Top Ten Fictional Serial Killers

The Top Ten
1 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.

Intelligent, he can read you like a book before you have finished your sentence. He can get into your head quickly. He truly is one of the most entertaining fictional serial killers ever.

He's sadistic and blood-thirsty as well as incredibly intelligent. He is also extremely good at getting into your head. He totally deserves number 1!

Hannibal the Cannibal... Surely deserved this spot.

2 Freddie 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).

Freddie Krueger is THE BEST! The burnt face just gives me the creeps. Scary face, nasty words, the dream killer's got it all! He deserves number 1!

3 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

He actually has more victories than any other killer on this list. He kills because he feels like he needs to, not because it's fun or he thinks it's justified. He even gets away with it.

Tall, strongly built, mysterious, quiet, and dangerous.

He has the face of an angel and the mind of a demon.

4 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 became a killer because his mother was decapitated by one of the counselors in the first movie. Now he wants revenge on anyone who returns to the camp. He's not totally evil. He just loves his mother.

5 Dexter Morgan Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

This guy is a true serial killer. No doubt Hannibal Lecter is a better killer, but he is not much of a serial killer.

6 The Jigsaw Killer 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.

"Let's play a game." What more do I really need to say?

7 Buffalo Bill

This character was actually inspired by six real life serial killers: Jerry Brudos, Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, Gary M. Heidnik, Edmund Kemper, and Gary Ridgway.

8 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.

It's not his fault... His mother made him do it.

9 Patrick Bateman Patrick Bateman, is an American, serial killing, yuppie, villain protagonist, who debuted in the rules of attraction, by Bret Easton Ellis.

Best known for his relevance in its successor, American Psycho (also by Bret Easton Ellis), as the novel's protagonist (which mostly contributes to the book's... read more
10 John Doe
The Contenders
11 The Joker The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design,... read more
12 Chucky Charles Lee Ray is a fictional character and the titular antagonist of the Child's Play horror film series.

The coolest thing about this killer is that he transported his soul into the body of a doll so that he could stay alive.

13 Candy Man

He wasn't always this way. This is what he became after he was brutally murdered and had his hand sawn off. Some people have no humanity.

14 Jeff the Killer Jeff the Killer is a creepypasta usually accompanied by a picture of a white face looking in to the camera smiling in an unsettling manner. The creepypasta is also usually accompanied by the term "Go to sleep".

His story is very flawed and unrealistic if you think about it, but I still love it all the same. His appearance combined with his catch phrase "Go To Sleep" really is spooky, so he does deserve some credit. I like him.

15 Kira - Death Note

Notebook of death. Shall I say more?

16 The Tooth Fairy

He's played by Lord Voldemort himself.

17 Ghostface
18 Tiffany - Bride of Chucky
19 Johan Liebert Johan Liebert is a character in the anime and manga series Monster, created by Naoki Urasawa. He is the twin brother of the main character, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, and serves as the primary antagonist. Johan is a highly intelligent, manipulative individual with a mysterious past, capable of bending people... read more
20 Red John

Oh, come on, Hannibal is just a man who has been identified before and caught. Red John is superhuman. He makes no mistakes. He is a true supervillain with psychic powers and criminal genius.

He's awesome. He has supernatural powers. He knew about the names on Jane's suspect list three months before Jane even did, and Jane is the one who made it!

21 Victor Zsasz

"I'm saving a special mark for you, Batman."

22 Hans Beckert

He was the child murderer in the German movie M. He was so elusive that the law couldn't track him. He had to be caught by the criminal underground.

23 Mr. Slade - The Lodger (1944)
24 Yoshikage Kira Yoshikage Kira is the main antagonist from the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable written by Araki Hirohiko.
25 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.

A cannibal with a mask made out of human skin and a house full of decorations made out of human bones. He should be higher.

He was inspired by real-life serial killer Ed Gein. Gein was also the inspiration for Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates.

I think he should be higher on the list. He's very realistic looking.

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