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Scary monsters in literature ranked according to 'scream score'

Dementors, White Walkers, Cthulhu, Dracula and more menacing monsters get lined up and ranked by costume vendor Morphsuits.

Click on the image for the full scary infographic.

Quick. Who do you find scarier? Dementors from the Harry Potter book series or White Walkers from "A Song of Ice and Fire," the book series on which "Game of Thrones" is based?

For me, the answer is easy -- White Walkers all the way. But a new infographic from the folks at Morphsuits, a company that sells form-fitting bodysuits to make you look like everything from Santa to Spider-Man, deems the Dementors to be a bit more frightening than blue-eyed cold-loving baddies that live north of The Wall.

Morphsuits also puts Frankenstein well ahead of the Headless Horseman and ranks Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft's classic 1928 novel, "The Call of Cthulhu," in front of a monster from another older classic -- Grendel from Beowulf. I think I might have put Ichabod Crane's tormentor first based on speed alone (hard to get away from a horse), while I agree that Cthulhu totally trounces Grendel in the scary department.

In determining the ranking of the monsters, the minds at Morphsuits came up with a "scream score" by combining each monster's appearance, powers and evil intent. So the giant squid from Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" winds up with only a 20 percent scream score, which places it at the bottom of the list.

The scariest monster, according to this very unscientific analysis? Pennywise, the cannibalistic clown from Stephen King's "It" gets a perfect 100. That's something with which I can definitely get on board. There are few things scarier than an evil clown, amiright?

Have a look at the infographic for yourself above and see if you agree with the ranking. Anything out of order in your opinion? Any major monsters left out? If so, let us know in the comments below. Oh, and happy soon-to-be Halloween!