15. The Creeper
Appears in: Jeepers Creepers (2001), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Scariest moment: Casually driving down the highway, Trish (Gina Phillips) and Darry (Justin Long) see the Creeper dumping what appears to be a body wrapped in bloody bedsheets down a large pipe; then, seconds later, the Creeper turns and stares at them.
Weakness: Any day that's not the 23rd day of every 23rd spring.
If only horror movies like Jeepers Creepers came along at least twice a year. In a genre notoriously chastised for its overall lack of originality, writer-director Victor Salva surprised critics and fans alike with this creative subversion of monster movie tropes and slasher movie conceits.
Unlike any other horror villain, the Creeper is a fascinating amalgam of several fresh ideas. Living in a house tucked away on the side of a desolate highway, it's a winged, flesh-devouring creature that only comes out to play every 23rd spring for 23 days, and when it's done, a piece of a victim is taken and added to the Creeper's collection of humans organs and limbs.