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Godzilla or King Kong? Movie monsters, ranked by who would win in a fight

Happy Halloween! We've tallied your votes, and here are the monsters that would slay in a battle of the beasts.

Lily Rose
Movie monsters, ranked by who would win in a fight
1 of 51 Legendary Pictures

You vote: Which monster would win in a fight?

UPDATE, Oct. 11: Thanks to your 9,011 votes, we now can say for sure which movie monster would beat all others if they duked it out in a single film. From Godzilla to Slenderman, here's the definitive ranking of every major movie monster, based on who would win in a fight, as decided by YOU.

Time to figure out who took out the No. 1 spot. Let's start the countdown...

Originally published Sept. 22. 

Skeksis (The Dark Crystal, 1982)
2 of 51 The Jim Henson Company

50. Skeksis (The Dark Crystal, 1982)

These ruthless beings are incredibly intelligent and, through a dark-crystal beam, can drain you of the essence of your youth, killing you.   

Sil (Species, 1995)
3 of 51 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

49. Sil (Species, 1995)

This human-alien hybrid has no problem killing other people with her alien strength, tentacles and piercing tongue. 

4 of 51 Warner Bros.

48. Pazuzu (The Exorcist, 1973)

Pazuzu is a pagan demon who takes over human bodies and uses them as vessels for destruction, abuse and general evil. 

Annabelle (Annabelle, 2014)
5 of 51 RatPac-Dune Entertainment

47. Annabelle (Annabelle, 2014)

This evil vintage doll is possessed by a demon with telekinetic powers. 

Death Angels (A Quiet Place, 2018)
6 of 51 Paramount Pictures

46. Death Angels (A Quiet Place, 2018)

These blind, abnormally fast aliens attack anything that makes a sound.

Edgar the Bug (Men in Black, 1997)
7 of 51 Columbia Pictures

45. Edgar the Bug (Men in Black, 1997)

Edgar is a cockroach-like alien who can shape-shift, secrete slime, jump super high, climb walls and make great use of his super strength. 

The monster (The Host, 2006)
8 of 51 Chungeorahm Film Sego Entertainment

44. The monster (The Host, 2006)

This aquatic monster is fast on land and in the water. He also has a weapon-like tongue. 

9 of 51 Universal Pictures

43. Dracula

Dracula likes to drink your blooooooood. He also can turn into a bat and live forever.

Humanoid Crawlers (The Descent, 2005)
10 of 51 Lionsgate

42. Humanoid Crawlers (The Descent, 2005)

These blind monsters use echolocation to track and kill their prey.

Brundlefly (The Fly, 1986)
11 of 51 Amblin Entertainment

41. Brundlefly (The Fly, 1986)

This man who became a fly-like monster can vomit poisonous venom and scale walls, thanks to sticky pads on his hands and feet. 

Samara Morgan (The Ring, 2002)
12 of 51 DreamWorks Pictures

40. Samara Morgan (The Ring, 2002)

This revenge-hungry ghost has the ability to curse you through a videotape, frighten you to death, possess your mind and make your death look like an accident. 

Sarlacc (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, 1983)
13 of 51 Lucasfilm

39. Sarlacc (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, 1983)

This Star Wars monster lives in a pit and has grabby tentacles.

The entity (It Follows, 2014)
14 of 51 Northern Lights Films

38. The entity (It Follows, 2014)

Why does she look so scared? This entity is invisible to everyone except those possessed by it. It can take the shape of any person before it ultimately kills you.

Freddy Krueger (the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise)
15 of 51 New Line Cinema

37. Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise)

This ugly, immortal dream demon who wears a clawed glove can kill you in your nightmares... and in reality. 

The Thing (The Thing, 1982)
16 of 51 Universal Pictures

36. The Thing (The Thing, 1982)

This alien predator can morph into pretty much anything once it attacks with its tentacles.

Graboids (Tremors, 1990)
17 of 51 Universal Pictures

35. Graboids (Tremors, 1990)

These carnivorous worms with long, grabbing tongues live underground and will tunnel up to eat any meat they can find, including humans. 

Chucky (the Child's Play franchise)
18 of 51 United Artists

34. Chucky (Child's Play franchise)

This small doll, possessed by the spirit of a murderer, has the strength and speed of a grown man. 

The Babadook (The Babadook, 2014)
19 of 51 Screen Australia

33. The Babadook (The Babadook, 2014)

Don't let this lonely creature into your home. He will possess your mind.

20 of 51 Universal Pictures

32. Frankenstein's monster

This indestructible movie monster has brute strength and size on his side.

The Beldam (Coraline, 2009)
21 of 51 Laika

31. The Beldam (Coraline, 2009)

This button-eyed witch's capabilities include dark magic, shape-shifting and soul stealing. 

The Wolf Man
22 of 51 Universal Pictures

30. The Wolf Man

He's a werewolf. He changes with the full moon and can either kill or turn others into werewolves with his bite. 

Swamp Thing
23 of 51 Lightyear Entertainment

29. Swamp Thing

This folkloric man-turned-monster is born out of the environment that he died in. Now he can control all plant life.

Pinhead (Hellraiser, 1987)
24 of 51 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

28. Pinhead (Hellraiser, 1987)

This pin-cushion-looking movie monster is a sadist with demonic powers.

25 of 51 TriStar Pictures

27. The Arachnids (Starship Troopers, 1997)

These spider-like aliens are highly intelligent, organized and very, very deadly. 

C.H.U.D.s (C.H.U.D, 1984)
26 of 51 New World Pictures

26. C.H.U.D.s (C.H.U.D, 1984)

C.H.U.D. stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller, which aptly describes these brutes. 

Eight-legged freaks (Eight Legged Freaks, 2002)
27 of 51 Village Roadshow Pictures

25. Eight-legged freaks (Eight Legged Freaks, 2002)

These really big spiders are insatiably hungry and have a poisonous bite. 

Pennywise (the It franchise)
28 of 51 New Line Cinema

24. Pennywise (the It franchise)

This bully of a movie monster loves to terrorize its victims before killing them. Pennywise can shape-shift, steal souls, teleport and move with super speed. 

Pumpkinhead (Pumpkinhead, 1988)
29 of 51 De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

23. Pumpkinhead (Pumpkinhead, 1988)

This lumpy-headed movie monster has super strength, strong claws and super-fast healing abilities.

30 of 51 Screen Gems

22. Slenderman

Internet urban legends attest that this faceless demon can heal instantly, warp reality, enter dreams and use hypnosis to get his victims to kill for him. 

Basilisk (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002)
31 of 51 Heyday Films

21. Basilisk (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002)

These massive serpents can petrify (or kill) anyone just with their stare. They also have poisonous fangs and incredible speed. 

Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006)
32 of 51 New Line Cinema

20. Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006)

This freaky-looking monster with eye sockets in the palms of his hands likes to feast on hungry, defenseless children. 

Count Orlok (Nosferatu, 1922)
33 of 51 Prana Film

19. Count Orlok (Nosferatu, 1922)

This clawed demon likes to feast on blood and can spread plague and disease. 

Gremlins (Gremlins, 1984)
34 of 51 Warner Bros.

18. Gremlins (Gremlins, 1984)

Gremlins love to destroy and eat everything with their razor-sharp teeth and claws. 

The Blob (The Blob, 1958)
35 of 51 Paramount Pictures

17. The Blob (The Blob, 1958)

This pile of goo grows ever bigger based on the number of humans it eats. It can be stopped only by being frozen. 

Rancor (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, 1983)
36 of 51 Lucasfilm

16. Rancor (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, 1983)

This Star Wars alien species can be kept as pets, despite the fact that they enjoy hunting and eating other species. 

Flerken (Captain Marvel, 2019)
37 of 51 Marvel Studios

15. Flerken (Captain Marvel, 2019)

Sure, they look like house cats, but Flerkens have tentacles inside their mouths for attacking foes. 

Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors, 1986)
38 of 51 Warner Bros.

14. Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors, 1986)

Don't feed the plants! This singing flora has a taste for human blood. 

Indominus Rex (Jurassic World, 2015)
39 of 51 Universal Pictures

13. Indominus Rex (Jurassic World, 2015)

This bloodthirsty dinosaur from Jurassic World can run at top speed and has sharp, powerful teeth and claws, just like you learned in first grade.

Medusa (Clash of the Titans, 1981)
40 of 51 Warner Bros.

12. Medusa (Clash of the Titans, 1981)

Folklore has it that her hair is made of snakes and a single look from this priestess-turned-Gorgon can turn anyone into stone. 

41 of 51 Paramount Pictures

11. Clover (Cloverfield, 2008)

This massive monster can withstand a blast from even the heaviest-duty human weapon, rip the tops off buildings like they're cherries and smash through a New York City bridge with just the whip of its tail.

Bruce (Jaws, 1975)
42 of 51 Universal Pictures

10. Bruce (Jaws, 1975)

Nicknamed "Bruce" by the Jaws film crew, this massive shark is enormous and ornery. 

Megalodon (The Meg, 2018)
43 of 51 Warner Bros

9. Megalodon (The Meg, 2018)

Megalodon is a shark between 70 and 90 feet long. It's strong enough to bite a whale in half. 

Otachi (Pacific Rim, 2013)
44 of 51 ‎Legendary Pictures

8. Otachi (Pacific Rim, 2013)

This 207-foot-tall ocean creature is said to weigh 2,690 tons. Otachi has wings, sharp talons, a spiked tail and the ability to spit a harmful liquid that can melt through practically anything.

45 of 51

7. Predator (Predator franchise)

Predator has super everything: strength, speed, hunting skills and weapons. 

Balrog (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)
46 of 51 New Line Cinema

6. Balrog (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)

This demonic race of Tolkien characters can engulf themselves in flame and summon fiery swords and whips. They can't be hurt with non-magical weapons. They can also make things explode with their fists and tails. 

Smaug (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013)
47 of 51 New Line Cinema

5. Smaug (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013)

Smaug has all the classic dragon abilities, like flight and fiery breath.

48 of 51 20th Century Fox

4. Xenomorph (Alien franchise)

These deadly parasitic extraterrestrials from the Alien franchise have razor sharp claws, attack tongues and an almost impenetrable exterior. 

49 of 51 Warner Bros.

3. Mothra (the Godzilla franchise)

This massive moth monster has powerful wings that can cause gales, as well as poisonous stingers.

King Kong
50 of 51 WingNut Films

2. King Kong

King Kong is a giant ape with a sensitive soul. He can scale skyscrapers, smash stuff... and feel love. 

51 of 51 Legendary Entertainment

1. Godzilla

Godzilla is a really big prehistoric lizard with atomic breath. 

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