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The Most Utterly Terrifying Figures in Film

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
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    98
  3. 3
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    Down 163
    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 324
    Down 183

    Leatherface

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 313
    Down 173
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 333
    Down 159
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 260
    Down 176
    Hellraiser, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Hellraiser: Hellworld More
    73
  8. 8
    Up 227
    Down 166
    The Ring Two, The Ring 3D, The Ring More
    72
  9. 9
    Up 227
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    The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic More
    71
    added by: TrudyVertigo
  10. 10
    Up 234
    Down 170
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    69
  11. 11
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    The Thing More
    68
  12. 12
    Up 215
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    Jaws

    67
  13. 13
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    Stick More
    64
    added by: franjml
  14. 14
    Up 165
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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    61
  15. 15
    Up 145
    Down 182

    Sadako Yamamura

    Ringu More
    60
  16. 16
    Up 173
    Down 214
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    58
  17. 17
    Up 159
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    Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Omen, Damien: Omen II More
    56
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    56
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  19. 19
    Up 155
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    ranked low on reranks
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    56
    added by: DevinGallucci
  20. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Doe

    Seven More
    51
  21. 21
    Up 158
    Down 145
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    51
  22. 22
    Up 123
    Down 101
    Scream 4, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation More
    51
  23. 23
    Up 125
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    No Country for Old Men More
    50
  24. 24
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    Buffalo Bill

    Silence of the Lambs More
    50
  25. 25
    Up 132
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    Nosferatu More
    48
  26. 26
    Up 141
    Down 178

    Candyman

    48
  27. 27
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    30 Days of Night More
    48
  28. 28
    Up 100
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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem More
    47
    added by: wiabux
  29. 29
    Up 164
    Down 107

    ranked low on reranks
    The Creeper

    Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers II, Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral More
    46
  30. 30
    Up 103
    Down 142
    House of 1000 Corpses More
    45
    added by: JustinBraceit
  31. 31
    Up 115
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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    43
  32. 32
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    Crawlers

    41
    added by: wiabux
    The Descent, The Descent part 2
  33. 33
    Up 72
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    Pan's Labyrinth More
    41
    added by: cynic92
    There are good reasons why the fairies warned Ofelia about the Pale Man, as shown on the walls ... more
  34. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Blair Witch

    39
  35. 35
    Up 4
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    The Grudge More
    38
    added by: AndreaPoole-Presslor
  36. 36
    Up 59
    Down 166

    often listed
    Dr. Heiter

    The Human Centipede More
    32
  37. 37
    Up 69
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    ranked low on reranks
    Charles Lee Ray

    Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky More
    30
  38. 38
    Up 16
    Down 76

    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
    28
    added by: StacyWolfe
  39. 39
    Up 79
    Down 149
    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, Monster Mash More
    25
  40. 40
    Up 2
    Down 1
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    21
    added by: Riot18
  41. 41
    Up 1
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    new! Lo-Pan

    Big Trouble in Little China More
    20
    added by: Riot18
  42. 42
    Up 0
    Down 1

    Mothman

    Mothman Prophecies More
    20
    added by: Riot18
  43. 43
    Up 3
    Down 6

    Wolfman

    20
    added by: SLG1911
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