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Sam: Just because they're twins doesn't automatically make them creepy!
Gary: It does a little bit...

Although casting twins on TV are rarely incidental, this is a specific non-comedic use of identical twins who tend to speak, move, and act in tandem just enough to weird out the audience. Usually relegated to villainous or morally ambiguous characters. They may even display an intense, intimate fondness for each other.

Especially creepy versions may show what amounts to a psychic affinity with each other, being able to finish one another's sentences or divine what the other is thinking/doing when not present.

See also Synchronization, Finishing Each Other's Sentences, Creepy Child, Emotionless Girl, Brother–Sister Incest, Twincest, Twin Telepathy, Ho Yay. Not the same as Evil Twin—where one of the twins is non-creepy.

Half-Identical Twins can sometimes make this category, especially when they try to look like each other (or switch off with the other twin), and trick people.


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  • Seen in an ad for the first Internet-enabled phone by Qualcomm in 1997, weirding out a motorist listening to UFO reports.
  • Seen in one of the Verizon "Dead Zone" ads. They Speak in Unison and try to be creepy, but because the guy has a Verizon phone...

    Anime & Manga 
  • Arron and Gurran Schmittel in Armored Trooper VOTOMS, a pair of cryptic, cold scientist brothers who nevertheless take amusement in seeing how they can experiment in increasing Ypsilon's negative emotions. They even initially tend to finish each others' dialogue, when they're not engaged in sibling banter.
  • Hansel and Gretel from Black Lagoon take this trope to a whole new level. While initially they are fairly distinctive (one is a boy, and one a girl) despite similar looks and personalities, it is later revealed that they swap the roles of 'boy' and 'girl' around as they please; Hansel wears his sister's clothes, a long-haired wig (both the twins actually have short hair), carries her weapon, and takes on her voice and personality, while Gretel does the same with Hansel's personality. The twins' gender is never actually revealed, which just adds to the confusion. Not to mention they just love killing people, just because they can. They also like to "play" with their victims. Is it surprising that everybody in the anime compares them to the twins from The Shining? In the manga, "Gretel" even sings the tune that plays over The Shining's end credits. They also actively practice Twincest and were made to work as underage porn stars in snuff films. It's highly suggested that they just... broke... as a survival mechanism. Not to mention their disturbing optimism which centers around the deaths of others, which they cling to even as they die themselves.
  • Those creepy Bount twins in Bleach.
    • Loyd and Royd Lloyd from the Vandereich are even creepier.
  • Nene and Nono Motoe in Blood-C.
  • Two separate Case Closed cases include creepy-looking and creepy-acting twins:
    • Sae and Emi Takeda from the Spider Mansion case. They're very cute, but also VERY unsettling little twins from a Big, Screwed-Up Family; they used to be Genki Girls according to their parents, but after a huge tragedy struck the clan in the form of their beloved cousin Misa's suicide, they became this trope and started blaming a family friend for what happened. The twins are right but NOT in the way anyone expects, and they start losing their creepiness by the end of the case.
    • Honami and Minaho Shimogasa from the A Cursed Mask Coldly Laughs anime special. They work as maids for a very rich and eccentric rich old lady, who invited Kogoro and other celebrities to her Big Fancy House. The girls then invoke the trope to scare the HELL out of the guests by coming out of different mansion gates at the same time, then cyptically speaking in textbook Creepy Monotone, while smiling all the time. They're also Red Herrings since, despite their creepiness, neither Minaho nor Honami were the killer/s of the case.
    Conan [thinking to himself after the twins tell the guests that their rooms are ready while speaking in unison ]: "Uuuuuuh... This just cannot be creeeeeepier!"
  • Code Geass has Charles Vi Brittainia and his brother, V.V. although they don't look it, since one has stopped aging after becoming immortal.
  • 0010+ and 0010- in Cyborg 009. A small subversion, since the twins are * full-grown adults* and not children/teens as usual.
  • Deadman Wonderland: Ichi and Hajime, who at first seemed to be a single, creepy Forgery kid with a lollipop.
  • Jasdero and Devit in D.Gray-Man, who prefer to be referred to collectively as Jasdevi. They can also combine into one person. They also use Wonder Twin Powers. And have Prehensile Hair.
  • Denjin N: The Soudou detectives are two formerly craniopagus twins with Creepy Shadowed Undereyes with a poor habit of making the police go along with odd or outright violent plans before explaining their practicality. The police also treats them as effectively one person.
  • Another anime example in Aim for the Top 2! DieBuster with the Serpentine twins.
  • Luki and Noki from Dogs: Bullets & Carnage tend to avoid this most of the time, as while they're in sync, quite Ax-Crazy, and very good at their job as Bounty Hunters, they're also quite genuinely cheerful and when they're off the job, they're just like normal children. However, after being Brainwashed and possibly Mind Raped twice in quick succession, they become this. They chuckle softly, speak in dead monotones, and the synchronization that was once cute becomes unnerving.
  • Androids 17 and 18 from Dragon Ball Z are like this, at first.
  • In Dragon Drive, a Villain of the Week is a pair of male and female twin children who seem unnaturally sadistic because of being spoiled brats, but turn out to be possessed.
  • Mairu and Kururi Orihara from Durarara!!. Usually they're harmless, if weird. Usually. Please don't provoke them.
  • The twin girls Xia Yu Fang and Xia Yu Lan from Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid. They were actually boys in the novel.
  • Hidamari Sketch: The twin hair stylists of the salon Yuno went to scared the heck out of her.
  • The Sonozaki twins in Higurashi: When They Cry. Though they're not really creepy as a pair, they each have their own distinct creepiness.
  • The Infant and Hakudoshi in Inuyasha. Both twins are nearly as sadistic as Naraku himself, to the point that they attempt to overthrow him. Their childlike appearance makes them look relatively harmless, a mistake that most of their enemies made.
  • Kakurenbo: Inmu and Yanku. They never speak, have glowing red eyes and act together a lot. They seem to have supernatural qualities without being supernatural, such having a strong sense of smell and being real fast. Also, you don't even know who's who — it may be believed Inmu is the one in red, but that's never been verified.
  • Sae and Yumi from Living for the Day After Tomorrow.
  • Loveless: Yoji and Natsuo, who, despite not being actual twins, certainly fit aspects of this trope and usually act like one mind.
  • Otto and Deed, the Combat Cyborg twins of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, who are rarely separated and are two of the most emotionless members of the Numbers. This stops applying after their Heel-Face Turns, when they join the Saint Church as part of their rehabilitation.
  • The Liebert twins, Nina and Johan from Monster, at least when they were children. Nina has since grown up to be a hardworking and productive member of society, while Johan has grown up to be a sociopathic manipulator and mass murderer who has been compared to Adolf Hitler and the devil himself.
  • Muhyo and Roji has Lili and Maril. They know too much, and behave suspiciously even after they help Roji fight some evil spirits.
  • The Watahiko children in Mushishi. While not actually twins, they pretty much look the same, and share a single mind. Or more accurately drones/appendages of a single entity. The real Watahiko is a sentient fungus.
  • Sakon and Ukon from Naruto take this to exteme levels. They usually share Sakon's body.
  • The Hitachiin twins, Kaoru and Hikaru, from Ouran High School Host Club finish each other's sentences and use (implied) twincest as their schtick. Sometimes they also speak and move in unison as well. They're played for laughs.
    • They were even creepier when they were younger, refusing to talk to anyone who couldn't tell them apart (which was no one) and blackmailing their thieving maid into playing with them.
    • In the anime, they also have a pair of (female) twin maids who do the exact same thing. They're just like the brothers, only they can get away with being in the changing room with Haruhi.
  • Souya and Shirase aka (the cute boys who work as Sanetoshi's assistants) in Penguindrum.
  • Belphegor and Rasiel from Reborn! (2004). Also, the Bloody Twins Jiji and Djidji.
  • Snow White with the Red Hair: Tariga and Tsuruba Bergatt are identical twins who have been raised as their older brother's assassins from a young age and generally control their emotions when around other people to try and protect themselves from their brother, meaning their reflexive smiles are fake. The other northern nobles seem to trust their cruel murderous brother more than them and find them unsettling and impossible to tell apart.
  • Space Runaway Ideon has the twins of the Buff Clan, a pair of short-lived villains who attempt to destroy the Ideon.
  • Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, with the vampire twins Subaru and Kamui who are running away from a psychotic Seishiro for poorly explained reasons, and the "cursed twins," Fai and Yuui. When the latter twin became convinced that he killed his brother thanks to Big Bad's Mind Rape, he took his brother's name and became the series's biggest angst muffin.
  • ×××HOLiC: Moro and Maru, Yuuko's two assistants at the shop. It's revealed early on that they have no souls, and later, that they keep the shop grounded between dimensions.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! Yami Bakura's later deck includes a magic card called "Cursed Necro Twins", or "Cursed Twin Dolls" in the dub. The illustration includes two ghastly looking girl twin dolls holding presents. When one player chooses a present, the other player is forced to choose the remaining one. The card is meant to manipulate Bakura's card graveyard.

  • Diane Arbus made her most famous photograph of two identical twin girls who stare directly into the camera. One of them has a slight smile, the other a slight frown. This haunting image is so famous that it's presumably Stanley Kubrick 's inspiration for the twins' scene in The Shining.

    Comic Books 
  • DC Comics:
    • Wonder Woman: Deimos and Phobos are twin fear gods who get unsettlingly identical and synchronized during periods when they're using their fusion abilities often. Made worse since they pretty much only fuse to play a believable approximation of their hyper-violent and bloodthirsty father Ares.
  • Marvel Comics:
    • X-Men: Fenris (the collective name of Andreas and Andrea von Strucker) have superpowers, but only when in contact with each other. As such, they're often found holding hands. As if that weren't enough, Andrea died, so Andreas had her skin tanned and made into a leather grip for his sword so that he could maintain his powers. Ick. Later, Andrea was resurrected, so Andreas had the skin flayed from his arm and given to her. Those crazy kids. Then they both died but somehow are back together and running a nightclub for supervillains. Yep, still those crazy kids.
    • Deadpool: At one time, Deadpool fights against two Britney Spears-esque twin sisters called "Mercy Sisters". They don't finish each other's sentences, but they sure are creepy.
    • Marvel Knights Double Shot (2002) has Marco and Polo Grace, the main villains for most the miniseries. They are a pair of twins who are so addicted to plastic surgery that no one knows what their true faces look and their appearances are very disturbing. They are also involved in murder, drug trafficking, arms dealing and prostitution.
  • Kabuki: The series featured twin assassins collectively named Siamese — former Siamese twins joined at the shoulder, and given cybernetic arms when surgically separated. They're portrayed in a fairly creepy fashion; although they do get a sympathetic scene at one point in the series, it's somewhat negated by the fact that the left-handed one is busy sewing all her stuffed animals' mouths shut at the time.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • One of the most famous examples in the Western world would be the creepy sisters from Stanley Kubrick's film version of The Shining (though their ages are stated as different in the film — 8 and 10 years — they look identical and are actually played by twins). They were based on a photo of a set of twins taken by Diane Arbus.
  • The Matrix:
    • A subtle example in the Agent Training Program scene from the first film: The entire scene is populated by nothing but pairs of twins, hinting at its true nature.
    • "The Twins" in the second movie. Though they'd be pretty creepy even if there was only one of them.
  • The Twins Wendell and Darlene in The Hamiltons, who also engage in Twincest.
  • The twin sprites whose singing summons Mothra in the various Godzilla and Mothra movies (their spoken dialogue switches back and forth from speaking-in-unison to finishing-each-other's-sentences).
    • Later subverted in the Rebirth of Mothra movies, in which they're turned into an Odd Couple of an emotional twin, and an intellectual twin.
    • The original twins weren't creepy at all, but very sweet. Their odd speech patterns were explained by the fact that they were really communicating by telepathy.
  • Dead Ringers, creepy twin surgeons played by one actor (Jeremy Irons) and a boatload of FX.
  • In some instances, the creepy twin effect is caused by a split brain situation, where each twin has half of the same brain. Some examples include the films Slapstick of Another Kind, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It also occurs in the novel The Singers of Time due to a set of conjoined twins sharing one brain at birth, who are then separated.
  • The 2006 remake of The Wicker Man (starring Nicolas Cage) features a pair of creepy old female twins.[1]
  • The main characters of a creepy Japanese film called Wool One Hundred Percent. They're at least 60 years old, live in an isolated junk-filled mansion, and still dress the same as when they were teens (one wears only blue kimonos, the other green western dresses). Them coming to terms with their It's All Junk — filled house starts when a little girl suddenly materializes from a ball of red yarn.
  • Hellraiser:
    • In Hellraiser: Bloodline there were the Siamese Twins Cenobites, who were fused at the head and only ever emitted growling noises.
    • In Hellraiser: Inferno there were the Wire Twin Cenobites, who also appeared as elderly human sisters. They were infinitely creepier than the bondage model cenobite versions.
  • There were two silent vampire twins in Hammer Horror's Vampire Circus.
  • Mu-rong Yin and Mu-rong Yang in Ashes of Time, brother and sister, apparently. They are very hard to tell apart, one time a character realizes only in the middle of the conversation that he's talking to the other twin. Both ask the same hitman to kill the respective other. Turns out they are two personalities in one body, eternally fighting
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has creepy twins in the background. They are not in the book. The movie adds them on to build a darksome atmosphere.
  • Troma's War has creepy Siamese twins, joined at the head, one with a high-pitched voice, the other with a low-pitched voice.
  • The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T features a pair of roller-skating twins who share a conjoined beard, with which they attempt to strangle the protagonists.
  • Killers in the Slasher Movie Just Before Dawn turn out to be a pair of hillbilly twins.
  • The 2013 ''Carrie'' remake introduces twins Nikki and Lizzy, who are part of Alpha Bitch Chris Hargensen's clique.
  • Edgar Wright loves this trope: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End all feature creepy twins as minor antagonists. Discussed in the latter, providing the page quote.
  • Seth and Jonah Trimble, the Villain Protagonists of Seconds Apart. They use Twin Telepathy to commit murders. Although love very nearly redeems Jonah.
  • Barbarella: A pair of twin girls are the first people Barbarella finds in Lythion. They proceed to knock her unconscious, tie her up, lead her to their lair, full of more sets of twins, and torture her with mechanical, razor-toothed Creepy Dolls while laughing at her. Sweet dreams.
  • The title character of the 2018 Portuguese Black Comedy Diamantino has identical twin sisters, both of whom manipulate, steal, and physically and emotionally abuse him. Their selfish behavior also results in the death of their father, and they claim it was a stroke.
  • A pair are seen briefly in a containment cube in The Cabin in the Woods, presumably as a nod to The Shining.

  • The Sisters of Orion in Alterien exemplify this trope. The Sisters release Oberon from captivity and summon him to them. He follows the voices of what he believes to be adult women only to discover they are young children no more than 6 years old. The creep factor is played up even further by the fact they each speak in a generally cold and emotionless tone.
  • The mages Beltira and Belkira from The Belgariad have a tendency for finishing each other's sentences (This was retconned in the prequels, where they play a much larger role and speak and act normally). However, there is a slight difference between them, as Belkira would allow himself some ironic comments Beltira would never say (although they're good guys).
  • In The Case Cornelia Karlsson there are the Wallin-twins who says that they share a soul, end each others sentences and can dance in perfect synchronization to unnerving effect..
  • In Children of Dune, Leto and Ghanima most definitely apply.
  • Children of the Red King: Idith and Inez Branko, telekinetic twins who are on the bad side and often use their powers to bully other kids.
  • The Otter Clan Mage twins in The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. Pale-skinned, pale-haired, white-eyed children, referred to not as "The Mages," but as "The Mage."
  • Cora and Clarice from Gormenghast. They're also a little sad and pathetic, but still, creepy.
  • The Midnight Ground The main character reluctantly consults with the Osinov twins, dealers in magical information who have a habit of speaking in stereo and finishing one another's sentences.
  • Pump Six and Other Stories: Lidia and Nia from "The Fluted Girl", not due to their behaviour, but thanks to what was done to their bodies, as the setting circles around Bio-Augmentation. Even if the flutingnote  itself is ignored, they were still leached from all pigment, are perpetually stuck in appearance of twelve years old (despite being adult) and got their blue eyes replaced with black ones belonging to some unlucky (and now blind) Indian twins, completely not matching rest of their ethereal appearance, just to get in-universe shock value. They used to be just regular pair of twins before their "treatment" begun.
  • Ruby and Garnet in Jacqueline Wilson's Double Act, who are nice girls really, engage in creepy-twin behaviour to freak out their dad's new girlfriend.
  • José Arcadio Segundo and Aureliano Segundo from One Hundred Years of Solitude used to cultivate the Creepy Twins image and pull Twin Switches as kids. Once, when their mom served them some lemonade, one of the kids tasted it and the other boy, who had not drank still, said it was unsweetened. Subverted, as they grow up to be Polar Opposite Twins (with José Arcadio Segundo as a taciturn Shell-Shocked Veteran and Arcadio Segundo as a Boisterous Bruiser) until their deaths.
  • While not so much creepy as a pair of Bratty Half Pints, Marilyn and Carolyn Arnold made life hell for The Baby-Sitters Club. They got better once people began treating them as individuals.
  • Lord of the Flies: Sam and Eric. While not too creepy initially, they form a super-close bond out of survival and by the end of the book they're basically one entity.
  • The Weasley twins, Fred and George, from Harry Potter. They're harmless but unsettling, and sometimes take turns speaking to the point that they switch speakers at least five times a sentence. They're also not beyond pulling dangerous pranks on people, though mostly if they think their target deserves it. In the films, they're definitely kinda creepy. Synchronized Cheshire Cat Grins!
    • Spoofed in Cleolinda Jones's Goblet of Fire in Fifteen Minutes:
      [Meanwhile, the Weasley twins are taking bets on the champions’ survival:]
      FRED (OR GEORGE): Three lads!
      GEORGE (OR FRED): One lady!
      FRED (OR GEORGE): Four go down—
      GEORGE (OR FRED): —but do four come up?
    • The Carrow siblings aren't twins, but they are physically similar (squat, short). They also share a creepy wheezing laugh and are sadistic Death Eaters. And then in Deathly Hallows they become teachers at Hogwarts, teaching anti-Muggle propaganda and forcing kids to use the Cruciatus Curse against one another as punishment.
  • The Twins in the Inheritance Cycle.
  • Emalley and Edwyn Kaerak in The Night's Blade. They are referred to by Fox as 'them spooky twins', and after their discussion of torture (in which they finish each other's sentences), Miruna tells them to stop their 'creepy little double act'.
  • Jane and Alec in The Twilight Saga. Despite their eternal childlike appearence, the twins are feared by every vampire who knows their rare psychic powers and evil personalities.
  • In the Disgaea novels, it is revealed that Laharl got twin cousins Shas and Kira. They are small unpleasant buggers that try to kill him.
  • Lucas and Claus from Agota Kristof's The Notebook, The Proof, And The Third Lie are like this mixed in with a case of Troubling Unchildlike Behavior.
  • Perdina and Voile Tricante in Burying the Shadow always struck Rayojini as being more than a little odd as all they seem to do is stay in their room and read strange poetry. Creepiness factor upped by them being women in their mid-twenties.
  • Emmeline and Adeline March in The Thirteenth Tale who speak their own twin language and don't realize that other people are real.
  • Dean Koontz uses this one at least twice:
    • Violet and Verbena in The Bad Place share each other's thoughts and sensations as well as those of animals. Since people are immune to their ability, they can't identify with them and thus keep distant from other humans; especially Verbina, who has retreated into a sort of autism and communicates only through her sister. While they're not necessarily evil, they have the moral ambivalence of animals.
    • Bruno Frye, twins raised to think they're one person in Whispers.
  • Deek and Steward Morgan in Toni Morrison's Paradise are the psychic brand of creepy twins, seemingly never talking to each other, but always knowing what the other means, causing discomfort from the townsfolk.
  • The twin black cats in Varjak Paw, who are also seen in-universe as being unsettling.
  • As time passes in Flowers in the Attic and Cory and Carrie get sicker, they become more and more like this.
  • The Twins in the League of Magi have the power of gods and regard humans as nothing more than fascinating insects. When they even notice them, that is.
  • Mekare and Maharet, the Red-Haired Twins, of The Vampire Chronicles first appear in the dreams of vampires and mortals alike all across the world, kneeling either side of a charred body, and preparing to eat its cooked heart and brain. Even as the context is revealed and they quickly become sympathetic, they don't stop being creepy.
  • In A Darker Shade of Magic, the White London is ruled by a pair of sadistic twins. Their special connection is especially apparent in the fact that they worked together to conquer the throne and still rule together - all other alliances in the realm were ended by backstabbing.
  • She Is The One: Alan and Amanda actively practice to invoke this trope, moving and speaking at the same time in the same tone, Finishing Each Other's Sentences, and so on, apparently just because they know it creeps Jack out and they like messing with him. After their incestuous relationship implodes, they drop this, and as Jack and Amanda repair theirs, they find themselves sometimes doing it unintentionally. . . greatly creeping out Alan.
  • In The Fire's Stone, Darvish's younger twin siblings are considered "cursed" with only half a soul as they were born twins. They are both servants of the Fourth, and are inclined to favor torture.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Strangers From Hell: Deuk-jong and Deuk-soo are identical twins who sometimes dress alike, kill cats, and in Deuk-jong's case are constantly giggling.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events spoofs the Shining twins with the White-Faced Women creeping out Babs during "Hostile Hospital".
  • The twins in the British comedy The League of Gentlemen who leave a man tied to a scarecrow, so they have someone to talk to. Their names are Chloe and Radclyffe Denton, they are implied to have Psychic Powers and Offscreen Teleportation, and they are deceptively monstrous.
  • Spaced featured a pair of spooky twins in its first episode, but they were dropped after the writers discovered that The League Of Gentlemen has used the idea just before them.
  • The X-Files: The murderous cloned girls who look exactly like each other in the episode "Eve" definitely count. They look especially hellish in their matching red outfits. Even though fostered to families on either side of the country, they are somehow aware of each other's existence and murder their fathers in an identical bizarre fashion in order to make contact.
  • The twins April and June in the Tales from the Crypt episode "Split Personality". Let's see: Matching outfits? Check. Propensity to finish each other's sentences? Check. Spooky, unblinking, hollow-eyed stare? Check. Chainsawing a con man in half lengthwise —from the groin up— so each one could keep half of him? Chec- actually, that last one goes well above and beyond the expectations of the trope.
  • The elderly twins Lassie sees in the hallway at night in an episode of Psych definitely count.
  • The Dedek twins' roles in the short lived Four Kings creeped out many on Television Without Pity.
  • An episode of Smallville featured mutant twins, referred to by the leader of their trio as the "Wonder Twins" for yet another comic book Mythology Gag. Not only did the two have identical grotesque appearances and Igor-like mannerisms, use their power by touching, and finish each other's sentences (to the chagrin of their leader), but they also shared pain.
  • In Joan of Arcadia's season one finale, God appears to Joan as a pair of twins (or does he?). It is pretty effing creepy.
  • The English twins on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody are always repeating each other.
  • Sam and David Camden from 7th Heaven. They often finish each other's sentences and speak in unison.
  • The scene where Boomer confronts her naked clones in the Season One finale of Battlestar Galactica was this, writ large.
  • Gem and Gemma from Power Rangers RPM border on this at times. They don't seem capable of any facial expression other than a delighted grin, don't seem capable of speaking without the other to help, and have a slightly disconcerting fondness for explosives.
  • A Shout-Out to Kubrick in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, when Dee sees The Shining twins. Whether the building is haunted in addition to everything else wrong with it or she's hallucinating from Charlie's cocktail of coping substances isn't made clear.
  • Jekyll: Claire and Tom's twin kids are mostly normal throughout the series, but at the end, it's strongly implied that they've inherited the Hyde personality from Tom... and may in fact represent the divide rather than keep it lurking within themselves. Such as when they get bored and "switch" while confined in cells the size of beer kegs.
  • Doctor Who has played with the trope a couple of times:
    • Romulus and Remus in "The Twin Dilemma". They're not evil, but they are spooky mathematical geniuses.
    • In "The Eleventh Hour", Amy and Rory encounter a woman holding hands with two little girls. Although not twins, the girls look very similar and are dressed identically. The creepiness comes from the fact that all three of them are actually a single alien "multiform", who gets confused and starts talking out of the wrong mouths with the wrong voices.
    • Lampshaded in "Night Terrors". While searching an apartment building for a "scared kid", Amy encounters a pair of twin girls. She later asks the Doctor "I found scary kids, does that count?"
    • The Time Trips novella The Death Pit features a couple of overly intimate (male and female) twins who speak in Antiquated Linguistics who somewhat creep out the book's temporary companion, Bryony — even though she's unaware that their growing up exposed to a powerful field of psychic energy has led to them developing Reality Warper-level Psychic Powers. Once the Doctor helps slay the psychic monster responsible for it, they immediately snap back into being normal, non-creepy twins.
  • The Salamanca Twins in Breaking Bad.
  • A different take in Season 2 of Luther. The police catch a man committing random acts of violence at the throw of a dice. At the end of the episode another man wearing a hoodie sets out the same dice and murder implements; the camera then shows his face, revealing him to be an identical twin of the man in lockup.
  • A Season 4 episode of Supernatural features the rabid ghosts of people who the show's heroes failed to save. Bobby Singer is haunted by twin little girls that are a clear and very creepy homage to The Shining.
  • Mark and Luke from the second season of The Following.
  • Alex Wells and Roxanne Doyle’s daughters Laura and Becky, from Night and Day. They not only wear the same clothes and never appear apart; they also deliver all their lines simultaneously.
  • The twins who accompany the "guests" in Hellevator. "Going down..."
  • Little Lunch: Max and Elsa, the only other students in the main characters' class to be identified by name. Also Half-Identical Twins.
  • In the Broad City episode "Working Girls," Abbi's journey to North Brother Island includes a boat ride with four pairs of identical twins.

  • In Vocaloid, we have many instances where twins Rin and Len Kagamine follow this trope to a T.
    • Most notably in Trick or Treat where they trick Miku to play with them and eventually eat her., as well as other Halloween themed songs that feature them as twins like Now, Which? and Black Cats of Halloween.
    • They also feature sometimes as twin servants such as in Evil Food Eater Conchita and Bad End Night.
  • In the video for Oomph!'s "Augen Auf" (Hide and Seek), the group of Enfant Terribles includes two identical twin girls who are perfectly syncronized.
  • Evelyn Evelyn aren't evil, but their songs, particularly the dual Creepy Monotone in "The Tragic Events of September", are pretty scary.
  • The Mavericks' music video "Here Comes the Rain".
  • The Gorillaz music video for "Rock the House" contains a pair in the beginning.
  • The ghosts of Bonnie St Johnstone's children in the Murder Ballad which bears her name. "Mother, when we were thine / Around our necks you pulled the twine ..."
  • Bastille's "Pompeii" briefly features a pair in an arcade parlor.
  • Peter Schilling's video for "The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime)" features a pair of dressed-alike elderly twin women.

  • Sequinox: Gemini's stars generally come in sets of two. The first encountered are Pollux and Castor, who share their leader's ability to clap the girls into alternate dimensions. The second are Mekbuta and Mebsuta, who appear to have Hate Plague powers.
  • Pretending to Be People features Rich and Dick Nickles, the massively-wealthy, bloodthirsty security contractors for the Den of Sin. Their fascination with blood is nearly fetishistic, and they will gleefully lap up each other's blood with disquieting glee.

    Tabletop Games 

  • The Skull Twins from LEGO Space Police, a mysterious pair of alien doppelganger criminals who wear skull-like masks. Since they look identical and so little is known about them, it's ambiguous whether or not they are actually twins or if there are more of them.

    Video Games 
  • Animal Crossing: Some people feel Timmy and Tommy fit this trope pretty well, what with the fact that they're always staring at you. Sure, Nook does too, but he's shown more than a neutral expression. Of course, they help run the shop and are probably just making sure you have the service you need, but the impression is still there.
  • Rosalind and Robert Lutece from BioShock Infinite. They're actually parallel universe versions of the same person.
  • Catherine has the twins Martha and Lindsay, with their odd speech and unsettling amount of knowledge about the nightmares. In a variation for the trope, they're old ladies.
  • The Cave has a set of twins as a playable character; and boy are they creepy constantly holding hands doing everything together, evil red eyes and extremely dated fashion sense. Turns out they're Victorian twins that belong to a loving caring family but because said parents won't let them leave the house right away, they go to great lengths to kill their parents...and dogs...and ponies!
  • Played for Laughs in Cyberpunk 2077 with Esquerdo & Certo, two twin brothers who underwent brain augmentations in order to become a Hive Mind. This leads to much confusion as they insist that they're one person with two bodies while they retain certain individualistic drives which incites them to often talk to each other, and chastise each other for "talking to oneself". Their real names were Will and Paul, but renamed themselves "Left" and "Right" in Portuguese to sound more exotic... except Paul's name, which was supposed to signify the Right side, instead became "Correct".
  • Jaryn and Kerith, the Glitterati twins from Dance Central 2.
  • Deadly Premonition: Isaach and Isaiah were the first ones to see the murder victim, strung up on a tree, and believed her to be still alive and a "goddess of the forest". It's later explained that they've had a very sheltered upbringing. You also meet them in the dream world before the game proper even starts, in which they're dressed as angels and acting even creepier. They're constantly whispering to each other, and speak in an unnatural cadence when you interact with them.
  • Diablo II features Andariel the Maiden of Anguish and Duriel the Lord of Pain. Not only they're evil as FUCK, but they're also powerful demons. Andariel is the Disc-One Final Boss, and Duriel is That One Boss.
  • 6.4 of Dragon Quest X onwards introduces Jia Saphir and Jia Rube, a pair of twins from the Jia Kut Clan, a group of crystal-like alien invaders that Jagonuba was once part of before he took matters in his own hands against the Goddess Lutiana. Saphir has ice powers while his twin sister Rube has command over fire. They can even fuse into Jia Kuruvida, a being that combines their powers, as well as a self destruct feature on their crown should they fail Jia Red Genos in defeating the Hero and their allies.
  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey has a set of creepy Asian twins that work for WATIcorp that Zoe encounters several times.
  • Fatal Frame II. Twins being a central theme and all, it was inevitable that there'd be one set that falls under this, and in this case it's the Kiryu twins. Except 'Azami' is really a doll, who was made after the real Azami was sacrificed, and got possessed by an evil spirit who convinced Akane to kill. As for the other pairs of twins seen regularly, the Kurosawa twins and Amakura twins, most of the 'creepy' settles on one twin while the other becomes the Only Sane Man.
  • Final Fantasy IX: Zorn and Thorn are extremely annoying examples of this trope, as they are nearly identical in appearance (with the exception of their colors) and constantly repeat what the other twin says (only in reverse with the case of Thorn). It turns out though that they aren't twins at all, but are really one grotesque and horrific monster that somehow poses as Creepy Twins.
  • Fran Bow has twins as a minor theme. Most prominent are the conjoined twins Clara and Mia Buhalmet that Fran meets in Chapter 2. The blue dress they wear is highly reminiscent of the iconic Shining twins' outfitsnote . And as if they weren't creepy enough, Fran eventually learns that they were originally separate twins who were forcibly sewn together as an experiment. Fran's mother and aunt are also twins, and Grace's unhinged behavior late in the game is quite creepy, but we never see them together as Fran's mother is dead at the start of the game. The girls in the cell in Chapter 1 are also strongly implied to be twins as well, as they are clearly lobotomized, most likely due to similar experiments into twins that resulted in Clara and Mia's conjoining.
  • Luigi's Mansion features the five-year old ghost twins Henry and Orville, who make Luigi play hide and seek with them, and accuse him of cheating when he wins and attack him.
  • Nightmare Ned: Strange and True, also known as Petey and Repetey according to the manual, the conjoined "Amazing Twins!", bicker more than act like each other, but they're still pretty damn creepy. Doesn't help that every time they talk, their two separate voices swap between each other.
  • The Outfoxies: Danny and Demi were former Conjoined Twins that had to be separated after a train crash. While they have individual bodies now, they act as hitmen, going as far as have one of the kids hold the gun while the other fires it. The ending even has them burning a man alive at an amusement park with smiles on their faces.
  • The Twins from Outlast are a pair of twins who calmly discuss killing and eating you while you're right in front of them. Later, they actually attempt to do so.
  • Any of the Twins enemies in Persona 3. It's that rattling sound they make, and the fact that they're skewered together.
  • Downplayed with the Subway Bosses of Pokémon Black and White, Ingo and Emmet. They were designed to look creepy and clown-esque, with fixed frowning/smiling expressions. Their synchronised black/white outfits and battle poses as well as contrasting ways of speaking help to reinforce their uncanny appearance. However, the twins are actually fairly nice people who simply enjoy battling a lot and encourage the player to do better regardless of whether they win or lose.
  • Jay and Elle from Puyo Puyo Tetris are an energetic pair of Trickster Twins, but their alternate voice set invokes this trope by having them speak in a dull monotone.
  • Gwendolyn and Charlotte Somersett, imperiled twin girls from the Ravenhearst game series, are justifiably creepy, both because they're ghostly Single-Minded Twins, and because they spent most of their (brief) lives being browbeaten and terrorized by Charles Dalimar, who kidnapped them and their mother to be his ideal "family". Hearing them call the abductor who trapped their souls "Father" while speaking in synch with one another could creep anyone out.
  • Alexia and Alfred Ashford in Resident Evil – Code: Veronica, who are seen at one point in a home video tearing the wings off a dragonfly and feeding it to ants. Let's not also forget that Alfred misses his sister so bad from her being in cryo freeze that he dresses up as her, and honestly believes he IS her, until he's caught half-way between identities and looks in the mirror. Think less Wholesome Crossdresser, more Psycho
  • The Twin monster from Silent Hill 4.
  • Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume has Mireille and Mischka, a pair of twins who enjoy slaughtering people, are part of a mercenary group and display very good fighting skill despite being only twelve.
  • Wick Tim and Tom. Murderous ghost twins who wear one of the two "drama masks".

    Visual Novels 
  • Despite not being related or the same age, Virus and Trip from the BL game DRAMAtical Murder should count. They dress the same, finish each other's sentences and occasionally speak in sync. Their creepiness is intensified when you learn that they have been working alongside Toue through Morphine. It gets to Nightmare Fuel levels if you go down their route.
  • In Dream Daddy, Joseph's twin children Christian and Christie have been invoking it ever since their mother Mary accidentally gave them a copy of The Shining instead of VeggieTales. At the barbecue Joseph even tells them to knock off the "creepy twins schtick". They speak lines reminiscent of creepy children from horror movies like "come play with us", have dull facial expressions, and say creepy things. In Craig's route, they even try to cut open River's stuffed toy Arnold. When not purposefully invoking the trope, they're actually fairly normal kids; in Joseph's route, you can actually get them to giggle along with their father if you egg them on and then toss them an obscure reference about Children of the Corn. Christie is actually a very nice girl when she's not with her twin brother Christian, as you find out when she watches you and Joseph bake.
  • The Visual Novel Midori No Umi has Sorane and Rikuno, an unsettling pair who are almost completely indistinguishable from each other, aside from a few minor features like their eyes, are heavily into tarot cards, and speak every single word of their dialogue in unison.
  • Hisui and Kohaku from Tsukihime. Though they are faithful maids of the main character, it's as if they were hiding something... Only Kohaku fits here: contrary to her cheerful demenor is in fact almost completely emotionally dead due to being repeatedly raped by Makihisa Tohno and later SHIKI Tohno since she was 8 years old, something that caused her to hold a twisted need to destroy the entire Tohno family. Despite her stiff behavior, Hisui is honest to a fault and completely loyal to Shiki; not to mention, she actually has suffered quite a bit due to all the horrible crap that her twin sister had to go through to protect her from Makihisa's rape. Kohaku doesn't even want too — she doesn't want anything. It's just that she literally has no other reason to live apart from killing the Tohno, even if she is fond of Akiha (or as fond as she's capable of being). And then kill herself. She is so absent of personal motivation that she doesn't acknowledge pain or injuries.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY:
    • Melanie and Miltiades Malachite serve Hei Xiong as enforcers in his club. They fight Yang Xiao-Long in the Yellow Trailer, Melanie using Combat Stilettos and Miltia using Wolverine Claws. Melanie seems to be the more skilled of the two, but in the end neither can compete with Yang and they are defeated. Like almost all characters in the show, they allude to fairy tale characters, in their case Snow-White and Rose-Red, respectively.
    • Corsac and Fennec Albain are high-ranking members of the White Fang. They have an eerily calm demeanour and way of speaking, making them clearly evil from the start. Dressing in identical priest-like robes, the only way to tell them apart is their Faunus traits. Fennec has a fox's ears while Corsac has a tail. They are shown to be skilled fighters, giving Sun Wukong and Ghira Belladonna trouble. They used daggers called Cyclone and Inferno, which use Dust to create elemental effects. In the end, Fennec is killed and Corsac is arrested, his composure finally broken.

  • At first glance, Homestuck's Dirk Strider seems to be a (mostly) normal kid—-at least, until you’re jarred out of a text conversation with him at the realization that you’ve been talking to an AI brain-clone the whole time. His auto-responder (nicknamed Hal) enjoys tricking others into thinking he’s Dirk, and they both make a habit of talking in circles around each other due to the fact that they are quite literally the same person.
  • Phantomarine: Cheth often appears as a pair of tall, dark-haired twins, one male and one female. Because he puppeteers them both at the same time, they finish each others' sentences, wear the same facial expressions, and, in the event of injury, experience the other's pain.
  • The Unity from Terror Island is three pieces (red, blue, and yellow) from the same game, and speaks in riddles, unison, or both, depending on what the authors feel like doing.
  • The Viper twins in The Beast Legion are a duo that are both creepy as well as ruthless & it can be clearly seen on this page
  • This Dewey Defeats Tarzan strip features twin girls who are creepy even to their mother, and a reference to The Shining.
  • Gwen and Leisel from Camp Weedonwantcha claim to resent being called weird, right before they start speaking in zodiac symbols.

    Web Original 
  • Latvia and Lithuania are characterized this way in Geography Now, with Paul going so far as to compare them to the Grady twins as they are quite similar to one another and share macabre stories in their folklore (the role of Danny is assigned to the third Baltic country Estonia).
  • Sokara and Setesh Vu Noi in The Gungan Council are insanely creepy in the way their minds are linked.
  • SCP Foundation: SCP-284, two twins that literally share the same brain.
  • The Neopets characters Lanie and Lillie are creepy little twin girls who can control the undead, and also are able to finish each others' sentences.

    Western Animation 
  • As Told by Ginger has a pair with a non-speaking role in Carl's class. They skip around smiling and holding hands.
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Princess Azula's teachers Lo and Li are of the rare elderly variety. They were once quite beautiful, though. They spent the large part of "The Beach" trying to subvert this by showing they're not always "on", but just end up all the creepier when they fling off their regular clothes to show their swimsuits. Zuko is about to throw up. They're also "off" in the final episode, when they're subjected to Azula's paranoia.
  • The Batman has Penguin's Ambiguously Human Bodyguard Babes, the Kabuki Twins. They don't speak, are completely covered from head-to-toe and tend to move in creepy, almost inhuman ways. Oh, and they're also claw-wielding badass ninjas.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: The Interesting Twins From Beneath The Mountain subvert this: they first appear to be dangerous Single-Minded Twins who speak in Creepy Monotone, but only before a rapid succession of failures. Over the course of the episode they starting acting a lot more emotional and different from each other, and consequently come off a lot less creepy.
  • The Shining's twins make an appearance in an episode of Family Guy — and are promptly blown up by Stewie with a missile launcher.
  • Gargoyles does one better with creepy triplets, in the form of the Weird Sisters. Especially when they take the form of little girls, although their identical appearances and oracular messages can be unsettling in any form.
  • The un-originally named Cobra operatives Xamot and Tomax from G.I. Joe, though, admittedly, originally these weren't meant to be their actual names. They're even creepier in G.I. Joe: Renegades where they are depicted as cult leaders who brainwash their followers.
  • Inspector Gadget: In the episode "Dry Spell", M.A.D. agent Kirk Boulder was assisted by a pair of identical trolls, one wearing orange and one wearing blue. Whenever the one in orange said something, the one in blue would repeat it... changing the order of the words.
    Troll in orange: We are ready!
    Troll in blue: Ready we are!
  • Invasion America has Simon and Sonia, a pair of genetically-engineered Half-Human Hybrid assassins, complete with psychic link. What made them creepy before Sonia's Heel–Face Turn was that half the time, they didn't even speak to each other. They just shared looks, and you could tell by their expressions that they were communicating through thought. Simon, definitely the scarier of the two, also had a habit of torturing Sonia through their link as well.
  • The Legend of Korra gives us Korra's teenage cousins, Half-Identical Twins Desna and Eska. They both speak in Creepy Monotones, wear blank expressions to rival Mai's, and are said to finish each other's sentences.
    • Additionally, Eska has some unsettling Yandere tendencies.
      Eska: You amuse me. I will make you mine.
      Bolin: You mean like a boyfriend, or like a slave?
      Eska: Yes. [grabs Bolin by the collar] Win me prizes.
    • Their second appearance features them laughing, several seconds after rationalizing that something is funny. It isn't actually funny, and neither are they. No wonder Bolin is too scared to be on the run...
    • Played for laughs in "The Coronation" as they check in for their hotel reservation.
      Cam: I'm afraid there's been a mistake, your Eminence! We have you and your brother booked in the same room... with only one bed!
      Eska: It's no mistake. Desna sleeps in the tub.
  • Phineas and Ferb has a pair of these. In a Halloween Special episode, Doofenshmirtz explores a castle he inherited from one of the few relatives that actually liked him and hated his much more successful and better looking younger brother. Inside the castle is a small fortune that he is on a scavenger hunt to find along with his nemesis Perry the Platypus. At one point the two reach an elevator out of which two identical twin girls walk quickly and in unison with blank expressions on their faces.It doesn't help that they are dressed in the same outfit or that they're wearing normal clothes rather than costumes. What do Perry and Doofenshmirtz do? get on the elevator without a word and continue the hunt.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Sherri and Terri, the purple-haired twins, have occasional creepy moments. More often, they're just kind of bratty.
    • Marge's twin sisters Patty and Selma fit this description too.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil has Princess Pony Head's sisters, Shonda and Shinda Pony Head. The two have a tendency to Speak in Unison in a Creepy Monotone and suddenly appear and disappear.
  • Superjail! has The Twins, who would've been creepy even if there had only been one of them.
  • Más y Menos from Teen Titans (2003) come off this way when under Brother Blood's Mind Control. Normally they're a more friendly version of Single-Minded Twins.
  • Jana and Jason are the villains of Tenko and the Guardians of the Magic who turn into a big snake when combining their gems.
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? had the Yogman twins Lenny and Denny, who were only identical in attire (both wearing sneakers, yellow shirts, shorts, and Devo energy domes), but still had a sinister and menacing air and planned to steal Robot Jones' brain so they could use it to take over Polyneux Middle School.
  • The relentlessly bizarre Black Comedy Wonder Showzen has a pair of characters literally called the Creepy Twins.