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
Browse through our curated Horror Characters Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Horror Characters. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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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
Carrie White
Illustrations of Stephen King's Carrie White with height

Carrie White, or Carrietta N. White, is the antagonist of Stephen King’s first horror novel, Carrie. Carrie is a social outcast at school, constantly bullied and tormented by her classmates. Carrie White’s mother is also an abusive religious fanatic; so between her home life and school life, Carrie is always tormented. In the locker room showers at school, Carrie gets her first period and shatters lightbulbs with her telepathic and telekinetic abilities. When she attends prom, her classmates pull a prank on her by dousing her with pig’s blood and she retaliates by using her supernatural abilities to kill her entire school and town.

Carrie White, portrayed by Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976), is 5 foot 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.

Pair of drawings of Carrie White posed holding flowers and prom and using her telekinetic powers
Carrie White is the antagonist of Stephen King’s first horror novel, Carrie. Carrie is a social outcast at school, constantly bullied and tormented by her classmates. Carrie White’s mother is also an abusive religious fanatic; so between her home life and school life, Carrie is always tormented.

Carrie White, portrayed by Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976), is 5 foot 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.

Pair of drawings of Carrie White posed holding flowers and prom and using her telekinetic powers
Carrie White
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Sissy Spacek
First Appearance
1974 (Novel), 1976 (Film)

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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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Freddy Krueger

Freddy Kreuger is the main antagonist and serial killer of the franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy Kreuger has also appeared in a crossover movie, Freddy vs. Jason, with Jason Voorhees, another iconic horror villain. Freddy Kreuger is recognizable by his signature razor blade adorned glove worn on his right hand, dirty green and red sweater, brown fedora, and disfigured face. Freddy Kreuger’s face became distorted when he was burned alive in a boiler room by the parents of his victims after being released from custody on a technicality. In his previous reality, Freddy was the “Springwood Slasher,” but once burned alive he became a dream demon who returned to hunt down the children of those who burned him alive. Freddy Kreuger kills his victims in their dreams which subsequently causes their deaths in reality.

Freddy Krueger, portrayed by Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), is 5 foot 9.5 inches (1.77 m) tall.

Freddy Kreuger is the antagonist and serial killer of the franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy Kreuger is recognizable by his signature razor blade adorned glove worn on his right hand, dirty green and red sweater, brown fedora, and disfigured face and kills his victims in their dreams.

Freddy Krueger, portrayed by Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), is 5 foot 9.5 inches (1.77 m) tall.

Freddy Krueger
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Robert Englund
First Appearance
1984

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Freddy Krueger front, front (arm pose), side (point), side

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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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Regan MacNeil front (wraps), front, side (spider crawl), side (levitating)

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Jack Torrance
Measured front elevation drawings of Jack Torrance from Stephen King's The Shining with height labeled

Jack Torrance is the main villain of the novel by Stephan King, The Shining, as while as the movie by the same name, and the television miniseries, Dr. Sleep. Jack Torrance is the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, but goes insane due to spirits inhabiting the hotel. It is due to these spirits that Jack goes insane and attempts to murder his family. However, his son, Danny, has psychic abilities known as “the shining” and uses them to foil his father’s plans and protect his mother. It is from this movie that one of the most iconic lines in film history hails: “here’s Johnny,” as yelled by Jack Torrance as he attempts to attack his wife who is hiding behind a door.

Jack Torrance, portrayed by Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Pair of illustrations of the front and back of Jack Torrance from The Shining
Jack Torrance is the main villain of the novel by Stephan King, The Shining. Jack Torrance is the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, but goes insane due to spirits inhabiting the hotel. It is due to these spirits that Jack goes insane and attempts to murder his family.

Jack Torrance, portrayed by Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Pair of illustrations of the front and back of Jack Torrance from The Shining
Jack Torrance
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Jack Nicholson
First Appearance
1977 (Novel), 1980 (Film)

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Jack Torrance side, front (walking), front, back

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