The Definitive Ranking Of Halloween Monsters

Ranked scientifically in order of scariness. BuzzFeed used highly scientific methodology to settle this debate once and for all. This Halloween, feed your monstrous hunger by checking specially marked packages for a FREE Totino’s® Party Pizza® with coupon and Fanta® purchase (see offer details).

12. Frankenstein’s Monster

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Anyone who only kills because they love too much? Not a threat.

11. Skeleton

How scary can a skeleton be if everyone has one?

10. Witch

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Not “boo” like Halloween, “boo” like “thumbs down.” Witches haven’t been scary ever since Hermione came along.

9. Mummy

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Old, slow, and easy to avoid: Just don’t rob a tomb and there’s a 0% chance you’ll get chased by a mummy.

8. Swamp Dweller

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The only thing to fear about theses guys is their smell. Take a shower, dude, and maybe consider moving to a more habitable environment. Not scary, just sad.

7. Zombie

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Overrated. Think about it: Nobody spends more than five minutes running from a single zombie. What’s so scary in zombie movies is that there are millions of them. And we’ll go on the record and say millions of werewolves or millions of vampires would be a whole new level of terrifying.

6. Ghoul

Basically pimped-out zombies. Ghouls are evil Arabian spirits that eat the flesh of the dead and then take the form of the person they’ve just eaten. So look around you — any of these people could be a ghoul. And statistically, someone probably is.

5. Vampire

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The problem with vampires is that they’re too sexy and cool. And we’re not even talking about Twilight, although Twilight didn’t help.

4. Killer Clown

Ever wonder why so many kids are afraid of clowns? It’s because they know something you don’t.

3. Werewolf


Super strength? Check. Powerful bloodlust? Check. But what makes werewolves so scary is that you could be a werewolf and not even know it.

2. Demon

Every other monster on this list would straight up lose a fight to a demon.

1. Ghost

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Ghosts are the scariest because they’re totally real.

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