Scariest Disney Villains

There are lists for the "best", "favorite", and "most evil", but there is no such list for the "scariest" Disney villains ever to hit the big screen.

The Top Ten Scariest Disney Villains

1 The Horned King - The Black Cauldron

I loved The Black Cauldron when I was little. But I always fell asleep before I got to see the Horned King. I re-watched this movie recently. O MY GOSH! The Horned King is TERRIFYING. I had nightmares for two weeks of him just standing there laughing. I may need therapy.

When I was like six, I saw The Black Cauldron, and The Horned King was SUPER SCARY, GOSH.
But when I was ten I saw this movie again, I loved him, he became my favorite Disney villain, not just that, my favorite Disney villain EVER!

Yes I think that he is the scariest villain because he scared me when I was little

Scary one ever! But awesome

2 Chernabog - Fantasia Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".

Always the first one. I feel evil when I see him. He is SATAN, damn.

I got so scared and I had a nightmare. He looks so creepy and he's the devil.

The best villain in a Disney film

He gave me so many nightmares

3 The Headless Horseman - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

I fear for my life every time that damned horseman makes an appearance on camera. You ever find yourself facing him, quit while you're "a-head"! - 20217004

That laugh! It haunts me every time! I remember the first time I watched him. I had nightmares about him for weeks! I was scared he would come in my room then chop my head off! - Daviddv0601

The headless Horseman is quite scary. I feel really scared when I see him. It becomes quite creepy!

Don't watch him in the dark.

4 Judge Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Literally is the darkest villain ever. Go watch the scene when he sings hellfire and that is all you need to know.

I don't know why Frollo is ranked so low. He is super scary! He was so evil he was literally thrown into hell! The gargoyle he fell with symbolizes God throwing Frollo into hell! That is horrifying after watching that part of the film I get nightmares for a week.

Frollo is the most realistic Disney villain... he represents society's many flaws and is terrifying as hell

Judge Frollo is supposed to be the scariest Disney villain because he doesn't have any powers and yet he still can get the job done. If Disney villains would become realistic, Frollo will do the same exact thing.

5 Ursula - The Little Mermaid Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.

For some reason as a kid I was deathly afraid of her like crazy afraid. For example me and my family went to disney on ice and when the little mermaid came on I was shaking just seeing ariel come out but when Ursula hit the ice I screamed and my grandma had to put a her coat over my head because I couldn't stand the sight of her with out crying! Also when I had Cinderella Platinum Edition which came out about a month before the Little Mermaid Platinum Edition so whenever I would watch the commercials on the Cinderella disc the Little Mermaid commercial and there was a clip of the final battle and every time I would freak out. Finally and thankfully I have over come my fear of her though sometimes I can't help but get the shiver near the end of the movie.

I watched the little mermaid when I was two and TO This DAY I still have Ursula nightmares, in fact, before going on the little mermaid ride in Disney last summer, I was having a panic attack and really didn't want to see Ursula, now my fear isn't as bad as before, but I'm still scared of her

Ursula was the reason why I was afraid to watch "The Little Mermaid" as a child. She had such an effect on me that I didn't even get to the part where she grew all huge. - anniecassidy

She is very scary!

6 Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty

I think Maleficent is scary, but the evil queen made me scared to eat apples growing up!

Honestly, someone needs to upgrade this list. But yeah, Maleficent is pretty scary, but I think Scar is the scariest.

I was a little boy, and her laughs give me chills down my spine. - asantalo

.. she’s just scary

7 Monstro - Pinocchio

I never wanted to watch Pinocchio because of this underwater devil. Though I'm surprised that he's higher on this list then The Coachman.

This monstrosity gives Bruce a run for his money!

8 The Evil Queen - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

The old hag is so freaky! I have always been scared of her! Why is she only 8 she is scarier than ursula and maleficent - Disneyfan2005

After 20 years, I still feel a little bit of fear.

Her eye gave me nightmares

9 Madame Medusa - The Rescuers

She's kinda scary but Mcleach from rescuers 2 is even scarier


10 Shan Yu - Mulan Shan Yu is the main antagonist of Disney's 1998 animated feature film, Mulan. He is the evil leader of the Hun Army.

Holy hell so scary

I don't even know what to say

He is creepy but cool

He was super scary

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11 Cruella DeVille - 101 Dalmatians

She is scary she tried to take one the Dalmatian pups and she got into a huge argument with the guy who own the Dalmatians when he said they weren't for sale she looks creepy

She looks like a living skeleton!


12 The Coachman - Pinnocchio

I think that what makes this guy the scariest is that unlike the others on this list HE WAS NEVER STOPPED. No one ever defeated him. For all we know he is still out there in the disneyverse kidnapping children and turning them into live stock to be sold and KILLED. I also find the idea that he was human and doing this to be scary as well as the horned king was a skeleton king and maleficent was a dark fairy so there was a little orange and blue mentality with them while villains like Monstro were just animals, there wasn't any malice involved in what he did beyond animal thinking. The coachman did his dark deeds knowing they were dark and he did them time and time again and he did it with a smile. For those reasons and the fact he was never stopped I think he the scariest.

"They won't be coming back... As BOYS! "

Dang! That face was Scary.

13 Summerween Trickster - Gravity Falls

No face just gotten creepier and tastier

That face so yummy

14 Scroop - Treasure Planet

VERY creepy but cool. I've never seen Treasure Planet but I already love Scroop - RedTheGremlin

15 Scar - The Lion King Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

The way he's so dark and creepy freaks me out, ALWAYS.

Say, shouldn't Zira (from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride) be on this list? She is insanely creepy and biased for some reason.

Note: I like The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride.

16 Dr. Faciller - The Princess and The Frog

His shadows give me nightmares. He's the nightmare of my dreams.

That skull mask while he's singing friends on the other side is just plain scary. Still the Shadow man will always be my favorite!

It is so hard to pick because they are all so scary

His solo was so cool but It scared me

17 Bill Cipher - Gravity Falls Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He more.

You might think a floating triangle with one eye isn't scary, but look at what he does. He rips deer teeth straight out of that deer's mouth, possesses a kid and nearly kills him, causes your nightmares, AND HE'S CAUSING THE WEIRD APOCALYPSE RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK! He's even classified as a dream demon! These other Disney villains can go take a hike. They're no match with Bill Cipher. - StevenU

18 Jangles The Clown - Inside Out

He is not really a villain

19 Te Ka - Moana

He was made from air and fire, scariest villian in Moana.

20 Myrtle - Lilo and Stich

She's totally frightening, am I right?

Like so scary

Scary really? How could myrtle possibly be scary she's not even dangerous,she is just a little brat if anyone on lilo and stitch is scary it is gantu

21 Turbo - Wreck It Ralph

At the end of the movie, he is real scary alright. - WorldPuncher47592834

Like What the hell

22 Hades - Hercules

he is super cool but also scary I mean what kind of god kidnapps a baby and then triews to kill him that's just mean

23 Dr Facilier - Princess And The Frog
24 Mor'du - Brave

This guy is creepy. He is also the most hideous looking bear I have ever seen my entire life

Who wouldn't be scared of a massive, scarred, invincible bear with the strength of 10 men?

25 The Queen Of Hearts - Alice In Wonderland
26 The Ghost of Christmas Future - Disney's A Christmas Carol

When the lightning flashes as Scrooge falls into his grave, you can see the ghost's face, and it is terrifying.

I understand that the ghost's purpose is to give Scrooge a chance at redemption.

Chasing Scrooge around London while riding a phantom hearse is one thing but shrinking him to the size of the Borrowers? That's a step too far.

He's literally the GRIM REAPER!

27 Judge Doom - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This guy gave me nightmares

He's the guy who killed bambi's mother

28 Wolf - The Three Little Pigs

Gave my bro nightmares he is 16 by the way

29 Lady Tremaine - Cinderella
30 Stromboli - Pinocchio
31 Jafar - Aladdin

He's a creepy pedo who wants to marry a girl who 30+ years younger than him.

32 Captain James Hook - Peter Pan
33 Paddywhack - Darkwing Duck

(R.I.P. Phil Hartman) Paddywhack was so scary! I don't know what was so scary about him, the blood-red eyes, or those sharp, droopy fangs.

"Will you play with me?..."

34 Forte - Beauty and the Beast 2

He is super scary with his creepy smile and he almost has no eyes.
I almost gave my sister nightmares

Should be #1 he still freaked me tf out in like 6th grade😂

35 The Bear - The Fox and The Hound

Three words-HE'S A BEAR!

36 Pete - Mickey Mouse Universe
37 Pink Elephants - Dumbo

O_O creepiest scene in the movie

38 Michael "Goob" Yagoobian
39 Professor Ratigan
40 Gaston - Beauty and the Beast Gaston is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.
41 The Wheelers - Return to Oz
42 The Collector - Bonkers
43 Major Synapse - Darkwing Duck
44 Taurus Bulba - Darkwing Duck
45 Ernesto de la Cruz - Coco
46 Anglerfish - Finding Nemo
47 Firebird - Fantasia 2000
48 Lotso - Toy Story 3
49 Stinky Pete - Toy Story 2
50 Sid - Toy Story
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