By EW Staff
Updated October 13, 2010 at 04:01 AM EDT
Credit: Merrick Morton; Everett Collection (3)

Image Credit: Everett Collection; Merrick Morton; Phillip CarusoAll right you dirty birds, it’s time to put a nail in the coffin of the first round of our Scariest Big-Screen Psycho Killer single-elimination tournament. Today, two American icons, Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) and Norman Bates (Psycho), mix it up in the HorrorVerse bracket alongside Samara (The Ring) and that precocious young spawn of Satan, Damien Thorn (The Omen). Over in the DramaVerse, Annie Wilkes will attempt to hobble the Matron of Mayhem, Kathleen Turner’s Beverly Sutphin (Serial Mom), while Mrs. Mott (AKA Peyton Flanders) from The Hand That Rocks the Cradle tries to avoid having her bunny boiled by Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction). Every few nights between now and the Friday before Halloween, your votes will help us decide who will be crowned the sultan of cinematic psychopaths. Check out our full list of 32 bloodthirsty lunatics at the end of this post, then vote in our final set of first round face-offs below.Image Credit: Merrick Morton; Everett Collection (3) Polls will be open for 60 hours only, so do your part now to save your favorites from an early grave. And be sure to check back later this week as we start announcing first-round winners and kick off matchups for our Screech Sixteen.HORRORVERSE DIVISION

1. Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

2. Michael Myers (Halloween)

3. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Parts II-X)

4. Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

5. Carrie White (Carrie)

6. Samara (The Ring)

7. Jigsaw-Amanda (Saw)

8. Ghostface (Scream)

9. Benjamin Willis (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

10. Dr. Heiter (The Human Centipede)

11. Damien Thorn (The Omen)

12. Alex Hammond (Prom Night)

13. Chucky (Child’s Play)

14. Norman Bates (Psycho)

15. Billy Chapman (Silent Night, Deadly Night)

16. Pinhead (Hellraiser)


1. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)

2. Jack Torrance (The Shining)

3. Annie Wilkes (Misery)

4. Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men)

5. Col. Hans Landa (Inglourious Basterds)

6. Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)

7. The Joker (The Dark Knight)

8. Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs)

9. John Doe (Se7en)

10. Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)

11. Peyton Flanders/Mrs. Mott (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle)

12. Harry Powell (The Night of the Hunter)

13. Vic “Mr. Blonde” Vega (Reservoir Dogs)

14. Beverly Sutphin (Serial Mom)

15. Tommy DeVito (Goodfellas)

16. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)