They may commit crimes like mass murder, but these monsters do keep the Halloween spirit alive. Below are horror Movie Characters that are not as scary as many people think.
1. Chucky (The Child’s Play:1988)
Originally, A human serial killer, Charles Lee Ray, uses his last ounce of strength to transport his soul into a good guy doll from there.
Chucky makes a game out of murdering people, all while trying to gain a new human host.
On the one hand, turning a toy doll into a horror movie monster might seem like a silly idea.
Then again, we’ve all come across dolls that just seem off shedding unintentionally creepy vibes.
Chucky is a possessed plaything that manages to find the right balance of both scary and self-aware.
Once you’ve seen him, you’ll never look at a Cabbage Patch kid the same way again.
2. Regan Macneil A.k.a Pazuzu (The Exorcist 1973 Horror Movie)
When we first meet Regan MacNeil, she’s a shy, seemingly normal 12 year old girl. This makes her transformation all the more jarring as the demon Pazuzu takes over her body.
Between Linda Blair’s haunting performance, Mercedes McCambridge is menacing voice and Dick Smith’s ghastly makeup effects.
Reagan set the standard for sinister little girls in film. When The Exorcist came out in 1973, she had audiences screaming in their seats and darting out of the theater. Decades later, Reagan still curdles our blood with her spinning head spider walk and green vomit.
3. Candyman (Candyman 1992)
From his spine-chilling voice to his dominating demeanor to the hook that stands in for his hand.
Candy Man is like something out of a classic campfire story.
What makes Candy Man such a frightening foe is that he starts off largely grounded in myth but soon emerges as the real deal.
His tragic origins also give him a surprising degree of depth, torture and racism, said Candyman, down a vengeful path.
4. Pinhead (Hellraiser 1987 Horror Movie)
Ironically, the cenobites leader isn’t on screen for that long in the original hell raiser. He’s not even referred to as pinhead, a name the makeup crew came up with. Nevertheless, this hele priest went on to become this franchise’s mascot and for good reason.
His design is one of the most distinctive in the horror genre, looking like a heavy metal punk who got pierced by Satan himself.
What’s more, performer Doug Bradley brought an elegance to the role that just wasn’t present in most slasher movie villains at the time, director Clive Barker has cited Count Dracula as a key influence for Pinhead, and he definitely shares a similar chilling genus Equa.
5. Leather Face(The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974)
Leatherface has influenced the slasher genre in more ways than we can count. With his towering body, power tool is a weapon of choice and a mask made from human skin.
This cannibals appearance alone is enough to strike utter dread into his victims. Granted, his personality and motivations aren’t especially complex, but the character’s simplicity is exactly why he’s so memorable.
All we really need to know is that Leatherface won’t stop pursuing his targets until they’ve been slaughtered like barnyard animals.
Hey, what do you expect from a guy that comes from such a messed up family?
6. Jason Voorhees(Friday The 13th)
Jason Voorhees is synonymous with Friday the 13th, both the day itself and the horror movie franchise of the same name.
Interestingly enough, Jason wasn’t the primary antagonist in the original 1980 classic. That distinction goes to his homicidal mother, who seeks retribution at Camp Crystal Lake decades after her son drowned.
From the first sequel onward, however, Jason delivered the frights and later acquired his signature hockey mask and machete.
Like Leatherface, Jason can conjure so much terror even when given very little to work with cementing his place as one of the all time greats.
He’s one for you wouldn’t want to cross paths with in the woods or on a space station, for that matter.
7. Freddy Krueger(A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984 Horror Movie)
Even after this child killer is burned alive, he continues to butcher people from beyond the grave in the realm of dreams.
With this power, he’s able to prey upon his slumbering victims when they’re at their most vulnerable and unsuspecting.
Whereas some slasher villains hide behind a mask, Freddy isn’t afraid to show off his hideous face, along with his clode glove striped sweater and brown fedora. Freddy isn’t the silent type either, gleefully cracking jokes as he rips human beings apart from a toy.
In addition to having a way with one-liners, Freddy is also one of the most inventive villains in the history of horror, always coming up with fresh and creative ways to dispose of teenagers the best for the rest.
8. IT (aka Pennywise The Dancing Clown(IT 2017))
As the dancing clown that torments the children of Dary Skarsgard sends a shiver down your spine from the minute Pennywise lures young Georgie into a storm drain.
With an eerie voice and devilish make up job, he is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
Of course, he can also take on a variety of different forms, including a leper and a headless boy.
In any case, Pennywise knows how to sink his teeth into kids, literally and feed off their fears.