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Poll: Fictional Movie Serial Killers

Aside from the boogeyman, what really haunts us in our nightmares? Those terrifyingly dangerous movie killers, with their extreme acts of violence that only someone as crazy as them could think of let alone act on. These guys are different from mass murderers, as they would kill individually, meticulously stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood.

Which of these fictional serial killers in a film do you consider the most psychotic?

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

  2. Vote!

    Seed of Chucky (2004)

    Chucky from Child's Play (1988).
  3. Vote!

    Kevin Spacey in Se7en (1995)

    John Doe from Se7en (1995).
  4. Vote!

    Christian Bale in American Psycho (2000)

    Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (2000).
  5. Vote!


    Norman Bates from Psycho (1960).
  6. Vote!

    Kurt Russell in Death Proof (2007)

    Stuntman Mike McKay from Death Proof (2007).
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    Tobin Bell in Saw VI (2009)

    Jigsaw from The "Saw (2004)" franchise.
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    Ted Levine in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
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    Nick Castle in Halloween (1978)

    Michael Myers from Halloween (1978).
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    Gunnar Hansen in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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    Ted White in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

    Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th (1980).
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    Dane Farwell in Scream 4 (2011)

    Ghostface from Scream (1996).
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    Peter Lorre in M (1931)

    Hans Beckert from M (1931).
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    Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones (2009)

    George Harvey from The Lovely Bones (2009).
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    Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis in Natural Born Killers (1994)

    Mickey & Mallory Knox from Natural Born Killers (1994).
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    Ralph Fiennes in Red Dragon (2002)

    The Tooth Fairy from Red Dragon (2002).
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    Ben Whishaw in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).
  19. Vote!

    Michael Rooker in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

  20. Vote!

    Bill Paxton in Frailty (2001)

    Dad Meiks from Frailty (2001).
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    John Jarratt in Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

    Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek (2005).
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    Brad Pitt in Kalifornia (1993)

    Early Grayce from Kalifornia (1993).
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    Benoît Poelvoorde in Man Bites Dog (1992)

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    Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Carl Stargher

    Carl Stargher from The Cell (2000).
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    Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

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    Leland Orser in The Bone Collector (1999)

    Richard Thompson from The Bone Collector (1999).
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    Tony Todd in Candyman (1992)

    Candyman from Candyman (1992).
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    Barry Foster and Barbara Leigh-Hunt in Frenzy (1972)

    Bob Rusk from Frenzy (1972).
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    Choi Min-sik in I Saw the Devil (2010)

    Kyung-chul from I Saw the Devil (2010).
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    Larry Atlas and Arnaldo Santana in Cruising (1980)

    Loren Lukas from Cruising (1980).
  31. Vote!

    Casey Affleck in The Killer Inside Me (2010)

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    Harry Connick Jr. in Copycat (1995)

    Daryll Lee Cullum from Copycat (1995).

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