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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 sapient female AIs 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 Deborah Logan: The entity possessing Deborah Logan is revealed to be the ghost of Dr. Henri Desjardins, who in life was a child murdering physician. Desjardins engaged in a series of cannibalistic murders with the intention of enacting an ancient ritual that required the sacrifice of five young girls, believing it would grant him immortality. Desjardins was eventually killed by the titular character when she found out that he was planning to use her daughter Sarah as the fifth sacrifice. As a spirit, Desjardins gradually possessed Deborah, causing her mind to deteriorate. Once taking full control over Deborah's body, Desjardins abducts a young leukemia patient named Cara, intending to finish the ritual he failed to complete, injuring and killing anybody who stands in his way, including the town sheriff, and then attempting to swallow Cara alive before he is seemingly destroyed. The ending, however, heavily implies that Desjardins continues to live on inside Cara's body.
  • 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.
  • Tales from the Hood 3: The seemingly friendly William is a ruthless Serial Killer of children who takes his victims after winning their trust. Placing them in masks, William proceeds to film himself murdering them by hacking them to death with an axe, having multiple victims by the time the film takes place which earns him even the hatred, scorn and disgust of the Devil himself.
  • 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.
  • Tape (2020): Lux St. Seguin, real name Mark Amberzini, is a sexual predator who disguises himself as a talent agent. Running a faux talent agency, he would trick women into doing "auditions" and make empty promises to improve their careers before slowly pressuring and deceiving them into having sex with him. Once they give in, he would film them having sex with him before uploading the footage onto pornographic websites around the world against the consent of his victims. He repeats this process with his latest victims Rosa and Pearl, and when the former tries to shoot him but is unable to bring herself to do it, he proceeds to condescendingly taunt her. Ultimately, Lux is a disturbingly realistic representation for sexual exploitation in the filmmaking industry.
  • A Taste of Death (1968): Scaife is the leader of a gang of roving bandits who sets the tone of the film in the first minute by slaughtering a group of innocent cattle rustlers to take the cows as his own. Scaife promptly takes over a nearby village in the Colorado mountains to find a place to shelter from the nearby winter, shooting the town's sheriff and forcing the entire town to watch the man slowly bleed out. Scaife enslaves the population to build a corral for his cattle, making no bones about the living hell he plans to force them to endure throughout the winter, executing any who stand up and eventually ordering every man, woman, and child killed. Despite vague musings on the loneliness of his own inhumanity, Scaife is so absolutely devoid of compassion that he murders his own old "friend" Dan El after the latter turns on him.
  • A Taste of Killing and Romance: Wong Cheung, a sadistic killer who enjoys his job a little too much, serves as the Foil to protagonist Ko-sau. Introduced in a routine assignment to silence a witness's family, Wong had the witness's mother killed slowly by smothering via cling wrap, before killing the witness's young daughter by force-feeding the child soap detergent, and for good measure shoving the child's puppy into a washing machine with the spin cycle turned on. Seeing Ko-sau as a Worthy Opponent, Wong seeks to lure Ko out for a direct challenge, by killing a cop and torturing one of Ko's associates into revealing Ko's next hit, and then stabbing the associate to death despite promising to release her. After brutally killing his own superior, Ice, by strangling her with gym equipment, Wong then kidnaps Ko's protégé-cum-Love Interest Yu-feng to lure Ko into a direct confrontation. Slicing off two of Yu-feng's fingers to torture her, Wong shoots her non-fatally in the shoulder before stepping on her wounds to intimidate Ko with her screams. When their eventual confrontation is interrupted by the Marine police, Wong shoots Ko-sau dead right as he is reunited with Yu-feng.
  • 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.
  • Ten Dead Men: The "Projects Manager" is the member of the titular "ten dead men" responsible for taking care of the "delicate" parts of Hart's operation. In function, the Projects Manager is a vicious Torture Technician who personally pulled the trigger on Ryan's wife Amy while he was Forced to Watch, shooting her in the belly first because he knew she was pregnant. The Projects Manager later tortures Ryan with a screwdriver, admitting "true art can't be rushed" when one of his own men balks and tells him to get it over with. Even worse to his own men, the Projects Manager has no hesitation abandoning them to their deaths and coldly tells a hired team of mercenaries that the more of them die, the less of them he has to pay. In dealing with Axel, one of his troublesome underlings, the Projects Manager cheerfully kills his friends, calling Axel while he's in the midst of torturing one of Axel's friends to death by hacking off his jaw. The Projects Manager promises Axel he'll be "working down" an address book full of Axel's loved ones, starting with his ex-wife, and flirts with the idea of going after Axel's children should he have any.
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  • Tenet: Andrei Sator, dying of cancer, intends to take the entire world with him out of spite. Forming a "bargain with the Devil", Andrei pressured art dealer Katherine "Kat" Barton into marrying him and having a son. Abusive to Kat, she begged for a chance to leave him, with Andrei only assenting if she left their son forever just to hurt her. Andrei beats a man to death with a gold bar for touching his gold supply, later tortures Kat to push the Protagonist into giving him information, and uses inversion to place himself back when he forced Kat to stay with him, intending on ending everything that ever was with the Algorithm at the time when he felt his life was perfect.
  • 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.
  • Tetsuo trilogy: Yatsu, aka the Metal Fetishist, started off as an unremarkable homeless man who was ran over by the Salaryman and his girlfriend. After gaining the power to control metal, Yatsu gets his revenge by transforming the Salaryman into a metal abomination who he became obsessed with due to his sexual fetish for metal. When the Salaryman accidentally kills his girlfriend, Yatsu merges with him so that their "love" could destroy the world. In Body Hammer, where Yatsu is now the younger brother of the Salaryman, Yatsu forms a cult that worships metal, murders a random man to show off his powers, and kills a scientist once he is done working with him. After merging with his brother again, Yatsu assimilates the cult into himself. In The Bullet Man, Yatsu sets his eyes on a half-android named Anthony, planning on using him as a weapon 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.
  • Texas Rangers: John King Fisher is a cattle rustler who sells herds to the Mexican army. Opening by massacring most of a town for their cattle while taking women as slaves, Fisher proceeds to attack a traveling circus with a cruel game to take the wife as a Sex Slave and murder her husband. Slaughtering members of the Rangers, Fisher executes his prisoners, save the woman he enslaved, to lure away the Rangers, and executes their commanding officer in front of them, simply because he knows it will hurt them more.
  • 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.
  • There's Someone Inside Your House: Zachary "Zach" Sandford despises his father and the need to hide his privilege so much that he turns to murder to take out his frustrations. Hunting those he views to have dirty secrets, Zach stalks and mocks his high school classmates by wearing masks that copy their faces before knifing them. Even killing one of his close friends, Zach starts to target heroine Makini Young and even tries to frame her for one of his attempted murders. Eventually trapping most of the town in a burning maze, Zach attempts a full-scale massacre of them in his grandest act of evil and even murders his own pleading father to show his psychopathy.
  • 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.
  • They Live!: Holly Thompson is an apparently innocent bystander-turned-rebel, but in truth is a traitor to the human race in service of the aliens oppressing the Earth. Playing the role of a friendly ally to the rebels, Holly helps lead the military to a rebel outfit and gets the entire group massacred. Personally overseeing the main transmitter enabling the aliens to hypnotize and brainwash humankind, Holly continues to feign helpfulness until she kills Frank, threatens to gun down Nada, and attempts to secure her position in the alien hierarchy and ensure humanity's continued horrid oppression for her own greed.
  • 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.
  • The Third Man: 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.
  • Thirst (1979): Mrs. Baker and Dr. Gauss are high-ranking members of the Hyma Brotherhood, a vampire cult who run a human breeding farm. Drugging their captured humans into becoming mindless cattle, Baker and Gauss drain them of their blood to be drunken by them and their vampire brethren, while also using them for their ritual sacrifices. Having discovered that Kate Davis is a descendant of Elizabeth Báthory, the two place Kate into a conditioning treatment, sadistically forcing her to live through horrific hallucinations in order to awaken her craving for blood.
  • The Thirst (2006): Darius is the leader of "The Family", a clan of violent and sex-crazed vampires, who habitually go on rape and murder sprees wherever they travel. They initially set an operation in the form of a rave and sex club, where they eventually slaughter all the attendants; during which, Darius reprimands the newly turned Lisa for not killing her boyfriend Maxx. When Maxx tracks down their hideout, it's discovered the Family has taken an elderly couple hostage, whom they constantly torture and molest. Taking Maxx under his wing, Darius has him turned as well, swaying him into a violent vampire who murders his friends under the influence of "The Thirst" drug. Darius and the Family plan on setting up a camp to lure children in to be fed upon, and they try to track Maxx and Lisa down to kill them when they escape. With Darius and the other clan members at each others' throats, when Maxx and Lisa kill them in the ensuing fight, Darius brags about how he'll have the children for himself.
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead: Jack and Patrick Blackwell are a pair of trigger-happy hitmen who always take the most violent, murderous route for their jobs. Opening the film by murdering an entire family—including an infant—the Blackwells later kill their target Owen Casserly, as well as a bystander who stumbles upon them. When tasked to also kill Owen's young son Connor, the Blackwells plan to murder anyone who sees their faces before starting a massive forest fire just to distract from their rampage. Later beating, torturing, and trying to kill the pregnant Allison, the Blackwells take her husband Ethan as a hostage with Jack planning to force him to kill Connor for them, while Patrick later sadistically beats Connor's friend Hannah to draw the boy out with her screams.
  • 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 (1980): 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.
  • Tian Di (aka Heaven And Earth or Chinese Untouchables): Paul Tai Chi-man is introduced as a philanthropist and a charity leader, but turns out to be a drug baron whose charitable identity is only a mere cover, as shown in a scene where he had an old man and a little girl blown up for interrupting his banquet. When the new Commissioner, Inspector Cheung, confiscate and burns a shipment of Paul's drugs, Paul retaliates by sending his minions to attack Cheung's pregnant wife, causing her to have a miscarriage, and kill Cheung's father-in-law, while smugly advising Cheung to attend church more often to gain blessings. Eager to stop Cheung's detective unit from exposing him, Paul had every member of the unit hunted and murdered; kills Cheung's wife—still suffering from her Tragic Stillbirth—in a Gangland Drive-By; has Cheung's ally Wu-jun brutally beaten up and raped until she is Driven to Suicide; and has Cheung captured, tortured and framed for drug possession, causing Cheung to be imprisoned. When Cheung ultimately had Paul exposed via Engineered Public Confession in a crowded theater, Paul instead orders his henchmen to barricade all doors and kill everyone to Leave No Witnesses, as well as shooting his subordinate for outliving his usefulness. In the epilogue, Paul would be acquitted of all charges due to lack of incriminating evidence, and continue to rule over the Shanghai underworld as a drug lord while posing as a philanthropist.
  • The Ticket of Leave Man (1937): The Tiger is a Serial Killer who strangles his victims and robs them, leaving a trail of corpses all across London. Posing as a banker to frame an innocent man and murder elderly investors inconspicuously, the Tiger later murders his associate Melter when they break and has his other cohort burnt alive when he destroys the evidence before attempting to frame his primary rival for his crimes.
  • 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.
  • Tiger Fangs: Henry Gratz is the accomplice of the Nazi Dr. Lang who assists the latter in his plan to sabotage the rubber plantation. To this end, Gratz drugs several tigers with darts and sets them loose on the plantation workers, resulting in several deaths, in addition to tormenting the tigers on a regular basis. When a dart is discovered by Frank Buck and his hunting party in the skin of one of the tigers, and brought to a nurse for investigation, Gratz tries to kill the nurse by releasing a leopard in her room.
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid: 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. A completely human mobster with no regard for human life, El Chino is 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.
  • Time Renegades (2016): The nameless Serial Killer is the source of all the tragedies seen in both 1983 and 2015. A biology teacher who used materials stolen from Yoon-jung's chemistry class to produce an incapacitating gas, he perpetrated the mysterious Southwestern Female Murders case, in which he slashed the throats of at least nine women, starting with Yoon-jung herself and then leaving another man to take the fall for the crime. In an attempt to eliminate a possible witness, he set the gym on fire with Yoon-jung's entire class inside, causing the deaths of 49 students before cutting the throat of his original target. Years later, he ruined the lives of two former students who were now married, kidnapping Hyun-joo and promising to exchange her for the evidence that could reveal his identity; even after Seung-bum complies with his demand, he simply kills his wife in front of him anyway. When the past is changed, he sets his eyes on a young Hyun-joo, kidnapping her to be his next victim and fatally stabbing Ji-hwan when he tries to stop him.
  • 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, 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.
  • Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014): Injun Joe is a greedy murderer who starts the film with his associates Doc Robinson and Muff Potter digging up somebody's grave. When Doc Robinson refuses to pay Joe upfront, which they had already agreed to, Joe responds by killing Robinson with a knife and framing Muff Potter. The plan seems to work until Tom Sawyer, who had witnessed the murder, comes forward, so Joe throws a knife at Tom and runs away. While running, Joe kills one man to steal from him and kills a ranger who was chasing after him. He and his partner then start chasing after a treasure, seen with a man who they kidnap who is never seen again, and later Joe tries to kill Tom and Becky in a cave. Joe and his partner eventually find the treasure, but Joe kills him so he can keep all the treasure for himself. He last tries to kill the boys in another cave for constantly getting in his way, but he is stopped and dies. In the end, Injun Joe showed himself to be nothing more than a greedy person who would gladly kill anyone that got in his way just to get the treasure for himself.
  • 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.
  • Tormented (2014-2015): Roberta is the head of a trio of masked killers. As her own form of entertainment, Roberta and her surrogate husband and son would travel around under the guise as trick-or-treaters before kidnapping, torturing, and killing any civilians who were duped by their disguises. When Kylie is attacked by the killers and calls the police, Roberta has Kylie's calls routed to her cellphone so she can pose as a kind dispatcher and pretend to assist her. When two actual police officers arrive, Roberta and her companions waste no time killing them both, along with a mother and son they had previously kidnapped before attacking Kylie. After the killers finally capture Kylie and the two children she was babysitting, Roberta keeps the three of them alive, gloating that she intends to torture them all to death.
  • 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.
    • Anatole, Regula's sadistic and equally vile manservant, 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.
  • Total Recall (2012): Lori is an agent assigned by United Federation of Britain Chancellor Cohaagen to pretend to be Douglas Quaid's wife. When Quaid goes to Rekall and begins uncovering his old life as Carl Hauser, Lori has a team murder the entire staff at Rekall and tries to murder Quaid herself, killing an innocent man in the process. Brutalizing a witness to gain information, Lori disregards Cohaagen's orders to capture Quaid alive and takes great joy in the thought of murdering him. When Lori later tracks down Quaid and his ally Melina, she tries to trick Quaid into killing Melina, before gunning down several civilians while chasing them. Lori later helps Cohaagen wipe out the resistance and taunts Quaid when he's about to have his memories replaced with those of Hauser. Lori then helps oversee Cohaagen's attempted invasion of the Colony which would kill millions, and when Quaid stops the invasion, Lori murders a man and disguises herself as Melina in a final attempt to kill Quaid.
  • 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.
    • 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 William 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 Roberts, Owen Roberts'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 Sullivan, 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 series:
    • First film: 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.
    • 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.
  • The Traveler (2010): "Mr. Nobody", Stanley Harpenden, was a child killer who murdered young Mary Black just because he could, and later died after a beating and torture six police officers put him through in a failed attempt to find Mary before she died. Returning from the grave as a ghost to dish out revenge against the cops who unintentionally killed him, Nobody tortures and kills each one of them in brutal ways, from disembowelment with a shovel to a prolonged suffocating and stabbing that lasts for over four minutes. Nobody also kills and vanishes the bodies of two unrelated state troopers. When only Detective Black is left, Nobody brags about his murder of Mary to the man, then tries to kill him as well to finish off the group who stopped his original murder spree.
  • 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.
  • Trespassers (aka Hell Is Where the Home Is) (2018): Sergeant Daniels is the leader of the Cartel forces laying siege to the vacation home. Caught on camera presiding over executions, Daniels murders the journalists and tries to recover the evidence. Having his men invade the house, Daniels has his partner murdered and has heroine Sarah's husband stabbed and left for dead. Torturing Sarah and her friend Estelle, Daniels then has Estelle murdered when he judges her of no further use to him.
  • 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.
  • Trick (2019): Patrick "Trick" Weaver, in his senior year of high school, went on a massacre at a party, killing five students and severely injuring four before being injured by Cheryl. Escaping his hospital room, Trick killed an officer, as well as several nurses before being shot through a window. Faking his death, Trick would orchestrate a killing spree every year at the Halloween party at the hands of copycat killers while fooling people into believing that Trick is a supernatural entity that comes back to life every Halloween. Drawing out Denver by having one of his imposter Tricks kill various people, him and the other Tricks stab Denver multiple times, leaving him at the brink of death. When Cheryl catches on to Trick's scheme, Trick tries to kill her out of petty revenge for her injuring him in their first encounter years back.
  • The Trip (2021): Petter Larsen is a murderer leading a trio of escaped criminals. Along with his two partners, Petter attacks couple Lars and Lisa, sadistically threatening to have the former raped by one of his minions. Only relenting with the promise of payment, Petter flies into a rage when the couple double-cross him, trying to murder Lars while fondly recalling the many ways he's killed people over the years—including his old heist crew—before killing Lars's elderly father and trying to rape Lisa.
  • Triple Threat: Collins is an aloof and bloodthirsty mercenary leader who arranges for the slaughter of Jaka's village to engineer his own escape from captivity, even targeting the other prisoners to cover his tracks. Hired by a mob boss to assassinate heiress Tian Xiao Xian, Collins attacks, killing her guards and goes on to murder a group of police officers in his way. Having to negotiate with Payu and Long Fei, two of his men he had previously abandoned, Collins seemingly barters for Xiao Xian while truly intending to kill all of them, indulging his bloodlust and profiting from it.
  • 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.
  • Trust No 1: Dr. Stevens, real name Andrew Stevens Aiken, is a former NSA operative who works as a prison psychologist. Having previously arranged for the false imprisonment of five intelligence operatives, and subjected them to inhumane physical and psychological conditions over 10 years in order to extract information concerning a drive containing military secrets and access to the United States Treasury, Stevens arranges for their deaths after releasing them, personally killing a prisoner who had assisted him, additionally planning to target Ryan Bradley, the brother of Detective Doug Bradley. Killing his co-conspirator, the Warden, for failing to find the drive, Stevens proceeds to capture the Police Chief, killing him in front of Doug, before threatening the safety of Doug's fiancée, Amy, and demanding that Doug bring him the drive. When Doug and Ryan replace the drive with a decoy, Stevens tries to shoot Doug, backed by his men, only to be eliminated along with them in a firefight.
  • 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.
  • Truth or Dare (2018): Calux is a gleefully sadistic trickster demon who is released and targets Olivia Barron and her friends when they are brought into a Two Truths and a Dare version of the game. Years earlier, Calux wiped out numerous girls at a mission when they first freed him and then the friends of Sam Meehan—aka Carter—and Gisele Hammond while then forcing Giselle to burn a girl alive and forcing Sam to pass the game on. Olivia and her friends are all psychologically tortured by Calux through confessing uncomfortable truths—as well as a dare that almost kills one anyway—and two of them end up dead in very cruel and brutal manners. Through Calux, another is then killed by a reluctant Giselle trying to kill Olivia and Giselle is forced to kill herself too. Olivia and Markie Cameron's Love Interest Lucas Moreno ends up forced to kill Sam and then himself right after. Once the game is released to the world, Calux is all too happy to continue.
  • 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 series:
    • First film: Ryan Weaver targets single women and romances them. Not above taking advantage of them, Weaver strangles them to death, earning him the nickname of "The Lonely Hearts Strangler". After being arrested before he could kill his next victim, Weaver is transported on a flight along with another prisoner, Stubbs. Stubbs manages to escape, kills their marshal escorts and flight captain, and Weaver takes control after the co-pilot is killed during turbulence, leaving their flight on autopilot. Killing Stubbs, Weaver targets Teri Halloran after she starts to gain control of the plane. Psychologically torturing Terri, Weaver kills her best friend, holds the remaining passengers hostage in the crew's cabin, and sets up a date between himself and her just to have her for himself. When that fails, he intends of crashing the plane with no survivors; Weaver destroys the autopilot circuitry so that the plane could crash. Psychologically cruel, Weaver will do anything to kill anyone just so he could be in control.
    • 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:
    • Original film:
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • 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 Turning Point (1952): Neil Eichelberger masquerades as a respectable and civilized businessman, but in truth is a ruthless Loan Shark and racketeer who intimidates anyone who would bear witness against him. When the journalist Jerry McKibbon releases a story in order to pressure a witness into testifying, Eichelberger retaliates by arranging the assassination of Officer Matt Conroy, the father of prosecutor John Conroy, having the assassin killed for good measure. Jeopardized by testimony at a hearing, Eichelberger has the building above the office storing incriminating evidence burned down in an attempt to conceal the evidence's destruction, resulting in the deaths of several civilians.
  • 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 (2008): The GM of Twilight Park is a twisted clown who wishes to see video game players in pain and misery. A sapient 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: 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.
  • Twisted (2004): John Mills is the misogynistic chief of the SFPD, who is apparently a caring father figure to heroine inspector Jessica Shepard. In truth, Mills had an affair with Jessica's mother before murdering her and her other lovers, framing Jessica's father and killing him, too. When he grows disgusted with Jessica's "disease" of promiscuity, he murders any of her lovers before trying to frame and murder her partner as well, also willing to kill Jessica if she cannot be "cured".
  • Twisted Justice (1990): Glenn Steelmore is a former chemist for the Downing Corporation who moonlights as "The Bullseye Murderer". Having created the drug Hombra that allows one to gain strength, intelligence, and invulnerability, Steelmore began selling it to criminals across L.A. after it got rejected by his bosses, threatening them with blackmail should they try and stop him. After getting fired by his superiors, Steelmore began to murder women close to his former bosses, painting a bullseye on the corpses with their own blood to fuel his love of killing women. Preparing to sell Hombra across America and start a country-wide crime spree, Steelmore murders Mr. Tramaine once he tells Officer James Tucker everything, and tries to kill Tucker himself.
  • Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace: Sarah Miller, real name Betty Mills, is a con artist who manipulates elderly women while stealing their fortunes, freezing their bank accounts and taking their Social Security information, before kidnapping and locking them up in her basement where they either die from lack of necessities or kill themselves from the trauma. She's done this to over sixteen elderly ladies for 25 years. When Grace gets driven to the Despair Event Horizon by Shannon and seemingly kills him, Sarah hides his body and guilt trips her into admitting she killed him, in an attempt to frame her for a fake murder charge.
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  • 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.
  • Undead Pool (2007): The two brothers collectively known as "Doctor" are a pair of lascivious twin scientists who kidnap women to act as their sex slaves. Kidnapping Aki Kitashima to train her as an underwater assassin to be sold off, one of the brothers regularly rapes her while his brother rapes the woman Sayaka Motoshita. After Aki escapes and gains amnesia, the brothers send out Sayaka to track her down, and infects Aki's school with a zombie virus disguised as a vaccine that turns everybody into the undead. One of the brothers sneaks into the school, skins the swim teacher's face off to disguise himself, and slaughters the entire swim team to get to Aki. After his brother perishes, the remaining brother has Sayaka killed after she served her purpose and tries to rape Aki himself.
  • Undeclared War: 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.
  • Undersea Kingdom: Monstrous tyrant Unga Khan starts the Atlantean Civil War, uncaring of who he has to slaughter to win control of the undersea empire. Unga Khan subjects other victims, including a professor he intends to use to gain access to the surface, to a painful gas to wipe their minds and make them loyal to him. Using his superweapons, Unga Khan plans to destroy Atlantis and everyone in it if he cannot have it, while subjecting the surface to mass destruction until it submits or to be destroyed if it will not.
  • Under Siege duology:
    • First film:
      • 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.
  • The Undertaker (1988): Roscoe is a slimy, perverted undertaker who handles his failing business by murdering people so that they will end up on his slab. A necrophiliac who also savors molesting his victims before and after death, Roscoe relishes dealing intense agony in gruesome, torturous fates. Not even his family is safe, as Roscoe murders anyone who might investigate, even his own nephew.
  • 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. 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.
  • Unhinged: The man who calls himself "Tom Cooper" is a deranged psychopath who opens the film breaking into his ex-wife's house to murder her and her boyfriend. Enraged when protagonist Rachel Hunter doesn't apologize for honking her horn at him, he dedicates himself to showing her how bad her day can get by stalking and terrorizing her; killing her best friend and lawyer Andy; attacking her younger brother Fred, killing his fiancée; and forcing Fred to write a hate letter to Rachel, and has him recite it to her over the phone. After attempting to burn Fred to death, "Tom" gives chase to Rachel once more, showing no care or concern over the resulting collisions and civilian deaths, and tries to strangle Rachel's 15-year-old son when he gets his hands on him.
  • The Unholy: Mary Elnor is a power-hungry Satanist who makes a Deal with the Devil for everlasting life. To do this, she is granted the ability to perform blasphemous miracles to trick innocent people into believing she is a conduit for the Virgin Mary, at which point she has them pledge their souls to her so she can damn them to Hell. Following her execution and subsequent return as a ghost, she manipulates and possesses her descendant Alice into believing she is the spirit of the Virgin Mary, performing miracles to sway people's belief in her while murdering any who find out about her true nature. Mary then tries to damn the souls of an entire Catholic Mass, as well as the people around the world watching, by tricking them into pledging their souls to her. When her plans are foiled, she attempts a killing spree by burning down the tent the mass is in and attacking those nearby with fire.
  • 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 (aka Danny the Dog): "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.
  • Untamed Youth: Russ Tropp is a greedy, conscienceless cotton baron in the Southwestern US. Rapidly losing money due to a labor shortage, Russ seduces Judge Cecilia Steele and persuades her to send juvenile offenders to work for him as a "humane" alternative to prison. In reality, he pays them in pennies, works them until they drop—to the point that in one case, a pregnant girl suffers a miscarriage and bleeds to death—feeds them dog food disguised as meat, and sexually exploits the girls, a fate which the heroine Penny Lowe barely escapes; others aren't so lucky. He attempts to conceal his crimes from his new wife and his stepson Bob, who ultimately discovers that Russ is plotting with a Mexican Human Trafficking ring to sell some of the kids into slavery across the border.
  • 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: Frank Nitti is the main enforcer and hitman for Al Capone, personally doing much of Capone's dirty work. Nitti is first introduced coldly bombing a restaurant on Capone's behalf, with a little girl being killed in the blast. Nitti also threatens the lives of Elliot Ness's family when he starts making trouble for Capone. Nitti later murders two cops, a mob witness and Untouchable agent Oscar Wallace all in succession and writes the word "Touchable" on the wall in blood. He also tricks Untouchable and Irish cop James Malone into a compromising position to gun him down not long after that. Nitti then shoots an officer who attempts to help Ness detain him and finally taunts Ness about how Malone "died screaming like a stuck Irish Pig" and how he will not face justice for this.
  • 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. Solomon's 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. Solomon 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, Solomon 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, Solomon 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.
  • Usurpers of Emperor's Power: Prince Jin Guang-yi is the half-brother of the lawful Prince Li Hou-zhou and a power-hungry tyrant who intents to have the throne for himself. Luring Prince Li and his wife, Lady Zhou, to a banquet, Prince Jin has his soldiers ambush and take Prince Li and his loyal bodyguard, Li Lang, captive, and then rapes Lady Zhou while Prince Li is Forced to Watch at knifepoint. Taking over the throne after Prince Li and Lady Zhou are Driven to Suicide, Prince Jin imposes a reign of tyranny on the people. In order to lure the rebel opposing him out, Prince Jin deliberately had several of his men sacrificed to a forest full of traps, and later had a captured resistance captive tortured by pulling his spine apart, but not killing said captive. After finding out the resistance's hideout in a village, Prince Jin has everyone, including civilians, massacred, and in the aftermath of the bloodshed, betrays his most loyal subordinate, Master Chen, by ambushing him In the Back and having Chen repeatedly stabbed to death by several spears. Prince Jin would successfully take over the throne and become the new, self-made Emperor of the Song Dynasty.
  • Vacancy duology:
    • First film: Mason 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 sapient, 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 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.
    • Emil is the leader of the 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.
  • Vampires vs. the Bronx: The Commander, real name Vivian Tyrell, is the head of the Murnau Corporation, buying up properties in the Bronx before murdering their owners. Unleashing her vampire forces to slaughter those who won't be missed in the Bronx, Vivian kills the young heroes' friend Tony and later returns to murder the children, revealing she doesn't ever wish the Bronx to change because she far prefers it when nobody notices when so many innocent people vanish.
  • Vengeance is Mine: Iwao Enokizu is a travelling Con Man and Serial Killer. Physically and mentally abusive to his family for years, Iwao attempts to murder his own father after realizing he was attracted to his wife, only backing down out of cowardice. Cutting his family out of his life, Iwao turns to robbery to make ends meet and targets two truck drivers escorting a payload, bludgeoning one with a hammer before stabbing him multiple times and sadistically giving the other a Hope Spot before killing him in the same manner. Faking his death and then targeting multiple vulnerable people and swindling them of their money, Iwao later slices the throat of a defense attorney to steal his wallet. Courting a woman named Haru and impregnating her, Iwao impulsively strangles her to death before killing her mother and callously selling their belongings just to make money. Caught after attempting to rape a prostitute, Iwao displays his utter lack of remorse to the police before telling his father that he wanted to murder him most of all. Rejecting all possible redeeming qualities and embracing cruelty, Iwao at heart is nothing more than a coward who only kills those who did him no harm.
  • Vengeance Of The Zombies (1973): Kantaka is the twin brother of the Indian guru Krishna, who was lynched by a mob of rich families after he raped the daughter of one of these families to death. Left hideously burned but still alive, Kantaka perverted the knowledge he'd gained from voodoo teachings to raise an army of zombies, selecting the daughters of each family that had mobbed him to turn them into the living dead and have them exterminate their own families. Kantaka has scores of innocents butchered by his zombies alongside his targets, and has no hesitation murdering his own servants one after another when they start to turn against him, even killing his own brother in his efforts to become a god through a voodoo ritual.
  • Veronica Mars: Stu "Cobb" Cobbler was a drug dealer in Neptune High. After graduation, Cobb 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 Cobb advises them to dispose of the corpse. Cobb 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, Cobb 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, Cobb snipes Gia through the window without a flicker of remorse or regret and tries to murder Veronica to cover it all up.
  • Verotika (2019): "Change of Face": Mystery Girl is a stripper who moonlights as "The Face-Ripper". Killing women by carving off their face while they're still alive, Mystery Girl has amassed a collection of 13 different faces to wear to cover up her scars. When she's getting chased by Sgt. Anders, she sneaks up from behind and attempts to slice his face off. Failing to do so, Mystery Girl vanishes, renames herself Mysteria, and attempts to restart her killing spree.
  • 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:
    • The Norsefire Party's High Chancellor Adam Sutler and Party Leader Peter Creedy are the sinister duo behind the Three Waters incident, leaving tens of thousands dead and allowing for their fascist regime to take over. Interning identity groups the bigoted dictatorship disapproved of, they saw Muslims, homosexuals and political dissidents imprisoned and killed while Creedy's "Fingermen" ran rampant, allowed to murder those disobeying laws and raping women as they saw fit. Sadistic and petty, Sutler and Creedy greedily take any measure they can to maintain power, with Creedy's avarice even leading him to kill Sutler to try and take power himself.
    • Lewis Prothero is the narcissistic, arrogant "Voice of London" who regularly broadcasts hateful, bigoted propaganda across the country to whip up the populace and inspire fear as well as rage towards their fellow man, keeping them all under Norsefire's control. Prothero's real vileness, however, comes from his past as the commander of the Larkhill prison camp, where he abused, experimented on, and murdered the occupants at will, leading to dozens of bodies on Prothero's hands. When his scientists discovered an effective viral plague, Prothero worked with his employers Sutler and Creedy to unleash it in public and kill thousands before profiting off the antidote and ensuring Norsefire's grip on the country for years to come.
  • VFW: Boz supplies his community with a new, highly addictive drug called "Hype". Boz opens the movie overdosing and murdering Lucy, one of his many Hype junkies, suggesting she should go after a Hype baggie by tossing it over a balcony. When her sister Lizard steals the supply of Hype as revenge, Boz sends his Hypers, including his own brother, to capture her, only for them to be killed by local VFW veterans. Boz sends his drug-addicted Hypers to crash the veterans' hall, kills one of the veterans after he tries to parlay with Boz and his Hypers, and, finally, sends all of his Hypers to assault the VFW hall all in an attempt to get his drugs back. In a city with no law or order, Boz stands out as a truly violent and cruel sadist, motivated by the profit of Hype.
  • V/H/S series:
    • V/H/S/2's Safe Haven: "Father", the head of Paradise Gates, 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.
    • 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.
    • V/H/S/94:
  • 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.
  • A Vigilante (2019): Sadie's husband is a sadist who abused Sadie throughout ten years of their marriage. When Sadie and their son, Cody, attempts to escape from her husband, he tortures Sadie by slicing bits of skin off her back and forcing Cody to watch before killing him. Kidnapping Sadie, he keeps her imprisoned in his cabin to continue his horrific abuse on her and crushes her hand when she tries to escape before attempting to kill her.
  • 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.
  • The Villainess: Lee Joong-sang is the real villain of the film, and the one behind Sook-hee's life of suffering. Having murdered a man decades ago, Joong-sang took the man's daughter Sook-hee under his wing to turn into a weapon and groom into a lover, using her to kill people for his assassination business. When Sook-hee grows too attached to him, Joong-sang fakes his own death to drive her mad with rage and use her to slaughter a rival gang, planning for her to die in the process. Joong-sang later tracks down a surviving Sook-hee, ruins her relationship with her family, then brutally kills her husband and daughter. When her husband told Joong-sang the baby was his, Joong-sang cared so little that he offered her husband the chance to survive by stabbing the baby to death out of sheer cruelty. Joong-sang proclaims he did all of this to Sook-hee simply because he could, and uses the deaths of her family to goad her into killing Joong-sang as one last blow to her psyche.
  • The Vineyard (1989): Dr. Elson Po is a famed winemaker who uses human blood as his secret ingredient. Having young women taken and painfully bled out to make wine and keep himself young, Po also adds his wife to the collection when she cheats on him, after forcing her to see her lover killed. Po keeps other victims as agonized zombies to do his bidding, with even his mother kept as a crippled, pained servant while Po tortures other victims via voodoo as he plots to sacrifice a "pure" victim to perfect his longevity.
  • 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.
  • Vitals: Kaliyah, the ringleader of the organ harvesting operation, maintains an air of cordiality which belies his greed and ruthlessness. Kaliyah's front company called "Adventure Excursions", supposedly involved in assassination, is, in reality, directly connected to his organ harvesting operation. Introduced filling out a crossword and bantering with his assistant, Phillip, while watching Richard and Dr. Jane Carson on a security camera, Kaliyah has already removed Richard's kidney, intending to return for his heart; a flashback shows Kaliyah caring more about maintaining his "merchandise" than the lives of his own men, threatening the life of his surgeon's son if the latter fails him or otherwise doesn't cooperate. When Jane, who had hired him to kill Richard, tries to call off the operation, Kaliyah declines, having already sold Richard's organs to the highest bidder. Upon the surgeon's return, Kaliyah rebukes the surgeon for botching the job, causing a potential loss due to organ damage. With Jane's attempt to turn the surgeon against him, Kaliyah sends his subordinate, Carl, to kill Jane, failing due to the surgeon's intervention. After having his men eliminate a police cruiser with heavy weaponry, Kaliyah forces Jane to finish the surgery, further forcing her to continue harvesting organs as part of his organization.
  • Vlad the Impaler (Deliler) (2018): This Turkish adaptation of Vlad Tepes is reimagined with less redeeming qualities than prior versions. Seeing himself as the son of God, Vlad's thirst for power has him desiring the entire world, initiating genocides against the neighboring Constantinople to prove himself superior to his half-brother Mehmed. Introduced to audiences by having a Turkish peace ambassador tortured and executed, with Vlad personally nailing the ambassador's turban into his head in an execution arena filled with impaled bodies of Vlad's prisoners, Vlad massacres entire villages under his reign, including those of the film's heroes. Vlad also orders his alchemists to recreate the Bubonic plague to be unleashed into Constantinople, threatening his head alchemist to be used as "the plague's first test subject" for failing him, besides smashing a sergeant's skull with his bare hands as the price of failure. When the hero Nameless gives himself up to save his comrades from Vlad's forces, Vlad has Nameless tortured by snapping all his fingers, and later had Nameless publicly flogged to draw the heroes into an ambush, trying to kill the resistance army with explosive traps.
  • Volhynia: Stiepan Szuma is a sociopathic Ukrainian collaborator with a knack for latching himself onto invading armies before betraying them and moving on to the next. A racist and oppressive opportunist who shamelessly abuses the authority given to him, Szuma threatens to arrest those who refuse to pay the Soviets with deliveries of food even when they have nothing to eat themselves and helps the NKVD with deporting "Polish bloodsuckers" to forced labor camps, children included. Defecting to the Nazis and allowing them to liquidate his Jewish neighbors, Szuma later joins the UPA and facilitates the Volhynian Slaughter for the ultranationalists, gleefully participating in the massacre himself.
  • Voyagers (2021): Zac, a teen raised onboard the ship, is Christopher's friend who also stops taking the emotion-suppressing "Blue" drug alongside him. One of the first things Zac does as he starts to feel his emotions coming in is attempt to force himself upon fellow shipmate Sela and then nearly makes another attempt on her later on. After killing science officer Richard with an electrical charge, Zac then blames it on a hostile "alien", destroys the records of him committing the murder, and then tries to take control of the ship. Zac then forces some members of the crew to join him with the looming threat of said alien while sabotaging parts of the ship to do so, and when confronted with the truth, convinces almost everyone that Richard was possessed by the alien, and has fellow teen Peter beaten to death by accusing him of being possessed too, instilling fear of the same fate to those who challenge the idea. Zac also coldly berates Sela to humiliate her when she feigns interest in him, gets Phoebe killed through his right hand Kal—who in turn is killed himself—and then personally tries to kill Christopher and Sela as well to eliminate the final threat to his power.

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  • 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 and the Japanese hermit—actually a demonic entity—are revealed to be in league with each other and responsible for the horror plaguing the rural village that is the film's setting. The two send 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, they mislead him, resulting his young daughter being infected. Showing almost no emotion when his guard dog is beaten to near-death, and letting him get picked apart by crows, the hermit revives a dead man as a walking corpse to kill Jong-Goo and his friends. Meanwhile, Il-Gwang 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, while the hermit does the same to a church deacon, unveiling his true form before killing him.
  • 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.
  • Wake of Death: Sun Quan is a ruthless triad leader operating a Human Trafficking ring, who personally kills his mistress after she tries to leave him. When Sun's illegitimate daughter Kim tries to flee from him as a stowaway on a vessel and ends up being adopted by Ben and Cynthia Archer, Sun Quan leads his mobsters from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, killing most of the Archer family, including slashing Cynthia Archer to death while having his men gun down Cynthia's adoptive parents and numerous staff in a restaurant. Later in the film, it's revealed through an autopsy that several of the dead trafficking victims are being used as drug mules by Sun Quan's syndicate, having capsules of heroin forcefully grafted into their bodies. Stopping at nothing to eliminate his own daughter to keep the nature of his business secret, Sun Quan had Cynthia's brother Max and most of the lawful police officers assisting Ben murdered; tries to eliminate Ben, resulting in several staff of a hospital getting killed in the process; kidnaps Kim and Nicholas to force Ben out of hiding; and later uses Nicholas as a hostage while trying to shoot Ben.
  • 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.
  • Wander (2020):
    • Victor Canton is a greedy scientist who designed microchips to control minorities and immigrants in America. Falsely promising the lower class housing and funding in exchange for having the chips planted inside them, Canton was able to experiment on and torture various civilians; anyone who was deemed expendable or disobedient was killed by the microchip. When Arthur Bretnik investigates one of Canton's victims, Canton tries to have Arthur murdered, only to accidentally kill Arthur's daughter and render his wife paraplegic. Years later, Canton continues his microchip operation, using the small town of Wander as his testing grounds. When Canton is finally confronted by Arthur after his operation is destroyed, Canton attempts to get Arthur to spare him by selling out some of his own employees solely to pass the blame onto them.
    • Jimmy Cleats and Elsa Viceroy are two of Canton's top enforcers secretly plotting against him. After Canton botched his assassination of Arthur, Jimmy and Elsa conspired to eliminate him for being a liability. Jimmy, posing as Arthur's trusting friend, convinced him to look into various murders around Wander, all while he and Elsa disposed of any evidence linking them to Canton's crimes and killed anyone who could incriminate them. After Jimmy fakes his death, Elsa helps Arthur ambush a meeting with Canton, killing her own minions and the town's sheriff before allowing Arthur to execute Canton. After Arthur is framed for the murders and imprisoned, Jimmy and Elsa visit him in his cell and inform him that he was nothing but their patsy, and that they'll be free to continue Canton's work while Arthur rots in an asylum.
  • 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 Camp (aka POW Deathcamp) (1988): Lin Jing is one of the VC commandants in charge of the film's titular camp. Lin Jing routinely precedes over a sadistic game; he forces prisoners to arm wrestle with their arms connected to a switch that will activate a gun to fire upon the loser. When a young woman's family is found to have helped American soldiers, Lin Jing has the woman's parents executed and attempts to rape the woman himself. Lin Jing is heartless even to his own side, manipulating one of his soldiers into hating American soldiers for the massacre of his village—said massacre caused by Lin Jing himself.
  • 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.
  • Warlock series:
    • Original film: The titular Warlock serves Satan and seeks to re-assemble the Grand Grimoire, a book which can be used to unmake all of creation and for which the Devil will reward him with unimaginable power. In the 17th century, the Warlock escapes from the custody of Giles Redferne into the 20th century to complete his task unimpeded. After being taken in by Kassandra and Chas upon his arrival, the Warlock chops off Chas's fingers and bites out his tongue to kill him, and casts a Rapid Aging curse on Kassandra to extend her suffering by forcing her to see her own life go by in a matter of days. The Warlock also possesses an unwitting medium to channel his master and then carves out her eyes to use as a compass; 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.
    • The End of Innocence (3rd film): The Warlock, also known as Phillip Covington, has committed himself to satanic Black Magic, seeking to sacrifice a "special" child born on a blue moon and birth a race of evil to spread across the world. Attempting to do so to a young Kris in the early 1700s, the Warlock bides his time after her witch mother transported her to the future to protect her from him. Killing many people over the years, the Warlock eventually lures Kris and her friends to the mansion built atop the Warlock's catacombs. Slowly possessing and torturing Kris's friends, he forces them to abandon her one by one to end their own suffering, before finally attempting to sacrifice Kris herself to bring the End ever closer.
  • 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, Lynne's flashback shows the Colonel selecting her, shooting her when she splashed his face with hot grease, and killing her parents and young brother. In the 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 Lynne attempts to kill him, the Colonel tries again to rape her then escapes by tricking her into killing one of his own men. The Colonel later returns with an army to wipe out the entire town, and when he's cornered by Yang, he attempts to murder an infant.
  • 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.
  • Waterworld: The Deacon is the leader of the Smokers who pillage and destroys atoll villages in search of the Dryland. Leading an assault on an atoll village, the Deacon has his men massacre the villagers in order to scavenge it and find the map, leaving no one alive, including children. The Deacon interrogates two captives in search of the map, promising to spare one of them should they give him the info he needs, only to go back on his word and kill both of them anyway. The Deacon soon sets up a trap using the corpses of the villagers as puppets to lure the heroes into an ambush, so he can capture the girl in possession of the map to Dryland.
  • The Wax Mask (1997): Boris Volkoff is the murderous owner of a wax museum. A Mad Artist by trade with elements of a Mad Scientist, Volkoff began his killing spree with the double-murder of his ex-wife and her new lover as revenge for throwing him into a vat of his own wax after replacing his damaged body with mechanical parts to more easily eviscerate his victims. Over the next few years, he claims many more victims and turns them into figures for his wax museum—children included—and others into cyborgs like himself, which he uses to kill for him. He takes special interest in the daughter of his first two victims, attempting to transform her into his newest model, and beats up his own assistant who looked up to him as a father figure.
  • Waxworks: Ivan the Terrible, from the second segment, is a cruel tyrant who is described as turning entire cities into cemeteries. A sadist who poisons his victims, Ivan visits them nightly to enjoy their agony and torment them with an hourglass to represent the slow passing of their lives. Ivan turns on his poison-maker when he suspects the man of disloyalty before attending a wedding where he sacrifices the bride's father against an assassination attempt, kidnaps the bride for himself and attempts to send the groom to his torture room.
  • We Summon the Darkness: Pastor John Henry Butler is a fanatical televangelist on a crusade against heavy metal, and the founder of the Daughters of the Dawn, a front he uses for taking in destitute women and brainwashing them to murder three metalheads a week, setting up their murders to look like they were committed by a Satanic cult. He's shown to have abused and brainwashed his daughter Alexis from an early age, driving her to kill her own stepmother alongside her intended targets, killing the remaining survivors of her massacre, "rescuing" her at the only to attempt to kill her for nearly blowing his cover so she'll "die a martyr". At the end, after Alexis has been killed, he pins the murders in his house on her, using her death to garner sympathy for his message.
  • 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 embezzled a million dollars from his company. Tricking an associate into taking the rap, Colby 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 at the time of his original scheme. Deciding Regan has come too close to exposing his crimes, Colby kills his henchman and has Regan and his Love Interest framed for the murder. When deceived into thinking his henchman is still alive, Colby tries to strangle him before being caught by the police.
  • Web of Death: Liu Shen, second-in-command of the Snake Clan, convinces his master, the Snake Clan Leader, into restarting a war in the clans which ended decades ago, fully intending on betraying his superiors once all is said and done. Seeking the titular Web of Death, Liu Shen convinces the Golden Dragon Security Chief, Xie, into getting the Web for him, only to kill Xie the moment he got the Web in his hands, as well as slaughtering everyone in the Golden Dragon Security Bureau to Leave No Witnesses. Revealing his intent to usurp leadership, Liu Shen unleashes the Web on the Snake Clan's higher-ups, gruesomely killing everyone who opposes his rule, as well as killing the Snake Clan's Leader by burning him alive. Having the rest of the clan leaders tricked to a meeting in the Wudang Mountains, Liu Shen goes on an unstoppable killing spree, killing dozens upon dozens of clan members while sadistically gloating of his unstoppable power with the Web of Death.
  • 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 (2006 remake): 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 process. 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 Whip and the Body (1963): Kurt Menliff is the disgraced son of Count Menliff, exiled from his castle home after his affair with Nevenka drove his bride-to-be Tania to suicide. Showing pride at the knowledge he took Tania's life, Kurt holds Nevenka under his thrall, constantly whipping her to near death. Returning from the dead after Nevenka kills him, he possesses her and kills his father, dividing the castle's inhabitants against each other. Ultimately, he forces Nevenka's hand, and she kills herself so he dies for good.
  • Whisper (2007): David Sandborn is a demonic child who possesses the ability to "whisper" thoughts and ideas into people's minds to force them to do whatever he wants; he has already killed his father, and controlled wolves to chase his nanny onto oncoming traffic. When his mother tries to rid herself of him by arranging him to be abducted by Max and his friends, David torments his captors, killing one by inducing a heart attack; luring another into a frozen lake where he drowns; and plaguing Max's girlfriend Roxanne with nightmares despite her showing kindness to him. David also enjoys using his power on innocent bystanders, forcing them to commit murders to damn their souls to Hell. After forcing his mother to kill herself, David attempts to kill Max by trying to have him torn apart by wolves, but not before tricking him into killing Roxanne.
  • The Whisperer in Darkness : P.F. Noyes, an enigmatic Bostonian gentleman who greets protagonist Albert Wilmarth 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 during the war 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.
  • Willy's Wonderland: Jerry Robert Willis was the owner and founder of Willy's Wonderland, using the entertainment center to mask the fact that he was one of the century's most twisted, sadistic serial killers. Working with his depraved staff, Willis would butcher and cannibalize entire families for years, eventually committing suicide in a Satanic ritual that transferred the souls of Willis and his employees into the animatronics populating Willy's Wonderland. Becoming "Willy Weasel", Willis continued to kill children and even slaughter his way through Hayesville's schools and shops before striking a deal with Sheriff Lund to spare Hayesville in exchange for regular sacrifices. With a body count unfathomable and a lack of care for his fellow killers, Willis spends the film having a group of teenagers picked off one by one before bisecting Lund herself for failing him.
  • Windigo: This incarnation of the Slender Man, combined with the legend of the Wendigo, is portrayed as a malicious entity, driving its victims not only to insanity but cannibalism as well, turning them into zombie-like slaves. Stalking a group of students, it spreads madness, rage, and paranoia across the town of Bonville and slowly possesses Brandon as it turns the residents into its zombified slaves. It soon leads its small army of zombies to attack the students, tricking them into shooting Dean. When seemingly destroyed, with Kwekon sacrificing himself, it fully possesses Brandon, thanking the crew for "brightening the week", before spitefully trying to kill Reece and his girlfriend for fighting back. When beaten, and captured by the government, it 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.
  • Wisely Series:
    • 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 Wesley's Mysterious File (2002): "Kill" and "Rape" are two parasitic alien assassins intending to wipe out the entire population of the Dark Blue Planet, including refugees and non-combatants. Responsible for untold thousands of deaths across the universe centuries before the movie's events, Kill and Rape, tracking one of the peaceful aliens, Fong Tin-ai, to Earth, then land in the Mohave Desert, assimilating two policemen by dehydrating their bodies alive to infiltrate human society. Locating Fong Tin-ai in a government facility in San Francisco, Kill and Rape massacres the personnel, culminating in the facility's self-destruction. When Fong Tin-ai and Wesley escaped to Hong Kong, Kill and Rape followed them across the world, manipulating Fong Tin-ai's long-lost brother, Tan, into setting up his sister for a meeting in an industrial plant, only to betray Tan after he's no longer of any use, with Kill impaling Tan In the Back via tentacles while Rape intends to do the same to Fong Tin-ai. It's also revealed that during the rendezvous, Kill and Rape had slaughtered and assimilated all the workers in the plant, planning to use Hong Kong a base for their invasion.
  • Wishmaster & Evil Never Dies: The Djinn, pseudonym Nathaniel Demerest, 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 trilogy:
    • First film: 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 Possession (third film): Kral is a demon who seeks a demon child of his own. Having possessed Brian's landlord Francis, after taking an interest in Brian, he kills Francis and possesses Brian, keeping his soul locked up, aware, and silent. Desiring to have sex with Brian's wife Julie to birth his child, at one point killing Julie's friend Lisa for refusing his offer of sex, Kral later kills the mystic Finch for going against him, and tries to rape Julie once more after losing patience.
  • The Witches films: The Grand High Witch counts in both films:
  • 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 Witchfinder General himself, travels from town to town torturing false confessions out of victims to see them executed. Forcing a priest into doing so by stabbing him with needles, Hopkins offers to spare him only when the man's niece offers her body to the licentious Hopkins. When the woman is raped in his absence, Hopkins kills the priest and abandons his subordinate John Stearne for having his way with her before Hopkins could. Later capturing the woman along with her fiancé, Hopkins viciously tortures both to insanity, hoping to force yet more confessions in the name of lining his pockets.
    • John Stearne, Hopkins's right-hand man, makes no pretense at his reasons for assisting the Witchfinder General; he is simply a sadist who enjoys hurting others. Stearne helps find "witches" and brutally tortures them for fun and profit, having them executed after. Torturing the priest Lowe, Stearne is annoyed when Hopkins orders a pause thanks to Lowe's niece Sarah prostituting herself to Hopkins, only to rape the woman himself and happily resume the torture after. Later torturing other suspected witches, Stearne attempts to frame the hero Marshall and his lover Sarah as witches to torture and kill them as well.
  • 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 Devil Woman (1982): The Blue Devil is a demonic sorcerer and Master Chu's evil brother who wants to become king of the world. After a ritual sacrifice of his scares away two parents and their newborn daughter, Blue Devil sends his men out to murder them, the parents perishing afterwards. Allowing his men to kill innocents over the next twenty years, including Lee's father, Blue Devil has him kidnapped in an attempt to brainwash him into servitude. Blue Devil also has those who refuse to bow to him killed and preserved in his throne room to serve his zombie army, the warriors alive, yet frozen. While burning to death, Blue Devil transforms into Lee's deceased father in an attempt to goad Lee into saving him.
  • 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): Kato is a sadistic J-CIA member who 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.
  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow: The titular "wolf", Paul Canury, is a sadistic killer who dresses as a werewolf to murder people. Tearing apart a vacationer and later a skiing instructor, Paul proceeds to murder a woman who had an unfortunate encounter with her three-year-old daughter and then a police officer before attempting to murder the first cop who finds him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Wretched: The wretch herself is a demonic entity with a horrific MO. Killing women to wear their skins, the wretch manipulates her host's husbands into forgetting their family and eats their children before killing the parents and moving on. With a body count to the point of infamy on the internet, the wretch begins killing people around young hero Ben Shaw, even making him forget his younger brother while she tries to consume the child.
  • X-Cross: Keiichi Asamiya, Shiyori Mizuno's ex, leads the cult in Ashikari Village. Asamiya's cult practices Human Sacrifice, regularly performing a ritual in which a woman's leg is cut off, as well as putting the corpses of the sacrifice victims on display. Having convinced Aiko Hiuke to take Shiyori to the village, and claiming to want a fresh start with the latter, Asamiya pretends to rescue Shiyori from the cultists and convinces Shiyori not to trust Aiko before capturing her and preparing her as a living sacrifice. When the ritual is about to commence, Asamiya displays possessive tendencies towards Shiyori, claiming he will never let her go. When Shiyori kicks him in the face, Asamiya grabs an ax, with the intent of starting the ritual immediately, only for Aiko to intervene. With the arrival of Reika, the scorned paramour of one of Aiko's conquests, into the fray, Asamiya ignores the casualties among his cult in favor of keeping a grip on Shiyori. Upon Akira Mononobe, the brother of one of Asamiya's previous victims, Shizuka Mononobe, rescuing Aiko and Shiyori, Asamiya chases their car, intending to capture Shiyori once again.
  • 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 cold and detached leader of an operation that purports to create superheroes. Ajax 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, Ajax subjects them to hideous, continuous torture and experimentation 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, Ajax comments he could fix Wade's ruined looks, but remarks that it would be no fun and shuts him back in the device out of sheer cruelty. When Wade escapes, Ajax 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, Ajax 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.
      • 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):
    • 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.
      • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 (1985): 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 Yōkai and humans who try to stop him after.
  • Young Guns: Lawrence Murphy is a corrupt rancher has John Tunstall murdered to seize control of the local ranching community. Responsible for the slaughter of José Chavez y Chavez's people on their reservation by violating his contract to feed them by sending only rotten meat and framing them for the "uprising" after, Murphy also took the daughter of a Chinese family as a Sex Slave and prostitute for their debts. Attempting to have the "Regulators" slaughtered, Murphy even has an ally of theirs gunned down simply for cheering them on.
  • 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.
  • Yojimbo: Ushitora, rival of Seibei, is one of the two gang leaders in the nameless town. Elevating the corrupt sake brewer Tokuemon to mayor, Ushitora murders a government official to keep his business secret and keeps Tokuemon's loyalty by having enslaved a man's wife from gambling debts and allows Tokuemon to use her as a Sex Slave. Upon seizing a chance to wipe out Seibei, Ushitora massacres Seibei, his men, and even his entire family while also torturing the Rōnin Sanjuro.
  • 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.
  • Zatoichi films:
    • Zatoichi's Revenge: Intendant Isoda and his partner-in-crime Boss Tatsugoro 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 the Outlaw: Boss Asagoro works with 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: Boss Mangoro Kagiya 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 High (1987): Doctor Beauregard Eisner is the immortal dean of Ettinger Academy. Originally born in the 1800s, Eisner, real name Colonel Ettinger, kidnapped an Indian medicine man to learn the secret of immortality, where he scalped so many Indians for their blood and brain tissue that he got dismissed from the US Calvary. Forming the Brotherhood of Eternal Knowledge, Eisner and his men would go on to kill for over a century. Establishing Ettinger Academy as a way to lure teenagers to be used for his serum, after the victims' surgeries, Eisner has a crystal implanted into the patients' missing brain tissue to make them act as his mindless slaves. With Andrea Miller discovering his secret, Eisner has her kidnapped to gleefully perform brain surgery on her himself.
  • Zombie Holocaust: 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.
  • Zone 39: Commander-in-Chief Tito is the corrupt director of the Central Union who covered up a water contamination incident in the titular Zone 39, which caused 409 deaths and 65 injuries. When the incident is discovered by the government worker Anne Megaw, Tito silences her by having her assassinated on public transit. Discovering that Anne's widower, Lt. Leo Megaw, is performing border patrol near Zone 39, Tito claims to his second in command, Sharp, that he has contained the contamination, while in truth continuing to allow the contamination to fester, with Leo himself becoming contaminated through the plumbing at his base. Once Leo and fellow guard LCpl. R. Boas reveal the conspiracy by hijacking a satellite, Tito posits to Sharp that the solution is to drain water from working towns.
  • Zorikan the Barbarian: The titular barbarian is the leader of a horde of Saracens who, in the first minutes of the movie, Rape, Pillage, and Burn their way through a giant settlement of Christians to make off with their treasure. When Zorikan loses the treasure, he stops at nothing to regain it, scarcely even looking at the corpse of his own brother after the latter dies trying to get the treasure to Zorikan. Zorikan has droves of civilians rounded up from the countryside, imploring his men to torture every prisoner they have for information and even participating himself, having an old man tied between two horses and ordering them to walk in separate directions until the old man dies. Zorikan eventually orders all the innocent civilians dumped into the nearest canyon out of spite.

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