The Internet is FULL of "Top Villains" and "Top Protagonists" lists, but when you call the cops, who REALLY comes to the rescue?! THE POLICE! No, wait, not THOSE police! I mean the cops! The Five-O, yo! This list is a shout out to my favorite Po-Po in horror movies who kick ass and take names, no matter who or what is lurking behind every darkened corner! Criminals and monsters beware, these tough-as-nails cops are here to bring you in!
5.) Lt. Donald Thompson (A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise)
First on our list is the intense father of Nancy Thompson, Lieutenant Don! This no-nonsense character, brought to life by the always excellent John Saxon, is tasked with finding the killer responsible for the deaths of all his daughter's friends! He soon finds out that the murderer isn't your average scumbag, but a vengeful spirit who infiltrates dreams! Does that deter Don's powerful eyebrows? Hell no! He does his damned best to find and apprehend Freddy Krueger, and although he does get taken out by that ethereal perp, he gives Freddy a run for his money on the way out! He's SO badass, Freddy even takes his likeness to terrorize Nancy after his death! He may not have taken down the villain this time, but you can bet he'll still kick your ass if you bad-mouth his daughter! Who's more badass than him?! LET'S FIND OUT!
4.) Sheriff Hoyt/Charlie Hewitt Jr. (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake series)
This is one Sheriff you don't want to fuck with! When Charlie Hewitt's brother Tommy (Leatherface) was being arrested for killing his slaughterhouse boss, Charlie took it upon himself to blast the "real" Sheriff Hoyt and don his uniform! His reign of terror spreads across the hot Texan landscape, as he tortures and kills every young adult who crosses his path! Oh, and did I mention he's a FREAKING CANNIBAL?! If you're passing through rural Texas, STEER CLEAR of this maniac cop! If Sheriff Hoyt pulls you over, you'd best GET THE FUCK OUT! A cop on the wrong side of the law never looked so intense as this man. Oh, you need more hardcore cops than this? Look no further than...
3.) Deputy Dewey Riley (Scream franchise)
This is a cop with attitude! He's nice enough on the outside, and he'll do whatever it takes to stop crazed serial killers from brutalizing the teenagers in HIS town! Deputy Riley has survived FOUR brushes with the various incarnations of the Ghostface Killer, and even capped one of them himself! Getting stabbed, sliced, and diced is all in a day's work for this hard-to-kill cop! When danger strikes you and your friends, you'd better hope he's coming to your rescue, because not even the most HARDENED killer can take him down! What's more badass than a man who takes getting stabbed like it ain't no thang?! The next cop, of course!
2.) Sheriff Eben Oleson (30 Days of Night)
In the frozen wasteland of Alaska, the elements are deadly enough on their own! But when vampires come stalking the citizens of a frigid small town, it's up to this officer of the law to take them down! He fights the bloodsuckers with so much vigor, it's a wonder they didn't all get on the ground and surrender! Although Sheriff Eben didn't make it all the way to the end of the month-long nightfall, he put up a hell of a fight and showed us what a real police officer is capable of, even in the worst of circumstances. Taking on supernatural creatures is no easy feat, and this cop takes the second spot for his valiance! But WHO IS NUMBER ONE?!
3.) Agent Peter Strahm (Saw IV, Saw V)
When the local police couldn't deal with the rampage of the Jigsaw Killer, they called in this man. He figured out who Jigsaw's apprentice was, single-handed, and even survived an execution by giving himself a DAMN TRACHEOTOMY! HARDCORE! Although Agent Strahm was eventually dispatched, he showed everyone how tough he was, and how his thirst for justice would never be sated until he found out the truth behind the mysterious Jigsaw murders. Rest in piece, you kickass cop!
Who was your favorite cop?!
Who did I miss?! Thanks for reading, and if a killer comes knocking at your door, you know who to call! Have a KILLER night, folks, and don't forget to check out my other horror articles! Muhuhahaha!