Top Ten Scariest Movie Creatures and Villains of All Time

What creature or villain gives you the heebie-jeebies?

The Top Ten

1 Pennywise - It Pennywise - 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 more.

Got his ass kicked by some kids, but still they had the other flowing thru them as a group so you know yea. Although he is very freaky and is such an amazing concept for a villain.

I love pennywise the clown! Stephen Kings It is my favorite movie of all time!

Creepiest clown I have ever seen. I'd expect no less from the Master of Horror. Stephen King forever!

Terrifying Clown, seen the movie its pretty good

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2 Freddie Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street

Pennywise isn't scary freddy is though

3 Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface - The 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.

He was the killer from one of the most gory movies ever made

4 The Xenomorphs - Alien The Xenomorphs - Alien

The scariest thing that I can think of is a species that uses other species to grow in population. I just find it scary that with every person taken by them, there's going to be another one

Although Alien was released in the 9170s, it did not fail to send cold waves down my spine. This thing is not only scary, but awesome looking at the exact same time. Tis thing is awesome.

5 Regan - The Exorcist

Oh hell naw that thing is crap your pants scary - SirSkeletorThe3rd

6 Jigsaw - Saw Jigsaw - Saw Jigsaw is a character from the Saw series. He first appears in Saw as a man whose wife passed away. After that, he did lots of tests on people.
7 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.

It's crazy that he always walks, never runs, and he still catches up to his victims with no problem. Them he's gone without a trace.

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.

Jason is the king of horror he has 158 victims and more in march can't wait for the new movie


9 The Thing - The Thing

That Thing just imitates the living by making creepy gory faces and much impressive CGI or stop motion or I don't practical effect?

10 The Pale Man - Pan's Labyrinth

The Newcomers

? Dwarf - Don't Look Now

I know that many will see this as just another list ruining choise that is either silly or really obscure but for those who have watched this movie, you already know that the Dwarf should be number 1 (but won't be because Don't Look Now isn't as famous as Friday the 13th, The Exorcist, It, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc.)

If you have not watched this movie, while it's not your stereotypical horror movie, it is the scariest movie I've ever seen and might become the scariest movie you've ever seen as well... Sweet Dreams :)

I'm only a teenager but I've seen enough movies in the little over a decade I've been on this planet to be able to conclude that this as the scariest. I wonder what I will see when I'm an adult? - Jimbobadibob

The Contenders

11 Jack Torrance - The Shining Jack Torrance - The Shining John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.
12 Pinhead - Hellraiser Pinhead - Hellraiser Pinhead is the main antagonist of the Hellraiser film series. He is the Hell Priest of a sinister realm called the Labyrinth, and is the leader of the order of the gash, an order of demons known as Cenobites who collect the souls of victims who open the lament confirmation.

He'll tear your soul apart. And he's devoted to the art of torture.

13 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.
14 The Red Faced Demon - Insidious
15 Clown Doll - Poltergeist

They boy in the movie wasn't pretending to be scared, he was scared for real.

16 The Predator - Predator

He's a scary creature and a villain

17 Samara - The Ring
18 Norman Bates - Psycho Norman 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.

We all go a little mad sometimes.

19 Two Face - The Dark Knight Two Face - The Dark Knight

It's not about what I want... It's about what's FAIR!

20 The Creeper - Jeepers Creepers
21 Shelob - Lord of the Rings
22 Pluto - The Hills Have Eyes
23 Djinn - Wishmaster

Be careful what you wish for.

24 Deadites - The Evil Dead Deadites - The Evil Dead

These things are just terrifying! The possess the living and just plain creepy in every single way imaginable! And they're very hard to kill.

25 Velociraptor - Jurassic Park Velociraptor - Jurassic Park Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.

I'd be pretty scared if I woke up and saw a velociraptor sleeping next to me. - _ -

26 The Joker - The Dark Knight The Joker - The Dark Knight The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics . Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, more.
27 Gremlins - Gremlins

They are too scary and violent not compared to Gizmo though but in the sequel they were more scary Mowhawk and Daffy and Lenny oh my.

28 Hannibal Lecter - Silence Of The Lambs Hannibal Lecter - Silence Of The Lambs

Looking at him alone is scary enough. The creepiest part is, he's very good at getting into your head and playing with your mind. He should be at least top ten. Definitely one of the best/creepiest horror villains ever conceived.

Fun fact: Antony Hopkins never blinked in the entire film.

One of the best villains ever and very scary,too. - Tia-Harribel

29 Blackheart - Ghost Rider
30 Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
31 Ghostface - Scream
32 Mountain Man - Deliverance
33 Crate Monster - Creepshow

This guy is just creepy. And he's blood-thirsty. Even when you're all grown up he still gives you chills.

34 Indominus Rex - Jurassic World Indominus Rex - Jurassic World
35 Crypt Keeper - Tales from the Crypt

Everything about this guy is creepy, mainly his appearance and his maniacal laugh.

36 Emperor Palpatine - Star Wars Emperor Palpatine - Star Wars
37 Kayako Saeki - The Grudge
38 Candyman - Candyman
39 Damien Thorn - The Omen
40 Babadook - Babadook
41 Boogeyman - Boogeyman
42 Timmy Baterman - Pet Sematary
43 George Romero's Zombies - Night of the Living Dead

They're no blokes in rubber suits or evil slashers, they're us, gone horribly wrong...

44 The Grievers - The Maze Runner

It didn't help my friend with his fear of spiders

45 Critters - Critters
46 Toothless Man - Deliverance
47 Walrider - Outlast

He can be real unlike these other supernatural creatures supernatural is fake this is science

48 Mothman - Mothman Prophecies

Based on real counterpart, it kills humans who killed others, bassicly getting revenge

49 Kuchisake-Onna - Carved

She is based on a Japanese urban legend. She wears a surgical mask to cover up a large gash on her mouth and carries a huge pair of scissors. If you cross her path, she will stop you and ask you if she's pretty. If you say "yes", she removes her mask and asks you "how about now? " If you say "yes" a second time, she inflicts a gash on your mouth, making you just like her. How can anyone not find that scary?

50 Mary Shaw - Dead Silence
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Pennywise - It
2. Freddie Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street
3. Regan - The Exorcist
1. Michael Myers - Halloween
2. Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
3. Jason Voorhees - Friday the 13th
1. Pennywise - It
2. Freddie Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street
3. Chucky - Child's Play

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