Sometimes (if written well) the best kinds of killers are the ones you actually sympathize with. So here is my short list of my favourites.
5. Carrie White (Carrie)
Based on Stephen King's first novel, this film is a classic. It reminds us all of the horrors of being a teenager. Carrie is easy to sympathize with because she is just a nice girl that is treated horribly when she doesn't deserve it. So we don't feel sorry for her tormentors once she kills them off.
4. Pamela Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Probably the king of slasher franchises, Friday the 13th is one of the best liked horror series and for good reason. In the first installment into this series, the iconic Jason Voorhees isn't the killer. Instead we have his mother doing the killings. When Jason drowned as a boy because the counselors were having sex, she went insane due to grief and killed off the counselors that she blamed for her son's death, In the end she was just a mother who loved her son.
3. Victor Crowley (Hatchet)
One of my favourite slasher films by one of my favourite directors. This film's killer is played by Kane Hodder who also played Jason in Friday the 13th 7, 8, Jason Goes To Hell, and Jason X. Victor Crowley is a deformed boy who was bullied by the other kids. Once he was older, three teens tried to scare him by setting off fireworks at his house but accidentally set it on fire. Victor's father tries to break in with a hatchet to save him but didn't know Victor was pressed against the door and the hatchet went through and killed Victor.
2. Norman Bates (Psycho 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Now I can't express how much I love this character. It's safe to say that Norman Bates is my favourite fiction character of all time. The reason you sympathize with him is because he was treated so badly by his mother that it drove him insane. Plus in Psycho 2, we feel even more sympathy for him because he is finally better and Lila torments him trying to drive him back to insanity.
1. Frankenstein's Monster (Frankenstein)
It should come as a surprise to no one that he made number one. He is the most sympathetic monster off all. The fact that he was so kind yet treated like a monster was terrible. And when he finally does befriend a little girl, he accidentally kills her while trying to play with her. His story is truly heartbreaking and will last throughout the ages.
So Adam Green, the director of Hatchet responded to this post!!!!!! Here is what he said.