Kill Bill Vol. 1
You call that begging? You can beg better than that.
Go-Go is a straight up killer. Maybe only sixteen, but her instincts and skills are second to none. When she finally squares off with the Bride, it’s one point we finally begin to worry about whether or not our heroine is going to make it because Go-Go is that formidable.
I’ll cut his heart out with a spoon!
Alan Rickman played the villain, The Sheriff Of Nottingham, with a maniacal wickedness that played both as evil and even the occasional humorous.
“It’s only a mere flesh wound.”
Not every villain has to be frightening to be a great villain, and The Black Knight is my most keen example of such. As he loses limb after limb and continues to taunt his assailiants it is absolutely hilarious, hence being #49 on this list.
Chris Walken is the perfect part for this role and he is part of the reason the horsemens becomes so terrifying. Yes, he is headless, but there are flashbacks that we get to see Walkens crazy eyes and frighening teeth. The character is evil and malevolent, a vicious killer with no remorse.
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
You are in a position unsuitable to give orders.
The guy pulls still beating hearts out of people while doing some crazy voodoo ritual making himself all powerful. Not to mention he has at his hand evil minions and an army of vicious killers. He almost gets the best of Indie, and though his demise is a violent one, his existence was pretty darn terrifying.
There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.
The child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was terrifying as a kid. Even if you could hide from him, he’d still use his extra large nose to smell you out. Using trickery he catches his victims, but he remains a frightening villain not only for children but for parents as well. And now he has a painful resemblance to Michael Jackson
Well, what am I supposed to do? You won’t answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I’m not gonna be ignored, Dan!
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
The domineering and sadistic Nurse Ratched is the spoiler of all good, and represents all evil. Louise Fletcher picked up this role after actresses like Angela Landsbury, Ellen Burnstyn, and Anne Bancroft turned it down. It was her first film role and she was born to play it. The cold and heartless Nurse Ratched will forever be imprinted on all those who have seen this film.
“Greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”
From the man who says, “Greed Is Good” Gordon Gekko is one of the nastiest character’s to ever grace the screen. Michael Douglas in his absolute prime encapsulates what it is to personify cruelty and live for the glory of success, money, and power. Gekko, the smooth talking slick as rain snake in the grass, is a painful representative of how money can corrupt the soul, the fixation on material things, and having them identify who you are as human being. At the end when Bud says he realized he could only be Bud, and that there was only one Gordon Gekko, he was right. This ruthless scoundrel is about as nasty and heartless as they come, but it’s a fun ride watching him operate.
The Lion King
Well as far as brains go I got the lion’s share but when it comes to brute strength, I’m afraid I’m at the shallow end of the gene pool.
Disney just hasn’t made a film with a villain so malevolent since The Lion King was released. Disney didn’t shy away from darkness and even murder. Mufasa was set up to save his young son Simba from a stampede of wildebeests. In the process his own brother Scar tossed him off the side of the cliff yelling “Long live the king” and watching as his brother was trampled and killed. Simba vainly attempted to awaken his father, shed some tears, and then cuddled up next to him. It was heart wrenching to watch as Scar scoffed in the back round pleased with the results as the audiences gasps in shock and tears.
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