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The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You 

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List of the fictional monsters you’d least like to have after you. Big or small, slimy or humanoid, these are the monsters that have made you afraid to enter darkened rooms -- the monsters you’d least like to have to run from. From classic monsters such as Godzilla to 21st century baddies, you’ll find them here.

 While it’s true that filmmakers sometimes create monsters or baddies that are laughable (was anyone scared of the creatures in “Troll 2”?), they sometimes come up with creatures so bone-chilling that viewers are left searching for their night-lights. Think about it -- would you want to encounter beings like the ones found in “The Descent”? Or, imagine the blob coming after you in the dark of night; although a big mound of goo may not sound frightening, you’d probably be wise to run for your life if it did decide to take you.

 Why is it, then, that viewers keep watching horror movies, knowing that they might come out of the theater worried that one of these great fictional monsters will be after them? No one knows, at least not conclusively. Some claim viewers enjoy the fright of movie monsters because they allow exploration of pent-up fears or aggressions; others claim the attraction to horror movies is a holdover of the ‘rite of passage.’ No matter the reason, though, you only have to look at box office figures to see that horror movies and fictional monsters are perennially popular.

 This list contains some of the most frightening movie creatures of all time. These are the monsters that will in all likelihood be scaring movie watchers for decades to come. Maybe you love the kaiju (such as Mothra) or maybe you love the traditionally supernatural -- either way, this list is full of the fictional monsters you wouldn’t want to run from.
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Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Alien
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Pennywise the Dancing Cl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Predator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Predator 2, Predator, Alien vs. Predator
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Leatherface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
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Pinhead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Hellraiser
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The Creeper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Creeper
Jeepers Creepers
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Pyramid Head is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Silent Hill
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Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Exorcist

The Exorcist

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Jigsaw Killer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Saw, Saw VII, Saw II
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Cthulhu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Cthulhu
A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos
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Kayako Saeki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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The Grudge
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Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jaws
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Sadako Yamamura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Sadako Yamamura
The Ring
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Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Lipstick Face Demon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Lipstick Face Demon
Insidious
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It Follows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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It Follows
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Pumpkinhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Pumpkinhead
Pumpkinhead
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Chucky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Child's Play Franchise
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Fauno / Pale Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Pan's Labyrinth
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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Thing
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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Godzilla
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nazgul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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The Lord of The Rings
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The Ancient Ones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Ancient Ones
The Cabin in the Woods
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Kraken is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You