What’s a horror movie without an evil villain for us to antagonize? Well, to be fair, it’s psychological horror, but it’s neither here nor there. Today we’re sizing up your favorite horror movie monsters and villains! Regardless of their origin, these 9 horror movie baddies have truly become the icons of terror.
1. The Xenomorph (Alien)
In 1978 we were introduced to the Xenomorph alien, who stole our hearts along with other vital organs. Thanks to the collaboration with H. R. Giger the creature turned out to be incredibly horrifying, just as planned. Till this day the Xenomorphs instill horror in everyone.
2. Pinhead (Hellraiser)
He’s not the Devil, but some would say he’s much much worse. In case you didn’t know, Pinhead is a cenobite (a multidimensional being) who absolutely hates humans. If you use the puzzle box to summon him, prepare for the worst day of your life.
3. Chucky (Child’s Play)
Inanimate objects, especially dolls of all kinds, coming to life are a very common trope in horrors, and you gotta leave a real terrifying impression to be remembered. Here comes Chucky! After being electrocuted, a serial killer’s twisted soul was released into the ether and entered Chucky – a brand new doll. You may be thinking “well, it’s still a toy, what could possibly be so terrifying about it?” Well, he’s very quick, and can’t be killed.