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  • Falcon Rising: Yakuza chief Hirimoto sets up shop in Brazil to abduct young girls from the favelas and sell them as sex slaves. When a social worker gets too close to the truth, Hirimoto beats her into a coma and attempts to murder her in the hospital later. When her brother, John "Falcon" Chapman, comes to look for those who hurt her, Hirimoto murders a journalist and initiates a purge of the local gangs to seize control of all crime in the area. He finally attempts to kill Falcon himself when Falcon tracks him down, revealing a warehouse full of kidnapped girls Hirimoto plans to throw into Yakuza-operated brothels.
  • Fall Down Dead (2007): Aaron Garvey, the Picasso Killer, is a twisted Serial Killer who views death as his art. Hunting down numerous women and torturing them, carving them apart while leaving them alive and in agony, Garvey sees the heroine Christie Wallace when she comes across a victim and pursues her when she takes refuge in a building. Stalking and systematically murdering everyone else within, Garvey decides to torture Christie to make her his final "masterpiece," even threatening to hunt down and murder her young daughter Zoe.
  • Fallen: Azazel is a sinister demon that likes nothing so much as destroying the lives and names of good men. When Detective Hobbes crosses him, Azazel sets about targeting him by possessing Hobbes's mentally handicapped brother and making him commit suicide. Azazel possesses others, kills others in their bodies, getting them convicted of murder and jumps out just before the execution; leaving the victim to face death for crimes that they have no memory committing. Azazel destroys Hobbes's life and reputation and possesses people to continuously drive him mad from near paranoia. What's worse is Azazel has been walking the Earth for thousands of years and his MO has never changed.
  • False Positive: Dr. John Hindle is a seemingly affable, gentlemanly OB-GYN who takes advantage of his position as one of the most prestigious fertility doctors in the world to discreetly rape dozens of women, impregnating his patients—all women who have had difficulties having children—which what he tells them is their husbands' and boyfriends' sperm, but in actuality is his own. Bribing a former med student of his, Adrian Martin, with a lucrative partnership at his clinic to recruit his wife, heroine Lucia "Lucy" Martin, for his project, Hindle proceeds to gaslight her incessantly to prevent her from discovering his secret, and later attempts to kill her outright when she does. Hindle is also a firm believer in eugenics and justifies his crimes as an attempt to stock the human gene pool with his own "ideal" DNA.
  • Fantastic Four franchise:
    • The Fantastic Four: Doctor Doom was once a friend of Reed Richards who was nearly killed and crippled by an experiment gone wrong. In vengeance, Doom spent the next ten years plotting the death of Reed and anyone associated with him. When the titular team gains their powers, Doom captures them and plots to drain them. In order to steal a diamond to power a laser beam, Doom massacres the Jeweler's gang and takes Alicia Masters as a hostage. Giving the Four an ultimatum of either surrendering to him or have New York City be destroyed by the laser, Doom starts a painful process to drain their powers, and plans to execute Alicia just to torment Ben Grimm. When they escape, Doom fires the laser at New York and confronts Reed once last time. Defeated, Doom lets himself fall just to deny Reed the satisfaction of saving him.
    • Fantastic Four (2015): Victor Von Doom is a gifted young genius who worked for the government to develop a device that would be capable of transporting people across dimensions. After joining with Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, and Sue Storm, he was able to finish the device, and together with them he traveled in an alien dimension where, after an accident, he gained superhuman powers. Desiring to create his own world in that dimension, Victor was not happy when government agents retrieve him, and thus slaughtered many of the scientists and soldiers in the base, including Johnny's father, before planning to use the teleporter to create a black hole on Earth and destroy the entire planet, solely out of God complex and hatred for humanity.
  • Fantômas (1947): Fantômas himself is a criminal mastermind who was thought dead. Attempting to prevent his daughter Hélène's marriage with Fandor, Fantômas assassinated the Mayor in order to cancel the marriage and killed one of his men through a drive-by shooting when the latter failed him. Threatening to kill 1 million Parisians by December 31st if he isn't given a billion francs worth of gold, Fantômas kills 30 Parisians per day until the deadline, using an invisible Death Ray to remain discreet. Capturing Hélène when she infiltrates his base of operations, Fantômas tries to force her to give him a document she stole, threatening to crush Fandor and Jobe with their cell's ceiling should she refuse. When his lover Lady Beltham helps Jove, Hélène, Fandor and Arthur foil Fantômas's plan, Fantômas spitefully kills her. When the heroes chase Fantômas, the latter shows no hesitation in attempting to shoot Fandor or his own daughter Hélène. Using his disdain towards virtues as a reason to commit the worst crimes, Fantômas is feared and despised through Paris.
  • Fargo: Gaear Grimsrud is a simply heartless monster who will kill anyone for little reason. Brought in for a simple kidnap and ransom job, Grimsrud demonstrates his cruelty by killing a cop because the man took too long to bribe, and then chases down and kills a couple who witnessed the murder, all without any expression. Grimsrud later loses patience with the kidnapping victim and kills her simply because her crying is getting on his nerves. When he has a dispute with a fellow conspirator over a car, Grimsrud just kills him with an axe and feeds his body into a woodchipper. When he's finally caught by the police, the heroine Marge Gunderson is left stunned how a human being could do the things Grimsrud has done for just "a little bit of money."
  • The Fast and the Furious series:
    • The Fate of the Furious & F9: Cipher is a powerful cyber terrorist who holds Elena and her newborn son hostage to blackmail the infant's father, Dominic Toretto, into betraying his family and help her steal nuclear codes to bring the world under her control. Attacking Mr. Nobody's headquarters and stealing the God's Eye, Cipher uses it to take control of hundreds of remote-controlled cars in New York and have them crash everywhere, causing widespread chaos and panic. Having Dom retrieve the nuclear codes from the Russian minister, Cipher has Elena killed in front of Dom and his child when she learns Dom spared Letty, and attempts to crash her plane—with Dom's son still inside—before escaping when Deckard Shaw hijacks it. Getting captured by Otto and Dom's brother, Jakob, Cipher would manipulate Otto into betraying Jakob, before helping him activate Ares and use it to bring the world under their mercy while attempting to kill Dom and his crew herself.
    • Hobbs & Shaw: Brixton Lore was once an agent for MI6 before betraying them to join the terrorist organization Eteon, killing his whole team and framing fellow agent Deckard Shaw for crime, forcing Deckard into hiding and becoming a criminal. Getting shot by Deckard, Brixton would be resurrected by Eteon and turned into a cyborg Super Soldier, becoming their chief enforcer carrying out their nefarious plans; one of which involves unleashing the super-virus "Snowflake" onto the world to eradicate one half of the world's human population. Pursuing Deckard's sister Hattie to retrieve the virus, Brixton would kill her whole team before framing her for the murders and attacks a CIA headquarters to kidnapped Hattie when she injects herself with the virus. Loosing Hattie to Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs, Brixton would torture Professor Andreiko about the trio's whereabouts and later tortures Hobbs and Shaw before Hattie rescues them, causing Brixton to travel to Samoa, hoping to kill them there.
  • Faster: Kenneth "Old Guy" Tyson is the most depraved member of Detective Slade "Cop" Humphries's crew. Introduced recording the murders of Gary Cullen and his crew of bank robbers, Old Guy mockingly tells the remaining crewman, James "Driver" Cullen, to "smile for the camera". In the present day, Old Guy lures a teenage girl into his apartment. Sedating her with a drugged beverage—intent on raping and potentially murdering her on camera as he has done to at least twelve others—Old Guy is interrupted by the arrival of Driver, who confronts him over his involvement in Gary's death, causing Old Guy to beg for mercy.
  • Fatal Charm: Adam Brenner rapes and kills six women, and murders his traveling companion, John Walsh. After escaping from prison, he murders a couple and goes after Valerie, who believes he is innocent and has sent him letters during his trial. Adam breaks into Valerie's house and kills her mother and her mother's boyfriend before chasing Valerie down in an attempt to kill her.
  • Fatman: Billy Wenan is a sociopathic child who uses his wealth to justify and enable his cruel, petty personality. Leeching off his sickly grandmother's bank accounts to prop up his lifestyle while treating his hired help like trash, Billy first showcases his horrible nature when he reacts to losing at a science fair by having the victor kidnapped, nearly torturing her with a car battery, then having her entire family threatened with death if she doesn't claim to have cheated in the fair. When given nothing but coal for Christmas by Santa Claus, Billy hires the trigger-happy "Skinny Man" to hunt down and kill Santa, uncaring of the dozens of innocents the Skinny Man massacres in his path so long as Billy gets "the big man's head", before ending the film by attempting to lethally poison his own grandmother when she catches onto his money skimming.
  • Faust: Mephisto, stymied in his efforts to unleash the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on the Earth, makes a bet with an angel, over whether he can corrupt the soul of Doctor Faust. Spreading disease throughout Faust's hometown-—and murdering a priest when the latter notices his presence—-Mephisto offers convinces Faust to sell him his soul in exchange for the power to heal his neighbors. When Faust's neighbors turn on him, Mephisto turns the doctor into a younger man, and takes him to Parma, where he forces the Duchess of Parma to fall in love with Faust, then kills her husband in a duel. He later forces Gretchen, an innocent girl, to fall in love with Faust, only to subsequently frame Faust and her for the murder of her mother and brother, resulting in her being burned at the stake, and Faust committing suicide.
  • Faust: Love of the Damned: M is the white-haired, infernal leader of The Hand, an occult Satanic criminal organization with ties to corrupt government officials that he uses to spread evil in the world. After ordering his goons to brutally murder the girlfriend of artist John Jaspers, M offers the despair-filled Jaspers demonic power in exchange for his soul, intending to use Jaspers as his unwitting instrument of death, burying Jaspers alive after he refuses to kill any longer. M's ultimate plan is to release the Homunculus, a giant demon serpent who will bring Hell on Earth. Having raped Dr. Jade de Camp in as a child in order to later impregnate her with his demonic spawn, M brainwashes a kindhearted detective to kidnap her. No less ruthless towards his lackeys, from briefly melting his wife Claire, to forcing his cultists to sacrifice themselves en masse to summon the Homunculus, Claire is also burned alive to complete the summoning. Forcing Jaspers to watch as he rapes Jade, once when his plan is foiled, M uses his contract on Jaspers's soul to bargain for the soul of Jade's unborn child with the promise of "releasing" Jaspers.
  • Fear (1996): David McCall is the seemingly friendly, if troubled, boyfriend to Nicole Walker, as well as the entitled leader of a violent gang. Over their relationship, David becomes possessive of Nicole, at one point assaulting her friend Gary and striking Nicole. When they reconcile, David frames Nicole's father for assaulting him, and rapes Nicole's friend Margo at a party, before intimidating her. When Nicole cuts ties with him, David becomes more deranged, stalking and molesting Nicole, and murders Gary out of spite for standing up to him. Finally, David leads his gang to try to kidnap Nicole and kill her family, killing their security guard, and dog. David kills one of his friends for touching Nicole, and plans to have Nicole watch her father die before taking her away.
  • FeardotCom: "The Doctor", Alistair Pratt, is a sadistic Serial Killer with delusions of nihilism. Kidnapping women, Alistair streams himself torturing them, possibly for days, until they beg him for death, with the vengeful ghost Jeannine having been one of his first victims. When the heroes arrive to save his latest victim, Alistair reveals he has already murdered a police officer, fatally wounds Detective Mike Reilly and takes his friend Terry hostage, intent on torturing her to death as well.
  • Fear City: The unnamed Serial Killer—named "Pazzo" according to the ending credits—is a martial arts expert who embarks on a one-man crusade to murder the sex workers of New York City. Stalking and ambushing these women, the killer deliberately extends their suffering, such as cutting off one girl's fingers instead of killing her, or slashing another victim in strategic places to avoid her bleeding out right away. The killer documents his grisly crimes in a diary titled "Fear City", salivating in his own cruelty and boasting of ridding the world of its "useless whores". He also beats one girl's boyfriend into a coma when he tries to protect her, and is only stopped from continuing his rampage by finally meeting someone tougher than he is.
  • Female Prisoner Sigma (2006):
    • Saionji Shozo is the chief of the prison, and a spirit medium whose diet consists of the souls of the despaired. Known as The Don of the Japanese underworld who also makes a living helping fixers involved in criminal activities, Shozo imposes harsh brutality in his prison, allowing his staff to torture and rape the inmates as they please to mentally break their spirits for him to consume.
    • Warden Shibayama is the sadistic associate of Shozo who gleefully partakes in the consumption of despaired souls. Having his prisoners tortured and raped to his liking, Shibayama also keeps some around as pets with the promise of better treatment, only to value them as regularly abused sex slaves. Those who refuse to become his pet are sent to the Special Housing Unit One, a cell where the prisoners are mentally broken and ritually sacrificed by Shibayama to feed himself and Shozo. Torturing heroine Ryo Kanzaki until she reveals the truth of why she came to his prison, Shibayama forces her to stay awake for five days straight, while having those close to her whipped and brutalized.
  • Fender Bender: The Driver is a Serial Killer who has killed dozens of women across the country. He rear-ends his victims to coax them into giving him their personal information. He then scouts their house, and waits until night to stalk and murder them. After killing them, he assumes a different name using his victim's last name and the first letter of their first name, then takes their money, which he uses to refill his gas tank when he's running low, and finally takes the next exit to claim another victim. The first time he makes his presence known in the movie, he stalks and kills a woman before departing with her license plate and a new alias. Then he rear-ends a teenage girl, and gets her personal information. Later that night, he murders her ex-boyfriend, then chases the girl and her friends through the house. The first one he stabs, then throws her out the window and runs her over when he sees she's still alive. He stabs the second victim, then goes after his intended target, who manages to fight him off. Narrowly surviving being bludgeoned, stabbed and burnt, he kills her, too, before assuming a new name and leaving to continue his murder spree.
  • The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958): Felix Griffin, a deliberate send-up to Tommy Udo in this Western remake of Kiss of Death, is little more than greed and sadistic, vengeful rage in the skin of an outlaw. A murderous, petty man who sees fit to bring death to people for transgressions as small as touching him, Griffin makes a prisoner eat ground-up glass and agonizingly die once he provokes him into attacking him, and murders the elderly, paralyzed mother of his former cellmate's colleague before murdering her son himself and taking his stolen money. Griffin uses his funds to purchase a new house and a housekeeper he abuses and eventually brutally murders, slaughtering a pair of policemen and eventually resolving to kill both his former cellmate and his family, planning to force him to listen as he tortures his wife—and possibly his young daughter—to death over a course of days.
  • The Fifth Element: Though the film is mostly light-hearted, it does have the vicious businessman, Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg, who abandons any semblance of humanity in the name of profit. Using the Mangalores to try and steal the stones of the four elements that would save the world from "Mr. Shadow", Zorg intends to allow Earth to be destroyed in return for payment from Shadow. Attacking a luxury ship to Floston Paradise, Zorg and the Mangalores kill countless innocents, before trying to blow up the ship and escape with the stones. Loyal to no one, Zorg also seemingly sells weapons to the Mangalores, only for them to self-destruct and kill them, and fires one million taxi drivers out of callousness during an economic downturn.
  • The Fifth Wave (2016): The Other commander possessing Colonel Alexander Vosch lacks his potential love for his family of his book counterpart, becoming a completely monstrous mass murderer. "Vosch" attacks Earth, raising oceanic tides and weaponizing the avian flu, to kill the bulk of humanity. Murdering the adults of a refugee camp, Vosch turns children into brainwashed soldiers, convincing them other humans are aliens, to wipe out the survivors as the titular "Fifth Wave". Fleeing Earth when his base is destroyed, Vosch takes his Child Soldiers with him, hoping to return to complete his genocide.
  • Fight for Us (1989): Kumander Kontra is a former freedom fighter who became disillusioned with the movement out of hatred towards "phony intellectuals", betraying the revolution to lead the anti-communist and government-backed paramilitary faction known as Orapronobis, helping the army in hunting alleged rebels of the New People's Army. Visiting the funeral of a man who had been hacked to death with a machete by the Orapronobis, Kontra mocks the man's son and murders the priest without warning. With the fall of the Ferdinand Marcos regime, Kontra is released from prison by the newly installed democracy and returns to terrorize the people, stopping a group of men returning from a basketball game and shooting all of them in the back. After throwing grenades at a refugee camp and killing the brother-in-law of Jimmy Cordero, Kontra rapes Jimmy's ex-girlfriend in front of his son before killing the two and massacring his captives in a fit of anger.
  • The Fighting Fist of Shanghai Joe (1973):
    • Stanley Spencer is a living tribute to the utter worst of America in the late 1800s. Spencer maintains his fortune through illegal slave labor, allowing Mexican immigrants into the country under the promise of legal jobs only to force them into backbreaking labor for his own profit, having his mercenaries slave-march them across the desert. If there should ever be any risk to the slaves being found, Spencer enforces that every slave be massacred to cover for himself, and has every escapee detained, tortured, and killed, a process repeated numerous times and one beholden by Shanghai Joe after he accepts a job offer from Spencer. Spencer tortures Joe and forces him to watch as he executes various prisoners to torment him, sends various horrible bounty hunters after his head after Joe escapes and humiliates him, and vows to execute a slave a day to get Joe into his clutches.
    • Scalper Jack is the most terrifying and evil of bounty hunters sent after Joe. An unassuming blond man, Jack shows how depraved he is by capturing a doctor friend of Joe's, torturing him for information before ultimately scalping him and murdering him. It is revealed Jack loves to collect scalps, having a huge amount of trophies that he treasures even more than money. Furthermore, Jack prefers to scalp his victims while alive and conscious. After torturing Joe into submission, he captures Joe's girlfriend Cristina, planning on scalping her while she is awake to feel every moment before moving on to Joe.
  • Fighting Madam: Madame Yeung is a sadistic, high-ranking Triad member with a love of torture and money. Launching a police and gang leader killing spree after the destruction of her gang's opium farm in order to gain control over the drug market, Yeung chops off the fingers of one of her men for blaming her for his friends' deaths. Killing her boss to gain control over his organization, Yeung later tortures Alex to near-death after a sneaking mission goes wrong. Deciding to make her money selling gold, Yeung sends her men out to steal trucks carrying golden statues, burying the trucks under cement, uncaring that her own drivers suffocate to death.
  • Final Girl: Jameson is the leader of a group of teenage psychopaths whose favorite pastime is taking girls into the woods and hunting them for sport. Jameson himself has a body count surpassing twenty, with a focus on attractive young blond women. We first see him gun down a waitress named Gwen before he is later approached by the heroine Veronica. After taking her into the woods, Jameson informs her of the game and says the only reason he won't rape her is that women don't run as well after such an assault. When Veronica drugs and kills his three friends, Jameson is simply amused and offers to team up with Veronica on a cross-country killing spree.
  • Finger of Doom: Madam Kung Sun, formerly the star pupil of a martial school, mastered the Finger of Doom and, realizing its potential, intends to use it to conquer the entire martial world. Going on an unstoppable killing spree, Kung Sun arranged for challengers to fight her, defeating them by embedding the Finger of Doom into their necks, causing them to die excruciatingly, only to be resurrected later as her zombie serfs. Raising her own army of zombie swordsmen, Madam Kung Sun ordered indiscriminate slaughters of entire sects, even those which weren't a threat to her power, having the strong converted into her minions while leaving the weak to die slowly and painfully as the Finger of Doom reduces them to mere puddles of blood. When the righteous swordsman Lu Tien-Bao tried to challenge her, Madam Kung Sun forces Lu to fight his two sworn brothers—converted into her zombie slaves—to the death, before capturing Lu alive and forcing him to serve her, or die slowly and painfully like her numerous previous victims.
  • Firestorm (1998): Randall Alexander Shaye is a consummate liar, backstabber, and quick-witted criminal ready to kill anyone if it will benefit him. Shaye was originally incarcerated when he buried seventeen people, including his own men, alive in a robbery which netted $32 million, which Shaye stashed away before being arrested. After arranging for a massive wildfire to be set outside the prison, Shaye murders the man set to split his finances and assumes his identity, breaking out with four other prisoners he's promised to share the money with and leaving a busload of people to die in the fire. Shaye takes a birdwatcher named Jennifer hostage and physically abuses her whenever she gets out of turn, and gradually betrays and murders each member of the breakouts, always ready with a sob story or a snappy line to save face. Shaye ultimately kills Wynt, the mentor of firefighter Jesse Graves, in the final confrontation, before attempting to gun down Jesse himself and ride out with Jennifer. Shaye's calm, low-voiced demeanor perfectly disguised the self-concerned psychopath within.
  • Firewall: Bill Cox is an intrepid thug who comes off as sophisticated and smooth-talking, but it's a façade that hides his truly cold, brutal and sadistic nature. Cox and his men take Jack Stanfield's family hostage in their own home as a means of forcing Jack to help rob the bank that he works at. Cox reveals himself by taunting Jack about his abducted daughter. He uses a "too many mistakes" excuse to kill one of his own men; tricks Jack's son Andy (who has a peanut allergy) into eating a cookie with peanuts and ruthlessly withholds his EpiPen to further force Jack's cooperation; kills Jack's friend Harry to make Jack look culpable and even more guilty in the robbery; intends to kill the family anyway after saying earlier that he'd let them all live (there are already freshly-dug graves at the hideout); and kills his man who is the only one sympathetic to the family when he sticks up for them. Finally, in a final act of spite, he fights, beats, and nearly succeeds in killing Jack.
  • Fire with Fire: David Hagan is a vicious neo-Nazi gang leader who promotes murder as a way to get into his brotherhood, and makes a specialty out of murdering the loved ones of those who get on his bad side. Having previously claimed both Lt. Mike Celia's partner and the partner's wife after a failed attempt to capture him, Hagan opens up the film murdering the teenage son of a store clerk and then shooting the clerk dead while he's begging his son to get up. Once the sole witness of this crime, Jeremy Coleman, agrees to testify against him, Hagan orders a hit on Jeremy and his fiancée and threatens to murder everyone close to both Jeremy and his fiancée. He utterly ruins their lives before trying to kill them, proving his point by violently beating Jeremy's best friend to near-death with a baseball bat. A ruthless sociopath, Hagan murders everyone who crosses him, alongside anyone they consider precious to them, and utterly delights in terrorizing anyone who stands against him.
  • Firestarter 2: Rekindled: In the sequel/reboot of the first film, John Rainbird is a death-obsessed psychopath and hitman for the Department of Scientific Intelligence, before he rose through the ranks; he gains young Charlie McGee's trust and friendship by posing as a friendly janitor, before later killing Charlie's father, with it being revealed he killed her mother too. Years after his seeming death, Rainbird continues the experiments on several boys, grooming them to be soldiers for his cause; he masterminds a conspiracy to track down and kill survivors of the original Lot-6 experiments. His obsession with Charlie becomes more twisted as he tortures her boyfriend Vincent, asking intimate questions while sniffing her discarded bra. Rainbird also has one of his hitmen killed for failing to catch Charlie. Rainbird reveals that his true plan to "test" the boys' powers is to have them incite a massacre on a small town in hopes of forcing Charlie into confronting them, committing mass murder and destruction; during the chaos, he kills his seeming superior, and when Charlie confronts them, Rainbird kills Vincent, fully expecting and hoping to get such an emotional response that Charlie would wipe out the town with her powers.
  • The First Power: Patrick Channing is a satanic Serial Killer who makes a pact with the devil for supernatural power. With a huge string of corpses behind him, Channing offered the deaths to Satan by carving a pentagram into every victim, earning him the name "The Pentagram Killer." After being caught and executed, Channing revives and continues killing with the added twist that he now aims for revenge against the cop who caught him. His aim after that is simply to keep killing as many people as he can forever, with the added twist he can possess others as well.
  • The First Purge: Arlo Sabian, Chief of Staff of the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA), is the Greater-Scope Villain of the entire franchise. Having pushed the idea of the Purge through Congress, Sabian oversees the social experiment on Staten Island with the help of Dr. May Updale, manipulating the impoverished communities into staying by offering them money and even more payment if they participate. Frustrated at the lack of purging, Sabian floods the streets with bloodthirsty death squads that specifically target not only the lower-income neighborhoods but also crowded locations, slaughtering everything from block parties to churches and apartment buildings. When Dr. Updale uncovers the truth behind the sudden rise in violent crimes, Sabian has her executed and sends in attack drones to eliminate the local resistance. With the experimental Purge being deemed a success and the NFFA saved from a disaster that could crumble their newly-installed government, Sabian's dirty methods not only allowed them to fully establish their totalitarian regime around the country but also ensured that the Purge became an annual event for the several years to come.
  • Fists of the White Lotus: The White Lotus Chief is the head of the White Lotus Cult, a fanatical and criminal organization that he uses to enact his evil crimes. Opening the film by having a group of ex-convicts massacred before doing the same to an entire temple of people, the White Lotus Chief reveals that both were in an attempt to kill just two siblings so as to restore his honor after said brothers killed one of his old classmates. After successfully killing one of his targets, the White Lotus Chief orders all of his enemies across the land to be killed, notably leading to a charity event's defenseless patrons being slaughtered while they are trying to rebuild a temple. The White Lotus Chief shows no remorse for his own soldiers when he accidentally kills them during battle, and takes sick enjoyment from drawing out the deaths of his opponents by hitting them in their pressure points, then "letting" them flee, only for them to drop dead soon after.
  • The Five (2013): Oh Jae-wook is a depraved Serial Killer with a predilection for turning his victims' remains into "art". Jae-wook kidnaps and sadistically dismembers young women, strangling them to death to make the process easier, then uses their various bones to carve dolls, all while using the best pieces to further craft his masterpiece he calls the Angel. When realizing that a young teen girl recognized him luring one of his would-be victims out of a shop, Jae-wook follows the girl home, where he brutally beats her father and mother, the former to death, then forces the latter to watch as he strangles her daughter to death in front of her. Continuing his spree following this, Jae-wook soon learns that the mother he assaulted in the attack, Go Eun-ah, has assembled a team to take him down, and Jae-wook promptly turns the tables on the group, chopping one up into pieces while leaving another on a conveyor belt to be bisected by a buzzsaw. In the end, Jae-wook takes sick pleasure in mocking Eun-ah over her family's death, and tries to personally take a saw to her skull and use her for yet another of his dolls.
  • Five Deadly Venoms: Zhang Yiaotian the Centipede and Gao Ji the Scorpion are the renegade students of the Venom Clan who seek to steal its accumulated wealth. To this end, Scorpion manipulates Centipede and his comrade the Snake (who is a villain only because of his loyalty to Centipede) into assaulting a household to locate the treasure; the two slaughter everyone except one, with Centipede violently torturing the last survivor before killing him. Scorpion and Centipede later pin the crime on the heroic Toad and have him tortured and killed before eliminating any witnesses to the crime. Scorpion sets up Centipede and Snake to face the heroic Lizard as well as the final student of the Venom Clan, so that he can exterminate all who know of him and take the treasure for himself. When Scorpion betrays Snake and strikes him down, Centipede simply takes Scorpion's side in the coming duel with the heroes. Both men are driven by nothing more than an insatiable greed and their own egos.
  • Five Element Ninjas: Cheng Yun Mudou is the teacher of the titular Five Element Ninjas, and wishes to be the ruler of the martial arts world. Seeking to wipe out the competition, Cheng Yun Mudou collaborates with Chief Hong to defeat Yuan Zeng's class. Mudou kills Zeng's class before burning Zeng to death, with Tian Hao being the only survivor. Mudou then betrays Hong and murders him and his class to take their place as well. When Hao escapes from Mudou's clutches, he has his female spy, Shenji, threatened with execution before sentencing her to hard labor. He later battles Hao and his new martial arts students, and succeeds in killing Hao before his own death.
  • Five for Hell (1969): SS Standartenführer Hans Müller is an officer dedicated to wiping out enemies of the Nazi regime. Liquidating dozens of Partisans by having them rounded up, tortured and shot, Müller also lusts after Helga Ritter, the double agent for the Americans. Coercing her into a sexual relationship, Müller continues to have mass executions and later executes Helga when he finds out. Upon capturing one of the Americans, Müller defies the laws of prisoners to try to gun him down for sport.
  • The Flesh And The Fiends (aka Mania) (1960): William Burke and William Hare are a pair of miscreants who run a lodging house. Knowing the demand for cadavers in the medical field, the two take to murdering those they encounter, giving over a dozen corpses to the medical college. Killing a prostitute named Mary, the two later kill a medical student who knew her and might expose them and then a well-liked youth with mental handicaps. Exposed, Hare even turns King's evidence to sell Burke out to the gallows and assure his immunity.
  • Flesh for the Beast: John Stoker is a wealthy man who acquired Fischer Manor, only to learn that it's haunted by succubi who torture and murder everybody who walks through the door. Figuring out that there's an amulet somewhere in the house that can control them, Stoker starts hiring paranormal researchers to find it in the hopes of making the succubi his sex slaves, leaving them to be killed by the succubi when they inevitably fail, totaling 30 victims at the start of the film. When Erin Cooper comes closest to finding the amulet, Stoker holds a gun to her head to make her talk and then leaves her to die like all her friends.
  • Flowers in the Attic (1987)
    • Corrine Foxworth is a greedy mother who doesn’t care at all about her children. Before the story began, Corrine ran away from her parents to marry her uncle and later had children with him. When she later hears the news of her dying father's inheritance money, the now-penniless Corrine takes her children to her father’s mansion after her husband’s sudden death. Because the only way she can inherit her father’s money is if she never had any children that he knew of, Corrine conspires with her abusive mother, Olivia Foxworth, to kill her children by locking them in a room, forbidding them from ever leaving, and slowly killing them off by both feeding them only cookies laced with an arsenic sugar, and simply starving them for months. While at the mansion, Corrine proceeds to indulge in her new lifestyle, and later decides to marry a young lawyer, showing that she never really cared for her previous husband. When her youngest child, Cory, starts getting sick from the cookies, Corrine feigns sadness and calls an ambulance. Instead, she disposes of Cory's body, hoping no one will find it. When her children manage to escape the attic and arrive at her new wedding, Corrine pretends that she doesn’t know them. Corrine is a horrible excuse of a mother fueled by greed and a desire to live a rich and luscious life.
    • Olivia Foxworth is a brutish religious fanatic who tortures and abuses her grandchildren for whatever she perceives as "sinful." She whips her daughter, Corrine, for running away with her husband’s brother, and locks her grandchildren up for being Corrine’s incestuous offspring. She helps Corrine with her plan to kill the children by feeding them cookies with arsenic sugar every day until they start feeling sick, as well as starving them. She does this not for her husband's inheritance money, but to make them suffer. She’s particularly cruel to her grandchildren, Cathy and Chris: when she sees them sleeping together in a bed, she smashes Cathy’s music box right in front of her; when she catches them innocently bathing together, she proceeds to lock Chris in a closet and abuse Cathy, chopping off a part of her hair. She then locks her grandchildren in the attic for months, which is far more cramped and unsafe to live in compared to their previous room. Sociopathic and cruel, Olivia proved to be just as evil as her daughter.
  • Flying Virus (2001): In this film about killer bees and a deadly pathogen, these two humans prove themselves the worst threat of all:
    • "Scotty" Turner is introduced as a would-be romantic suitor for journalist Ann Bauer while secretly masterminding a conspiracy to use killer bees to eliminate native competition to his industry in the Amazon. Scott has bees genetically enchanted to carry a horrible virus and sets his hired henchman, Ezekial, loose on the native population. Scott has a group of native resistance fighters called the "shadow people" slaughtered to the last man, and when his killer bees break loose on a populated plane, Scott orders it bombed to cover up his plan, with the added bonus of knowing Ann's husband is on the plane.
    • Ezekial is a mercenary and self-proclaimed "natural-born asshole" tasked by Scotty to slaughter his way through the indigenous population of the Amazon. In the job more for the thrill than the cash, Ezekial uses the bees to wipe out over half-a-dozen native towns, leaving no survivors. At one point, Ezekial razes a village to the ground out of nothing more than spite. To find the "shadow people", Ezekial rounds up the population of a town, tortures an old man for information, and threatens to shoot a child until the old man caves. Ezekial is also a horrific boss, shooting his own men and having them bombed from the sky for minor inconveniences.
  • Footsteps (2006): Larry, the Cameraman, and Paul are a trio who run a snuff filmmaking organization. Larry serves as the organization's boss who allows snuff films to be shot in his headquarters and gives guidelines for his films, while Paul lures drugged people to participate in his films as the murderers, with the Cameraman gleefully filming the whole event and willing to kill both murderer and victim should things go poorly. When he's not disposing of the bodies, Paul also acts as the company's Loan Shark, threatening people with torture should they be late on their payment. When a woman name Michelle doesn't pay up, Paul kills her and mortally wounds her boyfriend Dean.
  • The Forbidden Kingdom: The Jade Warlord is the ruthless immortal general that rules over Five Elements Mountain and the Chinese kingdom. Once serving under its ancient ruler, the Jade Emperor, the Jade Warlord was angered when the party-crashing Sun Wukong insulted him and attempted to defeat him in combat to prove his superiority. When that didn't work, the Warlord tricks Wukon into laying down his magical staff and turns him to stone rather than lose to him. The Jade Warlord spends the next 500 years invading each region, slaughtering innocent people and mortals in order to find the staff, and killing those who defy him, like Golden Sparrow's parents who he completely forgot about. When Jason Tripitikas comes to him demanding the elixir for the staff, the Warlord has him fight his henchman, the witch Ni-Chang, in a one-sided battle, mocking him for thinking he ever stood a chance. The Warlord then attempts to destroy the staff so Wukong will forever stay as stone and to prolong his tyrannical reign over the land. Portraying himself as a powerful god and king above mortals, the Jade Warlord in truth is a vain and petty psychopath.
  • Forever Evil (1987): Parker Nash is a seemingly well-meaning real estate agent who is in fact a cultist worshipper of the ancient Yog-Kothag. Nash murdered an entire family in Yog-Kothag's name over a century ago, gaining immortality from his master in the process, and spends the next decades perpetrating a variety of other massacres, using a zombified victim as his triggerman. Having arranged the locations of his many brutal slaughters to align with the shape of a pentagram, Nash plans to perform a ritual that will summon Yog-Kothag to Earth, dooming humankind to torment and destruction in exchange for Nash receiving ultimate power alongside his god. Though Marc and Reggie thwart this doomsday plan after Nash mauls their friend Leo to death, Nash responds by turning Marc into his newest zombie slave and tries to force him to kill Reggie, so as to give her the most painful death imaginable.
  • The Forgotten Battle:
    • Oberst Berghof is the German commandant in charge of Zeeland, whose people he oppresses by arresting and killing any who may resist him, having already done so with three boys to make his point. Arresting Dirk Visser for disobedience, Berghof has him tortured for information before executing Dirk along with his comrades. When the Allied forces attempt to enter Walcheren Island, Berghof blows up the bridges connecting to the island forcing them to go through the dam, where Berghof has his soldiers massacre them.
    • Pim Den Oever enforces Berghof's rule over Zeeland, personally arresting those Berghof deems disobedient. Oever would then proceed to torture his prisoners before executing them, with one scene showing him cutting off Dirk's fingers. Oever would also expose Marinus van Staveren's attempts to warn Dirk's family of his execution, resulting in Marinus being ordered to be part of Oever's firing squad, with Oever forcing Marinus to kill Dirk. Oever then imprisons Dirk's sister, Teuntjie, when she attempts to escape and later tries to rape her.
  • Forgotten Warrior (1986): Major Thompson is introduced betraying his entire platoon during a rescue mission, firstly by killing a wounded POW, and then gunning down several GIs from his team, killing everyone except for Steve Parrish. Returning to America as a Sole Survivor and getting promoted, Thompson secretly assists North Vietnamese dictator Colonel Minh in training his soldiers and overseeing the regular execution of POWs. Upon finding out Steve is still alive, Thompson orders for Steve to be captured and silenced at all costs, resulting in a family of farmers being interrogated, flogged, and one of them getting waterboarded to death, which Thompson watches with no remorse. Launching a night raid on Steve's village, Thompson personally guns down civilians and poorly-armed resistance fighters alike; demands the village be torched; and rapes Steve's wife Mai La before killing her. When Steve tried to avenge his village by luring Thompson into a booby-trapped forest, Thompson then orders his underlings to force a captured woman prisoner holding a baby as a Human Shield to walk before them into the path of a tripwire-activated landmine, nearly killing both prisoners until Steve is forced to surrender, at which point Thompson had Steve captured alive, to be tortured and executed slowly and painfully.
  • The Forsaken: Kit is one of the last of the Forsaken, and by all evidence, may very well be one of the most sadistic. He kicks off the plot by breaking into a young woman's house and murdering her parents, then biting her before ordering one of his underlings to kill her. When he is insulted by a partygoer, he rips out his heart and slaughters everyone else at the party. During his pursuit of the heroes, Kit and his underlings murder a motel owner as well as a couple of good Samaritans on the road. With his underlings all dead and the dawn rapidly approaching, he torments the girl he bit and attempts to coerce the hero into becoming his new day driver.
  • Four of the Apocalypse (1975): Chaco is a ruthless gunman and bandit who ingratiates himself with the titular four and joins them on their journey. First displaying his sadism by flaying a captured lawman, Chaco soon after turns on the quartet, raping the sole female of the group, Bunny, and fatally shooting one of them before leaving them for dead. Joined by his fellow outlaws, Chaco callously slaughters a group of peaceful evangelists, including the children, in order to steal their supplies. When he later finds himself at the mercy of Stubby, one of the men he previously left for dead, Chaco spends his last moments taunting him over Bunny's rape before being gunned down.
  • Foxy Brown: Steve Elias is one half of the Big Bad Duumvirate alongside his girlfriend Katherine Wall, and while she dearly loves him, Steve only cares for the prestige and power being with her brings him in her criminal organization. Steve participates in hooking women on drugs and having them prostitute themselves with no recourse for freedom, murdering Foxy Brown's lover when he investigates them. Troublesome women are addicted to harder drugs and sent to brothels to be used and eventually killed in short order. When hunting for Foxy, Steve also murders her brother and his girlfriend, letting little stand in the way of his hunt for profit.
  • Frankenstein (Hammer Horror series, beginning with The Curse of Frankenstein): Victor Frankenstein is a heinous individual who gradually loses every redeeming quality he had by the end of the film. 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 murders a kindly old scientist in order to harvest his brain. In response to his mistress's anger towards him for refusing to marry her, he murders her and her unborn child by locking them in a room to be killed by his monster. Frankenstein threatens to murder his wife when Paul attempts to expose his misdeeds, and shows no remorse upon accidentally shooting her. Utterly callous and ruthless in his mad quest to become a scientific god, Frankenstein is even more terrifying than the creature he creates.
  • Frankenstein's Army: Dr. Viktor Frankenstein, the grandson of the more famous Frankenstein, is working to make an army of nightmarish cyborg zombies, ostensibly for the Nazis but in reality to purge the world--minus himself--of free will. To create his minions he massacres soldiers and civilians alike—even slaughtering a convent of nuns in order to convert their church into a zombie factory—and uses both dead and living subjects—including children—though he feels fresh meat is more effective, and for no reason other than his own depravity extracts parts from his subjects while they're fully conscious. While he claims efficiency as a goal, most, if not all, of his creations are just twisted amalgamations of flesh and machine parts with no apparent purpose beyond inducing terror and slaughtering all in their way.
  • Freaky: The Blissfield Butcher is a sinister and ruthless middle-aged man targeting teenagers for nothing but his own desire to cause death at every turn. The Butcher, having possibly been at large for years, breaks into a teen girl's house and savagely murders her and three of her friends without a second thought and then attempts to kill Millie Kessler the next night. Accidentally switching bodies with Millie, the Butcher then takes advantage throughout the day by graphically murdering five other teenagers and wood shop teacher Mr. Bernardi while trying to get Millie caught by police while in his body. The Butcher also taunts Millie about being weak and pathetic and tries to make the switch permanent as well before eventually returning to his body and then trying to go after Millie one last time at the film's conclusion.
  • Freedom Strike (1998): Colonel Rama of Syria intends on sabotaging a peace treaty with America and seizing control of his country. Rama organizes an assassination attempt of his own president to frame the Americans and take over, before invading a nuclear facility. Killing most of the people there, Rama obtains the nuclear weapons and intends to unleash them upon America while restarting a pointless war, not caring if the world burns as long as he gets to stay in charge.
  • Freeway duology:
    • First film: Bob Wolverton is an obvious stand-in for The Big Bad Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. A sadistic murderer and pedophile known as the "I-5 Killer", Bob abducts troubled young girls off the freeway and, after gaining their trust, proceeds to rape and murder them. Kidnapping his latest target, Vanessa, Bob taunts her about her sexual abuse she received from her stepfather, before being shot by her, leading to his disfigurement. Seeking revenge, Bob drives to Vanessa's grandmother's trailer, where he proceeds to kill her. When Vanessa arrives, Bob immediately tries to gun her down, shooting a bystander in the process when he walks in on the scene. When asked why he kills, Bob justifies himself by claiming that his victims are garbage, showing a total Lack of Empathy or remorse for his actions.
    • Confessions of a Trickbaby: Sister Hermana Gomez appears to be a kind nun, but is actually a stand-in for the Wicked Witch in Hansel and Gretel. In truth a crossdressing, cannibalistic witch, Gomez lures in parents with his religion, keeping the kids locked up in the church's basement to be fattened up and killed for Gomez's tamales, keeping some alive to make child pornography. Having been responsible for turning Cyclona into the psychopath she is today by having her raped as a child for his movies, once she's back in Gomez's clutches, he kills two children in front of her and forces her to watch videos of her getting raped as a child, cursing her and White Girl with the wrath of Jupiter before being forced into his own oven.
  • Frenzy: Bob Rusk, despite his veneer as a kind-hearted, jovial, and upstanding citizen and good friend to Richard Blaney, is in actuality a sexually sadistic psychopath who moonlights as the infamous "Necktie Murderer". Rusk rapes and then strangles his female victims with his tie, proclaiming that "all women are the same" and denouncing them for not fulfilling his perverse urges. Revealing his true colors to Richard's ex-wife Brenda, Rusk forces himself on her before violently strangling her to death. Rusk later lures Richard's lover Barbara to her death, and uses the dead woman's clothes to frame his old friend for the murders. When confronted by Richard and Chief Inspector Oxford, Rusk is in the process of disposing of the corpse of yet another victim. Completely bereft of compassion and remorse, Bob Rusk is only able to mask his true self with superficial charm, and deep down is an utterly callous and twisted individual who kills for his own pleasure.
  • Frequency: Jack Shepard is a cop who moonlights as the Nightingale Killer, a Serial Killer who targets nurses, strangling them to death and stealing their jewelry. By 1969, he had already murdered three women this way, and when John Sullivan, a cop in 1999, prevents his father Frank from dying in 1969 note , he also inadvertently causes his mother, a nurse, to save Jack Shepard's life, allowing his murder spree to continue. By 1999 in the new timeline, Jack had murdered 7 more women, including John's mother, who had saved his life, and Jack's own loving mother. Frank and John attempt to stop the murders in the past, but Jack catches on, beating up Frank and stealing his driver's license to place on his latest victim and frame Frank for the murders. Near the end of the film, he attacks both John and Frank "simultaneously" in 1969 and 1999, and after handcuffing Frank, attempts to rape his wife. When Frank frees himself and aims a shotgun at Jack, he takes a young John hostage, threatening to snap the kid's neck.
  • Friendly Beast (2018): Inácio is a chilling sociopath who can only care about his reputation. Believing his best employee, Djair, had plotted against him by sending a pair of criminals to rob his restaurant, Inácio kidnaps the people inside his restaurant after shooting one of the robbers and murders a woman who had been molested minutes prior. Slitting the throat of the other robber, Inásio attempts to frame Djair for the murders by forcing him to speak with the police and confess. When a man tries to reason with him, Inácio simply beats him to death. Shortly after revealing his plan to cook the remains of his victims and serve them to his clients, Inácio tests his accomplice by giving her a toy pistol and ordering her to shoot a man for him, calmly killing him in front of her and stabbing her with a stiletto when she aims the gun at him instead.
  • Fright Night series:
    • Fright Night (2011): Jerry Dandridge stands in stark contrast to the original film's charming and likable monster. The film opens with Jerry having slaughtered a family, including the teenage son, out of suspicion the boy was spying on him. Jerry reveals himself as a savage predator who kidnaps and feeds on people, keeping them locked up in his private larder. When Charlie Brewster tries to rescue a woman Jerry held hostage, Jerry had been toying with them both and had already turned her, letting her die in the sunlight solely to mess with Charlie. He's more than happy to tear the throats out of innocent bystanders and turns Charlie's girlfriend into a vampire in front of a helpless Charlie, and later mocks him as he makes out with her. While Dandridge in the original held a certain elegance, the remake's version is nothing more than a savage, sadistic predator.
    • Fright Night 2: New Blood: The vampiress living under the assumed name "Gerri Dandrige" is none other than Elizabeth Báthory, the blood countess. After being turned, she acquired a body count in the hundreds over the centuries, as well as frequently bathing in the blood of her victims to restore her youth and beauty. In the present day, she works at a university in Romania for easy access to new prey, in addition to engaging in frequent hunts elsewhere and luring women to her apartment to drain their blood. When she discovers that Amy's blood has the power to make her impervious to sunlight, she turns her and arranges for her to kill her boyfriend Charlie as part of the ritual. While she didn't become a vampire by her own choice, there is no indication that Gerri feels anything other than joy at being a monster.
  • Frightmare (1983): Conrad Radzoff is a horror actor with a penchant for Disproportionate Retribution. When filming a commercial, he pushes the director off a balcony for criticizing his performance. When he falls ill, he smothers his agent with a pillow before dying. He's resurrected by Black Magic after his body is stolen by a group of drunken fans, and proceeds to murder them one by one. He uses such brutal methods as burning them alive and slowly crushing them with his coffin. After cremating one of his victims, his wife comes to rob his body, so he suffocates her with a wad of money and implies that he'll rape her in Hell.
  • From Beyond: Dr. Edward Pretorious is a sadomasochistic Mad Scientist seemingly munched by an outer-dimensional creature through the use of his device the Resonator. Far from dead, Pretorious becomes one of the monstrous creatures on the other side of reality and starts to drive his own colleague Dr. Crawford mad alongside his companions, gleefully changing their minds and having one of them horribly devoured by eldritch bugs. Pretorious drives Crawford into becoming a brain-eating maniac, molests his companion Dr. MacMichaels, and tries to transcend back to the human world to devour the entire human race, gloating how he's become the most powerful being in the universe.
  • From Beyond the Grave (1974 Amicus Productions anthology): Evil occultist Sir Michael Sinclair, from The Door, found the secret of immortality; constructing his own personal room behind an ornate door, Sinclair lures those who come into possession of the door to the room to murder them and take their souls in order to extend his life. Targeting young William Seaton and his wife Rosemary, Sinclair kidnaps Rosemary to lure in Seaton, plotting to harvest them both, as "two souls are better than one".
  • From Hell: Sir William Gull is a retired physician whose avuncular manner hides a frightening fanatic and misogynist. Developing the lobotomy technique that robs the secret wife of Prince Albert, Ann, of her sanity and mind, Gull is tasked with silencing her prostitute friends. Opting to perform brutal rituals, Gull hunts them down and kills them in pain, mutilating the corpses while glorying in his increasing sadistic mania that he might "give birth to the 20th century". Gull even leaves behind anti-Semitic writing that could risk violence against London's Jewish population before slaughtering who he thinks is Mary Kelly, demonstrating zero remorse for the crimes or the danger he has placed his own "brothers" in.
  • Frontier(s): Karl von Gleiser, Sr. is a former Nazi who acquired an inn after fleeing to France. He then started killing his guests and eating their flesh, hanging them on meat hooks while still alive to maintain freshness. Raping any women he captured, Karl Sr. ended up fathering five children who assisted him in his crimes. Karl Sr. took a liking to a young girl whose parents he killed, and made her his sex slave, ordering the infants produced killed when they were born deformed. When a group of bank robbers end up in their hostel, Karl Sr. decides that a female member should become the bride of Karl Jr., cutting the Achilles' tendons of a fellow robber who assisted in her escape. After finally capturing the girl, he used his wedding speech to emotionally abuse all of his kids except for the ones who are particularly competent goons.
  • The Frozen Ground: In this 2013 thriller, Robert "Bob" Hansen appears to everyone as a polite family man and a nice, upstanding member of society, but in reality is a vicious and prolific Serial Killer. Consumed by sexual frustration and rage against women, he regularly abducts girls that he lured into his house and proceeds to beat, rape and humiliate them. Once he's done with his victims, he takes them to a remote place in the Alaskan woods and lets them run away just so he can hunt them down like wild game and bring back trophies of his hunts. He never shows anything other than rage and contempt at his victims, getting off of abusing them, and is prepared to kill any potential witness, including his friends and neighbours. Active for more than a decade, Hansen is responsible for murdering at least seventeen girls and raping thirty more.
  • Full Contact: The psychotic Judge opens the film robbing a store, stabbing an innocent woman to torture a safe combination out of her and leading to the deaths of the innocents around. Organizing a heist to steal a shipment of guns, Judge has his group massacre the passengers of a lorry bus and then double-crosses the hero Ko-Fei/Jeff as Jeff has a bounty on his head from a loan shark. Judge forces his own cousin Sam to try to murder Jeff, which also leads to an innocent family's death with the only surviving girl suffering horrible burns. Some time later, Judge reigns as a brutal crime boss and when Jeff resurfaces and steals Judge's shipment of guns, Judge furiously executes his own loyal henchwoman before trying to kill Jeff after torturing him with nonfatal gunshots, claiming his only regret is the two never got "one night together" first.
  • Full Metal Jacket: The unnamed door gunner spends the entirety of his brief appearance shooting down Vietnamese civilians, laughing and casually chatting with other soldiers the entire time. He has over 150 confirmed kills, including women and children. His crimes are considered loathsome even in the nightmare world of wartime Vietnam, disgusting even other soldiers.
  • Full Metal Yakuza (1997): Yomu is a member of the Mutsumi gang who seeks ultimate power within the Yakuza chain of command. Forming partnerships with multiple Yakuza leaders, Yomu has Tosa and Kensuke Hagane assassinated and sold on the Black Market. Once Hagane is resurrected and attacks his base, Yomu murders Madae and frames him for Hagane's murder. After Yukari fails to kill Yomu, Yomu has her tortured and turned into a Sex Slave, ordering Hagane to murder the Musashi gang's leader to ensure her safety. Planning to remove Yukari's teeth and sell her to Otsuki as a sex toy, Yomu has Yukari continuously raped by his men, even after she dies. Allowing his men to get killed by Hagane, Yomu waits until Hagane's wounded before trying to kill him himself.
  • Funny Man: Callum Chance and his "Funny Man" demon are a pair of horrific sadists. Losing his ancestral home in a fair gamble, Chance sees the Funny Man summoned and allows it to sate its dark sense of humor by murdering the gambler's family and a hapless bus of tourists before driving the gambler himself completely insane. Smiling wickedly from afar, Chance revels in his petty vengeance while the demon haunts the manor.
  • Furie: Thanh Soi is the head of the criminal syndicate that focuses on organ trafficking. Her operation runs globally, with children abducted where her men can find them, several dozen seen in the film proper. The children are transported to facilities where they are killed and butchered so their organs can be sold on the black market, Thanh Soi happily trying to murder the heroine Hai Phuang when she attempts to rescue her own daughter, even spitefully crushing a keepsake that she states Mai "won't be needing".
  • The Fury: Ben Childress is the supposed friend of the hero Peter, but is in truth a devious sociopath who runs the PSI program to find psychic children to turn into weapons. Childress proceeds to murder their families and abduct the children, torturing them and conditioning them to break them down and leave nothing but psychic assassins for him, gaslighting them relentlessly and destroying anything close to them. When Peter survives and tries to save his son Robin, Childress tries to have him killed and even engineers a confrontation between them before plotting to take the heroine Gillian and mold her into his new weapon by the end.
  • Future Force: Becker is twice as evil as his slimy boss Jason Adams, serving as the chief-of-security for C.O.P.S. and his boss's brutish enforcer. Becker maintains the corruption of the system while participating in the brutal execution of rivals—such as a man he taunts before leaving him to be crushed in a car compactor and the henchmen of another mobster he murders—while personally taking care of any threats, arranging for the execution of a reporter, Marion, and Tucker, the cop defending her. Along the way, Becker tortures Marion's friend to death with a knife; cuts open the throat of Becker's one other friend on the force; and personally murders Tucker's disabled partner out of spite, trying to torture Tucker to death himself while laughing he's "killed women stronger than you!"
  • Future World (2018):
    • The Warlord is the psychopathic leader of an army of rabid raiders who pillage various settlements. Leading a raid upon a factory settlement and butchering a father in front of his son before ordering his men to murder everyone there, he takes the android Ash to make her his new bride to control, commanding her to kill one of his men as a test of obedience. Curious as to how Prince found bullets, he captures him, ties a rope around his neck, and has Ash hoist him up and down, taking him as a prisoner afterwards. Searching for Ash and Prince after they escape, he finds them at Drug Town, where he proceeds to slaughter everyone there, including the Drug Lord, ordering Ash to decapitate Prince and Rosie once they’re found.
    • Big Daddy Love Lord is an uncaring, misogynistic pimp who has raiders kidnap women of various ages to be used as strippers and sex slaves for his club Love Town, selling them once he loses interest in them. Putting shock collars on his women, he shocks them to keep them in line. Kidnapping a young Rosie and having her parents murdered, he sells her to the Drug Lord after he grew bored of her.
  • The Gaelic King (2017): Nathara, aka Alchmoor, was the sorceress tyrant of the Gaelic kingdom until her defeat and imprisonment. Released centuries later, Nathara kills her liberator before murdering children to take their souls and create herself a magical army. Kidnapping protagonist Alpin's brother Finn to use him in a ritual to regain her rule, Nathara sadistically kills a Druid after her attempt fails. Threatening to wipe out the Gaelic kingdom unless Alpin relinquishes the throne to her, Nathara launches a bloody invasion, during which she tries to murder Finn to finally complete her ritual.
  • The Galaxy Invader: Joe Montague is first seen shooting at his daughter for slapping him. When he discovers the green man, he decides to hunt it down and sell it to scientists, only not killing it because it's worth more alive. In the course of the hunt, all the men in his hunting party except him, including his apparent best friend, are killed by the green man in self defense, Joe not caring. Later, he tries to rape Becky, then shoots her In the Back when she escapes. After his family takes the alien equipment he stole and runs away, he tries to kill them all, and succeeds in killing the green man.
  • Galaxy Quest: General Roth'h'ar Sarris is a vile galactic warlord who seeks a powerful, mysterious device known as the Omega 13. Sarris launches a genocidal war against the peaceful Thermians, wiping out a massive chunk of their populace whilst subjecting many to inhumane fates of slavery and torture—torturing one of their commanders for days on end and only killing her when he "grew weary of the noises" she made—while killing even his own men for failure. Sarris takes a perverse glee in forcing the crew of Galaxy Quest to reveal to the Thermian leader Malthasar that they're just actors in order to completely break his spirit. After this, Sarris tries to throw the cast of Galaxy Quest out of an airlock, and failing this, attempts to suffocate the remaining Thermians to death while throwing away his remaining men, personally massacring his way through every last obstacle between him and the Omega 13 before he's finally stopped. Sarris is played utterly straight in naked contrast to everything else in the film, possessed of no humorous or likable traits to detract from his atrocities.
  • Galgameth (1996): El El, finding King Henryk too moral and peaceful for his tastes, poisons him and convinces the King's son, Prince Davin, that the jousting injury he'd caused his father was what killed him. Becoming regent, El El rules the kingdom as a complete tyrant, torturing and enslaving people; imprisoning the king and queen of a kingdom Henryk freed; conscripting anyone above the age of 12 into the army; and other crimes, all of which he blames on Davin. Confronted by Davin, El El has him imprisoned in a slave camp under threat of death. When Davin escapes, El El attempts to execute an entire town on the possibility Davin ''might'' be there. El El also tests his new giant cannon by blowing up random settlements for fun. Cornered by Galgameth, El El threatens to have a young girl killed to force her sister to expose Galgameth's only weakness, which he then tries to exploit by tying Davin to a ship mast and threatening to burn him alive.
  • Gamer:
    • Ken Castle is a billionaire technology magnate in a dystopian future. He develops an indulge-every-depravity-you-want-short-of-murder game called Society using brainwashed, destitute people as the players' avatars. His second game, Slayers, is a death match where condemned prisoners kill each other in an enclosed warzone. If they're running low on participants, Castle will frame them if necessary. If a prisoner can survive 30 rounds they'll be released, but he has no intention of honoring this arrangement and plans to kill anyone who makes it that far. He ultimately wants to brainwash most of the planet to be his slaves and rob them of anything even resembling free will. He takes over John "Kable" Tillman's body to force him to slit his little girl's throat. Completely lacking empathy for anyone, he sees people mostly as toys to play with and destroy as he sees fit.
    • Hackman is an enormous inmate in Kable's prison who went on a massive killing spree just so he could be locked up and personally participate in the carnage in Slayers. He arranges with Castle to remove the mind control on himself so he has an advantage over the other prisoners and can kill Kable himself. He kills another prisoner for no reason than to show Kable the resulting blood on his hands, and threatens to kill and/or rape Kable's wife and daughter. Through the rest of the film, while working with Castle, Hackman just keeps murdering people, especially innocents, left and right, clearly deriving sadistic joy from all the crimes he commits with his own hands.
  • Gamera franchise:
    • Gamera vs. Barugon note : The greedy Onodera is easily the worst human in the films. As part of a team attempting to retrieve an egg (which they believe to be an opal) for World War II veteran Kano, Onodera and his two teammates Keisuke and Kawajiri (the latter of whom is the veteran's brother) go to an island and find the egg in a cave. Onodera decides to kill his two partners and keep the egg for himself, despite the fact that his teammates had earlier saved him from being swallowed by quicksand. Onodera lets Kawajiri get fatally stung by a scorpion, and seals Keisuke in the cave to die. When the egg later hatches into the titular Barugon, which goes on to kill thousands of people, Onodera can only think of how he can retrieve the egg (which he still thinks is an opal and believes to have sunk to the bottom of the ocean). When Kano discovers that Onodera killed his brother, Onodera beats the frail old man in a crutch, steals his wallet, and sets the place on fire to kill him and his wife. When Keisuke is revealed to have survived the cave-in and returned with Karen, a girl from the island, Onodera tries to kill him (and likely Karen since she'd be a witness) with a knife. Finally, when he learns that the military is trying to use a diamond to lure Barugon into the water and drown her, Onodera decides to steal the diamond for himself. He shows up with a gun, threatening to shoot anyone who tries to stop him, not caring that the diamond is their best chance at stopping Barugon, or that if she isn't stopped, she will go on to cause even more destruction.
    • Gamera vs. Zigra: While most of the monsters are mindless rampaging beasts, this is not the case with Zigra. Arriving on Earth to conquer it and use humanity as a food source, Zigra has his agent Lora Lee cause a massive earthquake that destroys all of Tokyo, just to prove how powerful they are. Zigra also sends Lora Lee to kill two children who have seen the inside of their spaceship and know what they look like. Zigra also uses his ships lasers to destroy a ship that could have picked up the children, and some fighter aircraft that attacks his spaceship. After his Villainous Breakdown, Zigra decides to forgo any plans of merely conquering Earth, instead opting to eradicate all life on it.
  • Gangland (2001): Lucifer is the leader of a gang of criminals who survived the apocalypse. Kidnapping Dr. Adams's family and holding them hostage for a cure to the plague, Lucifer seeks to use it to make himself a god. Imprisoning people who invade his turf, he keeps the women as sex slaves and servants, often abusing them. Capturing Derek, he kills his brother in front of him, having also killed Alexis's sister in the past. Creating the Hellion, he has it capture Jared so that he can torture him. When Derek and Alexis raid his base, Lucifer leaves his men to die in the explosion, then tries to kill Alexis and Jared for the cure.
  • Gangster Squad: Mickey Cohen is an utterly psychotic mobster whose brutality terrifies even other hardened mobsters. Cohen opens by having a friendly emissary from the Chicago mob executed by being torn apart between two trucks, before throwing a group who are late in their protection money in their building, locking them inside and burning them with the building. A building he'd had women brought to in order to be hooked on drugs and turned out as prostitutes. He furiously executes an underling with a power drill due to the man failing him and when his girlfriend opts to leave him, Cohen sends one of his men to throw acid in her face.
  • Geostorm: Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom and Dutch Boy's engineer, Duncan Taylor, conspire together and plant a virus into the weather-controlling satellite to cause a series of natural disasters, killing untold people. While Dekkom has the head of Dutch Boy's Hong Kong department murdered to cover up his crimes, Taylor implants a virus on the spaceship of the crew that ventures to fix Dutch Boy to destroy it and kill them all. Motivated by nothing but personal gain, Taylor seeks a handsome payment for his crimes while Dekkom attempts to kill the President so he may use the global catastrophe to take power himself.
  • Get Out (2017): The Armitage family is a pack of despicable bigots and are all devoted members of the Order of the Coagula, but several of them stand out as particularly vile even in comparison to the rest of the depraved cult:
    • Rose Armitage is a high-ranking member of the sinister Order of the Coagula, and is in charge of procuring the cult's victims, luring them through false relationships. Once acquiring a victim, they are psychologically tortured, culminating in their minds being overwritten via brain transfer. A sliver of the original inhabitant is condemned to the "Sunken Place", wherein they are fully aware of their surroundings, but are powerless to do anything about it. Initially posing as Chris Washington's girlfriend, Rose assists her family with detaining Chris before casually browsing the internet for more victims. Even as she bled out, she still desired to hurt Chris, playing the victim card to frame Chris for attempted murder when a police car approached. A cold-hearted sociopath who doesn't bat an eye even at the death of her family, Rose enjoyed manipulating others.
    • Roman Armitage, the family's grandfather, is the source of all the misery that the Order of the Coagula is responsible for. A track and field athlete who lost against legendary black athlete Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Roman nursed the subsequent grudge for decades and let it transform into a form of loathsome racism that convinced him white people were owed the so-called "advantages" of a black body. Subsequently, Roman devised the Coagula procedure, conditioned his entire family into a cult to auction off their method to potential buyers, then transferred his mind into the family's groundskeeper. Roman spends almost the entire movie inconspicuously running laps in the Armitage family's backyard, with the happy knowledge his procedure is dooming countless black men and women to be trapped within their own bodies within the "Sunken Place", helplessly Forced to Watch every moment as Roman's white clients steal their lives and bodies.
    • Dean Armitage proudly follows his father's example leading the Order of the Coagula. After his wife Missy traps young blacks in the Sunken Place, Dean transplants the minds of wealthy white clients into the younger bodies, having performed the surgery countless times over the decades. Hosting auctions to sell his "products", Dean also trains his evil son Jeremy to learn and perform the disgusting procedure.
    • Missy Armitage is the wife of Dean and happily in on every plot to sell innocent black people to the cult of the Coagula members so they might have their brains carved up and sent to the sunken place. The hypnotist of the group, Missy forces them to relive the worst times of their life, using her hypnosis to confine all of them to the "Sunken Place" where they will be trapped forever.
  • Ghost in the Machine: Karl Hochman is known as The Address-Book Killer for his predilection of obtaining victims from stolen address books. While driving to kill a victim, Karl is injured in a car accident and a freak electrical surge when he is hooked up to machinery results in his soul becoming digitized. Now free to continue his spree, he uses his powers to scan address books digitally and murder everyone on the lists. Now able to manipulate any electrical, Karl initiates electrical fires, causes explosions and uses electrical shocks to claim new victims with seemingly no way to escape him.
  • Ghost in the Shell (2017): Cutter is the corrupt CEO of Hanka Robotics and the true mastermind behind the conflict. Engineering the mass kidnapping of teenage runaways from the Lawless Zone, Cutter authorizes illegal, covert experiments to perfect a transhuman weapon that leads to the death of ninety-seven of the runaways and the imperfect creation of the ninety-eighth, Kuze, whom Cutter orders disposed of like trash. Viewing the ninety-ninth, the Major, as little else but a living weapon for his own benefit, Cutter orders her killed when she learns too much and callously murders Dr. Ouelet, the doctor who initially performed the experiments, the moment she rebels against Cutter's immoral methods. With full intent to move onto further illegal projects, Cutter orders the entirety of Section 9 killed and tries to kill the Major and Kuze himself, cruelly referring to his own wayward creation as a "freak." A shallow hypocrite who refuses to acknowledge any fault of his own, Cutter is concerned purely with personal profit and is willing to stoop to any low in this pursuit.
  • Ghost Rider Duology:
    • Mephisto is the ultimate ruler of Hell and seeks to spread his influence on Earth. In the first film, he seeks the contract of San Venganza and collect the thousands of souls he bargained with, and tricked Johnny Blaze into a deal that cursed him with the Ghost Rider to save Johnny's father from cancer, only to kill Johnny's father the next day to let Johnny know he's his property. Later, Mephisto sends Johnny to kill his rebellious son, Blackheart. In the sequel, Mephisto, as Roarke, reveals that in order to walk on Earth he needs a human body; not only does this limit his power but his current body is now dying. Among his previous host bodies were Josef Stalin, Idi Amin, and John Wayne Gacy. To create a permanent and powerful host body, Mephisto conceived a child with Nadya Ketch. It's also revealed that in order to create the Ghost Rider, Mephisto dragged Zarathos, the Angel of Justice, into hell, torturing and twisting him into insanity. When Nadya and her child Danny escape, Mephisto masterminds a demonic conspiracy of murder to get his hands on Danny in preparation to destroy the boy's soul, possess him and bring about The Anti-Christ. When Johnny, Nadya and Moreau disrupt this ritual, Mephisto makes a final attempt to flee and abduct Danny before his final confrontation with Ghost Rider.
    • First film only: Blackheart, a prince of Hell and the son of Mephisto, is given more characterization in the extended cut. Jealous of his father's power and angered by the fact that he gave the power of Hellfire to a lowly human instead of him, Blackheart plans to obtain the contract of San Venganza, which would grant him the power of a thousand evil souls who made a Deal with the Devil. Blackheart plans to use the power of the contract to create Hell on Earth and devour as many souls as he can, then using his new power to overthrow his father. Throughout the movie, Blackheart murders almost every human he encounters, only sparing those who can serve his plans later. On his search for the contract, he heads to the Caretaker and starts beating him for information on where the contract is. He then decides to kidnap Johnny Blaze’s girlfriend, Roxanne, and hold her hostage, promising her release for the contract. Not even his partners are safe from him, as he only sees/uses them as muscle against Ghost Rider, and quickly abandons one of them when he starts losing to him.
    • Spirit of Vengeance only: Ray Carrigan is a sadistic mercenary involved in all kinds of crimes, including drug and arms trafficking, as well as kidnapping children. Hired by Mephisto to capture the young Danny, Carrigan and his henchmen attack the monastery where he's hiding and mercilessly massacre all the monks before catching the kid and his mother Nadya. Despite their history, Carrigan prepares to execute Nadya while smiling maniacally, but he's stopped by Ghost Rider who eventually kills him. However, Mephisto later resurrects Carrigan as a demonic being with the power of decay, so that he can continue his mission. After testing his new powers by horribly killing a random civilian, Carrigan goes to the Sanctuary, where he brutally slaughters every monk while cracking jokes and treating the whole thing like a fun game. Then, he kidnaps Danny and brings him to Mephisto, knowing full well that the demon is planning to sacrifice him to steal his body and become powerful enough to rule over the world. When Johnny Blaze, Nadya, and Moreau come to save the kid, Carrigan gruesomely kills Moreau, tortures Johnny for his amusement, and tries again to murder Nadya. Even though he started as a normal human being, Carrigan rivals high-level demons in sheer sadism and cruelty.
  • Ghost Ship: Jack Ferriman, aka the "Ferryman", is a self-described "salvage expert" who collects souls to send to Hell, only given the job as a demon for having lived an immoral life. Requiring his victims to damn themselves first before killing them, he goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the Antonia Graza to butcher everyone on board with the promise of getting their hands on a crate of gold bars. Passengers are attacked all over the ship in the ensuing massacre, getting cut open, poisoned, or gunned to death, including a child being hanged. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook before trapping the ghosts on the ship in fear and torment. He also repeatedly lures salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner under the guise of fixing the ship, then tricks them into staying to get the gold, before killing them all one by one. Worse yet, the end of the film shows him taking the gold onto another ship to restart the cycle anew.
  • Ghost Squad (2018): Chikara Mase is an ultra-sadistic gangster with a love of making women suffer. As a teenager, he would kidnap and let his men rape and murder various women who cross his path, with his reasons being that they were seducing him and were asking for it. Coming across Reiko and her brother Akira, Chikara forces Reiko to watch Akira get beaten up and strangled to death before doing the same to her. Weeks later, he captured Akari and had his crew abuse and rape her before strangling her himself. After serving time in prison for Akari's murder, Chikara started abusing his daughter Yuri after his wife divorced him. Figuring out that Rika's the link behind the ghosts out to kill him, Chikara assembles his men and hunts Rika down with the intent of killing her.
  • Ghost Town (1988): Devlin is the ruler of the titular Ghost Town. A wicked bandit, murderer and rapist in life who tortured, crucified and buried the sheriff alive, Devlin was caught in the man's Dying Curse for the town to be frozen in time until a lawman slew Devlin. Devlin spends his time tormenting the residents and killing those who displease him to add to the "voices". Devlin kidnaps travelers, including the heroine Kate, who he viciously abuses before slaughtering any who add the hero Sheriff Langley after torturing them as well.
  • Ghoulies: Malcolm Graves is an Evil Sorcerer who attempts to sacrifice his infant son, only to be stopped by his lover Anastasia. Furious, Malcolm painfully sacrifices Anastasia instead. Dying in the intervening 21 years, Malcolm's evil spirit survives and orchestrates his son, Jonathan, finding his old items to call up the Ghoulies. Malcolm directs the Ghoulies to kill all of Jonathan's friends, while luring Jonathan so Malcolm can sacrifice him and drain him of his life and youth to return to life, gloating that Jonathan only ever existed for his father's dark designs.
  • Giallo (2009): Flavio Volpe was born with a liver disease that caused his skin to turn yellow, leading to him being bullied as a child for his appearance. As an adult, envious of beautiful women for their looks, he became a woman-hating psycho who kidnapped foreign women and tortured them to death by slowly mutilating them. He has already killed many women by the start of the film, and is introduced by kidnapping Celine and making her watch as he mutilates another women to the point of near death before leaving her still alive for the cops to find. He cuts off one of Celine's fingers when she calls him ugly, and later locks her in the trunk of his car and tells his sister Linda that if she doesn't help him get out of the city, Celine will remain hidden until she dies of thirst and hunger. He tries to shoot detective Enzo Avolfi during the climax, and just before he dies, he refuses to tell Linda where Celine is just to spite her.
  • The Gifted Hands (2013): Ki-woo is a childish psychopath who is prone to random fits of laughter when exposed to violence. A reserved and unassuming veterinarian, Ki-woo is in fact a merciless child killer who confesses to not having a motive or a reason to kidnap and murder innocent children, doing it simply because he can. Killing the puppies under his care, Ki-woo uses their frozen bodies to lure little girls into his car, with the mother of one of his victims eventually committing suicide. After kidnapping a girl, placing her inside a plastic bag and leaving her to suffocate to death in a freezer, Ki-woo twists his knife in the stomach of the police detective who came to stop him, but pathetically begs to be saved when he sees himself in danger.
  • Girl House: "Loverboy" is a possessive, perverted creep who hates any woman that doesn't endlessly adore him. Having murdered a teenage girl in his youth when she mocked him, Loverboy grows up to lust after co-workers and fantasize about beating them for rejecting his advances. Eventually snapping when occupants of the camshow "Girl House" disrespect him for his nasty attitude, Loverboy tracks down the home and first murders the entire technical and security staff, then begins picking off the women of Girl House one by one. Choking one to death with a sex toy, overheating another in a sauna, and dishing out various other brutal means of murder, Loverboy tries to rape the object of his affections Kylie and mutilates the face of Devon before chopping off all of her fingers, leaving her alive just to make her suffer so much that she ultimately kills herself rather than take the pain and crippling.
  • The Girl in the Photographs (2015): Tom and Gerry are a pair of Serial Killers obsessed with photographing the bodies of their victims. Having already butchered six girls, the duo capture and kill another at her home, posting a picture of her mutilated body in Colleen's workplace for her to find. After kidnapping another girl, Tom cruelly tries to feed her cat food before Gerry kills her. After murdering Colleen's ex-boyfriend, the duo reveal their lustful obsession with Colleen. Breaking into the home she's staying at, they slaughter everyone else, before taking pictures of Colleen posed amongst the corpses, leaving a copy at another girl's workplace, implying they will target her next.
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Much as in the original novel, these members of the Vanger clan are utterly depraved:
    • Martin Vanger is a polite, charming CEO who uses his position in society to cover up the fact that he is a Serial Killer and rapist of women, kidnapping them and spending days raping and torturing them before ending their lives. Martin has been committing his atrocities for decades, and his victim count handily reaches into the hundreds. Even worse is the reveal that Martin was raised to be a killer by his equally repulsive father, Gottfried, and though potentially tragic, it is made explicitly clear that Martin just enjoys raping and killing, made all the more obvious by turning his own sister into his personal sex and torture slave after his father is out of the picture. Martin tries to subject Mikael Blomkvist to the same torments of his previous victims in the end, and simply excuses his crimes by proclaiming it is his hobby and he is living a "complete life".
    • Gottfried Vanger is a fanatical Nazi with an obsession for mimicking and mocking the Bible. Gottfried murdered more than 6 women in horrific ways resembling punishments from the Book of Leviticus, always subjecting them to brutal rape and torture beforehand. Be it by bashing their skulls in or raping them to death with farming tools, Gottfried perpetrated his acts with zeal, and took his own personal sadism to such a level that he sexually abused his own son and daughter, helping the former—Martin—realize his love for killing while turning the latter—Harriet—into his toy to be tortured until he finally tired of this and attempted to murder her.
  • Gladiator: Commodus is the vile heir to the throne of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, driven to rage at his father's plans to turn Rome back into a republic and appoint General Maximus Decimus Meridius as regent instead of Commodus. Killing his father, Commodus frames Maximus and tries to order the death of the general and his family, resulting in Maximus's wife and young son being murdered. A megalomaniac, Commodus, as Emperor, cripples the Senate's authority and keeps the populace distracted with fine food and gladiator games. When the people begin to rally behind the return of Maximus, Commodus tries to put down the potential revolution by having Maximus killed in the arena. When this fails, Commodus leads the bulk of Maximus's sympathizers into a trap, killing them, and plans to personally kill Maximus in the ring, shifting the battle in his favor by wounding Maximus before their fight. Commodus flies into a rage upon learning his sister was aiding Maximus and demands she sleep with him to provide him a "pure" heir and threatens to kill her child—his nephew—if she does not become his personal Sex Slave. So disgusting are Commodus's actions that even when he is disarmed in combat with Maximus, his own personal guard refuses to aid him.
  • The Glimmer Man (1996): Donald Cunningham is the pet hitman of Arms Dealer Deverell who, to distract from a major chemical weapon trade, adopts the MO of the Serial Killer called the "Family Man". Cunningham murders a series of innocent couples to put heat on the real Family Man, ultimately leading to the real killer's death within a church; among the dead the crucified bodies of hero Jack Cole's ex-wife and her current husband. Cunningham murders his own boss rather than face the authorities at the end, and is cowardly enough to put up one of his own men as a Human Shield in the final battle.
  • God Forgives... I Don't! (1967):
    • Bill San Antonio is an outlaw long presumed dead in a duel with the film's hero Cat "Pretty Face" Stevens. In fact, Bill is the one behind a recent train robbery that left every passenger on the train dead. After he loses the gold, Bill goes wild chasing it, shooting his own minions, killing unarmed men merely for crossing his path. and torturing Pretty Face and his ally by means of what they fear most, in this case waterboarding and a red-hot branding iron.
    • Bud, the nastiest of Bill's gang, combines three lethal factors: idiocy, sadism, and tenuous loyalty to his own gang. In his idea of a practical joke, Bud murders a new sheriff, drags his corpse to the town he was supposed to protect and proceeds to psychologically torture a saloon full of people with his body, murdering the first man who speaks up. Later, under Pretty's Face's coercion, Bud murders one of his own allies and attempts to make off with the gold himself.
  • God of Gamblers Returns: Chau Siu-Chee is an illegal gambler known as the "Devil Of Gamblers". When Mr. Chu decides to put the worlds greatest gambler in charge of managing his "Save The World's Kids" fund, Chau decides to defeat Ko Chun in a gambling competition to prove himself the best and obtain the money. When he and the lawyers show up to tell Ko Chun's pregnant wife of the money and Chau's intents to gamble against Ko Chun, both the wife and lawyers call him out on his rudeness. Chau responds by killing the lawyers before cutting out the wife's stomach and killing her and her unborn baby. Chau later sends his men to kill Ko Chun's new friend when he fails to pay his gambling debts. Chau forces one of his men to gamble with him, and amputates his hands when he loses. When the minion turns on him and tries to warn Ko Chun and his allies, Chau kills the minion and sends his men to kill Ko Chun and his allies, including a young boy.
  • Gods of Egypt: Set grew jealous of the love and adoration his brother Osiris gets and decided to Take Over the World. Killing Osiris and tearing out the eyes of his nephew Horus, Set uses his army to conquer Egypt, enslaving most of humanity and denying them gold, which humans use to pass into the afterlife, thus condemning them to eternal suffering after death. Waging war and slaughtering the rebellion against his rule, coldly killing his wife, Nephthys, and then trying to kill his lover, Hathor, Set killed Thoth and tore out his brain. Using Horus's eye, Osiris's heart, and Thoth's brain to empower himself, Set killed his father Ra and used his spear to unleash Apophis upon the world, planning to destroy all of creation, including the realm of afterlife, and then remake it in his image.
  • God Told Me To: Bernard Phillips is an alien/human hybrid, conceived when his birth mother was artificially inseminated whilst she was walking on the beach. Possessing telepathic abilities, Bernard sought to create a species of hybrid beings to replace humanity. To accomplish this, Bernard establishes a cult around himself wherein he brainwashes ordinary men into becoming his Apostles. Through his power of persuasion, the Apostles massacre several innocents via spree killings; with each murder, they accredit it to being his will. One instance of this is when a father is manipulated into killing his entire family, children included. Bernard becomes interested in NYPD detective Peter Nicholas, upon sensing that he was also of extraterrestrial origin. He orders his followers to indoctrinate Nicholas into their cult so that he could breed with him. When Nicholas confronts him, he tries to coerce Nicholas into flinging himself into a furnace when he questioned his power. He also mocks Nicholas by telling him that his unborn children would've inherited his abilities had he not have willed them to die. Genocidal, and apathetic to even his own followers, Bernard valued nothing less than the total destruction of mankind and godhood.
  • Goemon: Lord Taiko Hideyoshi is the corrupt ruler of Japan, and a stark contrast to the historical figure he was based on. Once a starving, ambitious peasant, Hideyoshi forced his way up to a position of nobility. Unsatisfied, Hideyoshi arranged the assassination of Oda Nobunaga, and then backstabbed his fellow conspirator to seize power himself. After assuming the throne, Hideyoshi keeps after Nobunaga's niece Chacha, intending for her to—unwillingly—sire his children, and murders her caretaker and presents his decapitated head to his soldiers. As ruler, Hideyoshi is all too willing to utilize his armada to assault the neighboring countries and drive his country into a brutal war. After a failed attempt on his life, Hideyoshi subjects one of the attempted assassins, Saiko, to brutal torture, then orders his wife murdered and his infant son kidnapped. Hideyoshi executes Saiko in front of the entire nation by kicking him into a boiling pot of water, and gleefully tosses his baby in not a moment after he said he'd spare his life. Even at the end of his life, Hideyoshi is without remorse and calmly accepts his own death at the hands of the titular Goemon with full knowledge of the war it will spark. A power-drunken tyrant prone to scenes of pointless brutality, Hideyoshi was defined by his own endless lust for control and inability to care for anyone outside himself.
  • Golden Bat: Space Phantom Nazo Is the self-proclaimed "Emperor of the Universe", and the mastermind behind the rogue planet Icarus's collision course with Earth. Repeatedly having the protagonists attacked by his minions, Nazo steals the laser meant to destroy Icarus and, planning on gaining the weapon for himself, kidnaps its inventor and tortures him for information on the missing lens, having him impersonated by one of his goons and imprisoning the professor. Later kidnapping his granddaughter and having her strangled to unconsciousness, Nazo personally kills one of his minions for alerting the heroes, despite accomplishing what she was meant to do, and then holds 4 of the scientists he captured as hostages so that Golden Bat can give him the lens in exchange for sparing Earth, killing two of them before he relents, subsequently revealing that he'll let Earth collide with Icarus anyways, while also keeping the laser to terrorize other planets.
  • The Golden Child: Sardo Numspa is an Evil Sorcerer who seeks to murder the titular "Golden Child" to allow the hordes of Hell to overrun the Earth. Attacking a Tibetan monastery with his men, Numspa has the monks slaughtered and is revealed to have even ordered the murder of children to get his hands on the Golden Child. Failing to get a dagger he needs for his plans from social worker Chandler Jarrell, Numspa has Chandler tortured and when he obtains the dagger, tries to have Chandler killed, murdering a young woman who tries to protect him.
  • Golden Swallow: The Golden Dragon Branch Chief is one of the highest ranking members in the criminal organization known as the Golden Dragon, and despite his very limited screen time, stands out as the worst among them. Introduced bisecting a man for treachery, the Branch Chief next has two would-be assassins brought out to him, where he questions their motive for trying to kill him. When the assassins reveal they were just ordinary people before the Branch Chief had their entire families, infants included, slaughtered, the Branch Chief just laughs at them before having their hearts carved out. Next dragging out one of his own soldiers, the Branch Chief orders the man be sliced into quarters simply because he refused to kill children on the Branch Chief's orders. These public executions are noted to be a regular occurrence for the Branch Chief, alongside regularly having families and innocent travelers killed, and the Branch Chief does it all with a smile on his face and no remorse whatsoever.
  • Golgo 13 (1973): Douglas, is the right-hand man of Max Boa, is a thuggish killer who engages in torture and Human Trafficking. Managing operations for his boss, Douglas captures women en masse to be traded as sex slaves and brutally tortures Golgo 13 for information. Upon Golgo managing to come for him and his boss, Douglas uses the women as hostages and begins gunning them down to intimidate Golgo 13 away.
  • Gone (2012): Jim LaPointe, is a Serial Killer who kidnaps women and keeps them in a pit hidden deep in the forest, photographing their struggles before murdering them. Enraged when Jill Conway wounds him and escapes, Jim kidnaps her sister, Molly, one year later, leaving her restrained to starve to death under her own home. After Jim lures Jill to his campsite, she finds photos of his victims, including her and Molly, in his tent, before Jim tricks her into approaching his pit and tries to kill her again to avenge his embarrassment at her injuring him.
  • Gone Tomorrow (2015): Diego Alvarez is a ruthless lead member of "The Hargrove", a criminal organization that kidnaps young women and impregnates them, keeping them in languid conditions until they give birth, at which point their babies are sold on the black market to wealthy clients. Once the women outlive their usefulness to Diego, they are either euthanized, or sold into sexual slavery. Under Diego's supervision, at least 19 kidnapped girls have met this fate, to his complete indifference. When one of the girls, Ashlyn, escapes with her child, Diego has her beaten and raped, resulting in her death. When Ashlyn's brother Mason proves to be a threat to his organization, Diego attempts to goad him into killing himself, lest he have Ashlyn's baby murdered. Managing to evade justice, Diego intends to continue his illicit practices across the world, seeing the countless bodies he's left in his wake as nothing more than a necessary evil, so long as he turns a profit.
  • The Good Son: Henry Evans, having a disturbing attraction towards death and the idea of murder, built a philosophy around himself that stated that if people were to rid themselves of their morals, then they are free to do any evil acts that they wanted to do without such concepts holding them back. Prior to the main plot, Henry murdered his own younger brother in the bathtub just because he had happened to be playing with a toy that belonged to him. He then goes on to convince his cousin, Mark, into helping him throw a dummy dubbed "Mr. Highway" from a bridge, resulting in massive car accidents. He also shot and killed an innocent dog with a nail gun from a distance and he also attempted to drown his sister in a frozen lake when they were skating together. When Henry's mother was beginning to realize that her son was a remorseless sociopath, she decided to send him to a mental institution so that he could get the help that he needed. Unwilling to lose his freedom to do bad, Henry decided that his family needed to die so that he could be free to do whatever he wanted.
  • Goth (2003): Goth is a zealot who believes that the "true" goth lifestyle involves committing random acts of violence fur fun. She kidnaps a young couple, Crissy and Boone, to teach them her ways. She commits various atrocities, such as raping a man, forcing Boone to cheat on Crissy under pain of mutilation, and torturing an old man. She eventually drugs Crissy and tricks her into killing Boone and everybody at a party, succeeding in her goal in making Crissy just like her.
  • Goth (2008): The film amalgamates the characteristics of the manga's first and second chapters' killers. Obsessed with beauty, this version of the cafe manager kidnaps women, chopping off and keeping their hands, then leaves the corpses in public places to create his depraved aesthetic. Linked to deaths of four women, the manager nearly kills Yu/Yoru Morino as well. Stopped by Itsuki Kamiyama revealing he holds the manager's journal detailing his entire modus operandi and forced to flee town, he no doubt intends to pursue more victims.
  • Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010): Masato is a power-hungry sadist who kills devils and absorbs their abilities into his right arm. The leader of a gang of assassins, he organizes a raid on Yuki's family upon hearing that her mother is a devil, with the attack leading to Yuki's father getting crippled and her mother getting stabbed and crucified, with Masato stealing her powers afterwards. Knowing that Yuki is part devil, he tries to drive her to hopelessness to absorb her powers by kidnapping her father, strapping him in a guillotine, and having Yuki attempt to prevent his death while fighting her, knowing that she can't.
  • Gothic Vampires From Hell (2007): Annastasia Nightshade is the vampiric owner of Gotham Records. She intends to find a master to lead her and her kind in trampling humankind underfoot as cattle. At the start, she and her underlings attack and feed on a goth band, and lure another one to her mansion a year later to be turned. She takes an interest in Draven, the lead singer of the titular band, who she believes is prophesied to become her master, brutally murdering the owner of a club that she sees as a threat to her plan. Once she brings the band to a party, she bites Draven, who she later tries to force to bite a captive and his girlfriend.
  • Gothika: Dr. Douglas Grey and Sheriff Bob Ryan are two sadistic serial killers and rapists who have destroyed countless lives for their depraved gratification. When Doug killed his first victim when he was 16, Ryan eagerly participated. They used the basement of a nearby cabin to keep their female victims alive for weeks, raping them repeatedly and filming it before finally killing them. They also used Doug's position as the warden of a mental asylum to rape the inmates there, knowing that nobody would believe them. Doug and Ryan seemed to get off not only on the rapes but the power it gave them over their victims, with both noting that it made them feel like gods.
  • The Grand Duel (1972): David Saxon and his wicked brother and enforcer Adam could not seem to care less about their father's murder nor one another, unlike their aggrieved sibling Eli. Wishing to profit off a local silver mine, they happily kill whoever stands in the way and frame an innocent man for their father's death to kill him. Adam, on David's instruction, leads a massacre of settlers before killing his own men to fulfill an instruction of "no witnesses". Adam even guns down an elderly man for no reason, forcing him to draw first so it will be "self-defense", both only caring about who they can hurt, and how they can profit.
  • Grave Encounters & Grave Encounters 2: Dr. Arthur Friedkin is the mastermind of the horrors of Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital. A brutal authoritarian who ran Collingwood under harsh conditions and lobotomized nearly 150 patients under his care, Friedkin used the hospital to cover up his heinous, Satanic rituals to transform Collingwood into a nightmarish gateway to hellish dimensions. Friedkin would vivisect patients and sacrifice infants in his goal to twist Collingwood to his will, and even after death he continues to haunt Collingwood, tormenting the spirits of his old victims while helping the sapient hospital find new victims for Friedkin to terrorize.
  • The Great Silence: Loco is a psychopathic Bounty Hunter who spends the film hunting down a group of Mormons, with every intention of murdering them. When he practically takes a town hostage, Loco murders the sheriff to prevent his interference and when faced against the hero, Silence, Loco has an ambush set to cripple Silence before gunning him down and then shooting his love interest dead. He and his men proceed to murder every one of the Mormons, with Loco smugly adding they'll collect the bounties nice and legally. His actions, in the end narration, are noted to have absolutely horrified society and precipitated the end of bounty hunting.
  • Green Room: Darcy is the aging leader of a gang of Neo-Nazis, out to cover up his massive drug running business when the Ain't Rights band stumbles into it. Though playing himself off as a reasonable man to try to trick the band into surrendering to him and keep his men in line, Darcy abuses his gang on a whim and actually intends to have the entire band either ripped apart by fighting dogs or butchered with machetes, then frame their deaths as wild animal attacks to cover his tracks. Darcy maims and kills several of the Ain't Rights this way—having one of his own members shot dead when he tries to help the group escape—and later fatally poisons the drug stash of some of his other minions, killing them all as punishment for unintentionally exposing Darcy's heroin trade to the Ain't Rights.
  • The Guardian (1990): Camilla Grandier may seem like a kindly British nanny, but she is really an evil tree spirit who can take human form. Camilla's M.O is to sign up with various baby sitting services, pretend to be a good caretaker for the infants she is hired to care for, but eventually steal them away. Camilla then sacrifices these babies to a demonic tree, destroying their bodies and trapping their souls within the tree. She has done this several times. Camilla's latest intended victim is the Sterling family, and when the competition comes down to her and another woman for the nanny position, Camilla kills her and makes it look like a biking accident. When Ned Runcie, a friend of the Sterling family, follows Camilla into the woods to ask her for a date, he discovers her performing bizarre demonic rituals. To silence him, Camilla has her pet coyotes rip him apart. When the Sterling family discovers her true plans, they fire Camilla, at which point she tries to steal the baby away and murder the parents.
  • Guardians: Dr. August Kuratov is a mad genius determined to rule the world and prove his intellect. Having kidnapped and experimented on innocents years ago to counter his rivals' more ethical projects, Kuratov empowered himself with the ability to control technology and began to massacre military forces and steal their weaponry for his own. After fatally wounding his former rival, Kuratov stages an invasion of Moscow that decimates the city and its population, planning to spread his technology control worldwide and take over the planet in destructive conquest.
  • Guilty As Sin: David Greenhill is a debonair ladies' man who stands accused of murdering his wealthy wife. He chooses a successful attorney named Jennifer Haines to represent him, stalking her occasionally with barely-hidden lecherous intentions. It's revealed that he's not only responsible for the crime he's been charged with, but also has a history of dating older women who usually end up dead. When Haines tries to sabotage her own case by having evidence planted at Greenhill's apartment, he takes his revenge by viciously assaulting her boyfriend Phil. He privately confesses to his wife's murder to Haines in vivid detail, relishing reliving the crime. When she asks him why he didn't use gloves before killing her, Greenhill responds that "killing with gloves on would be like fucking with a rubber." In order to leave no witness he kills Haines's husband by burning him alive in his office before he tries to kill Haines by throwing her out of a railing and make it look like a suicide.
  • Gun Crazy: A Woman from Nowhere (2002): Tojo is the ruthless ruler of the town of Tsuson. Having forced a young Saki to kill her father in front of his police partner, the incident caused Saki's leg to get amputated after he impaled it with a knife. Ruling Tsuson as a criminal empire, he has his men hunt down and kill rival gang leaders and plans to steal $2 million from a passing US Army truck, having his men kill the soldiers against his partner Fujimoto's wishes before having them kill him for wanting a cut of the money. Bribing the police chief to bring him Saki and Akira, he has Saki tortured and kills the chief himself when he starts having second thoughts. Killing Akira's boss after forcing him to find the location of the money, he has Fujimoto killed and mocks Saki for the death of her father.
  • Guns Akimbo: Riktor is the mastermind behind Skizm, monetizing violent death matches to be streamed for profit. An unstable psychopath, Riktor throttles one of his directors to death over a triviality, and when hero Miles Lee Harris insults Skizm over the web, Riktor tracks him down and forces him to be a contestant, having him hunted by the vicious Phoenix "Nix" Degraves with no care for the bystanders who are killed. Nix is the daughter of a cop who tried to stop Riktor, prompting Riktor to plant a bomb and burn the man's wife and son alive, turning Nix into a conditioned monster. To force Miles to play, Riktor murders one of his friends and kidnaps his old girlfriend with threats to torture her to death if Miles does not fight Nix. Gleeful about taking Skizm global, Riktor only cares for murder, mayhem and profit while he films it all.
  • The Guyver: Fulton Balcus is the corrupt CEO of Chronos Corporation, and secretly the Zoalord, leader of the Zoanoids, and seeks to Take Over the World. Balcus has his chief scientist Dr. Segawa brutally murdered when he goes renegade and tries to have his daughter Mizky kidnapped, resulting in her neighbor's throat cut and her boyfriend Sean targeted as well. Balcus dabbles in inhuman genetic experimentation on loads of innocent people in order to forcibly transform them into Zoanoids, resulting in their grotesque mutation. Balcus gleefully kills Sean and Mizky's friend Max by painfully turning him into an imperfect Zoanoid, resulting in Max horrifically degenerating into an abomination before expiring.
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  • Hack-O-Lantern: Grandpa Drindle is a Satanic cult leader seeking to turn his grandson Tommy to the dark side. When Tommy was a boy, Grandpa killed Tommy's father for trying to nip the corruption in the bud, and began a 13-year plan to act as The Corrupter to the lad, who he conceived by raping his own daughter. On the night of the final ceremony to induct Tom into the cult, Grandpa goes on a killing spree to ensure that nobody gets in the way of his plan, slaying one victim in a mass grave of the cult's previous human sacrifices. When Tommy quits the cult after Gramps tries to make him kill his sister, he goes to kill both siblings. He is mortally wounded in the ensuing final battle, but manages to magically corrupt his other grandson before he dies.
  • Hallowed Ground: Jonas Hathaway is a fanatical preacher who convinces his town to crucify their sinners for prosperity. After the residents of a nearby town kill Hathaway for his crimes, his spirit remains and keeps the cult going, sacrificing hundreds over the years. A century later, Hathaway finds Liz Chambers, whom he prophesied to birth him a new body, and possesses a scarecrow in order to capture her, killing several people in the process. When Liz escapes, she learns that Hathaway prepared for her arrival by having his cultists slaughter anybody nearby who wasn't in the fold, including the entire next town over. Soon after, Hathaway finds out that Liz was not a virgin, and decides to instead impregnate a 10-year-old whose parents he killed, ultimately trying to kill her too when she burns his house down.
  • Hancock: Kenneth "Red" Parker Jr. is a brilliant psychologist-turned-ruthless bank robber who becomes Hancock's most personal foe. Introduced to the film by taking dozens of hostages—including kids—at a bank and gunning down any police officers who try to save the day, Red threatens to blow each and every hostage to pieces if Hancock doesn't help him rob the bank. After losing his hand to and being arrested by the hero, Red later escapes prison with a few thugs and stages an armed attack at a hospital Hancock is in, endangering the patients and doctors with gunfire as Red tries to kill Hancock, wounding his Love Interest in the process.
  • The Handmaiden: Uncle Kouzuki is a depraved old pervert helping Imperial Japan to annex Korea. He obtains custody of his niece, Hideko, beating her, forcing her to read and act out pornography, all while intending to marry her and force himself on her. When his wife, another victim of his abuse, attempts to rescue Hideko, Kouzuki murders her and makes it look like a suicide. Kouzuki is also a vicious torturer, keeping a basement as a torture dungeon where he dissects people and keeps their remains as trophies, which he attempts to do to the conman Fujiwara. Kouzuki slowly carves off his fingers, pressing him for details of how Hideko was in bed, before deciding to take Fujiwara's manhood as a trophy.
  • Hand of Death (1976): Shih Shao-Feng is a treacherous disciple of Shaolin who dedicates himself to annihilating the martial arts of his old masters. Having temples attacked, Shih wipes out everyone there, capturing and torturing martial artists in a brutal purge. When he believes some may be hiding out in towns, Shih is all too eager to send his forces to destroy them, in a quest to erase anything that may threaten his rule.
  • Hanna: Marissa Wiegler is the CIA operative in charge of the agency's Galinka Project, experimenting on dozens of infants to create Super Soldiers. Terminating the project, Wiegler has the babies killed and tries to kill Erik Heller when he rescues the infant Hanna from her termination, killing Hanna's mother, Johanna, in the process. Hoping to kill the two many years later, Wiegler hires the sadistic hitman Isaacs to hunt down Hanna, while she tracks Erik herself, killing Hanna's grandmother along the way. Learning of Hanna's whereabouts from a family and heavily implied to have killed them, Wiegler then proceeds to murder Erik and his friend before attempting to kill Hanna.
  • Hansel and Gretel films:
    • 2007 film:
      • The caretaker of the "House of Happy Children" orphanage is seen in an extensive flashback to be the reason why the three children in the woods, Man-bok, Young-hee and Jung-soon, became so mistrustful of adults and believe them to be evil. The caretaker kept the children in horrible conditions, and was incredibly abusive. He locked away Man-bok’s friend to a dark room to starve along with another boy for spilling food; planned to rape the 7-year-old Jung-soon, and only didn’t because Young-Hee convinced him to rape her instead; beats a boy to death in a sack; and causes another boy to starve to death. When the children are caught trying to escape, the caretaker tries to burn Man-bok with flaming piece of wood before getting pushed into the fire himself.
      • Deacon Byun Ji-wan was a pedophilic Serial Killer and religious cult leader before getting lost in the woods along with his wife and finding himself at the childrens' house. Upon his wife’s death, he just chuckles and remarks about how interesting the house is. He’s seen looking through a book filled with photos of his past victims, all of whom were children that he killed and is implied to have raped. After revealing his true nature, he takes Jung-soon hostage at knifepoint before slashing Man-bok’s back in an attempt to kill him. When that doesn’t work, he just tries to kill all three of the kids,note  believing them to be "Satan’s children."
    • Warriors of Witchcraft: The Great Witch of the Woods is an ambitious sorceress who arrived in America with the Pilgrims. To maintain her immortality, she lured children into her woods to eat their souls, leaving them as empty shells. The Great Witch eventually has her followers found a private school, where she has the most promising students bring her souls in exchange for her ensuring their place in the halls of power. When Ella and Jonah, two siblings whose parents the Witch killed, show up, the Witch has her cult corrupt Jonah while killing anybody who helps Ella investigate them. She eventually tries to have Jonah kill Ella before revealing that she intends to use her disciples to Take Over the World.
    • Witch Hunters: Muriel the Grand Black Witch is the leader of the Black Witches and the vilest one in existence. She orchestrated the deaths of Hansel and Gretel's parents as part of a plot to use Gretel in a Human Sacrifice to make witches impervious to fire. Years later she and her lieutenants kidnap twelve children to use in the sacrifice, after already boiling one down for a magic brew. Muriel kills anyone who attempts to rescue the children, putting a curse on one tracker that forces him to eat maggots before exploding upon returning to Augsburg. When one witch is captured, Muriel sets part of the town on fire as a distraction, and forces a guard to shoot himself with his own gun. She later kidnaps Gretel to cut out her heart as part of the new sacrifice. When this fails, she takes Hansel and Gretel back to the Gingerbread House where they killed their first witch, before she murders the good witch Mina, whom Hansel fell in love with.
    • Get Baked: Agnes is a vile witch with a predilection for murder and cannibalism. Agnes lures oblivious people into her household and subjects them to grotesque torture before sucking out their youth to replenish her own. She kidnaps Gretel's boyfriend, Ashton, and mutilates him horrifically, including tearing out his eye and eating it. When her dealer Manny warns her that a local drug kingpin is coming for her, Agnes kills him before doing the same to the kingpin and his henchmen. She kidnaps Gretel and her friend Bianca and later attempts to cook Gretel's brother Hansel alive. She succeeds in murdering Bianca before seemingly being killed by Hansel and Gretel. However, she survives and promptly murders a man to steal his car.
    • Gretel and Hansel (2020): Holda takes in Gretel and Hansel after their mother abandoned them. Revealed to be an evil witch, Holda was the mother of the girl in the pink cap who, after banishing her to the wilderness, was promised great power if she gave into the darkness. Sacrificing and cannibalizing her other children, Holda took the appearance of an elderly woman to lure children into her house with enchanted food before killing and eating them to enrich her powers. When she sensed the same powers in Gretel, Holda takes her as an apprentice and entices Hansel into climbing a ladder into a fire pit so Gretel would be forced to eat her own brother.
  • Happy Death Day duology:
    • Happy Death Day: John Tombs is a Serial Killer who was on the run for the murder of six women across the country, boasting that there are over a dozen more victims that haven't been found. After a confrontation with the police and killing an officer, Tombs is neutralized and taken into the hospital for a gunshot wound. In one of the loops, when Tree comes to the hospital to give a warning that Tombs will escape, she discovers that Tombs already murdered a security guard. Tombs then guns down a secretary at the hospital and chases down Tree to kill her as well. When Carter stops Tombs from killing Tree, Tombs snaps Carter's neck just to hurt her. He later gleefully watches Tree hang herself when she decides to reset the day. During the penultimate loop, when Tree confronts Tombs, Tombs steals her knife and attempts to slit her throat, only to stop himself so that he can relish torturing her.
    • Happy Death Day 2U: Dr. Greg Butler of the other dimension contains the same arrogance as his main counterpart, but crosses the threshold into evil here as a spree killer. Like in the primary dimension, he is a charming if smarmy professor cheating on his loving but aging wife with his students. In the other dimension, when his wife finds out about his affair with Lori, he plans to kill the latter and cover everything up; the constant is him releasing John Tombs to use as a scapegoat, only to carry on where he left off and kill anyone in the vicinity when Tree kills Tombs. In the loops, Butler has killed Tree, Lori, Carter and is responsible for the deaths of two others, with a news report implying that at least one murder spree is still unfolding, and a cop being one of the victims. When finally confronted, Butler reveals his wife is in on it with him, only to murder her as well now that she's no longer useful, before trying to kill Tree a final time.
  • Hard Boiled: Johnny Wong is a bloodthirsty Arms Dealer driven solely by a mixture of greed and sadism. Introduced orchestrating an ambush where dozens of rival gangsters are slaughtered, Wong forces undercover cop Alan to gun down Wong's adversary Uncle Hoi, before ordering him to kill Inspector "Tequila" Yuen Ho-yan. Having an informant beaten and murdered, Wong declares that "the innocent must die" after the police discover his secret cache of weapons, and orders his men to gun down cops and innocents alike before holding a hospital hostage. Wong heartlessly guns down a room full of patients; shoots his right-hand man Mad Dog dead for having a change of heart; attempts to kill everyone by blowing up the hospital; and ultimately holds Alan at gunpoint in a desperate final attempt to win. Claiming to value loyalty despite having no loyalty to anyone other than himself, Johnny Wong admits to seeing people as nothing more than objects, and will not hesitate to kill anyone if it suits him.
  • Hard Target series:
    • Hard Target:
      • Emil Fouchon is an unfeeling madman who runs a hunting ring that aims to break what he describes as the government's monopoly on murder. Fouchon and Pik Van Cleaf offer homeless veterans thousands of dollars if they can survive being hunted by Fouchon's clients—an offer Fouchon has no intention of fulfilling. When Natasha, the daughter of victim Douglas Binder, along with veteran Chance Boudreaux, look for him, Fouchon has associate Randal Poe beaten and mutilated for selecting a man with a family—only because of the unwanted attention—then chooses Chance's friend Elijah Roper as the next target. When the client proves unwilling to finish Elijah, Fouchon kills the client, then has Van Cleaf gun down Elijah in the street. Fouchon has Van Cleaf kill Po and another man who was helping him. Fouchon decides that Natasha and Chance must die as well, and brings in several clients who owe him favors. When Chance uses a rattlesnake to poison one of these men, Fouchon stomps him to death while ranting about how he should "die quieter". When Chance's uncle sets another of his men on fire, Fouchon kills the man himself. In the climax, Fouchon, with all of his men dead, stabs Chance's uncle with an arrow, takes Natasha hostage, and finally tries to beat Chance to death with a burning two-by-four.
      • Pik Van Cleaf is Emil Fouchon's top enforcer, and an unrepentant maniac who delights in acts of violence. Responsible for procuring Fouchon's victims, organizing the hunts, and assassinating any threats to their enterprise, Van Cleaf often joins in the hunts himself, committing numerous atrocities with a smile on his face. Introduced pursuing and helping to murder Douglas Binder, Van Cleaf cuts off Randal Poe's ear when he makes the mistake of selecting a man with a family, threatening to "cut a whole steak out of him" if he fails again. Gunning down Elijah Roper, Van Cleaf murders a coroner on Fouchon's payroll, and attacks Randal, joyously breaking the man down into a sniveling wreck before gunning him down. Van Cleaf ambushes Boudreaux and Natasha, killing a cop in the process, before joining Fouchon on the hunt for the duo, intending to murder them both in "one last hunt".
    • Hard Target 2: Jonah Aldrich is a former CIA agent turned sociopathic criminal mastermind. Paying off a corrupt general in Myanmar, Aldrich has drove countless people off their land to use the vast jungle as his hunting ground, where he routinely looses condemned prisoners and villagers alike to be hunted by rich clients for sport. Luring MMA fighter Wes Baylor, Aldrich reveals his true colors by ordering a prisoner shot, before having his clients pursue Baylor into the rainforest. Not seeing his customers as any more than a paycheck, Aldrich doesn't bat an eye at their deaths, and goes so far as to beat one up for being "a pussy", and slitting another's throat when he discovers the man has a hidden camera. Aldrich goes on to attempt to behead Baylor's colleague Win with a shovel, execute a random bystander on a bridge, and hold a child at gunpoint to force Baylor to surrender. A man defined by his Lack of Empathy, Jonah Aldrich is completely indifferent to the entire graveyards he's filled in the name of lining his pockets.
  • The Hard Way: The Party Crasher is introduced calling the police to cheerfully inform them of his intent to commit a murder at a nightclub before invading it, gunning a man down and escaping. Targeting petty criminals and drug dealers, the Party Crasher initially claims he is doing police's work for them, but his sadistic demeanor and cruelty reveals this to be a lie, with carnage and fame his real goal. Murdering a prostitute soon after, the Party Crasher takes a gun dealer hostage and later executes him before escaping and attempts to fire on an innocent crowd, killing at least one man. When police lieutenant John Moss confronts him, he reveals the Party Crasher murdered a 4-year-old-girl in the past, to which the Party Crasher only laughs that one sacrifices pawns. Taking Moss's girlfriend hostage, the Party Crasher holds her on the theater rooftop to lure Moss to him, with the intent of murdering them both, along with Moss's partner, actor Nick Lang.
  • The Hard Way (2019):
    • Arnold Briggs, aka Toro, is the leader of a Romanian drug organization. When an informant steals five million dollars from him, Toro and his enforcer Joe Vig torture and kill him. Toro later orders his men to find the money by any means necessary, even going as far as having a police officer and his entire family slaughtered. Obsessed over a woman named Lacy Love, Toro has Vig manipulate the death of her husband, Cody Payne, and forces Lacy to work in his organization, threatening to turn her sister into a Sex Slave if she tries to leave. When John Payne and Mason Bellows set up a meet with Toro, Toro nearly kills John and Lacy in a shootout as he tries to flee, showing no concern when his own soldiers are killed in the crossfire.
    • Joe Vig is a sadistic capo within Toro's organization. As he and Toro torture an informant working for Cody, Vig pulls out several of his teeth and sends a video of his death to Cody. He later films himself blowing up a prostitute and her pimp just to enrage Cody. When Cody tries to go after Vig personally, Vig kills an innocent woman before fatally shooting Cody. After discovering John was interfering with Toro's business, he kidnapped Sky, John's ex-girlfriend, and had Sky and a bartender killed in an explosion, all of which he recorded and sent to John's cellphone. When John confronts Vig, all he can do is smugly mock John over their deaths, telling them that "they were a blast".
  • The Hard Way... The Only Way (1989): Captain Wesson is the chief enforcer for drug lord Pinero. A man who claims he loves killing for the satisfaction it brings him, Wesson is introduced slaughtering a company of soldiers, and torturing the leader before executing him. Wesson happily kills any in the nearby villages who resist before trying to murder the heroes, or to abduct and torture any member of the squad he can. When the fighting comes to a village by the end, Wesson shows no remorse in having civilian homes fired upon to kill his opponents.
  • Harry Brown: Noel Winters is a psychotic, misogynistic, sadistic teenage leader of the gang of chavs living on the estate; he often abuses women for sexual pleasure while also engaging in regular acts of brutality, a lot of which he films on his phone. He and his gang regularly abuse Leonard to the point that the old man eventually tries to fight them with a bayonet - but is overpowered and killed by the gang, while they film his death on one of their phones. Although (whilst captured and being tortured by Harry) Marky admits that, whilst he and the others only really meant to scare Leonard, Noel was the one who ended up stabbing him. And Noel himself even urinates on the dead man's body. Later, during a riot on the housing estate, he is found hiding with help from his also-psychotic uncle. Having been confronted by Harry (and also having found a female police officer trying to call for help), Noel's uncle tells him to strangle the officer, and Noel takes pleasure in sadistically strangling the woman—and actually encourages her to struggle for her life, as he watches her die.
  • The Haunted Palace (1963): Joseph Curwen, an Evil Sorcerer who lived in the palace above the village of Arkham, pledged his loyalty and the Earth itself to the rule of the Outer Gods, offering them up many young women to forcibly mate with and breed an army of superhuman monsters-–resulting in many abominated failures, and horrible deformities polluting their bloodline generations later. Eventually burned for his crimes, Curwen comes back to life over 100 years later by slowly taking over the mind of his descendant Charles Dexter Ward, attempting to rape his wife and exercise his "husbandly prerogative" and, after failing to have her locked away for supposed insanity, decides to make her the next mate of his Gods. Curwen even takes time to horribly murder many of the descendants who lynched him far in the past, burning a man alive with a match and having another devoured by his monstrous son, vowing not to stop until every last person in Arkham has been picked off and made to die as excruciatingly as he had.
  • Haunter: The Pale Man, aka Edgar Mullins, is a vicious ghost who loves the murder of innocents. When he was a boy, he killed both his parents by poisoning and smothering them in their beds. He later becomes a serial killer who claims numerous victims between the 1950s and his death in the 1980s. Still not content, he returns from the dead as a murderous ghost and keeps the spirits of his victims trapped in the house so he can torment them indefinitely. He also possesses the fathers of new families, whom he then forces to kill themselves along with their wives and children. Utterly cruel and malevolent, he sees no reason to ever stop; as he proclaims to one of his victims' spirits, "I always do enjoy killing you."
  • The Haunting (1999): Hugh Crain is a child-killer extraordinaire, though Nell does say at one point after she's connected to the house and its ghosts that Crain "just wanted children, but it all went wrong", implying he wasn't always so. Wanting a family, he abducted children from his mills, and when they tried to leave his house he murdered them, mutilated their bodies, and burned them in a fireplace (then covered this up in his records by merely claiming they'd died of illness or factory injuries). He also drove his first wife to suicide and (it's strongly implied) murdered his second for discovering his secret. After his death, he comes back as an all-powerful ghost who keeps the spirits of the children trapped in the house and kills any newcomers.
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013): Stationmaster Jefferson Gordy was believed to have been a hero, helping slaves escape. In truth, he left many of the slaves to starve to death so he could use their bodies for taxidermy. Long after his death, his ghost continues to haunt the area, and when the Wyrick family moves in to the area and the young Heidi Wyrick begins seeing the ghosts of his victims, who want her to help them move on, he attempts to kill her to avoid Hell. He eventually tries to taxidermize her while she's still alive, and when her aunt Joyce tries to stop him, he causes needles and threads to shoot out of her mouth and bind her to the celling, leaving her to slowly and painfully bleed out. Finally, he tries to kill Heidi's mother Lisa when she arrives to save Heidi.
  • Headhunter (1988): Chicati Tumo, the titular Headhunter, is an orixá who hunts Nigerians and decapitates them to consume their souls. Having terrorized Nigeria for a long period of time, Tumo arrives in Miami to find the survivors of his massacre, slaughtering a number of immigrants and associates of his victims; killing a woman during her baptism and mutilating a friendly healer for helping the detectives. Posing as the wife of a detective, Tumo leaves her corpse for him to find and mocks the man for trying to stop him.
  • Headshot: Lee, the Sea Devil, also known as the Father From Hell, is introduced escaping from prison by massacring a group of police officers and prison guards, sacrificing his loyal gang members to do so. A vicious pirate, Lee is known for slaughtering those he finds while abducting groups of children. Lee then forces the children into a well for days or weeks without food or water, in the sweltering heat, until he throws down a bottle of water and watches the children fight to the death. The survivor is then raised by Lee as his child and eventual member of his gang. When his treacherous "son", Abdi, later named Ishmael, betrays him and resurfaces with amnesia, Lee sends his men to capture Ishmael, and to massacre whoever stands in their path, resulting in massive amounts of bloodshed and death. When he and Ishmael finally engage in a duel to the death, Lee even attempts to use the last of his energy to try to drag Ishmael to death with him out of spite.
  • The Heart of Humanity (1918): Lieutenant Erich von Eberhard is a sadistic German officer in World War I. Lusting after the kindly nurse Nanette, von Eberhard leads an attack on a town to massacre the enemy soldiers and any townspeople who get in their way. Spotting Nanette, von Eberhard locks himself in an orphanage with her, with clear intent to kill whoever gets in his way before he savagely attempts to rape Nanette. Angered by the crying of a baby during this, von Eberhard pauses only to take the child and throw it out the high window before resuming his attack on the nurse.
  • Heartstopper (2006): Jonathan Chambers is a devil-worshiping Serial Killer known for ripping out the hearts of his victims, having done this to a number of people before being detained by the police. Upon being sentenced to death by electric chair he makes a Deal with the Devil granting him supernatural powers, making him nearly impossible to kill. In an effort to lure out Sara Wexler, who he plans to pull a Grand Theft Me on to gain Complete Immortality, he goes on a killing spree in the hospital, ripping the heart out of nearly every doctor, nurse, and patient in the facility. He also expresses a desire to feast on a nurse and Walter's hearts once he has Sara's body.
  • Heat: Waingro is a Psycho for Hire initially brought in as a newcomer to Neil McCauley's team to assist in an armored truck robbery. During the job, Waingro murders one of the guards for looking at him funny, necessitating the deaths of the other two guards to eliminate witnesses. His cohorts, disgusted by his actions, try to kill him, only for Waingro to escape and begin working for their enemy, Roger Van Zant. Waingro and Van Zant tip off the police in the middle of the crew's newest job, resulting in a massive shootout in the streets of LA. Waingro got this information by holding Trejo's wife hostage, only to viciously murder her afterwards, then mortally wound Trejo and leave him for dead. Waingro is also a Serial Killer who solicits underage prostitutes then bashes their skulls in.
  • Heaven's Gate: Frank Canton is the head of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association who intends to kill 125 immigrants and claim them as anarchists, with the support of the President of the United States. Canton ambushes and murders the train station master when he tries to warn the town about his arrival. Canton then has his men rape Ella Watson. When his enforcer Nathan D. Champion discovers this, he kills the one rapist who escaped in front of Canton, who shows no concern over his death and personally executes a captured immigrant. While fighting with the immigrants, Canton brings in the cavalry to rescue his own men, and threatens to shoot James Averill for insurrection when he points this out. Canton later ambushes Averill, Ella, and John H. Bridges, the only survivors of the battle, killing both Ella and Bridges before he himself is shot by Averill.
  • He Knows You're Alone: After his girlfriend leaves him for somebody else, Ray Carlton stabs her to death on the night before her wedding. With that, he begins a three-year killing spree where he butchers brides-to-be soon before their weddings. He fixates on heroine Amy Jensen, and begins to stalk her and murder all her friends, concluding in putting her roommate's head in their fish tank and attempting to kill her. He kills Len Gamble, the cop who's been chasing him and whose fiance was his first victim, before being arrested.
  • Hell House LLC trilogy: Andrew Tully is the mastermind behind the horrors at the Abaddon Hotel. Upon discovering a gateway to Hell, he modeled the hotel after H.H. Holmes's murder castle, ordering his followers to sacrifice the guests before eventually killing himself alongside them in a mass suicide to enter the Lake of Fire. Several years later, Tully returned from Hell to make deals with film crews in order to lure more souls in, resulting in the deaths of numerous tourists and curious individuals. He ordered a film crew investigating the Abaddon Hotel to kill one another until only one was left, before sending the crew's tapes to Russell Wynn to bring in more guests. On the opening night of Wynn's new show, Tully and his followers started slaughtering the cast of the show and nearly 100 observers.
  • Hellbenders: Surtr is a Destroyer Deity who seeks to kill God and eliminate all existence. When two agents of the Interfaith Augustine Order of Hellbound Saints are called to exorcise Surtr from a person, he psychologically torments and cripples one of them before possessing the other. Surtr's very presence spreads a Hate Plague throughout New York City, causing mass riots and brutal murders. Meanwhile, Surtr abducts 200 humans to be possessed by demons and assist him in his omnicidal ritual. After he mutilates a couple of inexperienced exorcists and tosses one into Hell, Surtr manipulates a Hellbound Saint who loved his host body in an attempt to switch to him.
  • Hellbound: Prosatanos is the emissary of Satan who strives to bring about Hell on Earth. During The Crusades period in the Holy Land, he kidnaps Richard The Lion Heart’s infant son and tries to sacrifice the prince for his royal blood. The King responds by sealing Prosatanos in a tomb and dismantling his scepter. After being awakened centuries later, Prosatanos sets about recovering the pieces of his scepter, killing their protectors in the process. Notably, he murders a Rabbi by ripping his heart out of his chest, an old Italian priest by throwing him out of a moving train, and a blind Israeli monk by crushing the helpless man's skull. He also has no problem with killing any bystanders who get in the way, or his allies as soon as they become a liability. In the climax he kidnaps his research assistant Leslie, who is revealed to be descended from nobility, to sacrifice her in his new ritual and bathe the world in fire.
  • Helldriver (2010):
    • Rikka Miyata is the Queen of Zombies, and Kika's abusive mother. In life, she—along with her brother Yasushi Miyata—was a cannibalistic Serial Killer who would kill people and eat their bodies, having 20 victims under her belt. Eating her husband's legs in front of Kika, she burns him alive and tries to kill her. Becoming the Zombie Queen, she lets them eat everyone in their path, declaring that everything in the world is hers. Sensing Kika and friends trying to stop her, she sends out her zombies to kill them, resulting in numerous casualties. Once Kika arrives fight her, Rikka tortures Kika and creates a giant zombie made out of other zombies, using them to distract the guards blocking the southern wall. When her giant zombie starts flying through the air, she drops her zombies onto the south side of Japan, watching as they devour hundreds in their path.
    • Yasushi Miyata is Rikka's neo-Nazi, cannibalistic brother-in-crime who helped her eat and kill 20 people. Cooking and feasting on Kika's father's legs, he chases after Kika with a desire to eat her, killing two cops trying to stop him. After Rikka becomes the Zombie Queen, she makes Yasushi her zombie second-in-command. The leader of a zombie base, he has humans locked up to be fed to him and his zombies cohorts. Continuing his love of human flesh, he kidnaps No-Name's sister Maya and eats her leg and nipples, mortally wounding her in the process. A psychotic killer, Yasushi revels in being a zombie, as it allows him to eat whomever he wants without any consequences.
  • Hell Fire (2012-2015) has these two children of Satan:
    • The Anti-Christ is the proud son of Satan who plans to become President of the United States and kickstart Armageddon to wipe out humanity and make their souls the Devil's slaves as a way to spite God. Since he can't kill the unborn Messiah, the son of God who has the power to stop him, the Anti-Christ attempts to make a deal with the pimp Dark Gable to have him kill the Messiah's mother Marisol in exchange for power. After getting kidnapped by Rosetta and the prostitutes, the Anti-Christ uses his telepathy and charm to break the prostitutes' minds by exploiting their traumatic memories, killing one named Cinnamon to act as his undead slave, and forcing them to fight their literal inner demons. Getting Rosetta to join his side, the Anti-Christ resurrects the people Rosetta killed to murder the pregnant Marisol and the unborn Messiah.
    • Rosetta is a mysterious prostitute who turns out to be the daughter of Satan. Plotting to steal her pimp Dark Gable's supposed money from his deal with the Anti-Christ, Rosetta has Gable and those around him held captive and their throats slit, including some innocent prostitutes who just happened to be there. Torturing the Anti-Christ in gangster Tony Wang's cabin to find out where the money's hidden, Rosetta kills Tony and his wife Anna when they unexpectedly arrive at the cabin. Joining the Anti-Christ in his Armageddon plan because of how cool it sounds, Rosetta throws her friends aside to be killed and used by the Anti-Christ for magic practice. Ordering her Baby Daddy to kidnap Marisol, Rosetta slits his throat once he arrives, and later bites off Justine's ear while fighting her.
  • Hellhole (1985): Dr. Helen Fletcher is in charge of the Ashland Sanitarium for Women, an asylum where she prays on her mental patients. Sicking her goons on any woman who breaks the rules or doesn't act accordingly, she has them taken to "Hellhole", a laboratory where her victims are used for experiments in her and Dr. Miles Drane's attempt at chemical lobotomizing. When the victims go insane from the results, Fletcher executes them and makes out with the corpses. The ones who aren't killed are locked in her prison and left insane and violent. When Susan and Ron uncover her plans, Fletcher attempts to burn the entire hospital of its files and patients to cover her tracks, and later kills Drane when he tries to free her mental patients.
  • Hellmaster (1992): Professor Jones is a Social Darwinist who wants to prove that God is dead by becoming one himself. Introducing an intelligence-enhancing drug called "Reward" to the homeless, promising to cure their desperate plight, it instead turns them into his mutant, psychic slaves that he sends to kill anyone in their path, including Robert's wife Andrea. Deciding to use the drug on college students, the experiment ends in a failure, resulting in Jones killing his test subjects, faking his death, and burning the bodies to cover his tracks. Returning 20 years later, Jones decides to start over at the same college, where he kills his assistant Damon and unleashes his mutants onto the school.
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer:
    • The titular Henry is a man who finds feeling only in murder. Henry kills several people randomly and explains his strategy for getting away with is always mixing up his MO. When Henry befriends a twisted man named Otis, Henry has the two kill a whole family, snapping the young son's neck on camera. He murders Otis after catching Otis raping Otis's sister Becky who confesses she loves Henry. The next day, Henry is seen leaving alone, dropping a heavy, bloodstained suitcase in a ditch that contains Becky's remains.
    • Otis is Henry's former cellmate, who is introduced letting Becky stay with him as a pretext to hit on her. Due to his own sadistic tendencies, he gleefully joins Henry's killing spree, eventually killing an innocent bystander after a teenage boy he tried to molest fights back. When the duo massacre an entire family, Otis nearly forces himself on the mother before ultimately molesting her corpse. In ravenous jealousy of Henry developing a relationship with Becky, Otis snaps and rapes her.
  • Hercules (1983): The wicked princess Adriana begins by helping her father King Minos to usurp Thebes, helping to slaughter temple guards before initiating a brutal conflict across Thebes that leaves countless people dead. Wanting to sacrifice Princess Cassiopeia to Hera, Adriana also tries to drug and rape Hercules when he arrives before trying to murder Cassiopeia.
  • Hercules (2014): King Cotys is a power-hungry monarch who murdered his own son-in-law in order to become king. He later gave Hercules the task of preparing an army for him which he could then use to fight Rheseus, a supposedly cruel ruler who had massacred several villages. It is revealed later on, however, that Cotys himself had ordered those mass killings, and that Rheseus himself was a revolutionary that Cotys shifted the blame on. He then tried to callously murder his own grandson in front of Hercules' eyes, and later tried to execute his own daughter.
  • Hercules and the Captive Women (aka Hercules Conquers Atlantis): Queen Antinea is the cruel and ageless tyrant of Atlantis, who has engaged in dark rituals and murder for centuries in her plot to destroy humanity and conquer the world. Antinea routinely exposes the children of her subjects to the "Blood of Uranus" in order to twist them into mindless members of her "perfect race", tossing any who resist into a quarry filled with hundreds of prisoners she has starved and treats like animals, prisoners she later has massacred to the last man. When a prophecy foretells Antinea's daughter Ismene shall doom Atlantis, Antinea repeatedly attempts to have Ismene sacrificed even when Ismene is begging her own mother for mercy, and tosses a minion who fails to do the deed into a pit of acid.
  • Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964): Taneal is one of the three tyrants, and the sister of the other two. Plotting to do away with her brothers, Taneal helps run Babylon as a slavery-ridden hellhole where many are mistreated and brutalized, or even killed. When war begins, Taneal decides to have the slave turn a wheel to destroy the foundations of the city while she flees with the army and the treasure, plotting to let every civilian and slave, plus her brothers, die in the collapse of the city.
  • Heroes Shed No Tears: The Vietnamese colonel functions as a sadistic, brutal officer dedicated to making others suffer. When he feels insulted, he shoots a woman's husband in the head and attempts to have her brutalized, solely because she complained too much; he executes their Vietnamese driver as well. Once he begins hunting the heroes, the Colonel terrorizes a tribe into working for him via executions and when he gets his hands on any of the good guys he has them horribly tortured. Even his own men have enough of him and try to leave, after which he promptly executes one solely for spite.
  • The Heroic Trio: The Evil Master has been kidnapping babies to raise them to be his minions to help him take over China. He has the babies eat human flesh, and nurtures them into psychopaths. He put Thief Catcher though a traumatizing experience that she considers a Fate Worse than Death, and brainwashes Ching into being his minion, at one point ordering her to kill her own boyfriend. When his body is destroyed during the Final Battle, his skeleton takes control of Invisible Girl by shoving itself inside her, and tries to make her kill Thief Catcher and Wonder Woman.
  • The Hidden: The unnamed parasitic lifeform takes over the bodies of other sapient beings so that it can go on a violent crime spree, taking whatever it wants and killing anyone who gets in the way, purely for fun. The host bodies are discarded by the alien when they finally become so damaged that it needs to jump into a new host. During its murderous rampage throughout Los Angeles, it kills many dozens of people through methods varying from shooting, bludgeoning, stabbing, and vehicular homicide, having no compunctions with murdering children or the infirm either. The good body-controlling alien in the film, an extraterrestrial police officer, has been pursuing the evil alien ever since it killed his partner on another planet, which the evil alien is only too happy to remind him of when they confront each other. The alien's ultimate plan is to take over the body of a U.S. Senator so it can become President Evil.
  • Hideaway: In this film based on the Dean Koontz novel, Jeremy Nyebern/Vassago is a serial killer and devil worshiper who murders his mother and sister in a twisted ritual, before killing himself in order to gain demonic power by his own damnation. Revived from the dead by his father, he continues his murderous rituals by kidnapping young girls and bringing them into an abandoned amusement park where he mutilates them. When he approaches a girl he has been daydreaming about-namely, about cutting out her eyes-he murders a cop who was investigating him and puts him into his father's fridge with a sign that says it's too late to resuscitate him. When his father tries to reason with him he promptly murders him while declaring he wants to be damned. He follows this up trying to murder the protagonist's wife and daughter.
  • Higanjima (2010): The vampire lord Miyabi, upon being freed from his prison, promptly slaughtered or turned everyone on the island he inhabited, building a vampire army. Having innocents lured to the island, Miyabi has them tortured, drained, fed to the "devil" he keeps as a weapon, or kept alive to be fed off slowly, turning others to build up his forces and using a woman named Rei to bring others to him while keeping her as an unwilling Sex Slave. Upon facing his nemesis Atsushi, Miyabi even tries to turn him into a vampire, knowing no fate for him could possibly be worse.
  • High Risk: "The Doctor" is a Mad Bomber and the leader of a terrorist group in Hong Kong. Two years after blowing up a bus full of children, the Doctor and his terrorists attack the newly opened Hotel Grandeur so they can steal all the jewelry from one of the exhibits. They kill dozens during the takeover as they take all the guests hostage. When Kit Li realizes that the Doctor is the same terrorist who bombed the bus (on which were his wife and son) and tries to kill him, he stops pretending to be a guest and takes command of the group; the Doctor then demands a chopper or else he'll start murdering hostages. After losing several men because of Li, the Doctor has Frankie's manager thrown from the building's balcony. The Doctor orders his men to confront Li when he shows, but after Li crashes a helicopter into the hotel and kills more of his mercenaries, the Doctor kidnaps Helen, straps a bomb to her, and flees, leaving Li to disarm the bomb on his own. The Doctor escapes police custody by pretending to be a wounded guest and later calls Li from a phone booth to tell him that he got away and that he can't disarm his bomb. Even after Li figures out how to disarm the device, the Doctor gloats that he's free to Rape, Pillage, and Burn as he pleases, moments before his Karmic Death.
  • Highwaymen: Fargo is a Serial Killer who travels around the States in his 72' El Dorado to use his car in vehicular homicides. Ever since he was a kid he had a disturbing fascination with car accidents until he decided to stage his own. Now a middle-aged insurance investigator, he primarily targets women, murdering the protagonist James Cray's wife in front of him before convincing the authorities that it was an accident. This started a years-long feud as James incapacitated Fargo in revenge, before Fargo disappeared from the hospital as a cripple to continue his killing spree elsewhere. He sends Cray photos of the deaths he causes to taunt him for being unable to stop him, leaving a body count of at least nine women and several others. He goes out of his way to torment his victims, such as tying a crashed car with two victims inside to the back of his own and dragging them along the road at high speed. He later kidnaps a victim whom Cray had initially saved to take her back to the motel where he had previously killed his wife, putting her in a red dress to re-enact the murder solely to mess with Cray.
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977): Mars, eldest son of Papa Jupiter's family, is the most sickening and depraved of the lot. Having participated in the murder and cannibalization of numerous innocents over the years, Mars leads the attack on the Carter family, murdering the family matriarch Ethel and her eldest daughter Lynne, kidnapping Lynne's baby daughter, and raping the youngest daughter Brenda for fun with Brenda only surviving because Mars is out of bullets. Mars later attempts to butcher Katie, attempting to kill her father Doug when he tries to save her.
  • The Hills Run Red (1966):
    • Ken Seagull was the best friend of protagonist Jerry Brewster who, after claiming a big robbery at the end of the Civil War, escaped with the loot while promising to take care of Brewster's wife and young son. Instead, Seagull leaves Brewster to rot in prison, lies to his wife about it before leaving her to die in poverty and taking his son for his own. Seagull uses his ill-gotten gains to buy his way into ownership of Austin as the businessman "Ken Milton", murdering Austin's sheriff and terrorizing the others into compliance. Seagull tries to have Brewster murdered when he gets out of prison, furiously unleashes his hitman Garcia Mendez to slaughter a saloon full of people when rebellion crops up, and, when Brewster finally comes to settle the score, Seagull knifes his own servant to death to use the body as a decoy to get a cheap shot on Brewster.
    • Garcia Mendez is Seagull's chuckling, bloodthirsty mercenary. A sadist by nature, Mendez pettily terrorizes children and openly lusts over Seagull's sister Mary Ann, taking an undercover Brewster into his entourage after watching his men beat him bloody. Mendez eventually shows his true bloodthirsty edge by descending on a saloon full of dozens of people with his men and massacring everyone inside, even executing the ones who surrender with a gleeful smile. When Seagull loses the battle against Austin's people, all Mendez can think of is to kidnap Mary Ann to ride out with her with clear licentious designs, killing the barmaid who attempts to rescue her and remaining apathetic when Mary Ann is shot in the process.
  • The Hills Run Red (2009): Wilson Concannon, a director working on the titular lost slasher film, wasn't satisfied with how his actors worked, so he donned the costume of the killer, Babyface, and simply filmed himself killing the actors. He also raped his thirteen-year-old daughter, Alexa, and abused the resulting child, locking him in a dark room, and even letting him cut off his own face and become the new Babyface killer to impress him. At the time of the film, a movie buff named Tyler and his friends go to Concannon's house to find a copy of the film. While Tyler's tied to a wheelchair, Concannon nonchalantly confesses his deeds, amused at Tyler's disgust. He takes Tyler to watch as his friend is killed on camera, but belittles Alexa for working on the film behind his back, shooting her. When their son panics, he only tells him to get back in character, and even as said son furiously attempts to and succeeds in killing him, Concannon can only shout out angrily that he's Babyface's father.
  • A History of Violence: Leland Jones and Billy Orser are a pair of thieving serial killers who are introduced casually murdering the staff of the motel they're departing at the start of the movie, with Billy gunning down a scared little girl without a hint of emotion. Later, when they try to rob Tom Stall's diner, Leland orders Billy to rape a waitress to "show this asshole we mean business"; Billy is all too happy to oblige. It's heavily implied they are on a cross-country murder spree, and would have continued indiscriminately robbing and killing everyone they encountered had Tom not stopped them.
  • The Hit (1984): Mitchell Braddock is one of two hitmen sent by a kingpin to capture former gangster Willie Parker and deliver him to Paris. Sending some Spanish delinquents to kidnap Willie and bring him to himself and his partner Myron, he gives them a briefcase of explosives—pretending it’s their payment—killing three of them once its opened. Taking Willie to his safe house apartment, Braddock finds an old acquaintance, Harry, alongside his girlfriend Maggie residing there. After Willie reveals his name to the two, Braddock murders Harry and kidnaps Maggie, attempting to murder her multiple times. Taking Maggie to a gas station, he murders an employee trying to help her and gets into a violent fight with her. Later deciding to go against his orders from the kingpin, Braddock shoots Willie In the Back and kills Myron, only letting Maggie live because he ran out of bullets.
  • The Hitcher films have hostile hitchhikers who kill many, families, children, and cops included:
    • Original film: John Ryder is a mysterious vagabond who gains a twisted obsession with the young hero Jim Halsey and begins hunting him down in an attempt to hurt and corrupt him. After terrifying him once, Ryder is given a ride by a family of four and murders them all gruesomely, including the little children. Ryder sets up Jim as the murderer as he continues racking up a body count. Ryder's most infamous act is to tie Jim's Love Interest, a waitress named Nash, between two trucks and tear her in half. Twisted and monstrous, Ryder is only interested in turning Jim into as much a monster as he is and killing as many people as possible.
    • I've Been Waiting: Jack is yet another sadistic hitchhiker who kills to alleviate his boredom. Having killed others before encountering Jim and Maggie, Jack at one point kills a trucker to take his truck, scalping the man to use his hair as a wig. Murdering Maggie's parents and blaming her and Jim for the murders, Jack fatally wounds Jim and later captures Maggie, putting her in a water tower that will kill her should she make any erratic movements. Once Maggie escapes, Jack follows suit, killing several innocents and cops in an attempt to frame Maggie, stopping at nothing to have her arrested.
    • 2007 remake: John Ryder here lacks the mystique and cold refinement of the original. Instead a vicious misogynist, Ryder slaughters a family to prove a point, children included, before arriving at a police station to massacre everyone there. Trying to rape heroine Grace, Ryder instead forces her to watch her boyfriend Jim pulled in half before slaughtering the cops arresting him while delighting in trying to turn Grace into a killer.
  • The Hitchhiker (2007): Jack Carter is a Serial Killer who murders women to satisfy his raging misogyny. After being picked up by his target of obsession Melinda and the other girls, Jack kills a mechanic and the manager of the motel that they were staying at. Drugging the girls and taking them captive, Jack murders Kristina and kidnaps another woman, Susan, murdering her husband in the process. Shortly after killing Patty, Jack gets in a shootout with a pair of police officers and kills them both, followed by Susan. Killing two more women before his arrest, Jack broke into Melinda's house with the intention of declaring his twisted love for her.
  • Hitler's Madman: The titular "madman," Reinhard Heydrich himself, is a nightmare even by the standards of the Nazi regime at the time. Leading the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and having the tiniest bit of resistance murdered alongside twenty other innocents for each "crime"—leading to thousands of deaths—Heydrich establishes his cruelty by sentencing a Czech citizen to death on false charges and personally signing his execution warrant. With a seething hatred of "intellectualism" and free thought in the face of the Nazi regime, Heydrich rounds up several young girls who look to his taste to have them sterilized and then sent to the Russian front as sex slaves for the German soldiers, callously brushing off the anguished suicide of one as "the victim of intellect" with a smile on his face. Heydrich later provokes a pacifistic priest into being shot dead by his men by violating his sacred cloth. On his deathbed, Heydrich furiously denounces the Reich as "too weak" and implores Himmler to execute the Final Solution to wipe out all of the German's enemies without mercy. At the end of his cruel life, Heydrich's only regret is simply that he didn't kill enough people, embracing his cruelty to the bitter end.
  • The Hitman: Ronny "Del" Delaney, the corrupt partner of Cliff Garret, guns Garret down on a drug bust to cover his own dirty dealings, and then guns down the surviving criminals to keep his cover. When Garret, believed dead, infiltrates the mob as a supposed hitman, Del plays two mob outfits against each other before slaughtering any survivors to gain control himself. When he discovers Garret is alive, Del takes a little boy that Garret had befriended and ties him up with an explosive under his chair before attempting to detonate it to kill the boy and Garret together.
  • The Hitman's...
    • The Hitman's Bodyguard: Vladislav Dukhovich is the former dictator of Belarus on trial for war crimes. He's introduced ransacking the home of a professor who spoke out against him, and shoots his family in front of him to "educate" him. Any witnesses against him during his trial, he has assassinated before they can testify. When Darius Kincaid, the titular hitman, finally brings concrete evidence to the trial, it's in the form of Dukhovich overseeing the massacre of a village that resisted him and having their bodies dumped in a mass grave. Caught at last, Dukhovich stages an explosion to cover his escape from the court, but not before he proudly proclaims to everyone assembled that he refuses to recognize their authority to punish him for the crimes he has committed, and that he is the rightful ruler of Belarus and they cannot take that from him. A remorseless, ruthless, mass-murdering dictator who will do anything to keep control over his country and violently silences any dissent, Dukhovich is the very definition of a tyrant.
    • The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard: Aristotle Papadopoulos is a ruthless Greek nationalist and terrorist outraged by sanctions on Greece. Murdering an EU diplomat by suffocating him, Aristotle intends to drive into the EU's power grid and shut it down, killing millions with the loss of life support and power. Upon capturing Bryce and Darius Kincaid, Aristotle intends to have them tortured to death, attempting to rekindle his old romance with Sonia Kincaid. Upon learning she was deceiving him, he intends to sink her in the ocean to kill her along with EU, with nary a glimmer of remorse.
  • Hole in the Forehead (1968): General Munguya is the leader of a bunch of bloodthirsty Mexican revolutionaries who freely endorse in Rape, Pillage, and Burn under Munguya's command. Seeking a treasure whose location is written down upon three playing cards, one of which he already possesses, Munguya rewards the man who gives him the second with a knife to the heart. A savage sadist, among other cruelties Munguya tests out a Gatling gun on a bunch of captured PoWs with naked relish and holds the head of a woman who survived one of his massacres in a barrel of wine until she drowns.
  • Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014): Shadab Ali Farooqui is the leader of a group of terrorist sleeper cells. In his plan to cause fear throughout Mumbai he has men plant bombs in twelve densely populated sections, in an attempt to cause a serial explosion that will destroy most of the city. Upon being thwarted by officers of the Indian Defence Intelligence Agency, he pays Joel's family a visit, which culminates in him killing them. Finding a picture with the officers in it, he kidnaps five female relatives of the officers, and holds them hostage. When hero Virat switches one of the intended targets with his sister, Shadab orders his men to kill all of the young ladies to cover his tracks. Upon finding where all the officers are at, he blows up the city mall, killing Kapil, his family, and the hundreds of civilians inside, and taunts Virat with the idea of blowing up the Bandra Market. Forcing Virat to comply with his demands, he has him drive various vehicles that Shadab has planted bombs in to a ship in a gambit to kill him and frame him and his team as terrorists, in order to gain more sleeper cell members all over India.
  • Hollow Man: Dr. Sebastian Caine started out as the charismatic but egoistical head scientist leading a project to test an invisibility serum. After a successful run, he lies to his superiors about the project to continue with human experiments, using himself as a guinea pig to see what it was like. Initially passing the time with pranks on his colleagues, he gradually gives in to his darker inhibitions he hinted at early on, by molesting his female colleagues and eventually raping his attractive neighbor whom he constantly spied on, reasoning no one would know. Growing more unhinged and reckless, Caine batters a dog to death when he learns his ex-girlfriend and colleague Linda is now in a relationship with fellow colleague Matt. When his mentor Kramer is told about his activities, Caine murders him and decides to kill off his staff, and sets the facility to explode; leaves one member to bleed to death; manhandles one to shoot herself before breaking her neck; and locks Linda and Matt in a rapidly cooling freezer, making final attempts to kill them when they escape.
  • Hollywood Homicide: Antoine Sartain is a greedy record producer and the owner of Sartain Records. When one of his acts Klepto discovers Sartain is stealing the money made from his music and puts him in jail, Sartain orders Klepto to be shot in the streets. When rap group H2OKlick discovers Sartain doing the same thing to them and try to follow suit, he sends two armed gunmen into a crowded nightclub they're performing in and has them killed too. He later has Leroy Wasley kill the two gunman so as to not have to pay them and to cover his tracks. He also has Joe Gavilan, K.C. Calden and witness K-Ro shot at in a drive-by. Later on, he shoots at Joe when Joe publicly chases him, threatens bystanders at gunpoint who get in his way and then tries to kill Joe in a fight when he won't let Sartain escape.
  • Holocaust 2000: Angel Caine is a young man whose good appearance and gracious manners mask his evil true nature as The Antichrist. Unwittingly fathered by technician and industrialist Robert Caine, Angel intends to use the construction of an experimental nuclear power plant in the Middle East by his father's company to start a meltdown that would result in the annihilation of all humanity. He strangled his own twin brother to death with his umbilical cord before they were even born, and later in life uses an attempt on his father's life by a religious fanatic as an opportunity to murder his mother without drawing suspicion on himself. Several people who interfere with his plans are killed in brutal ways, including a politician who's decapitated by helicopter blades; a scientist who's bisected with a malfunctioning automated door; and a priest who's blown up onboard a plane during takeoff. He has his father locked away in a mental asylum after he confronts his son about his inhuman nature and apocalyptic plans, and when his father's new girlfriend Sara is expecting a baby girl, he arranges for every child in the maternity ward to be poisoned to death. A chilling sociopath with no redeeming traits whatsoever, Angel delights at the prospect of a "cleansing holocaust of nuclear fire".
  • Holy Weapon (aka Seven Maidens) (1993): Lord Super Sword, a master martial artist with supernatural powers who uses dark magic to enhance his skills, intends to dominate the world of martial arts in the Far East by invading the Ming countryside and challenging the greatest of warriors to battle him. Going on a killing spree, Super Sword's unstoppable thirst for bloodshed have him leaving behind entire acres of dead bodies of those who crossed his path, which he takes delight in killing to prove his superiority in martial arts, and ordering his followers to have survivors put through Cold-Blooded Torture. Defeated by the warrior Master Mo-kake, Super Sword returns 3 years later, far stronger than he was before, his magic powers allowing him to transform into a gigantic flying sword that can slice through anything at the cost of his energy, which he replenishes by sending his followers to abduct young virgins for him to steal their life force, turning his victims into soulless husks. Super Sword proves his ruthlessness to his underlings when he decapitates two of his followers for failing him, and after a night battle, deliberately forces his young acolyte, Butterfly, to submit her virginity against her will and strip her of her life force, and later kills Master Mo's ally, the Ghost Doctor, to intimidate the heroes.
  • Hong Kong Corruptor: Li Pang, appearing to be Uncle Hung's loyal protege, turns out to be a power-hungry, ruthless, and cruel traitor when he betrayed an informant and killed him in front of his family, then personally shot the informant's mother and children with a twisted smile on his face. Partaking in the drug trade despite Uncle Hung's wishes, Li Pang reveals his true nature by executing Uncle Hung while arguing with him in the middle of a mob meeting before numerous Triad lieutenants, and declaring himself their new leader. Intending to have everyone who stands in his way to power hunted down and killed, Li Pang had Ho-tin's Love Interest, Siu-fung, kidnapped and forcing her to scream into a phone while sodomizing her to intimidate Ho-tin. In the final confrontation when Ho-tin, Wah and the rest of Ho-tin's allies takes down Li Pang's mooks in a shootout, Li Pang reveals that he had strapped a Time Bomb on Siu-fung, gleefully hitting her multiple times with a wrench until she bleeds while taunting Ho-tin, shoots both Ho-tin and Wah non-fatally to make them suffer as much as possible and trigger the time-bomb on Siu-fung blowing her to bits as a final act of spite.
  • Hope Lost (2015):
    • Manol and Marius are a ruthless pair of pimps, Manol a drug-addicted sadist with Marius managing security. The two purchase girls to work the streets under threat of pain, death, or murder of their families as Marius subjects them to psychological torment and forcing them to go with their "clients" lest he mutilate them. Manol shows himself to be merciless enough to have the heroine violently raped when annoyed and the two sell any girls out of their usefulness to Ettore for his snuff films.
    • Ettore is a twisted filmmaker specializing in snuff. Buying girls who will not be missed, Ettore has them subjected to his films where they are graphically murdered on camera. Gleeful about his "artwork", Ettore puts them through any number of tortures before recording their deaths for his own sick pleasure.
  • Hornets' Nest: Major Taussig is a cold, cruel man who is firmly distinct from the other reasonable German Soldiers. A member of the SS who has no compunction in committing war crimes, Taussig spends the film trying to murder or torture any "Partisans" he comes across in the Italian countryside. At the film's opening, Taussig shows off his methods by gathering every man, woman and child in the village, lining them up and having them all gunned down without batting an eye before taking the village as a base for his men.
  • Horror Express: The unnamed alien is an Energy Being who, unfettered in its course to escape the planet, agonizingly burns out the brains of countless people on the titular train to gain their knowledge. The alien murders many people, innocent and otherwise, on the train, massacring the depraved Captain Kazan and all of his men and even nearly killing some children sleeping on the train. The alien cheats death by leaping from body to body to sustain itself, murdering anyone who finds out its secret and even barely regarding its loyal lackey after he lays down his life for the alien.
  • Horror Hospital (1973): Dr. Christian Storm was a genius scientist seeking to create the "perfect servants". Using his connections to a brothel to abduct women to experiment on, Storm turned them into brainless, lobotomized slaves for his whims. Later injured in a fire that destroyed his "zoo" thanks to a thief he murdered, Storm establishes Brittlehurst Manor, a health retreat that the uses to entrap and enslave or murder people. When the heroes are captured, Storm tries to subject them to the same horrific treatment, even taking a woman to assault before beating her to death when she resists.
  • Horror Island (1941): Jasper Quinley appears to be a meek and mild mannered professor, but uses the advantage of the supposed treasure hunt on the titular island to begin murdering those on the island for the sake of greed. Killing several people in the island and framing the mysterious "Phantom" for it, Jasper murders the Phantom and attempts to use the remaining keys to unlock the treasure, intent on killing everyone else there so the money can be all his.
  • Horror Maniacs (aka The Crimes of William Hart) (1948): William Hart is a drunken thug who concocts a scheme to begin murdering prostitutes, lodgers and anyone else he suspects will not be pissed so he can sell the corpses for a tidy sum to science with his partner Moore. Murdering multiple people, with one unfortunate dying agonizingly to rat poison, Hart even murders his wife when she threatens to expose them. Upon being exposed, he sells Moore and his own wife to hang for the crimes without a glimmer of remorse.
  • The Horror Show: Max Jenke is a sadistic and vicious Serial Killer known as "Meat Cleaver" because of his fondness for said weapon. In the movie's beginning he kidnaps a little girl. When detective Lucas McCarthy tries to stop him, Jenke kills his partner by chopping off both his arms and letting him die of blood loss. He uses the girl as a Human Shield promising to let her go if McCarthy drops the gun, but even after McCarthy does so, Jenke beheads her anyway and throws the head to McCarthy just for kicks. After being captured Jenke is condemned on the electric chair, but instead of dying, he becomes a powerful spiritual being bent on taking revenge on McCarthy by stalking him and his family. He kills the boyfriend of Bonnie, McCarthy's daughter, and blames the crime on McCarthy. While McCarthy is detained, Jenke sexually assaults both Donna, McCarthy's wife, and Bonnie and severely wounds the young son Scott. He later taunts McCarthy that Bonnie was even better than Donna. During the climax, he drags both McCarthy and Donna in his dimension with the intention of making Donna watch while he humiliates and later kills her husband.
  • Horror Stories (2012): The Big Bad in the frame narrative of the anthology is a quiet young man who also happens to be a sadistic Serial Killer with a habit of kidnapping and killing girls. Living in a house that is flooding with evidence of his crimes, he forces his newest victim, a high school student, to make him sleep with scary stories, later amusing himself by showing her a bag filled with dozens of human teeth, which he acquired by removing them from a girl's mouth while she was still alive and conscious. When the student says that she's hungry, he prepares a human organ for her to eat and even licks his finger to taste it, much to her disgust. Despite the student's success, he mockingly asks if she is interested in listening to his own stories before seemingly slashing her throat.
  • Horrors of the Black Museum: Horror writer Edmond Bancroft gains new inspiration by using antiques rigged as torture devices to commit murder so he can write about it in the tabloids. Starting the film by using his hypnotized and brainwashed assistant Rick, Bancroft has a woman given a pair of binoculars that end up impaling her through the eyes; has his own girlfriend murdered after they break up; and kills an antique store owner when she reveals she knows of his schemes. Becoming a true Serial Killer with his booby-trapped torture devices, Bancroft even has Rick murder his own girlfriend and then tries to have the cops murder him so nothing remains to tie Bancroft to the killings.
  • Hospital Massacre: Harold Rusk is a depraved Stalker with a Crush out to claim Susan Jeremy for his own. As a child, Harold murdered Susan's friend and left his body for her to find after Susan rejected Harold's Valentine's card. Decades later, Harold uses his position in a hospital to get Susan committed there, then begins slaughtering the staff of the building in gruesome ways to further drive Susan mad and frame her. After notably dunking a janitor's head into acid and leaving Susan's decapitated lover for her to find, Harold tries to carve Susan open while she's wide awake to take from her what he's always wanted: her heart.
  • Hostage: Marshall "Mars" Krupcheck is a psychotic criminal who invades the Smith family's mansion. After a policewoman arrives and begins asking questions, Mars shoots her when she becomes suspicious. As another police officer tries to recover her, Mars open fire on his cruiser. Already a wanted killer, a video of Mars murdering a store clerk shows him stand over the man to watch him die. Becoming obsessed with the family daughter Jennifer, Mars tries to take her with him when the group tries to escape by helicopter and chokes her when she rebuffs him. Murdering his cohorts when one threatens to leave out of disgust, Mars chases Jennifer and her brother Tommy throughout the house, setting it on fire when they lock themselves behind bulletproof glass.
  • Hotel Rwanda: Georges Rutaganda is at first a man of the Hutu tribe pushing for extreme measures against the Tutsi tribe, openly calling for their persecution and even genocide. When the genocide against the Tutsi kicks off, Rutaganda does more than just talk. Allying himself with the Hutu forces, Rutaganda participates in the genocide and is seen running a prison camp where the Tutsi innocents will be exterminated, even keeping several women as sex slaves. Rutaganda also offers to give Paul Rusesabagina some Tutsis as sex slaves, if Rusesabagina allows him to slaughter all the Tutsis at the hotel. When Rusesabagina refuses, Rutaganda advises to take the River Road back to the hotel, saying it's clear. When Rusesabagina drives over the road, he finds it is littered with the bodies of dead Tutsis. When told he cannot possibly exterminate the Tutsi people, Rutaganda merely asks why not, stating "we are halfway there already."
  • The House by the Cemetery: Dr. Freudstein, a surgeon and an expert in the field of human cells and mitosis, began performing experiments on living people to further his work. When he discovered a way to use body parts to regenerate blood cells and make himself immortal, Freudstein killed his wife and daughter, and went to live in the basement of his home, murdering anyone who came into his house and using their bodies for materials. 150 years after he killed his family, Freudstein still lives in the basement as a rotting, zombie-like being. When a new family moves into his house, he begins targeting them, and after killing a babysitter and a neighbor, he manages to kill the husband and wife, with their son, Bob, barely escaping.
  • House of 1,000 Dolls (1967):
    • Felix Manderville is a charismatic magician whose affability precedes a far more sinister pastime. Manderville uses his powers to charm women into participating in his act before spiriting them away to the House of Dolls, where they endure lives of forced prostitution and harsh, brutal torture for the rest of their lives. Utterly unconcerned with the countless women he's damned to this fate, Manderville kills any loose ends to his machinations, arranging the kidnapping of the protagonist Stephen Armstrong's wife Mary to dissuade him from pursuing him any further.
    • Madame Viera is the cold, ruthless brothel keeper of the House of Dolls and the source of most of the House's innate cruelty. Pimping out the slaves she has kidnapped to wealthy clients to be used and raped at their pleasure, Viera maintains a constant air of detached brutality, punishing and torturing any women who resist. When the brother of one of the slaves attempts to free his sister, Viera has him murdered, before ordering the kidnapping of Armstrong's wife and forcing her to watch Viera flog the back of a slave to bloody ribbons, all with a cool, sadistic smile on her face.
  • The House of Screaming Death (2017): The Vampyre, from "The Vampyre", is a sadistic predator driven into hiding after several local murders, chafing under the fact that he can no longer kill at will. When the young protagonist Thomas Burlington seemingly befriends him, the Vampyre resumes his murders to frame Thomas, allowing everyone to believe that Thomas is a vampire so they will kill him and allow the vampire to travel on unimpeded. Gloating over Thomas's corpse, the vampire sets off to London, vowing to continue slaughtering his victims until he is stopped, implicitly taking his place in history as Jack the Ripper.
  • House of the Dead: Castillo Sermano was a Spanish priest who delved into ghastly experiments on human beings. Upon being exiled to Isla del Mort off the coast of Seattle, Castillo murdered the entire ship's crew and continued his experiments on the island, enslaving the native population. Killing anyone who got close to the island and experimenting on them well into modern day, Castillo proceeded to create more zombies while preserving his own life and wipes out a large gathering of teenagers before trying to kill the survivors, intending to become immortal for one reason: to live forever.
  • The House That Jack Built: Jack is a sadistic Serial Killer who views killing as an art form and wants fame. His murders spanning 12 years, Jack murders everyone from annoying strangers and police officers to even his girlfriend and best friend, in increasingly brutal ways. Jack even kills children, gunning down two young boys in front of their mother before executing the woman herself. Racking up a body count of well over 60, Jack tries to use a World War II-grade bullet to kill 6 men at once, and, when led down into hell to suffer for his crimes, Jack refuses to accept his punishment and remorselessly attempts an escape.
  • The Howling franchise:
    • Original film: Eddie Quist, dubbed "Eddie The Mangler" by the press, is a particularly sadistic werewolf who terrorizes the city of Los Angeles as a Serial Killer and Serial Rapist. Unlike the other werewolves in the colony he hails from, who are perfectly fine if left alone, Eddie actively hunts and kills people for his sadistic pleasure. In his introduction, Eddie meets with investigation reporter Karen and forces her to watch a video of a woman being raped, revealing she was killed, before attempting to do the same to Karen. After being seemingly killed by police, Karen's friend Chris and his girlfriend Terry do some investigation on Eddie and his connection to the colony Karen and her husband are sent to. As Terry uncovers the truth, Eddie viciously murders her. Upon his return to the colony, Eddie tries to intimidate and kill Karen once again, and when he confronts Chris, he plays a recording of Terry's murder to him, commenting on her "sexy voice". Eddie, planning to transform and kill Chris, spends his last moments goading Chris into shooting him.
    • Stirba: Werewolf Bitch: Stirba, the titular "werewolf bitch", is the queen of all werewolves, precipitating millennia of murder through them and staying immortal by regularly draining young women of their life to feed her own. Vying to have werewolves reveal themselves and take over the world, Stirba relentlessly drives to murder her brother Stefan, gruesomely murdering two of his allies and attempting to tempt him into her clutches to slay him for good in the climax.
    • The Rebirth & New Moon Rising: Mary Lou Summers, aka Cheryl, is revealed as the werewolf haunting the Budapest castle, killing all other guests while drawing out the fear and terror to sow more distrust. After manipulating another guest named David after eliminating all the others, Mary Lou murders the werewolf hunting Count before tearing David apart. Later returning in a rural town after murdering a woman to claim her identity, Mary Lou continues her murders while trying to frame an innocent man as the werewolf.
    • The Freaks: R.B. Harker is a vampire who runs a traveling circus, while enslaving people as "freaks" to be exploited in the show. Harker is also a Serial Killer who murders for food and pleasure wherever the circus goes, often eliminating those close to his chosen acquisitions to steal any attachments from them. Having killed the family of the werewolf hero Ian, including Ian's child sister, Harker seeks to frame Ian for the killings and murders a police officer when he works out the blood on Harker's hands. Finally, Harker drops all pretense of civility to attempt to murder Ian and all his friends.
    • Reborn: Kathryn Kidman was once a normal, well-adjusted woman before being bitten by a werewolf. Seventeen years after her supposed death, Kathryn has become an Alpha Werewolf and fully embraces her lycanthropy, believing the only morality in the world is every being for themselves. She meets her son Will and plans to recruit him in a werewolf army as part of a conspiracy for world domination. It's later discovered Kathryn's pack own a secret club where they infect its guests, keeping them hostage with the corpses of their victims. Kathryn believes Will's loved ones made him soft, so she abducts her former husband to force Will to kill him. Will refuses and Kathryn kills him instead, along with Will's best friend, before setting her sights on his new girlfriend Eliana, planning to force Will to kill her for holding him back. Kathryn eventually gets tired of Will's defiance and decides to kill him too.
  • Human Lanterns: Chao Chun-Fang is a stoic lantern crafter who moonlights as a masked Serial Killer, who abducts women to use their skin and blood as materials for his lanterns. Originally a master swordsman, he was challenged by Lung and given a scar on his forehead. Desiring revenge on Lung after losing everything after the fight, Chun decided to kill everyone close to both him and Tan, hoping to ruin their lives and make them suffer, while also manipulating the two into killing each other. Capturing Tan's sister and his wife Yen-chu, he tortures them before tearing apart their skin. After assassin Kwai Sze Yin is killed by Tan, Chun murders the pallbearers and hangs their heads over lantern alley. With his master Tsui discovering his secret, Chun drowns him in his blood-filled cauldron. Kidnapping Chin, Chun rapes her before flaying her, mortally wounds Tan, and taunts Lung about raping his wife before attempting to burn him alive.
  • The Human Shield (1991-1992): General Ali Dalall is an Iraqi general who, within the first few minutes of the movie, has an innocent village massacred to test his "gifts"–-the weapons of hero Douglas Matthews–-executing himself a woman and her baby who survive the carnage. Smarting over a scar from Douglas's intervention, Dalall uses this as his primary excuse to murder Douglas years later, goading him out by kidnapping his diabetic brother Ben with full intention to kill both of them. Along the way, Dalall merrily has refugees who Douglas massacred to the children, people who help him shot dead in the streets, and almost murders his men merely as a matter of having failed to find Douglas. Dalall even keeps Douglas's old lover–-who married Dalall only to save Douglas-–as his abused wife with a Marital Rape License, trying to make their son as bad as himself, attempting to have her garroted to death when she rebels against him for the last time.
  • The Hunt (2020): Athena Stone is a businesswoman who, after a joke she made about hunting people for sport got her fired, decided to hunt people for real. Introduced killing one of her captives who woke up early by stabbing him in the eye, Athena watches as the other eleven captives are hunted and killed by her fellow hunters. When one of the captives, Crystal, kills the other hunters, Athena tricks her into killing Don, who was either another captive or one of Athena's hunters. When Athena is confronted by Crystal, it's revealed that the captives were critics of the Hunters who they deemed as "Deplorables" that needed to die, but that Crystal was chosen because Athena took her criticisms personally and not because she was deplorable. Athena proves to be nothing more than a narcissistic sadist, blaming her critics for her horrible actions, and is apathetic to the fact that she kidnapped the wrong Crystal.
  • Hunted (2020): "The Guy" is a Serial Rapist and murderer of multitudes of women who kidnaps heroine Eve to make her his latest victim. When Eve escapes, The Guy murders his accomplice before brutally killing a hunter who grows suspicious of him. Encountering Eve, the Guy proceeds to attempt to rape and murder her, as well as killing anyone who gets in his way.
  • Hunter Hunter (2020): Lou is a Serial Killer who rapes his victims and dumps them in the woods to be devoured by wolves, booby trapping the site so that anyone who walks into it doesn't live to tell the tale. Murdering Joe when he found his dumping site, Lou stays with Joe's family while Lou is nursed back to health after suffering a wound. Once Joe's wife discovers Lou's true colors, he kills her teenage daughter Renee before attempting to rape and strangle her.
  • The Hunters: Leif Bäckström, Erik Bäckström's brother, and the Big Bad of the first film, is the leader of the titular hunter gang and stands out even despite the dark and savage atmosphere of the film and its sequel. After being abused by his father, Erik eventually had enough and moved to the city, but Leif was forced to bear it for years, developing a hatred for Erik. Leif's first crime was when he fatally shot his own dog for not following his orders. His second act was after a member of his gang Tomme accidentally killed an innocent berry picker while hunting, and when the wife of the berry picker came, Leif brutally kills her, with everyone else slightly shocked by his cruelty. After Erik meets and befriends a Philippine immigrant, Leif, coming home, starts harassing her and Erik, eventually knocking her down, and the day after he brings the gang to rape her, just to provoke his brother. His final act however, is when he hears that the mentally-challenged Ove has told the police about what happened with the berry picker, and he lures Ove out in the forest to hunt, just so that he could kill him. After crying and hugging his brother who seemed to convince Leif to turn himself in, Leif instead pours gasoline all over their house and burns himself and the house down.
  • Hush: The nameless Serial Killer is introduced gutting Maddie's neighbor Sarah on Maddie's front steps. When he realizes Maddie is deaf, believing she's easy prey, he torments her relentlessly, with clear intent to torture and rape her if the mood takes him. When Sarah's boyfriend John arrives, the killer murders him too and decides to kill Maddie's cat and nail it to the door. When Maddie fights back, the killer traps her hand in the glass door and brutally stomps on it out of spite for being injured. It is also revealed that he's got at least 12 other victims from similar "outings".
  • Hypersomnia (2016):
    • El Jefe is the sociopathic boss of the human trafficking ring called the "Black House." Regularly kidnapping young women—some when they are teenagers—and keeping them locked away, El Jefe charges top dollar for the women to be raped and tortured by paying customers, and uses her schizophrenic son's Serial Killer persona to keep the girls in line. When her latest batch of sex slaves begin escaping, El Jefe guns down her Dragon to keep all the money from their crimes to herself, and, after ditching her own son, spends her final moments attempting to gun down as many of the slaves as possible as revenge for ruining her business.
    • The chief enforcer of the human trafficking operation, Lopez, better known as One-Arm, is a vicious sadist who keeps the captured women in line via fear of his needless brutality. Introduced molesting one of the new sex slaves of the house, with her revealing he had done as much on other occasions, One-Arm viciously drags her off to be used and abused by other men who have paid to do so. One-Arm beats girls for minor infractions, molesting them and tormenting them regularly. When he's angry with them, One-Arm happily sends one to be tortured to death, and when the girls look to be facing rescue, he attempts to murder them to prevent their escape.

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  • I Am Wrath (2016): Lemi K is a sadistic crime lord from Columbus, Ohio, who once ate a man's fingers in front of a rival gang. Retrieving an incriminating video of the Governor's son, Lemi K uses the video to blackmail the governor into letting him and his gang commit any atrocities they like without facing repercussions; as such, crime dramatically increases throughout Columbus, with Lemi K and his crew killing dozens of innocent people. On the Governor's behalf, Lemi K has his men kill Vivian Hill and her husband Stanley, and when Lemi K learns that the latter has survive and is seeking revenge on Lemi's gang, he cuts off a finger from one of his own men for not telling him about this sooner and goes after Stanley's family, eventually holding them hostage and killing Stanley's granddaughter himself.
  • Icebreaker: Carl Greig is a dying terrorist who shows his displeasure at a plane with his nuke being lost by sending a henchman out of a helicopter to his death before taking over a ski resort, murdering a hostage to show he's serious. Intending to go with a bang on his final birthday, Greig intends to nuke a city, ordering his men to slaughter the hostages at any sign of resistance. When thwarted, Greig decides to simply annihilate the resort and everyone in it with the nuke as a way to carve his name into history.
  • The Iceman: Robert Pronge, known to the mob as Mr. Freezy, is a sociopathic assassin who drives an ice cream truck to mask his criminal activities. Introducing himself to the story by murdering a 17-year-old witness and storing her body in the ice, Pronge goes into business with the assassin Richard Kuklinski, the two killing a huge amount of people on their side assassin business with Pronge using his truck to hide the bodies to obscure their time of death. When the two risk exposure, however, Pronge is implied to be the one in a car that attempts to run down one of Kuklinski's daughters, and to eliminate witnesses Pronge offers to murder Kuklinski's family if Kuklinski himself will kill Pronge's own wife and child.
  • I Come in Peace: Talec is an extraterrestrial drug dealer who has come to Earth to harvest human endorphins from people's brains, which are an extremely valuable and illegal commodity on his planet. He overdoses his victims with heroin before implanting a retractable spike in their skull to extract the fluid, killing them in the process. He kills many people during his rampage, and has no compunction with murdering any bystanders who get in his way by using either his energy weapon or homing disk projectiles on them. When Azeck, a cop from Talec’s planet, tracks him down, he fatally wounds him as well. Talec intends to kill thousands of people on Earth to get the drug cheaply, before going back to his home world and return with more of his gang to slaughter humans in even greater numbers.
  • I Drink Your Blood: Horace Bones, the self-proclaimed son of Satan, is the head of a Manson-like cult that practices Human Sacrifice. When a young woman stumbles upon one of the sacrifices, Bones beats and has her gang-raped by his men before terrorizing her town. Bones shows no compunction in attempted murder, and when the young woman's grandfather confronts him, Bones beats him and forces him to ingest LSD, all this even before he becomes infected by rabies, brutally killing all who cross his path.
  • I Eat Your Skin: Charles Bentley is a rich businessman who plans to use Dr. Biladeau's zombies for world domination, imprisoning Biladeau and threatening him with exposure should he leave his island. Posing as the native's tribal leader, Bentley has innocent people sacrificed so that their corpses can be used for his zombie army. When Tom Harris starts figuring out Bentley's scheme, he has their plane and pilot blown up, one of his men forcibly converted into a zombie, and kidnaps Biladeau's daughter Jeannie to sacrifice her in order to prevent Biladeau from leaving the island.
  • If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death: Lasky is a thug and criminal out to take the gold for himself. Murdering the men of General Mendoza, Lasky proceeds to massacre his informant and then his own gang so as not to share. Murdering those who can still identify him as the killer by blowing them up, Lasky proceeds to betray and murder whoever else is in his way, allying with and disposing of others as convenient. Seducing one criminal's wife to kill her husband, Lasky later murders her as well before trying to kill Sartana for the gold.
  • İki esir (Two Prisoners) (1971): Gaffar is the brutal slavemaster of King Kasim, who takes delight in his job having captured slaves thrown to the mines and regularly ordering slaves to be whipped and beaten, as well as sentencing slaves who attempt escape to be crucified and displayed as a warning. When Murat is caught attempting to give water to a slave dying of thirst, Gaffar orders Murat to be beaten up and chained; as Murat later becomes a gladiator in an arena, Gaffar had Murat fight and kill several fellow slaves while watching with glee, and forces Murat to fight his closest friend Tahir, a duel Gaffar specially arranged in order to strip Murat of his humanity. Responsible for the deaths of numerous slaves, gladiators, and resistance fighters alike, all whom he executes without a single hint of remorse, Gaffar's ruthlessness sticks out in comparison to his supposed superior, King Kasim.
  • Ilya Muromets (The Sword and the Dragon in the US): The Tugar Khan Kalin is a savage warlord who leads his forces to Rape, Pillage, and Burn through all Russia, massacring villages and killing countless innocent people. Tearing apart the lands until he comes to Kiev, Kalin intends on ruling the city by demanding tribute, while keeping his ferocious dragon, the Zmey, in reserve. When he learns of the city failing to pay tribute, Kalin intends on massacring Kiev and even builds a pyramid of dead corpses to observe an ensuing battle before unleashing the Zmey to burn all before it.
  • Impossibility Defense (2017):
    • Tadashi Usobuki is a supernatural criminal mastermind who lacks the humor and charisma of his original comic book counterpart, using his Mind Control powers to carry out contract killings and make people fall into the "darkness". Obsessed with the "intent to kill", Tadashi turns against his clients if their malice is not "pure"; after killing one of his targets, who had supposedly tried to rape his client's wife, Tadashi leaves his client with evidence indicating that the man was actually trying to stop his wife from taking drugs, resulting in his client massacring everyone in his house while Tadashi watched everything from the window. Commissioned to kill a police detective by one of her co-workers, Tadashi murders her and then hypnotizes his client into confessing to everything in front of the department before falling down the stairs and breaking his neck. When a prostitute asks Tadashi to kill the fiancée of her more successful sister, Tadashi torments the woman until she goes insane and kills his target herself; returning to his client, Tadashi gives her a letter revealing that her sister truly cared for her, driving her to commit suicide out of remorse. After avoiding a prison sentence, Tadashi confesses that he will keep ruining lives until his nemesis, Tada, has enough courage to kill him.
    • Takeru Kawabata is one of Tada's best friends and secretely the serial bomber who has been terrorizing the city. A criminal who faked rehabilitation just to get closer to Tada, Takeru never admired her for helping him and wished to see what expression she would make when faced with despair. After bombing a ramen shop and injuring Tada's partner, Mamoru, Takeru blows up a convenience store in front of her for no reason. Revealing his true identity as a psychopath, Takeru forces Tada to decide between detonating Mamoru's hospital room or a kindergarten filled with children, and if she refuses, then he'll just destroy both. Declaring to Tadashi that murder should be done "splendidly", Takeru tries to detonate both bombs out of spite.
  • In Darkness: Zoran Radic is a Serbian war criminal responsible for slaughtering innocents in the Balkans, as seen in the backstory of the heroine Sofia, who lost her mother and sister to Radic personally. In the present, Radic runs a harsh crime organization, and to protect his secrets has his own daughter murdered. Upon learning his subordinate Alex was planning against him, he quickly has her eliminated as well. Fixating on Sofia, Radic taunts her how he raped her mother before murdering her, as well as raped her years ago, likely making him Sofia's father. Despite this, Radic shows no compunction trying to murder Sofia as well.
  • Incarnate (2016): The Arch-Enemy of Dr. Seth Ember is the nameless demon "Maggie", nicknamed after its original host. Years ago, Maggie caused its host to crash into Ember's car, resulting in the deaths of Ember's wife and son and crippling him in the collision. Resurfacing, Maggie jumps into the body of 11-year-old Cameron Sparrow, trapping him in an illusion to slowly feed off his life. When Cameron's father Dan is alerted to the exorcism, Maggie grizzly attacks and kills him before masquerading as him in Cameron's dream. Upon making Cameron realize he was dreaming, Maggie traps Ember in his own mind, making him see glimpses of an alternate world where his wife and son survived the car accident to further spite him.
  • The Indian Fighter (1955): Chivington and his partner Wes Todd are a pair of corrupt conmen who try to provoke a war between Red Cloud's Sioux and a local army outpost to get at hidden gold. Plying natives with alcohol, the two eventually murder Red Cloud's brother and a bystander, using the resulting conflict to try to get rich. Happily trying to rile up the attack to cause as much bloodshed as possible, the two represent the worst of greed in the postbellum West.
  • In Hell: The warden, General Hruschov, and his chief guard, Tolik, are the iron-fisted rulers of the Kraviva:
    • General Hruschov, the sadistic warden of the Kraviva, is a man who seems dedicated only to making his prisoners suffer. Having escapees tortured or killed and allowing rampant corruption among his guards, Hruchov personally maintains what he calls the "Sparka", involving brutal fights between his chosen prisoners, often resulting in the losers killed and their bodies unceremoniously dumped into the desert. When recent prisoner Kyle Le Blanc refuses to break under Hruschov's system, Hruschov has him left to the elements and introduces him to his ace in the hole—a tortured brute of a man named Miloc— hoping for Kyle to be beaten to death to give a message to the other prisoners.
    • Tolik is General Hruschov's sadistic enforcer. Allowing his prized fighter, Andrei, to rape the handsome Billy, Tolik punishes escape attempts from Billy by allowing Andrei to repeatedly assault him and eventually allows another prisoner to beat Billy so badly he bleeds to death. Angered by Kyle's defiance, Tolik puts him in a cell with an inmate known for killing his cellmates. When Kyle shows promise as a fighter, Tolik tries to order him to kill another prisoner in the Sparka. After Kyle refuses to continue fighting, Tolik happily carries out Hruschov's orders to chain him up outside in the winter.
  • In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale: Gallian is an Evil Sorcerer who is defined by his belief that he is Above Good and Evil. Magically influencing the primitive, ogre-like Krug into becoming his soldiers, Gallian wages war against the Kingdom of Ehb. He attacks a local village, slaughtering or imprisoning its inhabitants, and personally kills Zeph, Farmer's young son. In the following bloodshed, Gallian's forces kill King Konreid. Gallian later discovers that Farmer's wife, Solana, is pregnant, and uses her as bait to lure in Farmer, who is actually the King's son Camden Konreid. He ultimately kills the magus Merick, declaring that madness will thus forth be known as power. During his final duel with Farmer, he taunts him about his son's death.
  • In Time: In a world where peoples' lives are literally measured by their remaining time, Fortis manages to stand out, despite being only a secondary villain. A man rich with time but unlike the others who always stay within their wealthy districts, he goes out to the Ghetto with his gang the Minutemen and robs all of its people's time for himself. When one of his victims saves up enough time to buy a gun, Fortis just shoots him In the Back out of spite. This wastes the man's remaining time, but Fortis only cares that the people he has abused so much are now standing up to him because of the heroes' actions. Fortis vows to hunt and end their influence and starts by lining up random people and draining them of all their time until he gets his information . When he finds them, he demands hero Will Salas fight him fairly; though even if Will wins, Fortis's men will still kill him proving that his claims of enjoying "fair fights" comes off as ultimately hollow. Should he refuse, however, Fortis will just kill him; then rape and kill his girlfriend Sylvia. While the system in the film is corrupt, Fortis is not part of it. He's just a sadistic bully who commits his atrocities because he can.
  • Inkubus (2011): The title character is a sadistic and sorcerous demon with a taste for murder. He starts walking into a police station with the severed head of a murdered girl and allows himself to be arrested. He then proudly confess all the atrocities he committed in the past, dating back to the Middle Ages. He soon begins to manipulate every police officer in the station: driving them insane, forcing them to commit murder or suicide (or both), sometimes without even being aware of what's happening and at other times all too painfully aware. Inkubus's only reason for these crimes is a grudge he has against one detective, who almost caught him years ago after Inkubus murdered his son. Inkubus's only goal is to remain the world's greatest and most prolific murderer.
  • Inquisition (1976-1977):
    • Inquisitor Bernard de Fossey is a brutal misogynist who leads witch hunts that see hundreds of innocent women accused. Capturing and torturing them, de Fossey subjects them to horrific agonies so that many perish just from the questioning, with the remainder left to face the flames in his burnings— with not even children safe. De Fossey begins to lust after a village girl named Catherine, having her lover murdered so he may possess her for himself amidst another crop of tortures, even manipulating her dying father into making him her guardian to increase his power over her.
    • Renover is a lecherous pervert who takes advantage of The Spanish Inquisition to frame countless women as witches to see them tortured and burned alive, for both his sexual pleasure and his rampant misogyny. Getting even little girls endangered with his ploys, Renover tries to rape Elvire under threat of framing her and her sister as witches, then kills the girl and her maid when they fight back against his assault, using his last words to condemn them and other women as witches out of spite.
  • Insidious series:
    • Chapter 2: The Woman In White, aka Michelle Crane, is a vicious ghost. When she was mortal, Crane tormented her young son Parker after Parker's father left them. She'd force Parker into girls' clothing and to believe himself as a little girl. When Parker grew up, she forced him to become a twisted Serial Killer who would be dubbed The Bride In Black. Parker, at her urging, would claim fifteen victims before her death, whereupon he committed suicide. When her son possessed the hero Josh, Michelle tried to get him to murder Josh's entire family, Josh's children included.
    • Chapter 3: The mysterious, enigmatic ghost simply known as The Man Who Can't Breathe, or the Wheezing Demon, is a vengeful, violent spirit seeking not to regain life like other spirits, but rather to trap as many people with him as possible by terrorizing them, stealing their souls away, and driving victims to suicide so that he may keep them in the afterlife as his own sex objects and pets. He does this to protagonist Quinn, luring her into the path of an incoming car, which strikes her and shatters her legs. Trapped in her room and unable to escape, Quinn is attacked by the Man, who further injures her before attacking her soul. When good-hearted psychic Elise Rainer becomes involved, the Man stalks and attacks her in her own home. He proceeds to possess Quinn and attack those trying to help her (including her own father) with a wrench, further injuring Quinn's body. The heroes manage to restrain her as Elise travels into the Further to confront the Man, where he changes form into her deceased husband Jack to persuade her to take her own life so they may be together again. Elise is just barely able to fight back before fending off the Man and guiding Quinn's soul back to her body, though the Man attacks them and soon prevents Quinn from returning to her body, lulling her into a false sense of security.
  • Interceptor (1992): Phillips is a terrorist out to steal the titular stealth interceptors and sell them to the most destructive terrorists to cause as much damage as they wish. Capturing an air force lieutenant, Phillips tortures him physically and then psychologically by having him bitten by a snake he claims is poisonous, before tricking him into injecting an "antidote"...in truth, carbonated water, leading to an agonizing death. Phillips attacks a carrier and begins slaughtering the crew, interrogating the major by murdering one of her men to prove a point, intending on killing all his hostages when he achieves his ends.
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972): Lady Chun Yi runs the Four Seasons brothel where she regularly has young women abducted and forced into sexual slavery, torturing those who refuse to comply. When the film's heroine Ai Nu resists, Chun attempts to violently break her and has her raped by multiple corrupt officials. Chun also keeps women who catch her eye as sex slaves, and any who attempt to escape are brutally punished. When one housekeeper attempts to save Ai Nu, Chun murders him, later becoming infatuated with Ai Nu herself. In the final battle, when mortally wounded, Chun reveals how truly monstrous is when she uses her last request for a kiss to poison Ai Nu, mocking her for her conscience and morality.
  • Into the Sun (2005): The psychopathic Kuroda is a savage up and coming Yakuza with no regard for the strict code of his order. Rising to power by slaughtering countless others in his quest to expand his territory, Kuroda plans to flood the streets with heroin and even allies with foreign syndicates to that end. Betraying and murdering his superiors, Kuroda kills bystanders and any others, even cutting a man apart with a katana for being "disrespected". Not above killing families, Kuroda has the hero Travis Hunter's fiancée killed for Hunter opposing him as well, before plotting to betray and kill his allies.
  • In the Devil's Garden (also known as Assault): Mr. Bartell rapes a schoolgirl named Tessa in the woods, traumatizing her into a catatonic state. He later rapes and kills another schoolgirl named Susan. Julie West, the school's art teacher, acts as bait to lure the killer out, and is nearly raped herself in an unsuccessful attempt to catch him. When he hears that doctors and police are working on bringing Tessa out of her state to tell them what he looks like, he kills a chemist and removes the fuses in his building so that it will explode as soon as someone tries to light a match and search the dark place for him when they come in to do business with him, causing the police to leave the hospital and investigate the scene. He takes advantage of this by trying to kill Tessa, and when Julie realizes he is the killer, he decides to try and kill her before raping and murdering Tessa.
  • Intolerance's French story "The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre": Catherine de Medici is the tyrannical queen of France and the mother of King Charles IX. She acts religious to hide her deep hatred of the Huguenots, and one day forced her eldest son to unwillingly start the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, not caring that she's using her own child. Said massacre had killed countless innocent people who didn't even have any business with the queen, including the central protagonist Brown Eyes and her lover along with her family—which includes a newborn child.
  • Invasion U.S.A. (1985): Mikhail Rostov is a Soviet terrorist who wants to destroy the United States because he despises its people. In his first scene, he and his men massacre a boat full of Cuban refugees to steal the cocaine which the captain was also smuggling. He uses it to buy weapons for his mercenary army from a drug kingpin named Mickey, then kills the guy by shooting him in the groin, and also throws Mickey's lady out of a window because she happened to be there. When Rostov has recurring nightmares of Matt Hunter, he organizes a strike team to kill Hunter. Rostov and his men kill Hunter's best friend in the process, which leads Hunter to go after Rostov. After his army lands on American soil, they disperse throughout the Southeastern U.S., slaughtering civilians en masse by blowing up residential areas, impersonating police officers and soldiers to gun people down in the streets, and planting bombs in shopping malls, churches, and on school buses. When important U.S. officials organize a meeting to discuss the situation, Rostov masses his entire army to kill everyone there.
  • The Invisible Man (2020): Adrian Griffin is the abusive boyfriend to heroine Cecelia Kess, seeking to control even her thoughts and subjecting her to horrible physical, mental and emotional abuse. Faking his death with the aid of his brother Tom, Adrian stalks, gaslights and torments Cecelia, eventually murdering her sister Emily and framing her for it, while intending to force her to return to him with their unborn child, having sabotaged her birth control to get her pregnant. Adrian brutally beats and kills multiple guards at the hospital when exposed and orders the death of Cecilia's teenage friend Sydney as punishment, setting up his own brother to be killed to take the fall for his crimes and attempting to sway Cecelia back to him with protestations of victimhood.
  • The Iron Buddha: Xiao Tianzun is a vile Serial Rapist and mass-murdering criminal who begins as a particularly nasty kung-fu disciple stopped in the middle of an Attempted Rape. Shown lenience by kung-fu master Liu Peng, Xiao Tianzun repays mercy with treachery, first exterminating his entire clan before moving onto Liu Peng. Xiao Tianzun has his way with Liu Peng's daughters while forcing Liu Peng to watch, murders the three of them, then goes on to kill all Liu Peng's students with a poisoned sword meant to kill them as slowly and painfully as possible. Xiao Tianzun even slaughters an entire family and all of his own co-conspirators in his efforts to trick the hero, culminating as he impales the hero's Love Interest out of spite.
  • Ironheart (1992): Milverstead is an Arms Dealer who prefers to "sweeten the pot" in his business dealings by providing women to his clients. To do this, Milverstead has dancers kidnapped from his clubs, holds them prisoner and addicts them to heroin before selling them into sexual slavery. When one cop closes in, Milverstead has him murdered before having his latest victim's boyfriend killed by his martial artist bodyguard Ice as "practice". When martial artist cop John Kreem investigates with the help of a single mother dancer friend of one of Milverstead's victims, Milverstead has her abducted, intending on selling her overseas where she will never see her daughter again before giving her a look at the women he's turned into junkies, smugly claiming that the heroin is to blame instead of him.
  • Ironmaster (1983): Vood is the brutal brother of the hero Ela. A violent caveman who discovers the secret of iron, Vood tries to murder Ela and kills everyone in his way to take over their tribe before leading it to massacre the innocent members of other tribes to enslave the men for labor and the women for breeding. Overrunning multiple tribes, Vood declares his intentions to force the men to work until they drop dead. Styling himself would-be conqueror of the world, Vood intends to never cease until everything is brought under his control, no matter who needs to die to achieve his dreams.
  • I Saw the Devil: Jang Kyung-chul is a vile, disgusting excuse of a human being who serves as the film's horrifying main antagonist. A lowly bus driver who makes himself feel powerful by raping and killing women, Kyung-chul has killed many innocent people over the years, and opens the film by kidnapping and decapitating the pregnant Joo-yun. When his crimes are exposed, Kyung-chul tries to rape a young student and nurse, before taking up residence at his cannibal friend's house, even raping the man's wife as well. Upon realizing he's being toyed with by Soo-hyun, the vengeful fiance of Joo-yun, Kyung-chul brutally attacks several people to throw Soo-hyun off his trail before beating Soo-hyun's elderly father-in-law half to death, then raping and killing Joo-yun's sister, just to mock Soo-hyun. Feigning remorse when at the mercy of Soo-hyun, Kyung-chul then laughs in Soo-hyun's face and taunts him over the fact that Joo-yun was pregnant when he killed her, proclaiming he feels no regret for any of his crimes and showing himself to be an impulsive sadist who desired to hurt anyone he could, simply because he saw them as either weak, or deserving of their fate.
  • I See You: Greg Harper is a homicide detective who uses his power and influence to cover up the fact that he is actually a pedophilic Serial Killer. Greg kidnapped several young boys and held them captive in his trailer in the woods before killing them and burying their corpse, leaving behind green pocketknives. He had killed six boys with only two of them managing to escape. Greg framed Cole Gordon for his crimes and had the case closed. Years later, upon founding out about his wife's affair, Greg starts kidnapping boys again. Finding his wife's lover in the basement, Greg kills him with a bat. Upon Mindy and Alec coming upon the children Greg has kidnapped who have been locked in makeshift closets. Greg kills Mindy and attempts to kill Alec, intending to frame the two for his crimes afterward.
  • The Island (1980): Windsor is the pirate tribe's liaison with the modern world. Having stumbled upon them years ago, Windsor admired their primitive brutality and formed a partnership with them, sending vacationing boats towards the tribe, resulting in men and women being butchered and raped, and children kidnapped and brainwashed into joining the tribe. Afterwards, Windsor helps cover the disappearances up and takes some of the spoils for himself. He sends hero Blair Maynard and his son Justin to that fate, and later mocks Blair about his slavery and impending death and how Justin will be made the next pirate captain, describing the tribe as an "anthropologist's dream" and a Petri dish. When Blair escapes and Windsor encounters him again, he forgoes raising the alarm to kill Blair with an axe himself.
  • I Spit on Your Corpse (aka Girls for Rent) (1974): Sandra is a ruthless member of a criminal syndicate. Her boss is being blackmailed by a politician who is threatening to leak their operations if they do not give him a prostitute, so Sandra, along with Erica, recruit a young prostitute named Donna. They trick her into helping them kill the politician, and when she runs away, they are ordered to kill her to not leave any loose ends behind. During their search, Sandra attempts to kill a hitchhiker slowly and painfully and is angry when Erica denies her that. And when they come across Ben and his father, Sandra ends up seducing Ben and having sex with him despite knowing he doesn't even understand the concept. And then she ends up killing him and his father by blowing their brains out, disgusting even Erica. Eventually, when they find Donna along with Chuck, Sandra ends up killing Donna and leaves Erica behind, not caring if she is killed by Chuck.
  • I Spy (2002 film):
    • Rachel Wright is a corrupt agent of the Bureau of National Security. During her mission to retrieve the Switchblade, a highly advanced, undetectable prototype stealth fighter, she was bribed by Arnold Gundars to give him the activation code of the plane and thwart her colleagues. After faking her death, she reveals to Gundars the location of the other BNS agents, causing him to send his henchmen to dispose of them. When fellow BNS agent Alex Scott finds the Switchblade, Rachel captures him and tortures him to make him reveal the new activation codes of the plane, knowing full well it will allow Gundars's terrorist customer Zhu Tam to nuke Washington, D.C. When more BNS agents arrive, Rachel takes the opportunity to fatally shoot Gundars and Tam In the Back in order to steal the access to all the bank accounts. Cruel, manipulative and sadistic, Rachel has ultimately no loyalty to anyone but herself, and is willing to do the worst things as long as it benefits her.
    • Arnold Gundars and Zhu Tam are, respectively, a notorious Arms Dealer who made his fortune by selling weapons to criminals and terrorists; and a ruthless terrorist sent by his country's government to purchase the Switchblade. After acquiring the Switchblade, Gundars organizes a private party in his residence to gather the worst criminals on the planet and hold a secret auction to sell the plane to one of them. When some agents of the Bureau of National Security are sent to retrieve the plane, Gundars bribes Rachel Wright to help him get rid of the others. Ultimately, Gundars decides to sell the Switchblade to Tam, who plans to bomb Washington D.C., with the former willingly giving the latter everything he needs.
  • I Want Him Dead (1968): Jack Blood is a bandit allied with Mr. Mellek in a scheme to prolong the Civil War for the sake of profiting off the carnage. Jack kills a squadron of soldiers so he and his men can dress up as them, tortures the hero Clayton and leaves him to burn alive, then attempts to bomb an armistice to kill everyone present, Union and Confederate alike. A sadist who gets off on watching his men whip and abuse women in his off time, Jack is the object of Clayton's revenge for having raped and killed his sister.
  • The Island: Dr. Bernard Merrick is at first charming and helpful. He has the clones under his care dissected alive when he views the need as arising, and lies by telling them they'll be sent to the mysterious "Island", while lying to the clones' original source by claiming the clones are brain dead and are not living, sapient beings. When one clone's original donor is already dead, Merrick spitefully plans to have her harvested anyways, and tries to kill any clone that resists him. Drunk on his own genius and power, Merrick seems to view himself as some sort of twisted messiah.
  • Island of Blood (1982): Steve Faith is a sleazy movie producer who makes a living secretly directing snuff films, selling them on the market for millions of dollars. Funding cheap movies just to kill the crew members, he proceeds to butcher the entire cast of his latest movie in various gruesome ways, including chainsawing an actor's hands and genitals off, and melting one actress's flesh off with battery acid. Caught by BJ after framing Jim for the murders, he tries to have her murdered to cover up his tracks.
  • Island of Lost Souls: The wicked Dr. Moreau, to create humans from animals, experiments horrifically on them, changing them into malformed creatures. When they are fully sapient beings, Moreau continues to torture them in his House of Pain without anesthetic, vivisecting them again and again. Upon the arrival of others to the island, Moreau orders the deaths of anyone who could be a problem, even trying to have a woman raped to see if offspring with his creatures is possible.
  • Island of Lost Souls (2007): The Necromancer is the true evil behind the horrors plaguing the country of Denmark. Once a powerful wizard whose magic threatened the world, the Necromancer was seemingly killed by the heroic Lodge, taking down one of the members with him in the process. Surviving by transferring his soul into the bodies of those he tricks into selling their souls to him, the Necromancer continues his wicked ways for centuries to come, dragging hundreds of innocent souls from beyond the grave, then trapping them in bottles as his trophies. When one of the Lodge members, Hermann, returns, teaming with the teens Lulu and Oliver, the Necromancer gleefully tries to kill them all, revealing to Hermann in the process that he has captured the soul of his beloved lover, and threatens to trap her soul on the bottom of the ocean forever if Hermann doesn't surrender. The Necromancer ultimately plans to unleash a wave of chaos and destruction across the entire world as revenge for his defeat all those centuries ago, and, even when beaten, the Necromancer still tries to sadistically murder the defenseless Lulu with a smile on his face.
  • It (2017) & Chapter Two: The titular antagonist, also known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is a ravenous, ancient horror that feeds on fear, and is possibly the most evil version of the character ever conceived. Having fed and butchered thousands over centuries by using their worst fears against them, Pennywise develops a particular taste for children for being easier to scare, opening the first film by tearing the seven-year-old Georgie apart before continuing to horribly torment his brother, Bill, and the members of the Loser's Club, murdering many others and even twisting Henry Bowers into killing his own father and attempting to kill the Loser's Club. A pronounced sadist, Pennywise makes a repeated point to hysterically mock Bill over his failure to protect Georgie and even forces him to watch as he devours another child Bill tries to protect in a mirror house; collects a mountain of thousands of trophies from its most favored victims; saves Adrian, a gay man beaten nearly to death, from drowning just so he can rip out his heart in front of his lover; and finally murders Eddie in the final battle, taking every chance it can to salt every wound it can find in its victims before killing them. A twisted, craven bully under its monstrous exterior that can't function without something to torment, Pennywise distinguishes itself from even the original novel version through just how far it goes to twist the nail.
  • The Item (1999): Alex is a ruthless gang leader who becomes the owner of the titular Item after having killed its former guardians. Showing psychopathic tendencies since he was a little boy, Alex murders his girlfriend's friends and his partner so he could steal the latter's money. Tired of his actions, his other partner, Martin, holds him at gunpoint and Alex orders him to kill his own girlfriend Rita for trying to defend her friend from him. After having insulted Rita's paintings and sculptures, Alex tries to kill his only surviving partner Lauren.
  • It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958): Herr Schrott is a respectable-seeming businessman in an unhappy marriage who furiously channels his rage from his wife and other women and takes it out on little girls. After winning their trust and luring them out to the woods, Schrott brutally murders them with a straight razor, with at least one innocent man accused of the crime and hanging himself out of horror.
  • It's Never Too Late to Mend (aka Never Too Late) (1937): Squire John Meadows is a blackguard in the position of Chief Justice, who uses his position to attempt to frame his romantic rival for poaching. Forced to settle with his friend Tom Robinson instead, Meadows's evil comes to shine through the hellish gaol he rules over, where inmates are forced to turn the crank for hours on end under the duress of torture and starvation. Meadows favors his "black hole", a form of solitary confinement where the sensory deprivation is so extreme it can drive men insane. Meadows makes a daily hobby of coming down to torment his "naughty children", heaping pointless punishments upon Tom Robinson, and in one wicked case having a young boy forced into a suffocating straitjacket until the boy gives out and dies.
  • It Waits (2005): The demon is an Ancient Evil that rampaged for 5,000 years before being imprisoned. Released in modern day, it wastes no time brutally slaughtering an archaeology class. Picking the mentally damaged Danny as its plaything, the demon begins killing everyone around her and dedicating itself to making her life a living hell. It brutally kills her boyfriend Justin and uses his decapitated head and the corpses of its other victims to continually mock her. Cornering her, the demon slowly rips a piece out of her leg and eats it in front of her. The Demon takes sadistic glee in making its prey suffer before killing them, especially those who are already mentally damaged.
  • Jack-O: Walter Machen was an Evil Sorcerer in the 1910s. Lynched for prior murders, he summons the pumpkin demon Jack-O as his automaton of destruction to massacre the leader of his killing, his family and anybody connected to the family. Jack-O kills one family, and his nemesis's wife and teenage son before being imprisoned. Decades later, the demon is released while Walter psychologically torments Sean, the youngest member of his hated family, with nightmares of his past crimes and the warlock mind controlling his parents. Jack-O proceeds to kill the teenagers who freed him, and goes on a killing spree of the rest of the neighborhood on his master's command. The demon then finds Sean, who's the only one who can kill him, and has him Buried Alive to eliminate the obstacle, killing Machen's niece in the process.
  • Jack the Giant Slayer: Lord Roderick, the chief advisor of the King of Cloister, schemes for the throne and much more himself. Utterly self-aware of his own case of Chronic Backstabbing Disorder and reveling in every moment of it, Roderick has a monk who steals the magic beans he procures tortured before personally murdering him; cuts the safety harness keeping most of the men in his own search party from falling to their deaths when he's climbing the beanstalk; extorts the last bean out of Jack by threatening his life and his uncle's; throws another one of his loyal companions to his death; and, finally ceasing his long trail of betrayal, enslaves the giants of Gantua and commands them to eat his own remaining comrades. With an army of giants, Roderick plans to lay waste to the lower world, conquering first his own kingdom and then the rest of the world.
  • Jamaica Inn (1939): Sir Humphrey Pengallan, local squire and justice of the peace of the storm-swept Cornish coast, uses his well-off status to hide his identity as the mastermind behind a group of local wreckers. Pengallan has the ostensible leader of the wreckers, Joss, in his pocket, tipping off the gang to ships coming up to the coast loaded with valuable cargo so the wreckers can sink them and massacre any survivors. Pengallan remorselessly gloats he's drowned hundreds of sailors all for the sake of living like a king, only ever hesitating when the authorities are close to finding him out. When Joss's girlfriend Patience tries to renege on the gang, Pengallan murders her, kidnaps her niece Mary for a trophy wife, then attempts to sail out with his ill-gotten gains and force Mary to play the part of "dutiful possession" for the rest of the kingly life he's murdered his way into.
  • Jane Got a Gun (2015): John Bishop is a greedy bandit who intends to sell the women of a town into prostitution. When one of his men, Bill Hammond, took a shine to one of the women, named Jane Hammond, Bishop refused, referring to her as "property". After Hammond rescued and married Jane, Bishop sent his men after Hammond, severely wounding him, strangled a civilian for not knowing information; and sent another henchman after Jane, with the intention of allowing said henchman to rape her. Bishop later sacrifices an entire wave of his men to traps laid by Jane and her ex-fianc&eacute, Dan Frost, and gives up his dragon to lure Dan out just to get the drop on him.
  • Jason Bourne:
    • CIA Director Robert Dewey, the Greater-Scope Villain of the series, seeks to gain total control over the private lives of the American public. In the past, Dewey was one of the top minds behind Operation Treadstone, which used torture and brainwashing to turn U.S. servicemen into dangerous assassins. When Treadstone founder and Jason Bourne's father Richard Webb found out that Dewey had his sights set on his son, he tried to shut down the program and go public about it, only for Dewey to order his assassination in a False Flag Operation before manipulating Jason into enlisting. Going on to oversee other shady government projects, Dewey spearheads an operation known as Iron Hand, which uses a backdoor in the highly popular social network platform Deep Dream to violate the privacy of millions of American citizens, and has Jason's friend Nicky Parsons assassinated when she tries to leak info about it to the public. When Jason takes up Nicky's cause, Dewey hunts him, showing his ruthlessness by having his own agents callously killed and threatening the safety of a former CIA employee's family should the man reveal anything to Bourne during a violent interrogation. During the film's climax, Dewey tries to use another false flag terrorist operation to kill both CIA employee Heather Lee and his own co-conspirator Aaron Kaloor for undermining his authority.
    • The Asset, Dewey's chief henchman, is first seen during the chase scene in Athens, where he murders several bystanders just to set up a sniper nest with which to ambush Bourne and Nicky. The Asset later derails Heather Lee's attempt to make contact with Bourne by murdering his fellow CIA operatives sent to monitor the meeting, callously disregarding the fact that they are his comrades and that they have nothing to do with his beef with Bourne. Finally, after failing in his attempt to assassinate Kalloor and Lee in Vegas, the Asset murders a LVMP SWAT officer, hijacks his SWAT truck, and charges it straight into a traffic full of civilian cars just to put a few yards of distance from Bourne. In the climactic fight with Bourne, the Asset denounces Bourne as "a traitor, always has been a traitor," even though he's the one who railroaded Bourne into the CIA by using a car bomb to kill Bourne's father, a loyal CIA employee, and attributing it to a terrorist organization.
  • Java Heat (2013): Malik is a thief of ambiguous ethnicity who uses terrorist acts to disguise his acts of theft. Responsible for a series of bombings and dozens of deaths around the world, Malik's latest plot, in Java, Indonesia, revolves around the bombing of a public gathering and the apparent assassination of the nation's Sultana. In reality, Malik kidnaps the Sultana herself to sell her valuable necklace and the Crown Jewels of Java for a fortune. Malik kidnaps the family of cop Hashim to deter him from investigating the case further, with full intentions of killing Hashim's wife and two young children, and once it's revealed the Crown Jewels have long been sold, Malik spitefully intends to sell the Sultana herself as a Sex Slave before flying out of the nation. Murdering and killing both his associates the moment he sees them no longer of use and compounding his evil with the heavy implication he rapes children who pick up his fancy, Malik is nothing short of greed and ruthlessness personified.
  • Jeepers Creepers series: The Creeper is an ancient monster and horrific sadist who feasts on others to prolong his life. As revealed in the comics, the Creeper's evil goes back millennia, demanding Human Sacrifice and having wiped out the Roanoke colony. The Creeper relishes tormenting its victims physically or mentally, and shows no care at its actions once accidentally causing an entire town to be destroyed. In present, the Creeper takes its victims and sews them into a hideous patchwork in its lair that it dubs the House of Pain, with some victims still alive when they join the tableau of hundreds of victims. The Creeper regularly slaughters all in its path, target or not, and demonstrates utter sadistic relish in every evil it commits.
  • Jennifer's Body: Nikolai Wolf is the leader of the Satan-worshipping indie band Low Shoulder, and is directly responsible for all the death and misery in the film. While performing in a bar one night, he prompts a fire to magically break out, burning dozens of people to death. Singling out Jennifer Check and believing her to be a virgin, Nikolai and his band abduct her and decide to use her in a ritual sacrifice, with Nikolai savagely stabbing her supposedly to death. Nikolai then lies about saving people from the fire, and uses at least one of Jennifer's killings to become famous and a "public hero", fooling pretty much everyone with Anita "Needy" Lesnicki unable to convince anyone of the truth.
  • Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter: Maria Frankenstein seeks to ape and eclipse her grandfather's works in resurrecting the dead by murdering a slew of children and trying to resurrect their bodies, her efforts always thwarted by her nobler brother. When Jesse James and his wounded, hulking associate come into her care, Maria murders James's assistant, revives him as a zombie she dubs "Igor", and promptly has him strangle her own brother to death.
  • Jet Li's The Enforcer: Po Kwong is a sadistic gang leader feared for his brutality and violence. When undercover cop Kung Wei infiltrates his gang, disguised as a criminal, Kwong involves Wei in a shootout in a heavily populated store with a rival gang leader. He forms a plan with his business partner to hold a ship full of people hostage and then kill them all after robbing them. When Wei's young son arrives in Hong Kong, Kwong beats him severely, nearly killing him. Upon discovering that Wei is an undercover cop, Kwong murders his partner, Darkie, himself a former gang member. Kwong then threatens to blow up a ship full of people, killing his business partner and attempting to rob the auction. Upon being foiled by Wei, Kwong holds his son hostage, strangling him nearly to death, before detonating the final bomb, intending to force Wei to die along with him.
  • Johan Falk series:
    • Original Trilogy's Executive Protection: Nikolaus Lehman works in security. After Sven Persson, the film's secondary protagonist, asks Lehman if he could help him by negotiating with a gang of petty criminals who are harassing him, Lehman gives him a price to pay, and Persson pays it. However, instead of negotiating with them like he was supposed to do, Lehman executes all twelve of them for no reason at all. After this, he starts going after Sven, stalking him and constantly ready to kill him. However, things get worse when Lehman starts attacking Sven's innocent wife and daughter, preparing to kill both of them, even kidnapping Sven's wife and placing a bomb on her, and only stopping the bomb if Sven gives him a large amount of money. Sven does this, but the bomb carries on anyway. Once Lehman is caught by Falk, Lehman says that he's a "man of honor", and that he won't bother him if he just leaves him alone. A complete sociopath who only cares about money, Lehman is both egotistical and greedy at the same time, creating what could be Falk's biggest nightmare.
    • Leo Gaut: Anton Montay is a sadistic mobster who manages to stand out even in the movie where the victim is a cold-blooded murderer (the titular Leo Gaut). An extremely wealthy restaurant owner, Montay wanted a deal with Leo; this didn't work out, so Montay is now seeking revenge on Leo. At the very start of the film, he places a bomb in a car at a primary school, causing chaos and risking the children's lives, all because Leo's extremely autistic son Johnny goes to the school. There are no injuries, but Montay escapes by car to a shopping center, where he ends up holding an innocent father hostage. Later in the movie, Montay and his gang go to Leo's restaurant, and start insulting him, before viciously beating him. When he's done with abusing Leo, he drives by and sees Leo's daughter. He sets the place on fire, wounding if not killing her. After Leo kills two of Montay's henchmen, Montay kidnaps Leo's son and wife, and holds them hostage. When the police come, Montay runs up to the roof and holds Johnny at gunpoint, constantly messing with him psychologically. Once Falk comes up to the roof, Montay threatens to shoot Johnny if Falk doesn't drop the gun. Falk drops the gun, so Montay lets Johnny go. However, Johnny starts going down the roof and nearly falls, getting saved by Falk. Montay climbs down a ladder, but gets killed by Leo, who in the end gets killed in a car crash, letting Montay posthumously succeed.
    • The Child Infiltrator: Heikki Nieminen is an absolutely maniacal crime lord who sells robbery concepts to young criminals. After one of his buyers, Ricky, messes up, Heikki kidnaps Ricky the day after the robbery and throws him into his truck, where he stomps Ricky's head while he's on the ground and forces Ricky to get the money in under twenty four hours. When Ricky desperately tells Seth Rydell about the situation, demanding his help, Seth laughs on how desperate Ricky is, but sets up a meeting with Heikki and his gang. During the meeting, Heikki, for basically no reason at all and smiling the entire time, orders his henchmen to slowly cut off all of Ricky's fingers on his right hand. At the climax, Heikki sends a bunch of criminals to kill Ricky, putting everyone else nearby at risk. During this attack, Heikki breaks into Seth and Felix Rydell's house, and in a final effort demands their money. He then threatens to cut off Felix's fingers as well, which he does, and then threatens to kill Seth. Heikki starts a huge gunfire in their house, and fails to kill Seth. However, while recharging bullets, Felix comes from behind, but gets shot by Heikki. A shocked Seth comes and looks at his near dead brother, and says that Heikki can take the money and leave them. Heikki kills Seth's brother Felix, who was barely involved in the deal. Filled with nothing but utter sadism and greed, Heikki even disturbed Seth with his brutality, with Seth admitting that Heikki is a "sadist" and a "disturbed fuck".
  • Johan Karlo's Gun Driver (2016): Brutus Van Tangelo, aka the Boss of America, is the greedy, vicious leader of Earth Containment Zone EA-005. In charge of the zone's gambling, drug dealing, prostitution, and auto racing factions, he does whatever he can to line his pockets with cash. Brutus kidnaps Jesse 01776 after he steals some of his weapons, threatening to kill his mother in front of him if he doesn't become a racer, sending her to 25 years of underground force labor once Jesse complies. Killing Sonya 01984's parents and taking her baby sister as a political prisoner, he forces her to become his mechanic, later having his robotic henchmen arrest her for selling cars to other zones. When she and Jesse both escape, Brutus tortures one of his goons to death by jamming a knife in their crotch. Tricked into a trap by Jesse, he tries to kill him once he's been hoodwinked, then tries to shoot Jesse and Sonya with his final breath.
  • Johnny Mad Dog: General Never Die is a ruthless, sociopathic Rebel Leader of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD). Responsible for conscripting children into his army during the Second Liberian Civil War, Never Die brainwashes his Child Soldiers so they could be prepared to kill and die for him, cutting their foreheads and rubbing cocaine into the open wounds to make them more effective in the battlefield and encouraging them to indulge in Rape, Pillage, and Burn because their victims are government sympathizers and collaborators. Forcing a boy to shoot his own father as a recruitment process while looting a village, Never Die sends his militia to capture a TV station to stop them from "sharing propaganda", resulting in the boys killing workers and raping a newswoman. Recruiting more children to his cause, Never Die orders his soldiers to violently seize control of a town and personally executes a boy for not taking part in the conflict. With the town under their influence, Never Die's boys routinely oppress the population, ranging from stealing a pig to killing the passengers of a car and an innocent child. After winning the war alongside his fellow rebels, Never Die quickly abandons his boys for a chance to live comfortably by being assimilated into the ranks of the regular army.
  • Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove: "Jolly" Roger Laforge was a pirate captain so greedy that he would kill people for their gold teeth. After slaughtering a Spanish galleon full of priests and nuns, he was killed by his crew. Centuries later, Roger is resurrected by some high schoolers, and proceeds to decapitate every descendant of his crew that he can find, also killing many innocent bystanders and trying to force himself on a stripper. When he collects the sixteen heads he needs, Roger intends to condemn the souls to Hell for the sake of getting his gold back.
  • Jonah Hex:
    • Quentin Turnbull was once a high-ranking Confederate general who, after the events of Gettysburg, decided to show how "weak" the Union was by ordering entire hospitals and schools annihilated, leading one of Turnbull's own soldiers, Jonah Hex, to betray him, kill his son in self-defense, then turn him over to the Union. Escaping custody, Turnbull tracks down Hex and forces him to watch as he has his Dragon, Burke, burn the man's wife and son alive, before branding Hex's face and leaving him to die. Spending the next years creating a super weapon, Turnbull hijacks a train shipment after having the occupants killed, and uses the contents of the shipment to finish his weapon, then wiping out an entire town and its hundreds of residents to test it. Turnbull then plans to use his weapon to annihilate Washington, D.C. during the Independence Day celebration, killing the thousands of innocents attending, along with the President of the United States. Though at first seeming to genuinely care for his dead son, Quentin Turnbull quickly shed that aspect of his personality, showing that all he cared for was the complete annihilation of the current government of the United States, no matter how many innocents had to die in the process.
    • Burke is the psychotic Dragon of Turnbull, and matches his boss's emotionless cruelty with sheer psychopathic sadism. Assisting Turnbull in all of his crimes, Burke personally, and happily, burns Jonah Hex's wife and son alive, then holds Hex in place to be branded by Turnbull and left for dead. Fully aware, and approving, of Turnbull's plans to use his super weapon to wipe out thousands of innocents, Burke blows up an entire train to obtain parts for said weapon, killing the dozens of soldiers, citizens, and children on board, and later massacres the population of a small town to acquire the ammunition for Turnbull's super weapon. Kidnapping Hex's Love Interest Lilah to use as a hostage, Burke takes sadistic glee in smacking her around; threatens innocents with death for kicks; and regularly taunts Jonah about his family's deaths. Dying while laughing at Hex's misfortune, Burke was a homicidal lunatic who seemed to only work with Turnbull to satisfy his lust for sadism and mass murder.
  • Judy (1970): The unnamed killer/rapist, who turns out to be a cop, rapes one woman and kills another when she gives him too much trouble. After a failed attempt to rape Detective Gunner Sloan's girlfriend, Velvet Harris, he proceeds to rape and kill three more women. Finally, he kills a woman who was willingly having sex with him.
  • Jungleground: Odin is the ruler of Jungleground, and the leader of the Ragnarockers, a gang of drug dealers who kill competition through any means necessary, despite promising his people that he would get rid of pushers. When Lt. Jacob "Jake" Cornell investigates his crimes, Odin captures him, has his girlfriend tied up, and promises him that he won’t kill him unless he gets back home before dawn, even executing a henchman for talking to him. Sending his goons out to hunt Jake, he doesn’t care if they're killed, even manipulating Dragon to seek vengeance on Jake for killing his little brother. Once Jake makes it back home, Odin upholds his promise by having his soldiers kill Jake instead of killing Jake himself.
  • Jungle Warriors (1984): Cesar Santiago is a brutal and ruthless drug lord aiming to craft a new shipment of drugs to be moved into the United States through a deal with The Mafia. When a group of models find themselves in his territory, Cesar believes one of them is an undercover fed, having them tortured en masse before they are gang-raped by his men and sadistic half-sister Angel. Attempting to later murder them and the federal agents who arrive, Cesar shows no hint of sorrow when Angel dies defending them despite her being his sister and lover, stating that Angel was only his half-sister anyways.
  • Ju-on: Takeo, before being taken by the horrific curse, murders his wife by snapping her neck, leaving her alive, but paralyzed in extreme agony for a lengthy period before he finally kills her with a knife. Takeo then proceeds to calmly murder his son Toshio, and even Toshio's cat, before he attacks the wife of the man he suspected Kayako was having an affair with before cutting out her unborn child from her stomach and mocks the father over what he's done.
  • Jurassic City: Agent LaFranco at first appears to be just a shady government official who is doing some unknown stuff with recreating dinosaurs, which end up getting loose and killing many people. At the end, LaFranco reveals to Talbot that he intentionally let the dinosaurs out, so that he could swoop in and stop the dinosaurs, becoming a hero, while showing complete apathy to the number of people that died.
  • The Jurassic Games: The man known only as "the Host" is the psychopathic poster boy of The Jurassic Games, a popular Blood Sport where death row inmates are forced into a dinosaur-infested virtual reality where they fight to the death for the whole world to watch. Responsible for controlling the conditions of the cyber-world, the Host invents ways to painfully murder each of the contestants, be it loosing prehistoric monsters on them to devour them; attaching explosive collars to their necks that explode if they fail challenges; putting them in death traps; or turning them against each other in hopes that they'll tear each other apart, the Host commits wanton human rights violations with a smile on his face. When contestant Anthony Tucker is proven to be innocent of his crimes, the Host reveals that he deliberately withheld this information to both exploit the man's plight for audience sympathy and to have an "epic twist" for the show's final round, before loosing a trio of Tyrannosaurs on Tucker and his rival for the grand finale. Unlike his boss, who genuinely despises the inmates for their heinous crimes and wishes them to endure the cruelest punishment, the Host simply uses the games as an outlet for his murderous impulses, seeing the inmates as the "best kind of sick" as they bring about "the highest ratings".
  • The Juror (1996): The mob hitman known as "The Teacher", real name Mark Cordell, opens the film by assassinating a mark as well as his family—including a little boy—which leads to his boss indicted for the murder. Cozying up to the titular juror of the film, Annie Laird, Cordell blackmails her into getting his boss, Louie Boffano, acquitted by threatening her son. Whenever Annie defies him, Cordell grows worse, at one point murdering a bystander and later killing Annie's friend by forcing her at gunpoint to take a fatal overdose of pills after sleeping with her. When Annie tries to reveal Cordell's ambitions to Boffano, Cordell murders Boffano and his men, ending by killing his former partner Eddie who was sympathetic to Annie's plight. Furious at Annie's "betrayal", Cordell reveals his intent to murder her son Oliver, and later attempts to kill Annie when she tries to stop him.
  • Just Cause: Bobby Earl Ferguson at first appears to be a charming, brilliant young man accused by a racist justice system of the rape and brutal murder of a young girl, who was castrated in jail by other inmates, but was let out when death row inmate Blair Sullivan confesses to the crime. It turns out that Ferguson is not only guilty of the crime, but he and Sullivan have been collaborating so Sullivan will take credit for the killing in return for Ferguson killing Sullivan's parents, who he violently slaughters as soon as he leaves jail. Ferguson then attempts to kill the law professor who helped him out of jail, the professor’s wife who prosecuted him on a past rape charge, their young daughter, and the chief of police who tries to stop him.
  • Just Heroes: The ruthless Tai is the traitor within the Triad organization who arranges for the murder of Mr. Tsou, the Triad leader who raised him and the heroes. Arranging a Mob War to create a power vacuum for him to take control, Tai even gets the pregnant wife of his "brother" Sou killed before attempting to slaughter everyone else in his path to taking over the Triads.

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