Top Ten Horror Villains of All Time

Marie Skillern| October 7, 2014

Halloween brings out the best horror villains out into the fore. What better way to celebrate the occasion then to bring these Titans of Terror with what they do best. Here are Hollywood’s top slasher villains who are here to bring the fright in your Fright fest. Check out the insane vieo below.

Top 10 Best Horror Villains

1.)    Michael Myers, Halloween (1978)

The brainchild of one of the Masters of Horror in Hollywood John Carpenter and Debra Hill, we are first introduced to this iconic villain when he first made his kill his own teenage sister at the age of seven. Despite being held up in a psychiatric ward for over fifteen years, this embodiment of pure evil, known by his mask, he proves that you do not need the power of special effects to deliver out pure evil while wrecking havoc and chaos along the way. His weakness? Nobody knows. Even to this day.

2.)    Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

One of the greatest if not the worst, for his victims anyway, about this villain is where his domain lies: the dream world. Created by Hollywood icon Wes Craven, Freddy Krueger was a child molester who was burned alive. Aside from his burned features, he is also known for his finger knives and his stripped clothing. He is mainly invincible in the dream world and kills his victim there which inevitably kills them in real life. One way to put him down is to eventually pull him out of the dream world. But then again, he does always find a way to get back in.

3.)    Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th (1980)

A hockey mask will forever be associated with this particular Hollywood villain. Jason first appeared in the 1980 film Friday the 13th. In the flashback, it was revealed that he drowned in the Camp Crystal Lake as a child. His mother’s death at the hands of the protagonists of the former films had prompted him to eventually kill his victims. Jason Voorhees shares a rather common motherly devotion to Psycho’s Norman Bates.

4.)    Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Literally known for his mask made of human skin, Leatherface whose name is Jed Sawyer is the chainsaw wielding antagonist of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Said to be inspired from the real life murderer Ed Gein, Leatherface is also the victim of his deranged family with who he is in under dire control. So if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, be vigilant. After all, that is how a group of teenagers eventually found him out.

5.)     Jigsaw, Saw (2004)

If there is one way to teach ungrateful people in the world, then Jigsaw has ultimately won the crown. The brainchild of an engineer named Kramer whose dying from frontal lobe cancer, the name jigsaw came from his signature move of etching puzzle pieces on his victims. This villain is known for his psychological warfare and most notably for his inhuman torture devices and human traps.

6.)    The Creeper, Jeepers Creepers (2001)

If there is any villain who has a penchant for sticking to very tight schedule when it comes to his killing spree then the Creeper is the main man, or demon. This fictional character, thank goodness, is the main antagonist of the Jeepers Creepers movie franchise. This villain is known to show up on the 23rd day of every spring and gets to feast on human beings for 23 days. Talk about a lunch buffet.

7.)    Pinhead, Hellraiser (1987)

Created by Hollywood horror legend Clive Barker based from his novella The Hellbound Heart, this inter-dimensional being is a far cry from the typical villain. Unlike his slasher counterparts, Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites, a race of formerly human race who travels to Earth to harvest human souls. Of course, he does have the upper hand when one tinkers with the puzzle box that is closely associated with his character.

8.)    Pennywise, IT (1990)

One of Stephen King’s greatest creations, since the movie’s release in 1990, it is not at all surprising that people, especially kids would eventually develop a strong fear of clowns known as coulrophobia. This demon from another dimension catches its victims by morphing into their greatest fears. This being does not have a particular form so it comes in the form of a clown. It is not surprising that its victims are very innocent children.

9.)    The Candyman, Candyman (1992)

Here is another urban legend to scare your wits away. If you call his name five times in front of the mirror on midnight, he is bound to pay you a visit as well as wreck his own fair share of fright along the way. This tragic character, who was a gifted artist, was stung to death by bees hence earning him the name Candyman due to society’s taboo at his time. It is not surprising that the Candyman would eventually wreck a bittersweet revenge for his lost love.

10.) Ghostface, Scream (1996)

The main antagonist of the highly successful slasher franchise in Hollywood, Ghostface embodies a persona of what it’s like to become a slasher.  The mask was inspired from artist Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. Conceived by none other than Wes Craven himself, Ghostface eventually knows how to show his victims some good time before killing them.



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