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Scariest movie monster: Leatherface or Michael Myers?

This week we've got two big, silent, unstoppable lunkheads "masking-off." Leatherface and Michael Myers crushed our most refined monsters, Hannibal Lecter and Pinhead in last week's slasherfest. They've been condemned to an eternity of suffering. Leatherface, the muscle in a family of cannibalistic rednecks haunting rural Texas who prey on hot, young road-trippers, battles Michael Myers, the un-killable embodiment of suburban evil, hitting theaters for the tenth time this fall. Who's 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 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! 👻 🎃 😱

#TeamLeatherface

Leatherface is truly gnarly. He's the leader of a family of psychotic cannibals lurking in the scrub brush of rural Texas, waiting for victims to chop up, eat and then turn into home decor. That's really about it! He doesn't have a lot of depth or character development. But what he lacks in rich history he more than makes up for in menace. A hulking man in an eerily made-up mask, he doesn't hesitate to snatch up anyone dumb enough to enter into his house. (Which, by the way, why would anyone walk into someone else's house? "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" could have been avoided if those kids had just refrained from trespassing!).

Leatherface gets pretty creative with his killing. In just the first movie he hangs someone up by a meat hook, chops someone else up with an ax, beans someone else with a huge hammer and, obviously, uses his iconic chainsaw. But this family of rednecks doesn't just use up the good parts of the people, they use everything! Arms become chairs! Face skin becomes a light-diffusing lamp! Bones become... other chairs! This house has many places to sit–not that you'll want to spend any amount of time there.

Audiences couldn't get enough of these sweaty, down-home cannibals—in total there have been eight Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies, grossing over $405 million in total adjusted ticket sales. You could buy a lot of bone chairs with that dough! 

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It is possible to escape Leatherface, as you can see in the clip below!

#TeamMichaelMyers

What's not to love (and fear) about John Carpenter's classic monster? Michael Myers is basically un-killable—in the first movie alone he's shot at least six times, stabbed in the eye with a coat-hanger, falls out a second-story window, and then walks off into the night. Freakishly strong, he can pop a kid's head like a grape without breaking a sweat. And he never runs after his victims, stalking them up and down the winding streets of suburbia at a nice, leisurely strut. What a cool guy!

The brother of original scream queen Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Michael Myers is the embodiment of evil. "Halloween" starts with a point-of-view shot from the eyes of six-year-old Michael as he stabs his older sister to death. His murderous streak gets him a life sentence in the local asylum, which lasts until he breaks out on Halloween Eve. Whatever kind of mental health treatment he received at the hands of Dr. Samuel Loomis during that time definitely didn't stick, because he's every bit as murder-crazed as he was as a child, wreaking havoc on the teenage populations of Haddonfield, Illinois.

Audiences can't get enough of The Shape, as Myers has appeared in 10 movies (because who's counting "Halloween III: Season of the Witch"?), the most recent of which is hitting theaters at the start of October 2018. And he's made over $648 million in adjusted ticket sales (not including "Season of the Witch"), which could buy a guy a lot of jumpsuits and white masks!

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Michael was born a human child, but somewhere along the line, he became extraordinarily hard to kill. Like the Timex of horror monsters, Michael can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. See all of Michael's deaths below!

FINAL RESULTS
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Scariest movie monster: Leatherface or Michael Myers?
#TeamLeatherface
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMichaelMyers