For horror movies, everything rests on the depravity of the villain. From centuries-old demons, to psychopathic killers, to evil little dolls, they are ruthless predators, created to terrify and torture. But who is the best villain? Who can claim the highest body count, the deadliest weapon, and the most movies about their need to kill?
We rank the top 15 horror movie villains below:
How it’s made:
First movie date: Date the first movie in the franchise was released.
Rotten Tomato score: Average score across the movie franchise from Rotten Tomatoes.
Body count: Estimated deaths, from Rotten Tomatoes.
Movie total: Total number of movies, including reboots, for the franchise.
Rank: Scariness rank by Horrorfreak News .
Signature weapon: Subjective Pellucid ranking by how easy it would be to evade (for example, avoid Jaws by not going in the water).
Physical scariness: Subjective Pellucid ranking and source of many internal office arguments.