You’ll know instantly which camp you fall into when it comes to horror movies, because there are three distinct groups that emerge every time a new film is released. There’s the group that can’t wait to see the film, knowing they’ll be terrified, but embracing it anyway. Then, there’s the group that can’t even sit in the same room when the film is on because they know they’ll find it terrifying. The other group is the one that finds it so unrealistic that they just laugh, and end up confusing it with a comedy rather than a horror film.
Horror means different things to different people, and various villains throughout the history of Hollywood have been greeted in different ways. Best Offers Bingo have conducted a survey of 1800 people in order to find the best horror movie villain of all time. Take a look at who made the top 5 below!
In a film of the same name, this character is transported back to 1984 with the instruction to kill. With 132 votes, the character is obviously popular with viewers of the genre – though the film was an unexpected success. It was never imagined that it would become so widespread.
4. Norman Bates
With 150 votes in the poll, Norman Bates may not be the most popular but is certainly one of the most well-known characters thanks to his appearance in Psycho – where he killed guests who were staying in his hotel, all whilst he was dressed as his mother. It is an interesting portrayal of a man suffering severe mental illness.