The Hollywood horror films are popular just because of the scariness of the characters which made it popular. There are a lot of scary movies out there, some that stick with you in your nightmares and other you just love to peek through your fingers at while shrieking in glee. But then there are the ones that have a particular figure in them, a monster or a man or a pale child… that really makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. These scary face characters are the real heroes but often portraying villain characters. The popularity of them differs owing to the choice of the audience but never decreased. People commonly ask questions like which character is the scariest one? Which one is the most popular and why? What makes the characters the scariest of all? It all depends on the choice of the people. According to popular choices, here are presented some of the scariest and horrible Hollywood shapes of all times.
17- Freddy Krueger
When people talks about the most scariest and horrible shapes of Hollywood, two characters are at the top which are Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger but the later one stands out. He debuted in 1984’s horror thriller A Nightmare on Elm Street and has a tremendous track record of horrifying people in their dreams. It doesn’t hurt that he has such a striking visual design – the burned face, the razor-sharp shears, the tattered sweater and fedora. It was played by Robert Englund for eight consecutive movies from 1984 to 2003. These movies had made it pretty clear that Freddy Kruger is the man to be feared in the waking as well as the dream world.
16- Jason Voorhees
He is the central antagonist of the long running Friday the 13th series. He is quite simple to recognize. People round the globe know him as the lumbering killer who hides his deformed face behind a hockey mask and wields a deadly machete. He is utterly terrifying because of seeking the revenge of his mother’s death. Jason returns to Camp Crystal Lake to slaughter the counselors one by one. Jason emerged from a grave to carry out the legacy of his mother. His thirst for blood has even taken him to the cold reaches of space and back.
It is the title character of Child’s Play horror film series. It’s been included in the cult classic horror characters of all times. Chucky is basically a notorious serial killer whose spirit inhabits a fictional “Good Guy” doll and continuously tries to transfer his soul from the doll to a human body. It has been portrayed and voiced by Brad Dourif in both live action and voice over.
It is a fictional identity adopted by several characters of the Scream Series. This character has the uniqueness that it is primarily muted but it has been voiced by Roger Jackson regardless of who is behind the mask. Ghostface is characterized by his signature Halloween mask and proclivity for taunting his victims and drawing out the act of murder. The twist about this character is that it isn’t a single villain. This twist has given four Scream movies so far.
It is the main character of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series. The uniqueness of this character is the he wear mask which is made of human skin. The character engages in murder and cannibalism alongside his inbred family. He is one of the first iconic bands of slasher movie villains. Part of Leather face’s terrifying appeal is that one never truly knows what evil is lurking behind closed doors.
It is a fictional character of Hellraiser Series. The name Pinhead has been derived from a sobriquet given by the crew of the first episode of this series. He is considered as one of the most visually distinctive horrible character. Hapless humans who solve a puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration are rewarded with a one-way ticket to Pinhead’s realm and an eternity of pain and torture. But as fearsome as he is, part of Pinhead’s appeal lies in his regal charm.
11- Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter first came into being in 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs. The theme of this character is that Hannibal is a brilliant psychiatrist and a serial killer which is known for eating his victims. He has been included in charismatic scary faces. But the good thing about his character is that he only punishes those who deserve his wrath. It was first played by Brian Cox.
10- Regan MacNeil
Regan McNeil first appeared in 1973 thriller The Exorcist which still people remembers due to the brilliance of this character. Who would believe that a 20 years old girl can turn into devil? Yes, in this case this is true. The character explanation is that an innocent girl named Regan begins displaying bizarre behavior that her mother and doctors initially blame on puberty. Regan’s mother eventually realizes that her daughter has been possessed by a demon named Pazuzu. The demon is out eventually but it has the habit of returning again and again.
9- The Thing
This character has appeared in the title character of many films most notable of which was 1982 thriller. The terrifying aspect about The Thing has the ability to metamorphose into any living being, including people, to infiltrate earth. The scene of the Thing consuming a room full of dogs and its inhuman scream upon being torched with fire still give us nightmares even today. The fact that the monster rarely appeared in the flesh, but rather disguised itself as various human characters, only added to the creep factor which the people are fond of.
It is the title character of 1992 film “The Forbidden”. You can’t say his name or summon him if you want to remain alive. Seems like fun huh! But once he arrives he kills the person who uttered his name with his deadly hook hand. He’s distinguished by his tattered cloak and the hook that rests where his hand used to be.
7- Samara Morgan
How about a lady character killing and destroying? This character has all the things required to be included in the scary faces regardless of that this character has her faced covered with her hairs. It first appeared in 2002 film “The Ring”. In life, Samara possessed the power to infiltrate minds with insanity. In death, she kills people who have been cursed after watching a horrifying video. The people are the victim of her after seven days they watched a cursed video.
6- The Creeper
It is not the one who creeps but the one who is “The Creeper”. The character first appeared in 2001 film Jeepers Creepers. The Creeper uses fear to hunt down his victims during the 23 day period when he feasts on human bodies. He also drives a massive truck that has become as much a hallmark of the franchise as anything else.
A dog can be a scary and horror face certainly proven by this character Cujo. The character is affected by rabies disease which he carries. All it takes is a little bat bite and this friendly household pet morphs into a raging, bloodthirsty monster. A simple premise of this character is that mother and toddler sons are trapped in a broken down car as a rabid dog stalks on them.
A vampire is absolutely a destroyer not so the male but the female as well due to thirst of revenge and blood. Iris is the main character of the 2007 film 30 days of the night. Iris is basically a bloody thirsty vampire who along with her coven just ravages the town of Barrow in Alaska.
3- The Gill Man
This creature will creep you out terribly. He is the creature from the Black Lagoon. Although this unique individual or creature never gained the cult following of fellow Universal monsters but still he is an awful creative peace of cinematic scariness. Don’t miss ever on that creature because it will cherish you.
2- Frankenstein’s Monster
He is a monster that commands sympathy and fear. The thing about this monster is that he is doesn’t want to be a monster or even a cold blooded murderer. Frankenstein’s Monster has appeared in dozens of movies over the decades and inspired countless more. Boris Karloff defined the look of this lumbering, fearsome monster, as well capturing all the tragedy that makes him such an enduring character in pop culture.
1- The Shark
Sharks are a monster too if you watch its scary face and horribleness. No animal better encapsulates that fear than the Great White Shark. And no movie captures the terror of a shark attack quite like Jaws. It torments the inhabitants and tourists of New England community. It explodes at the end of the first movie but came back in the next film. Watch it to enjoy some thrill and horror.