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The Scariest Horror Movie Animals  

Ranker Horror
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List Rules Scary animal characters from horror films.

What is it about a scary animal that appeals to movie goers so much? This list features the absolute scariest animal characters from the best horror movies out there. Who doesn’t cringe at the thought of killer birds swarming down from the sky, pecking people to death? Who wouldn’t feel creeped out at the idea of a plane full of snakes with nowhere to run? And who doesn’t laugh while secretly being terrified of larger than life sized bunnies eating away at human flesh until there’s nothing left?

This list discusses the scariest horror movie animals of all time. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the most terrifying scary animals from a horror movie?” before then you’ve definitely come to the right place! There’s sure to be a flick featured here to satisfy your horror cravings!

This list has the scariest horror movie animals, including: the shark from Jaws, the lions from The Ghost and the Darkness, the ape from King Kong, the giant anaconda snake from Anaconda, and killer ravens from Kaw.

Vote up the animal character that scares you every time, vote down those that don't impress you, or add one you know brings the scares, but isn't already on the list.
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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Jaws Jaws
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Spiders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Spiders Eight-Legged Freaks
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Mako Sharks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Mako Sharks Deep Blue Sea
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Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Crocodile Rogue
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Anaconda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Anaconda
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Piranha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Piranha Piranha
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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Dinosaurs Jurassic Park
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Bees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
doremifasola added Bees
The Bees
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Alligator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Alligator Alligator
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Snakes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Snakes Snakes On A Plane
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Grizzly Bear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Grizzly Bear Grizzly
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Birds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Birds The Birds
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St Bernard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
St Bernard Cujo
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Lion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Lion The Ghost And The Darkness
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Killer Gorillas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Killer Gorillas Congo
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Squid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Squid 20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea
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Cochroaches is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
madamsundin added Cochroaches Damnation Alley, The Nest, Bug
18
Wolves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Wolves The Grey
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Rats is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Rats Willard
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Ranker Video
King Kong King Kong
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giant praying mantis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
josefhignett added giant praying mantis goosebumps
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Octopus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Octopus It Came From Beneath The Sea
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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Scorpion The Black Scorpion
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Komodo Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
Komodo Dragons Komodo
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fish people is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Horror Movie Animals
josefhignett added fish people goosebumps - deep trouble