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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.
  • 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 (2007):
    • 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."
  • Hansel & Gretel 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.
  • Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft: The Great Witch of the Woods is a 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.
  • Hansel & Gretel: 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.
  • 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. 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.
      • The aforementioned 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.
    • The aforementioned 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".
  • 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 kill 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 "[[Marital Rape License 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 (2016): 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.
  • 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 slightly before their weddings. He fixates on 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 II: The Abaddon Hotel: Andrew Tully is the mastermind behind the horrors at the Abaddon Hotel. Starting a cult in the 80s to consolidate his power and influence, he modeled his hotel after H.H. Holmes's murder castle, trapping his guests in their rooms and having his followers sacrifice them. He later ordered his followers to kill themselves to enter the Lake of Fire, apparently faking his death and staying behind. In the present day, he made a deal with the head of the Hell House crew to lure more guests to the hotel, resulting in a malfunction that killed 15 tourists and allowing the hauntings in the hotel to kill the Hell House crew, and eventually causing the death of one of the documentarians investigating the mysterious events. Between the events and another crew showing up to investigate the hotel, several curious parties went in to and never came out. When the next crew came, they were tormented and by the spirits before Tully tied them all down in a room while pretending to act like a gracious host; he picked them off until only two were left, before giving one of the remaining survivors a choice to either be killed or for his companion to die, ultimately killing both of them before sending the footage to a media group to bring more people in.
  • 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.
  • Hellboy (2019): Nimue, the Blood Queen, is a tyrant seeking the death of all humanity to build a new Eden out of the bloody ashes. Betrayed by her own coven and her body hacked apart, Nimue has a changeling named Gruagach reunite her pieces, proceeding to horrifically kill the majority of her old coven and unleash a plague upon London when she's whole again. Nimue eventually kills Gruagach after his use wears out, and after her attempt to seduce Hellboy fails, Nimue spitefully cuts the throat of his friend Professor Bruttenholm to drive him into insane rage and allow him to become the beast of the apocalypse, unleashing horrific monsters on the world through his power to horribly butcher all humanity.
  • 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.
    • The aforementioned 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.
  • 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 title character Henry is a man who finds feeling only in murder. Henry kills several people randomly and explains his strategy for getting away with it in that he always mixes 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 alien villain is a parasitic lifeform who takes over the bodies of other sentient 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 mass-murdering 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.
  • 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.
  • High Risk (also known as Meltdown in the US): "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 Run Red: Wilson Concannon establishes himself as one of the most depraved killers in the slasher genre. A director working on the titular lost slasher film, Concannon wasn't satisfied with how his actors worked, so he donned the costume of the killer, Babyface, and simply filmed him killing the actors. He also raped his thirteen year old daughter, Alexa, and abused the resulting child with abuse, 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.
  • 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): 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: John Ryder, the mysterious vagabond Serial Killer, 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 obsessed only interested in turning Jim into as much a monster as he is and killing as many people as possible.
  • 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 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 Hobbit film trilogy: Azog the Defiler is the Orc leader and the chief antagonist for much of the trilogy. A sadist even by the standards of the Orcs, Azog pledged to wipe out the line of Durin even though they had done nothing to him. In the battle, Azog murdered King Thror and beheaded him, and then severed Thrain's finger and took him to Dol Guldur to torture him. When Thorin Oakenshield cut off his arm, Azog vowed to gain revenge on the Dwarf by any means necessary, putting a bounty on his head. When one of his lieutenants fails to kill the Dwarves, Azog angrily murders him in a rage. After cornering Thorin, he gloats to Thorin that he killed his father, which Azog knew was false, to goad him into attacking him. Upon taking command of the Necromancer's armies, Azog decides to use a sadistic version of divide and conquer and sends his soldiers into the ruined city of Dale, knowing that the Allies will split their forces to protect the women and children, choosing to order the deaths of helpless civilians to gain the advantage. When Thorin rides to his command center to kill him, Azog has Thorin's nephew Fili brought to him and then kills him in front of Thorin, taking sadistic glee in the moment. Upon mortally wounding Thorin, Azog took immense glee in his rival's immediate death. A sadistic Blood Knight who will happily kill anyone for his own amusement, and very willing to resort to Revenge by Proxy, Azog is an Orc who acts mostly independently and therefore shows that an Orc can be evil on their own decision with no goading from a superior.
  • 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 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 (also known as Rain of Fire): Angel Caine is a young man whose good appearance and gracious manners masks 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 seeing the world burned down in a "cleansing holocaust of nuclear fire".
  • 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.
  • 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 McCarthyand Donna in his dimension with the intention of making Donna watch while he humiliates and later kills her husband.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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, he 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. A cruel, selfish man who would cross any lines to get what he wanted, Freudstein had a soul that matched his decayed appearance.
  • 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.
  • 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 shows her a video of him raping a woman, revealing he had killed her, 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.
    • Howling II: 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.
    • Howling VI: 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 (1982): 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 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.
  • 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, he has innocent people sacrificed so that their corpses can be used for his zombie army. When Tom Harris starts figuring out his 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.
  • 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.
  • In Darkness (2018): 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.
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mola Ram, head of the cult of Kali Ma, intends to find the Sankara Stones to bring forth the reign of Kali in a wave of slaughter. To find the stones, he has children abducted from their villages and enslaved, forcing them into grueling labor and abuse. Ram also has a habit of ritualistic sacrifice by ripping the hearts out from his victims and dipping them in lava to burn alive and screaming. Mola also uses the "Blood of Kali" to brainwash local politicians and royalty to become devout servants of Kali, doing the same to Indy and nearly having him sacrifice his own love interest Willie, and finally attempts to plunge Indy to ravenous crocodiles in the climax, dumping his own men to their deaths while attempting to hit Indy.
  • 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.
  • Inkubus: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 truly despicable, depraved, and downright evil man who stands out as one of the most wicked serial killers across all media. A vicious killer and rapist of women, age not mattering, with a penchant for decapitations, Jang has claimed close to a dozen victims over his prolific career, always keeping articles of their clothing as trophies. Kicking off the film by brutally murdering a young woman named Joo-yun, even after she begged for the life of her unborn baby, Jang later kidnaps and attempts to rape a teen schoolgirl, before attempting the same on a nurse at a hospital. When Soo-hyun, the fiancee of Joo-yun, begins stalking and assaulting Jang as revenge for his fiancée's death, Jang takes up residence in his cannibal friend's home, uncaring for his eating habits, and even rapes the man's wife when he leaves the room. After escaping Soo-hyun once again, Jang attempts to murder a pharmacist, pounds a man with a steel pipe to steal his car, then brutally beats the elderly father-in-law of Soo-hyun half to death before kidnapping, raping, and murdering the man's other daughter, all solely to torment Soo-hyun. In the end, Jang mocks Soo-hyun for expecting him to apologize, and happily taunts him about the fact that Joo-yun was pregnant before he gutted her. Always complaining that others are "assholes" or "idiots" for not cowing to his every whim, Jang Kyung-chul was an impulsive sadist who gleefully took advantage of any opportunity to torment or murder.
  • The Island: Dr. 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, sentient 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 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): The titular IT, commonly known as "Pennywise the Dancing Clown", is an ancient evil lurking underneath Derry, Maine who surfaces every twenty-seven years to terrorize Derry and slaughter its children. A monster who delights in the taste of fear, IT fattens its victims up by exploiting and terrorizing its child victims by assuming the shape of their worst fears before killing them. Murdering the seven-year-old Georgie Denbrough in 1988, IT terrorizes his older brother Bill and his friends that comprise the "Loser's Club", periodically tormenting them with their worst fears with full intention of killing them all later. Its victims not just limited to the Loser's Club, IT corners and savagely murders Patrick Hockstetter before driving his friend Henry Bowers to murderous insanity, tempting him into killing his own father before unleashing him on the Loser's Club. Above everything, IT is a nightmarish sadist under its cheery demeanor, hysterically mocking Bill over the murder of Georgie and building a mountain of thousands of trophies netted from all of its victims over the centuries it's been active, completed with the grisly image of the mutilated corpses of its most recent victims floating around it. More overtly sadistic than even its portrayal in the original book, IT is a cowardly fear-monger who can't function without the terror of children to empower it, and is ultimately as much a monster figuratively as it is literally.
  • 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.

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  • 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 Reacher: Never Go Back: The Hunter is a smug, egotistical former soldier-turned-hitman under the employ of General Harkness. The Hunter kicks off the plot by killing two of Major Susan Turner's soldiers, and then planting the evidence that gets Turner falsely thrown in jail for espionage. When Jack Reacher and Turner's lawyer Moorcroft start looking into the conspiracy, the Hunter tortures and kills Moorcroft, pinning this crime on Reacher. Relentless in his pursuit of Reacher and Turner, the Hunter callously murders anyone that comes into his path, including two policemen, the foster parents of Samantha Dutton (Reacher's supposed daughter), and even his own allies and subordinates. He goes on to state that killing Reacher "won't be enough", and says that he's going to kill Samantha personally, just to hurt Reacher. Even after Harkness is arrested and the conspiracy is uncovered, the Hunter simply replies that he "doesn't give a shit" and continues to hunt for Sam, eventually catching her and attempting to force Reacher to surrender by threatening to throw her off a building. A cold-blooded killer motivated solely by feeding his own ego, the Hunter is one of Reacher's most personal adversaries.
  • 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.
  • Jack the Ripper (1976): Dennis Orloff, the titular Jack the Ripper, is an impulsive and rude doctor who moonlights as a Serial Killer. Unable to deal with the memories of his past as the son of a prostitute, Orloff begins murdering streetwalkers as a way to "wash away his own sins". After dismembering a woman and dumping her remains in a lake, Orloff murders another woman and visits a party, taking a young prostitute to a forest and repeatedly stabbing her before bringing her to his lair so she could be vivisected.
  • 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 he was one of the top minds behind Operation Treadstone, which used torture and brainwashing to turn U.S. servicemen into highly 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 its illegal activities, only for Dewey to order his assassination in a False Flag Operation. Appealing to Jason's sense of patriotism, Dewey manipulated him into enlisting with Treadstone in the wake of Richard's death, paving the way for the recruitment—and torture—of more men, as well as setting the stage future projects. In the present, he spearheads the illegal project known as Iron Hand, which uses a backdoor in the highly-popular social network platform Deep Dream to violate the privacy of billions of American citizens, and has Jason's friend Nicky Parsons assassinated when she tries to leak info about it and similar projects to the public. When Jason takes up Nicky's cause, trying to uncover more secrets surrounding his past, 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—who helped Bourne return stateside—and his own co-conspirator Aaron Kalloor—who wants to back out of Dewey's plan.
    • While Dewey is the Big Bad of the movie, his chief henchman, the Asset, is just as monstrous. We get the first glimpse of his evil personality during the chase scene in Athens, where he murders several bystanders just to set up a sniper nest to ambush Bourne and Nicky with. Then, later, he 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, he murders a National Guardsman, 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, he denounces Bourne as "a traitor, always has been a traitor," even though he's the one who railroaded Bourne into the CIA by car-bombing Bourne's father, a loyal CIA employee, and attributing it to a terrorist organization. A complete hypocrite possessed by Revenge Myopia and It's All About Me mindset, the Asset has no regards whatsoever for the lives of civilians and even fellow CIA operatives he took, and as such is among the purest villains in the entire franchise.
  • 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. While performing in a bar one night, he prompts a fire to magically break out, letting pretty much everyone burn 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, resulting in Nikolai savagely stabbing her supposedly to death. Jennifer survives because she's not a virgin, but becoming demonically possessed because of it. She then murders and feeds off of three guys in order to survive. Nikolai also uses a lie about saving people from the bar tragedy and at least one of Jennifer's killings to become famous and reap the rewards from it. She also murders Chip Dove while trying to feed off of him before being killed by Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, who is confined to a mental ward because she won't be able to convince anyone of what Nikolai did to Jennifer.
  • 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: Nikolaus Lehman, from Executive Protection, 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, from The Film of the Book, 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.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter 1: Anjuro "Angelo" Katagiri shares his manga counterpart's depravity and lust for murder. A vicious murderer—his own father being his first victim—who is introduced stabbing his latest victim to death in front of the man's lover, Angelo later slaughters his way out of police custody by utilizing his newly-acquired Stand. Using his Stand to continue his killing spree, tearing apart the insides of over half-a-dozen people to kick things off, Angelo develops a seething hatred for the young teenager Josuke Higashikata after the boy saves Angelo's latest victim from a brutal death. Angelo invades the home of Josuke, sadistically murdering the boy's grandfather and attempting the same on his mother, all as payback for thwarting him, and, even when cornered and defeated, Angelo spends his final moments trying to blame all of his crimes on outside forces just to escape punishment.
  • 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.
    • The aforementioned 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.
  • Judge Dredd: This film's incarnation of Rico Dredd is a gleefully murderous maniac and an aspiring tyrant. Created as a result of the Janus project alongside his brother Joseph Dredd, Rico and his brother were wired to be the perfect judges, but Rico's genes mutated, and his morals devolved to a point where he would kill innocents solely on the grounds that might commit a crime later in the future. Incarcerated in the Aspen Penal Colony, Rico escapes decades after his imprisonment by shooting the Warden through the throat and slaughtering his guard force, making his way into the corrupt streets of Mega City-One. Rico nabs a Lawgiver pistol by murdering the shopkeeper who owns it (with a giddily sadistic grin on his face) and reprograms an old war machine to his cause. Teaming up with the corrupt, if well-meaning, Judge Griffin, Rico sets about murdering Judges by the dozens and triggering explosions to go off throughout Mega City, personally gunning down the whole of the Judge Council, all to frame Joesph. After reaching the lab of the project, Rico unflinchingly offs Griffin by having his robot tear off his limbs, and replaces the DNA of the clones with his own. After finally meeting his brother, Rico threatens to snap Judge Hershey's neck, fires upon Fergie, and starts verbally tearing apart Joseph. Once Joseph inevitably declines his proposition, Rico revels in the opportunity in attempting to plunge him from the Statue of Liberty on the charge of "betraying flesh." Unhesitating in his cruelty, Rico was the worst a universe of Black and Gray Morality could offer.
  • Judy (1970): The unnamed spree 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.
  • Ju-on: Takeo, even before he became part of the curse (but only after his Freak Out!). He kills his wife (by not only snapping her neck, but leaving her still alive, paralyzed and in sheer agony for a period of time before he finally kills her with a knife), his child, and his child's cat in a fit of extreme jealousy - mostly looking extremely calm (if detached) while he does so. Then he brutally kills Manami, Kobayashi's wife, in her own home, cuts out her unborn child, sticks it in a plastic sack, phones Kobayashi to inform him of what he's just done, and then proceeds to bash the fetus against railings in the street. After his death, his other assorted atrocities have included him driving Kyoko completely insane by forcing her to watch what he did to Manami, possessing Tatsuya, and killing Rika (in the novel, he tortures and rapes her instead).
  • The Jurassic Games (2018): 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.
  • Kahaani (2012 Bollywood film): Milan Damji, the enigmatic villain of the film, was once a counterterrorism agent who betrayed his country and people. Murdering several agents, Damji allied himself with the terrorists and was responsible for a horrible nerve gas attack on a subway which killed many civilians, children included. When he receives word the heroine Vidya is searching for her husband who resembles him, Damji dispatches assassins to remove loose ends, and when he meets Vidya, who appears to be heavily pregnant, Damji kicks her in the stomach and attempts to murder her.
  • Kalifornia: Early Grayce is a paroled murderer who mocks the idea that evil can be easily explained or given a root cause. Initially traveling with his girlfriend Adele, a rape survivor who considers Early her protector, Early meets the psychology student Brian Kessler and his girlfriend Carrie, Early initially acts friendly, while murdering bystanders for money. When Brian and Carrie find out, Early takes them hostage before killing investigating police officers. When they arrive at the house of an elderly couple, Early beats the husband to death before murdering Adele when she allows the wife to flee. Early decides to make Carrie her replacement and sexually assaults her, mocking Brian for bringing up his abusive father in an attempt to touch some humanity in him afterwards.
  • Karate Kill (2016): Vandenski is the leader of Capital Messiah, a cult who kidnaps people to be used in his snuff films. Hosting these films on the Dark Web, he has countless people of all ages raped, tortured, murdered, and sacrificed, selling the videos for high prices. Kidnapping Kenji’s sister Mayumi, he has her tortured and drugs her into becoming one of his servants. When Kenji and Keiko invade his base, Vandenski captures a weakened Kenji and has him compete in a streamed fight to the death, later threatening to kill Mayumi after he escapes.
  • Karate-Robo Zarborgar: Dr. Akunomiya is the evil leader of Sigma. Originally an earnest scientist who survived an assassination attempt by his own bosses, Akunomiya decided to destroy the world because of his lack of trust, and also For the Evulz. Creating the Jumbo Mecha to destroy the Earth, he has politicians kidnapped and murdered to add to the mecha, teaming up with Wakasugi to kill his rivals. Kidnapping Yutaka Daimon's father to find his Daimonium, he has him tortured in front of Daimon for not telling, killing him when he attempts suicide. Knowing that Miss Borg secretly loves Daimon, he plants a bomb in her to kill Daimon, taking her and Daimon's children to be used as fighters. During Daimon's 25-year retirement, Akunomiya has countless politicians killed to add to his machine, and even sends Daimon's son Akitsuki to kill him for his own enjoyment. Finally completing the Jumbo Mecha using Akiko's body, Sigma betrays Wakasugi and destroys most of Tokyo, killing countless civilians.
  • Karla: Paul Bernardo, the Scarborough Rapist, is a sociopathic Serial Killer who assaults lone women for sheer pleasure and regularly abuses his girlfriend, the titular Karla. Having become obsessed with Karla's sister, Tammy, Bernardo drugs and rapes her, recording the whole act, which ended with Tammy overdosing. Abducting a girl named Tina, Bernardo continuously rapes her for three days until she strangles her to death and dismembers her body. Beginning to enjoy ending his victims' lives, Bernardo brings another girl to his home and tortures her, forcing her to watch her parents pleading for help on national television. After murdering her, Bernardo leaves her body to rot in the woods and laughs at the police for making wrong assumptions. A sadistic Psychopathic Manchild with a fondness for dominance, Bernardo never had the courage to assume responsibility for his actions, and proved himself to be one of the worst criminals of his time.
  • The Keep:
    • Radu Molasar, the ancient, demonic force sealed within the Keep, introduces itself by murdering the tomb raiders that discover it, going on to devour the life from countless German soldiers in the area and driving the local villagers slowly insane with its presence. Vying for its freedom to walk among the Earth again, Radu Molasar manipulates a Jewish professor named Theodore Cuza by pretending to be a guardian for the Jewish people, restoring his body and stringing him along for his own ends. Radu Molasar kills the SS leader Kaempffer and his entire garrison, and, when Cuza denies him his freedom upon seeing it for the monster it is, Radu Molasar returns him to his crippled body out of spite and attempts to murder both him and his daughter for their defiance.
    • The aforementioned SD Sturmbannführer Erich Kaempffer is a brutal Nazi enforcer dispatched to investigate the Keep in response to the German deaths. Kaempffer introduces himself having three of the local villagers executed to curb "partisan" activity, ordering his men to execute more for each German death until they run out of villagers to kill. Giving free rein to his men to abuse the villagers and threatening to torture those who do not comply, Kaempffer ensures the compliance of Cuza when he's brought in to translate the Keep's message by threatening to have him and his daughter sent to the camps. A craven bully at heart, Kaempffer guns down his own associate Woermann to steal his cross, shortly before he is killed by the malignant force he himself is little different from.
  • Keep Watching (2017): The masked mastermind—called "The Creator"—behind the hit horror sensation "Kill, or Be Killed" orchestrates home invasions of innocent families. He has his men sow terror by killing family members through methods like drowning and suffocation, murdering bystanders that could derail his show, faking rescues, and psychologically tormenting particular targets. He demonstrates this methodology on his latest target, Jamie, and her family. Revealing he forces at least one victim to join the ranks for the next show, the masked mastermind holds Jamie's little brother DJ hostage so that she can replace the last conscripted victim she killed out of self-defense. Lacking empathy and showing no regard to the people he terrorizes, the mastermind does all this simply so his unsuspecting audience can, in his own words, "keep watching".
  • The Keeper (1976): The nameless "Keeper" runs a supposed home for the mentally disturbed but in truth uses it as a scheme to make himself wealthy and powerful. Convincing them of their mental maladies, the Keeper uses a machine to painfully hypnotize them into murdering their families before killing themselves in "accidents" and allowing him to claim their assets. When he learns of a potential threat, the Keeper subjects one of the inmates to mental torture to make him think himself a policeman and uses him to try to kill the intruder, not caring when his pawn dies in the attempt. The Keeper then proceeds to attempt to murder and torment more of his own inmates, not intending to stop until he has claimed more wealth and power than any other in history.
  • The Keeping Room (2014/2015): Henry is an Union bummer who, unlike his partner Moses, has no sympathetic qualities. A drunken sociopath with a passion for rape and murder, Henry arrived in the countryside of South Carolina to terrorize it by indulging in serial killing for fun. Introduced shooting a woman after having raped her, killing a coachman and setting his carriage ablaze, Henry massacres the workers and clients of a store before setting his eyes on Augusta and her loved ones, raping her younger sister Louise and almost executing her.
  • Keoma: Caldwell is a former Confederate soldier who's become the warlord of Keoma Shannon's hometown. His men's debauchery led to a pollution-borne plague on the place. Seeing an opportunity to seize more power, he seizes even more power by forbidding anybody, including medical help, to enter or leave under pain of death, and quarantines the plague victims under pain of their families' deaths. After Keoma rescues a pregnant woman from one of these massacres, Caldwell has Keoma's half-brothers shoot at her feet to lure him out. When our heroes smuggle some medicine into the town, Caldwell's men try to take it on account of him owning the land it's on. After Keoma stops them, Caldwell leads a raid on them, kills Keoma's best friend, and captures his father. Keoma gives himself up, and Caldwell slays his dad anyways. He then proceeds to try and torture Keoma to death before being killed himself.
  • Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992): Frank Lane is a corrupt murderer in Brazil who secretly runs a sex slaving ring that enslaves women and children, all to put money in his pocket. Lane opens the film executing a runaway in front of the other slaves as a "lesson", and when he becomes obsessed with a young woman named Isabella, he kidnaps her to make her into his own slave. When hero David Sloane is on to him, he uses Isabella's life to force Sloane into a grueling training regimen so he loses a kickboxing match so Lane can profit. Even at the end, Lane shows no remorse, bragging he gave women a chance to be "part of something" in his dirty business.
  • Kidnap (2017): Terry and Margo are a villainous couple who kidnap children and sell them off to customers for a large amount of money, something they are implied to have been doing for quite a while. When Karla loses sight of her son Frankie at a park, Terry and Margo kidnap him, and when Karla gets into a car chase with them, they try their hardest to lose her, by means such as throwing things at her vehicle, at one point causing her to crash into a van, turning the van upside down with no indication of the driver surviving. Killing a police officer by running him off the road, they threaten Frankie's life unless Karla gives them $10,000. When Karla complies, Margo tries to kill Karla anyway once they reach the tunnel. When Karla goes into a police station, she finds that there have been at least a dozen kidnappings of children that are connected to this one. When Karla finds Terry, Terry runs over a lady who just happened to be in the way, as well as killing a man who Karla hitched a ride with. They also are shown abusing their captive children, keeping them inside the ceiling roof while Margo casually talks to a customer about upping the price, proclaiming it's 100 grand or they get nothing.
  • Kill Bill Volume I: Boss Matsumoto was a sadistic, pedophilic Yakuza boss, and the one responsible for O-Ren Ishii's life as an assassin. Invading O-Ren's home when she was nine, Matsumoto has his men fight and kill her father, laughing as he dies. Taking O-Ren's mom, he tosses her on her bed and fatally stabs her with his katana, almost killing O-Ren herself, who was hiding under the bed. With business settled, Matsumoto and his gang set the house on fire. Frequently using young girls as prostitutes, O-Ren is able to assassinate him by posing as one, appealing to Matsumoto's perverse lust.
  • Kill Ratio (2016): General Lazar and his ex-KGB henchman Vorza are a sadistic pair of military officers trying to overthrow the new democracy of their Eastern European nation. Enacting a military coup that leaves their country in flames, the two occupy a hotel where the new President Petrenko is staying and lay siege to it, while Vorza allows his men to brutalize and attempt to assault the staff physically or sexually, even gunning an escaping woman down just to show his men how it's done. When one man objects to Lazar's actions, Lazar toys with him in a sword fight and executes him on the spot by beheading him. When their liaison to the West objects to them executing President Petrenko on air, Lazar and Vorza happily murder him before trying to kill Petrenko, believing her death will break the nation's very spirit.
  • Kill Squad (1982): Joseph "Joe" Lawrence is a Vietnam veteran and Larry Pearson's best friend. Losing his feet during the war, Joe blamed the squad for the incident and sought revenge, becoming a wealthy businessman and training for years to have a chance against his former friends. Wanting the ownership over everything and hating his wife for rejecting him, Joe hired Dutch to gang-rape and kill her, ordering him to shoot him afterwards. Feigning being wheelchair-bound to divert attention from himself, Joe created a so-called "Killer Game" by making the titular "Kill Squad" eliminate Dutch and his men, while he assassinated them and potential leads to the case. After killing four members of the squad, Joe attempted to kill another one by slashing him with a sword and trying to impale him with it.
  • The Killer: Hay Wong Hoi/Johnny Weng is a cowardly, selfish and traitorous Triad boss and the employer of professional hitman Jeffery/Ah Jong. Wong Hoi sends Ah Jong to assassinate his own uncle so he could take over and then double-crosses Ah Jong by sending a group of hitmen after him for being spotted by the police detective Li Ying, gravely injuring an innocent child in the process. He starts to become increasingly more paranoid after Ah Jong tries to assassinate him in revenge and proceeds to mercilessly beat his best friend Sydney Fung/Fung Sei for information. Wong Hoi then unleashes a brutal assault on the church which serves as Ah Jong's hideout, killing the priest and Fung Sei, before taking Ah Jong's Love Interest Jennie hostage and attempting to kill both Ah Jong and Li even after they surrender. During the final showdown, Wong Hoi successfully lands two bullets in Ah Jong's eyes, murdering him and ensuring that his eyes cannot be used to fix Jennie's, and subsequently surrenders himself to the cops in a final desperate act to save his own skin.
  • Killers (2014): Nomura Shuhei is a sadistic Japanese Serial Killer who uploads snuff films of his killings online where he kills women in cruelly inventive ways. Forming a relationship with a vigilante killer in Indonesia named Bayu, Nomura also bonds with a woman named Hisae when he believes her to have the same killer instinct he does. Upon discovering he is wrong, he brutally murders her and a prostitute before fleeing Japan and heading to Indonesia where he kills more people. Nomura proceeds to try to force Bayu to embrace his dark side by getting Bayu's enemy, a crime boss, to kill Bayu's daughter to force Bayu to kill the man, only for Nomura to try to murder Bayu's daughter anyways. After Bayu saves his daughter, Nomura simply tries to murder Bayu anyways for disappointing him.
  • The Killing of Satan: The Prince of Magic is Satan's top lieutenant on Earth, supervising a cult of Human Sacrifice so severe that it makes their mountain lair bleed. He is first seen confronting Miguel, a powerful hero out to stop him, and mortally wounding him. After learning that Miguel's nephew Lando has gained the power to stop the Prince, he kidnaps Lando's teenage daughter to marry her off to Satan, but not before molesting her himself. When he captures said daughter, he locks her in a deadly cage full of other women he's forcibly brainwashed into his cult via torture and rape. When Lando comes to rescue her, the Prince hinders him by having his sidekick's face ripped off by one of his loved ones, making her chest explode when she's of no further use to him.
  • Killing Zoe: Eric is the psychopathic leader of the bank robbers who has taken to acts of extreme violence (including murder and domestic terrorism) so he can enjoy the rush. He invites his American friend Zed over to Paris to take part in a bank heist with Eric and his gang-with almost no planning and while they're all high on heroin. During the heist he shocks his associates by repeatedly killing hostages, initially to force the bank manager to open the vault but later just to blow off steam. He uses a bomb to kill a guard who's holed up in the vault. He later decides to rape and kill Zoe, the prostitute who visited Zed in the opening, when he notices that she has a day job in the bank. When Zed objects to this, Eric slashes Zed's face with a knife and reveals that their "friendship" means nothing to him. He ultimately leaves his gang to their deaths when the cops burst in to stop his killing spree, while pursuing Zoe and Zed to kill them both.
  • Killpoint (1984): Nighthawk is an unfeeling and greedy Psycho for Hire working for Joe Marks. Introduced killing a guard and stealing weapons, Nighthawk proceeds to commit two massacres in one single night, with children involved. Confessing to having killed a girl who was affiliated with Joe, Nighthawk murders the man's wife. Giving guns to a group of criminals, Nighthawk was responsible for a third massacre at a liquor store and the death of FBI Agent Bill Bryant. Shortly after betraying Joe, Nighthawk slashes his throat with a switchblade while telling him to not leave blood stains on his car.
  • King Arthur: Cerdic, the warchief of the Saxons, is a brutal Blood Knight leading his forces across Britannia to destroy all in their paths. First seen amongst a burnt out village, Cerdic stops a Saxon from raping a woman simply because such a coupling would "water down" their Saxon blood and promptly kills the soldier when he protests before he orders the woman killed anyways. Cerdic promptly orders his men to rampage across Britain with explicit instructions to leave behind no man, woman or child who can even carry a sword. In the final battle with Arthur, Cerdic sends his men on a diversion that will get them killed and roars they are his men when his son Cynric protests the decision. During the battle, Cerdic viciously kills Sir Galahad after making certain Arthur can see the fight, having decided earlier Arthur is the only man worth killing.
  • King Kong Escapes: Dr. Who is an egotistical Mad Scientist working for an unnamed country represented by Madame Piranha. Planning to help make her country a nuclear superpower, he creates the Mechani-Kong to mine for Element X, before deciding to use the real Kong. Attacking and capturing Kong on his island, Who guns down a innocent native for no particular reason, before taking Commander Carl Nelson and his lieutenants hostage, torturing Jiro and Susan by rapidly freezing them, and threatening to personally disfigure Susan's face. When Kong and the crew manage to escape, Who plans to force Kong to fight the Mechani-Kong to fight in the city of Tokyo, not caring that he'd kill thousands of people; when this is protested by Madame Piranha, Who scoffs at her for being a moralist. In Kong and the Mechani-Kong's ensuing fight, Who has Susan taken hostage and threatens to drop her to her death, and when Piranha herself tries to stop his madness, Who shoots her to death in retaliation.
  • Kingdom of Heaven: Guy du Lusignan is the head of a faction of knights who chafe at not being allowed to make war on "the Saracens". Together with his psychotic sidekick, Reynald de Chatillon, he massacres a Muslim caravan, hoping to provoke war with Sultan Saladin, but is foiled when King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem persuades Saladin to relent and jails Reynald. Following Baldwin's death, Guy frees Reynald and sends him out to waylay and butcher another caravan, this one including Saladin's own sister. When Saladin sends an envoy to request the return of his sister's body, Guy murders the envoy in view of his party then sends his head back to Saladin as a declaration of war. Ignoring the advice of those who have fought the Muslims before, Guy marches his entire army into the desert without sufficient food or water, damning all those who disagree with this plan as cowards, and gloating about the glory he will attain when he bests Saladin. When his army is killed almost to a man, and Reynald executed in front of him by Saladin, Guy refuses to accept any responsibility, blaming everyone but himself for the way that things have worked out.
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Poppy Adams is the head of the Golden Circle, the biggest drug empire in the world. When an employee named Charles brings his friend Angel to her as a new hire, she punishes Charles by forcing Angel to put him into a meat grinder and then forces Angel to eat a burger made of Charles's meat. After discovering all the Kingsman locations, she has them all blown up and kills all of the Kingsmen except Gary "Eggsy" Unwin and Merlin. She takes singer Elton John hostage as a pet and as personal entertainment with a shock collar. When Angel uses one of her products, Poppy has her robot dogs attack and tear him apart. The crux of her plan to legalize the drug industry so she can make even more money is to have the millions who she sold to infected with a deadly virus through her products that lasts three stages before death.
  • King Solomon's Mines (1985): Dogati, in a sharp contrast to the rest of the film, and even his partner Bockner, stands out as a deadly serious madman. Introduced kidnapping Professor Huston by murdering one of his partners, Dogati later subjects the man to brutal torture, before threatening the same to Huston's daughter Jesse. Running a slave trade where men, women, and children are sold and abused for various purposes, Dogati later tracks his Arch-Enemy Allan Quartermain to a small village, whose inhabitants he promptly massacres to pave the way for his journey to the treasure-filled Mines of King Solomon. While trekking to the Mines, Dogati and his soldiers stumble across a marsh, and Dogati proceeds to cross by slaughtering his own dozens of men, then using their bodies as stepping stones, an act that causes Bockner to turn on Dogati. In the end, Dogati forces Bockner to swallow several diamonds, proclaiming he will rip them out of the man's stomach later, and ultimately attempts to drag Quartermain down with him as the Mines crumble in on themselves.
  • A Kiss Before Dying (1991): Jonathan Corliss is a seemingly charismatic psychopath who tries to take over the Carlsson Corporation. Murdering his girlfriend for getting pregnant, Jonathan forges a suicide note to cover his tracks. After he arrived at New York, He then kills a hitchhiker to assume his own identity. Seducing the sister of the girlfriend he murdered, Dorothy, Jonathan kills her ex-boyfriend for recognizing him, also staging the murder to look like a suicide. When Dorothy's best friend also discovers who Jonathan is, he murders and dismembers her. When her sister was getting closer to the truth, Jonathan tries to murder her and then callously explains that he will simply have to comfort her father as he loses another child.
  • Kiss of Death: Tommy Udo is a giggling psychopath whose talkative, friendly demeanor belies a monster who would murder anyone for any reason his mind could dream up. Already put behind bars for a brutal murder he committed prior and establishing his cruelty to his cellmate, Nick Bianco, by telling him he'd eagerly gouge out the eyes of a guard annoying him in his patrol duty until the man dropped dead, Udo corners the wheelchair-bound mother of a man he believe ratted him out and tosses her to her death down a flight of stairs with a gigantic smile on his face. Acquitted for his murder later and now possessed of a seething hatred of Nick for testifying against him, Udo makes it his mission to destroy him and even his family, not-so-subtly threatening to target Nick's wife and kids while remarking his preferred murder of "squealers" is to shoot them in the belly to let them "roll around for a long time, thinking it over" and finally managing to shoot Nick while laughing his head off. A perpetually-grinning, unstable nightmare of a man, Udo is one of the most frightening villains to ever come out of the early Film Noir genre.
  • Kite: "The Emir", head of a human trafficking organization, kidnaps kids to sell to wealthy clients. Having his thugs abduct the children, he has one young girl's parents murdered in front of her before taking her. After capturing Sawa, the Emir tries to torture information out of her by deep-frying her hand. When she breaks free and prepares to kill him, The Emir argues the cops he has had killed—which she believes includes her father—were "unreasonable" for not accepting his bribes.
  • Knights of the Teutonic Order (1960 adaptation of The Knights of the Cross): The Teutonic Knight brothers Rotgier and Gottfried undergo Adaptational Villainy. They are equally monstrous as their superior, Siegfried de Lowe, but lack all his redeeming qualities. They enjoy engaging in the monstrous deeds of their order, such as slaughtering and enslaving pagans as well as anybody who supports them, including Christian Poland. When Jurand of Spychow slaughters a few Teutonic knights who ambushed pagans, Rotgier and Gottfried come up with the plan to kidnap Jurand's daughter, Danusia, for ransom, with Rotgier expressing desire to rape her too. When Jurand comes for his daughter, both knights reveal how they tortured her and present him with a different girl. They also reveal that Gottfried slaughtered and hanged all the criminals whom they earlier paid to kidnap Danusia. This causes Jurand to brutally murder Gottfried before himself being overpowered and taken prisoner. Rotgier goes to Poland and tells a false version of the events, blaming Jurand and the Poles for everything. Fanatical and hypocritical, Rotgier and Gottfried really stood out in the already-monstrous Teutonic Order.
  • Konga: Dr. Charles Decker is an English botanist obsessed with revolutionizing biology. Making his obsession known by shooting Margaret's pet cat, Charles injects a serum into the titular ape, causing him to grow to adult size. After a heated debate with Foster over his research, Decker hypnotizes Konga, and sends him to murder the dean. Longing for his name to be known to the scientific community, Decker murders Professor Tagore, who was also conducting research in plant growth. Charles lusts after his student, Sandra Banks, and upon getting into a brawl with Bob Kenton, he tasks Konga with disposing the young rival. Feigning sympathy for the grieving Sandra, he attempts to force himself onto her when she declines his offer to become his assistant. Viewing Konga as only a tool, he aims to kill the primate despite the fact that Konga led him to the village; as he states, Africa has an endless supply of apes to experiment on. While he claims that he's hoping to advance humanity through his experiments, Decker truly desires fame and would blight any threats to his ego.
  • Kristy (2014): Violet, the leader of the film's killers, is a member of the cult that targets those they call "Kristy", derived from the Latin for "Follower of God". Violet scouts out targets and delights in tormenting and terrorizing them before murdering them. Violet apparently begins the cult's activities by posting a video in which she encourages anyone to begin targeting "Kristy" and to upload their kills to the folder "The Fold." When targeting Justine, Violet and her team kill multiple people on the campus, including Justine's boyfriend, before attempting to kill Justine herself. Violet also keeps trophies of her kills, revealing that she has potentially dozens of victims. Consumed with envy, bitterness and cruelty, Violet's only purpose for being seems to be to find the "Kristy" she hates so much and kill her again and again.
  • Krrish 3 (2013 Bollywood film): Kaal is a handicapped scientific genius who exhibits telekinetic powers. He is also an absolutely sociopathic, psychopathic sadist who seeks to wipe out humanity. As a young boy, he used a knife to kill his adoptive father, as Kaal was using his powers for destruction. As the head of Kaal Pharmaceuticals, he establishes himself as a terrible boss who gets wealthy by developing viruses, releasing them in densely populated areas, and withholding their antidotes until he can get a certain price. After wiping out 40% of Namibia’s population, he uses his team of maanvars, mutants made from fusing human and animal DNA, to spread the virus in Mumbai. After this plan is foiled, Kaal abducts Krishna Mehra’s/Krrish’s pregnant wife Priya and sends his Dragon Kaya to impersonate Priya and lie about having a miscarriage. He later kidnaps and forcibly receives bone marrow from his biological father Rohit Mehra, making him and Krrish (half-)brothers in a way. After his disability is cured, he uses his powers to callously kill his colleagues (including Kaya after she defected to join Krrish) and mercilessly murder Krrish in front of his father. To top it all off, during a final battle against a resurrected Krrish, Kaal mocks him for being human and attempts to kill the hero’s unborn child before finishing his adversary off.
  • Kung Fu Hustle: Brother Sum is the leader of the Axe Gang, which controls most of Shanghai with an iron fist. Sum makes his debut hacking a rival gang leader to death, then gunning down his wife after telling her she would be spared. When a martial artist injures a member of his gang, Brother Sum tries to set a woman and child on fire to get him to reveal himself. His underlings fare little better, as Sum kills them with no hesitation if they irritate or fail him. Upon being humiliated by the Pig Sty Alley residents, Brother Sum hires a pair of assassins to murder the local martial artists, and later breaks into an asylum and releases the Beast so that he will kill the Landlady and Landlord.
  • L.A. Confidential: Captain Dudley Smith is a corrupt police officer that tries to get control of all criminal activity in Los Angeles after the fall of gangster Mickey Cohen leaves a power vacuum behind. He chases away or kills off all criminal opposition in the city. When officer Dick Stensland and private bodyguard Buzz Meeks try to get more out of a major heroin deal they made with him he kills both of them, one in a diner massacre that leaves a dozen innocent people dead. He frames a trio of black criminals for the massacre, and orders them killed during the arrest by his associates to make sure they won't talk. Other cops arriving on the scene undermine his plan, but he manipulates the men of the department into killing the fall guys later on anyway. He arranges to execute any cop who discovers his corruption, and kills off all his business partners to tie up any loose ends. Even after a major shootout with the last two good cops that leaves all his minions dead he just carries on as usual, intending to use his position to get away with his crimes and restart his organization anew.
  • Lacombe, Lucien: The titular Lucien Lacombe is an apathetic teenager who hides his lack of emotion behind a pretty face. Living with his mother in the Nazi-occupied France, Lucien asks his old schoolteacher and the commander of the local French Resistance, Robert Peyssac, to be recruited, and when he is rejected for being too young, Lucien joins The Gestapo instead as an agent of the French Milice but not before revealing information about Robert, which leads to his capture and torture at the hands of the Milice. Helping the Milice in arresting and attacking resistance fighters, Lucien manipulates the daughter of one of his associates, France Horn, into falling in love with him. When France's father visits Lucien at the Milice headquarters, he is captured for being a Jew, and Lucien accuses him of being responsible for his own demise in front of France, slapping and raping her when she shows disgust towards his attitude. During an interrogation, Lucien humiliates the prisoner and callously rejects a chance to redeem himself, displaying no reaction to seeing all his friends killed by the resistance when their base is invaded. Alongside an SS soldier, Lucien goes to arrest France and her grandmother, but murders his partner solely to reclaim a pocket watch that he had looted. Believing Nazism to be a tool for him to exert his power over people, Lucien is a textbook sociopath who did everything because he could, and served as an example of how collaborators were just as bad as the Nazis themselves.
  • Lady Battle Cop (1990): Major Phantom is in charge of leading Team Phantom and spreading terror across Neo Tokyo for The Cartel. Starting the movie by committing a massacre at a club, he invades the National Scientific Laboratory and executes the workers before bombing the entire place, allowing one of his men to molest Kaoru Mikoshiba. Infiltrating a large commercial building with his crew, they plant grenades filled with poison gas in three different locations, resulting in countless civilian casualties. Going after Kaoru in her own home, he leaves his female companion behind even after she inadvertently saved him and uses a civilian as a Human Shield in a last attempt to save his own skin.
  • The Lady Hermit (1971): Black Demon is a renegade martial artist who leads a group of bandits to murder, rob and destroy what they can. When the heroine, the titular Lady Hermit, confronted him, the Black Demon defeated and nearly killed her. Now hiding out as a household servant, the Lady Hermit tries to protect the people from the Black Demon who initiates a scheme to have his men pose as "ghosts" to murder the populace at their whim so people pay "offerings" to the gods, in reality the Black Demon's money laundering front using a temple. When he learns of the Lady Hermit's location, the Black Demon has his men slaughter her entire household before he tries to kill her and her friends.
  • Lady Of Csejte (also known as Blood Countess) (2015): Countess Elizabeth Bathory is a wealthy noblewoman whose courteous demeanor masks a sadistic monster. Taking in orphaned children under the guise of providing them with a home, the Countess in truth imprisons them in her underground cellars, where they are subjected to a series of grotesque tortures and mutilation until they die from their injuries, with the Countess having inflicted this fate upon hundreds of victims. When one child, Mischa, discovers her ledger where she keeps illustrations of her tortures, Bathory murders a cook to keep him from learning the truth, then imprisons Mischa within her cellars, intending to torture him later. Later confronting Mischa's sister, Aletta, who had learned of Bathory's crimes, Bathory gleefully admits to having forced Aletta's sister, Katja, to partake in her horrific activities. Later capturing Aletta, Bathory attempts to butcher her as well, and fatally wounds Mischa before finally being subdued.
  • Laid to Rest duology: The masked Serial Killer, ChromeSkull, real name Jesse Cromeans, tapes his murders and sends the videos to the police. Responsible for the deaths of dozens before the film in a variety of ways, ChromeSkull sets his sights on the drug-addicted prostitute, Princess. Locking her in a coffin at the funeral home of a mortician who aids him, ChromeSkull murders his partner-in-crime as soon as he becomes a liability. When Princess escapes, ChromeSkull tracks her to her friend's house, where he goes on to kill anyone he can before seemingly being killed. Returning in the sequel, ChromeSkull continues his murder spree, breaking into the house of a disabled woman, killing her friend and many of the cops who try to stop him.
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: Jonathan Reiss is a brilliant scientist and Nobel Prize laureate who makes a living designing and selling biological and chemical weapons to wealthy criminals from around the world. When he learns of the existence of Pandora's Box and the plague it carries he sells the disease to his clients under the pretense that it's merely a highly potent bio-weapon, but in reality it will spread across the world, killing anyone without access to the antidote he plans to create and provide only to the wealthiest and most powerful. In his quest to find Pandora's Box Reiss is merciless, even threatening to have a man's children infected with a deadly disease if he doesn't cooperate, and even as he dies he makes one last attempt to grab the Box.
  • Laser Mission:
    • Colonel Kalashnikov is a brutal KGB colonel who has multiple people murdered to steal the Virbeck diamond, also enslaving the kindhearted genius Dr. Braun to force him to use the diamond to create a super weapon to initiate devastating attacks on the West. Using slave labor in Africa to work on the weapon site, Kalashnikov takes the heroine Alissa hostage and later attempts to rape and kill her. Upon the completion of the project, Kalashnikov then attempts to massacre his slave workers to keep anyone from talking.
    • Eckhardt, Kalashnikov's vicious mercenary henchman, is a German killer who lives in Africa and also uses slave labor on his estate while working to make Kalashnikov's plans of mass-murder a reality. Stealing the Virbeck diamond by gassing an auction, it is revealed that Eckhardt regularly massacres anyone in his way when he takes a job and has a darker hobby. When threatening Braun to work on Kalashnikov's project, Eckhardt reveals his Trophy Room consisting of a large amount of human heads, with a promise Braun's daughter will join the collection should Braun refuse to work.
  • The Last American Soldier (1988): Colonel Vlassov is a Russian soldier working for the Viet Cong, hoping to use them as a way to expand his enterprises. With Roger "Commander" Craig freeing Vietnamese prisoners, Vlassov orders one of his guards to be tortured for information regarding Roger's whereabouts, before traveling to Roger's village and massacring everyone there, including children, taking Roger's pregnant wife Cho Lin after murdering her parents. Promising Roger Cho in exchange for his stolen equipment, Vlassov hands Roger a deceased Cho and captures him, torturing him by repeatedly drowning him and whacking him with small bamboo sticks, taking him to a river bloated with the corpses of his enemies. When Roger leads a raid on his base, Vlassov leaves his men to die while he tries to kill Roger with a tank.
  • The Last Horror Movie (2003): Max Parry is a cynical, self-aware psychopath and a prolific Serial Killer who mocks the concept of a Freudian Excuse. Keeping himself off the radar by constantly changing his MO, Max amassed a body count of over 50 victims in the span of five years, starting by saving the life of a suicidal man and then killing once he grew tired of his self-destructive misery. Recording himself killing his own assistant manager, Max came up with the idea of creating a feature-length film documenting his murderous activities, recruiting a young man to be his cameraman. Killing dozens more in a variety of ways, Max kidnaps a man who had just gotten married and burns him alive. After Max "promotes" his accomplice, he offers him a chance to kill a woman but kills her himself when he hesitates, killing the accomplice shortly after and disposing of the evidence by cooking his dismembered body and serving it to his own family. Inserting his own footage over a slasher movie and placing it in a video rental store, Max stalks those who buy it and adds them to his project once they finish watching.
  • Last House On Dead Street: Terry Hawkins is an ex-convict released from jail after having served time for drug charges. Convinced that the audience today "want more" he decides to make snuff films and sell them. He gathers psychotic and sadistic men and women as his crew and henchmen while lying to the producers that the movies are all fake. The first victim is a blind man whom Hawkins personally strangles. He kills a young actress, first stigmatizing her across her chest and then slashing her throat. He decides to kill the producers as well, starting by beating the pornography director to death and later dismembering his wife's legs with an hacksaw before eviscerating her with hedge clippers. He shows the film executive the corpse of the blind man and welcomes him "back to the edge." He then forces him to perform an oral sex on a dismembered goat hoof held between his henchwoman's legs before killing him with a power drill. Hawkins is motivated simply by greed and especially sadism, and still remains one of the most maniacal and deranged villains of the exploitation genre.
  • The Last House on the Left: Krug Stillo, the leader of a group of murderous rapists. After he and his gang escape prison for their previous crimes, they kidnap, rape, torture, and kill two teenage girls. The parents of one of the girls find out when the criminals incidentally stop at their house, leading to a bloodbath between Krug's group and the parents. Aside from leading a group of horrible rapist scum, Krug also brainwashed his own son and kept him hooked on drugs as a kid as a means to control him. Near the end of the film, he convinces said son to kill himself.
  • The Last King of Scotland: Idi Amin is a brutal dictator that takes what he wants by force. While he first comes off as a charismatic and modernizing leader to the main character, a Scottish doctor named Nicholas Garrigan, Amin brutally represses the population of Uganda throughout the film. Although he claims to be doing it to establish peace, his orders to deport people solely based on their ancestry (people from southern Asia) and murders based purely on suspicion show that he's fueled purely by his paranoia. He deliberately cuts off one of his wives and disowns the son that she bore him simply because the child was epileptic. Amin later tortures Garrigan brutally with meat hooks after discovering Garrigan's affair with the previously mentioned wife and fully intends to torture Garrigan to death.
  • The Last Legion: Vortgyn is a brutal warlord and Ambrosinus's Arch-Enemy. Desiring the sword of Caesar, Vortgyn scarred Ambrosinus with his medallion when he wouldn't tell him its whereabouts. Decades later, Vortgyn now terrorizes Britannia, wiping out villages and killing dozens of innocents. Allying himself with the Goths, Vortgyn threatens a village harboring Ambrosinus and a young Romulus, killing the blacksmith's family, including his children. Vortgyn then sends his army to wipe out everyone at Hadrian's Wall. In the bloodshed that ensues, Vortgyn tries to kill Ambrosinus moments before suffering a fiery demise. Ruthless and tyrannical, Vortgyn desired nothing but power and the annihilation of anyone who resisted him.
  • Last Man Standing (1996): Hickey is the scarred, emotionless enforcer of Doyle. Dreaded even among the hardened criminals forming Jericho's population and rumored to have murdered his own father and torched the orphanage he was sent to, Hickey makes his first on-screen appearance slaughtering the men of rival boss Strozzi men and the corrupt Mexican chief they are dealing with, then tricks the border guard into thinking he's surrendering before shooting him dead. A cheerful accessory to Doyle's ongoing war with Strozzi, Hickey personally captures "John Smith" after he releases Doyle's charge Felina to safety and, with a serene expression on his face, oversees the brutal torture of Smith. Near the climax of the film, Hickey participates in an outright massacre of Strozzi's hideout where most of his men are burned alive or shot dead—with Hickey gunning down Strozzi himself—and even the eventual death of Doyle himself fails to garner any reaction out of Hickey. A loose cannon just as evil as his boss and lacking any of his redeeming qualities, Hickey is feared even on his own side and is every bit the walking nightmare many claim him to be.
  • Last Rampage (2017): In this film based on the 1978 Tison v. Arizona case, Gary Tison is a convicted Cop Killer who is busted out of prison by his sons, along with his cellmate Randy Greenawalt. Although his family believes him to be a compassionate man who was wrongly convicted, Tison quickly reveals his true colors when he guns down an innocent family of four, including two children, horrifying his own sons. Going on to hold up a honeymooning couple, Tison forces his eldest son Donny to watch as he and Greenawalt execute the couple, and then threatens Donny with death if he questions his "authority". When his brother Joe sells him out to the police, Tison immediately attempts to murder him and his wife, and when an attempt to escape the police ends in Donny's death, Tison is completely indifferent, abandoning his sons and Greenawalt to be arrested while he tries to flee punishment. A remorseless sociopath who only cares about his own self-preservation, Gary Tison lives up to Sheriff John Cooper's description of him as "real evil".
  • The Last Witch Hunter: The Witch Queen was defined by her contempt towards humanity, which she wished to destroy. Centuries ago, she created The Black Death as a means of eradicating humanity; this would go on to cause the deaths of millions of people in Europe, Kaulder's wife and daughter included. When it seemed as though Kaulder had defeated her, the Queen curses Kaulder with immortality. Years later, she was revived by Belial, and tries to unleash swarms of demonic black flies onto the populace of New York by using the inmates of the Witch Prison to complete the Chant. When one of the witches was severed from the chant, the Witch Queen compensated for this by linking Chloe, a Dream Walker, to the Chant. She also takes her time to psychologically torment Kaulder by bringing up his past guilt, and by showing him visions of a world devoid of humans.
  • Las Vegas Bloodbath: Sam Butler starts out as a regular guy who finds out that his wife was cheating on him. He snaps, kills both his wife and her lover and cuts off her head. He becomes a women-hating psycho who thinks they all deserve to die and proceeds to go on a sadistic rampage throughout the city. He kills a random bartender after showing his wife's head to him. He ties up a hooker, mutilates her jaw with a knife, then rips her leg off by roping it to the bumper of his car and driving away. He later ties up six women and kills them all individually, despite one of them being pregnant. He cuts the fetus out of the woman in question and rips the arm off of another. He kills another guy who tried to stop him while he was attacking one of the women. Lastly, he shoots a cop, while bathing in the blood and body parts of his victims.
  • The Laughing Policeman (1973): Henry Camerero murdered his wife years ago when she found out he was gay, to keep from being outed by the community. Gus Niles provided an alibi for him that kept him from being arrested, but years later, Henry murders him and the cop that was following him on a bus filled with innocent bystanders to cover his tracks. When officers Jake Martin and Leo Larsen catch on to him, he tries to murder Martin on another bus filled with innocents.
  • Law Abiding Citizen: Clarence Darby stands in stark contrast to the relatively sympathetic Clyde Shelton. Darby starts Clyde's Start of Darkness when he and his accomplice, Rupert Ames, rob his home. Darby rapes and kills Clyde's wife before murdering their daughter, all while Ames yells at him to stop. In court, Darby lies and says Ames did it, resulting in Ames being sentenced to death while Darby get a slap on the wrist. When Clyde sabotages Ames's execution so he dies a slow and painful death and frames Darby for it, Darby chuckles when he hears about Ames's painful death on the news, and shoots at the police when they try to arrest him. He's about to murder an officer for no reason before it turns out to be Clyde in disguise, who tortures and kills Darby.
  • Lawless: Charlie Rakes is an utterly corrupt Special Deputy of the commonwealth who demands a cut of the profits of the bootlegger heroes, The Bondurant Brothers Forrest and Jack. Rakes initiates brutal beatings and torture to get his way, and sends two mobsters to cut the eldest brother's throat and rape his girlfriend, who he later taunts by saying he never "drinks from a greasy cup." After another conflict with the Bondurants, Rakes captures their friend Cricket and snaps his neck, simply because he's angry they called him a "nance."
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The elusive Fantom, actually Professor James Moriarty, wishes to engulf the world in war, just so he can line his pockets. Killing British and German citizens to increase tensions, the Fantom tries to attack a peace conference by sinking all of Venice, where it was taking place. Founding the titular League while acting as "M", claiming it to be a counterterrorist organization, he gathers a group of individuals with superpowers and advanced technology, planning to replicate them to sell to the highest bidder in the war he plans. At his secret base, he houses hundreds of scientists, forcing them to work around the clock to recreate the League's abilities, while keeping their families hostage in overcrowded cells.
  • The Legend II (originally titled Fong Sai Yuk II) (1993): Yu Chun-hoi is the second-in-command of the Red Flower Society. A thug, murder and rapist even before joining, Yu was enraged when his father chose another man as the successor of the society over him. Intending to take control, Yu schemes and murders his way to the top, sabotaging the hero Fong Sai-yuk in a way that will result in him being beaten into being a cripple. When his own son tries to call Yu out for his actions, Yu beats him without remorse, trying to murder him. He later overthrows the Society to make it a criminal organization, intending on doing away with any who oppose him. When he faces Fong Sai-yuk, Yu even has the hero's mother tied with a noose around her neck and tries to shove her to hang anyways, just to spite his opponent.
  • Legend of the Shadowy Ninja: The Ninja Dragon (1990): Go Ranjuji is an alien disguised as a Yakuza boss who seeks world domination. Searching for Shinobu Nindo so that he may impregnate her with a thousand alien eggs, he has his two Co-Dragons massacre a Yakuza meeting, where he kills Shinobu's father and personally tears a man's face off. Having Shindo kidnapped and brought to him and his sex slaves, he has his cohorts murder Ryu's friends before trying to kill Ryu himself.
  • The Legend of Wasco: Wasco is the leader of a group of Serial Killer clowns. Having incorporated within the town circus, Wasco and his henchmen kidnapped, raped and killed the Mayor's daughter. Outraged, the residents of the town decided to take vigilante justice and killed them. Several decades later, Wasco and his men rose from the grave to continue their killing spree. Having targeted a high school, Wasco kills two of the female students, all the while taunting them with a sadistic puppet show. He then kills two teenage lovers by the lake, as well as tracking down and murdering an old lady when she tries to tell the main characters how to stop them. Breaking into the house where Tyler, his brother-in-law Byron, and Tyler's fiancée Christy live, Wasco begins tormenting the family. He beats them with pipes and paints on their faces, and when Byron and Tyler start fighting back, Wasco takes Christy to the basement and starts taking advantage of her while she's seemingly unconscious. Incredibly sadistic and utterly without ethics, Wasco made a game out of conducting murder and rape.
  • Legion of the Dead: High Priestess Aneh-Tet is an ancient Egyptian worshipper of Set, exiled to the Americas for trying to overthrow the Pharaohs. After she died, she had her tomb filled with fatal booby traps and an incantation to resurrect her so she can use powerful magic to rule over the living and the dead in a wave of destruction. After being awakened in the modern day, Aneh-Tet starts killing her way through an archaeological dig by draining the water from their bodies, eventually planning to use their souls to resurrect six mummy warriors. These warriors are then sent to procure a Virgin Sacrifice for the final ritual to awaken Set and massacre the rest of the motel their chosen victim is staying at. When the protagonists try to rescue the sacrifice, Aneh-Tet stabs one of them through the heart after detecting his virginity, while her goons kill some cops who also intervened.
  • Lesson Of The Evil: In this Takashi Miike film, Seiji Hasumi is seemingly a mild-mannered teacher, but is in fact a dangerous and sadistic Serial Killer. Wicked even as a youth, Hasumi brutally murdered his own parents when he was a child after they realized his evil nature. After teaming up with a killer in America as an adult, Hasumi killed numerous people in the states before murdering his partner as well, pinning all of their crimes together solely on him. At his school in Japan, Hasumi manipulates numerous students into sleeping with him and attacking each other, and later starts torturing and killing said students along with any "overbearing" parents who annoy him. When his students begin to become suspicious of him, Hasumi decides to massacre everyone at his school one night with a shotgun, and kills dozens of innocent students in the process. Even when caught, Hasumi decides to fake insanity to escape responsibility in court as a new game. A murderous madman who masked his monstrosity with seeming politeness and concern, Seiji Hasumi was a truly depraved individual who killed and manipulated anyone he wanted for his own sick pleasure.
  • Lethal: Anatoly Federov is an Arms Dealer for The Mafiya who has acquired US government secrets and plans to sell them to terrorists. After the secrets are stolen from, he kills the thief and tortures his boss for information, killing two of his agents when they fail to get the secrets back. Coming to believe that mercenary Samantha Stewart knows how to get a hold of the secrets, Federov bombs an FBI base and kidnaps Sam's sister to make Sam steal the secrets. While holding Sam's sister hostage, Federov tries to have sex with her despite knowing she's underage, and declares that he intends to kill both sisters after getting what he wants. When Sam arrives to take Federov down, he intends to torture her to death.
  • Lethal Weapon 2:
    • Arjen Rudd, the greedy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the South African consulate in Los Angeles in the second film, is known for his harsh actions as part of apartheid. He is also a drug smuggler, abusing his power as a high-ranking official to serve as a front for his crimes. Several years ago, Rudd ordered the murder of Martin Riggs, a LAPD detective who was getting close to uncovering Rudd's activities, resulting in the death of Riggs's wife Victoria. At the beginning of the film, Rudd has Pieter Vorstedt execute one of his henchmen for losing a shipment of Krugerrands, then has Vorstedt threaten Roger Murtaugh, the lead detective in the case of the Krugerrands. Simultaneously, Rudd sends assassins after Leo Getz, a witness. As the LAPD gets closer to uncovering Rudd's operation, he has Vorstedt murder every police officer involved in the investigation, with the exception of Riggs and Murtaugh, then has his secretary Rika, who was in a relationship with Riggs, drowned just to spite Riggs. Rudd later shoots Riggs multiple times and then claims "diplomatic immunity". Arjen Rudd was the villain in the series who cut the deepest and crossed the most lines.
    • The aforementioned Pieter Vorstedt is the head of security for the aforementioned Arjen Rudd. Vorstedt does any hands-on villainy for Rudd, including threats and assassinations. Several years ago, Vorstedt was told to murder Detective Martin Riggs, who was getting close to uncovering Rudd's illegal activities. Vorstedt failed to kill Riggs, but killed Riggs's wife by either tampering with the brakes of the car or running her off the road. During the film, Vorstedt executes a henchman named Hans when the latter lost a shipment of Krugerrands in a car chase. Later, he and a few associates sneak into the house of Detective Roger Murtaugh, who is leading the investigation, and threatens him with death should he poke his nose into their affairs. During this time, the South Africans try to kill an informant named Leo Getz and rig Murtaugh's toilet with a bomb. Later in the film, Rudd orders Vorstedt to murder the policemen participating in the investigation, resulting in Vorstedt murdering 6 officers, getting into a small chat with one before shooting him in the head. Murtaugh manages to escape, but Riggs is captured by Vorstedt, who taunts him about the death of Riggs's wife and revealing his role in it before drowning Rudd's secretary Rika, who was in a relationship with Riggs, before trying to drown Riggs. Pieter Vorstedt is a cold-blooded, emotionless killer who doesn't care about the blood on his hands or how cruel the actions he takes are.
  • Light At The Edge Of The World (1971): Captain Jonathan Kongre and his pirate crew kill a lighthouse keeper and his assistant, before capturing Will Denton and killing his pet monkey in front of him. Kongre and his crew extinguish the lighthouse's light when a ship arrives near the shore, causing it to crash and allowing them to kill the passengers for their cargo. Kongre spares a woman named Arabella, but at times, allows his crew to do whatever they want with her, with it being implied at these points that they rape her. Denton manages to save a member of the passenger crew named Montefiore, but Kongre later captures him and has him flayed to the point that Denton has to give him a Mercy Killing. Finally, he kills his first mate, who was the last of his crew, after Denton lies that he will tell people that Kongre helped him defeat the pirates.
  • Lights Out (2016): A sociopath since the day she was born, Diana is sent to a mental institution after she played mind games with her father, ultimately causing him to kill himself. While there, she manipulates a depressed Sophie into becoming friends with her, and became physically abusive towards her, going as far as to break her legs when she heard that Sophie might be getting released. As a ghost, she latches herself onto Sophie, enslaving her in the process. Wanting Sophie to herself, she murders both of her husbands when they attempted to heal their wife's mind, and she stalks and terrorizes Sophie’s children Rebecca and Martin, eventually opting to kill them in utter defiance of Sophie's demands. When two police officers are alerted on a potential break in, they go to investigate; Diana savagely murders both of the officers, and attempts to kill Rebecca in front of Sophie. Self-serving and hostile, Diana sought complete control over Sophie's body, and would murder anyone who came in her way.
  • The Limehouse Golem: The titular golem, a monstrous Serial Killer, is in truth Lizzie Cree. Hungry for fame by way of murder, the Golem first guts a prostitute and also gouges out her eyes, later carrying out more attacks with escalating violence and savagery, even graduating to crucifying prostitutes and attacking Jewish men in anti-Semitic murders. The Golem shows no compunction using murder for personal protection, killing a blackmailer, a dwarf who caused the Golem personal offense and others, with an escalating body count that culminates in the Golem gleefully butchering a father, his wife and their two young children with clear sadistic relish at their fear. Finally the Golem poisons her own husband John Cree when he discovers her identity. While acting as a downtrodden victim, the Golem is in truth, a monstrous, sadistic psychopath out to achieve fame by any means necessary.
  • The Lincoln Lawyer: From the film adaptation, we have Louis Roulet, the rich, spoiled sadist who believes he can do whatever he wants. Roulet enjoys beating on women, particularly prostitutes, as he knows they'll never be believed over him in court and he has the best representation money can buy. Roulet is soon revealed as the real murderer in a case the Amoral Attorney protagonist, Mickey Haller, had defended years ago, and Roulet is positively gleeful over an innocent man rotting in jail for his crime. Roulet keeps Haller as his defense by threatening him, as well as his ex-wife and young daughter, knowing Haller is obliged to do the best for his client. Haller puts an informant on the stand to acquit Roulet of the assault, but the testimony puts Roulet under suspicion for his previous murder. In a rage, Roulet later makes his way to Haller's ex-wife, intending on murdering her and her daughter.
  • Lincz ("Lynch"): Jarosław Zaranek, a sick and twisted old man, terrorizes a small Polish village in which he lives, and in every scene in which he appears he carries either a machete or an axe. In his first appearance, we see him going into a grocery store and talking to a clerk. After he leaves, someone else enters the store to find the clerk savagely beaten. In his next appearance, Zaranek walks into an old lady's house and tries to extort money from her, beating her nearly to death when she refuses. The lady's daughter, who witnessed the whole incident from her window, attempts to call the police but Zaranek enters her house, takes out the machete, and threatens her, making her call the police off. In another scene, we see him molesting his own granddaughter and breaking glass into her face when she tries to fight back. Later, he walks into another woman's private property with an axe, and when she tells him to go away, he attempts to kill her seven-year old son with an axe. The father comes to help and Zaranek nearly cuts off his arm, before killing the family's dog by decapitating him and throwing his head in the middle of the street.
  • Lisa (1990): Richard, the Candlelight Killer, is a charismatic restaurateur whose good looks serve to hide a cunning, yet childish psychopath. A murderous stalker and rapist, Richard has already murdered six women before his involvement with Lisa and wastes no chance in killing another, always leaving a threatening message on their answering machines and collecting the tapes as trophies. After discovering where Lisa lives, Richard attacks her mother and attempts to do his usual "ritual" with the fourteen-year-old Lisa.
  • The Living Skeleton (1968): Tanuma, aka Father Akashi, is a cold sociopath who led a robbery of gold on the freighter Dragon's King, during which he coldly shoots newlywed Yoriko after she begged him to spare her husband's life, before he and his goons massacre everyone on board. Three years later, taking the guise of a priest, upon learning that Yoriko's sister, Seiko, is killing the men responsible for her sister's death, he tries to strangle her and hide her body in a suit of armor. When her dog Johnny sniffs around the armor, Tanuma clubs him to death with a candlestick. When he and the last surviving pirate decide to board the adrift Dragon's King, he doesn't care for the death of his partner when he is dissolved by acid.
  • Lockout: Hydell is a convict on the Space Station cryo-prison who takes charge of the uprising with his brother Alex. In contrast to his more pragmatic brother, Hydell is a bloodthirsty lunatic more interested in killing and causing as much mayhem as possible even when it's clear he's actually hindering his own chances to escape. He makes no distinction between friend or foe either, killing several other prisoners for no real reason. He tries to rape Emilie as soon as the riot starts and becomes obsessed with having her after his brother stops the attempt. When Alex can't find Snow and Emilie after their escape fast enough for his liking, Hydell contacts her through the space station's intercom and starts shooting a hostage every three seconds until she reveals her location, then kills them all anyway after she does. He even kills Alex near the end for a final chance to get at Emilie.
  • A Lonely Place to Die: Mr. Kidd & Mr. Mcrae are a pair of kidnappers who abduct a little girl named Anna and bury her alive with only a breathing tube, planning to extort her wealthy mother of all they can get. They have abducted children before only to murder them if the parents refuse to pay. Murdering hikers who stumble across them, and a pair of poachers to get their guns, Kidd and Mcrae hunt down the hikers who rescue Anna, murdering police and civilians alike n town before ultimately going on a full rampage to kill all in their path to recover the girl.
  • Lone Wolf McQuade: Rawley Wilkes, illicit Arms Dealer, crime lord, and total sociopath, is the smooth-talking Arch-Enemy of the titular Texas Ranger Jim McQuade. Rawley murders anyone who gets in the way of his deals, from fellow criminals who attempt to turn on him, to innocent witnesses, having his men hospitalize McQuade's daughter Sally and murder her boyfriend after they see his men enact a murderous hijacking of a military convoy. Rawley personally murders Texas Ranger Dakota and criminal Snow once Snow lets loose on Rawley's own deals, sees McQuade's pet wolf shot by his goon as a warning, and buries McQuade alive in his own car after he continues to intrude on his business. Once McQuade continues to interfere, Rawley kidnaps his daughter and later mortally wounds his own girlfriend Lola, who confesses Rawley killed her husband and forced her to be his partner under the threat of her life.
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight: Timothy is a sociopathic psychological operations agent who's the former lover, and target, of the amnesiac heroine. Early on, we see Timothy torturing a man who, knowing his reputation, just begs for a quick death. Timothy doesn't grant it. When pursuing his ex, Charlie, she uncovers his plan with his Knight Templar boss: to stage a terrorist attack and kill over four thousand Americans to "blame the Muslims" and get funding. While Leland is doing what he sees as right for the country in the end, Timothy is in for the money and the fun. When he has Charlie hostage with her 8-year-old daughter, he plans to throw them in a meat locker to freeze to death. Charlie informs him the girl, Caitlin, is Timothy's child. He confirms this by seeing she has his eyes—and then angrily locks her in the meat locker to die anyways.
  • Lord of Illusions: Nix, known as The Puritan, is the leader of a fanatic cult and begins the movie by kidnapping a little girl to sacrifice for power, displaying a sadistic streak by letting his pet Mandrill baboon attack her. His former apprentice, Philip Swann, thankfully stops him and kills him. A monster while alive, Nix becomes far worse after his cultists resurrect him. Nix immediately kills his cultists out of disgust for their slavish devotion to him, sneering that while they've waited like lambs for him, "I'm not your shepherd." When he tries to lure Swann back to his side, Nix is so disgusted Swann feels love for beings who are "just flesh," that he brutalizes and fatally wounds Swann. Nix reveals his true intent is to murder the world and show it the terror of the grave.
  • The Losers: Max is a high-ranking American government operative, whose ultimate goal is securing American, and by extension his own, power. Max orders a black ops team, the titular "Losers," to target a Bolivian drug lord who found out Max's plans' compound for an airstrike, not caring about the fact that there are dozens of children inside. The Losers save the children, however the kids are murdered when Max orders The Losers' helicopter, believing them to be on board, destroyed. Max commissions a group of scientists to build him sonic weapons called "Snukes," and plans on selling them to groups he knows will use them to start wars. Max regularly kills anyone who inconveniences him, from shooting a woman for stumbling while shading him from the sun, to murdering an entire group of his own soldiers for knowing too much about his plans. Acquiring the Snukes, Max sets one to destroy L.A., kills all of the scientists who made the weapon, plans to frame them for the city's destruction, and, when confronted by The Losers, tosses the remote deactivator into the ocean to give himself time to escape, abandoning his allies in the process.
  • Lost Boys: The Thirst: Peter is known publicly as the brother of vampire novelist Gwen Lieber but is secretly is the Alpha Vampire and her alleged lover. He is seemingly held hostage by DJ X, who used Peter's blood to make a drug to create vampires. However, once DJ X was killed, Peter took control of the consumers, nearly sending them into a feeding frenzy. Upon being revealed as the Alpha Vampire, we are treated to a flashback of him leading a vampire attack of a village. He offered Gwen a chance to become a vampire if she brings him Edgar and Alan Frog, and once she does the task, he kills her. He reveals that his true intentions all along were to turn Edgar and Alan into vampires themselves, so they can be his personal hitmen and cull the expanding vampire race, so there can be more people to feed on. Since Alan was already transforming, Peter uses his partial control over Alan to force him to fight Edgar.
  • Lost in Space: Dr. Zachary Smith was already a self-serving sociopath throughout this film, however it isn't until later, through the means of time travel, that we see his truly monstrous future self. Originally working with the international terrorist group known as the Global Sedition, Smith tried to murder the entire Robinson family, including the children, just to make a quick buck However, when the botched assassination ended with him stranded on an alien planet with the family, Smith showed himself to be an absolutely depraved monster. Having mutated into a monstrous spider-like creature, Smith murdered and possibly ate the defenseless Maureen, Judy, and Penny Robinson, then manipulated young Will into building a time machine in order to save his family from death, all the while making Will see him as a father figure. When Smith meets his past self, he mocks him for lacking "true ambition" before attempting to murder him. After Will completes the time machine nearly two decades later, Smith tries to kill him while revealing his master plan to use the machine to travel to Earth, then unleash a horde of spider monsters to ravage the planet and rule over them as a god. In a sharp contrast from his original humorous and clumsy iteration, Dr. Smith is a truly wicked individual who cares for nothing but himself.
  • The Lovely Bones: The film version of George Harvey is an antisocial loner as well as a depraved Serial Killer, whose victims are female and preferably children. At the beginning, Harvey lures and murders Susie Salmon, after which he decided to continue kidnapping and killing until it becomes a habit. Harvey later tries to kill Susie's sister Lindsey after she obtains evidence proving his guilt. While watching from Heaven, Susie sees that over the years, Harvey murdered several other girls, including his landlady and a six-year-old. Moments before his death, Harvey attempts to lure another victim to her death.
  • Lovely But Deadly: "Honest" Charley Gilmarten is a local businessman who moonlights as a drug lord. Using the local high schools to distribute, Charley sells highly addictive strains to anybody, including minors as young as middle school age, not caring about the epidemic of overdoses and accidental deaths that ensues. He also hosts parties where he pimps out teenage girls while paying them in drugs. His methods of dispatching his enemies are also quite brutal, and include boiling his dragon alive on suspicion of betraying him and locking The Hero in a shipping crate to starve to death.
  • Lucy: Mr. Jang is a Korean mob boss and drug kingpin. At the beginning of the film, he has Lucy's boyfriend shot and killed to take his drugs, the experimental CPH4. After having finished personally torturing two people to death, he forces Lucy and three others to become drug mules by sewing the bags of CPH4 into their abdomens so they can smuggle it to Europe under threat of having their families killed. When Lucy gains superpowers and confronts Jang to get the rest of the drugs she needs, he orders the other mules killed to extract his cargo and has his men kill numerous bystanders and cops who get in the way. When Lucy is close to achieving godhood, he collects what remains of his gang and storms the university building where Lucy's ascension is taking place, killing several more cops so he can murder Lucy himself.
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