By EW Staff
Updated October 29, 2010 at 04:00 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Everett CollectionYou still wake up sometimes, don’t you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.

Happy Halloween, everyone! Yes indeed, ’tis the weekend of tricking, treating, and curling up on the couch to watch the scariest of scary movies. And right here at PopWatch, we’re celebrating by crowning the champion in our Scariest Big-Screen Psycho Killer single-elimination bracket tournament. Over the last month, you’ve voted like fiends and winnowed down our field of 32 slashers, serial killers, and sociopaths, leaving Halloween‘s Michael Myers and The Silence of the Lambs‘ Hannibal Lecter as the last murderers standing (alongside a pile of bloodied, mutilated corpses, naturally). And in what turned out to be a closely fought battle … Hannibal the Cannibal devoured his masked competitor by a margin of 53%-47%! Congrats, good sir! (But please don’t come any closer!)

Click here to see how Hannibal Lecter advanced to our finals, and to review how the entire bracket played out. Here’s hoping, however, that he doesn’t get complacent and turn his back on his vanquished competitor. To steal a turn of phrase from the old Chumbawamba song, Michael Myers has a tendency to get knocked down, but he gets up again.

Thanks for playing. Happy Halloween!

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