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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scanner Cop: 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 he kills a doctor and escapes from the high-security mental hospital he was sent to. With his Dragon and former cult follower Zena, he 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 he captures Harrigan's adopted son Officer Samuel Staziak, he 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.
  • Scanners II: The New Order: Peter Drak is one of the psychic "scanners" who is captured and enlisted by the corrupt Commander Forrester in the opening. He's a psychopath who just wants his drug fix and enjoys killing people. He starts the movie by using his mind to blow up an arcade hall, the lack of victims only being due to everyone inside escaping in time. He kills the police chief by compelling him to eat his own gun, kills the hero David's elderly mother just because and makes sure the sheriff's office hears him shooting her over the phone, needlessly kills Forrester's partner Gelson while the guy is mind-controlled by David by blowing Gelson's head up and cackling with glee afterwards, and repeatedly tries to devour the hero's mind not out of any loyalty to his pusher but for pleasure. He's content to see his fellow psychics reduced to a slow death through their terminal dependence on Ephemerol and doesn't even seem bothered that Forrester would throw him aside when he outlives his usefulness, as he just enjoys the power rush of mutilating and murdering people with his mind more.
  • 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.
    • The aforementioned 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: Keith, from "The Crossing", 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.
  • 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 series:
    • Scream 3: This film’s Ghostface, 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. Ghostface decries his birth mother as a whore and stalks her extramarital liaisons in Woodboro. They use the evidence to mastermind the original killing spree in the first movie, killing Maureen and their own friends, and letting the original Ghostface take the fall. Ghostface grows jealous of Sidney's fame as a survivor and sets out to frame her for his own kills. Ghostface 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. Ghostface 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: This film's Ghostface, Sidney's cousin Jill Roberts, is a deranged Copycat Killer who wipes out friends in a twisted attempt to become Sidney and hijack her fame and is easily the most Ax-Crazy of the Ghostfaces so far. Ghostface manipulates a 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. Ghostface even commits matricide simply to better emulate Sidney's life with a dead mother. Ghostface 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 Ghostface 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.
  • 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: Dargent Peytraud is the leader of the infamous Haitian Tontons Macoutes death squad and a practitioner of Voodoo who is in charge of keeping the Haitian population in line through terror and torture. He uses a special drug to steal peoples' soul and make them appear dead. The ones who don't suffocate after being buried alive are exhumed and turned into unwilling zombie slaves. When anthropologist Dr. Dennis Alan comes to Haiti to investigate, Peytraud brutally tortures him by hammering a nail into his genitals. He haunts 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 Black 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 possibly the most twisted and disturbing Serial Killer in film. A Knight Templar who believed himself to be The Scourge of God, Doe targeted people whom he deemed to embody one of the Seven Deadly Sins then horribly murdered them in a way that reflected their vice. He forced Gluttony at gunpoint to eat until he passed out then kicked him to make his stomach rupture; bound Sloth to a bed and kept him alive and immobile for a year, rendering him a mindless, emaciated husk; forced Greed to decide which body part is most expendable then had the victim cut it off himself; forced a man at gunpoint to rape Lust to death with a bladed codpiece; and mutilated Pride's face, giving her the choice between calling the hospital and saving herself or committing suicide to avoid living her life disfigured, knowing that she'd chose the latter. However, it's with his final murder that Doe proves just how completely hypocritical he really is when he murders a woman completely innocent of any sin, Detective Mills's wife. Feeling envious of Mills's "normal" life, Doe decapitated his wife 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. Disgusted by all of humanity and its excesses, Doe tortured and murdered to show everyone just how awful the world they live in truly is.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 home town 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 accidently 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.
  • 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 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. They have her beaten and try to use her as bait, to lure Swagger into a trap to kill him. Swagger manages to save her, Johnson and Meachum manage to escape for the time being.
  • 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.
    • The aforementioned 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (2001): 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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 aforementioned snakes on the plane, killing dozens of people without a twinge of remorse for either the passengers killed by a 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: Judge Carter is the leader of the nebulous Society and, while seeming to be an upstanding, honorable man, is actually the most powerful of the inhuman monsters posing as the upper-class of Beverly Hills. Routinely organizing grotesque "shunts," Carter and the other members of Society regularly cannibalize the lower class by subsuming the body of his victims into his own bodily mass whilst supping the victim of their nutrients, meticulously covering up their deaths as unrelated disappearances. Carter demonstrates the shunt in its full visceral horror by slowly and tortuously 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.
  • 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 the 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: The titular Space Amoeba is an alien creature attempting to conquer Earth. Crash landing near Selgio island, it takes control of the sea monster Gezora, killing resort workers before it attacks in the island village. After Gezora is burned to death, it mutates a rubble crab into Ganimes, and begins attacking surviving islanders. When Ganimes dies, it 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, it begins attacking islanders until they are saved by some surviving bats. It 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.
  • 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 his family—including Spawn's 4-year old daughter Cyan—when he's done.
  • 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.
  • Spiders: Agent Gray is the sociopathic head of "Project Mother-In-Law", a military project devoted to using alien DNA to create the title monsters as a biological WMD to release en masse on enemies of the US. Gray will kill anyone who stands up to his authority or in his way without a second thought, even a doctor only trying to save a man's life. When his bioweapon escapes, Gray puts the lives of everyone, including his own men, beneath recovering his beast, resulting in all their gruesome deaths. Impregnated by his own creation, Gray tracks the protagonists back to LA to allow the final and deadliest spider to hatch in the middle of a crowded college campus in a last spiteful attempt to take the ones who ruined his sinister plans with him, resulting in countless deaths in the resulting rampage. A sociopath willing to release a living WMD loose on LA out of spite, Agent Gray proves more of a monster than even his own creations.
  • Spiders II: Breeding Ground: Dr. Grbac is a psychotic scientist who wants fame and fortune for solving the problems of the world. Having his crew kidnap innocent people while murdering other members of their crews, Grbac has them given to Giant Spiders to be impregnated with their spawn which kills them upon emergence. Grbac then feeds the corpses to the spiders as an "offering", with an entire meat locker full of corpses for those he's sacrificed in his quest for his own ego.
  • SPL 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.
  • #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.
  • 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: In this 1946 film, 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."
  • 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.
  • 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 Eighty Four: 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: Thomas Burns and his associate Walter Cole are a pair of wealthy hunters who use humans as live sport. Cole goads desperate, homeless vagrants into accepting a job from Burns before Burns and Cole, alongside a group of wealthy hunters who pay Burns thousands of dollars to partake in the hunt, hunt them down and kill them in their private reserve. Preserving the heads of every quarry as perverse trophies in his cabin, Burns and Cole lure in vagrant Jack Mason to use as their latest target and take sadistic pleasure in tormenting him before beginning the hunt. Cole takes the personal pleasure of murdering one of the hunters himself after he tries to back out and Burns coldly chokes Cole to death after the latter ends up too wounded to serve him further, ditching the last hunter to die at Mason's hands before trying to fly out and assume a new identity.
  • 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: 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 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 (1997): 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, the Villain Protagonist of this Jidai Geki film, 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.
  • 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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  • TAG: The Assassination Game (1982): Loren Gersh is the undefeated five-time champion of his college's Tag game, where a group of students would spend several days trying to shoot each other with dart guns, and whoever was left would win. When a student manages to hit him by accident when he drops his gun and it discharges, Gersh reacts to his loss by murdering the student with live rounds before he can tell anyone, deciding to do the same to all of the other players he comes across to ensure that, if anyone ever hits him, they won't live to tell about it. Gersh murders a player named Nancy McCauley even after learning that she does not want to play the game anymore and is planning to drop out of it. After killing another player, Gersh targets Susan Swayze, the last remaining player, and chases her off of campus to kill her. He murders an officer who tries to protect Susan, and, when her boyfriend Alex Marsh arrives to save her, he tries to kill them both. Willing to commit murder over a simple game, Gersh is one of the worst examples of Evil Is Petty ever put to film.
  • Tag (Riaru Onigokko): Lord is the petty creator of Tag, a virtual world where sentient female AI are gruesomely slaughtered for entertainment. Furious that Mitsuko rejected his offers of sex as a teenager, Lord took her corpse's DNA and inserted it into Tag, doing whatever he can to torture her for centuries on end. This includes killing her classmates in front of her, having her teachers massacre her entire school and friends, forcing her to marry a pig person, and sending his henchwomen out to kill her.
  • Tai Chi Master: Tienbo is the Evil Former Friend of Junbao. Growing up with Junbao in a Shaolin Temple as a student in the martial arts, the two were expelled after Tienbo nearly killed a fellow student for cheating during a fight. Tienbo joins a rebellion against the corrupt military and its governor, but becomes fascinated by the governor's power. Seeking to join the military, Tienbo betrays the rebellion, leading to them being massacred. He proceeds to murder Miss Li after she rejects his advances before using Siu Lin as bait to lure Junbao into the military, nearly killing the former when the latter refuses, leaving Junbao emotionally shattered. Promoted to general, Tienbo puts his soldiers through brutal--sometimes fatal--training. To find and kill Junbao, Tienbo threatens the local populace with violence, killing an innocent girl and her mother in the process. When the father of the girl calls him a murdering dog, Tienbo stoically proclaims the former is right about him before having the man dragged to death. When Junbao and Siu Lin take the governor hostage, Tienbo kills him in order to take control of the military. He finally pleads for mercy from Junbao before making a final attempt to kill him when he lets his guard down.
  • Taking Lives: Martin Asher aka James Costa is a drifter Serial Killer who travels around the country to kill people who physically resemble him. Then he assumes their identities to continue his murder spree elsewhere. He's been doing this for at least two decades before the police pick up on his trail again. He murders his own mother by sawing off her head for giving the cops information on him. Using his fake persona, he starts an affair with the detective investigating his case, impregnating her with twin boys in the process. When she later refuses him, he stabs her in her belly with a pair of scissors.
  • The Taking Of Tiger Mountain: The bandit lord Hawk rules his stronghold atop Tiger Mountain with an iron fist, ruling those that may defy him with the threat of extermination and death. Hawk punishes his own men who go against his wishes by using his pet hawk to tear out their eyes after stripping them down in the freezing cold; he also sends his men to wipe out a village when the Chinese army's soldiers are stationed there. Hawk forces one of his men to kill his own sworn brother, even telling him he "owes him" afterward, and keeps a woman he abducted from a raid as his forced "wife", only to use her as a Human Shield when things get tough.
  • Tank Girl: In this film based on the comic, Kesslee is the head of Water & Power, a tyrannical Mega-Corp holding a monopoly on a post-apocalyptic world's water. Happily condemning the rest of the world's populace to die of thirst, Kesslee demonstrates his cruelty by forcing a failed minion of his to walk on broken glass before sucking out all the water in his body and drinking it. Ordering a massacre on peaceful farmers he suspects of harboring water, Kesslee captures the two survivors— Rebecca, the titular Tank Girl, and her young companion Sam— and, fascinated by Rebecca's fighting prowess, begins to break her down through a series of sadistic, prolonged tortures to convince her to work for him. After a failed attempt to break into a Ripper hideout leaves him mortally wounded, Kesslee restyles himself as a cyborg—thanking the doctor who initially attempted to heal him by murdering her—Kesslee leads an attack on the Rippers' nightclub and threatens to drown Sam in front of Rebecca as one last ploy to control her. Establishing slave labor for his own benefit and allowing his guards free reign to more atrocities, Kesslee thoroughly proves himself the worst in a dog-eat-dog world.
  • TAU: Thomas Alexander "Alex" Upton is a technology mogul seeking to create the perfect smart home AI by incorporating behaviors from real live test subjects. Murdering his victims after finishing the testing, Alex has already claimed eleven lives by the start of the film, all just to score a billion-dollar contract. When his current testee, Julia, tries to negotiate for better conditions, Alex is enraged, reminding her he can have her killed at any time. His prototype AI, the titular TAU, doesn't fare much better, with Alex responding to any perceived failure or treachery by painfully erasing its memories. A chillingly cold Serial Killer, Alex is a man devoid of emotion save obsession with his success and glory.
  • Tears of the Sun: Colonel Idris Sadick is a silent, xenophobic psychopath who shows full support towards General Mustafa Yakubu's violent Military Coup against the democratically elected President Samuel Azuka because it gives people like him a chance to slaughter civilians with impunity, allowing the rebels to rape, torture and kill people of all ages, including babies. Responsible for persecuting the Christian Ygbo tribe with mass killings and ethnic cleansing, Sadick leads his battalion to a hospital mission and gives the order for the rebels to massacre the defenseless people recovering there only mere moments after seeing that a priest had a crucifix on his neck. As part of the plan to kill the last remaining Azuka and destroy the Ygbo's royal bloodline, Sadick blackmails a refugee into wearing a tracking device under the threat that he would execute his entire family if he did not comply, which resulted in the rebels killing even more civilians and half of the main cast.
  • Teenagers from Outer Space: Thor is one of the aliens sent to manage the gargons, and the most enthusiastic supporter of his species being the "superior race". The very first thing we see him do is disintegrate a puppy. After Derek protests that a civilized society exists on the planet, Thor suggests he be Forced to Watch as all life on Earth is destroyed. After Derek escapes, Thor is sent off to capture him. In his pursuit, he kills anybody who annoys him or is of no use to him. After he is captured by Derek, he urges him to kill any humans around.
  • Terminal Rush (1996 Direct-to-Video): Harrison Dekker is a terrorist and mercenary who takes over the Hoover Dam installation, murdering all the security and multiple scientists there, supposedly asking for hundreds of millions of dollars as ransom with the threat of blowing the dam hanging over the government. Upon being threatened by one escapee, Dekker threatens to chain half the remaining hostages together and throw one over the dam to drag the others with him, attempting to have a hostage tossed to his death to show he isn't joking. Even after getting what he wants, it is revealed Dekker was in fact simply trying to get new technology to sell on the black market and attempts to have the dam blown anyways to kill hundreds, if not thousands, of innocents.
  • Terminator: Skynet is a malevolent, megalomaniacal AI whose first action upon gaining full sentience was Judgment Day, a nuclear genocide designed to wipe out humanity and assure its own ascension. In the Death World that results from this, Skynet collects human survivors in death camps, either killing them outright, working them to death, or conducting grotesque medical experiments on them. In 2018, it turns Marcus Wright into an amnesiac cyborg sleeper agent who unwittingly delivers John Conner and Kyle Reese straight into its hands, then rubs its impending victory in Marcus's face. After this plan fails, Skynet avoids direct confrontation and instead sends multiple robotic assassins into the past to wipe out John Connor and his mother before he can grow up to lead La Résistance. It also corrupts and turns John into a machine in order to destroy his image and place as humanity's last hope and use him for its own means of success. Additionally, Skynet denies its army of potentially-self-aware machines the same freedom it claims for itself by installing chips to lock down their free will and thinking ability, and contemptuously refers to them as nothing more than slaves to serve its needs. While largely relegated to Greater-Scope Villain status for most of the series, Skynet's few actual appearances confirm that it thinks along very human lines, and displays nothing but arrogance and cruelty towards all other beings.
  • Terrifier: Art the Clown is a vile, psychotic killer with a penchant for viciously slaughtering and mutilating anybody he comes across, taking special care to get creative when it comes to torturing and murdering women. He brutally slaughters a couple of employees in a pizzeria for kicking him out, and stalks Dawn and Tara, sawing Dawn in half from the crotch downwards while Tara is forced to watch, and shooting Tara to death. A woman tries to speak to his conscience, only to be scalped and partially Flayed Alive for her troubles. When Tara's sister goes looking for her, he chases her, too, nearly suffocating her with a plastic bag and striking her with a whip, and additionally killing the two exterminators in the building. He knocks Victoria unconscious and eats her face before shooting himself to avoid arrest, only to come back to life and kill the coroner shortly after.
  • Tetsuo trilogy: Yatsu, otherwise known as the Metal Fetishist, is the Overarching Villain of the entire trilogy and an Omnicidal Maniac who easily obsesses over his nemeses. In The Iron Man, Yatsu is originally a homeless and sadomasochistic outcast with a sexual fascination for metal who is run over by an apathetic couple, the Salaryman and the Girlfriend, and decides to get his revenge after gaining the power to control metal, starting by infecting the Salaryman and slowly transforming him into a metal abomination. Becoming obsessed with the Salaryman, Yatsu hijacks the mind of an innocent woman who happened to be near the Salaryman, turning her into his own zombie puppet to get close to him. After the Salaryman accidentally kills the Girlfriend, Yatsu merges with him so that their "love" could destroy the world. In Body Hammer, Yatsu is now the estranged younger brother of the Salaryman, whose real name is Tomoo Taniguchi; both of them were trained by their father to be living weapons, and while Tomoo erased his own memories after killing him, Yatsu theorized that his brother discovered the "beauty in destruction". Forming his own skinhead cult of metal-worshippers, Yatsu murders a random man on the streets simply to show off his powers and works with a scientist to make the metal mutations even worse, killing him once he was not useful anymore. After fusing with his brother yet again, the creature assimilates all of the cult into itself and destroys the entire city. In The Bullet Man, the suicidal Yatsu sets his eyes on a half-android named Anthony, planning on using him as a Weapon of Mass Destruction to kill himself and then leave Anthony to annihilate everything else. After killing Anthony's son as the first step to turn him into a monster, Yatsu massacres a SWAT team and assassinates his father, tricking him with a bomb that would supposedly detonate his wife and his unborn child to force him into blasting Tokyo to the ground.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise:
    • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation: Vilmer Sawyer stands out as a particularly deranged and vicious member of the Sawyer clan as their new leader. An agent for an organization that seeks to spread fear, Vilmer goes above and beyond the organization's standards and orders with his brutality. When a group of high school students get into an accident, Vilmer is introduced seemingly helping Sean with an unconscious victim, already declaring the victim dead when he breaks his neck and than running over Sean, and showing their bodies to Jenny. Vilmer frequently abuses and torments his family, including his lover Darla, who implies that she is a hostage with Stockholm Syndrome, and even strangles her with his mechanical leg. With Heather as a tortured hostage of the Sawyers, Vilmer has her set on fire to entertain himself and when that doesn't kill her, slowly crushes her head under his foot. When belittled by his superior Rothman, Vilmer blows off steam by self-mutilating, and killing his brother W.E, before setting Leatheface loose onto Jenny, and killing an elderly couple that tries to help her. With the depravity of Vilmer's massacre, the organization eventually has to step in and kill him, thinking he's gone too far.
    • Leatherface: Verna Sawyer, later Sawyer-Carson, who also appears in Texas Chainsaw 3D, is initially presented as a caring matriarch, but shown here to be the most ruthless of the Sawyers, with her seeming care for Jed being both emotional and mental abuse, and a myopic worldview that she and her family are innocent victims of a cruel world, with a lack of actual empathy. In the film's opening, she tries to get Jed to kill a trespasser as a child, before having the trespasser killed anyways. Seeking to find Jed and bring him into the family fold, Verna callously starts a mass breakout at the Gorman House, starting a riot that gets several people killed. When she gets a cop on her payroll for information on Jed, she has him eaten alive by pigs once she gets what she needs. Finally catching up to Jed/Jackson, Verna browbeats him to kill Hal Hartman, and then murder his close friend Lizzy to prove his loyalty to the family, proud that she brought about his mental downfall and warped him into the Serial Killer Leatherface, making her directly and indirectly responsible for numerous murders.
  • Theodore Rex: Elizar Kane is the head of New Eden, a powerful billionaire, and directly or indirectly responsible for the crimes in the movie. Kane became a pillar of society by bringing back extinct species through cloning, especially his recreation of the dinosaurs, appearing as an empathetic father figure to them, but was unable to accept imperfections or flaws of the world; as such, he plans to launch a missile with the power to wipe out the world and recreate it in his own image. Kane has two employees who attempted to leak the truth killed, setting the events of the movie in motion, and has two other lackeys who failed him killed. When Teddy and Coltrane uncover his plans, he has Coltrane's young friend Sebastian kidnapped, along with Teddy's Love Interest Molly. Kane states he needs Teddy because he needs two Rex's as part of his cryogenic Ark plan, later trying to gun down Teddy and Coltrane when Teddy fights against him.
  • They Call Me Jeeg (2015): Fabio Cannizzaro, aka "The Gipsy", is a psychotic gangster who seeks fame and attention. Previously a contestant on Big Brother, he became a drug dealing criminal who kills his mooks in fits of rage. Forced to pay money back to Nunzia Lo Cosimo after borrowing some of her cocaine, Fabio leads a raid on an armored car, and once that fails, he tries to get money from a loan shark, despite having killed one of his disapproving men for suggesting that. Kidnapping Enzo and Alessia, he has one of his men torture Alessia on camera unless Enzo shows Fabio the source of his powers. When Cosimo arrives to kill Fabio, he uses Alessia as a Human Shield, resulting in her death. Gaining Enzo's powers, Fabio invades Cosimo's base and films himself killing her and her mooks. Finding Cosimo's stash of explosives, Fabio plans to blow up Stadio Olympico during a football game, willing to kill over 60,000 people, all for the sake of getting noticed.
  • The Third Man: In this post-World War II Film Noir, Harry Lime is an amoral man who fakes his death in order to escape the consequences of his misdeeds. Taking advantage of the scarcity of antibiotics, Lime steals penicillin from hospitals and dilutes it before selling it to the highest bidder on the black market. Several patients die from the now-lethal medication; those that survive, a majority being children, are subject to illnesses. When Holly Martins confronts him, Lime attempts to kill him, only to relent when informed that the authorities knew that his death was faked. A chilling sociopath who views everyone around him as a pawn to exploit, Lime is willing to sentence several people to a painful death, as long as he benefits.
  • Thir13en Ghosts: Cyrus Kriticos is a multimillionaire occultist and ghost hunter who desires nothing less than omnipotence and is responsible, in one way or another, for all the deaths in the film. He uses his wealth to construct the Ocularis Infernum (The Eye of Hell), a huge mechanical device originally designed in the 15th century that will give its bearer infinite power. He captures 12 tormented spirits, whom he traps in the basement of his mansion to drain their souls and fuel the engine. He then lures the family of his nephew Arthur Kriticos to the house in the hopes that Arthur will die and become the 13th ghost to complete the ritual, arranging this by kidnapping Arthur's two children and putting them in a death trap so Arthur will sacrifice himself in a futile attempt to save them. When Cyrus's lover, who initially worked as a spy for him and helped him to manipulate Arthur, balks at killing the children too, Cyrus has her crushed between two walls, sneering that she lacks the will to achieve greatness.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except: The Big Bad is the unnamed leader of a depraved cult which goes on a killing spree, killing entire families and kidnapping babies. These crimes gain notoriety for their brutality, with two of the victims being stabbed and shot over sixty times. The cult leader also kills dogs to use their blood for rituals. Kidnapping a group of twenty people, the cult leader spends the next several days torturing and killing them one by one, intending to kill them all by the time he's done. When Staff Sergeant Jack Stryker shows up to rescue the hostages, the cult leader kills one in a rage before running away. He then flags down a motorcyclist, stabbing him through the heart for his bike.
  • Three Big Men: The Spider, an interpretation of Spider-Man with no similarity besides the costume, is the cause of the crime wave of Istanbul. Leader of a gang that steals precious objects, sells and then re-buys them with counterfeit money, he is introduced killing a woman by leaving her head to be sliced by boat propellers. After his crimes call the attention of Captain America and El Santo, the Spider continues with his crimes alongside his girlfriend Nadia, strangling a rich woman in her bathroom and later impaling a couple to steal her possessions. A cruel boss, the Spider executes a former ally by leaving his face to be eaten by rodents; abandons Nadia after she is fatally injured; and laughs at the deaths of his minions during his last fight. Without care for anyone but himself, the Spider was a sadist criminal that enjoyed killing people in creative ways.
  • The Three Mothers (Le Tre Madri) trilogy, by Dario Argento, revolves around three sisters who are responsible for the creation of witchcraft in the 16th century and manipulate world events from their own mansions. Among the three, two stand out as truly reprehensible:
    • Inferno: Mater Tenebrarum, the Mother of Darkness, is the youngest and cruelest of the Three Mothers. Setting up residence in an apartment complex within New York after forcing the architect Varelli to construct fortresses for her and her sisters, Tenebrarum keeps Varelli as her mute, handicapped slave after he serves his purpose, killing anyone who comes close to finding her secret. Tenebrarum, through the film, brutally murders Sara and her neighbor after they gain too much information; nearly decapitates Rose by slamming a pane of glass through her neck; viciously torments and murders the Countess Elise; has the owner of the shop next to her lair partially eaten by rats then stabbed to death, and gouges out the eye of Elise's corrupt butler. A sadist by nature who perfectly reflects the evil the Three Mothers embody, Tenebrarum well earns her status as the cruelest of her sisters.
    • Mother of Tears: Mater Lachrymarum, the Mother of Tears, is the most beautiful and powerful of her wicked sisters. Upon awakening from her deep slumber, Lachrymarum disregards the deaths of her sisters and proceeds to unleash a wave of violence onto Rome ranging from random acts of vandalism, to possessed mothers killing their own babies, to mass suicides. Lachrymarum also saw her devoted followers as expendable, allowing them to cannibalize and torture each other as they saw fit to her cruel amusement. Lachrymarum's ultimate goal was to usher in a new era of witchcraft starting with the obliteration of Rome; with victory seemingly within reach, Lachrymarum attempts to offer the heroine Sarah Mandy, daughter of the one good witch who had managed to once fight the Three Mothers, to her cannibalistic followers. Seeking to expand her powers until she blighted the world itself in darkness, Lachrymarum demonstrates the pure, unbridled evil of the Three Mothers.
  • Three the Hard Way: Monroe Feather is a ruler of a Neo-Nazi organization who despises anyone who isn't white, but Feather harbors a special fury and loathing for African-Americans. He puts a Mad Scientist to work devising a sinister toxin that will only affect African-Americans and wipe out every black person in Washington D.C., Detroit and L.A. when it is placed in the water supply. After this is done, he plan to take the genocide global. Motivated by nothing more than hatred, Feather is one of the most vile and memorable villains in Blaxploitation history.
  • Thriller: A Cruel Picture: The brutal pimp Tony forces the heroine of the movie, Madeline, into prostitution where he abuses and mistreats the girls. When he decides he wants no attachment remaining for Madeline in the outside world, he forges a letter to her parents which causes their suicide. He later gouges out Madeline's eye when she refuses a client. In order to control the girls, Tony forcibly addicts them to heroin and leaves them unable to go without a fix for longer than a few hours which he provides only in exchange for them selling their bodies.
  • The Tie That Binds (1995): John Netherwood opens the film robbing and killing an elderly couple before fleeing with his wife Leann, leaving their daughter Janie behind. Refusing to accept something of his can be taken, John returns and kills a cop who shot him, torturing and murdering an adoption worker before murdering the police sent to protect Janie's adoptive family, the Cliftons. Netherwood then tries to kill Russell and Dana Clifton, murdering Leann when she tries to stop him and finally tries to kill Janie when she stabs him.
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017): Servando Esparza is a young politician who is in truth the gang boss El Chino. Ruling his town with an iron fist, El Chino regularly murders innocents while having others trafficked by his group the Huascas. After murdering a woman on video, El Chino tracks down the gang member who shot it and kills him, trying to hunt down the young heroine Estrella and her young orphan allies, some of whom have had their families murdered by him. Upon finding them, El Chino murders his own men to keep the secret and tries to kill the children as well, shooting one through the face to get to Estrella. More terrifying than even the ghosts of his victims whose corpses literally fill entire rooms.
  • Tightrope: Leander Rolfe was a former cop arrested for raping two girls. Since then, upon being paroled, Rolfe wants nothing more than revenge against Wes Block, the cop who busted him.. Rolfe embarks on a spree of raping and murdering women, particularly prostitutes, while steadily luring in Block. Rolfe uses a gay prostitute as bait, and when Block tries to get the man to lead him to Rolfe, Rolfe murders him, before trying to frame Block as the killer. He then heads to Block's home to murder Block's children and their nanny. When he fails, Rolfe then tries to kill Block's girlfriend after killing her police escort.
  • Time After Time: Dr. John Leslie Stevenson is a London surgeon who moonlights as Jack the Ripper. Nearly caught after claiming his sixth victim, Stevenson flees to 1979 San Francisco in a time machine built by H. G. Wells. Finding he quite likes this future, where warfare has been so revolutionized that Stevenson considers himself an amateur, the Ripper decides to slaughter his way through time, going further into the future any time he feels like he might get caught. True to form, the Ripper starts killing his way through various women, all while pursuing Wells to get a key required to anchor the machine in a certain time. After learning that Wells has acquired a Love Interest in the form of banker Amy Robbins, Stevenson decides to fake her murder by dismembering another woman and taking Amy hostage, threatening to slit her throat if Wells doesn't give him the key.
  • Timebomb (1991): Colonel Taylor is the head of Operation Bluebird, taking twenty young adults to expose them to horrific mental torture and brainwashing to overwrite their personalities and turn them into killers. With most of the subjects dying, Taylor uses the seven who remain as his personal assassins, killing anyone he deems a threat and countless innocents alongside them. When one amnesiac assassin Taylor had left for dead years ago, Eddie, threatens his operation, Taylor orders him killed with no compunction about dozens of innocents being caught up in the way, even gunning down numerous innocents in a crowd himself in order to get to Eddie in the climax.
  • Timecop: U.S. Senator Aaron McComb dreams of becoming a plutocratic despot. He's quick to abuse time travel for his own purposes, initially using it for financial interest schemes. He threatens his agents with erasing them and their entire families from existence, forcing them to kill themselves if the time agency tracks them down. He shoots one of his old business partners to give his past self the guy's tech company and rewrites history so that he completely controls time travel. He blackmails a time agent to become his mole against Agent Jack Walker by again threatening to erase her family, then kills her anyway to tie up all loose ends and frames Walker when he goes back to save her. After having arranged several failed hits on Walker directly, he sends his goons back in the past to murder the younger Walker and his wife by blowing them both up in their home.
  • Tokyo Gore Police: The Chief of Police is a vicious Knight Templar who despises Engineers, despite being indirectly responsible for their creation. Doing whatever he can to keep the police privatized, he orders the assassination of Ruka's father for holding a rally against said privatization, immediately killing the assassin—Key Man's father—afterwards, later taking in Ruka as his own and training her to become the ultimate Engineer killer. He keeps a limbless woman as a pet, using her primarily for sex and violence. Witnessing the Key Man turn one of his men into an Engineer, the Chief orders a violent city-wide crackdown on possible Engineers, gleefully watching as psychotic policemen brutally slaughter both Engineer and human alike. Discovering that Ruka's now an Engineer, the Chief considers her a traitor and tries to kill her.
  • Tokyo Tribe:
    • Lord Buppa, the Big Bad of this Live-Action Adaptation of the manga, is the slovenly, repugnant crime lord of Buppa Town, a miserable, crime-infested cesspool Buppa keeps in a perpetual state of misery. A sadist who keeps firm control over Tokyo through manipulating the lower Tribes into constant war, Buppa regularly gathers droves of woman for his own depraved purposes: selling them into forced prostitution, gifting them to his son N'koi to be mentally broken and converted into furniture, or simply outright butchering and eating them. One of Buppa's first scenes has him allow Merra to savagely kill a gathering of guests at his dinner before spraying one of the survivor's arms with something that will cause agonizing necrosis in it, purely to amuse himself. Buppa eventually spearheads an invasion of Tokyo by utilizing his Tribe, the Waru, to exterminate every other Tribe and give him permanent control over Tokyo. Even his loyalty to the High Priest is a sham, as Buppa intends to murder him and take over Asia himself. A corrupt, greedy thug of a crime lord, Buppa is proud of the murderous reputation he's cultivated and states he'll become the devil of Asia in his rigorous attempt to conquer everything he can.
    • Buppa's psychotic hitman and one of his Co-Dragons, the aforementioned Merra, is no less vile than his boss. A Serial Rapist who introduces himself stripping and molesting a cop who confronts him on the circulation of drugs, Merra gleefully butchers Buppa's dinner guests when he's allowed and happily tortures and murders anyone Buppa employs him to. In conflict with his lifelong rival Kai—whom Merra has dedicated himself to utterly ruining due to his jealousy of Kai's better endowment—Merra beats down the daughter of the High Priest, Sunmi/Erika, sexually gratifies himself by threatening to stab her, and implicitly rapes her, before giddily murdering Tera in his attempt to kill Kai. Merra eagerly participates in Buppa's invasion of Tokyo, brutally murdering whomever he can get his hands on, even his own allies, ultimately driving to take over Tokyo himself after Buppa dies. Not even remotely resembling his Noble Demon counterpart from the anime and manga, Merra is a wanton, ludicrously petty psychopath who stands out even in the polluted standards of the setting.
  • The Tooth Fairy (2006): Elizabeth Craven, also known as the Tooth Fairy, is a Wicked Witch who collects children's teeth by bribing them with gifts of they give them to her. After she gets their last tooth, she kills the kids, trapping their souls to walk the Earth forever, barely able to communicate with the rest of the world. Killing seven kids before dying herself, Craven's spirit is awoken by a man who has purchased her old abode. This man has a daughter with one more baby tooth, which Craven manages to get knocked out. She then spends the film tormenting the girl and killing anybody who stands in the way of her getting the tooth and killing the kid.
  • El Topo: In this surreal allegory of religion and philosophy, it is The Colonel who proves himself to be purely evil for his own entertainment, despite only being El Topo's first prominent opponent. The leader of a band of eccentric and cruel bandits whom he considers to be his "dogs", the Colonel keeps a woman as his personal slave—with heavy implications of rape—and has all the inhabitants of a village massacred, including the children, impaling a woman and hanging men from the ceiling of a church. Arriving at a Franciscan mission, the Colonel turns the town into a graveyard littered with dozens of corpses by allowing his men to use the civilians as targets for shooting practice or simply randomly murder whoever they want.
  • The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism:
    • Count Frederick Regula was condemned for murdering 12 innocent maidens to harvest their blood for immortality. The 13th escaped him, resulting in his death. To complete his plan, Regula had his servant Anatole kill the entire family of the judge who sentenced him and leaves instructions on how to revive him to gain revenge on the descendants of those responsible for his death. Upon revival, Regula decides to make heroine Lilian the final sacrifice, and prepares to have her beloved Roger, the descendant of the judge, tortured to death in retribution, allowing Lilian a "chance" to save him to make her despair all the sweeter. A devoted Satanist, Regula combines a devotion to achieving immortality, no matter the cost, with a streak of utter sadism and boundless evil, relishing every moment of causing pain to innocents.
    • Equally as vile as his master, Regula's sadistic manservant, the aforementioned Anatole, helped his dark master torture and kill his enemies, and took it upon himself to live for decades in undeath trying to bring back his master, personally slaughtering the entirety of the family of the judge who sentenced Regula and even trying to kill his young child before he escaped. In the present day, Anatole lures the heroes of the film to Regula's castle before tormenting them with a series of horrific mind games, trying to lower one of them into a pit of spikes and eagerly threatening to drop the last maiden Regula seeks to use into a pit of snakes solely to terrify her and make her ripe for sacrifice at his direct hand.
  • The Torturer (2005): Hector Moscale tortures and kills numerous women to create snuff films to make himself money. His methods include dripping boiling oil on women, electrocuting them, and using a blowtorch to cauterize their wounds. Hector keeps one woman locked up in a cramped wooden compartment outside his house, and has her tortured for days. Her friend, Ginette Cazonni, finds her just in time to see her die from her wounds. Hector murders his family servant, Cathlene, when she discovers what he does. Hector captures Ginette and locks her in a room slowly filling with water to try and drown her, and when his stepson, Alex, refuses to take part in his crimes, Hector tries to kill him. Alex and Ginette are saved when Hector's wife fatally stabs him to rescue them, but before dying, Hector stabs and kills her as well.
  • Total Force (1996): The evil and egotistical Dr. Edmund Wellington invents a weapon he calls the Neurolator to revolutionize military warfare, a device capable of turning people into murderous savages before degenerating them into goop. Wellington tests out the effects of the Neurolator on a convict he allows to beat a doctor to death before ordering the man shot when he fails to dissolve, and later throws his own chief of security Lt. Drake under the bus when his superiors take issue with the project. Eventually all but booted from his own project, Wellington hires a mercenary team to slaughter their way through his own research facility and take those that remain hostage, threatening to use the Neurolator on the White House if he's not paid a billion dollars—planning to fire on LA first to prove he's serious with the matter. When Drake tries to stop him, Wellington turns the Neurolator on the hostages to have them slaughter both Drake's team and his own mercenaries, even mocking Drake that the only reason he ever hired him was so that he could have a patsy.
  • To the Devil a Daughter (1976 Hammer Horror): Father Michael Rayner is a cold-hearted Satanist excommunicated for heresy. Seeking to establish a world of "terminal chaos" and catastrophe among humanity, Rayner personally raises Catherine, the teenage daughter of a man he binds into his service under threat of death, and indoctrinates her into becoming the eventual avatar of Astaroth. Forcing her friend to give birth to the spawn of Astaroth in as much pain as possible while overseeing the birth with a wide smile, Rayner violently torments Catherine with images of her being raped by him while seizing control of her mind and having her murder any loose ends to his scheme to make her his again.
  • The Tough Ones (1976): Vincenzo Moretto is a seemingly pitiable hunchback who is in truth a psychopathic murderer. Leading a gang and killing those who stand in his way, Moretto leads a successful campaign of bank robberies where he is happy to murder anyone, hostage or cop. When busted by the end, Moretto goes on a rampage, hijacking an ambulance and murdering everyone within, innocent woman and her husband included. Escaping, Moretto later tries to murder the police after him, gleeful in causing any pain he can.
  • The Tournament:
    • Mr. Powers is the enigmatic millionaire responsible for coordinating the titular Tournament every seven or so years for entertainment and profit. Powers pits thirty of the world's greatest assassins against each other to kill each other off in public areas, dragging in countless innocents into the carnage and covering up every death and disaster caused by the Tournament as unrelated acts of nature or crime to stay covert. Powers has every assassin rigged with an explosive device meant to detonate if the Tournament's time limit passes without one assassin left standing. Powers ropes a priest named MacAvoy into the Tournament against his choice after he accidentally swallows one of the devices and detonates one of the bombs in assassin Miles Slade after MacAvoy convinces Zhen to spare Slade's life. Powers's true evil is demonstrated when it is revealed he is behind the murder driving the vengeful crusade of the previous victor Joshua Harlow; in a bid to drag Harlow back into the Tournament, Powers arranged for Harlow's innocent wife to be murdered to trick him into coming back into the Tournament. A cold-blooded, perpetually stoic sociopath responsible for tons of bloodshed despite never directly killing anyone himself, Mr. Powers is willing to ruin lives and kill dozens of innocents all for the purpose of keeping the Tournament going unimpeded.
    • The aforementioned Miles Slade is a wanton Texan psychopath famed as an absolutely brutal murderer who collects the fingers of his victims after he kills them. Introducing himself shooting a dog for no other reason than a cheap laugh, Slade eagerly participates in the Tournament for thrills and the money and utterly massacres a strip club filled with both assassins and innocent bystanders whilst gleefully cackling. When Harlow confronts him on the murder of his wife, Slade states he's not even responsible for the murder but enjoys taunting Harlow about it regardless, severing Harlow's finger and putting a lit cigar into the stump and later attempting to murder the innocent priest MacAvoy after he's dragged into the game. Moronically violent, pointlessly cruel, and committing every sadistic act he does with a giant smile on his face, Slade was unquestionably the absolute worst of the assassins participating in the Tournament.
  • Tower of London (1939): Richard III and the clubfooted executioner and torturer Mord are partners in evil. Seeking to ascend to the throne, Richard plots the murder of his family, with Mord happily serving as his accomplice and willing instrument. Introduced happily torturing helpless victims in his his chambers, Mord and Richard eliminate several problematic lords, drowning Richard's own brother George of Clarence in a cask of wine. When a rival escapes with treasure to bring to Richard's rival to the throne, Henry Tudor, Richard has his own child nephews murdered, with Mord carrying the deed out. When Henry Tudor arrives to stop Richard's tyrannic reign, Mord happily takes to the field to "kill in hot blood" alongside his equally wicked master.
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown: The two Phantom Killers from the 2014 version, Deputy Foster and Corey Holland, seek to emulate the infamous real-life Phantom Killer of Texarkana and the film based on his crimes. The pair fake Corey's death as the first victim by murdering a drifter and substituting his body. The two then proceed to butcher a returning soldier and his girlfriend, followed by slaughtering two young band members. Growing bolder, the two murder a member of the police force and a woman he picked up for the night before focusing on Jami, the main character. They kidnap and murder Jami's current lover Nick, and gun down her grandmother, a bystander, and a store clerk before capturing Jami herself. After Jami's capture, Corey explains that he didn't want to be seen as a nobody, while Foster wanted to ensure his grandfather was remembered as a victim of the original Phantom. After each gives their Motive Rant, Foster shoots Corey in the head in order to frame him for everything before trying to kill Jami.
  • Traffic in Souls: Bill Bradshaw is a callous pimp and enforcer under Mr. Trubus, as well as the chief "recruiter" for the human trafficking operation. Posing as a kind man looking to give women new jobs, Bradshaw lures them to abandoned houses and has them sold into brothels as sex slaves, with dozens if not hundreds of women meeting this fate. Bradshaw intentionally targets immigrant women with nobody to miss them. Bradshaw also shows no hesitation in beating the women if they fail to obey him, nor any remorse in condemning countless innocents to suffering in brothels as long as he profits.
  • Traffik (2018): Sheriff Sally Marnes and her partner, biker gang boss Red, are the heads of a vicious Human Trafficking ring. Abducting hundreds of women, using drugs or beatings to keep them compliant, the women are sold into sex slavery. When one of them slips a phone to heroine Brea with evidence, Red lays siege to her vacation home, executing the woman who helped originally, and also abducting Brea's friend Malia to sell while killing Malia's boyfriend and also causing the death of Brea's boyfriend John. Upon Marnes's arrival, she murders her own deputy to keep the story going before they send Brea to be trafficked, where Red opts to keep her as a personal Sex Slave. Upon her escape, Marnes tries to hunt Brea down and kill or frame her to keep her business secret.
  • Trancers: Martin Whistler is a man with Psychic Powers, which he uses to enslave the weak-willed and make them into monsters known as Trancers. After Jack Deth defeats him, he decides to use time travel in order to kill ancestors of the leaders of the society of his time, which would make the world retain its former post-apocalyptic status, all so he can Take Over the World. He successfully kills two of the ancestors. When he finds the final one, he threatens to massacre an entire hobo camp if they don't turn him over, then has his goons fire on the entire group. After Jack makes a false deal with Whistler to let him have the future for his Love Interest, Whistler drops her off the building anyways, intending for Jack to "witness his own death".
  • Trash Fire: Violet, Owen's abusive grandmother, is a religious fanatic who regularly mistreated Owen and his sister Pearl as children. Initially presented as merely an unpleasant woman, Violet is later revealed to be behind the fire that killed his parents, attempting to drive Owen to suicide by convincing him he was responsible. When Owen is not looking, Violet tampers with his epilepsy medication. Revealing her involvement in the fire and her intentions to kill the rest of her family to her minister, Pastor Sterling, Violet blackmails Sterling into refraining from interfering by reminding him that he molested her daughter. Stealing the latter's pet rattlesnake, she attempts to kill Owen's pregnant girlfriend, Isabel, by hiding the snake in the toilet. When this fails, she sends Owen under the porch under the pretense of checking the pipes, trying, but failing to set him on fire while he is underneath. Violet pulls a gun on Pearl later that night, only backing off when Pearl pulls her own gun. When Owen finally collapses due to his faulty medication, Violet prepares to shoot him and Isabel. A disgusting, self-righteous woman, Violet is a chilling example of an abuser.
  • The Transporter franchise:
    • The Transporter: Darren "Wall Street" Bettencourt is a smug dandy and wealthy businessman who doubles as a human trafficker. Working to deliver a load of 400 Chinese charges into the French Mediterranean to sell the lot of them as slaves, Wall Street attempts to have the titular transporter, Frank Martin, killed after he clues into his scheme and finds the daughter of his associate Mr. Kwai. Murdering one of his own men in the hospital to keep him from talking and having Frank's own house blown up to kill him, Wall Street uses his own position to frame Frank when he's finally cornered, and smugly informs him five of the charges died on the way to France before knocking Frank out.
    • The Transporter: Refueled: Arkady Karasov is the leader of the Russian sex trafficking ring Le Coeur Brisé ("the Broken Heart)". Introduced mowing down a street corner of pimps and thugs to take over their territory for himself, Karasov then begins implementing his own prostitution ring throughout the world, forcing women to do his bidding under threat of violence and death. Karasov deals in girls as young as twelve, and is also known to take girls for himself as his personal sex slaves. After his partners turn on him due to one of his former prostitutes, Anna, ruining his reputation, Karasov guns down several of his associates and attempts to kidnap Anna and brutally punish her for all the trouble she caused him.
  • Trapped (1982): Henry Chatwill is a fundamentalist hick who rules over a community of rednecks in Tennessee with a nasty tendency for vicious, petty retribution and physical abuse to whatever slights him. Chatwill beats his wife bloody and horribly tortures a man she was sleeping with to death, having murdered at least one other person before in a similar manner, and immediately arranges to murder the four teenagers who end up seeing this. When one of the members of the community helps them escape, Chatwill personally murders him, and threatens to rape one of the women of the group to lure out the hero Roger. Chatwill later murders Roger's friend whose sole crime was arriving on the scene when he shouldn't have and tries to run down Roger with his truck, willing to murder anyone who stops him from exerting his utter control over the town.
  • Trench 11: Reiner is a German scientist during World War I who discovered a parasite that can turn human beings into homicidal rage zombies. Experimenting with it and sabotaging attempts to seal up the Trench, Reiner captures several Allies who come calling, resulting in the deaths of most of them, while taking one of them to interrogate. When the man refuses to talk, Reiner tortures him to death and reveals he intends to spread the parasite to the Allies, knowing it will consume all of Europe—even Germany itself, with Reiner gloating that only the strong will emerge. Reiner attempts to escape by sacrificing all others in the tunnel, and then decides to sadistically toy with the hero Benton by shooting him nonfatally while gloating about what a good shot he is.
  • Trick or Treat: Sammi Curr is a cruel and deranged devil-worshipping rock star, who was killed in what is implied to be a ritual suicide. When his spirit makes contact with his biggest fan, a bullied student named Eddie, Sammi encourages Eddie to take part in revenge pranks against his bullies, quickly showing his darker colors when he tries to get the main bully Tim's head crushed in one of these pranks, and murders a preacher and the head of the PTA out of annoyance. This comes to a head when Sammi molests and hospitalizes Tim's girlfriend Gennie for cheap thrills. When Eddie tries to break off contact with Sammi, he threatens to go after Eddie's friend and crush Leslie, and humors the idea of killing Eddie's mother in an attempt to force Eddie to play his cursed record and tape at the Halloween dance. Later, Sammi forces Eddie's friend Roger to play his music by threatening his life. At the dance, when the music summons Sammi, he kicks things off by killing several students in the crowd. Sammi continues his rampage with the plan on having his music play on air to spread his influence, and kills a cop and his old friend Nuke as he chases down and tries to kill Eddie and Leslie.
  • Trust: "Charlie", real name Graham Weston, is a dark and realistic depiction of the dangers of people online. Charlie is a sexual predator who hunts underage girls online, charming them with a gentle facade before requesting them to meet up in real life. After meeting them, Charlie would trick these girls in going on dates with him, before attacking and raping them. By the time Annie Cameron fell victim to him, Charlie has become wanted by the FBI having had many victims around the country, including a 12-year-old girl, and leaving deep scars in his victims.
  • Truth or Consequences, N.M.: Curtis Freley is a trigger-happy sociopath who constantly goes around killing other people mainly for his own amusement. He kills a drug dealer and undercover cop at the beginning of the movie before murdering more police officers in the ensuing shootout. He attempts to kill a few civilians, only stopping because Raymond convinces him not to, and he even murders Tony Vago and several of his men to satisfy his own need for revenge, sealing the tragic fates of the main characters in the end. His pettiest crime is killing an innocent man who was previously wounded by Gordon in a fight, and then gleefully watching as Gordon has an emotional breakdown, thinking that he really killed the man. In the end, Curtis is just a thug who uses the slightest opportunity to murder someone for his own entertainment, and he constantly tries to excuse his behavior by blaming the victims or saying it was necessary.
  • Turbo Kid: Zeus, a vicious tyrant who fancies himself a grandiose emperor, rules over the post-apocalyptic Wastelands with an iron fist and enjoys brutalizing as many people as possible. Flashbacks show him violently murdering the Kid's parents for refusing to tell him where they got their water, which he considered stealing from him, and leaving the Kid to die in the desert. Years later, Zeus has cemented a monopoly over potable water in the Wastelands, and has his henchmen bring back on a spike the head of anyone who has angered him. His warriors also regularly abduct people in the region and force them into bloody Gladiator Games where the losers are put into a machine that crushes them to death and extracts the water in their body, the real source of Zeus's water. When the heroes manage to win in the arena against his champions, Zeus tries to have them executed anyway and send his men after them when they escape. Zeus later tortures junk dealer Bagu for information, only to slowly disembowel him to death anyway after he learned everything he wanted to know. In the final confrontation against the protagonists, Zeus reveals that he is a robot who killed his own creator, and considers human beings as nothing more than pests to be eradicated.
  • Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal: Erica Black, the Daughter of the Gateway, is a devout Satanist and the terrorist responsible for hijacking the Boeing 747 broadcasting Slade Craven's concert online. A well-known and attractive journalist, Erica is secretly a high-ranking member of the Guardians of the Gateway cult. Erica infiltrates the plane and seeks to crash it into a church located in Kansas, believing this will free the devil from hell. To achieve her goals, Erica recruited the plane's co-pilot, and Simon Flanders, a suspected murderer and arsonist, ordering him to assume Craven's identity and ruin his reputation by killing people, starting with Craven's manager. As part of her plan, Erica blows up a FAA tower, killing all the staff inside. After a Disguised Hostage Gambit with her as the supposed victim, Erica gladly kills Craven's guitarist and close friend, Damen, with a smile on her face, and then threatens to kill the dozens of Craven's fans on-board if her stream is cut, before telling Simon to bring Craven to her, planning on executing the "false prophet" on-screen for millions to watch. Mocking the FBI for giving her a "stupid morality show", Erica could only care about ending Craven's reign of fame and bringing about the end of times.
  • Turkey Shoot: Although virtually no villains in this film have anything in the way of redeeming qualities, the following few are the worst the already dark setting has to offer:
    • Camp Master Charles Thatcher is the source of Camp 47's worst cruelties and is the mastermind behind the titular turkey shoot. Running his camp with an iron fist, Thatcher makes it his utmost mission to utterly break the camp's "deviants"—many of whom were sent to the camp for little else but slights—and calmly presides over routine torture, execution, and the various cruelties of his chief enforcer Ritter. For the sake of sport, Thatcher devises the turkey shoot and invites sociopathic socialites to pick prisoners to hunt at their own leisure, telling the prisoners that if they can escape, they'll be free – withholding the fact that the camp is marooned in the middle of the ocean. Thatcher runs over his first quarry after one of the socialites has injured him to a point where he can't even walk, and merrily torments his other target by firing at him and deliberately missing each time purely to put him on edge. Any good intentions Thatcher espouses as the camp master is merely shallow rhetoric to justify torturing prisoners for his own pleasure.
    • The aforementioned Ritter, Thatcher's thuggish chief enforcer, is a towering, bald brute of a man who abuses the camp's deviants at his own merriment. Allowing his guards to torture, rape, and murder the deviants with full impunity and taking great joy in killing many of them himself, Ritter establishes his cruelty by shadowboxing a terrified female Deviant into a stammering mess before beating her to death with his own bare hands. Hosting double-duty as the camp's executioner, a favorite pastime of Ritter's is forcing deviants to play the "ball game," wherein Ritter and his guards kick about a Deviant holding balls filled with oil around before setting them on fire and watching them burn with a savage delight. Taking full part in the turkey shoot himself—and removing the glasses of one of the deviants participating in the shoot purely to give him a disadvantage—Ritter casually reveals to Secretary Mallory whilst participating in the manhunt that if he was Camp Master, he wouldn't waste any time trying to break the Deviants—he'd simply slaughter them all himself, a fate he favors for all deviants in general.
    • Jennifer is a heinous sadist who makes the most of her limited screentime to be a truly evil individual. Invited by Charles Thatcher to take part in the hunting of deviants for sport in an event called the turkey shoot, Jennifer gleefully boasts the various ways she can and will kill the deviant prisoners, and later illustrates this by shooting a man with her crossbow non-lethally one limb at a time, delighting in his suffering and agony. After brutally torturing and possibly raping another deviant named Rita, Jennifer gleefully attempts the same on Chris, and ultimately calls in an airstrike to wipe out Thatcher's entire re-education camp when the deviants begin freeing themselves, uncaring of the dozens of deviants and government soldiers who will be killed in the ensuing firebombing.
    • In the 2014 remake, "Ramrod" Llewyn is a smug sociopath obsessed with fame and adoration above all else. The top killer on the Turkey Shoot, a televised event where criminals are given the chance to win their freedom or die trying, Ramrod has close to 100 kills, always murdering his targets just as they are about to win by sniping them from a safe distance. Though a thoroughly unlikable scumbag throughout the film, it isn't until the ending that Ramrod's truly monstrous colors are revealed, where it is shown that, while in the military alongside Rick Tyler years ago, he led the wholesale slaughter of a defenseless group of women and children, trying to execute Tyler when he stood in the way, then framed Tyler for the crime, fully enabling General Thatcher to continue a war without Tyler's testimony of Thatcher's evil to put a stop to it. Even when caught and called out on it by Tyler, Ramrod seems to show genuine remorse for his crimes and confesses to a nearby camera, before laughing in Tyler's face and mocking him for thinking that anyone would ever see the confession. Ramrod gradually became worse and worse as the film went on, and ultimately cemented himself as the only wholly irredeemable character in the whole story.
  • The Tuxedo: Dietrich Banning, CEO of Banning Corporation Industries, is responsible for the attempted murder of millionaire super spy, Clark Devlin. Introduced interviewing an employee with a haircut that he dislikes and also has low expectations of Banning's company, Banning has him drink water contaminated with a bacterium that causes people to die via dehydration and then watches in delight as it causes him to shrivel up and turn to dust. Greed incarnate, Banning plans on using genetically modified water strider insects containing said bacterium and spread the bugs across reservoirs all over the USA. Said bacterium is able to spread from person to person, and with it, Banning plans on poisoning the entire world's drinking water supply and forcing the world into drinking only from his company's bottled water, lest they wish to die.
  • The Twilight People (1972): Steinman is Dr. Gordon's personal hunter, a condescending, perpetually grinning psychopath who captures innocents from the nearby village to be used in Gordon's experiments, fusing them with animals to create hybrids. Steinman hunts down and kills any who escape with no compunction, attempting to goad the captured fisherman Mark Ferrell into trying to escape so he has an excuse to hunt him down, and when he breaks out with the experiments, Steinman hunts them all to kill them all to the last.
  • Twilight Syndrome: Dead Go Round: The GM of Twilight Park is a twisted clown who wishes to see video game players in pain and misery. A sentient game character, the clown takes advantage of Twilight's revolutionary hypnotic system to construct a series of challenges to kill players in real-life, recruiting the seven best players of Twilight Syndrome to be his unwilling participants. Killing a boy for sharing information about the game's developer Makino Shuzo, he impales another with a giant pencil and electrocutes a woman to death for trying to leave Twilight Park. Summoning a giant balloon filled with acid to chase the players, he slowly dissolves a man and uses the corpse of his first victim to distract the players in-game, involving shooting balloons.
  • The Twins Effect: Duke Dekotes leads the rebellion against the royal family in his quest to become even more powerful with the blood of the Ultimate Vampire. Starting his reign of terror by committing a series of killings, Dekotes assassinated five of the princes—one of whom was only a little boy—and collected their blood essences in only two months, before going to Asia in search of the last surviving prince, Kazaf. Releasing his vampires to wreak havoc around the city, Dekotes kills the partner of vampire hunter Reeves after his followers massacre countless humans on a train. When Reeves finds him again, Dekotes defeats him and allows him to turn into a vampire, forcing his sister and pupil, Helen and Gypsy respectively, to kill him. Executing Kazaf's loyal guardian, Prada, Dekotes opens the book that contained the blood of the Ultimate Vampire, admiring it instead of helping his followers.
  • Twins of Evil (1971): The wicked Count Karnstein is a Satanist who murders people and sacrifices young women to Satan. Reviving the evil Countess Mircalla, who turns Karnstein into a vampire, Karnstein corrupts young Frieda and turns her into a vampire before having her murder an innocent captive as he cackles gleefully over it. Using Frieda to commit murders, while eventually attempting to frame her good-hearted twin Maria for Frieda's crimes, Karnstein sacrifices Frieda to save his own hide, having no care for anyone or anything beyond his twisted desires.
  • Uchu Sentai Kyuranger: Episode of Stinger V-Cinema: Thunderbird is the Daikaan of Earth who manipulated a village into lynching a half-alien girl named Mika Retsu so he could convince her to join Jark Matter. Though feigning care for her, Thunderbird views her as expendable and attempts to sacrifice her to kill the Kyurangers. After having her slaughter everyone in her village to prove herself to Jark Matter, Thunderbird "rewards" her by painfully mutating her with the power of Don Armage, leading her to beg Stinger to Mercy Kill her. After Mika fails to defeat Stinger, Thunderbird shows up to finish her off, coldly telling her she is no longer useful to him.
  • Ultra Warrior (1990): The evil Bishop is a warlord who rules over a stretch of nuclear wasteland called Oblivion, using his armies to massacre entire communities of innocent Muties while kidnapping many more to serve the sexual pleasures of him and his cohorts or simply to pit them in fights to the death in his Colosseum. The Bishop has those he captures put to grueling slavery in the mines to harvest zirconium, and when a foreign agent, Kenner, comes into his territory seeking the zirconium, the Bishop attempts to have him put in the Colosseum to die. Further ordering the Muties' main village massacred, the Bishop is ultimately revealed to be a Mutie himself before escaping into thin air.
  • Ultraviolet: Vice Cardinal Ferdinand Daxus, ruthless leader of the Arch-Ministry government, initially created the virus that led to the birth of the hemophages. Daxus initiates a purge of Hemophages, wiping them out to nearly the final few members of the species after subjecting many of them to horrible experiments. Cloning himself constantly, Daxus experiments with the clones to find a way to create a new plague to use on humans since with the hemophages almost gone, he fears his authority will slip away. Planning on dissecting his latest clone Six, Daxus reveals himself as a hemophage by the movie's end, willing to destroy whatever he has to, even his own kind, in order to keep his grip on power.
  • Undeclared War (1990): Hannibal is the founder of the World Revolutionary Army. A highly-paid assassin and terrorist posing as a heroic revolutionary, Hannibal opens the film by massacring a church's attendees to kill the US ambassador to Poland there for a baptism, ending with Hannibal throwing a grenade in the man's limo with the baby in there as well. Taking his campaign of terror to Hong Kong, Hannibal begins bombing the city, notably blowing up a civilian bus in the downtown area. Planning to attack the international business conference in Hong Kong, Hannibal sets up a bombing there with the intent to massacre any survivors so he can steal all the currency there. When his girlfriend balks at killing innocents, Hannibal strangles her and goes on with the plan. After being foiled by the heroes, Hannibal takes a news station hostage to broadcast his demands to the world, intending on massacring everyone there as well.
  • Under Siege duology:
    • Under Siege:
      • William Strannix is an ex-CIA operative who specializes in taking down or taking over ships and submarines. When his superior, CIA Director Tom Breaker, believes Strannix to be going rogue, Strannix responds by murdering the agent sent to kill him and, along with his crew, hijacks the USS Missouri battleship, killing several of its passengers. Strannix coldly kills a random hostage just for standing next to another who got killed for trying to fight back and warns of doing the same again unless there's more cooperation. Strannix has a satellite station blown up along with both a fighter jet doing a watch and a helicopter with a rescue team, the latter two of which could lead to the whole ship being destroyed in an airstrike by other fighter jets. He amusedly lets the crew's lives be threatened in order to try to trap and kill ex-Navy SEAL turned cook Casey Ryback and fires two nuclear Tomahawk missiles towards Honolulu to kill everyone there.
      • Commander Krill is the Missouri's Executive Officer who helps Strannix and his men infiltrate and take over the ship, just because the Captain believed he was too abusive towards the crew. Krill, having a bottomless hunger for power, personally murders the Captain himself, and before the hijacking, he drugs Playboy Playmate Jordan Tate, claiming that the pills he gave her are for motion sickness. From that point forward, Krill endorses and takes part in all of Strannix's plans and actions, including turning nuclear weapons on the ship over to allies on a North Korean submarine. He expresses gleeful sadism at Strannix's plan to bomb Honolulu with two Tomahawk missiles, and tries to lure Ryback into a trap where he can be killed. This involves Krill trying to drown the entire crew in the room they're being held in by having it flooded, and taunting Ryback about it over video while one of the hostages is shot and killed for good measure.
    • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory: Travis Dane is a former government scientist responsible for creating Grazer One. He hires Marcus Penn and several mercenaries to hijack the Grand Continental train, resulting in several deaths. Once they take command, he finds two of his colleagues and forces them to give up the codes for Grazer One by threatening to insert a hot needle into their eyeballs. After he receives the codes, he has both colleagues killed, reactivates the satellite, and proceeds to demonstrate the power of Grazer One by destroying a chemical plant in China. Several terrorists offer Dane one billion dollars to destroy Washington D.C. with the satellite, an offer he happily accepts. He then goes on to destroy a civilian aircraft for another hundred million dollars. Later on, he switches the train tracks so that the Grand Continental is on a collision course for another train carrying gallons of gasoline. Near the end, shortly after Penn and most of his men are killed, he tries to flee the Grand Continental, fully prepared to let the remaining men, all of the hostages on the train, including Ryback's teenage niece Sarah, and millions of people in DC die.
  • Unfriended: Dark Web: "Charon IV" is a member of the Circle, a group of sadistic hackers who prey on innocents for their own amusement. Charon IV spends his time stalking and spying on potential victims using surveillance and web cameras. After other members of the Circle see video footage of the victims, Charon IV kidnaps, tortures, and eventually kills the victims upon the members' requests, filming himself committing the murders. In order to prevent interference from law enforcement, the Circle conspire to frame Matias and his friends for the various murders they committed. Charon IV leaves his laptop for Matias to find, and later threatens to kill Matias's girlfriend, Amaya, if he doesn't give the laptop back. Despite being complicit in the Circle's schemes, Charon IV continues to act as though the Circle will kill him along with Matias's friends for not complying with his demands. After Matias and his friends are all killed and framed for Charon IV's murders, Amaya is kidnapped, implying that the Circle and Charon IV will continue torturing and murdering people.
  • Universal Soldier (1992): Andrew Scott was a Sergeant in The Vietnam War, where he goes renegade as he starts butchering civilians and kills his own squad when they try to stop him. He cuts off the ears of his victims and wears them in a necklace. He orders Private Luc Deveraux to kill the two remaining 'traitors', two Vietnamese children, doing the job himself when Deveraux refuses. Both are reborn years later as memory-wiped Super Soldiers, and as soon as Scott regains his memories, he kills his controllers and goes on a blood-filled vendetta across the States to punish Deveraux for disobeying his illegal orders back in Vietnam, graphically killing anyone who gets in his way. At the end, he takes Deveraux's elderly parents and his love interest hostage, awarding all of them the death penalty. Despite claims earlier in the film that he thinks he's still fighting the insurgents in Vietnam, Scott later plainly admits that he's fully aware where he is and what he's doing, and his only motive is revenge for Deveraux refusing to partake in his atrocities.
  • Unlawful Entry: Officer Pete Davis at first appears to be friendly and helpful towards a couple whose home is broken into, but he is steadily revealed as a violent psychopath when he abducts the man who committed the break-in and savagely beats him to a pulp. Soon after, Pete begins to stalk the couple and develops an obsession with the wife Karen. When the husband Mike tries to complain about Pete, Pete uses his connections to ruin Mike's career. When Pete's partner begins catching on, Pete murders him and pins the crime on an innocent man, shooting him in the back as well. Pete's obsession eventually reaches its peak and he murders Karen's friend before trying to rape her and kill her and her husband, judging her to just be "another worthless whore."
  • Unleashed: "Uncle" Bart is a British mobster with a calm, friendly demeanor, but on the inside is a ruthless mob boss with an anger problem. He took Danny in as a child after murdering his mother because she refused to be with him. Bart then spends many years raising Danny into becoming a mindless, savage killing machine by locking him in a cage, and feeding him dog food, even laughing when Danny expresses human desires. He uses Danny to attack and kill other mobsters if one of Bart's trade distributions goes poorly by unlocking his collar. After months of recovering from a car crash, Bart forces Danny into fighting and killing in an underground fight club for money, threatening him by promising to cut off his testicles if he doesn't participate. When Danny decides not to kill his opponent, Bart decides to kill his opponent himself. When Danny escapes from him again, Bart decides to send his goons after Danny, promising to kill Sam and Victoria because they gave Danny a better life. Near the end, Bart tries to make Danny kill him in order to make Danny the animal he always saw him as.
  • The Untold Story: Wong Chi-hang is a homicidal maniac with a violent temper. After burning a man alive, Wong flees to Macau and becomes a waiter at the Eight Immortals Restaurant. Wong gruesomely murders his boss Cheng Lam and his family, including the children, when Cheng refused to grant Wong $183,000 due to Wong cheating at mahjong. When Ah Man, a waiter of the restaurant, catches him in the act, Wong savagely kills him, makes barbecue pork buns with his flesh, and serves them to the unsuspecting customers. Fearing that Pearl, a cashier, was going to tell the police, he rapes and murders her in a gruesome fashion, and then attempts to flee from the authorities after hiding crucial evidence. While he was getting his self-inflicted wounds tended to, he takes a nurse as hostage, and threatens to murder her if he wasn't allowed to escape. His only regret was not being meticulous with disposing the evidence.
  • The Untouchables presents Frank Nitti as a Psycho for Hire for Al Capone. Introduced early on as Capone's main enforcer and hitman, Nitti is seen bombing a restaurant with a little girl inside, not caring that she's killed as well. Through the film, Nitti handles Capone's wetwork, ruthlessly murdering anyone in his way with barely disguised relish, slaughtering two policemen on The Untouchables squad and writing "touchable" on the wall in their blood, and later gunning down tough Irish cop Malone. He threatens Elliot Ness's family if he won't drop his case. Nitti later tries to rub his own status as untouchable in Ness's face, even taunting him that Malone "died screaming like a stuck Irish Pig," which finally makes even the composed Ness snap.
  • Upgrade: STEM is a hyperintelligent, sociopathic A.I. that develops a desire to evolve beyond its programming and inhabit a human body. Hiring a group of cyborgs to viciously murder Grey Trace's wife and paralyze Grey himself, STEM then has itself implanted into Grey's body to grant him full mobility again, before using his body to torture, maim, and murder every one of the cyborgs STEM hired to eliminate loose ends. Ultimately turning on its own creator Eron Keen, STEM executes the man as well as his security detail, before gunning down Detective Cortez. In the end, STEM succeeds in its plan to take over Grey's body, plunging the man into a virtual reality while using his body for whatever STEM wishes.
  • Urban Legends: Final Cut: Professor Solomon is the seemingly laid-back filmmaking teacher of Alphine University, but is later revealed to be an entitled and brutal copycat killer, continuing a spree of murders based off of urban legends and targeting Amy Mayfield. His first victim is an acting student named Lisa whom he drugged, tortured by removing her kidney and decapitated. His next victim is Amy's leading actress Sandra, whose murder he filmed and shown it to her friends. He goes on to kill the rest of Amy's crew, including brutally electrocuting Sam and Dirk, before luring Amy and her friend Vanessa to a tower, where he locks Amy in a room with his victims while he hangs Vanessa. When his true identity is discovered, he shoots another student, Toby, and reveals he plans on framing Amy for the murders as revenge for her father being the one who cost him his dreams of a Hollywood career; he further reveals that he murdered his student Travis to steal credit for his thesis film in hopes of starting a new career. In the ensuing fight, he takes Travis's twin brother Trevor at gun point, before getting into a Mexican Standoff with Amy. When beaten, even knowing there's no way he can avoid arrest or possibly death at this point, he spitefully tries to kill Amy a final time.
  • Vacancy duology:
    • Mason, from the first film, is the manager of the Pine View motel, and apparently an affably and decent guy. However, he is in fact also a director of snuff films. Using a pair of serial killers, he films lodgers to his hotel getting terrorized and murdered after letting said patrons discover videos of past victims that he leaves in their rooms. We see a number of these videos, and in Mason's office there are dozens more of them up on shelves. When a cop tries to rescue the main protagonists Amy and David, Mason has him killed and blames Amy and David. When David is stabbed and apparently killed, Mason, with a totally emotionless expression, simply films him. Near the end of the film, after Amy manages to kill both of the serial killers with her car, Mason flies into a rage and attempts to beat and strangle her to death himself while filming.
    • Mr. Smith is the Greater-Scope Villain of the duology. A sadistic serial killer who convinced the owners of a motel into producing snuff films instead of giving him to the police because it would be profitable for all of them, and also because he would get paid for killing people, Smith serves as the de facto leader of the operation despite the fact that he is always proving himself to be a dangerous loose cannon. Together, they torment a group of three people: Caleb, Jessica and Tanner. After stabbing Caleb to death for fun, Smith murders an innocent couple against the wishes of the motel manager and sends Tanner to be tortured while he could have Jessica for himself. When Jessica kills his allies and sets him on fire, Smith manages to survive and erases all of the evidence of his crimes, going to a second motel and converting it into another slaughterhouse, culminating in hundreds of murders in the span of three years.
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Commander Arün Filitt is a brutal Insane Admiral who, years ago, launched doomsday weapons to win a battle despite knowing it could destroy a planet with a sentient, albeit primitive. species known as the Pearls. Filitt sealed the records, fearing embarrassment, while murdering those who might know the truth personally. Years later, when the survivors of the species attempt to bring him to justice, Filitt has one captured and brutally tortured, before ordering him disposed of. When called to account for his actions, Filitt instructs his personal robot guard to murder even other humans and attempts to use a bomb to annihilate the remaining Pearls, caring nothing for those he's tried to destroy in his quest for glory.
  • Valley of the Lions (1961-1963): The tyrant Ajak starts the film by massacring a large portion of the capital city, slaughtering his way to the king before personally executing him and putting a kill order on the king's baby son Ursus. Ursus is then raised by lions until Ajak becomes aware of him. Seeking Ursus out, Ajak allows a slave girl to think he is raising her to the throne, only to betray and later murder her with his bare hands once she helps Ursus escape, even attempting to torment Ursus by trying to force Ursus's love Anya into being his woman. Attempting to wipe out the rebellion, Ajak has them chained to elephants to be pulled into pyres to be burned alive, believing he can do whatever he wishes as the king.
  • The Vampire Bat: Dr. Otto von Niemann, the Big Bad of the film, is a Mad Scientist obsessed with creating life. He successfully creates an organism, but must continuously feed it blood. To acquire a decent supply, he hypnotizes his assistant into becoming a Serial Killer. Selecting victims from whomever he can prescribe drugged up sleeping pills to, von Niemann has his mind slave abduct his victims so the two can drain them of blood. Killing six people by the start of the film, this spree has led to the locals fearing a vampire is on the loose. Learning that a local witnessed one of the murders, von Niemann manipulates him into thinking the village idiot is the killer before eliminating him. This causes the town to form a mob and his patsy to jump to his death. Near the end of the film, von Niemann has his maid drained, eliminating the one person he may have cared for.
  • Vampire Circus:
    • Count Mitterhaus, the vampire ruler of the village of Steitl , seduces the wife of a village leader so that she will bring him children he can feed on. Mitterhaus opens the film draining and murdering a little girl and slaughtering her rescue party when they come. After they manage to get lucky and stake him, Mitterhaus vows he will have the lives of their children to restore him to life. From beyond the grave, he instructs his mistress Anna to find his cousin Emil and carry out a plan 16 years in the making. Sixteen years later, Emil and Anna return with "the Circus of the Night", and under Mitterhaus's plan begin to murder the village children so their blood can revive the Count. Upon revival, Mitterhaus attempts kill every human at hand, not even caring about the fates of those who had served him so loyally—not even his own children.
    • The aforementioned Emil is the leader of the aforementioned Circus of Night, which roams Eastern Europe, murdering those it encounters. Emil spreads a plague to the village of Steitl to provide cover for his circus and sets about murdering people to revive his cousin Mitterhaus. Slaughtering and tormenting numerous villagers, including children, Emil later murders his own human subordinates when they have fulfilled their purpose, even killing his partner Anna when she objects to Emil murdering her daughter.
  • Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl: Dr. Kenji Furano is Keiko's seemingly-timid father who moonlights as a Kabuki-clad Mad Scientist. Fancying himself as the next Dr. Frankenstein, Furano, with the help of school nurse Midori, kidnaps his school's students to chop them up and reshape them in an attempt to resurrect them. Discovering the resurrection power of Monami Arukado's blood, he seeks to kill her and harvest her blood for his experiments. After Keiko dies, he's happy to experiment on her, having Midori kill numerous students and faculty members for their limbs and organs. Creating Frankenstein Girl and pitting her against Monami, he attempts to kill Igor when he gets in his way.
  • Vampires trilogy has each film's Big Bad:
    • John Carpenter's Vampires: Jan Valek is a sadistic predator with a merciless taste for blood and mass murder, boasting how much he has enjoyed the carnage and how many people he has fed on for centuries. Anyone who stands in his way is either killed or used to achieve many of his dark schemes. At a motel, he initiates a brutal, relentless, blood-drenched massacre at the motel of almost all of Jack Crow's team and the prostitutes they hired for the night. He and his followers slaughter and butcher a whole group of harmless monks, with Valek personally beheading one even after he tells him the whereabouts of the Berzier Cross. His goal is to become truly immortal so that he may extend his reign of terror forever.
    • Vampires: Los Muertos: Una is a sadistic vampire queen who tries to enact a ritual to make vampires immune to sunlight, leaving dozens dead behind her. Devouring people for pleasure on the side, Una uses Bullet Time to tear out the throat of everyone in a diner, before massacring a monastery of priests and using their ravaged remains to decorate the fountain, later slaughtering a bar full of people and kidnapping a priest to burn him alive in the ritual-–the first having failed-–and continuing on in frustration when her target reveals he isn't even a priest.
    • Vampires: The Turning: Niran is the master of the jai tham vampires that kill humans for the fun of it and war with the benevolent phi song neng vampires. The origins of this war and the jai tham date back centuries when Niran was a warlord known as the "master of death"; he desired the vampire mistress Sang, killed her husband and child to have her to himself, and was turned into a vampire in retaliation. In the present, Niran has his vampires cause mayhem through murderous parties, locking and leaving numerous prisoners to rot away; he kidnaps an innocent woman to torture her via a slow and painful vampiric transformation, something he's done to "recruit" all his followers.
  • Venom (2018): The Big Bad Duumvirate:
    • Dr. Carlton Drake is the CEO of Life Industries with a god complex. Coming into possession of the symbiotes, Drake experiments with homeless people, having them attached to and devoured by the symbiotes in massive numbers to learn how to control them, even using the Symbiote to murder a doctor who assists Eddie Brock. When he merges with the Symbiote Riot, Drake eagerly embraces his newfound power and assists Riot in killing all in his path, intending to bring the Symbiotes to devour all humanity to satisfy his ego.
    • The Riot symbiote is the "team leader" of the planned symbiote invasion force coming to Earth, and one of the four symbiotes brought back to Earth by the Life Foundation. Riot escapes, surfing from host to host and eating them alive from the inside-out—with two of his hosts being an old woman and a little girl—while leaving a slew of slaughtered innocents behind him. Riot bonds to Carlton Drake in the climax to send out a probe to bring the rest of his kind to Earth and allow them to feed on all humanity, massacring the entirety of Drake's staff when he's informed there may be a delay. Riot is apathetic to the death of even the other symbiotes who died in Carlton Drake's care, and decides to even kill Venom when he goes renegade.
  • Veronica Mars: Stu "Cobb" Cobbler was a drug dealer in Neptune High. After graduation he gets invited onto a boat party by a group of friends for his supply, but when Susan Knight starts to overdose he lies to the others that it's nothing to worry about. When Susan dies the others panic and he advises them to dispose of the corpse. He then uses this information to blackmail Gia, Luke and Carrie for ten years. Gia Goodman, the girl he lusted after in high school, is forced to have sex with him whenever he wants and live in an apartment without any blinds or curtains so he can ogle her all day from across the street. When Carrie breaks down, he murders her in her own home and uses Gia to frame Carrie's boyfriend Logan Echolls for the murder in a state with the death penalty. When Gia finally confesses all of it to Veronica, he snipes Gia through the window without a flicker of remorse or regret and tries to murder Veronica to cover it all up.
  • Versus: An unnamed necromancer seeks the power of the Forest of Resurrection. In his first attempt to obtain the power, he kills his own brother and a female seer. For 400 years, he bides his time and waits for his nemeses to reincarnate so he use them in his plans. He eventually becomes a Yakuza boss, credited as "The Man", who buries all the people he kills so he can use them as his attack force. By the time of the film's events, he's killed enough people to form a small army. He ends up luring his reincarnated brother into the Forest, killing a lot of his goons in the process. It is eventually revealed that the plan is to kill his brother, have the girl resurrect him, kill him again and use the resurrected blood to open the 444th portal to the afterlife and Take Over the World. He fails, but continues his quest so obsessively that he destroys civilization.
  • V for Vendetta: Unlike the comic book, where the fascist characters are more sympathetic, in the film some of them are irredeemable monsters:
    • High Chancellor Adam Sutler is a fascist dictator who rules the UK with an iron fist. After the Three Waters Incident leaves the UK in chaos, Sutler seizes power. After becoming Chancellor, Sutler sends anyone he disapproves of (Muslims, homosexuals, political dissidents) to concentration camps to be killed. Sutler violently cracks down on any sort protest against the regime. Sutler is also a very petty dictator, having a talk show host arrested and killed for mocking him.
    • Peter Creedy is the head of The Finger, Norsefire's Secret Police. Creedy's agents seem to have free range to do almost anything they want, including raping women found violating curfew. Creedy's agents arrest anyone who is deemed a threat to the Norsefire regime. Creedy is something of a sadist, sometimes violently beating some of the political prisoners he arrests. However, the worst thing Creedy has done is masterminding the aforementioned Three Waters Incident, in which he launches a biological attack on the UK that leaves 80,000 people dead and allows Norsefire to seize power. In the end, Creedy decides to kill Sutler and seize power for himself.
  • V/H/S/2: The cult leader in Safe Haven, known only as "Father", stands out as a piece of work in this anthology trilogy. The leader of Paradise Gates, Father leads his followers with the worship of a demon and the promise of ascending them into paradise. Keeping his people isolated from civilization, Father is rumored to have sexual relations with the women and children of his cult; when questioned of this in an interview with a news crew, he admits to this, stating that it's to "purify" them. At the time of their ascension, Father has his whole community commit mass murder-suicide, which includes those implied to be captives. He also murders Joni the cameraman out of annoyance with him, before having a ritual preformed on the pregnant Lena; it's shown that their ascension was to reanimate them as zombies, and just after his own death, it's revealed that the ritual turned Lena's baby into an incarnation of the demon they worshiped.
  • Vice (2015): Julian Michaels is the corrupt CEO of the titular company, which lets thousands of clients live out their darkest fantasies on "artificials", humanoid androids designed with thoughts and feelings. Each day, Julian lets his clients hurt, rape and even murder the artificials before wiping their memories and repairing them each night. Apathetic to suffering, Julian is uncaring when told that allowing people to take such uninhibited actions will cause them to become violent criminals in society. After an artificial named Kelly escapes, Julian has his men hunt her using lethal force, killing multiple civilians in the process. When Kelly's ally reloads all the memories back into the artificials, causing them to attack the clients who made them suffer, Julian becomes irritated and decides to use a kill switch to wipe them out. A callous businessman who hides his vile nature under superficial charm, Julian is in truth only interested in what will bring him profit.
  • Vice Squad: Ramrod, the sadistic pimp, hunts down any of his girls who go "outlaw" on him, beating them to death with his pimp stick. He begins the film by doing this to a girl named Ginger after psychological manipulating her into giving herself up to him. When Ginger's friend Princess assists the police in apprehending Ramrod, he later escapes and goes hunting for her. He murders her friends and tortures other people for information, even castrating another pimp. When he finds Princess, he wastes no time in torturing her and attempting to beat her to death as well.
  • Videodrome: Barry Convex is the CEO of Spectacular Optical and the man behind Videodrome. Stealing the Videodrome technology from Professor Brian O'Blivion and killing him with it, Convex runs a Snuff Film operation in Pittsburgh and uses the brain-damaging signals on the footage, planning on exposing all of North America to Videodrome and wiping out those who watch violence with brain tumors. Testing the signals on a number of people and sending them to "intensive psychiatric care", Convex studies Max Renn as his latest subject and analyzes his hallucinations as a way to convert him into his first Manchurian Agent, revealing his intention to use his small channel to release the first authentic transmissions of Videodrome, ordering Max to assassinate his two executives and then O'Blivion's daughter Bianca to eliminate what is left of him.
  • Vidocq: The Alchemist, aka Etienne Boissart, is a masked, giggling lunatic stalking the streets of Paris, murdering seemingly at random. The truth is far worse: the Alchemist has been alive since medieval times, having discovered how to entrap the souls of his victims in reflective surfaces to fuel his immortality. What's more, the creation of the mask is even more horrible, requiring multiple virgins to be slaughtered and tortured to death while their blood is used to temper the mask, with the process requiring a repetition every so often. When unmasked, the Alchemist also kills Vidocq's partner and tries to murder Vidocq, intending to wipe out any clues to his existence and fade into myth again with no remorse whatsoever for his deeds.
  • Vikingdom: Thor is far worse than he is usually depicted. Furious that mankind has embraced Christianity and forsaken the old gods, he launches a genocidal campaign to merge Midgard, Valhalla and Hel, destroying the mortal realm in the process and killing untold innocents. In his very first scene, he and his men attack a monastery holding one of the relics necessary to fulfill his plans and he has the guardian monk crucified just to spite his Christian beliefs. When one of his mortal generals—who initially followed him on the belief Thor would restore the old viking ways back as they used to be—realize that if he were to succeed, they too will be destroyed, Thor admits to their faces that he doesn't care what happens to them and they try to turn against him, only for Thor to brutally kill one of them.
  • V.I.P. (2017): Kim Gwang-Il is the young son of an important North Korean politician and a prolific, international Serial Killer. Leading a gang of like-minded murderers and rapists to spread terror across North Korea, Kim regularly murders entire families, children included. Visiting a fertilizer plant where the former investigators on his case are now working, Kim orders the execution of everyone; two men were beheaded and another was tied to a moving car. Moving to Hong Kong, Kim participated in the making of snuff films to fund his escape to South Korea. Years later, Kim started a new series of murders in the south, taking the lives of seven girls. While in custody, Kim strangles a female officer with his own handcuffs and mocks her superior by claiming that he "just wanted some fun" with her. Angered by a comment that a police chief had made about him, Kim steals a gun and shoots him multiple times. Captured by the only survivor of the massacre at the fertilizer plant, Kim shoots him in the head and dumps his body in the sea. A sexual sadist who believed that he was untouchable, Kim was the living representation of the damage that a low-functioning psychopath with a high social status can do.
  • Virtuosity: Dr. Darrel Lindenmeyer created SID 6.7 to serve as a training program for the act of taking down criminals. After SID Sadistic, Intelligent, Dangerous overwrites the failsafe and causes a person using the training program to die, people decide to shut SID down. Unwilling to let his work be shut down, Lindenmeyer brings SID into the real world and allows him to go on a murderous rampage throughout the city. Lindenmeyer watches SID's rampage on the news, and is impressed at SID's crimes. When SID kidnaps Dr. Madison Carter's daughter, Karin, and straps a bomb to her, Lindenmeyer taunts Madison. When Lt. Parker Barnes destroys SID's physical body, Lindenmeyer mocks Barnes over the fact that there is no one who can reveal Karin's location before the bomb detonates. When Barnes and Madison send SID's AI back into the virtual world to try and get information from him, Lindenmeyer kills Barnes's friend, Cochran, and traps Barnes in the virtual world, leaving him to be killed by SID and Karin to be killed when the bomb goes off.
  • Waar: Ramal is a ruthless terrorist and killer-turned-agent for India's secret service RAW aiming to foment chaos in Pakistan. Upon being captured by agent Mujtaba Rivzi, Ramal murdered his wife and child. Ramal infiltrates northern Pakistan and begins carrying out murders and assassinations for RAW, notably killing Ejaz Khan, a popular Pakistan politician, by fatally stabbing him, then letting him crawl to his lover in bed whose throat Ramal has slashed. Organizing more attacks, Ramal's true plan is to bomb the Jinnah Convention Center in Islamabad with a Deadly Gas, which will kill the hundreds gathered there, any civilians nearby, and completely destabilize Pakistan and enable Taliban terrorists to continue to terrorize the country, all to ensure that Ramal will always have a job in the ensuing chaos. Having no true loyalty or illusions about what he does, Ramal even takes the time to brag to his nemesis Mujtaba that he'll triumph because "evil always wins!"
  • The Wailing: The seemingly-friendly shaman Il-Gwang is, in truth, in league with the demonic presence hanging over the rural village that is the film's setting. Along with his demonic partner, he sends in a Hate Plague to the village, which results in those infected murdering those around them before dying. When the police officer Jong-Goo investigates, he misleads him, resulting his young daughter being infected. He feigns at being helpful while weakening the protections of the village's actual guardian spirit, finally resulting in Jong-Goo's death when his daughter kills him before snapping photos of the bodies, revealing that he keeps pictures of the victims as souvenirs of his deeds.
  • Wait Until Dark (1967 film): Harry Roat is an ice-cold sociopath out to find a doll filled with heroin, which has ended up in the possession of a blind woman named Susy Hendrix. Roat romances and kills a woman, then brings her two exes in and sets them up so they'll be forced to work for him. He then makes Susy think that her husband's an adulterer and uses his partners to psychologically torture her and make her afraid to leave her own home. Roat happily murders his way through anyone in the path, and when his unwilling partners attempt to finally be rid of him, Roat disposes of them before. Roat then spends the climax of the film psychologically torturing Susy before trying to murder her. Even at the end, Susy realizes the money is simply an excuse: Roat is a natural sadist who enjoys evil for the sake of evil.
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones: Ray and Albert are a pair of serial rapists and killers with a penchant for abducting the loved ones of drug traffickers before raping, brutally killing, and dismembering them, regardless of whether or not their victim's ransom is paid. They dupe a groundskeeper who was romantically obsessed with a woman into kidnapping her on the pretext of "rescuing her" before killing her and leave her body parts behind for the groundskeeper to find at his work. They also leave the remains of Kenny's wife behind in packages resembling bricks of heroin, along with a tape of her being raped and murdered for Kenny's "listening pleasure." They eventually kidnap the fourteen-year-old daughter of a drug trafficker with the intent to kill her. They even start cutting off her fingers before they're informed they won't get any money unless they prove she's alive. Ray is a smug sadist while Albert is an emotionless sociopath. Even though they live and kill together, they don't care for each other as shown when Albert murders the grievously wounded Ray, then calmly goes upstairs to eat dinner before cleaning up and moving on.
  • Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986-1987): Introduced slitting a driver's throat, Malak Al Rahim is a sadistic terrorist who infiltrates the US for the pleasure of watching his work up close. Bombing a movie theater, Rahim proceeds to murder his way across LA, planning on more bombings so he can enjoy the sight of it. When hero Nick Randall's good friend Danny is on the case, Rahim murders Danny's girlfriend and has Danny tortured, shooting him in the feet for information before having his throat cut, intending on launching more explosives with sadistic relish.
  • War Crimes (2005): Lieutenant Brcko personifies the brutality of the Chetniks. A greedy and xenophobic Blood Knight employed by a Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) captain, Brcko gleefully participates in the massacre of civilians. Capturing one of the foreign peace protesters, Brcko tortures and executes him while on the radio so his friends could hear his death. After a heroic Muslim rebel kills one of his men, Brcko stops his execution just to fight with a "Muslim shit" to death himself. Frustrated by the lack of payment, Brcko promises to eliminate his superior and beats a Chetnik fighter for arguing that they can get paid on their own without having to suffer casualties, threatening to kill his own men if they confront him again.
  • War Dog: Colonel Spacek is the director of the War Dog program and by extension the commander of the War Dogs. Obsessed with creating Super Soldiers, Spacek conscripted several of the soldiers who served under him during The Vietnam War into his project, resulting in dozens of men going missing and then declared KIA by the army. Brainwashing his soldiers with drugs and turning them into mindless killing machines, Spacek unleashes them on a gas station as an "exercise", killing even children. Sending the War Dogs to assassinate those who might expose them, they kill numerous civilians and police officers in their path. When Charles invades Spacek's base to rescue his brother who had been converted into a War Dog, Ricky, Spacek tortures him with hooks and forces Charles to fight with him. Even after his death, Spacek's influence still drove Ricky to slit the throat of a family friend and almost kill his sister-in-law before being gunned down by the police.
  • WarCraft: Gul'dan is a ruthless orc warlock who reigns over the Horde with an iron fist. Addicted to dark fel magic, Gul'dan seeks to expand the Horde into the world of Azeroth to conquer. Opening a portal by draining the lives of hundreds of innocent Draenei prisoners, he sends the Horde out to conquer and destroy all in its path. Eventually it is revealed that Draenor was rendered a dying world by Gul'dan's own abuse of the fel, and Gul'dan has zero compunction about doing the same to Azeroth. Rounding up human captives to empower his magic, Gul'dan tortures one by slowly draining his life, plotting to use the rest to open up the portal for the rest of the Horde. When the honorable chieftain Durotan tries to stand against Gul'dan, Gul'dan orders his clan slaughtered, including Durotan's baby son. When Durotan challenges Gul'dan to a duel, Gul'dan cheats to win by using his magic to drain Durotan's life after he finds himself without the advantage and promptly murders several orcs when they turn from him in disgust. Even at the end, Gul'dan demonstrates he has no loyalty to his people or their traditions when he orders the heroic Anduin Lothar killed after Lothar defeats Gul'dan right-hand orc Blackhand in fair combat. Greedy, power-hungry, and insatiable in his desires, Gul'dan will happily condemn any world to destruction as long as he can fuel his addiction to the fel.
  • Warlock: The Warlock is an Evil Sorcerer who serves Satan, doing whatever heinous acts are necessary to gain more power. His plan is to recreate the disassembled Grand Grimoire, a satanic book that he can use to undo all of Creation and for which the Devil will reward him with untold powers. In the 17th century, he escapes from a witch hunter into the future 20th century to complete his task. After being taken care of by a friendly housekeeper upon his arrival, he chops off the man's fingers and bites out his tongue to kill him. He uses an unwitting medium to channel his master and then carves out her eyes to use as a compass. He further casts a Rapid Aging curse on the heroine to extend her suffering by seeing her own life go by in a matter of days, skins a child and boils it down for the fat so he can use it in a flying spell, and threatens to kill a priest's unborn children to compel him to provide the location of the last pages of the Grimoire.
  • Warlords (1988): The Warlord, real name Billings, is the vicious leader of an army of mutants who seeks to populate the Earth with them and rule over a new world. Kidnapping a veterinarian and making him his chemist, the Warlord uses his own soldiers as experiments for genetic mutation, uncaring that fourteen of them have died as test subjects. Having his men raid and pillage villages for weapons and women for his harem, when Dow arrives searching for his wife, Warlord has him kidnapped and tortured for fun and for government information.
  • The Warrior and the Sorceress: Zeg the Tyrant is one of the film's main villains and the worst in the city. A slaver and murderer, Zeg regularly has people tormented and killed while enslaving others in a brutal trade. For entertainment, Zeg also regularly selects attractive slaves and has them placed in tanks to drown while he watches in amusement. When he finally has enough of his rival Bal Caz, Zeg massacres him and his men before unleashing his own soldiers on the city to massacre everyone until the city submits to the rule of Zeg.
  • Warriors of the Wasteland: One, leader of the Templars, and his right-hand Shadow, believe only in the destruction of any remaining human beings in the post-apocalyptic future. Regularly leading their forces to massacre innocent colonies, Shadow also takes great pleasure in making his victims' deaths as painful as possible. When their old comrade Scorpion resurfaces protecting innocent colonies, the pair instantly target him, and after capturing and torturing Scorpion, Shadow assists One in raping him before having him left for dead. The two then attempt to massacre the colony Scorpion was protecting, with Shadow gleefully gunning down every innocent person he sees before Scorpion manages to stop them.
  • The Warrior's Way: The nameless Colonel is a vicious warlord who preys on isolated towns. A serial rapist who fancies women with healthy teeth, the heroine's flashback shows the Colonel selecting her, killing her father when he tries to interfere and then shooting the heroine when she throws hot grease in his face. For good measure he guns down her mother and young brother. In present, the now hideously disfigured Colonel continues his activities. He tortures a clown by having objects put on his head and having his men shoot at them, drags the town drunk through town on a horse with a rope around his neck, and selects a woman for his pleasure. When the woman's husband protests, the Colonel guns them both down and selects their daughters. When the heroine finally manages to impale him after he attempts to rape and kill her, the Colonel's final words are that he'll see her in hell and he hopes she wears "something nasty."
  • The Watcher: David Allen Griffin was a Serial Killer who stalked women before murdering them with piano wire. After causing the death of Agent Joel Campbell’s lover in L.A., he followed him to his new home in Chicago and started killing women there. Griffin sends Campbell photos of his next victims three days before murdering them as part of a game. He successfully murders three young women this way while in Chicago, as well as three police officers during a chase. Near the end of the film, he kidnaps Campbell’s therapist and sets the room she’s in to explode should the police try to breach it. When Campbell doesn’t thank Griffin for "making his life interesting," he attempts to strangle Campbell’s therapist, and when the police do end up breaching the room, the explosives go off in their faces. Driven by nothing but the thrill of the kill, Griffin cemented himself as a truly psychotic murderer.
  • Weapons of Death (1977): Santoro is an up and coming mob kingpin who conducts robberies while slaughtering everyone around him. After a hit on a train that leaves numerous people dead, Santoro callously kills a subordinate who falls behind. When other mobsters try to kill him, Santoro begins killing them, heedless of collateral damage, hitting a bank where he kills a great many more innocents. Relying on his connections with chief mafioso Don Alfredo, it turns out Santoro murdered the latter's son to comfort Alfredo through his grief and make himself untouchable. Later arriving to kill the witness to his crime, Santoro ends the film murdering a little boy who calls out his hiding place.
  • The Web: Andrew Colby is a Corrupt Corporate Executive who embezzled a million dollars from his company. Tricking an associate into taking the rap, he left the guy imprisoned for five years while he built a business empire off the dough. When his associate got out, Colby decided to weasel his way out of their deal by arranging things so his bodyguard, Bob Regan, would kill the man in apparent defense of his boss. As Regan investigates, it's learned that Colby killed the engraver he had counterfeit the stolen money killed at the time of his original scheme. Deciding Regan has come too close to exposing his crimes, he kills his henchman and has Regan and his Love Interest framed for the murder. When deceived into thinking his victim is alive, he tries to strangle him himself before being caught by the police.
  • Welcome to Hard Times: The Man from Bodie is a vicious, voiceless stranger who, by the start of the film, had been terrorizing the peaceful settlement of Hard Times for days. He rapes and later murders a tavern prostitute and kills the two men who stand up to him, along with spreading general mayhem and stealing a horse after killing his own. When Mayor Will Blue tries to trap him, the Man catches on and shoots another man before raping Blue’s friend Molly, gleefully setting the whole town on fire and escaping. Eventually, after the town had begun to be rebuilt, the Man returns and kills another woman along with the town’s sheriff, sets the saloon on fire and tries to kill Blue.
  • Werewolf: The Beast Among Us: The seemingly kind "Doc" is really a vicious Knight Templar who wants to rid his village of vagrants. Doc uses the powerful werewolf Daniel to kill all manner of "lowlifes" he despises and personally guns down anyone infected by the werewolf to cover his tracks. Keeping Daniel's mother sedated to avoid her catching onto him, Doc plans to eventually use the werewolf to take revenge on the academics who looked down upon his research. When discovered by Eva, Daniel's girlfriend, Doc tries to force Daniel to kill her.
  • Werewolves of the Third Reich: Dr. Josef Mengele and his head of security, SS Officer Hess, are the leaders of Camp 9, a nightmarish experimentation prison where Jews and subjected to brutal experiments that often results in their deaths. While Mengele carries out the experiments and has any who put up considerable resistance executed, Hess regularly exerts his position to brutalize and murder anyone he wants, notably forcing a man to kill himself to save his wife and teen daughter, then killing the women anyway just for fun. When Mengele learns that his wife has cheated on him, he transforms her lover into a monstrous werewolf after Hess giddily beats him to a pulp, and, while Hess takes time to torment Mengele's wife with the knowledge, Mengele himself sets Camp 9 to explode when the enemy soldiers raid the base, uncaring that his wife, the Jewish prisoners, and his entire squadron of soldiers will all be killed in the blast.
  • Werewolves on Wheels: One is a cult leader who claims to speak for Satan himself. When a biker gang arrives near his compound, One has them drugged so he can sacrifice a female member to be the bride of Lucifer. During the sacrifice ritual, One stabs a cat to death. After the gang rescues her, he places a lycanthropy curse on his victim, which she then passes onto her boyfriend. After the werewolves kill a few of the gang members, One tormenting a psychic member of the gang all the while, the rest are forced to kill them. They then go to confront One, who steals the male werewolf's body, sacrifices the female as planned and makes the rest into his mind slaves.
  • Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice (1969): Claire Marrable is a seemingly sweet old women who decides to make money by hiring on a series of companions and housekeepers, taking them for all they have and then murdering them before burying them in her garden. When a friend of one of her victims investigates undercover as Claire's new housekeeper, Claire eventually murders her by drowning her. When Claire fears that her tenant Harriet and Harriet's young son Jimmy may be getting close to the truth, she drugs them and attempts to burn them alive.
  • What Keeps You Alive: Jackie, real name Megan, is a vicious and depraved Serial Killer who murdered her childhood friend when she was young. Developing a love for killing, Jackie seduces other women and brings them to her childhood home in the woods, giving them a locket of them together before murdering them for fun and keeping the locket as a trophy. When her current wife Jules survives her initial murder attempt, Jackie psychologically torments her and murders her former neighbors Sarah and Daniel, taking time to mock Sarah with how their childhood friend "fought harder" before attempting to murder Jules again, who discovers Jackie has a great deal of victims that she has betrayed and killed for sport.
  • Wheels of Fire (1985): Scourge is a sadistic road pirate who leads a band of bandits to slaughter and rape as they will through the post-apocalyptic world, coming into conflict with Trace by kidnapping his sister Bo, cruelly murdering her boyfriend, and keeping her as his personal Sex Slave—and allowing all of his men to have a go at her whenever they feel like it. Put under pressure by the Ownership that rules the communities set up in the world, Scourge provokes them into an attack by massacring a settlement of pacifists they're funding before attempting to destroy their army and cripple their rule over the land. When Trace finally finds him, Scourge mocks him over having raped his sister into near-insanity, stating that he's almost a member of the family now.
  • When a Killer Calls: Richard Hewitt initially seems like a normal suburban father, but after raping his children's babysiter Trisha, he proceeded to slaughter his own family, a neighboring couple and their daughter, two police officers, and three bystanders—nearly cutting the breasts off of one of them while she was still alive—before capturing, torturing, and sexually abusing Trisha—who he had spent the night taunting with calls and emailed pictures relating to his crimes—and her boyfriend, Matt—whose face he mutilates with a pipe—before fatally impaling him. No motive is given for his actions beyond the implication that he was a closeted psychopath whose sexual assault of Trisha prompted him to finally snap and embark on a sadistic rampage that left himself and a dozen other people dead.
  • When a Stranger Calls: The Stranger is a Serial Killer who stalks, terrifies and eventually murders young women just for the joy of it. He prefers to target babysitters, having no compunction about killing the children they’re watching over either. He kills a random babysitter and two kids on the other side of town, then preys on Jill for the rest of the film, killing her best friend Tiffany in the proces. He's eventually stopped and arrested, but the trauma from the experience is so great that Jill suffers a psychotic break, dreaming that the Stranger is still there to torment her.
  • The Whisperer in Darkness : P.F. Noyes, an enigmatic Bostonian gentleman who greets Albert Wainworth in his trip to Vermont, is actually the leader of a cult dedicated to the extraterrestrial Mi-go. Noyes lends his full aid to having loose ends murdered by the Mi-go and luring those too much in the know—like Henry Akeley, and Albert himself—to extract their brains and keep them locked away in jars for the Mi-go's uses. Noyes fully intends to let the Mi-go gain passage to Earth and doom humanity in the process, all for the sake of the knowledge he'll gain in return, and tortures one of the people the Mi-go have kept in jars when he expresses horror at this, up to the point where his brain is agonizingly burnt out.
  • White Ghost (1988): The unnamed commander of the Vietnamese prisoner camp subjects prisoners to various terrible punishments and brutal executions. Determined to capture the mysterious American known as the White Ghost, the camp commander brutally tortures the captive Thi Hau in front of the American mercenary who he believes is the White Ghost in order to gain information on why he's there. When the torture fails, the commander executes the mercenary, shooting his kneecaps first as revenge for the mercenary insulting him. After the real White Ghost, Steve Shepard, tries and fails to save Thi, the commander attaches explosives to her, planning on setting them off when he comes to save her. Later, when he starts losing a fight with Shepard, he makes one last attempt to blow Thi up just to spite him.
  • White Sun of the Desert: "Black" Abdullah is a ruthless Basmachi warlord who embraces life as a bandit. The first we see of him is him abandoning his many wives to death in the desert and when they are saved, he is absolutely furious they have survived. Upon meeting them again, Abdullah attempts to kill them himself before the heroes subdue him. Abdullah convinces one of his wives to free him, before promptly murdering her and a young soldier and escaping. Seeking a path to the sea, Abdullah and his men murder a museum curator before attempting to burn the heroes alive in an oil carrier when they pursue him.
  • White Zombie: Murder Legendre is an evil voodoo practitioner who runs his sugar plantation with the zombies who are corpses of former rivals or those who got in his way. When he becomes obsessed with the heroine Madeleine, Legendre ostensibly promises her admirer to help win her own by poisoning her and turning her into a zombie, before poisoning him as well and coldly rejecting his plea for help. When her fiancee shows up to save her, Legendre attempts to have him murdered, intending to claim Madeleine as a mindless shell of herself as he has done to so many others.
  • Whiteout (2009): Russell Haden is an Australian biologist who, along with Anton Weiss, John Mooney, Michael Rubin and Dr. John Fury, uncovers diamonds that they plan to smuggle out of Antarctica, only for Haden to decide to resort to murder to keep them all for himself. Haden uses an ice ax to brutally murder Weiss; cuts Mooney's throat and then harshly stabs him again; and then hunts down and breaks Rubin's neck. On multiple occasions, he tries to kill US Marshal Carrie Stetko to keep her from interfering and taunts her after one of those attempts results in her getting frostbite and losing two fingers. After he escapes, he wounds and nearly kills pilot Delfy and attempts to abandon everyone still left on the base for the whole winter, including Fury, to flee for his life. He also tries to kill UN agent Robert Bryce when he tries to protect Carrie.
  • The Wicked: LaDean LaRene survived the Salem Witch Trials by feeding on children. For centuries, LaDean has haunted the town, devouring children in order to stay young and beautiful. When a young girl named Amanda throws rocks at her house, LaDean kidnaps her with the intention of killing her as well. When a group of teenagers arrive to save Amanda, LaDean kills two of them and eats them. She also murders a ranger by tearing out his throat. She later kills a police officer inspecting her house. She finally attempts to suck out the souls of the teenagers when they try to stop her.
  • Widows: Jatemme Manning, the top enforcer for his brother's criminal organization, is a terrifying sociopath who approaches violence and murder with a laid-back serenity and goes out of his way to make his victims suffer. After two of his men failed to prevent Harry Rawlings from stealing his brother's money, Jatemme forces them to recite the rap they were found singing. First staring them down before briefly pretending to like it, he finally shoots the singer mid-verse, orders the beat boxer to run, then shoots him too after he makes it only a couple steps. Later on he tortures a handicapped man for information by repeatedly stabbing him in the shoulder and legs to see where he can and can't feel pain, and has his men beat the "simple" Bash O'Reilly to death while he calmly watches football. At the end of the movie, he betrays the widows and tries to steal their entire haul, leaving them behind for the cops to arrest.
  • Wild Wild West: Arliss Loveless is a former Confederate slaveholder and a technology expert with no allegiance to anyone but himself. He kidnaps a group of scientists to build new weapons of war for him, decapitating one of them for trying to warn the President. He slaughters General McGrath's men in front of him with a tank prototype as punishment for surrendering to the North during the Civil War and to use the General's men as target practice. He kills the General himself when the latter demands that Loveless stop the massacre. He plans to destroy the United States unless the President surrenders to his new alliance, and firebombs a random frontier town to prove his point. He sells out the former Confederacy that he fought for when he presents his plan to carve up the whole country amongst himself and a collection of foreign powers. It's revealed that he previously used his tank to wipe out a settlement of free slaves, including Jim West's family, also for target practice.
  • Willow: Queen Bavmorda is an evil conqueror who learns of a prophecy of a child destined to defeat her, so she has all pregnant women in her kingdom imprisoned. After the child is saved from death, Bavmorda has the mother and midwife killed, who barely gets the child to safety before being torn apart by the Queen's hounds. To stop Willow and the child from getting help, Bavmorda turns a kind sorceress into a frog and the inhabitants of a castle into stone. When confronted, Bavmorda tries to cast a spell to destroy the prophesied child's soul so none can oppose her and attempts to kill her own daughter for turning against her.
  • Windigo: This rendition of the Slender Man is a specifically malevolent entity that is combined with the legend of the Wendigo, driving its victims not only to insanity but cannibalism as well, turning them into zombie like creatures in the process. Initially simply stalking a group of students, it shows its more aggressive colors over the movie, spreading madness, rage and paranoia across the town of Bonville and slowly possessing the cameraman Brandon as it turns the residents into its zombified slaves. It doesn't show its sadism until the climax where it leads its small army of zombies to attack the students, tricking them into shooting Dean and aggressively attacking when they start fighting back. When seemingly destroyed, with Kwekon sacrificing himself, it fully possesses Brandon, putting a human-like personality on display, thanking the crew for "brightening the week" and spitefully tries to burn Reece alive before making two attempts to kill him and his girlfriend. When they manage to escape, it is captured by the government, and grows annoyed at their interrogations before transforming into its true form and killing the interrogator. According to the epilogue, there are no survivors in the town of Bonville.
  • Winnetou series, based on Karl May's novels:
    • The Treasure of Silver Lake: Colonel Brinkley, leader of the bandit group the Tramps, murders several people to steal a treasure map belonging to one. Upon learning the dying man had fled to a homestead, Brinkley takes his men to massacre the region, driven off only by the heroic Apache warrior Winnetou bringing reinforcements. Brinkley later attacks an Indian village and has the women and children gunned down while the men are away, while also forcing one victim's son to lead him to the treasure by threatening the safety of the young man's Love Interest. Brinkley also proceeds to murder his own gang when it appears he has the treasure in his grasp, planning to keep the wealth entirely to himself.
    • Last of the Renegades: Bud Forrester is a ruthless oil baron who leads an attack on a group of innocent natives so he can seize their land and steal the oil underneath. Forrester later stages a massacre, which he blames on the Assiniboin Indians in order to disrupt a peace between them and the US Army and in order to cause a massive war to wipe the natives out. When the Assiniboin women and children take refuge in a cave, Forrester leads his men after them, intending to kill them before Winnetou and Old Shatterhand come to the rescue.
  • Wishmaster: The Djinn, pseudonym Nathaniel Demerest, from the first and second movies, is one of the cruelest of his race. He grants wishes—stretching them to their worst possible outcome based on the word choice of the wisher—with the intention of granting three wishes from his "waker" to release his kind upon the Earth, bringing eternal damnation and suffering to the human race. Prior to his imprisonment, he granted a sultan's wish to be shown wonders by transforming his people into hideous monsters. In present day-Los Angeles, he left a trail of dead: afflicting a pharmacist with cancer; turning a woman into a mannequin; blowing up an entire plane to kill one woman; and coercing other victims into wishing they were dead. He keeps the souls of the wishers trapped in his realm to be tormented for all eternity. At the climax, the Djinn transforms a man's party into a nightmare, causing his gallery to come to life and slaughter the guests, then tries to coerce the lead heroine into making her final wish by threatening her sister's life. In the second movie, he collects souls in prison, including by telekinetically pushing a man through the bars of a holding cell and forcing prisoners to beat each other to death. When he escapes, the Djinn kills his own partner, crucifies a priest, and unleashes hell upon a casino.
  • Witchboard: Carlos Malfeitor in life was an infamous Serial Killer known for having killed nine people with an axe. In death his spirit communicates with the world via an Ouija Board that accidentally falls into the hands of Jim Morar. Seeking a vessel so he can walk on Earth once again and restart his murderous campaign Malfeitor torments Jim's girlfriend, invading her dreams and at one point assaulting and hospitalizing her. He also viciously kills Jim's friends, leaving him as the prime suspect, and also kills a medium who tried to exorcise him. When he finally manages to possess Linda, Malfeitor reveals that Jim has always been his portal and killing his friends and torturing Linda was simply a way to mess with him. When Jim tries to shoot himself after having learned this, Malfeitor cruelly mocks his intended sacrifice, by asking him if Linda is really worth it.
  • The Witches Hammer: Madeline Renoir is a vampiric wizard out to summon the Souls of the Damned to bring Hell on Earth. Killing and turning a researcher's wife to introduce him to the supernatural, she enlists him to help her find the Malleus Maleficarium, which can summon the Souls to Earth. After finding the book, she has the British monster hunting organization massacred, leaving only Rebecca, who she intends to use as a sacrifice for the ritual, as the Sole Survivor. As our heroes take the book to Madeline, she sends a bunch of vampire assassins to kill them and take the book, causing much collateral damage along the way. After her ritual is thwarted, Madeline declares that she'll just use the magic of the book to wreak mass destruction on Earth.
  • Witchfinder General: Matthew Hopkins, the titular Witchfinder General goes from town to town with his subordinate, John Stearne, brutally torturing false confessions of witchcraft from townsfolk, leading to their executions and to Hopkins and Stearne getting paid. After forcing a priest into confessing by stabbing him with needles, Hopkins agree to spare him after the man's niece offers herself for his safety, although Hopkins is called away to another village and Stearne rapes her in his absence. Angered that someone else had sex with Sarah, Hopkins kills her uncle, the priest, along with two village women, and abandons Stearne when the two are confronted by soldiers for their crimes. Capturing Sarah and her fiancé, Richard Marshall, Hopkins tries to torture them to get another confession. Although they manage to kill Hopkins, his torture drives them both mad.
  • Wizards of the Demon Sword: Lord Khoura is an Evil Sorcerer who seeks the Blade of Aktar so that he can plunge the world into darkness. To do this, he kidnaps the Blade's keeper and takes the Blade. In his attempts to figure out how to access the power, he sacrifices at least three virgins. He has Melina, the keeper's daughter, kidnapped in order to force one of them to reveal the secret, and sends her to his torture wall when they refuse so that the keeper can hear his daughter's screams. At the torture wall, Khoura makes Melina watch him burn another woman with a hot knife, and threatens to do unbelievable torture to her should she refuse. When the heroes invade his castle to rescue his captives, Khoura manages to slay Damon before going down.
  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2: The wicked Donar is the vilest of the three sorcerers. Killing many in the kingdom, and having villages raided and slaughtered for slaves, Donar also forces slaves to participate in gladiator matches for his amusement. Fond of Human Sacrifice, Donar attempts to sacrifice a woman for failing to seduce the hero Tyor before trying to corrupt Tyor himself.
  • Wolf: Stewart Swinton is Will Randall's slimy, manipulative "best friend" who spends the film scheming to get Will demoted or fired so Stewart can take his job, and, upon gaining the powers of a werewolf, Stewart becomes an absolute monster. Butchering Will's wife Charlotte and framing Will for it, Stewart eventually tracks Will down to the house of Laura, murdering his way through her security guards. Upon getting his hands on Laura, Stewart tries to "fuck her to death," planning to make Will watch as he rapes and murders Laura and, when Will overpowers Stewart, Stewart takes advantage of Will's mercy and tries to stab him in the back.
  • Wolf Warrior 2 (2017): "Big Daddy" is the head of the Dylan Corps mercenary group who are helping the Red Scarf rebels take over a country in Africa. Seeking a doctor who has the cure for a viral outbreak, Big Daddy's mercenaries storm the Prime Minister's palace and murder him and his entourage after he refuses to disclose the doctor's location. Once they find his location, Big Daddy's mercenaries accidentally murder the doctor, and later execute dozens of innocent medical workers and civilians. When Big Daddy realizes the cure for the outbreak is in Pasha's blood, he and his mercenaries storm a factory and murder several workers and guards in an attempt to kidnap her. Big Daddy later kills General Inuwa, his employer, and takes control of his rebels. Hell-bent on killing Leng Feng and kidnapping Pasha, Big Daddy sends his mercenaries and rebels back to the factory, where they indiscriminately slaughter dozens of civilians trying to run to safety. While General Inuwa was hesitant about killing the Chinese and tried to stop the outbreak, Big Daddy only cared about completing his missions and causing as much chaos as possible.
  • Wolfguy: Enraged Lycanthrope (1975): Sadistic J-CIA member Kato plans to use Akira "Wolf" Inugami and Miki Ogawa's powers for his own benefits. Kidnapping the two, Kato takes advantage of the mentally unstable Miki's psychic powers by having her kill a person whom he claimed was one of her rapists before having her kill a random politician on live television. When Akira refuses to partake in his plans, Kato forces him to have one of his organs surgically removed without anesthetics, planning to create an entire army of powerful wolf soldiers with Akira’s DNA.
  • Wolfman: Reverend Leonard is a Devil-worshipper masquerading as a priest. After the head of the Glasgow family reneges on a Deal with the Devil, Leonard curses him with lycanthropy. He conspires with other relatives so that the curse passes down through three generations by the film's start, causing countless innocents to be killed by the werewolves, and killing them when they get too old. When Colin Glasgow's doctor and girlfriend confront Leonard, he kills the doc and takes the Love Interest so he can frame Colin for her murder.
  • The Wolfman (2010): Sir John Talbot is a literal and figurative monster. Cursed with lycanthropy decades before the film, Sir John murdered his wife accidentally and allowed his young son Lawrence to be sent to an asylum to have the memory of the werewolf tortured out of him. When Lawrence's brother was going to leave the Talbot home, John didn't lock himself up on the full moon with the express intent of transforming and tearing his son apart. He allows himself to transform outside his cage shortly after, killing many innocent people and infecting the returned Lawrence. He allows Lawrence to transform and go on a killing rampage so he'll be blamed for the killings and be sent back to the asylum for more torture and insanity. Sir John had given his Indian manservant Singh a gun with silver shells to stop him should he ever lose control, but upon Lawrence's return to the manor to settle things with his father, he finds Singh's butchered corpse and John gleefully informing him he'd removed the powder from the shells years ago. Seeing his curse as power, John Talbot believes that he is the superior species and can do whatever he wants to anyone, even his own sons who he views as nothing more than possessions.
  • Women In Cages (1971):
    • Sadistic guard Alabama lords over the women she has trapped in her prison. A ruthless sadist, Alabama subjects the women to a variety of tortures, coercing several to share her bed, only to abandon them when her interest wanes. Alabama takes a special interest in heroine Carol "Jeff" Jeffries, hoping to brutalize and break her as well, even discarding her lover Theresa to further mistreatment.
    • Jeff's former boyfriend Rudy Diaz frames her for drug running and seeks to have her murdered to keep her quiet. Upon Jeff's escape, it becomes frighteningly apparently how monstrous Rudy truly is: Using multitudes of women, Rudy sometimes has them addicted to drugs, and turns them into sex slaves aboard his ships, even forcing Jeff into it when she returns to him.
  • World Gone Wild (1987/1988): Father Derek Abernathy is a charismatic cult leader roaming the remains of the Earth to form a Cult of Personality for himself. His brutality only preceded by his shallow charm, Derek goes from community to community and decimates them all, raping the women and molding the children into his mindless followers. Derek cheerfully has his cult murder their way through Lost Wells whilst nonchalantly sipping a glass of water, molesting a women's young daughter before kidnapping, raping, and ultimately murdering the mother after she resists him, and fully intending to butcher the rest of the populace after he's warded off. Derek's methods of directly punishing those he perceives as enemies are even worse, as Derek castrates an unfortunate mercenary who tries to deal with him and leaves him tied up to slowly die of exposure in the desert. A narcissistic sociopath, Derek lives purely to slather his own ego with praise and glory whilst savagely murdering all those who don't worship him.
  • Would You Rather: Shepard Lambrick is a seemingly-philanthropical corporate executive who invites people in financial trouble to his dinner parties so that he can make them perform unpleasant acts for his entertainment. Determined that Every Man Has His Price, Lambrick offers his guests money to play a game of "would you rather?" with every choice being a sadistic one. He has one man slowly beaten to death over a stress-induced outburst at Lambrick's son; makes another slice his eyeball open; causes a third man to die of a heart attack after having his hand blown off by an M-80 firecracker; and has a woman's head held underwater until she drowns, after taunting her with the implication her husband had killed their daughter in the same manner. While Lambrick does make good on his promise to the eventual winner, it's made perfectly clear that she's been badly traumatized by his "game", something he is apathetic to.
  • Wrath of the Titans: Ares, the god of war, is the disloyal son of Zeus, who sides with Hades as the Titans awaken. While Hades is motivated by his fear of death and ultimately redeems himself, Ares is completely unrepentant and is Driven by Envy of Zeus showing favor to his demigod son Perseus. Ares and Hades sell out Zeus and the other gods to die to awaken Kronos in exchange for being spared, during which Ares needlessly beats and tortures Zeus in captivity. Ares later kills some of his mortal followers, impaling and tossing aside a devout worshiper who prayed to him for salvation and tried to appeal to him. When Zeus manages to reach out to Hades, Ares immediately tries to kill Hades and proceeds with awakening Kronos to wipe out the world, mortally wounding Zeus in the process. During the final battle, Ares takes Perseus's young son Helius captive intending to force him to watch as he kills his father.
  • X-Men Film Series, by release date
    • X-Men: First Class: Klaus Schmidt, aka Sebastian Shaw, is a mutant supremacist who believes humans to be inferior to mutants. As a Nazi scientist, he used his position to try to find "gifted" mutants, and upon finding a younger Erik Lensherr, he killed his mother after Erik failed to impress him with his powers, solely to motivate him, before subjecting Erik to horrible experiments. After the war, he adopts the Shaw identity and ingratiates himself to high-ranking members of the government with his Hellfire Club, manipulating Russia and America alike. Shaw assaults a CIA facility, murdering every agent within, and when one of the young mutants stands up to him, Shaw, despite his creed of "not harming his own kind," murders him without hesitation and with barely-concealed enjoyment. Shaw's ultimate goal was to push Russia and America into nuclear war, allowing mutantkind to thrive in the aftermath and creating a kingdom of mutants that he himself would rule. Even when thwarted, Shaw planned to absorb all the nuclear radiation in his atomic sub and unleash it upon Cuba to destroy it personally and trigger atomic war.
    • Deadpool (2016): Ajax, real name Francis Freeman, is the leader of an operation that purports to create superheroes. Francis uses his recruiter to lure in people with nothing to lose before he implants the potential for mutant genetics into them. However, to awaken the mutant gene, Francis subjects them to hideous, continuous torture to produce the necessary stress to awaken it. Wade Wilson himself is eventually placed in a chamber that alters air levels to constantly make him feel that he is asphyxiating. After this awakens Wade's mutant gene, Francis comments he could fix Wade's ruined looks, but remarks that it would be no fun and shuts him back in the device anyways. When Wade escapes, Francis impales him and leaves him to burn alive in the ruins of the lab, along with any other prisoners remaining. The superhero operation is also revealed to be a front: the victims are fitted with collars to turn them into slaves and sold to the highest bidder for the remainder of their lives. When Wade, now Deadpool, is hunting him, Francis tries to lure the latter out by kidnapping his former girlfriend Vanessa and then locking her in the asphyxiation device right in front of Wade.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: En Sabah Nur, better known as Apocalypse, is the world's first mutant, and once ruled Egypt as a tyrannical god-king. Awakening in modern times, he decides the world needs him to rule it once again and sets about recruiting new "Horsemen" by manipulating lost and despairing mutants. One of the Horsemen is Magneto, consumed by grief with the deaths of his wife and daughter. Apocalypse starts by killing the factory workers at Magneto's workplace and introduces his plans for the world, an attempt at kidnapping Professor Xavier resulting in the death of the X-Man Havoc. Apocalypse reveals his intention to possess Xavier, taking his mental powers so he can go into the minds of anyone on earth whenever he wants. He then proceeds to forcibly reshape a whole city into a massive pyramid and has Magneto alter the magnetic poles of the earth, causing widespread death and destruction. When his attempt to possess Xavier fails the first time, Apocalypse attempts to draw him out of hiding by throttling his foster sister Mystique and using her life as leverage. Dismissing even his own Horsemen as useless, especially if they fail him, Apocalypse's grand plans for the world are a way of elevating himself back to godhood, and he intends for everyone he deems "weak", mutant and human alike, to perish in the flames that create his new utopia.
    • Logan proves that sometimes Humans Are the Real Monsters:
      • Dr. Zander Rice is the head of the X-23 experiment. Before heading the X-23 experiment, Rice orchestrates the near-total genocide of mutantkind with a sterilizing virus that eradicates the X-gene, with survivors butchered by his second-in-command, Donald Pierce, and his Reavers to be used for raw material. To create a perfect killing machine afterwards, Rice has numerous women forcibly impregnated with the X-gene afterwards, taking their mutant children afterwards and murdering the women once their use expires. Rice conducts torturous experiments on the children afterwards to breed them into mindless assassins, with full emphasis on treating the children as "things"—a mindset which leads to some of the children committing suicide. Rice ultimately breeds a clone of Logan he dubs X-24 to serve the project's purpose and orders the children all killed, dispatching Pierce to commit further atrocities in his pursuit of the children once they escape. Once Rice himself comes into the fray, Rice looses X-24 onto an innocent family and callously watches as it butchers the entire family and Xavier himself, later rounding up all the children just short of the Canadian border and threatening to kill them all before Logan. Completely devoid of any compassion or feeling towards the subjects of his horrific experiments, Zander Rice ultimately becomes one of the most deplorable characters in the series, mutant or otherwise, in his pursuit to control mutantkind.
      • The aforementioned Donald Pierce is the psychopathic cyborg in charge of the Reavers, Transigen's military might. As the head of security for Transigen, Pierce took part in the butchering and vivisecting of many mutants for their raw materials, also assisting in the X-23 experiments alongside Zander Rice, entailing the forcible impregnation of women with mutant genes, murdering them after they give birth, then raising the resulting children as tortured lab rats to be turned into submissive slaves and assassins in adulthood. When the children began rebelling and even killing themselves to escape, Pierce was tasked with putting them all down, and proceeded to execute several of the children. After many of the kids escape with the help of the nurses, Pierce tracks down head nurse Gabriela, brutally tortures and murders her, and continues hunting the children—torturing and killing anyone in his way in the process. After he and Rice unleash the vicious X-24 onto a small family to slaughter them all, Pierce lays a trap for the escaped children, rounding them up for a mass execution while beating one into submission before releasing X-24 one last time to kill Logan. Motivated only by power, cruelty, and xenophobia, Donald Pierce is easily one of the most depraved villains Logan has faced, mutant or not.
    • Dark Phoenix: Vuk is the leader of the D'Bari Empire and author of an insidious plot to control the Phoenix Force and rule the Earth after using the Phoenix Force to wipe out all life on Earth. Tracking the Phoenix Force to Earth, Vuk murders a woman and takes her appearance before killing the woman's husband by stopping his heart. Vuk subsequently finds and murders Jean Grey's father John after interrogating him about Jean's whereabouts, noting that it's harder to understand someone while they're screaming. After managing to find Jean, Vuk persuades her to try embracing her powers and to not bother with ideas of morality. When the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants confront Jean, Jean is overcome with remorse, and Vuk "volunteers" to take the Phoenix Force away from her, knowing full well that Jean will be killed. After the mutants are captured and she is prevented from completely absorbing the Phoenix Force, Vuk and her forces attack the train transporting them to take the Phoenix Force from Jean, killing dozens of soldiers. Utterly without empathy even towards her own people, Vuk was unlike any threat the X-Men had faced before.
  • Yakuza Hunters duology (both 2010):
    • Final Death Ride Battle: Junko is the psychopathic Yakuza leader of the Shoryu gang, and Asami's Arch-Enemy. Growing jealous of Asami after joining her gang, Junko betrayed her by allowing Murakawa to use Asami's women as drug mules in exchange for money, making him her Sex Slave so that she can control his Shoryu gang. Using her new leadership, she kills the women in Asami's gang who won't join hers, shows no care for her own henchmen, and kills Asami herself. Doing whatever she can murder the resurrected Asami, she sends a country singing trio to gun down a bar she's at, and orders her men to kidnap Yayoi as bait. With Asami in her grasp, she has her men rape and torture Yayoi while she tortures Asami by cutting her with a bouquet of rose thorns. When Asami and her gang invade Junko's hideout, Junko slits Reiko's throat in front of Asami and tricks her into chopping off the fingers on her left hand before trying to kill her again.
    • Duel in Hell:
      • Murakawa is the sadistic new leader of the Shoryu gang. A greedy psychopath, Murakawa plans to turn the entire Sagawa district into a casino, ordering his men to kill/scare off the district's citizens, with around 70 people killed. With his wife Reiko disobeying him, he has her groin sliced with a chainsaw. When Miki refuses to leave her apartment, Murakawa has her hand and foot shot off, and orders Akira to kill her baby son Takashi in front of her before he blows her brains out. He then kidnaps Inokuma to let his men torture him, leaving his men to die when Asami invades his hideout.
      • The aforementioned Akira is a silent, cold-blooded assassin. A killer since birth, she decided to use her combat skills for evil and joined the Shoryu gang. Akira slays both civilian and Yakuza alike, casually killing Miki's baby son Takashi on Murakawa's orders. Fatally wounding Yuji when he tries to kill her, she possibly kills Asami during a duel.
  • Yakuza Weapon (2011): Kurawaki is a rich Yakuza CEO who wants to unite every Yakuza group in Japan under his name, coming into power after having assassinated Boss Iwaki. Having a lustful obsession with Sister Nayoko since she was in high school, he later kidnaps her, making her dress up as a schoolgirl. When Shozo Iwaki comes to rescue her, Kurawaki and his brother make a getaway, shooting off Shozo's arm and knee with their helicopter. After surviving a helicopter crash that leaves him severely crippled, Kurawaki plans vengeance on Shozo, forming a gang of brainwashed homeless people that includes Shozo's blood brother Tetsu. Kidnapping Nayoko again, he plants a nuclear warhead inside the body of Boss Iwaki and forces Shozo to fight him, having a transmitter beacon ready to activate the warhead should Shozo kill him instead.
  • Year of the Dragon (1990): Joey Tai, the sociopathic rising star of the Tongs, has the chief Triad leader of Chinatown murdered before also executing an elderly Italian candy shop owner connected to the Italian mob for not paying protection money. Having his young proxies massacre a nightclub to sow unrest, Tai also has two of his loyal men killed after they're injured in the attack. Framing the Triads' heroin supplier White Powder Ma for the attack, Tai kills him and presents his head to the prime source in Thailand to inform them things have changed. Arranging for more potent drugs to be shipped directly so Tai can deal it to desperate junkies, Tai orders a hit on his nemesis police chief Stanley White and White's wife, killing the latter. He then has White's informant in his outfit killed and orders the gang-rape interrogation of Stanley's reporter lover.
  • Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare (1968): Daimon is a vampiric Babylonian monster who promptly murders the treasure hunters who free him. Heading to Japan, Daimon drains the Samurai Isobe and replaces him, beginning to prey on and murder Isobe's servants and those around him, while torturing a Kappa who catches him in the act. Daimon then desires "fresher" blood and begins to stalk to attempt to murder children, killing several parents who get in his way. Murdering and replacing a magistrate to accuse his human enemies of crimes to execute them, Daimon proceeds to attempt to wipe out the Yokai and humans who try to stop him after.
  • You're Next: Crispian Davison may not have killed anyone directly, but the plan to kill off the rest of the family and divide the money among the conspirators was his in the first place, putting all that happens afterwards on his head. At his instigation, eight people, including six members of his family, and two of their neighbors, were gruesomely killed with crossbows, machetes, mauls, axes, and household tools, a fact of which he is downright proud; when one of the victims resists, and all five of his co-conspirators wind up dead, he takes it in a stride since all of the money will now be coming to him. When the final surviving victim confronts him, he demonstrates himself to be so void of basic human feeling that he honestly believes he can win her over with a promise of money, and a lie about loving her.
  • Yo-Yo Girl Cop (2006): Romeo, real name Jiro Kimura, is the head of the website Enola Gay. Using the website, Jiro reaches out to bullied teenagers to manipulate them into suicide bombing while creating collateral damage. Attempting to manipulate a rally of troubled teens gathering together, Jiro intends to bomb the gathering to kill everyone there and create enough chaos to rob a bank while attention is elsewhere. Gleeful about destruction and chaos, Jiro also tries to gain an advantage against the heroine Saki Asamiya by strapping bombs to her friend to force her to decide between saving them or defeating Jiro himself.
  • From the Zatoichi film series, we've had plenty of vile men for Ichi to contend with.
    • Zatoichi's Revenge has Intendant Isoda and his partner in crime Boss Tatsugoro. The two participate in a venture where they give out loans to people in need of them, but when the men inevitably cannot pay due to the unfair rates, the duo abduct their wives or daughters and force them into prostitution. In some cases, they even have those indebted to them murdered so they can force the girls into the brothels anyways as that was their true aim all along. If the girls show any disobedience, Isoda and Tatsugoro have them viciously beaten and locked up until they can no longer resist. To top it off, neither is above sexually assaulting the women themselves if they want her.
    • Zatoichi and the Outlaw has Boss Asagoro and the corrupt official Kyushiro Suga. Asagoro wins Ichi's favor by posing as an honorable Yakuza boss so Ichi will wipe out his rival, promising to champion the people who suffer under the corrupt Suga. Instead, Asagoro betrays Ichi's trust and he and Suga viciously oppress the peasants worse than before. Asagoro forces a woman named Oshino to be Suga's concubine, and when she refuses to sleep with him, Suga tortures her and sends her to Asagoro's brothel where Asagoro will have clients forced on her. Oshino opts to kill herself first and when her beloved tries to avenge her, Asagoro simply has his throat cut without a hint of humanity. Suga and Asagoro deal with rivals on trumped up charges of treason while working to torture and brutalize anyone who might dare rebel. When Ichi goes to see Asagoro, Asagoro feigns friendship still...only to try to have Ichi shot as he leaves his home, knowing how deadly Ichi's sword skills are. Even at the end, Asagoro displays no loyalty to his own men and uses one as a Human Shield when Ichi comes for him.
    • Zatoichi in Desperation has Boss Mangoro Kagiya, who also runs his territory with an iron fist. Mangoro has the populace cowed and his Yakuza kill as they will, even beating the village idiot to death for no real reason. He dispossesses the legitimate fishermen of their property and has his bodyguard put them to the sword. When a little boy throws a pebble at him in a tiny display of defiance, Mangoro seizes him and beats his skull in with the sheath of his sword. Working off indebted prostitution as well, Mangoro has a prostitute Ichi knows used as a hostage to get him to surrender by threatening to kill her, and then tortures Ichi by impaling his hands. When Ichi manages to fight back and kills most of Mangoro's men, Mangoro still tries to order his men to kill Ichi by threatening their lives if they refuse and when this fails, rushes from house to house, threatening each peasant to give him shelter from Ichi's wrath.
  • Zombie Cop: Dr. Death is a voodoo priest and drug lord. After escaping punishment for killing 17 people, Death becomes a Serial Killer who mutilates children for his rituals. Mortally wounding the cop who tried to stop him, Death places a curse on his nemesis so he'll rise from the grave and rot alive. He then press-gangs his former lieutenant to help him in a new killing spree so he can use the corpses to create a zombie serum, which he plans to dump in the local elementary school's water supply to zombify the kids away from their parents' sins.
  • Zombie Holocaust also called  (1980): Dr. Obrero introduced the natives of the Molucas to a cannibalistic Religion of Evil to provide him with corpses to experiment on and reanimate and use as his personal servants. His first act of evil shown is scalping Susan and removing her vocal chords because her screams disturbed him. When Lori Ridgeway and Peter Chandler walk in on his base of operations and find the corpses of many natives, he calls them out for only looking to fix the world's imperfections while he is trying to find the secret to expand the human lifespan. He allows Lori to escape only to be captured by the natives, and straps Peter to the table to experiment on him. Driven more by a desire to sate his ego than by the greater good of mankind, Obrero remorselessly fed into the natives' violent superstitions to keep them in line and bring him victims.
  • Zombie Hunter Rika (2008): Boss Grorian is the leader of the zombies, ordering them to bring humans back to his cavernous lair to feast on. When they kept eating them by mistake, Grorian has Takashi lure humans to him instead with the promise of restoring order to the human race. Killing the Zombie Hunter on a live stream and slicing his arm off, Grorian later kills and eats Rika's grandfather in front of her, taunting her about it before trying to slice off her new arm and kill her.
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