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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
    97
  3. 3
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    Down 161
    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    90
  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
    81
  6. 6
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    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    76
  7. 7
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    The Ring Two, The Ring 3D, The Ring More
    74
  8. 8
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    Hellraiser, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Hellraiser: Hellworld More
    72
  9. 9
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    The Thing More
    70
  10. 10
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    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    69
  11. 11
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    The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic More
    69
    added by: TrudyVertigo
  12. 12
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    Jaws

    68
  13. 13
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    Stick More
    63
    added by: franjml
  14. 14
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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    62
  15. 15
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    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    60
  16. 16
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    Sadako Yamamura

    Ringu More
    58
  17. 17
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    Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Omen, Damien: Omen II More
    55
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    51
    added by: DevinGallucci
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    51
    added by: ChangesDownClub
  20. 20
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    Scream 4, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation More
    50
  21. 21
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    often listed
    John Doe

    Seven More
    50
  22. 22
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    Candyman

    49
  23. 23
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    30 Days of Night More
    48
  24. 24
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    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    48
  25. 25
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    47
  26. 26
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    Nosferatu More
    46
  27. 27
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    Buffalo Bill

    Silence of the Lambs More
    46
  28. 28
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    House of 1000 Corpses More
    45
    added by: JustinBraceit
  29. 29
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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem More
    45
    added by: wiabux
  30. 30
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    Crawlers

    42
    added by: wiabux
    The Descent, The Descent part 2
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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    41
  32. 32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Blair Witch

    40
  33. 33
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    Pan's Labyrinth More
    39
    added by: cynic92
    There are good reasons why the fairies warned Ofelia about the Pale Man, as shown on the walls ... more
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Creeper

    Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers II, Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral More
    39
  35. 35
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    The Human Centipede More
    31
  36. 36
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    ranked low on reranks
    Charles Lee Ray

    Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky More
    30
  37. 37
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    30 Minutes or Less, The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of the Opera More
    28
    added by: StacyWolfe
  38. 38
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    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, Monster Mash More
    25
  39. 39
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    new! Wolfman

    20
    added by: SLG1911
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