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8 Weirdest Horror Entities That Can't Be Explained

Unknowable, mysterious, and absolutely deadly.

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Horror thrives on the concept of less is more. Whether it's a simply laid out story, trimming down run times to a solid hour and a half max, or just in the approach horror takes to women's clothes - the biggest impact always comes from the smallest of sources. And that's especially true in the way of original horror movie villains.

Giving monsters little screen time means our imagination fills in the terrifying blanks, yes, but there's more ways that horror makes a playground of our brains. Sometimes, we see exactly what sort of monstrosities are lurking in the dark - but are offered no accompanying details to actually understand what the hell we're dealing with.

Strange creatures are showcased in all their glory, and we come no closer to understanding where they've come from, what their intent is, or even simply what they are at all. Where many films give audiences the tools they need to figure out what they're dealing with, these are the ones that simply show us something traumatising and let the theories run free...

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