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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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  1. 1
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    It More
    97
  2. 2
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    ranked low on reranks
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    92
  3. 3
    Up 248
    Down 153

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Leatherface

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 263
    Down 139
    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    90
  5. 5
    Up 233
    Down 141
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    84
  6. 6
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    Down 125

    ranked low on reranks
    Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 171
    Down 130

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Samara Morgan

    The Ring Two, The Ring 3D, The Ring More
    74
  8. 8
    Up 198
    Down 142
    Hellraiser, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Hellraiser: Hellworld More
    73
  9. 9
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Thing

    The Thing More
    69
  10. 10
    Up 149
    Down 101

    ranked low on reranks
    Regan MacNeil

    The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic More
    68
    added by: TrudyVertigo
  11. 11
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    Down 134

    ranked low on reranks
    Jack Torrance

    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 157
    Down 162

    controversial
    Jaws

    64
  13. 13
    Up 129
    Down 137
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    63
  14. 14
    Up 111
    Down 132

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Chucky

    Stick More
    62
    added by: franjml
  15. 15
    Up 103
    Down 148

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sadako Yamamura

    Ringu More
    59
  16. 16
    Up 128
    Down 171

    often listed &controversial
    Jigsaw Killer

    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    56
  17. 17
    Up 125
    Down 143

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Damien Thorn

    Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Omen, Damien: Omen II More
    55
  18. 18
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    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    Iris

    30 Days of Night More
    54
  19. 19
    Up 85
    Down 64

    ranked low on reranks
    Ghostface

    Scream 4, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation More
    52
  20. 20
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    Down 121
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    52
  21. 21
    Up 93
    Down 168

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Doe

    Seven More
    51
  22. 22
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    Down 128

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffalo Bill

    Silence of the Lambs More
    50
  23. 23
    Up 104
    Down 153

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    50
  24. 24
    Up 101
    Down 147

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Candyman

    49
  25. 25
    Up 94
    Down 38

    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    48
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  26. 26
    Up 107
    Down 57

    ranked low on reranks
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    47
    added by: DevinGallucci
  27. 27
    Up 82
    Down 109

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Captain Spaulding

    House of 1000 Corpses More
    46
    added by: JustinBraceit
  28. 28
    Up 95
    Down 124
    Nosferatu More
    45
  29. 29
    Up 120
    Down 85
    Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers II, Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral More
    44
  30. 30
    Up 61
    Down 33

    Crawlers

    43
    added by: wiabux
    The Descent, The Descent part 2
  31. 31
    Up 78
    Down 170

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Blair Witch

    42
  32. 32
    Up 89
    Down 123

    often listed &controversial
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    41
  33. 33
    Up 52
    Down 37
    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem More
    40
    added by: wiabux
  34. 34
    Up 46
    Down 51
    Pan's Labyrinth More
    36
    added by: cynic92
    There are good reasons why the fairies warned Ofelia about the Pale Man, as shown on the walls ... more
  35. 35
    Up 50
    Down 59
    Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky More
    36
  36. 36
    Up 50
    Down 126

    often listed &controversial
    Dr. Heiter

    The Human Centipede More
    34
  37. 37
    Up 7
    Down 40

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Erik, the Phantom of the Opera

    30 Minutes or Less, The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of the Opera More
    33
    added by: StacyWolfe
  38. 38
    Up 65
    Down 111

    about to drop off
    Frankenstein's monster

    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, Monster Mash More
    31
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