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Scariest movie monster: Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees?

It feels like fate that Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees would square off in our penultimate round of Monster Madness. Both are psychotic little boys who grow up to have a real hankering for murdering promiscuous teens and wearing white masks, Michael and Jason are probably the most equally-matched monsters we've had in this year's contest. Both slow-walking, hard-hitting serial killers have been stalking teens for over 30 years, but only one can come out on top. Who's the scarier 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 final four 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! đŸ‘» 🎃 đŸ˜±

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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!

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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.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Scariest movie monster: Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMichaelMyers
#TeamJasonVoorhees