Best Horror Movie Characters

The Top Ten

1 Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) Jason Voorhees is a character from the Friday the 13th series. He first appeared in Friday the 13th as the young son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs. Voorhees.

Jason is my favorite slasher villain/character. He's strong, immortal and totally badass! And while he does have the highest body count in horror, he's not all bad. He loved his mother and it was after her death that he came back and started killing to avenge her. And considering he was bullied and drowned as a child, he's actually a killer you can sympathize with. He's both badass and unique at the same time.

Jason is ruthless he isn't scared of anything and is a straight up killer. He has no one unlike Michael with his sister. U take Freddy from his world and bring him to ours and the dudes a puss. I like Freddy but realistically Jason would take him n a heart beat. No problem. Michael is a badass to but Jason would dice him up and throw him away no problem

Jason voorhees and Michael Myers are the best horror movie killers no one can match the number of people they have killed. They both wear masks and immortal oh and by the way Jason beat freddy in freddy vs Jason

I kove all the friday the 13th movie I have them all on vhs and dvd. I also have a glow in the dark Jason mask with a machete which has fake blood insde it I went a a hip hop version of jason for halloween last year. But I SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF MY DAD and he is about 6 foot 8.

2 Michael Myers (Halloween) Michael Myers is a character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers. ...read more.

Reasons Michael is the best Horror villain: 1) He hasn't been killed (unlike Jason or Freddy), 2) It didn't take a traumatic event or even a misguided emotional state for him to start killing. One day he just started killing (unlike Jason, Hannibal or Norman Bates). 3) He stalks and kills people like a sociopath, totally disconnected from emotion and almost playful and curious like each murder is a sort of experiment. 4) He spent most of his childhood staring at a wall and yet somehow learned to drive a car. 5) Strength, stealth, intelligence and fear. He is simply the total package. 6) It's a William Shatner mask!

I would have to move Michael Myers to #1. He is the original and while Jason may win 1vs1, I feel I would have a greater chance of getting away from Jason. Michael Myers will hide on the pipes on the ceiling and wait for you to turn around, completely unsuspecting and then kill you.

He is the strongest horror character. He is intelligent, he can teleport, you cam chop him in 10000000 million parts if you want and the curse will bring him back, he has supernatural strenght, he can easily kill jason and is really creepy that moment when he suddenly appears behind you and slits your throat... He can crush your head or even rip it off, can use any kind of melee weapons you give him,... The strongest horror character there is there was and there will ever be...

Michael myers is one of those people who never give up and jason is the same really. Freddy is amazing as well but his movies arnt as violent as jasons and Michael. I was gonna vote jason but micheals story's are much better. They both seem to not be immormal but micheals got that scary music like something bads gonna happen and his movie in 1978 the first one is rated 7.5 and his the rating X. Friday the 13th is made in 1980 and is an x but has the rating 6.5

3 Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) Fred "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

Fred Krueger is truly evil. Both Michael and Jason has shown weakness as to where Freddy has never. Freddy simply just does not care, he killed his wife, attempted to kill has daughter and had a dire hatred for his mother. Michael showed weakness for his niece in Halloween 5 when he took of his mask for her and even shed a tear. Jason is just a big mama's boy and is scared of water lol. Chucky the doll is harder than Jason.

The thing I really loved about Nightmare on Elm Street was the fact it was an original concept of what would happen if your dreams could somehow become real! Imagine this homicidal maniac trying to kill you in those dreams!

I believe he is the best. And Robert Englund is the only Freddy. And I love them both, or I could just say I love Robert. So confusing. But he is the greatest because he is a joker and a really scary killer and will get you in your dreams-- something unavoidable as I have said/

Freddy is easily the most popular/best of all these characters. But he's not the scariest since he makes jokes and you want to see him win...But if you base this on only the first movie, then he's the most terrorizing.

4 Chucky (Child's Play) Charles Lee Ray is a fictional character and the titular antagonist of the Child's Play horror film series.

To be honest, he started off with great potential but (While I really don't mind this) his arc turned into a child vs doll thing. I really loved him in Child's Play 1 where he acted creepy and horrific. I loved him in Curse of Chucky where he reverted back to his creepy, sadistic ways.

Chuck is one of the world's scariest horror movie icons he makes you not want to have a stuffed animal he is just that scary.That is the only reason I need as proof as why he should be number 1 heck he should have numbers 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and 10 as well.

I haven't seen any of the child's play films but the fact the I found out a real life serial killer put his soul into chucky the "good guy" doll actually makes what I know about it less scary.

He's a doll that was possessed by a man who murders, and being a doll sure makes it easier. He gives you the chills, and won't ever leave you alone until you get rid of him for "good good".

5 Pennywise the Clown (Stephen King's It) It (sometimes capitalized as IT), more commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is the titular main antagonist of the novel, its 2017 film adaptation and the 1990 TV adaptation. It was portrayed to be a shapeshifting and malevolent entity millions (possibly billions) of years old, and with no ...read more.

I just watched the 2017 version of "It" and let me tell you: It. Was. AWESOME! Pennywise is scary and creepy and he seems really unique. He has this way of making you wish he never gets defeated because he is so cool and charismatic. He is also SUPER weird and has a really unsettling voice. He is my favorite Horror movie villian.

Tim Curry's version of Pennywise is definitely enjoyable to watch but the 2017 version of Pennywise is a true horror figure. Pennywise or It is the very reason most people are terrified of clowns.

Just the idea of a menacing clown that eats children and takes on your greatest fear is scary enough. Screw Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, this supernatural figure is one you don’t want to mess with.

HE IS TERRIFYING AND AMAZING! He turns into children's worst fears. Come on, he is OBVIOUSLY the best!

6 Jigsaw (Saw) Jigsaw is a character from the Saw series. He first appears in Saw as a man whose wife passed away. After that, he did lots of tests on people.

I can't call him a killer or psychopath...he just builds all sorts of devices to teach bad people a lesson. I think he's a good guy. I hated watching the part he gets punched and kicked around by the violent and stupid police man! I felt so sad when I continued watching and hearing his story, now I hate crackheads more than ever. But don't worry, I won't go around kidnapping people and put them in torture chambers and let them do dumb choices and get their limbs get sliced off, or burn from acid

Jigsaw/John Kramer is creative, however he never actually kills any of his victims. He is really original and finds twisted ways to his victims to kill themselves. Unlike Michael Myers he and Jason kill people for vengeance and not because they are bored. However I think that he is more original than Jason because there isn't a horror movie character that punishes people like Jigsaw

The must subtle-on-screen horror character there is but the most dreadful-intention-thinking one. Great Character, Jigsaw from the Saw series and definiately a best. I think this could and shhould get in the top 3 and I think it could do very well in this vote like it deserves. Well Done Saw Director/Directors.

He's the only horror movie killer who hasn't killed anyone. He's intelligent and says really meaningful things and in most horror movies, when the killer dies, it's over. Not in Saw. The games have only just begun.

7 Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.

He is very intelligent and easily capable of manipulating anyone to do his bidding. I thought he was still an anti-hero, but he still plays off as a horror villain as he brutally beats a security officer and eats the younger guy. Then he comes off with a major twist that I refuse to spoil because it is just so shocking, I wouldn't ant to ruin the experience for your reaction. And the ending, "I'm going to have an old friend for dinner." O_O

Hannibal lector is your classic canonic but he will out range you with his stories of caninilism by the way I love silence of the lambs

Hannibal, Up Against Jason, Freddy, AND Michael, Could Easily Turn Them Against Each Other Then Have A Bar-B-Q
Of Their Remains!

Michael's maybe. Freddy's too overcooked to be eaten, and Jason's flesh is too rotten at this point.

He is the only one in the list who is possible in real life, so my vote goes to hl

8 Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Leatherface is a character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror-film series and its spin-offs. He wears masks made of human skin and engages in murder and cannibalism, alongside his inbred family.

It's not just Leatherface, it's his entire cannibal family that's scary! Leatherface is just the butcher. Still though, he is one of my favourite horror villains!

He was based off a real life serial killer named Ed Gein who did wear a mask out of leather and a belt out of people's nipples.

He is actually real and scary unlike Michael Meyers Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kruger

leatherface freaks the hell out of me! he still is the best with a chainsaw

9 Jaws (Jaws)

Jaws was scary for me as a kid but now I know that the time that the first jaws movie had the timeline set when sharks first started killing it was a shocker to the world when shark attack humans so it kinda scary still.

Jaws isn't bad I don't know what is wrong with all you.

It's just a shark. sharks eat creatures all the time. it's a part of nature.

Boring. It wasn't scary at all.

10 The Alien (Alien)

The Alien is the ultimate predator if there ever was one. It kills without guilt, empathy, or remorse, only survival in its mind. One by one, the Nostromo astronauts are devoured by this nearly unstoppable beast. And don't get me started on the Cenomorph Queen.

Alien is definitely one of the scariest films ever made. Maybe even the scariest. Alien creature made many shocking things with humans

Alien is the best horror icon out there in my opinion.
That second mouth really does a number in the first movie!

By far, the coolest and most elegantly designed horror character

The Contenders

11 Candyman (Candyman)

Why is candyman not top 10 its because he's black man

Don't know because he should be number one since he's a lot more serious and captivating as well as being frightening and deadly. The character has a much more enthralling story and is more intriguing than any of the ones in the top ten right now.

12 The Predator (Predator) The Predator is a fictional extraterrestrial species featured in the Predator science-fiction franchise, characterized by its trophy hunting of other species for sport.

Really cool ability and weapon set makes him one of the strongest and best. probably not as strong as Michael or Jason or Freddy but still cool.

Predator is U.F.O. creatura, werry good speed and power, Predator is half to flying and infiltrace of force. He go in the mask. The is pradator look mask, the of course creature.

I don't think it should be freddy vs Jason it should be PREDATOR vs Jason

Even a scarier creature than mike and jason together

13 Pinhead (Hellraiser) Pinhead is the main antagonist of the Hellraiser film series. He is the Hell Priest of a sinister realm called the Labyrinth, and is the leader of the order of the gash, an order of demons known as Cenobites who collect the souls of victims who open the lament confirmation.

Not only is he charismatic and intelligent, but he is a cold and calculating sadist that kills the spirit while forcing the mind and body to endure untold unimaginable suffering. Whereas other movie villains kill indiscriminately and without any remorse, he finds joy on an almost sexually gratifying manner of making you wish he was a ruthless killer.

pinhead is idestructible and immortal as well as jason but he could destroy jason any day of the week and 4 times on sunday

I'm a girl and I practically want to dress up as him for Halloween

Who you callin, Pinhead"

14 Ghost Face (Scream)

He or she guts his/ her victims. He/she can disappear without a trace. Lastly it is a new person every time so you don't know who the killer is

Ghostface is lame. He is Stupid and clumsy

He is top 5.He is funny in Scream 1 and Scream 3

Whats your favorite scary movie

15 Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist) Regan Teresa MacNeil is a fictional character from William Peter Blatty's horror novel and film adaptation The Exorcist as a supporting character and its first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic and the sequel television series, The Exorcist, as one of the main protagonists in season one. In both films, ...read more.

My mom said she watched the exorcist like a couple of years ago AND SHe LOVES SCARY and I asked her about it she said she was still scared

Whats more scary than a girl being possessed by a ghost, then having a deep voice while the bed rocks back and fourth. Shes screaming in real life! That's not acting! Plus, 9 people died on the set of this movie. It is seriously the scariest movie ever!

If you don't rank her in the top five then you don't know scary. I would put her up against any I mean any characters created today and she would and is the scariest character ever created.

What Regan Macneil at 10 seriously she can move objects she has A DEMON inside of her she is the best

16 The Thing (The Thing)

The thing could become ANYONE in this list! The film is spectacular and the atmosphere makes the thing much more menacing!

Hecking disturbing creature that looks terrifying.

John Carpenter is awesome

It's INCREDIBLE that's all I have to say

17 Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs)

It PUTS the LOTION in the BASKET!

18 Ash (Evil Dead Trilogy)

He is the only iconic horror character who is good and he certainly is the one wh could put up with all the others.

Why isn't this guy higher!? He should be at least in 2nd or 3rd place! 16 is too low for the king of Boomsticks!

Ash is no good or bad he is the guy with the gun.

Ash will always be the best
Hail to the king baby

19 Norman Bates (Psycho) Norman Bates is a character created by writer Robert Bloch as the main character in his novel Psycho, and portrayed by Anthony Perkins as the primary antagonist of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock and its sequels.

Really? #19? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?... Norman Bates is truly one of the greatest, scariest, messed up, and most complex movie/book characters of all time. Anthony Perkins played this character really well, which makes him able to hang around with some of the great actors/actresses.

The key word here is "character." While Jason Freddy and Michal are all great villains, they are for the most part one-dimensional. Norman however is one of the most interesting and complex villains of all time, due to how easily people in real life could become him.

Such a complex character. You'd rarely see another character like Bates in a horror film.

Norman bates is one hell of a psycho killer I don't get why he isn't in the top 10 honestly

20 Esther (Orphan)
21 Annabelle (The Conjuring)

Annabelle is so scary

Ok this thing is horrifying end of story

They sell rep,Iva’s of it you know

22 Ben Willis (I Know What You Did Last Summer Trilogy)
23 Annie Wilkes (Misery) Anne Marie Wilkes Dugan, usually known as Annie Wilkes, is a character in the 1987 novel Misery, by Stephen King.

She is every celebrities worst nightmare.

The hobbling scene.., need I say more?

Her character is perfect as she seems perfectly stable at first but you can still notice a weird stigma that is unproveable up until a point where there's evidence

24 Carrie White (Carrie)

Teacher should show this movie in class so that bullies would better think twice before doing something horribly, horribly wrong.

If only she had a friend. Then the tragedy could have been avoided

You go Carrie you show those bullies whose boss.

Onethey all have super strength two jason has already fought a psychic

25 The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)

An ancient demon who arises every 23rd spring for twenty three days. Shows absolutely no mercy, pity, remorse for his victims. Can't die has extremely high strength able to swoop down and pick anybody (can fly) makes his weapons threw bones out of victims which are really sharp. Very intelligent in human technology able to fix and operate old trucks and cars and make them reach high speeds over 100mph. Can break solid metal with his bare hands can decapitate a person without any trouble. I believe he can Mach up against any of the characters on this list could take Michael Myers, Jason and Freddy at the same time without breaking a sweat. The creepers stomps. He's been around since the time of Jesus Christ. Nothing could kill a beast that has lived for over 3500 years and still living.

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