Call them Monsters... Call them Villains
The Monsters are the characters from horror movies that will SCARE THE PANTS off of you!
Here are some of the BEST!
Whether you call them monsters, villains, bad-guys, boogeymen or (as my friend Heather would say) "Meanies", a horror movie can't exist without them. They get our heart racing, our limbs flailing and our scream-hoarse voices yelling "TURN AROUND! TURN AROUND!"
The BEST Horror Movie Bad Guys, however, are more than characters from horror movies that would do harm to an attractive young co-ed.
The BEST villains, those that really inspire fear in movie-goers touch something deep inside of the audience. It may be a childhood fear of the dark, an aversion to bugs or a wariness of "things that go bump in the night".
Usually we have long forgotten the days when we made Dad check under the bed before we could get to sleep or had to ensure that the closet door was not open even a crack because some creepy specter could slink into our bedroom.
What about those strange-shaped shadows cast on the wall at night that looked just like a gnarled hand? Or the toy clown on the chair in your bedroom that you SWEAR is in a different position in the morning than it was in when you went to bed?
The original vampire Nosferatu having brunch...
Michael Myers - Strong silent type...
Time to get out of the bath tub...
Here, then, is the listing of those monsterous killers. The villains. The characters from horror movies that strike fear and dread in our little hearts, then leave us SCREAMING for more!
The BEST Horror Movie MONSTERS!
Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
The hockey mask, the machete, the immortality, the cotton leisure suit - what's not to love!
Michael Myers (Halloween)
I thought brothers were supposed to protect their sisters, not hunt them down and kill them!
Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
That stripped shirt, smart hat and those knife-fingers! Yes, Freddy's just dreamy.
Pinhead (Hell Raiser)
I know that he comes straight from hell via a little Brown box, but when compared to Chatter Teeth, Pinhead is the classy one!
The Alien (Alien)
Except for the fact that they have acid for blood, use a human body for an incubator and will bite your head off, they're pretty cute.
Hannibal Lector (Silence of the Lambs)
Just talking about Hannibal makes me hungry. Please, pass the human brains. No, the ones that were scooped from the skull while the man was still alive!
Candy man (Candy man)
"Mirror, mirror on the wall...who is the most stung-up creephead of them all?"
Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Hey, I'm all for trying out a new look, but this is ridiculous!
The Best CLASSIC Horror Movie Monsters!
The Honorable Mention Horror Movie Creeps!
Samara Morgan (The Ring)
Chucky (Child's Play)
The Tooth Fairy (Darkness Falls)
Mary Shaw (Dead Silence)