20 Terrifying Animals That Could Have Come Straight Out of a Horror Movie

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Sometimes real life can seem even more disturbing than the deepest, bleakest depths of our imagination. Some of the creatures that exist in nature today, for example, look like they’d be more at home slithering around the set of a Hollywood movie. Indeed, they’re living proof that Mother Nature has the darkest of dark sides – so get ready to meet 20 actual monsters that deserve their very own screenplay.

20. Atlantic Wolffish
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20. Atlantic Wolffish

The Atlantic wolffish is bigger than the other members of the wolffish family – and that definitely makes its mouth even scarier. Not only are there multiple strips of molars and canine-like incisors in there, but this fanged fish also has teeth lining its throat. Eek!

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19. Wrinkle-faced Bat

The wrinkle-faced bat – or Centurio senex – of Central and South America has a particularly gruesome resting habit: it can stretch its weird chin skin-flaps entirely over its face. This odd-looking visage, though, apparently helps give it a surprisingly powerful 28-tooth bite to feast on fruit.

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