And the greatest horror movie character of all time is...

2013-10-30 10:57
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Los Angeles - Evil Dead II's Ash Williams has been voted the Greatest Horror Movie Character Of All Time.

The one-handed, chainsaw-swinging, iconic hero - portrayed by Bruce Campbell - in Sam Raimi's 1987 cult classic beat 665 characters to the top spot in a poll carried out by Empire.

The shortlist was put together using 666 horror films from 1913 to 2013, and was compiled using a combination of reader votes and opinion from a panel of experts.

Campbell was pleased with the result, saying: "I think your readers are fine, intelligent, discerning people with obviously a lot of taste."

A Nightmare on Elm Street’s blade-fingered baddie, Freddy Krueger, climbed to second place, beating Anthony Hopkins' cannibalistic killer Hannibal Lecter from The Silence Of The Lambs.

While Ken Foree's Peter from George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead was pushed into fourth.

The Top Ten Greatest Horror Movie Characters Of All Time are as follows:

1. Ash Williams - Evil Dead II
2. Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare On Elm Street
3. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence Of The Lambs
4. Peter - Dawn Of The Dead
5. Michael Myers - Halloween
6. Frankenstein's Monster - Frankenstein & Bride Of Frankenstein - Boris Karloff version
7. Dracula - Horror Of Dracula'- Christopher Lee version
8. Damien Thorn - The Omen
9. Norman Bates - Psycho
10. Father Merrin - The Exorcist

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