1. Jack Torrance — The Shining
This quintessential bad guy has perhaps the two scariest evil villain characteristics of all time: he’s insane and he’s homicidal. Watching Jack Torrance scream “Here’s Johnny!” through an axe-split door is one of the most terrifying movie moments of all time.
8. Richard Vickers — Creepshow
A classic violent, power-hungry creep, Richard Vickers likes to watch closed-circuit recordings of his homicides. His method is burying people up to their necks in the sand and letting them drown in the high tide. It’s almost poetic?
9. James ‘Big Jim’ Rennie — Under the Dome
Big Jim is a rather insidious power-hungry monster. After an impenetrable dome separates a small town called Chester’s Mill from the rest of society, Big Jim uses fear-mongering and manipulation to gain control. Not good.