Best Horror Movie Characters


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1Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)Jason Voorhees is a character from the Friday the 13th series. He first appeared in Friday the 13th as the young son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs.

Jason is ruthless he isn't scared of anything and is a straight up killer. He has no one unlike micheal with his sister. U take Freddy from his world and bring him to ours and the dudes a puss. I like Freddy but realistically Jason would take him n a heart beat. No problem. Michael is a badass to but Jason would dice him up and throw him away no problem

Hhe's definitely stronger than Michael plus he's already dead so a stab wound won't affect the awesomeness of his blade chopping off some dudes head. Im with Jason on this one.

Jason is the best I mean he could beat everyone on this list but he might have an amazing battle with Freddy but he would win he would beat chucky Michael, Leatherface pennywise and the alien he could even survive Jigsaws house

He would kick Michael's ass.

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2Michael Myers (Halloween)Michael Myers is a character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers.

Reasons Michael is the best Horror villain: 1) He hasn't been killed (unlike Jason or Freddy), 2) It didn't take a traumatic event or even a misguided emotional state for him to start killing. One day he just started killing (unlike Jason, Hannibal or Norman Bates). 3) He stalks and kills people like a sociopath, totally disconnected from emotion and almost playful and curious like each murder is a sort of experiment. 4) He spent most of his childhood staring at a wall and yet somehow learned to drive a car. 5) Strength, stealth, intelligence and fear. He is simply the total package. 6) It's a William Shatner mask!

He is the strongest horror character. He is intelligent, he can teleport, you cam chop him in 10000000 million parts if you want and the curse will bring him back, he has supernatural strenght, he can easily kill jason and is really creepy that moment when he suddenly appears behind you and slits your throat... He can crush your head or even rip it off, can use any kind of melee weapons you give him,... The strongest horror character there is there was and there will ever be...

Are you kidding? Jason? I laughed through on of his movies. Mikey is awesome. I love the Halloween movies. First kind of horror movie without monsters. Mike was... Sort of, in a way, human. In the form. Not mentally.

Lol Michael can't die until he kills all of his family members. Michael would kick Jason's ass any day of the week. Jason dies only to come back for some stupid reason but he dies nonetheless. Michael doesn't

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3Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)

I believe he is the best. And Robert Englund is the only Freddy. And I love them both, or I could just say I love Robert. So confusing. But he is the greatest because he is a joker and a really scary killer and will get you in your dreams-- something unavoidable as I have said/

Jason? Michael? Please. Everybody knows that Freddy Krueger (the Nightmare king/bad-ass) should be and always be #1, not that verbally challenged Voorhees or Myers.

Freddy has a song. Jason doesn't have a song. Freddy looks scary. Plus he has claws. - scottp69

There is nothing scarier then the thought of not being able to escape

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4Jigsaw (Saw)

I can't call him a killer or psychopath...he just builds all sorts of devices to teach bad people a lesson. I think he's a good guy. I hated watching the part he gets punched and kicked around by the violent and stupid police man! I felt so sad when I continued watching and hearing his story, now I hate crackheads more than ever. But don't worry, I won't go around kidnapping people and put them in torture chambers and let them do dumb choices and get their limbs get sliced off, or burn from acid - Oldia

Jigsaw/John Kramer is creative, however he never actually kills any of his victims. He is really original and finds twisted ways to his victims to kill themselves. Unlike Michael Myers he and Jason kill people for vengeance and not because they are bored. However I think that he is more original than Jason because there isn't a horror movie character that punishes people like Jigsaw

Jigsaw is creative. Unlike most horror movie characters, does not use a machete or claws to kill people, he uses his wits, and simliar to Jason Voorhees, he generally kills people who do bad things.

Jigsaw is like a mad scientist who tortures people

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5Chucky (Child's Play)Charles Lee Ray is a fictional character and the titular antagonist of the Child's Play horror film series.

I saw the box for this movie once when I was 4 and hid all my dolls downstairs - Queen-aholic

He's a doll that was possessed by a man who murders, and being a doll sure makes it easier. He gives you the chills, and won't ever leave you alone until you get rid of him for "good good".

He makes cheesy jokes, he's not that good or a horror movie but you got to give him that people are actually scared of him and there's suspense

That 5 needs to change to 1

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6Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)

"I'm going to have a friend for dinner." Ya dont say. - fireinside96

He is the only one in the list who is possible in real life, so my vote goes to hl

Hannibal, Up Against Jason, Freddy, AND Michael, Could Easily Turn Them Against Each Other Then Have A Bar-B-Q
Of Their Remains!

I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice chiante on the side. - PlayboyX429

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7Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

leatherface freaks the hell out of me! he still is the best with a chainsaw - 990055njsmith

He was based off a real life serial killer named Ed Gein who did wear a mask out of leather and a belt out of people's nipples.

He is actually real and scary unlike Michael Meyers Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kruger - jflan51

I have a friend from Texas :-)

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8Pennywise the Clown (Stephen King's It)

Scary character but the film he was in could of being better but it was good 4 its time

Creeps me out... I have a phobia of clowns thanks to this film :(

If you have a phobia of clowns don't WATCH

He cares about scares

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9The Alien (Alien)

Alien is definitely one of the scariest films ever made. Maybe even the scariest. Alien creature made many shocking things with humans - Irina2932

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10Jaws (Jaws)V3 Comments

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11Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)

Whats more scary than a girl being possessed by a ghost, then having a deep voice while the bed rocks back and fourth. Shes screaming in real life! That's not acting! Plus, 9 people died on the set of this movie. It is seriously the scariest movie ever!

What Regan Macneil at 10 seriously she can move objects she has A DEMON inside of her she is the best - DENISAE

She should be number 1. she is the best demon girl to have ever reach the big screen.

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12The Thing (The Thing)

The thing could become ANYONE in this list! The film is spectacular and the atmosphere makes the thing much more menacing!

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13The Predator (Predator)

I don't think it should be freddy vs Jason it should be PREDATOR vs Jason

Predator is U.F.O. creatura, werry good speed and power, Predator is half to flying and infiltrace of force. He go in the mask. The is pradator look mask, the of course creature.

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14Ash (Evil Dead Trilogy)

Ash is no good or bad he is the guy with the gun.

He is the only iconic horror character who is good and he certainly is the one wh could put up with all the others.

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15Ghost Face (Scream)

He or she guts his/ her victims. He/she can disappear without a trace. Lastly it is a new person every time so you don't know who the killer is

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16Pinhead (Hellraiser)

Not only is he charismatic and intelligent, but he is a cold and calculating sadist that kills the spirit while forcing the mind and body to endure untold unimaginable suffering. Whereas other movie villains kill indiscriminately and without any remorse, he finds joy on an almost sexually gratifying manner of making you wish he was a ruthless killer.

pinhead is idestructible and immortal as well as jason but he could destroy jason any day of the week and 4 times on sunday

I'm a girl and I practically want to dress up as him for Halloween

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17Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs)
18Norman Bates (Psycho)Norman Bates is a character created by writer Robert Bloch as the main character in his novel Psycho, and portrayed by Anthony Perkins as the primary antagonist of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock and its sequels.

Norman bates is one hell of a psycho killer I don't get why he isn't in the top 10 honestly

He was cute. Loved him so much. He was so shy, I love those guys.

Norman bates is a maniac who is controlled by his mother and when ever he sees another woman in Norman bates life his mother takes over Normans mind and kills them how do you not make him in the top 10 at least

He is the best horror movie character ever!

19The Death (Final Destination)

Besides Jason from Friday the 13th, you can't get any better then this.

If death wants you, he's got you and there's no escape.enough said

20Candyman (Candyman)

Why is candyman not top 10 its because he's black man

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Norman Bates (Psycho)
2. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
3. Michael Myers (Halloween)
1. Chucky (Child's Play)
2. Pennywise the Clown (Stephen King's It)
3. Jigsaw (Saw)
1. The Alien (Alien)
2. The Death (Final Destination)
3. Ash (Evil Dead Trilogy)

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