Tuesday 12 December 2017

Hannibal tops list of horror movie fans' scariest villains

Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins
Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins

THE Silence of the Lambs psychopath Dr Hannibal Lecter is the most terrifying film villain, according to a poll of horror fans.

The cannibalistic character, famously played by Anthony Hopkins, picked up a quarter of the votes in the poll followed by Freddy Krueger (12pc) – the clawed-hand villain from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Chucky (9pc), from the Child's Play films, came in third with Damien (7pc) from The Omen and Jack Torrance (6pc) from The Shining fourth and fifth respectively.


Fliss Hickson, at film and TV streaming service LOVEFiLM which polled 2,000 film fans, said: "There's something about Dr Hannibal Lecter that brings a shiver to the spine."

The top 10 most terrifying villains:

1) Dr. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)

2) Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

3) Chucky (Child's Play)

4) Damien (The Omen)

5) Jack Torrance (The Shining)

6) Norman Bates (Psycho)

7) Michael Myers (Halloween)

8) Jigsaw (Saw)

9) Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

10) Pinhead (Hellraiser)

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