Graveyard Shift 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 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 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
kkoontz191 added Hellraiser

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The Creeper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jeepers Creepers

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Pyramid Head is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
NarynLevering added Silent Hill

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Cthulhu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

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232 102
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
packgirl04 added Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Exorcist -

The Exorcist

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Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
christian-tiglao added

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Kayako Saeki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
linda-hart-shannon added The Grudge

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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

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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
The Ring

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

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Lipstick Face Demon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Lipstick Face Demon Insidious

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Jigsaw Killer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
kirtmew added Saw, Saw VII, Saw II

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Leatherface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
DugoNinja added Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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Wendigo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
will-lyons added

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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Godzilla

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Fauno / Pale Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Pan's Labyrinth

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

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nazgul is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 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) 23 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

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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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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
King Kong

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65 47
Chucky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
DugoNinja added Child's Play, Seed of Chucky, Bride of Chucky

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The Rancor is listed (or ranked) 28 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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The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Leprechaun

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Kaiju is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Kaiju

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Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
lostshadow added The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Guest_e807206f-6cf5-4d04-914a-747dc787395d added Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

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Pamela Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
DugoNinja added Friday the 13th Part 2 (3D), Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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Clover is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Cloverfield

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Crawlers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Descent

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Count Orlok is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Nosferatu

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Ghostface is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
DugoNinja added Scream 3, Scream 4, Scream

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the myst is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
khandelwalee added the myst

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The Hammer 13th Ghost is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Lizzie Boo added The Hammer 13th Ghost

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

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

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Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mohawk Gremlins 2

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Mick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Zaid Hesham added Wolf Creek

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Frankenstein's Monster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Frankenstein

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Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

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'Klownzilla' the King Klown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
DugoNinja added 'Klownzilla' the King Klown Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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Abominable Snowman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

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Brundlefly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Brundlefly The Fly

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The C.H.U.D.s is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Critters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jay Holtsclaw added Critters