Now that my horror marathon has ended, I will look over my favourite horror monsters and villains in no order. All these characters are either terrifying, psychotic, intimidating, creepy or just plain great to see on screen. Here they are!
Actor: Robert Englund
Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Kruger has become a horror icon and his knife-glove has become a famous motif. Robert Englund portrays Kruger excellently and he is a very intimidating horror character.
Michael Myers (1978 film)
Actor: Robert Englund
Film: Halloween (1978)
By sheer silence and motive, Michael Myers is a scary character. With his pale white mask and motive for murder, he is a monstrous villain.
Actor: Ben Chapman
Film: Creature from the black lagoon (1954)
The creature from the black lagoon is a strange monster and seems to have similarity with Frankenstein’s monster. He is a classic movie monster.
Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Film: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins gave a great performance as Hannibal and the character is truly psychotic and demented, making him an excellent movie villain.
Actor: Vincent Price
Film: Theatre of Blood (1973)
In this Vincent Price roll, Lionheart is a homicidal Shakespearean actor whois melodramatically humorous to see on screen.
|Lionheart in center.|
King Kong (from the 1933 film)
Film: King Kong (1933)
Kong is classic, it is simple as that. The monster is monstrous, but has an innocent quality once we reach the end of the film.
Actor: Anthony Perkins
Film: Psycho (1960)
No best horror villains list is complete without Norman Bates from Hitchcock’s Psycho. He has a split personality and is truly psychotic.
Actor: Boris Karloff
Film: Frankenstein (1931)
Boris Karloff officially made this character what it is today. The monster is iconic and brilliant with more sophistication than appears.
Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker
Actor: Johnny Depp
Film: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Here is another nut-case character whose demonic and psychotic ways are alluring. Johnny Depp as the singing and killing barber is an excellent horror villain.
Actor: Max Schreck
Film: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
For such an early film, Nosferatu is still a frightful character. From one of the most influential silent films, this character sits in the list nicely.
Actor: Jack Nicholson
Film: The Shining (1980)
I definitely had to include this character. Jack Nicholson’s performance made the character the entire better and the turned-psycho Jack Torrence is a psychotically brilliant one.