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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
kkoontz191 added Pinhead Hellraiser

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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
christian-tiglao added Weeping Angel

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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
The Thing The Thing

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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 Kayako Saeki 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 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
will-lyons added Wendigo

15 Actors Who Hate Why They're Famous

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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

13 Real Things Straight Out Of Horror Movies

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Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
kirtmew added Jigsaw Saw, Saw VII, Saw II

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

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

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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

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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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
Guest_e807206f-6cf5-4d04-914a-747dc787395d added Darth Vader Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

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

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

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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
Lizzie Boo added The Hammer 13th Ghost

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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
1521120533312 added the myst

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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

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

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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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Abominable Snowman is listed (or ranked) 39 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) 40 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Frankenstein's monster Frankenstein

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Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Mohawk Gremlins 2

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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

The Best Things To Eat At Shake Shack

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Critters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Jay Holtsclaw added Critters

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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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Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Cyclops The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

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

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Gort is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
Randy Ferchuk added Gort When the earth stood still The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Gill-man is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Mothman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You
linda-hart-shannon added Mothman Watchmen, Watchmen