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Janiera Eldridge

Horror movies are known for having the evilest villains to ever appear on screen. However, some horror movie villains seem to constantly get all the praise. Yes, Dracula, Hannibal Lecter and Freddy Krueger are timeless villains, but what about the other devilish characters that cause all kinds of hell, but never get love? Here are 5 evil villains that are truly under-appreciated!

Buffalo Bill

Everyone is an awe of Hannibal Lecter's evilness, but there's not nearly as much talk about Buffalo Bill. Bill was equally as twisted as Lecter. Sure, he didn't eat his victims, but he did skin them so he could make a human flesh suit out of them. Bill isn't nearly as smooth and intellectual as Lecter, but you still don't want to come across him in a dark alley!


I've always believed that Candyman deserved to be mentioned as a great evil villain far more than he has been. He was one of the very few black villains in the horror genre and that may be why he is not discussed as much. Candyman has an extremely brutal past and the fact that he can cover an entire city with killer bees will definitely keep his name out of your mouth. Clive Barker did not skimp on the hellish traits when he created Candyman.

The Creeper

The Creeper from Jeepers Creeper is of course a supernatural creature with no human origins, but that doesn't stop him from being any less frightening. The creeper can cut out human organs and sew the person back up while keeping them a live in the process! He takes his victims skin and teeth and decorates his home with it. It's not completely clear why he does the evil things he does, but the fact that he likes to tear humans apart just to decorate his home with their body parts, makes him one bad-ass and under appreciated villain.

The Trick R' Treater

This little villain may seem cute at first, but wait until you see what he does with sharp-edged lollipop! The Trick R' Treater has the shape of the child, but the head of a pumpkin. He might seem like a kid that's just a tad creepy, but there's something much more sinister about this little guy. He's the master of Halloween and anyone who doesn't show the utmost respect for the holiday, gets dealt with, in the worst way.

Death (Final Destination)

I bet you didn't see this one coming, but death is a hell of a villain in the Final Destination series! It slaughters a group of teenagers at the prime of their lives just for wanting to live a little longer. You can't cheat it, beat it or destroy it. What is scarier than that?


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