Fictional Characters Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You  

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List Rules The most massive, most intelligent, or most persistent serial murders in TV and film

A list of Fictional Killers You’d Least Like to Have After You. Are you looking for a list of fictional killers? Do you remember a specific killer from a book or movie, but can’t think of the exact name? Browse through our list of fictional killers to find the one you are looking for. Ranked in order of the top fictional killer that viewers would least like to have after them, to the less scary killers, you are sure to find some fictional killers that you recognize. If you see a particular fictional killer that is on the bottom of the list, but you have had nightmares about this particular killer, go ahead and vote for him to get him raised to a higher spot on the list.

If you don’t see a particular scary killer listed, go ahead and add the killer to the list so that others can vote as well. Some fictional killers have killed because of a mistake or out of what they think is necessity, and some kill quickly and painlessly, but there are those serial killers that not only kill, but they kill slowly and tortuously. Those are likely to be the killers you would least like to have after you.

After all, if you’re going to have a fictional killer chasing you, wouldn’t you rather it be a merciful one than one that thrives on torture? Choose which fictional killers scare you the most, and place your votes!

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Michael Myers Halloween

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Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Freddy Krueger Nightmare on Elm Street franchise

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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th

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Leatherface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Leatherface The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs

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Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jigsaw Saw, Saw VII, Saw II

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The Creeper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added The Creeper Jeepers Creepers, Jeepers Creepers 2, Jeepers Creepers 4

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Candyman Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, Candyman

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Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Buffalo Bill The Silence of the Lambs

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Ghostface is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Ghostface Scream

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Captain Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
DeaneStratford(llamaofdoom) added Captain Spaulding House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects

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Chucky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Chucky Child's Play franchise

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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Norman Bates Bates Motel, Psycho, Psycho

10 Interviews With Serial Killers That Will Appall You

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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts, Dexter Universe

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Mary Shaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Mary Shaw Dead Silence

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John Doe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
John Doe Seven

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Bloody Face is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Bloody Face American Horror Story: Asylum

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Twisty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
RGLinc38 added Twisty the Clown American Horror Story Freakshow

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Annie Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Annie Wilkes Misery

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Joker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Joker Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!

The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

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Carnage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Carnage Marvel Universe

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Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Patrick Bateman American Psycho

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Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Tale of Sweeney Todd

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Mickey Knox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mickey Knox Natural Born Killers

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Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Light Yagami Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

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Mark Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Mark Hoffman Saw VII, Saw III, Saw VI

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Carl Stargher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Carl Stargher The Cell

30 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught

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George Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added George Harvey The Lovely Bones

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Francis Dolarhyde is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Francis Dolarhyde Red Dragon

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Mallory Knox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mallory Knox Natural Born Killers

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Zoom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Zoom DC Universe - He's a serial killer and a supervillain

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Diane Simmons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Diane Simmons Family Guy Universe

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Brian Moser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Ice Truck Killer Dexter Universe

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Billy Lenz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Billy Lenz Black Christmas

The Scariest Animals in the World

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Denise Dobkin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Tristan99 added Denise Dobkin Clever Girl

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Mary Ann Cotton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Tristan99 added Mary Ann Cotton Dark Angel

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Mike McKay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mike McKay Death Proof

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Mick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Mick Taylor Wolf Creek

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Arthur Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Arthur Mitchell Dexter universe

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Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Victor Zsasz Batman Begins, DC Universe

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Sylar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Sylar Heroes, Heroes

Law & Order Cast List

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Leslie Vernon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Leslie Vernon Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

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Joe Carroll is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Joe Carroll The Following

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Purple Guy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Purple Guy

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Catherine Tramell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Catherine Tramell Basic Instinct, Basic Instinct 2

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Apocalypse added Jean-Baptiste Grenouille Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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John Ryder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added John Ryder The Hitcher

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Tom Ripley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Tom Ripley The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Harry Powell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Fictional Serial Killers You'd Least Like to Have After You
Apocalypse added Harry Powell The Night of the Hunter