“For a series based on vampires and other monstrous creatures, it was actually quite rare for Buffy the Vampire Slayer to enter actual frightening horror territory…”
That is so true! Buffy was a horror show, but you know, it was rarely scary; it dealt with all kinds of monsters but it was mostly a drama, rarely horror, frequently romantic and so on. But there was some incredibly creepy shit on there once in a while: I put the photo of my favorite, and definite my most creepiest ever, of all time, period. The creepy child-taker guy. He scared me when I was a kid.
“The Gentlemen” were also pretty disgusting and gross, and I won’t say who is at the top but I will comment on the fact that Drusilla and Angelus somehow made the list. Angel’s alter-ego was never really scary to me, just an asshole, and Drusilla didn’t scare me. She was just weird and nutty.