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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 Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    100
  2. 2
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    It More
    98
  3. 3
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    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    91
  4. 4
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    Leatherface

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre More
    89
  5. 5
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    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    84
  6. 6
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    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    80
  7. 7
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    The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic More
    74
    added by: TrudyVertigo
  8. 8
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    Hellraiser, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Hellraiser: Hellworld More
    74
  9. 9
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    The Ring Two, The Ring 3D, The Ring More
    73
  10. 10
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    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    72
  11. 11
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    The Thing More
    69
  12. 12
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    Bruce

    Jaws More
    68
  13. 13
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    Stick More
    65
    added by: franjml
  14. 14
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    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    61
  15. 15
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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    60
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sadako Yamamura

    Ringu More
    59
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    57
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  18. 18
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    Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Omen, Damien: Omen II More
    57
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    57
    added by: DevinGallucci
  20. 20
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    Buffalo Bill

    Silence of the Lambs More
    54
  21. 21
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    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    53
  22. 22
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    Scream 4, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation More
    53
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    John Doe

    Seven More
    52
  24. 24
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    Candyman

    Candyman More
    51
  25. 25
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    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    50
  26. 26
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    Nosferatu More
    50
  27. 27
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    30 Days of Night More
    48
  28. 28
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Creeper

    Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers II, Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral More
    48
  29. 29
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    House of 1000 Corpses More
    46
    added by: JustinBraceit
  30. 30
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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    42
  31. 31
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    Pan's Labyrinth More
    41
    added by: cynic92
  32. 32
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    Crawlers

    The Descent, The Descent Part 2 More
    40
    added by: wiabux
    The Descent, The Descent part 2
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Blair Witch

    The Blair Witch Project More
    40
  34. 34
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    new! Yautja

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    40
    added by: wiabux
  35. 35
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    The Grudge More
    36
    added by: AndreaPoole-Presslor
  36. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dr. Heiter

    The Human Centipede More
    33
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seth Brundle

    The Fly More
    33
    added by: Charley Feldman
  38. 38
    Up 8
    Down 5
    Hellraiser More
    31
    added by: Charley Feldman
  39. 39
    Up 7
    Down 3
    Pet Sematary More
    30
    added by: Charley Feldman
  40. 40
    Up 9
    Down 3
    Carrie, Carrie More
    30
    added by: Charley Feldman
  41. 41
    Up 7
    Down 5

    Pumpkinhead

    Pumpkinhead More
    30
    added by: Charley Feldman
  42. 42
    Up 6
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    Leprechaun In the Hood, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Leprechaun 2 More
    30
    added by: Charley Feldman
  43. 43
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    The Crypt Keeper

    Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  44. 44
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    The NeverEnding Story More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  45. 45
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    The Other Mother

    Coraline More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  46. 46
    Up 4
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    The Creature from the Black Lagoon

    The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Creature Returns More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  47. 47
    Up 4
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    Lord of Darkness

    Legend More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  48. 48
    Up 4
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    Let the Right One In More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  49. 49
    Up 4
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    Drag Me to Hell More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
  50. 50
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    Large Marge

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
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