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The Most Utterly Terrifying Figures in Film

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This is a list of the most chillingly terrifying figures in film, as ranked and voted on by horror fans. There are a lot of scary movies out there, some that stick with you in your nightmares and other you just love to peek through your fingers at while shrieking in glee. But then there are the ones that have a particular figure in them, a monster or a man or a pale child... that really makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Which is the scariest? Which one is the one you would LEAST like to EVER meet? Vote for your favorites, add any you see missing... and make sure to rank your own version if you really want to impact this list!

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    most listed Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ...

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    the people's #1 It

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    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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    Leatherface The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon

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    added by TrudyVertigo The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic

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    Hellraiser, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Hellraiser: Hellworld

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    The Ring Two, The Ring 3D, The Ring

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    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles

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    added by franjml Stick

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    Bruce Jaws

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    The Thing

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    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub Misery

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sadako Yamamura Ringu

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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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    Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Omen, Damien: Omen II

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DevinGallucci Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

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    Buffalo Bill Silence of the Lambs

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    Scream 4, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation

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    Candyman Candyman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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    30 Days of Night

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    ranked low on reranks Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers II, Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks No Country for Old Men

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    Nosferatu

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    added by JustinBraceit House of 1000 Corpses

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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Blair Witch The Blair Witch Project

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    added by Charley Feldman Pumpkinhead Pumpkinhead

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    added by wiabux AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor The Grudge

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    added by wiabux Crawlers The Descent, The Descent Part 2

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    added by Charley Feldman The Crypt Keeper Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight

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    added by cynic92 Pan's Labyrinth

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    added by Charley Feldman Carrie, Carrie

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    new! & added by RonnyMarieBorasch House of 1000 Corpses: This film confirms that Driftwood is by far the ...

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    added by Charley Feldman Hellraiser

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    often listed & added by Charley Feldman The Fly

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    Devil

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    added by Charley Feldman Leprechaun In the Hood, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Leprechaun 2

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    added by Charley Feldman Tyrannosaurus Rex Jurassic Park

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    added by PhilWoodward Mick Taylor Wolf Creek

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Human Centipede

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    added by Charley Feldman Lord of Darkness Legend

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    added by Charley Feldman Invasion of Astro-Monster, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, Destroy All ...

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    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, Monster Mash

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    added by SLG1911 Wolfman The Wolf Man

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