Best Horror Movie Characters

The Top Ten
1 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 is my favorite slasher villain/character. He's strong, immortal and totally badass! And while he does have the highest body count in horror, he's not all bad. He loved his mother and it was after her death that he came back and started killing to avenge her. And considering he was bullied and drowned as a child, he's actually a killer you can sympathize with. He's both badass and unique at the same time.

Jason's shows no mercy only to his mother that he'll listen to and mikes a puss puss not in originals though remakes suck especially number 2 like unicorns? What is mike a two yr old? At least Jason's mother encourages him to kill for her after her head being beheaded

Way stronger and far superior than Freddy Krueger. Your respect for Jason will go through the roof when you watch the ending to Freddy vs Jason, where Jason stopped Freddy from killing 2 teenagers by killing him with his own finger knifes. Love Jason Voorhees!

2 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. In October 2018, a sequel to the original Halloween was released, following 20 years after Michael Myers’s story.

Reasons Michael is the best Horror villain: 1) He hasn't been killed (unlike Jason or Freddy), 2) It didn't take a traumatic event or even a misguided emotional state for him to start killing. One day he just started killing (unlike Jason, Hannibal or Norman Bates). 3) He stalks and kills people like a sociopath, totally disconnected from emotion and almost playful and curious like each murder is a sort of experiment. 4) He spent most of his childhood staring at a wall and yet somehow learned to drive a car. 5) Strength, stealth, intelligence and fear. He is simply the total package. 6) It's a William Shatner mask!

He is the strongest horror character. He is intelligent, he can teleport, you cam chop him in 10000000 million parts if you want and the curse will bring him back, he has supernatural strenght, he can easily kill jason and is really creepy that moment when he suddenly appears behind you and slits your throat... He can crush your head or even rip it off, can use any kind of melee weapons you give him,... The strongest horror character there is there was and there will ever be...

3 Freddy Krueger (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).

Fred Krueger is truly evil. Both Michael and Jason has shown weakness as to where Freddy has never. Freddy simply just does not care, he killed his wife, attempted to kill has daughter and had a dire hatred for his mother. Michael showed weakness for his niece in Halloween 5 when he took of his mask for her and even shed a tear. Jason is just a big mama's boy and is scared of water lol. Chucky the doll is harder than Jason.

I believe he is the best. And Robert Englund is the only Freddy. And I love them both, or I could just say I love Robert. So confusing. But he is the greatest because he is a joker and a really scary killer and will get you in your dreams-- something unavoidable as I have said/

The thing I really loved about Nightmare on Elm Street was the fact it was an original concept of what would happen if your dreams could somehow become real! Imagine this homicidal maniac trying to kill you in those dreams!

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.

I can't call him a killer or psychopath...he just builds all sorts of devices to teach bad people a lesson. I think he's a good guy. I hated watching the part he gets punched and kicked around by the violent and stupid police man! I felt so sad when I continued watching and hearing his story, now I hate crackheads more than ever. But don't worry, I won't go around kidnapping people and put them in torture chambers and let them do dumb choices and get their limbs get sliced off, or burn from acid

Jigsaw/John Kramer is creative, however he never actually kills any of his victims. He is really original and finds twisted ways to his victims to kill themselves. Unlike Michael Myers he and Jason kill people for vengeance and not because they are bored. However I think that he is more original than Jason because there isn't a horror movie character that punishes people like Jigsaw

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

To be honest, he started off with great potential but (While I really don't mind this) his arc turned into a child vs doll thing. I really loved him in Child's Play 1 where he acted creepy and horrific. I loved him in Curse of Chucky where he reverted back to his creepy, sadistic ways.

I haven't seen any of the child's play films but the fact the I found out a real life serial killer put his soul into chucky the "good guy" doll actually makes what I know about it less scary.

Chuck is one of the world's scariest horror movie icons he makes you not want to have a stuffed animal he is just that scary.That is the only reason I need as proof as why he should be number 1 heck he should have numbers 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and 10 as well.

6 Pennywise the Clown (Stephen King's It) It (sometimes capitalized as IT), more commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is the titular main antagonist of the novel, its 2017 film adaptation and the 1990 TV adaptation. It was portrayed to be a shapeshifting and malevolent entity millions (possibly billions) of years old, and with no exact gender or solid identity; thus why it is called "IT"... read more

I just watched the 2017 version of "It" and let me tell you: It. Was. AWESOME! Pennywise is scary and creepy and he seems really unique. He has this way of making you wish he never gets defeated because he is so cool and charismatic. He is also SUPER weird and has a really unsettling voice. He is my favorite Horror movie villain.

Just the idea of a menacing clown that eats children and takes on your greatest fear is scary enough. Screw Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, this supernatural figure is one you don't want to mess with.

Tim Curry's version of Pennywise is definitely enjoyable to watch but the 2017 version of Pennywise is a true horror figure. Pennywise or It is the very reason most people are terrified of clowns.

7 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.

Dude he looks like a dang burned meat burger mixed with a weird looking dancing pickle and he looks like french fries got all over his face and got stained on him because he didn't know it got on him.

It's not just Leatherface, it's his entire cannibal family that's scary! Leatherface is just the butcher. Still though, he is one of my favourite horror villains!

He was based off a real life serial killer named Ed Gein who did wear a mask out of leather and a belt out of people's nipples.

8 Hannibal Lecter (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 very intelligent and easily capable of manipulating anyone to do his bidding. I thought he was still an anti-hero, but he still plays off as a horror villain as he brutally beats a security officer and eats the younger guy. Then he comes off with a major twist that I refuse to spoil because it is just so shocking, I wouldn't ant to ruin the experience for your reaction. And the ending, "I'm going to have an old friend for dinner." O_O

"I'm going to have a friend for dinner." Ya don't say.

How is Chucky better than Hannibal Lecter?

9 Candyman (Candyman)
10 Ghost Face (Scream)

He or she guts his/ her victims. He/she can disappear without a trace. Lastly it is a new person every time so you don't know who the killer is

Movies don't make psychos! Movies make psychos more creative!

Ghostface is lame. He is Stupid and clumsy

The Contenders
11 Jaws (Jaws)

Jaws was scary for me as a kid but now I know that the time that the first jaws movie had the timeline set when sharks first started killing it was a shocker to the world when shark attack humans so it kinda scary still.

Jaws isn't bad I don't know what is wrong with all you.

Boring. It wasn't scary at all.

12 Ash (Evil Dead Trilogy) 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.

He is the only iconic horror character who is good and he certainly is the one wh could put up with all the others.

Why isn't this guy higher!? He should be at least in 2nd or 3rd place! 16 is too low for the king of Boomsticks!

Ash is no good or bad he is the guy with the gun.

13 The Alien (Alien) The Alien (also known as a Xenomorph) is a fictional extraterrestrial species that serves as the title antagonist of the Alien film series.

The Alien is the ultimate predator if there ever was one. It kills without guilt, empathy, or remorse, only survival in its mind. One by one, the Nostromo astronauts are devoured by this nearly unstoppable beast. And don't get me started on the Cenomorph Queen.

Alien is definitely one of the scariest films ever made. Maybe even the scariest. Alien creature made many shocking things with humans

Alien is the best horror icon out there in my opinion.
That second mouth really does a number in the first movie!

14 The 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.

Really cool ability and weapon set makes him one of the strongest and best. probably not as strong as Michael or Jason or Freddy but still cool.

Predator is U.F.O. creatura, werry good speed and power, Predator is half to flying and infiltrace of force. He go in the mask. The is pradator look mask, the of course creature.

I don't think it should be freddy vs Jason it should be PREDATOR vs Jason

15 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.

Not only is he charismatic and intelligent, but he is a cold and calculating sadist that kills the spirit while forcing the mind and body to endure untold unimaginable suffering. Whereas other movie villains kill indiscriminately and without any remorse, he finds joy on an almost sexually gratifying manner of making you wish he was a ruthless killer.

Who you callin, Pinhead"

I'm a girl and I practically want to dress up as him for Halloween

16 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, she was portrayed by Linda Blair and in the television series, she was played by Geena Davis.

Whats more scary than a girl being possessed by a ghost, then having a deep voice while the bed rocks back and fourth. Shes screaming in real life! That's not acting! Plus, 9 people died on the set of this movie. It is seriously the scariest movie ever!

If you don't rank her in the top five then you don't know scary. I would put her up against any I mean any characters created today and she would and is the scariest character ever created.

The poor girl must have been scared too. That is if she was aware of what was happening while she was posessed.

17 The Thing (The Thing)

The thing could become ANYONE in this list! The film is spectacular and the atmosphere makes the thing much more menacing!

18 Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs)
19 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.

The key word here is "character." While Jason Freddy and Michal are all great villains, they are for the most part one-dimensional. Norman however is one of the most interesting and complex villains of all time, due to how easily people in real life could become him.

He really needs to be in top 5!
What a legendary character he is, portraying negativity is not easy, he put his heart and soul In it.

Really? #19? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?... Norman Bates is truly one of the greatest, scariest, messed up, and most complex movie/book characters of all time. Anthony Perkins played this character really well, which makes him able to hang around with some of the great actors/actresses.

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

The fact that I had to put him on this list is so depressing. You people don't know good horror movies.

22 Xenomorph (Alien) The Alien (also known as a Xenomorph XX121 or Internecivus raptus, or simply a xenomorph) is a fictional extraterrestrial species that serves as the title antagonist of the Alien film series.
23 Annabelle (The Conjuring)

Annabelle is so scary

24 Ben Willis (I Know What You Did Last Summer Trilogy)
25 Annie Wilkes (Misery) Anne Marie Wilkes Dugan, usually known as Annie Wilkes, is a character in the 1987 novel Misery, by Stephen King.

She is every celebrities worst nightmare.

The hobbling scene.., need I say more?

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