Its true - While there is a child in all of us over one thing or another, its a fairly certain bet that your Dad has a monster movie memory that he would love to relive.....You are always safe with the obvious beloved epics, "King Kong", "Godzilla" and "Frankenstein" but be sure to explore a little deeper and perhaps choose:
"The Day of the Triffids" (1962) - Is there anything more frightening than imagining what comes AFTER.......the fear that brought out Triffids stems from a cold war or from reading to much HG Wells...This is a really bad bad movie and when you saw it as a little kid in the sixties it has never left your late night thoughts....
"Tremors" -(1990) - The best of horror is the thinking what it might be...Tremors keeps that going through out and becomes a classic on the edge of your seat movie. Plus, you get Kevin Bacon before he was KEVIN Bacon. Nice.
"Jurassic Park" (1993) - This is one of those films that should be viewed on the big screen in complete darkness. If you happen to have one of those in your house, YAYA! But, maybe, if you know a small one screen theater owner you could do your town a favor and ask for it to be played.