3. Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1977)
Played By: Gunnar Hansen
Inspired by real-life, skin-wearing serial killer Ed Gein, Leatherface is one of the most frightening creations to ever grace the silver screen. The cow-butcher-turned-human-butcher is just one member of a deranged family known for making home improvements and culinary delights with human body parts.
No matter what human flesh mask Leatherface wears, horror fans can't get enough; There have been seven released films in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise to date grossing over $300 million.