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

Freddy Krueger is like the best actor and he is more scary then any one else on this list he is also scared of nothing and never crys unlike michal and Jason is scared of water lol plus freddy can kill you in your dreams and everyone has to sleep.

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2 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. ...read more.

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.

He is awesome

Michael myres one of the best

3 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

Better than Michael Myers. - MrReally

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

4 Pennywise

The very reason you are terrified of clowns. - Daviddv0601

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

He is so creepy and he has no human emotions

Even more terrifying in the book. - blackflower

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5 Hannibal Lecter 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.

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 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!

7 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.

8 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.

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 should be number 4#

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 thing...how 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

9 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!

Who’d even let that thing near their kid! - blackflower

10 Jack Torrance 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 - blackflower

Here's Johnny! - Daviddv0601

The Newcomers

? Annie Wilkes Annie Wilkes Anne Marie Wilkes Dugan, usually known as Annie Wilkes, is a character in the 1987 novel Misery, by Stephen King.

The Contenders

11 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)

The voice alone is terrifying. - blackflower

12 Candyman
13 Alien
14 Ghostface

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. - Daviddv0601

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.

Smart, Insane and strong.

15 Damien Thorn (The Omen) Damien Thorn (The Omen)

The most evil child in the world. - asantalo

Even as a non Christian he’s disturbing - blackflower

16 Firefly Family

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

17 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*

18 Krampus (Krampus)
19 Predator (Predator) 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.
20 Leprechaun
21 Pamela Voorhees

The dangerous mother of Jason Voorhees.

22 Stripe (Gremlins)
23 Carrie White Carrie White

One of the movies on my top five movies that make me mad it made me happy that her dream came true and when it was crushed I snapped like her and ooh you have no idea how evil I felt when she killed the people that bullied her >

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

Carrie n'est pas la méchante du film..

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24 Mark Hoffman

He's a straight badass, killed over a 20 people with just his hands, a knife, and a hot coffee, he had the second longest living streak of any character in the series, and plus, he's basically a human terminator - TundraTopTenners

Amazing - The8Bit

25 Angela Baker

VERY close ties. I mean very.

26 The Tall Man

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

27 The Thing (The Thing 1982)
28 Dracula Dracula

In most versions he’s also alluring - blackflower

29 Esther

Flat out awesome. - blackflower

30 Samara Morgan Samara Morgan

It wasn’t even her fault. If she knew how to control her powers she wouldn’t have been killed. - blackflower

31 Nosferatu
32 The Fisherman

Yet another painfully underrated villain on the list. While it is a little understandable that I Know What You Did Last Summer is almost a ripoff of Scream, and therefore, the Ghostface Killer overshadows him, I still find him to be pretty good. He is everywhere and is very cunning. He is out for revenge on teens who literally almost got away with murder. Then there's the whole lore behind this guy - Was he always a killer? - Daviddv0601

33 Pyramid Head Pyramid Head

Just the ominous sound of that blade scraping the ground...

Not seeing the face makes it extremely unsettling. - blackflower

34 It

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

35 Deadites Deadites

Deadites should at least be at number 3 - AnimeFan2000

36 Annabelle

She's great and scay. Total a new horror icon

37 Frankenstein's Monster Frankenstein's Monster
38 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.

An innocent victim at first, but then the curse came into play. - blackflower

39 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

40 Babyface
41 Jack-O
42 Gunther Twibunt
43 The Miner
44 Horny the Clown
45 Gurdy the Clown
46 Stuntman Mike
47 Three Finger
48 Bagul
49 Frank the Rabbit (Donnie Darko)
50 The Bride In Black (Insidious)
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