Top 10 Horror Movie Killers

The Top Ten
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. ...read more.

I am a horror fan big time. Michael Myers and Pennywise are the two big time horror killers for me. They are authentic and iconic. They define the genre, but while Pennywise relies too much on his terrifying looks and huge terror scenes, Michael Myers makes us piss ourselves in horror by using creepy actions and realistic murders, creating a scary build-up. Halloween is one of the most iconic horrors of all time no doubt

The king of slasher the shape , boggyman whatever you can call him on Halloween his rule will be following because of him all slashers are created

Michael Myers can't die he's killed a lot of people he's high ly feared. And has killed Lori strode he's indestructible ans has awesome creative kills he's the best and legendary

Michael Myers is my all time favorite horror movie slasher! He is iconic in the horror movie world and I think, the most terrifying. First off, he doesn't ever run after his victims Instead, he just shows up out of no where and walks after them and he gets them almost every time. His mask is sp creepy. The Halloween movies give nightmares. What is also so interesting about Michael Myers is that what he is and does in the beginning Halloween movies can actually happen. This is what makes the movie so real.

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).

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.

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

Just F's your life up. Never has really shown a moment of weakness as Jason has numerous times (wouldn't kill kids) and Michael (takes his mask off to show his niece his face and even sheds a tear). In Freddy vs. Jason, the town wanted Freddy dead and gone so bad they had to team up with Jason.

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.

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.

Jason and Michael are very similar killing machines. Their appearances change from movie to movie, usually their size and mask. Neither talk and they sneak up on people without a sound. Their weapon of choice, Jason a machete and Michael a big kitchen knife but they will both use whatever they can find laying around. Did I mention that neither will die, no matter what their shot or struck with. Both are way better than that loud mouth Freddy. I would love to see a movie where they team up to face Freddy and Pinhead, that would be the bomb!

Jason Voorhees. You can't stop him. Knocking him out for some time might work, but killing him is not achievable, he doesn't even feel pain anymore. He is extremely versatile in finding ways to kill people. He hunts you while set fire, doesn't care if you shoot him, he's a trapper, won competitions in archery before he went missing and should not ever be faced in a duel.
Who is ranking higher on the list? Freddy Kr├╝ger and Michael Myers. Are they a bigger threat, than Jason? No.
While Freddy invades your dreams and can kill you when you are most vulnerable, he needs to be feared in order to have any power. Jason on the other hand can kill you at any time, at any place and is his own power source. He even tracked the girl, that beheaded his mother down. So, just not being at Crystal Lake provides no safety at all.
Michael Myers on the other hand might be smarter than Jason. Certainly smart enough to stay away from him. If it comes to a duel between Michael and Jason, Michael ...more

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

You gotta understand the top ten has the scariest 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.

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.

Jigsaw I think should be #1, he may not kill, he may not chase you down, but he is way smarter than any killer on this list, yes even Hannibal Lector, Jigsaw will push you to the limit. And tests your will to live, he gives you a chance and if you don't take that chance no matter how painful, you will die an even worse death, he is a architect, an engineer, and a genius of horror, in my opinion he is the best on the list and there is absolutely nobody better than him, Tobin Bell is the best portrayal of a mastermind killer, John Kramer! He needs to be #1! Vote Jigsaw people!

He's a genius, in all honesty. He killed people by forcing them to try to live, and that's all he really did. It was beautiful, intriguing, and he was by far the most creative horror movie killer ever. He wasn't a psycho with a mask killing for no reason, nor a creature that manages to invade your dreams, but rather somebody with a purpose. A real person with a real reason. He may not instill fear like others on this list - but the way he killed his victims is truly top-notch.

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.

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

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.

What makes Leatherface so scary is the fact that he'd pretty realistic. Jason, FREDDY?! Not going to happen. But a cannabilistic fat, mental, chainsaw-wielding killer living in a backwoods Texas town seems possible. Far-fetched maybe, but real enough to inspire actual fear.

This cannibalistic, chainsaw-wielding, psychopathic, skin-face-mask wearing brute just gives me more than the creeps. Better than Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers or the overrated Jason Voorhees. Bubba Sawyer A.K.A Leatherface rules them all!

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.

The thought that goes into creating this character clearly outdoes that of any old slashe, this characters horror is purely psychological and brilliant beyond belief. The creepiness and unique brand brought by Hannibal Lector is unsurpassed not only by movie killers, but any movie character to date.

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!

Hannibal is totally smooth and classy the way he kills or renders his victims helpless as he performs cerebral eatery with the victim awake and participating in eating his own brains. What can be more spectacular? Totally number one on my list.

Why isn't this guy at the top of the list? He's sadistic, blood-thirsty and highly intelligent all at the same time. he was the whole reason Clarice was able to track Buffalo Bill. He's the ultimate killer. And he's very good at toying with your mind and emotions.

7 Ghostface (Scream)

I used to like Chucky (I still do), but after watching Scream I think that Ghostface (aka Billy and Stu) is better because honestly he was scary! I'm not even scared of Chucky but when it comes to Ghostface I'm not scared of him but I am a little bit because I mean there are two killers! Two! Which is also why I like Sidney cause she fought two killers while the others just fought 1 -_-! Okay I get that there are two killers in Chucky's movies too (except for Childs Play movies) but like come on! It's a doll! Plus Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky were comedy horror. Plus, all he ever does is try and transfer his soul EVERY movie! I get he kills people and all but like...all his movies are about him and people's souls, also how can no one defeat (truly defeat! I mean defeat to the point where he won't ever come back!) a killer doll?! If he has a gun, cool, little concerning, but a knife...can't ya'll just whack him in the face or something? I get he has the strength and speed of a ...more

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 villain is very real and could literally be anyone.

I love the scream series as a whole, and ghostface is the first horror movie killer I fell in love with. the fact that there's always a different killer makes the suspense infinite and while the reveals can sometimes be a let down, it's always the most important part of the movie (for me at least).

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!

8 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 gave me nightmares as a child. Never liked dolls, but relatives gave me dolls as presents. I treated my dolls like royalty because of him.

But I've watched 4th & 5th movie as a teen and I realised how funny he is, yet a psychotic killer.

Chucky's scary as Hell! He's definitely #1 on the best horror killers ever since he pops out out of nowhere in every single ' little place! He came in my dreams and scared the hell out of me and still does!

Charles lee ray is a boss. and he actually has a personality. instead of the Michael Myers and puck head. slowly walk and somehow manage to catch everybody. could fly to England and there Jason is coming down the runway at night right behind the plane kinda scenes. WALKING. retarded..

9 Pennywise the Dancing Clown (It)

Of all the horror icons I know about, he's probobly the scariest. The guy actually feeds on fear. Although the 1990 Pennywise isn't as scary by today's standards, the 2017 Pennywise is enough to keep anyone up at night. And not to mention his powers. He can teleport, shapeshift, and manipulate people just to name a few!

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.

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.

This clown is so creepy. He creeps me out because he is a clown. That laugh is super creepy. Even though IT is just a clown he's scary. This is the only clown I am afraid of. The first time I seen the movie I was creeped out because of that clown.

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.

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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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

Holy #%@$ Norman bates is the best, he was emotionally troubled and mentally ill and a total psycho, he made the most infamous movie scenes EVER... the shower scene

The Contenders
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! "

His appearance was not all that intimidating but the chains and hooks he controlled were.

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)

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-

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.

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 Xenomorph (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.

The xenomorph is a living weapon. Can tear through metal. The queen could make more. When it baby alien comes out it is game over, it uses the host DNA for itself like the predalien. An enemy for the Best hunter Predator.

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

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

I think here's Johnny is funny because when I was 13 I just watched that movie then I heard on the T.V. "here's Johnny! " I saw it was a T.V. host or something! It was really funny

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!

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

The movie was sure great but I do not think that jack diserves 13. He steals the place that someone else diserves. He killed only one. He should be at least 21

15 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.

What a movie! Truly fantastic! A movie ful of thriller, action and fun! Thriller

Come on now. Deaths not to be 1

16 Carrie (Carrie)

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.

The movie that proved telekinesis isn't the real threat. It's fanatics and high school cliques that are the true villains.

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

She's not really the villain, right?

17 The Predator (Predator)

Predator is awesome they only hunt people with guns but with bad blood they killed everything. Rips out the best warrior skull out, awesome weopns.

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...

Predator, werry big monster in out world, in grey mask and, yellow body, and down to mask have big teeth and creature face.

18 Candyman (Candyman)

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

"We dare you say his name 5 times"!

19 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!

I love sharks better than mammals but I love dogs okay back to the shark. The shark is awesome funny it killed the kid but the poor dog. His death is awesome by getting blown up.

In film Jaws be killer to biggist Shark. Name Shark white, he have big sharp teeth. Many meters water worst creature kill to people, weak blue collors body and big eyes. In film Jaws be Shark death and started Shark two, bigs of Shark one. To Be new horror films Jaws 2.

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.

20 Angela Baker (Sleepaway Camp)

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

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

21 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.

22 Boogeyman (Boogeyman)

More like boogerman ugh

Seems scary maybe not

23 Annabelle (Annabelle)

My friend once told me a story of Annabelle. Well to put it minorly the night after that I couldn't go to sleep. And I didn't even see the movie! It gave me nightmares for months and I am NOT seeing the movie because I don't think I could sleep at all for a year! So my point is, very very very scary!

It's so creepy. The fact that it's based on what the porcelain doll does, it's scarier than I expected it. Oh and the end, that's so annoying, not the bad kind of annoying, just the 'well this is a bumber' kind of annoying.
The cycle just goes over, and over, until the demon Possesing (I think) the doll leaves annabelle.

The movies are not scary

24 Bufflo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs)

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)

He's literally a Saint Bernard with rabies. How is that scary?

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

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

He's a scary dog!

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