10. The twins in “The Shining”
“Come play with us, Danny.” Nope!
9. EVERYTHING in “Poltergeist”
Poltergeist doesn’t just feature a single horrific apparition, but dozens of ‘em. Like, that thing is literally a spider demon. Are you serious? Can you even decide which of those things is scarier on its own? And TOGETHER??
8. The Candyman in “Candyman”
What’s even more upsetting than seeing a ghost? A charming ghost. The Candyman can work his way into your heart, but he also shoots bees out of his mouth and tends to disembowel people, so it’s probably not really worth it.
7. The ghostly orphans in “The Devil’s Backbone”
Aside from the fact that there’s a pretty effed up ghost haunting an abandoned orphanage, there’s a bunch of other *hidden* things that are, you know… unwanted. To say the least.
6. The former patient in “Session 9”
The apparitions of former mental patients aren’t the only thing that’s scary here. The cleanup crew is also probably getting asbestos poisoning. So would you rather take that, or murderous ghosts? Or both? Bye!
5. Samara in “The Ring”
A suicidal horse on videotape, a messed up girl who casually crawls out of television screens… none of this is okay.
4. Kayako in “The Grudge”
What’s more terrifying than living in a foreign city that you’re still trying to get settled in? Having a girl under the power of a supernatural curse follow you around! Probably.
3. Toby in “Paranormal Activity”
What could be worse than an invisible presence that terrifies dogs and babies? Suburbia. Maybe.
2. The children in “The Orphanage”
Kids following you around can be stressful enough. Probably the only thing scarier is being HAUNTED by a child. And even scarier than that is being haunted by a vengeful child wearing a burlap sack mask.