Non-Horror Movie Characters Who Are Damn Near Horror Villains
April 18, 2016
The Dude in There Will be Blood
The dude is also known as Daniel Plainview for the purposes of this article. Forty-five minutes after it begins, the movie starts. That alone slayed half of the people who were watching the film. Just watching Daniel Day-Lewis do his pre-movie stretching/warm-up acting until we get to something happening and he can do the real acting.
Then, after the cruel deaths of half the audience, Plainview then goes on to torment the family of a preacher. He extorts a poor family for their land while trying to drain it of oil. When the preacher tries to acquire the money owed to him, the preacher is beaten and humiliated.
A man comes to Daniel claiming to be his half brother. But he lied about being Daniel's brother.
Bam problem solved. That preacher who was holding out some other land that had oil.
Suck out the oil from the surrounding properties he owns. Then...
With a bowling pin. A creative death that would make Jason Voorhees proud. Then go for a milkshake like the psychopath he is. Good times.
Peter Pan - Pan
The story of "the chosen one." A boy who wore the "pan". A boy who would bring peace to Neverland. And at the end of the movie... he straight up murders a shit ton of people.
I know none of you saw this movie and I frankly didn't want to either. It didn't make back its budget and the critics tore it a new one. But it was on while I was on the treadmill and I'm not going to NOT watch it.
At the end of the film, Peter finally figures out how to fly during a midair pirate ship battle with Blackbeard. The bad pirates throw Captain Hook (who is Peter's friend) overboard. Peter freaks out and flies down to rescue him. So it's clear that falling into this abyss isn't just getting lost, its a fucking death sentence.
So after saving his future arch-nemesis, Peter returns to Blackbeard's ship and goes on a fucking rampage. With glee, he tosses pirates down into the bottomless abyss in fairy-world, laughing the whole time like they're just goombas in Mario that he's stomping on. He calls in a legion of homicidal fairies to aid him in this task.
Then they left the scene of their brutal rampage and Hook and Peter bask in the glow of their friendship build upon homicide. And they tease the audience. They joyfully said "We'll always be friends. What could every come between us?", naively thinking this piece of crap would ever get a sequel to detail the problems that arose between these two mass murderers that would eventually lead to them being animated adversaries later on.
Luke Skywalker - Return of the Jedi
Tell me if you've heard this one. There once was a legendary killer, far, far away. They told tales of him murdering children and travelling the galaxy killing all who stood in his way. Well, they say he had a son. And the darkness has been creeping into him. He has been fighting it back, but after losing his hand... he snapped. He went and lived in a swamp, developing his powers with a toad-like creature.
Then, one day, a dark figure in a cloak arrives at a party, uninvited. He uses his magic to choke the bouncers keeping the party guests safe. Just when the hosts of the party think they have everyone safe and the situation under control, they decide to take the sand yacht out for a cruise. Most of the people there were innocent enough. Sure, they had some bad apples in the crowd, but for the most part, they were just people out to listen to the musical stylings of Sy Snoodles, who's recent hit "Ba daboody day da ba dee boo" was very popular with the kids.
But when that space yacht got to an anus in the sand... the dark figure escaped and murdered everybody. One second you're having a nice drink from a slave robot, then... you're murdered. You're admiring the beautiful sand dunes. Then... murdered. You were about to slip a dollar to the stripper hanging out with the giant slug to entice her to get naked, then... murdered.
News reports show the grizzly footage and they recall this was the same vigilante who blew up thousands of innocent government contractors aboard the peace keeping tool of the galaxy, the Death Star.
Lotso Huggin Bear - Toy Story 3
In a dystopian future, there is a fascist leader who rules through fear and has created a class system to reward his allies and punish his enemies. When our story starts, it is implied that he has murdered hundreds and tortured scores more to retain his power. Nights in the shit box outdoors are a personal favorite of his.
When the new group arrives, the warrior of the group gets confrontational. So he lobotomizes him. Or the toy version of a lobotomy and turns him into a mindless henchman. Then, in the final confrontation, he watches as the heroes fall into the pit of fire and mocks his mentally handicapped second in command.
But he smells like strawberries, so he's not all bad.
John Hammond - Jurassic Park/Lost World
He's like the Jigsaw killer. You'll never actually see any blood on his hands and he absolves himself of all guilt behind the walls of science and conservation. It would seems he is just an oblivious entrepreneur trying to entertain the world, but that's just his facade.
If you look deeper, you see a man toying with people's lives and deaths. His only regret is not living long enough to see the entire park open up and become victims to his death pets.
"Oh, Jeff Goldblum, I understand you don't want to go back. You certainly don't have to. But you should know I shipped your girlfriend there. <Insert sinister laugh.>"
"Here children. Looks at the endless supply of ice cream in the raptor room... I mean kitchen!"
"I'm sorry, Samuel L Jackson. We had no choice but to put the Power Reset switch in the middle of the T-Rex pen. Please go by yourself and reset it. I'll observe from the monitor."
And then he watches. Like Jigsaw, he knows all. He sees all. Through his integrated surveillance system, there isn't a detail that slips by him.
Kevin McAllister - Home Alone. I disqualified this once, since its been firmly established that he grew up to be Jigsaw from the Saw movies.
James Bond - He's like the personification of the It Follows deaths, causing women to die after having sex with him.