With Halloween just around the corner, we’re starting to watch alot of horror films to get us in the trick or treating mood and it’s inspired us to do a follow up to one of our most popular FC lists: 50 Furious Film Fiends. These baddies, punks, thugs, ghouls, lunatics, sickos, psychos, perverts, nutballs, crackpots, brutes and mad hatters provide so much pleasure for movie viewers especially when they finally get their comeuppance from the heroes of the stories being told. To further celebrate October/Halloween we’ve included some familiar frightening faces along with the other cinematic creeps we’re big fans of. Click the bold links for extra features.

Frank - Once Upon A Time in the West

1. Frank (Henry Fonda) – Once Upon A Time in The West : “People scare better when they’re dyin.”

Jason Voorhees
2. Jason Voorhees – Friday The 13th

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

3. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Vincent Price) : “Don’t cry upon God, Dr. Vesalius. He is on my side! He led me, showed me the way in my quest for vengeance.”


4. Dracula: “Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make.”

The Wolf Man

5. The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.)

Pinhead - Hellraiser

6. Pinhead: Hellraiser: “No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.”

Phantom of the Opera

7. The Phantom of The Opera (Lon Chaney)

Swan - Phantom of the Paradise

8. Swan – Phantom of the Paradise: “Trust me Winslow…trust me.”

Freddy Krueger
9. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) – A Nightmare on Elm Street: “I said, “Where’s the fucking bourbon?”

Angel Eyes - The Good the Bad and the Ugly

10. Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef): The Good The Bad and The Ugly: “Oh I almost forgot. He payed me a thousand. I think his idea was that I kill you…But you know the pity is when I’m paid, I always follow my job through. You know that.”

Drexl Spivey - True Romance

11. Drexl Spivey (Gary Oldman) – True Romance: “Now I know I’m pretty but I aint as pretty as a couple o’ titties.”

The Creeper - Jeepers Creepers

12. The Creeper (Jonathan Breck) – Jeepers Creepers

Luther - The Warriors

13. Luther (David Patrick Kelly): The Warriors“Warriorrrrrs, come out and play-eeeee”

Frank Nitti - The Untouchables

14. Frank Nitti (Billy Drago): The Untouchables: “Your friend died like a stuck Irish pig, now you remember that when I beat the rap.”

Col. Hans Landa - Inglourious Basterds

15. Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz): Inglourious Basterds: “Thats a bingo!”

Dr. No

16. Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) : “The Americans are fools. I offered my services, they refused. So did the East. Now they can both pay for their mistake.”

The Toecutter - Mad Max

17. The Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne)- Mad Max: “Anything I say? what a wonderful philosophy ya have.”

Sensei John Kreese - The Karate Kid
18. Sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove): The Karate Kid: “Sweep the leg!”

Billy Score - Sharkey's Machine

19. Billy Score (Henry Silva): Sharkey’s Machine: “Do you think I will live… or die?”

The Emperor - Star Wars

20. Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid): Star Wars: “We must move quickly. The Jedi are relentless. If they are not all destroyed, it will be civil war without end.”

Mola Ram - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

21. Mola Ram (Amrish Puri): Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom: “The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Muslims and force their “Allah” to bow to Kali. And then the Hebrew God will fall and finally the Christian God will be cast down and forgotten.”

The Indian - Body Double

22. The Indian (Gregg Henry): Body Double


23. Candyman (Tony Todd): “I am the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom! Without these things, I am nothing. So now, I must shed innocent blood. COME WITH ME!”

Chong Li - Bloodsport

24. Chong Li (Bolo Yeung): Bloodsport: “You break my record, now I break you, like I break your friend!”

Screwface - Marked For Death

25. Screwface (Basil Wallace): Marked For Death: “Everybody want go heaven, but nobody want dead!”

John Kirby - Silent Rage

26. John Kirby (Brian Libby): Silent Rage

Bennett - Commando

27. Bennett (Vernon Wells): Commando: “John, I’m not going to shoot you between the eyes. I’m going to shoot you between the balls.”

Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs
28. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins): The Silence of The Lambs: “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice cianti…”

Dr. Fu Manchu
29. Dr. Fu Manchu: “Men of Asia! The skies are red with the thunderbolts of Genghis Khan! They rain down on the white race… and burn them!”

Lestat - Interview with the Vampire
30. Lestat (Tom Cruise): Interview with The Vampire: “Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt.”

The Green Goblin - Spider Man

31. Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe): Spider Man: “I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you’ve done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?”

Wade: The River Wild

32. Wade (Kevin Bacon): The River Wild: “I AM a nice guy. Just a different kind of nice guy.”

Deakins - Broken Arrow

33. Vic Deakins (John Travolta): Broken Arrow: “Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?”

Jessie Lee Kane: Fight For your Life

34. Jessie Lee Kane (William Sanderson): Fight For Your Life: “I’m running the show, Deputy Dawg!”

Cyrus The Virus - Con Air
35. Cyrus The Virus (John Malkovich): Con Air : “Ohh nothing makes me sadder than the agent lost his bladder in the aaaiirrr-plane.”

Michael Myers - Halloween
36. Michael Myers – Halloween

Elijah - Unbreakable

37. Elijah (Samuel L. Jackson): Unbreakable: “It’s alright to be afraid, David, because this part won’t be like a comic book. Real life doesn’t fit into little boxes that were drawn for it.”

Krug: The Last House on the Left

38. Krug (David Hess): The Last House on the Left: “Listen to daddy. I want you to take the gun, and I want you to put it in your mouth, and I want you to turn around and blow your brains out. Blow your brains out, BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT!”

Varla - Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

39. Varla (Tura Satana): Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!: “I never try anything. I just do it. And I don’t beat clocks, just people! Wanna try me?”

Warren Stacy: 10 to Midnight

40. Warren Stacy (Gene Davis): 10 To Midnight: “You’ll hear from me! You and the whole fucking world!”

Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
41. Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Bill the Butcher - Gangs of New York
42. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis): Gangs of New York: “I’m forty-seven. Forty-seven years old. You know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me, I cut off his hands. He offends me, I cut out his tongue. He rises against me, I cut off his head, stick it on a pike, raise it high up so all on the streets can see. That’s what preserves the order of things. Fear.”

Junior Roark - Sin City

43. Roarke Jr aka Yellow Bastard (Nick Stahl): Sin City: “You thinking the whip was the worst I could do? That was foreplay.”

Pete - Unlawful Entry

44. Pete (Ray Liotta) – Unlawful Entry: “Arrest you? I could kill you.”

John Ryder - The Hitcher

45. John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) – The Hitcher: “You wanna know what happens to an eyeball when it gets punctured? Do you got any idea how much blood jets out of a guy’s neck when his throat’s been slit?”

Col. Jessup - A Few Good Men

46. Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson): A Few Good Men: “You can’t handle the truth!”

Patrick Bateman - American Psycho

47. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale): American Psycho: “I guess you could say I just want to have a meaningful relationship with someone special.”

Peter Stegman - Class of 1984

48. Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten): Class of 1984: “What’s the matter with you? What’s the matter with me? What’s the matter with matter?”

Alex - Bad Influence
49. Alex (Rob Lowe) – Bad Influence: “People are such hypocrites. They go through their whole lives to the day they die saying that they’re innocent, but they’re not innocent. I showed you that! That’s why I killed Claire, Mick.”

Arnie - Christine

50. Arnie (Keith Gordon) – Christine: ” Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She’s real sensitive.”



Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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  1. Elli says:

    I definitely think John Ryder (the amazing Dutchman Rutger Hauer) from the Hitcher should be higher on the list, maybe number 3 or 4. He’s terrifying, cold and evil but so good looking and seductive, a horrifying combo in a villain/killer. Myers is masked, Krueger is ugly, and most movie villains look nondescript, but Ryder/ Hauer…wow..he’s so mysterious! I guess Lestat De Lioncourt is a little similar…did you know Anne Rice had Rutger in mind when thinking of her perfect Lestat?! I’m a new fan of Hauer. He’s my fav European actor.

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