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Scariest movie monster: Michael Myers or Pinhead?

It's October and that means it's time to resurrect our annual Monster Madness bracket! Michael Myers is the un-killable embodiment of suburban evil, hitting theaters for the 10th time this fall. Pinhead's a sadomasochistic ghoul who has dedicated his life to torturing the souls of those unfortunate enough to summon him. They're both partial to dusty white faces and tormenting humans, but 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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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 timesstabbed 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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You can't miss Pinhead's absolutely iconic look—undead white skin, chapped lips, pins stuck into his head. The ghoul is the brainchild of horror auteur Clive Barker, who first debuted the character in his novella "The Hellbound Heart." The leader of the Cenobites, a group of sadomasochistic beings who reside in an extradimensional realm, Pinhead is summoned to Earth using a puzzle box knows as the Lament Configuration

Film audiences first got a taste of Pinhead's pin head in the 1987 movie "Hellraiser." The monster rolls onto the scene about two-thirds of the way through the movie after being summoned by Kirsty using the Lament Configuration. Pinhead, along with the other Cenobites, tries to take Kirsty back with them to endure an eternity of torture, but she bargains with them and promises her evil, hedonistic uncle's life in her stead. Wielding chains and hooks, Pinhead loves to watch as his victims are ripped apart. Not a guy you'd want to get... entangled with.

Pinhead's complete, single-minded dedication to sadomasochism and lack of acknowledgment of humanity make him a formidable foe–he's made over $109 million in adjusted ticket sales over the four "Hellraiser" movies released in theaters. The series has spawned six more straight-to-video sequels too.

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In another life, Pinhead was Elliott Spencer, a serviceman in World War I. After becoming disenchanted with life and humanity, he opened the Lament Configuration and became Pinhead for the rest of his days. Check out the video of Pinhead's birth below!

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Scariest movie monster: Michael Myers or Pinhead?
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