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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
Xenomorph Alien

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown 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
lostshadow added Predator Predator 2, Predator, Alien vs. Predator

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Pinhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Pyramid Head is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
NarynLevering added Pyramid Head Silent Hill

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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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Cthulhu is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Kayako Saeki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
linda-hart-shannon added Kayako Saeki The Grudge

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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Thing The Thing

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jaws Jaws

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Sadako Yamamura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Sadako Yamamura The Ring

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Lipstick Face Demon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Lipstick Face Demon Insidious

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Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Godzilla Godzilla

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Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
packgirl04 added Regan MacNeil Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Exorcist - The Exorcist

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Fauno / Pale Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Fauno / Pale Man Pan's Labyrinth

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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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nazgul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
sheldonbhowe added nazgul The Lord of The Rings

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The Ancient Ones is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

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Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Kaiju is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Kaiju

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The Graboids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Graboids Tremors

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The Blob is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

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The Rancor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Rancor Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
King Kong King Kong

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Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
lostshadow added Rabbit of Caerbannog The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

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The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Leprechaun Leprechaun

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Clover is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Clover Cloverfield

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Crawlers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Crawlers The Descent

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Count Orlok is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Count Orlok Nosferatu

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The Hammer 13th Ghost is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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the myst is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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Sandworms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Sandworms Beetlejuice

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Stripe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Stripe Gremlins

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Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Wolf Man The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

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Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mohawk Gremlins 2

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Abominable Snowman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

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Frankenstein's monster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Frankenstein's monster Frankenstein

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Brundlefly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Brundlefly The Fly

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Critters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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The C.H.U.D.s is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The C.H.U.D.s The C.H.U.D.s

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Bigfoot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Bigfoot Suburban Sasquatch, Radio Flyer, Assault of the Sasquatch

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The Alligator is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Alligator Alligator

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Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Cyclops The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

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Gill-man is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Gill-man The Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Mothra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mothra Mothra

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Gort is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
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