Best Horror Movie Characters


The Top Ten

1 Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) 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 ruthless he isn't scared of anything and is a straight up killer. He has no one unlike micheal 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

Hhe's definitely stronger than Michael plus he's already dead so a stab wound won't affect the awesomeness of his blade chopping off some dudes head. Im with Jason on this one.

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

Has the only one here that is not gay or lesbian

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2 Michael Myers (Halloween) 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. 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!

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...

Are you kidding? Jason? I laughed through on of his movies. Mikey is awesome. I love the Halloween movies. First kind of horror movie without monsters. Mike was... Sort of, in a way, human. In the form. Not mentally.

Stupid ass, he's been killed before, yet like the rest, he comes back to life

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3 Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) 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.

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.

He can come back to life in peoples nightmares and has very very sharp claws

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4 Chucky (Child's Play) 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. - Daviddv0601

I saw the box for this movie once when I was 4 and hid all my dolls downstairs - Queen-aholic

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.

No no no no not even close

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5 Jigsaw (Saw) 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 - Oldia

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

Jigsaw is creative. Unlike most horror movie characters, does not use a machete or claws to kill people, he uses his wits, and simliar to Jason Voorhees, he generally kills people who do bad things.

Now this is a villain you should never EVER mess with. Jigsaw is may not be the best, but he is indeed the smartest villain in all of horror.

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6 Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) 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.

"I'm going to have a friend for dinner." Ya dont say. - fireinside96

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

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 - Daviddv0601

Jaws could really happen.

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7 Pennywise the Clown (Stephen King's It) 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 more.

Scary character but the film he was in could of being better but it was good 4 its time

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. - Daviddv0601

A clown that lures children into the drains just to drive them into insanity... Enough said.

Most scary turns in to your werst night

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8 Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) 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.

leatherface freaks the hell out of me! he still is the best with a chainsaw - 990055njsmith

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! - Daviddv0601

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 so disgusting - missyweirdo

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9 The Alien (Alien)

Alien is definitely one of the scariest films ever made. Maybe even the scariest. Alien creature made many shocking things with humans - Irina2932

By far, the coolest and most elegantly designed horror character

Boring I saw way more including predator the watch

Very cool design - blackflower

10 Jaws (Jaws) Jaws (Jaws)

Boring. It wasn't scary at all.

Jaws is terrifying

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

It's kind of bad except it's better than piraña

The Contenders

11 The Predator (Predator)

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

O-O scared me to death

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.

The best the strongest the sexiest 💞

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12 Ghost Face (Scream)

If we would be a villain in a horror movie we would be ghost face he watches so many scary movies and is funny and stupid and kinda clumsy worst villain but best plus started horror movies

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

Whats your favorite scary movie

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

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13 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!

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

John Carpenter is awesome

Hecking disturbing creature that looks terrifying.

14 Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist) 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, more.

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.

I am really really really afraid of the demon girl!

The poor girl must have been scared too. That is if she was aware of what was happening while she was posessed. - blackflower

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15 Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs)

It PUTS the LOTION in the BASKET! - Daviddv0601

16 Pinhead (Hellraiser) 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"

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17 Ash (Evil Dead Trilogy)

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

Hail to the King, baby.

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

He's an ASH hole!

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18 Candyman (Candyman)

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

19 Norman Bates (Psycho) 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.

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.

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

This guy is a class, he is literally a legend! Make him higher! - missyweirdo

Great twist

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20 Esther (Orphan)

Love her

21 Annabelle (The Conjuring)

Ok this thing is horrifying end of story

They sell rep,Iva’s of it you know - blackflower

22 Annie Wilkes (Misery) 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? - blackflower

I love her!

23 Carrie White (Carrie) Carrie White (Carrie)

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

You go Carrie you show those bullies whose boss.

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

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

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24 Death (Final Destination Series)

If death wants you, he's got you and there's no escape.enough said

Besides Jason from Friday the 13th, you can't get any better then this.

25 Ben Willis (I Know What You Did Last Summer Trilogy)
26 Asami Yamazaki (Audition)

Oh yes. The bag man was so horrifying. - blackflower

27 Bartel (Calvaire)
28 Critters (Critters)
29 Beth (Hostel 2)

Personally, I'm not a very big fan of the Hostel series but Beth is like Lena, Sally, Pia and Yasmina.

30 Katie (Paranormal Activity)


31 Celine (Cannibal Diner)
32 Diana (Lights Out)
33 Nosferatu (Nosferatu)

Because he is just the perfect vampire character absurd really cool

34 Kayako Saeki (The Grudge)

Why is she 33 really what! - DENISAE

She’s pretty creative with her kills - blackflower

35 Dracula (Jack Palance)

How could anyone forget Count Von Dracula! ! So creepy!

36 Samara (The Ring)

Samara scared the hell out of me. I couldn't watch the movie because I was afraid of watching her go out of screen.

This is probably my favorite horror movie ever.

Incredibly scary. - Userguy44

One of my favorites - blackflower

37 Charlie Brewster (Fright Night Series Both Originals and Remakes)
38 Leprechaun (Leprechaun)
39 Jack Torrance (The Shining) Jack Torrance (The Shining) John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.

The fact that I had to put him on this list is so depressing. You people don't know good horror movies.

He is in the best horror movie ever

He is pretty creepy in a good way

Here's Johnny! - Daviddv0601

40 Cheung Lei-Sheung (Dream Home)
41 Pazuzu (The Exorcist)

Scary but I honestly think the gemini killer from the Exorcist 3 is scarier than Pazuzu

42 Valak (The Conjuring 2)

She gave me ligma

43 The Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera) The Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera)

The Phantom is mysterious and is willing to kill Raoul to be with christine. He goes around trying to hang people or put them in a trance. Pretty good stuff

44 Frankenstein's Monster (Frankenstein)

The greatest monster creation of all time! The rest are pretenders.

45 Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)

He wasn't scary. He was hilarious, but I guess it depends on what kind of person you are.

This isn't scariest characters it's best

46 Heather (Poltergeist)
47 Toby (Paranormal Activity)
48 Tall Man (Phantasm)
49 Dalton Lambert (Insidious)
50 Randy Meeks (Scream Series)
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1. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
2. Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
3. Michael Myers (Halloween)
1. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
2. Michael Myers (Halloween)
3. Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
1. Chucky (Child's Play)
2. Pennywise the Clown (Stephen King's It)
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