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*** Donald Pierce deserves an honorable mention. He's a sadistic and heartless mercenary who has no problem using torture, murder, or any other amoral crime to get what he wants, even if his victims are usually children.


* ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':
** Mr. Zsasz from ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Though he's pretty quiet during his small amount of screen time, the tie-in video game displays him as very much so. It is hinted in the movie as well, since he has some of the tally mark scars he cuts on himself every time he kills someone in the comics. Also, [[spoiler:he comes at Rachel and a young boy with a knife in the Narrows when the Narrows are flooded with fear gas.]]
** ComicBook/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]], homicidal MadBomber; and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters with a highly warped viewpoint of human nature]]. When he's searched by the police, they find a whole lot of things that are already knives, [[spoiler:and all his actions are motivated [[ForTheEvulz by an unbridled taste for doing evil]].]]
-->'''Joker''': "Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the... little emotions. In... you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"
** Bane from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' is rampantly homicidal and very good at hiding it. Among his brutal violence, {{Berserker}} behavior, extreme [[{{Sadist}} sadism]], and willingness to kill literally millions of people, there is something definitely ''off'' with him.


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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':
** Mr. Zsasz from ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Though he's pretty quiet during his small amount of screen time, the tie-in video game displays him as very much so. It is hinted in the movie as well, since he has some of the tally mark scars he cuts on himself every time he kills someone in the comics. Also, [[spoiler:he comes at Rachel and a young boy with a knife in the Narrows when the Narrows are flooded with fear gas.]]
** ComicBook/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]], homicidal MadBomber; and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters with a highly warped viewpoint of human nature]]. When he's searched by the police, they find a whole lot of things that are already knives, [[spoiler:and all his actions are motivated [[ForTheEvulz by an unbridled taste for doing evil]].]]
-->'''Joker''': "Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the... little emotions. In... you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"
** Bane from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' is rampantly homicidal and very good at hiding it. Among his brutal violence, {{Berserker}} behavior, extreme [[{{Sadist}} sadism]], and willingness to kill literally millions of people, there is something definitely ''off'' with him.


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** Bane from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' is rampantly homicidal and very good at hiding it. Among his brutal violence, {{Berserker}} behavior, extreme [[{{Sadist}} sadism]], and willingness to kill literally millions of people, there is something definitely ''off'' with him.

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* Liza in ''Film/SixtyEightKill'', who turns what should have been a simple burglary into a string of murders.


* Irina in ''Film/TheConIsOn'' leaves a string of bodies behind her. She kills one man for [[MistakenForServant assuming she is a waitress]]: showing no more emption than if she had just swatted a fly.

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* Irina in ''Fim/TheConIsOn'' ''Film/TheConIsOn'' leaves a string of bodies behind her. She kills one man for [[MistakenForServant assuming she is a waitress]]: showing no more emption than if she had just swatted a fly.

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* All of the ghosts in ''Film/TheGravedancers''. Their only goal is to violently destroy those who desecrated their graves. It is literally true in the case Emma who was an axe murderer when she was alive, and uses an axe as her WeaponOfChoice when she comes back from the dead.

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[[AxCrazy Axe-Craziness]] in live-action movies.
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* ''7eventy 5ive'': The killer in is both crazy and uses an axe to kill people.
* ''Film/Alien3'': Walter Golic is by far the craziest convict. Even though he didn't kill the two inmates that the others suspect him of having murdered (the Alien did it), he is still a homicidal nutcase. When he's contained in the infirmary in a straight jacket, he turns to Ripley and suddenly reminisces about a few women he knew back home. Then he looks her in the eye and says that she's gonna die too.
* ''Film/AmericanPsycho'': Patrick Bateman is a successful stockbroker by day, serial killer by night. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Maybe.]]
* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Loki, the [[BigBad main villain]], announces his arrival on Earth by killing a bunch of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents with [[spoiler: the evil spear of doom that Thanos gave him]]. He proceeds to kill many more people over the course of the movie. In addition to his violent behavior, though, it's a sign that someone has to be particularly mentally unstable when Bruce Banner, a man with a [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo super-powered alter ego]] and serious [[TheBerserker anger-management]] [[SplitPersonality issues]], describes him by saying that his mind is a bag of cats and you can smell the crazy on him.
** [[KillerRobot Ultron]] from ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is pretty ax crazy, too. His behavior, if possible, is even more erratic than Loki's, who may have been acting on [[InsaneTrollLogic outright delusions]] at some points. This is especially true after Ultron decides to [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope give up]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist trying to improve humanity]], and instead [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac tries to destroy it.]]]]
* ''Film/BabesInToyland'': Played for laughs:
-->'''[[BigBad Barnaby]]''': Item 1: Kidnap Tom.\\
'''[[TheSpeechless Roderigo]]''': * Makes throat-slitting gesture* \\
'''Gorganzolo''': No, just kidnap him.\\
'''Barnaby''': Item 2: Throw him in the sea.\\
'''Roderigo''': * Repeats gesture* \\
'''Gorganzolo''': No, just throw him in the sea!\\
'''Barnaby''': Item 3: Steal the sheep.\\
'''Roderigo''': * Stabbing motions* \\
'''Barnaby''': ''No, just steal them!''
* At least 3 different Tannens in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' franchise:
** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' has Griff Tannen, Biff's grandson in 2015. Doc says he has "a few short circuits in his neural implants", and he's not lying; he's even ''more'' violent than his grandfather, has NoIndoorVoice, and cranks Biff's "your shoe's untied" prank UpToEleven, where, instead of simply smacking Marty Jr. in the chin, he ''punches him across the face.'' He also carries a retractable [[BatterUp baseball bat]] with him at all times, and is all too happy to use it.
** Biff Tannen-A in the BadPresent of the same movie. Here, he's an absolutely ''nasty'' CorruptCorporateExecutive who turns the beautiful Hill Valley into [[WretchedHive a toxic, crime-ridden cesspool]], and is able to [[KarmaHoudini get away with murder]] thanks to [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney his crooked ties with the police and judicial system]]. [[spoiler: It's how he got away with killing George [=McFly=]-A in 1973.]] What's more, he forced Lorraine-A to marry him and presumably ''raped her'' continuously for years; he abuses and beats her, along with the rest of "their" family. And he would have killed Marty [[spoiler: simply for [[HeKnowsTooMuch asking about Gray's Sports Almanac]],]] if Doc hadn't arrived on the scene. He's so violent and fucked up, that [[spoiler: Lorraine-A ends up killing him in the early 90's.]]
** [[TheGunslinger Buford Tannen]] in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' tops ''both'' of them. He has a HairTriggerTemper that takes next to nothing to set off. He hates his [[RedBaron nickname]] "Mad Dog" so much, he murders anyone who calls him that right on the spot[[note]]Marty was lucky - he's forced into BulletDancing, with Buford only ready to kill him after Marty dunked a spittoon on his shirt.[[/note]]. His kills include 12 unnamed men ([[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain not including Indians or Chinamen]]), Doc Brown in an alternate past over $80, and a newspaper editor who "printed an unfavorable story about him" (or a story that Buford found unfavorable, anyways) in 1884. They just stopped keeping track of his kills at that point. He's also a borderline [[{{Sadist}} sadist]], taking glee in attempting to hang Marty and telling Doc how it'll take 2 whole days for him to die a slow, painful death from a Dellinger gunshot (thankfully, both of them are saved by the other).
* ''Film/BadBoys'': Fouchet's plan seemed to involve killing everyone he encountered. His first reaction when the cops arrive at the end? Shoot his partner.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Mr. Zsasz from ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Though he's pretty quiet during his small amount of screen time, the tie-in video game displays him as very much so. It is hinted in the movie as well, since he has some of the tally mark scars he cuts on himself every time he kills someone in the comics. Also, [[spoiler:he comes at Rachel and a young boy with a knife in the Narrows when the Narrows are flooded with fear gas.]]
** ComicBook/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]], homicidal MadBomber; and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters with a highly warped viewpoint of human nature]]. When he's searched by the police, they find a whole lot of things that are already knives, [[spoiler:and all his actions are motivated [[ForTheEvulz by an unbridled taste for doing evil]].]]
-->'''Joker''': "Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the... little emotions. In... you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"
* ''Film/BattleRoyale'': Kazuo Kiriyama shoots down several unarmed girls, grabs their megaphone and puts it to one girl's mouth so everyone within hearing distance can hear the sounds she makes as she dies.
%%* ''Film/BlackCatWhiteCat'': Dadan.
* ''Film/{{Caligula}}'': The title character. Tiberius also gets a couple of moments.
-->'''Tiberius:''' Do you think this boy has drunk enough wine?\\
'''Caligula:''' I think he's drunk enough, Lord.\\
'''Tiberius:''' So do I! *kills drunk man* Now he is happy.
* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Bill Smoke, Henry Goose, Dermot Hoggins, and the entire [[ImAHumanitarian Kona]] tribe.
* In Kathryn Bigelow's ''Film/BlueSteel'', Eugene Hunt is a stockbroker and by all outward appearances a normal person but who under the cover of night goes on a killing rampage after he acquires a .44 Magnum from a robber whom the protagonist, rookie cop Megan Turner, shoots early in the film. [[spoiler: By the final act of the film he has gone completely ballistic and shoots and kills Megan's friend and later sneaks into her house, strips himself completely naked and [[RapeIsASpecialKindofEvil brutally rapes her shortly after she has consensual sex with a fellow officer.]]]]
* ''Film/BlueVelvet'': Frank Booth is one of the most memorably [[ClusterFBomb profane]] and sadistic psychopaths ever put to film. He will murder, mutilate or batter at the slightest provocation. Merely being in the same room as him is a hazard in itself.
* ''Film/BodyBags'': The killer in the first segment is an escaped mental patient who slaughters people because he's either insane or just enjoys murder. Or both.
%%* ''Film/TheCableGuy'': Chip Douglas.
%%* ''Film/TheCall'': Michael Foster.
* ''Film/CapeFear'': Max Cady (especially De Niro's version) from both versions. He's a serial rapist who will [[ImplacableMan stop at nothing]] to make the life of the lawyer who failed to prevent him from doing time a living hell.
* ''Film/{{Casino}}'': Nicky Santoro might count, despite being an AntiVillain. Despite having clear restraints, he is still willing to violently beat and torture people if it's needed or he's angered. Though he's based on a real life gangster.
* ''Film/AClockworkOrange'': Alex [=DeLarge=], an extremely intelligent but absolutely devoid of conscience psychopath, who lives only to commit random acts of, as he calls it, "ultra-violence".
* ''Film/CemeteryMan''. [[spoiler:When the Grim Reaper tells you to kill people, you kill people.]]
* ''Film/TheCrazyFamily'': In the second half of the movie, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll Everyone]] goes AxCrazy]]
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'': [[spoiler: Lucille Sharpe]] killed one of her parents with a cleaver, and one of them with poison, when she was just a teenager. They were [[AbusiveParent horrifically abusive parents]], though, so she was sent to an asylum instead of prosecuted for the crimes. However, it's implied that [[BedlamHouse the asylum just made her worse]]. When she gets out, she becomes a multiple murderer, [[spoiler: killing [[TheBluebeard her brother's]] wives and their remaining family in order to make off with their fortunes. After she kills her brother [[BrotherSisterIncest for falling in love with someone else]], though, she loses the last hold on her sanity, and keeps screaming at the main character that she won't stop until one of them is dead while rushing her with a cleaver.]]
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'': Wooley just runs around the apartment building in the beginning of the movie shooting everybody in sight, whether they were zombified or not. He was so out of control, the SWAT had no choice but to kill him.
* ''Film/DeathWarrant'':
** The Sandman is a psychotic serial killer who murdered people for fun. Near the climax, he releases all the prisoners from their cells to watch them cause mayhem.
** The two cons who worked together with the warden to kill prisoners and silence anyone who might expose seem to be in it more out of sadism than any profit.
* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': Simon Phoenix, who can be described as Heath Ledger's Joker as played by Wesley Snipes. [[spoiler:In fact, he's ''so'' hell bent on murder and mayhem, that it's the main reason [[TheHero John Spartan]] detects something fishy is going on with Dr. Cocteau, since Phoenix hesitates to kill him, when he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness never]], ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness never]]'' [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness hesitates to kill]].]]
%%* ''Film/TheDeparted'': Frank truly embodies this trope.
* ''Film/TheDescent'': [[spoiler:Sarah]] turns into this over the course of the movie. Differs from many examples in that it wasn't a random attack so much as the Ax Crazy making her act on her motivations. Alternately, the movie purposely left open the possibility that she had [[AllJustADream imagined the creatures]] and it was really just her slaughtering all her friends. Which would make her much more Ax Crazy, and throughout the whole movie. Only in the RevisedEnding, though. In the original ending, there's an additional scene [[spoiler:which shows her about to be killed by the very-much-not-imaginary creatures while hallucinating that she's back with her dead daughter.]]
* ''Film/TheDevilsCandy'': Murderous lunatic Ray, who says Satan is telling him to kill children, because the are the devil's...
* ''Film/DevilInTheFlesh'': Debbie is a {{Yandere}} who kills numerous people and tries to kill her teacher's wife (she has an intense crush on her teacher).
* ''Film/DirtyHarry'': The Scorpio Killer fits this trope in spades. He's a sadistic SerialKiller who kills his victims at random. He goes so far as to [[BuriedAlive bury a young girl alive]] and threatens to let her die unless he can talk to Harry. When he meets Harry, he says he's decided to let the girl die anyway and tries to kill Harry.
* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'': While Calvin Candie is a sadistic sociopath, at first, when we know him, [[FauxAffablyEvil seems polite, calm and sophisticated]]. However, when he learns what Django really wants to do, he has a severe VillainousBreakdown and shows his true violent and psychotic nature with his hammer.
* ''Film/{{DOA}}'': Chester enjoys hurting people. He especially relishes the gutshot, since it kills people nice...and slow.
* ''Film/DollarsTrilogy'':
** ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'': Ramon Rojo is extremely obsessed with a woman, is widely paranoid, and tortures and kills in cold blood. He is a dangerous psychopath and makes a SlasherSmile during many of their massacres.
** ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'': El Indio is even more unstable than Ramon, Indio is a full-blow insane man, especially when he smokes (presumably) marijuana.
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'': [[BigBad Ma-Ma]] is a [[SoftSpokenSadist little more subdued than others]] but her first act in the film is to order three rival dealers [[FlayingAlive skinned alive]] and thrown off a 200-foot balcony, after giving them a hit of Slo-Mo to slow their perception of time and drag it out even longer. It's even stated that she has an M.O. for maximum violence.
* The Kodak bear in ''Film/TheEdge'' obsessively stalks Bob and Charles, [[spoiler: brutally ripping Stephen to shreds]] and is determined to do the same to them, despite the fact that there must surely be other game around for him to feats on. Apparently the men getting stranded and consequently wandering into his territory [[BerserkButton really pissed him off.]]
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': Kruger is crazy enough that he uses his ''goddamn katana'' to cook food with. What makes him one of the most batshit insane villains yet is his horrifying reputation for being a human-rights violator and for having a very bad habit of blowing people up, going as far as calling an injury that he inflicts on those who get in the way "a flesh wound", before blowing them to chunks. [[spoiler:And once he finds out Delacourt's "classified info" was a total system reboot for Elysium, he decides to kill Delacourt and get the data himself to turn Elysium into his personal hell.]]
%%* ''Film/{{Fargo}}'': Geaer Grimsrud. In fact, in one scene he actually uses an ax.
* ''Film/FatalAttraction'': Alex, although she doesn't seem like it at first is this taken UpToEleven, becoming an extremely deranged version of your typical StalkerWithACrush.
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'': In the [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 first installment]], Pamela Voorhees goes on a murderous rampage against the consuelors of Crystal Lake Camp, holding them responsible for the death of her son Jason. Jason himself picks off where she left in the sequels.
* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': [[spoiler:Pvt. Pyle suffers a [[SanitySlippage massive mental breakdown]] and becomes this due to the abuse of [[DrillSergeantNasty Sgt. Hartman]] and the bullying of his fellow recruits. He ends up killing Sgt. Hartman before [[AteHisGun turning the gun on himself]].]]
* ''Film/{{Gamer}}'': [[ScaryBlackMan Hackman]] is a mountainous inmate who enjoys killing way, ''way'' too much. Lampshaded when Kable notes that he really isn't right in the head when Hackman comes to boast about killing another prisoner.
* ''Film/GangsterNo1'': Gangster is not quite right in the head and his preferred weapon is a hatchet. He certainly fits the bill.
* ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'': Firefly, the MadBomber and DemolitionsExpert of Cobra.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'': Okay, he's not human or anything close to it, but Godzilla's adversary Gigan is an excellent exampele. A forty-storey PsychoForHire, Gigan is best remembered by the fanbase for looking badass, having [[SinisterScythe scythes]]--and [[Film/GodzillaFinalWars subsequently]] {{chainsaw|Good}}s--for hands, and [[CombatSadomasochist his clear enjoyment in slowly carving chunks off of his opponents]]. In a series defined by giant monsters stomping all over Japan, Gigan is one of the few who is [[InLoveWithYourCarnage obviously getting a kick out of it]], and his very deliberate sadism makes his sanity rather questionable, even by this franchise's standards. Plus, anyone who puts a ''buzzsaw'' in their chest has got to be a lunatic.
* ''Film/GoodFellas'':
** Tommy De Vito is a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] mobster liable to [[TriggerHappy open fire]] at the slightest provocation, irritation, or inconvenience. He also murdered Billy Batts in an extremely brutal way. Pesci had trouble playing the role because he could not understand a character who reacted violently to ''everything.'' This was particularly true of the scene where Tommy kills Spider. From Pesci's perspective (or any other sane person for that matter), having someone that you've been ragging on telling you to go fuck yourself was no big deal. He finally decided that Tommy would simply not be able to understand that Jimmy rewarding Spider and asking Tommy if he was going to let Spider get away with it was all meant in jest, instead choosing to see it as a insult.
** Jimmy Conway is a very subtle example. We rarely ever see him lose his cool demeanor, and he comes off as a rational individual. Then the corpses of nearly everyone who participated in the Luftansa Heist start popping off everywhere.
* ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'': Dan Aykroyd's character Grocer manages to come off as AffablyEvil until the climactic firefight, where it becomes immediately obvious that he's ''batshit insane''.
* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'': Michael is somewhat of a subversion, in that he is more calm and quiet than crazy, but is still a cold-blooded homicidal maniac without conscience who is driven to kill.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Hugo Stiglitz is a lesser, 'heroic' example, having violently stabbed 13 Gestapo officers to death. The Basterds themselves are also this in the same vein as the aforementioned character.
%%* ''Film/TheHandThatRocksTheCradle'': Peyton Flanders. Doesn't happen right away, but when it does...
* ''Film/HardBoiled'': [[BigBad Johnny Wong]], the leader of a [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Hong Kong weapon smuggling ring]], is a ruthless gangster with no qualms about gunning down in cold blood anyone who stands in his way, including [[MoralEventHorizon helpless hospital patients]].
%%* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'': J.D.
* ''Film/TheHitcher'': John Ryder is one of the most chilling and disturbing examples. A completely insane SerialKiller who kills for fun. He ''will'' make you think twice before you give a hitch hiker a ride.
* ''Film/TheHitchHiker'': Meyers is completely unstable. He has no remorse and [[ARealManIsAKiller thinks that being a real man means being a killer.]]
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'': [[spoiler:The Capitol 'hijacks' Peeta into becoming violent and unpredictable.]]
* In the movie ''Film/{{Infini}}'' a bio-agent infects a search and rescue crew and turns them all violently insane, driving them to kill each other. [[spoiler: Turns out it's trying to find out who among them is the strongest so it can evolve.]]
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'': Wicke comes off as just ''slightly'' unhinged during a lot of his screen time. Whenever Roderick gives him the cue to either kill someone or that he's going to do it himself, he reacts with glee and excitement, and even when that's not happening, he's usually trembling and/or smiling eagerly about doing whatever it is they're planning to do next.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** ''Film/AViewToAKill'': Max Zorin is really enjoying himself when he is gunning down his employees near the climax. [[spoiler:And by the end of the film, he's completely lost all of his sanity to the point of using a literal ax to try and hack Bond to death, all while cackling like an evil and insane homicidal maniac.]]
** ''Film/LicenceToKill'': [[https://image.ibb.co/eTqLWH/tumblr_o3rnz6_NJt81qa3emao2_250.gif Dario]]; The youthful [[https://image.ibb.co/dCbSg6/tumblr_o3rnz6_NJt81qa3emao1_250.gif main henchman]] of the drug cartel kingpin, Sanchez. Dario is a [[{{Prettyboy}} handsome]] but [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon monstrous]] young man who was so extreme that even The Contras [[EvenEvilHasStandards kicked him out]]. He personally cut the heart out of the man Sanchez's girlfriend was sleeping with, implied to have raped and murdered the wife of Bond's friend (the latter who had his legs eaten off by a shark) and who just loves to cause [[NightmareFetishist gruesome mayhem]] with a [[GigglingVillain creepy]] [[https://image.ibb.co/gMRcBH/tumblr_o3rnz6_NJt81qa3emao4_250.gif giggle]] and a SlasherSmile.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'': Xenia Onatopp is a PsychoForHire for [[NebulousEvilOrganization the Janus Syndicate]] who actually derives ''sexual pleasure'' from the act of killing. Her favourite murder method is asphyxiating men between her MurderousThighs while having sex, and she practically orgasms when gunning down unarmed technicians at the Severnaya facility.
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'': Dominic Green becomes this towards the end when James ruins his plans and destroys his entire facility, at which point, he completely snaps and uses an actual axe to try and chop Bond into pieces, all while screaming like a complete lunatic.
* ''Film/{{Juice}}'': Bishop, as the film reaches its climax.
* As ''Film/JuliaX'' progresses, the depths of Jessica's insanity become more obvious. She abducts Sam and plans to murder him for no reason. She fatally stabs [[spoiler:Julia]] with a pair of scissors, and makes a frenzied attack on [[spoiler:The Stranger]], stabbing him multiple times in the chest.
* ''Film/KillBill'':
** Elle Driver is a venomous, hateful, RivalTurnedEvil who distinguishes herself from the other ruthless killers of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad by being the most evil and malicious member.
** Gogo is simply [[PsychoForHire a violent, sadistic sociopath]] who, quoting The Bride, [[LittleMissBadass "Makes up for her young age with madness."]]
* ''Film/LAConfidential'': [[spoiler:Dudley Smith is a very subdued and disturbing example. He never loses his cool demeanor, and he comes off as a rational individual. However, he's a sadistic, murderous sociopath who enjoys killing and torturing.]]
* ''Film/LastActionHero'': Ripper, a fairly generic ax-murderer, is one of the antagonists. The fact that he's a hulking, semicoherent clone of every ''other'' Ax Crazy slasher on film is surely deliberate, as he's a fictional character from a rather trite series of lowbrow action flicks.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'': Andre Baptiste Jr. is known as a cannibal, and he shoots civilians for sport. His father as well, as he callously shoots one of his own men for even looking sideways towards his woman. They're both usually more restrained, though.
* ''Film/TheLovedOnes'': Lola. She has Brent kidnapped and tortured [[DisproportionateRetribution because he turned down her offer to go to prom with her]], as he already had a girlfriend, and she has a ''lot'' of {{Parental|Incest}} IncestSubtext with her father, who helps her in her schemes. It's also made clear that she's been doing this for a ''long'' time and enjoys it.
* ''Film/{{Madhouse 2004}}'': [[spoiler: Clark Stevens becomes this at the end of the movie ]] .
* ''Film/ManBitesDog'': Benoit is a completely unpredictable SerialKiller. His crimes are sometimes motivated by money, but they are generally completely random. At his birthday party for example he's ecstatic about trying his presents... and shoots one of the attendees in the head without warning. He then continues enjoying the party like if nothing happened.
* ''Film/{{Matilda}}'' adds a good dose of Ax Crazy to the Trunchbull in addition to her [[SadistTeacher cruel treatment of her students]]. The first thing she does when she suspects intruders in her house? She bull-charges from room to room, leaps down from the second floor, bringing down her chandelier in the process, and eventually starts ''swinging an Olympic hammer around'' and randomly smashing it into her possessions.
%%* ''Film/MenaceIISociety'': O-Dog.
* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger killed children for fun before he bought it, and then he became a dream-haunting ghost who has even more fun killing teenagers. [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor Bad sense of humor]], too.
%%* ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'': Harry Powell.
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'': Frank is a very subtle example, since we rarely ever see him lose his cool demeanor. However, he's a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] PsychoForHire with a very twisted, morbid viewpoint of his actions: He states that "people scare better when they are dying".
%%* Esther [[spoiler:(or better said, Leena Klammer)]] from ''Film/{{Orphan}}''.
* ''Film/TheProfessional'': Detective Norman Stansfield has the habit of murdering families while humming [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]], in fits of drug-induced lunacy (though it doesn't help that he is also a death obsessed psychopath). Imagine [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex Delarge]] if he were a cop.
* ''Film/TheProposition'': Arthur Burns is a well read and very deep WarriorPoet...who just happens to have a penchant for gang-rape and mass murder.
%%* Norman Bates in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* ''Film/{{Rambo}}'': John Rambo himself has shades of it in the first movie. One time, he mistakes a kid out hunting game for one of the officers pursuing him and Rambo has to force himself to let the kid go. Col. Trautman himself lampshades this during the climax where he accuses Rambo of having wanted to initiate a fight from the beginning. And overall, he's a traumatized shell of a man, unable to feel anything in the midst of atrocities.
* ''Film/RedEye'': Rippner tries to kill Lisa's dad and Lisa and herself during his VillainousBreakdown following Lisa stabbing a pen through his neck.
* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' has Luigi Largo. He's been described as walking around with a flask and a knife, drinking and stabbing anything that gets in his way, including his own employees. He's also tried to strangle his brother in 'Mark It Up'.
-->I'm the smartest and the toughest!\\
I will find a hole and fuck it!\\
If there ain't one, I will make one!\\
Luigi don't take shit from no one!
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'': Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega, while certainly being [[EvilIsCool the embodiment of cool]], is a sadistic monster who nonchalantly murders and tortures innocent people for the hell of it while [[FauxAffablyEvil dancing to catchy tunes on the radio]]. Let's just say, the scene he is most famous for is a classic case of crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
* ''Film/{{Retroactive}}'': Frank is unhinged and homicidal, and doesn't need much prompting to go on a destructive rampage. Discussed when Brain mentions that he thought Frank was obnoxious, but didn't expect him to be an insane psychopath.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': Never steal Dr. Frank N Furter's spotlight while he's holding a pickaxe. It may be the last thing you do. Meat loaf, anyone? He can also be pretty intimidating with an electric carving knife.
* ''Film/ARoomForRomeoBrass'': Morrell appears to be just a lonely eccentric, but he soon reveals his true colours when he threatens a disabled boy with a knife for a harmless practical joke that made him appear foolish in front of the woman he is obsessively fixated upon, threatens to kill the boy's family, and then threatens to kill the boy's best friend (and brother of the object of his lust) when the woman rejects him. However, compared to several of the others on this list he's an unusually laughable and ultimately rather pathetic example; [[spoiler: his attempt to make good on his threats is put in its place when the best friend's estranged father -- who hasn't taken any of Morrell's shit throughout the movie -- charges in, gives Morrell a good kicking and sends him skulking away with his tail between his legs and the promise that, if the boy's father ever sets eyes on him again, ''he'll'' be the one who ends up dead.]]
* ''Film/TheSaltonSea'': Pooh-Bear is both crazy and extremely dangerous. For instance, he nearly castrates the protagonist out of paranoia and because it's amusing to him.
* ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'': Peter Drak is a telepathic psychopathic murderer whose only joy is killing people.
* ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'':
** Hector the Toad, who forces Tony to see his friend Angel dismembered with a chainsaw.
** Tony Montana himself is a milder case. Although while his growing addiction to drugs increases, he gets increasingly aggressive and violent.
* ''Film/SchindlersList'': Amon Goeth, the ruthless [[ThoseWackyNazis SS commander]] who oversees the extermination of the Krakow Ghetto, definitely counts. His first scene in the movie shows him using the prisoners in his concentration camp as target practice. He gets way worse from there. And the worst of all, it's all TruthInTelevision.
* ''Film/{{Se7en}}'': John Doe, an extremely vicious SerialKiller who bases his murders on the SevenDeadlySins.
* ''Film/TheShining'': Jack Torrance, despite providing the picture, is a strangely [[JerkassWoobie sympathetic example]], as we witness him get more and more delusional and alienated from his family.
* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'':
** Hannibal Lecter is a cannibalistic serial killer, although a rather polite one. He escapes from his cage bludgeons his captors to death with a cool, detached expression on his face. He's the VillainProtagonist of the sequel, where he ''actually cuts off his own hand'' in order to escape at the end. Anthony Hopkins himself would be the first person to tell you that the guy's crazy.
--->"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and AGlassOfChianti. *hisses*"
** Buffalo Bill tries to build a suit from the skin of the women he murders because he thinks that wearing it will help him become female.
* ''Film/SingleWhiteFemale'': From the number of people whom Heddy kills and impersonates she certainly seems to fall under the Axe Crazy heading.
* ''Film/SleepawayCampIIUnhappyCampers'' and ''Film/SleepawayCampIIITeenageWasteland'' -- The almost perpetually chipper and cheerful [[spoiler:Angela Baker]] . Originally a kind of puritanical killer she just degenerated into killing for the sake of killing after a while.
-->'''[[spoiler:Angela Baker]]''': I've never chopped wood before, but I've chopped other things!
* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'': Queen Ravenna. Other versions have always been self-centered, vain, and downright cruel, but this version will kill anyone who defies her without a second thought. Plus the implication that she's killed plenty of kings in the past.
%%* ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'': "*Mrs.* X" [[spoiler:(Rose Michaels)]] is a very literal example.
* ''Film/StarTrek2009'': Captain [[MeaningfulName Nero]] wakes up in the morning looking for new shit to blow up. And with advanced tech from the future, he can actually accomplish this. Sometimes he switches it up a little and becomes a Bladed Romulan Sceptre Crazy, instead.
* ''Film/TheStepfather'': The eponymous killer, whose sanity is shaky at the best of times, goes from perfect All-American dad to a ranting attacker who beats people to death with a wooden board or stabs them in them in the face with a rake at the drop of a hat.
%%* ''Strait-Jacket'': Lucy Harbin.
%%* ''Film/{{Targets}}'': Bobby Thompson.
* ''Film/TaxiDriver'':
** The psychopathic passenger played by Creator/MartinScorsese is likely one, he even claims to be it. "You must think I'm pretty sick, right?" (and laughs).
** Travis Bickle acquires a few traces of this throughout the film, [[spoiler:going on a murderous rampage by the end]].
* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'': [[spoiler:Benny]] becomes this after being revealed as TheMole, chasing Quaid and Melina with a huge drilling machine while mocking them.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': [[MemeticMutation Bonecrusher hates axes]]. They're nice for hurting things he hates more, though.
* ''Film/Transporter2'': TriggerHappy Lola, the villain's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. "Actually, my problem's not medical. It's psychological." (shoots the nurse.) And a few moments later: "What seems to be the problem?" "Me." (yet another burst of gunfire.)
%%* ''Film/{{Twisted}}'': Mark Collins.
* John Candy's titular character in ''Film/UncleBuck'' pretends to be this to scare his niece's boyfriend Bug.
* ''Film/UniversalSoldier1992'': [[SociopathicSoldier Sgt. Andrew Scott]] goes totally bonkers in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam]] and murders his squad and a whole Vietnamese village, making for himself [[CreepySouvenir a necklace made from the ears of his victims]] before he is stopped by Lt. Luc Deveraux, who also dies in the process. After dying and being turned into an [[SuperSoldier Universal Soldier]], he eventually recovers his memories and returns to his old, murderous habits to persue his vendetta against Deveraux, who has also been turned into an [=UniSol=]
* ''Film/{{Versus}}'': The Yakuza with the Green Shirt (Kenji Mastuda) from Kitamura's seems to be utterly and completely unable to be serious or show any signs of normalcy through the movie; he constantly makes faces and sounds, laughs like a maniac, screams and overall draws attention to himself by simply being a nutjob in every scene where he's present.
* Both of the grandparents in ''Film/TheVisit''. [[NightmareFuel Especially Grandma]].
%%* ''Film/TheWatcher'': David Allen Griffin.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Judge Doom]] is for the most part, a calm, cool, and collected version. Then after he gets flattened he loses it and tries to kill Eddie in incredibly sadistic ways while letting Toon Town be wiped off the map.
** Also from the film is one of Doom's weasel henchmen [[MeaningFulName Psycho]], who is always seen carrying a razor while in a straitjacket and even has WingdingEyes.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** While flinging fireballs at the cops in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Pyro starts to get a grin on his face and enjoy himself.
** Jean Grey as the Dark Phoenix in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
** Victor Creed from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', has a bloodlust that only mindless battle seems to satisfy.
** Viper from ''Film/TheWolverine''.
** All of them combined have absolutely '''''nothing''''' on [[spoiler: X-24]] from ''Film/{{Logan}}''. [[spoiler: He's an [[EvilKnockoff evil clone]] of Wolverine, if he had the mindset of a rabid attack dog and was completely stripped of his sanity and morality. In fact, X-24 is so murderously psychotic and feral, ''he can't even speak in coherent sentences.'']]

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