Top 10 Scariest Horror Movie Villains Of All Time!

We all are fascinated by the stories of ghosts, monsters, demons urban legends, and the supernatural. Some people love watching horror movies because they enjoy the scary thrills.0 Watching a horror movie is the best cure for boredom.

You know being a horror movie fan isn’t simply about watching all the famous horror films and calling yourself a big horror buff. You must have the guts to not only be able to watch the blood and gore, but enjoy it, have an inclination towards it, mixed with a great deal of craziness present inside you. What normal people would find disturbing, you must enjoy such things and stuff.

You know what makes a horror film interesting, it’s the terrifying, deranged, psychopath villains that make it so much fun. In horror movies, your worst fears come true, whether it’s the fear of clowns or evil dolls, horror films know how to scare the hell out of you. The insanity and savagery of these horror killers go beyond anything you could ever imagine. These villains have appeared in a lot of forms, from appearing as a deformed maniac with chainsaw to the worst nightmare with claws…There are numerous horror villains, but today we’ll take a look at only the most scariest top 10.

So let’s take a look at Top 10 Scariest Horror Movie Villains Of All Time!

1. Freddy Krueger

One, two… Freddy’s comin’ for you! Directed by Wes Craven, A Nightmare of Elm Street (1981) is a horror which tells the story of several teenagers who are stalked and brutally killed in their sleep by a deranged serial killer Freddy Krueger. Freddy Kruger has the power of controlling the dreams of the teenagers of Elm Street. He kills his victims in their sleep, dying in the dream means dying for real. Nightmare on Elm Street is one of those movies you will be more interested in the bad guy than the good ones, the villain is much cooler and becomes the fans’ favorite. is much cooler than the heroes. Freddy Krueger is very different from the other horror villains on the list because he’s a wise-cracking child killer who will rip you in half with his metal claw hand. His face is deformed because it’s all burned up, and it’s impossible to kill him permanently.

2. Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees was the son of camp cook-turned-murderer Mrs. Voorhees. The 10-year-old boy died by drowning due to the negligence of the camp counselors. However it was later revealed that he was alive, be alive, an adult Jason takes up the villain role and exacts revenge on anyone who comes to the Camp Crystal Lake for the death of his mother. Jason is a deranged, non-verbal, indestructible, unstoppable, machete-wielding killer machine. He always comes back, he has superhuman strength, he never gets tired of killing.

3. Hannibal Lecter

Okay before you go on and say ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ was a thriller film, not a horror film, then what is Dr. Lecter doing here? Well a census taker tried to test him, he ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti! Biting off people’s faces, killing them with household objects, now that’s horror. Hannibal tortured animals a child and he has no conscience, he doesn’t fit any psychological profile, but he is a pure psychopath. Hannibal Lecter is considered to be one of the greatest film characters of all time.

4. Pennywise

A demonic entity that took up the form of a clown to lure and prey upon the local children of Derry, Maine. Unlike many other horror movie killers, Pennywise actually prefers killing children because they are an easier target. That’s why he chooses the clown form with razor-sharp teeth to kill people. He has a variety of powers such as shape shifting, manipulating people, and taking control by possession.

5. Chucky

The soul of a notorious serial killer which is trapped inside a ‘good guy’ doll. It’s pretty hard to imagine how terrifying and brutal a less than two feet doll could really be. Chuck has become one of the most popular horror icons. Child’s Play movie series explored the common fear of dolls coming to life, little creepy infant doll killing people, Chucky surely has given a nightmare to many kids.

6. Leatherface

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is considered to be the origin of the slasher genre. It introduced the iconic character of Leatherface. He wears masks made up of human skin of his victims, he resides with his inbred family, they all engage in cannibalism. What’s special about Leatherface is that he’s  not a supernatural evil, he’s just a deranged mortal human who kills people with his chainsaw and eats their flesh. The character of Leatherface is inspired from Wisconsin killer Ed Gein, who wore human skin masks.

7. Michael Myers

Halloween is considered to be one of the greatest horror movies of all time, it reinvented the slasher genre. It introduced the popular character of Michael Myers. Halloween tells the story of a six-year-old Michael Myers who brutally stabbed his sister to death on the night of Halloween night in 1963. Michael was sent to a psychiatric hospital, but he escapes from there to complete what he couldn’t on the Halloween night. Michael is simply terrifying, he’s the best of the worst, perhaps Dr. Sam Loomis described him the best, “There was no reason or conscience left. There was no understanding, behind the blank, emotionless face of the boy, what lies is purely and simply evil.”

8. Ghostface

Back in the 90’s slasher genre was getting lame, a large, hulking, faceless figure using power tools to kill people. But Scream series brought something refreshing, it made horror fun again, and at the same time having a masked villain that brutally kills people. The Ghostface disguise is taken by the antagonists of each film to hide their real identity, while committing serial murders.

9. Pinhead

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Pinhead is the guardian of the hell gateway, which can only be opened when someone solves a puzzle box called the Lament Configuration. He is the leader of the Cenobites, Cenobites are humans who are transformed into extra dimensional realm creatures. Whenever someone solves the puzzle box, a bridge is opened through which the Cenobites can travel to earth. They award the person who solved the puzzle by piercing his flesh by thousands of disembodied metal hooks and agonizing torture for infinite lifetimes.

10. Candyman

You might have heard the famous urban legend that if you say “Candyman” five times looking into a mirror, then the ghost of a slave returns from the dead to seek revenge. The legend says that he’ll appear behind you and kill you with his hook. The film tells the story of a graduate student who summons the ghost of Candyman while doing research for his thesis on urban legends.

Anshay Tomar
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