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Scariest movie monster: Freddy Krueger or Leprechaun?
A festive crown for the winner
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It's October and that means it's time to resurrect our Monster Madness bracket. Freddy Krueger gets stronger by terrorizing and killing teenagers in their nightmares. Lubdan is a leprechaun, and newcomer to this year's bracket, who becomes a malevolent murderer when humans try to steal his gold. Freddy and the Leprechaun bring both the laughs and one-liners. But which movie monster is scarier?

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Scariest movie monster: Freddy Krueger or Leprechaun?
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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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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 who was 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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Leprechaun is new to our Monster Madness bracket this year, so it's about time the murderous malevolent one gets his due. Lubdin the Leprechaun was born on March 17, 6 B.C., but it was in 994 B.C. in Ireland when he gave a king magical powers and received gold in return. He has protected his stash of gold from then on, killing anyone who tries to steal it from him. 

Leprechaun was created by Mark Jones, who also wrote and directed the first entry in the franchise. Although "Leprechaun" only made an estimated $8 million at the box office, the film holds a cult following. The franchise consists of five sequels and a reboot.

Leprechaun brings a whole different and terrifying meaning to the popular phrase "bitch better have my money!" He does not play when it comes to his gold. If you steal his gold, you might as well consider yourself as good as dead.  

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Watch this clip of Leprechaun introducing himself in the original film below. "Looks like me gold!"

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