The 100 Greatest Horror Characters Of All Time (Honorable Mentions)

Famed sculptor and pizza enthusiast Michelangelo once said, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” While never being my favorite ninja turtle, he is nonetheless correct. Obviously the process between creating a list and sculpting a statue is completely different, the logic is still the same. Just chisel away everything that doesn’t belong and you’re left with nothing but your vision.

This list is made up of everything that isn’t part of the vision. Not to say that these were easy cuts. Far from it but sacrifices must be made.

These are the horror characters that barely missed the cut.


40. The Creeper

Played by: Jonathan Breck

Film: Jeepers Creepers (2001)


39. Zuni Fetish Doll

Played by: N/A

Film: Trilogy of Terror (1975)

38. Mr. Slausen

Played by: Chuck Conners

Film: Tourist Trap (1979)

37. Dr. Pretorius

Played by: Ernest Thesiger

Film: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

36. Pyramid Head

Played by: Roberto Campanella

Film: Silent Hill (2006)

35. The Hypnotist

Played by: Lon Chaney

Film: London After Midnight (1927)

34. Blade

Played by: N/A

Film: Puppet Master [series] (1989-2018)

33. Bruno

Played by: Lon Chaney Jr

Film: Spider Baby (1967)

32. Carol Anne Freeling

Played by: Heather O’Rourke

Film: Poltergeist (1982)

31. Leprechaun

Played by: Warwick Davis

Film: Leprechaun [series] (1993-2003)

30. Julie Walker

Played by: Melinda Clarke

Film: Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

29. Hans

Played by: Harry Earles

Film: Freaks (1932)

28. The Mummy 

Played by: Christopher Lee

Film: The Mummy (1953)

27. Renfield

Played by: Klaus Kinski

Film: Dracula (1970)

26. Killer Klowns

Played by: Various

Film: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

25. The Owl Killer (Irving Wallace)

Played by: Claine Parker

Film: Stage Fright (1987)

24. Sex Machine

Played by: Tom Savini

Film: From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

23. John Russell

Played by: George C. Scott

Film: The Changeling (1980)

22. Matthew Bennell

Played by: Donald Sutherland

Film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

21. Mrs. Ganush

Played by: Lorna Raver

Film: Drag Me To Hell (2009)

20. Chop Top

Played by: Bill Moseley

Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

19. Nick Laemle

Played by: Randy Quaid

Film: Parents (1989)

18. Crazy Ralph

Played by: Walt Gorney

Film: Friday the 13th (1980)

17. The Frog Brothers

Played by: Corey Feldman/Jamison Newlander

Film: The Lost Boys (1987)

16. Minnie Castevet

Played by: Ruth Gordon

Film: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

15. Dr. Philip K. Decker

Played by: David Cronenberg

Film: Nightbreed (1990)

14. Gale Weathers

Played by: Courteney Cox

Film: Scream [series] (1996-2011)

13. The Hitchhiker

Played by: Edwin Neal

Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

12. David

Played by: Kiefer Sutherland

Film: The Lost Boys (1987)

11. Chicory

Played by: Richard Jenkins

Film: Bone Tomahawk (2015)

10. Stephen Price

Played by: Geoffrey Rush

Film: House on Haunted Hill (1999)

09. Count Orlock

Played by: Max Shreck

Film: Nosferatu (1922)

08. Abbott and Costello

Played by: Bud Abbott/Lou Costello

Film: Abbott and Costello Meet… [series] (1948-1955)

07. Jud Crandall

Played by: Fred Gwynne

Film: Pet Semetary (1989)

06. Severn

Played by: Bill Paxton

Film: Near Dark (1987)

05. Milton Dammers 

Played by: Jeffery Combs

Film: The Frighteners (1996)

04. Pluto

Played by: Michael Berryman

Film: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

03. Father MacGruber

Played by: Stuart Devenie

Film: Dead Alive (1992)

02. Coffin Joe (Zé Do Caixão)

Played by: José Mojica Marins

Film: The Coffin Joe trilogy (1964-2008)

01. Blacula

Played by: William Marshall

Film: Blacula (1972)