“Do you like scary movies?”
Whilst such movies may not be as enduringly appreciated as they once were, horror remains loved by many. For those who stand by their love, one question can never seem to be answered: “Who is the greatest horror movie villain of all time?”.
Now with there being so many greats to choose from, I’ve decided to shine a light on three fantastic villains who sadly never seem to make the lists.
1. Ghostface, Scream: “Surprise Sidney!”
While the iconic mask has been adorned by many a trick-or-treaters, the many incarnations of this ghostly small-town slasher have often been ignored when compared to other villains. This is really unfortunate because the character is a part of one of the greatest horror franchises. Wes Craven broke horror boundaries in the mid-90s with a horror picture that had the heart to not take itself too seriously, and the heart of it was Ghostface.
2. The Babadook, The Babadook: “If it’s in a word or in a look.”
Hands down, Jennifer Kent’s debut film The Babadook is one of the most genuinely creepy yet somewhat beautiful horror films that has been released in the past ten years. A lot of that is down to the monster she created for her film. A tall creature that looks like a man but with a pale face, long nails and black teeth. However, his look is not what makes him terrifying, nor is it the fact he’s rarely seen on screen. It’s the fact that he’s the embodiment of the monsters that lie within ourselves.
3. David, The Guest: “I’m afraid I haven’t been fully honest with you”
If you ever wanted to know what would happen if Captain America had decided to use his powers for evil, you would get David. He is an eerily charming and polite soldier who shows up at the home of his dead friend’s parents’ house to ensure they are properly cared for, even if he has to use some rather unsavoury methods. But what truly makes him so scary is the fact that he is so likable, to the point where you want to sit down and drink beers with the criminal.