Horror Movie Characters

There are many many many terrifying horror movie characters. They come in all forms, like monsters or clowns or creatures, but are often just people but who have had a disturbing past. The horror villain wants to scare and do scary and often violent things to other people.  An example of an extremely creepy horror movie character is the clown, Pennywise, from IT. This clown is hidden away in the sewage system and isn’t at clown at all, but actually an evil entity that is in the form of a clown so he can get closer to children. To then murder them.

What makes a good horror villain?

Villains in horror movies are the heroes of the movies. Good horror film villains should be a multi-dimensional character, but the audience should never feel sorry them. The audience should always hate the villain. The villain should be terrifying, fascinating, have reasoning and depth, and question audiences. Good horror movie villains have very human like qualities that the audience is able to relate to, adding to the terrifying aspect of the villain.

Why do horror movie characters go out at night?

Horror movie characters tend go out at night even though it’s been proven that these characters always fall victim to their killers. These characters don’t realize that the villain is in the dark space with them. Audience always yell at these characters because it is obvious that they’re putting themselves in danger when they go out at night, but the characters don’t realize they are in a dangerous situation and act as they normally would.

Who is the strongest horror movie villain?

The strongest and deadliest horror movie villain is Jason Voorhees who is the villain from the horror movie, Friday the 13th. He killed 160 people and then went on to become the antagonist for the following nine sequels. Jason does not have a specific weapon, but has used knives, axes, machetes, meat cleavers, spear guns, bows, arrows, pitchforks, fireplace pokers, hacksaws, broken bottles, sauna rocks, and his bare hands.

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6’1” | 1.85 m
1981
Ash Williams
185.000
1981.00
22000
3D
Ash Williams
5’3” | 1.60 m
1974 (Novel), 1976 (Film)
Carrie White
160.000
1974.00
6600
3D
Carrie White
Chucky
120000
29” | .74 m
1988
Chucky
74.000
1988.00
120000
3D
Chucky
5’9.5” | 1.77 m
1984
Freddy Krueger
177.000
1984.00
173000
3D
Freddy Krueger
5’10” | 1.78 m
1996
Ghostface
178.000
1996.00
22000
3D
Ghostface
5’8” | 1.73 m
1981 (Novel), 1986 (Film)
Hannibal Lecter
173.000
1981.00
100000
3D
Hannibal Lecter
5’10” | 1.78 m
1977 (Novel), 1980 (Film)
Jack Torrance
178.000
1977.00
13000
3D
Jack Torrance
6’5” | 1.96 m
1980
Jason Voorhees
196.000
1980.00
136000
3D
Jason Voorhees
6’4” | 1.93 m
1974
Leatherface
193.000
1974.00
110000
3D
Leatherface
6’7” | 2.01 m
1978
Michael Myers
201.000
1978.00
190000
3D
Michael Myers
6’1” | 1.85 m
1960
Norman Bates
185.000
1960.00
60000
3D
Norman Bates
Pennywise
358000
6’3.5” | 1.92 m
1986 (Novel), 1990 (TV)
Pennywise
192.000
1986.00
358000
3D
Pennywise
Pinhead
57000
6’5” | 1.95 m
1986 (Novella), 1987 (Film)
Pinhead
195.000
1986.00
57000
3D
Pinhead
4’11” | 1.50 m
1971 (Novel), 1973 (Film)
Regan MacNeil
150.000
1971.00
3600
3D
Regan MacNeil
4’4” | 1.32 m
1998 (Japan), 2002 (US)
Samara Morgan
132.000
1998.00
6600
3D
Samara Morgan
Pinhead
Dimensioned height drawing of Pinhead from the Hellraiser horror series as seen from the front and side views

Pinhead, also known as Hell Priest, is the main character in the Hellraiser series. Pinhead is the lead Cenobite, a group of formerly human creatures who reside in Hell and travel to Earth through Lament Configuration, which is a puzzle box. When the box is opened, Pinhead and his crew greet the solver and either rip their soul apart, or make them into a cenobite themselves. Pinhead receives his name from the pins nailed into his whole skull. Pinhead’s pins are believed to be the source of his power and his crowing adornment that makes him the Priest of Hell.

Pinhead, portrayed by Doug Bradley in Hellraiser (1987), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Pair of front and back drawings of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series
Pinhead is the main villain in the Hellraiser series. Pinhead is the lead Cenobite, a group of formerly human creatures who reside in Hell and travel to Earth through a puzzle box. When the box is opened, Pinhead greets the solver and either rips their soul apart, or makes them into a cenobite.

Pinhead, portrayed by Doug Bradley in Hellraiser (1987), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Pair of front and back drawings of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series
Pinhead
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6’5” | 1.95 m
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Doug Bradley
First Appearance
1986 (Novella), 1987 (Film)

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Ash Williams
Measured height drawings of Ash Williams from The Evil Dead Series in various poses

Ash Williams is the protagonist of the Evil Dead franchise. Ash Williams becomes the destroyer of evil Deadites that are created by an demonic force that him and his friends released using the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, or the Book of the Dead, while on a trip to a cabin. When Ash and his friends arrived at the cabin, they found the book and a tape recording from a professor, which when played back released the Kandarian Demon. This demon proceeded to possess all of Ash Williams’ friends, killing them one by one and attacking Ash. The franchise follows Ash Williams on his journey to destroy evil throughout a series of locations and time periods all while wielding a sawed-off shotgun and a chainsaw outfitted to replace his hand he self-amputated after it became possessed.

Ash Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead (1981), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Ash Williams from the Evil Dead as seen from the front and back
Ash Williams is the chainsaw-arm wielding protagonist of the Evil Dead franchise. Ash Williams becomes the destroyer of evil Deadites that are created by an demonic force that him and his friends released using the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, or the Book of the Dead, while on a trip to a cabin.

Ash Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead (1981), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Ash Williams from the Evil Dead as seen from the front and back
Ash Williams
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Bruce Campbell
First Appearance
1981

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Regan MacNeil
Dimensioned drawings of Regan MacNeil from the Exorcist measuring height

Regan MacNeil is the main character of The Exorcist novel, its film adaptation, television series, and radio adaptation. Regan is a shy little girl stuck in the middle of her parent’s divorce. When she starts to act aggressively, which is out of character for her, her mother, Chris, seeks medical advice, eventually being advised to seek a priest because they think Regan has been possessed. It turns out, Regan has been possessed by a demonic spirit, Pazuzu, and an exorcism is performed by two priests. Once relived of her demon, Regan has no recollection of the past events or her actions and returns to normal.

Regan MacNeil, portrayed by Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973), is 4 foot 11 inches (1.50 m) tall.

Illustrations of The Exorcist's Regan MacNeil spider crawling and levitating
Regan MacNeil is the main character of The Exorcist. Regan is a shy little girl stuck in the middle of her parent’s divorce. When she starts to act aggressively, her mother, Chris, seeks medical advice, eventually being advised to seek a priest because they think Regan has been possessed.

Regan MacNeil, portrayed by Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973), is 4 foot 11 inches (1.50 m) tall.

Illustrations of The Exorcist's Regan MacNeil spider crawling and levitating
Regan MacNeil
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4’11” | 1.50 m
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Linda Blair
First Appearance
1971 (Novel), 1973 (Film)

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Michael Myers
Pair of drawings of Michael Myers from the 'Halloween' horror franchise with height measurements

Michael Myers is the main antagonist of the slasher movie franchise, Halloween. In the first movie of the series, 6-year-old Michael murders his older sister, Judith Myers. After the murder, Michael Myers is admitted into a psychiatric hospital where he remains for 15 years until breaking out and returning to murder the rest of his family. Michael hunts his victims while wearing a Captain Kirk mask that has been painted white, which is the same mask originally used in the 1978 horror movie, The Devil’s Rain. Michael Myers character is portrayed as pure, unadulterated evil, with the eyes of the devil.

Michael Myers, recently portrayed by Tyler Mane in Halloween (2007), is depicted as 6 foot 7 inches (2.01 m) tall. Michael Myers was played originally by Nick Castle in Halloween (1978) at the height of 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m).

Multiple drawings of Michael Myers from 'Halloween' in attacking postures
Michael Myers is the antagonist of the slasher movie franchise, Halloween. In the series, 6-year-old Michael murders his older sister and is admitted into a psychiatric hospital where he remains for 15 years until breaking out and returning to murder the rest of his family.

Michael Myers, recently portrayed by Tyler Mane in Halloween (2007), is depicted as 6 foot 7 inches (2.01 m) tall. Michael Myers was played originally by Nick Castle in Halloween (1978) at the height of 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m).

Multiple drawings of Michael Myers from 'Halloween' in attacking postures
Michael Myers
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Tyler Mane
First Appearance
1978

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Ghostface
Dimensioned pair of illustrations of Ghostface from the Scream series with height

Ghostface is the primary villain of the Scream series of movies and television. However, Ghostface is not one person. While the costume remains the same, a white rubber mask stylized after Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream, a long black cloak with jagged edges, and a bloody eight inch hunting knife, the people using it to commit murder changes. Ghostface frequently calls his victims, sometimes using a voice changer to hide their identity, to taunt them and threaten them before murdering them. Ghostface is a human under the disguise, and yet, he displays supernatural abilities such as extreme durability to harm, superhuman strength, and an uncanny level of stealth.

Ghostface, portrayed by Skeet Ulrich in Scream (1996), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Front elevation drawings of Ghostface from the Scream horror film series
Ghostface is the villain of the Scream series of movies, however, Ghostface is not one person. Ghostface is a human under a cloaked disguise and mask, and frequently calls his victims using a voice changer to hide their identity, to taunt them and threaten them before murdering them.

Ghostface, portrayed by Skeet Ulrich in Scream (1996), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Front elevation drawings of Ghostface from the Scream horror film series
Ghostface
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Skeet Ulrich
First Appearance
1996

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