There have been a multitude of villains in the history of horror novels and movies. Some were obvious monsters, while others were not.
I used to love Freddy Krueger because he talked a lot of trash to his intended victims, which at times, was quite amusing. On the other hand, Jason Vorhees was creepy because he never uttered a word.
I like different villains for various reasons. The best villain is sometimes the least obvious evil-doer, (note picture above) which makes the story all the more satisfying. Don't get me wrong, I love strong heroines/heroes, but if the villain is more interesting, my attention will be more focused on what they're doing.
These are just a few of my favorite movie villains in no particular order:
1.) Angela Franklin (Night of the Demons)
2.) Pinhead (Hellraiser 1&2)
3.) Chucky (Child's Play)
4.) Hannibal Lector (Silence of the Lambs & Hannibal)
5.) Mary Brady (Sleepwalkers)
Who are some of your favorite villains? From either books or movies?