<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent offbeat Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat <![CDATA[Accidental Vaginas in the Wild]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-look-like-vaginas-but-are-not/ashley-reign
Think about something long enough, and you're bound to start seeing it everywhere. When you're hungry, your friends start to look like delicious slabs of meat. When you have to pee, you hear the sounds of running water everywhere. When you're obsessed with the ladies... well, you're bound to notice some decidedly female shapes in everyday objects. Don't believe us? Hey, don’t take our word for it. Just take a glance at this collection of photos of accidental vaginas in the wild. Here you’ll find evidence that vajayjays are everywhere, even in food, electronics, and Mother Nature herself!

So if you’re ready for one big vulva fest, you've come to the right place! (And we aren’t talking about that tiny car with a similar name.) Here you’ll find buildings, oysters, and even sultry trees that have shamelessly insisted on being vagina-shaped. Get ready to see things that you’ll never be able to un-see as you step into a world of optical illusions, unfortunate angles, and a bunch of other shit that just straight up look like vaginas (but aren’t).

So enjoy the SFW world of “natural sorta porn,” and gain the priceless reassurance of just how big a freak the everyday world can be. By the time you’re done here, you’ll be seeing vulvas in your dreams. So get ready for a very vag-shaped time as you peruse accidental vaginas in the wild. 

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This Bumpy Butter

This MILF of a Mountain

This Extra Affectionate Flower

This Ferociously Female Tree

Every Oyster Ever

These Virtual Vagina Symbols

This Shamelessly Seductive Steak

This Put-Put Course's Lovely Lady Lumps

This Volcanic Vulva

This Mouse Just Waiting to Be Double Clicked

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<![CDATA[14 Stories of Twins Who Were Separated at Birth]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/twins-separated-at-birth/mike-rothschild
There are numerous cases of twins separated at birth, with siblings being adopted by different families and having little or no knowledge that the other exists. While laws have ensured that twins are no longer adopted by different families, numerous sets of identical and non-identical twins ended up in different homes - many because of a controversial New York study that allowed researchers to separate twins that were in the process of adoption.

This study generated so much controversy when it became public that the results were embargoed until 2066, and many states banned the separation of adopted twins. Many other twins were separated due to world events, such as war, or cultural difficulties. In some cases, they found each other quite quickly because of social media, and in others, it took decades of one or both siblings knowing something was off about their upbringing, and there was someone out there just like them.

A few of these stories have taken turns for the bizarre, such as the twins separated in the 1930s with one ending up raised Jewish, and the other being forced to join the Hitler Youth. Then there are the poor souls who met, fell in love and married - never knowing they were actually separated twins.

Read on to learn more about these fascinating stories of twins being separated at birth, only to rediscover their other half later in life.


Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel
Ann Hunt was 77 when she learned she had a twin sister that she’d never met, Elizabeth Hamel. But Elizabeth knew, and had spent years looking for Ann. The two reunited in Los Angeles in 2014 thanks to a psychologist who specializes in studying the lives of twins. Both were meant to be given up for adoption, but Elizabeth remained with her birth mother because of a spinal defect. Ann stayed in England her whole life, while Elizabeth moved around frequently and settled in the US. Both had married men named Jim, and both are deeply religious.

Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein
Paula and Elyse were born in New York City, and were reunited in 2004, at the age of 35, in 2004. They had unknowingly been part of a study on whether separated twins (who were already slated to be adopted) would grow up to have the same traits, despite being raised apart. Because of the controversy surrounding the study, New York changed its laws to require twins to be raised by the same family, and the results of the study have been embargoed until 2066. The two sisters wrote a book about their journey to finding each other, called Identical Strangers.

Unnamed Brother and Sister Who Married Each Other
In 2008, this pair of separated twins in England was shocked to find out that they’d unknowingly married each other. The story came to light when an English Member of Parliament revealed it (without using their names) to show the need for greater transparency in adoptions and more genetic information on birth certificates. Both were shocked that they’d married their twin, who they didn’t know existed, and quickly had the union annulled. Their identities have never been made public.
Jorge, William, Carlos, and Wilber
An astonishing story out of Colombia came to light in June 2015, involving two sets of identical twins who were accidentally switched at the hospital where they were born, then reunited as adults. The pairs of brothers were raised as fraternal twins, both living near Bogota, and didn’t know about each other until 2013. Jorge Enrique Bernal Castro and William Cañas Velasco had been raised as brothers, as had Carlos Alberto Bernal Castro and Wilber Cañas Velasco. But Wilber and William were actually identical twins, as were Jorge and Carlos. When the quartet met, they realized each had behavior patterns similar to their twin, and have now become extremely close.
Barbara Herbert and Daphne Goodship
Born to an unmarried student in Finland, Barbara Herbert and Daphne Goodship spent the first four decades of their lives apart before reuniting in the late '80s in London, where they were both adopted. In the time following their reunion, they've discovered remarkable parallels in their lives - both dressed almost the same way (and were wearing almost identical outfits when they met), took their coffee the same way, decorated their homes the same way, and both had suffered miscarriages that were followed by the birth of two boys and then one girl. They also laugh and fold their arms the same way - leading to their nickname, the “Giggle Twins.”

Tom Patterson and Steve Tazumi
While Tom Patterson and Steve Tazumi had very different upbringings after being separated following the death of their parents, they still share a number of similarities – including their career choice of owning gyms. Both were born in Japan in 1958, and Tom was raised in a Christian family in rural Kansas, while Steve was raised by second-generation Japanese-Americans in a Buddhist household. They had known of each other for years, but didn’t reunite until 1999.
Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman
Identical twin sisters Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman were born in Busan, South Korea, in November 1987, and were quickly adopted by different families. Anais grew up in Paris and went into fashion design, while Samantha grew up in New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles. Both thought they were only children until Anais saw a YouTube video of Samantha and realized they looked and spoke exactly alike.

After reuniting over Skype, the duo now speak every day and wrote a book called Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited. The book alternates chapters, with half written by Anais, and half by Samantha.
Debbie Mehlman and Sharon Poset
Though they were raised apart and didn't meet until they were 45, Debbie Mehlman and Sharon Poset share a number of similarities. They both went into the field of social work, have extremely similar hobbies and dressing habits, and both have the unusual physical trait of crossing their eyes when they become excited about something.

Jim Lewis and Jim Springer
Identical twins Jim Lewis and Jim Springer were separated by adoption at four weeks old in 1940, and reunited in 1979. They became involved in the famous Minnesota Twin Family Study, which examined the genetic disposition of twins, and found a number of remarkable similarities: both weighed 180 pounds, both had been married twice to women with the same name, both gave their sons the same name, both worked in law enforcement, both smoked Salem cigarettes and drank Miller Lite, and both bit their fingernails.
Oskar Stohr and Jack Yufe
These twin brothers born in the 1930s have an extraordinary story. Oskar was taken to Germany and raised Catholic, while Jack remained in Trinidad, where the brothers were born, and was raised Jewish by their father. They reunited in the '50s, and in between, Oskar had joined the Hitler Youth, while Jack worked on a kibbutz in Israel. The two spent a week together, then didn’t speak for 25 years. Decades later, they reunited again, and this time commiserated on their many similarities, rather than the strange paths they embarked on while separated.

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<![CDATA[37 Images That Prove You Have Thalassophobia]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/thalassophobia-fear-of-water-photos/robert-desalvo
Imagine you're invited to the beach, but you're hesitant. Sure, it could be fun in the sun, but the thought of the vastness of the ocean makes you anxious. What could be out there in the waves? How deep is it? What's the visibility in the water? Did you really need to watch Jaws and OD on Shark Week? Congratulations! You might have thalassophobia, which is an intense and persistent fear of the sea. This can include a fear of the ocean, fear of being in a large body of water, fear of the vast emptiness of the sea, or simply fear of being too far from land.

Fear of water is nothing to be ashamed of; plenty of people have thalassophobia. Are you really afflicted? A good test would be to scroll through the pictures below and vote up the ones that make you want to climb to the highest mountain, book that desert vacation you've been thinking about, or move to a landlocked state.

What presses your panic button: the large ocean creatures, the murky water, the ghostly shipwrecks, or all of it? Take the plunge into the scary depths of thalassophobia and discover which photos have people screaming for dry land. Vote up the photos that are the scariest, the most unnerving, and the all-out creepiest.


The Surfer Found This Photo Later

Underwater Statues

Ride the Seaweed Wave

Sunken Yacht in the Antarctic

Leopard Seal Underneath the Ice

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

You're Going to Need a Bigger Boat

A Real Monster Wave

Jump In, the Water's Warm!

Journey to the Center of the Earth

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<![CDATA[The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-druggiest-rock-stars-of-all-time/robert-wabash
Rock stars and drugs go together like football and beer: you could have one without the other and it would still be fun, but you would sense that something was missing. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until they OD, of course. RIP).

This list of rock stars who used drugs was inspired by an article in the OC Weekly that chronicled the six druggiest rock stars of all time, but since we go big at Ranker, we added a few more to the mix. Because honestly, one thing the music world isn't lacking are train wrecks who drink and do drugs.

If you can think of other rock stars that deserve to be on the list that didn't make it in the first wave of qualifications (which basically consist of the ability to frighten one of the nurses at Promises upon checking into rehab), add them. But heed the criteria that your rock star must have a splendid past with drugs.

If you're looking for inspiration in the drugs and rock & roll arena (we'll assume the rest of the Internet can cover the "sex" part), the list of rock stars who have aged the worst is an excellent way to make you feel better about those gray hairs you've been denying. And if you're wondering what's to come of these miscreants of the mic after the drugs have run their course, there's the list of celebrity ODs we should have seen coming.

Amy Winehouse

Courtney Love

Janis Joplin

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Keith Richards

Kurt Cobain

Ozzy Osbourne

Sid Vicious

Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[The Absolute Worst Parents of 2015]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-parents-of-2015/jacob-shelton
Parenting is hard. Even if you're not actually a parent, you know it looks really tough. What do you do with kids when you want to binge watch The Walking Dead or eat nothing but candy all day? Those questions alone would qualify many as bad parents, but to end up on this list of the worst parents of 2015, you have to do some truly grim stuff, and maybe even be among the world's worst parents. The mothers and fathers that comprise this list aren’t just bad at being parents, they seem to have an absolute revulsion for their children. Either that, or they have a bet with their friends about who can raise the worst children. Whatever the reason, they’re the worst parents of 2015.

Fear not: Anything NSFW (and in some cases NSFL) is behind a link, so don’t worry, you’ll only be reading mildly horrifying facts about people that thought they should be parents and turned out to be great at parenting fails instead. After reading this list of the worst parents of 2015, you’re going to want to call your mom and dad and thank them for not being totally crazy.

Vote up the worst parents of 2015 (so far!), but be wary, competition is brutal this year. Hopefully the rest of the year will carry on with no bad parents to be found!

Modesto Dad Murders Wife and Daughter After Killing Stepson
Martin Martinez is a dad who was accused of killing his girlfriend, their six-year-old son, and three other people who were on a camping trip. This comes after he was a Modesto Sherrif's Department suspect in the murder of his stepson by blunt force trauma.
Georgia Dad Forces His Son to Reenact Brokeback Mountain Sex Acts with a Dog
In January, Isaac Seman was arrested for coercing his son into reenacting the sex scenes from Brokeback Mountain with their dog. The rest of the story is beyond disturbing, and can be read here.
Oregon Couple Spends Time Making Fetish Videos While Son Starves to Death
In Glendale, OR, Stephen Michael Williams Jr. and Amanda Marie Hancock spent the seven short weeks of their son's life filming lactation fetish videos while their newborn deterioratedUnder questioning by police, Williams said that he noticed the baby was losing weight, but never took the child to a doctor because it was his girlfriend’s job to care for the child.
Dad Stabbed His Gender Nonconforming Child to Death
An Ohio man was charged with murder after police said that he stabbed his 22-year-old gender nonconforming child to death during an altercation. Although initially, when calling 911, he said that his child had been attacked by "a cult."
Off The Grid Blogger Parents Wreck The Lives Of Their 10 Children
A self described "free range" family from Kentucky lost custody of their children in early 2015 when the father threatened a woman with a gun after he tried to steal water from her well. The family lives in a in a makeshift tent without running water, amid heaps of trash, and they prescribe to the "unschooling” method of allowing children to learn through practical life lessons. The father's oldest son released a statement to the press saying that he "fears for [his] sibling's safety."
New Jersey Mom Sets Her Baby on Fire
Hyphern-Kimberly Dorvilier of Pemberton, NJ allegedly doused her newborn daughter with an accelerant and set her on fire in the middle of the road.
Two Children Die in a Fire While Their Mom Gets Her Hair Did
After being left alone in their Louisiana home, two children (aged four and three) were killed when their house caught on fire. The mother was unaware of this household nightmare because she was away having her hair done.
Seattle Mom Tries to Sell Daughter's Virginity to Pay the Rent
According to Fox News 13, Mary Miles of Carnation, WA was arrested on January 27 and charged on January 30 for setting up a scheme for her daughter to have sex with a 36-year-old truck driver in exchange for his assistance with rent money. Later, KOMO news reported that the trucker and the mother had agreed to marry after he had sex with her 14-year-old daughter.
Mom Abandons Her Quadriplegic Son in the Woods
A Philadelphia woman was charged with attempted murder after abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods with a bible so she could spend the week with her out-of-state boyfriend. He was found by a person who saw the wheelchair and thought something was amiss. The son was treated for dehydration, malnutrition, and abrasions and was in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, after he was found.
Detroit Mom Tortures Children, Hides Their Bodies in Freezer
Detroit-based mother, Mitchelle Blair, was sentenced to life in prison for torturing two of her children, ages 9 and 13, to death by making them drink Windex and burning their skin off with scalding water. In a statement to the press she said, "I don't feel no remorse for the death of them demons."

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<![CDATA[The Most WTF Things You Can Buy on Amazon]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-stuff-on-amazon/whitneysmoore
Some of the weirdest, most WTF products available to buy online can be found on Amazon. You can buy just about anything on the Internet these days, and Amazon's no exception. This list compiles the truly weird stuff on Amazon so that your votes can determine once and for all just which product for sale on Amazon is the strangest.

An e-commerce leader and no stranger to odd items, Amazon.com is where you turn when you're shopping for a gift to give to the person who has everything. What are the odds that they already own gloves made out of underpants, a tub of 1,500 ladybugs, or a jug of wolf urine? Unless this person is already familiar with the weird stuff on Amazon, the odds are slim.

Just imagine receiving an unexpected package from Amazon, only to open it and discover a detailed replica of five pounds of human fat. The only appropriate response: "WTF?" The online shopping site's inventory is so vast that fake fat isn't even guaranteed to be the strangest product on offer.

What's the craziest stuff on Amazon, then? That's up to you. Vote up the weirdest products below and just try to resist ordering some of these unbelievable items.


Toilet Gremlin on the Attack

A Solid Pound of Cereal Marshmallows

Cat Butt Salt and Pepper Shakers

Emergency Whitey-Tighties Dispenser

Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure

Canned Unicorn Meat

Caffeinated Soap

A Guide to Speaking English like a Sailor

Anti-Unicorn Propaganda Coloring Book

A Flask That Looks Like Tampons

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<![CDATA[The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/saddest-television-deaths
Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.

Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers


Joyce Summers

Mark Greene


Tara Maclay

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

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<![CDATA[22 Weird Cargo Spills You Can't Help But Gawk At]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-truck-spills/mel-judson
This list of weird cargo spills is full of nasty, funny, and just plain weird truck spill incidents. These crazy truck spills are fascinating stories that will make you glad you weren't stuck in traffic behind any of these trucks. Some of them are shocking while others are confusing but they all have one thing in common: they're all true. The weirdest things that spilled on highways are listed here - everything from animals and insects, to foods and every day items.

These cargo incidents range from the 2,200 baby pigs who spilled out of a truck in Ohio to the 80,000 pounds of Christmas ham that fell out of a truck in Georgia. Fresh fish, anyone? How about 600 mackerel or hundreds of live crabs in China? If you don't want the real thing, then check out the 29,000 rubber duckies that fell out of a boat. If you're in the market for just about anything, check your local traffic report. Maybe some, or even thousands, of what you need recently spilled right out onto the roadway.

A lot of these cargo spills and car accidents, which have led to wacky things falling out of trucks, make for wild stories and we have the photos to prove it. Upvote the craziest truck spill stories below, and remember to pass semi trucks with great caution, or you might end up under a pile of Porta Potty waste.


Keystone Light
Sorry, college frat bros, but this was a real waste of bad beer. Cases upon cases of Keystone Light spilled across Colorado Highway 58 on May 13, 2008, when semi-tractor trailer overturned and the load of beer rolled out onto the road. The driver wasn't seriously injured and nobody got drunk.

Source: Denver Post
20 Gallons of Porta Potty Waste
In Bellingham, WA in 2015, a five mile backup was caused by a truck spill. Unfortunately, the truck was transporting portable toilets. The result? A massive cleanup project after 20 gallons of human waste was spilled across the street.

Source: UPI
One Exploding Whale
In one of the craziest cargo spills ever, pedestrians and cars were covered in bloody whale guts when a whale exploded in Tainan, Taiwan in 2004. The dead sperm whale was being transported to a research center when the incident occurred
Source: BBC
Two Million Euros
This is a get rich quick scheme that nobody prepared for. Two million euros were up for grabs when a truck overturned in southern Italy. In this twisted version of The Italian Job, highway workers were collecting euro coins - that's right, coins - all over the ground. They think they lost at least 10,000 euros to lucky passing motorists.
Source: Daily Mail
13.7 Million Bees
A portion of a highway near Seattle, WA was shut down in 2015 when 13.7 million bees spilled out across the road. The truck carrying all the bees suffered an accident, causing the spill, and people were encouraged to stay away from the scene. In addition to the normal authorities that respond to accidents, many Beekeepers came on the scene in addition to fire trucks and volunteers. 

Source: CBS News
$70,000 Worth of Bull Semen
A Nashville interstate was completely shut down when a Greyhound bus crashed in 2011. What came tumbling out? Over $70,000 worth of frozen bull semen, of course! Nashville police and fire officials arrived on the scene to find the leaking canisters that smelled truly weird and truly awful.
Source: NY Daily News
75,000 Pounds of Crab Meat
In Summer 2013, a semi-truck driving near Salt Lake City spilled seven tons of crab meat worth up to $176,000, all over a local freeway. The truck overturned when it struck a sign post, leading to a whole bunch of lucky bystanders, who made off with a crab dinner.
Source: The Daily Meal
80,000 Pounds of Ham (and Fuel)
In Georgia, the Grinch who stole Christmas was apparently driving a ham truck. In December of 2013, an overturned truck spilled 80,000 lbs of Christmas hams. What a waste!
Source: Fox Atlanta
2,200 Baby Pigs
Welcome to Ohio, where 2,200 piglets might fall out of a truck at any moment. This truck spill reached animalistic proportions when the load, carrying over 2,000 piglets, emptied onto the side of the road. Some of them fled the scene and escaped before authorities arrived, which probably inspired the film Babe: Pig in the City.

Source: USA Today
5,780 Gallons of Sweet Cream
This not so-sweet story surrounds the sweetest of creams. In Utah, a truck caught fire and, when the driver slammed on the brakes, nearly 6,000 gallons of sweet cream spilled onto the road. The drenched Main Street had to be shut down and there was even a minor injury associated with the crash. 

Source: Fox

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<![CDATA[The Scariest Animals in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-animals-you-are-the-most-scared-of
We're all more scared of one thing than another. Maybe it's the idea of being mauled by a Grizzly or having spiders crawl in your ear while you're sleeping. Maybe it's just the IDEA that a snake might be nearby. Whatever it is, vote on the animal that scares you the most, and of course, feel free to add any of the scariest animals in the world that might be missing from this list.

Any list of the scariest animals in the world will likely include sharks, spiders, and snakes. But what terrifies one person might not scare another at all. It's interesting to look at why certain animals strike fear, and others don't. Is it because many of the animals listed here are potentially deadly? Some spiders' bites can be horrible, but spiders can also be pretty amazing.

Sure, but that doesn't explain why cockroaches freak people out (if you don't believe me, just check the list, and see the votes for yourself). It's highly unlikely that you'll be done in by a killer cockroach – so what gives? Well, they're creepy, they're crawly and (depending on where you live) they *can* fly. That qualifies as scary.

And yes, some of the scariest animals listed here, we'll never ever encounter in real life. Oh, we might see a great white shark in an aquarium or on TV during Shark Week, but really? The odds of us actually coming face to face with a great white are pretty slim. Still, we've all seen Jaws, so that sucker shoots to the top of the list. And bats: Yes, some believe they are scary, but there are a lot of myths surrounding these and other animals that, if you knew more, might make them a bit less terrifying.

Which animals scare you the most? Are they insects? Reptiles? Mammals (and yes, this includes man)? Time to vote!




Black Widow Spider


Great white shark

Black mamba

Grizzly Bear



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<![CDATA[The Greatest Fictional Serial Killers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fictional-serial-killers/mark
Who are the best fictional serial killers of all time? These are serial killers featured in television shows and on film. To be clear, there is a difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer. A serial killer is one who kills individually, stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood. Some of the most memorable movie and TV characters ever have been serial killers, so be sure to vote for the ones you liked the most -- and vote down any you didn't like. Also, feel free to re-rank this list any way you want, and add any notable fictional serial killers who are missing.

The creepiest film and TV serial killers often steal the show with their terrifyingly cool, chilling scenes. They manage to elude the good guys who are dutifully tracking them down, often for most of a movie or television show. Eventually, almost all of the fictional serial killers listed here are caught, but not before they leave behind horrifying reminders of their sick and twisted abilities. They are, quite often, some of the best movie villains of all time or the creepiest characters on television.

When you think of the "best" fictional serial murderers, who comes to mind instantly? Hannibal Lecter? That's certainly one of the most famous and memorable serial killers ever on film, thanks to Anthony Hopkins (who won an Academy Award for the role in 'Silence of the Lambs'). Or how about mommy-obsessed Norman Bates (Anthony Hopkins), the serial killer who scared the wits out of everyone in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'? There is no doubt that both of these characters are iconic, and among the most utterly terrifying figures in film. Both, interestingly enough, were brought to the small screen in 2013: Lecter in the NBC horror drama 'Hannibal' and Bates in A&E's drama 'Bates Motel.'

Are serial killers the new vampires now? Could be. One thing is certain: The fictional serial killers listed here are among the characters you absolutely, positively do not ever want knocking at your door.

Dexter Morgan

Freddy Krueger

Hannibal Lecter

Jason Voorhees


Michael Myers

Norman Bates

Patrick Bateman

John Doe

Buffalo Bill

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