I was thinking of doing something like Hitler vs. Abbot and Costello vs. The Mummy but didnt need the political fallout, lol. So here goes with some of my personal pics for bad guys in horror and movie monsters in the spirit of upcoming Halloween. Well here we go in no particular order, except Pinhead he's the ultimate.
1/ PINHEAD (from Hellraiser- series, comics and novels)
Pinhead is an evil notional leader of a group of Demons called Cenobites created by Clive Barker and also made famous in the Hellraiser series of movies. He is uber intelligent, makes Hannibal Lecter look like a pussy and has telekinesis. Need I say more? Pinhead in my opinion is THE horror baddie.
2/ The Blair Witch (from the Blair Witch Project 1 and 2, etc)
This movie set the bar for many other films and had a really creepy bad guy(girl) that for myself gave me the creeps. Myself I loved this movie others really hated it. But all of those fucking creepy stick figures made and with some kind of strange things going on puts this baddie on my list.Not to mention she can somehow make her victims immobilized to stand in a corner while it kills everyone else......
3/ "that fucking girl in the well" from The Ring based on the Japanese book/film Ringu:
well lets just say you watch this tape and get a mysterious phone call after the film is over with a message that says " 7 days" in a really creepy voice. You have 7 days until TFGITW comes to get you. She does not stop, you can't kill her and no known mojo can protect you. Seeing her come out of the well or even talking about it still gives me the willies and goosebumps.
here is the cursed film (from the movie), if you get a phone call dont fricking call me!
4/ Leatherface (from Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Leatherface is a creepy crazed cannibal with superhuman endurance and can take alot of hits without flinching! There was alot of flap about this film being based on a true story and people trying to figure it out. I'll give it to you. He is loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre changed the horror genre irrevocably in 1974 and created a huge stir. Horror films would never be the same again. It served as an inspiration for countless other films and genres of horror. Leatherface will be in the annals of horror history along with Nosferatu, The Mummy, Wolfman, etc.
5/ Dracula ( as played by Bela Lugosi)-
to myself the absolute iconic Horror bad guy is Dracula as played by Bela Lugosi in many films. Dracula had many powers such as hypnosis, transformation (mist, vampire bat), super strength and speed, superior intellect and his suaveness would make the Dos Equis guy look like a chump. Culturally and cinematically the film Dracula in 1931 changed the world as we know it forever! Muhahahahahahaha!
Far from a comprehensive list this is just my humble top 5 favorites of horror.
Stay tuned for other top pics from other contributors before Halloween. -Evil von Scarry