Nine terrifying movie characters that aren't actually in scary films

Halloween's here, so grab the popcorn, your best mate, a pillow to hide behind and get in the spooky spirit by watching a couple of scary movies. Or maybe not...because as it turns out, horror movies don't have the monopoly on haunting your dreams. Check out this lot...

1.The Child Catcher

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a great family film yet they include a creep known as "The Child Catcher". The Child Catcher is a weird old man who gives out sweets to young children. I'm 100% sure you can't get away with this stuff in movies any more.

child catcher

2. Darth Vader

Star Wars
With hype on the new film coming out it's only right to include Darth Vader as someone that you don't really want to cross paths with. Imagine meeting Vader for the first time...

darth vader
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3. Fagin

Oliver Twist
Ringleader of a gang of juvenile pickpocketers, Fagin was a right nasty piece of work. Think back to when you watched Oliver as a kid and what a scary customer Fagin really was.


4. Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
I always felt sorry for Edward because he was a sensitive soul. He always meant well too but most people were scared of him. I can't imagine it was too comfortable having scissors for hands to be fair.


5. The Joker

Batman: The Dark Knight
The Joker, a proper creep but played so well in The Dark Knight by Heath Ledger. One of the scariest villains of all the Batman films (mostly because I hate clowns).

the joker

6. The Wicked Witch

The Wizard of Oz
The Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz makes the list if only for her horrifying cackle. Thank gawd for falling houses...

wizard of oz
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7. Terminator

The Terminator
The infamous Terminator played by the legend that is Arnie. I'm referring to the very first Terminator film when he created chaos and scared the life out of everyone. Who wouldn't be scared of someone that has shoulders on shoulders?


8. Jon Doe

Jon Doe (Kevin Spacey), the psychopathic serial killer from Se7en is one weird and scary bloke who toys with your head. Sweet dreams when/if you watch this.


9. Scar

The Lion King
When you're six or seven years old and watching The Lion King for the first time, Scar is the nastiest and most terrifying thing ever. Poor Mufasa, but good on you, Simba.


Can you think of any scary characters that are in non-scary films? Post them in the comments below

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