Scariest Faces In Horror Movies

The Top Ten

1 Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist) Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist) Regan Teresa MacNeil is a fictional character from William Peter Blatty's horror novel and film adaptation The Exorcist as a supporting character and its first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic and the sequel television series, The Exorcist, as one of the main protagonists in season one. In both films, ...read more.

I know what you mean... Once I was looking for creepy prank apps and I found some images of the gameplay of one of them and it was supposed to be like a normal game but on stage three there was a creepy pop up of her and it was sooo creepy! But I still slept well. I had to close my eyes or look away for tent seconds when I see it close up... And yes I'm a girl under ten years old.

I still can't sleep every time I see that face it creeps the hell outta me! I mean, in some parts of the movie its not that scary, in many parts it creeps me out like. This movie is one of the most scary movies I've ever seen.

The first time I saw this on scary maze I couldn t sleep for months

For 1973 the makeup is top notch.

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2 Pennywise the Clown (IT) Pennywise the Clown (IT) 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.

Come on, Jigsaw isn't scary. He's a lame puppet in a movie where the plot is so stupid and the characters so unbelievable that no one is scared, their just grossed out. Its sad people these days can't tell the difference. Anyway I voted Pennywise because I remember as a kid walking past the movie at the video store and being too afraid to watch it just because the clown on the front was terrifying.

IT is a great movie but Pennywise is really creepy, I already was scared of clowns then I am totally freaked out by clowns after I watched this movie.

He and the Killer Clown Murder who was real caused my fear of clowns. Tim Curry did a good job! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

He's scary and I'm really scared of clowns😨

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3 Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Leatherface is a character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror-film series and its spin-offs. He wears masks made of human skin and engages in murder and cannibalism, alongside his inbred family.

The old version is so creepy you get nightmares by looking at it. NOT THE 2003 ONE! Thats not scary. - booklover1

This guy sacred me like I was really there, he's that scary, can't go outside or into strangers land now

You may not see this inbred's face but he would be EXTREMLY UGLY! And that mask! If human skin. Dried from a freshly dead human. And he prances around in his skin/face mask. But the scariest mask if his was the 1974 version. Good god. It looked so real... I can't stop thinking about it since I watched at the beginning if summer!

This picture here is not the real leatherface.

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4 Michael Myers (Halloween) Michael 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.

Sorry guys, but I'll have to vote for this one, because of its genius originality of creep factor, an emotionless face. I praise this mask because of its iconic and memorable image, being more simple than many other masks like Leatherface or Jason, and scarier.

The face of evil = brilliant. This plain white emotionless face that hides in the shadows and never makes a sound is so terrifying still to this day.

Although Michael Myers is terrifying, you guys are saying that William Shatner with a pure white face is the scariest thing ever.

It is literally a William Shatener mask painted white

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5 Freddy Krueger (Nightmare On Elm Street) Freddy Krueger (Nightmare On Elm Street) 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).

Well, I have a little story. I have something like a picture of him on my iPod. I set my alarm for about 60... Well, my iPod works somewhat so that it doesn't go to my alarm, it shows the picture. My iPod doesn't play Music and Video at the same time... Well, neither does anyone elses'... So, now, every morning, since I usually leave the picture on before I go to sleep, I wake up and see Krueger's face. Not the most fun thing to wake up to.

Scary, no. I think not. Well, yes, over all the movie is, but then again, Freddy's face isn't terrifying. It is just creepy, and... Downright... EERIE.

Goodnight.

Freddy is relentless. No Weakness. The most gruesome kills. and he can kill you in any way he imagines because its in a dreamworld. Plus no one ever believes you - MarioDati

Lol I'm not scared of pizza - TeamRocket747

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6 Ghostface (Scream)

So scary that I can't sleep and when I wake up at night I go sleep in my parents bed. I didn't see the movie but think its nice.

I don't like the part of his mask when the huge hole and the weird eyes to

The face looked very scary...
But everything poo when the ghostface's face was revealed

Come on, it's just one of those stupid Halloween masks you get at the shops.

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7 Jigsaw Puppet (Saw)

OMG I haven't even seen the movie but I have seen pictures of him and he is just demented plus when he is up the top of the staircase looking down on the guy he is fricken scary

Smart killing bastard! Laugh out loud

IDGAF what anyone thinks! Jigsaw has the scariest face ever! I was more afraid of the face than the movie itself. At night I don't look at my T.V. screen cause I think he might pop out.

I want to play a Game!

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8 Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) Jason 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. Voorhees.

I would die if I saw him in real life

How is he not #1

Terrifying

The scariest Jason face is in JASON TAKES MANHATTAN WHEN HE TAKES OFF HIS MASK! so spooky (sarcasm) - spodermanfan1000

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

I hate dolls, it scares me a lot

He was scarier when the movies stopped being horror movies. - BeatlesFan1964

His face isn't as scary in this is it was in Curse of Chucky

He was scary after he got stitches

10 Annabelle (The Conjuring)

Why didn't you put these here, this is the most scariest.

Why is this on the list, it's not even scary

So creepy

The Newcomers

? Valak (The Conjuring 2)
? Samara Morgan (Rings)

The Contenders

11 Hannibal Lector (Hannibal)

Only Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal lector

Anthony Hopkins is a great actor as well. - Userguy44

He doesn't blink. - BoltMarksman

It's "Lecter". - BeatlesFan1964

12 Samara Morgan (The Ring)

Oh my god. After you see this movie you are like eh, that was pretty good. Later, you start seeing things...

When I actually watch this movie, I'm not scared. Thinking about it in bed...totally different story... - BoltMarksman

Her face... Is... Adorable. Just kidding her face was really scary

She never sleeps...

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13 Annabelle (Annabelle)

I think her face is really scary because the eyes and the blood as tears -lilah

Not scary

14 Jack Torrance (The Shinning) Jack Torrance (The Shinning) John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.

It's only when he says "here's johnny! "

15 Count Orlok (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors) Count Orlok (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors)

Ah, so now we know the true identity of who was turning off the lights in Graveyard Shift. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

If he's not scary then who was flickering the Lights?

I only came here for Spongebob.

16 Pazuzu (The Exorcist)

Why is this not higher, out of all the horror movie faces that I have seen, none has disturbed and scarred me more than Pazuzu. It is no contest. This face made me find it hard to go asleep, let alone haunt me through the night. I had trouble sleeping for weeks. Why is Ghostface higher than Pazuzu, his face seemed more funny than scary. - Metalhead777

The face of the demon which appears for 3 frames during Father Karras' dream. Absolutely terrifying. It can't be unseen.

This one gave me nightmares.

I would say this creepy white demon should be above Regan McNeil for obvious reasons.

17 Xenomorph (Alien) Xenomorph (Alien)
18 Kayako Saeki (The Grudge)

Don't anyone DARE add a picture! I have a phobia of the creaking door sounds in my house, thanks to her! Please don't add a picture of her to the list. I'll be scared to touch my computer if that happens. - BoltMarksman

That is scary really scaring

How is this not number 1? - Userguy44

The eyes are very terrifying as dark faced shadow freddy.But Scarier than sonic.exe

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19 Red Faced Demon (Insidious)

Almost pissed myself when this happened

Aka Darth Maul. - AlphaQ

20 Witch (The Conjuring)

That part where the witch jumps from the top of the cupboard...

Her face haunted me for 4 years.

21 Frank the Monster (Hellraiser)
22 Gacy Clown (Gacy)
23 Leslie Vernon (Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon)
24 The Woman In Black (The Woman In Black [2012])

This movie is great and the woman in blacks' face is terrifying. And the movie itself is great, maybe not as scary as you think but I saw it in cinema and its more than average scares for a 12. People were arguing why it isn't 15! - marlonacott

25 Mary Shaw (Dead Silence)
26 Mr. Boogie (Sinister)

I was scared to death when I saw him for the first time. - Userguy44

You know those pictures on Facebook like "when you see this you will s*** bricks" that is like the entire sinister movie. When you watch this any you notice Mr. Boogie you will S*** bricks.

27 Kane (See No Evil)
28 Old Woman (Insidious)

A ugly freaky face, I cannot close my eyes in my sleep or I see her creepy face.

29 Ed Gein Skin Mask (Ed Gein)

This was the inspiration for leatherface.

30 Naked Zombie (Rec)
31 The Babadook (The Babadook)
32 Crawlers (The Decent)
33 Lady In the Dirty Nightgown (The Conjuring)
34 Victor Pascow (Pet Sematary)
35 Grant Grant (Slither)

Imagine Gotou from Parasyte, but now as an even more extremely distorted humanoid parasitic host bound as a squid with a hive mind of several other infected hosts. Don't even get me started on The Womb... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

36 Emily Rose (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
37 Mountain Killer (Cold Prey)
38 Harry Warden (My Bloody Valentine)
39 Terrified While Apologizing Face (The Blair Witch Project)

I can't be the only one who finds this terrifying! It feels like something is going to pounce at you! - MontyPython

40 Mrs. Ganush (Drag Me to Hell)
41 Mohawk (Gremlins 2)

He should be on this list because his face is as scary as hell.

42 Thomas (The Orphanage)
43 Samara Morgan (The Ring Franchise)
44 Sadako Yamamura (Ringu)

Just look at her eye is enough! Need I go on?! - BoltMarksman

45 Kuchisake-Onna (Carved)
46 Slit Mouthed Woman (Carved)
47 The Djinn (Wishmaster)
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Michael Myers (Halloween)
2. Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
3. Pennywise the Clown (IT)
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1. Michael Myers (Halloween)
2. Pennywise the Clown (IT)
3. Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
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1. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
2. Pennywise the Clown (IT)
3. Michael Myers (Halloween)
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