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Scariest movie monster: Ghostface or Jigsaw?

It's October and that means it's time to resurrect our annual Monster Madness bracket! Ghostface and Jigsaw both force their victims to play terrifying games. Ghostface is a combination of meta serial killers who use slasher movie rules to terrorize victims. John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw, plays by a different set of painfully horrific rules. The genius-level serial killer who punishes those who've committed unspeakable crimes by testing their will to live with deadly traps. 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 was crowned of scariest horror icon ever yet again, toppling Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, and Michael Myers for the second consecutive year.

But this year, 15 other monsters—some new and some coming back with a vengeance—are eyeing Chucky's haunted throne. 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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Ghostface is unique, as the name is more of a horror moniker than an actual monster. Many serial killers have donned the Ghostface mask in the "Scream" franchise, but there's nothing like the original. Ghostface was created by horror icon Wes Craven, first appearing in the seminal 1996 horror film "Scream."

"Scream" was inspired by "New Nightmare," which took a more meta approach to the genre; it was a horror movie within a horror movie. Craven decided to take it to the next level with "Scream." The metaseries deconstructed the horror genre, framing the rules for surviving—as well as the motivations of the killer. The franchise has grossed more than $604 million worldwide, making the "Scream" series among the most successful in the genre.

In the original film, Billy Loomis and Stuart "Stu" Macher use scary movie tropes to kill their friends and exact revenge on Sidney Prescott, whose mother ruins Macher's family after an adulterous affair with his father. Still, Ghostface wouldn't die. Instead of the same monster coming back to life in film after film, new killers try to off Sidney in every film.

Rather than a single killer, it's the legend of Ghostface that will never die. 

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Check out this iconic clip below from the original "Scream" where the killers are revealed.

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John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw, first appeared in the 2004 slasher "Saw." Kramer was a civil engineer diagnosed with terminal cancer who later decides to embrace life by teaching troubled people lessons about living by threatening their very existences. He traps them in deadly torture devices and forces them to play a game to test how far they are willing to go to survive. Losing or cheating will result in brutal death. Kramer gets the nickname Jigsaw by keeping pieces of his victim's flesh in the shape of a puzzle piece. 

The original film is written by Leigh Whannell where Jigsaw briefly appears. He becomes a more prevalent antagonist in "Saw II" and subsequent films. Horror fans clearly love the torture porn and each film's twist ending. For those of you who haven't seen the films, or get queasy easily, the franchise may not be for you. You'll be throwing up chunks while watching chunks of Jigsaw's victims flying everywhere. It can be a lot to look at, but the popular series has eight installments and grossed over $976 million globally at the box office, so far. 

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Speaking of torture porn, watch the top 10 traps from the "Saw" franchise below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Scariest movie monster: Ghostface or Jigsaw?
#TeamGhostface
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamJigsaw