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Ok this is a toughy. How do you pick the 10 scariest, meanest, most memorable villains ever? Well, I’ve narrowed it down to the movies I’ve actually seen and the baddies who scared the pants off me the most, then divided it by two and multiplied it by the last number I thought of … 63. Random huh?
So here are MY top 10 best, scariest, villainest, baddies ever seen on the screen…
10. The White Witch (Tilda Swinton) – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) /Prince Caspian (2008) / The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
This creepy woman uses her smarts and evilness to manipulate and trap greedy old Edmund. She uses her power to make him betray his family and the rest of Narnia. Swinton plays a complicated Jadis; part innocent lamb, part bad ass!
9. Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
This one is for my young son who had nightmares after watching Carrey’s depiction of the evil and heartless Count Olaf. In fact he’s scared of pretty much any character that Jim Carrey plays but Olaf is particularly creepy because he tries to kill, kidnap, destroy children… and he’s a bit weird.
8. Peyton Flanders (Rebecca DeMornay) – The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Take me back to the good old nineties where this film RULED sleepovers. Scary, scheming nanny Peyton wreaked havoc on this poor unsuspecting family who had no idea she had a screw or two loose in her pretty blonde head.
7. Jaws (Richard Kiel) – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979)
Get a bloody big man with a head like Frankenstein, give him a weapon and some freaky gold teeth and you’ve got yourself a pretty good villain. I reckon Bond himself was scared of this walking brick wall.
6. Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) – Fatal Attraction (1987)
The second chick on the list is the most insane, obsessed bad gal around. When Fatal Attraction was released, men all over the world thought twice about having an affair with a friendly blonde and girlfriends and wives everywhere cheered.
5. The Joker (Heath Ledger) – The Dark Knight (2008)
Ledger’s death shortly after playing the Joker gives this villain a really eerie feeling. Apparently Heath got so into character that he couldn’t sleep which eventually led to his overdoes and death. So sad. This was a role of a lifetime for him and he plays the awful Joker perfectly.
4. Sauron (Sala Baker) – The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Return of the King (2003)
Faceless, mystical and dark. This lord of doom and gloom is one scary being! Especially because there is only one way to kill him and that is with the destruction of a tiny ring with a whole lot of evil power. Dude! Talk about indestructible… almost.
3. Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) – A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983)
I must admit, Vader freaked me out a lot more when I was a kid. Still, he’s a menacing, intimidating bad guy without a face and with the power to choke a person with a twitch of his hand. The power, the black robe, the mask and his almost unshakable loyalty to the dark side makes Darth Vader a really good baddie.
2. Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) – Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This fella gets the number one spot because of his relative unanimity. Oh and the fact that he nicked people off the street and skinned them and made suits out of them. The nightmare factor on this guy is through the roof because he seems so real. Shivers!
1. Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) – No Country for Old Men (2007)
And the winner of the most bloodythirsty, killing, scary, baddie man machine dude goes to this fella. Oooo he’s creepy bad. Walking around the country side on a killing rampage, blood flows, people scream… it’s all bad, bad, bad!
Who is on your top 10 movie villain list?
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