21 Creepy Characters Who Deserve Horror Icon Status

This gruesome movie character deserves to join the sacred hall Freddy, Jason, and Chucky…

Whether it’s on the big screen or streaming to a screen near you, the horror genre remains one of the most popular film genres today.

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With a genre still anchored by legends of yesteryear, horror has been instrumental in presenting audiences with a new face of fear over the years, with Black PhoneThe masked madman, nicknamed “The Grabber,” is next on deck to potentially make horror history. Therefore, I have put together a list of 21 fan-favorite scare films that deserve to be called one of the most famous scare food icons.


Mary Shaw (Dead Silence)

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Judith Roberts is absolutely terrible as the ruthless supernatural ventriloquist of The Conjuring Director James Wan’s second year horror film.


Bughuul (Wicked franchise)

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This bloodthirsty demon targets impressionable children to carry out his evil deeds (while filming the entire evil affair) in the Blumhouse nightmare franchise.


Gabriel (Malignant)

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While this campy throwback to giallo films has been polarizing to say the least, there’s no denying it Malignant made an impression with horror fans last year, especially with the “reveal” sequence of Gabriel’s grisly prison cell.


Devil’s Face Lipstick (dangerous franchise)

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Apart from scoring goals dangerous franchise, composer Joseph Bishara turned into the series’ most recognizable villain, the predatory predator known as the Lipstick-Face Demon.


Babadook (Babadook)

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Jennifer Kent’s grisly masterpiece introduces the world to this restless, book-bound monster that seems to manifest from the overwhelming sadness and anger of a lonely widow.


Victor Crowley (Ax franchise)

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Four bloody movie Ax The franchise has been hugely popular among hardcore horror fans, but it’s about time this strange force of nature was given the spotlight it gave to horror royalty of yesteryear.


Esther (Orphan)

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Even though his only appearance in the horror world is in a cult classic that is terrifying and unforgettable OrphanThe terrifying title character Isabelle Fuhrman has become so popular over the years that a prequel, as unlikely as it sounds, is on its way from On the evil side filmmaker William Brent Bell.


Jinn (Wishmaster franchise)

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In a role that impressively comes from the wildly charismatic Andrew Divoff, Djinn of Wishmaster deserves a better position among horror villains for the only fact that its body count includes genre legends Robert Englund, Tony Todd, and Kane Hodder, to name a few.


Burial (Mortuary collection)

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Clancy Brown led the screen with chilling gravity in her performance as curator of the 2019 horror anthology that quickly became a horror audience favorite.


Father Hill (Midnight Mass)

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Hamish Linklater really steals the show with his deceptive and contradictory performance as a priest with an unthinkable ulterior motive in Mike Flanagan’s limited Netflix series. Midnight Mass.


Animal Mask (you next)

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This cold-hearted assassin was instrumental in changing you next became a cult classic, especially considering the trio of animal masks have since become a staple at horror conventions around the world.


Goreman Psycho (PG: Psycho Goreman)

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Steven Kostanski’s over-the-top creature features PG: Psycho Goreman brings to the fore a future horror hall-of-famer with a destructive and evil planet-conqueror who must obey the wishes of a chaotic little girl.


Jack Pretzels (Channel Zero)

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In the fourth season of the creepypasta anthology series (titled Dream Door), this twisted monster is likely the only sympathetic and heartfelt killer worthy of reconsideration among the top-tier terrors of the genre.


That person (Shut Up)

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John Gallagher Jr. brings a calculating and sadistic personality to Mike Flanagan’s beloved home invasion film that pits a thrill killer against a clever deaf woman in her remote home.


Lola (Loved Ones)

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A film that appears to have been abandoned for release in the United States, Loved Ones offers one of the most lecherous and lecherous villains in horror history with Lola, who puts her unwilling prom date through a night from hell.


Clown Art (Horrible)

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This unexpected and shocking killer clown shakes the horror community to its core in Damien Leone’s Horribleand his rise to legendary status seems inevitable after the highly anticipated sequel slated to hit screens in 2022.


Dren (Splice)

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Vincenzo Natali’s human-animal hybrid hybrid has slowly crept towards iconic status over the years due to the re-emergence of sci-fi horror films in the streaming era.


Krampus (Krampus)

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Mike Dougherty has incorporated one of his characters into the core horror canon with Trick’r Treat‘s Sam, but the titular terror is holiday horror Krampus deserves equally high recognition among the ranks of the great genre.


Negan (Walking Dead)

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It seems that overnight, the amazing villain Jeffrey Dean Morgan became one of the most reviled characters in television history. While the show isn’t as phenomenal as it was before, Negan certainly has a good chance of cementing his legacy as the all-time horror villain.


May Canada (Can)

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Angela Bettis’ spin on the amateur figure of Dr. Frankenstein-esque remains one of the most interesting and formative figures for horror fans of the early ’00s counterculture generation.


Blind people (Don’t Breathe franchise)

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A terrifying human villain with one of the most unsettling secrets in horror film history, Stephen Lang’s blind killing machine deserves a place among the genre’s most unforgettable bad guys.

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