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Scariest movie monster: Jason Voorhees or Candyman?

It's October and that means it's time to resurrect our annual Monster Madness bracket! Jason Voorhees spent the first "Friday the 13th" movie as a desiccated corpse at the bottom of Crystal Lake, while his mother wreaked havoc on the camp's counselors. But once he got out of that lake, look out! Candyman's tragic tale takes us from the woods of New Jersey to the Chicago projects, where the romantic villain tries to hook a woman with both his dreamy looks and his literal hook handWhich 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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As far as movie monsters go, Jason Voorhees starts out pretty sympathetic. He was just a little kid who wanted to go swimming, got out a little too far and his camp counselors let him drown because they were too busy trying to bone. Tale as old as time! In the first "Friday the 13th" movie, Camp Crystal Lake is reopened years later only for its entire staff of horny teen counselors to be systematically slaughtered by Jason's mother, Pamela Voorhees. 

Poor Pam is offed at the end of "Friday the 13th," but that doesn't stop her newly reanimated son from coming back to take his own revenge. After the first film, it is revealed that Jason is actually alive and fully grown. After offing the counselor who decapitated his mom, a super-tall, super-strong, super-hockey-mask-wearing Jason returns to Camp Crystal Lake to murder more teens who are too stupid to look for a different summer job. 

At this point, there have been 10 movies in the Friday the 13th franchise and they get progressively nuttier as they go on—2001's "Jason X" puts Voorhees on a spaceship in the future... seriously. But just like Jason, these movies seem to be un-killable—when adjusted for inflation they've made an estimated $856 million globally in ticket sales alone and there are talks for more Jason movies in the future.

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With Jason Voorhees, it's probably just best to stay out of the woods near Camp Crystal Lake, as you can see in the clip below. 

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Candyman's another guy just trying to live his life who meets a violent, unjust end and turns into a legendary, undead murderer. Born Daniel Robitaille in antebellum America, Candyman was a successful painter commissioned to create a portrait of a wealthy landowner's daughter. Robitaille and the daughter fell in love and had a child. Unfortunately for both of them, racism exists and upon learning of the affair, a mob cuts off Robitaille's hand, covers him in honey and leaves him to die a slow death from bee stings. 

Instead of just laying there and taking it, Robitaille becomes the Candyman, stalking the area around the Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago. He's a pretty easy guy to avoid—you have to say his name five times in a mirror to summon him—but somehow he's all over the place! Just like those dumb dumbs who can't find a job that's not at Camp Crystal Lake, people can't stop saying Candyman in their mirrors! He will also appear if you're cocky enough to doubt him–as an urban legend, as he maintains his immortality and power through fear. If he thinks he's losing his urban legend caché, he'll come back to make sure he's never doubted again, even if that means murdering an innocent dog and kidnapping a baby.

While "Candyman" is considered a classic in the slasher drama—taking on such highbrow concepts as the power of legends and the legacy of racism—the sequels are... less so. "Candyman" took in an estimated $25 million domestically at the box office, while the sequel, "Candyman: Farewell to Flesh" only made over $13 million domestically and "Candyman 3: Day of the Dead" failed to seduce audiences like the first two and was shunted straight to DVD.

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NowThis' Kya Quinn teaches you how to kill the Candyman in this clip below! 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Scariest movie monster: Jason Voorhees or Candyman?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamJasonVoorhees
#TeamCandyman