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Stephen King's Scariest Characters, Ranked

Updated 5 Mar 2020 10.4k votes 1.1k voters 14.8k views22 items

List RulesVote up the creepiest/scariest/most memorable characters from the master of horror.

As the master of horror, Stephen King has penned some of the scariest characters in history. From psycho clowns to demented children and more, his characters are always extremely unique and incredibly original.

But while King is known for creating memorable characters, his best villains are scary in a variety of ways: Pennywise (It) is a supernatural being, Jack Torrance (The Shining) is a troubled man driven into insanity, and Ace Merrill (Stand by Me) is a sadistic young bully with a penchant for evil. What makes these characters so scary is how driven they are. King has a knack for having his characters do whatever it takes to get what they want, and these characters often stop at nothing to achieve their goals. 

Vote up the scariest Stephen King characters and add anyone you think shouldn't be missing from this list!

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