Best Horror Movie Villains

What are the top best horror movie villains, that make the silver screen red with blood?

The Top Ten

1 Freddy Krueger Freddy Krueger 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).

Any of you who put Jason, let's say this. Freddy talks, wants to kill you and scares you by being scary-funny, while Jason walks around with a machete and is so depressed he glues a hockey mask to his face (that says a lot). And Jason doesn't talk. Jason = fail. To me, anyway.

Freddy is the scariest, since he can murder you where you are the most vulnerable: your dreams. He's also cool, since he has the best one-liners and talks as you're being killed by him. And he's a shape-shifter, can manipulate himself, and has the razor gloves!

MY TOP 3? Well, I'd put it in this order. Each well deserves their position on the list. Top person is the best.

Freddy Krueger

Michael Myers

Hannibal Lecter

Go Freddy!

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2 Jason Voorhees Jason Voorhees 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.

He's the awesomest. I couldn't go to camp a month after I watched him.

Chu chu chu ha ha ha

Strong, unhuman, smart, creepy and doesn't have a Rick and Morty counterpart, bitch

3 Michael Myers Michael Myers 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.

Comes up right after Freddy for me. Mikey was my fave, always got the second place spot. Very close though. Still, I have to say Freddy is better, as he is immortal in the dreamland, and no one, sadly not even Mikey here, can avoid sleep.

I know most of your out there think that Freddy is the main, but Michael is voted by many FAR the most scary.

4 Leatherface Leatherface 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.

While Leatherface is undoubtedly the scariest and creepiest of the bunch, it is not just him. It is his entire family that is corrupted who are cannibals. - Daviddv0601

Ed gein was never represented as somebody scarier than this skin wearer.

5 Hannibal Lecter Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal the Cannibal is one of the scariest creeps in any movie. His voice, his eyes, and his impression on us all should make him number one.

A tie... these two both deserve to tie with Leatherface.

Not in top 3? If you've seen silence of the lambs then you have to put this guy up there. A cencus taker once tried to test him. He ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chanti. Tss

6 Pennywise Pennywise 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.

The very reason you are terrified of clowns. - Daviddv0601

SO creepy. I've never had a fear of clowns until I saw him.

I LOVE HIM. HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE. THE NEWEST AND MOST SCARIEST I'VE EVER SEEN.

7 Norman Bates Norman Bates 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.

Every time he was on camera, he was the center of attention. Anthony Perkins was great in this role.

He should be number 4#

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

Come on, people, face the facts; he's so creepy!

9 Jigsaw Jigsaw 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.

The only horror movie who doesn't think of himself as a villain. In fact, his assistant was the real villain since she cheats. At least Jigsaw gives his victims a chance to escape, no matter how brutal the deathtraps are. - Daviddv0601

Personally, the COOLEST horror movie character!

10 Jack Torrance Jack Torrance John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.

Here's Johnny! - Daviddv0601

The Newcomers

? Deadites Deadites

Deadites should at least be at number 3 - AnimeFan2000

The Contenders

11 The Blind Man (Don't Breathe)

He is smart,deadly and so frightening that when I saw him in the trailer for the movie I freaked - cadespencer

*Stop quaking bitch*

12 Firefly Family

Very creepy. I'm not sure they belong in fourth, more fifth though.

13 Pinhead Pinhead 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.

I was going to vote for Chucky, because I thought he was rated too low... But then I saw where Pinhead ranked.

What? He's #12? He should be #2! (Freddy Krueger is #1)

14 Ghostface

Smart, Insane and strong.

15 Candyman
16 Angela Baker

VERY close ties. I mean very.

17 Pamela Voorhees

The dangerous mother of Jason Voorhees.

18 Mark Hoffman
19 Carrie White Carrie White

I mean, sure, murder is bad, but she was tormented in high school. When she finally snapped and massacred everyone in that school, I rooted for her. - Daviddv0601

I hate bullies and I think Carrie did the right thing

This movie made me so mad that I loved the part where she kill's them

20 The Tall Man

The villain from Phantasm and a direct influence on Slender Man.

21 Esther
22 Alien
23 Nosferatu
24 The Fisherman
25 Leprechaun
26 It

I have to read the book to understand the movie because it seemed silly Average

27 Bagul
28 Samara Morgan
29 Frankenstein's Monster Frankenstein's Monster
30 Dracula Dracula
31 Kayako Saeki

I think I am the only one who voted for Kayako. I don't know what it is, but whatever the Japanese find scary in this film, I do too. My god, do I love the Grudge; I don't know what else to say other than I guess she doesn't beat around the bush and gets the job done with efficiency.

32 HAL 9000 HAL 9000 HAL 9000 is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series. First appearing in 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL is a sentient computer that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft and interacts with the ship's astronaut crew.

As said by the Nostalgia Critic, he/it makes us feel we have no one to blame but us. He is our best accomplishment and our worst screw-up.

He's not a horror villain because space odyssey is not a horror movie - cadespencer

33 Babyface
34 Jack-O
35 Gunther Twibunt
36 The Miner
37 Horny the Clown
38 Gurdy the Clown
39 Stuntman Mike
40 Pyramid Head Pyramid Head
41 Three Finger
42 Frank the Rabbit (Donnie Darko)
43 The Bride In Black (Insidious)
44 Lillith Sullivan
45 Alessa Gillespie
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