That breathing...
Brutes from Amnesia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly9Si-cSanU
You didn't see a lot of the brutes until later, but you did hear a lot of them through out the game and it just sent shivers down my spine every time. That moan...howl thing...they do, creepy.
Poison Headcrab Zombie & Poison Headcrabs from Half-life 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcRcCm1BnWU
I fucking hate these things and its not like they are that dangerous, its the moan from the zombie and loud screech from the headcrab, KILL IT WITH FIRE!