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  • Machete Kills: Luther Voz, the founder and head of Voz Tech—"the world's premier space technology and weapons manufacturer"—first shows up in disguise during an arms deal and kills Machete's Love Interest, ICE Agent Sartana Rivera. He's also given a missile to crazed Mexican revolutionary Marcos Mendez, which is attached to a Dead Man's Switch and which Mendez plans to use to destroy Washington, D.C. Voz claims to "have a Mendez everywhere"—including North Korea and Russia—and plans to have them all fire missiles, as he believes the "world must end in order for a more perfect one to emerge"; Voz plans to take his followers and start said perfect world up in space. While the missiles are stopped, saving millions if not more, Voz manages to escape to space with his supporters; Luz, who's frozen in carbonite; as well as surviving members of the Network, who he plans to use for slave labor, along with the current Mexican migrants who are already slaves.
  • The Madman Chronicles (2012): The Video Killer is a Serial Killer who records his murders and posts them online. He is suspected to have killed over 100 people over the course of a year, with the police unable to catch him due to his habit of constantly changing his MO, as well as him always committing the murders when there are no witnesses around. Throughout the film, he murders various people, and kidnaps a girl named Kelly Wells after killing her mother. He locks Kelly up in his basement with another girl named Jennifer Abaid, with it being revealed that he occasionally kidnaps girls and locks them up for long periods of time before killing them. Jennifer states that there were several other women down there, but that he killed them all over time. The killer eventually murders Jennifer, and steals clothing from a home to force Kelly to wear, stabbing an officer in the neck on the way out.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: Immortan Joe is an elderly, sickly, brutal tyrant who has forged a kingdom in the Wasteland. In the prequel comic, it is revealed Joe was a marauder who murdered others for their supplies, enslaving the women and killing the men and children. Upon founding his kingdom, Joe selects people to join it, but forces the women to become breeding slaves so their milk may be harvested, and the men to run along treadmills to power the turbines. Joe indoctrinates the strong young men into the Warboys: drug-addicted cultist fanatics who long to die in his cause. The most beautiful women are kept as Joe's personal sex slaves and forced to bear his children; after three failed attempts at bearing a healthy boy, they find themselves exiled to certain death in the desert wastes. When several of his wives escape, Joe spares no resource to hunt them down and return them, though he is willing to kill one rather than allow her to be rescued, showing that he views them solely as his property.
  • The Mad Monster: Dr. Lorenzo Cameron is a medical doctor who was ostracized by his peers for wanting to create werewolves via blood transfusion. Plotting vengeance, he experiments on his gardener Petro to give him lycanthropy. Declaring his experiments a success after his werewolf slaughters a child, Cameron returns to his hometown for revenge. After killing the first professor, Cameron notices that Wolf!Petro is starting to break control. Only not killing Petro due to needing him for the scheme, Cameron orders him to cause a car crash, mortally wounding another of his targets, and later plans to kill three more professors.
  • Madhouse (1974): Herbert Flay becomes enraged when Paul Toombes is cast in Dr. Death as the title role over himself. Failing to get the part after killing Toombes's fiancée to cause him a mental breakdown and leave him unable to act, Herbert tries again years later, convincing Toombes to try for the part again in a TV series about Dr. Death. Causing a slew of serial murders based on Dr. Death, Herbert tries to frame and then kill Toombes to take advantage of a clause that he would get the part if anything happened to Toombes.
  • The Magic Serpent (1966):
    • Daijo Yu{u}ki is the evil ruler of the Omi Kingdom. Previously Lord Ogata Samanosuke's power-hungry general, he organized a raid on the Ogata clan that killed everyone, with Daijo killing Ogata himself. With Ogata's son Ikazuchimaru escaping, Daijo orders Orochimaru to kill him. As ruler, he has women kidnapped from villages to serve as his sex slaves. Finding out that Ikazuchimaru is still alive, he arrives at a village and kills the farmer Zenbei, ordering his men to behead his daughter and young son in front of the village as a lesson for anyone who dares try and help Ikazuchimaru, be it woman or child, before kidnapping Saki to add to his harem. Cornered by Ikazuchimaru, he begs for mercy and tries to kill him.
    • The aforementioned Orochimaru is Daijo's shape shifting second-in-command, and Ikazuchimaru's Arch-Enemy. Assisting in Daijo's raid on the Ogata clan, he murders Lord Ogata's wife and tries to kill the young Ikazuchimaru. Ordered by Daijo to kill his own mentor Dojin Hiki, he poisons and fatally wounds him. Desiring to kill Daijo in order to secure the throne himself, he spreads the news of Ikazuchimaru's arrival so that he can kill and pose as him for when he becomes ruler. Finding out that Tsunade iss his daughter, he takes advantage of her closeness to Ikazuchimaru by ordering her to poison and stab him when he's unconscious, insulting and disowning her when she refuses to do so. Killing Momobe for betraying him, he heads to Ogata castle and tries to kill Ikazuchimaru himself.
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016): Bartholomew Bogue is a ruthless, amoral industrialist who, seeking to add even more wealth to his criminal empire, takes over the mining town of Rose Creek, murdering the citizens willing to stand up to him. After the titular Seven liberate the town from Bogue's goons and dispatch the dirty sheriff to tell him about it, Bogue, after shooting the sheriff dead, returns in force, sending his mercenary army to destroy the resistance. When the heroes start winning, he has Rose Creek shot up with a Gatling gun, willingly mowing down his own men for a chance to win. Even when alone and on the verge of defeat he remains vile, never straying from his ideology that the weak are to be dominated by the strong.
  • A Man Alone (1955): Clanton is the hired gun of Stanley. When Clanton, together with Stanley's partner, Luke Joiner, robs a stagecoach, Clanton murders all five passengers, including a little girl, to keep them silent. Clanton and Stanley murder Luke after he expresses disgust at what Clanton did, and proceed to lie that Wes Steele is responsible for the stagecoach massacre and Luke's murder. Finally, along with Stanley and his gang, Clanton tries to kill Steele during the climax.
  • Man of Vendetta (2010): Choi Byeong-chul is a Serial Killer with an affinity for targeting children and appreciating classical music whose sole motive is wanting enough ransom money to buy a rare sound amplifier. Taking advantage of his job as a church acoustics specialist to kidnap Pastor Joo Young-soo's daughter, Hye-rin, Choi raises her for eight years, giving her dirt for lunch and forcing her to chew on rocks. Kidnapping other children, Choi uses Hye-rin to lure another little girl into his car and murders her even after her mother gives him money, keeping mementos from his victims as trophies. When a pair of workers find Hye-rin, Choi brutally murders one with a hatchet and runs over the other in their truck. After finally obtaining the money he needed to buy the sound amplifier, Choi visits its owner and murders him when he refuses to sell it to him, later killing a police detective who was suspicious of him. After Joo discovers where his daughter is being held, Choi tries to strangle Hye-rin to death out of spite.
  • Manborg: Count Draculon, the demonic ruler of Hell, seeks to eradicate humanity and replace it with demons. Having been accidentally summoned by Dr. Scorpius to Earth, he leads a war against humankind that kills billions of them, personally murdering Manborg and his brother. Becoming the ruler of Earth, he turns it into a dystopia where demonic cops arrest humans and place them in gladiator pits, where the humans' blood is used to give Draculon power, with his demons having taken the lives of thousands. Desiring Manborg's death, he has Dr. Scorpius capture him, later electrocuting him to death when he frees Manborg. Having kidnapped a friend of Mina's, he brainwashes her, names her Shadow-Mega, and forces Mina to fight her. When Manborg invades his lair, Draculon tries to murder him, eviscerating the entire stadium audience watching the fight, and even murders Mina, causing Manborg to sacrifice himself to resurrect her.
  • Mandrake the Magician film serial (1939): The evil criminal mastermind the Wasp, real name Dr.Andre Bennett, seeks to dominate the US's communication grids, using a series of bombings that target populated areas, including a dam. He also seeks a special radium device to give him the ultimate power he desires. When he tries to eliminate Mandrake, the Wasp even targets populated areas such as a train or large building with his bombings. In addition, the Wasp is also a terrible boss, gassing his subjects for failing him or even for knowing too much about his organization, willing to stop at nothing to Take Over the World.
  • Mandy (2018): Jeremiah Sand is the vicious, cowardly leader of the Children of the New Dawn cult. Having murdered his parents and moved to Los Angeles to indulge in music and drugs, Jeremiah would form countless cults centered around himself to satisfy his narcissism. Working with the demonic Black Skulls biker gang, he makes them his personal attack dogs and allows them to murder and rape whomever they please, holding their chemist hostage to help continue their murder sprees. Taking an obsessive liking to Mandy Bloom, he has the Black Skulls kidnap her and her husband Red Miller, sacrificing one of his men to them as thanks. With the couple in hand, he has Mandy drugged and tries to rape her, while he has Red hung up with barb wire and stabbed in the side, and is Forced to Watch Mandy burned alive after she tarnishes Jeremiah's ego by laughing at him.
  • The Man from Nowhere: Jong-Seok, younger brother of drug-dealer Man-Seok, and junior partner in their Big Bad Duumvirate. While his icy older brother might care about his well-being, Jong-Seok cares about nothing but having as good a time as possible. He's physically abusive of the women he sleeps with, tortures So-Mi's mother by burning her with a blow-dryer (then kidnaps So-Mi for their organ harvesting operation), tortures her mother's boyfriend by beating him and threatening to burn off his testicles, and sends Ramrowan to sadistically murder their former boss, Mr. Oh. When a little girl involved in their drug operation passes out, Jong-Seok has her dragged off so her organs can be harvested and sold. A Psychopathic Manchild at its worst, Jong-Seok uses his last moments alive to brag to Tae-Sik about how he has failed So-Mi as badly as the Seok brothers have.
  • Man of Tai Chi: Donaka Mark, a corrupt businessman and violence aficionado who runs an underground fight ring, and sells his audience, not on the fights themselves, but on the chance to watch a good person become a killer. When Chi-Tak, one of his fighters, refuses to kill his defeated opponent, Donaka enters the ring and personally breaks the neck of the loser. He then stabs Chi-Tak to death in the locker room, as his refusal to murder makes him a rat in Donaka's eyes. Discovering Tai Chi specialist Tiger Chen, Donaka convinces the government to sell off his master's temple, to make Tiger desperate for money; he then offers him a job in his fight ring. Placing cameras throughout Tiger's home, Donaka gives his audience the opportunity to watch Tiger's mental disintegration as the fights take their toll on his psyche. When Tiger, driven to the brink, still refuses to kill mercenary Uri Romanoff, Donaka executes Uri. He sends Tiger into another fight, with an Indonesian fighter; when Tiger tries to back out, Donaka gives the Indonesian the kill order. He also sends assassins after Detective Sung Jinshi, when she closes in on his ring. Ultimately found out by the police, Donaka flees and leaves his men in the lurch, only to reappear at Tiger's temple and force him into a Duel to the Death, declaring, "You owe me a life!" When Tiger is forced to kill him, Donaka displays only a sense of satisfaction at having made Tiger a murderer.
  • "Manos" The Hands of Fate: The Master is an undead occultist worshiping the evil god Manos who happily performs human sacrifices for his deity. He keeps a harem of wives which he disposes of as he sees fit, burning one alive after growing bored of her to appease Manos. When a small family is lured into his keep by his servant Torgo, he first kills the family dog. He tries to kill Torgo for touching his wives in their sleep, hacking off Torgo's hand in the process. He does this not because it disgusts him, but because he considers them his alone. Then he forces both Michael's wife Margaret and his little daughter Debbie to become his new brides. He finally turns Michael himself into another brainless servant like Torgo before him to lure in more victims.
  • The Man with the Iron Fists 2: This sequel brings us the cruel taskmaster Master Ho, master of the Beetle Clan. Ho rules the village with an iron fist, forcing the people to toil in the silver mines. In his opening scene, when several miners have made complaints about the tools, Ho publicly beheads one. When several assassins try to kill him, Ho uses two members of his harem as human shields before daring the killers to face him in the arena. When they do, Ho just has his soldiers butcher them, and later has a miner murdered who defeated a Beetle Clan member in the ring. When the man's brother tries to challenge Ho, Ho has him stabbed before the match to give himself an advantage. Ho also preys on the village women, selecting young women to join his harem, and even gives some women to the mysterious Lord Pi, who proceeds to drain them of life.
  • The Man with the Iron Heart: After being kicked out of the German Navy, Reinhard Heydrich is hired by Heinrich Himmler to join the SS. After the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, Heydrich is tasked with annihilating Hitler's enemies in the German political sphere. Having been made Governor of Bohemia-Moravia for his efficiency and competence, Heydrich begins a brutal campaign of war crimes to make his territory the first to exterminate its Jews, ordering the crimes filmed for his later enjoyment. After setting his methods up in the rest of Germany, thus kickstarting The Holocaust, Heydrich works to put down a rebellion against his governance, killing enough resistance fighters to fill up a mass grave and torturing many more.
  • Marathon Man: Christian Szell, aka The White Angel (because of his hair), was a Nazi dentist working at Auschwitz, and used to falsely promise protection to the Jewish prisoners in exchange of their gold hidden in their teeth, before sending them to the gas chambers. After escaping World War II, Szell sells most of his Nazi comrades to a shadow government agency in exchange for protection and assistance in his diamonds smuggling (the ones he stole from the Jews). When he goes to New York to claim a box of diamonds he becomes increasingly paranoid for his safety starting to kill Henry "Doc" Levy, one of his collaborators, believing him to be a traitor. He then kidnaps Doc’s brother Thomas "Babe" Levy and, wanting to know "Is it safe," cruelly tortures him with his dental instruments, first digging a hole in his cavity and then drilling a healthy tooth "until (he) reach(es) the pulp", all the while maintaining a friendly attitude. After he convinces himself Babe doesn't know anything, he orders him to be killed anyway. He later uses a retractable knife to slash the throat of a Holocaust survivor who recognizes him.
  • Mardi Gras Massacre (1978): John is a Serial Killer who considers strippers and prostitutes evil for the sinful ways they use their bodies to make money. John ties them to a table in his apartment to torture them by cutting them with a blade, driving it through their right hands and digging deep into their left feet, before cutting out their hearts in ritual murders to serve as sacrifices to a Peruvian god. John murders three women in this manner, and is intent on murdering three more before the police arrive and stop him.
  • Mark of the Devil (1970):
    • Lord Cumberland, a feared witch hunter with a legacy of torture and execution behind him, is the living embodiment of the era's worst hypocrisies. Cumberland arrives in a European village whereupon he immediately assumes duty having those accused as "witches" tried and tortured in every way imaginable before being set to burn at the stake. With a shallow facade of piety, Cumberland becomes more and more openly corrupt and selfish, keeping a young man prisoner under constant torture to have him sign away his inheritance to Cumberland, strangling the corrupt Albino to death after he mocks him over his impotence, and even having a rape victim's tongue torn out when she refuses to confess to her accusations before irritably ordering her executed. Cumberland's hypocrisy comes to a head when rapes Vanessa in lustful frustration and afterwards he has an entire family set for torture and execution under charges he knows are false, condemning even his once-loyal apprentice to death for his rebellion and responding to rebellion by ordering his men to ride into town and butcher every last man, woman and child out of spite.
    • The aforementioned Albino, Cumberland's predecessor, is a licentious sadist who doesn't even bother with piety to mask his atrocities, using his position to have countless tortured and murdered with no attention to even due process. He uses his position as witch hunter to coerce women to his bed or burn, attempting to have his way with the maid Vanessa and vowing to find any way to see her burn when she rejects him. Albino is finally brought to Cumberland after attempting to rape a woman in her own home and having her husband murdered, sneering that he'll see Cumberland's reputation destroyed before he's ever replaced as witch-finder.
  • Marked for Death: Screwface is a feared Jamaican crime boss rumored to have supernatural powers. Known to savagely murder anyone who he feels crosses him, Screwface has the members of a rival gang shot up in an occupied bar by his men and later murders with his own hands the woman who helped the gang's leader. When retired cop John Hatcher subdues one of his men, Screwface orders a hit on him and his entire family, succeeding in almost fatally wounding his young niece and stripping and marking his sister Tracy for death in her own home. Screwface continues to mercilessly torment Hatcher, attempting to burn him alive and vowing never to stop until his entire family is dead. Screwface uses murder, sacrifice, and immoral drug trade through his posse, and his cruelty is so immense his own minions prefer suicide rather than confronting him for their failures.
  • Marrowbone (2017): Simon Fairborn, a Serial Killer known as The Beast of Bampton, was betrayed to the authorities by his eldest son. When his wife flees with their four children, Simon eventually breaks out of prison to hunt them down at his wife's childhood home. When his son Jack attempts to return Simon's money, Simon tries to kill him and breaks into the home where he murders his three younger children, only to be sealed in the attic by Jack. Surviving six months there, Simon murders the first man to open the attic and then tries to kill both Jack and Jack's Love Interest, showing absolutely no feeling or guilt in massacring his own children.
  • Masked Avengers: Lin Yung Chi is the leader of the masked cult, and leads his men in the rape, pillage and murder of everyone they encounter in the countryside. Flashbacks reveal the group ostensibly formed as an order of martial arts using assassins, but he made his true intent clear by kidnapping a man and his sister, torturing the man to death, and instructing his soldiers to rape the woman, disgusting his second-in-command, who promptly fled the organization. When a group of inspectors investigate, he steadily murders members of the group, along with innocent hostages and civilians, even employing horrible traps such as acid, to kill his enemies when they attack his hideout.
  • The Masked Marvel (1943): Mura Sakima is a Japanese saboteur who is trying to thwart America's efforts to win a war. He has his men murder Warren Hamilton and steal documents that could have exposed Sakima. Sakima goes on to have his men try and mix a chemical compound with gasoline that will be delivered to America's allies, making it so that when the people go to use the gasoline in their planes, they will explode. Sakima also has his men blow up a cargo ship and attempt to destroy a train. He has his men kidnap Alice Hamilton and threaten to crush her under an elevator if she dose not tell them where they can find the diamonds she has hidden, and has a henchman executed so he can't be interrogated by the enemies. Finally, he activates a bomb to try and kill The Masked Marvel along with himself.
  • The Mask of Zorro: Captain Harrison Love is The Dragon to Don Rafael Montero and manages to be an even worse person than his boss. Hired by Rafael to kidnap and enslave local people for a gold mining operation, Love indulges his own perverse hobby on the side, collecting the body parts of the men he has killed and pickling them in his wine jars. Having gunned down Alejandro Marieta's brother Joaquin and partner, Three-Finger Jack, Love tries to force Alejandro to drink from the jars containing Joaquin's head and Jack's trademark hand as a form of psychological torture; he also tries to shoot through Don Rafael's daughter, Elena, when Zorro uses her as a shield. When Zorro exposes the existence of Don Rafael's gold mine to President Santa Anna, Love comes up with the idea of burying both mine and workers with explosives, an act that will kill thousands. When Zorro interrupts this attempt at mass murder, Love taunts Zorro as they duel, telling him that "your brother would have shot himself by now." Described by Zorro as a "a very sick person", Captain Love was loyal only to his vices, and motivated only by the enactment of physical and psychological violence.
  • Maximum Conviction (2012): Chris Blake is a corrupt mercenary concerned solely with lining his own pockets. Arranging for the death of a CIA courier named Samantha with valuable information and sending Samantha into a private military prison, Blake invades the prison and takes control of it to find Samantha. Torturing the warden by hacking off his finger, Blake has his men make their way through the prison and kill whomever they come across, later murdering the warden himself and coldly ordering Samantha killed when he gains the information. Ditching his own men to die in the final shootout, Blake sneers "I'm the fucking bad guy" just before he meets his own death.
  • Maximum Force (1992): Max Tanabe, CEO of Tanabe Industries, secretly controls all the crime in Los Angeles through his funds and connections. He enforces police brutality; makes sure fellow criminals—like child rapists—walk untouched by the law; and presides over the arms and drugs trade and prostitution throughout the city, with whoever witnesses his illegal schemes brutally murdered. Making a point of his ruthlessness by randomly suffocating one of his unfaithful minions to death, Tanabe further orders the family of a man whose partner he had killed murdered before having the compound of the heroes destroyed, with two of them dying to slake his lust to make them suffer.
  • Max Payne: B.B. Hensley is chief of security of the Aesir Corporation and proves himself to be worse than his game counterpart. Near the end of the movie, it was revealed that he was responsible on selling a drug known as Valkyr across New York; Valkyr causes horrible side effects and result in the consumer Driven to Madness. It was also revealed that he killed Max Payne's wife and his infant child by sending 3 junkies to his house, sadistically enjoying murdering them. B.B. is also responsible for the atrocities of Jack Lupino, the former test subject of Valkyr. After Max discovers his secrets, B.B. then tries to drown Max in the river under the pretense that the latter died by a drug-induced suicide in the river.
  • Max Steel: Miles Edwards is a sociopathic Mad Scientist obsessed with harnessing the alien power of turbo energy. To this end, Miles betrayed the Earth defense force he was part of, N-Tek, to the evil Ultralink aliens, leading to the deaths of at least 5 of his former partners. In exchange for allying with the Ultralinks, Miles was granted the capability to betray his former best friend Jim McGrath, who constantly produced turbo energy due to his alien biology, and tried to drain him of the turbo energy, leading to the man's agonizing death. Years later, once learning that Jim's teenage son, Max, has begun giving off turbo as well, Miles sics an Ultralink on the boy, nearly killing innocents in the process, and, after failing to trick the boy into giving up his turbo, Miles settles for absorbing the Energy directly into himself, hoping to kill the boy in the same painful way as his father, while brutally murdering numerous N-Tek soldiers who attempt to save Max. Miles is fully aware that the Ultralinks are world destroyers and will invade Earth once the turbo energy is contained by him, but doesn't care one bit, showing no concern for any life or person except the turbo energy he is so obsessed with.
  • The Maze Runner Series: Assistant Director Janson, debuting in The Scorch Trials, is a cold, self-serving man who serves as the chief operative of WCKD, helping to oversee the Maze experiments with many dozens of children immune to the Flare virus exposed to the horrors of WCKD's Mazes, with countless numbers of them killed. Trying to trick the survivors into letting their organs be harvested under the false pretense of giving them refuge and aiding in an attack on the Right Arm while personally executing Mary, one of their leaders, Janson comes into his own in The Death Cure, where he becomes even more ruthless in trying to procure a cure to the Flare. Janson orders a crowd of protesters fired on by cannons to get at Thomas, smugly implores Thomas to shoot Teresa when he takes her at gunpoint, and having Thomas's friend Minho exposed to horrible, potentially lethal psychological experiments to lure him out. Janson ultimately murders WCKD's head Dr. Paige himself and, with the cure revealed to be in Thomas's blood, reveals his true goal to build a future of his own design by selecting who gets to be cured while leaving all the rest of humanity to be driven insane and slowly die from the Flare. Even in an organization of mad scientists with little regards to how far they have to plunge to root out a cure to the Flare, Janson stands out as an utter sociopath with no scruples or benevolent intentions whatsoever.
  • Meeting Evil (2012): Richie is a psychotic assassin who shows up at John's door after his car is stalled. Upon John giving him a push, the two pull over at a convenience store where Richie gets into a confrontation with the manager that ends with him killing everyone inside. When a phone dealership clerk refuses to let him and John use the store phones, he kills her and runs over her husband. When they find a seemingly abandoned home Richie kills the old lady inside as well as her grandson. He kills a sheriff and takes his car and uniform. Upon entering a diner he kills the waitress as well as a navy veteran. He makes it clear that he is quite willing to kill John's family. Despite claiming John to be his "friend" even refusing to kill him like he was hired to because of such he only cares about him in the sense that he sees potential in molding him to be as psychotic as him and has no problem having John take the fall for his crimes.
  • Megan Is Missing: Josh is a disturbingly brutal example of an online predator. Josh masks himself as a charming individual who meets the titular Megan online. Exploiting her desire to be loved, Josh convinces Megan to see him behind a diner. When she goes missing, her friend Amy decides to prop further into it, even after Josh directly threatens her. Josh ends up kidnapping Amy from under a bridge, tossing away her camera, and taking her to his cellar where the extent of his horrible deeds is revealed. Josh force-feeds Amy dog food, viciously rapes her, then shoves Amy into a barrel with Megan's rotting corpse, who he tortured to death, and buries her alive in the middle of a forest. Josh is a twisted excuse for a human being who represents the dangers of meeting people online clocked Up to Eleven.
  • Memoir of a Murderer (2017): Officer Min Tae-ju is a depraved Serial Killer of women who stands in stark contrast to fellow serial killer Kim Byung-Su. With a body count of three women by the film's start, Min becomes obsessed with Kim, who suspects him of being a murderer. Seducing Kim's daughter Eun-Lee to get closer to his adversary, Min attempts to play into the man's dementia to turn Eun-Lee against him, and when this fails, he simply decides to frame Kim for his own murders and expose the man as a serial killer. Killing an acquaintance of Kim's and kidnapping Eun-Lee, Min pins the blame on Kim, and when Kim supplies evidence of Min's guilt to the chief of police, Min coldly strangles the chief to death. When confronted by Kim, Min sadistically beats him down, and tries to force Kim to watch as he kills Eun-Lee. Though he attempts to justify his actions by claiming his father abused him, Min subverts this excuse by targeting innocent people who have nothing to do with this abuse, and thus reveals himself to be nothing more than a misogynistic brute who kills others for personal satisfaction.
  • Men in Black 3: Boris, known as the Animal, is by far the most murderously sadistic villain in the films, and easily the most personal. He is introduced being freed from prison by his girlfriend, whom he lets die when she is blown out into space, and kills another prisoner whom he promised to take with him. He travels back in time to eliminate K as personal revenge for destroying his arm when he was captured, causing a present day invasion by his race of Boglodites to consume everyone on Earth, which is his ultimate goal. Boris despises his nickname of the Animal, and will kill anyone who refers to him by it. A remorseless butcher who isn't afraid to kill anyone in his way, he kills a number of targets in the past, finds his past self so pathetic he only refrains from killing him because he would be erased from time, and murders J's father out of spite for being thwarted by K.
  • Mercury Rising: Lt. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow is an NSA superior who oversaw the creation of the military code Mercury, which protects overseas American undercover agents. His ego is hurt when he finds out that 9-year-old autistic boy Simon Lynch can read it easily and later calling him "one of Nature's mistakes," claims that he needs to die to protect National Security. Kudrow sends Peter Burrell to Simon's house and has his parents Martin and Jenny killed. Burrell continues to hunt Simon and Art Jeffries, the FBI agent protecting him, on Kudrow's behalf. When Dean Crandell tries to inform Jeffries about what's going on, he's shot and killed, and when Leo Pedranski tries to inform the Senate Oversight Committee, he's killed too. Kudrow eventually tries to personally kill Simon himself, has Burrell shoot at FBI agents when they show up to try to stop him, and tries to kill Jeffries when he interferes again. Despite its purpose, Kudrow's only rooting interest in the code is proven to be that he gets all the credit for how effective it is and would take the blame for its failure as well.
  • The Message: Amr ibn Hisham, better known as Abu Jahl, the father of ignorance, is one of the leaders of the Quraishyi tribe that resides in Mecca and one of the biggest dissenters of The Prophet Muhammad's teachings. Introduced threatening Muhammad's uncle, Abu Talib, by trying to restrain Muhammad by himself, he then also threaten to whip one of Muhammad's followers, Amar, if he still follows Muhammad's words. After Muhammad's followers began a revolution, Abu Jahl then instigated the Mecca citizens under the pretense that their religion will be destroyed in order to pit them against Muhammad's followers. Seemingly stopped, Abu Jahl then captures all of Muhammad's followers who started the rebellion, planning to torture them one by one. He also physically and mentally tortured Amar by whipping him and forcing him to watch as his mother was racked by Abu Jahl. When the mother spit on Abu Jahl's face, he then impaled her with a spear. Merciless and fanatical to the old tradition that he devotes himself into, Abu Jahl represents the worst ancient Arabic culture has to offer.
  • Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983): The titular Jared-Syn and his cold cyborg son Baal are two intergalactic criminals who come to the planet of Lemuria to establish themselves as complete rulers. Manipulating the native Cyclopean people into waging a "holy war" against the humans of the planet, Jared-Syn and Baal drain the souls of hundreds of people, either killing them personally or having their Cyclopean followers slaughter them, and keep them locked within a crystal in perpetual agony. Jared-Syn's rhetoric about bringing glory back to the Cyclopeans is only a ruse meant to secure the Cyclopeans' loyalty before he enslaves them, and even the eventual death of Baal fails to upset him much.
  • Midnight Express: Hamidou, the brutish and abusive chief guard of the hellish Sağmalcılar prison, uses his job as a mean to frequently beat, torture and rape the inmates. When the American Billy Hayes steals a blanket during his first night in prison to cover himself from the cold, Hamidou sadistically beats him and then hangs him upside down in order to rape him. He forces his two sons to watch him while he tortures some young boys by hitting them on their feet with his stick. When Jimmy, one of Billy's friends, is caught trying to escape, Hamidou beats him so bad he causes him a severe hernia and makes him lose a testicle. Toward the ending Billy tries to bribe him to into taking him to the sanitarium. Hamidou takes the money, but he brings him instead in another isolated room where he prepares to beat him and rape him once again.
  • Midnight FM (2010): Han Dong-soo is a psychotic stalker obsessed with radio host Ko Sun-young, and, when she makes the claim that she appreciates the character of vigilante Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver, Dong-soo becomes a Serial Killer of petty crooks and pimps to gain the attention of Sun-young. When Sun-young plans to leave radio hosting after one last show to spend more time with her deaf child Eun-soo, Dong-soo murders Sun-young's replacement before taking Sun-young's sister, Ah-young, plus her daughter and Eun-soo hostage. Forcing Sun-young to broadcast increasingly harder content as the night goes on, Dong-soo first motivates her by sending her a video of him lopping off one of Ah-young's toes, following up her next failure by slashing Ah-young's throat and threatening Sun-young's daughter and niece next. After rmurdering two police officers and a bystander to escape with Eun-soo and her cousin, Dong-soo locks the two children in a cage that is slowly dropping in temperature, before ordering Sun-young to execute a man he claims is a criminal lest he let the kids freeze to death. Once the kids escape and Sun-young refuses to kill the likely innocent man, Dong-soo murders the man himself, attempts to gun down the children, then makes one last attempt on Sun-young's life, proclaiming that if he can't have her, no one will.
  • The Midnight Man (2016/2018): The Midnight Man is a vicious bogeyman and Pagan entity who relishes torture. Bound by the Midnight Game, the Midnight Man opens the film sadistically murdering a group of children before taking the only survivor and making her a mind-ravaged shell of herself, using her to lure victims to him, including her own daughter years later. In a new Midnight Game, the Midnight Man targets the players with their worst fears, even cheating at his own game to get his way, boasting it only matters they can't stop him. The Midnight Man uses his former victim as a proxy to kill those not playing the game, even changing time on the clocks to lure his victims into a false sense of security while gloatingly telling him their tears "mean nothing to me!"
  • Mile 22: Axel is the Indocarrian agent in charge of catching Li Noor. When Overwatch is escaping with Noor Axel blows up one of their trucks, killing several agents. When Overwatch hide in a cafe Axel blows it up, killing all of the civilians inside including a little girl. He later executes agent Douglas when he makes a stand against Axel's agents. In the following fight his men shoot up a hotel, nearly killing agent Alice and a little girl. Despite his friendly persona, Axel is continuously shown to not care about anyone but himself.
  • Mindhunters: The Serial Killer, Lucas Harper, Sarah's best friend, infiltrates and plays cat and mouse games with a group of FBI profiler trainees on a field mission to a deserted island used as a training ground by the bureau, where the trainees must solve a case involving a fictional serial killer called "the Puppeteer." He sets the island up with an array of booby traps and puzzles to kill the trainees, while watching from within the group to turn them against each other and give himself good sport. His cruelest murders include a victim being slowly killed with liquid nitrogen from the feet up, and another one burned to death from the inside out by way of acid-laced cigarettes. He kidnaps the trainees' supervisor (who had been monitoring the group in secret) and proceeds to torture him for days before preparing his corpse and hanging it up for the trainees to find as a sort of perverse puppet. It's only after his identity is revealed that the true level of his manipulation becomes apparent, and he frankly admits he started his murder spree by killing his parents as a child and now simply enjoys a good hunt for new and more intelligent victims.
  • Miner's Massacre (originally titled Curse of the Forty-Niner): Jeremiah Stone is a gold miner driven mad by Greed. Having become a Serial Killer, he's implied to have eaten his wife and child before kidnapping the local preacher's daughter. After a search party find the two, Stone brags about raping the girl before slicing her neck open. He's gunned down for his crimes, but binds his soul to his stash of gold. Having thusly become a phantom called "the Forty-Niner", Stone kills anybody who takes his treasure. His cursed soul pursues the protagonists of the film, killing them in sadistic ways which demonstrate precisely why Stone calls himself the Devil.
  • The Minion (1998): The Minion is a demonic entity with a penchant for hijacking bodies. Desiring to release The Antichrist from his imprisonment, the Minion gleefully sets out to acquire a key, knowing that doing so would result in the destruction of the world. The Minion takes possession of several hosts during its pursuit of the key. Whether it's using a police officer to massacre the entirety of the police department or forcing a possessed Bernhard into decimating The Knights Templar, the Minion left a trail of death in its wake. Realizing that Lukas Sadorov and Mohawk archaeologist Karen Goodleaf were intending on disposing of the key at a nuclear waste facility, the Minion murders Michael Bear—Karen's grandfather—and masquerades as him in a feeble attempt at deceiving Lukas into giving him the key. Fanatical and vicious, the Minion desired nothing less than pure, unadulterated chaos.
  • Missing (2009): Pan-Gon is a brutal serial kidnapper of young women who he keeps as "pets" until they start to bore him, at which he brutally kills them. Starting the film by kidnapping Hyeon-ah, Pan-Gon kills her boyfriend with a shovel before turning the girl into his slave to be raped and abused at his leisure. Giddily noting that he has done this same thing to three other women before, Pan-Gon later pulls out all of Hyeon-ah's teeth before feeding her into a meat grinder while she is still alive, ending the girl's life. Later viciously killing two men who attempt to thwart him, Pan-Gon kidnaps Hyeon-ah's sister, Hyeon-jeong, and, after failing to rape her, spends his final moments gleefully boasting about what he did to her sister.
  • The Missing: The evil Native American "witch" Pesh-Chidin, aka El Brujo ("The Sorcerer"), is a sadistic murderer who leads a group of killers through the territories where he ritualistically murders those he encounters and kidnaps attractive young ladies to sell into sex slavery in Mexico. Chidin has the women mistreated, his only concern being he fears seven is an "unlucky number, " making him opt to capture an eighth girl before they go to Mexico. When he learns a girl has killed herself thanks to the aid of another, Chidin restrains himself from beating the girl only because he won't gain money for a swollen face, but forces sand into her mouth while snarling "this is what the rest of your life will taste like." Chidin murders a photographer via a powder that makes him bleed out through his ears, eyes, nose and mouth, slaughters his Mexican partners when they anger him and finally simply attempts to murder the heroes. A vicious, brutal monster feared even by other Native tribes, Chidin is a loathed figure to all who know him.
  • Missing in Action series:
    • Missing In Action 2: The Beginning: Colonel Yin is the sadistic Vietnamese commander of the POW camp James Braddock is sent to. Holding onto his prisoners for years, Yin mistreats and routinely tortures the prisoners of the camp, a favorite tactic of his being to play Russian Roulette with his prisoners, usually bluffing but only to fool all the prisoners for when he actually does execute one. Killing all those who try to escape, Yin is determined to completely break Braddock and force him to confess to imaginary war crimes, with the intent to kill every American POW once he's satisfied with breaking down Braddock. Yin tries a multitude of ways to try to break Braddock: lying about his wife's remarriage; forcing a sack over his head with a savage rat inside; and giving a fatal injection of opium to a fellow prisoner dying of malaria—whom Yin had promised to save—before lighting him on fire in front of Braddock's eyes. Yin happily kills anyone he no longer has use for, executing a photographer who stumbles across the camp and shooting down his partner in an opium cartel to acquire his helicopter. A near-emotionless tyrant of a man, all the atrocities of the Vietnam War were perfectly highlighted within Yin.
    • Braddock: Missing in Action 3: General Quoc is another immoral Vietnamese commander out for perceived vengeance against Colonel Bradock. After Bradock flies into Vietnam to meet up with Li and Van, his estranged wife and son, Quoc ambushes Braddock's family and murders Li with her husband and son in full witness. After capturing Braddock and Van, Quoc boasts about his long history of torture and has Van and Braddock subjected to his specialty: suspending Braddock by a rope and gleefully electrocuting him, all whilst attached to a trigger that, when Braddock submits, will blow his own son's head off. After Braddock and Van escape, Quoc takes Reverend Polanski's orphanage of American-Asian children hostage to lure Braddock into his clutches, and has no compunction in trying to have them all killed later to get at Braddock himself. Quoc boasted a sadistic streak on par with Yin's, and had no qualms as to whom he had to harm to hurt Braddock.
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Mr. Barron is a shapeshifting Peculiar who strives for immortality. Once a Peculiar who was part of a splinter group who sought to live outside the loops, Barron and his minions were mutated into the monstrous Hollowghasts as a result of a failed experiment involving stealing the essence of an ymbryne. Barron, however, finds an especially vile manner of regaining his humanity; raiding loops, killing all the Peculiars within—specifically children—and devouring their eyes. Barron repeats this process with several other loops, with the ultimate goal to find the loop of Ms. Peregrine and use her and several other ymbrynes to start the experiment anew. Once he does, Barron coerces Peregrine into coming with him under the threat of Jacob's life, and soon leaves all the children under her care to the mercy of the approaching Hollowghasts. Mr. Barron's humorously polite demeanor belied a child-murdering monster concerned solely with his own ends.
  • Mission: Impossible Film Series: Ethan Hunt and company have faced numerous terrorists and other criminals. The following duo, however, are the worst of the worst:
    • Mission: Impossible III: Owen Davian is a sociopathic, powerful international Arms Dealer who is notorious for selling to different terrorists. Davian wants to find the Rabbit's Foot, a highly dangerous weapon which Davian is going to give to John Musgrave and start a war in the Middle East which would kill many people. When he captures an agent who is spying on him, he brutally tortures her and plants a bomb inside of her head, detonating the bomb when she is finally rescued. When Davian is interrogated by Ethan Hunt, he gloats about killing the agent, saying that the only real reason he did it was because it was fun, before threatening to do the same to Ethan and his wife, no matter what, which he attempts to do multiple times, even going as far as to disguise his own security chief as Ethan's wife, and then killing her, just to torture Ethan. In his final moments, he keeps his promise, and decides to kill Ethan's wife, with Ethan Forced to Watch.
    • Rogue Nation & Fallout: Solomon Lane is a former MI-6 operative who, after realizing his own sociopathic nature, became enraged and went rogue with the Syndicate to cover up his own deficiencies. Using the Syndicate to carry out devastating terrorist attacks while committing murders himself, Lane was defeated and arrested by Ethan Hunt and his team. Two years later, Lane uses his ally John Lark—aka August Walker—to get free, now hell-bent on revenge against Ethan. To that end, he uses stolen plutonium to rig two nuclear bombs to go off in Kashmir, at a medical site where Ethan's ex-wife Julia is working just out of spite. The nukes will irradiate the water supplies of China, India and Pakistan, affecting a third of the earth's population while Lane is fine dying in the blast so long as he knows Ethan is framed for being Lark and will rot in a jail cell for the rest of his life haunted by the guilt of Julia's death. Abandoning all pretense of good intentions, Lane shows that he is a dark mirror to Hunt himself, stopping at nothing to achieve his ends, no matter how many have to die.
  • Mission Kashmir (2000 Bollywood film): Hilal Kohistani is a brutal Islamic terrorist dedicated to carrying out "Mission Kashmir." Brainwashing young boys who have lost people to violence, Kohistani has them carry out terrorist attacks for him to kill the innocent. When one is injured, Kohistani murders him to deceive the authorities with fake plans on the corpse and tells the other young men the victim killed himself for the cause. It is revealed Kohistani's Mission Kashmir is to bomb the holiest Muslim and Hindu sites in Kashmir when they are full of worshippers so as to start a religious war to rip India apart.
  • Molly (2017/2018): Deacon, a smug, arrogant leader of some of the last bastions of civilization in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, keeps control by kidnapping others and injecting them with drugs to turn them into feral "Supplicants", which are then made to fight to the death for the amusement of Deacon and his followers, which he demonstrates by destroying the minds of a couple who came to beg him for medicine for their daughter. Deacon tries to capture the heroine Molly to turn her into a superpowered Supplicant, even having the process done on a loyal minion just because he's running short on fighters. When things collapse around him, Deacon murders his loyal right-hand woman before going after Molly again, with every supplicant being a reminder of a life Deacon has destroyed.
  • Monster Hunt: Lord Ge Qian Hu is the regional warlord and owner of the Heaven Restaurant. Disgusted by the Monster Hunter Bureau's fall into obscurity and wishing to revitalize it, Hu places a bounty on the Monster Queen's unborn child, relishing in the potential chaos that would ensue. Discovering that monsters were hiding in the Yongying Village, he captures the monsters, and takes them to his restaurant, where his employees would cook them into several dishes. Hu intended to eat the young monster king, Wuba, only to be stopped by Tianyin and Xiaolan. Taking Xiaolan and Tianyin's grandmother hostage, Hu gives Tianyin the option of either giving him the baby before he stopped counting, or to let both of his loved ones die a gruesome death. As the Monster King, he was responsible for orchestrating a civil war, and disguised himself as a human in order to eradicate the remnants of the old king's supporters. Hypocritical and having a taste for power, Ge wished to suppress his fellow monsters and humans alike.
  • The Monster Project (2017): Devon Adams is actually Satan himself in human disguise and the true mastermind behind all the horror. Seeking to unleash Hell on Earth, he conducts a ritual that consists of six sacrifices being held during the night of a lunar eclipse at a specific house. He disguises the ritual as a documentary where he and a film-making crew interview three supposedly real monsters. He takes the crew up to the old abandoned house, which results in the deaths of nearly the entire crew. He has Bryan kill the demon-possessed Shiori, and leaves Murielle to die alone after getting bitten by a vampire. After he reveals his true nature to Bryan, he mocks his beliefs, and when Bryan questions if he truly loved Murielle, he says love is all about sacrifice, but it's clear he sees her as nothing but a tool to manipulate and dispose of. Finally, he has one of his followers slit Bryan's throat so he can use his blood to complete the ritual and rule the world as its God.
  • Mortal Engines: Thaddeus Valentine is the head of the Guild of Historians and the second-in-command to the mayor of London, Magnus Crome. Introduced observing the mobile city of London devouring a small mining town, it was revealed that prior to the main story, Thaddeus personally murdered the mother of the assassin—and his own daughter—Hester Shaw, and scarred Hester's face in order to gain an Old Technology for his own agenda. When one of the other Historians, Tom Nasworthy, found this out, Thaddeus released the dangerous criminal Shrike and sent him after Hester and Tom. It was revealed that he uses said Old Technology in order to activate a weapon known as MEDUSA that could destroy the Shield Wall that protected the static settlement known as Shan Guo so that he could make it his new hunting ground. When the mayor found out about Thaddeus's plans, Thaddeus murdered him in cold blood. When his plans of destroying the Shield Wall failed, he then orders his henchmen to execute London's control crew and plans to ram London into the wall. His own daughter Katherine called him out on how his only goal was to gain more power.
  • Mortal Kombat films:
    • Mortal Kombat: The Movie: Shang Tsung is an Evil Sorcerer who drains the souls of his victims and seeks to destroy Earthrealm for Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld. Starting the film by killing hero Liu Kang's younger brother and draining his soul, Shang Tsung manipulates the heroes into joining Mortal Kombat so he can see a victory for his side and finally see humanity destroyed. During his tenure as tournament grandmaster, Shang Tsung frequently drains the souls of defeated fighters, even still-living men from his own side, that he absorbs into himself, the souls suffering perpetual torment. When he realizes he may lose the tournament, Shang Tsung proves himself a dishonorable coward by doing everything he can to avoid fighting Liu Kang and trying to challenge weaker fighters in his place before relying on using Liu Kang's brother's form to try to break him mentally.
    • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation: Elder God Shinnok, the God of Outworld and the father—and the one behindEmperor Shao Kahn, is in one form or another largely responsible for the events of the films as a whole. Having once decreed that his sons, Shao Kahn and Raiden, must be able to kill the other to prove themselves worthy as his heir, Shinnok disowned his son Raiden after Raiden hesitated to kill Kahn, and seeks little else but his blood in the present day. Shinnok has conditioned Shao Kahn to be Emperor—threatening to take his soul should he fail to measure up to his standard—and has overseen the successful invasion of one other Realm by his hand, deliberately violating the Elder God's sacred rules to allow Kahn to invade Earth anyways after Shang Tsung's defeat. Shinnok callously oversees Kahn murdering Raiden after he denies his final offer of peace, sneering that Raiden shall die alongside the humans he's dedicated himself to protecting.
  • The Most Dangerous Game: Count Zaroff is an Egomaniac Hunter who grew bored with big game, and decided to go after humans instead. To this end, he periodically shifted signal buoys to cause ships to wreck on his island, and takes any survivors to hunt, ostensibly letting them go if they evade him until sunrise. Before the hunt, he locks his victim in his trophy room for a few hours so the victim will be scared enough for a sporting chase. When Sanger "Bob" Rainsford becomes his latest foe, he threatens to make Eve Trowbridge into his sex slave if he wins. After Rainsford wins and he and Eve escape the island, Zaroff tries to shoot them both, showing that he has no honor at all.
  • Mr Accident: Duxton Chevalier is a surprisingly serious and evil villain for a comedy film. He forces his brother to hand over his egg company by threatening to chop the leg off of his beloved dog and gets more sinister as the film goes on. It's revealed that he murdered his own brother after already getting the company, stuffing his body in a refrigerator and sending it through a recycling machine. He then spikes the chicken feed with nicotine in order to produce nicotine-spiked eggs to get people addicted to the eggs so he can bring in the cash. As a result, when he discovers Roger is his ex's new boyfriend, he stuffs him and his best friend in another refrigerator and tries to repeat what he did with his brother with them still alive. He then moves on to try to murder his girlfriend Sunday with an ax after she rebukes his affections one last time. After Roger confronts him on his plan, asking if baby food is next, Duxton reacts by saying: "We're working on it."
  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior: Mengdu is The Evil Prince of the Rouran tribes. He is first seen ordering some prisoners slaughtered for fun. After being forced to stop by his father, Mengdu suggests that they use their recently-united army to conquer China, kicking off a war that's so severe that China must conscript one man from every military family. After twelve years of fighting, and the men tired of war, Mengdu kills one general who tried to convince the others to go home, kills his father to take over the army, declares that the war will continue, and forces his sister to marry him. After Mengdu finds Mulan's army weakened by a sandstorm, he decides to stop them by torturing his POWs to draw the soldiers out and killing them as they do. Soon, Mengdu gets impatient and orders the prisoners slaughtered, only stopping when a prince who happened to be in the army offers himself as a hostage.
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: The titular Dragon Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, ferociously conquered China two millennia ago. Forcing his defeated enemies to build The Great Wall of China, burying thousands of the dead and exhausted within the foundation, the Emperor cursed their souls to hold up the Wall for eternity. Seeking immortality, the Emperor enlisted the help of sorceress Zi Yuan but became enraged with her for sleeping with one of his Generals and tried to kill them both before Zi Yuan's curse turned the Emperor and his armies to clay. After his resurrection, the Emperor uses Shangri-La to become immortal and announces to his terra cotta warriors his intent to put the planet under his totalitarian regime.
  • The Mummy (2017): Ahmanet, once trained to succeed her father on the throne of Egypt, made a dark pact with the god Set after the birth of her baby brother to bring darkness throughout the world. Murdering her father, stepmother and baby brother, Ahmanet was mummified alive before Set could manifest. Freed millennia later, Ahmanet drains the life of innocent people to replenish her strength and attempts to manifest Set through hero Nick Morton. Later captured by the organization called The Prodigium, Ahmanet escapes by massacring the personnel and creates widespread chaos and death throughout London. Setting her eyes on Nick, Ahmanet spitefully murders his love interest Jenny and attempts to convince him to accept Set so she may rule over the world as a queen.
  • Murder Party: Alexander is a sinister, seemingly wealthy man who organizes the titular "Murder Party" that lures in Chris Hawley, before taking him hostage. Alexander then asserts his dominance over the group of artists present and instructs them how to murder Christopher in a group effort. As the night goes on, Alexander plays sadistic mind games with the group and eventually reveals he's just a fry cook named Tim who planned to trick them all into committing a gruesome murder before killing all of them to steal their artwork and make it more valuable to sell when they were all dead. He immediately attempts to kill everyone present following this revelation.
  • Murders in the Zoo: Eric Gorman is a millionaire zoologist and big game hunter who is homicidally possessive of his wife Eveleyn. Introduced sewing closed the mouth of a colleague who kissed Evelyn and leaving him out in the wilderness to be slaughtered by wild animals, Eric plots to dispose of Roger Hewitt after he catches Evelyn's eye and fatally poisons him with mamba venom at a feast. When Evelyn threatens to expose his crimes, Eric tosses her into a pit to be torn apart by alligators with not an ounce of hesitation. Eric quickly poisons Dr. Woodford afterwards once he catches onto Eric's murders and tries to kill his assistant in a fit of rage after she saves Woodford's life. Even in spite of his charms, Eric is a senselessly violent psychopath whose crimes shocked audiences back in the 1930s and continue to stand out in depravity years later.
  • Murphy's Law (1986): The psychopathic Joan Freeman, upon being released from jail, intends on bloody retribution against detective Jack Murphy for putting her behind bars. Murdering Murphy's ex-wife and her boyfriend and framing Murphy for it, Freeman begins systematically slaughtering everyone who had anything to do with her incarceration, with the intention of destroying Murphy's good name and leaving him for last. Finally, Freeman tries to kill Murphy's friend Isabella with an arrow, proclaiming her undying hate for Murphy before attempted to kill him with an ax.
  • The Musketeer: Febre as played by Tim Roth is a sadistic Blood Knight who lives for combat and destruction. Murdering D'Artagnan's parents in front of him as a child, Febre becomes the pet psychopath of Cardinal Richeliu and carries out his unsavory work. Febre murders many who cross his path and incites a riot to create political tension. Febre blackmails the queen by threatening a child's life to lure her and the Duke of Buckingham together to murder them both and frame the King of France. Febre then reveals his true goal: to start a giant war between France, Spain and Britain simply for the laughs of all the lives that will be lost. When Richelieu calls him mad for this, Febre remarks this is the third time he's been called insane in a night. "It must be so!"
  • Mutant Girls Squad: Kisaragi is the mutant leader of a HILKO resistance group who only cares for himself. He takes in HILKO girls shunned by society, training them to become soldiers. Sacrificing innocent humans for Izanami in return for power, he later leads an attack on an anti-HILKO meeting, forcing Rin to kill three innocent humans afterwards, disappointed when she refuses. The next morning, he sends all of his girls out to act as suicide bombers, killing thousands of humans in the process. During the attacks, Kisaragi kidnaps the anti-HILKO Prime Minister, using his blood to make Izanami grant him a mutant power suit. When the police lead a raid on the HILKO hideout, Kisaragi, using his new suit, gleefully kills them all, declaring himself the new leader of Japan. After Rin and Rei figure out his motives, Kisaragi tries to kill them, seeing them as having served their purpose.
  • My Soul to Take: The Riverton Ripper is a malevolent spirit note  who caused a schizophrenic man named Abel Plenkov to unknowingly commit a series of murders in his town. When Abel discovered him, the Ripper took full control, killing Abel’s doctor and pregnant wife, and attempting to kill several others, including Abel’s young daughter before seemingly disappearing, but actually jumping into the body of a baby. Sixteen years later, when the Riverton Seven, the teenagers who happened to be born on the day the Ripper vanished, fail to complete a ritual meant to keep the Ripper away, the Ripper returns and begins killing them off. After killing five of the seven, leaving only Bug and his friend Alex, and having also killed Bug’s foster mother and a policeman, the Ripper reveals that his soul had been in Alex, and he tries to make a deal with Bug to kill Bug’s sister and pin the murders on the recently-deceased Jerome so that they would be seen as heroes. When Bug refuses, the Ripper tries to kill him as well.
  • Mystery Men: In the otherwise-comedic film, the vicious Casanova Frankenstein is released from the asylum he's been in for twenty years. Showing he hasn't changed in the slightest, Casanova promptly blows the Asylum up and abducts his old nemesis Captain Amazing, who had him released in the first place out of boredom. Planning to create the greatest act of evil Champion City has ever seen, Casanova unveils the Psycho-Frakulator that will painfully warp reality and kill every citizen in the city. Delighted by his own evil, Casanova even kills his own henchmen just to prove a point to the heroes when they try to stop him and abducts hero Mr. Furious's girlfriend with obvious lewd intentions before attempting to annihilate the city with them.
  • Mystics in Bali (1981 Film): The Queen of Leak at first appeared as a helpful mentor towards the two protagonists, Catherine and Mahendra, by teaching them the Black Magic known as Leak. However, it was revealed that she has her own agenda. After Catherine masters the Leak magic, the Queen then mind-controls her head and orders her to murder an innocent pregnant woman by sucking out her baby from the womb. The Queen then mind-controls Catherine again to took more innocent lives so that she could become even younger and stronger. When Mahendra's uncle interferes with her affairs, the Queen then electrocutes him and slits his throat in the ensuing fight.
  • Mythica series: Szorlok the Necromancer killed many people to find the Darkspore, which grants ultimate power over the death, even sacrificing his loyal acolytes to power it. Defeated, Szorlok went into exile, but later kills many to recover the separated fragments of the Darkspore. Upon taking center stage, Szorlok drains the life of his former friend and mentor Gojun Pye, raising armies of the undead to slaughter all in their path while Szorlok destroys the Gods to take their place, intending to make everyone worship him or die. When the heroine Marek resists him, Szorlok attempts to drain the life of every mortal on the planet to fuel himself, laughing how he will rule over a "world of death".
  • Naked Weapon: Madam M, real name Madeline Ho, is the leader of a mysterious organization of female assassins. After killing her own top assassin, she seeks a replacement by kidnapping young girls from all over the world and bringing them to her island, where they are shot should they try to escape. After 6 years of grueling training and kill-or-be-killed exercises, the girls are forced by Madam M into a deathmatch that leaves only three of the original 40 alive. Afterwards, she drugs the surviving girls and has them brutally raped in order to "prepare" them for having to use their bodies to commit assassinations. She has them commit many murders all over the world, and when one of them tries to reconnect with her long-lost mother, Madam M tries to have said mother killed.
  • Nam Angels: Chard is a former member of the Nazi "Devil's Legion" who, after being rescued from near-death by an indigenous Vietnamese tribe, convinces them to prop him up as a god. His rule is brutal and isolationist, slaughtering any outsiders who stumble upon his tribe and selling POWs to both sides of the ongoing civil war. His men treated little better, Chard orders a village of his own loyalists slaughtered when one of them helps Lieutenant Vince Calhoun rescue his men, whom Chard had captured earlier. When Calhoun and the Hells Angels he's recruited attack Chard's hideout, the tyrant decides to sell them to the North Vietnamese Army in the hopes they'll be hunted for sport, while murdering one of the bikers himself and bringing his tattered coat back to taunt Calhoun.
  • Nate and Hayes: Ben Pease was once the partner of William "Bully" Hayes until Bully caught Ben subjecting innocents to slavery. The resulting fight had Bully shoot off Ben's private parts, and as a result, Ben has left a trail of murder across the seas to frame Bully for his crimes. Attacking a mission, Ben murders everyone except those he abducts to sell into slavery, and when the heroine Sophie takes one of his men hostage, Ben simply shoots the man to deprive her of a hostage. Allying with imperial Germany, Ben intends to supply them with slaves for their mines while also making an alliance with a cannibal tribe by giving them barrels full of severed heads and Sophie to use as a Human Sacrifice. Even at the end, Ben attempts to frame Bully for everything and see his nemesis hang in Ben's place.
  • The Nativity Story: King Herod is the tyrannical and blasphemous ruler of Judea, who ruthlessly taxes his already impoverished people to fund the construction of his own temples and palaces, and orders that anyone who cannot pay have their families forced into slavery or their animals slaughtered. However, he is most concerned with a prophecy that a Messiah will arise from the town of Bethlehem, ordering a census so he may track any men of power returning there, outlawing speak of the prophecy by punishment of crucifixion, and even threatening his own son with death if he does not continue to prove himself useful. When The Three Wise Men tell him that the Messiah they seek is a child, Herod lies and says he is looking for the Messiah too, and that they should return to him after he is found. When the Wise Men do not return, Herod commands that all the children under the age of two in Bethlehem be slaughtered.
  • Nazi Overlord: Dr. India Eris is a British scientist who defected to the Nazis and was tasked with making bioweapons. She had them stage a kidnapping so the Allies would send her test subjects in the form of rescue teams, meanwhile also experimenting on civilians near the base she's stationed in, children included. These experiments are meant to create a plague to spread amongst non-Aryan peoples so that they'll go mad and eat each other alive. She intends to transfer the virus via bug bites, but those test subjects keep exploding. After Captain Adam Rogers and his team are captured by her benefactors, Eris has them be Forced to Watch as she conducts these experiments, eventually setting some zombies on them when they break free. While she is killed in this final battle, she managed to infect Rogers beforehand, thus ravaging the Earth even after death.
  • Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012): Josef Mengele is a genius scientist and military commander who seeks to bring Adolf Hitler back to life and create the Fourth Reich by bombing every non-Aryan country with a flesh-eating bacteria and an army of technologically advanced Nazis. Escaping to Antarctica during World War II, Mengele prolongs the lifespan of his organization and forces a doctor named Riestad to bring a "constant supply" of victims to him, so he could vivisect them to keep him and his army alive. Abducting a group of researchers, Mengele keeps a skinless man alive for hours and executes another for suspecting he was a Jew. Selecting a group of women, Mengele gives one to be raped by his men and lobotomizes another, removing her brain with his own hand in a fit of anger. After reviving Hitler by allowing Riestad to kill his own unborn child and take his stem cells, Mengele plans on bringing the rest of the researchers to surgery so they could not be liabilities anymore.
  • New Dragon Inn: Both versions of the classic wuxia villain Tsao/Cao Siu-yan count:
    • Dragon Inn (Dragon Gate Inn) (1967): Tsao is an asthmatic, merciless eunuch and the chief of the Dong Chang, allowing them to murder and terrorize people with full impunity. Besting and executing his political rival, the noble Minister Yu, Tsao has Yu's children ruthlessly hunted down, having his men conduct a full massacre of the people within and around the titular inn to set up an ambush. Revealed to have castrated and press-ganged two of Yu's remaining sympathizers after they paid respects to the late Minister's grave, Tsao ultimately murders the border officer with his own sword en route to the inn and tries to slaughter everyone between him and the children himself.
    • Dragon Inn (New Dragon Gate Inn) (1992): No less evil than his original incarnation, Tsao here is a power-hungry eunuch who subverts the Emperor's authority to pursue power himself, having prisoners used as target practice by his men and having all of his politically rivals systematically captured and horribly killed. Personally torturing Minister Yang Yu-xuan to death and having his entire family murdered, Tsao spares only his two young children for the purpose of luring in the noble general Chow and his men so he can wipe them all out at once. His men pursuing Chow and the children to the Dragon Gate Inn, Tsao rides in himself and has his archers fire through both rebels and Dong Chang soldiers alike, ultimately coming down himself to kill the children and all of their sympathizers and successfully killing Mo-yan himself before his own death.
  • The New Legend of Shaolin: Ma Ling-Yee is a brutal government enforcer. Once a close ally of Hung Hei-Kwun, Ling-Yee betrayed his former friend and sided with the corrupt government out of greed. He led the government army in slaughtering Hei-Kwun's village, with his infant son being the only survivor. After seemingly being killed by Hei-Kwun, Ling-Yee was healed and made "invincible". Years later, Ling-Yee and the government forces sought out a map tattooed on the backs of several children, hoping it would lead them to the rebel treasure. In his quest, Ling-Yee and the government forces wiped out a temple of monks, personally killing his old master. He tracks the children to a village and captures them, including Hei-Kwun's son. When the children are freed, Ling-Yee pursues them to a rebel hideout, wiping out the rebels living there. Even when the government forces are defeated, Ling-Yee continues to pursue Hei-Kwun and the children to a ghost village and tries to kill them all.
  • Nick of Time: Mr. Smith is a psychotic assassin with a Hair-Trigger Temper hiding under a paper-thin veneer of affability. A member of the conspiracy to assassinate Governor Eleanor Grant, Smith and his cohort Ms. Jones snatch accountant Gene Winston from off the street and browbeat him into carrying out the assassination at the threat of his young daughter Lynn's life—with full plans to likely kill both after they have worn out their use. Smith relentlessly hounds and beats Gene and threatens to brutally murder Lynn for the slightest deviation from the plot, and at one point reminisces over murdering a friend of his for being a "fuck-up." Smith coldly shoots Eleanor's assistant dead after she inadvertently learns too much, and once the plot to kill Eleanor goes awry for the final time, Smith simply indiscriminately fires into a populated crowd to take her out and shortly thereafter tries to murder Lynn himself. Deprived of any real emotion except murderous anger, Smith's tendency to harm anything that so much as displeased him marked him as the absolute worst of those involved in the conspiracy.
  • Night of the Running Man (1995): Sadistic hitman David Eckhart is introduced in bed with a lover, only to snap her neck when she attempts to ask him personal questions. Later blinding a mugger for amusement and wasting his time, Eckhart goes on the trail of cab driver Jerry Logan who, by chance, has ended up with a million dollars. Capturing a waitress Logan befriended, Eckhart dangles her over a dam's edge and drops her even when she gives him what he wants to know. Having Logan tortured by his partner Mills to keep him from running, the promise of the money eventually makes Eckhart murder his employer and his employer's wife and kill the "snitch" who informed him to get back in the local mob boss's good graces while keeping the money. Eckhart promptly betrays Logan's deal, tries to kill him and his girlfriend, and even murders Mills as not to share the wealth, gloating all the while about the "rush" he is getting from his excitement.
  • Night Terrors (1993): The charismatic cult leader, Paul Chevalier, is a descendant of the Marquis de Sade himself who has dedicated his life to embracing and upholding his ancestor's deranged teachings. Chevalier leads sadomasochistic orgies among his cult while fixating on a young woman named Genie who bears resemblance to Sade's own lover, terrorizing her by sadistically murdering her friends and tormenting them with her bodies. Chevalier eventually has Genie kidnapped, her father murdered and his head brought to torment her, while killing the man who brought Genie to him in the first place. When Genie remains defiant of him, Chevalier decides to torture her to death in whatever way his whims decree, horribly murdering even his own lover who tries to protect Genie from Chevalier's psychotic intentions.
  • Night Wars (1988): McGregor is a sadistic U.S. soldier who became a mercenary for the Viet Cong. Betraying his own platoon, McGregor served as the Torture Technician of a POW Camp, gleefully tormenting his former comrades. Trapping Jhonny in the camp with him for nine years, McGregor regularly tortures Trent and Jim when they go back in time to save their friend, taking advantage of the camp's supernatural properties in an attempt to torture the three for eternity. Invading the present, McGregor sexually assaults Trent's wife before stabbing her to death.
  • Nightbreed: Dr. Philip Decker is far more evil than any of the actual monsters in the film are. He masquerades as a renowned psychologist, but is actually a masked, bayonet-wielding serial killer who butchers families (including the children), women he comes across, and anyone else he can get his hands on. He sees himself as a Death-like figure on a mission to stop the continuation of mankind. Captain Eigerman's comments towards Aaron Boone suggest that Decker is a cannibal as well. After Decker’s psychiatric patient Aaron tells him his dreams of the Nightbreed civilization, he frames Aaron for his crimes and gets Aaron killed by the police. When he learns of Aaron's resurrection and the existence of the Tribes of the Moon, he tries to exterminate the civilization of Dark Is Not Evil magical creatures as the ultimate extension of his mission to cleanse the world. A depraved and hypocritical Knight Templar with an utter contempt for humans and Nightbreed alike, he earns the fear and disgust of everyone who's unlucky enough to see his true face.
  • Nightcrawler: Louis "Lou" Bloom is what is known as a "Nightcrawler," a reporter who prowls the nights for the most gruesome footage he can gather. Louis is also a total sociopath who opens the film by attacking and perhaps murdering a security guard for his watch. Once he discovers the money in reporting, Louis devotes himself wholeheartedly to the endeavor. He blackmails his boss into sleeping with him once his position is secure, knowing that she needs his footage. Lou sabotages the brakes of a van belonging to a rival so he can film said rival dying on a stretcher. Lou later reports gang violence as a home invasion so he can create a panic-laden story of urban crime creeping into the suburbs, and later engineers a confrontation with the police in a crowded diner so he can film the resulting carnage as gang members, police and innocent civilians die. Finally, Lou follows a car chase and when one of the gang members crashes, Lou lies to his assistant Rick that the gangster is dead, causing Rick to be shot dead by the gangster once he goes over to film the body; the motive was Rick wanted more of the profits. A media sensation with his new company of Video Production News, Lou covers his lack of humanity with a seemingly friendly mask, all the while promising his new employees he'd never ask any of them to do something he wouldn't do himself.
  • Nighthawks: Heymar Reinhardt, alias "Wulfgar," is a terrorist who manipulates everyone around him and kills the people who help him. Even his employers don't like him, as evidenced by one of them refusing to pay him because several children were killed by his last attack at the beginning of the movie. He doesn't care who his actions injure or kill, even if the victims are children. He takes a frail old woman hostage at a subway, and before that, he killed the flight attendant he was staying with after she looked in his briefcase, calmly telling her that everything was okay, before killing her offscreen. Later on, he takes more hostages, including an eight-month-old infant. The only reason that he lets the infant live is because he knows that doing so would make him seem more employable to future or potential terrorist organizations, provided he can escape his current predicament alive.
  • Nightmare at Noon (1988): The enigmatic foreign agent simply known as "the Albino" is a mute Mad Scientist who infects the water supply of the small town of Canyonland to drive them all into murderous insanity. The Albino oversees countless dozens turn upon and kill each other with a clear air of pleasure, having a harmless witness to his schemes executed and even murdering all of his minions when he decrees they're a liability to him.
  • The Nightmare Never Ends: Olivier, a demonic Man of Wealth and Taste—heavily implied to be the demon Moloch—and leader of a Satanic cult, has been involved in many wars over the centuries. He's introduced interrupting a Nazi dinner party to inform a man that he hasn't met his quota with Hitler for three weeks before gunning down the women onstage. He kills the alleged clairvoyant who showed Claire Hansen the vision of him in Nazi Germany. Weiss, a survivor of The Holocaust who lost his family to Olivier, attempts to hunt him down when he finds out that he sees him on TV, only for Olivier to brutally murder him. Olivier then rapes a girl, Annie, in his club and kills her boyfriend when he goes looking for him. He then sets his sights on the Claire's husband, Nobel Prize-winning atheist author, James Hansen, who just released a book entitled God Is Dead. He forces James into a meeting and attempts to recruit him to his cult, and melts his face when he refuses. When Lieutenant Sterne investigates him, Olivier kills his partner by filling his car with smoke and causing it to blow up when Sterne gets near. Then he goes after Claire, who's been tasked to kill him and remove his heart. She—along with Annie—captures him and tries to cut his heart out on an operating table, but Claire discovers that she killed Annie in his place, and Olivier murders her.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: Freddy Krueger
    • In the original continuity, Freddy Krueger is the dream-invading ghost of a child murderer, seeking to continue his spree. In life, he kept missing children's pictures of his victims in a scrapbook and posed as an unassuming, caring father before his wife discovered the truth; he then murders his wife with no hesitation. When he got off on a technicality, the people of Springwood lynched Freddy, at which point he makes a bargain with demonic forces to become, in his own words, "what nightmares are made of". He uses his newfound powers to find increasingly creative ways to torture and murder his dozens of victims for his own amusement by using their primal fears against them, all the while cracking sick jokes; afterwards, he harvests the souls of his victims and keeps them in a hellish state within his body to draw their power. By the time of The Final Nightmare, Freddy's body count had the hundreds, reducing Springwood to a child's graveyard and driving the adults into madness. He goes on to taunt a girl by appearing as her sexually abusive father, and even attempts to murder his own daughter Kathryn upon reuniting with her. Freddy makes it clear to Kathryn of his intent to continue his killing spree across the world until he runs out of victims, declaring "every town has an elm street." In Freddy vs. Jason, Freddy resurrects Jason Voorhees from Hell and loosing him onto Springwood to spread fear in his name. Growing annoyed that Jason is killing those he wanted for himself, Freddy makes an attempt to kill his pawn; it's revealed he murdered Lori Campbell's mother and attempts to rape Lori herself in her nightmare when she tries to help Jason. Freddy is one of the few Slasher Movie killers with a distinct and talkative personality, and has always simply been a sadistic monster who extends his victims' suffering for its own sake.
    • Freddy Krueger is just as monstrous in the 2010 reboot. A sadistic pedophile, Freddy used to be a preschool gardener who would take the children to his underground cave, where he would rape them and take photos of them, his favorite being Nancy. When the parents of the kids find out and murder him, Freddy returns from the dead years later in order to kill the kids for snitching on him. In their dreams, Freddy gives the teens a head start so that he can enjoy their screaming and fear before he brutally murders them, all the while making snide comments at them. He then hangs the bodies up in his boiler room as trophies. Setting his sights on Nancy once again, Freddy saves her for last, so that, once her brain goes into a coma via sleep deprivation, he can keep her as his sex toy forever. Despite getting killed again, Freddy immediately returns, killing Nancy's mother.
  • The Night of a Thousand Cats (1972): Hugo, disturbed playboy Serial Killer, routinely stalks the women of Acapulco in his helicopter, seducing them and bringing them to his mansion whereupon he strangles and kills them. Hugo, as an avid collector in the fashion of his ancestors, keeps the heads of his victims in glass cases in his basement, feeding the rest to his pen of ravenous cats—saving the bits he eats himself. Hugo further murders a doctor in fury who causes him to lose one of his victims, and even tosses his loyal servant Dorgo to his death for beating him in chess.
  • The Night of the Generals: Wilhelm Tanz is a fanatical Nazi and an unrepentant serial killer who targets women and uses knives to kill them in sexually depraved manners. Tanz's first known victim to the German army at large is in 1941, initiating an investigation by the far saner and more humane Major Grau. Tanz's brutal tactics with civilians make him stand out among his fellow officers, but Grau is alerted three years later when Tanz kills another woman and frames his driver Hermann for it. When Grau confronts Tanz, having deduced he is the killer, Tanz murders him and frames him as a member of a coup against Hitler. Finally, in the 1960s, Tanz's murder of another woman prompts a reopening of the cold case, finally resulting in Tanz brought to justice.
  • The Night of the Hunter: Harry Powell, a Serial Killer and self-appointed preacher, is introduced reminiscing about his previous murders as he was fleeing the sight of his latest murder. After sharing a cell with a bank robber, he gets out of prison and marries Willa, the bank robber's wife, believing her children knew where the stolen money was hidden. He skillfully endears himself to the town, and practically brainwashes Willa into believing his every word. When she overheard him asking the children about the money, he slits her throat as she was laying in bed, dumps her body into the river, and makes up a story to cover for it. In order to get the children to tell him where the money was, he threatens to murder the son, John, while his sister watched. While pursuing them, he kills a farmer, steals a horse and chases them across the state. Believing that God wanted him to murder women, Powell was a chilling psychopath who is unfettered when it comes to what he wants.
  • Nightwatch (1997): Inspector Thomas Cray is a despicable Serial Killer with a fetish for dead people. Once a nightwatchman for a morgue, Cray was fired for having sex with the dead bodies as they came through, and, after trying to sate his desires by hiring hookers to play dead while he had sex with them, decided to escalate his fantasy. Cray began murdering prostitutes, having sex with their corpses, then scooping out their eyeballs as trophies, something he repeats 5 times across his career, and, when getting tired of evading police, prompts to frame an innocent man for his crimes. After murdering a 17-year-old prostitute and framing the hapless Martin Bells as the killer, Cray tries to kill both Martin and his girlfriend with a buzzsaw to their skulls after beating his police partner to death with a baseball bat. A psychopath with a disturbing fixation on the dead, Thomas Cray's evil ran so deep that he actively defied having any reason for his crimes.
  • Ninja (2009): Masazuka was the second-best student of the Takeda ninja dojo until he was expelled for trying to kill Casey Bowman. In response, Masazuka became a hitman in the employ of Temple Industries. Later, he tries to claim the Yoroi Bitsu, a box containing the Takeda school's founder's weapons, slaughtering most of the school in the process. After killing Sensei Takeda in his interrogation, Masazuka learns that his quarry is in New York City, and has Temple send some assassins after them. Killing the sole survivor of the goons' failed attempt, he seeks Casey and Namiko Takeda, killing most of the police precinct they're in and capturing the latter. During the final battle, Masazuka poisons Namiko just to get an edge on Casey.
  • Ninja III: The Domination (1984): The evil, unnamed Black Ninja opens the film by killing a couple at a golf course and everyone else he sees. When the police arrive, the ninja spends his time killing them as well before being mortally wounded. Stumbling upon a young woman, the evil ninja possesses her and begins using her body to murder the police officers who killed him and anyone nearby to witness him. Being barely stopped from killing his host's boyfriend, the Black Ninja is exorcised by the ninja Yamada, whose father was murdered by the Black Ninja, and takes his old body as an undead killer who immediately attempts to mind control or massacre everyone in the temple they're in before engaging Yamada in a final battle.
  • Ninja Assassin: Lord Ozunu is the ruthless leader of the Ozunu clan, a clan which takes in orphaned children and raises them as Child Soldiers by putting them through intense training regimes, where he routinely abuses them. Such abuse includes whipping them to the point of leaving scars on their bodies and forcing them to compete in brutal sparring matches where they beat each other to a bloody pulp, all for the purpose of making them the perfect ninja assassins. These assassins would go after their targets via black sand in a letter as a calling card, striking in the dark or dimly lit places killing not only the targets but anyone allied or unfortunate enough to be in the same room as the target as to leave no witnesses. Years prior to the film, when Kiriko had tried to leave the clan Ozunu had her captured and killed and nearly does the same to Raizo when he betrays him as well. During his final confrontation with Raizo, Ozunu he nearly kills Mika by stabbing her where her heart is supposed to be, with a cold, apathetic look on his face.
  • The Ninja War of Torakage (2014-15) has both halves of the Big-Bad Ensemble:
    • Rikuri is the chancellor for Princess Mizuki, and, despite his goofy personality, proves himself to be a reprehensible figure. Murdering Mizuki's father to secure his position, Rikrui brainwashes Mizuki with magic water that allows him to easily manipulate her. Through Mizuki, Rikuri imposes cannibalism and slave labor upon the citizens of Jesus city, and has rebellious citizens of all ages sacrificed to non-existent gods in order to keep everyone in line. When Torakage and Tsukikage attempt to snatch Rikuri's golden scroll, Rikuri accepts Torakage's plan to keep Tsukikage hostage while he steals him the silver scroll, casually attempting to molest Tsukikage in the meantime. When Tsukikage harms him, Rikuri attempts to sacrifice her, and even strangles Mizuki when she defects against him.
    • Gensai Shinonome, Torakage's former master, is a greedy ninja leader who desires both the silver and golden scroll to obtain hidden treasure. Assigning one of her ninjas to steal the silver scroll, she kills him for accomplishing his task and seeks Torakage. Previously torturing Torakage for fun, she threatens to kill his son should he and Tsukikage fail to steal the golden scroll. With the scrolls in hand, Gensai doesn't care if she has to slaughter the people of Jesus City to gain the treasure. Attempting to kill Torakage after he steals her scrolls, she floods Jesus City by blowing up their dam, and holds Tsukikage hostage in exchange for Torakage's life.
  • No Contest duology:
    • No Contest (1995): "Oz", real name Raymond Brice, is a former drug lord out for revenge on Senator Donald Wilson, his former partner who sold him out to the police. Attacking a beauty pageant Candy, Wilson's daughter, is entered in Oz's men massacre the staff, Oz himself killing the pageant queen before taking the other contestants hostage. Fitting the hostages with explosives, Oz laughs when a terrified girl tries to run and is blown apart. When one of Oz's men is seduced by a captive and she escapes, Oz sadistically tortures him before killing him. Even after Senator Wilson pays him his demanded ransom money, Oz still spitefully tries to kill Candy.
    • No Contest II: Face the Evil (1997): Erich Dengler, posing as a philanthropic art donor named Eric Dane, is really a criminal trying to steal nerve gas canisters hidden in a museum statue. Each canister having the power to wipe out a country, Dengler plans to sell these to terrorists, thrilled at the potential bloodshed and profit. Taking a film crew as hostages, Dengler sadistically has one actor recite Shakespeare lines and shoots him whenever he finds the performance lacking before finally killing him. Keeping two hostages alive to demonstrate his horrific gas, Dengler is a greedy sociopath who would endanger the whole world just for profit.
  • No Country for Old Men: Anton Chigurh is a hired assassin defined by his nihilistic personal code. Compared to the Bubonic Plague by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh is an emotionless killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a coin toss. Introduced by strangling a police officer to death with handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his car, repeating this crime later in the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for Llewelyn Moss to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money for himself, and promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money, making it clear that he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act by claiming to be keeping his promise. A chilling psychopath devoid of humanity, Chigurh is presented as an unstoppable force of evil, a monster without empathy or remorse.
  • No Good Deed (2014): Colin Evans is a narcissistic murderer who kills a prison guard and driver on his escape from jail. When he flees, he tracks down his former fiancee who had cheated on him and brutally murders her for it. Later, Terri allows Colin into her home after he'd been supposedly lost in the rain. Colin proceeds to toy with her best friend Meg before beating her to death with a shovel and taking Terri and her young children hostage. Colin shoots a police officer who comes to investigate and brings Terri and the kids to where he left his own fiancee's body with the revelation that Terri's husband was cheating on her with Colin's fiancee. For the sake of his offended pride, he plans to kill Terri and her children before he kills her husband just as a harsh lesson about how nobody touches what's his.
  • No Tears for the Dead: Byeon/Byun is the main villain John Lee's second-in-command and serves him and Ventura Corporation in return for a promised massive payday. When they fear their corruption is exposed, Byeon immediately puts hitmen on the job to murder the wife of an attempted whistleblower who he already had murdered by the protagonist Gon—also resulting in the death of the couple's young daughter. Byeon carries out multiple murders of suspected leakers himself and organizes a team of hitmen to go after Gon when he betrays them to save the widow, resulting in numerous innocents dying. When Byeon's liaison in the police force, implied to be his brother, demands more money for his efforts, Byeon stabs him to death and later even murders Lee when it turns out he won't be paid. He then proceeds to try to rape the heroine Mo-gyeong out of spite and retribution for the trouble she's caused him.
  • Non-Stop: Zack White sends anonymous text messages to Bill Marks demanding $150 million, threatening to kill someone every 20 minutes if the money is not transferred. While his boss, Tom Bowen, is trying to cause a catastrophe that will inspire people to increase air security, Zack is Only in It for the Money. After causing the deaths of three people, the two activate a bomb to blow up the plane and kill everyone on board. Zack goes to get parachutes so he and Tom can escape and leave everyone else to die. Although Zack does try to stop Tom when he learns that Tom planned for them to die on the plane as well, it's only out of concern for his own safety, and after Tom dies, Zack tries to kill Marks to get a parachute, once again attempting to leave the other passengers to their fate.
  • None Shall Escape (1944): Wilhelm Grimm is a walking study of the festering seeds of evil that bloom into the quintessential Nazi during the era of World War II. Introduced as a bitter, crippled German soldier returning from World War I, Grimm establishes his cruelty by raping a young student and tossing the blame onto a young man who insults him, leading to his victim's anguished suicide. Fascinated by the growing Nazi Party, Grimm eventually demonstrates his loyalty by sending his own brother into a concentration camp soon after the rise of the Third Reich and takes his young son to corrupt into his personal pawn and an extension of his legacy. As Reichskommissar of western Poland, Grimm oversees thousands of lives destroyed either in the camps or in sexual slavery to "entertain" German officers, seeing a protest of defiant people massacred to the last man while personally murdering the rabbi who inspired it and destroying his nephew by sending his love into prostitution, coldly murdering his nephew himself when he recants the Nazi ideology in disgust. At the end of the film, those who have survived Grimm's tortures paint him as a monster who chose the path he walked down out of pride, and ultimately, an unrepentant Grimm, spouting Nazi propaganda to his last breath, is marked as the perfect Nazi; a soulless creature capable only of cruelty and devoid of any human decency.
  • North Star (1996): Sean McLennon is a ruthless land baron who murders other landowners to steal their land. Seeking to murder a group of Native American landowners, the family of hero Santeek, McLennon later sees his wife abducted by Santeek. While initially seeming concerned by her, upon her recovery, McLennon denounces her as a "whore" and banishes her into the woods to die, even killing his own men when they ask to turn back, and murdering an entire posse of law enforcement officers and his own Native American guide when the man discerns McLennon is part Native American himself. Later arrested, he breaks out of jail by murdering his guards and heads to murder his wife himself.
  • Northmen A Viking Saga: The vicious Hjorr is the sadistic second in command of The Wolf Pack under his older brother Bovarr. Hjorr's opening scene in the film is to seize a soldier Bovarr was chastising for leaving a battle alive and shove his head into an open pit of flames until he is dead. When they learn Vikings have kidnapped their patron's daughter, Hjorr, knowing her disfavor towards the Wolf Pack and wanting to keep his employment, comes up with the idea to simply murder her. Hjorr informs his soldiers the King's orders are to simply murder his daughter. When the Vikings and their warrior priest try to hold off the Wolf Pack with a wall of flames, Hjorr grabs one luckless soldier and shoves him through the fire to get to them. Hjorr constantly relishes dealing as much pain to his victims as he can before killing them and even when dealt a mortal wound, spends the final moments of life trying to drag the Viking leader to the grave with him.
  • Nosferatu: Count Orlok, the eponymous "Nosferatu," one of the earliest examples of vampires in cinema and one of the most terrifying. When Thomas Hutter arrives in the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains, the locals speak Orlok's name in hushed whispers and don't dare to venture out at dark. Upon meeting Orlok, Hutter is attacked and the count tries to feed from him fatally before being repulsed. Hutter witnesses Orlok loading up several coffins to be transported across the sea, and Orlok later kills the crew of the schooner transporting him. The other coffins are revealed to also contain plague-bearing rats, and Orlok's arrival spreads a deathly plague all over Europe. He uses the plague as cover to feed on the people of Hutter's home village of Wisborg without suspicion before Hutter's innocent wife Ellen catches his eye. Orlok attacks Ellen, draining her to death in her Heroic Sacrifice to keep him distracted before the sun rises to destroy him. Orlok had spawned a legion of imitators and while later vampires were portrayed as sophisticated, urbane and charming, Orlok is nothing more than a cunning, evil and ravenous beast that can barely pass as a human being.
  • Novecento: Atilla is a sadistic fascist who lords over the workers on his estate, killing and imprisoning them as he wishes. Atilla massacres peasants to confiscate their lands, murders a wealthy widow to steal her estate and in his most vile action, rapes and then murders a little boy who was the son of one of his most fervent supporters.
  • The November Man: In this film, based on the seventh book (There Are No Spies) of Bill Granger's series, Arkady Federov is a ruthless Russian military man turned politician who is running for President of Russia. In order to do so, Federov begins purging associates and witnesses of his atrocities during the Chechen War. As a commander in Chechnya, Federov was part of a False Flag Operation that killed thousands of his own soldiers so he could have an excuse to go to war and profit from an oil pipeline. Federov killed many civilians, including the family of a surviving victim whom Federov kept as a sex toy to rape and abuse. When confronted by her in the present, he gloats "making her a woman" is his fondest memory.
  • Oblivion (1994): Redeye is a reptilian outlaw who terrorizes the town of Oblivion. We first see him challenging Marshall Stone to a duel, a duel which Redeye wins because he buried an element nearby that negates the sheriff's force field badge; he guns the sheriff down. When Stone's son, Zack, meets Butou, we learn that Redeye got this element by murdering Butou's family. After Butou kills one of his gang members in revenge, Redeye proceeds to order him whipped to death in the most painful way his top lieutenant can think of. Once Butou is rescued, Redeye kidnaps Mattie, a townswoman. When the heroes try to rescue her, Redeye implies he will return her after he and his goons finish raping her. When Mattie escapes, Redeye shoots her, intending for her blood to attract nightscorps to consume her alive.
  • Oblivion (2013): The malevolent A.I., "Sally", controls the Tet, a machine it uses to destroy planets after plundering them of their resources. Targeting Earth, Sally destroys the moon, resulting in catastrophic events that wipe out much of humanity. Capturing Jack Harper and Victoria "Vicca" Olsen, Sally clones Jack and uses his copies as mindless soldiers to fight the surviving humans. Spending the next 50 years hunting down survivors with her drones, Sally leaves clones of Jack and Vicca to maintain her machines on Earth, routinely wiping their memories while falsely promising them voyage to an inhabitable world.
  • The Octagon: Seikura is the resentful half-brother of Scott James and the leader of a powerful, multinational terrorist syndicate. Training aspiring terrorists in the way of the ninja to become assassins and dispersing graduates to commit terrorist actions worldwide, Seikura holds his disciples to a code that, if broken, ensures the death of both them and their entire families. Seikura proves his ruthlessness when he has the family of Nancy, her diplomat brother, and her family—among them a child—slaughtered by his assassins. Seikura later captures Scott's friend AJ and forces Scott to participate in the titular lethal fighting course, and defiantly slits AJ's throat anyways when Scott passes the test.
  • Odd Thomas: Officer Simon Varner, the leader of a group of Satanists, attempts to kill as many people as possible solely as a tribute to the Prince of Darkness. To this end, Varner has a potential witness kidnapped and fed to one subordinate's dogs, even killing another of the group when young psychic Odd Thomas becomes suspicious of him. Varner orders the death of the local police chief and has his subordinate Eckles kill the security of the local mall before intending a mass shooting of the mall's patrons, before Varner sets off a bomb to kill everyone else with the first responders.
  • The Odessa File: Eduard Roschmann was the SS Commandant of the Riga ghetto who was responsible for the deaths of 80,000 German Jews. Christened the "Butcher of Riga" due to his ruthlessness, Roschmann reveled in exterminating the Jewish prisoners in cruel fashion. His crimes include: sentencing a line of Jews to hang—as well as personally kicking the chair from underneath a Jewish boy; allowing his lieutenants to shoot prisoners into open graves; and reconverting a van into a gas chamber, trapping several Jews inside, Salomon Tauber's wife being one of the casualties. When Wehrmacht soldiers were called in towards the end of the war, Roschmann angrily shoots the Wehrmacht commander who is later revealed to be the father of journalist Peter Miller. Taking the alias Hans "Josef" Kiefel, Roschmann founds the Kiefel Electric and secretly aids the ODESSA by manufacturing radio gyroscopes and biochemical warheads which will then be distributed to Egypt, with striking Israel as the end goal.
  • Officer Downe (2016): Zen Master Flash is a psychotic mercenary hired by the Fortune 500 to eliminate undead supercop Terrance Downe. Specializing in killing heroes, Flash aims to not only murder Downe, but to crush his and the city of L.A.'s spirit. Massacring a room full of people with a grin on his face, Flash lures Downe into an ambush, and upon capturing him, betrays his employers, planning to kill them all once he's finished with Downe. Flash slaughters his way into a prison, where he has the inmates torture Downe, and intends to loose the convicts onto the streets of Los Angeles to cause mass chaos for chaos's sake, all in a ploy to utterly destroy the city's hope.
  • The Omen series: Damien Thorn is The Antichrist foretold in scripture. Initially horrified by this revelation, Damien eventually accepts his destiny, and sets out to Take Over the World. Making his lineage known in Damien: Omen II, he incites an aneurysm in his cousin's brain when he refused his offer of world conquest. Becoming Ambassador to Great Britain in Omen III: The Final Conflict, he decrees that every baby boy born on March 24, 1982, be executed when he realized that the Second Coming of Christ was imminent. Among other atrocities, Damien coldly brainwashes Barbara into killing her husband and son with a clothes iron. Any redeeming traits that he may have had in the other films quickly dissipate once he gets romantically involved—and later rapes—a female journalist. Always the charismatic figure, Damien manipulates the journalist's young son into discipleship, only to remorselessly use him as a Human Shield when De Carlo attempts to kill him. Demonic, malicious, and blasphemous, Damien craved to fling the Earth into eternal damnation.
  • Once Upon a Time in China series:
    • Jackson, an American dignitary in the first film, is a corrupt sociopath who runs a side business selling the Chinese as slaves, especially selling attractive women as prostitutes. Using the Shaho Gang as his personal army of thugs, Jackson orders an attack on the province's governor and hero Wong Fei-Hung at an opera, having his men fire into the crowd of civilians. When confronted by Fei-Hung at the end, Jackson attempts to use the Governor as a hostage while trying to kill Fei-Hung and his friends.
    • Jackson's corrupt partner, the unnamed leader of the Shaho Gang, participates in the massacre at the opera house and abducts innocents to be sold in Jackson's slave trade. Terrorizing the province and murdering at will, the Shaho Leader also kidnaps Wong Fei-Hung's Love Interest, Aunt 13, and makes clear his intention to rape her. When she fights back, he attempts to drag her to a boiler to burn her face off.
    • Once Upon a Time in China II: High Priest Kau-Kung, master of the White Lotus sect, leads a crusade against anything even vaguely Western. Having his followers burn every Western item they can find, Kau-Kung even has Western dogs burnt alive before sending his men into the streets to attack and murder those with Western items, technology or clothing. Kau-Kung has his followers attack multiple institutions, including a school for children to learn foreign languages, with Fei-Hung barely saving the lives of the children. He then has the foreign embassies besieged, intending to have every Westerner within massacred along with any Chinese citizen seen as a "collaborator."
  • Once Upon a Time in the West: Frank is a former bandit turned enforcer for the railroad company. During the film's opening sequence, he and his men gun down the McBain family, with Frank shooting down the last survivor, a small boy, himself, before nailing a duster to the door so that local bandito chief Cheyenne will be blamed for the crime. When he reports to his boss, Mr. Morton, Morton says that he only wanted the McBains scared. Frank's response: "People scare better when they're dying." When Morton tries to cut a deal with McBain's newly arrived widow (ex-Hooker with a Heart of Gold Jill), Frank sabotages the plan, takes Jill hostage, has his way with her, and forces her to sell her land at an auction, positioning his own men there to intimidate the bidders. The arrival of Harmonica, the film's protagonist, ruins this plan, and sets the stage for The Reveal of Frank's worst crime. When Harmonica was a boy, Frank made his older brother stand on his shoulders, and put a noose around the brother's neck. When Harmonica collapsed from exhaustion, his brother was hanged. To add an appropriately sadistic touch, Frank placed a harmonica between the younger brother's lips and instructed him to "play your ever lovin' brother a tune." No reason is ever given for his actions, and Frank has ultimately gone down in film history as one of the most vicious villains of his era.
  • The One: Gabriel Yulaw is a sociopathic interdimensional criminal with a God complex. Originally an officer of the Multiverse Authority, Yulaw discovered that, by killing his alternate selves, he would gain their life energies and essence. Yulaw then set about across dozens of parallel universes, killing all of his alternate selves in an effort to become "the One," a being of godlike power. Having already succeeded in killing 123 of his targets, Yulaw was briefly detained, but broke free, murdering several guards before teleporting himself to the universe of his final target, Gabe Law. Upon arriving, Yulaw went on a killing spree, killing several police officers as he sought out Gabe to kill him. When his former ally, Harry Rodecker, arrived to stop him, Yulaw delivered a brutal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown upon his former friend, ultimately killing him. He then proceeded to gun down Gabe's wife, making sure that Gabe was watching while he did so. After his final showdown with Gabe ended with the two of them being transported back to MVA headquarters, Yulaw attempted to frame Gabe for his crimes. Arrogant and sadistic, Yulaw lived for nothing more than power and his own egomania.
  • One-Armed Swordsman: The Long-Armed Devil is the old master Qi Rufeng's old rival with a grudge on his shoulder. Recruiting bandits and murderers to his banner, the Devil proceeds to begin having Qi Rufeng's students and allies murdered to send a message before personally invading the Qi household. Killing multiple students, Qi Rufeng proclaims his intention to slaughter all of Rufeng's students and even his family in front of him before killing him as well. When Rufeng offers to kill himself if the Long Armed Devil will spare the others, the Devil simply laughs and tells Rufeng he knows the Devil better to think that will work.
  • Onechanbara film series:
    • The Movie: Dr. Sugita is a scientist working for the D3 Corporation who created the zombies as a way to fuel his god complex. Needing someone from the Imichi clan to continue his research, he decided to use the young Aya, ordering his men to attack her father, then coercing Aya's sister Saki into killing him, taking her in as a servant who kidnaps people for his experiments. Ten years later, while searching for the now-adult Aya, he unleashes his zombies onto the world, causing an apocalypse. Kidnapping Katsuji's sister Asami and treating her as a pet, he turns her into a zombie once she disobeys him and sends her out to get Aya. Bragging to Aya about the death of her father, he unleashes a gang of zombies on her that end up killing Reiko.
    • Vortex: Himiko, the haggard leader of The Organization, created a drug to grant immortality that ended up turning people into zombies, using them to conquer the world. Seeking eternal life, she searches for Kei, a child from the Imichi clan, planning to kill her and drink her blood. Having Aya and Saki's parents killed when they were children, Himiko, posing as a woman named Misery, tricks them into helping her locate Kei, later seducing Saki into working for her. Drinking Kei's blood and becoming young again, she tries to kill Aya and Saki in order to completely wipe out the Imichi clan bloodline.
  • One Man's Justice: Corrupt FBI Agent Karl Savak, within moments of his first appearance, has the wife and young daughter of heroic drill sergeant John North murdered by proxy to silence them as witnesses to his illegal gunrunning. Casually dropping body after body in pursuit of guns he promised drug lord Dexter Kane, Savak interrogates a roomful of helpless drug dealers before executing them one by one; torches alive another gunrunner with vital information in his own car; viciously tortures and later threatens to murder the twelve-year-old child Mikey to gain North's cooperation; and later betrays Kane himself, murdering his brother and tricking his men into being massacred by the police by selling them blanks for their attempted retaliation. Eventually, Savak executes both Kane and his own subordinate Marcus to keep the guns for himself, utterly thrilled with the amount of bloodshed he'd be able to orchestrate with such firepower.
  • Opera: Inspector Alan Santini was a Serial Killer in a relationship with Betty's mother. He would tie up women and kill them while she watched. After she pressured him to do it more often, he got fed up with her ordering him and killed her as well. Deciding to make Betty his new target, Santini stalks her at the opera house she is performing at and murders people in front of her after tying her up and forcing her eyes open so she sees everything. He kills three ravens during his murder spree, and eventually sets a room on fire to kill Betty. When he survives, he pursues her all the way to the Swiss Alps to make her his.
  • Orphan: Esther is adopted by the Coleman family after their newest child is stillborn. Esther pushes a bully off a slide causing her to break her ankle, tries to play Russian Roulette with the young daughter Max, kills a nun who is suspicious of her, threatens to castrate the family's son Daniel if he tells anyone about what he saw, reads a page describing how the mother Kate's latest child was stillborn to her out loud (and presents Kate with the stillborn kid's dedication bouquet as a "gift"), and tries to cause a rift in Kate's marriage with John. When Daniel attempts to retrieve evidence proving Esther killed the nun, Esther sets the place on fire to try and kill him, and later tries to smother him at the hospital. It's later revealed that Esther is a dwarf posing as a child, is really named Leena Klammer, and killed two previous families that adopted her after failing to seduce the father, and was planning to kill the rest of the family to have John to herself. When John refuses her advances, she kills him and attempts to kill Max when she sees this. When Kate and Esther fall into a frozen lake and Kate manages to pull herself out, Esther begs Kate to save her yet has a knife behind her back clearly intending to murder Kate if she decided to rescue her.
  • Our Town (2007): Hyo-yi, exposed to violence at an early age after witnessing his mother's death, became enamored with killing, which he rather quickly illustrates by snapping a cat's neck. Once an adult, Hyo-yi, after having his romantic advances on his childhood friend So-yeon go completely ignored, decided to kill So-yeon for "rejecting" him. To build up to the murder, Hyo-yi first murdered 3 other females, one of which was an 8-year-old girl, after which he would string up their bodies in sick poses. Once murdering So-yeon, Hyo-yi next kills two detectives on his trail before stabbing one of So-yeon's former boyfriends to death, all the while shown to have no problem killing his own pet dogs if they do something he doesn't like. In the end, to show "gratitude" to his former teacher Gyeong-joo for driving bullies off of him, Hyo-yi kills Gyeong-joo's best friend, then goads Gyeong-joo into killing to prove he's a killer.
  • Out for Justice: Richie Madano is an unstable, drug-abusing criminal who sets off the events of the story by brutally murdering his girlfriend Roxanne and then shooting the cop that slept with her dead in full view of his wife and children. Richie soon thereafter engages in a pursuit of thrills and fun while being pursued by the deceased cop's partner Geno Felino, blowing the brains out of a woman who grows impatient with him, coaxing a terrified retired prostitute into sleeping with him through the faint implication of violence, murdering people for drugs, abusing his weak-willed brother, gunning down his own disabled associate, and fatally shooting a group of mobsters sent to whack him. Richie is so pointlessly and randomly violent even his own family fear for their lives if they were to ever get on his bad side.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales: Captain Terrill is the bloodthirsty leader of the Redlegs, a group of pro-Union looters and pillagers who open the film torching the titular character's house to the ground and murdering his family, including his young son. Enlisted as a genuine federal authority by Senator Lane in order to dispose of any holdouts at the end of the Civil War, Terrill exercises his new power by having his Redlegs massacre a group of surrendering Confederates who had been promised amnesty and mortally wounding one of the escaping survivors himself. Terrill begins a ruthless manhunt for Josey Wales across the countryside after he escapes the carnage, with full intent to move onto Texas afterwards and continue killing rebels, coldly remarking that "Doin' right ain't got no end."
  • Out of Reach: Faisal is the leader of a syndicate specializing in human trafficking. Running an orphanage in Poland by deceiving good Samaritans, Faisal waits until the girls are in their early teens before abducting them and selling them into the sex trade. Faisal has been doing this so much that his business is worth billions, having sold off countless children. Faisal is a ruthless killer, showing no compunction in killing those in his way, the kids who become too much trouble, or anyone who fails him. When the hero William Lansing tracks Faisal down, Faisal attempts to kill him and keep the sex trade going in order to profit off of it.
  • Out of the Furnace: Harlan DeGroat is a violent backwoods meth boss who begins the film at a drive-in movie with a date. When she thinks him having food poisoning is funny, DeGroat chokes her and beats her before pummeling a good Samaritan coming to her aid nearly to death. Later, when DeGroat is offered the chance to make money by a man who owes him named Petty, via Petty's fighter buddy Rodney taking a dive in a bare-knuckle fight, DeGroat ambushes them and has them both killed simply out of spite, pride and because Rodney did a bit too well before he took the dive. When Rodney's brother Russ tries to trap DeGroat later, DeGroat executes the unarmed, helpless bartender in the area before trying to flee.
  • Overlord (2018): SS Hauptsturmführer Wafner is the head of a Nazi operation in a French village to create a secret weapon using a black tar that can mutate humans and raise the dead. Wafner has innocent villagers horrifically experimented upon, subjecting them to horrific agony while having failures burnt alive. Wafner has any troublesome villagers experimented upon, while blackmailing the girl Chloe for sex by threatening the life of her eight-year-old brother Paul. After being captured when he attempts to rape Chloe, Wafner escapes with Paul as a hostage, attempting to have Paul experimented upon too. Intending on creating a Nazi empire that encompasses the world, Wafner believes himself to be a god when he utilizes the serum himself, even torturing Corporal Ford by impaling him on a meat hook and gloating about his glory, thinking nothing of the pain and death he causes to create his Reich.

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  • Pandorum: Corporal Gallo of the Elysium decided without Earth that morality meant nothing. Murdering the other members of the bridge crew, Gallo awoke other members of the 60,000 strong crew from cryo-sleep and drove them into the bowels of the ship, having them murder each other and cannibalize the dead for his own amusement. He sentencied them to mutate with a special algae aboard the ship into feral creatures with a bloody culture and a drive to hunt other survivors Gallo would awaken. Periodically freezing himself to prolong his life, Gallo reigns over the ship, playing sadistic games with those he awakens, sending them to be hunted. Gallo later murders another survivor himself, attempting to prevent the ship from being salvaged so he can continue ruling his own twisted little kingdom.
  • Panic Room: Raoul is one of three robbers who invades the new home of a mother and her daughter, and from the start he proves himself to be far more cruel and murderous than both his comrades. He has no reservations about killing people or even children to get the bearer bonds stored in the safe room. He turns up the gas so Meg and Sarah almost suffocate and doesn't care that his associate Junior almost burned to death as a result. When Junior tries to cut his losses and leave, Raoul shoots him in the head, then shoots the corpse again out of spite. He threatens to kill Burnham too if he doesn't go through with the job. He beats Meg's ex-husband Stephen almost to death to get them to leave the safe room, and then intends to kill her daughter if she tells the police. After they beat Raoul up it gets personal, as he prefers to murder the whole family rather than escape with the money.
  • Pan's Labyrinth: Captain Vidal is far more terrifying than the fantastical monsters in the same work. Vidal first shows his nastiness when two poachers, a father and son, are brought to him in the dead of night, his men suspecting them of being rebels against the regime. He beats the younger man's face in with a bottle simply for defending his father against Vidal's accusations before shooting them both with a vague air of boredom and pleasure. When the men are proven not to be rebels, Vidal shows no remorse, only belittling his men to be more careful next time. At one point, Vidal captures a rebel with a horrible stutter and cheerfully shows the man his torture instruments before offering to let him go if he can clearly count to three. He fails. Vidal is married to the young heroine's mother solely so she'll bear him an heir, and shows no concern over the possible death of his wife in childbirth. When the doctor attending her gives the aforementioned stuttering torture victim a mercy kill, Vidal coldly guns him down. At the film's end, Vidal's stepdaughter Ofelia tries to rescue her baby brother, but Vidal catches her and promptly shoots her fatally. It's no accident that Vidal's place at the head of the table in the dinner scene parallels that of the Pale Man; each qualifies as a Monstrous Humanoid in his own way, one literal, one figurative.
  • Paradise: The Jackal is a slave trader who sells girls in Baghdad as sex slaves. When a British teenager named Sarah catches his eyes, he tries to buy her. He pays a guide to help him find the caravan that Sarah is traveling with. When the caravan stops to make camp, the Jackal leads his men to massacre them, killing David's missionary parents in the process. The surviving women are raped and taken prisoner. The Jackal refuses to pay his guide as Sarah escaped the mayhem, explaining he intended to take her in his own harem, before killing his guide. When Sarah's servant Geoffrey finds the Jackal's encampment, the Jackal has him killed too before then relentlessly pursuing David and Sarah.
  • Paranormal Activity: Sweet Grandma Lois is revealed as the worst the series has to offer in the third entry in the series. All of the horror stemming from the demon plaguing the family can be traced back to her. It is revealed that Lois is a witch and the head of a coven that bargained with the invisible demon, in return for personal gain, to surrender the first male member of the family to the demon. To that end, Lois allows her daughter, her daughter's boyfriend and two young daughters into her home along with the demon. Lois orchestrates the death of her own daughter and watches her boyfriend's brutal death when the man tries to rescue the little girls. The film ends with Lois about to conduct a ceremony with the little girls and the demon, fully aware that eventually her great-grandson will be taken by the demon and her granddaughters' lives ruined or ended, all because of Lois’s personal greed.
  • The Passage: Captain von Berkow is a devoted Nazi hunting the Basque and his charges. Capturing a French informer, von Berkow savagely tortures him before cutting off his fingers, cooking them in goulash and, it's implied, forcing him to eat them. Pursuing his targets to a Gypsy village, von Berkow captures and sexually assaults one target before burning the village leader alive and having the Gypsies massacred by his forces once he has the information he desires. Dedicated only to his advancement in the Nazi regime, von Berkow even considers those who lack his sadism to be failures, believing only he has the drive to rise higher.
  • Passenger 57: Charles Rane, the "Rane of Terror", is a terrorist who enjoys causing the destruction of airliners for fun. Just before being captured, Rane slits the throat of the doctor who was going to give him a new face. He not long after threatens and intimidates the attorney who tries to get him to plead insanity. He brags about probably murdering his own father by commenting on how "he died violently". When being transported aboard a plane, Rane has the agents guarding him murdered and hijacks the jet. When retired Secret Service Agent and current airline security consultant John Cutter tries to stop him, Rane takes a hostage, coaxing the man's name and the fact he has a daughter from him, and then cruelly shoots the man dead. Rane later tries to have all of the civilian hostages executed when he's briefly recaptured, taunts an agent about murdering one of his friends and has authorities shot at while he's escaping. He then comes extremely close to raping flight attendant Marti Slayton, bragging that he's "going to kill you during".
  • Patchwork: Madeleine manages to stand out as a genuinely disturbing character in this otherwise light-hearted horror-comedy. Prior to her surgery, she was a Serial Killer who murdered people and kept their dismembered remains stored in her fridge. After she discovered the procedure for Tom Blake's surgery, her immediate response was to offer to supply bodies herself. She followed both Ellie and Jen as they left the bar, killing the both of them and taking their bodies to be attached to hers. When the two other women resolved to murder those responsible for their condition, she did nothing to stop them, and only tried to take control when it became clear that the other women opposed her plan to complete the surgery. Narcissistic to the extreme, Madeleine murdered others purely out of insecurity with her own beauty.
  • Pathfinder (2007): The brutal Gunnar is head of a Viking expedition to the new world. Arriving on the American shores, Gunnar massacres a village full of innocent natives and later kills any prisoners taken. When discovered by the young Ghost, a Viking child left behind on a previous expedition and raised by the natives, Gunnar attempts to force him to lead them to the other natives so Gunnar can exterminate all of them and colonize the land. When Gunnar attacks another village, he proceeds to torture a captive to draw Ghost out and executes the chief Pathfinder by having him pulled apart by horses. Ghost agrees to help when Gunnar threatens to torture Ghost's lover, and leads Gunnar and his men into a trap at the top of a mountain. When his men end up falling to their deaths, Gunnar callously kills one just to increase his own chances for survival before trying to kill Ghost.
  • Pathology (2008): Dr. Jake Gallo is a medical doctor in training who is also the leader of a group of students in the pathology program Ted "Teddy" Grey enrolls in. Under the guise of vigilante killings, Gallo holds a game in which each student attempts to commit the perfect, undetectable murder. After nonchalantly killing a man with a beer bottle laced with a mixture of ethanol and nitric acid, Gallo tries to justify this by saying that trash like the aforementioned man deserved to die. Obsessed with committing the perfect murder, Gallo murders three prostitutes in a savage fashion whilst giddily laughing. Upon discovering that his girlfriend Juliette Bath was sleeping with Teddy, Gallo angrily kills her and remorselessly prepares her body for examination. As a final act of pure spite for Teddy, Gallo kills Teddy's fiancée—Gwen Williamson—and mockingly declares his victory to Teddy's face.
  • The Patriot: Colonel William Tavington is introduced having wounded soldiers gunned down and having freed slaves press-ganged into the British army. He proceeds to take one messenger, Benjamin Martin's eldest son Gabriel, to be hanged, Gabriel's brother intervenes, for which Tavington callously guns him down and sneers "stupid boy" at his shell-shocked father. Tavington's savagery earns him furious rebukes from General Cornwallis, until Tavington convinces the general to allow him free reign, bargaining himself to be a new landowner as his methods will render him persona non grata back in Britain. Tavington corrals a town full of innocent people in a church when none of them will talk about the location of Martin's forces. When he gets his answer, Tavington has the town locked in the church and then has it set afire, adding the forgiveness of the people is between them and God. Tavington later kills Gabriel in combat and when facing Benjamin in a Duel to the Death mocks him for being a lesser man.
  • The Peacemaker: Although the Big Bad, Dušan Gavrić, is an Anti-Villain motivated by the deaths of his wife and daughter, the same cannot be said for his courier, Renegade Russian general Aleksandr Kodoroff, who is shipping Gavric a load of warheads for his planned assault on the UN headquarters and is Only in It for the Money. Kodoroff has his men massacre all the soldiers on a passenger train and steal nine of the nukes being shipped out, leaving one to go off after arranging the shipment train to crash head-on into a passenger train. The resulting nuclear blast wipes out 1,500 people and leaves fallout affecting the entire country. Kodoroff cold-bloodedly murders one of his own men after the man expresses horror over this, and later slaughters the entire force of a Russian checkpoint en route to Gavrić. Kodoroff's only concern through all this is lining his own pockets, and he even expresses disgust at a line of refugees simply for being poor.
  • Pentathlon: Heinrich Müller is a cruel Stasi officer and athletic coach turned fanatical Neo-Nazi terrorist waging what he sees as a holy war against those who disagree with his message of hate. He has a mad obsession with his former protege Eric Brogar, an Olympic gold medalist who defected to America, and even savagely beats Brogar's elderly father to death out of anger at the defection and the old man's disdain for him. His real plan is to have the German ambassador to the US and a prominent human rights activist rabbi assassinated with a rocket launcher during a peace rally simply for speaking out against racism. Müller never shows any regard for human life, and never hesitates to gun down any innocents standing in his way.
  • The People Under the Stairs: Mommy and Daddy Robeson are a pair of incestuous siblings known as cutthroat landlords in a poor neighborhood, evicting tenants ruthlessly. In private, they're worse. Mommy and Daddy abduct children from poor families and abuse them hideously, cutting out 'the bad parts' from them and imprisoning them under the stairs while killing any intruders and feeding them to the imprisoned and starving kids. When the hero, Fool, is lost in their house, they spare no effort to try to find and kill him while abusing their abducted child Alice. When Alice discovers the truth and rejects Mommy as her mother, Mommy tries to kill her, screaming at her to burn in hell.
  • A Perfect Getaway: Cliff, real name Rocky, appears to be a nice, jovial husband on a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, but is actually one half of a Serial Killer duo alongside his partner, Cydney. In the past, he seduced a woman and took her to the lake, where he revealed that he hanged her neighbor’s Labrador, threatening to kill her if she were to ever tell anyone. Living a life of crime due to feeling alienated by society, Rocky manipulates/abuses his partner into helping him murder and take the identities of multiple couples, while also collecting their teeth and cutting off their fingertips, planning on taking 100 different lives to continue his killing spree. Their most recent victims, Cliff and Cydney, cause them to have to hide from the police on a remote island. Discovering that cops are searching the island for them, Rocky decides to frame a couple for the murders and kill another one so that he and his partner can avoid detection. When Gina discovers who he really is, he tries to kill her, gleefully murdering four people who were trying to help her. When Nick and Gina reunite, Rocky tries to have the cops shoot Nick, attempting to kill them himself when his plan fails.
  • Perfect Victims (1988): Brandon Poole goes on a rampage to kill as many women as possible, as he blames them for giving him AIDS. Brandon drugs Carrie Marks and Melissa Cody and rapes the former, before leaving them both to die from the drugs. Brandon later rapes and kills another woman. He then proceeds to set a Man on Fire when he becomes suspicious of him, and murders the woman he paid to lure the man to him. Brandon later tries again to murder Melissa and Carrie, and this time, he attempts to drug Carrie's baby to get it to stop crying. Lastly, he non-fatally slashes a cop's throat in an attempt to escape.
  • The Perfection: Anton, the head of Bachoff Academy, is a seemingly friendly music teacher who hides a dark secret. An abusive Serial Rapist, Anton lures in young women to become great cello players, only to psychologically and emotionally abuse them until they break under it, whereupon he subjects them to rape at his hands and those of his fellow instructors at the academy, the fate that befell the heroines Charlotte and Lizzy. After Lizzy loses her hand, Anton coldly abandons her, focusing on his new protege Zhang Li, intending to mold and eventually rape her as well. When Charlotte is returned to him, Anton forces her to play for him again, before trying to have her gang-raped to keep as a Sex Slave.
  • Phantasm: The Tall Man is a mysterious, but monstrous being either possessing or wearing the skin of a kindly old man named Jebediah Morningside. The Tall Man roams from town to town, leaving death and destruction in his wake for the purpose of creating corpses that he can use in his undead army for eventual world domination. The Tall Man seems to fully understand human feeling as he murders the innocent family of Reggie Bannister for no real reason, solely to hurt him. He tortures the young hero Mike and killed his older brother, Jody, as well as Mike's girlfriend while transforming the former into one of his magic spheres and the latter into one of his undead servants. Sadistic, relentless and brutal, the Tall Man has remained an icon in horror for his monstrosity.
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1989): Erik Destler, unlike his more sympathetic incarnations, is reimagined as an inhumane beast. When a Deal with the Devil ends with Destler's face disfigured, Destler became a Serial Killer who skinned his victims to cover up his disfigurements. Upon seeing aspiring opera singer Christine Day, Destler becomes obsessed with her, flaying a scene-shifter to scare the lead actress from her role in a production and later decapitating her at a party to incite a panic. Enraged that Christine disobeyed his orders by meeting Richard at the aforementioned party, Destler tries to rape her before murdering two police officers and personally disposes of Richard by setting him ablaze.
  • Phantom of the Paradise: Mister Swan is the CEO of Death Records, owner of the Paradise Theatre, and secretly a vain, murderous devil-worshipper. Having attempted to kill himself in his youth due to fearing losing his good looks with age, Swan instead made a Deal with the Devil for immortality and eternal youth, and over time became the most powerful and vicious executive in the music industry, performing such actions as forcing female candidates to sleep with him or his right-hand man; deliberately getting his acts addicted to drugs to reduce the chances of them speaking out against him; and ending the careers of any who try anyway. When Swan steals the music of brilliant young composer Winslow Leach, he has Winslow brutalized and sent to prison on trumped up charges to silence him, where he and other inmates are subjected to unethical medical experiments sponsored by Swan. When Winslow escapes and begins terrorizing the Paradise as the eponymous Phantom, Swan tricks him into selling his own soul to the Devil on the condition that only Phoenix, Winslow's Love Interest, can sing his music. When Phoenix becomes a hit, Swan proposes marriage to her, then attempts to have her killed during the wedding for publicity. When this fails and Winslow terminates his deal with the Devil, Swan's last action before Winslow kills him is to attempt to personally strangle Phoenix to death.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Manfred von Karma, while hiding under a polite exterior, proves to be just as vile as his game counterpart. To maintain a perfect win streak, Manfred has falsified and concealed evidence for years, murdering Gregory Edgeworth when he attempts to find proof of this. When Mia Fey is on the verge of solving said murder, known as the DL-6 Incident, Manfred hires the reporter, Redd White, to murder her. Later on, he sends a letter to Yanni Yogi, the suspect of the DL-6 Incident, detailing a plan to murder Robert Hammond and how to frame Manfred's adoptive son, Miles Edgeworth for it. When Phoenix finds out there's a connection between the DL-6 incident and the Robert Hammond murder, Manfred has Redd White poisoned to death to ensure Phoenix can't get information from him. He then intends to have Miles be declared guilty for the murder of Gregory. While he claims that his actions are for the sake of ensuring criminals are punished, von Karma proves himself to simply be an arrogant hypocrite willing to commit any atrocity for the sake of his reputation.
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1991): Tomás de Torquemada runs a horrific regime in Spain where countless people are tortured and executed in show trials, all to keep up a weak show of false piety to mask his sadism. When he lusts after a woman, Torquemada has her arrested and tortured before imprisoning her husband and attempting to extort sex from her in exchange for his life. When she resists, Torquemada beats her and cuts out her tongue, before continuing his activities, attempting to subject her husband to the worst death he can think of with the titular pit and pendulum.
  • The Plague of the Zombies: Squire Clive Hamilton discovers a tin mine on his lands and, having studied voodoo in Haiti, unleashes poison disguised as a plague to kill a large amount of people so he can resurrect them as zombie slaves to toil in the mines free of wages. Forming a lust for the heroine Sylvia, he has Sylvia see a zombie murdering a woman and lures her in so he may eventually sacrifice her and revive her as another zombie slave. Keeping his zombies enslaved in torment, Hamilton cares nothing for who he kills or hurts as long as he can profit from it.
  • Plan 9 (2015): In this remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space, Eros is portrayed as a genocidal alien invader with none of the original version's pretense of good intentions. A horrendous bigot who takes one human's attempt to utilize Solaranite as a challenge to his species' superiority, Eros sets out to destroy the human race, starting in the small town of Nilbog. Using his mothership to raise the dead, Eros has his zombie drones murder every person they come across, intending to blanket the world with rays that will bring the countless dead under his control, until the entirety of Earthling civilization is extinguished. Personally murdering Chief Simpson, as well as several soldiers sent to end the invasion, Eros manages to capture the heroine Lucy, taking sadistic pleasure in revealing her own role in the deaths of her fellow citizens, before attempting to take her back to his home planet, where he plans to torture her for the secrets of Solaranite. A calculating, brutal mass-murderer who doesn't even bat an eye at the deaths of his own people, Eros is driven by nothing more than a malignant loathing for the human race.
  • Platoon has these two Sociopathic Soldiers:
    • Staff Sergeant Robert "Bob" Barnes is a sociopathic brute who believes himself to be the ideal that all American soldiers should strive to be. Already showing himself to be an unforgiving fanatic by regularly degrading his own troops, even as they die all around him, Barnes shows his truly vicious personality when, while leading a raid onto a small Vietnamese village, he kills numerous villages who are too slow in complying with his orders, before shooting an innocent woman in the head for irritating him. Holding an innocent child at gunpoint in an attempt to force her father to answer his questions, Barnes develops a seething hatred toward Sergeant Elias for halting his crimes, and later guns him down to eliminate the only one who would incriminate him for his murders. In the end, Barnes ruthlessly attempts to murder the only other man willing to stand up to him, Chris Taylor, and goads Taylor into killing him to prove his point that war and conflict is the true state of humankind.
    • Bunny is a psychopathic scumbag who quickly graduates from a particularly nasty prick to a full-blown monster. When he and his squad invade a Vietnamese village, Bunny happily beats a disabled teenage boy to death, before doing the same to the boy's mother. Following this, Bunny leads the gang-rape of two young girls, mocking Taylor for not joining in. By the end of the film, Bunny giddily mows down enemy soldiers with a smile on his face, proclaiming that he feels as if he's done nothing wrong and that war is true freedom, enabling people like him in to indulge in whatever wicked acts their hearts desire.
  • Plunkett & Macleane: Thief Taker General Chance is a sadistic, brutal thug of a law enforcement officer. Chance has a liking for a good Eye Scream and gouges out the eyes of those he captures, just to amuse himself before he causes them more pain. Chance kills a wealthy man to get to the man's daughter and tries to force himself on her before deciding it isn't painful enough for her and resolves to wait until after he has her love interest hanged.
  • Polar: Mr. Blut runs Damocles Industries, and has his retired employees assassinated so he can collect their pensions to make his company worth more for a buyout. He tries to have retired assassin Duncan Vizla killed so he can collect his pension in millions, first by laying a trap for him in Minsk, then sending his A-Team to murder him in his own home. Capturing Vizla, Mr. Blut proceeds to torture him for three days straight. On the fourth day, Vizla's birthday, he intends to rape Camille, Vizla's neighbor whom Mr. Blut kidnapped and drugged, and force Vizla to watch.
  • Police Story 2: The unnamed, deaf-mute gang leader, named "Gabby" in the dub, is a vicious little martial arts master leading a group of bombers in order to blackmail a ransom out of the city. First planting a bomb in a crowding shopping mall, the gang leader intends to up his ransom demands to 20 million while also attempting to bomb a police station and a property company. He kidnaps the girlfriend of hero Ka-kui "Kevin" Chan before torturing Chan and sending him to collect the ransom, wearing an explosive vest, intending to kill him and take out witnesses anyways.
  • Poltergeist: Reverend Henry Kane was the insane leader of a utopian cult in the early 19th century who led his "flock" into an underground cavern under the premise that the world was about to end, but in actuality, his only intention was to harvest their souls for his own power. As a ghost, he absorbed the energy from his followers, which fused with the evil in his heart and turned him into a monstrous apparition—a demon called "The Beast". When the Freeling family moves into the home built where the cavern once was, Kane tries to abduct the young Carol Anne and bring her to the realm of the dead, dubbed the "Other Side," where he could use her to attract more souls for his energy. In Poltergeist II: The Other Side, he keeps on tormenting the Freelings, possessing Steven's body in order to rape Diane while taking a proactive role in psychologically and physically tormenting the family as he seeks to take Carol Anne. At the end of Poltergeist III, Kane apparently abandons his pursuit of the Freelings and accepts the mystic Tangina's offer to show him into the light, but the film ends with a flash of lightning and Kane's demonic laughter, showing his supposed redemption as a sham.
  • Pompeii: Roman Senator Corvus is a sneering, arrogant aristocrat who feels he can do whatever he wants. Starting the film with a brutal slaughter of a Celtic tribe, Corvus murders the mother of the young hero Milo, though the boy escapes and later becomes a slave at the city of Pompeii. When Milo becomes attached to the Roman noblewoman Cassia, whom Corvus lusts for, Corvus promises to spare him for Cassia's sake, but has him and another Gladiator named Atticus chained in the Arena to be slaughtered by Roman soldiers to recreate Corvus's victory over the Celts. When Cassia protests, Corvus tells her he simply wants her as a possession that he can break and that she will "stay broken," to beg and crawl as he demands. Corvus blackmails her family into agreeing to the marriage by threatening to accuse them of treason and murders Cassia's father when Mt. Vesuvius erupts. To get to safety, Corvus kills innocent civilians and even abandons his loyal dragon Proculus while attempting to abduct Cassia and escape.
  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes: Edward Carver, aka The Water Street Butcher, is a sadist who began his prolific killing spree with the rape and murder of a little girl, which he later followed up by abducting a married couple, stuffing the severed head of the husband into the wife's womb before leaving her to die. At some point, he took interest in a college girl named Cheryl Dempsey, breaking into her house and viciously killing her boyfriend before taking her away, spending several years keeping her as a sex slave, and occasionally forcing her to commit some of his murders as punishment for any perceived disobedience. When the public began to get wind of his killings, Carver started to almost exclusively target prostitutes, framing a cop for their deaths, seeing to it that he would get the death penalty. He then allowed the police to find his house and to take Cheryl home as an empty shell, leaving her to take her own life before digging up her corpse and taking it away for further violation. Recording thousands of hours worth of rape, torture, and murder on over 800 tapes, Carver often incorporated theatricality into his crimes to distract himself from feeling any potential remorse.
  • The Power (1968): Adam Hart, aka Arnold Nordlond, born with vast Psychic Powers, considers people his playthings and has abused them since childhood. Taking a new name, Adam destroyed nearly every trace of his old life, brainwashing his hometown’s mechanic to kill anyone who turned up asking about him. A true sadist, Hart enjoys playing with his victims, often inducing mind-breaking hallucinations before inflicting agonizing deaths. When his old friend Professor Henry Hallson discovered the existence of another super genius, Hart became obsessed with removing a potential rival, murdering Henry by imprisoning him in a centrifuge. He then targets Professor Jim Tanner, manipulating events to look like Tanner killed Hallson before almost murdering him through induced agony. Going after Sally Hallson, Hart rewrote her entire personality, leaving permanently damaged and barely able to remember her husband. Stalking Tanner, Hart caused Professor Melnicker to die from a heart attack. To divert suspicion he faked an attack on himself, taking the opportunity to almost crush Tanner with an elevator. Hart then tried to run Tanner over before running him into the river, and set Doctor Van Zandt's house on fire, killing him and his wife. When Tanner finally confronts him, Hart attempted to torture him to death, forcing him to experience sub-zero temperatures, his flesh burning off, the empty vacuum of space stripping him down to the bones and reliving all his friends' and colleagues' deaths, all whilst he cheerfully narrates.
  • The Power of One (1992 film adaptation): Jaapie Botha, otherwise known as The Judge, was an Afrikaner bully who took an immediate disliking to PK because of his English heritage. Jaapie later tried to sacrifice him and his pet chicken, Mother Courage, to Adolf Hitler; he kills Courage, and he tries to do the same thing to PK after he had humiliated him in front of the other children. Years later, Botha became the sergeant for Colonel Breyton, and he was given the task of investigating PK's multiracial gym. Once there, he severely beats Gideon with a whip, causing him to lose his eye, and he attacks the other boxers. Jaapie later aided Breyton in several attacks, one of which would end up killing PK's Love Interest; they then started a massacre in Alexandra, all in their pursuit of PK and Gideon. Jaapie was found in the middle of savagely beating a boxing promoter, and he still expressed a desire to kill him, even when PK willingly gave himself up.
  • Power Rangers (2017): Rita Repulsa, the former Green Ranger, was once a noble hero before her ambition drives her to slaughter her comrades and mortally wound her former friend Zordon. Resurfacing countless years later, Rita descends on the fishing town of Angel Grove and starts brutally murdering innocent people for their gold to regain her powers—in one instance tearing a homeless man apart to get at his gold teeth—burning down an entire populated building to demonstrate the power of her Putties. Capturing and then killing a man to draw in the Rangers, Rita tortures the location out of Earth's Zeo Crystal out of the Rangers and then callously kills Billy (temporarily) in front of the others once he wears out his use to her. Finally rising up a monstrous Zord of her own making that she calls Goldar, Rita starts decimating Angel Grove to find and take the powers of the Zeo Crystal. Rita's ultimate goal is nothing short of absolute godhood by harnessing the power of the Zeo Crystal—consequentially killing off all life on the planet, something Rita is only too gleeful to do. Barely resembling her original iteration, Rita brings a level of incredible seriousness to this otherwise lighthearted and fun film and is ultimately nothing less than a psychotic, murderous monster.
  • Pray for Death (1985): Limehouse Willie is a brutal mobster and chief enforcer of the gangster Mr. Newman. When Akira and Aiko Saito move to the United States with their children Tomoya and Takeshi and a valuable necklace is stolen by corrupt cops on Newman's payroll, a series of coincidences leads Newman to blame the Saitos. First beating the original owner of their apartment to death with a crowbar, Willie kidnaps Tomoya and attempts to torture him with a blowtorch in front of Akira for answers. When Akira, secretly a talented ninja, escapes with his son and gives Willie a warning to leave his family out of things, Limehouse has Aiko and Tomoya hospitalized before putting himself in the hospital. Willie murders a doctor, several police officers and proceeds to rape and murder Aiko herself, barely stopped from murdering little Tomoya next. Tracking down the corrupt cops who stole the necklace, Limehouse guns them down in a restaurant along with everyone else inside, very deliberately murdering a young woman who is the only survivor of the initial shooting. When he finally faces Akira, Willie shows no remorse for his deeds, demonstrating no human feeling beyond an enjoyment of stealing the lives of others.
  • President's Day (2010): Leonard Wright is a teacher at Lincoln High School, as well as the psychotic spree killer who is targeting the school. Harboring an ephebophilic crush on one of his students, Chelsea Blythe, he attempts to express his "love" for Chelsea by killing her rivals in the student body presidential race. To this end he mercilessly slaughters students and teachers alike, stabbing, strangling, burning, crushing, and dismembering his victims. To throw suspicion off himself, he fakes his death, killing his own dog—the only thing he ever loved—in the process. He frames another teacher for the homicides, hanging him and making it look like a suicide, before forcing the principal at knifepoint to declare Chelsea the winner of the election. Killing two cops, he kidnaps Chelsea's rival Joanna Bolen and lures Chelsea to the school basement, where he demands that Chelsea kill Joanna to "prove her love". When Chelsea rebuffs him, he immediately murders her, demonstrating that his warped concept of love was simply obsession. An animalistic and self-centered killer with over a dozen victims to his name, he darkens the tone of this horror-comedy with his unhinged inhumanity.
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: George Wickham is now a murderer who implicitly killed Darcy Sr. for the inheritance. After squandering said inheritance, Wickham later comes in possession of zombies he "civilizes" with pig brains and decides to unleash, as well as more of the undead hordes, on London. Leading them through many deaths of civilians, Wickham unleashes his armies on London to slaughter the populace until he can rule the city as a king. Declaring himself The Anti-Christ out to lead the dead, Wickham attempts to murder Darcy and later arrives at the end to attack Darcy and Elizabeth's wedding party to kill all of the Bennet family.
  • Priest (2011): The former priest known as Black Hat is a vampire-human hybrid who leads his group of vampires through the frontier, massacring those in their path. Kidnapping Lucy, the niece—actually the daughter—of the film's hero, Priest, Black Hat sweeps into another town, massacring everyone there before taking his vampires to assault the largest city around and kill everything there before moving on to wipe out all of humanity.
  • Prisoners of the Lost Universe: Klael is a barbarian warlord who makes extensive use of slavery. Capturing a scientist from Earth, Klael is only convinced to not enslave him when he learns that the scientist can make firearms, which are significantly more advanced technologically than anything in his universe. When some slaves plot to take the guns, Klael hangs one and takes the other to face his justice, which is facing him in single combat while still exhausted from having been forced to walk for several days. During these events, he captures Carrie Madison to be his Sex Slave, of which he has many, ordering her locked in a cage to starve until she agrees to the arrangements. When Klael learns that he doesn't have sufficient material for his scientist to make nitroglycerin, he orders the slave mines worked 24/7 to get production up. After Klael's previous favorite slave tries to kill him for liking Carrie more, the warlord ties her up to be eaten by zombies. When Dan, Carrie's Love Interest, arrives with a group of heroes that includes the ex-favorite slave to rescue his girlfriend, Klael guns the slave down and takes the other heroes hostage as a bargaining chip to force Carrie to marry him.
  • Prisoner X (2016): Ramiro, a time-traveling terrorist who seems more than he appears, manages to play the staff of the Sandbox for fools in his elaborate, enigmatic schemes. Playing mind games with his interrogator and eventually driving him to suicide, Ramiro spreads paranoia and unrest among the world with tales of a jihadist group that he claims came with him, masterminding countless terrorist attacks and vicious retribution from the US that cost countless millions. Eventually revealing to his new interrogator that the existence of the jihadists was a total lie, Ramiro smugly confesses he simply means to spread enough fear and distrust to throw the world into a series of destructive wars to destroy America and allow Islamic terrorists to take over the rest.
  • The Prodigy: Edward Scarka was a depraved murderer who killed many women, taking their hands as trophies. Upon the escape of his final victim, Scarka was killed by the police, but his soul possesses a young boy named Miles Blume. Slowly taking over, Scarka kills the family dog, completely erases Miles's soul from the body, and stabs Miles's father to send him into a coma. Hunting down his one escaped victim Margaret, Scarka butchers her and plays innocent so Miles's mother Sarah will be shot by a good Samaritan, ending as Scarka continues to behave as a young boy, intending to continue his killing spree where none will ever suspect him.
  • The Professional: Detective Norman Stansfield is a psychotic DEA agent who takes advantage of his position to terrorize, extort and kill who he wants. On a drug bust, Stansfield, after finding out that Mathilda's father has been cutting the stashed cocaine he gave him, decides to get high on drugs and slaughter Mathilda's family, including her baby brother, only caring about how he'll explain the deaths to his superiors. Foiling Mathilda's plan to kill him, he attempts to kill her while she's crying, taking pleasure in killing people who value their life. When Leon kills one of his men during a drug deal and rescues Mathilda, Stansfield leads a raid on Leon's apartment with the intent to kill the two, later shooting an injured Leon In the Back before he can escape, fatally wounding him in the process.
  • Prom Night series:
    • Mary Lou Maloney, from the second and third films, was a popular, if spiteful and manipulative girl in life, but became something much, much worse in death. When she used two boys, Buddy and Billy to become prom queen, and is killed in a revenge prank gone wrong, Mary's spirit awakens years later, killing a pregnant teenager named Jess and possessing her friend Vicki, trapping the latter in a dark world. Mary Lou seeks to become prom queen again, killing everyone who gets in her way; this includes Buddy, now a priest; Vicki's friend Monica; and attempts to seduce Vicki's father in his daughter's body before killing her mother. Mary Lou learns Vicki is now dating Billy's son Craig, and seeks revenge on Billy through his son. Billy is forced to shoot Vicki, causing Mary Lou's spirit to manifest and go on a rampage, during which she attempts to drag Craig into the underworld. When seemingly defeated, Mary Lou possesses Billy with the apparent intent to try to kill Vicki and Craig again. Escaping Hell, Mary Lou kills another one of her ex-boyfriends before seducing and becoming obsessed with a student named Alex. Mary Lou would go on to kill students and teachers for Alex before he rejects her. In retaliation, Mary Lou kills his best friend Shane, framing Alex for the deed and plans on killing his girlfriend Sarah. At the prom, Mary Lou agrees to let Sarah live if Alex agrees to be her prom king for eternity in Hell. When Sarah seemingly rescues Alex, Mary Lou kills Sarah before leaving Alex stranded in Hell.
    • Prom Night (2008): Richard Fenton was a former teacher who had a hidden obsession with one of his students, the fourteen-year-old Donna, whom he began stalking and harassing. When he got fired for this obsession and was served a restraining order, Fenton decided to kidnap Donna so he could have her all to himself. To this end, he murdered her whole family, including her younger brother, before Donna managed to flag down the police and they caught him. At his arraignment, he unrepentantly insisted to Donna that she belonged to him and he would return to get her. Three years later, Fenton breaks out of prison just before Donna's prom night, and attends her prom party at a local hotel incognito, murdering most of Donna's friends and anyone else who crosses his path, including some of the hotel staff. When corpses start turning up and the police hustle Donna back to her home for her safety, Fenton quietly murders a cop while sneaking into her house, and slits her boyfriend's throat in his sleep. He then attempts to rape and/or murder Donna before being gunned down by the police.
  • The Prophecy 3: The Ascent: Pyriel, the Whited Sepulcher, is an Omnicidal Maniac of an angel, having assumed the mantle of the "Angel Of Genocide." While his former leader Gabriel simply balked at having humanity placed above angels and genuinely loved their Father, Pyriel fancies himself and has his followers call him the new God and that his mission is to help the "monkeys" perish, adding "Genocide...it happens now and then." His mercilessness extends to his own angel brethren as he has his fallen brothers captured and tormented in horrible agony. When confronted by the hero, the Nephalim Danyael, Pyriel attempts to kill him by sadistically crushing his skull and shoving his thumbs through his eyes, grinning the entire time.
  • The Proposition: Eden Fletcher, the town's leading citizen, and a Knight Templar par excellence. Enraged by Captain Stanley's decision to turn accused rapist and murderer Charlie Burns loose, Fletcher convinces the townsfolk that Charlie's younger brother Mikey, who is both 14 and severely handicapped, should be punished in place of Charlie, and their older brother Arthur, who actually did the crime. Fletcher manipulates a mob of townsfolk, including Stanley's wife, Martha, into demanding that Mikey get one hundred lashes. By forty lashes, Mikey is dying from blood loss, the rest of the townsfolk are turning away in horror, Martha has fainted, and Fletcher is still demanding that the other sixty lashes be meted out. When Stanley refuses, Fletcher has him fired, knowing that his actions will bring Arthur Burns down on the town. Couple this with his order to Stanley to kill every Aborigine in the region, and we are dealing with a thoroughly detestable man.
  • Public Enemy: Cho Kyu-Hwan is a seemingly normal young man with a good job and loving parents, who just so happens to murder anyone who gets on his bad side, or when he feels like it. When he discovers his parents aren't leaving him a fortune in their will, he snaps and murders them. When disposing of their corpses, he encounters the hero Jang and slashes his face in a fight. To deflect suspicion, Cho later kills another man in a similar way to his parents, and when he encounters the hero later, he tries to kill him to keep his secret.
  • The Punisher (1989): Lady Tanaka is the leader of the Yakuza and intends to muscle in on The Mafia's territory. To do this, Tanaka has the bosses' young children kidnapped with anyone who might interfere murdered, including a harmless babysitter. Tanaka promises to return the children, but her true intention is to sell them into child slavery. When Frank Castle is captured along with his friend, Tanaka has them tortured on a modern-day version of the rack. At the end, when the most powerful mob boss has teamed up with Frank to get the kids back, Tanaka holds a knife to the child's throat and orders his father to kill himself.
  • Puppet Master franchise:
    • Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991): Major Kraus was a member of The Gestapo who was working with Dr. Hess to make a drug that could raise the dead to be used as human shields on the Eastern Front. Informed of Andre Toulon's living puppets, Kraus and his men storm his home, shooting his wife before attempting to abduct Toulon to get the secret to his formula. When Toulon's wife spits on him, he kills her in cold blood. After Toulon escapes with the help of his Puppets, Kraus begins a search, and is eventually helped by Toulon's friend Peter, who agrees to tell Kraus Toulon's location in exchange for the freedom of his wife, who Kraus had earlier imprisoned on charges of espionage. When Toulon escapes, Kraus shoots Peter in front of his son, and orders his men to search the nearby houses, leading to a Mutual Kill between one of them and the reformed Dr. Hess.
    • Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004):
      • Erica Sharpe is a Spoiled Brat who runs her late father's toy company after he sacrificed his soul to bring her Living Toys, which she has zero gratitude for. Secretly a devotee of the demon Bael, Erica tortures innocents to death in her "play room", having a young woman murdered painfully to commune with Bael, and for pleasure. Erica intends on crafting the greatest sacrifice of innocents in history by having millions of toys given to poor families, before making a pact with Bael by sacrificing the last of the Toulon bloodline, allowing Bael to bring the toys to life and slaughter millions of children, all so Erica can sadistically satisfy herself.
      • The aforementioned Bael is the wicked force behind Erica Pierce and a demon lord who strives to make his name known as the most nefarious among his kind. Bael feeds on steady Human Sacrifice, Erica keeping him satisfied with the lower-ranking members of her corporation, and agrees to use his powers to empower his demonic toys to butcher millions of children to see the greatest blood sacrifice the world has ever seen. Along the way, Bael tries to devour the soul of the youngest Toulon, Alex, all in retribution of the first Toulon having escaped his clutches after having promised Bael his soul.
    • The Littlest Reich (2018): Andre Toulon stands in stark contrast to his sympathetic original incarnation, as a bigoted sadist who used black magic to animate his puppets for sinister purposes. A criminal in his early years, he moved to Germany during World War II to aid the Nazis. Once the tide turned in the Allies' favor, he fled to the United States via a ship, throwing his wife overboard and ordering his puppets to kill everyone else on board. Over the years, he would take Jewish women to his home to perform grisly experiments on them, while using his puppets to slaughter any "undesirables" he came across. In the present day, his puppets—on his command from beyond the grave—gruesomely murder a number of guests in a hotel including Jews, people of color, homosexuals, and a Romani man, before indiscriminately butchering the fleeing guests. When the hero tries to put a stop to the hotel massacre by ramming into his mausoleum, Toulon rises up and shoots the hero's lover in the face.
  • Quarantine duology: Henry is a self-absorbed Misanthrope Supreme who orchestrated both outbreaks. A member of a bioterrorist cell, Henry and his group engineered The Virus and released it in an apartment complex in Los Angeles to test its properties, causing the events of the first film. In the sequel, Henry, posing as a school teacher, infected the passengers of a plane, hoping it would spread the infection to other parts of the country. When his cover is blown, Henry kills a man and kidnaps a young boy to use as a Human Shield. An arrogant man whose friendly attitude masks a chilling sociopath, Henry's goal was to propagate the virus in a global scale, believing in his own truth that the "Earth needs a good plague", something in which he may very well have succeeded.
  • Queen of the Damned: Queen Akasha was the first vampire, the progenitor of the race and by far the most evil. She ruled over Ancient Egypt with her husband Enkil as vampiric Evil Overlords, nearly annihilating mankind completely due to her massive bloodlust before turning into a living statue and sleeping for centuries. She cares about nothing but her own gratification and is feared and hated by the other Ancient vampires (her closest relatives) for her indiscriminate slaughter of humans and vampires alike. After she awakens, she drains her husband to death to absorb his powers and because she's interested in having Lestat as her new consort. She kills a club full of vampires by immolating them all after ripping out the heart of one of them and eating it. She later feeds on several hundred people in a single night, causing Lestat to question what she would want with a kingdom of corpses. She confronts the other Ancients who have come to live in peace with humanity to announce her plan to turn the world back into a vampire tyranny and reduce the humans to cattle. She promises to kill them all if they refuse to join her, before ordering Lestat to kill his human love interest Jesse to prove his loyalty to her and tries to kill him too without a second thought after he turns on her.
  • Quigley Down Under: Elliott Marston is a ruthless Cattle Baron aiming to expand his land and profit. Unfortunately, the Aborigine people are in his way. As a result, Marston hires thugs to shoot "animals", later revealing he intends them to kill Aborigines, which enrages hero and sharpshooter Matthew Quigley. Marston has Quigley dumped into the wilderness to die with a witness named Cora, and on their trek back to civilization, they see Marston's men massacring Aborigines, in one case running them over a cliff. Marston later attempts to kill Quigley by forcing a quick-draw duel under the impression Quigley can't use a revolver, while showing no compunction in murdering whoever gets in his way. Ruthless and genocidal, Marston embodies the worst concepts of greed and expansion, even in the Australian Outback.
  • Quills: Dr. Royer-Collard, the "alienist" brought in to treat the Marquis de Sade, makes Sade look positively decent in contrast. During the course of the film, he subjects a number of innocent inmates to torture as part of his quackish "treatment", marries a teenage girl a third of his age and then rapes her, orders a woman flogged for helping the Marquis disseminate his work, drives his asylum's Good Shepherd resident priest to commit atrocities on the Marquis, and not only abandons an innocent woman to be raped and murdered by a lunatic, but ensures that no one else will stumble on the scene in time to save her.
  • Rage of the Buccaneers (1961): The slimy, ruthless Romero is the secretary of the governor of San Salvador. Allying with the thuggish pirate Tortuga, Romero manipulates the governor into suspecting the heroic Black Buccaneer Gordon, while intending on forcibly marrying the governor's daughter. Having Tortuga massacre a ship's crew, Romero is soon revealed as the true leader of the underground slave trade where men, women and children are abducted in raids and forced into horrible labor. Romero proceeds to capture the governor and threatens to murder him if Manuela will not marry him. When Gordon interferes and finally corners Romero, Romero threatens to ignite a pile of gunpowder and kill everyone present rather than face defeat.
  • The Raid 2: Berandal: Bejo acts as The Corrupter to the young gangster Uco, son of the top gangster of Jakarta, Bangun, who Uco feels has grown soft. Bejo shows his ambition in the opening scene by having a helpless man executed via shotgun to the head. Bejo manipulates Uco by allowing him to slit the throats of men who had supposedly been behind an attempt on Uco's life (which Bejo was really behind) and convinced Uco to betray and murder Bangun's old friend and top assassin Prakoso, who has been like an uncle to Uco. Bejo dispatches his legions of assassins to start a gang war by murdering multiple targets. When Bangun refuses to start the war with the Japanese, Bejo tricks Uco into murdering his own father. Bejo is driven by nothing more than greed and ambition, wanting to climb the ladder in Jakarta's underworld no matter how many bodies he leaves in his wake.
  • Rambo series:
    • Rambo III: Colonel Alexei Zaysen is a brutal and psychotic Soviet commander who will go to any length to take over Afghanistan. He owns a prison camp and enjoys torturing and killing his prisoners using methods such as electrocution, severe beatings, and tying their arms to a rope and yanking it in the air. When he finds Rambo in an Afghan village, he launches an attack, killing dozens of innocent men, women, and children.
    • Rambo IV: Major Pa Tee Tint is an utterly psychopathic leader of the Burmese military. He is first seen forcing villagers to walk into mine-infested marshes, with his soldiers shooting the survivors—children included. He also threatened to cut out the tongues and feed them their intestines of anyone who tried to stop him from forcefully conscripting Child Soldiers into his army. Finally, he's a depraved pedophile who keeps hostages in inhumane conditions.
  • Rampage (2018): Claire Wyden is introduced informing a hapless scientist on a space station to "return with a sample or not at all", preventing her escape and eventually getting her killed. Running her business with ruthless efficiency and removing those in her way, Claire proves the depths of her evil when she learns her company's chemicals have turned three animals into massive monsters. She proceeds to use a signal to lure them to Chicago, causing untold casualties, solely to get them killed and collect samples off their corpses. Later, she even attempts to murder the heroes and skip town without a twinge of remorse for the lives she's destroyed.
  • The Raven (1935): The evil Dr. Richard Vollin is an Edgar Allan Poe fanboy who becomes obsessed with a young woman named Jean Thatcher. Vollin tries to destroy her family in vengeance for being spurned. When a Sympathetic Murderer named Bateman begs Vollin to change his face so he can leave a life of crime behind, Vollin instead hideously deforms him so he'll have to assist Vollin in return for having the procedure corrected. Vollin tries to kill Jean's family, putting her father in a trap designed on the bladed pendulum, and forcing Jean and her husband into a room where the walls will close in to crush them, before even Bateman has had enough.
  • The Raven (2012): Ivan Reynolds is responsible for a string of gruesome murders in 19th century Baltimore, Maryland; these murders are based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. These murders include breaking all the bones in a woman's body before slitting her throat; strangling said woman's 12-year old daughter to death before stuffing her body into the chimney; having a man bisected by a pendulum; and forcing another man to wear a dress-—and possibly raped said man-—before entombing him alive within the sewer walls. He also orchestrates the kidnapping of Edgar's Love Interest, Emily, and when the police track him down he kills one of the cops and nearly kills the other. He later introduces himself to Edgar by killing the newspaper editor and forces him to drink poison, promising that he will reveal Emily's location. However, he goes back on his word and leaves both Edgar and Emily to die, successfully killing Edgar.
  • Ravenous (1999): Colonel Ives is a cannibalistic soldier who learns of the Wendigo myth and decides to try it because he's dying and has nothing to lose. The myth was true; Ives is cured of his tuberculosis and depression. He takes a wagon train into the mountains and leads it astray so he can slaughter and eat everyone else. To kick off the main plot, he assumes the identity of "Reverend Colqhoun" and lures more soldiers to the spot so he can eat them too, sadistically chasing one terrified man down before gutting him with a knife. When he returns to the fort, having killed everyone who could recognize him except for Captain John Boyd, Ives plans to encourage Boyd down his (already started) path to cannibalism and therefore have someone to help him get away with killing people. Revealing his intent to create a cannibal ruling class with himself at the top as a messianic figure, Ives is a representation of the predatory evils of Manifest Destiny and the savagery in human nature.
  • Raw Force (1982): Thomas Speer is a greedy, evil scientist. Kidnapping women in cathouses, he sells them to a cabal of cannibalistic monks on Warrior's Island in exchange for jade minerals, fully aware that they use their flesh to reawaken the dead. Preventing anyone from entering Warrior’s Island, he has Cooper kidnap the cruise ship's captain, and once that fails, he allows Cooper to burn the ship and kill everyone on board. When the zombies arise from their graves, Speer hides in the jade mine and steals all the minerals he can carry, attempting to abandon everyone on the island afterwards.
  • Rawhide: In this 1951 Western, Tevis is an escaped convict and a member of Rafe Zimmerman's gang. Unlike his pragmatic boss, Tevis is a brutal loose cannon who murders the stationmaster of Rawhide station and instantly sets his sights on the beautiful woman Holt, trying to rape her before Zimmerman stops him. Tevis later makes another attempt to rape Holt, strangling her when she resists. When Zimmerman stops him again, Tevis shoots him in the back, kills another member of their gang and tries to murder the last. When he engages in a fighter with Tom Owens, Tevis holds Callie, the baby niece of Holt, at gunpoint to force Tom to present himself unarmed, shooting the ground near Callie to make her "dance."
  • Red Eye: Jackson Rippner is an unscrupulous contractor who hires himself out to terrorist networks to assist in toppling governments and high-profile assassinations. He uses his skills of manipulation instead of weapons because he's much better at it. His latest target is a renowned US official, whom he plans to blow up along with his wife and children because his bosses wanted to send a message. He needs Lisa, a Miami hotel manager, to change the official's room on her authority to make the kills possible. He stalks Lisa for weeks to learn everything about her, then arranges to be on the same red eye flight with her and gain her confidence initially. He threatens to have his associate kill her retired father if she doesn't make the call, torturing her mentally and assaulting her. When she foils his plan, he goes to kill her father anyway instead of escape to make good on his threat, and tries to murder Lisa. On top of that, he's also a misogynist, and casually notes he killed his own parents when asked about the subject.
  • Red Faction: Origins: In this interquel between Guerilla and Armageddon, besides introducing Adam Hale from Armageddon, Stroller is the leader of the White Faction, made from the remnants of the EDF. When the White Faction faces population collapse due to an influenza, Stroller sought to repopulate the ranks by abducting children and raising them to be soldiers. Stroller makes a specific target out of Alec Mason's children, personally killing their mother Samanya and taking Lyra while Jake barely escapes. Stroller places himself as a father figure to Lyra, making her believe that her family is dead and that he saved her. In the present, Stroller is responsible for escalating tensions between the colonists and Marauders, killing people on both sides and framing the other party. To orchestrate a war, Stroller launches attack on Eos to massacre civilians before turning their attention to attack the Marauders. When Stroller sees Jake aboard his ship, coincidentally at the time Lyra realizes the truth, Stroller attempts to kill her personally, denouncing her as a traitor.
  • Red Riding Hood: Cesaire is the werewolf who has been for years terrorizing the village his daughter Valerie lived in. While living as a seemingly normal member of the community, the wolf left the people alone due to animal sacrifices for the past twenty years, before deciding to find richer hunting grounds in the city. He planned to take his daughters with him, and turn them into werewolves too, but upon finding out that Luci wasn't his, he kills Luci in a fit of anger. He would later take his revenge on his wife's lover, Henry's father. He'd return as a wolf and kill off the knights sent to protect the village. Confronting Valerie as a wolf, he tries to get Valerie to leave with him, threatening to kill her friend Roxanne and massacre the village if she refuses. Later on, he goes on a rampage, during which he bites off Father Solomon's hand. The next day, he kills his mother and feeds an unwitting Valerie her remains as soup, before trying to bite her against her will, and attempting to kill her Love Interest Peter.
  • Red Scorpion: General Oleg Vortek is a Soviet war criminal with a passion for committing atrocities against the people of Mombaka in an effort to crush La Résistance. As Lt. Nikolai Petrovich Radchenko's commanding officer, Vortek sends him on a mission to assassinate their leader Sundata, allowing him to kill allied soldiers for the sake of his plan. Having already dropped bombs on the village of a resistance captain, Vortek orders Nikolai's execution when he fails his mission. Learning that Sundata would be speaking on the radio, Vortek gives his answer by deploying chemical weapons on civilians and tribesmen, with not even children and babies being safe from him. Finding a village that was affiliated with the resistance, Vortek aids the Cubans in raiding the place using aerial warfare, killing Sundata when the latter sacrifices himself to save a little girl. Realizing that the guerillas would win a battle at his military base, Vortek makes an attempt to leave his men behind and tries to shoot Nikolai in the back, even after having his life spared by him.
  • Red Sonja: Queen Gedren is an evil tyrant who opens the film by vamping on to Sonja herself. When Sonja resists her advances, Gedren has her family butchered and has Sonja gang raped by Gedren's soldiers. She later massacres a temple of peaceful priestesses to get her hands on an Artifact of Doom that will allow her to Take Over the World and shows no hesitation exterminating any country that resists her. When Sonja herself confronts Gedren later, Gedren says the lives of Sonja's family mean nothing next to a scar Sonja dealt her.
  • Red Zone Cuba: Griffin is an escaped convict who only shows himself to be a sociopathic Jerkass and hypocrite throughout the movie. A greedy Fat Bastard whose only stated desire is to become rich, he casually abuses everyone around him, never passing up an opportunity to do bad. He claims that he wants to go legit, then five seconds later he whips his friend with a belt and steals said friend's most valued possession. He regularly beats up (and occasionally strangles) his friends, murders strangers, and rapes a blind woman after throwing her father down a well.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera: Rottismo "Rotti" Largo is the CEO of Geneco, who "cured the world" via a new organ trade, but convinced Congress to legalize organ repossessions, killing countless people via the Repo Men. When his lover Marni left him, Nathan poisoned her and convinced her husband he was responsible for her death, turning Nathan into a sadistic Repo Man while plotting to shape Nathan and Marni's daughter into his perfect heir. Rotti has multiple people killed, intending to kill Marni's best friend Blind Mag for trying to leave her contract as the face of Geneco by having Nathan do it, later murdering her for sheer spite when she defies him. He then tries to expose Nathan as a Repo Man to his daughter Shilo, shooting Nathan in a fit of rage when Shilo defies him at the end.
  • Reservoir Dogs: Vic Vega, also known as Mr. Blonde, despite his apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor, is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. A flashback during the movie reveals that Vega had a history of raping "punks" in prison. Employed for a simple bank robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even horrified his fellow criminals. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to torture him for his own amusement, slashing his face and cutting off his ear, all while singing and dancing to "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to set him on fire. In a movie filled with hardened criminals, Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and sadistic psychopath.
  • Resurrection (1999): Gerald Demus is a religiously-motivated Serial Killer who wants to recreate the body of Christ in time for the resurrection on Easter by assembling it from stolen body parts. He performs one murder for each body part—limbs, head, torso—with six planned victims total. Chicago P.D. homicide detective John Prudhomme eventually tracks down Demus and interrupts one of his rituals, but is too late to save his latest victim, who dies of massive trauma and blood loss in John's arms. After a pursuit, Demus captures John's partner and dresses him up in his own disguise so he can get away and the cops will shoot one of their own. The unfortunate detective needs to have his leg removed, which Demus later steals to make up for lost time. Deciding that John personally must be punished for his interference, Demus breaks into John's home to murder his wife and sends him a taped message informing him of this, only to kill his wife's best friend by mistake and leaving the body behind for John to find. After he completes the body of Christ, he heads over to a maternity ward to sacrifice a newborn child, killing several nurses and orderlies along the way.
  • Retroactive: Frank is a fast-talking, brutal thug who becomes involved with the plot when he tries to sell stolen microchips to Brian, a scientist who invented a Time Machine. He picks up the stranded heroine Karen on the road, only to murder his abused wife Rayanne in front of Karen after he discovers Rayanne's infidelity. Karen travels back in time to stop Frank, only to make things worse with each iteration. Throughout the various temporal loops Frank kills his wife, kills her lover, tries to kill Karen, kills the local Sheriff, kills a family of three, takes the family's son hostage and threatens to kill the boy, and mocks Karen when she couldn't save the kid in a later loop. He eventually decides to use the time machine so he can go back through multiple loops and kill Brian and Karen as many times over as possible.
  • The Returner: Mizoguchi is an insane and violent gang boss who steals children to harvest their organs. This is the fate that befell the best friend of the film's hero when they were kids. Seeking absolute power to Take Over the World, Mizoguchi kills any who get in his way. With a Hair-Trigger Temper and a sense of sadism, Mizoguchi rarely leaves anyone standing and eventually has his allies slaughtered so he won't have to share power, telling his Triad ally that being forced to speak Chinese was a humiliation before shooting him in the face.
  • Revenge Of The Green Dragons (2014):
    • Ah Chung serves as the leader of the Green Dragons gang on the behalf of Paul Wong. Upon recruiting Sonny and Steven to his gang when they were only kids, he was responsible for turning them into his loyal hitmen, and would order them to kill anyone he wants, starting with a group of people that owes him money. Years later, his gang would cause many deaths of many rival gang members as well as innocents, and he even has one gang member tortured to death, having his teeth pulled out, his fingers cut off, and finally getting shot in the head. Upon hearing that Steven's uncle has acquired some money, he decides to rob his place and commands his right-hand man Chicken Wing to rape the uncle's daughter while he forces him to watch. This act causes Steven to have a mental breakdown and go on a killing spree on his own, causing the death of a white man. When Ah Chung learned of this he was upset, but only because of how much unwanted attention it will bring from the cop and barely got away, where afterwards he proceeds to stab Steven to death before putting his corpse in a dumpster.
    • Chicken Wing serves as The Dragon to the aforementioned Ah Chung, but managed to stand out on his own. He first establishes himself by beating an innocent man in a bathroom; when a young Steven stumbles across this, he forces Steven to defecate on the man before he kills him. He then takes the boy to brutally beat up and was about to castrate him before Ah Chung and Paul Wong show up to recruit Steven. He also partook in the gang's mass killings of rivals and innocents and was actually the one who gave Ah Chung the idea for the rival gang member's slow and torturous death. He later helps Ah Chung rob Steven's uncle and gladly follows his boss's order to rape his daughter, as well as his wife. He later takes their panties as trophies and proudly shows them to Steven, much to the latter's disgust. After Steven nearly got them arrested, Chicken Wing prevents his brother, Sonny, from saving Steven from being brutally executed by Ah Chung.
  • Revenge of the Ninja (1983): The manipulative Braden is seemingly a good friend of hero and secret ninja Cho Osaki, but in truth is merely using Cho's art gallery for his heroin smuggling. When the local mob boss Caifano refuses to work with him, Braden employs his ninja talents from his time in Japan to murder Caifano's men, relatives and any bystanders with them. When he fears that Cho's young son has seen heron in a broken doll, he attempts to murder the child, and kills Cho's ninja mother when she fights him to save her grandson. When Braden's assistant Cathy betrays him to rescue Cho's son, Braden attempts to murder her by leaving her tied up in a hot tub to drown. Braden then invades Caifano's headquarters, massacring everyone he encounters before engaging Cho himself in a final duel to the death.
  • Revenger (2018):
    • Carlos Kun/Kuhn is the bandaged leader of the prison island AP 101. Originally a criminal who killed Yul's wife and daughter in front of him, Kun faked his death and headed to AP 101, where he immediately slit a man's throat; chopped off Bau's hand; and killed Jin's father. Becoming the island's leader, he has people captured and released so his men can chase after and kill them. When Yul kills one of his men and releases his prisoners, Kun kills the man who told him this and sends his assassins out to murder Yul, before trying to kill Yul himself.
    • The unnamed right-hand-man of Kun's forces is a grinning psychopath who participates in horrible games on the island. Hunting down and murdering those in his path, the killer carries out Kun's will and gleefully executes those in his path. Attacking Bau's village, he leads a massacre there, killing most of the village while even slitting the throat of one of the heroes' allies in front of them before trying to kill a little girl's mother before her, even trying to kill her as well before Bau saves her.
  • The Rezort: Valerie Wilton is a seemingly charitable businesswoman who creates the Rezort to utilize the zombies remaining after an outbreak as sport for people to hunt, all while simultaneously having a hand in founding the Hope 4 U refugee charity. In truth, Wilton is using Hope 4 U to lure refugees to the Rezort to be murdered and transformed into zombies to keep her supply constantly thriving. Thousands of men, women, and children alike are turned into mindless zombies by Wilton to be tortured and killed in the Rezort, and when the zombies escape their confinement, Wilton leaves her entire staff to be massacred while trying to escape, and even attempts to betray Mel after forming a partnership with her.
  • Richard III: In this 1995 production of the play, besides Richard himself, James Tyrell plays a bigger role as a combination of all of Richard's assassins, thus turning into an even bigger bastard than he was in the original play. A cold-blooded social climber, loyal to Richard only for money and the hope of promotion, Tyrell acts as Richard's pet assassin, murdering Richard's brother, George, and brother-in-law, Rivers, and hanging Lord Hastings on trumped up charges during Richard's rise to power. Following Richard's ascension to the throne, he has Tyrell—now the head of State Secsmother his child nephews for good measure, and when Richard's ally, Buckingham, abandons him, it is Tyrell who captures, tortures, and ultimately strangles the duke while Richard looks on. Void of all emotion save self-satisfaction, Tyrell proves himself every bit as monstrous as his tyrannical boss.
  • Ricochet: Earl Talbot Blake is a cruel hitman who is seen murdering a drug dealer for his money before he is pursued by a cop named Nick Styles. After taking a woman hostage, Blake is arrested by Styles and rots for years in jail while burning with hatred for his captor. Blake escapes by causing a massacre of a parole hearing and murders a man to serve as a stand-in for Blake's corpse. Blake proceeds to hound Styles, injects him full of drugs and films him being raped by a prostitute to destroy Styles' career, marriage and life. Blake later kills Styles's partner and gleefully expresses he wants to destroy everything Styles has. When his own loyal right-hand man finally has enough, Blake murders him, too.
  • Ride with the Devil: Pitt Mackeson manages to be the Token Evil Teammate of the First Missouri Irregulars with his love for fighting and bloodshed. A young gunslinger who enlisted in the pro-Confederate militia solely for the chance to kill Unionists, Pitt is introduced following his fellow militiamen in a plan to attack a pro-Union store, killing a guerilla and amusing himself by repeatedly shooting another in the chest, screaming with excitement afterwards. With all of the armed fighters dead, Pitt murders the owner while his wife watched everything before burning down the store, even after his compatriot Jake Roedel protested. When his group is ambushed by Union soldiers, Pitt purposely stays behind instead of escaping just to kill more people. Ecstatic upon discovering that they would join in on raiding a town, Pitt gleefully participated in the Lawrence Massacre and killed its first victim. Having developed an antagonistic and racist hatred for Jake and his black friend Daniel Holt, Pitt tries to murder them. Dissatisfied with how his side was losing the war, Pitt left the First Missouri Irregulars to indiscriminately plunder and murder with his own gang.
  • R.I.P.D.: Bobby Hayes betrayed his former partner in the Boston Police Department, Nick Walker, after the latter tried to give the gold that they stole to the authorities. It was revealed that he conspired with undead creatures known as deados and then tries to use the stolen gold in order to create the Staff of Jericho, an artifact which will reverse the flow of souls from Earth to the afterlife and result in The End of the World as We Know It. To activate the staff, Bobby kidnaps Nick's wife to use her as a Human Sacrifice, and after she is stabbed, Bobby taunts Nick that a human sacrifice for the staff doesn't necessarily need to be Nick's wife. It was revealed that Bobby did all of this so that he could slake his personal amusement.
  • Rise: Blood Hunter: Bishop is the hedonistic leader of a vampire cult that operates with the habit of killing and raping innocent women. When reporter Sadie Blake investigates his activity, Bishop responds by killing two of her friends and presenting one of their severed heads, before raping and slowly murdering Sadie. When Sadie awakens as a vampire, she teams up with a benevolent vampire master that Bishop previously usurped, while Bishop continues picking off innocent women. Hiding out in a blood harvesting farm, Bishop is revealed to have turned an innocent teenager named Tricia into a vampiric monster like he is. When Sadie confronts him, he has her stripped naked and slowly drained of blood before trying to leave her to her fate.
  • River of Death (1989): Wolfgang Manteuffel is an amoral Nazi researcher with grandiose plans of a new Reich borne at his hand. In the dying days of World War II, Wolfgang is confronted by a local Nazi captain disgusted with Wolfgang's horrible experiments on the camp's POWs. Wolfgang coldly shoots the captain dead in full view of the man's daughter once he refuses to stand down, and shortly after cripples his own associate Heinrich Spaatz and leaves him for dead not moments after giving Heinrich his father's ring to profess his feelings for him. Twenty years later, Wolfgang is no less of a monster, conducting torturous experiments on local Amazonian tribe members with a virus and leading to their painful deaths. Wolfgang's ultimate plan is to unleash his virus worldwide to eliminate any people he deems not part of the perfect Aryan race, murdering the daughter of the captain he killed years ago moments before his own demise. Only capable of extending hollow amicability to people he deems useful before discarding them at his own whim, Wolfgang is a cold sociopath even by the standards of the Nazi regime.
  • The River Wild: Wade is a psychotic criminal who will stop at nothing to get across the river with money he had robbed from a cattle auction. As he is trying, along with his partners, Terry and Frank, to make it across with the stolen money, Frank proves useless in guiding them due to his wounds from the robbery, so Wade forces a reluctant Terry to kill him. With no guide, Wade asks Gail Hartman to help them get across. When Gail finally becomes suspicious of Wade, she and her family try to leave them behind. However, Wade catches them and beats her husband Tom, attempts to kill their dog, and slaps her son Roarke for telling them he had a gun. He then uses her family to blackmail Gail into taking them across the Gauntlet—ignoring her pleas and warnings that such a trip could get them killed. When Tom escapes, Wade tries to kill him, but not before taunting him about how many seconds he has left to live. After a park ranger, who is also a close friend of Gail's, catches them and refuses to let them ride the Gauntlet for their safety, Wade kills him and jokes about it afterwards. After Gail gets them across the Gauntlet, Wade and Terry get caught in their trap and Gail turns their gun on them. Wade begs for his life, so Gail decides to shoot the last bullet in the air out of mercy. However the gun doesn't shoot, so Wade orders Terry to kill her family while he tries to kill her, despite Gail sparing his life.
  • Rob Roy: Archibald "Archie" Cunningham is a seemingly harmless, foppish dandy with a penchant for gambling and a desire to make his way in the world; underneath that is a cunning, heartless and sadistic man stopping at nothing to feed his greed and vanity. Archibald demonstrates his nastier side proving his incredible sword talents and toying with his opponent throughout the fight. Archibald solves his money trouble by ambushing and murdering the man the honorable chief Rob Roy of the MacGregor Clan sent to deliver a sizable amount of money to Cunningham's patron, the Marquise of Montrose, stealing the money and framing Rob as a thief. Archibald leads an attack on Rob's home, slaughtering his friends, and brutally raping his wife, later commenting she was "far sweeter forced than most women are willing." Despite being illegitimate himself and knowing the hardships of such a life, when the chambermaid he seduced is pregnant, Archie mocks and abandons her before, leading to her suicide. When he and Rob finally face in a Duel to the Death Archie once again displays his sadism by slowly inflicting wound after wound and trying to make sure Rob knows he has failed in everything.
  • Robin Hood: Godfrey is a sadistic and cruel knight. Originally the closest friend of Prince John, Godfrey betrays him, and his country for personal gain, selling them out to the King of France to re-conquer as long as he himself profits. Godfrey leads an assault to burn a village and kill anyone there, innocent or no. His crowning moment of villainy is challenging the old, blind Sir Walter to a fight, enjoying tormenting the old man and making a spectacle of it, until Walter lands a small blow, which leads to Godfrey brutally killing him in a fury.
  • Robin Hood (2018): The Sheriff of Nottingham serves as The Heavy for the Cardinal in a conspiracy to overthrow the king and rule England through the Church. The Sheriff uses his power to force men into fighting The Crusades, then seizes all of their belongings, including Robin of Locksley's manor. He also taxes the citizens of Nottingham, saying they are donations for the war effort, only to use it to fuel his greed. He forces many of the citizens to work and pay their debts in the mines, where they starve and die. After Robin Hood begins to steal and make a fool out of him, he brings in his Crusaders, led by the sadistic Gisbourne, and has him burn the mines to try and find Robin and has his mentor and friend John captured and tortured, at which point the mocks his dead son. When Robin surrenders to save more lives, the Sheriff threatens to drown Robin in his own piss and have his Love Interest Marian sent to Arabia to be raped over and over again, and when John is about to hang him, the Sheriff pathetically begs for his life. A cruel, greedy and utterly depraved sociopath, The Sheriff of Nottingham in this film is one of the most twisted versions of the character to date.
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Sheriff George of Nottingham is trying to usurp the throne of England from Richard the Lionheart. He tries to convince Robin's father to join him, and kills him when he refuses. He then trumps up charges of Devil worship so he can seize Locksley as his own, has a castellan's eyes put out for doubting the charges, and becomes a cruel despot who has children killed for hunting on his land and sexually exploits women. When Robin first defies the Sheriff, he threatens to Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon. The Sheriff then gives Guy of Gisborne a fortnight to capture Robin Hood, and runs him through with a sword when he fails. After that, the Sheriff attacks the Merry Men's village and takes captives, including children, whom he threatens to hang if Maid Marian doesn't marry him. On their wedding day, the Sheriff decides to hang some of them anyways, starting with a kid, before Robin rescues them all. The Sheriff then tries to force himself on Marian as the Bishop is saying the wedding vows.
  • Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018): The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham oppresses and murders the people at will, introducing himself by threatening a family for the whereabouts of Maid Marian, gutting the father and threatening the lives of the kids. Later seen raping a woman, the Sheriff threatens to feed her eyes to pigs if she should fail to please him. Dedicated to killing and torturing Robin Hood and his friends, the Sheriff kills multiple people around them, including their ally Much, before trying to kill Robin so he may force Marian into marriage.
  • RoboGeisha: Hikaru Kageno and his father Kenzan, the heir and head, respectively, of Kageno Steel Manufacturing, seek to destroy Japan and remake it In Their Own Image. To this end, they kidnap young women and brutally train them to become geisha assassins, converting them into cyborgs and Tengu servants, while forcing those who leave to commit hara-kiri. They send the geishas out to murder whomever gets in their way. When Yoshie plans to take the Kagenos down, Hikaru leads her into a trap that blows her up, forcing her sister Kikue to watch. Hikaru later rewires Kikue into obeying him, removing her memories of Yoshie. The Kagenos later summon an interest group searching for the women to their building, where they proceed to murder all but three members. Desiring to drop a special bomb onto Mt. Fuji to eradicate everyone in Japan, Kenzan has his building transform into a giant robot, murdering everyone in its way. With Kenzan soon perishing, Hikaru decides to carry out the plan, hoping to kill himself along with everyone in Japan, having Yoshie fight her brainwashed sister as a distraction.
  • Robot Holocaust: The Dark One caused a nuclear holocaust, killing billions and destroying everywhere except New York City. Controlling the air, the Dark One suffocates any humans who disobey him and becomes enraged when he realizes a scientist has invented a device to allow for people to continue breathing. Capturing the scientist, the Dark One has him tortured and threatens his daughter, trying to learn how he can undo the effects of the device, eventually absorbing the scientist for his disobedience.
  • The Rock: Captain Frye and his henchman Captain Darrow attempt to extort money by threatening San Francisco with VX nerve gas. While their superior, Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, wants to distribute the money to families of soldiers whose deaths went unrecognized and without compensation, they only want it for themselves and deliberately provoke a massacre of a Navy SEAL team just because they like killing. When it becomes apparent Hummel is bluffing, they act swiftly to remove Hummel from command and eventually kill him while proceeding with the attack. Even when it becomes apparent they've lost, Frye and Darrow try to send a rocket at the city armed with poison gas to kill every civilian they possibly can and provoke the army into killing the 81 tourists they have locked in Alcatraz to ensure a lack of witnesses.
  • Rocktober Blood (1984): John Harper is Billy's homicidal twin brother and a Serial Killer responsible for murdering 25 people prior to Billy's execution after being mistaken for his brother. Returning two years later, John begins stalking Billy's girlfriend, Lynn, pretending to be Billy's ghost in an attempt to make her life a living hell. He also kills people close to her and hides the bodies, with these murders including drowning a girl in a hot tub, and ironing a woman's neck until she dies. Disposing of the tour's lead singer and assuming his position, John eviscerates women onstage; he beheads one and throwing her dismembered head to the audience, viewing this as the "ultimate show".
  • Rocky Handsome (2016): In this Bollywood remake of The Man from Nowhere, Kevin and Luke are a pair of ruthless drug dealers who usurp control of the operation from their boss by leaving him to be killed by the hero Kabir, aka Rocky Handsome. Luke and Kevin, finding that a woman named Anna has stolen their drugs, kidnap and torture Anna's young daughter Naomi, before murdering her to feed their other trade, organ harvesting. The two use child slaves for their drugs before harvesting them and other innocent people to make money on the black market, attempting to harvest little Naomi. Even when Luke is captured and executed by Kabir, Kevin displays little interest or care, simply ordering Naomi's death to be expedited.
  • Rollercoaster (1977): The bomber, credited as "Young Man", derails a rollercoaster with an explosion and kills all of the riders, children included, and later causes a deadly fire at a dark ride. The bomber threatens to keep causing disasters at amusement parks unless he is paid a million dollars. When he receives the money, but it turns out to be marked, he decides to bomb another rollercoaster anyway as an act of revenge. When the first bomb he tries to use is deactivated, he gets another one to continue. When he is caught, he threatens to detonate the bomb unless the FBI let him go.
  • Romeo Is Bleeding: Mona Demarkov is a vampish Femme Fatale who acts primarily based on what would either profit or entertain her, and singlehandledly ruins the life of Jack Grimaldi in her own quest for indulgence. Already possessed of a vast streak of bodies— including a person she left out to freeze at the tender age of sixteen and an agent she emotionally ruined and drove to suicide—Mona murders crime boss Nick Gazarra and a score of his men and quickly thereafter starts to seduce Jack into her own wishes after he is sent to dispose of her. Mona alternates between exploiting and manipulating Jack for his body and profits and attempting to murder him for no defined reason, tricking him into shooting his own mistress dead, coercing him into burying his own boss alive under the threat of his life, and eventually leaving him to suffer the sentence for all the crimes Mona manipulated him into doing after she tires of him. Unsatisfied that Jack will be executed in her place, Mona spitefully states she intends to murder Jack's wife next as he's being carried off, a move that leads to Jack shooting her dead in rage. Throughout the film, Mona is shown to act only on her depraved, erratic whims, and underneath her flirtatious exterior is little more than a psychotic sadist of a woman who only seeks to please herself while destroying as many lives as she manages. Manipulative, seductive, and frighteningly casual in her cruelty, Mona is one of the most vile examples of a femme fatale ever devised on film.
  • Rome, Open City: In this 1945 Italian neorealism movie directed by Roberto Rossellini, Major Bergmann is the chief of The Gestapo during the Nazi occupation of Rome. During his hunt for the Resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi, Bergmann, through his assitant Ingrid, bribes Manfredi's ex lover Marina by giving her drugs and fur coats in order to obtain her confession about Manfredi's hideout. After suspecting to having found Manfredi's whereabouts, Bergmann orders a massive roundup where even sick people are dragged out of their houses, which ends up causing the death of the single mother Pina, on the day of her wedding and in front of her little son. After capturing Manfredi, Bergmann has him tortured so to extort him the names of his allies, and forces the partisan-supporting priest Don Pietro to watch the scene. After Manfredi dies from his injures and Marina, seeing his lifeless body, faints, stricken by guilt, Bergmann orders her to be locked and sentences Don Pietro to death. Bergmann represents the fanaticism and the utter cruelty of the Nazis during World War II hidden under a fake image of charisma and affability.
  • Rough Justice (1970): "Crazy" Johnny Laster is a psychotic bandit and shameless Serial Rapist who opens the movie trying to rape a random woman he meets. Allying himself with a conspiracy to kidnap a wealthy heiress and steal her identity to achieve a payday, Johnny kills one random man, later tries to rape their hostage and when she gets the better of him and escapes, he hunts her down and murders her before gunning another man down for questioning him. Johnny continuously proves himself a danger to any man and woman he meets and when his supposed friend's girlfriend helps him escape a trap so he can assist her, Johnny later murders her as well before trying to kill said friend.
  • Rumpelstiltskin: The titular Rumpelstiltskin is portrayed much more evil than in the fairytale. Lacking a soul, Rumpelstiltskin made a deal with a miller's daughter, spinning hay into gold for her in exchange for her firstborn son, so he could suck out his soul and make it his own. Foiled in his attempt, Rumpelstiltskin is turned into a jade figurine, and freed centuries later to continue his goal. After being inadvertently freed by Shelly Stewart and having sex with her while disguised as her dead husband, he begins targeting her infant son John, killing everyone he comes in contact with along the way. He slaughters an entire police station to get to John in an attempt to steal his soul.
  • Runaway: Dr. Charles Luther is a genius roboticist and hacker who creates spiderbot assassins, a gun with heat-seeking bullets, and a chip that can turn any regular robot into a weapon; all for sale on the black market to the highest bidder. Luther kills almost everyone he encounters over the course of the movie in increasingly brutal fashion. Additionally, he regularly beats his girlfriend, tries to kill her when she's taken by the police to keep her from talking, and ultimately puts a knife through her skull the second she is returned to him as part of a hostage exchange. His final encounter with Sgt. Jack Ramsay is designed to psychologically torture the cop as much as possible—he kidnaps his son Bobbie, sets up the exchange on top of a high rise to play to Ramsay's acrophobia and vertigo, then releases Bobbie—only to inform Ramsay that his robots are waiting to kill the first person who exits the building.
  • The Running Man: Damon Killian, host of The Running Man and head of the network in the dystopian future, runs a TV network where shows are aired that feature innocent people climbing ropes for dollars while vicious dogs lurk below; most of them fall. The star attraction, though, is The Running Man, where supposed criminals are released into a labyrinth to be hunted down by the vicious Stalkers and murdered. Blackmailing hero Ben Richards into playing the game, Damon then forces his friends to play despite his promises otherwise, and when a young woman digs into Richards's past, Killian manufactures a criminal history for her and throws her into the game as well. Even winning the game is no guarantee of safety, as the winners are disposed of while Killian lies about their survival. Sociopathic and indifferent to human suffering, Killian defends himself by claiming that people just love television, and as a TV star, he is giving them the violence they crave, no matter how many lives are ruined or ended.
  • Running Scared (2006): Dez and Edele are a wealthy couple who use their free time to abduct, molest, and murder children. They've converted their spacious apartment into a dual playing ground to distract the children and a killing lair. They've also built an immense child pornography collection out of the victims before they killed them. They kidnap Oleg along with two other children, then tie up Oleg and wrap his head in plastic to suffocate him when he proves too much trouble. Teresa arrives to rescue Oleg and the other two abducted children, and is horrified to discover the couple's killing tools and a cabinet containing dozens of videotapes marked with children's names. As a stand-in for the Witch from Hansel and Gretel, their choice in victims makes them stand out by far as the most depraved villains in a crime-ridden setting.
  • Rurouni Kenshin:
    • Kanryu Takeda likes to pass himself off as a successful businessman and an example of what the Japanese can accomplish in the new era of the Meiji. However, he is an oppressive drug lord who takes glee in finding, then murdering, police informants and putting them in the open so people could find. He also directly murders, through Jin-E, a department of the police while chasing after Megumi Takani who he had forced to make his brand new opium. To test the new opium as well he kidnapped users off the street, locked them in his secret room in his office, and saw how far they degraded while under his new drug, all with a smile on his face. However, his worst act is when he learns Megumi is taking shelter in the Kamiya Dojo and, after Kenshin refused to be bought by him, he poisons a district all around the Kamiya Dojo. If it weren't for Megumi, there'd be hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths directly on his hands.
    • Jin-E Udo seems like a normal Psycho for Hire, but he doesn't murder and kill for profit; he just likes to kill. When he pulled himself out of the mountain of corpses he accumulated in the Battle of Toba Fushimi, he took up Kenshin's killing sword as his own. For ten years, he's committed murders in Kenshin's name, calling himself Hitokiri Battosai to strike fear into people. When he storms the police department on the trail of Megumi Takani, he could have easily just evaded the officers but instead purposely started a horrific attack on the station and left a gory tapestry of death, even messing with one officer with his "Shino Ippo" to force him to stand still as Jin-E impaled him slowly to savor it. In the last act of the film, he kidnapped Kaoru while Kenshin was saving Megumi from Kanryu. When Kenshin showed up, he first kicked Kaoru down a stone staircase to make sure she'd hit every step just to piss Kenshin off, and then paralyzed her lungs using the Shino Ippo. When Kaoru broke through it with her own spirit and after Kenshin had shattered his elbow, Jin-E has the last laugh by stabbing himself just to spite Kenshin and spit on his Thou Shall Not Kill code.
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