What scared you the most the last time you watched a horror movie? We'd bet money on the menacing demeanor of famous villains like Freddy Kreuger, Jason Vorhees, and Michael Myers. It may surprise you to see, however, that the faces behind these ghastly ghouls are just ordinary people that bear little or no resemblance to the sheer terror their characters embody.

See each remarkable transformation below, and vote for the stares that spooked you to the bone.

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#1 Valak - Bonnie Aarons (The Conjuring 2, 2016)

Valak - Bonnie Aarons (The Conjuring 2, 2016)

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John L 1 year ago

She's the Perfect Wicked Witch character.

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#2 Pennywise - Tim Curry (It, 1990)

Pennywise - Tim Curry (It, 1990)

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Brilliant character and from what I've seen,much better then the new version about to be released.....

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#3 Samara - Daveigh Chase (The Ring, 2002)

Samara - Daveigh Chase (The Ring, 2002)

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Natasha Forchione 1 year ago

Wow, what a transformation!

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#4 Pale Man - Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006)

Pale Man - Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006)

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antoniosoda 1 year ago

One of the best movies ever made...

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#5 Kayako - Takako Fuji (The Grudge, 2004)

Kayako - Takako Fuji (The Grudge, 2004)

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Seth Gecko 1 year ago

I wonder if she ever crawls down the stairs just to freak people out.

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#6 Toshio - Yuya Ozeki (Ju-On, 2002)

Toshio - Yuya Ozeki (Ju-On, 2002)

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-- 1 year ago

ahh kewt child

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#7 Alien - Bolaji Badejo (Alien, 1979)

Alien - Bolaji Badejo (Alien, 1979)

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Alien looks like a stapler

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#8 Freddy Krueger - Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street, 1984)

Freddy Krueger - Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street, 1984)

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#9 Regan Macneil - Linda Blair (The Exorcist, 1973)

Regan Macneil - Linda Blair (The Exorcist, 1973)

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Stephen Vozoff 1 year ago

Not a lot of surprise here ... seeing as she appears in the movie without makeup ...

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#10 Bride In Black - Tom Fitzpatrick (Insidious: Chapter 2, 2013)

Bride In Black - Tom Fitzpatrick (Insidious: Chapter 2, 2013)

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veronica vaudeville 1 year ago

I didn't know a man played that role!!!

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#11 Leprechaun — Warwick Davis (Leprechaun, 1993)

Leprechaun — Warwick Davis (Leprechaun, 1993)

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John L 1 year ago

five hours in the makeup chair, ten minutes in front of the camera.

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#12 Pinhead - Doug Bradley (Hellraiser, 1987)

Pinhead - Doug Bradley (Hellraiser, 1987)

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Who ya callin pinhead? Screen-Sho...94ba8b.png Screen-Shot-2017-03-24-at-094201-58d522594ba8b.png

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#13 Michael Myers - Nick Castle (The Halloween, 1978)

Michael Myers - Nick Castle (The Halloween, 1978)

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George Perrin 1 year ago

holy crap Jerry Seinfeld is Michael Myers!

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#14 Leatherface - Gunnar Hansen (the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 1974)

Leatherface - Gunnar Hansen (the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 1974)

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Gunnar Hansen was on an episode of Ghost Adventures and given the horror characters he plays, he's quite a soft spoken man.. Leather face...Another menencing character..

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#15 The Creeper - Jonathan Breck (Jeepers Creepers, 2001)

The Creeper - Jonathan Breck (Jeepers Creepers, 2001)

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Sanjeev Sharma 1 year ago

The 1st one was the scariest movie I've watched.

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#16 Sam - Quinn Lord (Trick 'r Treat, 2007)

Sam - Quinn Lord (Trick 'r Treat, 2007)

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Memo Obitz 1 year ago

What a gorgeous kid!

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#17 Captain Spaulding - Sid Haig (The Devil's Rejects, 2005)

Captain Spaulding - Sid Haig (The Devil's Rejects, 2005)

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Seth Gecko 1 year ago

The exploit movie guy...He has an interesting movie history.

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#18 Jason Voorhees - Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th, 1980)

Jason Voorhees - Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th, 1980)

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Jill McCarley 1 year ago

Met him in person several times. He's cool as hell...

#19 Pumpkinhead - Tom Woodruff Jr. (Pumpkinhead, 1988)

Pumpkinhead - Tom Woodruff Jr. (Pumpkinhead, 1988)

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Seth Gecko 1 year ago

The first monster I liked as a kid.

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#20 Ghostface - Dane Farwell (Scream, 1996)

Ghostface - Dane Farwell (Scream, 1996)

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Aegon VI Targaryen 1 year ago

love this series :D

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#21 The Collector - Juan Fernández (The Collector, 2009)

The Collector - Juan Fernández (The Collector, 2009)

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Morgan Paige 1 year ago

I really liked the first movie - the ones after went downhill.

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#22 Radford - Arthur Roberts (Midnight Movie, 2008)

Radford - Arthur Roberts (Midnight Movie, 2008)

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Stephanie Chapman 1 year ago

He looks like an older Benedict Cumberbatch!

#23 The Miner - Chris Carnel (My Bloody Valentine, 2009)

The Miner - Chris Carnel (My Bloody Valentine, 2009)

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