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5 Scariest Movie Villains Since 2000

I used to not understand fans of horror movies, but in recent times, I have been expanding my horizons. While I still have a long way to go, I think I now have a better understanding of the appeal of horror movies, their plots, and especially their villains.

Having said that, why don’t we take a look at some of the scariest movie villains from the past decade or so? If you want to scare the crap out of people with your costume this Halloween, you can go as one of them.

Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Harry Potter has changed the lives of countless people, and while it is not technically a horror story, it does have its share of scary characters, of which Lord Voldemort in his gory glory is the scariest. The books and the movies both portray him as the evilest of evil, but his portrayal in the movies can give you nightmares.


The Joker (The Dark Knight)

The Batman franchise has been going on for decades, and the Joker has always been one of his best foes. The Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger is the scariest of them all, not only because of the awesome makeup work, but also because of his portrayal of the character. He just screams crazy while not even literally screaming, and not the kind of crazy that makes you laugh.

The Joker

Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

One look at that face, and who wouldn’t be scared? Leatherface is the villain in the (yet another remake) of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In 2013, Texas Chainsaw 3D was released. While the movie was a flop, its chainsaw-wielding villain is certainly not. Contrarily, I bet that anyone who has watched the movie would say he’s the stuff nightmares are made of.


Chucky (Curse of Chucky)

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen any of the Chucky movies because I am terrified of this doll. In fact, horrific children and dolls scare me more than anything else.

Setting that aside, take a look at that poster. The combination of Chucky’s face and the tagline is enough to give one the creeps. Bloodshed and chaos from a freaky doll. Don’t tell me that’s not scary!


Jigsaw (Saw)

Saw is one of the horror movies I’ve seen that contributed to a lot of sleepless nights. Jigsaw, the serial killer, not only looks freaky, but his psychological games increase his scary factor.


For sure, there are more scary villains than these five, but you can’t go wrong with any of them if your goal is to be noticed this Halloween. Which one is your favorite villain?

This post was written by Kelvin of Pure Costumes, the site where you can find anything and everything when it comes to dressing up as someone else.