Halloween usually means candy if you’re under the age of 12, and it means a freebie night of getting shwasted if you’re of age, but it also is a holiday where horror movies are celebrated endlessly, even if they’re campy and ridiculous. No one is handing the Friday the 13th movies any Oscars, but Jason is one of the most iconic images of Halloween.
That’s a testament to what horror movies mean to Halloween, and it got us thinking of the best horror movie villains of all-time. Some of these films are streaming on Netflix Instant, and others you’ll have to find other means of re-watching, but all of them stand as Halloween classics thanks in large part to their villains.
So in honor of Halloween, here’s a list of the best horror movies villains that help make Halloween the special day it is.
Just Missed The Cut
25. Wolf Man (The Wolf Man)
24. Candyman (Candyman)
23. Cujo (Cujo)
22. The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
21. Damien (The Omen)
20. Norman Bates (Psycho)
19. Samara Moran (The Ring)
18. The Poltergeist (Poltergeist)
17. Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)
16. Jack Torrence (The Shining)