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The Scariest Masked Killers In Horror Movies

Updated December 5, 2019 5.7k votes 529 voters 11.6k views30 items

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Masked killers have always been a cornerstone of horror movies. From Michael Myers to Ghostface, some of the scariest horror villains are known for hiding behind their equally eerie masks. But while masked villains definitely saw their stock rise in the mid-to-late ‘80s with terrifying franchises like Friday the 13th and Halloween, sometimes the scariest masked killers don't look scary at all - at least not at first glance.

Do you think the baby mask from Happy Death Day is particularly scary? Creepy, sure, but probably not outright terrifying. But that’s the trick - by juxtaposing seemingly ordinary masks with the villain's nefarious deeds, the character becomes infinitely more terrifying. Those bright blue eyes become instantly scarier once you realize the evil that lurks behind them.

Which masked killer do you think is the scariest? Be sure to vote up your favorite masked villain so readers can see who is the most terrifying of all. And if your favorite horror movie masked villain is missing, add them below.

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