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Scariest movie monster: The Creeper or Pazuzu?

It's October and that means it's time to resurrect our Monster Madness bracket. This year, we decided to let Tylters on Facebook and Twitter pick their favorite movie monster—and you did not disappoint. In one corner, you have the Creeper, the hulking, cannibalistic demon from the "Jeepers Creepers" franchise. In the other corner is Pazuzu, the foul-mouthed Babylonian demon and main antagonist from "The Exorcist" film and television franchise. Which movie monster is scarier?

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Just like a classic movie monster, our Monster Madness bracket is back and bigger than ever. We're pitting 16 heavyweight champions of horror against each other all month long, and you decide who wins the grand prize! Last year, Chucky ran away with the whole thing, toppling Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, and Michael Myers for the crown of scariest horror icon ever.

But this year, it's anyone's game—with new contestants Jigsaw, Pennywise, the Babadook and Norman Bates eyeing the haunted throne. Don't forget to cast your vote in our other head-to-head brawls below, and may the scariest monster win! 👻 🎃 😱

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The Creeper is an original character created by filmmaker Victor Salva, first appearing in the 2001 horror film "Jeepers Creepers." The film has spawned two sequels: "Jeepers Creepers 2" and "Jeepers Creepers 3." The franchise has grossed more than $125 million at the box office. The Creeper was selected by Tylters in our Facebook poll as the people's choice for this year's Monster Madness bracket.

Not much is known about the Creeper's origins, other than he's a cicada-like demon who feasts on humans for 23 days every 23 years. He's able to regenerate body parts by eating the identical body part of a victim, giving a whole new meaning to "an eye for an eye." Plus, he can fly. And unlike most horror icons, the Creeper is unafraid to take on police or other humans in public view and seems fond of dark humor.

The Creeper is big, fast, strong and mean. Good luck to anyone who dares to challenge him.

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Here's the trailer for "Jeepers Creepers 3," which was distributed in limited release earlier this month. Fans are hoping the latest installment will explain the origin of the Creeper.

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Pazuzu is the main antagonist of "The Exorcist," created by William Peter Blatty in 1971. Blatty adapted his novel for William Friedkin's film adaptation in 1973, resulting in one of the most commercially and critically successful horror films of all time. "The Exorcist" spawned two sequels, a prequel, a pseudo-official prequel and a television show. The films have grossed over $660 million at the box office.

Pazuzu was selected by Tylters in our Twitter poll as the people's choice for this year's Monster Madness bracket. Based off the real-life Babylonian demon of the same name, Pazuzu was historically known as a demon of the wind and affiliated with locusts and famine. Pazuzu possesses 12-year-old Regan MacNeil in "The Exorcist" and appears in both sequels and the official prequel—as well as the television series (the role of Regan MacNeil is also reprised).

The demon Pazuzu is mostly preoccupied with corrupting the souls of human beings and inflicting as much pain and suffering on its victims as possible. It cares little for larger goals or aspirations and can even be interpreted as another form of the Christian Satan. Immortal and unstoppable, its thirst for human suffering cannot be quenched.

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Here are 10 things you may not have known about "The Exorcist."

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