30 Famous Movie Villains In Design

October 27, 2013

Like Halloween, some movie villains are legendary. Many of the most popular costumes, year in and year out, are based on the most popular movie villains: Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Darth Vader, not to mention Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the wolf man. Let’s face it: You’ve never watched a werewolf movie to see the hero. You certainly didn’t watch “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” for Keanu Reeves. If you’re a horror movie fan, chances are you’re a Halloween fan, and you’ll no doubt appreciate the amazing fan art that immortalizes the silver screen’s vilest villains. Here I’ve listed 30 famous movie villains along with outstanding fan art representing each.

1.  Hannibal Lecter by Gem Leonard Boy

Perhaps the scariest movie villain ever, for no other reason than that Hannibal embodied a monster that was 100 percent human.Quid Pro Quo on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_11-22-45 

2.  Michael Myers by theMASman

Not even a young Jamie Lee Curtis could distract us from this wicked mental case.Myers' Masks by theMASman on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-00-24 

3.  Norman Bates Family Portrait by smalltownhero

The character who turned “vacancy” signs into harbingers of doom and reminded us all that a boy’s best friend is his mother.The Bates Family Portrait. by smalltownhero on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-03-41 

4.  Leatherface by Mark Pinter

The scariest thing about Leatherface is that once you’re within arm’s reach, there is zero chance you’re not losing a limb.Miscellaneous on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-05-34 

5.  Dracula by PrincessTigerLili

With all due respect to Bela Lugosi, I find Gary Oldman’s Dracula to be infinitely more mesmerizing.DRACULA by PrincessTigerLili on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-09-06 

6.  Freddy Kreuger by Ray Esla Teo

The ultimate villain for keeping you awake at night. One, two, Freddy’s coming for you …My FK on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-11-24 

7.  Max Cady by Daniel Barnhurst

Counselor? Come out, come out wherever you are!The Story of Max Cady on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-16-10 

8.  Darth Vader by helgephoenix

Evil space villain, leader of the empire, and Father of the Year nominee.Darth Vader by helgephoenix on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-26-49 

9.  Voldemort by Kyla Warfield

This wizard was seriously wicked, though he lacked common sense. Avada kadavra, anyone?Voldemort Propaganda Poster on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-18_12-30-29 

10.  The Overlook Hotel by smalltownhero

Many would say Jack Nicholson’s character Jack Torrance is the villain in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining,” but the real villains is the Overlook Hotel.The Overlook Hotel postcard by smalltownhero on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_08-31-39 

11.  The Joker by Tommy Kinnerup

Batman’s arch-nemesis is one of the most terrifying villains ever.Injustice Gods Among Us on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_08-35-05 

12.  Cruella De Vil by Claudia-SG

Anyone who wants to skin puppies is pure evil in my book.Cruella De Vil by Claudia-SG on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_08-38-19 

13.  HAL 9000 by Javier Ocasio

We’re closer than ever to realizing Arthur C. Clarke’s sentient computer.HAL 9000 on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_08-43-22 

14.  Annie Wilkes by YukiOshi

“Misery” fans know Annie as novelist Paul Sheldon’s sadistic “No. 1 fan.”I'm your number one fan... by YukiOshi on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_08-47-46 

15.  Regan MacNeil by Daniel Torazza

Though the American Film Institute ranks Regan No. 9 on its list of iconic movie villains, the real villain in “The Exorcist” was the demon that possessed her.Regan MacNeil - The Exorcist by danieltorazza on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-09-09 

16.  Jaws by Daniel Campos

Terrifying swimmers everywhere since 1975!POSTER JAWS-1975 HONOR A BRODY on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-11-38 

17.  Jason Vorhees by DMurdoch

Single-handedly destroyed the summer camp industry.Jason Vorhees by DMurdoch on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-14-32 

18.  Predator by Luke Forwoodson

A unique and furious take on extraterrestrials, and far more believable than “E.T.”Predator on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-16-01 

19.  T1000 by SavageZombie

Schwarzenegger's “Terminator” was impressive, but Patrick’s T1000 is the most terrifying terminator ever.T2 speed paint by SavageZombie on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-25-10 

20.  Headless Horseman by mirchiz

Because you don’t mess with dead Hessians.Headless horseman by mirchiz on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-29-08 

21.  Count Orlok by GENZOMAN

“Nosferatu” features Count Orlok who, despite being introduced in 1922, remains perhaps the most chilling silver screen vampire to-date.Nosferatu - Count Orlok by GENZOMAN on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-30-59 

22.  Judge Doom by Araghen

Yes, I know – he’s the villain from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” But as cartoonish as he may seem, think about the pure vile spirit of Doom: he is in favor of genocide, of his own kind, in the pursuit of profit.Judge Doom by Araghen on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-44-37 

23.  Warden Norton by mmalette

The worst criminal at Shawshank lives in the warden’s quarters. By the way, if you ever get a chance to visit the Ohio State Reformatory, don’t pass it up.Salvation Lies Within by mmalette on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-47-56 

24.  John Doe by Marko Manev

A serial killer of Biblical proportions…What's in the Box on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-54-17 

25.  Anton Chigurh by Jaurez Ricci

The reason why you’ll never call heads or tails again.Anton Chigurh 2 by juarezricci on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_09-58-09 

26.  Nurse Ratched by Rachel Jablonski

The worst form of “therapy” was also a metaphor for corruption in power.Nurse Ratched on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_10-01-05 

27.  Frank Booth by Hartter

Dennis Hopper’s Booth emanates pure evil in “Blue Velvet.”Frank Booth Chump by Hartter on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_10-05-17 

28.  Alex DeLarge by ChocoWay

Don’t know him? Watch “A Clockwork Orange” for a horrorshow good time!Alex DeLarge by ChocoWay on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_10-07-46 

29.  Imhotep by Frank Walls

Something tells me Howard Carter got off easy.Imhotep by Frank-Walls on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_10-12-44 

30.  Alien Queen by sk800720

One of the main reasons for staying here on planet Earth!Alien Queen by sk800720 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-10-21_10-15-06

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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