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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 others 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 favorite horror movie villains, killers, and otherwise freaky figures and add any you see missing. Be sure to rank your own version if you really want to impact this list!

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Utterly Terrifying Figures in Horror Film
Photo:  Halloween
1 4,069 VOTES

Michael Myers first appeared in John Carpenter's film Halloween in 1978.

Why he's utterly terrifying: After murdering his sister on Halloween night when he was just six years old, Michael Myers returns to the town of Haddonfield, Illinois and starts a killing spree that will last decades.

"Death has come to your little town, sheriff."
 

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#16 on The Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

#8 on The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies

#2 on The Greatest Silent Characters

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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Utterly Terrifying Figures in Horror Film
Photo:  Friday the 13th
2 3,600 VOTES

Jason Voorhees first appeared in the film Friday the 13th in 1980.

Why he's utterly terrifying: Seeking revenge for his mother's death, Jason returns to Camp Crystal Lake to slaughter the counselors one by one.

"You're doomed! You're all doomed!"

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#24 on The Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

#54 on The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

#23 on Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)

#1 on The Greatest Silent Characters

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Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Utterly Terrifying Figures in Horror Film
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3 3,803 VOTES

Freddy Krueger first appeared in the Wes Craven's horror masterpiece A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984.

Why he's utterly terrifying: Krueger haunts the dreams of neighborhood teenagers, growing more powerful the more frightened they become.

"Whatever you do... don't fall asleep."

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#74 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

#55 on The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

#18 on Villains People Find Weirdly Attractive (Even Though They Know It's Wrong)

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Chucky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Utterly Terrifying Figures in Horror Film
Photo:  Child's Play
4 3,218 VOTES

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Chucky first appeared in the film Child's Play in 1988.

Why he's utterly terrifying: Though he appears to be a cute toy, Chucky is actually a serial killer who used voodoo to transfer his soul into a doll.

"Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?"

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#70 on The Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

#27 on The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

#2 on The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

#8 on The Greatest Possessed Characters in Film

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