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
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5 years 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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Lily Mae Kitty
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5 years ago

Dr. Frankenfurter!

Anne Rouffignac
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5 years ago

He's just a sweet transvestite...

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Sierra Hall
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5 years ago

This man is incredible. Love, love, love Tim Curry.

Seth Gecko
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5 years ago

I still have nightmares from his character.

Marika Stanway
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5 years ago

I read the books when I was quite young. I was only 14 whe it came out and it was all the rage, had to read it. Since then, I have had deep seated fear towards clowns of any kind. They creep me out. And I only had my imagination back then... no internet to show you pictures like that one above. Although, surprisingly, my imagined Pennywise was very similar to the one later portrayed in the film by the magnificent Tim Curry.

Thea Johnsen
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5 years ago

He also played the Demon in Legens.

Thea Johnsen
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5 years ago

*Legend

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Beater Medina
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5 years ago

The one who ruined my childhood!

Mariann Biörserud
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5 years ago

Scariest clown ever... 😨 #coulrophobia

Tracy Sellars
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5 years ago

Strangely enough Tim Curry was actually a sufferer.

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Art Animal
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5 years ago

Tim Curry's Awesome!

Community Member
5 years ago

No way! I had no idea it was Tim Curry!

Kemal Çördük
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4 years ago

The ugliest horror character and definitely NOT scary.

Michelle Carson-Flynn
Community Member
4 years ago

Bonus vote because that was his real hair!

Jill McCarley
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4 years ago

Love Tim Curry...

Dario Agrillo
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4 years ago

<3

Cobraul2
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4 years ago

It's good that he fixed his teeth. ( Joke )

Philip Condron
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5 years ago

love it, great movie

Samantha Beckett
Community Member
5 years ago

This book scared the crap out of me.

Lazy Panda
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5 years ago

Huge difference!

Lazy Panda
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5 years ago

Mind you I think the second photo was taken quite a few years after

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Lynda Lee
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5 years ago

Tim Curry will forever and always be Pennywise... ♡

Potatos r cool
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5 years ago

So that's the man who terrified me from mcdonalds for a week! Thanks for making me loose weight and shit!! GHAD dammit man!!

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
5 years ago

I remember him as the hotel manager in Home Alone - Lost in New York.

Rubina Shiver
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5 years ago

Tim <3

Lilya
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5 years ago

"Swish and Flick!"

Lilya
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5 years ago

Oops wrong one.

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Miguel Arista
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5 years ago

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Still looks scary without the make up!

Anne Rouffignac
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5 years ago

Don't be a dick, he's not been well recently.

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#3

Samara - Daveigh Chase (The Ring, 2002)

Samara - Daveigh Chase (The Ring, 2002)

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Natasha Forchione
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5 years 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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jacluckycat
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5 years ago

I love that movie, and this creature gave me more creeps than anything i've seen in a movie before.

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#5

Kayako - Takako Fuji (The Grudge, 2004)

Kayako - Takako Fuji (The Grudge, 2004)

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Seth Gecko
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5 years 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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5 years 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
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5 years 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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Aegon VI Targaryen
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5 years ago

still creepy : P

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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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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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Stephen Vozoff
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5 years ago

Steve Bannon!

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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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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4 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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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Ryleigh
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1 year ago

The last one. 100% amazing