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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

One cannot any cooler than the Mistress of the Dark herself. Her blend of comedy and horror (and legendary look) have made her a household name for decades. Because when you're this fierce, you live forever.

Lydia Deetz ("Beetlejuice")

We’re all just a bit strange and unusual aren’t we? We all fell hard for Lydia Deetz at the tail-end of the ‘80s as she took on the one and only Beetlejuice to help her undead friends on the other side.

Veronica Sawyer ("Heathers")

A year after she stole our hearts as Lydia Deetz, Winona Ryder threatened them as Veronica Sawyer in "Heathers." She didn’t mean to become a teenage serial killer, but a vendetta and a crazy boyfriend led her down a really insane and evil path for a while.

Ursula ("The Little Mermaid")

Was Ursula really a villain, though? She just played the game to get to Prince Eric’s fine behind.

The Sanderson Sisters ("Hocus Pocus")


"Hocus Pocus" is all fun and games until you remember that these three were trying to live forever by killing off every kid in town. But we forgive the Sanderson sisters, mostly because Halloween wouldn’t be the same without these spooky witches.

Wednesday Addams ("The Addams Family" and "The Addams Family Values")

Wednesday Addams had been a hero to many since the ‘60s, but her big screen makeover in the ‘90s became instantly iconic.

Morticia Addams ("The Addams Family" and "The Addams Family Values")

We can’t talk about Wednesday without talking about her mother. Morticia Addams proved that a modern woman really could have it all — a family, a loving husband, more time to seek out dark forces and join their hellish crusade.

Sally ("The Nightmare Before Christmas")

Our favorite rag doll proved that love always wins over fear in a goth wonderland that's a dream for many.

The Goofy Goths ("A Goofy Movie")

"A Goofy Movie" is the hilarious story of Goofy’s son telling the world’s biggest lie to impress a girl back home. In between the singing and dancing, we met a pair of goths on the bus who were not having it — and it made those of us who aren’t about the stereotypical Disney parade smile.


The witch squad ("The Craft")

Sarah, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Nancy were squad goals for a lot of girls in the '90s. In a time where counterculture was becoming more the norm, "The Craft" offered an escape for those who saw the world in a spookier way.

Tiffany Valentine ("Bride of Chucky")

Just when you thought Chucky was the coolest, rudest, evilest doll on the block...in walked Tiffany in her white dress and leather jacket, and you had to switch teams.

Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell ("The Faculty")

Did you ever notice that Clea DuVall always plays a spooky character?

Kathryn Merteuil ("Cruel Intentions")

Not every spooky babe has a heart of gold buried beneath them. Kathryn Merteuil from "Cruel Intentions" was pure evil from the Upper West Side.

Akasha ("Queen of the Damned")

Played by the late, great Aaliyah, Akasha brought vampire realness to the big screen in the most effortless way.

Janis Ian ("Mean Girls")

It’s hard to say if "Mean Girls" would have been the same without the sarcastic, black-haired cloud known as Janis Ian.

Violet Parr ("The Incredibles")

More angsty than spooky, but we’re still going to toss Violet from "The Incredibles" on the list because we love her moody aesthetic.

Bellatrix Lestrange (the "Harry Potter" films)

It’s hard AF to choose which Helena Bonham Carter character to go with — so many of her roles center around the stranger side of life — but Bellatrix' spooky queen aesthetic cannot be denied!

Jennifer Check ("Jennifer's Body")

Megan Fox is incredible, but there was something extra amazing about her in "Jennifer’s Body." Was it her lip gloss? Her one-liners? Or the way she was turned into a demon who literally ate men?

Truly a movie ahead of its time.

Rose Armitage ("Get Out")

One of the newest to make the list comes from the Oscar-winning movie "Get Out." Rose Armitage, played by Girls' Allison Williams, is possibly the world's most sadistic girlfriend — ever.