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26 Film And TV Characters That Are So Creepy People Hate To See Them On Screen

"The first time I saw him he gave me a stomachache."

We recently asked our BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the characters they find creepy. These are some of their answers:

1. Peter Pettigrew from Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Pictures

"He literally makes me want to vomit."

kylagracedunn

2. Tom Haverford from Parks & Rec

NBC

"I know, I know, but he's such a creep to pretty much all the women on the show. It's cringey as hell!"

suzannes27

3. Fernando Vera from Mr. Robot

NBC

"He was a bloody creepy stalker, so much so I didn't even want to see his face on my TV."

tanyam44ab2253d

4. Joan Ferguson from Wentworth

Fremantle Australia

"Before she got buried alive and came back with amnesia. Pamela Rabe is one of the greatest actors of all time, she’s absolutely terrifying – creeped me out every time that she was on screen."

pauljohn28

5. The penguin from Wallace & Gromit

Aardman Animations

"*Shudders.*"

kirstens4022949bc

6. Mr Blobby from Noel's House Party

BBC

"I know he was made to be obnoxious. Fortunately he is only on 90s nostalgia clip shows now."

kathryna456a720b8

7. Homelander from The Boys

Prime Video

"You know there’s something off about a guy who can make drinking milk seem creepy. The actor who plays him is doing a phenomenal job."

jezabelg2

"There is a whole list of awful about this dude, but the next-level mummy-issues makes him a super creep."

mazeinahaze

8. Hannibal from Hannibal

Sony Pictures Television

"His cold, emotionless demeanour creeps me out. A true psychopath."

okokimono

9. Nasty Nick from Eastenders

BBC

"My mum and Gran watch the show religiously and I don't really follow it but I can 100% say that I couldn't stand Nick Cotton when he was on it. Great acting though, he did a brilliant job."

kebmillbrae

10. The Governor from The Walking Dead

AMC

"He’s such a slimeball, yet people fall for his shit again and again. He makes me shudder."

amyw406029465

11. Serena Waterford from The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu

"Don't get me wrong, Aunt Lydia is super creepy, but Serena is diabolical. She gives me chills."

dellarock

12. The Hood from Thunderbirds

ITC Entertainment

"Creepy arse puppet with even creepier glowing eyes. Loved the show but I left the room when he was on."

mattaikens

13. HIM from The Powerpuff Girls

Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"His voice was spine-tingling, and the way he was drawn was so weird! Loved his part in the show because he delightfully freaked me out!"

samantham49

14. Greendale Human Being on Community

NBC

"I can’t look at the screen when the Greendale Human Being mascot is on screen on Community. That blank face is too much for me! *Shivers*"

magicalogre70

15. Twisty from American Horror Story

20th Television

"I'm scared of clowns in real life. I can easily watch Pennywise in IT, he's never bothered me, but Twisty on the other hand creeps the hell out of me."

carolinevicmurphy2

16. BOB from Twin Peaks

ABC

"Absolutely terrifying. Anytime he’s onscreen, I feel my stomach drop. There’s one scene in particular from season two where he climbs over a sofa and heads towards the screen like he’s coming right at you. Almost peed myself on that first viewing."

darcydia

17. Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons

Fox

"I don’t know whether it’s because he’s a psycho or his scary hair but he just gives me the creeps every time he’s on TV."

galarcheesepuff

"The first time I saw him he gave me a stomachache."

sashae1

18. Roland from Schitt's Creek

CBC

"Love the show with a passion but the very first time I saw Roland I was instantly creeped out by him and I don't like watching him. He's just so annoying!"

murraystephen27

19. Coach Steve from Big Mouth

Netflix

"Just ew. Living on a diaper boat. His vocabulary when he explains sex. There is so much more but I just hate whenever he pops up on screen."

shortfatproudofthat

20. Jenna Marshall from Pretty Little Liars

ABC

"She gave me the creeps, and always knew a lot more than she was letting on. Tammin Sursok played the character really well."

toomuchtosay3

21. Jack Randall from Outlander

Starz

"His character was so creepy and twisted. Tobias Menzies played him brilliantly."

kal63

22. The Whos from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Universal Pictures

"I know everyone will come at me for this, but I can't watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas when it's on TV. NOT because of Jim Carrey, but because all of the Whos – except Cindy Lu – scare the crap out of me. They're a whole city of Cabbage Patch Kids if they came from the Uncanny Valley. That movie needs to be rebranded as a horror film."

colleend9

23. Felicia Tillman from Desperate Housewives

ABC

"I don’t know what it is but her character creeps me out."

nh81999

24. Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy

Fox

"Anytime he talks, it makes my skin crawl! So creepy! Which I guess is the point but ick!!!"

emontyz1022

25. Charles Augustus Magnussen from Sherlock

BBC

"You lick people, you’re creepy."

lalaloop235

26. The Coneheads from Coneheads

Paramount Pictures

"I cannot look at them ever or else I get the worst goosebumps I’ve ever felt."

heyycristel

Some submissions have been edited for length or clarity.

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