Hollywood has given us a score of characters that we love, dread or even hate..but ignore? Never! And of the many, here are some of the scariest characters Hollywood has given us and aren't we all grateful for that!
Exploiting the fear that dolls arouse in many with their human like features yet creepy looks, Hollywood gave us Chucky, who turned out to be a doll possessed by a spirit, that is bent on taking human lives!
Just when you thought that Hollywood had no more horror characters to give us, enter 'Ghost face', the villain of the Scream series, with his signature Halloween mask. I know you've seen him!
Samara Morgan (and her Japanese counterpart Sadako Yamamura) is the demonic poster child for the Ring series. This twitchy, creepy villainess appears to her victims seven days after they watch a cursed videotape. Again, one of the most famous and loved/feared characters from Hollywood!
Is there any Hollywood villain with a longer history and fame than Dracula? Dracula has appeared in hundreds of movies, played by everyone from Christopher Lee to Frank Langella to Gary Oldman. And though moviegoers are currently obsessed with vampires who sparkle and smolder, there will always be a place for the most famous bloodsucker of them all!
One of the most popular Hollywood characters since its inception in Mary Shelley's book, is Dr. Victor Frankenstein's monster! He has been a part of several movies ever since! Don't tell me you didn't knew!
Zombies, or the undead, have been an integral part of Hollywood horror movies since long. They have been used in a host of movies and cartoons, and probably, they are the largest class of horror characters ever!
And just like Hollywood played on the fear of dolls, so have they played on the people's fear of clowns! Enter, Pennywise. And like in any good and fine horror movie, this clown too bursts into a rampage after being awoken from slumber.
Pinhead is easily one of the most visually distinctive horror villains of all time. He leads a group of bondage enthusiasts/demons known as the Cenobites in the various Hellraiser movies. Hapless humans who solve a puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration are rewarded with a one-way ticket to Pinhead's realm and an eternity of pain and torture. And so goes ahead the movie to take you on a roller coaster ride of horror of a lifetime!
One of the first of the iconic band of slasher movie villains, Leatherface is a serial killer inspired by real-life figure Ed Gein. Leatherface is known for wearing masks made of human skin and wielding a chainsaw. Isn't his look enough to scare the shit out of you?
And of course, Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal. He is one of the most charismatic villains of all time, one who engages in intelligent conversations, but in the end, of course, has his way of having human parts stuffed into his mouth!
And of course, Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal. He is one of the most charismatic villains of all time, one who engages in intelligent conversations, but in the end, has his way of having human parts stuffed into his mouth!