10 scariest horror movie characters


Horror characters are always remembered for the fear they cause in viewers. Who has never gone to sleep with the light on for fear of bumping into Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees or another creature in the middle of the night?

The truth is that, as scary as they are, it’s always good to get into the mood of the movie and follow the story at the highest level of tension it provides.


With that in mind, today Minha Série brought the 10 scariest horror characters in movie history. Check each of them

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1- Freddy Krueger (The nightmare time)

Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)


The franchise’s iconic villain The nightmare time is – for many – the scariest character in the history of cinema.

If its deformed appearance wasn’t enough, with sharp claws like a kind of nail, the creature attacks its victims in moments of greater fragility: during their dreams.

Freddy’s success is so huge that earned cameos in video games, and even in other films of the genre. Among them, the emblematic Freddy X Jasonwhere he takes on another popular horror movie character: Jason Voorhees.

2- Jason Voorhees (Friday 13)

Jason Voorhees Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)

Jason could easily share the first position with his “rival”, as the popularity between the two is very similar.

The creature returned from hell after being murdered at a summer camp, where it was bullied by other children. Now he sets out on an endless vendetta against those who frequent the place.

Interestingly, Jason only appeared in the second film in the franchise. Although, It didn’t take long to fall into popular taste. and become the nightmare of many viewers. Like Freddy, he also made appearances in video games, and even won a solo multiplayer game.

3- Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

 leatherface Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Imagine being chased by a madman about 2 meters tall, wearing a human skin mask and carrying a powerful chainsaw?

This is the premise of the franchise O Chainsaw Massacre, where Leatherface is the villain responsible for attacking travelers who end up in his region.

Although the main film had several sequels, A direct continuation of the first feature in the franchise was recently released on Netflix1974. In it, Leatherface has abandoned the murders and lives peacefully, until events cause him to revert to using his chainsaw to attack his victims.

4- Michael Myers (halloween)

Michael Myers(Halloween)Michael Myers(Halloween)

Michael Myers was one of the first masked villains to scare moviegoers.

After committing a series of childhood murders, the character returns to his hometown to eliminate the only survivor of the massacre: his sister Laurie.

Halloween is another franchise that has had sequels, but recently decided to erase the mistakes of the past and launch a new trilogy that takes place after the first movie. It is worth remembering that the last film of this new saga hits theaters in October this year.

5- Chucky (Killer toy)

ChuckChuck (The Killer Puppet)

The famous killer doll kept many children awake at night when it was released in theaters in 1988. It tells the story of a serial killer who, before being killed by the police, uses voodoo knowledge to transfer his soul to a doll.

Although it terrified many people in the first features, the character fell into decline. Recently, Chucky won a series with another story and that, although not so scary, has been pleasing his fans.

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6- Ghostface (Panic)

Ghostface (Panic)Ghostface (Panic)

Ghostface isn’t exactly a monster or creature, but a mask that has become a lot of people’s nightmares. It is used by the assassins in the Scream franchise films, and is inspired by the famous painting The Scream, by painter Edvard Munch.

The franchise was a phenomenon in the late 90’s and had a fifth chapter produced recently. A series was also created for Netflix based on the films, but without the iconic mask. The success was little and it ended up being canceled in the second season.

7- Annabelle (Annabelle)

Annabelle (Annabelle)Annabelle (Annabelle)

The character hit theaters in 2014, so it’s the newest on our list. That doesn’t make the evil doll any less scary than the other characters.

Such success meant that his feature had two sequels, and participation in the saga films. The Invocation of Evil.

What makes Annabelle even more terrible is the fact that character be inspired by a real doll. She is imprisoned in a kind of glass box, in the famous home of paranormal investigators: Ed and Lorraine Warren, in Connecticut, USA.

8- Pinhead (Hellraiser)

Pinhead (Hellraiser)Pinhead (Hellraiser)

Famous for his hideous appearance, with a head full of nails, Pinhead is to this day the nightmare of many viewers. The Priest of Hell is responsible for guarding Lemarchand’s Box and granting wishes to those in possession of it.

Later this year, the franchise will get a reboot that will have many changes in relation to it. The main one is precisely with the protagonist Pinhead, who will now be played by a woman, actress Jamie Clayton.

9- Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)

Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)

Played by actress Linda Blair, Regan MacNeil was the famous teenager who ended up being incorporated by a demon in the film. The Exorcist. His scenes marked the history of cinema.both for the famous dialogue with the demonic voice and the “turn of the neck” in 360 degrees.

The film even had some sequels, which include a feature telling the origin of the demon Pazuzu, but none of them came close to the success of the original.

10- Samara (The Call)

Samara (The Call)Samara (The Call)

Although The call be a film inspired by the Japanese feature ringu, the American version turned out to be the most iconic. And much of that credit goes to the terrifying Samara, the girl who ends up trapped in a well and eliminates everyone who watches a cursed VHS tape.

The call also won sequels and a reboot, all with the presence of Samara. Although they were a public and critical failure, the character continued to keep viewers awake at night.

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