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When I was a really small kid I remember that creepy Edward who was stalking Nikki on Y&R. He talked to his mother's ashes. Victor was nuts back in the day too when he had Michael Scott locked in the basement and played a psychological game of cat and mouse with Julia. Vanessa Prentiss was freaky. Shaun Garrett who buried Lauren alive was another psycho. Bill Bell loved all that Hitchcock type stuff.

 

 

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22 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Once, when Matthew Cowles was in Theater for a New Audience's 2012 production of "The Taming of the Shrew," he sat next to yours truly on the front row.  (This particular production had a framing device, where Cowles, as Christopher Sly, is duped into believing he's a rich lord, and that the rest of the company is putting on the play for his (and our) amusement).  It was all I could do NOT to say, "I can't believe I'm sitting next to Billy. Clyde. Tuggle."

Here's the thing, it was definitely a choice to keep the mustache and haircut for over 20 years because the accent was fictional but the look was deliberately creepy.  I'd love to see who Christine Baranski is dating now to see if she has a type - maybe Larry the cable guy? 

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On 6/30/2019 at 12:44 AM, Paul Raven said:

Darlene Conley as Rose DeVille (Y&R)

Rose DeVille

 

Rose was quite willing to 'deal with'  those teen runaways she sheltered if they got a little uppity in any way.

 

Bill Bell used Rose as the villianess on 3 separate occasions.

 

Very good pick - Darlene's Rose was so different from Sally Spectra you can see where Bill Bell would be impressed with her talent. Rose was just plain evil and totally mercenary.

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Another one that was scary was Allison Perkins on OLTL. Barbara Garrick nailed that cult follower persona and just watching the character as creepy.

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On 6/30/2019 at 6:30 PM, MichaelGL said:

Did not watch it when it originally aired but just the snippet of what I've seen of Jingles the Clown on Somerset sends shivers down my spine. This was another story penned by the incredible Henry Slesar! It starts at 24:55 

 

 

 

Granted, that's the only scene I've seen of Jingles the Clown, but...sorry, Mr. Slesar...he seems more goofy than scary.

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45 minutes ago, ReddFoxx said:

Another one that was scary was Allison Perkins on OLTL. Barbara Garrick nailed that cult follower persona and just watching the character as creepy.

A lot of the later stuff was silly, but I agree. 

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For me, it will always be Stephanie Martin on "The Edge Of Night". Her reign of terror was so overwhelming that when she was finally done in, you knew everyone in Monticello would have been justified to kill her.

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James Stenbeck----malice and evil personified. 

Roger Thorpe---how has he not been mentioned until now? Yes, he was cold and calculating, but there was always this anger bubbling under the surface, ready to snap at any moment.

Stephanie Forrester

Sheila Carter

Vanessa Prentice

Lucille Wexler

Lilith McKechnie

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28 minutes ago, P.J. said:

Roger Thorpe---how has he not been mentioned until now?

 

Frankly, I empathized too much with Roger to be scared of him.

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5 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Frankly, I empathized too much with Roger to be scared of him.

Ditto. There was something deeply pathetic and self-loathing about Roger that MZ put on the surface. He craved acceptance in Springfield society and was so envious of those who had it (Ed Bauer).

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8 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Frankly, I empathized too much with Roger to be scared of him.

 

Me too. I daydreamed about marrying him and saving him from himself (leaving Holly to be free to reunite with Ed Bauer).

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Sheila has been mentioned of course, but there were times on Y&R were David Kimble was terrifying, like when he fantasized about surprising Cricket and strangling her to death. Corbett's eyes went deadly scary.

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As an 11 year old watching Melrose Place’s Dr. Kimberly Shaw rip off her wig and reveal her nasty scar, I was terrified of her for months afterwards, waiting for the next scar reveal moment (it happened two other times). 

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