Best Horror Movie Villains

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

The Top Ten

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).

This is the guy who made us all scared of doing something we need to do to survive. It's like how sausage party made us scared of eating. He's also the scariest cause he can use your fear and is basically omnipotent in his realm. He's got the best story and was the first villain to make it to mortal Kombat. My favorite horror slasher ever

I mean come on.. Freddy Krueger just looks creepy, he sounds creepy, and the fact that he is invincible in a world where you are so vulnerable just makes you want to stay up all night, but watch out staying awake to long may cause shapeshift into an object near by and attack when you least expect it.

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!

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. more.

He never runs but he always catches up with his victims. He can't die no matter what you do to him and always comes back. There's never any clues as to why he kills except the fact that he's just evil and psychotic.

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.

Most horror movie killers are either suffering through some psychological issues or just out for revenge.
Michael Myers,on the other hand,is the embodiment of pure evil.

Freddy is scary but he’s also entertaining which diminishes is scare factor. Michael Myers is pure evil no expression, no funny quips, no evil laugh just plain, unexplained evil.

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.

Jason may be afraid of water and wears a mask but he did drown as a child. And his hockey mask looks really cool on him. But despite his flaws, he's still a badass! He's an undead killer who can never die, he can heal, and he's super strong. He's also quite capable of sneaking up on victims when and where they least expect and he's versatile, using all kinds of weapons and methods to kill people though he mainly uses his machete. He also has the highest body count in horror. He doesn't have to show his face or speak to be a badass. He's the king of slashers👑

Jason is my favorite slasher villain. He's super strong, immortal and can heal. And he's tragic past makes him very interesting and unique. Jason is the kind of killer that you have to feel at least a little sorry for because of what happened to him as a child. Jason Voorhees also has the highest body count in horror. He's a badass!

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

Chu chu chu ha ha ha


This clown scared me half to death.Every time I walk past a sewer I look into it and make sure pennywise isn't in there

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

The very reason you are terrified of clowns.

He is impossible to kill what more can I say

Hannibal Lecter 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 should be at least in the top 5. He's incredibly intelligent, insightful and sophisticated. He's good at getting into your head and playing mind games. Not to mention he's good at outsmarting people and is cannibalistic. He is not someone to be messed with or underestimated.

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.

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

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

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

Amazing yet more effective in the novel

More effective in the book

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.

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

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!

Who’d even let that thing near their kid!

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.

Probably one of the more developed horror movie villains and like creates empathy for him despite what he does to the characters we follow in the movies, easily the true main character in the franchise.

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.

Personally, the COOLEST horror movie character!

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.

This psychotic man is the icon of horror the shower scene will be remembered through out history the man with psychosis and some form of multiple personality disorder he should be higher oh...and one more long will you be staying? jk but he also has an amazing troubling childhood he killed his father for abusing his mother and later on killed his mother.The twisted turn of events are amazing

While he may not be the most dangerous or scariest, he is the most interesting and developed character.

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

He's not the scariest but yeah, I agree, he is very developed

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I think many people dismiss him because it's always a different killer instead of just one, but that's what's so great about him/her! While we got all those typical slashers, this one is a mystery! You're lead to believe one person is the killer, until it's revealed to be someone you least expected to be! I find them to be pretty underrated.

Ghostface has become grossly underrated over the years. He is one of the best horror villains to date for his wit, realistic depictions, and those haunting phone calls.

He is the most realistic killer on this list

Smart, Insane and strong.

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.

Pinhead at 13? No way! he is up there with the best. Number 1 for me! The Freddy

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

The voice alone is terrifying.

Damien Thorn (The Omen) Damien Thorn is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of The Omen franchise. He is the Antichrist and the son of the Devil.

The most evil child in the world.

Even as a non Christian he’s disturbing

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

*Stop quaking bitch*


Alien hunter with no discrimination on what it kills. Come on people.

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.

Leprechaun is so funny, even though I don't really like the movies I still watch the 1st one every saint patricks day! I would recommend you do the same!

Krampus (Krampus)
Henry Bowers

The one from the 1990 miniseries was way cooler and more intimidating than the one from the new films even though he had a lower rate of successful murders or grievous bodily harm. He's not the scariest villain and far from the most powerful but he's definitely the most interesting villain in my opinion.

Horny the Clown

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

Pamela Voorhees

If you were the struggling single mother of a bullied young boy that drowned because the counselors were too busy getting down, wouldn't you go insane and murder a bunch of teens?

The dangerous mother of Jason Voorhees.

Stripe (Gremlins)

In most versions he’s also alluring

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