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The Hidden

Best unseen villains in horror

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There’s a ghost in this machine—it comes at night and it possesses us to celebrate the best unseen villains in horror-movie history. It surrounds us with the mist, it follows us to our final destination, where we live under the shadow of invisible threats. It is time to let the bird outta the box and list the ten films with the most memorable, malignant, largely non-physical threats. It might pass from person to person, smile at you in a mirror, or leave footprints in the snow, but it cannot be largely visible for most of the film.

Most mentioned

  • The Thing
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Witch
  • It Follows
  • Hereditary
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Shining
  • Jaws
  • The Haunting
  • The Invisible Man
  • Alien
  • Nope
  • The Mist
  • Final Destination
  • Cat People
  • It Comes at Night
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Lighthouse
  • Rebecca

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