Top 10 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 (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).

This is the guy who made us all scared of doing something we need to do to survive. It's like how sausage party made us scared of eating. He's also the scariest cause he can use your fear and is basically omnipotent in his realm. He's got the best story and was the first villain to make it to mortal Kombat. My favorite horror slasher ever

I mean come on.. Freddy Krueger just looks creepy, he sounds creepy, and the fact that he is invincible in a world where you are so vulnerable just makes you want to stay up all night, but watch out staying awake to long may cause shapeshift into an object near by and attack when you least expect it.

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... 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.

He never runs but he always catches up with his victims. He can't die no matter what you do to him and always comes back. There's never any clues as to why he kills except the fact that he's just evil and psychotic.

Freddy is scary but he's also entertaining which diminishes is scare factor. Michael Myers is pure evil no expression, no funny quips, no evil laugh just plain, unexplained evil.

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 is my favorite slasher villain. He's super strong, immortal and can heal. And he's tragic past makes him very interesting and unique. Jason is the kind of killer that you have to feel at least a little sorry for because of what happened to him as a child. Jason Voorhees also has the highest body count in horror. He's a badass!

Jason may be afraid of water and wears a mask but he did drown as a child. And his hockey mask looks really cool on him. But despite his flaws, he's still a badass! He's an undead killer who can never die, he can heal, and he's super strong. He's also quite capable of sneaking up on victims when and where they least expect and he's versatile, using all kinds of weapons and methods to kill people though he mainly uses his machete. He also has the highest body count in horror. He doesn't have to show his face or speak to be a badass. He's the king of slashersđź‘‘

4 Pennywise (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... read more

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

The very reason you are terrified of clowns.

This clown scared me half to death.Every time I walk past a sewer I look into it and make sure pennywise isn't in there

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.

He should be at least in the top 5. He's incredibly intelligent, insightful and sophisticated. He's good at getting into your head and playing mind games. Not to mention he's good at outsmarting people and is cannibalistic. He is not someone to be messed with or underestimated.

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.

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

Oh boy I remeber him.His story is kinda sad to be honest he was a normal guys but went insane at least he didn't find the kid and kill the poor kid.

7 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.

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.

Probably one of the more developed horror movie villains and like creates empathy for him despite what he does to the characters we follow in the movies, easily the true main character in the franchise.

He is like a good guy killer and only kills people who killed other people and won't admit to it.He also gives them a chance to live at least.

8 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.

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.

Ed gein was never represented as somebody scarier than this skin wearer.

Leatherface should be top five because he actually did it in real life

9 Chucky (Child's Play) 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!

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.

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 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

While he may not be the most dangerous or scariest, he is the most interesting and developed character.

The Contenders
11 Ghostface (Scream)

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.

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.

12 Candyman (Candyman)
13 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.

I was going to vote for Chucky, because I thought he was rated too low... But then I saw where Pinhead ranked.

The voice alone is terrifying.

Pinhead at 13? No way! he is up there with the best. Number 1 for me! The Freddy

14 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.

Alien hunter with no discrimination on what it kills. Come on people.

15 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.

The most evil child in the world.

16 The Blind Man (Don't Breathe)
17 Dracula (Dracula) Dracula is a legendary character featured in various forms of media, most notably in Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula." He is the archetypal vampire, often depicted as a charismatic and immortal being with a thirst for human blood. Dracula's character has been reimagined in countless adaptations, exploring... read more
18 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.
19 Leprechaun (Leprechaun)

Leprechaun is so funny, even though I don't really like the movies I still watch the 1st one every saint patricks day! I would recommend you do the same!

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

Sadly enough, Annie is a seriously underrepresented villain in the horror community. First of all, the character is derived from arguably one of Stephen King's best novel. Secondly, Annie is portrayed by Kathy Bates in her initial major role, earning her an Academy Award for Best Actress. However, what I believe makes Ms. Wilkes so goddamn terrifying is that she isn't a supernatural presence that preys in your dreams, nor a shapeshifting entity from space that commonly takes the form of a clown. She's simply a human, such as Norman Bates or Hannibal Lecter. No magic, no rituals, simply an extensive knowledge of medicine, incredible strength, and a badass sledgehammer. She could just be a real human.

21 Amanda Young (Saw)
22 Annabelle (The Conjuring)
23 Henry Bowers (It)

The one from the 1990 miniseries was way cooler and more intimidating than the one from the new films even though he had a lower rate of successful murders or grievous bodily harm. He's not the scariest villain and far from the most powerful but he's definitely the most interesting villain in my opinion.

24 Angela Baker (Sleepaway Camp)
25 Alessa Gillespie (Silent Hill)

That scene with the wire still haunts me.

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