Hello fellow movie fans! I'm Tony, and I'm here to talk about villainy. Specifically the perpetrators of such evil deeds! These are my Top 5 BADDEST OF THE BAD in cinema! Let's get started!
#5: Michael Myers (Halloween franchise)
How could I do a list of evil characters without the mass murderer without a soul?! Michael killed his teenage sister when he was 6 and was institutionalized until he turned 21, and on Halloween night of 1978, he was unleashed onto the unsuspecting town of Haddonfield, Illinois! Over the course of 9 movies, the indestructible Michael Myers has killed dozens of people including two of his own sisters, multiple police officers, and TONS of teenagers! The man with black eyes is silent, sinister, and completely unable to die, and no matter how far you run, if Michael wants you dead, YOU DIE! His own psychologist called him the embodiment of evil and tried to kill him on multiple occasions, but to no avail, for this murderer is beyond the scope of mere mortal men! He is truly a terror to behold, and one of the best wielders of household kitchen tools, garden implements, and city power grids when it comes to bringing the PAIN! Who could possibly outrank this monster?
#4: John Kramer, A.K.A. The Jigsaw Killer (Saw Franchise)
Morally wayward citizens beware, for this cancer-ridden man has a penchant for building death traps and "testing" those who he deems are not appreciative of their lives! When John found out he had terminal cancer and failed a suicide attempt, he decided to devote his life to "rehabilitating" the corrupt members of society. His methods are brutal, his meticulous plans ALWAYS work out in his favor, and he will stop at NOTHING to test your will to live! His victims number over 50 over the course of 7 films, and the torturous "games" his victims must endure are GRUESOME! John Kramer thinks he's doing the world a service by testing the limits of the human survival instinct, but in reality, his traps are more inhuman than instructional! If you wake up in one of the Jigsaw Killer's traps, you'd better follow the rules and do EXACTLY as he instructs, because those who do not heed his warnings will ALWAYS meet grisly fates! Two serial killers down, three NASTY villains to go!
#3: Victor Crowley (Hatchet Franchise)
Oh shit, another indestructible killer! This mass murderer roams the swamps of New Orleans, mutilating and massacring every single person who comes through and leaving only a trail of dismembered body parts in his wake! The legends say Victor Crowley was accidentally killed by his father as a boy, but if that's true, how did he return? Victor has been shot, stabbed, blown apart, and mangled, and yet he keeps coming back for more blood and gore! His reign of terror spans 3 films, and fans of the Hatchet are the witnesses to some of the most gruesome death scenes in slasher movie history! Not to mention, this monster certainly looks the part! A crazy backwoods psycho is wild, but Victor Crowley isn't the only thing that goes bump in the night! Who's next?!
#2: The Collector (The Collector, The Collection)
This madman is a killer of the craziest kind, and not one to play favorites! Actually, that's not entirely true. The Collector starts out as a home invader, stealthily setting up booby traps around the victims' home in every nook and cranny! If this masked killer comes to YOUR house, you'd better watch your step! He's VERY good at placing surprises around every corner! Oh, and he likes to take one victim as a hostage back to his murder hotel of horror! Death traps, drugged victims, and mutilated corpses arranged like insects are strewn all throughout his very large and labyrinthine home, not to mention all the actual insects he keeps! This erratic entomologist is a maniac, and an original one at that, which is why he takes the second place spot! But WHO'S NUMBER ONE?!
#1: Norman Bates (Psycho Franchise, Bates Motel)
Meet Norman Bates! He's a nice, fairly reserved man who runs a motel and goes about his daily life just like everyone else, except for one minor difference. Sometimes he loses his mind a little bit, and his mother's personality takes over. See, his mother doesn't like other women. She's very protective of her son. And she'll do ANYTHING to keep him away from the feminine wiles of the girls around town. Including forcing Norman to MURDER them in his own hotel! The thing that sets Norman apart from his serial killer counterparts is his outer behavior. Norman Bates is not the man you'd expect to butcher you in the shower or slit your throat in bed, and he wouldn't suspect it either! The scariest type of villain is the one you never see coming, and Norman fits this description to a tee!
That's it for this list! Let me know who your favorite villains are, thanks for reading, and as always, have a KILLER night! Muhuhahaha!