10 My top ICONIC HORROR FILM VILLAINS Alice Argent
Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of The Lambs) 1 Hannibal Lector is known for being a brilliantly sadisBc madman. Unlike most other horror villains, he is a genius in his own right. He does not need to wield a chainsaw or an axe, his deadly stare and tone of voice is enough to send shivers down his audiences’ spines.
Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) 2 You can stay out of the woods or the basement, but you can’t stop sleeping. The cliché murder‐chase got a whole lot harder to run away from, as Elm’s Streets teenage inhabitants’ dreams are plagued with their biggest fears‐ turning sub‐consciousness into reality. That’s what makes dream‐demon Freddy Krueger a formidable killer.
Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) 3 Leatherface may be a mentally‐retarded, physically disﬁgured, in‐ bred hill‐billy, but put a chainsaw in his hands and he’s likely to kill a school bus of teens and enjoy a human barbeque the following day.
Pinhead (Hell Raiser) 4 Admirably known as Pinhead, due to his physical appearance. Despite the unimaginaBve and obviously accurate deconstrucBve name, his role on Earth is rather a ‘puzzle’. Pinhead is the guardian to the gateway to hell, which can only be opened when one solves the Lemarchand puzzle box. Pinhead and his entourage have the role of awarding the ‘prize’ to those whom are lucky or smart enough to unlock the puzzle‐ with the prize usually consisBng of the person being pierced with disembodied metal hooks, and agonizingly being torn asunder over the course of inﬁnite lives!
Jason Voorhees (Friday 13th) 5 Either as a ﬁgment of imaginaBon or in the ﬂesh, Jason appears in every novel, comic, and ﬁlm. He stalks and kills the inhabitants of Camp Crystal Lake, feeling a burning need to avenge the death of his beloved mother, Pamela.
Michael Myers (Halloween) 6 As a child, Michael was admiaed into a psychiatric hospital for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers. Aber 15 years of capBvity, Myers broke out of the asylum and for 23 years, he hunted down and murdered his younger sister, Laurie Strode, and the rest of his family.
Chucky (Child’s Play) 7 Chucky (also known as the ‘Lakeshore Strangler’) is a former voodoo pracBBoner, who upon his near‐death experience created a ritual to allow his soul to live on in a doll’s body. Despite his small size and plasBc body, Chucky apparently has strength of a grown man and gets his revenge on the people that almost killed him.
Jigsaw (Saw series) 8 ‘A#er a failed suicide a/empt, Kramer experienced a new respect for his own life and set out to force others through deadly trials to help them appreciate their own lives by tes>ng their will to live through self‐sacriﬁce. The tests were typically symbolic of what Jigsaw perceived as a ﬂaw in each persons moral character or life. The Jigsaw name was given by the media for his prac>ce of cuFng puzzle pieces out of the ﬂesh of those who failed their ordeals and perished, symbolic of their missing survival ins>ncts.’ – Source: Wikipedia.org
The Fireﬂy Family (House of 1000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects) 9 ‘Simply put, Rob Zombie’s psycho>c family is not to be messed with. They leave nothing to the imagina>on and spare no one. Living is not an op>on with the Fireﬂy’s, which is scary because they kidnap and kill at random. Watching Rainn Wilson turn into a ﬁsh man is warning enough, but O>s and his fe>sh for wearing other people’s skin is the clincher.’ – Source: socialtechpop.com
“Old Man” (Wrong Turn) 10‘Fathering freak‐show babies in order to let the li/le hellions run loose in the woods of West Virginia is just not good paren>ng. In the ﬁrst Wrong Turn, the old man was very suspect. The second Wrong Turn shed some light on the old man’s heinous prac>ce. Then there is the third Wrong Turn…But you can’t ignore the fact that he was running a shop to produce inbred children in order to murder and rob tourists.’ ‐Source: socialtechpop.com