TV MONSTERS RANKED BY SCARINESS

Series regulars only. Sorry no guest spots
  1. Pennywise (It Miniseries)
    Hard to top Tim Curry's tour de force as a child murdering clown.
  2. The Dark Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
    A beast's beast
  3. Kurt Barlow (Salem’s Lot)
    The Nosferatu of his day
  4. The White Walkers (Game of Thrones)
    Individually, nothing a little dragon glass can’t stop. Together, enough to make you worry about your seven kingdoms.
  5. Walkers (The Walking Dead/Fear the Walk Dead
    They look gruesome enough, but would be a little scarier if they were the running dead perhaps, or at least the jogging dead. A monster you can defeat by power-strolling away doesn’t keep us up at night.
  6. Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone)
    Honorary monster. As host of this anthology, Serling and his cigarette managed to set the story a more eerie light than a cave full of vampire bats.
  7. Lily Munster
    Terrifying!
  8. Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)
    Terror comes in small packages. The patron saint of screen pedophobia.
  9. Evil Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    He changed on her! Such a metaphor!
  10. Katherine (Vampire Diaries)
    The original mean girl with fangs.
  11. The Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow)
    He's still got it
  12. Vampire Cult Members (The Strain)
    Technically more creepy than scary but you can’t really argue with eye worms.
  13. Blaine DeBeers (iZombie)
    More mean than scary, but mean can be fairly scary when your a zombie and a zombie enabler
  14. Elvira
    Focuses more on the slinky than the sexy, but we bet she could do some real damage if she put her mind to it.
  15. The Cryptkeeper (Tales from the Crypt)
    Creaky's a good start but only gets you half way there
  16. Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows)
    More haunting than scary. Or something
  17. Eric (True Blood)
    Terrifying if you're a bottle of hair product within his reach. Otherwise, eh.
  18. Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    Oh give it a rest tough guy
  19. Silas (Vampire Diaries
    The ability to look like other people is impressive, but in the end, a brand really needs its own look if it’s going to win in the scary Derby.
  20. Scott McCall (Teen Wolf)
    He might be a wolf, but he’s still only a teen one
  21. Thing (The Addams Family)
    Too helpful a hand to truly terrify.
  22. The Count (Sesame Street)
    Whenever he gets past nine, our blood runs cold.
  23. Herman Munster (The Munsters)
    A+ for effort! Monster spirit award to Herman!
  24. Bill (True Blood)
    Vampire dud-eries