Top 10 Horror Movie Killers

The Top Ten Horror Movie Killers

1 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.

The scariest thing about him is that he is such a mystery (referring to the original Halloween films). Nobody every understood what made him this way. He was just a faceless voiceless killer... Who was also incredibly smart.

Halloween was the first horror movie I ever saw, and Michael is the best villain. He is always creative in his kills.

The guy only walks when he kills... How awesome is that? Plus his mask is f'ed up

Michael is best in my opinion not only is he creepy and voiceless, he also has 2 movies coming out in 2020 and 2021

2 Freddy Krueger (A 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).

A villain that can infiltrate your dreams... What's scarier than that? There's no where you're safe. Eventually you have to fall asleep. In your dreams, your darkest fears dwell, and he can prey on that. The idea freaks me out.

Michael, freddy, and jason are all amazing! Its really hard to choose, but if I had to I guess it would be freddy or Michael. I've always (since I was little) had a fascination with how freddy kills people in their sleep! Michael and jason are easier to escape because they are in reality, but you can't NOT got to sleep

Movie killers with personality can't be scary? Think again. Freddy is a relentless, mysterious, and confident force that makes you honestly believe there's no way out. Even the comical version of him that started showing up in sequels manages to be creepy and effective.

Freddy Krueger- Life of the party and king of one-liners. The fact that he can twist your dreams to create your ultimate nightmare is scary enough. Add in the spine-tingling rhyme and the sound of knives scraping over metal and you've got yourself the ultimate horror villain. What's more? He does it all whilst still showing off his sharp wit.

3 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.

Super strong, immortal and totally badass! And he has the highest body count in horror. No other killer comes remotely close to Jason in terms of body count. He's the king of killers. But despite this, he's still a killer you can sympathize with considering his tragic past. Not totally evil but still a badass! He's my favorite slasher villain.

You gotta understand the top ten has the scariest mother f*s people can see. Mikey was pretty awesome. Freddy is the bomb because instead of the whole silent thing, he makes jokes. Chucky is a comedy, he sucks. Creepers gave me a few good nightmares, the rest were okay, (can't include jigsaw. The traps are cool, not him. ) Think though. Jason's been scaring for generations. Back then when killing and walking with a weapon was the scariest thing, he fit the bill. Now people have been able to make him do that and look cooler. He will always be number 1.

Jason has been stabbed, shot, hung, drowned. And impaled by his own machete but he always come back to slaughter anyone who enters camp crystal lake. JASON RULES!

It's always a competition between freddy, jason and Michael. All three are great and always try and compete for the top spot. I likeall three of them. A nightmare on elm street was the highest rated of the three franchises and the best one received by critics. The longest was the halloween sereis. The best finacially was friday the 13th. All three are tied so I don't want to rate them but, Michael is the most leathel, freddy is the smartest and jason is the most powerful. All three are great and no other franchise or killer has comes this far and close to popularity. All three for the win

4 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.

Michael Myers: Stabs people... Looks badass and is very strong... Movie was one of the best of all time... Kills in sleep, awake, or anywhere... Death result: Not so graphic. 7/10 for good villain-ness

Freddy Krueger: Practically anything he can think of can kill... Looks both threatening and comical... Movie was highly successful... Kills in victim's dreams... Death result: Anything, from off screen stabs to EXTREME GORE... 9/10 for good villain-ness.

Jason Voorhees: Stabs and slashes... Looks very threatening and strong... Movie was... Ok?... Kills anywhere in any way he can with his machete... Death result: Gory... 6/10 for good villain-ness...

Jigsaw: Like Freddy, kills in whatever way his expanded mind can create... Puppet looks and sounds like it could jump out of the screen and gouge your eyes out... Movie was good... Captures victims, and places them in a contraption that they can escape... Or can't... Death result: EXTREME GORE. 10/10 for good ...more

Instead of chasing around people with a weapon, walking slowly for scare factor, etc Jigsaw instead is a man trying to have people pay for their sins in an extremist way by having them go through traps, losing limbs, mentally torturing and physically torturing devices. Altogether he is a mastermind, therefore, making him easily terrifying unlike for example Jaws who is just a shark who came across some humans when he was hungry. The funniest part about that is that sharks do not go after people almost all the time so that movie, in general, is invalid. Anyways, Jigsaw is easily someone to be terrified of.

Are you kidding me? How is jigsaw not number 1? He some how takes you without you knowing. You wake up in an abandon building with some device on you or around you and you have a certain amount of time to do anything he wants to make you do otherwise you die? The devices could kill you quickly or slowly whatever he wants Michael myers stabs you, freddy should be number 2 because he can get in your dreams and kill you but jason uses a machete so yeah jigsaw is definitely number 1

Jigsaw it is not a psychopat. He is the only person that have really good intentions in the saw franchise. In the film, he is representing God, that send for us bad things to teach us how to live and love, that's why he is always one steep a head of everyone, always predicting what will happen next.

5 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.

To this day since I been a kid a texas girl I used to always be scared he would find me and come kill me even now be scares me I mean a man that wears human skin just give me chills killing and has no emotion and no qualms or regrets is crazy

With many other horror baddies (most of whom are on the list), the filmmakers tend to overemphasise how evil they are to add to the escapist element of those films and to make them very scary. Here however, it is very different. Leatherface (keeping in line with the film he came from) is an anomaly simply on the grounds that he feels more real than most villains due to how nasty both him and his family are. While other villains may have a compassionate or humanising side (like how Jigsaw is a dying cancer victim & Kayako is living in eternal sorrow over her death), Leatherface and his family have no redeeming quality whatsoever. They just want to kill you. This in turn makes them very menacing villains as there is no leeway to how low they'll go to kill or weaken their victims, mainly encapsulated in the scenes where one of the killers knocks a weapon out of their victim's hand with a broom while taunting her, where the characters try to get the grandpa to kill a victim with a hammer ...more

He is a serious bold face killer. He could chainsaw me in half and then eat my heart and brain. If would be in mental condition if I saw him in life and in a dream. That man is creepy he could even scare the most dangerous animal ever. I'm freaked out

In my view, I think Jason, Ghostface and especially Freddy Krueger are highly overrated as scary horror icons. A large man with a chainsaw over his head, with the pleasance to wear a mask made out of human flesh definitely hits the radar of the creep factor, if anything, more so than Jason or Freddy.

6 Hannibal Lecter (The 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.

He is incredibly smart and sophisticated and very good at playing with you head, making him a very intimidating character.

Hannibal Lecter, only at #9? Seriously? The killer who eats his victims and wears peoples skins? And delivered the iconic lines of "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti"? Come on! Let's get cinemas greatest killer to the top!

Nothing more scarier than a unpredictable, smart killing machine like Hannibal Lecter.

What can I say? I've just watched the Hannibal quadrilogy and I'm pretty sure that he deserves to be called the scariest horror movie killer. He didn't need to use anything, by speaking he scares people. He's a genius! "His genius undeniable his evil unspeakable"

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

Parents usually want to protect their children from seeing horror movies, but this is the one horror icon that even kids sometimes think that they shouldn't watch. It makes all talking dolls creepy as hell, and if you pretend to take out the batteries in front of your friend, and then activate the doll, they will flip out. It's so easy to prank people because it's an item you probably grew up with yourself, whereas other movie psychos are something you only see in movies.

He scared the crap out of me and still kinda does he always will remain number 1

The first time I saw chucky it was when seed came all I could remember is that stitched face and that laugh it gave me nightmares I couldn't even say his name I had to say the C word I was 14 when I saw my frist chucky film and I fell in love with him chucky will always be my #1 killer

Chucky is one of the most scariest horror slashers but he is bit of a comedy and he made me laugh in the Childs Play series and that quote "Hi I'm Chucky wanna play? " scared me so much the first time and I think his so cool because he is called "CHUCKY THE KILLER DOLL".

8 Ghostface (Scream)

The first two films, I find genuinely scary. Like Freddy, Jason, and Michael, the massive popularity of Ghostface turned him into a something more commercial and less scary. But watching those first two films, they are still as effective and even if Ghostfsce is less scary on screen now, the idea of a guy in a ghost mask stalking and taunting you before popping out somewhere is still pretty damn scary in thought, even if the later movies had poor execution. The Villian is very real and could literally be anyone.

The fact that he’s not supernatural makes him seem all the more plausible, and there fore much more frightening

Ghostface, of course! Hidden behind a mask, people would not really recognize him. I don't know if he was captured or not (I know in almost ALL horror movies it happens, but I only made it half of the movie)

Ghostface, who doesn't love ghostface? You never know until the very end who is hidden behind the mask. The scream movies are the best. You never know your always shocked who it is in the end that's what makes it so good its just really great to watch!

9 Pennywise the Dancing Clown (It)

Take everything that should be fun and pleasant for kids and turn it into something sick and phobia causing. Even balloons became scary after this movie!

I think they 1990 version is better then the 2017 version sense Tim Curry is funnier then Bill, Bill doesn't seem like a clown more like a killer in a clown costume Bill is scarier then Tim but Tim is a clown you just now but his humor.

Should be way higher
And bill skarsgaurd was way better
So much more scary

Extremely the most scariest clown if you meant him in real life. I would crap my pants if I ever saw him or if he enters my house. The balloon part was the nastiest scene I have seen. Blood gushing every where. I am now scared of balloons.

10 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.

Norman Bates is the killer that started everything, the OG of slashers. Without Norman Bates, there’s be no Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees.

People don't seem to get the difference between a movie monster and a killer... Norman Bates deserves number 1, but if anything he should be in the top 10 if only for the reason that Pennywise, Pinhead, and the Creeper shouldn't be on the list to begin with

Are you kidding, #15? Out of all these killers, Norman, Jack Torrence, Leatherface, and maybe Hannibal or Buffalo Bill are the only ones who actually feel realistic. Now I haven't seen Texas Chainsaw, but out of the baddies from The Shining, Silence, and Psycho, Norman takes the cake. Something about that awful smile he has on when he's in the dress with the knife is just chilling beyond belief.

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11 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.

The movie screwed him up in the 4th one and the others after, then Hellraiser: Revelations came, and screwed the whole franchise up, with shocking ratings and salty reviews, the franchise was officially done! He was a badass in the first 3, memorable quotes such as "We'll tear your soul apart! " And "The box... You opened it... We came..." And also "We have such sights to show you! "

Only here cause it's a low budget movie and not many people like him so meh what the hell

Pinhead's a badass. I didn't expect him to win, but he should be way higher that this.

Who you callin pinhead?

12 The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)

He never stops chasing you once he finds something he likes. He shows no mercy or humanity. He will torture you, eat you and smile while doing it. No one knows what he is or how to kill him. There's no running, there's no hiding. He should be number 1.

Dude, he feeds on people, has an underground cave that plays his own song, rips out peps eyeballs, stretches them out, eats their flesh, cannot die, is not predictable, has special weapons, can fly, and comes back every, what was it? 27 years to eat peps, no matter how much you've hurt him! :O sounds creepy to me, for all I know, he could be stalking us ALL!... Ah-

The creeper is a creature that just won't die and that's the thing that is different about a lot of people on the list. He is an immortal beast. If decapitated the creeper his head would grow back, like in "Jeepers Creepers 2".

He's a boss for 28 days he eats everything he likes from anyone that has it and he can tell from their fear. No matter what if he likes you your done. You can't hide or run because he's got that smell from your fear.

13 The Death (Final Destination)

The thing about death is, even if you escape him, he will always find you. There is no cheating death, which is the whole point of the series.

The death killed in all so horrible ways. Really never thought of such kinds of deaths.

I love this because death kills them disgustingly amazing

Roller coasters could actually be scary because of him

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

The movie is really awesome and I think Jack needs to be a little higher than this.

His character development is amazing

Jack was just downright frightening in a weird way.

Are we serious? Best performance ever! Jack was Jack and he was all evil and smile. I can accept a JT vs. Michael Mayer, but no one else!

15 Carrie (Carrie)

The facial expression she makes during the prom disaster is pure nightmare fuel

What's scary about this poor girl is that she can kill you in MANY ways. Hitting you with a table, impaling you, stopping your heart, crushing you, etc. Her telekinesis is the thing that makes everyone fear her. Also have you seen her eyes during the prom scene in the 1976 version? And her sadistic smiles in the 2013 version? Creepy as hell.

You can't really be scared of the victim of the story, Carrie wasn't scary, Carrie's Mom though hella scary

Come on Guys what's scarier then a girl covered in blood brutally killing you with telekinesis?

16 Candyman (Candyman)

Try it, look into the mirror and say candyman 10x. It will come out

Whatever you do don't say his name three times

He appears when his name is said 5 times in a mirror. Then he guts you to death.

5 times. You guys got it all wrong -_-

17 The Predator (Predator)

The Predator is just awesome an honourable killer just come one Predator=10/10

Great villain. For me, only the original film has managed to convey the sense of menace it has. The sequels essentially made it cannon fodder, but in the original it was downright invincible. Wiping out Arnie's whole squad and then Arnie just barely defeating him gives the creature a sense of threat few others have. Meanwhile, the mythos surrounding the creature gives it a lot of character. Great all around.

The predator is good for being silent but deadly, you'll never see him and he is one ugly mother...

I wished I never watched that movie cause I did not sleep at all for then next 4 nights

18 Xenomorph Alien (Alien)

Brilliant villain from one of my favourite films. The alien creature has an unique and very iconic design, but on top of that is an extremely hard force to fend off. Much of the tension in the original Alien comes from not knowing when he'll strike next, which leads to a lot of edge of your seat moments that few have replicated successfully since. Meanwhile, the Alien itself is very hard to kill. While many of the other villains are human and very vulnerable, this bad boy doesn't go down without a fight, as seen in the film Aliens where a marine squad were unable to take down a swarm of these without a significant loss of life and resource. Add to the fact that the mythos is very compelling, and you have a unique villain that many have tried to copy but none as successfully as the original.

Probably the hardest of all the horror movie villains to kill just because if you stab him, he can kill you with his acid blood.

How so low? This guy will make a clean cut of your neck with his tail and use your body to harvest more of his kind

Xenomorph should be at least top 8. It has even and a second mouth.

19 Angela Baker (Sleepaway Camp)

The reveal of her being male is one of the most unexpected horror film twists in cinema history

Very underrated and forgotten female horror movie killer. She's the queen.

She is a boy. AND THAT IS MESSED UP.

I’d go crazy too if I was put through that

20 Leprechaun (Leprechaun)

His movies may not be that great or that scary but the leprechaun can be scary to his victims. He usually only kills if you try to steal his gold or get in his way. Other than that you should be ok. He's magical, manipulative, devious and can kill people in the worst ways imaginable.

11? At least put him in the top 5! He kills in the most awful ways.

Hey in my head he is better then pin head

It was this or JAWS

21 Boogeyman (Boogeyman)

Seems scary maybe not

More like boogerman ugh

Nuh this pose to be first

22 The Shark (Jaws)

I know that this probably doesn't stand as tall as say Samara, or Jason. But I still think that this shark deserves some recognition. I mean he made people (including myself) afraid to go back into the water. You have to be scary to do that. He's the reason I love sharks. Also the movie Jaws is actually one of the good shark movies, you know which ones aren't. ( Sharknado) He also made the shark's name as "Man-eating". That takes skill. Great whites are famous because of him, and that's why I think he's so great!

That big shark scared a lot of people away from the ocean, when it first come out. I think Jaws should be higher on the list.

The shark makes everybody watched the film want to stay out of the water. I think that he should be number 1.

Just as soon as I saw the shark jump out of the water, I jumped out of my seat, but not all the way.

23 Annabelle (Annabelle)

I couldn't sleep for a month after seeing even one image of her

This movie just sends a chill down my spine just it being based on a true story is so unoriginal only a couple of other horror movies do this

So cool that I want a replica

The movies are not scary

24 Bufflo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs)

How is he this low like come on

Bill is inteligent merder, the Bill is look dead man and woman the butterfly larva. Is variation to doing stope and pick up his power.

25 Cujo (Cujo)

Cujo is one of Stephen King’s most unforgettable, monstrous creations to ever be put on screen

Actually the subtext is "ELM STREET has a new pooch". ELM STREET. you might as well say freddy.

As a dog lover, it was very effective

Jason got a new dog his name is... cujo

26 Wishmaster (Wishmaster)
27 John Doe (se7en)

Brilliant villain. While for me a lot of Seven is a little too slow for my liking, the parts with Doe (mainly the fantastic twist at the end) sell it for me. An unnerving performance by Kevin Spacey creates a truly remarkable villain whose punishments for the characters are utterly twisted, especially if you remember what's in the box.

One of the most psychologically terrifying killers. The scariest thing about him is his ability to bend and manipulate a person.


The most twisted m effective ever seen

28 Tom Hanniger (My Bloody Valentine)

It is not very bad I love it not really scary

He killed a woman and ripped out her heart and drew a heart in blood on the mirrior

You have to feel bad for him since 2 other idiot co workers went to the valentine party and left him and a few other co workers to die!

This movie was the best

29 Bill (Dead Silence)
30 La Femme (Inside)

its good

31 Keyser Soze (Usual Suspects)

I'm sorry but Usual Suspects is a crime thriller. It's not a horror movie!

Great villain, but The Usual Suspects isn't a horror movie.

Best horror movie killer EVER!

For kevin, spacey for ever

32 Captain Spaulding (House of 1000 Corpses)
33 The Thing (The Thing)

We'd all be screwed if this alien assimilated at least one of the top 10 killers on this list.

This should be in the top ten

34 Billy Loomis (Scream)

Yes he was like one of the best killers in all of the scream movies he is my best and favorite killer of ghostface

35 The Director (The Cabin in the Woods)
36 Kate (Paranormal Activity)

The girl next door turns out to be in fact the obsession of a particularly nasty demon. This all spells disaster for her uber positive boyfriend mika. The final scenes are horrific and confirm sweet little Kate has a dark side.

One of my favorite horror movies. Those last few scenes with her staring at Micah, going downstairs, screaming, and then we see that she absolutely destroyed him. The ending with her creepily crawling towards the camera is something I’ll never get out of my head and it is one of the best moments when at the end we realize she’s gone but Micah doesn’t realize it.

37 Carl Stargher (The Cell)

Sicker than this man you will never find!

38 The Female (Under the Skin)
39 Pyramid Head (Silent Hill)

Completely terrifying



40 Ash Williams (The Evil Dead) Ashley James "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Evil Dead franchise. Created by Sam Raimi, he is portrayed by Bruce Campbell and is the only character to appear in each entry of the series, including an after-credits scene appearance for the remake-continuation film.

I like this guy he has a chainsaw as a hand

Wait, so ash is a badguy?

Its cool men lk t al

41 Drooper the Lion (The Banana Splits Movie)

He is so awesome!

42 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.

Damien�s mother was a jackal and his daddy was the devil. Sounds like an awesome paternity suit in the making. As a kid, the angel-faced five-year-old is an unholy terror on a tricycle.

43 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.

Regan should be number 1 because she can move objects

Regan Macneil Is Creepy-Looking Zombie Face Girl!

Seriously, that girl was awesome.

Deserves a top 10 spot.

44 Bagul (Sinister)

You need to see the movie to get it! He has many names like Mr. Boogey or the Bagul or just siniser. He has a pale face, long black wet hair, google it and you will see it for yourself. Then if you are like me you will want to see the movie and then you will not sleep

He looks like Mick Thomson.

I love Slipknot and I love horror so sinister was great for me.

One of the reasons why Sinister is scary as hell.

45 Luke Lerner (Better Watch Out)
46 Daniel Skene (Wrong Turn)
47 Tiff (Bride of Chucky)

He was screwed up to begin with

Love her in Chucky!

48 Otis B. Driftwood (The Devil's Rejects)

Wears his victim's skin as a costume

49 Ronald Jones Jr. (Silent Night (2012))
50 Esther (Orphan)

You have no idea how much Esther scared me.

Esther wasnt that brutal but deserves to be up higher

Her whole act was so convincinf

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