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  • 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 Omega Code duology: Satan proves himself to be an utter monster in both films:
    • The Omega Code: In the first movie, Satan possesses Stone Alexander after he is shot in the head, healing Stone and becoming Chancellor of the United World. When two prophets confront him, Satan has them killed and hung on display to serve as a warning to his enemies. When Satan learns that several countries under his rule are seceding from him, he plots to launch a nuclear strike against them, but when he learns that Gillian Lane has the final Bible Code, Satan offers to call off the attack in exchange for the code. However, after Lane gives the code to him, Satan reveals that he is going to initiate the attack anyway.
    • The Omega Code 2: Megiddo: In the second movie, Satan possesses Stone when Stone is a young child, trying to have him burn his baby brother, David, alive. When Stone becomes an adult, he becomes President of the European Union and forms a world government, with Satan forcing him to kill countless dissidents against his regime. When the U.S. President refuses to join Satan's world order, Satan murders him, and when the new president, David, also refuses to join his regime, Satan has him framed for his father's murder, which Satan committed. Satan also plots to wage war against countries that defy him.
  • Omega Cop duology:
    • Omega Cop (1990): Wraith is a slaver responsible for the deaths of John Travis's squadmates. Regularly hosting auctions to sell women into sexual slavery, Wraith also hosts blood rituals where he drinks his victim's blood, hoping to use John for his next ritual. After multiple failed attempts to secure John for himself, Wraith instead heads to the police headquarters and tries to kill everyone inside.
    • Karate Cop (1991): Supreme Commander Lincoln is a drug lord who plans to obtain the crystal and use it to conquer the world. The dictator of Tradetown, Lincoln in his spare time hosts Gladiator Games where multiple men are slain by his champion, all for his sadistic pleasure. Hoping to find the crystal and use Rachel's teleporter for his own needs, Lincoln has a child she knew murdered in front of her for fun.
  • 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:
    • First film:
      • 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 sadistically cruel former bandit and the man the protagonist "Harmonica" owes his namesake to. Encountering a young boy in the past, Frank forced the boy's brother to stand on his shoulders with a noose tied around the brother's neck, before placing a harmonica between the panting boy's lips and telling him to "keep your lovin' brother happy." Frank watched with glee as the young boy subsequently collapsed and caused his brother to be hanged. Becoming an enforcer for railroad tycoon Mr. Morton, Frank kills off the McBain family for their property, happily shooting Mr. McBain's son just for knowing his name—despite being told by Morton to just scare them—and frames the bandit Cheyenne for the massacre. Ignoring Morton's peace offerings with widow Jill McBain, Frank takes Jill hostage, rapes her in exchange for sparing her life, and forces her to auction off her land, later trying to murder Morton himself to gain control over his railroad company.
  • 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 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.
  • Open Fire (1994): Stein Kruger is a ruthless terrorist imprisoned for a streak of murder of US servicemen. Engineering his escape, Kruger hires a band of elite mercenaries to slaughter their way into a power plant and take those they don't kill hostage, threatening to have all of the hostages killed if he is not freed. Once Kruger is transferred to the plant and still at odds with the FBI, Kruger reworks his demands with threats to poison the entire city of Los Angeles with lethal nerve gas, executing one of the hostages himself in a moment of irritation, forcing a truck driver to ride out as a decoy by threatening to blow him sky-high and forcing the father of his main adversary Alec McNeil to fly him out to safety by nearly murdering his other hostage in front of his eyes.
  • Opera: Inspector Alan Santini was a Serial Killer in a relationship with heroine 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.
  • Operation Delta Force: Colonel Johann Nash, leader of a white supremacist terrorist group, launches an attack on a UN Biochemical Research Facility to obtain samples of a newly-discovered viral strain, personally gunning down dozens of unarmed scientists and research personnel to Leave No Survivors and intending to use the virus to unleash a global epidemic for cleansing the world in his own image. After Major Tipton disables his transport, Nash hijacks a train station, having his men slaughter civilians en masse while taking the occupants of the train hostage, and later has an entire village captured to lure the Delta Force into a trap, intending to have villagers and Delta Force members massacred to cover his tracks. After the viral strain had leaked out and the only sample of the antidote is in Nash's possession, Nash intends to send his infected henchmen to cities worldwide, to spread the virus to as many countries as he can.
  • 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 Evil (2019): Charles is a freelance hitman and a misanthropic Serial Killer who is willing to kill even children. Hosting his own website on the Dark Web, Charles keeps a list of homemade snuff videos as a presentation for his visitors; one such video shows him scalping a woman alive. Contracted to assassinate Arthur and his daughter Michele, Charles is disappointed in the hit as it doesn't involve torture. Bringing a lesbian couple to his home, Charles murders them for fun and, after executing his targets, orders pizza like nothing had happened. A human who manages to be worse than a literal demon, Charles calmly confesses to lacking remorse for his crimes simply because he hates people anyway.
  • Our Friend Power 5: Shark is the genocidal leader of the Shark Gang, in the past having invaded the peaceful planet of Battlestar to get the energy research on the Comentor Robot solely to further his own plans, destroying the entire planet with presumably only six survivors. In the present, Shark chases the surviving five turtles and their princess to the planet Earth, where he sends his two henchmen to hunt them down; their first action is to kill two children. When his minions fail to get the Comentor Robot, Shark decides to destroy Earth when they refuse to give up the turtles, proclaiming he will "Kill every Earthling."
  • 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 Gino 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.
  • 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.
  • Outbreak: Major General Donald "Donnie" McClintock is an Insane Admiral par excellence who sees the gruesome results of the Motaba virus and decides it would make an excellent bioweapon. Intent on keeping the truth about the virus secret no matter what, McClintock has an African military camp firebombed to kill everyone in it, infected or not, simply to keep the existence of the virus a secret. When the Motaba virus breaks out in a small American town named Cedar Creek, McClintock secretly withholds the cure to see the virus kill its way through the town before placing pressure on the American government to blow up the town and everyone in it. McClintock even personally attempts to shoot down Sam Daniels and his innocent pilot to stop them from getting the cure to Cedar Creek, knowingly and willingly trying to throw away thousands of lives for the sake of his own military advancement.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales:
    • Original film: 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."
    • The Return of Josey Wales: Captain Jesus Escabedo is the sadistic chief of police in a Mexican town still loyal to the deceased Emperor Maximilian. Escabedo makes a recurrent hobby of riding out to scalp native Apache people, with a proclivity for collecting the skulls of the infants. Escabedo has a woman gang-raped to death, dismissing her as "another whore with dreams", and personally beats the one witness to it half to death before shooting him dead. Escabedo later has an Apache woman brought to his quarters for his own personal entertainment, beating her bloody when she resists him and promising her she'll hang for the rest of her people to see her.
  • Outlaw King: Edward, Prince of Wales, is the sadistic son of King Edward I "Longshanks", who convinces his father to declare Robert the Bruce an outlaw. Sent by Longshanks to crush Robert's uprising, Edward razes numerous villages throughout Scotland, massacring countless innocents, while having his henchman Aymer de Valence slaughter Robert's forces, and threatens to execute de Valance should he fail to capture Robert again. Seizing control of Kildrummy Castle, Edward hangs and disembowels Robert's brother before slitting Lord MacKinnon's throat, while making Robert's wife and daughter watch as he kills them. When Robert's wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, refuses to annul her marriage, Edward places her in a hanging cage, letting the rising tides potentially kill her. When Longshanks collapses while traveling to face Robert, Edward insults his father before he dies and defies his father's dying wishes, by having him buried in a country he hates.
  • Outlaw Prophet (2001): Quinton McBride is an intergalactic television producer who brainwashed the galaxy into accepting his violent show Escape 2020. Having put countless planets in danger for the sake of viewers, Quinton forces android Jon 141 to participate in his games, at one point giving him false information that causes the deaths of innocents, which Quinton chastises Jon for. Once Jon is sent to Earth and plans to put a stop to him, Quinton threatens Jon with the destruction of the planet, and kidnaps a woman to force Jon to attend a talk show. After Jon steals his precious V-chip, Quinton kidnaps the mute child Amy and holds her hostage, refusing to release her once he acquires the chip, and even poses as Jon's deceased wife Mary to break his mind long enough to kill him.
  • Outpost trilogy:
    • Doctor Klausener is the mastermind behind the events of the trilogy. A former Untersturmführer and Mad Scientist with delusions of power, Klausener conducted twisted human experiments and built a revolutionary machine in a failed attempt to create a generation of Super Soldiers. Several years after the end of the war, the old and crippled Klausener leads a Fourth Reich conspiracy to release his subjects from the now-abandoned secret facility, sacrificing mercenaries and their backup team to achieve his goals. Unleashing the undead army on war-torn Yugoslavia, Klausener's machinations force NATO to consider nuking the area with thousands of people still inside to save the rest of Europe. In the end, Klausener plans on replicating his machine in modern day.
    • Brigadeführer Götz is the cold-blooded leader of the undead army, lacking the animalistic savagery of his fellow zombies and retaining his strategic nature after his transformation. A known camp commandant involved with Klausener and his experiments, Götz poses as the sole survivor of the project while his soldiers quietly assassinate the mercenaries before launching an attack to kill the remaining men but keeping one of them alive in constant agony, linking him to the machine to expand the electromagnetic field and allow his soldiers to rampage further. Starting his crusade by wiping out the soldiers that arrived to investigate the facility, Götz and his army slaughter countless soldiers and civilians across Yugoslavia, children included, going as far as to decorate his lair with the corpses of his victims and running some experiments of his own.
    • Standartenführer Strasser is the officer in charge of personally supervising the experiments for Klausener, openly embracing death and enjoying his own cruelty. Strasser treats his own men as guinea pigs in many trials of the Supersoldier program—which involves burning out neural pathways until their heads potentially explode—casually dismissing their brutal deaths while turning penal conscripts and other victims into zombified attack dogs for the Nazis, even setting them on POWs to slaughter them with impunity in his own Gladiator Games. Uncaring towards the soldiers under his command, Strasser simply leaves them to die to give him enough time to flee on his own after recklessly releasing the zombies.
  • 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.
  • P-51 Dragon Fighter: Dr. Heinrich Grudun is the Nazi occultist in charge of a secret project to breed dragons as aerial support for the Afrika Korps, recruiting telepathic witches to control the flying beasts and fight for Nazism. Training the dragons as living weapons to be used against Allied soldiers, Grudun unleashes them in North Africa to burn and destroy their enemies, developing more eggs to create an unstoppable army of dragons to conquer not only the region, but also the entire continent. Familiar with the existence of an uncontrollable and apocalyptic dragon, Asuzaka the Destroyer, Grudun promises to prevent his return, but releases Asuzaka anyway when he realizes that he was losing a battle.
  • 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 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.
  • Paradise Hills (2019): The Duchess is a supposed mother figure to the young women of Paradise Hills, but is revealed to be far worse than she lets on. Having been abandoned by her mother for being a "nasty girl", the Duchess uses her vine powers to feast on the women in her care. Promising other young, poor women a better life outside, the Duchess has them mimic her patients in order to replace them after their deaths, having plastic surgery performed on them by placing her patients in a coma and using them for parts. With plenty of bodies found within her hidden forest, the Duchess feasts on Chloe in front of her friend Uma, before attempting to drain Uma and her substitute of all their energy.
  • Paranormal Activity: Grandma Lois is secretly a cold-blooded witch and the head of the Midwives coven, that bargained with the invisible demon, in return for personal gain, to surrender the first male member of the family to the demon, knowing it would pursue her bloodline until a male child is conceived. In the third film, Lois orchestrates the death of her own daughter Julie when she refuses to have a son and watches Julie's boyfriend's brutal death when the man tries to rescue her granddaughters from her and the demon. Lois then manipulates and erases the memories of the girls to brainwash them into having a male child, leading to her descendant Hunter being taken by the demon to use his blood to successfully create a physical body to wreak havoc in. Fully aware of the pain and suffering that would come with her deal, Lois is a heartless monster willing to sacrifice her entire family for personal greed.
  • Parents: Nick Laemie is the father of the young hero Michael and a cannibalistic Serial Killer who murders people for food. A brutal sociopath, Nick keeps a meat locker full of corpses and pulled his wife into the cannibal lifestyle. Murdering his son's guidance counselor, Nick tries to force Michael into cannibalism. When Michael resists, Nick tries to murder him, killing his own wife when she tries to protect Michael.
  • 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: 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 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.
  • Paths of Glory: General Paul Mireau is the opportunistic commander of the 701st regiment during World War I. When General Broulard offers Mireau a chance at promotion and a medal in exchange for launching a costly attack on the German position known as the Anthill, Mireau leaps at the chance despite knowing full well the mission is unlikely to succeed and will come at great cost. When inspecting the front lines, Mireau physically beats and insults a soldier for having shell shock, and strong-arms Colonel Dax into going along with the planned offensive, threatening to fire him if he doesn't. During the assault on the Anthill, Mireau observes thousands of his troops get slaughtered from afar, only concerned with the speed of their advance. When a group of soldiers refuse to participate in the hopeless assault, Mireau orders his own artillery to fire on them, and then threatens to arrest and execute the artillery commander for refusing. When the attack on the Anthill dissolves after that, an enraged Mireau tries to have 100 men from the regiment tried for cowardice and executed, having to be pressured greatly by Broulard to reduce it to three men only. Shoving the three through a show trial and watching them get Shot at Dawn, Mireau gloats over their deaths and quips about how beautiful it was to watch. Having the gall to call himself "the only innocent person in this entire affair", Mireau proves himself to be an unhinged and bloodthirsty Glory Hound only out for himself.
  • 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: While General Aleksandr Kodoroff may merely be the courier to Dušan Gavrić's plot to nuke the UN headquarters in New York, he totally lacks his employer's conscience and loved ones. To procure Gavrić's nukes, Kodoroff has his men massacre a train full of soldiers carrying a shipment of bombs, leaving one on the train that Kodoroff subsequently rerails into the direction of a passenger train. The ensuing collision and nuclear blast kills thousands, something that unsettles one of his men and prompts Kodoroff to execute him on the spot. Kodoroff later slaughters dozens more at a Russian checkpoint en route to Gavrić simply out of impatience. Kodoroff's only concern through all this is lining his own pockets, expressing 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 protégé 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 series: The Tall Man is a mysterious, but monstrous, being 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. His crimes over the series include repeatedly torturing the young hero Mike, implicitly killing his older brother, Jody, and Mike's girlfriend, and enslaving the former as a golden sphere. He also murders Reggie's innocent family simply to hurt him. When multiple timelines and worlds are revealed to exist, it's shown that in one such world, the Tall Man succeeds in bringing about an apocalypse, having entire cities razed and sets loose a deadly alien plague, killing millions. Though the Tall Man claims human emotions are a waste and beneath him, his cruelty and sadism towards the heroes is exemplified when he describes their encounters as a game, finding Reggie's misery especially amusing.
  • 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 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 Pirates of Blood River (1962): Captain LaRoche is a fiendish blackguard and the leader of a crew of bloodthirsty pirates who forcefully occupy a Huguenot village in search of treasure. LaRoche turns a blind eye to the rape and murder of his crewmates while having no compunction about abusing or shooting them dead himself, murdering the Huguenots who can fight back before spitefully ordering two more villagers hanged each day his crew turns up dirt instead of riches. LaRoche even attempts to have every man, woman and child slaughtered out of pique before the villagers finally break.
  • 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: In this remake, 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 jerkass 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.
  • Portrait of Hell (1969): Lord Horikawa is the tyrannical overlord of the province and a sadist who oppresses, starves, and murders his people en masse, including an old man at the film's start. Abducting the daughter of the painter Yoshihide, Horikawa forces her into sex slavery and attempts to force Yoshihide into painting scenes of heaven even as Yoshihide can only paint hell. When Yoshihide asks to paint Horikawa in hell, Horikawa burns his daughter alive for "inspiration".
  • Posse from Hell (1961): A murderer who escapes from death row, Crip and his fellow escapees take refuge in the town of Paradise. Fatally shooting the marshal, Crip takes a saloon full of hostages, murdering one to show he's serious and then murdering several more before fleeing with a woman named Helen as a captive. Crip rapes her and lets his men do the same, leaving her tied up by a rattlesnake when he's done. In revenge for being pursued, Crip plans to attack Paradise again, slaughtering men, women and children just to sate his thirst for blood.
  • The Postman Fights Back: Lord Hsu, introduced as a representative of a wealthy baron hiring Ma and his team of couriers to transport an expensive cargo across the wintry Chinese-Mongolian border, turns out to be a Professional Killer and Manipulative Bastard who is using the main characters for a Suicide Mission, killing them off one-by-one in excruciatingly brutal deaths as their journey progresses. His true identity is revealed when he tortures Miss Li to death while having her suspended from her wrists, and later strangles Gui-hua, Ma's girlfriend, and eliminates Fu Jun in a fierce battle. In order to enforce loyalty from the main characters, he abducts the kid sisters of Yao-Jie, the youngest member of the team, forcing Yao-Jie to become The Mole to ensure the cargo would arrive at its destination in exchange for his sisters' lives, only to reveal the cargo to be a heavy machine-gun which Hsu demonstrates its effectiveness by using it to kill twenty innocent prisoners before firing it upon Yao-Jie and his younger sisters. A sadistic Blood Knight, Hsu is perfectly content with starting a War for Fun and Profit not caring how many people will die as a result.
  • 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: Leonard Wright is a teacher at Lincoln High School, as well as the psychotic Serial 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.
  • Primeval: Harry is a low-level government functionary in Burundi who is actually "Little Gustave", a warlord in the brush who commits acts of horrific violence solely because he loves the power of being like God to the ones he terrorizes. Responsible for atrocities during the civil war, Harry fills up mass graves with his victims, killing those who speak out against him and sometimes throwing the corpses into the river to be fed upon by the mighty crocodile Gustave, his namesake. Harry later takes a shaman who spoke against him and kills the man with a machete before murdering his family as well, later trying to attack the journalist heroes and torture and murder them to obtain the footage of his crimes.
  • Prisoner Maria: The Movie (1995):
    • The unnamed Taiwanese mob boss is a sadistic human trafficker. Enabling the wicked Dr. Kito to brainwash captured women and mold them into obedient, mindless puppets, the mob boss sells these women to various criminals for either prostitution, organ harvesting, or as hired killers. Setting his sights on serial killer Akio's sister, the mob boss has an escaped captive raped in front of them before taking her in and having her brainwashed.
    • Dr. Kito is a psychiatrist with a god complex who works with the mob boss to cause political unrest and profit. Taking a famous politician's son, Kito brainwashes him, playing off the resentment he possesses towards his mother, to get the man to sexually assault and murder multiple women. Maria later sees he participates in brainwashing women to shatter their minds and make them pliant and obedient sex slaves to be sold for profit.
  • 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.
  • Project Power: Dr. Gardner is the head of Teleios who experiments on a group of people to create super soldiers, with only one, Art, surviving the process. Upon learning that Art's daughter, Tracy, has developed a superpower, Gardner has Tracy kidnapped and subjected to constant experimentation to create the drug "Power"; the drug gives those who takes it powers for 5 minutes, but proves to be so unstable the many end up disfigured or dead, much to Gardner's indifference. Gardner distributes her unstable drugs throughout multiple cities, leading to widespread chaos, destruction, and deaths, with her plans to eventually sell it to the highest bidder, which includes drug cartels. When Art rescues Tracy, Gardner holds Robin hostage and threatens to kill her unless Art hands her back Tracy.
  • Prom Night series:
    • Second & third films: Mary Lou Maloney 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.
    • 2008 film: 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 series:
    • First film: Colonel Arnold Hawthorne, described by both Gabriel and Lucifer as the worst human on Earth, is the prophesied "Dark Soul" sought after by the rebel angels during the Second War in Heaven. Once a man who came from a poor working family and graduated from the top of his class at the military academy, Hawthorne rose through the ranks of the army and eventually participated in The Korean War, where he committed the most grotesque war crimes ever recorded in American history. Conducting a series of ritualistic killings at the Battle of Chosin, Hawthorne turned the battlefield into a mass human sacrifice; Hawthorne dismembered his victims, impaled them, and dumped their bodies into a mass grave, eating their hearts and ordering his troops to do the same, and cutting off their faces as trophies. After his death, Hawthorne's soul was placed inside the innocent Mary, harming her body and proudly confessing to have been "colder than anyone" at Chosin.
    • The Ascent: Pyriel, the White Sepulcher has assumed the mantle of the "Angel of Genocide." While his former leader Gabriel simply balked at having humanity placed above angels and eventually turned good, Pyriel has his followers call him the new God and states 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 committed 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 (2002): 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 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.
      • 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.
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  • 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 duology has each film's Big Bad:
    • Redemption (first film): Tama Riyadi is a Jakartan crime boss known and feared for his cruelty and lack of any emotion except cold glee at his crimes. Introduced executing four hostages with a gun, Tama opts to beat a fifth hostage to death with a hammer just because he can. When a squad of special tactics police officers plan to infiltrate Tama's base of operations, a massive apartment complex, and arrest the criminal, Tama allows the strike to happen just so he can lead the dozens of officers into a trap and slaughter them all. Cutting off their escape routes and ability to call for backup or help, Tama smugly challenges the thugs and crooks in the building to help kill the police in exchange for monetary rewards, only to then betray his allies and have his loyal goons kill any tenants wounded during the firefights with the cops so Tama can loot their bodies and apartments for money. When one of Tama's Co-Dragons, Andi, spares the life of Rama, one of the cops, because they are brothers, Tama responds by viciously torturing Andi and planning to kill him in front of Rama, and as Tama is captured by the officers, he cheerfully brags about the fact that his trap killed at least 18 cops in a single day.
    • Berandal (sequel): 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 protagonist Rama's brother executed via shotgun to the head for being a threat to him. He 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, and frame the rival Japanese gang for it, thereby provoking a Mob War. After Bangun refuses to declare war, Bejo then dispatches his legions of assassins to provoke the Japanese gang by murdering several of their targets. When Bangun still refuses and reconciles with the Japanese, Bejo tricks Uco into murdering his own father. Driven by nothing more than greed and ambition, Bejo will stop at nothing to climb the ladder in Jakarta's underworld no matter how many bodies he leaves in his wake.
  • The Rake (2018): This depiction of The Rake portrays it as a tormenting demon-like entity that takes as much joy in emotionally destroying its victims as much as it does slaughtering them. The Rake possesses its victims, causing them to commit murder and self-mutilation; it does this to murderer Jacob Murphy, before having him kill his psychiatrist and said psychiatrist's wife, then killing himself in front of their children Ben and Ashley. The Rake haunted them for years, even tormenting Ashley into having a traumatizing abortion by threatening her unborn child, leaving her broken ever since. When Ashley's cousin Nicole announces her pregnancy, the Rake taunts Ashley with visions and nightmares, before stating its intent on targeting Nicole's unborn baby. The Rake proceeds to slaughter the guests as Nicole's pregnancy celebration and tricks Ben into shooting Ashley. The Rake then possesses Ben, having him kill himself before manifesting from his corpse. The film ends with the Rake menacingly reaching towards a crying Nicole as they are surrounded by police.
  • 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.
    • Last Blood: The icy Hugo Martinez and his savage, sadistic brother Victor are a pair of pimps seeking to join the much greater Human Trafficking operation of Don Miguel. Kidnapping numerous young girls, the women are beaten, raped and terrorized into the sex trade, kept as slaves until they are used up and disposed of, often addicted to drugs to keep them pliant and dependent. Abducting Rambo's honorary niece Gabriela, Hugo tells Rambo he will keep him alive so Rambo can suffer in the knowledge of Gabriela's fate, before Victor drugs her with heroin and the two send her to a brothel to be raped and abused, with her eventually dying. Seeking to make their fortune by trafficking countless women into sex slavery, the two stand as some of the vilest John Rambo has ever faced.
  • 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.
  • Rampant (2018): Kim Ja-joon is the Joseon Minister of War. Plotting a coup, he has the followers of the benevolent Crown Prince murdered and tortured, targeting the returning second prince after his brother's death. Upon learning of the zombie "demon" plague, Kim abandons large populations to be killed, arranges for an infected concubine to attack the king, and then kills the king while unleashing the zombies upon the palace. Killing his own co-conspirators, he tries to prevent the heroes from stopping the zombies, deciding to allow Joseon and its people to die so he may make a new nation from the ashes in his own image.
  • Random Acts of Violence (2019-2020): The Man is a retired Serial Killer who is obsessed with ''Slasherman'' creator Todd for supposedly keeping his work alive. Having killed a young Todd’s mother after Todd witnessed him committing murder, the Man spared Todd only because he drew a picture of his murder. After hearing that Slasherman is coming to an end, the Man took it upon himself to come out of retirement and brutally murder people in the style of the comic—children included—in order to provide inspiration for Todd. Killing Todd’s friends and wife Kathy to provide more inspiration, the Man hopes the final Slasherman issue will inspire other killers around the world like himself to go on a murder spree in order to "kill the world."
  • Rapid Assault (1997):
    • Lars Rynark is a former KGB soldier who defected from his government after a hit was placed on him. Desiring revenge on his superiors, Rynark decided to become a terrorist and unleash a deadly virus across the world with the goal of killing billions, threatening the US government with the virus unless he receives $50 million. Having a mole scientist tortured to death, once Rynark grows weary of using animals as test subjects, he threatens the kidnapped Dr. Strichman with using his daughter as a test for the virus's capabilities should an innocent scientist not be used instead. Growing bored of the US government not handing him his money, Rynark decides to launch a missile at New York, and later abandons his men to make a getaway.
    • Marko and Talia are Rynark’s Co-Dragons who gleefully participate in his plan to unleash the virus and kill billions, torturing a mole scientist to death and killing Dr. Strichman with a smile on their faces. Only in It for the Money, both Marko and Talia propose unleashing the virus on two nations and selling it as a bioweapon for profit, showing themselves as nothing but greedy sadists only out for themselves.
  • Rasputin and the Empress (1932): Grigori Rasputin is a drunken, lecherous fraud who puts the court of the Czar into his thrall. Strongly implied he takes advantage of the women he hypnotizes, Rasputin attempts to rape Princess Natasha when she uncovers his schemes, even manipulating the start of World War I to strengthen his hold on the throne and kill any in his way.
  • Rasputin the Mad Monk: Grigori Rasputin himself is a "holy man" who uses his Healing Hands, and especially his Hypnotic Eyes, to get people to do his bidding. He starts the movie drunkenly seducing a woman, and when her boyfriend attacks him, Rasputin chops the man's hand off, before trying to rape the woman. He then hypnotizes Sonia, lady-in-waiting to the Tsarina, into, among other deeds, causing the Tsarina's young son into having an accident so Rasputin could heal the son, the first step into gaining influence with the Tsarina. Rasputin's other deeds include cruelly dismissing Sonia when he tires of her and then having her kill herself; attacking her brother—likely fatally—with acid when the former confronts him; and, even when being killed, manages to kill one of the attackers, a former colleague of Rasputin's who joined the conspiracy to kill him when Rasputin's machinations became too much.
  • 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."
  • Re:Born: Phantom is Toshiro "Ghost" Kuroda's former commanding officer. Having already participated in international crimes such as genocide, Phantom makes a habit out of brainwashing children to serve as his soldiers, molding them into skilled, inhuman fighters all the way to adulthood. Seeking revenge on Kuroda after realizing he faked his death and took one of his children, Phantom sends his soldiers out to kill him, uncaring for their deaths, before trying to kill Toshiro himself by guilting his mind long enough to stab his throat.
  • 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.
  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972): Franziska Wildenbruck murdered the girl brought in to pass as her sister Eveline as to take the Wildenbruck fortune for herself. Targeting her other sister Kitty, Franziska finds the true Eveline, going by the name Rosemary, and drugs and brainwashes her into becoming the murderous Red Queen to slaughter her way through multiple other claimants to the fortune before murdering Rosemary and attempting to drown Kitty. Upon being fatally wounded, she attempts to even murder Kitty's lover, declaring she will destroy happiness for others if she cannot win herself.
  • 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, Cesaire left the people alone due to animal sacrifices for the past twenty years, before deciding to find richer hunting grounds in the city. Cesaire 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. Cesaire 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, Cesaire tries to get Valerie to leave with him, threatening to kill her friend Roxanne and massacre the village if she refuses. Later on, Cesaire 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.
  • 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.
  • The Report: Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, as depicted in the film, are a pair of psychologists whose greed drives them to create and spread the brutal "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" system across the CIA. Approaching the CIA with the idea to turn their knowledge of military training and psychology into new interrogation tactics against prisoners, Mitchell and Jessen subject two captured terrorists to truly vicious, demeaning tortures, from depriving them of sleep and assaulting them to burying them alive, all to extract information and prove their "EITs" are working. Once getting approval from CIA superiors, Mitchell and Jessen propagate the usage of the EIT throughout CIA installations, leading to hundreds of detainees, even completely innocent men, being horribly tortured in the name of public security, with one prisoner even dying from the relentless torture. Revealed to actually be completely ignorant and unskilled in genuine interrogation and basing their methods on nothing but personal cruelty and ideas, Mitchell and Jessen are shown to be truly smug monsters in the movie, with their last scene showing them cheerfully laughing about how much money they got paid for assisting the CIA in nothing but hurting people, and even bragging that they kept souvenirs from torturing prisoners.
  • The Resurrected (1991): Joseph Curwen is a wicked necromancer who experiments on innocents to turn them into agonized, twisted abominations. Leaving notes for a descendant to revive him, Curwen murders his descendant Charles Ward to take his place and, upon developing a craving for flesh and blood, becomes a vicious Serial Killer who cannibalizes his victims. Locked in an asylum as investigator March gets to the truth, Curwen kills an orderly and intends to eat March alive, threatening to find Charles's wife and eat her as well before continuing his work.
  • 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.
  • A Return to Salem's Lot (1987): Judge Axel, the ruler of the vampires of Jerusalem's Lot, puts on a show of affability to disguise the corrupt monster within. Having many who enter the Lot killed and drained, Axel has a group of punks slaughtered to lure the final survivor to his house and present her to Joe, the journalist he wishes to make his successor, before having her killed. When Joe realizes the evil of the vampires, Axel has a bus filled with innocents slaughtered and attempts to even take Joe's young son Jeremy and stake him personally.
  • 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 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.
  • Road Games: The unnamed Serial Killer, aka "Smith" or "Jones", is a silent, cannibalistic murderer who travels Australia taking in prostitutes and murdering them after having sex with them. Having killed over 20 women by the start of the story, once the killer notices trucker Quid hunting him down, he kidnaps Pamela and later tries to have him framed for his murders. Getting the last laugh, he places two skinned human corpses in Quid's meat truck to be ground into burger meat.
  • The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937): Maximilien Robespierre is the head of the Committee that rules France. Responsible for the Reign of Terror, Robespierre sentences countless people to the guillotine, enemies of the state and rivals alike. Plotting his own coup and a purge of any potential rivals, Robespierre also sends his agent Chauvelin to kidnap the Pimpernel, Percy Blakeney's wife Marguerite, while she is pregnant, deciding to have her sent to the guillotine regardless of her value as a hostage before providing twenty more names to be arrested and executed.
  • 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 heroine 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.
  • Robotrix (1991): Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese robot manufacturer who, after getting blacklisted from a sheik's robot legion project, transfers his memories into a powerful android to get revenge. Kidnapping the sheik's son and murdering Detective Selina Lam, Sakamoto holds the prince hostage unless he's brought back onto the sheik's project. Going on a killing and molestation spree in his new body, Sakamoto later drills a hole in the Prince's leg after losing patience, killing Joe's friend Tony the next day. After getting caught, Sakamoto tries to rape Anna and once again kills Selina before making his escape.
  • The Rock: Captain Frye and Captain Darrow attempt to extort money by threatening San Francisco with VX nerve gas. While their superior, Brigadier General Francis X. "Frank" 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 that they've lost, Frye and Darrow try to launch send a rocket armed with poison gas at San Francisco to kill every civilian they possibly can.
  • 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 Ferriera 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.
  • Rome Against Rome (aka War of the Zombies) (1964): Wicked priest Aderbad of the moon goddess has soldiers slaughtered to revive in his legions. Ceremonially having women sacrificed by being burned alive to fuel his magic, Aderbad unleashes his zombies on Roman forces and civilians to add to his army, plotting to turn them against the world itself to kill and dominate all he can.
  • Romeo Is Bleeding: Mona Demarkov is a vampish Femme Fatale who acts primarily based on what would either profit or entertain her, and singlehandedly 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.
  • 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 Hansel 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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  • Sahara: In this film based on the novel by Clive Cussler, Brigadier General Zateb Kazim is a warlord who rules half of Mali, maintaining an iron grip on his territory at the expense of his people. When his lands experience a plague, Kazim tries to block UN humanitarian aid to his territory so they do not discover the source of the plague is Kazim himself, who is allowing the water to be contaminated with toxins for the profits he gains from the corporation dumping the toxins. Kazim uses slave labor in the plant and has no issue if the plant is destroyed with the workers in it to cover up his crimes. Ruthless and greedy, Kazim will stop at nothing to take control of Mali, even if he allows thousands of civilians to die so he can grow wealthier.
  • Salt:
    • Vasilyevich Orlov is a Russian spymaster who trained many Russians to become KGB sleeper agents in America using them to carry out countless assassinations; one of which includes Evelyn Salt before she genuinely defected to the USA, only for Orlov to regain his control by holding her husband hostage and forcing Salt to assassinate the Russian president, leading to conflict between Russia and America. After Salt completes the assassination, Orlov forces Salt to watch him kill her husband, to see if she's still loyal to him, before assigning her to assassinate the US President, and while having her meet up with sleeper agent Nikolai Tarkovsky, whom he orders to launch nuclear missiles at Mecca and Tehran, to subject America to a nuclear war, uncaring about the high death toll of innocents.
    • Nikolai Tarkovsky, Ted Winter, is a KGB sleeper agent who infiltrated the US Government and kidnapped Evelyn Salt's husband Mike, giving him to Orlov and allowing him to force Evelyn to assassinate the Russian president and execute Mike once he's no longer of use to them. Infiltrating the White House, Tarkovsky murders countless people there before to launches nuclear missiles against cities Mecca and Tehran, intending to kill millions of innocent people there and inciting the wrath of billions of Muslims onto America. After he frames Salt for his atrocities, he tries to kill her as she is taken to custody.
  • Salvador (1986): Major Maximiliano "Max" Casanova is both the leader of the far-right ARANA party and the head of death squads plaguing El Salvador during The Salvadoran Civil War. As an influential presidential candidate with a raging desire to destroy the "Communist threat", Max perpetrates massacres on his own people, leaving thousands of innocents dead. Reuniting the ARANA's inner circle to celebrate the victory of Ronald Reagan, Max orders the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero for the crime of criticizing the brutality towards civilians; the army also opens fire against churchgoers. At a conference, Max pins the blame on the FMLN and denies the existence of death squads when confronted by Richard Boyle. In response to Boyle's words, Max has the younger brother of his lover tortured to death and four American missionaries raped and executed.
  • Samson (2018): The wicked Prince Rallah is the right hand of his father King Balek of the Philistines. Enslaving the Hebrews and working them to near death, Rallah shows what kind of man he is when he murders a man simply for requesting more food. Gaining a vicious hatred for the warrior Samson, Rallah later murders Samson's lover and her father before trying to eliminate his entire village after murdering Samson's father. When he tricks Samson with Delilah as a Honey Trap, Rallah tortures him and blinds him for spite before murdering his own father to seize the throne of the Philistines.
  • Samson and Delilah (1949): The Saran of Gaza is the emperor of the Philistines and conqueror of Israel. He oppressed the Hebrews with harsh laws, banning Judaism and allowing Philistine soldiers to rape and brutalize with impunity. When a strongman named Samson starts fighting his rule, the Saran has the people taxed into starvation to make them give him up. Later, he has Delilah marry Samson to discover his weaknesses, meanwhile ordering a total purge of Hebrew firstborns. After Delilah manages to depower and capture Samson, the Saran has him blinded, enslaved and starved before having him tortured before a live audience into bowing before his God or dying.
  • Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009): Nathan Flesher is a vicious gang leader who's also the head of a clan of assassins. When Blind Wolf trespasses on his land with his family, Nathan responds by raping, mutilating, and murdering his wife, and forcing Wolf to blind himself so that he'll spare his young daughter, only to kill her anyway before leaving Wolf for dead. Kidnapping the Drifter's sister and forcing him to fight one of his assassins, he keeps her as a captive and spares the depressed Drifter, only letting him join his gang to have more muscle. Arrested for his crimes, Flesher sends his gang of assassins to kill Wolf, knowing that he's coming to kill him. Having Drifter befriend Wolf as he slays his assassins, he watches with glee as he forces the two friends to kill each other.
  • Samurai Cop: Fujiyama is the ruthless leader of the Katana crime syndicate. In his attempts to take over the Los Angeles underworld, Fujiyama orders the assassination of a rival gang boss. When Joe Marshall gets his attention by investigating a drug run some of his goons are doing, he declares war on the cop, sending many of his own men to their deaths due to his "Code of Silence" forbidding them from being taken alive. In his feud, Fujiyama has one of Marshall's fellow cops killed along with his wife, the latter of whom was also sexually assaulted, and another one tortured with boiling oil. In the final battle, Fujiyama tricks our hero into letting his guard down, and tries to kill him along with his partner and his Love Interest.
  • Samurai Princess (2009): Kyoraku is the creator of the mechas: fleshy, mechanical dolls made from human body parts who turn insane and violent upon completion. Having created the mechas for both fun and scientific progress, he sends out couple Kujira and Kocho to slaughter everyone in their paths, with him collecting the severed limbs; they end up killing and raping Gedôhime's 11 sisters. Prior to these events, he took Gekko's sister after she became infected with a disease and turned her into a mecha, causing her to go insane, bite off Gekko's arm, and kill her parents, leading to Kyoraku converting Gekko into a mecha to kill her. When the couple are killed by the Samurai Princess and Gekko, Kyoraku splices them together to create the ultimate mecha, and pits it against the Samurai Princess, gleefully watching as it lays waste to her.
  • Sangharsh (1999 Bollywood film): Lajja Shankar Pandey is a fanatic who believes he will be immortal via murder. Abducting numerous children, Pandey ritualistically murders them without remorse, even killing other worshippers who discover any links to him. Pandey kidnaps the child of the Home Minister, intending on a final sacrifice during an eclipse to supposedly achieve immortality, gloating that the law means nothing to him and even the angel of death fears him.
  • Sansho the Bailiff: Sansho himself is a callous official who runs a mansion based around the exploitation and torture of slaves. Working many slaves to death, Sansho has them tortured for infractions and thrown out to die when they grow too old. Mocking his son as a weakling for his kindness, Sansho cuts the Achilles tendons of one attempted runaway, showing himself willing to brutalize and kill countless slaves.
  • Satanic Panic (2019): Satanist socialite Danica Ross raises her daughter Judi to be a Virgin Sacrifice to be impregnated by the demon Baphomet. Upon learning Judi has lost her virginity, Danica kills her lover and delivers Judi to other Satanists to be murdered, planning to kill her husband when he objects. Upon young pizza girl Sam's arrival, Danica substitutes her for the sacrifice, and upon problems with her coven, lures over Sam's coworker to murder him and glean answers from his entrails, using her own husband's soul in a ritual to manifest a monster to go after the girls. Torturing Sam and Judi into submission and painfully drowning her would-be usurper, Danica delivers Sam to Baphomet, and when things go wrong, furiously cuts her own daughter's throat.
  • Satan's Little Helper: The Satan Man is a Serial Killer terrorizing a small Island town on All Hallows' Eve; convincing the Satan-obsessed child, Douglas Whooly, to act as his helper while he slaughters the townsfolk, convincing Douglas it is all fake. After almost forcing himself on Dougie's sister Jenna, the Satan Man takes him around town, killing a bunch of people along the way; including running over a baby carriage with a shopping cart and hanging an old woman from her second-story window. Slaughtering his way through the local police department, Satan Man sets all of the criminals free, causing more chaos. After tricking Jenna into killing her own boyfriend and disguising himself as a police officer, Satan Man invades Douglas' house to kill him along with his mother and sister.
  • Satan's Slave (also known as Evil Heritage) (1976): Alexander Yorke, the uncle of the protagonist Catherine Yorke, seems to be a pleasant man who takes young Catherine in after the seeming death of her parents. In truth, Alexander is a wicked Satanist who tortures and sacrifices women for the pursuit of personal power, seeking the power of his descendant Carmilla to harness her power for his coven. Alexander even murdered his own wife years ago while forcing his son to watch, twisting the boy into a deranged killer of his own while treating him as nothing more than a disposable tool he threatens to murder himself in the present day. Alexander ends the film closing in on Catherine after having driven her boyfriend to suicide, with the intent to sacrifice her and resurrect Carmilla.
  • Savage Messiah: This 2002 film's dramatization of Roch Thériault, known to his harem as "Moïse" ("Moses" in French) is a self-styled prophet, a head of a cult of personality based around his teachings of God, and a charismatic sociopath who's savage temperament is preceded by his depthless charm. Roch keeps a harem of women and their children within his cult in a reserve based in Ontario, keeping all of them slavishly devoted to him through his manipulation and subjecting all of them to repeated humiliation and constant physical, mental, and sexual abusethe children not excluded. Roch trains his concubines like sheep to obey his every whim and gesture and dishes out harsh punishments for any deviation from his word. To the outside, Roch masks his abusive personality with wit and seemingly benign philosophies, but quickly reveals himself when confronted by government worker Paula as a wrathful, domineering narcissist who dismissively refers to his wives as "things" and threatens to murder Paula for trespassing on his territory. Roch's negligence and abusive conditioning of the children has led to the deaths of at least one infant, and Roch dismembers and murders one of his concubines for being too outspoken, while cutting off the arm of another without a hint of emotion. Ultimately, Roch's philosophies are hollow at heart and he only exists to please himself and control whomever he wants, whenever he wants.
  • Savage Streets: The Scars, comprised of the leader Jake and the Co-Dragons Red and Fargo, are a trio of needlessly chaotic miscreants with a penchant for random violence and petty retribution against any perceived harm to their ego, no matter how slight. After Brenda fills the Scars' car with trash in revenge for the Scars nearly running over her deaf young sister Heather, Jake leads the brutal beating and gang-rape of Heather in a school bathroom, with Red and Fargo quarreling over whose "turn" it is and Jake forcing unwilling recruit Vince to rape Heather against his will. The Scars also later track down and kill Brenda's best friend Francine in revenge for a cut she dealt Jake during a brawl. The Scars are all individually nasty in their own right. Red and Fargo are a duo of sexually-abusive psychopaths with a knack for molesting women (often outside Jake's consent) at random and taking glee on how they desire to "...fuck [Brenda] and then slice [her] to pieces." Jake himself is a petty, domineering bully who happily assaults those late on drug payments, and later runs down Vince after the latter drops out from the Scars after their monstrosities. Maniacal, wantonly violent, and utterly without ethics, the Scars take delight in how miserable they can make the world around them.
  • Scalps: Black Claw is a renegade Indian who practiced black magic. Long dead, his spirit haunts an Indian burial ground. In the opening of the film, Black Claw kills a man by forcing him to slit his own throat after he tries to steal one of Black Claw's possessions. When the main characters try to take his possessions, Black Claw possesses one of them and has them rape one of the women before killing her. He proceeds to kill the group one by one. When the person he is possessing is killed, Black Claw takes control of the one member of the group who actually tried to talk the others out of stealing his possessions and has her kill the last member, before killing an innocent professor and apparently deciding to keep killing people who come into the area for fun.
  • Scanners series:
    • Scanners II: The New Order: Peter Drak is a psychopathic "scanner" whose first act is to blow up a packed arcade hall with everyone luckily escaping in time before he joins the corrupt Commander Forrester simply for the drugs he provides him and for the thrill of killing people. Drak murders the Chief of Police by psychically forcing him to eat his own gun; murders the hero David's mother just because he could and makes sure makes sure the sheriff's office hears him shooting her over the phone; gleefully blows up his associate Gelson's head while Gelson was possessed by David; and repeatedly attempts to devour David's mind. He's content to see his fellow psychics reduced to a slow death through their addiction to Ephemerol, not caring for anything other than the power rush of mutilating and murdering people with his mind.
    • Scanner Cop: Neurosuregon Dr. Karl Glock performed lethal experiments on his patients, then formed a cult to continue his activities. When Officer Peter Harrigan arrested him, Glock vowed revenge. Six years later, Glock he kills a doctor and escapes from the high-security mental hospital he was sent to. With former cult follower Zena, Glock brainwashes people throughout the city so that a specific trigger will make them hallucinate that police officers are actually monsters and murderers, the ensuing panic resulting in the deaths of numerous innocent cops. The brainwashed victims themselves usually die in the firefights, kill themselves out of despair, or end up as catatonic wrecks. Glock tries several times to kill Harrigan, who is now Chief. When Glock captures Harrigan's adopted son Officer Samuel Staziak, Glock is delighted at the opportunity to have Harrigan be murdered by his own son. When this fails, Glock heads over to the hospital where the previously wounded commander has been taken and tries to eviscerate him.
  • Scar (2007):
    • Ernie Bishop was a sadistic morgue worker who would attract two people into his home to torture them. He always played a game with them where he would torture the two until one of them ordered him to kill their partner, saving the other one to be tortured for later. When he lured a young Joan and her sister Susie inside, he proceeded to slice Susie's body and pour alcohol over her cuts before ripping Susie's tongue out, killing her after he tried to do the same to Joan after giving her a facial scar and a few staples to her torso. His actions end up traumatizing Joan for life, and would later influence Paul Watts into becoming a killer like him.
    • Paul Watts is a copycat killer who based his killings on Ernie Bishop. Having a love for harming others, he kills a couple and castrates the boyfriend. Meeting Joan Burrows, he tries to gaslight her into thinking that Bishop's come back to life, framing her for the murders of Mr. Gray and her brother Jeff, along with the kidnapping of her niece Olympia. Also kidnapping Olympia's friend Sandra, he has Joan handcuffed and Forced to Watch as he tortures Sandra and Olympia, hoping one of them will make him to kill the other; he ends up killing Sandra by suffocating her to death. He plans to frame Joan for the murders and escape as the victim, hoping to gain fame and attention as a survivor. While claiming to be adhering to Bishop's philosophy, in reality, he's just a "sick fuck" who enjoys torture and murder.
  • Scary or Die's "The Crossing": Keith is a friend of Buck, with whom he hunts down and kills anyone they believe to be an illegal immigrant at the Mexican border. The two having amassed countless victims, as indicated by the graves at their hunting ground, Keith is proud of his racist killings. When one victim explains he is a US citizen, Keith and Buck ignore him because of his appearance, Buck happily slitting his throat while Keith guns down another victim who tries to flee in terror.
  • Schindler's List: SS officer Amon Goeth is in charge of liquidating the Krakow Jewish ghetto, and is later in charge of the Plaszow concentration camp. When a Jewish forewoman protests the structure they are building is unsound, Goeth has her killed for raising her opinion, only to follow her instruction to improve the structure. Tormenting his prisoners for his amusement, Goeth shoots them from his quarters with a sniper rifle for sport; kills 25 in anger for one escaping; and laughs at the crying parents of children he sends off to the gas chambers. Subverting any chance at humanity he is given, when Oskar Schindler tries to convince him to show mercy, Goeth briefly considers sparing a Jewish boy who failed to clean spots from his bathtub before killing him; and finding himself attracted to a Jewish woman, decides to blame her for his own lust and savagely beats her.
  • School Mystery (aka Toire no Hanako-san or Phantom of the Toilet) (1995): The unnamed child murderer is a deranged predator terrorizing the neighborhood. It is his murders that are blamed on the titular Hanako-san spirit. At one point, the killer encounters Mizuno, who manages to escape, but is left so traumatized that she loses her voice. The killer then kills the school's pet goat, leaving its severed head to be found outside the school. When rumors spread that Mizuno herself is Hanako-san, the killer overhears a plan between two students to lock her in the school bathroom overnight. The killer shows up at the school, relentlessly trying to chase Mizuno and Takuya down, and throws Takuya's father down a flight of stairs for getting in his way, seemingly killing him.
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior: Sargon, king of Akkad, uses black magic to kill Mathayus's father with scorpions, and then runs a horrific regime where people are killed just for speech he dislikes. When Mathayus infiltrates his guard to kill him, Sargon tries to force Mathayus to kill his own brother Noah to test his loyalty and uses black magic to kill Noah when Mathayus refuses. Seeking more dark power from the goddess Astarte, Sargon attempts to massacre all of Akkad by burning the people alive while he attempts to kill Mathayus personally.
  • Scream has the masked killer, Ghostface, from the third and fourth films:
    • Scream 3: Roman Bridger, Sidney's half-brother, born of Maureen Prescott being raped during her Hollywood career, is revealed as the instigator of the entire series. Roman decries his birth mother as a whore and stalks her extramarital liaisons in Woodboro, using the evidence to mastermind the original killing spree in the first movie, killing Maureen and his own friends, and letting the original Ghostface take the fall. Roman grows jealous of Sidney's fame as a survivor and sets out to frame her for his own kills. Roman disguises himself as a low-budget movie director and kills off the Stab 3 movie's crew while tormenting Sidney with mind games of her traumatic past. Roman claims to be a tragic victim who is lashing out at the world, but Sidney points out that he's self-deluding and simply enjoys killing people, prompting him to fly into a rage. His sole attempt to connect with Sidney during his death is subverted when seconds later he gets up to try to kill them all again.
    • Scream 4: Jill Roberts, Sidney's cousin, is a deranged Copycat Killer who wipes out her friends in a twisted attempt to become Sidney and hijack her fame. Jill manipulates her friend, Charlie, into helping, and then kills him when he's no longer of use in order to be the sole survivor and the center of attention. Jill even commits Matricide simply to better emulate Sidney's life with a dead mother. Jill kills Trevor to take the blame for the massacre, and then tries to kill Sidney to complete the status as the new "valiant Ghostface survivor". When Jill realizes that Sidney survived after they've both been taken to the hospital, the former tries one final time to kill Sidney, in a last attempt to secure fame.
  • Scream and Scream Again: Konratz, the chief intelligence official of a nameless Eastern European nation, is one of Dr. Browning's "new breed" of humans and the most evil of them all. Torturing countless civilians for any reason he can manufacture, he murders his superior officer when the man attempts to remove him from power. Slowly murdering and torturing others in his way, Konratz is revealed to be facilitating Browning's experiments by providing him with people to dissect, intending to replace countless across the world with their new beings and eliminate all they deem "deficient", with Konratz willing to kill and torture everyone in his way for his own power and gratification.
  • Séance: James Spence begins life as an ordinary maintenance man with no glaring peculiarities. Spence was, in actuality, a Serial Rapist and Serial Killer of children, and had murdered five children around the US before settling on a young girl named Cara, repeatedly raping her and coaxing her into staying quiet under the threat of hurting her sister. Spence eventually murders Cara and is executed for his crimes before an ill-fated séance accidentally summons his spirit back onto the grounds of the murder. Now a malevolent specter, Spence takes delight in tormenting the inhabitants of the dormitory, raping, torturing, and eventually murdering Alison with wires and strangling a security guard before leaving him to bleed out. After a failed attempt to destroy him grants him the ability to Body Surf, Spence utilizes this to slit Diego's throat whilst in his body and attempting to pick off the survivors one by one so he can spend the rest of his undead life surfing from host to host to stay alive. A serene, manipulative pedophile in life and a vicious, murderous ghost in death, Spence is one of the vilest undead beings to grace modern cinema.
  • Season of the Witch: The demon known as Baal possesses the young woman Anna, as it has done many young women before to spread fear and death. In the opening of the film, Baal murders a priest before taking Anna as a host, spreading The Black Death to wipe out entire villages. Seeking to gain access to the final copy of the Book of Solomon, the only thing capable of banishing him, Baal murders the entire abbey of monks, and arranges the deaths of any who would seek to stop the supposed captors from taking Anna there. Upon being revealed, Baal tries to slaughter everyone present, burning the heroic knight Felson alive to take his dark reign, and the Black Plague, global.
  • See No Evil: Margaret Goodnight seems like a kindly old woman opening a hotel as a homeless shelter, but she is in fact the mastermind behind her son Jacob’s killing spree. Luring several teenage delinquents, and a police officer overseeing them into a murder trap for her son, it is discovered that she is the one who molded Jacob into the killer he is today. Ever since Jacob was young, Margaret would abuse and torture him and at one point tortured a girl in front of Jacob, forcing him to watch as she ripped the girl’s eye out. She brainwashed Jacob into believing he is the hand of God, and kill people she sees as sinners, even if they have so much as a religious tattoo. When Jacob is reluctant to kill a hostage, Margaret belittles him for being "ungrateful" and attempts to do the deed herself.
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow: Captain Dargent Peytraud is the leader of the Haitian Tontons Macoutes and a practitioner of Voodoo. To keep Haiti's population in line, Peytraud uses a special drug to steal people's souls and make them appear dead. The ones who don't suffocate after being Buried Alive are exhumed and turned into zombie slaves. When anthropologist Dr. Dennis Alan comes to Haiti to investigate, Peytraud brutally tortures him by hammering a nail into his genitals before haunting Alan's dreams, filling them with nightmarish visions of the walking dead and later frames him for murder to force him to leave town. Eventually, Peytraud uses his magic to control a woman in order to make her murder Alan. When Allan returns he uses the same trick on his ally to make him decapitate himself and then drugs Alan and places him inside a coffin with a tarantula. When he and Alan finally square off at the end, he tries to perform a human sacrifice on Alan's beloved Michelle by beheading her.
  • Se7en: John Doe is a Knight Templar who targeted people whom he deemed to embody one of the Seven Deadly Sins, then horribly murdered them in a way that reflected their vice. After 5 murders, John Doe, feeling envious of Detective David Mills's "normal" life, decapitated his wife—despite her being completely innocent—then arranged for her head to be delivered to Mills outside of the city. Goading Mills with his crime and revealing that she was pregnant, Doe succeeded in getting Mills to murder him in revenge, making Mills the embodiment of wrath and leading to Mills's arrest and the ruination of his life.
  • Seven Swords: Fire-Wind is a brutal general and former Imperial torturer who takes the edict banning martial arts to engage in mass slaughter for profit. Fire-Wind has countless numbers of innocents slaughtered either for practicing or merely supporting martial arts, up to the elderly and the children, leading to entire villages of people put to the sword by his army. A ruthless abuser of his own subordinates in the meanwhile, Fire-Wind murders his own men for reasons stemming from failure to simply interrupting his private time, and takes glee in terrorizing and assaulting his Korean slave woman Green Pearl. When the noble swordsman Chu frees Green Pearl from Fire-Wind's torment, Fire-Wind attempts to have him ripped limb from limb by chains tied to horses right in front of his allies.
  • The Seventh Curse: Sorcerer Aquala is the High Priest of the Worm Tribe, a small society that worships a demon known as Old Ancestor. Every year, he condemns at least two people to be fed to Old Ancestor, using this ability to get rid of his enemies. One year this included a girl who would not marry him, who was then rescued by Dr. Yuen. In pursuit of the girl, Aquala has Yuen's companions slaughtered and personally puts seven blood curses in Yuen that will kill him slowly. When Yuen returns a year later to stop the curse, Aquala is in the process of crushing 100 children to death and draining their blood to maintain a vampire beast he controls. In the process of stopping Yuen, Aquala massacres a bunch of villagers with booby traps and curses a reporter with homicidal insanity, before ultimately decoding to just feed Yuen and all his allies to Old Ancestor.
  • The Shadow: Shiwan Khan is a descendant of Genghis Khan, and wishes to follow in his ancestor's footsteps and try to Take Over the World. Unlike Lamont Cranston, the titular Shadow, who regrets the evil acts he has done in the past, Khan revels in his evil deeds. Khan uses his Psychic Powers to force a security guard to kill himself, forces a cabbie to crash into a gas tanker and makes a sailor jump off the Empire State Building because the sailor made fun of the way Khan dresses. Khan also forces Margo Lane, Cranston's Love Interest, to try and murder Cranston, hoping that Cranston would kill her instead and then return to his old evil ways. Khan also kills one of his Mongol warriors when Cranston was able to control him. Khan kidnaps Margo's father, a nuclear physicist, and forces him to build a crude nuclear weapon, which he plans to use to destroy New York City, so the world will bow in fear to him.
  • Shadow Builder (1998): The evil demon known as the Shadowbuilder was an angel who despised God for creating light and humanity. Massacring the sect who summoned him, the Shadow Builder aims to sacrifice a pure-hearted child to usher in Hell on Earth, stealing through his town to murder multiple people and taking their souls while torturing others. In one incident, the Shadowbuilder forces a man to murder his own wife and sends him after the heroes before capturing the child, Christopher, and attempting to murder him to open a portal to hell that will devour all humanity.
  • Shadow: Dead Riot (2006): Edward "Shadow" Marquis was a brutal Serial Rapist and killer who left nearly two dozen bodies of women and children in his wake before he was captured and executed in prison. Using satanic rituals to kickstart a Prison Riot and drag dozens of prisoners into death with him, Shadow is resurrected years later, raising the dead prisoners as zombie slaves he uses to massacre a women's prison, while Shadow personally rips out the throat of the man who revived him for fun and turns a woman's newborn baby into a mutated monster that murders its own mother. Shadow, having kept the woman Luisa as a Sex Slave in life so he could sacrifice the child they would have together for power, tracks down his daughter Solitaire in the present day and tries to murder her, bragging that he killed her mother as well when he learned Luisa tried to hide Solitaire from Shadow's murderous desires.
  • Shadow Killers Tiger Force: Mr. Davis is the ninja leader of a prison camp where women are kidnapped and made into slaves, planning on selling 53 of them to a Middle Eastern buyer. He allows his guards to sexually abuse, torture, and murder them should they try and escape. When one of his women is in need of medical attention, Davis lets her die in order to avoid attention from the government, quipping that she wasn't worth much anyway. Once Lady Ninja rescues some women and destroys his empire, Davis tries to kill her.
  • Shadow of a Doubt: Charles "Uncle Charlie" Oakley is a seemingly affable and caring man who in actuality is a cold-blooded Serial Killer known as the "Merry Widow Murderer". Denouncing widows as "greedy, fat wheezing animals" who exploit their husbands' hard-earned wealth, Charles has strangled at least four women to death, stealing their fortunes for himself. When his niece discovers evidence of his dark secret, Charles sets about attempting to murder her, sabotaging a staircase to make her fall to her death, locking her in a garage with a running car to asphyxiate her, and ultimately attempting to throw her off a speeding train. A misanthropic maniac who has no remorse for his petty actions, Uncle Charlie stands out as one of the earliest, and most vile, depictions of a sociopath in film.
  • Shadow of Fear (2004): William J. Ashbury Jr. is a seemingly kind, friendly lawyer who in truth targets men who have committed a crime, promising to help them get away with said crime before blackmailing them into becoming his personal puppets. Once he has the men under his control, Ashbury forces them to repeat their "sin" over and over again for years to come, from lying on their taxes to cheating on their wives, driving the men to self-loathing and near-insanity from years of anxiety and horror at what Ashbury makes them do. Though claiming to want to "help" his victims, Ashbury cheerfully reveals in private that he sees them all as nothing but a "collection" for him to sadistically toy with and hurt. Ashbury also targets the women in his victims' lives, seducing and coming onto their wives and daughters, and threatening to mentally and emotionally destroy the women should any of his victims speak out. Upon gaining the newest addition to his collection, Harrison French, Ashbury plans to force him to kill his own brother-in-law Chris, bragging that he'll have French repeat his "sin" of murder over and over as long as Ashbury likes, before trying to kill Harrison and Chris when they resist his control.
  • Shaft In Africa: Vincent Amafi opens the film executing a diplomat's son who got too close to the truth that Amafi is running a modern day slave trade. Amafi offers young men from Africa new lives, only to sell them into labor-intensive jobs for literal pennies where they work 7 days a week for 16 hours per day with no way to speak up lest they face deportation or murder. Using slave labor on his own estates, Amafi has an apartment full of enslaved workers burned down and the workers killed in an attempt to murder the hero John Shaft. It is revealed he is keeping a group of prisoners in his own estate's dungeons, even rigging the cells with explosives to kill them all should Shaft not surrender.
  • Shanghai Grand: Madam Yiu is a high-ranking enforcer of the Triads who willingly sold out her country in exchange for a position of power in the Shanghai criminal underworld. Introduced killing a helpless captive by chewing out his throat, causing him to die slowly and painfully, Madam Yiu later forcefully interrogates the protagonist Hui Man-keung while having him hung by his neck on a wire, in order to maximize his suffering, which she thoroughly enjoys the entire time. When Man-keung managed to escape, in order to intimidate him, Madam Yiu then machine guns twenty caged prisoners while bearing a sadistic smile on her face, before ordering their bodies to be dumped in the waters outside Shanghai. Stopping at nothing to hunt down Man-keung, she willingly ordered her mooks to shoot up a city building, and later lures Man-keung and his best friend Ding-lik into a trap, where she had Ding-lik captured alive, Chained to a Bed, and subjects the man to torture by slitting his chest open with a stiletto, and tries to feed him to a boa constrictor.
  • Shango (1970): Major Droster is a paranoid Confederate officer prone to bouts of animal violence who refuses to believe the war has ended in the North's favor. To keep the truth from coming out in the pocket of the country he rules in a stranglehold with the help of the local Mexican bandits, Droster kills the local telegraph technician—and one of his own guards—then tries to pin it on Shango, the Union officer he's been holding as a POW. Droster has been holding Shango as a prisoner ever since he wiped out Shango's platoon in search of gold. An absolutely dreadful leader to both his men and the citizenry he rules over, when a cache of his weapons goes missing, Droster interrogates a group of civilians before losing patience, forcing everyone into a large pile and shooting into it in a psychotic rage until they're all dead. When Droster finds the child who stole his weapons, Droster guns him down as well, and when the entire town bands around Shango to protect him from Droster's wrath, he loses his mind and orders his men to kill them all.
  • Shaolin Temple: Emperor Wang Shichong overthrows the previous rulers and established a horrible dictatorship where countless innocents are enslaved, tortured and murdered. When one brave martial artist stands up to Shichong's men, Shichong himself fights and tears his throat out with his bare hands. When the man’s son, Jue Yan, proves himself a thorn in Shichong's side, Shichong attacks the abbey Yan lives at, and when the abbot offers to take the punishment, Shichong has him burned alive after promising to spare the other monks, a vow he promptly breaks when he doesn't get the answers he seeks. Shichong also attempts to rape the heroine after catching her, before he engages in a personal duel with Jue Yan.
  • Shaolin Vs The Devils Omen (also known as Satan Returns) (1996): Judas is either a demon in human form, or a man who has been given Satanic powers from the Devil. Judas goes on a killing spree targeting women born on June 6, 1969, in an attempt to find Satan's daughter. If her heart is cut out of her chest, it will allow Satan to enter the living world and bring about Hell on Earth. After murdering three women in his search, he becomes convinced that Ching is the Devil's daughter, and begins stalking her, killing every officer that gets in his way. Judas also reveals that he hates women in general, and tries to murder one while knowing she is not who he's looking for. At another point, Judas taunts the main cop, Nam, over the fact that his wife was gang-raped and has cancer, telling him that she will be gang raped again and killed, and that his son will also get cancer.
  • Sha Po Lang II: A Time For Consequences:
    • Hung Man-kong, a ruthless crime lord who leads a crime syndicate Chan-chi Kit is sent to infiltrate, makes his fortune in a particularly nasty way: harvesting organs from those who are sent to a specific prison, with many people sacrificed this way. When he discovers he has an incurable disease and needs a heart transplant, he has no compunction trying to harvest his own brother's heart and even mocks him when he's begging for his life on the operating table. When this fails, Hung attempts to kill his brother himself to personally rip out his heart.
    • Ko Chun is a major player in the crime syndicate and the warden of the prison where the organ harvesting victims are sent. Running the prison with an iron fist, Ko Chun has anyone who defies him beaten, tortured or killed regardless of whether or not they are destined to get their organs harvested. When one of the few honest guards tries to help the good guys, Ko Chun has him tortured and ends the film attempting to slaughter the heroes for interfering with how he runs his little kingdom.
  • Shark Night:
    • Dennis Crimm functions as the de-facto head of the Snuff Film operation involving setting sharks loose in a local lake to get touring teenagers killed. At the time of the movie, he's already made at least forty-six snuff films to make money. When Sara and her friends arrive at her hometown to visit her family's vacation house on the lake, Dennis takes personal interest in her because of their past. After the first shark attack, Dennis offers to take a boy and girl in the group back to the mainland, but halfway there, Dennis reveals he's behind the attacks before shooting the boy into the water, and forcing the girl to strip before she herself is pushed in with the sharks. When the truth gets to Sara and her boyfriend Nick, Dennis leave Nick to be killed by the corrupt sheriff and kidnap Sara, before he and his friend Red throw her dog overboard. Dennis reveals his motive to Sara: he was bitter about their breakup when she left for college and she accidentally scarred his face in a jet ski accident. However, this had nothing to do with him becoming a Serial Killer. Dennis places Sara into a shark cage with a great white on the hunt, and drops it into the water. When Nick comes to Sara's rescue, Dennis kills his own henchman Red just to catch Nick off guard. His recklessness includes diving into the water with Nick and trying to strangle him as he tries to get the cage open.
    • Sheriff Greg Sabin presents himself as a very friendly small-town sheriff but he is in fact in on Dennis's snuff scheme. When Sara and Nick's friends are picked off by the sharks, Sabin arrives at their vacation house and tries to poison them. When that plan fails, he simply hands Sara over to Dennis. Sabin then tries to torture Nick by dunking him into the lake with a tiger shark, and joyfully telling him about their operations. His motive is he hates teenagers for looking and talking down to him, even though none of the main characters or their friends ever treat Sabin as anything but a friend beforehand, making it likely that any such slights exist only in Sabin's head, or that he is projecting onto the characters what other teenagers have done.
  • The Shawshank Redemption
    • Warden Samuel Norton seems like a stern but affable prison bureaucrat before he reveals the true extent of his immorality and corruption. Norton runs Shawshank as a place of horrible, soul-crushing conditions overshadowed by cheap Christian rhetoric, where a man is beaten to death on Andy's first day by Norton's corrupt guards and violent rape is allowed to occur within the system. Norton sets up cheap prison labor to blackmail desperate private contractors, using Andy's financial knowledge to launder the illegal money, and when a new inmate named Tommy has proof of Andy's innocence, Norton has him shot in the yard by Captain Byron T. Hadley and has the murder passed off as an escape attempt. Norton finally throws all rhetoric aside, intending to keep Andy under his crushing thumb forever; Norton throws Andy in solitary confinement for a month, threatens to destroy everything Andy's built to improve Shawshank over the past 20 years in prison and make sure that he'll be handed over to the rapists again, before giving Andy another month in isolation just to think about it.
    • Bogs Diamond is the leader of a prison gang called "The Sisters", who prey on weaker inmates to rape them again and again for as long as they like. Bogs sets his sights on Andy and together with his gang makes repeated attempts to rape and brutalize Andy over the course of several years, succeeding about half the time. When Andy tries to fight off the latest attempt, Bogs threatens to shiv Andy through the skull if he doesn't give him and his buddy oral sex. When Andy talks him out of it by playing on his ignorance, he beats Andy straight into the infirmary for a month instead.
  • Sheena: The Evil Prince Otwani schemes to take the throne of Tigora and mine the rich Earth of the Gudjara Mountain, assassinating his good-hearted brother and poisoning his own associates to assure his arise to power. Meeting complications from the resisting native Zambuli tribes, Otwani attempts to exterminate them all, leading his forces towards Gudjara Mountain and even allowing his bloodthirsty soldiers to completely wipe out a nearby village to slake their bloodlust. Otwani only spares the jungle warrior Sheena for his own lascivious purposes and attempts to have her partner murdered for the transgression of slapping him.
  • The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008): Benjamin Meyers is an ex-Special Forces Commander-turned-drug lord operating in New Mexico, controlling the drug business after killing his superiors Felix and Benito. Using refugees and immigrants as live bait with C4 strapped on their bodies, Meyers had refugees sent through the border and remotely detonated the C4 on them after they're arrested by the Border Patrol, resulting in innumerable casualties. Hijacking a bus to smuggle his drug supplies into the city, Meyers deliberately had the vehicle crash into a public square while ordering his henchmen to fire machine guns indiscriminately; having Jack Robideaux framed thanks to Meyers having bribed the local law enforcement, Meyers had Jack and his partner Ramona, as well as Ramona's uncle Emile captured. Jack later reveals, while being tortured by Meyers, that his vendetta towards Meyers is due to Meyers's drug supplies contributing to the death of Jack's daughter Kassie, which Meyers barely gives a single thought towards, before throwing Uncle Emile into an electrified pool and strapping exploding collars on Jack and Ramona to keep them in check, intending to later torture them slowly and painfully.
  • Shivaay (2016): Baron Ustinov and his right hand Changez are Human Traffickers who run a massive operation. Women are taken to be trafficked into brothels as sex slaves, while children are kidnapped as well to be harvested for organs or sold as lifelong sex slaves. This is the fate that awaits hero Shivaay's daughter Gaura, kidnapped by Ustinov's men. When Shivaay begins to dismantle the operation, Changez—actually Bulgarian police Captain Nikolaimurders Ustinov and kidnaps the remaining children to sell them himself.
  • Shiver: Franklin Rood is a Serial Killer known as the Gryphon. He breaks into women's houses and murders them with a garrote wire, molesting their corpses, claiming their heads as trophies, and leaving a figurine of a gryphon at each crime scene. By the beginning, Rood has already murdered three women, along with a baby. As he scouts the apartment of his next intended victim, he is noticed by her neighbor, who he promptly strangles, beheads, and strips her corpse naked. When his intended target escapes, he follows her to her boyfriend's house, and kills the cops on duty as well as her boyfriend. Later, he takes her to a secluded cabin and tries to rape her, then behead her while she's still alive. On the way to prison, he murders the guards in the bus, and an inmate who was harassing him, before heading to his target's workplace and shooting everybody in sight. Viewing his crimes as works of art, Rood has a severe god complex and is willing to take out as many people as he could just to reach her.
  • Shocker: Horace Pinker is a psychotic mass murderer in a near-constant violent frenzy who butchers families for fun. He kills the main character Jonathan's mother, brother, and sister after his police detective father gets on Pinker's trail. He kills a handful of cops who try to capture him in his lair. He murders Jonathan's girlfriend in her bathroom. He mutilates two prison guards with his teeth as he's being led to the electric chair, where he reveals that Jonathan is in fact his own son and tried to stop him as Pinker murdered Jonathan's real mother when he was still a little kid. He makes a Deal with the Devil to become an undead being of electricity. He proceeds to possess person after person to continue trying to kill Jonathan, draining their life force completely before discarding his hosts, including a little girl. He possesses people close to Jon so he will be forced to kill his loved ones. All his screen time is spent trying to kill or hurt someone, insulting people, or taunting them with the people he's murdered.
  • Shogun's Ninja (1980): Shogen Shiranui is a vicious Koga ninja who leads a massacre of the Momochi clan, betraying and killing the clan leader and then attempting to kill the man's son and the other children. Years later, when the child is grown and returns to find his friends living as heroic thieves in Edo, Shiranui attempts to hunt them down and subject them to death in front of a crowd by having them boiled alive. When their ally rushes in and declares himself guilty to save his fellows before jumping into the boiling cauldron, Shiranui coldly cuts the man's wife down when she runs to her dying husband. When the crowds begin rioting, Shiranui simply has his men shoot them in response before resuming his attempt to finish his extermination of the Momochi.
  • Sholay: The villain of this Bollywood classic is the sadistic Dacoit (bandit) leader Gabbar Singh, who, while looting and terrorizing the village of Ramgarh, kills people not only because he wants to be feared, but also just for fun. After Thakur Baldev Singh (no relation) arrested Gabbar when the Thakur was still a police officer, Gabbar escaped from prison and slaughtered the Thakur's whole family before chopping off both of Baldev’s arms. He gleefully uses his own men for target practice, later orders an Imam's child killed, and threatens to massacre the whole town unless they give up two mercenaries (Veeru and Jai) who were hired by the Thakur to protect the villagers. When he captures Veeru and Basantu, he forces Basantu to dance for him and his gang until she collapses, or he'll blow her beloved Veeru's head off.
  • Shoot 'em Up: Hammerson is a gun manufacturer and mogul who seeks to end Presidential candidate Rutledge's life by preventing a bone marrow transplant he needs. Hiring the hitman Mr. Hertz, Hammerson has him kill three pregnant women whose children Rutledge was planning to use as part of his marrow transplant, and when Mr. Smith manages to rescue one of the women long enough for her to deliver the baby, Hammerson orders Hertz to kill the newborn as well. Hertz goes on to torture and kill many people on Hammerson's mission, and Hammerson ultimately watches with smug satisfaction as Hertz tortures Smith, planning to have Hertz kill the infant and the woman caring for him to silence all loose ends to Rutledge simply so that his campaigning for stricter gun control won't affect Hammerson's business.
  • Shooter: Col. Isaac Johnson and Sen. Charles F. Meachum are the leaders of an oil consortium that will do anything to further its own ends. Johnson and Meachum order a US military operation to slaughter a small village of 400 people in Eritrea, so they could build a pipeline on their land. They didn't even bother asking them to move, simply killing them so the next village they target would move without question. Later, Johnson contacts former Gunnery Sergeant Bob Lee Swagger and states he needs his help to foil a plot to assassinate the President. This is a ruse; Johnson and Meachum assassinate the archbishop of Ethiopia who was going to tell the President of their genocidal actions, and frame Swagger for this. Johnson tries to have one of his men kill Swagger, but he escapes; Johnson later kills this would-be assassin later to cover his tracks. An FBI agent named Agent Nick Memphis begins to piece things together and investigate the possibility that Swagger is innocent, so Johnson and Meachum send some goons to kidnap him and kill him in a way that makes it look like suicide, before Swagger saves him. Meachum and Johnson try to force Swagger out of hiding by kidnapping Sarah Fenn, the widow of his best friend who died in a mission. Johnson and Meachum even plot later to eventually repeat their actions on a group of Ecuadorian locals.
  • Shoot to Kill (1988): The thief known only as Steve takes a jeweler's household hostage to force him to steal diamonds, executing the maid to prove a point and murdering the wife to punish the FBI for interfering. Later murdering a fisherman and taking his identity, Steve murders all others in the fishing party save for the guide Sarah. Later planning to murder her, too, Steve resorts to hostages he is happy to try to kill, including a woman and her child.
  • Shotgun: Fletcher Rivington is a slimy lawyer with a hand in drugs, prostitution, and crime throughout Los Angeles. Opening the film by ordering Rocker to murder an entire bar of people when they refuse to sell their land to him, Rivington is later revealed to be a vicious sexual sadist who regularly beats prostitutes, whipping them to within an inch of their lives. After beating one to death in a violent rage, Rivington is pursued by Ian "Shotgun" Jones, who begins breaking up his operations and thwarting his schemes, at which point Rivington has one of his own minions murdered to keep him quiet, then has Jones's best friend gunned down. In the end, Rivington executes Rocker when he tries to rat him out, and gleefully reveals his attitude that hookers were meant to be abused, and that with his money and power, he is given a free pass to anything.
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo: Funekei Yoshida is a ruthless Yakuza boss who takes control of the Los Angeles drug trade by dismembering his opposition and proceeds to shake down the inhabitants of the Little Tokyo district. When he was still a lowly assassin in Japan, he murdered the parents of the young Chris Kenner and tried to kill the boy next. In the present he has a man crushed inside a car to take over his business, then, mid-coitus, decapitates a girl who tried to warn the previous victim about Yoshida. He kidnaps and rapes Minako, a singer who works in his new club, after forcing her to watch the tape he shot of himself beheading her friend Angel. He's merciless towards any failure from his own men, and arranges for the two heroes, Johnny Murata and Sgt. Chris Kenner, to be painfully tortured to death through electrocution. When they inevitably escape and come back for him, he tries to burn Minako alive out of spite.
  • Silenced:
    • Headmaster Lee Kang-bok and Administration Chief Lee Kang-suk are identical twins whose similar appearances reflect the same amount of evil in one another. As the heads of Benevolence Academy for the hearing impaired, the Lee brothers secretly use their positions to horrifically molest and rape the young girls who attend the school. While Kang-bok enjoys recording his rapes and watching them over and over again, Kang-suk simply bribes the girls with candy and the like, then forcing himself on them even if they refuse. Keeping the kids quiet by threatening death to them and their friends, the Lee brothers also utilize the vicious Mr. Park to bully and abuse any kids who step out of line. When brought to court for their crimes, the Lee brothers first ensure to attack the prosecuting children personally, first claiming they were lying before saying they "wanted it", after which they pay off the judge to get themselves off incredibly light, laughing later about how easy it is to get away with their truly wicked deeds.
    • Mr. Park Bo-hyun is a sadistic teacher who uses his spot in Jae-ae Academy to abuse, beat, and rape any young boys he wishes. Though noted to have targeted several other children in the past, Park's despicable treatment of brothers Jeon Min-soo and Young-soo is particularly depraved, as he often beats and rapes one brother while forcing the other to watch. Even when not engaging in outright molestation, Park brutally beats his students bloody, knowing none will speak out lest they too be assaulted, and his violent nature is so bad that on one occasion he is seen taking up a golf club to use on Min-soo. After his abuse leads to Young-soo committing suicide, Park later evades any major punishment for his crimes due to paying off Min-soo's grandmother to drop the charges against him. When Min-su attempts to stab Park when the sick teacher tries once more to rape him, Park decides to flat out beat the boy to death as payback.
  • Silent Hill:
    • Silent Hill: Christabella is the manipulative leader of the fanatical Brethren. An uncaring religious extremist, Christabella despised her nine-year-old niece, Alessa, for being born out of wedlock, having her condemned as a witch and using her position to encourage the other students at Midwich Elementary to bully and torment Alessa daily. Citing Alessa's rape at the hands of a school janitor as proof that the girl was "filth", Christabella took Alessa to the Brethren's sacrificial chamber and hung her over a bowl of hot coals, slowly burning her alive; the ritual failed and resulted in part of Silent Hill being destroyed by fire. After Christabella and the Brethren became trapped inside Silent Hill, Christabella continued to use their fear to keep them under her control. Believing Sharon to be the Devil's spawn, Alessa burned Cybil alive and was prepared to do the same with the little girl, forcing her sister Dahlia to watch everything.
    • Revelation 3D: Claudia Wolf is an albino fanatic who lacks her original counterpart's sympathetic qualities. The sister of both Christabella and Dahlia Gillespie, Claudia is a shapeshifting priestess, known as the Missionary, for The Order of Valtiel who desires to bring Heather back to Silent Hill and summon her enigmatic god to the human world. As an important figure within the cult, Claudia had her own father and a number of other people condemned to the Brookhaven Asylum to be lobotomized while also crucifying supposed traitors. Cutting a symbol into the chest of her own son as part of a ritual that would allow him to find Heather for her, Claudia murders a private investigator who had betrayed her and kidnaps Heather's father, forcing the girl to return to the town. When her son chose to side with Heather, Claudia spared him from being burned alive but instead sent him to suffer the same fate as his grandfather before him.
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation: Fima is the seemingly sweet proprietor of a bookstore who in actuality is a fanatical worshipper of Lilith. Fima, seeking the "perfect daughter", horribly conditioned her own daughter to the point where she horrifically dies, to which Fima's only response is "she was too weak". Fima takes in the protagonist, Kim, to mold her into her ideal "daughter", meticulously destroying Kim's life to assert control over her. Fima drugs Kim while having her pet Serial Killer Ricky murder innocent people, including Kim's husband, having Kim violated by insects and raped by Ricky to crush her will. Fima imbues Kim with a flame that will burn her alive from the inside-out should she not follow the cult's commands and finally attempts to make Kim murder a young boy. When Kim refuses, Fima tries to kill her, and murders Ricky without a second of hesitation when Ricky steps between them.
  • Silent Retreat (2013): The nameless Mad Doctor who runs the "clinic" uses it to Mind Rape women brought to him to break them and make them obedient shells of themselves, using gaslighting, mental torture, and hypnosis. Having murdered his own wife for cheating on him, the Doctor uses a monster that lives in the woods to devour those who prove too resistant to his technique. When he is exposed, the Doctor has the monster set on the surviving women and tries to kill the film's heroine himself.
  • Sinners and Saints (2010): Raymond Crowe is the security chief for Spartan. Caught executing soldiers on camera, Crowe is left to hunt the video down, which he does by abducting people and torturing them via burning them, putting out the fire and burning them again before simply burning them to death. Claiming multiple lives this way, Crowe targets the heroes Riley and Ganz. Upon learning Ganz has a wife and two little kids, Crowe decides to have them abducted and tortured or killed in order to force Ganz to talk.
  • Sint: In this Dutch horror-comedy, St. Niklas in life was an evil bishop, and the leader of a gang of criminals that ransacked a village every December 5. After being killed by the rebelling villagers, Niklas and his gang return as zombies and skeletons every full moon on the evening of December 5, and proceed to go on a murderous rampage. Throughout the film, Niklas commits many murders, with his worst offenses including burning down a children's hospital—killing 35 children in the process—and sending a school bus into the river to drown all the children. Vile and cruel, Niklas is a great demonization of a holy holiday figure.
  • Siren (2016): Mr. Nyx is a darkly charismatic occultist and sex trafficker who runs a club that promises erotic shows and experiences to surpass his patrons' expectations. Nyx finds the titular siren Lily, casually ignoring the two cops she just killed in order to make her his newest supernatural Sex Slave. When Jonah and his friends stag party takes them to his club, they witness the ritualistic sexual abuse practiced there, with Jonah deciding to rescue Lily. Angered that his "best attraction" has been stolen, Nyx takes Jonah's friend Rand hostage, has him brutally tortured, and transfers the memories of said torture to Jonah to send a message. Seemingly indifferent to all his workers that Lily kills, Nyx is angered when Jonah offers Lily her freedom, and retaliates by butchering Jonah's brother Mac and making a final attempt on Jonah and Rand.
  • Six Bullets (2012): Vlad, the right-hand of crime lord Bogdanov, is a human trafficking thug with a willingness to have his charges murdered or tortured if they act up. Drafted by Bogdanov to find kidnapped little girl Becky Fayden, Vlad tracks Becky down to his cousin's house—coldly executing both his cousin and his girlfriend—and opts to have an unrelated twelve-year-old horribly mutilated and killed to pass off as Becky's body whilst selling Becky himself. When Becky is discovered to be alive, Vlad only offers to have her returned in exchange for a new victim to sell, hacking off parts of Becky's body to prove he's serious with the offer.
  • Skin Traffik: The Executive is the leader of a vast criminal organization, and Bradley Smith's former employer who is involved in Human Trafficking. Deliberately compromising Bradley's hideout when the latter rescues a prostitute named Anna Peel, the Executive sends additional armed personnel against Bradley and Anna when they survive the attempt on their lives. While Bradley attempts to rescue Anna's sister, Jessica, from Weston Park House, a school which the Executive uses as a smokescreen for the sexual exploitation of adolescents, as well as the extortion of the clientele, the Executive orders Anna's death in order to make Bradley lose his nerve, further misleading Bradley by convincing the Weston Park House madam that Jessica was purchased by Jacob Andries of Amsterdam. When Bradley confronts the Executive over the fact that Andries is innocent, that the Executive is threatening Andries's daughter, and that Weston Park House is not the Executive's only such operation, the Executive tells Bradley not to release the information he has found, threatening the lives of Andries's daughter and Jessica if he does. Later, when a police officer on the Executive's payroll complains about his losses, the Executive kills him. During the final confrontation, the Executive tries to retrieve a flash drive containing important data from Bradley after the latter survives a firefight with the Executive's men, while commenting that human trafficking is just a useful business to his organization.
  • Skyscraper (1996): The charming but ruthless terrorist Fairfax seeks pieces of a powerful device, which he obtains from criminals before betraying and killing them. Locating the last piece, Fairfax has his men slaughter the guards of the building housing it and take the workers hostage. When Carrie Wink offers to bring him to the briefcase she has hidden it in if he releases the hostages, Fairfax refuses, killing one to coerce her into helping him. After she fails to find it Fairfax tells one of his men to rape her, while he gets the briefcase himself, killing his Dragon to escape alone, and orders all of the hostages killed.
  • Slashers: Doctor Ripper is one of the three Slashers featured on the All-American Special and the worst Psycho for Hire the show has to offer. An audience favorite, he makes sure his victims suffer in any way possible before he gives them a brutal and agonizing death, humiliating them or delivering non-lethal wounds to their bodies, just so he can hunt them again later. Doctor Ripper absolutely adores doing his job, having a room filled with photos of his previous victims so he can instigate fear into the hearts of the contestants. His last atrocity before his ultimate demise is to torture Brenda, an aspiring actress and model, by removing the skin from her cheeks—effectively ending her career even if she had won the game—and later slowly decapitating her, all while laughing maniacally, taking the opportunity to lick her head afterwards. Unlike the other Slashers, who are being paid to kill people for the entertainment of millions, Doctor Ripper wants to be there for his own entertainment.
  • The Slaughter: The Lady of Darkness is a demon from prehistoric times who wishes to bring Hell on Earth. After a cult summons the Lady, she massacres them and makes their souls into her servants. She then kills a mother and her 8-year-old daughter and traps their souls in their house as a bridge between the worlds. After a group of college students show up to fix up her house, the Lady kills five of them and makes their corpses her slaves. When one of the surviving students kills herself in an attempt to stop the murders, the Lady takes over her body as the last step to ushering in the apocalypse.
  • Slaughterhouse Rock (1988): Commandant Mordecai Lansing was a soldier during The American Civil War, as well as an occultist who became a demon by eating and torturing innocents. Inviting people, especially women, over, Lansing would murder and devour them, eventually running a line of prostitutes into his home to make them vanish. Eventually preying on Natives, Lansing killed so many they banded together to imprison him in the Earth. Later haunting Alcatraz, Lansing kills anyone he can there, keeping their souls in thrall to hold them there and strengthen himself. Upon the arrival of Alex and friends, Lansing possesses Alex's brother, raping one member of the group and attempting to slaughter the others.
  • Slaughter in San Francisco (aka Yellow-Faced Tiger) (1974): Chuck Slaughter is a brutal San Francisco crime boss who deals in hard drugs and murder on the regular. When Officer Don Wong refuses Slaughter's offer to join or die, Slaughter ensures Wong's partner is killed, an innocent couple framed for it and the couple's lawyer murdered to ensure they take the rap. In his lowest moment, Slaughter takes his brother's fiancée and attempts to rape her, then beats his own brother to death when he tries vainly to intervene.
  • Sleepers: Sean Nokes, the sadistic security guard at the juvenile home the four main boys are sent to, is an example of the worst corruption going unnoticed by the system. Nokes, as leader of his own small gang, wastes no time in proving himself a cruel bully who forces a boy to eat food off the floor when he fails to show the proper deference. Nokes soon takes the boys and with his men, regularly beats and rapes them. When the boys win a football match against Nokes, he has them violently beaten and thrown in solitary, with the "star player" dying of the injuries inflicted. When confronted years later by his victims, Nokes feebly protests he was only trying to "toughen" them, to which one of his former victims sarcastically answers that Nokes simply liked lording over, beating and raping boys.
  • Sleep Tight: Believing himself to have been born without the ability to be happy, apartment concierge César Manso only finds satisfaction in making everyone around him unhappy. While he easily upsets and turns most of his tenants against each other, Clara proves to be challenging, so he decides to ruin her life for no reason. Every night, he hides under her bed, chloroforms her then rapes her, before injecting irritants in her cosmetics and putting cockroach eggs all over her place. During the day, he harasses her with anonymous letters, and later frames the cleaning lady's son for this. When Clara's boyfriend finds out, César kills him with a mirror shard and stages his death as a suicide. He also sadistically torments his dying mother by telling her about his deeds and threatens a little girl who knows about his murder of Clara's boyfriend and tries blackmail him. Finding happiness upon learning that Clara is pregnant with his baby, he sends her a letter taking pride in ruining her existence.
  • Sleepless (2017): Rob Novak is the son of a powerful mob boss, who first establishes himself by torturing his own cousin about the whereabouts of his stolen drug shipments before ripping out his tongue, killing him. He later meets up with casino owner, Stanley Rubino, demanding he retrieve his stolen drugs, showing the severed tongue to Rubino, threatening to do the same to him before attempting to kill Rubino after growing impatient with him. When Novak see Vincent Downs and his son Thomas escaping Rubino's captivity and hiding in a crowd of people, he shoots at them, uncaring if he kills any innocents, eventually gunning them down and nearly killing Downs.
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999): Lady Mary Van Tassel, born Mary Archer, is the controller of the Headless Horseman, and the one responsible for his murders. Van Tassel sought to use the Horseman ever since she was a little girl, betraying him to his death to later enslave his soul to use as her personal assassin. She helped dispose of the first Lady van Tassel to marry the widower. Van Tassel then sets about consolidating her fortune by eliminating anyone in her path, including a pregnant widow. When she thinks the widow might have informed another woman of the pregnancy, Van Tassel sends the Horseman to murder her and her husband, as well as their little boy. She murders her own sister when said sister assists Ichabod Crane in retrieving info on the Horseman, and shows no remorse for any of it, simply gloating how she'll have the Horseman murder Ichabod, her stepdaughter Katrina and their friend, securing her power and fortune.
  • Slice (2018): Vera Marcus is a Satanic witch and the leader of the coven Justice 40,000, posing as an activist group, and is part of a long conspiracy within the supernatural town of Kingfisher alongside Mayor Tracy. Vera wishes to demolish the property where the Perfect Pizza restaurant is located, in which a gateway to Hell is underneath, by murdering its employees and framing ghosts with the Mayor's support in exchange for reselling the land. Vera and her coven attempted this decades ago when the restaurant was Yummy Yummy Chinese Cuisine and framed the murders of the employees on co-worker Dax Lycander, leading to him being forced to leave town as a fugitive. When Tracy backs out of the deal, Vera kills him and attempts to pin the conspiracy on him, and forces the ghosts of Kingfisher to attack innocent civilians and create a reign of terror. Vera then flees from the authorities and her enemies by using her own coven members as cover, and once they arrive at Perfect Pizza, orders Debbie to enter the building to which she gives little to no reaction to her death. Wanting to use the powers of Hell to enslave and create in army of ghosts to lay waste to mankind, Vera is a deranged psychopath with a sadistic streak.
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Maman, the slum boss, is charming, friendly and cheerful to orphans he meets, offering the young Jamal and Salim ice cold coca colas and offering them a place to stay. It is revealed Maman takes in orphans to use as a begging ring for him, and the kids are just free labor. Even worse, cripples earn more money, so when children display good singing talent, Maman has them blinded with acid to increase the revenue. When Salim and Jamal escape, Maman captures their friend Latika and several years later gives her the name 'Cherry' while intending to use her as a child prostitute. The only reason he hasn't done so already is as a virgin, she's worth a great deal of money. When he finds the young Salim and Jamal, he immediately plans to kill them, declaring "Maman never forgets."
  • Snakes on a Plane: Eddie Kim is a feared international crime boss who, in his very first scene, beats a guy prosecuting him to death with a baseball bat, taunting him about how his son will grow up without a father. Then, to kill the witness to his crime, he releases the titular snakes on the plane, killing dozens of people without a twinge of remorse for either the passengers killed by an entire swarm of venomous serpents or any potential collateral damage for a plane crash.
  • Snatch.: "Brick Top" Pulford is a ruthless underground fight promoter with a penchant for Disproportionate Retribution. Brick Top is introduced having a traitor, as well as the one who reported the traitor to him, tasered, suffocated with plastic bags, dismembered, and Fed to Pigs. When a gang of Yardies rob his bookkeepers, he attempts to murder them, only releasing them when they promise to give him a diamond they have stolen, giving them 48 hours to give him said diamond. When Turkish informs Brick Top about the demands their fighter, a Traveller named Mickey, is making, Brick Top has Turkish's slot machines vandalized, and has Mickey's mother burned to death in her caravan. Subsequently, Brick Top threatens to massacre Mickey's entire clan if he doesn't throw the fight.
  • Snowpiercer: The Snowpiercer's creator, Wilford, is a selfish megalomaniac who wishes to control the remnants of mankind. Combating global warming with a risky procedure that ends up freezing the world over, Wilford takes advantage of the catastrophe to seemingly save mankind with the titular ever-running train. Creating a caste system, Wilford tries to starve the impoverished people at the tail end of the train, resulting in them having to resort to cannibalism to survive. Under his iron-fisted authority, the upper-class of the trains have their children educated to worship him as a godlike figure, and he continues to mistreat the lower-class people of the train's rear-end, feeding them disgusting bars made from cockroaches. To keep the tail-enders under his control, Wilford uses his mole, Gilliam, to occasionally organize riots doomed to fail, ostensibly to let them purge their anger and costing many of them their lives. When Curtis tries to incite his own rebellion against Wilford, Wilford has Gilliam killed for failing to stop him and orders a massacre of the tail-enders, putting the slaughter on speakerphone to mock Curtis. Revealed to run his train with children in the engine, Wilford is a callous man with a god-complex, who only saved humanity at all to create a cult where he could feel adored as a messiah.
  • Snowtown (2011): John Bunting leads a group of like-minded individuals to hunt pedophiles, homosexuals and drug users. Charming and charismatic but also filled with hatred, John recruits the young Jamie into his gang by forcing him to shoot his own dog. After being given a list of future victims by his gay friend Barry, John murders him and Jamie's best friend for being an addict. Aware that Jamie is being raped by his older brother Troy, John horribly tortures Troy by strangling him with a cable and releasing him to breathe few seconds before repeating the process again until Jamie sees himself forced to end his suffering. Continuing to kill people and abusing Jamie's family, John coerces Jamie into letting him kill his innocent half-brother.
  • Snuff 102: The unnamed Serial Killer is a sociopathic and utterly depraved maniac who takes great joy in torturing, raping, and horribly killing women—one of whom is a pregnant hooker—all of which he films and sends to the internet. He does all this for insane misogyny or simply for fun. When a female journalist investigates the killings, the killer, revealed to be a film critic she interviewed not long ago, kidnaps her too. He forces her to watch him beating a woman to death with a hammer before preparing to kill her or, worse, torture her to death with a hook. In his last moments he tries to kill the journalist with a machete, but he then discards it and tries to strangle her to death, wanting to give her a slow and agonized death.
  • Society: Among the upper echelons of inhumanity, a particular few stick out:
    • Judge Carter is the most powerful member of the nebulous upper-class Society, a "different race" from humanity that for centuries has feasted upon the lower class. Routinely organizing grotesque "shunts", Carter and the other members of Society of Beverly Hills regularly devour victims in horrific Body Horror orgy-feasts that end with their victims tortuously devoured, always meticulously covering up their deaths as unrelated disappearances. Carter demonstrates the shunt in its full visceral horror by devouring a teenager who finds out too much for his own good, even momentarily pausing the shunt to allow one of the Society's members to beat the hero Bill to a bloody pulp before intending to devour him as well.
    • Jim and Nan Whitney, seemingly the idyllic, wealthy parents of hero Bill Whitney, are in actuality a ravenous couple who engage in incestuous orgies with their daughter Jenny and participate in the shunts with the same frequency as the other members of Society. Jim and Nan adopted Bill for the sole purpose of fattening him up to devour him, gaslighting and even drugging Billy for seventeen straight years before finally revealing their true colors and taunting him about the fate they've prepared for him, intent on making him the pièce de résistance in the latest shunt.
  • Sodom and Gomorrah: Queen Bera—a Gender Flip of the wicked King Bera of the Book of Genesis—is the most powerful and most sadistic of the Sodomites she rules over, promoting their debaucherous excess to have her cities flourish as wretched hives. The innocent are forced into slavery to work themselves to death if they're lucky; unlucky, Bera has them tortured to death by the dozens for her own entertainment, doing just this to a captured spy in the first minutes of the movie before ordering the spy's two young sisters killed as well. When Lot and the Hebrews manage to defeat Sodom's enemies, the Elamites, Bera takes him and his people in for the joy of corrupting them to evil. Bera sets up Lot to have a Duel to the Death with her rival to the throne, her own brother Astaroth, and rejoices when Lot cuts Astaroth down when he's unarmed, congratulating him on having become a "true Sodomite". Bera's final action is to have a large gathering of slaves slowly burned to death for thrills, and her card-carrying dedication to sin proves so much God Himself wipes out Sodom and Gomorrah to end Bera and her wicked ways of life.
  • Soldier: Colonel Mekum makes up for his cowardice and lack of combat skills with the scope of his crimes. He's first introduced as the leader of a group of genetically modified super soldiers who are set to replace the older generation of raised-from-birth soldiers commanded by Captain Church. His best soldier, Caine 607, is pitted against three older soldiers, two of whom Caine kills in short order but the last of whom, Sergeant Todd, manages to gouge out one of Caine's eyes before his own defeat. Mekum is merely angry that his own man Caine now lacks depth perception, and ensures that Todd is left for dead on a waste disposal planet. When he and his soldiers later arrive on the same planet for field exercises, Mekum uses the shallow excuse that the planet is listed as uninhabited to order his soldiers to wipe out the peaceful community of settler families on the planet so he can test his troops' combat effectiveness. Todd uses his experience and guerilla tactics to protect the colonists, which panics Mekum enough that he orders Todd's old squad to arm a nuclear bomb on the planet that will annihilate everyone on the surface. He orders the old soldiers to be left behind so he can save his own hide, which so disgusts Captain Church that Mekum shoots him after Church attempts to stop him.
  • Solomon Kane: Malachi is an Evil Sorcerer who becomes a Sorcerous Overlord. Considering himself the Devil's servant, Malachi ingratiated himself to Josiah Kane to bring Josiah's dead son Marcus back to life, but restored him as an undead abomination bound to Malachi's will to serve as his Dragon. Malachi took over the lands and has the innocent kidnapped for slavery, or simply murdered. Others he just turns into flesh eating abominations. Malachi later has the leaders of the resistance against him crucified and when Solomon Kane confronts him, Malachi tries to sacrifice the innocent Meredith to open the gates of hell and send Solomon to eternal torture-as well as the rest of the world.
  • Sometimes They Come Back...Again (1996 Direct to Video): Satanic teenager Tony Reno was once dating Jon Porter's sister, but murdered her in a ritual to gain demonic power. Killed by Jon with his two subordinates right after, Tony later uses his powers to murder Jon's mother to revive himself from beyond the grave decades later and begins tormenting Jon to get to his teenage daughter, killing all her friends and acquaintances to revive his minions and finish the ritual by attempting to sacrifice Jon's daughter and achieve the ultimate power he wants so badly.
  • Sorceress: The Evil Sorcerer Traigon fathers a child with the intention of sacrificing it to his god. When he learns his wife gave birth to twins, unable to tell who is the firstborn, Traigon tortures his wife so bad she is fatally wounded before being driven off and his daughters taken by the mage Krona. Years later, hunting his children, Traigon has his men slaughter a village, and runs his lands as a nightmarish dystopia where people are frequently tortured and executed. Traigon tries to kill the ally of his allies, Erlick, by having him impaled with a sharp stake, only relenting when he realizes he can use Erlick to "flavor" a sacrifice by having him sleep with one of Traigon's daughters. Eventually betraying and sacrificing one of his allies, Traigon attempts to murder his children to summon his master and dominate the world.
  • South Bronx Heroes: Mr. Bennett is a foster father who, claiming his wards must "earn" their meals, makes them participate in child pornography. He makes children ages 6-14 participate, and has dozens of pictures and films. If they refuse to be victimized, or defy him in any other way, Bennett beats them viciously. In the case of a 6-year-old boy named Scott, Bennett beats him with a belt so badly his back is Covered in Scars. Eventually, he beats Scott to death. He's not any better on the emotional front, berating his charges and declaring them worthless and unwanted to break their wills.
  • Space Amoeba (aka Yog, Monster From Space): The titular Space Amoeba, or "Yog", is an alien creature attempting to conquer Earth. Crash landing near Selgio island, Yog takes control of the sea monster Gezora, killing resort workers before it attacks in the island village. After Gezora is burned to death, Yog mutates a rubble crab into Ganimes, and begins attacking surviving islanders. When Ganimes dies, Yog takes over the body of Makoto Obata, gloating to him that it has taken over his mind, and begins exterminating the local bat population so the bats can't interfere with its control over its monsters. Making another Ganimes and another kaiju Komebas, Yog begins attacking islanders until they are saved by some surviving bats. Yog then tries to burn the rest of the bats before using Komebas and Ganimes to kill the people on the island for learning of its weakness.
  • Space Mutiny: Elijah Kalgan is the leader of the conspiracy to take over the Southern Sun, so he can use it to land on another world and sell the populace not in his conspiracy into slavery. To do this, he kills 38 Enforcers to consolidate his power in the group, commits acts of sabotage that cost several lives and kills anybody who happens to get in his way. Anybody who displeases Kalgan is kidnapped and tortured, being shot into space after giving all information of use and cryogenically frozen if of more use in the future. After David Ryder puts a stop to Kalgan's scheme, Kalgan and the remainder of his men blast their way through a crowd of scientists to get to his foe.
  • Space Truckers: E.J. Saggs is a treacherous Corrupt Corporate Executive who plans to take over and enslave Earth through the use of a cyborg army threat; the cyborgs also seem to have human possessing capabilities. Saggs first has his scientist Nabel test the cyborgs' might against his own mercenaries, many of them ending up dead as a result. To have full control for himself, Saggs has one of the cyborgs attack and attempt to kill Nabel. Nabel survives, but becomes half-cyborg space pirate Macanudo, who abducts and threatens John Canyon, Mike Pucci and Cindy Welsh and plans to use Saggs's cyborgs they were unwittingly smuggling for him against Saggs. Both a defense cyborg Saggs had installed and the cyborgs themselves attack the heroes and kill Nabel and his crew. Saggs denies to the heroes the accusations of what he was doing and offers them a very large cash bribe to keep quiet, which is in actuality a bomb that he tries to use to kill them all.
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone: Overdog is an elderly, sickly cyborg, who rules over planet Terra XI and forces people to go through a deadly maze. Overdog captures three women and locks them up. When Wolff and his allies, Niki and Washington, break into his fortress, Overdog captures Niki and forces her to go through the maze. When Niki survives, Overdog hooks her up to a machine to drain her life so that he can preserve his own life, revealing that he does this to all those who survive the maze. Overdog forces all those he comes across into the maze to see if they have enough strength to survive, making them good candidates for his machine, ensuring they either die from the traps or get their lives sucked out; he was planning on doing this to the three women. When Wolff offers to take Niki's place, Overdog decides to hook them both up.
  • Sparks (2013): Ring Master Jesus, real name Kevin Sherwood, was a vicious, sadistic Serial Killer who racked up a body count of more than 40 innocent men, women, and children; once he obtained his Shapeshifting powers, his evil increased even more. Taking his young son, Sledge, to he his apprentice, Ring Master Jesus abused and tormented the boy into becoming his partner in crime, and continued his horrific killing spree as a new killer named Matanza, Spanish for "slaughter". Revealing himself to the world by slaughtering a hotel floor of families, Ring Master Jesus later tortures and violates Lady Heavenly, mutilates two women, and uses the guise of Heavenly's Love Interest Sparks to fatally wound her. In the end, Ring Master Jesus callously murders Sledge when the latter turns on his father, and when the police raid his hideout, they discover dozens upon dozens of film reels detailing the horrifying tortures Ring Master Jesus perpetrated on his victims, having filmed it all for his later pleasure.
  • Spartacus: Marcus Licinius Crassus, first consul to the Roman Republic, is vile and ambitious even by the standards of the Roman elite. Crassus first demonstrates his cruelty by personally finishing off a gladiator slave named Draba who attempts to defy his captors, regularly preceding over all the usual atrocities of the Gladiator Games with bored scorn at best. When Draba's own friend Spartacus is inspired to foment a slave uprising in response to the cruelty of the Romans, Crassus walls him and the thousands of slaves he's liberated into an attack they can't avoid, before ordering the slaves slaughtered. Chafed at the continued defiance of the remaining slaves, Crassus opts to have them all crucified alongside the Appian Way, and invokes Exact Words on a horrified ally to whom he had promised the sale of "survivors" to. Crassus forces Spartacus to duel his last remaining friend to the death out of spite and kidnaps his beloved Valinia and his newborn son as slaves. Continually unable to grasp how beloved Spartacus is, even after he threatens the life of Valinia's son to try and force her love toward him, the only answer Crassus ever gets to his question is that he'd simply never be able to understand.
  • Spawn: Clown/Violator is as monstrous as his comic counterpart. The chief lieutenant of the devil Malebolgia, who sent him to Earth to start Armageddon, he's a revolting demon who gets off on violence and depravity, even at the expense of his allies. He makes a deal with black ops security chief Jason Wynn by offering him dominion of the world in exchange for creating a bioweapon that would kill most of humanity, after first having it tested on thousands of people. Malebolgia can then use the souls of the dead as his army to invade and destroy Heaven. Clown initially orders the death of Al Simmons/Spawn at Wynn's hands, recruiting Simmons after his return to Earth to lead Hell's army. He convinces Wynn to attach the virus to his heart rate after letting Spawn kill Wynn's top assassin, Jessica Priest, then manipulates Spawn into killing Wynn to release the virus. When this fails, the frustrated Clown tries to rape Spawn's ex-fiancée Wanda in front of Spawn while forcing him to watch, and promises that he'll slaughter the rest of Wanda's family—including her new husband Terry and their 4-year old daughter Cyan—when he's done.
  • Special Forces: General Hasib Rafendek is the former commander of the Moldonian army who took over the rule from President Hrankoff and enforced a cruel dictatorship on the citizens of Moldonia. Introduced sending more than a hundred Moldonian refugees on a Death March towards the border, Rafendek reveals his intention to execute an ethnic cleansing by ordering heavy machine guns to be fired into the refugees, killing all of them, including a number of children. Later on, Rafendek executes President Hrankoff's aide as an act of intimidation when Hrankoff demands a justification for the genocide, and after finding out the presence of the Special Forces in the city, had local schoolteacher Saira shot for educating children of lower-class citizens, in front of her students, before ordering helpless citizens to be flogged in an attempt to force the Special Forces out of hiding. After taking over rulership of Moldonia by killing President Hrankoff, Rafendek then has the Special Forces Lured into a Trap with most of them killed in the process, even executing Special Forces member Jess in front of his partner, Major Harding, while the latter is Forced to Watch.
  • Speed: Howard Payne, feeling "cheated" by his former police department for giving him what he saw as a pathetic severance package after he lost a finger on the job, became obsessed with getting the money he believes he is owed. To this end, Payne rigs an elevator filled with people to drop them to their deaths unless he is paid $3 million, and quickly tries to kill the hostages when he believes the police are trying to save them. After failing at this plan, Payne blows up a commuter bus in front of SWAT team member Jack Traven, then reveals he has planted a bomb on another bus filled with innocents, stating that until he gets $3.7 million, the bus will have to stay above 50 mph lest it explode. When an elderly woman tries to get off the bus, Payne detonates a mini bomb that kills her, and, after the police seemingly locate him, Payne reveals it was a trap and blows up the numerous SWAT team members sent to arrest him, a fact that he happily taunts Jack about. After Jack manages to save the hostages, Payne takes Jack's Love Interest hostage, planning to blow her up as a distraction for the police while he makes his getaway, and guns down an innocent man when he attempts to alert the authorities to Payne. Smug and with a creepily cheerful personality even whilst committing his various atrocities, Howard Payne took his feelings of being "cheated" by the government way too far, refusing to see any reason and showing a sick sadism that all reveal him to be nothing but a homicidal monster.
  • Spellcaster (1988): Cyril Diablo is a demon who uses fake contests to lure in the greedy to bargain for their souls. Inducing them to damn themselves, Diablo torments them with their fears or other horrible visions and has them murdered to reap their souls for him to take to hell. Trying to lure the protagonists into such a pact, Diablo kills the other contestants. Even after they are freed, Diablo promptly starts a new contest to lure in new victims.
  • Spenser Confidential: Officer Driscoll, at first appearing to be a Token Good Teammate to his corrupt task force, turns out to be the kingpin behind various gang and criminal activity. His Evil Plan is to build a casino in Wonderland which he will use as a front for his drug trafficking operation. When Gloria Weisnewski forms a rally against the construction, Driscoll hires Tracksuit Charlie to torment her into silence, escalating in them killing her cat and nailing the poor creature to her door. When that didn't work, the Trinitaro gang beat Gloria to death on Driscoll's orders. Knowing Spenser would get in the way, Driscoll orders a hit on him during his last day in jail. Driscoll kills Captain Boylan after he rats out their operation and kills Terrance Graham, pinning Boylan's death on him in a "murder-suicide" cover story. Taking Henry hostage, he threatens his life in exchange for the drug shipment Spenser took from him.
  • Spiders duology:
  • Sputnik (2020): Colonel Semiradov runs a facility where he experiments on the two cosmonauts that came back from space. Discovering that one of the cosmonauts, Konstantin, has an alien inside his body and the two developed a symbiotic relation, Semiradov recruits Tatyana Yuryevna Klimova to help him serve the bond between Konstantin and the alien, where Semiradov intends to weaponize the alien. Semiradov keeps people imprisoned in his facility where he has the alien eat them alive, leading to Konstantin suffering agonizing pain due to his link with it. When Tatyana and Konstantin escape the facility, Semiradov murders the doctor that helped them, before attempting to force the alien back inside Konstantin and kill Tatyana.
  • #SquadGoals (2018): Gillian Brady is the hapless crush of Nate Squires with a murderous desire to be with him. Knowing that he would be one of the last ones to receive a college scholarship, she set out to eliminate all of his competition. She killed Jordan through his peanut allergy by smearing Angela's lipstick in peanut butter prior to acting class. She then killed Brittany after exposing Lance's affair with the late Jordan to her. She framed Rudy for the murder, getting him arrested. Calling Sam to a warehouse, she tries to kill her after revealing that she never truly liked her and secretly resented her due to Nate's feelings for her. When Nate finds out about this, she tries to kill him too.
  • St. Agatha (2018-2019): No longer a nun, the ruthless Mother Superior now runs her convent as a scam to lure in vulnerable, pregnant young women. The women are tortured physically and psychologically, gaslit and subjected to horrible conditioning techniques so the Mother Superior can sell their babies to rich donors for a tidy profit. Women who raise too much a fuss and refuse to join her are subsequently murdered, along with anyone else who proves a problem, such as the heroine Mary's former boyfriend Jimmy.
  • Starcrash: Count Zarth Arn of the League of Dark Worlds is a Galactic Conqueror with ambitions of taking over the entire universe. Armed with a weapon capable of inducing horrible Mind Rape in its targets, Zarth Arn introduces the weapon's capabilities by mentally torturing a spaceship full of people to death once they try to destroy the weapon. Zarth Arn plots to oust the Emperor from power with his weapon and eventually opts to blow up the planet his weapon is located in by luring the Emperor there with the prospect of finding his own lost son. Once thinking the Emperor dead, Zarth Arn proceeds to try and obliterate the Emperor's own home planet and the billions on it to secure his reign on the universe and slaughters all the fleets that comes between him and victory in the process.
  • Stargate: The supposed god, Ra, is an alien overlord who possessed a young boy on Earth and ruled it as a god-king until a rebellion forced him to the planet Abydos. Ra exploits the humans for slave labor, and when the heroes arrive and present a threat to Ra's divinity, Ra takes his anger out on the population by having his forces strafe them in their ships. Ra offers Daniel Jackson a choice: kill his comrades and proclaim Ra's divinity, or Ra will kill him and everyone who has seen him because "there can be only one Ra!" Finally, in retribution for his defeat long ago, Ra plans to send a nuclear device the soldiers had brought with them back to Earth, equipped with a mineral to enhance the explosion a hundred times over, claiming "I created your civilization. Now I shall destroy it."
  • State's Evidence (2004/2006): Patrick is a sociopathic teenager who becomes fascinated by the concept of death. Having been allowed to participate in Scott's suicide plan, Patrick is introduced to the audience as being a perverted, racist, and aggressive high-schooler. Following his run-in with local bully Tyrone, Patrick compiles a list of all the students he will kill before he commits suicide, including an innocent religious girl and an obese student, calling him a "greedy pig". Inside a supermarket, Patrick brings a nine-year-old girl to the bathroom, rapes, and murders her, filming the whole event, which lasted for one hour. When his friends confront him for killing a child, he simply eats chips like nothing had ever happened. The next day, Patrick brings a gun to school and begins shooting students, asking a girl if she believes in God, and killing her when she says "yes". Holding Tyrone at gunpoint, Patrick shoots Scott for interfering and then kills Tyrone, before finally ending his own life. A hateful and amoral young man, Patrick ultimately believed that if he did not fear death, then he was permitted to do whatever he wished to other people.
  • Steel: Nathaniel Burke is a slimy, sociopathic ex-soldier defined by his greed. Kicked out of the military for causing an accident with the weapons of John Henry Irons that kills a visiting senator and cripples the good-natured Susan Sparx–-to his utter apathy, blaming everyone else for keeping from from "going places"-–Burke reinvents himself as an Arms Dealer using stolen technology from Irons. Burke, throughout the movie, murders a rival and an elevator full of people with her when she calls him out on his reckless demonstration of his weaponry; has a failed minion of his assassinated; has another used as a live target during a weapons pitch to the criminal leaders of the world; and eventually murders his own associate, to make himself the sole and most powerful arms dealer in the world to let them use his advanced weaponry to wage wars with. Burke even attempts to murder Sparx and Irons's young friend, gloating he wants to see Irons utterly crushed before killing him.
  • The Stendhal Syndrome (1996 Dario Argento film): Alfredo Grossi is a Serial Rapist and Serial Killer who has raped 15 women, killing the last two. He follows detective Anna Manni to her apartment and rapes her, taking her back to his car where she sees him rape and kill another woman. Alfredo lets Anna escape so he can recapture her and rape her again at a later date. Before going after Anna again, he rapes and kills another woman. He kills two officers to break into her apartment to rape her again. Though Anna kills Alfredo, the trauma from the two rapes she suffered, combined with her Stendhal Syndrome, drives her insane.
  • The Stepfather (2009 remake): Unlike the criminally insane original, this stepfather is a narcissist, who murders families he joins when they fail to meet his expectations. Already having killed at least two previous families, including their young children, the stepfather seduces single mother, Susan Harding and becomes engaged to her. Killing anyone who delves into his past to keep up his façade, the stepfather murders Susan's elderly neighbor, her ex-husband and her sister. After Susan's eldest son, Michael, discovers the stepfather's murderous past, he declares the Harding family has failed him and tries to kill them all before moving on.
  • Stitches (2001): Mrs. Albright is a demon sorceress who is trying to take all the souls in a house. To do so, she plays with their desires in order to make them make a Deal with the Devil with her so she can take their souls and skin, which she makes suits out of. She's not above tricking people into Attempted Rape and murder to get the souls she wants, which she stores in paper dolls while they're fully conscious. In the end, it is revealed that her end goal is to put the entire world in this state, so that "all is silent," on a bet with the Devil.
  • Still/Born (2017): The Mesopotamian demon Lamashtu is a serial predator of innocent children. Focusing on babies, Lamashtu drains their life or marks them, stalking the mothers and driving them insane, with the only way to mollify her being to sacrifice another baby to her. Stalking heroine Mary and her baby son Adam after having murdered Mary's first child, Lamashtu takes and devours the children should she not be placated, sadistically taunting Mary again and again to lead to her death before finally returning for Adam.
  • Stoker: We are introduced to Uncle Charlie Stoker after the death of heroine India's father. Initially charming and charismatic, Charlie kills the house's caretaker, and then his own aunt after he believes she'll expose him for what he is: a murderer who buried his younger brother alive when he was younger. He even killed his own brother, India's father, and staged his "car accident." He later tries to seduce India and tries to kill her mother.
  • Stone Cold: Chains Cooper is the leader of a ruthless white supremacist biker gang called the Brotherhood, who live under one creed: "God forgives, the Brotherhood doesn't." Overseeing the wanton violence of the Brotherhood, including a giddy killing spree and the murder of a judge who indicts one of their members, Chains enacts a plan to assassinate district attorney Brent Whipperton during the trial of the Brotherhood member. Chains gleefully murders two guardsmen who stop him and his men on the road, sends their bodies to Whipperton, and shreds through the hand of one the Brotherhood's members after he calls this out. After learning about the presence of undercover cop Joe Huff in his midst, Chains murders the man who sold Joe out, shoots his own girlfriend Nancy to spite Joe, and orders Joe chucked from a helicopter and blown up, before leading the Brotherhood on an assault on the courthouse which ends with Whipperton and several judges presiding the trial dead and the rest of the audience made hostage. Viciously intolerant of any perceived threat to his freedom as a criminal, be it legal prosecution or mere questioning of his authority, Chains lives and dies a smooth-spoken psychopath willing to pile up a trove of corpses to jolly himself.
  • Stormbreaker: Darius Sayle plots to use his Stormbreaker computers to release a deadly virus to kill millions of schoolchildren all over Britain, in retaliation for being bullied at school as a child for being a foreigner. When he discovers that security guard Ian Rider is actually a spy sent to find out about his plan, he has him killed by Yassen Gregorovich, and when Ian's nephew Alex is caught as well, Darius has him thrown into his aquarium tank to be killed by his pet man o' war. When the control to activate the Stormbreakers at the launch party is destroyed, he tries to activate them himself with an override, and tries to kill Alex and his school crush Sabina Pleasure when they try to stop him.
  • Strange Days: Max Peltier, ex-cop and private detective turned Psycho for Hire. Contracted to silence prostitute Iris when she witnesses the murder of rapper Jeriko One, Max hooks her up to a SQUIDnote , then rapes and murders her, using the SQUID to ensure that she experiences not only her own horror, but his enjoyment of the act. He then sends his memory of the event to Lenny Nero, his supposed best friend, so that Lenny can experience it first hand, leaving him a shaken mess. He attacks Lenny's friend and memory supplier Tick, using a SQUID to overload and melt his brain, then does the same thing to his own employer, Philo Gant, reducing him to a comatose wreck before murdering him. In the climax, Max reveals that he plans to pin the blame for all of the murders on Lenny, and then tries to throw his "friend" out of a window.
  • The Stranger: Franz Kindler is a Nazi war criminal fleeing his complicity in The Holocaust who adopts a new identity as Charles Rankin in a sleepy suburban town. When a repentant Nazi, Konrad Meinike, tracks him down, Kindler promptly murders him and then poisons his wife Mary's dog Red when Red sniffs around where he buried the corpse. When a Nazi hunter named Mr. Wilson tracks Kindler down, he reveals to Mary her husband's complicity in the Holocaust and how Kindler helped to develop the Final Solution, showing her images of his atrocities. In a final attempt to keep his secret, Kindler tries to murder Mary. When stopped, Kindler protests he was Just Following Orders, which Wilson rejects by saying "you gave the orders."
  • Street Hunter (1990): Colonel Walsh is a soldier turned mercenary who only finds joy in war. A man with a history of fighting for various regimes, Walsh is hired by Angel to turn his gang, the Diablos, into a paramilitary force. Walsh leads the Diablos in wiping out the entirety of the New York mafia with terrifying efficiency. When Angel is arrested, Walsh slaughters nine cops in order to rescue him. Walsh also threatens to kill Angel if he opposes his orders and kills his own men for failing him. Walsh later kidnaps Logan Blade's girlfriend and plans to let Angel rape her.
  • Streets of Rage (1994): Lunar is a slimy pimp who gets young women addicted to heroin, forcing them to become his prostitutes to feed their drug addiction. Lustfully obsessed with his prostitutes, to the point where he kills one of his own via an overdose once he grew tired of her, Lunar desires Melody Sails all for himself, disguising himself as rich Southern entrepreneur Scott to get closer to her. After attempting to rape Melody while she's hungover, Lunar later kidnaps Candy, Steven, and Max to hold them hostage, ordering Melody to choose whether Steven or Max dies.
  • Strike Commando: Jakoda, the supposed head of the Soviet forces in Vietnam, intends to kill Mike Ransom slowly and horribly. Jakoda makes it his job, and pleasure, to torture and kill almost everyone he encounters. In his home base, Jakoda subjects all captives to savage torture with Ransom himself suffering painful electrocution. When Jakoda learns a native village has been sheltering Ransom, he leads his troops there and initiates a massacre of men, women and children, slaughtering everyone except a little boy who befriended Ransom, with the boy surviving long enough to die in Ransom's arms. Jakoda spends the rest of the film trying to kill Ransom and will stop at nothing to kill the "Americanski."
  • Striking Distance: Jimmy Detillo is accused of excessive force on a suspect by the heroic honest cop Tom Hardy. Jimmy seemingly kills himself, but it is revealed that he fakes his death to cover up the fact that Jimmy was the Serial Killer dubbed "The Polish Hill Strangler," who has been murdering young women by throttling them with a rope. To get revenge on Hardy, Detillo begins murdering any woman he's had a relationship with in the past and does his best to frame Hardy for the murder. At the end, Jimmy kidnaps Tom, his current girlfriend and Jimmy's own cousin with intent to murder them all. When Jimmy's father, the police chief, interferes and tries to stop Jimmy, Jimmy guns him down without a second thought before trying to kill the others again.
  • Stryker (1983): Kardis is a warlord who hordes water in the post-apocalyptic future, sending his forces to massacre and torture others to obtain control of their own water. When the hero Stryker stumbles upon Kardis's operation, Kardis is having a woman tortured to find her colony. Realizing one of his wells has gone dry, Kardis casually orders only his soldiers may receive water, condemning hundreds to death by thirst—while Kardis is washing his face in a huge bowl of water. Torturing Stryker and leaving him for dead, Kardis attempts to have everyone in the other colonies massacred or enslaved, stopping at nothing to extend his dominion over the wasteland.
  • Submerged (2005 Direct to Video): Dr. Arian Lehder is a Mad Scientist who has developed a way to use mind control to turn soldiers into killing machines. He tests this out by brainwashing three Secret Service agents into killing themselves, the ambassador, and six others during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay. His men later capture a squad of soldiers who Lehder subjects to the same brainwashing. He reveals to his employer, Col. Jorge Hilan, that he was just using him to test out his new procedure, threatening to kill him if he goes against him. Leaving Hilan's employ, Lehder goes on to offer his service to an organization, helping them with his brainwashing procedure after they agree to have Chris Cody assassinated for interfering with his previous crimes performed with Hilan. Lehder eventually tries to leave the organization when the cops close in, killing his employer when he tries to stop him from abandoning him to be arrested.
  • Sucker Punch: Blue Jones is the corrupt head of the Lennox House asylum who receives a bribe from Babydoll's abusive stepfather in order to lobotomize Babydoll. Depicted as the ruthless owner of a brothel in the dream world, Blue Jones has no hesitations punishing those who defy him. Catching Babydoll and the other brothel's prostitutes attempting to rebel, he murders two of his prostitutes to make an example and then attempts to rape Babydoll. After Babydoll sacrifices herself in order to get lobotomized, it was revealed that in the real world, Blue Jones forged the asylum psychiatrist's signature, something he has been done before, in order to make his own patients, including Babydoll, his personal sex toy after being lobotomized. Exposed by the police, Blue Jones tries to incriminate Babydoll's stepfather as a last-ditch effort to save himself.
  • Sudden Death: Joshua Foss is a corrupt former Secret Service Agent who invades a hockey game's VIP section and takes the Vice-President, his family and other people hostage. Foss plans to have money wired into off-shore bank accounts and blow up the stadium with everyone in it at the game's conclusion to cover his tracks. Foss orders multiple people killed and when his henchwoman Carla brings a child witness back, Foss simply asks why she didn't kill the girl already before having her put with the other hostages to execute them all at once. Foss begins executing hostages and tries to blow up portions of the stadium to show he's serious. When Darren McCord saves the hostages, Foss takes Darren's daughter hostage and after the final battle, opts to use his last bullet on the little girl, saying he wants Darren to live a long life always remembering how he failed to save his daughter.
  • Sukiyaki Western Django: Boss Kiyomori, "Henry", is the loud and violent leader of the red Heike clan, and a coward who prefers using his own men as human shields. Roaming from town to town searching for gold, upon discovering some in an unnamed town, he murders the mayor and establishes his business there, going on to form a violent rivalry with the white Genji clan once they arrive. After Akira stands up to him and tries to run away with the Genji Shizuka and their son Heihachi, Kiyomori shoots Akira In the Back and rapes Shizuka. Leading an attack on the Genji clan for their Gatling gun, Kiyomori later massacres several Genji clan members himself to take the town's gold, uncaring how many he kills as long as he comes out on top.
  • The Sum of All Fears: Neo-Nazi billionaire Richard Dressler wants to create a fascist superstate in Europe. His ruminations on history have led him to the conclusion that Adolf Hitler was a fool for trying to fight Russia and America—it's much better to have them fight and destroy each other. Dressler obtains a nuclear weapon and places it in a football stadium during the Super Bowl, killing countless innocent people. He blames the attack on Russia so the Americans will bring their military to bear and when Russia stands its ground, the two countries are ready to engage in all-out nuclear war on one another thanks to Dressler's framing and stroking of tensions.
  • Summer of '84: The Cape May Slayer, true identity Wayne Mackey, is a Serial Killer who preys on young boys, wracking up at least 15 murders over several years. When young hero Davey Armstrong investigates on his own, he discovers photos of the Slayer's victims, including one that indicates the Slayer is targeting him as well. He then discovers a mutilated corpse in the Slayer's bathtub and an injured, emaciated boy the Slayer was saving for later. The Slayer later abducts Davey and his friend Woody, slitting the latter's throat and injuring Davey, vowing he will one day return for revenge and until that day, he wants Davey to live in horrible fear of when it will be and what Mackey will do to him.
  • The Super Inframan: Princess Dragon Mom is a tyrannical monarch who desires to conquer the Earth and enslave humanity. Awakening from her slumber, she proceeds to cause untold amounts of earthquakes and fires that kill over 10,000 people, threatening the Earth with either enslavement or death. Choosing to instead kill more humans, she sends her minions out with orders to destroy various Japanese cities. After Inframan wipes them out, Princess Dragon Mom proceeds to capture Professor Liu to create an Inframan of her own that she will use to wipe out humanity, torturing his assistant Ming and turning him into one of her slaves while also threatening Liu's daughter with murder.
  • Supersonic Man: Dr. Gulik is a Mad Scientist out to Take Over the World. To this end, he kidnaps a scientist who invented the world's most efficient fuel, massacring everybody in the military base he was in to do so. He tries to get his rival to give up by means of torture, and tries to kidnap his daughter when he refuses. Not caring that his plans could very well lead to humanity's demise, Gulik kills more soldiers in order to steal some fuel to tide himself over. Killing two goons who failed to capture the girl, Gulik doesn't let them live even after learning their claims of being stopped by Supersonic Man were true. Gulik decides to enact a plan to lure Supersonic to him, by threatening to kill the scientist, his daughter and the population of Manhattan. When Supersonic Man arrives to confront Gulik, Gulik destroys his base and leaves all his men to die with his foe.
  • Superstition: Elondra Sharack was a devil-worshipping witch who committed many evil acts in the 17th century, including torture and murder. After a nine-year-old girl named Mary, whom Elondra had tried to kill, accuses Elondra of witchcraft, Elondra, refusing to seek atonement for her actions, curses the town to suffer her wrath. After her execution, she returns from the grave and seeks revenge on the town, causing many deaths throughout the centuries, starting by burning down a church and drowning Mary. In modern day, Elondra murders numerous people and slaughters an entire family, including the young child, Justin. Reveling in her cruelty and embracing her status as a witch, Elondra knows that she is a monster and is proud of it.
  • Surviving the Game: Doc Hawkins is the one member of the Hell's Canyon hunting party lacking anything resembling a redeeming quality or anything but a naked urge to kill. A Psycho Psychologist with a hunting license and a preference for human prey, Hawkins is the one who founded the hunting party on the first place, and for years he and his friends have been hunting unlucky vagrants for sport before taking their heads as twisted trophies.
  • Survivor (2015): The assassin known as the Watchmaker is famed for his explosive attacks on his targets. Early in the film, the Watchmaker bombs a cafe in England for one target, with only one survivor he sets about trying to murder. When one of his own allies on the mission expresses admiration for the Watchmaker's work, the Watchmaker stabs him in the neck because the man correctly guessed he was responsible for an attack that was passed off as a terrorist bombing. It is revealed he has been hired to devastate the New York Stock Exchange so his employer can make a fortune selling short, but the Watchmaker blackmails him for half the profits, murders another of his allies and sets up a bomb to snipe in Times Square during a New Year's celebration, an attack which if successful which kill at least a million people.
  • Swamp Thing & The Return of Swamp Thing: Dr. Anton Arcane is a wicked Mad Scientist with dreams of immortality and power over the world. In the first movie, Arcane seeks to exploit the invention of the noble scientist Dr. Alec Holland, a solution capable of solving world hunger, having the staff of Holland's facility massacred by his mercenary entourage while personally murdering Holland's sister. Arcane later takes the formula for himself while testing it on one of his own men as gratitude for procuring it for him, mutating him into a freakish pig-man. In the second movie, Arcane facilitates the experimentation on countless dozens of innocent people, resulting in most of them killed in the process and those who survived afflicted with horrific, mutative growths, while throwing away the lives of his own subordinates to use their DNA to extend his own life and eventually killing his own daughter to reverse the degeneration of his body. The epitome of selfishness and dark ambition, Arcane's ultimate wish is to force the world to bow to him or starve, concerned only with his power and legacy above even the lives of his closest friends and family.
  • Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street:
    • 1936 film: Sweeney Todd himself is a cackling, gleefully evil murderer who shows his nasty side when threatening the young orphan Tobias with a loss of a tongue should he displease him. Luring in wealthy customers, Todd dumps them into his cellar and "polishes them off" with his straight razor to rob the bodies, submitting the corpses to be made into meat pies. Upon being discovered by an escape victim, Todd attempts to clean up loose ends, even trying to murder his lover Johanna by setting fire to the shop and leaving her to burn to death.
    • 2007 film: The corrupt Judge Turpin, who runs a Kangaroo Court in Victorian London, begins Sweeney's Start of Darkness when, lusting after the then-younger barber's wife, Turpin has him imprisoned on a penal colony for decades of hard labor so he can seduce his wife. When she refuses, Turpin has her lured to his home under pretense of offering to free her husband—but rapes her instead, and steals her daughter as his ward. Turpin guards her jealously, having a younger sailor brutally beaten for looking at her and plans to marry her himself. When she refuses and tries to run away he sends her to an asylum where he knows she'll be mistreated. At another point, Turpin sentences a little boy to death by hanging—and then asks his sidekick, the Beadle Bamford, if the boy was even guilty of anything.
  • Sweet Karma (2009): Tomas, despite his limited screen time, marks himself as the worst member of the Human Trafficking operation. A bully hated by his own co-workers, Tomas assists his superior Stefan in the kidnapping and pimping of innocent women, with Tomas selling them as strippers. Regularly raping and molesting his strippers, Tomas at one point lures one of his women to his car and rapes her, causing her to commit suicide the next morning. Seeking to take the deceased Galina's job in order to rape more women, Tomas reveals to Karma that he had forcefully slept with more than half of the strippers under his care.
  • Sweet Revenge (1987): Jeffrey Cicero is a human trafficker who conducts his business in Far East Asia. Running Cicero Research Foundation as a prison, Cicero has the women he's kidnapped drugged, then auctioned off to the highest bidder. Once reporter Jillian Grey and friends escape, Cicero orders his men to hunt them down, uncaring of the casualties in their way, which include an entire settlement of treasure hunters.
  • Sweet Sugar (1972): Dr. John is the maniacal owner of the sugarcane plantation Sugar Bowman is transferred to. In addition to performing cruel medical experiments on the inmates, Dr. John also rapes teenage inmate Dolores, has Sugar whipped after catching her in an intimate situation with one of the guards, and has Mojo, an imprisoned voodoo priest, burned alive when he finds evidence of murders committed by John at the plantation. When Mojo's lover, Simone, hacks off one of the guard's fingers, John has her caged and suspended over a fireplace in response. When Sugar leads a prison outbreak, John orders them all gunned down, and spends his final moments taunting a mortally wounded Simone on her impending demise.
  • Sweetwater: The supposed "Prophet," Reverend Josiah, is a ruthless man who opens the film by murdering two men for little reason whatsoever save that they "trespassed" on his land. When he comes into conflict with Miguel Ramirez and his wife Sarah, Josiah is sickened by a white woman being married to a Mexican man and kills Miguel, while later raping Sarah. Indoctrinating his followers into near-slaves, Josiah shows no remorse when they die-even his own wives. When he captures the town's new sheriff, Josiah intends to crucify the man upside down for "shaming" him and leaving him for the crows to pick while while he tries to sway Sarah into becoming his wife until he finds it too much trouble and simply decides to kill her.
  • Swimfan: Madison Bell, prior to events of the movie, causes a car accident that puts her boyfriend Jake Donnelly in a coma when he tried to get away from her possessive influence. After a torrid one-night-stand with Ben Cronin, she becomes possessive of him to the point that she begins to ruin his life in the pettiest of ways when he rejects her further advances. This involves switching the meds of a sick patient he looks after and nearly killing the man and getting Ben kicked off his swim team for steroid use by getting involved with his friend Josh and using him as a placeholder for Ben. Madison then kills Josh after he figured out what she did and frames Ben for the murder. She then runs down Ben's girlfriend Amy Miller with a car, tries to kill her cousin Christopher when he imitates her boyfriend Jake and then when arrested, shoots and kills the two cops in the car. Madison also attacks Ben's mother and ends her reign of terror by handcuffing Amy to a chair, taunting her and then pushing Amy in the pool so she'll drown.
  • Switchback: Bob Goodall, despite hiding under a folksy charm, is a vicious murderer, responsible for at least eighteen deaths by the start of the film. Kidnapping the son of FBI Agent Frank LaCrosse, Bob sees LaCrosse hunting for him as a thrilling chase. Befriending unwitting innocents, Bob kills them, making it look like a suicide, to hide his own string of murders. Killing multiple old friends of his the second they accidentally become a liability towards his murder spree, Bob is a psychopath who finds taking life a blissful act.
  • The Sword and the Sorcerer: King Cromwell, the ambitious Big Bad of the film, begins by attempting to conquer a rival king's lands. He achieves this by reviving an ancient sorcerer named Xusia. Cromwell kills his rival King Richard, and betrays Xusia and leaves him for dead before killing Richard's wife as well, but misses Richard's son Prince Talon. As King, Cromwell has enemies subjected to Cold-Blooded Torture and constantly tries to expand his domain with destruction and death. When Prince Mikah of the resistance is captured, Cromwell sends him to the torture chambers and desiring Mikah's sister Alana, he tries to force her into bed by threatening her brother's life. He later invites the heads of other lands to a banquet, planning to murder them and steal their lands. The entertainment there is Talon, whom Cromwell has had crucified with six inch nails.
  • The Sword of Doom: Tsukue Ryunosuke is a seemingly peerless swordsman—and a heartless murderer. Beginning the film by killing a monk praying for death simply because he can, Ryunosuke proceeds to a tournament to show his skill. When the wife of one opponent begs him not to humiliate her husband, Ryunosuke coerces sex from her and later kills her husband in the fight anyways, making the wife his mistress. Eventually making his living as an assassin, Rynosuke kills many people and even his mistress when she finally has enough. At film's end, Ryunosuke snaps and turns on his own employers, slaughtering everyone they send against him until numbers take their toll. Rather than submit, he ends the film lunging at them with an expression of animalistic fury on his face. A cruel, ice-cold man seemingly bereft of emotion, the rot in Ryunosuke's soul goes horribly with his elevated ego and lack of scruples.
  • The Sword of Swords: Fang Shih-Hsiung starts off by regularly bullying hero Lin Jen-shiau, but turns out to have ulterior motives to claim the titular powerful sword for his own selfish purposes. In the aftermath of a duel with Lin for the Sword's ownership, Fang pretends to accept defeat, only to turn around, steal the sword instead and attempt to hold his mentor, Master Mui, as a hostage. Returning later with a legion of bandits, Fang has Master Mui killed; personally executes Master Mui's wife right in front of Lin; and later forces Lin and his wife to go on the run to protect the Sword from falling into the wrong hands. Fang eventually abducts Bai-feng; has Lin blinded via darts thrown into his eyes and left for dead with his baby in the wilderness; and upon finding out Lin is still alive, has his henchmen kidnap numerous innocent villagers—including to be used as human shields and tricks Lin into slaughtering all his friends, while Fang watches gleefully with a sadistic, satisfied smile on his face.
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance: Mr. Baek Han-sang is a vile serial kidnapper who is responsible for ruining heroine Geum-ja's life. Having forced Geum-ja to assist him in kidnapping a child for ransom, Baek coldly murders the boy after tiring of his crying, then frames Geum-ja for the act, threatening the life of her infant daughter should she not admit to the crime. Baek then continues kidnapping children and holding them for ransom, however he kills them long before he gets paid, making snuff films of their deaths as he kills them in increasingly horrifying ways even as they beg for their lives. After murdering nearly half a dozen children, Baek is captured by Geum-ja, who also discovers that Baek viciously abuses his wife both sexually and physically, and when confronted by the parents of his victims, Baek reveals that he truly just wanted the money from the ransoms to buy himself a yacht. Baek is made all the more despicable when he admits to only killing the children because they were ones who particularly annoyed him in his day job, that of a schoolteacher.

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