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.

Horror Characters Guides
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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
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1809
Edgar Allan Poe
173.000
1809.00
134000
3D
Edgar Allan Poe
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
Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King's 'It' series

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is the preferred form of the shape-shifting, cosmic evil creature, It, as invented by the best-selling author, Stephan King. Pennywise is capable of shape-shifting into any person, animal, or object and uses these powers to fool and trap his victims into their deaths. Pennywise enjoys to feast on the flesh of his victims, who are frequently children. The idea for Pennywise the Dancing Clown came to Stephan King when thinking about what scared children the most and decided on a clown mixed with the troll that lives under a bridge; thus It lurks in the sewers under Derry, Maine waiting to lure his next snack to their grave.

Pennywise, portrayed by Bill Skarsgård in It (2017), is 6 foot 3.5 inches (1.92 m) tall.

Illustrations of Pennywise from Stephen King's 'It' drawn from the side with a balloon and from the front as a monster
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is the preferred form of the shape-shifting, cosmic evil creature, It, as invented by the best-selling author, Stephan King. Pennywise is capable of shape-shifting into any person, animal, or object and uses these powers to fool and trap his victims into their deaths.

Pennywise, portrayed by Bill Skarsgård in It (2017), is 6 foot 3.5 inches (1.92 m) tall.

Illustrations of Pennywise from Stephen King's 'It' drawn from the side with a balloon and from the front as a monster
Pennywise the Dancing Clown
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Bill Skarsgård
First Appearance
1986 (Novel), 1990 (TV)

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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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Pinhead side (cube), front, front (cube), back

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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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Bruce Campbell
First Appearance
1981

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Ash Williams front (pose), front (chainsaw), back, side

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Norman Bates
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Norman Bates in his 'mother' identity from Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' film

Norman Bates is the star of the well-known horror movie, Psycho, its prequels and sequels, and television series Bates Motel. Norman Bates is the motel keeper of the Bates Motel in California. Norman Bates developed a close relationship with his controlling, abusive, and domineering mother who he would later kill. After killing his mother Norman Bates developed dissociative identity disorder and psychosis, where he would have audible and visual hallucinations and imagine his dead mother telling him to commit acts of violence, usually against women. Norman Bates would dress as his mother during these murders and perform the murders under his “Mother” identity.

Norman Bates, portrayed by Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Norman Bates in casual attire as seen in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Pyscho'
Norman Bates is the star of the well-known horror movie, Psycho,. Norman Bates is the motel keeper of the Bates Motel in California. Norman Bates developed a close relationship with his controlling, abusive, and domineering mother who he would later kill and impersonate under his “Mother” identity.

Norman Bates, portrayed by Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Illustrations of Norman Bates in casual attire as seen in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Pyscho'
Norman Bates
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Anthony Perkins
First Appearance
1960

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Norman Bates front (mother, attack), front (mother), front (knife), front (leaning)

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Chucky
Illustrated height drawings of Chucky from the 'Child's Play' horror series as seen from the front and side with a knife

Chucky is the main villain of the Child’s Play movie franchise. Chucky is a “Good Guys” doll who is possessed by the soul of Charles Lee Ray, a criminal that was fatally shot by the cops after committing a robbery. Charles Lee Ray, as he was dying, used voodoo to transfer his soul to the doll which was given to Andy by his mother for his birthday. The first murder Chucky committed was Andy’s aunt, Maggie, but after being told that he needed to transfer his soul into Andy’s body to survive, his main goal becomes hunting down Andy and taking out anyone who gets in his way.

Chucky is 29 inches (.74 m) tall in Child's Play (1988).

Pair of drawings of Chucky from 'Child's Play' holding various weapons
Chucky is the main villain of the Child’s Play movie franchise. Chucky is a “Good Guys” doll who is possessed by the soul of Charles Lee Ray, a criminal that was fatally shot by the cops after committing a robbery. Charles Lee Ray, as he was dying, used voodoo to transfer his soul to the doll.

Chucky is 29 inches (.74 m) tall in Child's Play (1988).

Pair of drawings of Chucky from 'Child's Play' holding various weapons
Chucky
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29” | .74 m
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Brad Dourif (Voice)
First Appearance
1988

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Chucky front, side (attack), front (bat), front (knife)

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