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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Monsters lurk everywhere in pop culture -- novels, comic books, TV shows, urban legends -- but today, we're focusing on killers who were born in the movies. For this io9 guide, we picked cinema's biggest, most evil slasher-movie baddies... plus a few cult favourites, too.