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 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.

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.

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

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

He is not scary

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2 Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger - A 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).

Pennywise isn't scary freddy is though

3 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.

Scary cool - blackflower

4 Regan - The Exorcist

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

The kid probably needed therapy - blackflower

5 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

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.

How would you feel if you woke up in a tortur machine and you got killed

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. ...read more.

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

NO! JASON SUCKS!

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.

Yeah, but not as scary as he could be. - blackflower

10 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.

Better in the book - blackflower

Should I say it? I think I should.

HEERRREEE’S JOHNNY! - IceFoxPlayz

The Contenders

11 The Pale Man - Pan's Labyrinth
12 Clown Doll - Poltergeist

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

Terrifying scene - blackflower

13 Samara - The Ring

She was cute when alive - blackflower

14 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.

So scary, but awesome too. - blackflower

15 The Red Faced Demon - Insidious
16 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?

17 Damien Thorn - The Omen Damien Thorn - The Omen

I’m not even religious and he scares me - blackflower

18 Babadook - Babadook

That’s one book I don’t want anywhere near me - blackflower

19 Candyman - Candyman

Bees are scary as it is - blackflower

20 Bathsheba Sherman - The Conjuring
21 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.

Number 19? No way. He's a lot scary! - LightningStrike

We all go a little mad sometimes.

22 The Predator - Predator

He's a scary creature and a villain

Wouldn’t want to run into that thing - blackflower

23 Two Face - The Dark Knight Two Face - The Dark Knight

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

Tragic - blackflower

24 Emperor Palpatine - Star Wars Emperor Palpatine - Star Wars Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.

His little screen time in the trilogy makes those scenes more effective - blackflower

25 Chernabog - Fantasia Chernabog - Fantasia Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".
26 Djinn - Wishmaster

Be careful what you wish for.

27 Shelob - Lord of the Rings
28 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.

29 Kayako Saeki - The Grudge

So creative in her kills - blackflower

30 Destoroyah - Godzilla vs Destoroyah Destoroyah - Godzilla vs Destoroyah
31 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.

32 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.

Be careful around a velociraptor, especially a wild one because who knows what they might do to ya.. - IceFoxPlayz

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

33 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, ...read more.

One of the best adaptations - blackflower

34 The Creeper - Jeepers Creepers
35 Hannibal Lecter - Silence Of The Lambs Hannibal Lecter - 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.

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

36 Blackheart - Ghost Rider Blackheart - Ghost Rider Blackheart is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as an adversary to the superhero Ghost Rider.
37 Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
38 Ghostface - Scream
39 Mountain Man - Deliverance
40 Pluto - The Hills Have Eyes
41 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.

42 Indominus Rex - Jurassic World Indominus Rex - Jurassic World Indominus rex was the latest attraction in Jurassic World. The hybrid was created by combining the genetic traits of multiple species.
43 Crypt Keeper - Tales from the Crypt

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

44 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?

I’m partially blind, so maybe telling her that would buy me some time - blackflower

45 Boogeyman - Boogeyman
46 Globglogabgalab - Strawinsky and the Mysterious House
47 Timmy Baterman - Pet Sematary
48 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...

49 The Grievers - The Maze Runner

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

Oooohh so THAT’S what those mecha-spiders were called! - IceFoxPlayz

50 Critters - Critters
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1. Michael Myers - Halloween
2. Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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1. Pennywise - It
2. Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street
3. Regan - The Exorcist
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1. Babadook - Babadook
2. Bathsheba Sherman - The Conjuring
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