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  • 2 Days in the Valley (1996): Lee Woods is a sadistic hitman who enjoys giving his victims exactly one minute to beg for their lives before killing them. Introduced murdering one of his targets—taking extra pleasure from it due to jealousy of the man's relationship with Lee's girlfriend Helga—Lee betrays and tries to kill his partner Dosmo to keep all the payment cash for himself. Murdering a variety of police officers and detectives to cover his tracks, threatening his current employer with murder if she doesn't increase his payment amount, Lee has such suspicion and possessiveness over Helga that he ends up trying to execute her with a flimsy excuse, truthfully just out of jealousy. When confronted by Dosmo at the end, Lee tortures a man by shooting parts of his legs, trying to draw out Dosmo and kill him once and for all.
  • 6 Underground: Rovach Alimov is the cruel dictator of Turgistan. Ruling the country with an iron fist by keeping his people in poverty and murdering others, Alimov gasses an entire city during a medical event in order to keep his people afraid and in line. After his four generals are killed by the Ghosts, Alimov shoves four of his soldiers off the tallest building in Turgistan out of paranoia. Once a rebellion breaks out thanks to his brother Murat, Alimov leaves his men to die as he escapes, even ordering his chauffeur to run down innocent protestors in the way. Knowing that his time as president has come, Alimov orders his men to gas Turgistan, specifically hospitals and schools, just to leave Murat with a ruined country to rule over.
  • 7 Women: In the final film directed by John Ford, Tunga Khan is a Mongolian Raider attacking villages in rural China, along with the British missions in the area. Once his forces sack a mission, Tunga Khan has everyone in the area slaughtered, with women raped en masse. When he comes to the local village near which one mission is located near, Tunga Khan has all the villagers rounded up and executed via firing squad. When the local priest is executed for trying to save a woman, Tunga Khan refuses to let the local doctor treat the priest's newborn baby unless the doctor sleeps with him. Forced to agree, he agrees to trade the freedom of her friends in return for her becoming his concubine. Tunga Khan later murders one of his own men who proves himself a talented fighter, simply to brook no competition, revealing himself as little more than a murderous, raping brute.
  • 8mm: The Snuff Film crew, specifically the film's director and his hired muscle, are directly responsible for the atrocities committed in the story:
    • Dino Velvet is a twisted pornographer who specializes in violent sadomasochism with his star Machine. Happy to have women raped or murdered, Velvet was commissioned by Mr. Christian to make a snuff film. Happily doing so, Velvet had an innocent woman raped and murdered by Machine, planning to corner the snuff market himself. When investigated by protagonist Tom Welles, Velvet threatens to make his wife and young daughter part of the films and has Tom's ally Max California slaughtered as well, all in pursuit of his sadistic ideas of what makes good cinema.
    • Machine, who turns out to be a bald, bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins, is a thug who works for the aforementioned Dino Velvet. When commissioned to make a snuff film, Machine willingly rapes and brutally murders a woman while Dino records, much to the disgust of a fellow henchman. When protagonist Tom Welles investigates the tape's veracity, Machine, on Dino's behalf, captures a smut clerk who had assisted Welles, in order to convince the latter to give them the tape, before killing the hostage anyway. In his final confrontation with Welles, Machine taunts the latter by explaining that he enjoys killing and that he is sexually aroused by violence. Furthermore, Machine admits with pride that he commits atrocities of his own volition, rather than because of any suffering he may have endured.
  • 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013): Mylene's supposed "mother" figure, Dr. Klein, is a cruel Mad Scientist responsible for creating the 009 program and turning girls into cyborgs, which resulted in a number of casualties on the way. Using Mylene as an assassin, Klein is also involved with criminals who pursue human trafficking and organ trading, showing her darker colors when Mylene rescues her from a kidnapping by executing the kidnappers herself. Revealed as a traitor later, Klein admits everything she does is to satisfy her intellectual curiosity and shows she has something "better" than cyborgs: undead mutants made from people she's used as guinea pigs kept as servants in a state of agonized living death.
  • 10 to Midnight: Warren Stacy is a handsome young Serial Killer with an intense hatred for women. He murders Betty, a co-worker he had gone out with once in the past, along with her boyfriend, by stabbing them both to death in the woods. Later, while breaking into Betty’s apartment to steal her diary, he kills her roommate when she comes home. Finally, he stalks and makes obscene phone calls to Detective Leo Kessler’s daughter Laurie, and at the film’s climax, murders all three of her roommates before chasing her down the street with a knife, all while in the nude. When confronted, Warren shows no remorse and promises Kessler that he'll come back.
  • 12 Rounds: Miles Jackson is a vicious Irish terrorist whose arms dealing and savagery has lead to countless deaths at his hands, notably selling missiles to terrorists who used them to down a jumbo plane filled with people. In his latest scheme, Miles manipulates an informant into turning on his FBI handlers in exchange for Miles returning his brother to him, then kills the man when he outlives his usefulness. Seeming to want revenge on Detective Danny Fisher for the accidental killing of Miles's girlfriend, Miles kills his way out of a prison, ditching his partners in the process, and begins the self-created game of "12 Rounds" with Fisher. Forcing Fisher to perform various challenges to save dozens of people across the city while holding Fisher's girlfriend, Molly Porter, hostage, Miles takes sick glee in outsmarting Fisher at every turn and endangering entire busloads of innocent people. It is soon revealed that Miles in fact isn't even seeking revenge; he's using the motive as a distraction to cover up his true goal of robbing the city mint. After murdering several security guards standing in his way, Miles confronts Molly and Danny one final time, attempting to blow them all to pieces as a final spiteful move.
  • 12 Years a Slave: Edwin Epps is a chilling, living example of the utter horrors of slavery and all that it entails. Epps runs his plantation with an iron fist and any slave who picks less than 200 pounds of cotton a day get the lash. Succeeding is no guarantee of safety, as Epps is liable to fly into violent furies when he's drunk, or just because he wants to hurt someone. Epps forces the slaves out of needed sleep to force them to dance for his amusement in a parody of a Gentleman's Ball and focuses especially on a beautiful slave named Patsey who he calls his Queen Of The Field for her talent with cotton-picking. Epps repeatedly rapes her, saying he can do what he wants with his property. He also flies into jealous furies over Patsey and later in the film forces Solomon Northup to whip her by holding a gun to Solomon's head. Losing patience, Epps simply takes the whip from Solomon and lashes into Patsey until her back is cut to bloody shreds. When Solomon is revealed a free man, he can only think of the monetary loss this means to him.
  • 13 Assassins: Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira is the Shogun's half brother, and a firm believer that his connections will maintain his impunity His very first scene has him raping the daughter-in-law of a lord who's hosting him for the night, and then killing her husband for good measure. This isn't an isolated incident, either. Naritsugu has been doing this for so long, he threatens the very stability of the nation. Later, we see him tie up a family for target practice—including a little girl—and hear how he massacred a peasant revolt, taking the leader's daughter, after cutting out her tongue and chopping off her limbs, for his use as a Sex Slave. His only reaction to seeing the titular assassins mow down his loyal soldiers who die in defense of him is to contemplate how amazing the era of war must have been while deciding to return to such days when he becomes Shogun.
  • 22 Bullets: Pascal Vasetto is a Professional Killer in the employment of Tony Zacchia. We first see him leading a hit squad to try and assassinate Charly Mattei, shooting him 22 times and killing his dog. Later, he captures an informant for Charly, kills the guy who snitched on him, cuts his finger off and feeds him to vicious dogs. After being ordered to execute Charly's son, he murders a guard who refuses to help him off a kid before preparing to do so himself.
  • 22 July: Anders Behring Breivik bombs the Norwegian seat of government before traveling to the youth camp at Utoya. Pretending to be a policeman to gain access, Breivik proceeds to gun down the directors before stalking through the camp, systematically slaughtering and gunning down every teenager he finds, ending up with dozens of victims before being taken into custody. Breivik proceeds to demonstrate zero remorse, even trying to torture his victims' families as much as he can during his trial by trying to garner as much publicity for himself and inspire a white nationalist uprising to lead to more attacks like his own.
  • 24 Hours to Live: Wetzler is the ruthless CEO of Red Mountain, and a man obsessed with "changing the face of warfare". In order to perfect a procedure where a dead person can be brought Back from the Dead, Wetzler routinely has innocent villagers kidnapped and subjected to cruel experiments, killing at least 70 men, women, and children in the name of science. When one of his men sells him out to Interpol, Wetzler orders him killed, and when Travis Conrad fails to kill the witness, Wetzler attempts to kill him as well. Instigating an attack that kills the witness, cops, and civilians alike, Wetzler has Interpol agent Lin's young son kidnapped, and when confronted by Conrad, he reveals that he was the one that had Conrad's wife and child murdered, as he believes "a man with no family has nothing to lose". A callous psychopath with no sense of loyalty to anyone, Wetzler admits his only code is doing whatever he wants.
  • 30 Days of Night: Dark Days: Lilith is the vampire queen responsible for the attack on Barrow. She tortures a couple who saw the remains of a vampire, tearing out the man's tooth and lapping up the blood pouring from his mouth. Later on, she orders Norris to murder the woman by ripping her throat out before turning him. On board her ship, she keeps many humans captive—including children—and has them slowly drained of blood. When Lilith ambushes Stella and Paul, she orders Norris to bleed them out before chasing Stella across the ship when they escape, taunting her about the death of her husband.
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin:
    • Tien Ta is a brutal Manchu general who rules over his province with an iron fist, regularly subjecting the people to torture and public execution. Upon discovering possible dissidents in a school, Tien Ta enacts a brutal purge, massacring and torturing them by the dozens. When the hero San Te returns, Tien Ta continues the public executions and eventually orders the arrest, torture and death of anyone even suspected to associate with the rebels before he engages San Te personally.
    • Tien Ta's Co-Dragons, Lords Tang and Cheng, are just as vile as their master. Lord Tang leads Tien Ta's squads to abduct and torture those who catch their eye, with Tang leading the attack on the school and massacre of the students. When San Te's father attempts to save his son, Tang kills him without a second thought. Cheng functions as the Manchu regime's chief torturer, with one scene showing him enjoying torturing his victims as another helpless group of captives await their own turn. Both men are focused only on their own power as well as brutalizing those beneath them.
  • 48 Hrs.: Albert Ganz is a violent and homicidal criminal who loves nothing but money and killing cops. In the movie's beginning he escapes from prison with the help of his henchman Billy Bear, killing some guards in the process. He kidnaps the girlfriend of his former partner Luther in order to force him to give him some hidden money from a former robbery, threatening to “put holes in her you never even thought of” if he should fail. During a shootout with the Jack Cates and two other cops Ganz kills one of them and injures the remaining one. He takes a woman hostage and orders Cates to hand him his own gun. Once Cates obliges, Ganz uses the gun to kill the wounded cop and then tries to kill Cates as well. Even after Luther brings him the money Ganz kills him for having asked his girlfriennd if she's all right (he said "I told you I wouldn't have hurted her). In the final showdown, even when he got the chance to escape with the money he uses his ex-accomplice Reggie Hammond, who helped Cates all the time, as a Human Shield, clearly willing to kill him along with Cates, just for personal satisfaction.
  • '71: Sergeant Leslie Lewis is a member of the MRF deployed in Belfast who allies with the Unionists to help them bomb innocent Irish Catholics. When a bomb he designs for terrorist activities detonates early, Lewis sets out to murder the one witness to the crime, killing whoever he finds in the process. Eventually finding his quarry, Lewis guns down a young boy before trying to throttle the hero, all to keep his dealings secret.
  • 88 Minutes: Jon Forster is a convicted Serial Killer who murdered and raped at least five women by tying them upside down and torturing them to death. Arrested after attempting to murder one of his victim's siblings by a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Jack Gramm, Forster pleads innocence and acted as if he was incriminated by the forensics. However, Forster ordered his attorneys to grisly murder other innocent women, and intends to incriminate Gramm for the murders solely to spite him.
  • 100 Bloody Acres: Lindsay Morgan runs a fertilizer business that uses people as a secret ingredient. When, in a panic, his brother Reg brings a few hitchhikers who found them out to the farm, Lindsay chokes him to near-unconsciousness and prepares to kill the hitchhikers. Everything goes wrong, and he ends up killing a cop and an old lady to hide his crimes. When Reg turns goof, Lindsay prepares to make him into fertilizer too.
  • 976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor: Stephen Grubeck is a Serial Killer who uses the titular haunted phone line to exploit the power of Astral Projection to indulge in thrill-killing. A college dean who develops an lustful fixation on a girl named Robin, Grubeck pursues her for his own desires after being arrested for a series of murders. In the meanwhile, Grubeck uses his powers to murder everyone who impedes his freedom, forcing the college janitor into the way of an oncoming truck; crashing the car of a lawyer, causing a series of destructive accidents along the way; and slitting the throat of an officer who insults him. Grubeck implicates Robin in the murder of her own friend, whom Grubeck killed himself, and forces her to choose between him and her own life in the climax.
  • 2020 Texas Gladiators: Black One is a fascistic warlord in post-apocalyptic Texas, who leads a gang of marauders to instill his oppressive order upon the world. Taking his gang to a peaceful settlement, Black One has his troops overrun the place, letting them rape, rob and kill as they please. Enslaving the surviving settlers and imposing cruel conditions, such as letting them only drink water once per day, Black One has a man beaten for calling him out as a tyrant. Despising anyone not under his command for being "primitive", Black One is an iron-fisted despot.
  • Above the Law (also known as Righting Wrongs) (1986): "Crown", actually Sergeant Wong Jing-wai, is the secret mastermind of a crime syndicate that murders a prosecutor before also tracking down the star witness of the case and having him killed alongside his wife and their many children. When the other prosecutor of the case turns vigilante, Wong murders the former defendants as well to take over the businesses personally and, when a young man witnesses the murders, Wong hunts him to his home, hangs his grandfather and kills an honest cop who tried to stop him. Later having the young witness murdered, Wong proceeds to engage the heroes, prosecutor Hsia Ling-Cheng (Ha)/Jason Chan and Wong's own former protégé, Senior Inspector Cindy Si (Sandy Jones). Fighting Si, Wong attempts to murder her with a corkscrew, mocking her for her heroism before attempting to kill Ha as well.
  • Above the Law: Kurt Zagon is a corrupt CIA operative with a history of torture behind him. Introduced torturing two prisoners— one to death—who ran afoul of Zagon's opium dealings, and later established to have forced children to watch as he mutilated their mothers before torturing the children himself, Zagon plots to fund an invasion of Nicaragua to bolster his drug profits. To silence witnesses to his scheme, Zagon has an occupied church bombed and tortures a priest who spoke out against him, and plans to assassinate a senator who tried to detain him prior. Before carrying out the assassination, Zagon cheerfully tortures hero Nico Toscani for no other reason than the fun of it, as he admits.
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Adam, the vampire from whom all other vampires came and the ruler of all vampires in America, is a 5,000 year old monster who makes his home in the American South. Having created a system where the vampires stay secret while draining the innocent, Adam nourishes his "family" by using slaves sent to the plantation to be drained and torn apart for their blood. When he hears of young Abraham Lincoln's abilities, Adam sacrifices multiple vampires to test Lincoln's abilities and makes Lincoln an offer to become Adam's personal hunter, starting with Henry Sturges, Lincoln's Mentor, who Adam turned into a vampire after murdering his fiancee. Adam later commits his forces to the Civil War, slaughtering Union soldiers en masse. To punish Lincoln for his resistance, Adam sends his sister and enforcer Vadoma to murder Lincoln's youngest child.
  • Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe: Secundus is a former finder who was partnered with Abraxas. Eventually, his lust for power grew out of control and he decided to seek the Anti-Life Equation, not caring that using it would cause a wave of planet-destroying energy. In his pursuit of the Equation, Secundus comes to Earth and forcibly impregnates a human woman with an embryo, which is key to finding the Equation before Abraxas captures him. Five years later, he escapes to Earth to find his son, assaulting and killing anybody who stands in his way, culminating in him holding a class of children hostage. After the son comes out, Secundus tries to Mind Rape the Equation into his conscious mind.
  • Action Jackson: Peter Anthony Dellaplane is an industrialist who ruins his business partner and has him murdered, also dispatching his first wife due to financial issues. When his plans for work are interrupted by a union, Dellaplane begins having the union members killed to deal with the issue. When he realizes his current wife has caught on to the plan, Dellaplane murders her as well and reveals he intends to arrange an accident for his own son in prison to clear up any loose ends, while attempting to murder his own own mistress and framing Detroit Police Department Detective Sergeant Jericho "Action" Jackson for his crimes, after killing and burning him.
  • Acts of Violence (2018): Max Livingston is the leader of a human and drug trafficking ring who sends his men to kidnap young women without families, including Deklan MacGregor's fiancée Mia. Acquiring the women, he implants a tracking device into their hands in case they escape, then gets them high on a tranquilizer drug to later be sold. When a woman tried to escape, he took her back, doused her in lighter fluid, then gleefully burned her alive, forcing his captives to watch. Having little regard for his men, he orders the family of a deceased goon to be killed, has Mia kill Frank for failing him, and threatens Richard with mutilation if he were to screw up again. With the MacGregor brothers on his tail, Max orders a raid on their house that kills Declan's sister-in-law Jessa, later leading a shootout that results in the death of Jessa's husband and Declan's brother Brandon.
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: John Whorfin is the ruthless leader of the Red Lectroids from Planet 10. In opposition to the peaceful Black Lectroids, Whorfin seeks to conquer his homeworld and proclaim himself its lord and master, but he and his forces were banished to the 8th Dimension for their crimes. Escaping with his forces due to Dr. Hikita and Dr. Lizardo's experiment, Whorfin possesses the latter and is sent to a mental institute until he breaks out by killing a guard, and has his men find Buckaroo Banzai and steal his perfected overthruster, to use with his ship to return to Planet 10 and continue his conquest. Whorfin has Penny Priddy captured and tortured for information on the overthruster, ordering her killed when Banzai doesn't cooperate; this eventually leads to Whorfin viciously electrocuting Banzai. Whorfin then attempts to use an unfinished overthruster to pilot his ship, despite the danger of destroying his ship and his forces along with it, coldly killing Bigboote for trying to convince him otherwise. Described as being a "bloodthirsty butcher", Whorfin stands out for being a dark presence within a lighthearted film.
  • Æon Flux: Vice Chairman Orin Goodchild is Chairman Trevor Goodchild's treacherous younger brother and the Big Bad. Ruling over a sterile society with his brother, created from a vaccine Trevor used to save humanity 400 years ago, the duo clone people and fake pregnancies to cover up the fact. Although Trevor intends to find a cure to the infertility, Orin just wants to be an immortal dictator, uncaring that each generation of clones suffer from progressively worse nightmares. Orin feeds information to a resistance ground in the hopes they will assassinate his brother and, when this fails, directly stages a coup. Taking power, Orin tries to have every woman who became naturally pregnant killed.
  • The Afflicted: Maggie is a housewife who kills her husband when he tries to leave her. Descending into religious mania, Maggie starts viciously beating her four children at the slightest provocation. To get money in the house, she makes her son become a day laborer while pimping out her eldest daughter. After an attempt at Force Feeding her middle daughter goes wrong, Maggie shoots her in the shoulder and locks her in the bathroom for a week, eventually killing her with a vodka and painkiller anesthetic when she tries to remove the bullet herself. The eldest daughter tries to escape the horror and finds her father's corpse, so Maggie forces her other two kids to beat her and lock her in a closet to starve to death before selling her remaining daughter in her place.
  • After.Life: El(l)iot Deacon is a funeral director who appears friendly and sympathetic on the outside, but is actually a psychopath with a tendency to bury people alive. He manipulates them by posing as a psychopomp who can communicate with the dead as he prepares them for burial using techniques that won't kill them, so that they stay alive until buried. He keeps a photo collection in his bedroom of everyone he's buried, and it's strongly hinted that he's buried as many living people as corpses. The film centers on his preparation of Anna Taylor, during which we see just how twisted Deacon is. Later on, he deals with two people who have found him out in very different ways: recruiting one in whom he sees a kindred spirit as a Secret Keeper, and goading another, Anna's boyfriend Paul Coleman, into a car accident while he's drinking heavily and then taunting him about his failure before finishing him off directly on the slab.
  • Aftermath (1982): Cutter is the leader of a biker gang with a love for violence and rape. Finding survivors in need of help, he and his henchmen feign hospitality and kill the men and children, keeping the women as sex slaves. Oftentimes, he keeps the children as prisoners, later killing them when they get older and start rebelling against him. When Newman and company raid his hideout, he leaves his men to die as he escapes and kills Newman himself.
  • Agent Vinod (2012 Bollywood film):
    • Sir Jagadishwar Metla is the mastermind of the entire plot, a member of the Zeus group, an enigmatic cabal of millionaires who manipulate world disasters for profit. Metla, while appearing to be a kindly philanthropist, strikes a deal with the corrupt "Colonel" to orchestrate a plot with a long string of people killed in its fulfillment, attempting to detonate a nuke in New Delhi for the purpose of triggering war between India and Iran. When finally ousted at the end after having nearly thrown the Colonel under the bus for everything, Metla's only response to the prospect of the millions he would have killed for his power is to dismiss Vinod as a "lowly police officer".
    • "Colonel", a Rogue Agent of the ISI, is a ruthless killer, out to cause devastation and death to line his own pockets. "Colonel" has many people killed and tortured through his conspiracy, at one point threatening a man by promising to murder his young daughter and killing him when he has outlived his usefulness, while heedlessly sacrificing and killing his own followers when the need arises. With Vinod on his trail, the Colonel intends on detonating a nuke to inflame tensions and enrich himself through Metla's conspiracy, without any care of who must die in the process.
  • Agneepath: The drug lord Kancha Cheena counts in both the 1990 original and the 2012 remake of thus Bollywood action-drama:
    • Original: The ruthless Kancha frames the kind schoolteacher Deenanath Chauthan for moral hypocrisy when the man opposes his plans to build a base for heroin smuggling, having him lynched by the villagers. When Chauthan's son Vijay returns years later for revenge, Kancha is as callous as ever, running his operations via intimidation and murder. After Vijay seeks to bring him down, Kancha has all the witnesses to his crimes gunned down and sends his men with swords to attack a festival Vijay is hosting to kill as they wish. Finally, Kancha takes Vijay's family hostage and guns down his old friend in front of him, even burning and bombing the village without care to who is there or not.
    • Remake: A sadist who embraces his own atrocities and seeks to establish a criminal empire in Mumbai, Kancha firmly believes in having no desire nor attachments in life, which he proves by manipulating his father into giving up the island village of Mandwa before he murders a school girl and frames Master Dinanath Chauhan, a highly respected school teacher who had been trying to stop Kancha, for the crime. After executing Master Chauhan and chasing the Master's family out of the island, Kancha begins running Mandwa as a concentration camp for the next 15 years, horribly exploiting and massacring villagers and gleefully torturing and killing any who oppose him. The extent of Kancha's brutality ranges from personally executing a dissenting villager and having his henchmen ambush and brutally murder the newlywed wife of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, the Master's son, during the hero's wedding day to callously tossing his own father down a flight of stairs to his death during the climax. During the final fight, Kancha prepares to hang Vijay from the same tree from which his father was hung, before Vijay manages to reverse this before dying.
  • Airborne (1998): "Pierre Melo"—in actuality Ron Simpson—leader of Mach One, and his right-hand man Dave Toombs are a pair of arms dealers out to sell a deadly virus for money. Sent by Melo to acquire the virus from a research facility, Toombs gasses the building, killing over nine people to steal the virus. After Mach One acquires the virus, Toombs kills agent Romeo Cortez and tries to kill the other Mach One members on Melo's orders. After shooting Toombs once he's cornered by Mach One, Melo threatens to unleash the virus upon the state and turn it all into a cemetery.
  • Alexander Nevsky: Hermann von Balk, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, reprresents a medieval version of the Nazis. Invading Russia under the belief that they should convert to Roman Catholicism or die, he has the village of Pskov slaughtered and the survivors captured. When the village elder tries to reason with him, Hermann has him killed. Afterward, he has toddlers ripped out of their mothers' arms and thrown into a bonfire.
  • Alex Cross films:
    • Kiss the Girls: "Casanova"—Detective Nicholas Ruskin—is a Serial Killer and Serial Rapist who, as a self-proclaimed "collector of loves", kidnaps young women and locks them up in an underground dungeon in the woods to create a captive harem he can use to act out his twisted fantasies. Any girl who breaks his rules or tries to escape is either murdered by lethal injection or tied to a tree to die of starvation and exposure. He admits that his motive for all this is purely the thrill he gets in possessing other human beings and breaking them down completely through rape and torture. His allegiance with the "Gentleman Caller", a fellow serial killer from the West Coast, is similarly self-interested as he sees him as expendable. Near the end he visits the only girl who escaped by herself to complete his attempted murder of her. When detective Alex Cross arrives on the scene after having figured out Casanova's real identity, Casanova taunts Cross by pointing out how he molested Cross's niece, one of his last victims, for more than a week.
    • Alex Cross: The sadistic "Picasso" is an assassin who was hired to eliminate Giles Mercier and his associates Fan Yau Lee and Erich Nunemacher. After being invited to Fan Yau's house, he proceeds to sedate her with a paralyzing drug. Afterwards, he murders all of her bodyguards and tortures her to death by cutting off all of her fingers. He later goes after Nunemacher, but fails to kill him due to Alex Cross and his partners Monica and Tommy interfering. As punishment for their interference, Picasso breaks into Monica's apartment and tortures her to death, shortly before sending a photo of her body to Cross's cell phone. Picasso then makes it personal by murdering Maria, Cross's pregnant wife, and later calls him after her funeral, telling Cross that the only reason why he killed her instead of him was so he could make him suffer. Picasso then goes after Giles Mercier, attacking his convoy with a rocket and killing several police officers, along with Nunemacher and Mercier's double. During Picasso's final confrontation with Cross, Picasso subdues Cross and attempts to inject him with the same paralyzing drug as well.
  • Alien Outlaw: The unnamed leader of a trio of aliens comes to Earth to cause destruction for fun. Killing a couple guys and stealing their guns, the leader goes on a killing spree with his two goons. He also takes the time to indulge his sexual desires, trying to rape every Earth woman he sees. When Jesse Jamison comes across the aliens, the leader tries to force himself on her as well. He then tries to kill the two men she's staying with and leaves his buddies to die when Jesse comes to call. He holds another man hostage to get to his spaceship, and leaves him to drown while trying to kill Jesse when he's allowed to leave.
  • Alien: Resurrection: Dr. Mason Wren is the head scientist of the covert military operation on the starship USS Auriga, performing illegal experiments to bring back the Xenomorphs. He clones the deceased Ellen Ripley multiple times to extract the Queen hibernating in her. Most of the clones are born mutated and die agonizing deaths, which he stores for further study. He keeps the second-to-last one alive in constant pain and agony. He persuades General Perez to hire a bunch of space pirates to kidnap deep space travelers while they are still sleeping inside their stasis pods, and then implants them with facehuggers while looking on with smug satisfaction. He is ready to execute all of the pirates on the mere suspicion that one of them might be an infiltrator. When the Xenomorphs escape and they all try to get off the ship, he betrays the others and leaves everyone else to be killed by the Xenomorphs so he can pilot the ship back to Earth himself. He later takes Call hostage and threatens to kill her in a last attempt to win.
  • Alita: Battle Angel:
    • Nova, the ruler of Zalem, reigns over the world like a god from above. Keeping the people of Iron City oppressed and hopeless while running Zalem as a totalitarian dictatorship, Nova regularly performs experiments that create monsters like Grewishka and result in massive amounts of death. Happily overriding the minds of his followers when convenient, Nova also has his pawn Vector harvest countless people for their organs, a state that is implied to keep them alive and conscious as he takes them for his experiments. When Alita's beloved Hugo attempts to climb to Zalem, Nova simply sends a spiked ring down to kill him for the sheer amusement of it. With a scientific mind unfettered by morality or ethics, Nova shows why he is Alita's worst enemy.
    • Vector, Nova's liaison between Zalem and Iron City, is one of the most powerful men in Iron City and also its most corrupt. With swathes of murder tracing back to his head through his cyborg thugs, Vector also manages the Motorball games, a sport where cyborgs viciously maim and kill each other in intense races. Vector has other innocent cyborgs dismembered and their enhancements stolen to let his Motorball players augment themselves to become even more dangerous and vicious—-horribly killing one victim of this with a blowtorch to keep his identity covert—-and attempts to have Alita killed in one of these rigged games on Nova's behalf. Vector is ultimately revealed to be the one in charge of sending those Nova favors to Zalem, extracting their brains and organs and sending them up, alive and conscious, for Nova's experiments, a fate suffered by Dr. Ito's ex-wife Dr. Chiren when she tries to back out of Vector's operation.
  • All Cheerleaders Die: Terry Stankus is a sociopathic Jerk Jock who raped Maddy Killian right after her friend's death. When Terry's girlfriend Tracy dumps him and hooks up with Maddy, Terry punches Tracy before driving her and the other cheerleaders off the road, killing them. Learning that the cheerleaders were resurrected by magical stones, Terry carves the bodies of two cheerleaders to extract their stones to swallow, killing the two and causing excruciating pain to the other cheerleaders connected to them; Terry would also lure Tracy to a pit he filled with bear traps, causing her gruesome death. Terry then demands Leena Miller to teach him how to use the stones and when she resists, he attempts to cut the stone imbedded in her throat.
  • All Hallows' Eve: Art is a sadistic Monster Clown who finds humor in torture and murder. He's introduced in the first segment, The 9th Circle, drugging Casey and taking her underground, where she's abducted by a coven of witches who tie her down to an altar to be raped by the Devil. In the third segment, Terrifier, he viciously murders his way through a number of victims, all the while relentlessly pursuing a young woman who saw him dismembering the corpse of the gas station attendant. When he finally catches up with her, he shoots her would-be rescuer and takes her back to his lair where he and mutilates her while she's unconscious, cutting off her arms and legs, removing her breasts and carving misogynistic terms into her torso. He spends most of the wraparound segment stalking and tormenting Sarah and the children, particularly Tia, which all culminates in him killing the two children.
  • All Superheroes Must Die (aka Vs.): The villain Rickshaw forces four heroes into a sadistic game wherein he will kill hostages for each of his challenges they fail, murdering one just to prove the severity of his threat. Throughout the challenges, Rickshaw murders hostages anyways against his word; tries to make the heroes commit suicide; attempts to force one to kill the others lest Rickshaw kill his sister; and at the end tries coercing the two surviving heroes to fight to the death. When mortally wounded, Rickshaw activates a detonator to spitefully take the city with him.
  • Almost Human: Giulio Sacchi is a two-bit thug looking to hit the big time. After a failed job, Sacchi rapes his girlfriend to blow off steam before deciding to kidnap a young woman who happens to be the daughter of a very wealthy man. Giulio and his gang purchase guns from a supplier who requests a hefty security deposit so the guns will not be used for murder, but Giulio promptly murders the old man and his wife before kidnapping the target and killing her boyfriend. When she flees to a nearby house, Giulio kills the old man at the house to make a point to the rest of the family and accidentally shoots the little girl when she surprises him. Without remorse, he massacres the rest of the family and proceeds to murder his girlfriend to keep his cover while confessing to her he has no remorse. After abusing his captive, he kills her after he gets the ransom and kills his friends as not to share it.
  • The Alphabet Killer: The Alphabet Killer, Richard Ledge, is the pedophilic psychopath responsible for the film's events. Having kidnapped, then brutally raped and murdered a little girl, the killer became infatuated with police detective Megan Paige, and, to prove her theory that his killings were solely against children with alliterative names, he raped and murdered two more children who matched Paige's theory. When Paige discovers his identity, the killer brutally beats her before trying to drown her in a raging river. Evading capture by the film's end, the killer goes on to rape and murder numerous more little girls while leaving Paige to rot in a mental institution. Manipulatively charming and falsely kind, the Alphabet Killer was a depraved lunatic with no rhyme or reason to his atrocities beyond his own perverse entertainment.
  • Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story: This take of the Operator is a more malevolent supernatural Serial Killer, rather than a mysterious living virus. The Operator is portrayed as possessing people to kill their loved ones, leaving behind a Calling Card to taunt and mark future victims. The Operator opens the film possessing a man into killing his girlfriend and later begins stalking a family. After driving the father paranoid, and revealing itself to the family, they flee across a couple of states to avoid it, only for the Operator to possess the father into smothering his daughter before trying to kill his wife. When she kills him in self-defense, she tries to suicidally burn the house down, but survives and is left broken by the experience. The Operator begins stalking a news crew investigating the family’s disappearance. When it reveals itself and they try to avoid it, the Operator kills Milo's beloved dog out of spite. Thinking it'll stop the Operator, Milo commits suicide, only for the Operator to possess his corpse and use him to kill his friends before discarding its puppet.
  • Amber Alert: Michael Muller kidnaps an eight-year-old girl named Brooke. When the protagonists Samantha, Nathan, and Caleb bug his car with a microphone, they hear him threatening to kill Brooke's parents. While he leaves his house, they discover that he is a serial child rapist and murderer who films himself raping and killing little girls. Before they can escape with Brooke, Michael returns, killing Nathan and Samantha and wounding Caleb, before getting gunned down himself.
  • The Ambulance (1990): The nameless Mad Doctor runs a scheme of using an ambulance to abduct people he's poisoned so he can conduct horrible, torturous medical experiments on them to "perfect" new procedures and breakthroughs, promising his victims that when they die, it will be "in perfect health". When several people get close, the Doctor has an investigating police lieutenant murdered and abducts the old reporter Elias Zacharai, using an agent to cause him horrible pain in revenge for Elias's defiance. The Doctor also sells his victims to medical facilities to be experimented on, and, when caught, he attempts to run the heroes down in the ambulance, consumed with a need to control and hurt others to the end.
  • Amen: "The Doctor" is a superficially charming man who's a high-ranking Nazi SS officer intimately involved in the extermination policies of the Hitler regime. At first he personally selects German patients at mental asylums to be killed, smiling at his oblivious victims—many of them children—before sending them away to be gassed. One of those killed is the niece of his later colleague Kurt Gerstein, a conscientious SS officer who is horrified by the use of his chemicals to exterminate people instead of pests. The Doctor enthusiastically takes part in the planning and execution of The Holocaust, eventually taking up a position in a death camp. When the Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana protests the Pope's decision to stay silent about the mass murder of Jews by allowing himself to be taken to the camp, the Doctor notes that he'll be the one to "decide who is a Jew", before forcing Father Fontana to work in the crematoria to break his spirit. Gerstein tries to secure the priest's release by falsifying papers from Himmler, but the Doctor instead has Father Fontana killed and orders Gerstein's arrest. The Doctor's only regret at the end of the war as he secures safe passage to Argentina for himself through the Vatican is that he couldn't kill more people after already sending thousands to their deaths.
  • American Assassin: Ghost was once an assassin for Stan Hurley's black ops unit Orion before his reckless behavior nearly got the unit killed, forcing Hurley to abandon him. Becoming a psychopathic mercenary and terrorist years later, he would retrieve plutonium from a group of arms dealers before killing the group, as well as the police on his tail. When learning of Orion tailing him at a restaurant, Ghost kills one agent and murders countless of innocent people before making his escape. He would later murder Hurley's contact before kidnapping him; he would then torture Hurley for abandoning him. When Ghost's Iranian allies gives the components needed to make his nuclear bomb, Ghost kills them and reveals his plans to use the bomb to destroy the U.S. Navy's Sixth Fleet and kill thousands of people just to spite Hurley.
  • American Justice: Sheriff Payden runs a protection racket through his police department. While investigating a murder done by two of his men, he kills an officer for complaining about finding cocaine instead of money. He then decides to arrest Justice and eventually kill him for "trying to escape." After Justice actually escapes, Payden gets him to come back by kidnapping a woman and threatening to have his men gang-rape her. After Agents Cobb and Lobo come to investigate the situation, and the mayor mentions the case, Payden threatens to poison his dog. After he is captured and left to be arrested, he tries to shoot Justice In the Back.
  • American Ninja 4: The Annihilation: Col. Scott Mulgrew is a corrupt former soldier fired from his position for murdering prisoners during interrogation. Mulgrew turns into a terrorist who starts a plot alongside co-conspirator Maksood to extort 50 million dollars out of America under the threat of nuking New York, overseeing the slaughter of an American squad and capturing the survivors with intent to burn them all alive. A master of torture and interrogation with his own personal torture dungeon, Mulgrew murders a contact of the film's heroes, Davidson and Carl, tortures and executes three patrons of a bar they passed through, and later visits torture on Davidson and Carl themselves after demonstrating it on the soldiers he's holding captives. Displaying clear intentions to rape their compatriot Sarah — who's father he killed — to further satisfy himself and molesting her in front of Carl and Davidson to hurt them further, Mulgrew ultimately responds to complications by trying to burn his prisoners alive ahead of time and furiously trying to cut down Davidson with an axe once he breaks out. Possessed of a vast streak of atrocities and proud of every body on his hands, Mulgrew lacks the religious delusions of his compatriots and commits every atrocity he does purely out of sadistic gratification.
  • American Psycho 2: All American Girl: The woman calling herself "Rachel Newman" is an ambitious psychopath who, after a run-in with Patrick Bateman in her youth, becomes fascinated with the criminal mind. Aiming to become a world-renowned FBI profiler, she slowly reveals that she sees anyone that gets in the way of her mission as completely expendable. Killing the real Rachel Newman and stealing her identity, "Rachel" murders a college administrator for denying her application to a prestigious teacher's assistant position, microwaving her cat and beating the woman to death in her own home. After systematically eliminating her rivals in the race to achieve the position, Rachel pushes her professor out a window when he denies her the position, murders a janitor who witnessed this crime, and stabs a security guard to death for getting in her way. Faking her death, Rachel's spree ends with her killing another woman, stealing her identity to get into the FBI with no repercussions for her actions whatsoever. Despite her claims that she is doing what is right, in her words "killing the few to save the many", Rachel proves to be just as depraved as the killers she seeks to catch, seeing murder as the ideal way to get what she wants, validation for her massive ego.
  • An American Werewolf in Paris: Claude is the leader of a werewolf society in Paris and the owner of Club de la Lune. Using his club to lure in tourists and thrill seekers, Claude has them locked in when he and his men transform, killing the humans. It was at such a party Andy McDermott gets bitten and his friend Brad gets killed. When Claude tries to recruit Andy, he tries to have him kill his friend Chris as an initiation. He also explains his belief that werewolves are superior to humans and his disdain of hospitals and charities for empowering the weak. It is also revealed he turned himself into a werewolf by stealing the blood of the benevolent werewolf Serafine. When he learns that Serafine's scientist stepfather made a botched cure for lycanthropy, which causes immediate transformations, Claude kills him and raids his lab, so he can distribute the drug in his club and transform whenever he wants to kill innocent people.
  • Amusement: The Serial Killer known only as "The Laugh" vivisected a rat as a child to show to three girls and began plotting murderous revenge on them for showing disgust. Kidnapping one of the girls, Shelby, the Laugh begins killing people around her. Disguising himself as a clown, the Laugh tries to murder Shelby; another of the girls, Tabitha; and the daughter of a man he had already killed. Kidnapping the roommate of Lisa, the last of the three girls, the Laugh murders Lisa's boyfriend when they go to investigate and captures Lisa. Psychologically tormenting the three captive girls, the Laugh tries to dissect Shelby before violently killing Lisa.
  • Anaconda: Paul Sarone is a former priest from Paraguay who decided to become a snake poacher in the Amazon, catching them for rich clients. He arranged with his old hunting partner Matteo to lure a documentary film crew to a giant, man-eating Anaconda's home territory to use them as bait for the hunt. He incapacitates the team leader with a poisonous wasp before saving his life to win the crew's trust and offers them a "shortcut" that leads right into the snake's territory. The passengers are picked off one by one by the Anaconda, which crushes its prey in its coils before slowly digesting them alive. Sarone manipulates one of them into becoming his "partner", but he sacrifices the guy without a second thought when he prevents the others from shooting the snake when it grabs his ally, because he can't make a profit off a dead animal. He strangles a woman to death with his thighs when she's come to get revenge for her dead boyfriend. He is ultimately overthrown but escapes, and captures two of the remaining people inside the Anaconda's feeding grounds. He douses them with monkey blood and tries to feed them to the snake so he can trap it, while mocking their impending deaths.
  • And Soon The Darkness (2010 remake): Calvo, along with his subordinate and partner Chucho, are Human Traffickers. Chucho poses as a Honey Trap to lure in women, seducing them and capturing them to be delivered to Calvo who proceeds to sell them as sex slaves, the two torturing the women if they resist or prove too noisy. When cornered by a man whose girlfriend Calvo had previously taken, Calvo murders him and threatens the film's heroine when she resists, promising the cut her face horribly before taking her to sell to his buyer.
  • Android Cop: Mayor Jacobs, the Big Bad, in an attempt to raise the value of his property, poisoned a food drop and used the ensuing mutations to quarantine the place under pain of death. Years later, he decides to massacre the entire area to sell the land, and sends police officers Hammond and Andy to capture his daughter when she tries to stop them. They'll either cut their way through the area themselves or die in the line of duty, giving Jacobs an excuse to send troops in. When the cops team up with his daughter to expose his crimes, he orders his daughter unplugged from the life support that keeps her robot body going.
  • Angel Heart:
    • Johnny Favourite was a hedonistic occultist who made a Deal with the Devil for fame and fortune. To back out of his contract with Satan, he assumed a new identity and life by performing a black magic ritual which involved cutting out a young man's heart and eating it to steal his soul. When private eye Harold Angel is hired by the Devil to find Favourite, he starts killing off every one of his old allies whom Angel speaks to, including shooting someone through the eye, boiling someone to death in a frying machine, and cutting out another person's heart. He knowingly has sex with his daughter Epiphany Proudfoot without her knowledge of their relation. Later, he rapes her to death by shoving a loaded gun into her vagina before firing it, leaving her baby boy an orphan.
    • Louis Cyphre is a mysterious client who eventually reveals himself to be none other than Mephistopheles himself. He makes contracts with mortals in exchange for their souls so he can take them to Hell, or sometimes devour them. After Johnny Favourite escapes out of the deal he made with the Devil, he hires Harold Angel to bring Johnny back to him. He arranges for all of Favourite's old allies to be gruesomely murdered in the process. He claims to live by "an eye for an eye"-type honor, but eventually shows his hypocrisy when he also causes the death of the innocent Epiphany in about the most horrifying way possible and murders his human attorney by staging an accident. He freely admits that he positively revels in all the death he sees occuring to humanity.
  • Angel of Death (aka Commando Mengele) (1987): Dr. Josef Mengele is a Nazi war criminal who previously experimented on countless women, children, and babies during his time in Auschwitz. Escaping to South America after the war and planning to continue Hitler's goal of a Master Race, Mengele sought to unite every fascist ruler in South America together in order to transform the continent into the Fourth Reich, with Mengele serving as its new dictator. Casually performing biological experiments on the locals in his spare time, Mengele has virgins brought to him and impregnated by him, all so Mengele can have new citizens of his own to inhabit his new world. Cornered by the Jewish commandos, Mengele detonates his entire headquarters, killing himself and his own men in the process.
  • Angst: The unnamed narrator is an antisocial, thrill-seeking loner who can only achieve physical gratification through murder. A sadist since he was a child, he murdered his abusive mother at the age of 17 and an elderly woman when he was released from prison. Following his second release, he tried to strangle a taxi driver and invaded a home when his plan failed, drowning a disabled man and stabbing his sister to death. Wanting to kill multiple people at once, he stopped by a gas station and planned on killing everyone inside before his arrest, not resisting solely because his crimes would make him famous.
  • Animal World (2018): Anderson is the creator of Animal World, a deadly card game where a poor man can become rich in one night. He gathers contestants by tricking people into paying a mortgage, only to have them go into debt and become so desperate for money that they sign up to compete. With the game showcased to him and his rich friends who bet on the contestants, Anderson doesn't care about the contestants' plight, and even shoots one in the face for cheating. Should contestants lose, they are taken to the black room to be killed or painfully experimented on. Having killed Zheng Kai-Si's father in front of him, Anderson has Zheng compete in the game just to watch him struggle.
  • Anna and the Apocalypse: Arthur Savage is, initially, just the strict headmaster of Little Haven's high school, and a consummate Control Freak who lets a glimpse of his true nature show when, during the Zombie Apocalypse, he callously "prioritizes" over an old woman with a heart condition. When Savage's desperate attempts to maintain authority over the survivors fails, Savage decides to allow the zombies in to slaughter all the survivors out of spite, gleefully locking his own students inside while promising to deliver whatever's left of Anna to her father whom Savage looks down upon, even attempting to murder both Anna and her father when they save his life from the ravenous zombies. Savage gleefully hopscotches over the line to demonstrate himself worse than any of the mindless zombies ravaging Little Haven, attesting during "Give Them A Show" that he "might as well have some fun" with the collapse of society.
  • Anna and the King: General Alak causes havoc in Siam's countryside by leading Burmese troops to brutally murder civilians. When King Mongkut sends his brother with Alak to investigate the crimes, Alak fatally poisons everyone with him and escapes to rouse an army from Burma. In his desire to become king, Alak knows Mongkut has to die, but his true cruelty extends even further: Alak intends to kill all of King Mongkut's young children, who number in the dozens, so there are no obstacles to the throne. When Mongkut ends up besting Alak, he decides to spare his treacherous former adviser so Alak will know the shame of his betrayal forever. Alak simply attempts to shoot Mongkut In the Back, blinded by hatred, greed and rage.
  • Antibodies (Antikörper) (2005): Gabriel Engel is a sickening Serial Killer obsessed with evil itself and his own twisted, artistic vision of murder and torture. Engel's pattern is to kidnap a young boy, torture, maim, and rape him to his heart's desire, then slowly drain him of his blood until death, after which he uses said blood as paint for his artwork. After murdering 13 boys this way, Engel guns down a cop who stumbles across his latest killing before being caught. Once in prison, Engel first gives explicit details on his first victim, taking obvious pleasure from the interrogator's horror at the tale, and later refuses to talk to anyone except a village cop named Michael Martins. Engel psychologically torments Michael over several weeks of visits, ultimately convincing the paranoid Michael that his own son Christan killed one of his childhood friends, when in reality, Engel had killed the girl years back, and had arranged his capture and communication with Michael solely to manipulate him into murdering his Christan to prove a depraved point that all men can be as evil as him if given the right circumstances. Engel was utterly fascinated by the nature of evil and believed himself to be the epitome of it across humanity, and lived for no other reason than to torture and kill others.
  • Antidote (2018): Dr. Alvarez uses the legend of the White Witch to convince superstitious villagers that the female and child patients he drugs are afflicted by her curse. In reality, Alvarez perpetually keeps them in a trance-like state to dig for the lost City of Gold and has his mercenaries kill anyone who comes too close to uncovering the truth. When Anna and her companions come to free his enslaved patients, Alvarez carelessly has his men shoot through the docile workers, before taking Anna hostage and boasting to her how his "brilliance" scored him free labor.
  • Apocalypto: While all of the Mayan warriors are a particularly nasty lot, none stand out so much as the vicious Dragon to the lead hunter Zero Wolf Middle-Eye. One of their best hunters and fighters, Middle-Eye is also the only rapist, who takes one of the women of a conquered village into a hut to violate her, and kills her after, as her husband Blunt struggles futilely to save her. When Jaguar Paw nearly kills Middle-Eye in a fight, Middle-Eye vengefully slits his father's throat in front of him and names Jaguar Paw 'Almost' in response. When the new captives are being marched back to the capital city, Middle-Eye at one point decides to lighten the load by throwing an exhausted slave to his death. Middle-eye stands above his fellow slave hunters in depravity and the others consider him sick.
  • Apostle: Quinn is the worst of Erisden's founding members. A former convict alongside his comrades Malcolm and Frank, Quinn found the island's goddess and kept her inside a shack, convincing his friends to enslave her so they could use her powers for themselves. Envious of Malcolm's position as the cult leader, Quinn began scheming to usurp his place. Discovering that his daughter Ffion was having an affair with Frank's son, Jeremy, and was pregnant with his child, Quinn stabbed her to death and framed the boy for his crime, sentencing him to public execution. Shooting Malcolm in the shoulder and leaving him to die, Quinn captures his daughter Andrea and imprisons her with Jennifer, planning on raping both of them every year so he could sacrifice his own babies.
  • The Arena (1974): Timarchus is a lecherous Roman patrician who purchases slaves and has them abused, allowing his wife, Cornelia, to beat them, and forcing them to entertain in parties where some of them are raped, others being forced to service gladiators. Deciding to force the women to participate in gladiator matches, Timarchus decides to sentence the losers to death, with the winner forced to murder them under pain of death herself. When one of the lovers of a dead female gladiator attempts to strike back, Timarchus orders him crucified, steadily revealing himself to be the worst of Roman society.
  • Arena (2011):
    • Logan is the host of the Deathgames, a web show where people fight to the death. He has his henchmen kidnap people around the world to force them to fight for his show. Before the victims are made to fight, Logan has them tortured and broken by Kaden so they will not resist. When David Lord is captured for the Deathgames, Logan brings up the fact that Lord's pregnant wife recently died in a car crash just to upset him. Logan forces another fighter named Taiga to fight by holding his wife hostage, and eventually has her killed. Logan offers to let Lord go free if he wins 10 fights and kills all of the fighters, but he later tries to inject Lord with a serum that will weaken him during his final fight, ensuring his death. When the FBI arrive, Lord sends his men to try and kill them while he escapes, leaving them all to be captured or killed.
    • The aforementioned Kaden is the one in charge of breaking the kidnapped contestants and killing surviving losers after a fight if the audience demands their death and the winner refuses to finish them off. He has the contestants tortured through means such as waterboarding, and has them beaten for not answering with their new monikers instead of their real names. Kaden also has his men tase the winners who refuse to kill the losers despite the audiences demands. When David Lord attacks Kaden, Kaden tries to go against Logan's orders and have Lord killed on the spot. Kaden later tricks Taiga and Lord into fighting each other by hiding Taiga's face and telling them each that Taiga's wife will be killed unless they kill their opponent within the time limit, with Lord not knowing it's Taiga and the wife being killed anyway. Kaden later has a prison transport crew slaughtered and kidnaps spree killer Brutus Jackson to make him Lord's next opponent. Kaden even nearly strangles his own boss to death when Logan mocks him.
  • Armstrong (1998): The film's main villain, the gangster known only as Ponytail, and the corrupt Russian general Zukov murder former Navy SEAL Rod Armstrong's beloved mentor Bob when he becomes aware of them dealing in nukes. Seeking to distribute Russia's nuclear stockpile to anti-Western terrorists, the two proceed to murder all who can possibly link the business back to them, putting them in Armstrong's crosshairs. To cover up their crime, Ponytail and Zukov massacre the entire crew of a nuclear silo, intending to nuke Moscow itself to allow them to steal and sell the remainder of the nukes there without anyone catching on while Zukov seizes control of the decapitated Russian government, all while Ponytail wants to murder Armstrong for challenging him.
  • Army of Frankensteins: Captain Robert E. Walton is an officer in the Confederate Army when an army of Frankenstein's Monsters are sent through a time portal. When some of his men come back injured, he cold-heartedly guns them down before threatening Lieutenant Henry Swanson into giving him a dose of the mutagen. After capturing one of the monsters and seeing his strengths, Walton injects Swanson and some other goons with the mutagen and orders them to massacre a nearby Union unit, having Swanson kill a nurse who betrayed them for no apparent reason. Robert E. Lee then tasks Walton and Swanson with assassinating Abraham Lincoln with John Wilkes Booth as his contact. When Booth questions the plan, Walton threatens to have Swanson rip his arms off before gunning down a child who was spying on them.
  • Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon:
    • Prince Dorgon, the leader of the Manchu forces, leads his men on a brutal campaign through Korea as they slaughter and burn whatever they encounter. After having a village put to the sword, Dorgon has the women abducted and made to travel with his personal company. Each night, Dorgon selects a different women to force himself on, until the heroine is the last one left. Dorgon enjoys a game of making them submit to him "willingly" and attempts to starve her into submission.
    • The nameless Manchu commander, blind in one eye, shows himself as a sadistic brute who loves to subjugate and murder the Korean people. Unlike his rather noble superior Jyuushinta (Dorgon's battlefield commander), the commander delights in killing his victims and gathers a group of civilians heedless of age or gender, promising them they can return to their homes. After having them run, he sends his men on horseback to butcher all of them while he looks on with amusement.
  • As the Gods Will (2014): Amaya Takeru is more openly sadistic than his already-unstable manga counterpart. A psychopathic juvenile delinquent, Amaya saw the games as a world where the "strong prey on the weak", gleefully taking the chance to satisfy his bloodlust. Introduced asking God if life has any real purpose, and then beating a group of boys before the games even start, Amaya makes his presence known by slaughtering the survivors of the second game with a katana. In later games, Amaya breaks the neck of a student that was running away from him and causes the death of two more students by letting them play a game that he already knew the answer from the start. When Shun confesses that he is nothing like him, Amaya casually tells him that he never intended to help him, and tries to win the game himself, believing that it would kill all the other students.
  • Assassins: Miguel Bain stands in marked contrast to protagonist Robert Rath. While Rath has standards about the sort of people he assassinates and abhors hurting innocents, Bain has a penchant for indiscriminately slaughtering everyone who gets in his way. In the first mission we see him on, he kills the target and his bodyguards, then kills several police officers to escape from custody. When Rath later traps him in the back of a car, Bain prepares to snipe a nearby child to make Rath back down. During an exchange between a hacker named Electra and a group of Dutch clients who turn out to be Interpol agents, he blows away every agent and bystander he runs into and promises Electra that he'll personally cut out her heart. Rath saves Electra, but not before Bain kills Electra's two downstairs neighbours for no real reason. Bain eventually reaches an understanding with his anonymous employer to kill Rath himself, whom he perceives as an irritating rival. Even when Rath offers Bain the opportunity to part ways peacefully at the end, he elects to kill both Rath and Electra instead. Having no regard for any life he takes, Bain became a contract killer largely for glory and thrills.
  • Assassin's Creed (2016): Tomás de Torquemada is a member of the Templar Order and the overseer of the brutal Spanish Inquisition. Given a list of targets by Rodrigo Borgia to eliminate, he would also execute those who are not Christian, with only a few rescued. He later sets the entire city of Granada ablaze in effort to kill Sultan Muhammad XII, while potentially killing hundreds of people living there. Then he is revealed to have kidnapped the Sultan's son, holding him hostage in exchange for the Apple of Eden, making the son watch as he puts most of the Spanish Assassins, including their mentor on stake to be burned alive.
  • Asylum (2008): Dr. Magnus Burke is the former head of an insane asylum which was destroyed, with Richard Miller University built over it. Deciding to focus his efforts on teenagers and little children, Burke started using his new "curing" method on them, thinking that he can "fix" their mental illness faster by driving lobotomy picks into their eyes to simultaneously destroy tissue in the frontal lobes. That led to several deaths and many patients being left traumatized by the experience. Eventually, Burke's cruelty caused all patients to rebel and kill him the same way he tortured them. Swearing revenge, Burke come back as a ghost, using his powers to torture and murder dozens of people and steal their souls. Hunting down students of Richard Miller University, Magnus tortured them physically and mentally before killing them, as he enjoyed their pain.
  • At Close Range (1986): Bradford "Big Brad" Whitewood Sr. starts the film by taking in his son Brad Jr. It is soon revealed Big Brad runs a criminal gang and is not only a thief, but a murderer as well. Brad Jr. sees him drown a member for talking to police, and when Brad Jr. and his friends are arrested, the police hold Brad Jr. without bail to get him to give up his father. As a warning, Brad Sr. rapes his son's girlfriend, and when a grand jury subpoena is issued, kills his son's friends and even kills Tommy, his son's brother—who may or may not be his son—after Tommy pleads for his life. Putting a hit out on his own son, Brad Jr. is shot and his girlfriend Terry killed before Brad Jr finally confronts his father before testifying against him and seeing him sent to prison. A remorseless sociopath, Big Brad stops at nothing to keep himself out of trouble, no matter who he must hurt or kill.
  • Attack on Darfur (2009/2010 Uwe Boll film): The Janjaweed commander is the bloodthirsty leader of a supremacist militia responsible for the slaughter of hundreds, if not thousands of black Africans in western Sudan. When he and his men arrive to a village, after forcing six Western journalists and the African soldiers to leave, they begin to Rape, Pillage, and Burn, plundering the village and indiscriminately killing men, women and children. The commander personally impales an infant on a bamboo stick and then has the mother gunned down after forcing her to watch the scene. As three journalists and an African captain try to save the villagers, they're also killed. One of the journalists is burned alive as the commander watches, chuckling sadistically before shooting him. After burning the village to the ground the commander moves on to continue his genocidal campaign across the region.
  • Attack on Titan (2015): Commander Kubal is the true identity of the Colossal Titan. A ruthless military man who fears the loss of his power and privilege should humanity expand beyond the walls, Kubal is the one who murdered Grisha Yeager and his wife, but not before stealing and taking his titan serum. Transforming later into the Colossal Titan, Kubal shatters the outermost wall to allow the titans to kill countless civilians and condemn others to poverty, disease and starvation when life in the next wall is unsustainable for the poor. When a mission comes to reclaim the lost territory, Kubal attempts to sabotage it and get the entire Survey Corps killed before trying to have Eren Yeager executed when he discovers he's Grisha's son who can also transform. A ruthless thug dedicated to preserving his power and comfort, Kubal demonstrates that he is more vile than any mindless Titan.
  • The Avengers (1998): Sir August de Wynter is a depraved, Bond-esque mastermind who heads Wonderland Weather as a front for his immoral activities. De Wynter starts the "Prospero Project" in a bid to control the world's weather, murdering two of his own minions by tricking them into backing out of the project and later killing even the loyal scientists who helped to devise his doomsday device. Wynter, in the steps to his master plan, has an agent in Emma Peel's likeness murder people to frame the Ministry while knocking out and attempting to rape the real Peel in a moment of lust. Wynter ultimately attempts to extort billions out of all the world's nations lest he manipulate the weather into creating natural disasters to ravage the entire planet and kill millions, trying to freeze all of London to death to prove he's serious.
  • Avenging Eagle: Yoh Xi-Hung, the leader of the Eagle Clan, was a martial artist who purchased 40 boys from slavers. Eschewing any love or affection, Yoh Xi-Hung subjected them to horrifically brutal training that only 13 boys survived, hardened into killers who would live and die for their "father." Yoh Xi-Hung uses them as bandits to increase his wealth and power, sending them after those he deems enemies. In one instance, Yoh sends the Eagles to slaughter a martial artist and his entire family, convincing one of the young men to kill the man's pregnant wife. After this Eagle deserts the clan in guilt, Yoh tries to have him and the Clan’s escapted target hunted down, as the two combat the Eagle clan.
  • Avenging Force: In this sequel to Invasion U.S.A. (1985), Professor Elliott Glastenbury is the leader of a white supremacist group called the Pentangle. Glastenbury orders a hit on the African-American politician Larry Richards, best friend of Matt Hunter; this results in the death of some unarmed bystanders, some agents and one of Richards's little sons. Glastenbury shoots one of his men in the stomach after he failed to kill Hunter and Richards and leaves him to die slowly. He leads an assault on Hunter's house, which causes the death of Richards, his wife for being too noisy, Hunter's grandfather and Richards's remaining little son. Intrigued by Hunter's skills, Glastenbury forces Hunter to participate at the Pentangle's hunting game, threatening to kill Hunter's little sister Sarah if he tells anyone. He puts Sarah in a New Orleans brothel where it's implied he intended her to be pimped or sold to the highest bidder. After Hunter rescues Sarah, Glastenbury leads an hunting party, intending to kill them both. After his men are all killed, Glastenbury tries to personally kill Hunter with a garrote.

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  • Babysitter Massacre: Mr. Walker is a spree killer who believes love gives him an excuse to commit atrocities. Possessing an unhealthy attraction towards Angela since he was young, he kidnaps and murders his own daughter to get closer to her. Years later, he begins torturing and killing those in his path to have Angela for himself, using various instruments to make his victims suffer, including boiling water and toxic gas. After massacring an entire room of party-goers, he takes Angela and her two friends, Arlene and Lucky, to their basement, informing them that they must bludgeon Lucky to death with a hammer if they want to survive. After Arlene takes Lucky's life, Walker strangles her anyway and cuts Angela's ankles to incapacitate her. When Angela stabs him in the stomach, he decides to burn himself with her after realizing that he was going to die.
  • Bad Boys: Fouchet is a ruthless French gangster and drug dealer who steals millions of dollars worth of heroin from a police evidence locker by killing one of his own men whom he had dress as an officer as a distraction. When one of his contacts uses a portion of the stash to party with prostitutes, Fouchet has both the man and one of the women killed out of irritation. Making many attempts on the lives of Miami PD officers Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey and those close to them, Fouchet also has his chemistry team killed for delaying his schedule. When finally caught by the protagonists, Fouchet tries to force Mike to kill him, before making one final attempt on Mike's life out of spite when this fails.
  • Bacurau: Mayor Tony Jr. is a sleazy Corrupt Politician with connections to a group of foreign psychopaths interested in Hunting the Most Dangerous Game, selling out the titular small town of Bacurau to be their playground, including the innocent children. Only caring for his reelection, Tony is despised by everyone in Bacurau for his incompetence and immorality, not only supplying Bacurau with expired food and harmful medications, but also forcing a young prostitute to be his "payment". Abandoning the town after the killers arrive and granting them access to massacre its people, Tony cowardly tries to deny involvement instead of confessing to have made a deal with them.
  • Bad Dreams: Dr. Berrisford is a mild, unassuming man who runs a hospital for those with mental trauma. In reality, he is a sadist with a god-complex and wishes to test his theories on suicide on his patients. Berrisford manipulates his mentally fragile patients emotionally to make them snap, resulting in them killing themselves and others. He has one leap out her window to the street, and has another throw her head into a turbine. One patient he leads to the roof to manipulate her into jumping off before the hero of the movie rescues her. Berrisford simply tries to push them off himself, after having mentally tortured said patient the entire film by planting the idea in her head that the ghost of a cult leader who'd tried to kill her was haunting her.
  • Bad Influence: Alex is presented as a mysterious and handsome stranger with no apparent background regarding his life. He befriends the shy office worker Michael and offers to teach him to be assertive and indulge in risky behaviors. At first, the lessons are innocuous, and even amusing before things take a dark turn when Alex brutally beats and hospitalizes Michael's rival co-worker. When Michael calls their friendship off as a result, Alex kills a girl Michael slept with in his apartment with a golf club, shows Michael him a homemade Snuff Film of the killing and leaves him as the prime suspect. He then attempts to murder Michael's brother when he finds potentially incriminating evidence on Alex. A murderous sociopath, Alec enjoys corrupting others and justifies himself with claims that people are hypocrites who simply try to play innocent.
  • Bad Samaritan: Cale Erendreich is a wealthy sociopath who delights in breaking down his victims. Developing this philosophy after murdering his father's hired hand for rejecting him, Cale would abduct and torture women before tossing them into a pit laced with lye. When Sean Falco discovers his latest victim Katie Hopgood whilst searching his house, Cale slowly ruins his life, beginning with having him and his friend Derek fired from their jobs; uploading a risqué photo of Sean's girlfriend on Facebook and then brutally beating her; murdering Derek and his family to make it look like a murder-suicide; and forcing Sean to watch him shoot Katie into the lye pit, gleefully informing him that he'd bury him alive next to her after pinning his murders on him. Despite claiming to be motivated by correcting people, Cale is the embodiment of spite and pettiness.
  • Bad Times at the El Royale: Billy Lee is a sadistic and psychopathic cult leader who seduces abuse victim Rose Summerspring into becoming one of his devoted, fanatical followers. He instructs her to prove her loyalty by brutally, fatally stabbing an innocent doctor, who helps homeless people that Billy Lee looks to followers for, along with the doctor's wife. Billy Lee also has her and another girl in his cult fight and nearly kill each other in exchange for another sexual favor. When Billy Lee shows up at the El Royale to retrieve Rose, he takes her sister Emily, Father Daniel Flynn—really robber Donald "Doc" O’Kelly—singer Darlene Sweet and concierge and former Vietnam sniper Miles Miller all hostage and forces Emily and Miles to play roulette for their lives, coldly killing Emily when she loses. He also demands Darlene sing to avoid playing, and when she does, he puts her at risk anyway, callously claiming that he's "heard better". He then tries to kill Flynn when he gets free and fights back and after Miles kills Billy Lee, the still-brainwashed Rose mortally stabs Miles before she's shot dead herself.
  • Banlieue 13 (District 13): Taha Ben Mahmoud is a brutal Parisian drug lord who kills anyone he doesn't like, especially his own minions. He controls the largest gang-run ghetto, which the government walled off from the rest of the city to stop the further spread of crime. He's largely responsible for the deterioration in the district, but unlike the government he takes an active hand in making things worse by terrorizing the population to submit to his rule and dumping his drugs there. When a group of his minions fails to recover a large stash kept by Leito, he shoots them in quick succession until one of them comes up with an idea. When Leito and his sister Lola almost have him arrested, he uses his power to makes a deal with the cops to imprison Leito instead. He takes Lola so he can keep her as a beaten, drug-addicted sex slave on a leash in his personal quarters. When a nuclear bomb goes missing and is found by his gang, he considers selling it to arms dealers before blackmailing the police and the government with the lives of 2 million people by aiming it at the city centre with a missile launcher. He chains up Lola to the missile for good measure so the launch will incinerate her.
  • Barbarian Queen duology:
    • First film: Lord Arrakur and his army wipe out Amethea's village, along with at least one other village over the course of several days' raiding. He abducts the young men, forcing them to be gladiators in his arena ,and takes the women, including Amethea's younger sister, to be sex slaves. Arrakur allows his men to torture, rape and murder as they please. He captures Amethea and tortures her for information on the whereabouts of the rebels and tries to have her broken in anticipation of making her an obedient sex slave.
    • The Empress Strikes Back: Hofrax is King Arkanis's misogynistic right-hand man. Assisting his master in keeping an iron grip over the land, Hofrax allows his men to harm the villagers as they please. In charge of Arkanis's slave trade, Hofrax has many farmers captured and sold off across the land. After getting captured and humiliated by Princess Athalia, Hofrax masterminds a plan to lure her by executing innocent peasants in the town square, sadistically torturing Athalia once she's in his grasp, while also promising her that her rebel army will all die by his hand.
  • The Barbarians: Kadar is a ruthless warlord and tyrant who seeks to dominate all he can, running his domain with brutal slavery and murder to keep the people in line. Attacking the Ragnick tribe, Kadar massacres them and takes the leader Canary for a concubine, promising to not harm two boys in return. Kadar proceeds to have them enslaved, and beaten by a man in a specific helmet so that when he makes them gladiators 15 years later, they will face each other in the helmets so he can have the pleasure of watching them kill one another. When they escape, Kadar sets after them, attempting to kill them and the remaining Ragnicks.
  • The Barber (2002): Dexter Miles is a British Serial Killer who moves to the small Alaskan town of Revelstoke and uses it as his hunting grounds, setting up shop as the local barber. Miles kills and rapes a local woman named Lucy before killing her lover. Miles romances a local cook named Sally and later murders her as well. Miles starts hanging around with a third woman, whom he eventually kills as well. An FBI agent shows up in town and informs the sheriff that he has been tracking a serial killer—Miles—who has killed 49 people over the years. Miles frames the sheriff for his crimes and manipulates Lucy's husband Cecil into shooting the sheriff, by telling him Lucy had an affair with the sheriff. After the sheriff is killed, the Coroner does an autopsy on his body and discovers his prints do not match the finger prints on the murder victims. Miles bumps into the Coroner, deduces what he knows and kills him so he won't tell anyone, before moving to Phoenix to continue his murder spree.
  • The Barber (2014): Eugene Van Wingerdt, real name Francis Visser, is an elderly Serial Killer who buried 17 women alive years past and walked due to lack of evidence connecting him to the killings. Visser proceeded to torment the officer who brought him in until the man shot himself. When the man's son John, a cop himself, shown shows up, claiming to want to learn how to kill, Visser plays a game by pretending to be a helpless old man who was mistaken for horrible crimes. It is revealed Visser is lying, knows exactly who his young "protege" is and wants to destroy him as well. Visser murders his former employee when the man annoys him, tracks down and murders a prospective victim that John released and buries John's partner alive. When facing the prospect of being caught, Visser glories in the fame he is sure to receive and the notion that people will learn that anyone can be a monster, even the kindly old barber next door.
  • Baron Blood: Otto von Kleist was a sadistic Baron who personally tortured and killed many residents of the valley where his castle resided, believing that they were "necessary only for his convenience". Though cursed by a witch to die a painful death for his crimes, his great-grandson Peter Kleist inadvertently brings him back to life in the present day, and he begins killing once again. He murders 5 innocent people in a short period of time, including the man who had been renovating his castle, and in the guise of a wheelchair-bound millionaire named Alfred Becker, then buys up the property with the intention of resuming his tortures. After revealing his true nature, he drags Peter, his friend Eva and his uncle Karl down to the dungeons to be tortured and killed.
  • Basic Instinct: Catherine Tramell derives joy only from death-defying gambits, in which she manipulates and leads others to their deaths. Seducing her victims into falling in love with her, Catherine kills them when she grows bored and publishes novels inspired by her crimes, as a show of arrogance in what she can get away with. With a slew of bodies behind her, including her own parents, Catherine manipulates her girlfriend into getting herself killed in a jealous attack on Catherine's other lover, Nick Curran, before setting up her own acquaintance to be blamed for Catherine's murders and get killed by Nick. Given a court-ordered psychologist, Dr. Michael Glass, years later, Catherine mentally torments him and personally kills Glass's wife, manipulating Glass into killing a rival psychologist and framing him for both crimes, happily admitting to Glass that she loves and indulges in her own evil nature.
  • The Bat (1959): The BatLieutenant Andy Anderson—is a notorious killer who committed a slew of murders and other crimes before the movie starts. The Bat returns several months later to begin a new crime spree, breaking into The Oaks early in the film, returning to The Oaks after hearing rumors of stolen bank notes hidden in the mansion. When Mark Fleming, nephew of Oaks owner John Fleming, finds blueprints that lead to a hidden room where the stolen goods are, The Bat brutally murders him by slashing his throat. Later getting found trying to find the hidden room, he murders Oaks housekeeper Judy during his escape. After this, he attempts to fake his death by framing and murdering Dr. Wells and staging it as a suicide. When Dr. Wells finds him, they fight, with The Bat eventually killing Dr. Wells. Drugging a policeman assigned to The Oaks, Detective Davenport, and sets fire to The Oaks garage to draw the occupants out. When they confront The Bat, he kills Detective Davenport and prepares to murder the remaining three occupants, only to be stopped at the last minute.
  • Batman's Arch-Enemy, The Joker, qualifies for this trope as the Big Bad of these two live-action films:
    • Batman (1989): The Joker, real name Jack Napier, is an insane, sadistic criminal. Murdering the young Bruce Wayne's parents, Jack is only stopped from killing the boy himself when his partner warns him the cops are approaching. After being transformed into the Joker, Jack goes on to kill the mob boss who betrayed him, before killing the other Mafia higher ups to take over the Gotham syndicate. Using Smylex mixed in with everyday products, Jack causes a string of deaths of unsuspecting innocents. Jack also abuses his girlfriend, Alicia Hunt, disfiguring and eventually killing her, before trying to seduce Vicki Vale immediately after her death. Taking advantage of Gotham's 200th anniversary parade, Jack tries to gas the gathered civilians with Smylex to amuse himself and takes out his frustration over Batman stopping his plans by killing his loyal second-in-command.
    • The Dark Knight: The Joker is a self-described "agent of chaos" out to give Gotham a "better class of criminal". Introduced by killing each of his goons after a bank robbery, the Joker proceeds to exploit the mob's desire to be rid of Batman, casually murdering henchmen, politicians and police to force Batman to unmask himself. He also makes the lawyer attempting to unmask Batman a target; ties a crime boss to a pile of money which he then burns; kills a gangster by making a pencil disappear...eraser-end first; blows up a hospital; leads police into a trap where they will shoot innocent civilians before getting killed by his men; attempts a Prisoner's Dilemma scenario to get a boatload of civilians and prisoners to blow each other up; and, primarily by manipulating a Sadistic Choice leading to Rachel Dawes's death, and then by mind raping an injured Harvey Dent in the hospital, is the driving force behind his transformation into Two-Face. The Joker's main motivation is fun, but he also wants to show that anyone and everyone can and will become a monster if pushed far enough, or even if just given the chance. He's proven wrong, but doesn't care, just giving an annoyed shrug and attempting to blow the two boats sky high with his own detonator.
  • Battle Beyond the Stars: Sador of the Malmori is the leader of a crew of vicious mutants that roam the galaxy in their large battleship, subjugating any planet he pleases. If the planet's residents attempt to rebel against him, Sador destroys the planet via the use of a weapon called the Stellar Converter. Prior to the events of the film, Sador wiped out Caymen's entire species, leaving him the sole survivor. During the events of the film, Sador invades the peaceful planet of Akir, threatening its residents, the Akira, with destruction unless they submit to him, and having his men slaughter the Akira at random as a demonstration. After the Akira recruit mercenaries from across the galaxy for protection, Sador launches an invasion on the planet, intending to wipe out the Akira in retaliation for their defiance.
  • Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay (1991): Captain Masao Fujioka is a delusional Japan nationalist willing to go to great lengths to protect his country's powerful reputation. After an asteroid hits the Tokyo Bay, Fujioka storms a laboratory with his men and threatens the scientists with execution should they not turn the power on for his electric barrier, killing one who gets too close. After the zombies infest the area, Fujioka forms the Human Hunter unit, a squad of soldiers who roam Tokyo killing both zombies and survivors. Hearing that Captain Kikihara is transferring infected refugees away for safety, Fujioka plans to send his unit to murder the infected survivors to protect Japan's image. Forming a Plan B should he fail, Fujioka captures soldiers and refugees to be tortured and injected with high doses of cosmo-amphetamine to turn them into loyal zombies for his undead army. With his army, Fujioka hopes to start a war against the entire world, where he'll win the battle and rule over a more powerful Japan.
  • The Battle of Canudos (1997): Colonel Antônio Moreira César, nicknamed the Head Ripper for his habit of decapitating enemies, is a fearless yet loud and abrasive officer of the Republican Army. Assigned to lead a third expedition to Belo Monte and take over the town to contain the influence of Antônio Conselheiro, Moreira not only declares his intention to parade with Conselheiro inside a cage but also boasts to have killed more than a hundred people in a revolt during a conversation with a lieutenant. Refusing to prepare the men under his command for the upcoming confrontation just to satisfy his need for battle and glory, Moreira sends countless soldiers to their deaths but not before suggesting that they kill the Conselheiristas by stabbing them to death with their bayonets; one group of soldiers were killed simply because they stopped fighting to eat and drink. When Moreira is fatally shot and put on his deathbed, another high-ranking officer pleads for him to retreat his forces, only for Moreira to threaten to execute all of those who refuse to fight for him, an idea which disgusted a soldier to the point of accusing Moreira of formulating a Taking You with Me on his own brigade.
  • Battle Rats (1989): Commander Van Dram is a VC general with an unhealthy fixation on torture, including a penchant for gouging out eyes. Van Dram has captured more American squads than any other VC soldier, utilizing the tunnels to drag off soldiers to his lair so he can torture them to death. Van Dram orders villages killed simply so they can't support the American soldiers and, when he captures the commanding officer of the "tunnel rats", Van Dram tortures him so badly the once-hardy man can only beg for death when he's found.
  • Battle Royale: Kazuo Kiriyama from The Film of the Book stands in contrast to his emotionless counterpart from the book and manga versions. Kiriyama in the film is a ruthless and psychopathic Blood Knight who voluntarily signed up for 'The Program' to be able to hunt down teenagers for fun. Throughout the film, Kiriyama wracks up the highest kill count, not caring if his victims are helpless or not, and after gunning down one girl, he uses a megaphone so everyone around can hear her pain and his execution of her. While he never speaks a word, his Slasher Smile throughout the film speaks volumes for how much he is relishing his murder of everyone around him.
  • Beneath Still Waters (2005): Mordecai Salas, leader of a club of affluent citizens, delved into the dark arts to increase his own power before turning Marienbad into a hellish epicenter of depravity, murder and violence, enhanced by Human Sacrifice, particularly of children. Finally stopped by the heroic Mayor Borgia, Salas and his followers were locked away until two curious children accidentally happened upon him. Salas, upon being freed, tore one boy's head apart to devour the insides to recover his strength. In the present, Salas seeks to free Marienbad from its sunken grave by destroying the dam Mayor Borgia erected to bury the town beneath the waters and spread its influence over the world, so all of humanity consumes itself.
  • Beast with a Gun (aka Mad Dog Killer) (1977): The vicious Nanni Vitali is a murderer escaping from prison who beats, tortures and kills guards, pummels a gas station attendant and his son and is happy to murder whoever crosses his path. Tracking down the man who betrayed him, Vitali rapes his girlfriend Giuliana and proceeds to beat him to a pulp before dousing him with quicklime and burying him alive. Plotting on a big score, Vitali continues sexually coercing Giuliana while on the run from heroic Inspector Santini. Taking a bank hostage, Vitali executes an old woman hostage and flees, trying to murder Giuliana for her "betrayal", and later taking Santini's father and sister hostage, murdering two cops on the road. Using said sister as a hostage, Vitali tortures her with a straight razor to show he's serious, being no better than the mad dog killer everyone claims him to be.
  • The Beastmaster trilogy:
    • First movie: Maax was the High Priest of Aruk prior to being banished by King Zed, who learned Maax was planning to sacrifice Zed's unborn son. In retaliation, Maax ordered his witch servants to magically extract the infant from his mother's womb and kill him anyways. The unfortunate queen is killed and the infant prince, Dar, only survives because local villagers rescued him. Years later, Maax led the Juns in conquering Aruk, blinding and imprisoning Zed. Maax presides over brutal oppression of the kingdom, regularly sacrificing children to his god, Ar. He wipes out Dar's village, leading him into conflict with Dar himself. When Dar enters Maax's prison to free Zed, he discovers that Maax has innocent people tortured and transformed into mindless beasts to serve as his guards. Maax later attempts to have Zed, his young son, and his cousin Kiri sacrificed to Ar. He then taunts Zed by revealing Dar is his son before killing him.
    • Through the Portal of Time (1991): Arklon is Dar's evil half-brother who seeks to extend his reign over the land of Arok. Having enslaved the people of Arok after King Zed's death, Arklon has Dar sentenced to death for trying to stop him. Teaming up with the sorceress Lyranna to steal a Neutron Bomb from L.A., Arklon plans to use it to destroy those who oppose him. Causing havoc in L.A., even mind raping a soldier for a way into the military base, Arklon abandons Lyranna for thinking about betraying him, and when up against Dar for a final battle, attempts to detonate the bomb then and there, uncaring that it'll kill himself and countless others.
    • The Eye of Braxus (1997): Lord Argon is the frail, sorcerous tyrant of Ambeth who seeks the Eye of Braxus to gain immortality and Braxus's strength. Having innocents sentenced to his dungeon, Argon often absorbs their life essence into himself, the younger the better, while forcing others to act as his soldiers. Finding out that the Eye is in King Thal's hands, Argon has his men raid Thal's village, killing countless lives before kidnapping Thal and torturing him for days. With Dar in his grasp, he leaves him hanging over a pit of lava and attempts to use his friend Bey as one final sacrifice before gaining the power of Braxus.
  • Beasts of No Nation: Commandant is a commander of a rebel battalion fighting in a civil war in an unnamed African country, and has no qualms about using children to achieve his aims. When Agu, a 12-year-old boy, sees his father and brother killed by government forces, he runs off into the jungle. Commandant finds Agu and forces him to join his battalion, in which he has several Child Soldiers. Commandant puts Agu and other children through harsh training before being allowed on the battlefield; any child who fails this training is killed. Commandant forces Agu to kill an unarmed man to prove his loyalty to the battalion. Later in the film, Commandant rapes Agu; it is heavily implied he has raped other children under his command. When attacking a town, Commandant's battalion commits many atrocities, including mass murder and rape. When the leader of the rebel group demotes Commandant and has his lieutenant promoted as leader of the battalion, Commandant has the lieutenant killed. Commandant then leads his battalion in an attack against the rest of the rebel group, willing to throw the lives of his men in a pointless suicide mission, just for the sake of his pride.
  • Becky: Dominick is a merciless, soft-spoken Neo-Nazi who seeks a mysterious key that will help him change the world to one where white supremacy reigns. Orchestrating a prison breakout by killing two prisoners and his security guards, Dominick flags down a passing car, beats the driver to death, and orders Apex to kill the two screaming children inside so as to steal the vehicle. With his thugs in tow, Dominick invades a lake house and takes the family inside hostage, torturing and killing the father Jeff to coerce his teenage daughter Becky into handing over the sought-after key. When Becky fights back and begins picking off his goons, Dominick violently targets Jeff's girlfriend Kayla and her son Ty, shooting the woman in the leg and nearly throttling her son in front of her. Dominick ultimately tries to kill Becky and the others even after getting what he wants, shooting the loyal Apex for getting in his way and trying to save the family.
  • Bedlam: George Sims, the master of Bedlam House, is a ruthless, greedy man who runs the asylum with an iron fist. Manipulating the political system to have any rivals thrown into the madhouse, Sims rigs the window outside their cells so that when they try to escape, they inevitably fall to their deaths. Starving, beating and torturing inmates, Sims has a young woman thrown into Bedlam when she attempts to have the inmates treated better. Sims frequently attempts to break her faith in humanity and tries to have her thrown in a cell with a murderous inmate. When he learns she is going to testify before a parole board, Sims attempts to force her to take a "solution" that will leave her dead or insane.
  • Behind Enemy Lines: General Miroslav Lokar is the warmongering commander of the Serb Volunteer Guard paramilitary unit, secretly orchestrating a series of genocidal killings against Bosniaks, including children, in southern Bosnia and burying the bodies in a mass grave at the hills. Destroying the jet of Chris Burnett and Jeremy Stackhouse when they accidentally photograph evidence of his crimes, Lokar executes the latter and sends his two Co-Dragons on a mission to hunt for Burnett. Leading an attack against the guerrillas who opposed him, Lokar kills even more people and allows his soldiers to casually massacre surrendering troops.
  • The Believers (1987): Palo is a practitioner and shaman of a malevolent version of brujería (witchcraft) of the Santería religion. Spreading his influence into New York, Palo corrupts many of the city's rich and powerful into the sacrificial murder of their own children for more power, and gains a large following. When Tom Lopez, a cop infiltrating the cult, discovers the truth, Palo uses his dark magic to drive him mad with paranoia and later suicide; he also torments Lieutenant McTaggert into eventually killing himself when he too discovers the truth. The cult plans to initiate Cal Jamison by having him sacrifice his son Chris, with Palo hospitalizing Cal's girlfriend Jessica by putting spider eggs in her makeup, causing spiders to crawl out of a blister on her face. When Palo's supposed surrogate mother comes to her senses and attempts to warn Cal, Palo murders her too. When Cal defies the cult to save his son, Palo murders Cal's friend Marty in the ensuing chase, before trying to kill Cal himself.
  • Belzebuth: Belzebuth is none other than Satan himself. Hellbent on cementing his reign over the earth, he does everything in his power to ensure that the Second Coming never reaches fruition. A thousand years after the death of Jesus, he engineered the First Crusade, causing thousands of deaths, including that of the new Christ child. Nearly another millennium later, Belzebuth started possessing hosts to kill large groups of children and then themselves, with newborn babies among these children, and demanding child sacrifices in exchange for backing out of pacts made with him. He possesses Detective Emmanuel Ritter after luring him into his grasp with the promise of returning his wife and child to him, and uses Ritter to carry out more chaos and violence with the aim of murdering Isa, the reincarnation of Christ.
  • Better Watch Out: Luke Lerner is a sociopathic pre-teen who wants to seduce his babysitter. He stages a home invasion with his friend to impress her, and when she finds out it was faked, Luke ties her up, sexually assaults her in a game of truth or dare, and calls her boyfriend to come over. When he does, he knocks him out and ties him up, and proceeds to torment the two of them before calling her ex. He hits the boyfriend in the face with a paint can from the balcony, causing his head to explode, much to Luke's sick glee. The ex arrives, and Luke goads him into writing an apology to the babysitter before lynching him with the rope on the swing. Luke murders his friend/accomplice for trying to free the babysitter before stabbing her in the neck and framing the ex for his crimes. Upon discovering that the babysitter is still alive, he asks his mother if they can visit her in the hospital, with the obvious intention of finishing her off.
  • Beyond Darkness (1990): Bette is a Satanic servant of the demon Ameth who killed ten children and devoured their souls to deliver them to hell. After her execution, Bette begins haunting the family of a minister, intending on delivering their children to hell as well. Bette begins to corrupt the boy of the family, tormenting the family regularly while trying to possess them, enslaving the spirits of women executed as witches to do her work. Later causing the death of her enemy, a former priest, Bette attempts to force the father to sacrifice his own son to her master Ameth.
  • Beyond the Mask (2015): Charles Kemp is a British businessman and member of the East India Company, leading the group in several atrocities like slavery and murder. When his protégé William Reynolds tries to settle down for a peaceful life, Kemp tries to murder him to keep him quiet, and frames him for many murders and riots sparked by Kemp himself. Kemp plans to disrupt the 13 colonies of a young America by bombing Philadelphia during the signing of the Declaration of Independence, killing hundreds of people so he can swoop in and take over the colonies in the ensuing chaos, and tries to murder his own niece Charlotte Holloway when she discovers his plans.
  • Big Bad Wolf: Mitch Toblat is a werewolf who can retain his mind and talk, but he is also a vicious, sadistic sociopath. At the start of the film, Mitch kills Derek Crowley's father in front of Derek's uncle Charlie, before marrying Derek's mother and emotionally abusing Derek for years. When Derek and his friends decide to go on a trip to Mitch's personal cabin, Mitch interrupts their fun as a werewolf by killing all but Derek and his Love Interest Samantha; in said massacre, he rapes and kills a virgin in front of her boyfriend, taunts said boyfriend, and fatally castrates him. Later, he blames Derek for bringing his friends to the cabin in the first place. When Derek, Sam and Charlie are investigating Mitch and looking for DNA evidence, he catches Sam in his room and forces her to perform oral sex on him. When he discovers they were investigating him, Mitch abducts, tortures and kills Charlie, telling him it's his own fault for not minding his business. After that, he abducts Sam and takes her to his cabin, intending to lure Derek to him. The plan is sidetracked when another group of teenagers come to investigate the previous massacre, but he kills them as well and rapes a girl in their group. He then attempts to kill Derek and Sam in a fight, and just before he is killed, he bites Derek so that the latter will be cursed.
  • The Big Bird Cage (1972): Warden Zappa is the cruel leader of an all-female prison camp, where the women are forced to serve as labor for his sugar plantation. If one of the women were to escape, misbehave, or be revealed as an informer, they would be sent to the Bird Cage, a giant mechanism where most of them die from work-related accidents. The ones who are driven insane by their work labor are taken to the Mad House and abused by the guards. Hanging an escaped woman by her ponytail for a day and later torturing Blossom for Django’s whereabouts, Zappa has his men gun down every escaping woman once a prison break occurs.
  • The Big Boss: Hsiao Mi, the titular Big Boss, is a brutal factory owner who uses his factory as a drug smuggling operation. When his workers uncover the drugs, Hsiao Mi has them murdered and later kills their cousins when they try to investigate what happened. Having a riot brutally suppressed, he corrupts the hero Cheng with alcohol and women before deciding Cheng can't be trusted, having Cheng's lover killed and then having his entire family slaughtered before trying to kill Cheng in a personal duel.
  • The Big Heat: Vince Stone is The Dragon to gangster Mike Lagana. Stone is also far crueler and more vicious than his business-minded boss is. When a cop ends up dead and the cop's girlfriend looks like she may talk, Stone kidnaps her and tortures her to death. When homicide investigator Bannion, first meets Stone at a nightclub, Stone is punishing a dancer by burning her with a cigarette. When Stone thinks his girlfriend, Debby Marsh, has been meeting with Bannion, he disfigures her with hot coffee and throws her out on the streets. He later attempts to kidnap Bannion's young daughter and carries out the murder of another member of the organization. When Marsh confronts him later and repays the favor by throwing boiling coffee at him, Stone mortally wounds her with a gunshot, giving Bannion a murder to finally pin on him.
  • The Big Heat (1988): Ching Han, the Big Bad of this Hong Kong crime film, is a ruthless drug smuggler who introduces himself burning alive a Dirty Cop who tried blackmailing him. When said cop's friends investigate the murder and catch Han's partner, Han has his men invade and shoot up a hospital to kill said partner, who Han was also blackmailing with photos of him having a homosexual affair. He has the hero Wong's girlfriend murdered and leaves a bomb by her corpse to kill the police. Later torturing one of the cops, Han sets a trap to kill his friends as well, planning to continue his business no matter who he has to kill.
  • Big Tits Zombie: Maria at first seems to be simply an annoying snob, but is revealed to be something much worse. After accidentally unleashing the Zombie Apocalypse, she focuses on nothing more than saving her own hide, culminating in leaving her coworkers to be Eaten Alive while she takes the keys and runs. During her escape, Maria learns she can command the dead to do her bidding. Enjoying the power, she decides to create a kingdom of the dead on the ashes of the old world. After revealing this to Rena and Genko, she orders them killed, eventually leading to Genko being zombified. After Genko turns enough to be controlled, Maria orders her to shoot her newfound friend Rena before trying to drop the latter in a portal to Hell when that fails.
  • The Black Belly of the Tarantula: Mario is a man who, after murdering his wife, learned that he can only get sexual gratification from murdering women. Growing frustrated from being a misogynist working under a female boss, he decides to start murdering the models in the company. To do so, he takes an acupuncture needle and paralyzes them. Fully conscious but unable to move or speak, the women are then Forced to Watch their own murders. After Inspector Tellini starts investigating his crimes, Mario begins stalking him and his wife. He eventually ends up slaying his boss and almost killing Tellini's wife before being arrested.
  • Black Book: Dr. Hans Akkermans is a corrupt member of the Dutch Resistance who is secretly working for the Nazis. Through a ruse conducted as an escape to freedom, he and Van Gein secure safe passage for Jews, resistance fighters, anti-Nazis, and just plain unfortunate people into neutral or Allied territory. Shortly after leaving the dock, the boats are machine-gunned by a Nazi patrol, their bodies looted, and the spoils divided between the conspirators. Akkermans begins to kill off the conspirators, at first appearing to have had a heroic attack of conscience, only to later reveal he just didn't wish to share the wealth. Later on, he tries to kill Rachel Stein to silence her knowledge of the goings-on and hold onto his status as a war hero. He seems caring and respectable, but it all was act which got innumerable amounts of people killed solely so he could steal their heirlooms and melt them or sell them.
  • Black Butler: Lady Hanae Wakatsuki is the Evil Aunt of Shiori "Kiyoharu" Genpō, who became an Immortality Seeker after being rejected by Shiori's father for being infertile. She ends up joining with pharmaceutical executive Shimpei Kujo to experiment on young women obtained via Human Trafficking to develop various anti-aging drugs, eventually killing Shiori's parents when they get in her way. During one of these experiments, the two discover a drug called Necrosis which agonizingly mummifies people. Hanae decides to test this drug on random people, including a nightclub full of people, her murders soon being nicknamed the Devil's Curse. After killing Kujo for outliving his usefulness, Hanae sets up a bunch of Necrosis pills to bomb a mass gathering of world leaders, intending to mummify everybody in a kilometer's radius.
  • The Black Cat: Hjalmar Poelzig is a depraved Satanist who plumbed depths almost unheard of in 1930s horror cinema. Having served in World War I, Poelzig betrayed his comrades to have them slaughtered and condemned the survivors to torturous death camps, including his closest friend Vitus Werdegast. Seducing and marrying Vitus's wife, Poelzig murdered her and kept her preserved corpse—before marrying the daughter of her and Vitus when said daughter was of age. Running a Satanic cult, Poelzig captures hapless travelers and sacrifices them to his master, intending to sacrifice the female lead of the film. Finally, Poelzig murders his current wife, adding her preserved corpse to his macabre collection.
  • Black Christmas (2019): Professor Gelson is a misogynist who, upon discovering the bust of Calvin Hawthorn contains Hawthorn's malevolent will, uses it to brainwash frat pledges and sends them out to murder "unruly" women. Killing several women across campus, Gelson intends to have the frat dominate political institutions with any women who resist the new way of things to be disposed of. Trying to have the heroines murdered, Gelson promptly has a sorority collaborator killed despite her attempts to be "good" for them.
  • The Black Cobra: The unnamed head of a biker gang leads said gang as they rape and murder their way through the local area for fun. When a woman photographs him after witnessing him and his gang killing someone, he decides to kill her and steal the pictures, butchering anyone who gets in his way. To infiltrate the hospital that the photographer is staying in, he murders a man by dragging him down the road with his motorcycle, smearing the victim's blood on one of his minions afterward to make him appear injured. Even after learning that the photos are useless due to the flashbulb being too close, he decides to continue his assault anyway, and kidnaps the police chief's daughter. When the film's heroes attack the gang to rescue her, he abandons his men to be captured or killed.
  • Black Dawn (2005 Direct-to-Video): Anthony Greer is a corrupt CIA agent who wants to destroy an office building in Los Angeles. To overshadow the destruction of the building and keep attention away from himself, he masterminds a long series of events which lead to a terrorist group acquiring a nuclear bomb that they plan to use to destroy all of Los Angeles. Greer frames Jonathan Cold for a series of murders in an attempt to keep him from interfering. Near the end, he shoots and kills the leader of the terrorists, Nicholi, taunting him about the fact that he was just a pawn in his plan.
  • Black Samson (1974): Johnny Nappa is a racist and sadistic gangster out to muscle in on the territory of the heroic nightclub owner and neighborhood protector Samson. Gleefully killing whoever gets in his way, even his own men, Nappa bombs Samson's nightclub, and when he sends his girlfriend undercover, he savagely beats and tries to murder her when he suspects she's become soft on Samson. Later trying to lure Samson into a trap by kidnapping the latter's lover Leslie, Nappa is confronted by the entire neighborhood and tries to have them gunned down when they get in his way.
  • The Black Magic duology has these two Evil Sorcerers:
    • Black Magic (1975): Shian Jianmi is a sadistic shaman-for-hire willing to murder and ruin one's life for money. Murdering two lovers on the behest of a wife, he later leaves the wife to die when his first attempt to fight Fu Long fails. Retreating to modern Hong Kong, he uses his powers to have lovers cheat on each other and grant one a slow, painful death for profit, killing those who don't pay on time. Found by Fu Long, Shian has Xu go on a violent rampage against his construction coworkers and later attempts to have him commit suicide via walking off a steel girder.
    • Black Magic 2 (1976): Kang Cong is a selfish shaman who will do anything to extend his own mortality. Luring in various women to be used as his sex slaves, Kang feedson their breast milk to extend his life. Resurrecting several corpses to act as his henchmen, Kang has the corpses act as prostitutes to lure men to his mansion where he makes business deals with them. If one of them were to cross him, they would either be given incurable tumors or instantly decay into a rotting corpse, something he's already done 10 times. When the captured Margaret is freed by her lover Zhenshing, Kang has the two killed and used in his zombie army. After murdering a shaman trying to stop him, he tries to make Cuiling his new slave and unleashes his zombies onto Zhonping when he arrives at his mansion.
  • The Black Pirate: The pirate lieutenant, along with his captain, leads his forces to slaughter entire crews of ships and then to leave the survivors tied up before detonating gunpowder to kill them and sink their ships, while presiding over cruelties such as slicing a man open to get a ring he swallowed. When the heroic Black Pirate, a surviving victim and in truth the Duke of Arnoldo, arrives and kills the captain to join the crew, the lieutenant takes over. Lusting after a "princess" they captured, when the Black Pirate staves off any evil activity by promising a ransom, the lieutenant arranges to blow up the ransom ship so he can try to rape the beautiful Isobel while attempting to murder his rival, culminating in a final battle as he attacks Isobel and kill anyone who gets in his way.
  • The Black Room: Baron Gregor de Berghman holds cruel reign over his Tyrolean estate years after a prophecy predicted he would die at the hands of his younger twin Anton. Habitually murdering the wives of the peasants he lords over to amuse himself, Gregor invites Anton back to his home with the intent to murder his benevolent brother and impersonate him. Gregor kills his servant Mashka after she expresses jealousy over Gregor's own lust over the beautiful Thea, and succeeds in tossing his own brother to his death into the titular Black Room, taking his place to marry Thea and rule unopposed. Gregor murders Colonel Hassel after he sees through his deception, and arranges for Thea's love Lussan to take the blame for the murder and be sentenced to death. Utterly bereft of his twin brother's decency, Gregor was willing to murder even his own blood to retain the power he so cruelly maintained.
  • Black Sunday: Princess Asa Vadja is a devil-worshipping vampiric witch who terrorized ancient Moldavia. For her crimes, her brother was forced to sentence her to death, for which she vowed to avenge herself on her own family. 200 years later, Asa is resurrected and begins her work killing the Vajda household and their servants one-by-one. All of this is part of her plan to absorb her descendant Katia's youth so she can torment the Earth once more. When Dr. Andre Gorobec arrives to save Katia, Asa attempts to trick him into killing her himself.
  • Blackhat: Sadak starts the film by overloading the coolant pumps at the Chai Wan nuclear plant in Hong Kong, simply to test his code for a future attack. As Chen Dawai and Nicholas Hathaway attempt to track him down, he has hired mercenaries kill Chen with a car bomb while FBI agents Barrett and Jessup are gunned down in a separate confrontation. Sadak's plan is to flood several tin mines in Malaysia, destroying several villages in the process, in order to make a fortune trading tin futures. Sadak never shows any need for the money he will make from this attack, only seeking the notoriety he will gain from orchestrating such a massive payday. His allies are treated as mere assets, and he shows no sympathy when they die. Ultimately, Sadak's only care is for himself and his reputation, regardless of how much damage he causes or how many people he has to kill.
  • Blackway: Richard Blackway is introduced stalking Lillian and killing her cat, having previously tried to rape her as well. Blackway frequently scams the residents of the town, brutally beating them or threatening to harm their families if they dare to tell the police. It is also revealed that Blackway quit being a police officer in order to become a drug peddler and human trafficker, with one trafficking victim being kidnapped and drugged into compliance. When the protagonists find him, he attempts to murder Lester and Nate and rape Lillian again.
  • Blacula: Count Dracula, from the first film, despite his brief appearance, manages to stand out as a cruel, wicked monster responsible for the events of the duology. A slave trader who views slavery as glorious, Dracula, upon hearing that African Prince Mamuwalde wants to end Africa's slave trade, uses his dozen brainwashed wives to seize Mamuwalde and turn him into a vampire, rechristening him as "Blacula". Locking him away in a coffin to suffer for centuries, Dracula coldly locks Blacula's wife Luva with her husband to starve to death.
  • Blade: Deacon Frost is a younger vampire who sets himself apart from the older vampire hierarchy and their preference to remain in the shadows to rule humanity from behind the scenes, desiring to openly reduce all humans to cattle by incarnating the evil blood god La Magra. Frost maintains a network of nightclubs where hapless humans are frequently killed for the vampires' feasts; kills a vampire elder in an exceptionally painful way by removing his teeth and letting him burn up in the sunrise; murders one of his human minions For the Evulz; throws a little girl into traffic to distract Blade; attacks Blade's mentor Whistler and leaves him for dead; and sacrifices the entire vampire council as part of the ritual to summon La Magra. However, Frost's worst crime is his past attack on Blade's then-pregnant mother and his transformation of her into a bloodsucking monster, later rubbing this fact in Blade's face to hurt him.
  • The Blade: In this Tsui Hark film, Fei Lung, the Flying Dragon, is a violent tattooed bandit who leads his men to pillage and destroy whatever they can. We see in flashbacks that Fei Lung attacked an innocent village and killed its defenders, killing The Hero's father in the process. Fei Lung later gloats he skinned the man for the presumption of standing against him. In present, when Fei Lung attacks a town's foundry, he attempts to massacre every worker inside, mockingly calling them "little pigs" for the slaughter. Even his fighting style is designed to cause as much pain as possible, with Fei Lung overwhelming the enemy with dizzying speed and cutting them to shreds. In his final fight, when he realizes he's beaten, Fei Lung even attempts to use his final moments to attack the hero's unarmed friends and murder them as well.
  • Blast (1997): Omodo is a terrorist notorious for killing his hostages. Rigging Atlanta with numerous bombs in time for the Olympics, Omodo takes a swim team hostage after killing most of the personnel near the pool, executing several girls on camera to show he's serious. Detonating one bomb to prove his point, Omodo plots to kill all his hostages and level a huge chunk of Atlanta, even tying the hero's wife to the bombs so he will die knowing he failed to save her.
  • Blast (2004): Michael Kittridge, real name Talbert Skyler, is a seemingly fanatical Eco-Terrorist whose extreme agenda hides much more sinister ends. Taking an oil rig hostage and massacring those who attempt to escape, Skyler ruthlessly attempts to murder its captain Lamont Dixon, showing no care to the life of his young companion Eric he endangers in the process and later coldly executes the one doctor on the ship after she loses Eric. Capturing and violently torturing Dixon, Dixon finally learns that Skyler murdered the real Kittredge to take his identity and use a believable agenda to cover his real plan, which involves launching an EMP over California to knock out the state's power to destroy any evidence of Skyler's mass robberies. When confronted by a horrified Dixon on the countless innocent lives this would cost, Skyler nonchalantly brushes them aside and threatens to murder Eric right in front of him to goad him into staying down.
  • Bleach: The monstrous Grand Fisher is an intelligent and evil Hollow who uses the form of a lost little girl to lure in other children so he may devour their souls. When Ichigo Kurosaki was a child, Grand Fisher attempted to prey on him, with Ichigo's beloved mother Masaki dying to save him. In the present, Grand Fisher attempts to eat Ichigo's younger twin sisters, and when Ichigo interferes, Grand Fisher uses an illusion of Masaki to torment him before bringing their fight to a crowded metropolitan area where it shows zero concern for trying to cause collateral damage, boasting that it had been waiting for Ichigo so it could finish the job it began years ago.
  • The Bleeding: The Vampire Monarch, Cain Black, seeks to spread vampiric dominion over the world while running a nightclub called Club Mortem where humans are regularly slaughtered. Having slayers captured and tortured, Cain tracks down and murders one hunter when he escapes before inviting several women to one of the clubs. We see Cain keeps a chamber full of dozens, if not hundreds of corpses, capturing women to have his men drain them sadistically, or have them butchered and carved alive by another vampire. Cain then initiates a slaughter of the humans in his club before attempting to murder his own brother, Shawn Black, to become even more powerful with his blood.
  • Bleeding Steel (2017): The Woman in Black is Andre's main executioner. Introduced by brutally killing guards on a hotel, she kills a famous writer that knows about the experiments on human enhancement and tries to kill another person investigating them. Finding the girl used for the experiments, she threatens to open fire in a stadium and have her men kill the cops in the place. Kidnapping the girl, she don't care about the lives of her men during the following battle. Once she is captured, the Woman accidentally kills one of her men and then kills another one out of desperation at being captured. A stoic assassin, the Woman in Black manages to be worse than her own boss.
  • Bless the Child: Eric Stark is a Satanist and cult leader who is trying to find a "special" empowered child by kidnapping kids born on a certain time of a certain day as a prophecy foretells, testing them for powers and murdering them when they fail. In public, Stark's status as the leader of a self-help quasi-religious group keeps him from drawing scrutiny. When he kidnaps his new wife's daughter Cody from her aunt Mim, Stark believes he has found the child he needs and proceeds to try to break her faith in goodness, while encouraging her to burn a homeless man alive. When Cody refuses, Stark burns the man himself out of spite. Stark and his men kill other people during the film and when Cody and Mim are reunited, Stark furiously attempts to gun both down rather than surrender his hold on Cody.
  • The Blind Menace (1960): The blind Suginoichi is a would-be Corrupt Politician. A manipulative snake of a man, Suginoichi spends the film committing a series of atrocities, from extortion, blackmail, murder and rape, while framing others for his crimes. In such instance, a noblewoman comes to Suginoichi for a loan of 50 ryo to save her brother from debt. Suginoichi gives her the money, but rapes her as well. The next day, in front of her husband, Suginoichi asks Lady Namie to return the money he's given her "for safekeeping." He later informs her he'll return it to her in exchange for sex- 5 ryo at a time. Suginoichi engineers his master's fall and death to take his place and when another of his rape victims kills herself out of shame, he simply laughs. He manipulates Yakuza into murdering his master and takes his place, securing a high-class wife in the process. When he realizes her infidelity, he decides she'll never fully belong to him and murders her as well. At the end, when his fortunes collapse, Suginoichi spends his downfall ranting at all around him, issuing impotent threats while unable to believe his defeat.
  • The Blind Warrior (1987): Raden Parna is a warlord so evil he's rumored to be the son of Satan himself. Conquering the local region and oppressing thousands, Raden regularly has people killed for any infraction to his rule and has innocent women regularly taken to him to sacrifice them to the evil god he ostensibly worships, only to secretly dump them into his private sanctum to have them serve his carnal desires. Raden orders a village completely exterminated to seize a gold mine they harbor and institutes awful slavery of the local residents, with all the prisoners forced into grueling labor as the guards torture and murder them for any perceived slight, even children seen forced to work and cut down in front of their mothers. Further boasting a harem full of women he's butchered the loved ones of and even keeping some of his soldiers loyal under the threat of their families' lives, Raden has an entire settlement where the heroes are nesting at slaughtered, throwing the titular blind warrior into a “hellhole” to die and trying to marry his companion Samila to make her his.
  • Blitz: Barry Weiss was once a common street thug with a knack for getting himself thrown in jail. After attacking two men in a billiard hall and getting beaten up by police officer Tom Brant, Weiss decided to become a Cop Killer and, known as "Blitz", murder all of the police officers responsible for his arrests. He guns down two police constables and beats an inspector to death with a hammer, and later on drowns Brant's informant, Radnor. He attacks another police constable, and kills her teenage friend when he comes to her rescue. After being detained by police and released due to lack of evidence, he disguises himself as a police officer and tries to kill Brant.
  • The Blob (1988): Dr. Christopher Meddows is a military scientist who specializes in bioweapons. He's inadvertently responsible for developing the Blob by sending the satellite and the proto-Blob sample into space, where it mutated before it fell back down on Earth. He didn't expect it to develop into a ravenous, all-consuming monster, but he is more than pleased at this development and its military potential. He cordons off the town where the Blob has started its spread so he can test its killing potential on all the inhabitants and to perform further experiments on the survivors. He's even willing to sacrifice his own men to further his goal, as he orders the sewers blocked off when two of the heroes and one of his men try to escape from the pursuing Blob.
  • Blood and Black Lace: Massimo Mariano is a greedy Italian fashion modeling agent who moonlights as a vicious masked Serial Killer. Prior to the start of the story, the killer murdered a wealthy Count and staged his death as an accident, seducing and secretly marrying his widow, Cristina Como, and making her his accomplice. When his crime was discovered and used as blackmail leverage by one of his agency's models, Isabella, he took on his secret identity for the first time and brutally strangled her to death. Learning of the existence of a diary in which she documented the crime amongst other dark secrets of her co-workers, he murders two other models who had attempted to steal it to hide their own vices, the first, Nicole, by gouging out her eyes, and the second, Peggy, by shoving her face-first into a hot stove. When he is detained by the police, Cristina murders a fourth model to give him an alibi, and, clearly uncomfortable, requests the killings stop. He orders her to perform one last job: kill a fifth model, stage the death as a suicide, and leave the killer's costume behind to frame the dead woman. Cristina does, so, but as she makes her escape through a balcony, he arrives and impersonates a police officer, hoping to startle her into falling to her death and leaving him heir to her fortune. With no place in his heart for anything other than himself and money, he set the standard dozens of other Giallo villains would have to live up to.
  • Blood Father: Jonah Pincerna is Lydia Link's abusive boyfriend and a violent cartel member who oversees properties owned by his uncle. Making millions by robbing the homes for the money his uncle has hidden in them, Jonah then frames and murders the innocent tenants; roping Lydia into acting as a lookout while he and his men execute two. Trying to force Lydia into killing one with him, Jonah is injured when Lydia accidentally shoots him instead. Furiously pursuing Lydia and her father, John, Jonah forces John's friend, Kirby, to lure out Lydia by torturing him, capturing her and murdering Kirby while calling John to make him listen.
  • Blood Feast: Fuad Ramses is an Egyptian caterer who worships the goddess Ishtar. In order to resurrect his goddess, Ramses kills young women to make them into the dishes of a blood feast for her. After getting enough flesh, he kidnaps a woman and whips her to get her to agree to be Ishtar's vessel, leading to her demise. He then tricks the guest of honour at a party he's catering into agreeing to host Ishtar, nearly killing her before being stopped by the police.
  • Blood Fest: Horror film director Anthony Walsh puts together the festival Blood Fest to make the best film ever. While his silent partner just wants to blow the place up, Walsh instead wants to be as sadistic as possible by allowing his victims to have hope first. Setting up monsters by subjecting mentally ill people to Mind Rape to make them believe they are famous slashers; importing Eastern European women and infecting them with diseases to make them crave blood and sharpening their teeth to make vampires; and using reanimated corpses for zombies, Walsh unleashes them, massacring hundreds of innocents to capture the deaths on film. Walsh and his partner even install a microchip in the attendees' wristbands to drive them to become murderous rage zombies so that there are no survivors.
  • Bloodlust: Dr. Albert Balleau is a bored hunter who believes in Hunting the Most Dangerous Game, luring innocent teenagers to his island to become victims. Balleau happily hunts them down and murders whoever he finds while showing no mercy to his men. Those who fail him are killed or left to die. When he discovers his wife is unfaithful and helping his victims, Balleau murders his wife and her loves, and stuffs the corpses before returning to trying to kill the teens.
  • Blood of Beasts: Sven is the finest warrior in a Norse tribe, and betrothed to Princess Freya. While hunting for the beast Agnar, Sven leaves his king to die so that he can claim the throne more quickly. His consolidation of power involves him threatening his supposed best friend's life if he talks about the battle and declaring that Freya will join him in marriage and bear him many children. When Freya rescues her father at the cost of her own capture, Sven decides to kill the king. He never gets the chance, though, because he has to join his fellow tribesmen in rescuing Freya so he can maintain his image, though he does take the time to declare that he will kill anybody who calls him a coward. The army rescue Freya and Sven leads them in seemingly killing Agnar, but the beast survives. This culminates in a duel on his and Freya's wedding, leading to Sven mortally sounding Freya when attempting to kill Agnar.
  • Blood Quantum: Alan, aka Lysol, Traylor's elder son, freely admits to being someone not worth looking up to. Proving this, Lysol unleashes zombies upon the Red Crow refugees, slaughtering and turning multiple innocents after stabbing his own younger brother. Intent on destroying the compound, Lysol feeds a woman to a zombie after using her to lure his family into a trap and even sets another on his own brother's pregnant girlfriend.
  • BloodRayne series:
    • BloodRayne: Kagan, much like his video game counterpart, is a powerful vampire king and Rayne's father, having raped and murdered her mother. Taking advantages of a lawless land, Kagan has an army of vampires and humans at his disposal to wipe out the human race. Kagan seeks the eye, heart and rib of the ancient vampire Belial (Beliar in the first game) to further empower himself. When Rayne allies herself with the Brimstone society, Kagan sends his army to the Brimstone headquarters, killing hundreds of innocent people. When Kagan captures Rayne and discovers she empowered herself with Belial's pieces, he plans to ritually extract the pieces from her. In the final fight, he manages to kill the Brimstone leader, Vladimir, before facing Rayne in a final duel.
    • BloodRayne II: Deliverance: The Big Bad, Billy the Kid, is depicted as a vicious vampire with a sweet tooth for children. Terrorizing the American frontier, Billy gradually builds a vampire army, and is introduced killing two parents that Rayne befriended and abducting their children. Billy takes over the town of Deliverance, by killing the sheriff and taking the children. Billy plans on using a railroad being built through the town to recruit more vampires and take over the country. Billy keeps the children to himself, picking one to feed on, having the others watch as he does so. When Rayne finally confronts Billy, he sets up a trap to hang the children on several nooses, feeding on one of them to taunt Rayne as she struggles to save them.
  • Blood Work: Jasper "Buddy" Noone, a Serial Killer nicknamed "The Code Killer," viewed himself as the villain to Detective Terry McCaleb’s hero. When McCaleb suffers a fatal heart attack, Noone, refusing to let their "battle" end, begins killing off organ donors with the same blood type as McCaleb, knowing he will get a heart transplant faster. After McCaleb recovers and begins looking into the donors' murders, Noone, having inserted himself into McCaleb‘s life as his best friend, assists him with the investigation, killing off anyone who could implicate him in the killings. Failing to frame a criminal for the murders, and then being found out by McCaleb, Noone reveals he trapped Graciela, McCaleb’s Love Interest, and her young nephew, on an abandoned boat, tries to use them as leverage to allow himself to escape, and then plans on resuming his killing spree and his "fight" against McCaleb. Stopped by McCaleb, Noone leads him to the hostages' whereabouts, then tries one last time to kill them all. Sociopathic, cruel, and manipulative, Jasper Noone was a monstrous human being, and he relished every second of it.
  • Bloodshot (2020): Dr. Emil Harting is the lead scientist of Rising Tech Industries. To take care of those who have defected from RST, Harting utilizes his pet project Ray Garrison, a soldier whom Harting has fashioned into his own personal assassin through the use of nanite technology and constant Mind Rape. Harting brainwashes Ray to see Harting's rivals kill Ray's wife before unleashing Ray to slaughter everyone in his path. Harting subsequently resets Ray's memory and subjects him to the process all over again to release him on the next target, with all intention of killing Ray when his purpose is used. When KT, one of Harting's minions, tries to quit in disgust, Harting attempts to murder her by shutting off the respirator system that allows her to breath.
  • Bloody Chainsaw Girl (2016): Nero Aoi is a misanthropic, teenage scientist at Uguisu School who has dreams of world domination. Having become a pariah after experimenting on animals, Nero decides to be an anti-social outcast who builds a lab underneath the school and painfully turns her bullies into her mutant cyborg minions. Angered at Giko Nokomura for trying to befriend her, Nero orders her cyborgs kill her, planning to convert Giko into her own personal cyborg. Manipulating others into working for her, she coerces bullied cheerleader Bakutani into becoming a cyborg, and forcefully gives a sex change to the head of the ninja club to make him, Hanzo, and the club her cyborg bodyguards. Forcing the shop class to make weapons for her cyborgs, she turns 18 of its members into cyborgs, later killing them off and making them still-living skull attachments that power her Chainsaw of the Dead. Meeting Giko on the roof, Nero kills Hanzo when he gets in her way, attempts to detonate Bakutani when she tries to make amends with everyone, and still tries to kill Giko after she attempts to talk her into friendship.
  • The Bloody Judge (1970):
    • Robert Jeffries is the highest judge in England during King James II's turbulent rule. Using his position to root out supposed traitors to the King, Jeffries is in truth a sadistic coward using his authority to brutalize others for his own satisfaction. Having a young woman named Alicia tortured and branded as a witch, Jeffries offers to free her if her sister Mary will sleep with him, and orders Alicia burned alive when Mary is too horrified to respond. Jeffries brutally crushes the Monmouth Rebellion and has the survivors and their loved ones tortured brutally and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. When he has Mary's lover Harry, he forces Mary to sleep with him to free Harry, only to reveal he plans to have Harry sent to the plantations as a slave anyways. Sadistic and cruel, Jeffries is devoted solely to his own power, advancement and appetites.
    • Satchel, bailiff of the Earl of Wessix and eventual right-hand of Jeffries, eventually proves himself to be as bloodthirsty and corrupt as the Judge himself. Already a vile man who aids in the capturing of rebels to be tried, tortured, and executed while personally murdering those who resist, Satchel shows his true colors by attempting to rape the sister of Alicia whom he captured and saw horribly tortured and executed. Having his face burned in retaliation, Satchel goes turncoat and takes up service with Jeffries, beating his slave Sally to a bloody pulp for helping the Earl's son Harry while rounding up the female slaves of the region and violently threatening those who resist. Satchel even tortures his way through a countless number of prisoners during the Bloody Assizes, hurting people regardless of guilt in every shape and form solely out of his own depraved sense of enjoyment.
    • Jack Ketch, Jeffries's clubfooted torturer and executioner, runs Jeffries's prison as a system of nightmarish torture under his total oversight, personally subjecting prisoners to flaying, dismemberment, violation, mutilation, and any other wicked torture he devises to see them scream and writhe all before he sends them to executed. Ketch personally mutilates Alicia Gray out of nothing more than sick pleasure when she ends up in his clutches and, during the Bloody Assizes, has hundreds of prisoners violently tortured by himself and Satchel, enjoying himself all the while.
  • Bloody Mallory: Abbadon the Dark was one of the original fallen angels who rebelled against God due to hating humans. When his brethren were imprisoned, he set about on a scheme to become Pope and use the Catholic Church's resources to help him free them and Kill All Humans. To set up a base of operations, he had a village trapped in a Pocket Dimension, with the villagers and anybody who stumbled upon the portal being trapped in a nightmare of torture and murder. In the modern day, Abbadon has some ghouls rape some nuns to distract demon huntress Mallory so he could have them attacked, killing their government liaison and putting their child psychic in a coma while he staged his own kidnapping and killed a bunch of guards. When Abbadon starts the ceremony to open the portal to Hell, he has a circle of cultists commit mass suicide, proving he cares as little about demon lives as he does human.
  • Blown Away: Ryan Gaerity was once an Irish terrorist who, after trying to kill dozens of civilians with a bomb, was taken down by his more moral partner, Jimmy Dove, and sent to prison. Years later, Gaerity breaks out of prison, killing a guard and his cellmate in the process, then tracks Dove down and starts killing off his bomb squad teammates. After killing Dove's dog and displaying it for him to find, Gaerity orchestrates the death of Max, Dove's uncle, in an explosion meant to kill both Dove and his uncle. When found by Dove, Gaerity reveals he set a bomb to kill Dove's wife and daughter, and then tries to kill both Dove and himself with a bomb, hoping for Dove's last thoughts to be the knowledge that his family is about to die. Obsessed with revenge to the point of insanity, Gaerity went above and beyond whatever "justice" he was trying to enact on Dove would have called for.
  • Blow Out: Burke is a professional assassin who shoots out the tires on a Presidential candidate's car to send it into the water. While he succeeds in killing his intended target, a woman in the car with him survives. Deciding he needs to eliminate her as well, Burke devises a truly cruel plan to cover his tracks. So there will be no inconvenient questions, Burke becomes a Serial Killer by targeting women who look similar to his target, strangling them to death with a garrote. He finally attempts to kill the girl, Sally during a parade so her death will be passed off as the act of a random maniac. Burke is indicated to be nothing more than a sociopath using his job to hurt others.
  • Blue Velvet: Frank Booth, a sadistic sociopath with a penchant for random acts of rape and violence, is introduced by savagely beating and raping an abused nightclub singer and then taunting her about her mutilated husband—said mutilation was done by Frank. It later turns out that Booth kidnapped the poor woman's husband and son, killing the husband in the process, only in order to make the woman his sadomasochistic Sex Slave, even cutting off her dead husband's ear and presenting it to her, just to torment her. When he figured out that Jeffrey Beaumont warned the police, he, in an act of reprisal, beats Dorothy nearly to death, strips her naked, and leaves her in front of Beaumont's house. During the ending, we also discovered he has also brutally lobotomized one of his henchmen after having killed Dorothy's husband.
  • Bluebeard (1901): The first cinematic adaptation of Bluebeard is as vile as his literary counterpart and possibly the earliest example of a CM in cinema. A wealthy nobleman who charms and marries a young woman, Bluebeard's sadistic pastime is revealed when the woman walks through a locked door she is warned against going into: all of Bluebeard's previous wives tortured to death and hung upon hooks. Bluebeard attempts to do the same to his new wife before he's killed and his victims revived through divine intervention.
  • Bluebeard (1944): Gaston Morrell is a misogynist Serial Killer responsible for the "Bluebeard" murders in Paris. Having grown obsessed with a woman, Morrell throttled her when he discovered she was a prostitute, constantly succumbing to a frenzy with other women before murdering them as well. Morrell murders his lover Renee when she questions him, all while romancing heroine Lucille, even when he murders her sister Francine. Killing an art dealer who covered for him to elude justice, Morrell even tries to murder Lucille when she plans to go to the police.
  • Boarding School: The hired killer who took the name of "Dr. Daniel Sherman" is a sociopathic hitman hired by Jacob Felsen's stepfather to kill his son. Having killed since his teens, the hitman invades the boarding school Jacob is sent to alongside his partner Ms. Adams, killing the Shermans to pose as them, stuffing their bodies in the freezer. Suffocating Elwood after news of his mom coming to pick him up, the hitman tries to poison the mom, only to kill Ms. Adams after she stabs her to death. Partnering with Jacob, he murders Claude with a fireplace poker and tries to pose the murders as an accident by burning the whole school and its students to the ground, planning to kill Jacob before he escapes.
  • The Body Snatcher: The sinister John Gray, "evil himself," is a man of depraved obsessions centered around his associate Dr. "Toddy" MacFarlane. A cabman by day and grave robber by night, Gray establishes his cruelty by killing a dog who announces his presence in the grave, thieving from the graveyard to supply MacFarlane with specimens for his research. Gray eventually turns to the murder of a blind street singer to sate MacFarlane, and strangles his assistant Joseph to death, presenting his body to MacFarlane as a twisted gift and gradually driving MacFarlane deeper and deeper into the threshold of insanity until Gray finally admits he torments MacFarlane solely for the pleasure of having a rich man bent to his whims. Gray vows he will never stop tormenting MacFarlane, and his words ring true as MacFarlane's insanity claims him soon after he's driven to kill Gray. Hauntingly mad in his crusade to torment MacFarlane, Gray still remains among the most chilling performances of horror legend Boris Karloff.
  • The Bone Collector: Marcus Andrews, aka Richard Thompson, the titular Serial Killer, was a forensics expert who was convicted by Lincoln Rhyme, after planting evidence that resulted in six innocent people being imprisoned, with one of them hanging themselves. After being let out of prison six years later, Marcus, driven by revenge towards Lincoln, abducts people by posing as a taxi driver and surgically removing a piece of a bone for Lincoln to use as clues, and puts them in life-threatening scenarios, giving Lincoln and his partner, Amelia Donaghy, barely enough time to save them before they die a horrific death. While Amelia saves a young girl that was tied to a pier, Marcus goes to Lincoln's house, killing the police captain and Lincoln's caretaker, to confront him. Blaming him for the abuse he suffered in prison, Marcus attempts to kill Lincoln before being shot down by Amelia.
  • The Book of Eli: The despotic Carnegie uses his followers to rob and murder travelers, seeking a book to extend his grip on the post-apocalyptic world. Discovering Eli has the book he seeks, Carnegie tries to use Solara, the daughter of his abused mistress, to seduce Eli, and beats his mistress when Solara fails. Revealing the book to be a King James Bible, Carnegie intends to use it to manipulate people's faith for power. Pursuing Eli and Solara after they flee, when Eli gives Carnegie the book because of his threat to Solara's life, Carnegie immediately fatally shoots Eli, leaving excitedly to bend more people to his will.
  • Book of Monsters (2018): The Shapeshifter is the monster that butchered young Sophie's mother in front of her. Returning to kill Sophie on her 18th birthday to complete a ritual to unleash its demonic kin on mankind, the Shifter tortures a man to death and unleashes monsters to slaughter the partygoers at Sophie's house, even taking its first victim and fusing him to a monster while leaving him in horrible agony. Manipulating the others, it tries to kill Sophie's Love Interest Jess while mocking Sophie over her mother's death before trying to kill her as well.
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2: In this Alternate Continuity, this version of Elly Kedward, aka the Blair Witch, is depicted as being less mysterious in favor of being more upfront and personal. Elly is the spirit that haunts the woods of Burkettsville and is responsible for centuries of death and disappearances, especially of children. When Erica theorizes that Elly was an innocent victim of persecution and makes contact with Elly, the witch is revealed to be a malicious being who starts off tormenting the tour group with visions of her child victims, and is implied to caused Tristen to have a miscarriage. Later it's revealed the witch has been possessing not just Tristen and Erica, but the rest of their group as well, with an addition of gaslighting; having them slaughter a group of tourists in a ritualistic orgy; having Kim kill a woman she had an argument with; and seemingly having Jeff kill Erica. When the group confronts a seemingly possessed Tristen, who goads them into hanging her, a tape later reveals that the witch had them under a delusion while killing a terrified Tristen, ruining the lives of her friends.
  • Borderland: Papa Santillan is both a charismatic crime lord and the head of a death cult active near the border of Mexico with a penchant for brutal torture. Sacrificing dozens of victims in ritualistic killings so that the gods may protect his cocaine smuggling operation, Santillan has a police detective mutilated and beheaded for trying to stop him while his partner, Ulises, is Forced to Watch everything. Deciding to kill an American to appease the gods, a young man is kidnapped for Santillan and when his friends, Ed and Henry, begin searching their friend to save him, Santillan has the cousin of Ed's Love Interest murdered before Henry is hacked to death with machetes. Using Phil for one of his rituals, Santillan mutilates his shoulder with a cleaver and has him decapitated while he goes to take a bath. When confronted by Ulises, Santillan kills him anyway despite the man having showed him mercy.
  • Born to Raise Hell: Costel is a Romanian gangster and nightclub owner who has made a business out of breaking into wealthy people’s homes, stealing whatever he and his men can find, and killing the family inside. During these home invasions, Costel personally rapes and kills the wife, sometimes having sex with them even after they’re dead. He’s also perfectly willing to kill his own men, such as when he performs a drive-by on one of his drug runners along with some police after said runner gets captured. When Dimitri, a drug kingpin, demands that Costel pay him the money he owes, Costel responds by performing one of his home invasions on Dimitri’s house, resulting in the death of Dimitri’s wife, and during which Costel attempts to murder Dimitri’s young son.
  • The Boys from Brazil (1978 film): Dr. Josef Mengele is a Nazi who fled to South America after the war to escape justice for his crimes in the concentration camps. Orchestrating a plot to build a Fourth Reich, he captures dozens of women and forcibly impregnates them with Adolf Hitler's DNA so that he can resurrect the dead dictator through cloning and renew Nazi Germany’s bid for world conquest. Mengele orders 94 men across the world killed as part of the experiment, performing the assassinations personally after he has a fallout with the rest of the retired Nazi leadership. He is prepared to kill anyone who stands in his way, including a Brazilian boy who spied on his compound. Mengele's endgame is to create a new Hitler—Mengele's ideal of the perfect sociopathic genocidal warlord—for every subsequent generation until the total extermination of the "lower races" is completed.
  • The Brain (1988): Dr. Anthony Blakely is a power-hungry alien servant of the Brain. To get its master a foothold on Earth, Blakely founds a mental health clinic to brainwash people under the guise of helping them. Eventually, Blakely's popularity grows to the point of him getting a local pop psychology talk show, which he uses to feed the Brain independent thoughts, not caring that anybody who resists the hypnosis is driven to madness of the homicidal and suicidal variety. A fellow shrink at his clinic tries to quit out of ethical concerns, and Blakely laughs as the Brain devours her whole. When Jim Majelewski escapes from the clinic, Blakely frames him for multiple murders, one of which he committed by brainwashing a woman into killing her husband with a chainsaw for refusing to watch his show. Eventually, Blakely plans to send the Brain's mind control across Canada, then the world, while also giving Jim's girlfriend to the Brain as the latest of many humans to be its food.
  • Brain Damage: "Aylmer" is an ancient alien parasite that is coveted by humans due to his ability to produce a juice that is an addictive drug for humans. Aylmer is in the possession of elderly couple named Morris and Martha, who keep him alive by feeding him animal brains. Aylmer grows bored with this, desiring human brains to consume, and escapes to another apartment. Aylmer meets a young man named Brian and exposes him to his juices. Aylmer offers to give Brian his juices again, if he takes him for a walk. Brian, high out of his mind, is messing around in a junk yard, when a security guard tries to detain Brian. Aylmer kills the security guard and eats his brain. Later, while at a club, Brian meets an attractive woman and they go to the roof to have sex, but Aylmer eats her brain. When Brian discovers what Aylmer is doing, he tries to stop being Aylmer's pawn, but goes through horrible withdrawal pains and suffers from nightmarish illusions, with Aylmer mocking him and demanding that Brian obey him in exchange for his juice. Brian eventually breaks down and helps Aylmer kill another man at a motel. Later, while high and under Aylmer's influence, Brian kills his girlfriend. When Morris and Martha try to reclaim Aylmer and take him from Brian, Aylmer kills both of them.
  • The Brain from Planet Arous: Gor, the titular Brain Monster, is a megalomaniacal criminal warlord. Having fled Arous to escape punishment for previous crimes, he possesses the body of Steve March and kills his colleague Dan. Choosing Steve's body due to his position as a respected scientist, Gor plans to demonstrate his powers at a later nuclear test in order to blackmail the world. While pretending to be Steve, Gor uses his powers to destroy a plane, laughing like a maniac as he does. When a policeman investigates him due to the connection between Dan's body and the bodies of those from the plane, Gor fries him to death. At the nuclear test site, he destroys the site himself, ordering the generals watching to get representatives from certain countries or else he will destroy their capitals. When a corporal tries to shoot him, Gor kills him. When some of the representatives don't believe his claims, Gor destroys another plane, before ordering them to surrender all their industries to him, planning to enslave Earth as an invasion force to conquer the universe. He later tries to kill Sally when he notices her in Steve's house.
  • Brain of Blood (1971): Dr. Lloyd Trenton is an ambitious scientist who has the ability to perform brain transplants. Planning to gain control over the country of Khalid, he performs his surgery on its dying ruler Amir. Needing a fresh body, he sends his servant Gor to kill someone so he can use the corpse. When the body is too mangled for him to use, he uses Gor's body instead. To keep Amir's brain alive, he sends his assistant Dorro to drain blood from people he has kidnapped and kept in his cellar until they die from blood loss. Trenton also orders an assassin to kill Amir's envoy, causing all but Dr. Negserian to perish. When Amir escapes his lab, he uses a device to track him, causing Amir great pain when he uses it. He then uses the device to force Amir to kill Negserian and an agent named Tracy, before transplanting Amir's brain into Negserian's body.
  • Braveheart: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland to England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of Ius Primae Noctis, giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window for daring to speak to him as an advisor and beats his son's face in afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to fire on his own troops while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that his men are expendable. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.
  • Braven (2018): Kassen is a violent drug lord who first establishes himself by beating one of his own men to death in a public diner upon hearing the loss of his drugs. Attempting to retrieve his drugs from a cabin that Weston and Hallett stashed it in, Kassen kills Weston for interrupting him before ordering the rest of his men to kill the Braves family in the cabin, child included. Kassen would then take Linden Braven hostage where he murders him in front of his son Joe and shoots the sheriff dead, before trying to kill Joe, while telling his intent to gut Joe's wife and daughter like he did his father.
  • The Breed (2001): Although the vampire Dr. Cross has genuinely good intentions, his pet Mad Scientist, the traitorous Dr. Fleming, has no such illusions. A human collaborator in the pocket of the vampires, Fleming manipulates his own allies while testing his evil pathogens on people in his laboratory, before selling out all humanity in the vampires' master plan: to use Fleming's virus to turn those who surrender into vampires and agonizingly wipe out all who resist. Fleming doesn't care how many people die, only caring about the vampires' promise for him to never know disease, weakness, or pain again-—which Dr. Cross gifts to him by opening his throat.
  • Brennus, Enemy of Rome: The titular Brennus is a bloodthirsty warlord who leads an army of barbarians through the early Roman Empire, causing bloodshed and devastation on a massive scale to satisfy his greed and lust for power. Routinely having civilians tortured and killed, Brennus promises Nissia that he will spare the town of Clusium if she agrees to marry him, only to reveal that he never had any intention of keeping his word. Personally responsible for the death of one of hero Quintus Fabius's brothers, Brennus conspires with Decius Vatinius in order to seize all of Rome's riches for himself, and cruelly mistreats Nissia as he tries to force himself upon her. After demanding a ransom of a thousand libras of gold in exchange of Rome's safety, Brennus has his men arbitrarily raise the price, and when the Romans finally turn the tables on him, he abandons his men to their fate, and kills Vatinius after the latter shows him an escape route.
  • Bridge of Dragons (1999): The evil General Ruechang is a man loyal only to power. Ruechang murders the good-hearted father of Princess Halo to take over his kingdom and intends on forcibly marrying Halo and fathering an heir out of her, ruthlessly abusing her throughout his tenure as ruler and likely intending on murdering her after she wears out her use to him. Viciously cracking down on any rebellion to his polluted rule, Ruechang regularly has resistance fighters slaughtered or imprisoned, cuts open the throat of one impertinent rebel after falsely promising him a fair duel, and eventually makes it a point to directly lead the charge towards the rebellion's base to massacre everyone—man, woman, and child, capable of fighting or not.
  • Bright: Leilah is an Inferni coven leader and a devout follower of the Dark Lord. After Tikka, Leilah's sister, betrayed the Inferni, she sent an assassin to kill her and her associates. After the assassin failed and Tikka stole Leilah's magic wand, Leilah and her Co-Dragons scoured the city looking for it. During their search, they murder several civilians, gang members, and even police officers while chasing down Tikka and officers Ward and Jakoby. After Leilah gets her Wand back, she tries to convince Tikka to rejoin the Inferni so they can resurrect the Dark Lord together. When Tikka refuses, she tries to kill her moments later, and blames Ward and Jakoby for "corrupting her". Malicious and relentless, Leilah cares about nothing but resurrecting the Dark Lord and killing anyone who stands in her way.
  • Brighton Rock: Pinkie Brown in the 2010 Film of the Book is a cruel, 17-year-old sociopath who is seen committing murder by a young woman. With her unaware of his identity, and so she will not testify against him, Pinkie seduces and marries her, killing again to cover his tracks. When he realizes a journalist is on his trail, Pinkie decides his wife is a liability and tries to force her into a Suicide Pact where she will die and he skips out on his end. When said journalist and a member of Pinkie's gang attempt to save her, Pinkie simply tries to murder all of them.
  • Brimstone: "The Reverend" is a stern, misogynistic, religiously-obsessed man who uses the Bible to justify his mistreatment of women. After physically and psychologically abusing his wife Anna for many years, ultimately leading to her suicide, the Reverend begins to lust after his daughter Joanna, intending to force her to marry him. When a friendly bandit sheltered by Joanna tries to stop him, the Reverend shoots him in the face with a cattle gun before dragging his daughter to his chambers to beat and rape her. Joanna escapes and finds a new home in a brothel, where the Reverend tracks her down many years later in an attempt to beat her back into submission to him. Joanna fights back and escapes again, but not before the Reverend stabs one of her best friends to death. After Joanna marries a new husband and becomes a mother, the Reverend once again finds her and proceeds to stalk Joanna's family, slaughtering the livestock, trying to turn her daughter against her and murdering her husband by cutting open his stomach and strangling him with his own intestines. Joanna flees to her father-in-law's cabin in the mountains, during which journey the Reverend shoots and kills her young stepson. The Reverend proceeds to murder the old man as well before capturing, tying up, and beating both Joanna and her daughter, indicating that he intends to rape the little girl—his own granddaughter—as retribution for Joanna having spurned his perverted advances for so long.
  • Broken Arrow (1996): Vic "Deak" Deakins was a man with a 20 year career in the US military. After being unhappy with being passed over for promotion for officers he considered his inferior, Deakins decided to steal some nuclear missiles and use them to extort money from the US government. While trying to steal the nukes from a training exercise, Deakins tries to murder his "friend", Hale Riley. Mercenaries under Deakins's command murder some civilians who are near the drop zone where the nukes would be delivered and then they kill a US military team assigned to recover the lost nukes. Deakins tampers with the keypads on the nukes, so that they would detonate if anyone tries to deactivate them. Later in the film, Deakins kills Pritchett, the man financing this operation, for annoying him with his complaining and comments that this is the first person he has ever killed face to face and doesn't see what the big deal is. Near the end of the film, after Hale destroys the helicopter Deakins was planning on his using to escape the blast radius, Deakins decides to set off the nuke anyway and attempts to kill hundreds of thousands of people, solely out of spite.
  • Bronx Warriors series:
    • 1990: The Bronx Warriors: Hammer the Exterminator is a mercenary hired by the Manhattan Corporation to capture, and later eliminate, Anne after she runs away to the Bronx. Coming into confrontation with the Riders gang, Anne's rescuers, he kills two of its members and begins paying off other members to turn on one another. In an attempt to cause a war between the Riders and the Ogres, Hammer kills a member of The Ogres and frames Trash for the murder. At the film's climax, Hammer, deciding to Leave No Survivors, attacks a festival full of people, having his men burn everyone in sight alive.
    • Escape 2000: Floyd Wengler is a mercenary tasked with removing the population of the Bronx so the General Construction Corporation can gentrify it. To do so, he institutes a policy of genocide, with the victims either being tricked into voluntarily coming via lies of reaccommodation in New Mexico or simply being gunned down in their own homes. After Trash escapes a building's demolition and becomes hero of the resistance, Wengler tries to lure him and his gang to their deaths via civilians with bombs attached to them. After the resistance kidnaps President Clark, Wengler has his goons track them to their hideout, knowingly getting them killed, to get his armies a pathway to the base. When he gets there, he leads a total massacre, executing Clark so the company Vice President Hoffman can take over and pay him more] The battle ends up going south for his side, so Wengler tries to escape, gunning down any friend or foe in his way. Despite working for a faction genuinely wishing to help New York City, Wengler never pretends to be anything but Only in It for the Money.
  • Brooklyn Tide: Disgraced former FBI Agent Jonathan Clay, Special Agent Jonathan Corbin's former partner, desires revenge for the latter putting him in prison. To this end, Clay manipulates Agent Samantha Vera into being his infiltrator; has Corbin's supervisor, Agent Francesco, attacked; and has a supposed cyber weapon in Francesco's possession stolen. Intending to cause a nuclear meltdown using the device, Clay has Vera inject Corbin with potassium cyanide while she takes the device on his behalf. When Corbin confronts Vera over her betrayal, Clay stabs her from behind, before eventually trying to have his subordinate, Zero, shoot Corbin during their final confrontation.
  • The Brotherhood of Satan: Doc Duncan is the leader of the titular cult of elderly men and women. For many centuries, he and his followers have been brainwashing children into joining his coven, with the intention of possessing their bodies to extend his life after killing their families with an inanimate object that he brought to life through magic. The first thing he does in the film is crush a family underneath a tank while they're in their car. Next, he uses a child's doll to kill the parents of two children before spiriting the children away. When Alice comes in to meet with the Brotherhood, he sends the spirit of their baptized grandchild to Hell before ordering his followers to beat her to death. Duncan has Mike killed as he tries to snap his son out of a trance. Once he's gathered all the children needed for the members to possess, he orders each of his followers—and himself—killed with burning swords, after which they successfully hijack the bodies of the children.
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf: Jean-François de Morangias appears to be a foppish, crippled aristocrat, but is in reality a deadly enforcer for an evil cult. After returning from Africa, he brought with him a lion that he controls and keeps in a state of constant agony, using it to slaughter people while the poor creature is in so much pain it can't control itself. He also reveals a rather perverse lust towards his sister Marianne and later rapes her. While he is merely The Dragon to the Cult's leader, he comes off as the far more cruel, evil and deadly of the two and his mastery of the Beast indicates he might be the one really in charge.
  • The Brothers Grimm: The Mirror Queen was once a beautiful and vain queen who left her people to die of the plague; prior to this, the queen tortured and murdered numerous people for Black Magic to grant her immortality. Failing to get eternal youth, she spent centuries rotting away from age and the plague before brainwashing an innocent huntsman into becoming her werewolf slave, and began kidnapping young girls via macabre versions of fairy tales, burying them alive to take their blood for her youth and kills the soldiers investigating these kidnappings. When one child is saved, the Mirror Queen takes the huntsman's daughter Angelika as a substitute. When the Grimm brothers confront the queen, she magically forces the brothers into a knife fight, brainwashes a mortally wounded Wil, and mocks Jakob about his failure to save his sister as a child.
  • Brute Force (1947): Captain Munsey is a cruel sadist who psychologically and physically tortures the prisoners under his care, subjecting them to beatings and more to obtain information. When one man refuses to talk due to parole, Munsey manipulates another prisoner into suicide to have parole hearings revoked. When a riot becomes inevitable, Munsey has no hesitation in trying to simply gun down as many prisoners as he can, refusing to even recognize any of the men as human beings.
  • The Buffalo Boys (2018):
    • Captain Van Trach is the head of the Dutch forces in the setting. Having murdered the heroes' father, the Sultan, Van Trach sets up a dictatorship where the Javanese are worked as slaves, branded as his property and killed for little reason. When he discovers the village leader trying to protect his daughter, Van Trach makes the man choose whether his daughter or father will be executed and then has the man killed as a message anyways. Van Trach also takes women as sex slaves, abusing them and murdering them if they try to escape. When the heroes return to resist him, Van Trach has the town attacked, with many killed and raped, willing to do whatever it takes to continue his reign.
    • Drost, the right-hand man of Van Trach, is introduced by transporting several slaves of Van Trach. However, he displays his true cruelty when trying to torture unregistered citizens—including women and children—by branding them, and shoots one of the children who escaped from his cruelty. Personally executing a village chief, Drost then captures the heroes to be tortured and interrogated by Van Trach. When the heroes escaped and retreated to a farmhouse, Drost then, under Van Trach's orders, burns the farmhouse and shoots those inside, while letting his men kill and rape all of the innocent villagers, all while watching the burned farmhouse with an extreme apathy.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lothos is an ancient vampire, famous and feared for killing numerous Slayers over the centuries. Arriving in Los Angeles, Lothos starts a new killing spree to track down Buffy and take over the city, having his follower Amilyn turn numerous people into his vampiric army for him and bring him new victims to feed on, even turning one of Buffy's friends to find her and killing another. During his first confrontation with Buffy, Lothos kills her watcher Merrick by turning his stake onto him, letting Buffy go at the time as he was expecting more of a challenge. Later, Lothos leads his minions on an attack at the school, killing several students. Lothos is completely indifferent towards his followers and their deaths, as seen when he refuses to save Amylin when Buffy stakes him, giving him an unsympathetic smile as he mockingly plays a fiddle. After Lothos fails to hypnotize and/or seduce Buffy, he stops his flirtatious advancements in favor of going in for the kill, putting his sadistic personality on full display as he notes to the rest of the students that he will kill them all himself once he's done with Buffy.
  • Bulletproof (1988):
    • Colonel Kartiff is a Libyan communist seeking to sell the Thunderblast, an impenetrable tank, to the Russians for a hefty profit. Wiping out a small mountain town and keeping the few survivors imprisoned and subjected to weeks of abuse and starvation, Kartiff sends his right-hand man Pantaro to seize the Thunderblast as it's being transported across the border and slaughter nearly everyone accompanying it. Kartiff redirects his attentions to the woman Devon after she's captured, degrading her, having her comrades killed before her eyes, and raping her himself after she resists his advances, with the heavy implication he's had other victims before.
    • The aforementioned General Pantaro is a smug, perpetually-grinning psychopath who seems to only be following Kartiff and fellow terrorist Brogrado for a chance to wipe as many American soldiers out as he can. Massacring a border patrol and personally wiping out the majority of the squad sent to transport the Thunderblast, Pantaro eagerly takes any chance he can to execute whomever he can at Kartiff's word and terrorizes several of the prisoners himself, later attempting to burn all the prisoners alive himself and furiously gunning many of them down as they attempt to flee.
  • Bullet in the Head: Paul is part of a trio of delinquent Blood Brothers who go to war-torn Vietnam to escape arrest. Witnessing the brutality of the war, Paul decides that those with the best guns control the world, immediately robbing and pistol whipping a store clerk upon getting his first gun. Over the course of the film, Paul is consumed by Gold Fever, gunning down anybody who stands in the way of him and his gold, including threatening his supposed friends. After the trio are captured by the Viet Cong, Paul immediately sells out the CIA agents he got the gold from before leaving his allies to be tortured to death in the prison camp. In his escape, Paul personally shoots Frankie in the head, permanently brain damaging him to the point of needing a Mercy Kill, and massacres a bunch of villagers to steal a boat. Years later, when Ben confronts Paul for revenge, he tries to force his nemesis to destroy Frankie's skull just to psychologically torment him.
  • Bulletproof Monk: Strucker is a staunch Nazi who seems to extend his racial prejudices to everyone who isn't a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant later in the film. He is ruthless in his goal for world domination, perhaps epitomized early in the film where he slaughters a temple-full of Tibetan monks, who refuse to defend themselves. He also has the informant who'd been helping him brutally executed and threatens his own granddaughter when she continues to fail him. He has no redeeming qualities and no goals beyond orchestrating a Holocaust Times Ten. This all might just be in order to make the thief protagonist look a bit more amiable.
  • The Bunnyman trilogy:
    • First two films: Joe is the apparent head of his cannibalistic family's activities, as well as The Corrupter and boss of the titular Bunnyman killer, real name Michael. Hobbies including torturing or raping their victims to death; when the Bunnyman turns to Joe for help, Joe relentlessly mocks and bullies him for his failures, including the deaths of his family. Joe is shown to be the one who planned the massacre of a school bus full of children, and runs a shop where he secretly sells the meat of his victims to unwitting customers. When he has two sisters abducted, Joe agrees to let them go if the older sister fetches three more victims for him; the first is stuffed into a barrel with nails in its side before they are pushed down a hill, while he holds sexual threats over one who he took a liking too. When he plans to rape his remaining captives, including the two sisters, Joe is confronted by the Sheriff about the murder of two deputies. After wounding the sheriff, Joe proceeds to crush the man's head in while sticking his thumbs in the sheriff's eyes before being fatally shot himself.
    • Vengeance: John is one of a duo of psychotic brothers along with his brother Carl. Disturbed sadists in their youth, the two brothers are introduced in a flashback when they bullied and burned a younger kid named Michael alive, and left him for dead before Michael was saved by their kindhearted handicapped brother Jacob. As the two brothers grew up, they became a pair of killers of their own. When they reunite with Michael, now the Bunnyman killer, they plan on capitalizing off of him by creating a haunted house attraction to lure in more victims; they also send and take Michael on a number outings to collect more victims, one of which included a child. John personally kills two women, using their skeletons as part of the attraction. When their plans ultimate fall flat, John plans to go their separate ways, as well as to kill and throw Michael and Jacob under the bus, blaming Jacob for their failings. While Carl shows that he cares about Jacob, John is openly abusive to Jacob, culminating in him shooting and killing Jacob without remorse.
  • Burning Paradise (1994): Lord Kung, warden of the Red Lotus Temple, is a horrifying, hedonistic sadist who has turned the temple into his own personal den of torture. Kung forces his prisoners into virtual slavery and sadistically kills them—be it through his traps, as subjects in duels to the death, or to paint with their blood—regularly enough to bloat the caves underneath the temple with hundreds of corpses, even decorating his temple with the bodies and bones of those who have transgressed him. Kung also rapes his own concubines for pleasure, murdering those he tires of and setting up their bodies as trophies and terrorizing his latest—Chou Chou—by ripping off the head of a servant to break her first before raping her on the spot, even promising to turn her over to the pleasure of his soldiers once he's tired of using her further. Kung gleefully drags everyone around him into the hell he's turned the temple into, with even his own loyal servants knowing they'll never be able to escape his cruel whims.
  • The Burrowers: The psychopathic Henry Victor is a cruel, ignorant, sadistic cavalry officer who leads the hunt to find the missing Stewart family. When one native proves to be reluctant to talk, Victor has him horrifically tortured. At the end of the film, Victor returns to kill the only Ute Indians who know how to kill the monstrous Burrowers, hanging an innocent Native woman named Faith and unnecessarily amputating one man's leg, resulting in his own death to Victor's apathy. Victor ends the film having his men preparing to butcher the Ute tribe without a flicker of remorse, reflecting the evils of Manifest Destiny in one nasty package.
  • The Butchering (2015): Will Gilbert and Kaitlin are attempting to use the legend of murderer Tommy Gilbert to their own ends. First murdering one survivor of Gilbert's rampage and her sister, the two begin targeting and killing to keep the legend going, all for their own benefit and satisfaction, even killing their supposed friends. Targeting Ryan, the only other survivor, and his niece Julie, the two torture Julie, murdering her former boyfriend and even their other partner in the endeavor before trying to kill whoever is connected to them to get away with it.
  • Byzantium: Captain Ruthven is the film's human antagonist, and a sadistic pimp when not fighting in The Napoleonic Wars. Ruthven preys on young women by kidnapping them and forcing them into prostitution, with a bit of rape as his own personal compensation, a fate which befalls a young girl named Clara. Ruthven considers her his "favorite" prostitute, having her gang-raped by his upper class associates and regularly violating and beating her himself. After she gives birth to her daughter Eleanor, Ruthven is discovered to be dying of syphilis and that he discovered the existence of vampires; he did so during the war when he abandoned his kindhearted friend Darvell to die, robbing him and revealing his hatred for the man. Ruthven plans on joining the vampire Brethren to escape death, but is cheated out of immortality by Clara, who became a vampire instead. In retribution, Ruthven rapes the teenage Eleanor to spite Clara; not only does he deliberately pass on his syphilis to her, but it's also implied that Eleanor could be he own daughter.
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