Top Ten Scariest Fictional Monsters

Your worst nightmares, things that kept you awake at night, here are the ones that freak me out (feel free to add your own oogely boogely things)
The Top Ten
1 Donnie Pfaster from The X-Files

I don't care about that damn X-Files, but the monster really freaks me out!

I'm not a fan of The X-Files, but the damn monster freaks me out!

If no one knows who he is, watch it, but it will freak you out!

2 Slender Man The Slender Man is a fictional supernatural character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen

If you see him, you will live in paranoia for weeks. He will be there every time you turn your back. He'll get closer and closer. He will follow you home. He will enter your room. You will finally make a last dash for escape, but it is futile. He will get you. When he does, he impales you on a tree and lets you take hours, possibly days, to die.

Slender Man is some pretty creepy stuff. Although the videos aren't of the best quality, they are still pretty chilling. I'm just waiting for a legitimate movie about him. Then I'll be happy.

3 Freddy Krueger Fred "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

I remember going to the video store when I was little. I had not seen the movie yet, but there was a big poster of Freddy Krueger, and it always scared me. Then, for some stupid reason, ten years later, I watched the movie at night. That was a bad move. It scared me so bad that I had to tell my mom I watched it. She didn't get mad. She just said, "That's why I told you not to watch it. I knew it was going to be too scary." I should have done what I was told. I never saw the other Nightmare on Elm Street movies.

Damn him... Because of him, I even slept in a sleeping bag next to my dad's side of the bed. I was truly scared that he would make his hand pop out of my chest like he did in that first part of the series.

4 Jason Voorhees 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. Voorhees.

Jason is so brutal, and his way of killing is gross. Since I saw one of his films when I was a kid, I don't want to watch Friday the 13th alone.

That creepy way he just looks at his victims then slices them up without a word is eerie.

5 Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary was actually just Queen Elizabeth's older sister. She was Catholic and wanted a child, so she took people and killed them as an offering. Once she died, Queen Elizabeth became the next queen.

I haven't seen this movie, nor am I that scared of Bloody Mary herself, but dang, I'm assuming looking at mirrors would be pretty darn creepy after watching this movie!

I do it at night, and it doesn't work. But my friends totally believe in her, and they say if you live close to a marsh, she will haunt you. That freaks me out a bit.

6 Michael Myers 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... read more

I can't go to sleep without thinking, "What if he's here?" And at school, I swear, I hallucinated once, seeing him behind a car. I couldn't move. I almost went insane myself the first few times I watched it. I still, being the middle of spring, look outside thinking, "Is he there?" and half expecting him to be there.

What makes him scary is the fact that someone like him could actually exist. It's so chilling that he murdered his own sister when he was only about 7 years old just because she had a boyfriend. In later years, he would attempt to kill his whole family!

7 Cthulhu Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the American pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, the creature has since been... read more

How is Jeff the Killer higher? Cthulhu is a Godzilla-sized beast with a head shaped like an octopus, wings, magic, and the fact that he feasts on nightmares is the scariest part about him.

How the hell is this not first? It's a Godzilla-sized monster in the ocean that looks like a squid. How is Hannibal higher?

Just play Skyrim: Dragonborn, and you'll come to fear him.

8 Jeff the Killer Jeff the Killer is a creepypasta usually accompanied by a picture of a white face looking in to the camera smiling in an unsettling manner. The creepypasta is also usually accompanied by the term "Go to sleep".

Holy crap... When I first saw the picture and was told the story, I couldn't sleep for months. His face is what's scary, though.

I agree. His face is all that's scary. My friend freaks out whenever he sees his face.

The face is what's disturbing. The story is kinda, but that face!

9 Alien The Alien (also known as a Xenomorph) is a fictional extraterrestrial species that serves as the title antagonist of the Alien film series.

Let's see... creepy face-hugger which looks like an angry spider attaches itself to your face and lays an egg in your chest. This little fella then enters the world through the hole it just burst through in your chest. This then develops into the ultimate killing machine. Massive spear on its tail, razor-sharp claws, razor-sharp teeth plus a second retractable mouth inside its mouth, also with razor-sharp teeth. Oh yes, concentrated acid for blood. Enough said.

Definitely should be at least in the Top 3. The Alien creature became an iconic and very memorable fictional monster. Not to mention, it's scary as hell.

10 Tooms From The X-Files

This guy is the sole reason why I'm terrified of Slender Man. Just the way his arms stretch gives me the heebie-jeebies!

The Contenders
11 The Boogeyman - Stephen King Adaption
12 Chucky from Child's Play Charles Lee Ray is a fictional character and the titular antagonist of the Child's Play horror film series.

Here's a creepy story about this horror:

I was doing my school spellings for homework one night and stopped for a moment to ask my mom, "What is the worst toy ever?" She said, "A Chucky doll." I asked, "What the heck is that?" She replied, "It kills people." That night I couldn't sleep. I was only 10 years old then. Good thing I have gotten over it now.

Huh, I don't think I'll want to see this.

13 IT aka Pennywise the Dancing Clown aka Bob Gray It (sometimes capitalized as IT), more commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is the titular main antagonist of the novel, its 2017 film adaptation and the 1990 TV adaptation. It was portrayed to be a shapeshifting and malevolent entity millions (possibly billions) of years old, and with no... read more

I don't know who is worse, Pennywise or Leatherface, because they both make me pee a little bit, so I will call it a tie.

It has caused so many nightmares. I couldn't sleep without nightmares for years when I was younger.

I'm not scared of the clown form, but the fact it can turn into your greatest fear is what scares me.

14 Pyramid Head from the Silent Hill Movie

Obviously a cruel, vicious, terrifyingly awesome example of monster-ness. While I don't get nightmares from movies, if I did, they would probably be all about Pyramid Head. Ripping the girl's dress and skin off is just one example of what brings him well up to the top of the list of scariest monsters. Who wants to be skinned that easily?

Go look up a video of this guy somewhere. He is ridiculously creepy and scary. I think that he is brutal and should definitely be number one. He's about as scary as it gets for fictional monsters.

15 The Dead Girl - The Grudge

The Grudge is, in my opinion, one of the scariest movies ever. The way the dead girl spiders down the stairs or just her revolting face is disturbing.

The Grudge gives me nightmares. That creepy face freaks me out, and the way she crawls makes me scream. I'm telling you, if the dead girl was a real monster that existed right now, I would want to commit suicide.

I never saw this girl, but I'm sure the movie would be disturbing.

16 Annabell

Annabelle reminds me of Chucky, a possessed doll that takes over your life.

17 The Baskerville Hounds from Sherlock Holmes
18 Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.

No, I disagree. I don't even find the movie that scary. It really is just something to make you think. Even though the fact exists that I might get eaten in my sleep or that he'll tell me to rip my face off like in Hannibal...

Wait, so this means I found the movie scary, right? Yeah, I think so. Continuing along with my daily grind.

Silence of the Lambs is a great movie, one of the best. It's not very graphic, just very psychologically scary how Hannibal gets into your head. It's genius.

He is so awesome. After watching this movie, I could not sleep for several days. It was scary, especially when he takes down the two cops and rips one open.

19 Black Eyed Children (aka B.E.K's)
20 Two-Face Two-Face/Harvey Dent is a fictional villain from DC Comics. Harvey Dent was one of Gotham's most trusted citizens until he had acid poured on his face making him go insane and become a criminal by the name Two-Face. In film, he has been portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in Batman, Tommy Lee Jones in Batman... read more

Sorry, but this reminds me of Voldemort and Quirrell in Harry Potter. However, I do think that it is scary.

21 The Zombies from The Night of the Living Dead
22 Leather Face - Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Should be in the top 3. I mean, what's scarier than a huge, inbred, mask-made-of-human-flesh-wearing, mentally retarded, psychotic, chainsaw-wielding cannibal?! Okay, maybe spiders, but Leatherface is the scariest thing besides spiders. Even creepier, Leatherface was real (look up Ed Gein). So be careful taking a wrong turn in the southern outback. You might just meet this guy and his equally psychotic inbred family. The same applies to West Virginia.

If I saw this guy, this is what I would do:

I would look at him and laugh because he's sort of a loser.
Then, I would run.
When I got home, I would call the cops on him.
If he killed me, I'd watch him from Heaven and watch people be killed. Sorry guys.

23 The Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth

I just recently watched Pan's Labyrinth for the first time, and the Pale Man is the creepiest thing I've ever seen in my life. What makes it even creepier is that it is so scary without being very gruesome in the scene it's depicted in. There is almost no blood shown, but the Pale Man himself is creepier than any movie I've ever seen with blood and gore.

He has eyeballs in his hands, and he impales children with swords. Yeah, Freddy Krueger who?

His scene alone was scarier than the entire Conjuring, The Exorcist, or Paranormal Activity in my opinion.

24 Zombie
25 Count Dracula Dracula is a legendary character featured in various forms of media, most notably in Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula." He is the archetypal vampire, often depicted as a charismatic and immortal being with a thirst for human blood. Dracula's character has been reimagined in countless adaptations, exploring... read more
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