What makes the ultimate horror villain?

David Girvan | September 12, 2014

1. A deep, bone trembling voice


Ok, we’re basing this on Christopher Lee alone. Definitely not Chuckie or the countless horror films in which the antagonist utters nothing whatsoever – Jason, Samara Morgan, Cujo we’re looking at you.

2. Perfectionism


Baron Frankenstein – the ultimate perfectionist? And yet he so often gets it all wrong. Hannibal Lecter, Jigsaw, John Doe – so methodical, so evil, so OCD?

3 An Ulterior motive


Now where do we start? In The Nanny the whole plot revolves around whether she has it in for her young ward – spoiler alert – she does. But so do many more horror greats, Dracula lures his guests to his castle on the pretence of business, Norman Bates appears to be such a nice young gentleman. What about Scream? Five points to anyone who can succinctly describe the exposition at the end of that film!

4. Unpredictability


Zombies, The Reptile, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and the list goes on. Sometimes the scariest attribute of a villain is their unpredictability.

5. Ruthless


Ruthless – having or showing no pity or compassion for others. Sounds a lot like our own Mocata!

6. A broken home


Whether its Jennet Humfryes in The Woman in Black, Norman Bates in Psycho or even Billy in Silent Night, Deadly Night. According to the movies a broken home is another great reason to become a horror villain!

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