Most great horror movies have some kind of boogeyman to terrorize the protagonist. These murderous monsters tend to be unstoppable forces lurking in the shadows, waiting for the opportune moment. Other times, they’re inside the protagonist, causing all sorts of chaos and evil. Whatever their modus operandi, the most frightening horror movie villains find ways to make the audience squirm, squeal, or otherwise scream in horror at their disfigured bodies or wicked deeds. So lock the doors and close the blinds, here are the25 Most Terrifying Horror Movie Villains.
With sharp teeth, a twisted and dark exoskeleton, acid for blood, and a sneaky presence, these monsters in the Alien franchise are still pretty frightening. Especially when they burst out of your chest after eating spaghetti.
Dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend, but this furry monster from Castle Rock, Maine, is anything but. It didn’t take much to fear this rabies-infected hound with its blood soaked coat and jagged teeth. After the movie was over, we never looked at dogs the same way again.
From the creepy way she’s stands in the woods with her long hair over her face to, you know, her climbing out of the television set to murder you, it’s safe to say Samara is pretty darn scary.
While he acts as more of an ominous presence in Trick r’ Treat, it’s hard to deny his devious and eerie nature, lurking in the shadows, ensuring the horrors of Halloween are honored.
The Pale Man
Also known as “The Thing That Slumbers There,” this monster from Pan’s Labyrinth is both creepy and haunting with its penchant for eating small children and for having its eyes in the palms of its hands.