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Scariest movie monster: Freddy Krueger or Chucky?

Freddy Krueger and Chucky bring the laughs and one-liners, but their killer performance in the first round of this year's Monster Madness bracket was no joke. Freddy Krueger is literally the stuff of nightmares. He gets stronger by terrorizing and killing teenagers in their dreams. Chucky is a potty-mouthed doll possessed by a serial killer looking to take over a human body. The "good guy doll" is our reigning champ from 2016 and 2017Who's the scarier movie monster?

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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 was crowned scariest horror icon, yet again, toppling Leatherface, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers for the second consecutive year.

Now, we are down to the elite eight of cinema's scariest villains. Who's the ultimate horror movie monster? Click the bracket below to cast your vote in our other head-to-head brawls below, and may the scariest monster win! 👻 🎃 😱

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Freddy Krueger was created by horror master Wes Craven, who based Freddy's aesthetic off of a creepy man who peaked through his window as a child. Craven also drew inspiration from studies of people who died in their sleep. So Freddy's creation is even rooted in creepy, real-life situations. In 1984, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" reinvented the slasher horror genre and grossed more than $25 million domestically at the box office. Today, the franchise has made more than $370 million domestically.

Freddy was a child murderer burned by a mob of angry townsfolk in the fictional town of Springwood, Ohio. But Freddy Krueger would later get revenge on the families who live on Elm Street. He returned as a demonic spirit, hellbent on killing off the mob's teenaged offspring one-by-one in their nightmares. Dying in your sleep meant dying in the real world, which makes Freddy even more terrifying than some psycho chasing you around with a meat cleaver.

Freddy has used his astral projection abilities to kill off teenagers in their nightmares in some pretty creative ways, typically preying on their deepest, darkest fears. It was Robert Englund's performances as Freddy Krueger that popularized the character in the '80s, making him one of the most legendary monsters in pop culture. 

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Check out Freddy's top 10 kills, according to WatchMojo.

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Filmmaker Don Mancini created Chucky with the release of "Child's Play" in 1988, launching a new slasher horror franchise. The supernatural horror-slasher franchise has spawned six sequels and has a reboot in the making. So far, the franchise has grossed over $176 million globally at the box office. While not a huge box office draw, Chucky is arguably the most beloved out of all the horror movie monsters. He's the reigning champion of the monster madness bracket for two years in a row!

Chucky is a Good Guy doll possessed by "the Lakeshore Strangler" Charles Lee Ray. The serial killer uses a voodoo amulet to transfer his conscious into the '80s childhood doll. Throughout the franchise, Chucky attempts to transfer his soul into a human host, originally terrorizing poor Andy, who only wanted to Good Guy doll to play with. Later, Chucky's love interest Tiffany joins him in his murderous rampage. They are the parents of twins Glen and Glenda. Yep, two killer dolls reproduced! But reproducing isn't Chucky's only ability. He also has regenerative abilities and knows his voodoo! He's literally the last thing you'll expect to be a serial killer because he's a such a good guy! 

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Watch Chucky most playfully bloody kills below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Scariest movie monster: Freddy Krueger or Chucky?
#TeamFreddyKrueger
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamChucky