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Jokers, circus masters and demonic dolls. Which TV characters terrify you? Den Of Geek asked its writers that very question…

The subconscious is a terrible place; dark, mysterious and peopled by spectres from the past. As a bit of a laugh then, we sent our writers journeying into theirs and asked them to drag out any TV terrors they found lurking in the shadows.

Some television fears had been ensconced there since childhood, others were more recent tenants. Some were morally terrifying; human beings with icy hearts capable of atrocities, others were simply… atrocities.

Join us as we count down in order of terror from the sort-of-creepy to the downright terrifying, the 50 TV characters that, for whatever reason, give our writers chills. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to fill in gaps by adding your own peculiar television nightmares below…

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Star Wars cast: Ford, Fisher, Hamill before they were famous

Star Wars cast: Ford, Fisher, Hamill before they were famous
When news broke earlier this week that five young up-and-coming actors were in line for the lead Jedi role in Star Wars Episode VII, Google search bars will likely have been working overtime as film fans tried to match faces to names.

Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher may not be household names, but Star Wars has a history of turning unknowns into big stars.

With the casting cogs turning for Star Wars: Episode VII, we take a look at what Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were up to before they met George Lucas.

Harrison Ford

Now a bona fide movie icon, it's common knowledge that Ford struggled early on in his career and starting working as a carpenter to support his family between acting gigs. Sometimes Ford didn't even get an acting credit at all, and on one occasion he was
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Andy Griffith Dies at 86, TV Critics Celebrate His Legacy

By Rachel Bennett

Less than a week after the loss of film legend Nora Ephron, critics and fans mourned the passing of another, older Hollywood great: Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, July 3. The actor, who most notably starred in the TV series The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, passed away at his home in Dare County, N.C., and was buried later the same day. The cause of death was a heart attack.

Griffith, who popped up on The Ed Sullivan Show throughout the 1950s, appeared as Sheriff Andy Taylor in a 1960 episode of Danny Thomas‘s show Make Room for Daddy, which served as the inspiration for The Andy Griffith Show, which aired from 1960 to 1968.

After his self-titled show went off the air, Griffith sought out film roles, but rarely found work worthy of his talents. His actually gave his best big screen performance before becoming widely known,
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Andy Griffith Passes Away, TV Land Schedules Marathon in Late Legend's Honor

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Andy Griffith, a true television legend responsible for a pair of iconic roles, passed away this morning at his residence in North Carolina. He was 86.

The sad news was first reported by Witn-tv through Griffth's close friend, Unc President Bill Friday.

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Griffith rose to prominence in the 1960s as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and later starred in Mayberry R.F.D., Headmaster and The New Andy Griffith Show. In 1986, a new generation of TV viewers were introduced to the actor through his memorable role on Matlock.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005.

Tweeted former co-star Ron Howard upon hearing the news:

"His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I'm forever grateful Rip Andy."

TV Land will pay tribute to the actor by airing a marathon of
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Report: TV Icon Andy Griffith Dead at 86

Report: TV Icon Andy Griffith Dead at 86
Legendary multihyphenate Andy Griffith has died, his close friend and Unc president Bill Friday told North Carolina’s Witn-tv. Griffith was found in his Dare County, N.C. home on Tuesday morning; he was 86.

Television viewers first met Griffith through his 1950s appearances on variety programs such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show, but it was the role of Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960 to 1968, that made him a household name. Watch the opening:

Ron Howard, who played Sheriff Taylor’s son Opie, remembers Griffith for “his love of creating,
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