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    Updated on Jul 19, 2020. Posted on Jun 18, 2020

    30 Of The Scariest Characters From Non-Scary Movies

    "E.T. looks like a sick raisin."

    We asked you, the BuzzFeed Community, who the scariest character in a non-scary movie is, and we got some ~chilling~ responses! Here are 30 characters who shouldn't have freaked us out, but still did!

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    Note: Submissions have been edited for clarity and/or length.

    1. Dobby from the Harry Potter movies

    Warner Bros.

    "I know Dobby was supposed to be helpful and nice, but he looked like an underfed chihuahua-bat hybrid with giant bug eyes."

    ugogirl17

    2. Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Disney

    "Judge Doom was already pretty terrifying because he legit MURDERED a BELOVED CARTOON, but then he had those cartoon bug eyes and went crazy at the end?!? Scariest thing in the world."

    captain-spiderman

    3. Large Marge and Pee-wee from Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Warner Bros.

    "Large Marge from Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

    And now that we're grown up...also Pee-wee."

    laraterryr

    4. The Bensons (ventriloquist dummies) in Toy Story 4

    Disney

    "The ventriloquist dummies with no ventriloquist are a nightmare!"

    satitus9

    5. The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Universal Pictures

    "Definitely the Grinch! Those long hairy fingers and those creepy facial expressions still give me nightmares to this day and I'm 23 years old."

    lexieaplas

    6. The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    United Artists

    "The Child Catcher's long nose and voice creeped me out! It's especially creepy how he told the children the ice cream and treats were 'all free today' in order to catch them."

    mayork13

    7. Tzekel-Kan from The Road to El Dorado

    DreamWorks Animation

    "The part that freaked me out the most as a kid was when Tzekel-Kan sliced his hand open and said, 'Gods don’t bleed' before smearing the blood over Miguel’s face on the stone carving."

    lauraquestionmark

    8. Miss Trunchbull from Matilda

    Jersey Productions

    "Miss Trunchbull specialized in yeeting kids across the school and locking them in a stabby sharp dungeon. That scene where she chases Matilda and Miss Honey around the house still scares me and I’m nearly 30."

    megand4e92ba67b

    9. Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Disney

    "Frollo is terrifying especially because he is just a human. The hate and damage he causes without any supernatural powers just shows that you don't need to be a werewolf or ghost to scare people, just a regular man with control issues and bad intentions."

    a487fb74c2

    10. Shan Yu from Mulan

    Disney

    "Shan Yu scares the bejeezus out of me. I was afraid of him as a kid and still am."

    avavojnik

    11. Boy from Little Monsters

    United Artists

    "In the movie Little Monsters, there's this character named the Boy. He is so scary I couldn't even finish the movie. This movie was kind of meant to be scary (?), but it's still a kid movie, so..."

    ilitterallylovethis

    12. Thrax from Osmosis Jones

    Warner Bros. Feature Animation

    "I was absolutely terrified of Thrax as a child. For a long time, whenever we would watch that movie, I would have to turn away and hide in a pillow until his scenes were over."

    monikap6

    13. Rasputin from Anastasia

    20th Century Fox

    "I lost a lot of sleep over Rasputin. Anastasia is still one of my all time favorite movies but he was utterly terrifying, even his voice is upsetting."

    jessc40e7904fc

    14. Other Mother from Coraline

    Disney

    "The Other Mother. I tend to think Coraline is terrifying despite not always being considered a horror movie and that’s largely due to the woman who steals kids' eyes after manipulating them and then eats the eyes. Plus her weird spider form. No thanks!"

    cleverchipmunk50

    15. E.T. from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Universal Pictures

    "Hands down E.T. from the original film before the added CGI in the anniversary edition. Wrinkly, creepy waddle, deep scary voice...all scary. I used to dream those long nasty fingers were coming to get me from under my bed! Didn’t sleep properly for a year!"

    jrubioreyes01

    16. Switchblade Sam from Dennis the Menace

    Warner Bros.

    "Switchblade Sam haunted my nightmares as a kid! The scene near the beginning of the movie where he stabs the apple out of a little kid's hand, and everything about his appearance and demeanor freaked me out!"

    madelinem482f093a0

    17. Peter Pettigrew from the Harry Potter movies

    Warner Bros.

    "Peter Pettigrew was just so dirty, creepy, and gave me nightmares for ages."

    niallh459ac7a2b

    18. The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia movies

    Disney

    "The White Witch used to terrify me. She wasn’t scary in the traditional sense, but she was so manipulative that it really freaked me out how she could get anything she wanted. Anyone who could kill Aslan in cold blood is horrifying!"

    elexisgrace

    19. Edgar the Bug from Men in Black

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "That creepy farmer dude that got his body inhabited by aliens in Men in Black. After that alien got in his body, that dude haunted my dreams for my entire childhood."

    facebook_10205572552188761

    20. The evil puppets from The Wiz

    Universal Pictures

    "This is a deep cut, but those 'growing puppets' from the subway scene in The Wiz freaked me the F out as a kid. This is not a good movie for children." —silge

    21. The Walrus from Alice in Wonderland

    Disney

    "The walrus man in the animated Alice in Wonderland. He groomed really cute baby oysters just to prepare them for his consumption."

    jamiehhhhh

    22. Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    New Line Cinema

    "Bilbo Baggins in that one scene in The Lord of the Rings. He finally snaps to the pressure of the Ring and momentarily transforms into a hideous beast. That bit always terrifies me, even when I know it is coming."

    eyeofsauron06

    23. Bill Sikes from Oliver and Company

    Disney

    "Bill Sikes from Oliver and Company always terrified me as a kid."

    alandavanv

    24. The Coachman from Pinocchio

    Disney

    "When the Coachman went after little boys to turn them into donkeys, I nearly peed myself every time I watched that scene!"

    magdalenashelly32

    25. Mortianna from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Warner Bros.

    "The witch Mortianna from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. That jump scare towards the end nearly made me wet myself in the theater."

    gaelicmaiden

    26. Bowler Hat Guy from Meet the Robinsons

    Disney

    "Bowler Hat Guy. When Meet the Robinsons came out on DVD, my parents bought it for me to watch it. BIG mistake. It had a good plot and really funny scenes, but the whole movie was ruined with that one character’s design. It’s been 13 years, and I still have a hard time sleeping because of him. Bowler Hat Guy is the exact definition of what a satanic pedophile would look like."

    trobinson

    27. The library ghost from Ghostbusters (1984)

    Columbia Pictures

    "I know Ghostbusters (1984) is about ghosts, but it isn't actually anything close to scary! Except for that librarian/library ghost..."

    matthewschonmorgan

    28. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    "I was absolutely terrified of the Wicked Witch of the West when I was a kid. Something about the old-timey aesthetic combined with how sinister and evil she looked gave me this utterly horrible and dreadful feeling that terrified me to the point of needing to fast-forward the cassette every time she came on screen lol."

    stevrey59

    29. Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Warner Bros.

    "Lord Voldemort drinking unicorn blood in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. HE FREAKED ME OUT BACK THEN."

    1dforme

    30. And Willy Wonka from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    "WILLY WONKA, THAT ABSOLUTE CREEP!!! His movie terrified me as a kid and I’ve had multiple nightmares about his factory! The fact that he didn’t care that those kids could die really freaks me out."

    anyarosem16

    There ya have it! Are there any scary characters from non-scary movies that we missed? Sound off in the comments below!

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