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20 Scariest Horror Movie Killers
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1. HANNIBAL LECTER (Silence of the Lambs)

“I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice chianti.”

First of all this guy ate Ray Liotta‘s brain while the actor was still alive! I needn’t go on but I will. Hannibal the Cannibal is brilliant, sadistic, and a complete madman. Unlike most of the other brainless psycho killers, Hannibal is a genius. He doesn’t need to wield a chainsaw or a pickaxe. A deadly stare or the tone of his voice is enough to send shivers down your spine. He scared the hell out of the entire planet just standing behind a wall of glass talking to Jodie Foster


2. FREDDY KRUEGER (A Nightmare on Elm St)

“One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door…”

You can stay out of the water or away from the woods, but you can’t stop sleeping. That’s what makes dream demon Freddy Krueger one formidable killer. He was born the bastard son of a nun raped by 100 maniacs — enough to screw up any kid. Freddy plagues the dreams of Elm Street’s teenage inhabitants. But what happens in their dreams becomes reality as the clawed-glove Freddy uses their deepest fears to torture and kill his victims. This is one nightmare you’ll never awake from.


3. LEATHERFACE (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

“Raaawwwrrrarrrn.. nnnggggnnggg…”

He might be a mentally retarded, slow-moving, disfigured, in-bred hick, but put a chainsaw in his hands and he’ll wipe out a van full of teenagers before the sun sets — and then the Sawyer clan can enjoy a human barbecue and chili feast. There’s no more frightening scene in horror than Leatherface’s first appearance, in which he slams his victim on the head with his mallet, drags him into his meat locker, and slams the metal door closed. Send chills down my spine just thinking about it!


4. PINHEAD (Hellraiser)

“I’ll tear your soul apart.”

Leader of the Cenobites, the Dark Prince of Pain, the Angel of Suffering — lovingly dubbed ‘Pinhead’ by his admirers…because he’s got pins…in his head…lots of them. Anyhoo, Pinhead is the guardian of the gateway to hell, which can only be opened when one solves the Lemarchand puzzle box, the lament configuration. He and his Cenobites are charged with awarding the “prize” to those “smart” or “lucky” enough to open the puzzle box — a prize that usually consists of being pierced by thousands of disembodied metal hooks and agonizingly being torn asunder over the course of infinite lifetimes. It doesn’t get any worse than that!


5. JASON VOORHEES (Friday the 13th)

“Ha Ha Ha Chh Chh Chh.”

Jason did for camps what Jaws did for the beach. Fucking ruined it! Movie killers don’t get more iconic than Jason. In the course of 26 years and 11 movies, Jason has taken Manhattan, gone to hell and back, killed in space, and duked it out with Freddy Krueger. He’s the modern-day version of the Frankenstein monster and almost as recognizable.



1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2. Dracula
3. Frankenstein Monster
4. Nosferatu
5. King Kong
6. The Invisible Man
7. The Wolf Man
8. The Mummy
9. Creature of the Black Lagoon
10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame


6. The Tall Man (Phantasm)

The Tall Man is relentless in his effort to take over the world. Although this multi-dimension traveler comes across as an impeccably dressed — though incredibly creepy — gentleman, don’t let his appearance fool you. When he’s not turning the dead into dwarf zombies to use as slave labor, this supernatural badass unleashes upon his victims the Sentinels — deadly spiked flying spheres that latch to the head and drill into the brain.


No horror movie has affected so many people for so long. Forget about the beach, kids worried about Jaws in swimming pools, bathtubs, toilet bowls… You’d hear that damn soundtrack in your head. Dun-duh, dun-duh, dun-duh… You’re probably checking behind you now. And don’t think about leaving the country, because Jaws knows where you are.

8. DAMIEN THORN (The Omen)

Damien’s mother was a jackal and his daddy was the devil. Sounds like an awesome paternity suit in the making. As a kid, the angel-faced five-year-old is an unholy terror on a tricycle. As a teen, he learns he’s the antichrist. And as a man, he tries to stop the Second Coming. The name Damien has become synonymous with evil — and with good reason.

9. MICHAEL MYERS (Halloween)

Michael Myers started the whole slasher craze. In his whited-out Capt. Kirk mask, he set about killing off the neighborhood’s promiscuous teenage population. He spent his childhood locked away in a mental institution after stabbing his older sister to death, but no treatment could cure his urge to kill. Michael possesses a strong will, stealth, and most importantly, immortality — traits that would be emulated in many future horror movie killers.


The Alien, better known to its buddies as Xenomorph, is the baddest looking monster in horrordom (the razor-clawed, acid-blooded creature was designed by famed surrealist painter H.R. Giger). Xeno, and his kind, have also slaughtered more victims than any other movie killers. But what really makes this beast scary is the way it comes to life — through your damn chest! Never mind that the Predator kicked the Aliens asses. The sequel should right this wrong.


1. Aliens 201
2. Jason Voorhees 125
3. Jack Griffin (The Invisible Man) 122
4. Killer Klowns From Outer Space 120
5. Michael Myers 81
6. The Tall Man 79
7. Carrie White 76
8. Lord Crumb & His Army (Bad Taste) 75
9. The Knoxes (Natural Born Killers) 74
10. Children of the Corn 72
11. Jack Frost 66
12. Damien Thorn 62
13. Predator 57
14. The Blob 51
15. Horace Pinker (Shocker) 50
16. The “Its” (It’s Alive series) 45
17. Angela Baker (Sleepaway Camp) 45
18. The Hidden 42
19. The Outsiders (Watchers series) 41
20. Johnny Bartlett (The Frighteners) 40
source: Horror Movie Survival Guide

11. NORMAN BATES (Psycho)

Based on real-life psycho Ed Gein (as countless movie killers have been ever since), Norman ushered in the modern horror movie and was a new breed of movie killer. Just your average-looking American boy…and his mother. And when mommy isn’t happy, you’d better watch your ass in the shower.

12. Asami Yamazaki (Audition)

The ultimate psycho girlfiend. Her last boyfriend is hanging out in a burlap sack in her otherwise empty apartment. When we finally see the poor bastard, he’s missing a few body parts and eats his ex’s own vomit, his only sustenance. Her new boyfriend gets off easy — he only loses a foot. But, boy, is she cute!

13. Jigsaw (Saw)

It’s been years since we’ve seen an iconic madman grace the silver screen. Then SAW came along and treated us to a new, new breed of serial killer. Ah, but Jigsaw doesn’t kill his subjects. He merely tests their lust for life. Would you be willing to cut out your own eye to live? Or saw off your leg to escape? Remember, Jigsaw doesn’t want to kill you – he wants to make you better.

14. Samara (The Ring)

Samara is one of the latest — and creepiest — of the horror genre’s “evil children.” The little girl used her abilities to drive those around her insane. Frightened by her child, Samara’s mother threw her down a well to die. After death, Samara’s vengeful spirit passed on into a videotape, causing any viewers to die in seven days — the amount of time it took the child to die at the bottom of the well. Samara can make the images from the tape come out of the TV screen, including her creepy soaking wet self! No one is safe from Samara’s wrath…or their VCR.

15. Chucky (Child’s Play)

A wounded serial killer on the run from the cops uses voodoo to transfer his soul into a Good Guy Doll to escape capture. But even though he’s now only two feet tall and made of plastic, this batteries-not-included tiny terror hasn’t lost his taste for murder. Unassuming victims fall prey to the innocuous-looking Chucky’s evil ways as he attempts to transfer his soul to a human host, slashing and stabbing anyone in his path. He’s Chucky, wanna play?

16. The Leprechaun

Leprechaun in the hizhouse, yo! Don’t mess with this dude’s pot of gold. No, seriously, don’t. This tiny mofo will stop at nothing to retrieve even one measly coin, even if it means bashing you with his shoe buckle or playing pogo on your chest — he’s very resourceful like that. He’s been to da ‘hood and back, leaving a trail of bodies behind. What he lacks in size, he makes up for in persistence, and rhyme, of course.

17. Jame Gumb (Silence of the Lambs)

I’ve never thought about lotion or baskets the same way after hearing that weirdo scream those words in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. And how about the infamous “tuck” scene? Weird-o! Gumb is truly one of the creepiest movie killers in history. He’s also the last person I’d want to be trapped with in a dark basement.

18. Belial Bradley (Basket Case)

Anything that lives in a basket, eats burgers by the sack, and sniffs panties is one badass in our book. Basket Case, aka Belial Bradley, began life as half-formed creature attached to his brother’s side. After being forcibly removed from his bro, the little guy turns into a stone-cold killer. When you see him, you’ll either cringe in terror or laugh your ass off. Either way, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

19. The Blob

Holy crap! It’s 40 tons of ravenous red jello from outer space! Don’t laugh, this gelatinous mass of mobile marmalade has the ability to consume all living matter in its path, growing ever larger and more deadly with each victim. There’s no reasoning or bargaining with the Blob. It comes, it eats, it grows…repeat. That’s some exponentially scary smuckers!

20. Jack Torrance (The Shining)

He doesn’t want to hurt anyone. He just wants to bash your effing head in. Jack Nicholson‘s performance as the axe-wielding caretaker is damn classic (didn’t that WINGS guy try this, too?) A hobbled Jack stumbling through the snow in the Overlook’s hedgemaze is one of the most terrifying moments in horror history. “Here’s Johnny!”


List compiled by the Geek staff; written by Empress Eve and Dave3 of G.o.D. as well as with Jimzarro and Jenn-X of

  • Belial Rocks

    The Basket Case rocks! He should be way higher, man!

  • Come On

    Come on, where’s the It’s Alive Baby on the list?

  • Yeah Basket Case was great… I think “Alien” should have been 1st tho…


    Hey what about the millions and millions of zombies from the thousands of zombie movies out there! They deserver to be here.

  • Thomas

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a classic monster? Really?

    Why not just use that kid from Mask?

  • Ryan

    Totally awesome. A most spooktacular (appropriate seeing that Halloween is right around the corner) feature! The Geeks of Doom is truly a place for Geeks everywhere to unite =P
    Keep up the great work.

    PS – Love the descriptions. I can’t wait to see the next feature =)

  • Dulce

    This list makes me swoon.

  • Nothing compares to Hanibal ;)

  • Zhico

    Hi great horror list hehe
    But u forgot THE THING it scared the hell out off me O_O

  • Matt

    What ever happened to the FireFly family from the House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects?…those guys scared the crap out of me.

  • jaime

    jason voorhees should not be 5th in line, especially compared to pinhead and leatherface. And hannibal as #1 bull man he should be 5th and jason should be 1st freddy 2nd chucky 3rd and then Micheal myers and then 5th is leather face.
    you fool!

  • jaime

    *mistake: hannibal should be 6th

  • There´s another classic villain/monster, from Robert Louis Stevenson’s litterature… It´s Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde, that physician that tried to unjoin our evil side using a formula and all he got was his death. In the movies, there are lots of versions, since 1920 (mute), 1932,1941, 2002 untill the last classic with John Malkovich and Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly.

    I think it would be a great face in Your roll, what do You think?

  • This collection is great!!!

  • Ops, sorry, he/their is/are already in the classic list…

    Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde are the best for me!!!

    My congrats!

  • What about that girl from the exorcist?

  • Nidis

    Oh thank jeebus they put the Leprechaun on this list. He is the single greatest horror creation of all time. I don’t think you understand… HE WANTS HIS GOLD! Scary? Not in the slightest. But you’ll laugh to death as he wrenches out your kidneys.

  • Small point. Jason actually has a body-count in the thousands, if you accept the Jason in Space movie. He rams and destroys the space station with thousands onboard

  • Slayve

    Jason in Space never happened. It was an extended dream sequence. At least, I hope it was. It sucked ass.

  • kodos

    Ummm, aren’t all of Freddy’s scenes dream sequences? Does that mean they never happened? …Wait! Aren’t they all movies? Maybe none of this has happened. Maybe movies aren’t real after all. Wouldn’t that suck?

  • Another great villian is from the movie Seven, with Kevin Spacey and Brad Pitt.

  • What about the clown from the movie “IT” that dam thing scared the hell out of me more then half of the list. and yea Hannibal should never be number 1. in the top 10 yes but not #1. to tell the truth hell even Asami Yamazaki scared me more then Hannibal

  • thrlls33kr

    gimme a break … where is “Henry – Portrait of a Serial Killer”?! let’s go shopping …

  • Grant

    Jack Nicholson…20? Thats an outrage! At least 10…

  • Bat Geek

    Jigsaw and Jason Voorhees are thee number one horror movie killers ever!!

  • Will

    Norman Bates and Jack Torrance are WAY under rated

    where’s the chick from Misery?

    where’s Dr. Phibes?


    The Ring is just alright

    How is The Hunchback Of Notre Dame is a movie monster?

    Dracula should be the number 1 movie monster

    The Blob’s ok, but not top 20 material

    James Gumb is more “ewwwwwww” than “ahhhhh” so I don’t think he should be on this list


  • Colin

    The priest who hanged himself in Lucio Fulci’s, ‘City of the Living Dead’.

    He hanged himself so that he could open the gates of hell…

    After he hangs himself he comes back to kill people. He has the darkest eyes… The devils eyes…

  • Megan

    Very nice! Drew sent me the link to look at. You did a great job!!!

  • jicjak

    Great job done here. To satisfy everyone a list twice this size with a 100 ranking orders would probably be needed. And that’s what makes for a very good topic.

  • archworf

    i’m duly impressed by the body count stats! kudos!

  • gordy

    oh come on where the hell is the werewolves and the classic monsters
    i mean like vampires zombies and the sort
    and where the heck is godzilla
    he is freacking awesome

  • Kim

    Just a correction… The “ha ha ha, ch ch ch” is incorrect. What you are actually hearing is “ki ki ki, muh muh muh”, which is an echo of “kill” and “mom”.

  • Jim Taylor

    What about the “Abominable Dr. Phibes”or Edward Lionheart of “Theatre of Blood” ?

  • Clue Master

    Maybe not a horror villian in the classic sense but I think that Frank Black from Blue Velvet has to be one of the scariest characters of all time. Dennis Hopper owned that role as did Jack Nicholson for Jack Torrance. You’ll never listen to Roy Orbison the same ever again. I also felt that Edwin Neal’s hitchhiker character in the original Chainsaw flick was pretty disturbing.

    The Thing also scared the shit out of me because it could take on any form which helped make every character scary even if they weren’t meant to be.

  • massilimino

    Nosferatu belongs on this list … scary as hell.

  • Jesse L

    Where’s Predator?

  • mercedes

    i think that michael myers should be higher in the list because if i made a list,he would be number one!!!!!!!!

  • Clue Master

    Graf Orlok in Nosferatu. The horror bar was set pretty high in this 1922 classic that started it all. Definitely worth a watch if you can find it. My DVD version is set to Type-O-Negative music. Very proper.

  • Chris

    Jigsaw is the best BITCHES

  • lulusmiley

    Great list, I completely agree with the number one, Hannibal Lector. The character was brought to life by one of the most talented actors ever, Sir Anthony Hopkins. What makes Hannibal even scarier for me is that I, for one, actually had a soft spot for him. In “Hannibal,” I was actually kind of on his side. Hits me in a very psychological way!

    I was never a big fan of the slasher movies such as Friday the 13th where it got to the point of being predictable. “Scream” was a great movie that brought back that genre of movie to a new generation.
    Where is the little boy from “The Grudge”? He scared me more than anything with his quiet, eery presence.
    While the Saw movies definitely had me on the edge of my seat, I don’t think at any point was I scared of the actual killer. I was definitely in suspense and would have been scared senseless in one of those torturous situations, but never felt that scary sense of dread in direct relation to the madman (though the movies were ingenious).

  • lulusmiley

    Forgot one…I was completely creeped out by Pet Semetary (that adorable little boy, Gage) when I was younger, and quite possibly would still be scared today, but I haven’t seen the movie in ages.

  • Sam

    Jack Torrence should definately be higher on the list. The zombies from Night of the Living Dead and The Birds should be on there, and what about The Excorcist? I mean even the house from amityville is scarier than the blob.

  • Highly amusing piece of text! Keep em coming…

  • Scott Freaking Martin

    Candyman, come on. Easily top 20
    The Genie from Wishmaster. Sure, lower than low budget, but great “Slasher” fun.
    Also, Chucky got robbed. Top 10 easily.
    Jason and Freddie should be #1 and #2.
    Pumpkinhead was missing. They made a Sci Fi Channel movie about him. That ought to count for something.

  • Yolanda Anne Brown

    Jason V. all the way! The man that NEVER dies! And he comes up with some cool ways to kill someone. Don’t believe me, check out Jason X!

  • Robin

    I’m really suprised that no vampires made it on the list… I mean no just Dracula but the ones in Salem’s Lot were pretty ruthless not to mention Lestate. He and Claudia together finished off whole families! But then again this is just my opinion!

  • Robin

    Hwere are all of the vampires and where is Regan McNeil????

  • Scott

    Where is Capt. Spaulding and Otis Driftwood from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects

  • Paul Burgess

    Nicholson’s performance ruined THE SHINING. He way overacted and it was no surprise when he went postal. Go back to the scene when he’s interviewing for the job. Told what the last caretaker did he assures the interviewer that he could never do anything like that: throughout the scene his eyebrows are going up and down like garage door.

    When you’re psycho at the beginning of the first act, you’ve got nowhere to go. I know the movie is now regarded as a classic, but when we saw it opening weekend when it first came out audience reaction was very negative with people roaring with laughter at what were supposed to be scary moments. It’s as if Kubrick (an over-rated hack at best) directed his own Mystery Science Theater version of the film.

  • Grandfather Time

    “October 18th, 2006 at 9:02 am
    jaime says:

    jason voorhees should not be 5th in line, especially compared to pinhead and leatherface. And hannibal as #1 bull man he should be 5th and jason should be 1st freddy 2nd chucky 3rd and then Micheal myers and then 5th is leather face.
    you fool!

    what a moron. why would something as comical and insipid as Chucky be higher on the list than Leatherface? It should go like this;

    1. Jason Voorhees
    2. The Shape
    3. Freddy Krueger
    4. LeatherFace
    5. Pinhead

    Everything else is distant and irrelevant……

  • annice

    Best films for me:


    Langella’s Dracula

    The Omen- 1976



  • Matt

    Candyman should be there. Especially over something like the Leprichaun

  • Mandy

    Personally, i think Freddy should be number one, he scared the shit outta me when i was little, AND STILL DOES TODAY! i’ve been watchin scary movies all day, (alot of yer top 20’s) and the only one thats scared me is freddy.

  • Rob

    What about Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie? Scariest things I’ve ever seen…

  • Meg

    I noticed you neglected to mention Lon Chaney’s original “Phantom of the Opera” on your list of classic monsters. While perhaps not “scary” by today’s standards, you gotta give the guy some credit for designing monster makeup that caused people to faint in the theaters!

  • lisa

    Angela Baker from Sleepaway Camp for sure! It’s creepy how creative she gets with the killing with each passing movie. I mean, c’mon, burying somebody up to their neck and then attacking them with a lawn mower…that’s ridiculously clever, and freaky as hell!

  • John

    Those body count statistics have to be off. If we are only counting on-screen kills, the Alien, Invisible Man, Damien, and Johnny Bartlett statistics are wrong, and if we are counting off-screen kills, Freddy gets on there for Nightmare, especially since he wipes out the whole freaking town in Part VI.

  • Ginsu Victim

    Samara? Ha! SADAKO!
    No zombies? WTF?
    And worst of all…NO FIREFLY CLAN?

  • Cesar

    Where’s Regan McNeil? I mean, she was possessed by the devil for god’s sake!

  • Matt Sheehy

    Ummm… you have Leprechaun on your list but not Henry (Michael Rooker) from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. And Chucky is not at all scary, I’d punt him across the room. Other than that a pretty good list.

  • Joe1962

    Alien should be at or very near the top, as should Jaws. Those 2 really scared the sh*t out of an entire generation. Dracula should definitely be there too. I also agree with others that The Shining was underrated.

    I’ve seen other very scary movies in my time, but it would take time to sort them out.

  • Alex

    What about the guy from “Wolf Creek”? He’s freakin’ insane… his “head on a stick” scene grossed out me and my friends for ages… even Tarrantino said that he was the scariest Horror movie killer ever; if Tarrantino said it, its got to have some truth to it!

  • Boisv

    Ehh. Decent list, but I would never place Hannibal Lecter at #1. If I made this list Michael Myers, Norman Bates, and Jack Torrance would have been ranked much higher.

  • Elizabeth

    What about The Candyman?! I lost a lot of sleep over that one!

  • Memnoch

    For single movie characters from horrors, the leading death toll count king is voorhees.Jason Killed more then any other..Also most alien movies, the casts were not of braveheart or troy proportions, so hmm 4 alien movies, and one alien vs predator, jason with 10 movies plus freddy vs jason please recheck your body

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  • Ruffkey

    Cool list!

    Samara? gimme a break. Sadako’s way scarier than her. Give the credit where the credit’s due.

    Mike Myers should be higher than Jason IMO. And where’s the sicko from Wolf Creek?

    Following horror movie match-up trends, they should make Hannibal vs Jigsaw, lol.

  • Zacksy

    Hey, stop the press! Whatever happened to John Carpenter’s The Thing? Now that was one mean and scary virus-thingy from outer space.

  • trent19754

    Hey! What about Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s IT? That’s one of the scariest epitomes of evil ever. Those glowing eyes and everything… Haunted me in nightmares for years!!

  • Anthony

    Pity “Switchback” was so overlooked. Had it been more successfull, Danny Glover would’ve made the list easily. He gave me nightmares for weeks.

  • tehdorkz

    What about Pennywise the Clown from IT?
    That clown ruined kids for life

  • gordy

    the djinn from the wishmaster movies is horribly underated
    and pinhead
    i watched him when i was 4 and im not kiding
    wishmaster is the only movie that EVER scared the piss outta me
    but it doesnt anymore
    i watched it wen i was 6
    and pumpkinhead is an awesome monster!
    and dont get me started on house of 1000 corpses *shudders* but captain spauding only killed one person but the blonde chick
    she was crazy like when she said
    and i quote
    anyways the list should definetly be different

  • Geek

    John Doe, Seven?
    Otis, Devils Rejects?

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  • Dwayne Miller

    Hey, what the hell. This is not right. Where the hell is Ghostface aka Scream? He should definitely be on the list. I love Leatherface & Michael Myers and wish Michale Myers was up more. Yes Hannibal is very scary and deserves his spot at 1.

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  • PunkRockaMama

    Kick ass, but wheres the Grudge? She scared my mates so much they won’t get in bed anymore.

    Oh, and Samara should have been 1

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  • Sam

    Michale Myers is the best by far

  • Im from argentina, i dont speak english very well..
    I love freedy Krueger so i really think he should be 1º, he has something that not all killers have.. style.. and we all know that he is really smart.. no one on elm street movies died on the same way.. freddy always find a another way to kill his victims.. so thik he must have the first place..
    Thank you.. and nine ten freddy´s here again..

  • Miranda

    What about Tiny from Devil’s Rejects. Also Dolly Dearest. Or Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows. And Rocky from Rocky Horror. And It the clown. I could go on forever.

  • Miranda

    Mikey and Mallory from Natural Born killers

  • michael

    jigsaw should be higher because he is the best killer he lets them try ands get out but he knows most of the time they cant. also because he likes to watch, ason should be number 2, leather face stay and freddy 4 and pin head 5

  • kier

    i think white noise is a scary movie

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  • Chris

    This list is great!!! I haven’t heard of a few of them, I’ll have to check out Basket Case.

    I think Pennywise from It should’ve made the list though. Scariest clown ever!!!

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  • SkullH3aD

    You guys call these horror movies ?

  • Proteus

    I don’t see why there’s any question as to #1. Hannibal deserves the spot. He doesn’t need any supernatural gimmicks to scare the living crap out of anyone. You just can’t beat top notch acting and good writing.

  • The comments are more entertaining than the post!
    A bunch of people who don’t know what true horror really is!

  • horror maniac Tim

    its ok i suppose but what the fuck is jaws the blob and alien doing on there they are no way scary or even count as psycho killers there not even human and/or never was if they used to be humans then yes thats fine but they wern’t were they sought your life out and anothing thing i think u should make one with just horror characters not crappy sci fi characters.

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    I prefer Pennywise.

  • i-see-you

    the leprechaun is amazing, simply because he does pogo someone to death. personally, if i saw a little, green leprechaun chasing me with a pogo, i’d be cautious

  • Stevo

    The Killer from “Scream” should definitley be #1!

  • Sooner Magik

    Holy crap hanibal is the best villin ever!! he is just so effen freaky!! My fav line was “Im having an old friend for dinner.” That line was freakin awesome!!!!!!!

  • Cheyenne

    man i dont believe you dont have those freaks from “the hills have eyes” i cringed every time i saw one of thoses ….. people?

  • Cheyenne

    oh and pennywise too man i didnt sleep for weeks… okay maybe days

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  • Katie

    Fantstic list. Simply marvelous. But where the hell is MR.JINGLES?!
    Anyway, Leatherface OR Myers should have been Number 1…

  • Michael myers should be no.1 fuck all the rest!

  • katie u like mike myers,lol we should get together sometime.. mr jingles..? the cat from cats n dogs lol? haha.

  • elvis

    1. michael myers
    2. jeepers creepers
    3. the hills have eyes
    4. pumpkinhead
    5. leatherface
    6. jaramiah

  • eason

    if we put all these villains together in a cage………who will win??? i think Hannibal would win. He is a genius, he will find a way out.

  • Sixx

    Since when Leatherface is SLOW?

  • them

    Here we go.
    Zelda-pet semetary
    isaac-Children of the corn
    The tall man-phantasm
    Old lady-exorcist 3
    Bob-twin Peaks fire walk w/me
    Twin girls-shing

    & 4 whoever made this list? You really have no taste(4 the most part). Your list is laughable, kinda like half the characters on there. Like CHUCKY, LEPRECUAN, JAWS, LECTOR, JASON, BLOB, ALIEN & JIGSAW. Do you EVEN watch movies or (my guess) are you just a child? I can understand your list if your under 12 yrs old but what kind of a grown up would be scared of a doll or a wise cracking irish dwarf? Give this up

  • Ryan


  • Michael

    what about ray sawyer and alex hammond

  • I would have had that monster/girl from the Exorcist as number one. Also I felt that Pumpkinhead deserved to be on there somewhere. Otherwise, well done!

  • By the way, Them, YOU sound childish. One stupid list is just as valid as another. lol.

  • kok

    i say fred 1st,jason 2nd,michael 3rd,got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Griffin

    Theres only one person on that list who has ever scared me and she’s #12!?!?!?!?!? That’s bull. Audition isn’t only the scariest movie ever (excluding maybe Titanic, lol) but it’s also the best horror movie to date.

  • sam

    okay so i dont recall seeing “linda blair” from “the exorcist”
    she is one scary girl.
    actually the scariest in all of movie history.
    idk why she isnt on this list.
    she should be #1.

  • Ryan

    michael should be 1 jaws should be 20 belial is cool but not scary, and audition lady should be a little higher cool list

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  • ryan

    michael myers should be 1st he is the best

  • amy sims

    although i think hannibal lector is a great physcological killer! i dont think he is as scary as a killer who keeps coming back from the dead or someone who can kill you in your nightmares! and i cannot believe ghostface from the scream trilogy was not in the top 20? even though different people portrayed the killer in each movie it was very entertaining and scary at times also the body count reached approx 26 from all 3 movies. and as for regan from the exorcist not being on the list at all i think is wrong she may not of actually killed anybody but she and the movie was really scary! as was the ring that is one scary little girl! my top 10 is [1]freddy krueger [2]michael myers [3]jason voorhees [4]regan [exorcist] [5]samara [the ring] [6]jigsaw [saw] [7]leatherface [8]hannibal lector [9]chucky [10]pinhead.

  • i saw nightmare on elm street it was freaked it took me about 3 weeks to get back in my room i will never watch it again

  • Jason

    The comment about JAWS “No horror movie has affected so many people for so long.”

    I’d have to say, the movie “IT” deserves some trauma points, everyone i know is afraid of clowns because of that movie! EVERYONE!

    I’m shocked the imfamous killer clown IT didnt even see the light of this list!

  • ChAnT3lLe

    IT was scary when i was like 4. but id hav 2 say that now its funi. and JAWS?? CHUCKY?? reali people. lol no i wud hav 2 agree with Hannibal and also Albert Fish cuz thatz based on true stories. geez…. chucky pfff lol

  • one thing hannibal is probally the most relistic of them all think of it for a second my second thing is myers sould be higher the pin head
    how scary is a guy who has pins in his head in fact he reminds me of barney on the scay meter

  • miko

    The reverend guy from The city of the living dead- he was scary

  • Jake

    Wow! I never thought anybody thought the same as I do. But my only problem is I would have put Jason #1.

  • trevor

    first of all jaws is one of the best horror movies ever made (r.i.p. roy scheider) 2nd of all hannibal is a great killer and genius but he doesn’t deserve #1. maybe 3.
    1- leatherface
    2-micheal myers
    5-pennywise (IT)
    7-the tall man
    8-jason voorhees
    9-wolf creek guy
    10- the guy from high tension

  • Sobe501

    i like lots of movie killers but here are my favorite:
    1. Jason Voorheese
    2. Leatherface
    3. Pennywise
    4. Freddy Krueger
    5. Chucky
    6. Killer Klowns From Outer Space
    7. The Jakal (Thir13en Ghost)
    8. The Juggernaut (Thir13en Ghost)
    9. The Hammer (Thir13en Ghost)
    10. The Leprechaun
    This is just my opinion so have your own……(Leprechaun sucks!)

  • Mandy

    i love the Halloween movies and the friday the 13th movies. since Jason Killed Freddy, why not have them make a movie where Jason VS Mike Myers and just for added bonus bring freddy back and see who the best outta the three are or just to see what type of havoc they could bring to a small town. I think it would be a pretty good movie.

  • Alison

    There’s no pleasing everyone so ignore people’s comments saying that you’ve got it wrong! This is your opinion and I think it’s a good list!

    If I had to chose though… I’d put Michael Myers at number 1… I’m am soooo scared of him! I can’t even watch the Halloween films anymore! And I can’t even stand to hear his name mentioned!!! If I’m on my own my brother will just text “Michael Myers” and I’ll sh*t myself!!! I’m scaring myself now… I’d better go! Lol!!!

  • allan agudelo

    leatherface should be the first then jason,if anybody wants to talk about horror get connected with me im a huge horror fan and a huge leatherface fan so talk to me if you want

  • william

    i think mirrors should be added to this list, by far the best movie ever made and if you haven’t seen it yet i really think you should go out and watch it. ITS GREAT! :D

  • Colin

    1.The Jakal (Thir13en Ghost)
    2.Freddy Krueger
    3.Gage Creed (Pet Semetary)
    4.Otis Driftwood (House Of 1,000 Corpses)
    5.Jason Voorheese
    7.Pin Head
    9.The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)

  • The World’s sickest Killer

    Chucky looks sick but the movie is just like the title, child’s play! I think asian movies are more scary than Hollywood movies (My Opinion)

  • crashkidd34

    Zombies? No. They just shuffle along, moaning and grunting.
    You said “millions and millions of zombies from the thousands of zombie movies.” This is exactly why they’re not here. The concept is way too overdone.

  • Q-Dimension

    Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, Leatherface, Michael Myers is the best! Screw Jason

  • chris

    so you should put micheal myers in first jason in second and jack torrance is way better than stephan kings it so put it in 20th and jack torrance in 19th and screw pinhead jason is way better than pinhead leatherface is ok and did you know he almost killed the whole population of texas ok

  • jordanoli10

    Where the hell is pennywise of “IT”? And what about Victor Crowley of Hatchet? Also The Creepers from “Jeepers Creepers”!
    Good list but better if it included these characters in. Candyman? and where is Jacob Goodnight (Kane) from See No Evil

  • larry

    Final Destination? King Kong? Pennywise? I feel sad for jigsaw he got beat up even evil beat up?

  • I think both “Carrie” and “Cujo” should be on but everything eals is okay.

  • Elle

    Not bad like. I think you missed out a few though, the little dwarf in the raincoat from Don’t Look Now to name one.

  • Laney

    i think pennywise from “IT” should be number one. i am terrified of that movie. i HATE clowns!!

  • Leia

    it should be more like this:
    1- Michael Myers (the awesomest ever…my fovourite and he scares my friends to death)
    2-Jason Voorhees
    3-Freddy Krueger
    6-kane from poltegiest
    10-the tall man (phantasam)

    i would put pennywise on here…BUT HE SCARES ME TOO MUCH (afraid of clowns)

  • susan

    i love hannibal lecter i was him 4 halloween

  • Yousef

    1-freddy kueger.
    2-jason voorhees.

    the best 4 …

  • Boo

    Yey Hannibal Lecter on Top! He kicks ass ;3 He’s the greatest serial killer ever but I wouldn’t put him on scariest (Freddie sounds more like on top) … but he’s still awesome either eay ^^

    Can I just point out that in the movie Lecter never ate the brain, he fed it to Ray Liotta (People always get that mixed up ¬.¬)

    Also Jaws is not scary. I watched it when I was seven and it didn’t scare me ever. I love Sharks ^^

  • megz

    OMG the leprachaun wazz soo scaryy!!!!!!!

  • Matt

    Het this list solid not great but solid im trying to film a new horror movie and im trying to combine traits from these killers so if anyone has any good ideas help. but uhm i think ghostface from scream needs to here. my top 10 would be..
    1. Michael myers 6. Leather face
    2.Jason 7. jigsaw
    3. Freddy 8. Norman Bates
    4. Hannibal 9. Jaws
    5. Ghost face 10. Buffalo Bill

  • Matt

    Boo, Im not positive but I think your wrong, he does eat the brain not in that one scene but when he is on the plaine or it atleast implies that hes going to eat it so same thing

  • Bldlees

    Whaat?? you forgot Barney

    C’mon everyone are great but freddy krueger,Jaws or Norman Bates there are killers yaahh but too they are more laughing that scaring
    there are many horror character scarier than these guys
    ammm besides The real name of Samara Morgan is “Sadako Yamamura”…give honor to the creators and
    where’s Kayako Saeki or Captain Spaulding, Natre or It even is missing

    Norman Bates HAHAHAHAHAHAH its terrorific if a man dressed like a woman pursues me in a hotel…it happens to every distracted in every hotel in each corner

    The list name should be “The CUTEST horror movie killers”


  • Lucain

    What about Sweeny Todd?

  • billy

    come now,no dr.phibes or edward lionhart?surly these 2 fellows had a hand in the schooling of dr.lecter.i dare you to say dr.lecter dosent act alot like them.2 killers that were pure evil gen,but also able to give a laugh here and there.and what about roddy mcdowells IT,it was unstopable,hell even a nuke didnt slow it down and no other golem looked so cool.

  • billy

    want to know the scareiest killer?try tim burgraff.unlike lector or buffilo bill i spent 11 yrs in the joint.this guy killed 4 people they could prove.a great guy if you got know him,but also a person that felt a human was lower then a pigion was and had no problem smashing someones face to bits(as in the visting room)when you look into thoughs kind of eyes now that is some far-out,freaky,scare your ass shit.

  • zach price

    Im only a 13years old but now my horror movies. Aliens vs jason they both were in a future movie but jason never dies even after part 9 when he was blowen up i think jason should be the top killer!!!!

  • Dahulk410

    how do you leave out jeepers creepers

  • Trentonabell

    yeah he’s way better

  • felix

    fuck it sucks how can michael myers come after pinhead and jason so awe that he got to get as minor chose 3th place the only thing i like is the place of freddy and leatherface

  • morgan

     Final Destination forever!!! ;)

  • Trentonabell

    jeepers creepers where did you get those peepers

  • Tomas

    I think Dexter should be in the “body count rankings” tab too.

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  • Samrox1

    did anyine think of Dr. Satan (House of 1000 corpses). He does horrible things to people and yet they still live and he makes them his minoins even though they are horribly deformed.

  • Shakeandbake_13

    Kids half of these killers never die hence the term sequels…..idk I’m just saying!

  • Shakeandbake_13

    I think the question is which zombie…..some many types of story written brain eaters it’s just the matter of picking the scariest ones….

  • Shakeandbake_13

    Come on people why does anybody try to debate on these things I think every decade has it’s moments in the horror film industry starting from nosferatu to G.A.Romeros classics, to the 70′ s cult classics to the 80 horror and suspense of jason freddy and mike to the creepy irish man who just wants his gold to all the reboot and remakes of those classics and to the sick and psycho mind of Mr.zombie himself! Come on and to all the movies in between that had us on the edge of our chairs and scared to look under the bed or in the closet…I tip my hat to you all thanks for a life of fear and nail biting!!! By the way kaazam is the scariest movie out their, lol jk!

  • TheCreeper

    You didn’t even use The Creeper from “Jeepers Creepers”!!!!!!

  • In the movie, Children of the Corn, what is the name of the invisible entity (demon) who “speaks through” Isaac ?

  • In the movie, Children of the Corn, what is the name of the invisible entity (demon) who “speaks through” Isaac ?

  • Samuel_2001

    What About Ghostbusters?

  • The only person that can kill Jason is a single survivor that was in the camp Jason died in (Read the comic Ash vs. Jason Vs. Freddy Volume 2).  Funny the hero destined at the time was a complete coward and when he gains the guts to a different Supernatural creatures grab him.

  • Random Bum

    On Jason it’s not ha ha ha ch ch ch it’s ma ma ma ki ki ki. he says that because he can’t say mom kill or mother kill

  • not a horror movie. lol

  • Norville

    John Ryder from the original Hitcher?

  • Freddy killed Jason and although Jason is the toughest and creepiest, Mike Myers is the best

  • do u no the killer who has the long chian and hes like as white as a gost and its not

  • guccihahsikebiatch^°^

    Either way they are both gay/retarted .-. Zombies aren’t actually the scariest shizz in the world (my oppion on half xD). <33333 ^°^ •¥•[: c:

  • Jpeterson17

    there not that the scary movies now a days are getting more and more predictable.

  • Agatha

    His Name is : he who walks behind the roals or also corngod

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  • Candyman

    No Candyman?

    C’mon, Candyman eats Jigsaw for breakfast and shits the blob at noon

  • Kirsten Hinkley

    No IT needs too be number one!!! Its awesome!

  • Nexy_Gamer

    Jason has killed 300+

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