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Scariest character in the history of cinema

The one who makes you want to strip down to your panties, grab a meat cleaver and whisper, "Is anybody there?".

by The Tinglerreply 4210/30/2013

I don't find Hannibal Lecter scary. He's laughably camp and droll.

by The Tinglerreply 110/29/2013

None of the above.

Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown froze my bowels.

by The Tinglerreply 210/29/2013

Pazuzu, sow.

by The Tinglerreply 310/29/2013

Simon Halls.

by The Tinglerreply 410/29/2013

Hill House.

by The Tinglerreply 510/29/2013

You left off "You bitch!" from your list -- the alien in Alien

by The Tinglerreply 610/29/2013

Where is DL favorite Nostradamus?

Why is Transylvania clairvoyant Nosferatu on the list?

by The Tinglerreply 710/29/2013

Pennywise was scary in the book. In the made for tv movie, not so much. I was so disappointed because I always thought that It had the makings of a very scary and entertaining motion picture.

by The Tinglerreply 810/29/2013

Pinhead

by The Tinglerreply 910/29/2013

I'd go with Mick Taylor. John Ryder would be my #2 pick. WW of the West is a legit contender.

Agree that Hannibal Lecter was more absurd / camp than scary.

by The Tinglerreply 1010/29/2013

The whatever-it-is, fighting to get out of that wooden box in the cellar, from the TV version of Stephen King's "Salem's Lot."

by The Tinglerreply 1110/29/2013

Rhoda Penmark.

by The Tinglerreply 1210/29/2013

You should replace the Wicked Witch of the West with the flying monkeys!

by The Tinglerreply 1310/29/2013

Richard Simmons

by The Tinglerreply 1410/29/2013

Funny Lady's Fanny Brice.

by The Tinglerreply 1510/29/2013

I'm with (R9).

Freaked me out as a kid- seriously.

by The Tinglerreply 1610/29/2013

Ernest Borgnine - Emperor of the North Pole

by The Tinglerreply 1710/29/2013

What about someone like Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List?

by The Tinglerreply 1810/29/2013

The character De Niro played in Cape Fear.

"come out, come out, wherever you are!"

by The Tinglerreply 1910/29/2013

actually the unseen entity in the original Haunting.... and the creature in Alien......

by The Tinglerreply 2010/29/2013

IT. Still freaked out by clowns They're unnatural.

by The Tinglerreply 2110/29/2013

BOB from Twin Peaks (the great TV series or the awful movie). Scared the crap out of me.

by The Tinglerreply 2210/29/2013

Jaws

by The Tinglerreply 2310/29/2013

[quote]Pennywise was scary in the book. In the made for tv movie, not so much.

R9, I may have been influenced by the book. IT was scary, at least in the kid chapters. I still think Tim Curry was frightening in the kid portion of the movie/mini-series.

[quote]I was so disappointed because I always thought that It had the makings of a very scary and entertaining motion picture.

It's always hit and miss with Stephen King adaptations. Some of them are great, some just awful and some - like IT for me, are mixed.

by The Tinglerreply 2410/29/2013

Shelley Winters in anything.

by The Tinglerreply 2510/29/2013

Another vote for Mick Taylor (Wolf Creek).

by The Tinglerreply 2610/29/2013

Amber Leighton.

by The Tinglerreply 2710/29/2013

Daryl Revok (Michael Ironside) from Scanners

Samara in The Ring

by The Tinglerreply 2810/29/2013

Margaret White in Carrie Michael Myers in Halloween Billy in Black Christmas Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street Mama Rose in Gypsy The old death father in The Sentinel

There's a lot

by The Tinglerreply 2910/29/2013

John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) in The Hitcher or Jack Torrance in The Shining

by The Tinglerreply 3010/29/2013

The main vampire in SALEM'S LOT.

by The Tinglerreply 3110/29/2013

Anton Chigurh's haircut.

by The Tinglerreply 3210/29/2013

Lucille Ball in "Mame" *shiver*

by The Tinglerreply 3310/29/2013

R18, Fiennes was sexy in that dreadful, sentimental film. Spielberg cast him for what he said was his "evil sexuality".

by The Tinglerreply 3410/29/2013

Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men."

by The Tinglerreply 3510/30/2013

I agree with you about Stephen King's books being difficult to adapt for the screen. IT, the book, really scared the shit out of me. Of course, it petered out at the end, and I really didn't like what IT turned out to be. But the book grabs you from the first page and I think I finished the book in three days. It reminded me of my own childhood memories. He really knows how to tap into the collective subconscious.

by The Tinglerreply 3610/30/2013

Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle.

by The Tinglerreply 3710/30/2013

Beth Jarrett in Ordinary People.

by The Tinglerreply 3810/30/2013

[quote]Why is Transylvania clairvoyant Nosferatu on the list?

Thank you.

by The Tinglerreply 3910/30/2013

Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood

by The Tinglerreply 4010/30/2013
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