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01 November 2011

The 11 Best Horror Villains/Monsters

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!

Fred Kruger
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. 


Gill-man
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. 



Hannibal Lector
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. 


Edward Lionheart
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)
Actor: N/A
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. 



Norman Bates 
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. 


Frankenstein’s monster
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.


Nosferatu
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.


Jack Torrence
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. 



6 comments:

  1. Good characters, Sweeney Todd is may favorite

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  2. quite a brilliant list, so many here i'd put in my list, Kruger, Lector, Bates, great choices

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  3. Great list of memorable characters. I still need to see quite a few of these movies, though. I've been meaning to see Sweeney Todd and Halloween, especially, for a while now. Norman Bates would top my list, if you were to ask me. (By the way, I think you misspelled Hannibal Lecter).

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  4. Nice choices, although I haven't seen many of these films...
    But I did watch Halloween yesterday, so I can definitely agree with your choice.
    And Jack Torrance is great.

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  5. your right, thanks and thanks for commenting.

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  6. What a great bunch of lunatics, have you seen the Aussie film Wolf Creek? I'd have to put Mick Taylor in there somewhere... he's a bloody terrifying bastard! Really enjoying the blog!

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