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  • 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: Machine, who turns out to be a bald, bespectacled, harmless-looking man named George Anthony Higgins, is a thug who works for 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Agneepath (2012): Kancha Cheena is a sadistic drug kingpin who 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. During this time, Mumbai’s police commissioner Gaitonde compares Kancha to Adolf Hitler, given how horribly Kancha exploits and massacres villagers. When Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (the Master’s son) returns to the island, he finds out first-hand that Kancha will gleefully torture and kill anyone who opposes him. The extent of Kancha's brutality ranges from personally executing a dissenting villager and having his henchmen ambush and brutally murder Vijay’s newlywed wife 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. What makes Kancha’s crimes truly stand out, however, is that he embraces his own atrocities by comparing himself to the Devil or Ravana ruling his Lanka. Overall, Kancha’s ruthless nature and his shameless pride in his atrocities help him go down as one of the most vicious villains ever created in Bollywood history.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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" 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 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 (also known as Vs): Rickshaw places the four heroes, Charge, Cutthroat, Shadow, and The Wall, in a deadly "game" with over a hundred innocent civilians. For every "challenge" the heroes successfully complete, Rickshaw will let some hostages go. For every challenge they fail, he will set off bombs and kill hostages. If the heroes refuse to play, forfeit, or try to escape, he will blow up the town and kill them and all the hostages. To prove he's not bluffing, Rickshaw kills a hostage without even giving him a chance to be saved. When the heroes successfully complete their first challenge (losing The Wall in the process), Rickshaw kills 10 hostages anyway. In the second challenge, he'll spare a civilian for each of the remaining heroes who will commit suicide themselves to save three hostages (Charge kills the three hostages, as he figured Rickshaw would kill them anyway, and he wanted to prevent the others from making a Senseless Sacrifice). In the third challenge, he gives Cutthroat the Sadistic Choice of killing one of his teammates to save his sister (both Cutthroat and his sister and up dying, the latter by Rickhsaw's hands). In the fourth challenge, he tells Shadow and Charge that one of them must kill the other. Finally, after being shot, his final act before dying is to set off a detonator to blow up the city.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Angst (1983): 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 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.
  • 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.
  • At Close Range (1986): Bradford "Big Brad" Sr. starts the film by taking in his son Brad Jr. It is soon revealed Big Brad runs a criminal gang and Brad Sr. 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 has to 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: The first movie gives us French drug dealing gangster Fouchet, who never had pity for anyone and orchestrated several murders pretty unnecessary. He masterminds the theft of millions of dollars worth of heroin from a police station evidence lock up. To that end, he has one of his men dress up as a police officer, and then kills him in order to create a distraction. He makes off with the drugs, which he plans to sell in four days. When Eddie, who helped him set the heist up, decides to party with some hookers and a tiny portion of the stash, Fouchet kills Eddie and Max (one of the hookers), then tries to kill Julie (Max's roommate). He sends one of his men to hack Max's madame to death with an axe, kidnaps Julie for use as leverage, tries to kill Mike and Marcus (our cops) several times over, kills his chemistry team for "fucking with my schedule", and murders his buyer when the police interrupt the deal. His last act is to try and force Mike to kill him, and when that fails, to pull out a hidden pistol and try to kill Mike.
  • 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: 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 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 is a multi-millionaire sociopathic Femme Fatale who manipulates and kills people for thrills. Her only known source of joy is derived from taking increasingly bigger gambles to defy death, orchestrating complex schemes to assert her dominance. Catherine is a Black Widow type of Serial Killer who seduces people to fall for her, both men and women, before killing them when she grows bored of them. As a published crime novelist she consorts with known murderers to get inspiration and writes Roman à Clef books about her own crimes to prove that she can get away with it. She killed her parents in a mysterious boat explosion, killed a professor at Berkeley, hacked her boyfriend Johnny Boz to death with an icepick during coitus, killed detective Gus Moran, and considered killing her new plaything Nick before deciding that she wanted him as a sex toy just a bit longer. She manipulates her lesbian girlfriend Roxy into getting herself killed in a jealous attack on Nick and sets up her old acquaintance Beth to take the blame for the series of murders and get shot by Nick. Years later in London, she's still doing this with no sign of stopping or regret. When Catherine is set up with a court-ordered psychologist named Dr. Glass after another "accident", she plays mind games with him until she kills Glass's ex-wife and manipulates him to kill a rival psychologist. She frames him for both crimes and gets him committed to a mental institution for life. Catherine smugly informs him that she's used him for another one of her novels and admits that she's always been pure evil and likes it that way.
  • 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 accountant 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; 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The Beastmaster: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Blacula: Although briefly seen, the first film's incarnation of Dracula manages to be even worse than most other depictions. Not only is he a blood-sucking monster, he's also involved in the slave trade. When the African prince and his wife come seeking his help, he reveals his racism and love for the slave trade, turns the prince into a vampire, renames him "Blacula", imprisons him in a coffin to starve for all eternity (and because he was now an immortal vampire, his suffering would never stop), and starves his wife to death. Unlike Blacula himself, who is a tragic character and spends most of the second film searching for a cure for his vampirism, Dracula relishes in being a vampire, showing no remorse for anything he does.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 (The 1978 film): Dr. Josef Mengele is a Nazi Mad Scientist 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: From this Alternate Continuity take of Buffy's origin story, Lothos is a vampire king, famous and feared for killing numerous Slayers over the centuries, whom Buffy has haunting dreams and visions of. Arriving in Los Angeles, Lothos starts a new killing spree to track down Buffy and take over the city, having his follower Amilyn track down and turn numerous people into his vampiric army for him and bring Lothos new victims to feed on, even turning one of Buffy's friends to find her and kills 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, Lothos 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. Despite the campy style of the movie, which is considerably more lighthearted than the following series, Lothos manages to be a remarkably serious and evil villain as the first Big Bad Buffy ever faced.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Cabin by the Lake and Return to Cabin by the Lake: Stanley Caldwell is a horror movie writer who moonlights as a misogynistic serial killer. To get inspiration for his scripts, he kidnaps teenage girls and locks them up in a soundproof room for several days before he puts them in a dress and drowns them in the nearby Lake Summit by weighing them down. He creates a grotesque underwater graveyard from their corpses, which he frequently visits. He also stabs a movie director to death and tries to commit a double murder of his agent and the Final Girl. He fakes his own demise, later returning to infiltrate the set of a movie based on his work. He proceeds to kill a large part of the crew in various brutal ways. With his murder spree halted, he kidnaps the second heroine to make her the centerpiece of his next "garden". While it's initially speculated that he must have a Freudian Excuse of some sort, he explains that there is none; he simply enjoys watching people beg for their lives and wants to share his crimes with the world to fuel his massive ego.
  • Cabiria: Karthalo is one of the earliest examples of a film CM, and still one of the vilest. The High Priest of the devilish, three-eyed Moloch, Karthalo engineers the mass sacrifice of hundreds of children at a time to be stripped naked and dumped one-by-one into a furnace to be burned alive as tribute to Moloch. Karthalo coldly tortures and murders any opposition to the sacrifice, having Croessa, the nanny of the young Cabiria, painfully flogged and later ripped apart by his followers, and later brutally torturing the good-hearted servant Maciste before chaining him to a millstone and condemning him to grueling labor at the millstone's side for the rest of his life. In his lowest moment, Karthalo attempts to rape Cabiria, the same girl he had attempted to sacrifice over ten years ago, out of nothing more than a fit of cruel lust. A zealot, a slaver, a torturer, and a madman with countless atrocities on his hands, Karthalo's evil shines just as wickedly today as it did over a century ago.
  • Cage (1989) & Cage II: The Arena of Death (1994): Tin Lum Yin is the money-hungry organizer of an illegal fighting ring who kills people who can't pay their debts. When two debtors bring in Billy, a giant Vietnam vet with brain damage that left him with the mental age of a child, Yin forces him into 3 fights in a row, hoping that he will die in the cage. When Billy's friend Scott wins the third match in his place, rather than let them go as promised, Yin orders Billy and his friends, as well as a man he just lost 1 million dollars to, killed. In the sequel, having escaped death, he has his agents kidnap Billy and try to kill Scott, gunning down two innocent women in the process. Yin makes Billy his new champion and pretends to take care of him in the wake of Scott's (supposed) death, while actually giving Billy injections to make him more aggressive. His response to learning that said injections will likely kill Billy soon is to raise the cost to view the fights. When Scott and the police show up he runs off, killing his henchman Dr. Wo when he tries to steal his money, then shooting and nearly killing Billy and his Love Interest Mi Lo.
  • Call Of Heroes (2016): Cao Shaolun, the vicious son and second-in-command of the warlord General Cao Ying, uses his position to murder at will. After a career of killing, Shaolun arrives in the town of Pucheng where he murders a young woman, her cousin and a little boy, resulting in the town sentencing him to death. When his father's army arrives, Shaolun taunts his captors with the horrible death that awaits them and even attempts suicide to force them to save him or risk the destruction of the whole town. Upon being freed, Shaolun promptly begins looting the town and slaughtering people at a whim before torturing one of the heroes, vowing to kill everyone in Pucheng and leave him for last. Using his father's name to get out of trouble, Shaolun is a spiteful, sadistic brat who enjoys nothing so much as killing randomly for fun.
  • Cannibal Ferox: Mike Logan is an unstable and sadistic drug dealer who fled New York City after stealing $100,000 from The Mafia. When introduced to Gloria, Rudy and Pat, Mike tells of how he and his wounded partner Joe were attacked by the natives while looking for emeralds. In addition to repeated attempts to leave Joe to die, Mike seduces the naive Pat with drugs and encourages her to torture a young native girl, before eventually shooting said girl. Joe soon reveals that during the hunt for emeralds, Mike took the tribe hostage, torturing their guide—-castrating him and cutting out one of his eyes—and killing one of his hostages, and natives are hunting them down in retaliation. Mike later leaves Joe behind to die and steals the group's map and money. When the natives capture them, during Mike's final escape attempt, Mike cuts a rope that Gloria and Pat were trying to climb to leave them to their fates.
  • Cannibal Holocaust: Alan Yates is a traveling filmmaker with a sadistic streak. Not above staging events for his documentaries, Yates and his crew embark to South America in search of cannibalistic indigenous tribes. When Jack wounds a Yacumo man, they follow him to his village. Once there, Yates forces the tribe into a single hut and sets it ablaze. Locating the Yanomamo, or Tree People, Yates and his crew take advantage of the fact that the tribe wouldn't attack them lest provoked by partaking in filming themselves gang-raping a helpless Yanamomo woman. When they later learn that she had been impaledcrotch-first— as punishment by the natives, Yates—unfazed by the sight before him—is thrilled by what he had done. He also has no qualms with sacrificing his own crew when it suits him as he shoots Jack so that he could film the vengeful tribe desecrating his body. Xenophobic, sociopathic, and desiring fame above all else, Monroe puts it best when he wonders who were the real cannibals.
  • Cannibal Mercenary (1983):
    • Colonel Nikum Promclair is a former ranger turned merciless drug lord in charge of the Kankoom Empire, as well as the leader of the Draculas, an army of cannibalistic soldiers. Hanging anyone who invades his territory, Nikum orders his men to invade a village and kidnap Wilson Manna. Taking Wilson and his men hostage, he has one walk through a line of exploding firecrackers, buries his body, and drives a spike into his head to be fed to his soldiers, later clawing out Namchoke's eyes and having his soldiers feed on him before strapping lit dynamite to Wilson and his remaining troops.
    • Nikum's bald, nameless Co-Dragons, one wearing striped pants, the other wearing a jacket, are a brutal, sadistic duo. Ordered by Nikum to find Wilson and his squad, Striped Pants leads a raid on a village and has his men kill everyone there, with Striped Pants killing a child to lure Wilson out. Taking them back to base, Jacket forces a man to walk through a series of firecrackers exploding under his crotch, later killing Jumpa when she tries to protect Wilson. With Wilson and Bun-yun making an escape, Striped Pants shoots at them, succeeding in killing the already wounded Bun-yun and heavily traumatizing Wilson.
  • Cape Fear: Max Cady from both versions.
    • 1962 original: Robert Mitchum's version is a smug, slimy sociopath who went to jail for rape and returns later to destroy Sam Bowden, a man who testified against him. He kills the family dog, relentlessly stalks the family and destroys those around them, planning to rape Bowden's wife and daughter before he kills them. He also rapes and beats an innocent woman for no reason just as a means of asserting his power over her and Bowden's helplessness to do anything. He's out for nothing but revenge and doesn't care that he deserved to go to jail for what he did.
    • 1991 remake: Robert De Niro’s version is a mad dog Knight Templar who also was released from jail for rape. He brutally rapes and maims a friend of the target of his anger, kills Bowden's housekeeper and his PI, fatally poisons the family dog, and tries to drive Bowden insane before planning to rape his wife and daughter here as well. He claims throughout the movie that he's all about the law and how he looks in God's eyes, and yet does not admit that he deserved his prison sentence even though he might have gotten off had Bowden done his job properly. He doesn't care about justice and proves to not only be a raging hypocrite out for revenge, but simply deciding to hurt people because he likes to do so.
  • The Card Player (2004): The titular Card Player, a Serial Killer who is also a police officer, kidnaps women and tortures them to death, before sending a recording to the police. He lies that the killings are live, and that the women can be saved if the police beat him in an online poker game. When the police hire a skilled poker player, the killer, realizing that the police would win and, if the woman was still killed, realize that the killings are prerecorded, reluctantly releases the woman before the game, but later kills the player. He lures an officer into a Booby Trap to kill him. Finally, he handcuffs the protagonist to the train tracks to get run over. He appears to have some honor at first, handcuffing himself as well and offering the key to whichever one of them wins a poker game, but when she beats him, he reveals that he has a spare to free himself so he can kill her personally, showing he has no honor at all.
  • Cargo (2017): Vic Carter is a greedy and possessive man who wants to take advantage of the Zombie Apocalypse to gather resources that will be priceless if and when humanity prospers again. Having left all of his co-workers to die to save his own skin, Vic forces the wife of one of his friends to become his slave and makes her pretend to be his own wife while he uses innocent people, even children, to lure zombies out in troves so he can kill them all and loot the corpses. After Andy saves Thoomi, one of Vic's child hostages, Vic tracks the man down and tries to kill him, his infant daughter, and Thoomi in a spiteful rage.
  • The Carmilla Movie: Elle Sheridan was a noble woman who, discovering her lover Carmilla was a vampire, betrayed Carmilla to her mother before her death. Unable to cross into the afterlife with the other souls of the sacrifice victims, Elle grew to resent Carmilla and Laura's life together. Elle began to torment Laura with nightmares, luring her, Carmilla, and her friends to her mansion. Gathering the souls, Elle manipulated them into preparing a ritual that would help them move on to the afterlife, with Carmilla willingly giving up her human life. Unbeknownst to them, Elle plans on stealing Carmilla's life for her own, and condemning the rest of the spirits back into the hell dimension forever. Despite her past, it's pointed out she wasn't the only sacrifice and the others never turned evil, with Elle admitting to her jealous and selfish motives, with disdain and indifference to everyone else. Elle picks off Carmilla, Laura and their friends, trapping them in their nightmarish hell; Carmilla's in particular reliving Elle's betrayal over and over again. When Laura rescues her friends and the other ghosts to prepare the ritual, Elle makes one final attempt to disrupt them, holding a knife to Carmilla's throat. Originally seen as a tragic figure of Carmilla's past and even a benevolent force in the first season, Elle ended up becoming a dark far cry of her previous self.
  • Carnage Park (2016): Wyatt Moss is a deranged survivalist who runs the titular "Carnage Park" where he waylays travelers and passers-by, imprisoning them in the stretch of land he owns while he hunts them at his leisure. When the hostage of a pair of robbers, Vivian, is taken there by accident, Wyatt kills the surviving robber and places Vivian in the park, killing a survivor in front of her while she sees the results of his sadistic hunts and massacres, nobody before Vivian having ever survived Wyatt's hunts. When Wyatt's own brother, the local sheriff, decides he's had enough and is killed by Vivian by accident, Wyatt's only response is hysterical laughter before he resumes trying to murder his quarry, sadistically ranting at her and laughing all the while.
  • Carnosaur: Dr. Jane Tiptree from the original is an amoral geneticist seeking to eradicate humanity to return Earth to a series of artificially-engineered dinosaurs. Tiptree, believing humanity to be a "disaster", creates a virus to forcibly impregnate human females with raptors, causing them to give birth to the specimens in a painful and eventually fatal manner. This virus is unleashed on her own subordinates, the surrounding countryside, and eventually herself, with the ultimate goal of this to kill off every human female and starve out the rest of the male population. Tiptree's experiments in breeding raptors lead to one of her specimens prematurely breaking loose and going on a rampage in which dozens are killed, while Tiptree coldly has the father of someone who's daughter was killed by her creations killed off by a tyrannosaur. Though Tiptree is soft-spoken and amicable, ultimately she's little more than an omnicidal misanthrope who seeks to wipe out mankind based on her own delusions.
  • Case 39: Lilith "Lily" Sullivan is a demon in the form of a little girl. With the ability to force people to hallucinate their worst fear, Lily sadistically murders those around her for her own amusement. Tricking social worker Emily Jenkins into taking her under her custody, ostensibly to escape her Abusive Parents, Lily takes the opportunity to continue her reign of terror. She manipulates a boy named Diego into killing his parents, and murders her psychiatrist, Douglas. She then targets her incarcerated parents, fatally burning her mother and causing her father to get stabbed in the eye. When a detective catches on to Lily's involvement in the deaths, she tricks him into shooting himself. After Emily makes a failed attempt to kill her, Lily forces her to hallucinate a childhood memory of her mother driving fast in a rainstorm. Upon her defeat, Lily attempts to drag Emily with her to her death.
  • Catwoman: Laurel Hedare is the scheming wife of Hedare Enterprise's CEO, George Hedare, who proves herself to be leagues worse than her husband. To obtain more money, she produces a skin care product called Beau-line, which has some side effects that make a woman skin look like a living marble if it was used constantly and can also cause a woman's face getting disfigured if the usage is discontinued. After one of her employees, Patience Phillips, accidentally overhears her plan, Laurel then orders her top henchmen to murder Patience in order to prevent the information from leaking out. After Patience becomes an Anti-Hero known as the Catwoman and tries to find the truth about her death, Laurel then tricks her under the pretense that her husband wants her dead. After Patience founds out the truth, she kills both her husband and a scientist, Dr. Ivan Slavicky, in order to frame Catwoman, and tries to ship the Beau-line products across the world.
  • The Cell 2: The Cusp, Officer Duncan, kidnaps women and tortures them to death, repeatedly reviving them from the brink of death for more torture. His methods include suffocation, electrocution, and cutting out his victims' hearts. All the while, he records their screams and pleas for mercy. Maya Casteneda, the only person to survive his torture, was nearly killed by him six times. He is said to have killed 23 women, and he attempts to kill another woman named Penelope, torturing her to near death seven times. He frames the lead cop, Harris, for his crimes, and when he recaptures Maya, he declares that he will torture her so bad that he completely destroys her mind.
  • Cementerio Del Terror: Devlon, in life, murdered 17 people, including his parents. After being resurrected, he brutally murders the six teenagers who inadvertently revived him. He proceeds to try and murder five children who enter his home, and creates an army of zombies to prevent them from escaping. He tries to kill Dr. Cardan when he tries to rescue the children, and eventually transfers his soul into Cardan to escape death.
  • Chaos: In this 2005 pseudo-remake of The Last House on the Left, Eddie "Chaos" Cooper, the leader of a brutal pack of miscreants, commits multiple murders, and rapes a girl with his knife when she tries to escape him. Another girl is tortured, killed and has her corpse violated by him. He later kills several more people in the film's final fight.
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle: Madison Lee is a former Angel who became treacherous and turned rogue because rather than take orders from Charles "Charlie" Townsend and work with her team, she wanted all the glory for herself. Teaming up with turncoat US Marshal Ray Carter, Madison plots with him to steal the two rings needed to access the HALO list which contains the names of everyone in the Federal Witness Protection Program, and arranges to meet with four different crime families to sell it off to the highest bidder. To obtain the ring that Carter doesn't have, Madison murders the agent who possesses it along with several others. She has volatile mob boss Seamus O'Grady, who has a personal history with Angel Dylan Sanders, released from prison so his gang can not only work for her, but target and murder another witness and then try to kill a second one, teenager Max Petroni. Once Carter arranges for the gangs to meet and gives Madison the rings back, she shoots him dead when he calls her "partner". While fighting Dylan and fellow Angels Natalie Cook and Alex Munday near the climax, she blows up the roof they're on, killing any of O'Grady's surviving men, and then spitefully tries to escape by throwing a grenade into a crowd of people at a Hollywood premiere.
  • The Chase (2017): Na Jung-Hyuk is a vicious Serial Killer who once preyed on elderly citizens before moving on to targeting young women who he would molest then murder. After racking up thirteen confirmed kills, Jung-Hyuk continued his spree after stabbing a detective to death, and escapes without punishment for thirty years. When he is spotted decapitating a woman by a copycat killer, Jung-Hyuk frames him for the crime and later murders him to draw suspicion from himself. Jung-Hyuk's new scheme is to kidnap another young woman who he will paralyze and may keep her as his personal sex and torture toy, hoping to begin their "fun" by first butchering his current wife with a buzzsaw for "being annoying".
  • The Chaser: Je Yeong-min, also known as Ji Young-Min or Young-min Jee, is a perverted Serial Killer who murders women to make up for his own impotence. A vicious lunatic even before his killing spree, Young-min brutally assaulted his own child nephew while babysitting him, leaving the boy lobotomized. Once he began to kill, Je tried various murder methods before deciding upon driving a chisel into his victim's skull to simulate sex, and goes on to murder around a dozen women through this method, burying them all in his garden. After attempting the same on Mi-jin, Je butchers an elderly couple who comes snooping around his property looking for a man Young-min is implied to have killed. Though Mi-jin manages to escape him temporarily, Je finds her at a grocery store, at which point he brutally murders both the store manager and Mi-jin with a hammer before decapitating Mi-jin and sticking her head on display in his fish tank. In his final depraved act, Je murders a dog with a shovel to prevent it from digging up his many victims, firmly showing himself to be nothing but a sadistic creep who covers up his insecurities with cruelty.
  • Chastity Bites (2013): Elizabeth Bathory murdered numerous virgins in an attempt to obtain eternal youth. Foiled by Leah's ancestor, she returns in modern day to finish her ritual. Having already killed five schoolgirls in another town, she moves to Leah's town to find the last girls needed for her ritual. After murdering several virgins, she poses as an abstinence counselor named Liz Batho at Leah's high school to lure girls to her home to kill. She invites five girls to her home to kill, including Leah's best friend, Katharine. When one of the girls reveals that she isn't a virgin and is of no use to Bathory, Bathory kills her anyway to "avoid loose ends". After Bathory kills the other three girls and Leah and her boyfriend Paul arrive to try and stop her, Bathory decides that she will make Leah watch as she kills Katharine and Paul before torturing her to death, and, when it's pointed out that she's one virgin short, she decides to use her assistant, Ilona, who she had kidnapped from her country and been forcing to work for her for years, promising to let her go when she reached her goal, stating that she never intended to let Ilona go, and was going to kill her when she was no longer needed anyway.
  • Children Of The Living Dead: Abbott Hayes was a vicious Serial Killer and Serial Rapist in life. Upon being murdered in prison, Abbott returned from the grave as a hyper-intelligent Flesh-Eating Zombie. Leading a horde of zombies in an attack on his home town, Abbott was forced to go into hiding after the outbreak was contained, but not before killing Deputy Hughes. Fourteen years later, Abbott resurfaces, intending to restart the outbreak. Abbott kills and infects those around him, transforming them into his new zombie horde, and leads them in a brutal assault on the town, resulting in the deaths of many innocent people. Whereas the other zombies were mindless flesh-eaters, Abbott shows clear intelligence and awareness, and sought the death of all who lived.
  • Children of the Night: Czakyr is a Romanian vampire who emigrated to the US and terrorized the town of Allburg in the 1930s. He ended his terror by seemingly killing a bunch of kids and himself, but secretly sealed himself away. In the '90s, he is freed by two teenage girls, whom he repays by turning into vampires. He then proceeds to do this to the entire town before being stopped by Mark. Near the end of the film, it is revealed that Czakyr never killed the aforementioned children, but instead kept them alive and conscious so he could feed on them and drain power.
  • Child's Play: Charles Lee Ray, later known as the killer doll Chucky, was a notorious Serial Killer when alive, and in death has used Hollywood Voodoo to possess a doll to escape his fate. Chucky proceeds to murder his owner's babysitter because she annoys him, and hunts down, tortures and murders his old voodoo teacher to get information on how to become human again before trying to tear out his ten year old owner's soul and possess him. Throughout the films, Chucky commits many more murders for his own amusement and replaces blanks with real ammo at a military camp war games training solely to enjoy the chaos. Even when the films briefly turned comedic, Chucky remained heartless as ever, murdering his own wife when she tried to leave him, with no remorse. When Curse of Chucky brought the series back to horror, Chucky sends himself to unsuspecting families to destroy them and was revealed, as Charles Lee Ray, to have even stabbed a pregnant woman to cripple her unborn daughter after she rejected his advances. Despite his sense of humor, Chucky has always remained a sadistic, murderous monster and has only grown worse over time.
  • Chinatown: Noah Cross is a seemingly jovial, charming businessman who is working to stop a drought impacting Los Angeles. In truth, however, Cross is a ruthless sociopath who is purposefully enabling the drought to work towards creating fertile land he can sell for real estate. Cross murders anyone who could stand in his way, be it random innocents or his own son-in-law, and is revealed to have ignored serious warnings about the stability of the St. Francis Dam, showing zero remorse for the hundreds left dead when the dam inevitably burst due to his Cross's own greed. The true extent of Cross's evil is put on display as his daughter Evelyn is revealed to have been raped as a teenager by Cross, and in the present, Cross is attempting to get his hands on Evelyn's Child by Rape, Katherine. In the end, after Evelyn is killed, Cross fakes horror at the scene before swiftly dragging Katherine away, planning to use her as Evelyn's replacement for Cross's pleasure. Noah Cross has stood out for decades as one of cinema's most memorable, and depraved, villains, a reputation handily earned.
  • A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tree Demoness is a fiendish monster, known as "Old Evil", who enslaves the soul of the heroine Nip after her body is buried near its roots. Using Nip as bait, the demon has her lure in men so it can devour them, sadistically holding their screaming souls in tortured thrall. When Nip finally attempts to help the heroes, her master tries to banish her to hell while attempting to murder the heroes Monk Yin and Scholar Ning.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: In the extended version, Zhylaw is the Holy Half-Dead Lord Marshal of the Necromongers, a spacefaring death cult on a crusade to either convert or wipe out all in their path. When as a young warrior he was given a prophecy by the air elemental Aereon that a male child born on the planet Furya would one day cause his downfall, he commited genocide against the Furyans in his own private war, even strangling newborn infants to death with their umbilical cords. Since becoming Lord Marshal he has wiped out entire star systems inhabited by millions of colonists before settling on the Helion system, overrunning the capital world with his forces sustaining heavy casualties and killing many civilians in the process. When one of the captured leaders of the planet objects to his demands for total conversion given that on their world they accept all cultures, Zhylaw responds by ripping the man's soul out of his body. Discovering that Richard B. Riddick is the one prophesied to kill him, the Lord Marshal initially tries to have Riddick killed before later offering him to part ways solely out of fear. He also has Aereon captured to provide him with further revelation, promising to spare her world "for last" while indicating that her own end will come as soon as he has no more use for her. In the climax he prepares to scour Helion Prime clean of life when Riddick challenges him to one-on-one combat. Zhylaw attempts to rip Riddick's soul out before fatally wounding his friend Kyra when she intervenes. Fully beholden to the omnicidal creed of the Necromongers, Zhylaw was nevertheless willing to throw his warrior ideals out the window as soon as he felt threatened, prompting his second-in-command Lord Vaako to believe that he was no longer fit to be Lord Marshal.
  • City Hunter: This lighthearted comedy film has the surprisingly vicious villain, Donald "Don Mac" MacDonald, a thief who takes over a luxury cruise ship to rob wealthy guests. Mac has his troops kill the sailors and forces the captive guests to play a cruel card game with him, shooting them after he wins. When the captives escape and counterterrorist operatives are dispatched to the boat, Mac has his men shoot the unarmed guests on sight and plants explosives throughout the ship, killing countless operatives before trying to escape with his plunder.
  • City of the Dead: Elizabeth Selwyn is the leader of a witch coven in the ghost town of Whitewood, Massachusetts. She and her followers offer two sacrifices a year in exchange for immortality. Prior to being burned at the stake, she had sacrificed many victims, including children, and cursed the town to degenerate into Unholy Ground. She sacrifices Nan when she finds the underground tunnel, and then goes after Nan's brother, Dick, her boyfriend, Tom, and acquaintance, Patricia, once they arrive in Whitewood. Selwyn orders the mute servant girl she abused, Lottie, murdered for trying to tell Dick the truth about her. At the film's climax, she takes Patricia away with the intention of sacrificing her, and throws a dagger at Tom's back while he's trying to lift the cross in the graveyard, and he dies shortly after. Leaving her own followers to die at the film's climax, Elizabeth Selwyn is a murderous witch obsessed with her own self-preservation and immortality.
  • The City Of Violence: Jang Pil-Ho is a former childhood friend of the heroes turned ruthless mob boss. With designs on buying up and developing property, he kills his own brother-in-law when he objects to Jang's plans. He shows a willingness to capture, blackmail and torture landowners until they give him what he wants, and when his other old friends find out, Jang has one of them savagely beaten by his men before saying he's too far below Jang to be considered killing. When one man decides to inform on Jang, Jang has him burnt alive in a holding cell.
  • Class of 1984: Peter Stegman and his gang run the school with an iron fist. Even the teachers are understandably scared of him, as he's a brutal sociopath who runs drug and prostitution rings and has kids stabbed for ratting out his criminal activities. After Mr. Norris refuses to let Stegman play piano in his band due to Stegman's attitude problems, Stegman makes it his mission to torture him. He attacks his friends, has a lab full of animals skinned alive just to hurt Norris and his fellow teacher friend, and eventually leads a gang rape of Norris's wife before kidnapping her to lure Norris in with the intention of killing them both.
  • Cliffhanger: Eric Qualen is an ex-federal agent turned international terrorist who attempts to steal $100 million, leading to the deaths of three agents and one pilot, and has no problem killing anyone who stands in his way, even his own men. After he loses the three cases full of money and his plane crashes, he takes the mountain guides Gabriel "Gabe" Walker and his friend Hal Tucker as hostages so they can help him find the cases. When he and his henchmen locate the first case, Qualen takes Walker's coat off to make sure he won't escape, thus making him almost freeze to death. He eventually decides to kill him anyway once he comes back. When two teenagers spot him, Qualen has his men murder them, simply commenting in a sadistic tone "Sue me" when Tucker calls him out. Qualen later kills his lover, informing her that true love is sacrifice. He plans on killing Tucker when he is no longer needed and later kidnaps Walker's girlfriend Jesse, threatening to drop her in the ravines if Walker won't give him the case. During the final fight on the helicopter, hanging on a deep chasm, Qualen has a Villainous Breakdown and attempts to make the helicopter fall, taking Walker with him.
  • Closet Land: The Interrogator subjects the protagonist to all sorts of horrific tortures, steadily increasing how painful they are while playing psychological mind games with her to crack. Finally, he reveals to her that he is the man who molested her as a child in flashbacks, with it left unclear if this is the truth, or if he is merely psychologically torturing her further.
  • Cloud Atlas: Bill Smoke from the Luisa Rey story is a psychotic hitman who shows little regret for anything he does. Hired by Lloyd Hooks to kill anyone who knows about his company’s nuclear reactor conspiracy, Smoke sets out to murder anybody who gets in his way. He kills a much older Rufus Sixsmith and makes it look like a suicide, and almost kills an unaware Luisa, backing off when she ends up not discovering him. When a man named Isaac Sachs gives Luisa a copy of the nuclear report Sixsmith tried to give her, Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up the plane he’s in, along with the people inside it, later attempting to murder Luisa by running her car off a bridge. After discovering that Luisa survived the crash, he tries to murder her again, along with her partner, Joe Napier. Before his death, Smoke shoots an innocent Mexican woman’s dog and calls her a "stupid fucking wetback " for not telling him where Luisa and Joe are.
  • The Clovehitch Killer: Don Burnside seems a wholesome family man, but is in fact the Clovehitch Killer, who ties up women with a Clovehitch knot, takes pictures as trophies, and then murders the women. Don had stopped years ago, but his son Tyler finds his father's trophies and begins to suspect he is the Killer, along with a girl named Kassi who witnessed the Killer murder her mother. Don begins to get his urges back and assaults another woman, tormenting her, tying her up and trying to murder her as he has so many others. When Tyler intervenes, Don plays the part of a loving father, only to try to emotionlessly murder his son, removing his mask to reveal a remorseless, conscienceless monster underneath the kindly facade.
  • Clown: The Cloyne was a clown-like being that ate five children a year for each month of winter. In the present day, it exists as a costume that allows it to possess whoever wears it, forcing the wearers to either decapitate themselves or eat five children. After it possesses Kent McCoy, it forces him to eat a child who bullied his son, Jack, before making him attack a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant and eat two more kids. After it gains complete control over Kent, it tries to use his body to kill his entire family, solely out of petty cruelty. It snaps the neck of Kent's father in law, before trying to eat Jack and tear open the stomach of Kent's wife Meg to eat the fetus of their unborn child.
  • The Clown at Midnight (1999): The Clown, later revealed to be Mr. Caruthers, is a deranged madman who owns the opera house the film takes place in. Murdering an opera singer named Lorraine for rejecting his sexual advances, the Clown framed her lover, Lorenzo, and held him captive in the opera house for years, intending to also frame him for his future murders. When Kate, Lorraine's daughter, arrived with her friends and teacher to restore the opera house, the Clown targeted them, and subjects them to brutal deaths. He splits their teacher's head open with an axe, smiling all the while. He then strangles one of the girls, Ashley, to death, before hanging her body up on stage for the others to find. He also subjects them to impalement with a spear, electrocution with a death trap, being tossed off of the roof, and decapitation. When Lorenzo confronts Kate, the Clown tosses him off a catwalk to his death. He then knocks out Kate, and with her dead friends as an audience, attempts to "reenact his favorite scene", with Kate acting as Lorraine.
  • Cobra: The Night Slasher is a psychotic murderer responsible for terrorizing the streets of Los Angeles at night. He starts a nihilistic murder cult of psychopaths so he can indiscriminately kill dozens of victims of whatever background, including children. He prefers to carve up his victims and perform the kills himself to satiate his sadistic nature. He pursues a woman for witnessing one of his murders, and orders his army to lay siege to an upstate town for the sole purpose of killing her. He sees himself as killing off the weak and his movement as heralding the start of a new order where violent killers such as him rule through terror.
  • Cold in July: Freddy Russell, a former member of the Dixie Mafia hiding under the Witness Protection Program, is the son of Ben Russell, and a maker of snuff films. Taking advantage of his protection status, Freddy and his crew take in illegal immigrant prostitutes and film home movies containing footage of them killing them in various sadistic ways, one of which involves brutally beating one up with a baseball bat. Having made dozens of these films, Freddy sells the tapes through the video store he works for. When his father discovers the tapes, he and his friends invade Freddy's headquarters in order to kill him. When Ben and the crew encounter Freddy, Freddy wastes no time trying to kill them, mortally wounding Ben in the process.
  • Cold Mountain: Captain Teague is a vicious, opportunistic man who uses the war as an excuse to take the Home Guard in the town of Cold Mountain, formed to defend the people from the war, and turn the group into a marauding band of villains. Under Teague, the Home Guard relentlessly pursue and kill "deserters" and anyone suspected of harboring them, while Teague confiscates their properties for his own. In one instance, Teague has the family patriarch murdered and the wife tortured to lure out her sons before gunning them down. Later, Teague executes a man, who is clearly mentally handicapped, even though he was clearly enjoying his music, and then shoots the man's partner in the back before abducting and torturing the final musician so he'll have an excuse to steal the property of Ada, and take revenge on Ada for rejecting his advances.
  • The Collector: The title character is a cold-blooded, sadistic, Serial Killer who breaks into innocent families' homes, turning the homes into death traps and torturing the family members, including children, before "collecting" one he likes best, taking them for further torture or killing them through gruesome entomological (insect-related) experiments. His body count is estimated to be in the hundreds, and at the end of the film, he kidnaps the film's protagonist Arkin for such a fate. The sequel, The Collection, opens with the Collector massacring a dance club with his traps, gruesomely murdering at least dozens of innocent partygoers with numerous traps (notably a harvesting combine which grinds up numerous victims, and an elevator which crushes many more), before kidnapping Elena while Arkin made his escape. It is also revealed to that through drugs, torture and imprisonment, his captives were driven insane, used as Cannon Fodder, and kills off a group of mercenaries that Arkin led to his hideout. When the police find the hideout, the Collector decides to simply burn it down.
  • La Colonia: Paul Schäfer, the leader of a German cult that immigrated to Chile, kills anybody who tries to escape their compound via Booby Trap. After his military coup, General Augusto Pinochet contracts Schäfer to use the compound as an extrajudicial prison. Schäfer agrees, and institutes a system of psychological torture and human experimentation on any prisoners he gets a hold of. His cult fares no better, as he works them all day in the hot sun without any water. Meanwhile, he molests their young boys while simultaneously claiming that Sex Is Evil and the genders should be kept separate at all times.
  • Color Me Blood Red: Adam Sorg is a ruthless sociopath hell-bent on becoming a world-famous painter. Growing a fondness for the color of human blood, Sorg decides to become a Serial Killer to collect the blood he needs to "bring his art to the next level"; he starts by murdering his girlfriend and painting his masterpiece with her blood. After brutally killing a teenage couple, Sorg lures a girl to his house, planning to murder her, as well as her friends to eliminate any witnesses. When confronted, Sorg coldly attempts to justify his actions by stating that a person is nothing more than an empty shell; when he paints with a person's blood, that person becomes "immortalized". An ambitious narcissist who chooses to abandon his humanity in his quest for fame, Adam Sorg sees nothing wrong with killing others so long as it allows him to stroke his own ego.
  • Colossal: Oscar is a childhood friend of Gloria's, presenting himself as a warm and welcoming guy, giving her gifts, a job at his bar and bringing her into his circle of friends, but when Gloria shows she has a giant monster avatar, he shows his more sinister colors, as well as a giant avatar of his own; in truth he is a spiteful, entitled and controlling stalker, who starts out with a foreshadowing by threatening to beat up his friend Joel, mocking the remorseful Gloria for the destruction she accidentally caused, and ending one of his friendships over a drunken argument. With his avatar making him feel special in his otherwise bitter existence, he uses this power to try to establish control, mostly over Gloria. To intimidate Gloria and her ex-boyfriend Tim, he sets off a dangerous firework in his bar, gloating how Gloria still won't leave due to the hold he has over her. When Gloria tires to stand up to him, he inflicts a nasty beating on her and forces her to watch as he has his avatar rampage through Seoul, killing hundreds of innocent people; he threatens further rampages for every day that Gloria isn't with him, a threat he attempts to make good on and start off by attempting to crush a child to death.
  • Commando Leopard (1985): Colonel Silveira is the right-hand of President Homoza, helping to rule an unnamed country through oppression and violence—much of which Silveira dishes out himself. Silveira has his forces slaughter an entire village for cooperating with rebels while trying in earnest to hunt the rebels and the remaining villagers down, torturing those who fall into his hands and burning down an occupied hospital when one of its patients spits on him, heedless of the pleas of one of his own wounded men inside. To turn public sympathy against the rebels, Silveira has a plane full of hundreds of the country's own children destroyed, killing everyone aboard, solely to frame the rebels. When Homoza flees the country, Silveira and his forces start massacring their way through a town to draw the rebels to them, killing the priest who tries to stop him and eventually gunning his way through numerous rebels before he's finally cornered and killed.
  • The Commuter (2018): Joanna is a manipulative criminal seeking to kill the teenaged "Prynne" for threatening to expose her corrupt superiors' murder of Prynne's cousin. Stringing along ex-cop Mike MacCauley by bribing the desperate man and threatening his family, Joanna tries to have him locate and then kill Prynne for her. When Mike refuses, Joanna angrily tries to crash the train carrying Prynne and kill everyone on board and when Mike foils this plan, attempts to have another of her pawns execute Prynne and the other passengers before framing Mike for the murders.
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982): Thulsa Doom starts by slaughtering Conan's village, decapitating Conan's mom while he stands next to her and selling the children as slaves just so that he can obtain weapons of fine steel from the barbarians. Later in the film, he orders a young woman to jump to her death to illustrate how much control he has over his followers before ordering Conan to be crucified. Shortly after that, we find out that he and his followers practice cannibalism. He proceeds to kill Valeria, probably Conan's greatest love in the movie-verse, with a snake arrow. After Rexor and his army's defeat in the Battle of the Mounds, Thulsa coldly tries to do the same thing to the Princess after deeming her no longer useful to him.
  • The Condemned:
    • Ian Breckel is a morally bankrupt TV producer who recruits death row inmates to film them mutilate and fight each other to the death and broadcast it over the internet as a reality show. He orchestrated the whole thing, gave weapons to the psychopath McStarley, and obviously placed less value on human life than entertainment and money. During the sickening rape scene of Paco's wife by McStarley, his only expressed concern to his crew is to zoom in to "give the viewers what they want". He shows himself to have absolutely no standards or lines he wouldn't cross, eventually murdering another producer himself when the guy objects to what they're doing.
    • Ewan McStarley is a Sociopathic Soldier who was on death row for burning down a village and raping/torturing/murdering its inhabitants. When he's placed in a death match on the island, he happily agrees with the producer to "put on a good show" by doing his usual thing for an audience. He initially teams up with another contestant named Saiga, with whom he attacks Paco and breaks his knee, chains him up, and forces him to watch McStarley beat, rape, stab, and blow up his wife. Then he tracks down the wounded Paco, brutally beats him with Saiga's help, shoots him with an arrow as he lies helpless, then sets him on fire. When all other competition is dead, he turns on Saiga just as easily and kills him. As if that weren't enough, near the end of the movie, he machine-guns the crew of the show except Breckel, who escapes the slaughter.
  • Confession of Murder (2012): The Serial Killer known only as J begins by killing an innocent woman and then slashing the face of police detective Choi Hyeong-goo before making his escape and ending his killing spree of nearly a dozen women for 15 years. When another man claims credit for J's murders after the statute of limitations expires, J's ego is unable to bear it, so he releases a video showing a murder of Choi's fiancee where he taunted her by having her listening to Choi's voice over the phone before he killed her. J reveals she was pregnant at the time of her death from his raping her and thought it'd spare her, only for J to reveal he hated children more than anything. When he is exposed, J tries to beg forgiveness only to reveal he is mimicking Choi's fiancee's last words before trying to make his escape and kill who gets in his way.
  • The Conjuring Universe
    • The Conjuring: Bathsheba is a truly vile ghost. While most ghosts are benevolent, or simply sad beings, Bathsheba is a sadistic Satanist who, having tried and failed to sacrifice her own newborn son before her suicide, shows her devotion to Satan by possessing mothers to murder their own children before forcing their own suicides. Bathsheba torments the most recent family to inhabit her lands until the paranormal Investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren arrive. When Bathsheba's attempts to drive them off fail, she heads to their house and frees Annabelle, a demon trapped in a doll, so the two can murder the Warrens' young daughter. When she succeeds in distracting them, Bathsheba possesses the original family's mother to try to murder her own children and tries to drag the mother to death with her while being exorcised.
    • The Conjuring II: Valak is a demonic entity who sticks out to the Warrens as one of the most wicked beings they have ever encountered. Having slaughtered multiple nuns in the St. Carta abbey in its origin film and subsequently trying to bury a priest alive, Valak mentally assaulted Lorraine Warren out of revenge for being exorcised from Maurice, and continued to haunt her for months afterward. Beginning to haunt the Hodgson family for its own amusement, Valak took control of the spirit of an innocent man, refusing to let him move on into the afterlife, and forces him to terrorize the Hodgsons. After trying numerous times to kill various members of the Hodgson family, Valak tries to force the youngest girl, Janet, to impale herself in front of her entire family, then tries to force Lorraine to watch as it attempts the same on her husband.
  • Connected (2008): Senior Inspector Fok Tak-nang is the corrupt Interpol agent who, along with his men, brutally executes some drug dealers and steals their contraband. When they got caught by an innocent bystander, Roy, with his camcorder, Fok sets his eye to Roy's sister by knocking her out with his vehicle, ransacking her home, killing her maid and abducting her to an abandoned house in which one of his men destroys the phone. Fok then abducts Roy’s friend, and when his sister refused to tell where her brother is, Fok shoots him and plans to abduct her daughter and threatens to do the same to her if she refuses to cooperate. He also orders one of his underlings to impersonate Roy’s sister. When he found out about Roy’s sister contacting a stranger who interferes with their plans, Fok threatens and tries to shoot Roy and her own daughter in cold blood. When he got the evidence that proved his crimes, he deletes it and prepares to kill the protagonist Bob. Ruthless and willing to do anything to get what he wants, Fok makes an average dirty cop look like a saint.
  • Contracted duology: Brett "BJ" Jaffe is a misanthropic Serial Rapist and a carrier of the zombie virus who seeks to bring about the end of humanity. He seeks out women and violates them, infecting them with the disease and causing them to deteriorate both mentally and physically over the course of three days, after which point they reanimate, and he lets them spread the plague further. BJ is introduced in the first movie giving a woman a spiked drink and raping her, leading to her descent into madness and zombification. Later, he's shown to have claimed many more victims. In Phase II, he infects a prostitute and chain her up in his basement. BJ stalks a witness to one of his rapes, threatening to bring harm to his family and to him. When the witness is hospitalized, BJ straps a bomb to his own chest and tracks him down, threatening to blow up the hospital, and gunning down a few cops, patients, and doctors in the process.
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: The brutish Albert Spica, the titular thief, is a tough mob boss with delusions of grandeur and sophistication who frequents an upscale restaurant, bringing along his abused wife Georgina. Albert shows his nastiness whenever he is even mildly irritated by people: brutally beating them, stabbing a man's innocent wife in the face with a fork and humiliating his own men. When he discovers his wife is having an affair with a kindly, bookish man, Albert viciously tortures a little boy to obtain their location and murders his wife's lover by stuffing the pages of his books down his throat until the poor man suffocates. Albert even threatens Georgina before the murder that he plans to cook and eat her lover.
  • Copycat: When the infamous Serial Killer Daryll Lee Cullum coerced Peter Foley to kill his arch-nemesis, Dr. Helen Hudson, Foley decided to use the opportunity to make himself a "legend." Foley began killing people in ways reminiscent of serial killers of the past, from The Boston Strangler to The Son of Sam, murdering numerous women throughout the film. When the police locate Foley after he killed Helen's best friend, Andy, Foley murders his own wife and tries to blow up dozens of police officers while they search his house. Kidnapping Helen, Foley reenacts her traumatizing experience at the hands of Cullum, hanging her by a noose and killing a police officer, planning to torture her to death. In the end, when an officer gives him the chance to surrender, Foley still attempts to gun her down. Obsessed with the idea that killing would bring him fame, Peter Foley was a disturbing combination of narcissism mixed with a Lack of Empathy.
  • Cornered!: Morty, a friendly delivery man by day, is by night the Convenience Store Killer, who as his name implies breaks into convenience stores after hours, gruesomely murders the workers and takes off with the surveillance tapes, something which he's caught on footage having done this to numerous workers already. Hearing how the people at Steve's liquor store said they would kill him, he decides to make them his next victims. On his way to the shop he kills a homeless man named Jacko by slicing him in half. When he reaches the store, he proceeds to break Mona's skull, stab her eyes out with ice cream cones and stuff her body in the freezer. Moving on to Jimmy, he stabs him to death with a broken ketchup bottle, and bisects the store owner, Steve, with a meat slicer. Donny, having rewinded the footage in the store's surveillance room, realizes CSK is Morty, who ultimately ends up slicing Jess's head off when Donny tries to help her. after which Donny tries to trick CSK, leading to a fight that ends with CSK ramming donuts down Donny's throat until he suffocates.
  • Corridors of Blood (1958):
    • Black Ben is a cruel crime lord out to make his money in the worst ways: using his lodge house as a trap, Ben lures in drunks, the sick and elderly and has them murdered to sell their corpses to science for a profit. Manipulating the kind old doctor Thomas Bolton, Ben reveals he has murdered huge amounts of people with death certificates. Intending on disposing of Bolton as soon as he proves a liability as well, Ben also abandons all his followers and even his wife when the police arrive.
    • Ben's right-hand man, Resurrection Joe, is a key figure in Ben's operation as the chief murderer. Using a pillow, Joe gleefully smothers all the victims to make it appear as if they died naturally. At one point, Joe is seen attempting to rape a waitress at the lodge house and when he accompanies Bolton to gain his notes from the university he works at, Joe coldly murders the night porter after he spots them. At the end, Bolton decides to murder Bolton before escaping the police, enjoying the profits from his murders as well as just the act of killing itself.
  • Cosmos: War of the Planets: The evil computer has dominated its ancient civilization, with dissent punishable by death. Seeking to expand its rein by forcing the recently arrived earthlings to build it a new device so it may roam the cosmos, destroying and subjugating all it comes across, the computer later possesses a crew member and goes on a killing spree to make sure it kills all the "earthlings" it can.
  • Counter Measures (1998 Direct-to-Video): Captain Petrov hijacks a nuclear submarine and murders the crew via nerve gas, even stealing a gas mask off one of his comrades when an invaluable crew member loses his own. Petrov then takes American hostages, killing as he wishes with the intent to launch nukes on his own Russian homeland so he can spark a war between Russia and the old Soviet territories to reclaim them and ignite a new Cold War. Petrov destroys an American sub with a hundred sailors on board, and then murders a man who objects to killing their own people and kills the crew member he saved earlier when the man's usefulness is at an end.
  • Count Yorga duology: Count Yorga is a vampire who has already turned two women into his vampire brides. After a couple drives him back to his castle, he proceeds to turn the girl, Erica, into his third vampire bride, and murders her boyfriend, Paul, when he tries to intervene. Capturing the female lead, Donna, he transforms her as well, and when the human protagonists, Hayes and Michael, arrive to try and save her, he feeds Hayes to his brides, and kills one of them to distract Michael. In the sequel, The Return of Count Yorga, he transforms numerous women into vampires and kills various people, all while planning to transform/feed on an entire orphanage, and than the whole town. Though he dies, he succeeds in dooming the town by creating an undead army and closing off all escape routes.
  • The Covenant: Chase Collins is a young warlock descended from the bloodline of a wizard banished from a 17th-century magic covenant for using his powers for evil. When he discovered his abilities, he enjoyed the power rush, and used his father's pain to convince him to kill himself and grant him more. He killed his foster parents in a car accident when they learned too much. He wants to cannibalize the other descendants for their magic to counteract the aging effects of magic use, even when told that it won't work. He puts death spells on their loved ones to get them to grant it, for which he needs verbal consent. He kills other students for kicks. His only motives for his crimes are power and fun.
  • Crackerjack (1994): Ivan Getz is a sadistic former Gestapo officer turned mercenary. Already responsible for the murders of policeman Jack "Crackerjack" Wilde's wife and young children, Getz, looking to fund a new army of Nazis to Take Over the World, leads the hostage takeover of the mountain resort where mob boss Sonny LaRosso is hiding with a stash of diamonds. Relentless in his search for the diamonds, Getz murders the resort's security, kills his inside man in LaRosso's mob, blows up a helicopter and then a cable car full of marines, and executes an innocent man when Wilde interferes with his plans. His ultimate plan is to cover his escape by using explosives to trigger an avalanche, burying over 100 hostages alive. He later shoots Wilde's brother, leaving Wilde alive so he can watch the man die, and kills several of his own men once they outlive their usefulness to him. A calculating psychopath with delusions of grandeur, Ivan Getz proves that he is willing to cross any boundaries to impose his own inhumane vision on the world.
  • Crash Dive (1996 Direct-to-Video): Richter is a vicious terrorist from the former Yugoslavia who takes over a nuclear sub, murdering most of the crew. Intending on wreaking revenge on the United States, Richter intends to nuke Washington, D.C., blowing up a Navy ship when they try to stop him. Imprisoning the surviving crew, Richter decides to let them drown by slowly flooding their chamber, watching with barely restrained sadistic glee before attempting to "test" the nukes by firing one at New York City.
  • Crazed: Although no villains have any redeeming qualities, the following few are the worst Harbor City has to offer:
    • Damien Logan is the leader of Hector Luna's sex trafficking operation, and Ronan Pierce's Arch-Enemy. Once Ronan's special ops partner during a raid in South America, Logan proceeded to cause carnage for fun, even attempting to rape a young woman. After getting shot by Ronan, Logan survives and plots his revenge. Kidnapping Ronan's wife and having the below-mentioned Lukas Lodder rape and kill his daughter, Logan sends DVDs to Ronan bragging about her suffering, with some containing footage of her being tortured, which goes on for seven years. Having his men kidnap and brand numerous women, he sells them to abusive misogynists and the Hell's Gate Hospital to have their organs taken, while also letting Lodder torture them. Planning to take Harbor City as his own, Logan tries to kill Ronan when he arrives to save his wife.
    • Lukas Lodder, the half-brother of Hector Luna, is a psychopathic, pedophilic Mad Artist who takes great pleasure in causing pain and torment. Working with the aforementioned Logan on ruining Ronan Pierce's life, Lodder proceeded to rape and murder his young daughter Sarah, later torturing Ronan's wife for seven years. Kidnapping a girl named Lizzy, he lures Ronan to his hideout to save her, only to knock him out and leave him for dead. Having access to multiple women, he keeps them caged and tortures them to death, calling the corpses "works of art". When Rex Galliger invades his hideout, Lodder tries to have him killed for interrupting his fun. Promising Ronan that he'll rape Lizzy, he brags to him about raping his daughter.
    • The Mad Doctor is a sadistic surgeon who's the leader of an organ harvesting operation where organs are sold for money. In charge of securing Hector Luna's funding, the Doctor has various people, criminals, and sex slaves brought to him, where he and his doctors proceed to wrap them in ceramic wrap and have them injected with a serum that prevents them from moving or screaming, performing the operations while the victim's awake and in pain.
  • Creature with the Atom Brain: Frank Buchanan is a gangster who was deported for his crimes. When he returns to the country, he funds experiments to resurrect the dead and uses the zombies as his slaves to kill his prosecutor and his associates who sold him out by beating them to death with their superhuman strength. When two of his victims are placed in protective custody, Buchanan has his zombies go on a killing spree, slaughtering such varied targets as a factory, a train and a school bus before he captures a cop and zombifies him to kill his last two targets. The police finally manage to catch up to Buchanan, so he kills the scientist who made the zombies and orders them to massacre the officers.
  • Criminal: Xavier Heimdahl, a Spanish industrialist-turned-anarchist, tortures a CIA agent to death so that he can steal a specific computer worm designed by the man's contact to give him access to the world's nuclear codes. Having multiple people killed in pursuit of the codes, Heimdahl tries to hunt down the man with his victim's memories, even taking his victim's wife and daughter hostage. Upon recovering the codes, Heimdahl attempts to launch a missile at said wife and daughter out of spite before he nukes every population center on the planet.
  • Crocodile 2: Death Swamp: Max is the leader of a gang of trigger-happy bank robbers. After robbing a bank and killing several police officers, Max and his gang board a plane to flee to Mexico. When the pilot is forced to deviate from the flight path, Max and his minions hijack the plane, inadvertently crashing it and killing most of the passengers in the process. Once everyone has recovered, Max forces the survivors to haul his suitcases of money to his destination or else he'll kill them all. When a crocodile starts killing the survivors one by one, Max continues to put the survivors and even his own gang in harm's way, not caring in the slightest as more of them perish. After Sol becomes fed up with Max's schemes and tries to leave, Max shoots him In the Back and leaves him to die. Even with a crocodile terrorizing the survivors, Max shows that he's an even bigger threat than the actual monster.
  • The Crow: The Big Bads of the first two films count:
    • The first film: Top Dollar, a Detroit crime boss who established himself as the supreme ruler of all criminal activity in the city, is a chaotic arsonist who enjoys destruction and murder purely for its own sake. He organizes Devil's Night, in which buildings are burned down all throughout the city. He orders people terrorized out of their homes, and one such couple includes Eric Draven and his fiancée Shelley, who are both violently murdered by his goons, with Shelley also being raped. He eventually becomes tired of the profit reaped from the arson and other activities, and announces his plans at a criminal convention to burn down everything.
    • City of Angels: Judah Earl is an occultist drug lord ruling over Los Angeles. A self-declared sadist who claims he visited Hell and liked what he saw, he turns his "kingdom" into a nightmarish dystopia where people live in squalor, surrounded by depravity, and constantly in fear of being murdered by his gang. He floods the city with drugs so dangerous that they kill the users half the time, even executing one of his more pragmatic goons who protests that there aren't enough return customers to make a profit; Judah would prefer to kill people. He orders the death of Ashe Corven and his son because the boy happened to witness his operation, as well as any other innocents who do. When Ashe is resurrected and comes for him, Judah captures his crow and ritualistically impales it to steal its power. He proceeds to hang the now-mortal Ashe from a lamppost in the middle of the street and tries to lash him to death in front of everyone, and kills Sarah when she intervenes. The enormous numbers of crows connected to his victims' souls who come for him indicate he's killed many dozens of people during his reign.
  • Crush the Skull (2015): The Killer is a Serial Killer who kidnaps women and either tortures them or films himself killing them, having done so for decades. Imprisoning a child named Mary in his basement and killing her mother in front of her, he adopts her, renames her Vivian, and has her assist in his murders. Designing his basement as a torture maze, he kills anybody who breaks into his house. Once Blair, Ollie, Connor, and Riley sneak into his place, he tries to kill them, later managing to decapitate Riley. When Sheriff Dennis comes over to investigate, the Killer tries to pin the blame on Ollie and Blair, then stabs the sheriff to death alongside Vivian.
  • The Cry of the Children: The unnamed mill owner profits on the suffering of those he forces to work for poverty-level wages in his brutal textile mill while he and his wife lavish, exploiting in particular brutal child labor and working all of his employees to the point of starvation and disease. When his workers go on strike, the mill owner waits them out until they've been starved to a point where they're forced to return to work, and, after failing to convince the family of one child to hand him over their child Alice for his wife's pleasure, sees her worked to death in his factory. An early example of a film CM, the mill owner was and is a poignant reminder of the very real evils of child labor.
  • Cthulhu: Reverend Marsh is the current leader of the Esoteric Order of Dagon and a man awash in his own fanaticism. The father of professor Russell Marsh, Reverend Marsh presides over the Order's secretive machinations through the town of Rivermouth, kidnapping dozens of children and sacrificing them en masse to the Deep Ones. Heavily hinted to have murdered his own wife once she tried to steer Russ away from Marsh's plot, Marsh has a blind child raped, murdered, and nailed to a house once he defies the Order's contro,l and orchestrates his own son's rape to birth him an heir in preparation for the coming apocalypse as the world is swallowed by the sea. After gunning down Rivermouth's sheriff and his partner and showing Russ his eldritch child, Marsh ends the film goading his son to succeed him by having Russ murder his lover Mike as the Order succeeds in awakening the Deep Ones and dooming the world; it is not revealed if Russ kills Mike or the Reverend.
  • Cube: Quentin, a police officer, is one of several people who are mysteriously trapped inside a giant cubical maze which is composed of smaller cubical rooms, some of which are booby-trapped. He initially presents himself as a levelheaded leader and assists in navigating the group to the maze's outer edge, but is slowly revealed to be a cruel, violent man who proves to be a bigger threat to the group's survival than the deadly maze itself. He drops Holloway to her death merely because he dislikes her, then lies about it to the others. He tries to rape Leaven not soon after. He's stopped in time by Worth, for which Quentin savagely beats him. When the others finally try to leave him behind for what he did, he finds a way back to them at the exit room. He quickly stabs Leaven to death, fatally wounds Worth, and prepares to do the same to the mentally disabled Kazan before he is stopped by the dying Worth.
  • Cure: Kunihiko Mamiya is an amnesiac who's obsessed with hypnosis. He goes around hypnotizing people via Hannibal Lecture to commit brutal homicides, all of which feature an X carved into the victims' necks. When the police capture him, he tries to hypnotize Detective Takabe, growing obsessed with him after he fails. He eventually escapes, killing a guard and making Takabe's best friend kill himself. This lets him succeed in breaking Takabe, who kills him and becomes his successor.
  • A Cure for Wellness: Dr. Heinrich Volmer is a seemingly-kindly doctor running a wellness center in the Alps. In truth, Volmer is a centuries-old baron who survived his own people's attempt at killing him in revenge for murdering so many of them to discover the secret to immortality. Obsessed with blood purity, Volmer raped his sister into submission until she married him. In the present, Volmer uses the center to lure in patients, who are brainwashed and subjected to macabre experiments where a certain breed of eel is inserted into them so that their fluids are filtered out and used for a drug that extends long life. The effects are inevitably fatal, and Volmer has the desiccated corpses fed to the eels after. It is revealed a young woman named Hannah is Volmer's own daughter, and when she reaches puberty physically, Volmer attempts to rape her as well after having subjected the film's hero Lockhart to brainwashing and torture when he tries to find out the truth. When Lockhart interferes, Volmer reveals his true elitist psychopathy and tries to feed Lockhart to the eels, but not before brutally drilling through one of his teeth.
  • The Curse of El Charro: El Charro was an Old West land baron known for his cruelty. After a working class woman spurned him, El Charro slaughtered her family and placed a curse on her bloodline before he was himself executed. Waiting in the desert for her family to return, El Charro tormented them with nightmares, causing at least one to be Driven to Suicide. Meanwhile, he keeps the spirits of his victims in a Fate Worse than Death as his slaves, forcing them to carry out his whims despite their constant protests. When El Charro finally gets a victim of his curse to show up in the town, he heads out to kill her and make her his eternal Sex Slave. Anybody who stands in the way is brutally murdered, even if all they did was see him.
  • The Curse of Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein, in contrast with every other interpretation of the character, is a heinous individual who gradually loses every redeeming quality he had as the films go on. A Mad Scientist obsessed with life beyond death, he plunders graves to get the parts to make his monster, and has no compunction committing murder to cover his tracks. Defined by his utter separation from human morality after a point, Frankenstein begins to gain the parts by simply murdering people and harvesting them for resources. His worst moment is when in a later film in the series, he rapes a woman for nothing more than his own satisfaction, proving his only devotion is to his own desires above even science.
  • Curtains: Patti O'Connor is a comedian auditioning for the role of a mentally unstable woman in a film called Audra. In order to ensure she wins the role, she decides to murder the other five auditioning actresses. Patti starts by murdering Amanda Teuther, before killing Christie Burns and placing her head in Brooke Parsons toilet to scare her. She proceeds to murder Laurian Summers, and, after killing the director's assistant Matthew for no apparent reason, she pursues and kills Tara DeMillo. After finding out that the director has been murdered by Samantha Sherwood out of revenge for leaving her in an asylum, Patti murders her too. Willing to commit multiple murders to win a role, Patti is a good representation of how far people will go to get what they want.
  • Cut and Run (1985): Colonel Brian Horne is a disgraced US soldier and former right-hand of Jim Jones himself, with the indication Horne personally came up with the idea of the Jonestown massacre while fleeing the scene himself. In the present day in Venezuela, Horne indoctrinates a local tribe of savages into a cult while having them come down in a wave of mutilation, rape, and horrific slaughter onto cocaine plantations all across the region with countless dozens killed and ravaged. Horne's ultimate intention is to seize control of the cocaine industry and purge the weak of the world through a wave of terror and dominance.
  • Cut, Shoot, Kill (2017):
    • Edward Shipman is the executive producer of director Alabama Chapman's horror films. Obsessed with injecting "realism" into his movies, Shipman has Chapman and his goons murder their actors on camera, and is responsible for the deaths of dozens as a result. In the past, he grew jealous of Chapman's relationship with his lead actress Nicole Heally, and lashed out by raping Nicole, and then having her tortured on camera, culminating in her suicide. He keeps his lackies in line by threatening to expose their activities to the police, believing himself to be untouchable due to his vast fortune. He laughs at footage of the murder of one of his actresses, calling it "great", and later kidnaps another one to be his personal Sex Slave. Despite never killing anyone directly, Edward Shipman is nevertheless an utterly repugnant psychopath with the blood of countless innocents on his hands.
    • Walter stands out as the only one of Chapman's cronies to completely lack any redeeming qualities. Always cast as the deranged killer in Chapman's movies, Walter carries out the murders for the films, torturing and dismembering the hapless actors for fun. He's responsible for torturing Nicole Heally on the aforementioned Edward Shipman's orders, driving her to commit suicide. Going all-out for his feature film debut, Walter stabs Chloe to death; cuts off the limbs of Francis and leaves him to slowly die a torturous death; murders an investigating policeman; and forces Candice to inject herself with a drug of his own invention that turns her into Shipman's personal Sex Slave. When the murder of another actor ends in the death of one of his fellow crew members, Walter is completely indifferent, demonstrating that he has no value for anything other than his own sick enjoyment.
  • Cutie Honey: Tears (2016): Lady Jill/Jiru is the sociopathic ruler of Tatehama with an undying hatred for humanity. Created by Dr. Kisaragi as an unemotional link to help restore a dying world, Jill begins to see humans as inferior, wanting to kill Kisaragi and his android daughter, Hitomi. After incapacitating Kisaragi, she proceeds to use his still-living brain as an A.I. that allows her to control the entire city. She uses her power to make the lower class citizens suffer by creating acidic rain and pollution caused by the high-class citizens' partying, and by controlling her Sodoms to beat up citizens and kill resistance members. When a Sodom comes across the leader of the resistance, Kirose, Jill gleefully orders the Sodom to kill him in front of his daughter. When Cutie Honey/Hitomi intervenes, Jill begins to fancy her Airborne Elemental Fixing Device, seeing it as a way to extend her lifespan. She sends out her Sodom to capture Hitomi, not caring if they're killed, or who they kill (including Hitomi's foster parents), destroying them when they fail to capture her. Finding out that the upper class citizens are having a party that would cause a humungous toxic raincloud to destroy the entire city, Jill tries to prevent Hitomi and the resistance from stopping it. When she and Hitomi meet, Jill beats her down and forcibly rips the device from her stomach, and when Seiji interferes, she attempts to kill him in front of Hitomi while calling her an "incomplete failure".
  • Cutthroat Island: Douglas "Dawg" Brown is the Black Sheep of the Adams pirate brothers and the captain of the ship Reaper. Each of the four brothers has a piece of a map to a fabulous treasure and Dawg wants it all to himself. The first thing we learn about him is he murdered one brother and has another hostage to murder after he gets his piece of the map. When his brother gives his map to his daughter Morgan, Dawg stops at nothing to kill his niece. He attacks his last brother Mordecai and threatens to run him through if Mordecai doesn't give up the map. When a luckless mook accidentally falls into Mordecai and impales him on Dawg's knife, Dawg kills the man growling that he killed Dawg's brother, though he's only angry Mordecai died before Dawg got the map. He tries to torture Morgan by trying to let an eel eat her face, guns down a crewman when the man complains they're running out of food and stops at no crime short of trying to steal the treasure from Cutthroat Island.
  • Cyberjack: Nassim is an Ax-Crazy criminal and international terrorist described by one character as "an albino lab rat on steroids." When he was a regular crook, he took as a hostage the female partner of cop Nick James, promising to let her go before proceeding to shoot them both when Nick lowers his gun. Nick survives the encounter and becomes a janitor at a computer tech firm several years later. Nassim and his new crew take over the building to steal a developmental super-virus that had earlier caused 47 casualties in a plane crash, killing several security guards in the process. He subsequently shoots both the chairman of the board of directors to demonstrate who's in charge, as well as the father of the project's leading scientist, Dr. Alex Joyce's father, for attempting to destroy the virus, then forces her to finish breaking the code in his stead. He shows multiple times that his threats of killing the hostages aren't idle, casually murdering some of them just to blow off steam. When the police force surrounds the building he uses the laser defense system to kill several cops and later mind-controls a SWAT team to have them turn their guns on their colleagues. He just shrugs off the deaths of any of his men taken out by Nick, ultimately intending to merge himself with the virus so he can brainwash the entire planet at once and become god.
  • Cyborg series:
    • Cyborg (1989): Fender Tremolo makes the most of a world After the End where he can do whatever he wants. The leader of a group of vicious marauders called The Pirates, Fender seems to want nothing so much as to wipe out every survivor he can. Fender murdered the girlfriend of Gibson Rickenbacker and her son, kidnapping her daughter as a pet and servant. He kills nearly everyone he comes across and takes special delight in tormenting Gibson himself. When he finally captures Gibson, he crucifies him on a mast. While he wants to cure himself of the plague that's infected so many, Fender has no compunction slaughtering everyone else and scenes set before show he was just as evil before the widespread plague hit; he just needed something to set him loose.
    • Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994 Direct-to-Video In Name Only sequel): Anton Lewellyn is a "Recycler", a bounty hunter of Cyborg parts. A sadist who regularly brutalizes prostitutes for fun, Lewellyn hunts down innocent cyborgs, mutilating and killing them before having his partner Jocko murder them. Even worse is that Jocko was a kind protector until Lewellyn captured him and had him brainwashed into a killer just for extra muscle. Lewellyn keeps their eyes as trophies on a necklace he shows off to future victims to taunt them. Upon learning the cyborg Cash is miraculously pregnant and fleeing to the cyborg haven Cyworld, Lewellyn pursues them, raising an army to massacre every cyborg there and cull them for parts to feed his greed and sadism.

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