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  • Cage (1989) & Cage II: The Arena of Death (1994): Tin Lum Yin is the money-hungry organizer of an illegal fighting ring who kills people who can't pay their debts. When two debtors bring in Billy, a giant Vietnam vet with brain damage that left him with the mental age of a child, Yin forces him into 3 fights in a row, hoping that he will die in the cage. When Billy's friend Scott wins the third match in his place, rather than let them go as promised, Yin orders Billy and his friends, as well as a man he just lost 1 million dollars to, killed. In the sequel, having escaped death, he has his agents kidnap Billy and try to kill Scott, gunning down two innocent women in the process. Yin makes Billy his new champion and pretends to take care of him in the wake of Scott's (supposed) death, while actually giving Billy injections to make him more aggressive. His response to learning that said injections will likely kill Billy soon is to raise the cost to view the fights. When Scott and the police show up he runs off, killing his henchman Dr. Wo when he tries to steal his money, then shooting and nearly killing Billy and his Love Interest Mi Lo.
  • Caged Fury (1989-1990): Sybil Thorn is the warden of the Honeywell State Prison for Women. In truth an actress in charge of a massive prison set, Sybil partners with a team of pornographers to falsely commit their models to her prison, where they’re raped by her and her guards into submission and auctioned off to potential buyers. Any prisoner who dares to escape her prison are either raped by her guards or murdered. After Kat and company release her prisoners, Sybil orders her guards to murder everybody to ensure no one escapes.
  • The Call (2020): Oh Young-sook initially appears to be a woman abused by her adoptive shaman mother, but after help from heroine Seo-yeon in the future in saving her life, Young-sook murders her mother and discovers a joy of murder. Killing an innocent farmer who discovers the killing, Young-sook tries to force Seo-yeon to help her by murdering her father; torturing her as a child with boiling water; and proceeding to kill anyone who gets in her way, surviving to become a prolific serial killer in the present while attempting to murder Seo-yeon's mother and her in both present and past.
  • Call Girl of Cthulhu (2014): Sebastian Sudyum is the head of the Church of Starry Wisdom and a madman seeking to end the human race. Desiring to raise the Great Old Ones, Sebastian murders several prostitutes while searching for one with the birthmark of Cthulhu, turning many of them into zombies and gleefully feeding a pimp and his charges to them after getting the information he wants out of them. Sebastian hacks out the tongue of his "old pupil" Edna Curwen while forcing her to watch Riley, his selected prostitute, be violated by Cthulhu himself to bear his apocalyptic spawn. Sebastian murders Edna's protege afterwards, gleeful to give his own life to ensure the end of the world.
  • Call Of Heroes (2016): Cao Shaolun, the vicious son and second-in-command of the warlord General Cao Ying, uses his position to murder at will. After a career of killing, Shaolun arrives in the town of Pucheng where he murders a young woman, her cousin and a little boy, resulting in the town sentencing him to death. When his father's army arrives, Shaolun taunts his captors with the horrible death that awaits them and even attempts suicide to force them to save him or risk the destruction of the whole town. Upon being freed, Shaolun promptly begins looting the town and slaughtering people at a whim before torturing one of the heroes, vowing to kill everyone in Pucheng and leave him for last. Using his father's name to get out of trouble, Shaolun is a spiteful, sadistic brat who enjoys nothing so much as killing randomly for fun.
  • Cannibal Ferox: Mike Logan is an unstable and sadistic drug dealer who fled New York City after stealing $100,000 from The Mafia. When introduced to Gloria, Rudy and Pat, Mike tells of how he and his wounded partner Joe were attacked by the natives while looking for emeralds. In addition to repeated attempts to leave Joe to die, Mike seduces the naive Pat with drugs and encourages her to torture a young native girl, before eventually shooting said girl. Joe soon reveals that during the hunt for emeralds, Mike took the tribe hostage, torturing their guide—-castrating him and cutting out one of his eyes—and killing one of his hostages, and natives are hunting them down in retaliation. Mike later leaves Joe behind to die and steals the group's map and money. When the natives capture them, during Mike's final escape attempt, Mike cuts a rope that Gloria and Pat were trying to climb to leave them to their fates.
  • Cannibal Holocaust: Alan Yates is a traveling filmmaker with a sadistic streak. Not above staging events for his documentaries, Yates and his crew embark to South America in search of cannibalistic indigenous tribes. When Jack wounds a Yacumo man, they follow him to his village. Once there, Yates forces the tribe into a single hut and sets it ablaze. Locating the Yanomamo, or Tree People, Yates and his crew take advantage of the fact that the tribe wouldn't attack them lest provoked by partaking in filming themselves gang-raping a helpless Yanamomo woman. When they later learn that she had been impaledcrotch-first— as punishment by the natives, Yates—unfazed by the sight before him—is thrilled by what he had done. He also has no qualms with sacrificing his own crew when it suits him as he shoots Jack so that he could film the vengeful tribe desecrating his body. Xenophobic, sociopathic, and desiring fame above all else, Monroe puts it best when he wonders who were the real cannibals.
  • Cannibal Mercenary (1983):
    • Colonel Nikum Promclair is a former ranger turned merciless drug lord in charge of the Kankoom Empire, as well as the leader of the Draculas, an army of cannibalistic soldiers. Hanging anyone who invades his territory, Nikum orders his men to invade a village and kidnap Wilson Manna. Taking Wilson and his men hostage, he has one walk through a line of exploding firecrackers, buries his body, and drives a spike into his head to be fed to his soldiers, later clawing out Namchoke's eyes and having his soldiers feed on him before strapping lit dynamite to Wilson and his remaining troops.
    • Nikum's bald, nameless Co-Dragons, one wearing striped pants, the other wearing a jacket, are a brutal, sadistic duo. Ordered by Nikum to find Wilson and his squad, Striped Pants leads a raid on a village and has his men kill everyone there, with Striped Pants killing a child to lure Wilson out. Taking them back to base, Jacket forces a man to walk through a series of firecrackers exploding under his crotch, later killing Jumpa when she tries to protect Wilson. With Wilson and Bun-yun making an escape, Striped Pants shoots at them, succeeding in killing the already wounded Bun-yun and heavily traumatizing Wilson.
  • Cape Fear: Max Cady from both versions Would Hit a Girl…and more:
    • 1962 original: Max is a smug, slimy sociopath who went to jail for rape and returns later to destroy Sam Bowden, a man who testified against him. He kills the family dog, relentlessly stalks the family and destroys those around them, planning to rape Bowden's wife and daughter before he kills them. He also rapes and beats an innocent woman for no reason just as a means of asserting his power over her and Bowden's helplessness to do anything. He's out for nothing but revenge and doesn't care that he deserved to go to jail for what he did.
    • 1991 remake: Max Cady, fourteen years before the film began, brutally raped and savaged a sixteen-year-old girl so horribly that his lawyer Sam Bowden sabotaged his defense. Seeking revenge, Cady poisons the Bowden family dog; stalks Bowden repeatedly to drive him insane; rapes a friend of Bowden's; and later murders his housekeeper and a private investigator. Cady attempts to seduce Bowden's teenage daughter, his plot being to torture Bowden while raping his wife and daughter, all while Bowden is Forced to Watch in Cady's attempt to "teach him loss" in revenge for a prison sentence he richly deserved.
  • The Captain:
    • "Captain" Willi Herold starts out as a young German deserter during World War II who finds the suit of a German officer and, exploiting the confusion of fellow deserters and soldiers who assume him to be real authority, steadily shows himself to be just as horrible as the actual Nazi captains he ends up with. Introduced miming himself gunning down a running victim as an early peek of the fantasies in his head, Herold graduates to real murder when he executes a looter to prove his gumption to the soldiers he's rallied, and soon after happens upon an Emslandlager camp, whereupon he swiftly moves to "solve" the dilemma of the overabundant POWs. In five days, Herold murders well over ninety people, having them tortured and gunned down by Private Kipinski en masse while psychologically torturing them himself, even forcing Freytag, the one soldier with a conscience, to kill a wounded soldier himself to break Freytag's spirit. When the camp is bombed to oblivion, Herold walks out of the dust with an utter lack of emotion on his face, briefly taking over a small town by killing its mayor before finally being taken before Germany's court—who decide to give him a second chance based on the sheer, tactical viciousness and lack of empathy he showed while impersonating an officer. Showing the snake he really is by once again deserting at the end, Herold perfectly represents the idea of a nobody who walks into the skin of a monster and gets utterly lost in the role.
    • Private Kipinski is a sadistic drunk who knows Herold is a fraud, but goes along to satisfy his sadism. Showing what kind of man he is by savagely and brutally beating a prisoner to death for no reason, he begins tormenting the other prisoners, mentally and physically torturing them while being Herold's chief executioner, all for the joy of murder. Growing increasingly unhinged, Kipinski relishes death and even delights in tormenting his fellow soldiers, even giving implied threats to Herold himself when he tries to beat one of his own allies.
  • Captain Blood (1960): Rinaldo is the sneering, cowardly hatchet-man of the evil English noble Concini. The main man tasked with committing political assassinations for his master, Rinaldo far prefers to stab a man In the Back than confront them in direct battle, dispatching the Marquis of Tyrenac in this manner after having slain his entire family and every living soul within his castle. While his master is done in offscreen, Rinaldo initiates the final battle himself, attempts to massacre a large group of influential nobility and throws a knife into the gut of Concini's Double Agent when she tries to repent.
  • The Car: Road to Revenge:
    • James Caddock is an egotistical District Attorney who institutes summary, painful execution for violent offenders and acts as an emotionally abusive boyfriend to Daria. After Talen's gang kills him, Caddock possesses his car and becomes far worse. Running over an innocent worker on his way out of the junkyard, he proceeds to hunt down and kill Talen's gang, starting with only those on Talen's payroll, but soon targeting Detective Rainer when he learns Daria has become involved with him. After being severely damaged, Caddock kills the mechanic who fixed him and runs down several more innocent people on his way to a nightclub that he drives through, killing several patrons in an attempt to kill Rainer. After Daria calls him worthless, Caddock abducts her and tries to kill them both by driving off a cliff, declaring through his radio that she belongs to him. Caddock may have targeted criminals, but his selfishness, pettiness, and total disregard for innocent lives expose him as a sadistic narcissist.
    • Talen, leader of the Night, is the city's premier human trafficker, who has built a cult for himself out of criminals he's cybernetically enhanced. Talen sends his sadistic enforcers—under threat of mutilation—to kill DA Caddock when Caddock gets his hands on a chip that could expose him, resulting in several deaths of innocents and officials alike. When "Cardock" begins killing his men, Talen orders his gang to find Caddock, Caddock's ex-girlfriend Daria, and "anyone who ever smiled at Caddock", offering "full use of merchandise", implied to be the women he traffics, if they succeed. When Talen captures Daria, he attempts to sway her to his brand of violent anarchism and orders her to torture a DA in his pocket that failed him. When Daria escapes, he casually orders her killed, and sets the DA on fire himself on the way out.
  • The Card Player (2004): The titular Card Player, a Serial Killer who is also a police officer, kidnaps women and tortures them to death, before sending a recording to the police. He lies that the killings are live, and that the women can be saved if the police beat him in an online poker game. When the police hire a skilled poker player, the killer, realizing that the police would win and, if the woman was still killed, realize that the killings are prerecorded, reluctantly releases the woman before the game, but later kills the player. He lures an officer into a Booby Trap to kill him. Finally, he handcuffs the protagonist to the train tracks to get run over. He appears to have some honor at first, handcuffing himself as well and offering the key to whichever one of them wins a poker game, but when she beats him, he reveals that he has a spare to free himself so he can kill her personally, showing he has no honor at all.
  • Cargo (2017): Vic Carter is a greedy and possessive man who wants to take advantage of the Zombie Apocalypse to gather resources that will be priceless if and when humanity prospers again. Having left all of his co-workers to die to save his own skin, Vic forces the wife of one of his friends to become his slave and makes her pretend to be his own wife while he uses innocent people, even children, to lure zombies out in troves so he can kill them all and loot the corpses. After Andy saves Thoomi, one of Vic's child hostages, Vic tracks the man down and tries to kill him, his infant daughter, and Thoomi in a spiteful rage.
  • The Carmilla Movie: Elle Sheridan was a noble woman who, discovering her lover Carmilla was a vampire, betrayed Carmilla to her mother before her death. Unable to cross into the afterlife with the other souls of the sacrifice victims, Elle grew to resent Carmilla and Laura's life together. Elle began to torment Laura with nightmares, luring her, Carmilla, and her friends to her mansion. Gathering the souls, Elle manipulated them into preparing a ritual that would help them move on to the afterlife, with Carmilla willingly giving up her human life. Unbeknownst to them, Elle plans on stealing Carmilla's life for her own, and condemning the rest of the spirits back into the hell dimension forever. Despite her past, it's pointed out she wasn't the only sacrifice and the others never turned evil, with Elle admitting to her jealous and selfish motives, with disdain and indifference to everyone else. Elle picks off Carmilla, Laura and their friends, trapping them in their nightmarish hell; Carmilla's in particular reliving Elle's betrayal over and over again. When Laura rescues her friends and the other ghosts to prepare the ritual, Elle makes one final attempt to disrupt them, holding a knife to Carmilla's throat. Originally seen as a tragic figure of Carmilla's past and even a benevolent force in the first season, Elle ended up becoming a dark far cry of her previous self.
  • Carnage Park (2016): Wyatt Moss is a deranged survivalist who runs the titular "Carnage Park" where he waylays travelers and passers-by, imprisoning them in the stretch of land he owns while he hunts them at his leisure. When the hostage of a pair of robbers, Vivian, is taken there by accident, Wyatt kills the surviving robber and places Vivian in the park, killing a survivor in front of her while she sees the results of his sadistic hunts and massacres, nobody before Vivian having ever survived Wyatt's hunts. When Wyatt's own brother, the local sheriff, decides he's had enough and is killed by Vivian by accident, Wyatt's only response is hysterical laughter before he resumes trying to murder his quarry, sadistically ranting at her and laughing all the while.
  • Carnosaur: Dr. Jane Tiptree from the original is an amoral geneticist seeking to eradicate humanity to return Earth to a series of artificially-engineered dinosaurs. Tiptree, believing humanity to be a "disaster", creates a virus to forcibly impregnate human females with raptors, causing them to give birth to the specimens in a painful and eventually fatal manner. This virus is unleashed on her own subordinates, the surrounding countryside, and eventually herself, with the ultimate goal of this to kill off every human female and starve out the rest of the male population. Tiptree's experiments in breeding raptors lead to one of her specimens prematurely breaking loose and going on a rampage in which dozens are killed, while Tiptree coldly has the father of someone who's daughter was killed by her creations killed off by a tyrannosaur. Though Tiptree is soft-spoken and amicable, ultimately she's little more than an omnicidal misanthrope who seeks to wipe out mankind based on her own delusions.
  • Case 39: Lilith "Lily" Sullivan is a demon in the form of a little girl. With the ability to force people to hallucinate their worst fear, Lily sadistically murders those around her for her own amusement. Tricking social worker Emily Jenkins into taking her under her custody, ostensibly to escape her Abusive Parents, Lily takes the opportunity to continue her reign of terror. She manipulates a boy named Diego into killing his parents, and murders her psychiatrist, Douglas. She then targets her incarcerated parents, fatally burning her mother and causing her father to get stabbed in the eye. When a detective catches on to Lily's involvement in the deaths, she tricks him into shooting himself. After Emily makes a failed attempt to kill her, Lily forces her to hallucinate a childhood memory of her mother driving fast in a rainstorm. Upon her defeat, Lily attempts to drag Emily with her to her death.
  • Castle of the Living Dead (1964):
    • Count Drago is a Man of Wealth and Taste with a fascination for the "beauty" inherent in preserving and stuffing animals in an almost-living death. Developing a chemical that instantly kills and paralyzes its victims, Drago turns to serial murder to slake his obsession, building up a room full of dozens of petrified "statues" while killing several members of a circus troupe that visits him, either poisoning them or permitting the sadism of his right-hand Sandro. Drago, lusting over the beauty of the female heroine, shows her his gallery and all her dead friends at gunpoint before attempting to kill her to preserve her forever.
    • Sandro is the right hand of Count Drago. A grinning, sadistic monster of a man, Sandro lures in victims to be killed and embalmed as the "living dead" by his master. Not content with this, Sandro is the chief instrument of death for his depraved master, hunting down the victims and killing them in cruel and inventive ways. Sandro begins to do the same to the hapless troupe, even throwing the one dwarf from a tower when he gets in Sandro's way.
  • A Cat in the Brain (1990): Professor Egon Swharz is a psychiatrist who moonlights as a sadistic Serial Killer. With Lucio Fulci as his patient, Swharz takes advantage of Fulci's degrading sanity by hypnotizing him to view himself as a murderer, all so Swharz can savor his pain and use him as a scapegoat for his murders. Killing over seven people with a grin on his face, Swharz makes sure to commit murder close by Fulci to gaslight him into thinking that he killed people, with Swharz even killing his own wife after finding out she cheated on him.
  • Catwoman (2004): Laurel Hedare is the scheming wife of Hedare Enterprise's CEO, George Hedare, who proves herself to be leagues worse than her husband. To obtain more money, she produces a skin care product called Beau-line, which has some side effects that make a woman skin look like a living marble if it was used constantly and can also cause a woman's face getting disfigured if the usage is discontinued. After one of her employees, Patience Phillips, accidentally overhears her plan, Laurel then orders her top henchmen to murder Patience in order to prevent the information from leaking out. After Patience becomes an Anti-Hero known as the Catwoman and tries to find the truth about her death, Laurel then tricks her under the pretense that her husband wants her dead. After Patience founds out the truth, she kills both her husband and a scientist, Dr. Ivan Slavicky, in order to frame Catwoman, and tries to ship the Beau-line products across the world.
  • The Cell 2: The Cusp, Officer Duncan, kidnaps women and tortures them to death, repeatedly reviving them from the brink of death for more torture. His methods include suffocation, electrocution, and cutting out his victims' hearts. All the while, he records their screams and pleas for mercy. Protagonist Maya Casteneda, the only person to survive his torture, was nearly killed by him six times. He is said to have killed 23 women, and he attempts to kill another woman named Penelope, torturing her to near death seven times. He frames the lead cop, Harris, for his crimes, and when he recaptures Maya, he declares that he will torture her so bad that he completely destroys her mind.
  • Cellular:
    • Original film: Detective Ethan Greer is the most ruthless of the cabal of crooked cops. Incidentally filmed by realtor Craig Martin brutally beating and executing two rival drug dealers as his boss watches in their latest power play, Ethan has Craig's wife Jessica kidnapped after killing her housekeeper. Beating Jessica and threatening to kill the Martins' young son, Ethan also kidnaps Craig to retrieve the video and opens fire on the young hero Ryan, who is helping the couple within a crowded bank. Preparing to execute the family until Ryan talks him into meeting to exchange the family for the video, Ethan enjoys hunting down Ryan, beating him down before preparing to shoot him dead and kill the Martins. Savage, sadistic, and more than willing to use violence at a moment's notice even against children, Ethan's personal cruelties make him a more vicious adversary than even the leader of the murdering conspiracy underneath his coldblooded, icy exterior.
    • Connected (2008 Hong Kong remake): Inspector Fok Tak-nang leads a group of corrupt Interpol agents, murdering drug dealers to steal their product. Incidentally filmed by college student Roy Wong, Fok captures Roy's sister Grace after breaking into her home and savagely slitting her maid's throat. Setting his eyes on Grace's young daughter, Fok torments Grace, killing Roy's young friend in front of her and kidnaps her daughter, threatening her life as well, and after obtaining the footage of his crimes, prepares to kill everyone who helped Roy to avoid facing repercussions for his misdeeds.
  • Cemetery of Terror: Devlon, in life, murdered 17 people, including his parents. After being resurrected, he brutally murders the six teenagers who inadvertently revived him. He proceeds to try and murder five children who enter his home, and creates an army of zombies to prevent them from escaping. He tries to kill Dr. Cardan when he tries to rescue the children, and eventually transfers his soul into Cardan to escape death.
  • Chain Reaction: The brutal Lyman Earl Collier has the genius Dr. Alistair murdered, having his generator sabotaged so an explosion wipes out eight entire city blocks of Chicago. Threatening everyone around him with death for the slightest provocation, Lyman is gleeful at the prospect of murdering others, killing Dr. Lu Chen for spite before locking the heroes underground to perish in a massive explosion.
  • Chainsaw Cheerleaders (2008): Lucinda is a Wicked Witch from the 16th century with a love of eating organs and sacrificing virgins. Supposedly burned to death after murdering one of her executers, she’s brought to the present day by some loyal summoners, thanking her summoners by murdering one and forcing the other to take her place in the burning. Proceeding to possess Bambi and murder random innocents, Lucinda decides to frame cheerleader Dawn for her murders by killing her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend, later forcing a cop to kill himself. With Dawn and a friend in her grasp, Lucinda ponders on whether or not to kill them, send them to Hell, or possess them.
  • Chamber of Horrors (1966): Jason Cravette/Cravatte is a murderer who targets women, introduced having strangled one with her own hair before marrying her in a disturbing necrophiliac ritual. Later caught, Cravette escapes by severing his own hand and returns as Jason Caroll to enact revenge. Working his way down the list, Cravette tortures and kills those who exposed him before, attempting to finally murder hero Anthony Draco at his wax museum.
  • Chandu the Magician (1932): The evil Roxor is a black-clad overlord seeking world domination. Capturing the scientist Robert Regent, Roxor threatens his family to have him build a Death Ray, even threatening to sell his daughter to a slave market before trying to murder Robert's family when Robert will not submit. A merciless leader, Roxor has one failed minion's eyes burnt out with hot metal, and when his death ray is completed, Roxor tries to wipe out major cities, gloating in the loss of life he will inflict as "Roxor the God".
  • Chaos: In this 2005 pseudo-remake of The Last House on the Left, Eddie "Chaos" Cooper, the leader of a brutal pack of miscreants, commits multiple murders, and rapes a girl with his knife when she tries to escape him. Another girl is tortured, killed and has her corpse violated by him. He later kills several more people in the film's final fight.
  • Chaos Walking (2021): David Prentiss is the seemingly reasonable mayor of Prentisstown, who is revealed to be a sexist, egotistical mass murderer. In the past, he grew to distrust the women of Prentisstown because they had no Noise, so he eventually led the men to kill all of them, leaving the town a Childless Dystopia that will eventually die out. When a colonist woman named Viola crashes near Prentisstown, Prentiss seeks to capture her to prevent her from bringing more colonists to New World. Pursuing Todd Hewitt as he protects Viola, Prentiss is uncaring when one of his own citizens and a man from another town are killed in his pursuit. When Todd's father betrays him, Prentiss holds him hostage and kills him when Todd refuses to surrender Viola, before trying to kill Todd.
  • Chappie: Vincent Moore is a former soldier turned engineer and the designer of the Moose robot. Envious over Deon Wilson's police Scout robots overshadowing his funding for the Moose, Vincent conspires to sabotage Deon's reputation. After threatening Deon to give up a guard key controlling the Scouts' programming, Vincent tracks down rogue Scout Chappie before cutting off one of his arms and extracting his guard key. Afterwards, Vincent permanently shuts down all of the Scouts in Johannesburg, endangering all the civilians and police officers in the subsequent mass rioting solely so he'll be able to take the credit for rescuing them later. When Vincent's supervisor gives him permission to use the Moose, he tracks down and mercilessly mows down several criminals, not caring that both Chappie and Deon are nearly killed in the ensuing shootout.
  • Charlie's Angels trilogy:
    • Full Throttle: Madison Lee is a former Angel who became treacherous and turned rogue because, rather than take orders from Charles "Charlie" Townsend and work with her team, she wanted all the glory for herself. Teaming up with turncoat US Marshal Ray Carter, Madison plots with him to steal the two rings needed to access the HALO list which contains the names of everyone in the Federal Witness Protection Program, and arranges to meet with four different crime families to sell it off to the highest bidder. To obtain the ring that Carter doesn't have, Madison murders the agent who possesses it along with several others. She has volatile mob boss Seamus O'Grady, who has a personal history with Angel Dylan Sanders, released from prison so his gang can not only work for her, but target and murder another witness and then try to kill a second one, teenager Max Petroni. Once Carter arranges for the gangs to meet and gives Madison the rings back, she shoots him dead when he calls her "partner". She shoots and nearly kills Dylan and fellow Angels Natalie Cook and Alex Munday and then near the climax, she blows up the roof they're on and then spitefully tries to escape by throwing a grenade into a crowd of people at a Hollywood premiere.
    • 2019 film: John Bosley is Charlie's close friend and collaborator to the Angels who bitterly becomes an Arms Dealer after being forced to retire instead of taking over the agency. Bosley seeks to possess the energy-saving source Callisto so he can turn it into a biological weapon that can induce fatal seizures, which he plans to sell for his own profit, contacting terrorists and crime syndicates as potential buyers. Bosley hires the cold-blooded assassin Hodak to murder whistleblower and future Angel Elena Houghlin and ends up killing Edgar "Bosley" Dessange instead. Bosley then has Elena's boss Peter Flemming killed for not knowing how to work Callisto and attempts to kill Angels Sabina Wilson and Jane Kano by blowing up the agency; he also nearly kills former Angel Rebekah "Boz" by shooting her; and has Hodak threaten both Elena and Alexander Brock for access to Callisto, threatening Elena's friend and co-worker Langston when she refuses. Bosley then attempts to activate Callisto so he can leave Elena and Langston to die.
  • Charlie Says (2018-2019): Charles Manson is a narcissistic cult leader with messianic delusions. Using his charisma to charm impressionable young people into following him, Manson is controlling and possessive, and keeps his "family" in line with regular emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Intending to sic his followers on a record producer who'd previously declined to sign him to a label, Manson instead has them murder the home's new occupants when he learns that the man has moved away. Six people die in this attack, including a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, followed by two more in an additional attack Manson orders. Manson instructs his followers to make the killings look like hate crimes perpetrated by black people in order to kickstart a race war that would destroy civilization and ultimately see him ruling over black people, whom he sees as being incapable of creating a functioning society. A master manipulator, Manson's hold on his followers is so strong that they remain brainwashed even after being separated from him in prison, and when they eventually realize that Manson's "revolution" was nothing but a sham, they are mentally broken by what they have done.
  • The Chase (2017): Na Jung-Hyuk is a vicious Serial Killer who once preyed on elderly citizens before moving on to targeting young women who he would molest then murder. After racking up thirteen confirmed kills, Jung-Hyuk continued his spree after stabbing a detective to death, and escapes without punishment for thirty years. When he is spotted decapitating a woman by a copycat killer, Jung-Hyuk frames him for the crime and later murders him to draw suspicion from himself. Jung-Hyuk's new scheme is to kidnap another young woman who he will paralyze and may keep her as his personal sex and torture toy, hoping to begin their "fun" by first butchering his current wife with a buzzsaw for "being annoying".
  • The Chaser: Je Yeong-min, also known as Ji Young-Min or Young-min Jee, is a perverted Serial Killer who murders women to make up for his own impotence. A vicious lunatic even before his killing spree, Young-min brutally assaulted his own child nephew while babysitting him, leaving the boy lobotomized. Once he began to kill, Je tried various murder methods before deciding upon driving a chisel into his victim's skull to simulate sex, and goes on to murder around a dozen women through this method, burying them all in his garden. After attempting the same on Mi-jin, Je butchers an elderly couple who comes snooping around his property looking for a man Young-min is implied to have killed. Though Mi-jin manages to escape him temporarily, Je finds her at a grocery store, at which point he brutally murders both the store manager and Mi-jin with a hammer before decapitating Mi-jin and sticking her head on display in his fish tank. In his final depraved act, Je murders a dog with a shovel to prevent it from digging up his many victims, firmly showing himself to be nothing but a sadistic creep who covers up his insecurities with cruelty.
  • Chastity Bites (2013): Elizabeth Bathory murdered numerous virgins in an attempt to obtain eternal youth. Foiled by heroine Leah's ancestor, she returns in modern day to finish her ritual. Having already killed five schoolgirls in another town, she moves to Leah's town to find the last girls needed for her ritual. After murdering several virgins, she poses as an abstinence counselor named Liz Batho at Leah's high school to lure girls to her home to kill. She invites five girls to her home to kill, including Leah's best friend, Katharine. When one of the girls reveals that she isn't a virgin and is of no use to Bathory, Bathory kills her anyway to "avoid loose ends". After Bathory kills the other three girls and Leah and her boyfriend Paul arrive to try and stop her, Bathory decides that she will make Leah watch as she kills Katharine and Paul before torturing her to death, and, when it's pointed out that she's one virgin short, she decides to use her assistant, Ilona, who she had kidnapped from her country and been forcing to work for her for years, promising to let her go when she reached her goal, stating that she never intended to let Ilona go, and was going to kill her when she was no longer needed anyway.
  • Cherry Tree (2015): Sissy Young appears at first as a Reasonable Authority Figure to Faith, but in truth is a scheming witch who seeks to supplant her master and rise to power through any means necessary. Coercing Faith into having a baby in exchange for her father Sean's health, she soon makes her true intentions clear when she kills Faith's lover after he impregnates her; threatens to undo her spell that saved Sean; murders Faith's best friend; locks Faith and Sean in a car, which she sets ablaze before taking the baby, with only Faith escaping the fire. At the end, Sissy stabs the baby to death as Faith attempts to rescue him.
  • Child Eater (2016): Robert Bowery, the titular child eater, is a blind, sadistic ghoul of questionable origin. Seeking a way to cure his blindness, Bowery would feast on eyeballs, preferring children's because they taste better fresh, while also collecting his victims' teeth. Kidnapping children for over 25+ years, he would bring them to an abandoned school to play hide and seek with them, knowing where they will hide and killing them once he found them. Prior to this, he was a mythical stork who would eat children and babies after pecking their eyeballs out. Taking Lucas Parker from Helen Connolly, he eats her friend Tom's eyeballs while trying to search for Lucas, murders three cops trying to stop him, and kills Helen, her unborn child, and Lucas after eating one of Helen's eyeballs.
  • Children of the Corn series:
    • He Who Walks Behind the Rows is an ancient demonic being who corrupts the children of Gatlin into murdering their parents and enacting a cult of blood and sacrifice with any follower sacrificed to him when they grow too old, with outsiders also sacrificed. Loyalty means nothing to him, He Who Walks Behind the Rows even claiming his loyal prophet Isaac Chroner. In the sequels, the dark god corrupts more children with mass casualties, attempting to spread the cult global. In Isaac's Return, he incarnates into the body of the first child of Gatlin's children, Gabriel, to seduce and impregnate the heroine with the first of a "new race" with which he intends to replace humanity.
    • First film & Isaac's Return: Isaac Chroner, the prophet of He Who Walks Behind the Rows, is the word and giver of his laws. Swaying the children of Gatlin into killing their parents and setting up a brutal cult where many are sacrificed, Isaac is betrayed by his bloodthirsty subordinate Malachai and ends up in a coma for 19 years. Awakening as a ruthless murderer who freely brags of his own lack of soul, Isaac learns he is a father and intends his son Matt to be the fulfillment of the prophecy for the sake of his own ego and legacy. Isaac restarts the cult, disowning Matt when he cannot complete the sacrifice Isaac carries out, and intends to start the apocalypse, forsaking all loyalty to his monstrous god in favor of believing himself eternal and almighty.
    • Original film: Malachai Boardman is the sadistic right-hand to Isaac. Coordinating the slaughter of Gatlin's adults, Malachai is the one who personally kills his way through any threat or outsiders, cutting the throat of a little boy who tries to escape and pointlessly murdering not only the one adult that Gatlin spared, but his dog too. Malachai eventually betrays and sacrifices Isaac to He Who Walks, disappointed and disillusioned that Isaac doesn't simply kill and kill as much as he can for fun.
  • Children Of The Living Dead: Abbott Hayes was a vicious Serial Killer and Serial Rapist in life. Upon being murdered in prison, Abbott returned from the grave as a hyper-intelligent Flesh-Eating Zombie. Leading a horde of zombies in an attack on his home town, Abbott was forced to go into hiding after the outbreak was contained, but not before killing Deputy Hughes. Fourteen years later, Abbott resurfaces, intending to restart the outbreak. Abbott kills and infects those around him, transforming them into his new zombie horde, and leads them in a brutal assault on the town, resulting in the deaths of many innocent people. Whereas the other zombies were mindless flesh-eaters, Abbott shows clear intelligence and awareness, and sought the death of all who lived.
  • Children of the Night: Czakyr is a Romanian vampire who emigrated to the US and terrorized the town of Allburg in the 1930s. He ended his terror by seemingly killing a bunch of kids and himself, but secretly sealed himself away. In the '90s, he is freed by two teenage girls, whom he repays by turning into vampires. He then proceeds to do this to the entire town before being stopped by Mark. Near the end of the film, it is revealed that Czakyr never killed the children, but instead kept them alive and conscious so he could feed on them.
  • Child of Peach (1987): The Demon King invades the Garden of Magic Peaches right at the start of the film, in order to steal the enchanted golden sword, killing Momotaro's parents, who were keepers of the garden, and causing Momotarō himself to be cast out of Heaven. After obtaining the sword, the Demon King then uses it to release an entire legion of Oni from the depths of Hell to be unleashed into the human world, firstly having them wipe out a fishing village, and then massacre the entire population of Kyoto, with the Demon King abducting the princess forcing her to be his bride as demonstration of his dominance. As the grown-up Momotaro embarks on a quest to stop him, the Demon King has another village destroyed to lure Momotaro and friends into a trap, culminating in the Demon King's ambush, which nearly kills Momotaro in the process.
  • Child's Play: Charles Lee Ray, later known as Chucky, was a notorious Serial Killer when alive, and in death has used Hollywood Voodoo to possess a doll to escape his fate. Chucky proceeds to murder his owner's babysitter because she annoys him, and hunts down, tortures and murders his old voodoo teacher to get information on how to become human again before trying to tear out his ten year old owner's soul and possess him. Throughout the films, Chucky commits many more murders for his own amusement and replaces blanks with real ammo at a military camp war games training solely to enjoy the chaos. Even when the films briefly turned comedic, Chucky remained heartless as ever, murdering his own wife when she tried to leave him, with no remorse. When Curse of Chucky brought the series back to horror, Chucky sends himself to unsuspecting families to destroy them and was revealed, as Charles Lee Ray, to have even stabbed a pregnant woman to cripple her unborn daughter after she rejected his advances. Despite his sense of humor, Chucky has always remained a sadistic, murderous monster and has only grown worse over time.
  • A Child's Voice (2018): Rudolph is the head of a Human Trafficking ring that opens the film kidnapping and murdering young Jacob. To maintain his network's position, Rudolph has rival traffickers tortured and later abducts Tim and Kristy, torturing the latter by driving a knife into her leg and forcing Tim to watch to get information out of him.
  • Chinatown: Noah Cross is a seemingly jovial, charming businessman who is working to stop a drought impacting Los Angeles. In truth, however, Cross is a ruthless sociopath who is purposefully enabling the drought to work towards creating fertile land he can sell for real estate. Cross murders anyone who could stand in his way, be it random innocents or his own son-in-law, and is revealed to have ignored serious warnings about the stability of the St. Francis Dam, showing zero remorse for the hundreds left dead when the dam inevitably burst due to his Cross's own greed. The true extent of Cross's evil is put on display as his daughter Evelyn is revealed to have been raped as a teenager by Cross, and in the present, Cross is attempting to get his hands on Evelyn's Child by Rape, Katherine. In the end, after Evelyn is killed, Cross fakes horror at the scene before swiftly dragging Katherine away, planning to use her as Evelyn's replacement for Cross's pleasure. Noah Cross has stood out for decades as one of cinema's most memorable, and depraved, villains, a reputation handily earned.
  • A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tree Demoness is a fiendish monster, known as "Old Evil", who enslaves the soul of the heroine Nip after her body is buried near its roots. Using Nip as bait, the demon has her lure in men so it can devour them, sadistically holding their screaming souls in tortured thrall. When Nip finally attempts to help the heroes, her master tries to banish her to hell while attempting to murder the heroes Monk Yin and Scholar Ning.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004): In the extended cut, Lord Marshal Zhylaw was once given a prophecy by the air elemental Aereon that a Furyan would one day kill him, so he exterminated their entire race in a "private war" and personally strangled newborn infants. After becoming the holy half-dead Lord Marshal of the Necromongers, Zhylaw continues their genocidal campaigns, wiping out millions of colonists and forcibly converting the survivors. When one man objects to his demands for submission, he rips out his soul to make an example. Discovering that Riddick is the one prophesied to kill him, the Lord Marshal orders his death before trying to bargain with Riddick out of fear. He has Aereon captured to provide him with further revelation, charitably promising to spare her world "for last". During his final fight with Riddick, he also kills Riddick's close friend Kyra. While Zhylaw professes to the Necromonger creed, he was still willing to throw his warrior ideals out the window as soon as he felt truly threatened, prompting Commander Vaako to believe that he was no longer fit to lead them.
  • City Hunter: This lighthearted comedy film has the surprisingly vicious villain, Donald "Don Mac" MacDonald, a thief who takes over a luxury cruise ship to rob wealthy guests. Mac has his troops kill the sailors and forces the captive guests to play a cruel card game with him, shooting them after he wins. When the captives escape and counterterrorist operatives are dispatched to the boat, Mac has his men shoot the unarmed guests on sight and plants explosives throughout the ship, killing countless operatives before trying to escape with his plunder.
  • City Limits: Mister Bolo is the cold-blooded right-hand man of Carver, the Corrupt Corporate Executive responsible for the reconstruction of a post-apocalyptic Baltimore, and with his boss hatches a plot to press-gang the bands of roving bikers that haunt the city as slave labor to speed up the construction. Bolo cuts a deal with one of the two most powerful gangs, the DAs, to help him with this in exchange for not enslaving them too, only for his brutal tortures and executions of helpless prisoners to revolt even them. Bolo's cruelty ultimately climaxes in luring the DAs' chief rivals, the Clippers gang, to a supposed peace conference only to massacre them, and by the end of the film his pointless cruelty has cost him the loyalty of even his own men.
  • City of Life and Death: Second Lieutenant Osamu Ida is the soldier in charge of conquering Nanjing for the Imperial Japanese Army. Under his military command, Nanjing is turned into a slaughterhouse where people are raped, tortured and killed in a variety of sadistic ways, disgusting even John Rabe, a man affiliated with the Nazi Party. After over 500 prisoners are executed en masse and the Nanjing Safety Zone is established, Ida and his men frequently force themselves into the zone to rape more women and children, and uses a collaborator, Mr. Tang, to get information on incapacitated Chinese soldiers, invading the hospital to cowardly execute them when they were unable to fight back; Tang is rewarded by having his daughter thrown out of the window to her death. Promising to call his troops and destroy everything in the zone if Rabe doesn't give him at least a hundred Sex Slaves, his soldiers murder some of the "comfort women" in the process, with Ida personally raping and killing Tang's sister-in-law, later executing Tang himself. Sending Chinese soldiers to execution when they were promised to be spared if they turned themselves, Ida allows civilians to claim at least one prisoner for each after an American missionary interfered, but sent a woman to be gang-raped when she tried to save more people.
  • City of the Dead: Elizabeth Selwyn is the leader of a witch coven in the ghost town of Whitewood, Massachusetts. She and her followers offer two sacrifices a year in exchange for immortality. Prior to being burned at the stake, she had sacrificed many victims, including children, and cursed the town to degenerate into Unholy Ground. She sacrifices Nan when she finds the underground tunnel, and then goes after Nan's brother, Dick, her boyfriend, Tom, and acquaintance, Patricia, once they arrive in Whitewood. Selwyn orders the mute servant girl she abused, Lottie, murdered for trying to tell Dick the truth about her. At the film's climax, she takes Patricia away with the intention of sacrificing her, and throws a dagger at Tom's back while he's trying to lift the cross in the graveyard, and he dies shortly after. Leaving her own followers to die at the film's climax, Elizabeth Selwyn is a murderous witch obsessed with her own self-preservation and immortality.
  • The City Of Violence: Jang Pil-Ho is a former childhood friend of the heroes turned ruthless mob boss. With designs on buying up and developing property, he kills his own brother-in-law when he objects to Jang's plans. He shows a willingness to capture, blackmail and torture landowners until they give him what he wants, and when his other old friends find out, Jang has one of them savagely beaten by his men before saying he's too far below Jang to be considered killing. When one man decides to inform on Jang, Jang has him burnt alive in a holding cell.
  • A Classic Horror Story: "Fabrizio" fakes the backstory of a cruel cult to lure in victims, while in fact setting everything up to craft a Snuff Film so he can "direct" it and prove his artistic genius. Fabrizio has his victims tortured, mutilated, and eventually killed, with many lured into the plot so they may be killed on camera, Fabrizio bragging about his genius and how successful his movie will be.
  • Class of 1984: Peter Stegman and his gang run the Inner City School with an iron fist. Even the teachers are understandably scared of him, as he's a brutal sociopath who runs drug and prostitution rings and has kids stabbed for ratting out his criminal activities. After Mr. Andrew Norris refuses to let Stegman play piano in his band due to Stegman's attitude problems, Stegman makes it his mission to torture him. He attacks his friends, has a lab full of animals skinned alive just to hurt Norris and his fellow teacher friend, and eventually leads a gang rape of Norris's wife before kidnapping her to lure Norris in with the intention of killing them both.
  • Class of 1999: Dr. Robert "Bob" Forest is the greedy head of Megatech and the creator of the malfunctioning teaching droids. Wanting a multi-billion dollar contract with the Department Of Education Defense, Forrest creates three shoddy education androids, which are in reality military surplus droids with a teaching module inserted in them. When an experimental test run of the droids goes wrong, he refuses to shut down the program, occasionally blaming their victims in the process. When Principal Langford tries to shut the experiment down, Forrest has the droids kill him. When surviving teens confront him in their school, he takes Langford's daughter Christie hostage, gunning down one of the survivors when he tries to stop him.
  • The Cleansing Hour:
  • Cliffhanger: Eric Qualen is an ex-federal agent turned international terrorist who attempts to steal $100 million, leading to the deaths of three agents and one pilot, and has no problem killing anyone who stands in his way, even his own men. After he loses the three cases full of money and his plane crashes, he takes the mountain guides Gabriel "Gabe" Walker and his friend Hal Tucker as hostages so they can help him find the cases. When he and his henchmen locate the first case, Qualen takes Walker's coat off to make sure he won't escape, thus making him almost freeze to death. He eventually decides to kill him anyway once he comes back. When two teenagers spot him, Qualen has his men murder them, simply commenting in a sadistic tone "Sue me" when Tucker calls him out. Qualen later kills his lover, informing her that true love is sacrifice. He plans on killing Tucker when he is no longer needed and later kidnaps Walker's girlfriend Jesse, threatening to drop her in the ravines if Walker won't give him the case. During the final fight on the helicopter, hanging on a deep chasm, Qualen has a Villainous Breakdown and attempts to make the helicopter fall, taking Walker with him.
  • Closet Land: The unnamed interrogator is an ice-cold member of the Secret Police tasked with getting a children's author to admit she put anti-government messages in her stories. Subjecting the author to all sorts of horrific, increasingly painful tortures and psychological mind games to get her to crack, the interrogator is also implied to have molested her as a child.
  • Cloud Atlas's "Luisa Rey" story: Bill Smoke is a psychotic hitman who shows little regret for anything he does. Hired by Lloyd Hooks to kill anyone who knows about his company's nuclear reactor conspiracy, Smoke sets out to murder anybody who gets in his way. He kills a much older Rufus Sixsmith and makes it look like a suicide, and almost kills an unaware Luisa, backing off when she ends up not discovering him. When a man named Isaac Sachs gives Luisa a copy of the nuclear report Sixsmith tried to give her, Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up the plane he's in, along with the people inside it, later attempting to murder Luisa by running her car off a bridge. After discovering that Luisa survived the crash, he tries to murder her again, along with her partner, Joe Napier. Before his death, Smoke shoots an innocent Mexican woman's dog and calls her a "stupid fucking wetback" for not telling him where Luisa and Joe are.
  • The Clovehitch Killer: Don Burnside seems a wholesome family man, but is in fact the Clovehitch Killer, who ties up women with a Clovehitch knot, takes pictures as trophies, and then murders the women. Don had stopped years ago, but his son Tyler finds his father's trophies and begins to suspect he is the Killer, along with a girl named Kassi who witnessed the Killer murder her mother. Don begins to get his urges back and assaults another woman, tormenting her, tying her up and trying to murder her as he has so many others. When Tyler intervenes, Don plays the part of a loving father, only to try to emotionlessly murder his son, removing his mask to reveal a remorseless, conscienceless monster underneath the kindly facade.
  • Clown: The Cloyne was a clown-like being that ate five children a year for each month of winter. In the present day, it exists as a costume that allows it to possess whoever wears it, forcing the wearers to either decapitate themselves or eat five children. After it possesses Kent McCoy, it forces him to eat a child who bullied his son, Jack, before making him attack a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant and eat two more kids. After it gains complete control over Kent, it tries to use his body to kill his entire family, solely out of petty cruelty. It snaps the neck of Kent's father in law, before trying to eat Jack and tear open the stomach of Kent's wife Meg to eat the fetus of their unborn child.
  • The Clown at Midnight (1999): The Clown, later revealed to be Harlan Caruthers, is a deranged madman who owns the opera house the film takes place in. Murdering an opera singer named Lorraine for rejecting his sexual advances, the Clown framed her lover, Lorenzo, and held him captive in the opera house for years, intending to also frame him for his future murders. When Kate, Lorraine's daughter, arrived with her friends and teacher to restore the opera house, the Clown targeted them, and subjects them to brutal deaths. He splits their teacher's head open with an axe, smiling all the while. He then strangles one of the girls, Ashley, to death, before hanging her body up on stage for the others to find. He also subjects them to impalement with a spear, electrocution with a death trap, being tossed off of the roof, and decapitation. When Lorenzo confronts Kate, the Clown tosses him off a catwalk to his death. He then knocks out Kate, and with her dead friends as an audience, attempts to "reenact his favorite scene", with Kate acting as Lorraine.
  • Clownface: The titular Clownface is a Serial Killer. At one point, a young boy named Owen witnessed him after one of his killings, so Clownface would start stalking Owen and his family. Eventually, Clownface would kill Owen's father and take his mother, keeping her locked up in a room until she eventually went insane. Clownface would continue killing for a long time, eventually finding Rick and Zoe, killing the former and taking the latter captive. During the film, Clownface kills a man in the woods by skinning their face off and massacres a bunch of people at a party.
  • Cobra: The Night Slasher is a psychotic murderer responsible for terrorizing the streets of Los Angeles at night. He starts a nihilistic murder cult of psychopaths so he can indiscriminately kill dozens of victims of whatever background, including children. He prefers to carve up his victims and perform the kills himself to satiate his sadistic nature. He pursues a woman for witnessing one of his murders, and orders his army to lay siege to an upstate town for the sole purpose of killing her. He sees himself as killing off the weak and his movement as heralding the start of a new order where violent killers such as him rule through terror.
  • Code 8: Marcus Sutcliffe is a dapper drug lord and Loan Shark whose specialty, Psyke, is made by extracting the spinal fluid of powered individuals. After one of his drug farms is raided, Marcus recruits Connor Reed in multiple robberies at the behest of his subordinate, Garrett Kent, in order to pay off a debt to the cartel known as the Trust. Nia eventually reveals to Connor that Marcus forced her into a position as a healer. Falsely offering Nia's services under the pretense of having her heal Connor's mother, in exchange for the crew stealing his supply back from the police escort, Marcus has his men turn their guns on the crew and steal the supply back for him, resulting in the deaths of two crew members and four police officers. When Nia confronts Marcus about the others, he threatens her imprisoned father, who is in debt to him.
  • Cold Hell (Die Hölle) (2017): Saeed el Hadary is a Serial Killer who targets prostitutes. Believing all Muslim prostitutes are sinners, Saeed would travel around the world kidnapping them before skinning them alive and pouring boiling oil down their throats. After Özge Dogruol stumbles upon Saeed shortly after he killed his eighth victim, he tries to kill her in order to silence any witnesses, and inadvertently kills Özge's cousin, Ranya, during his pursuit. After officer Christian Steiner and his partner Petrovic find out his identity, Saeed stabs Petrovic in the throat and flees, before uncovering Steiner's residence and taking his elderly father and Özge's niece hostage. After finally finding Özge, Saeed ties her up and tries to burn her alive, not caring that she isn't a "sinner" like all his previous victims.
  • Cold in July: Freddy Russell, a former member of the Dixie Mafia hiding under the Witness Protection Program, is the son of Ben Russell, and a maker of snuff films. Taking advantage of his protection status, Freddy and his crew take in illegal immigrant prostitutes and film home movies containing footage of them killing them in various sadistic ways, one of which involves brutally beating one up with a baseball bat. Having made dozens of these films, Freddy sells the tapes through the video store he works for. When his father discovers the tapes, he and his friends invade Freddy's headquarters in order to kill him. When Ben and the crew encounter Freddy, Freddy wastes no time trying to kill them, mortally wounding Ben in the process.
  • Cold Mountain: Captain Teague is a vicious, opportunistic man who uses the war as an excuse to take the Home Guard in the town of Cold Mountain, formed to defend the people from the war, and turn the group into a marauding band of villains. Under Teague, the Home Guard relentlessly pursue and kill "deserters" and anyone suspected of harboring them, while Teague confiscates their properties for his own. In one instance, Teague has the family patriarch murdered and the wife tortured to lure out her sons before gunning them down. Later, Teague executes a man, who is clearly mentally handicapped, even though he was clearly enjoying his music, and then shoots the man's partner in the back before abducting and torturing the final musician so he'll have an excuse to steal the property of Ada, and take revenge on Ada for rejecting his advances.
  • The Collector: The title character is a cold-blooded, sadistic, Serial Killer who breaks into innocent families' homes, turning the homes into death traps and torturing the family members, including children, before "collecting" one he likes best, taking them for further torture or killing them through gruesome entomological (insect-related) experiments. His body count is estimated to be in the hundreds, and at the end of the film, he kidnaps the film's protagonist Arkin for such a fate. The sequel, The Collection, opens with the Collector massacring a dance club with his traps, gruesomely murdering at least dozens of innocent partygoers with numerous traps (notably a harvesting combine which grinds up numerous victims, and an elevator which crushes many more), before kidnapping Elena while Arkin made his escape. It is also revealed to that through drugs, torture and imprisonment, his captives were driven insane, used as Cannon Fodder, and kills off a group of mercenaries that Arkin led to his hideout. When the police find the hideout, the Collector decides to simply burn it down.
  • The Colony (2016): Paul Schäfer, the leader of a German cult that immigrated to Chile, kills anybody who tries to escape their compound via Booby Trap. After his military coup, General Augusto Pinochet contracts Schäfer to use the compound as an extrajudicial prison. Schäfer agrees, and institutes a system of psychological torture and human experimentation on any prisoners he gets a hold of. His cult fares no better, as he works them all day in the hot sun without any water. Meanwhile, he molests their young boys while simultaneously claiming that Sex Is Evil and the genders should be kept separate at all times.
  • Color Me Blood Red: Adam Sorg is a ruthless sociopath hell-bent on becoming a world-famous painter. Growing a fondness for the color of human blood, Sorg decides to become a Serial Killer to collect the blood he needs to "bring his art to the next level"; he starts by murdering his girlfriend and painting his masterpiece with her blood. After brutally killing a teenage couple, Sorg lures a girl to his house, planning to murder her, as well as her friends to eliminate any witnesses. When confronted, Sorg coldly attempts to justify his actions by stating that a person is nothing more than an empty shell; when he paints with a person's blood, that person becomes "immortalized". An ambitious narcissist who chooses to abandon his humanity in his quest for fame, Adam Sorg sees nothing wrong with killing others so long as it allows him to stroke his own ego.
  • Colossal: Oscar is a childhood friend of Gloria's, presenting himself as a warm and welcoming guy, giving her gifts, a job at his bar and bringing her into his circle of friends, but when Gloria shows she has a giant monster avatar, he shows his more sinister colors, as well as a giant avatar of his own; in truth, he is a spiteful, entitled, and controlling stalker, who starts out with a foreshadowing by threatening to beat up his friend Joel, mocking the remorseful Gloria for the destruction she accidentally caused, and ending one of his friendships over a drunken argument. With his avatar making him feel special in his otherwise bitter existence, he uses this power to try to establish control, mostly over Gloria. To intimidate Gloria and her ex-boyfriend Tim, he sets off a dangerous firework in his bar, gloating how Gloria still won't leave due to the hold he has over her. When Gloria tires to stand up to him, he inflicts a nasty beating on her and forces her to watch as he has his avatar rampage through Seoul, killing hundreds of innocent people; he threatens further rampages for every day that Gloria isn't with him, a threat he attempts to make good on and start off by attempting to crush a child to death.
  • The Colossus of Rhodes (1961): Thar, the wicked right hand of the gluttonous King Serse, devotes himself to torturing and killing rebels, burning a ship alive and taking any survivors to be tortured, with one man put in a bell that is beaten so that his eardrums begin bleeding. Thar then pulls off a coup, slaughtering Serse and many innocents before trying to kill all the rebels, intending on a brutal conquest so he can rule all the known world.
  • Come and See: The nameless young Obersturmfuhrer is an ice-eyed Nazi who stands out as the most distinguished even in his sadistic SS troop. Descending on a small town with his unit, the Obersturmfuhrer rounds up the entire populace in a church and gives them an ultimatum: any can leave, but they must abandon their children. The Obersturmfuhrer then torches the entire building to the ground with the screaming population still inside; the one woman who attempts to escape with a child is sent off by the Obersturmfuhrer to be gang-raped into insanity after her child is tossed back into the church. When he's finally confronted at the end of a gun, the Obersturmfuhrer defiantly spits that his victims deserved it all and need to be wiped out, even remarking he singled out the children to kill because "problems always start with the kids".
  • Commando Leopard (1985): Colonel Silveira is the right-hand of President Homoza, helping to rule an unnamed country through oppression and violence—much of which Silveira dishes out himself. Silveira has his forces slaughter an entire village for cooperating with rebels while trying in earnest to hunt the rebels and the remaining villagers down, torturing those who fall into his hands and burning down an occupied hospital when one of its patients spits on him, heedless of the pleas of one of his own wounded men inside. To turn public sympathy against the rebels, Silveira has a plane full of hundreds of the country's own children destroyed, killing everyone aboard, solely to frame the rebels. When Homoza flees the country, Silveira and his forces start massacring their way through a town to draw the rebels to them, killing the priest who tries to stop him and eventually gunning his way through numerous rebels before he's finally cornered and killed.
  • The Commuter: Joanna is a manipulative criminal seeking to kill the teenaged "Prynne" for threatening to expose her corrupt superiors' murder of Prynne's cousin. Stringing along ex-cop Mike MacCauley by bribing the desperate man and threatening his family, Joanna tries to have him locate and then kill Prynne for her. When Mike refuses, Joanna angrily tries to crash the train carrying Prynne and kill everyone on board and when Mike foils this plan, attempts to have another of her pawns execute Prynne and the other passengers before framing Mike for the murders.
  • Compound Fracture (2013): William is the boyfriend of Michael Wolffsen's sister, Chloe. An abusive scumbag in life, he often berated Chole and physically abused their son, Brandon, even giving him a compound fracture. One night, Chloe & Brandon leave him to live with her brother and his girlfriend. William broke into their home and stabs Chloe to death, forcing Michael to kill him. Returning as a ghost due to Chloe using a family mark to return after death, William constantly haunts Brandon and continues to harm his son, almost killing him several times. William also gives Michael nightmarish visions of him killing Brandon, Chloe, and Juliette. After he has killed Michael's mother Annabelle, her niece, and two cops, William manages to break Brandon's arm again and thrashes Michael around to a bloody pulp. A man with a sadistic streak, William stops at nothing, even long after death, to keep on killing those closest to him out of malice.
  • The Condemned:
    • Ian Breckel is a morally bankrupt TV producer who recruits death row inmates to film them mutilate and fight each other to the death and broadcast it over the internet as a reality show. He orchestrated the whole thing, gave weapons to the psychopath McStarley, and obviously placed less value on human life than entertainment and money. During the sickening rape scene of Paco's wife by McStarley, his only expressed concern to his crew is to zoom in to "give the viewers what they want". He shows himself to have absolutely no standards or lines he wouldn't cross, eventually murdering another producer himself when the guy objects to what they're doing.
    • Ewan McStarley is a Sociopathic Soldier who was on death row for burning down a village and raping/torturing/murdering its inhabitants. When he's placed in a death match on the island, he happily agrees with the producer to "put on a good show" by doing his usual thing for an audience. He initially teams up with another contestant named Saiga, with whom he attacks Paco and breaks his knee, chains him up, and forces him to watch McStarley beat, rape, stab, and blow up his wife. Then he tracks down the wounded Paco, brutally beats him with Saiga's help, shoots him with an arrow as he lies helpless, then sets him on fire. When all other competition is dead, he turns on Saiga just as easily and kills him. As if that weren't enough, near the end of the movie, he machine-guns the crew of the show except Breckel, who escapes the slaughter.
  • Confession of Murder (2012): The Serial Killer known only as J begins by killing an innocent woman and then slashing the face of police detective Choi Hyeong-goo before making his escape and ending his killing spree of nearly a dozen women for 15 years. When another man claims credit for J's murders after the statute of limitations expires, J's ego is unable to bear it, so he releases a video showing a murder of Choi's fiancee where he taunted her by having her listening to Choi's voice over the phone before he killed her. J reveals she was pregnant at the time of her death from his raping her and thought it'd spare her, only for J to reveal he hated children more than anything. When he is exposed, J tries to beg forgiveness only to reveal he is mimicking Choi's fiancee's last words before trying to make his escape and kill who gets in his way.
  • The Conjuring Universe:
    • The Conjuring: Bathsheba Sherman is a sadistic Satanist who, having tried and failed to sacrifice her own newborn son before her suicide, shows her devotion to Satan by possessing mothers to murder their own children before forcing their own suicides. Bathsheba torments the most recent family to inhabit her lands until the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren arrive. When Bathsheba's attempts to drive them off fail, she heads to their house and frees a demon trapped in a doll named Annabelle so the two can murder the Warrens' young daughter. When she succeeds in distracting them, Bathsheba possesses the original family's mother to try to murder her own children and tries to drag the mother to death with her while being exorcised.
    • The Conjuring II & The Nun: Valak is a demonic entity who sticks out to the Warrens as one of the most wicked beings they have ever encountered. Having slaughtered multiple nuns in the St. Carta abbey in its origin film and subsequently trying to bury a priest alive, Valak mentally assaulted Lorraine Warren out of revenge for being exorcised from Maurice, and continued to haunt her for months afterward. Beginning to haunt the Hodgson family for its own amusement, Valak took control of the spirit of an innocent man, refusing to let him move on into the afterlife, and forces him to terrorize the Hodgsons. After trying numerous times to kill various members of the Hodgson family, Valak tries to force the youngest girl, Janet, to impale herself in front of her entire family, then tries to force Lorraine to watch as it attempts the same on her husband.
    • The Devil Made Me Do It: Isla the Occultist, daughter of the priest Kastner, is a witch seeking to avoid her own deserved damnation. Summoning a demon and promising it a soul, Isla has an 8-year-old possessed in agony to corrupt his soul, only failing when the demon is taken into the body of his sister's boyfriend Arne whom Isla uses to commit murder. Having an innocent college girl possessed to murder her friend and kill herself, Isla then attempts to wipe out the Warren family, murdering her own father when he tries to help the Warrens and trying to finish her corruption of Arne by forcing his suicide. Isla then attempts to corrupt Ed Warren to murder his own wife with her demonic patron, intending on damning her victims as a price for her own soul.
    • Annabelle films: Malthus is a ram-like demon worshiped by the perverse Disciples of the Ram. Desiring a soul, Malthus masquerades as the daughter of the grieving Samuel and Esther Mullins until the ruse was discovered, ending with Malthus gouging out Esther's left eye. Being forced to inhabit Annabelle, Malthus sets its sights on the polio-stricken Janice, and possesses her before gruesomely murdering the Mullins by slicing Esther in half and crucifying her upper body, and contorting Samuel's fingers until they broke in a crude fashion. Compelling Janice into killing her adoptive parents, Malthus threatens to steal the soul of Mia Form's baby daughter unless she forfeits her own. After failing to kill the Warrens in a vehicular accident, Malthus is released by Daniela Rios, and it sends several spirits to kill the girls in order to prevent them from re-locking the Annabelle doll back in her case. When the girls started to get the upper hand, Malthus grabs Judy Warren and nearly tears her soul out of her body.
  • Conspiracy Theory: Dr. Jonas, once the head of MK Ultra, is a psychiatrist who tortures people mentally, having used horrific techniques to break innocent men and turn them into assassins, while other innocents become framed patsies with their lives destroyed. Jonas uses his agents to kill anyone he deems troublesome, including Jerry Fletcher, who balked at one assassination of a judge he befriended whereupon Jonas had the man killed anyways. attempting to torture Jerry and brainwash or kill him and all connected to him, Jonas has continued his actions long after his operation has been shut down only to satisfy his scientific curiosity.
  • Contracted duology: Brett "BJ" Jaffe is a misanthropic Serial Rapist and a carrier of the zombie virus who seeks to bring about the end of humanity. He seeks out women and violates them, infecting them with the disease and causing them to deteriorate both mentally and physically over the course of three days, after which point they reanimate, and he lets them spread the plague further. BJ is introduced in the first movie giving a woman a spiked drink and raping her, leading to her descent into madness and zombification. Later, he's shown to have claimed many more victims. In Phase II, he infects a prostitute and chain her up in his basement. BJ stalks a witness to one of his rapes, threatening to bring harm to his family and to him. When the witness is hospitalized, BJ straps a bomb to his own chest and tracks him down, threatening to blow up the hospital, and gunning down a few cops, patients, and doctors in the process.
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: The brutish Albert Spica, the titular thief, is a tough mob boss with delusions of grandeur and sophistication who frequents an upscale restaurant, bringing along his abused wife Georgina. Albert shows his nastiness whenever he is even mildly irritated by people: brutally beating them, stabbing a man's innocent wife in the face with a fork and humiliating his own men. When he discovers his wife is having an affair with a kindly, bookish man, Albert viciously tortures a little boy to obtain their location and murders his wife's lover by stuffing the pages of his books down his throat until the poor man suffocates. Albert even threatens Georgina before the murder that he plans to cook and eat her lover.
  • Copycat:
    • Peter Foley, obsessed with his own fame and ego, accepts a mission by infamous Serial Killer Daryll Lee Cullum to kill Cullum's arch-nemesis, Dr. Helen Hudson, so as to use the opportunity to make himself a legend. Foley began killing people in ways reminiscent of serial killers of the past, from The Boston Strangler to The Son of Sam, murdering numerous women throughout the film. When the police locate Foley after he killed Helen's best friend, Andy, Foley murders his own wife and tries to blow up dozens of police officers while they search his house. Kidnapping Helen, Foley reenacts her traumatizing experience at the hands of Cullum, hanging her by a noose and killing a police officer, planning to torture her to death. In the end, when an officer gives him the chance to surrender, Foley still attempts to gun her down.
    • Daryll Lee Cullum himself is a sadistic serial killer who was arrested years ago for burning two women alive, and although he tried to get off easy with an Insanity Defense, Cullum was revealed to be totally cognizant by Dr. Helen Hudson's analysis. Enraged at Hudson for exposing his ruse, Cullum escaped custody, killed her police bodyguard, and viciously assaulted her after hanging her from a noose. Still holding a grudge years later even after Hudson was left traumatized by the attack, Cullum is revealed to have been the one who pushed Peter Foley into becoming a serial killer himself, hoping to use him as an agent of vengeance against Hudson with no care to the extra bodies Foley leaves in his wake. Cullum ends the film by shrugging off Foley's defeat and death, going on to draft another of his "disciples" into hunting down and killing Hudson for him.
  • Copshop: Anthony Lamb is a psychopathic hitman whose wacky sense of humor highlights his giddy sadism. Tasked by Detective Schier to wipe out Theodore "Teddy" Muretto and potential witnesses at her police station to cover up her corruption, Lamb casually kills every cop in his way in his attempt to kill Teddy. Responsible for killing Teddy's ex-wife and son, Lamb at one point forces his partner Huber to kill a cop because he was his friend, promising to kill them both should he refuse.
  • Cornered!: Morty, the seemingly affable deliveryman, turns out to be the Convenience Store Killer, a Serial Killer who breaks into shops after hours and torture-murders everyone still inside them, stealing the security tapes afterward so he can use them to relive his crimes. When the film's protagonists unknowingly discuss how they would deal with the killer right in front of him, an annoyed Morty decides to target them next, slaughtering each of them using the same methods that they had bragged about using against him: eye gouging; stabbing; chainsawing; and decapitation; plus a "bonus" bisection for the vagrant who happened to live behind the store. Before finishing off the shop's last employee, who he force-feeds donuts, Morty reveals that he is motivated by simple contempt and disgust for his victims, who had to pretend to be friends with and listen to day in and day out as they lived and "whined" about their pathetic, irrelevant lives.
  • Corpse Mania (1981): Lin Bin is secretly the killer in the guise of a man he murdered in service to brothel owner Madam Lan. Keeping the prostitutes enslaved by murdering those who are on the verge of freedom, Lin Bin violates their corpses and murders bystanders and police alike to keep his crimes secret, but also for the vicious kicks. Enraged at Madam Lan holding out on him, Lin Bin kills her daughter before killing her as well.
  • Corridors of Blood (1958):
    • Black Ben is a cruel crime lord out to make his money in the worst ways: using his lodge house as a trap, Ben lures in drunks, the sick and elderly and has them murdered to sell their corpses to science for a profit. Manipulating the kind old doctor Thomas Bolton, Ben reveals he has murdered huge amounts of people with death certificates. Intending on disposing of Bolton as soon as he proves a liability as well, Ben also abandons all his followers and even his wife when the police arrive.
    • Ben's right-hand man, Resurrection Joe, is a key figure in Ben's operation as the chief murderer. Using a pillow, Joe gleefully smothers all the victims to make it appear as if they died naturally. At one point, Joe is seen attempting to rape a waitress at the lodge house and when he accompanies Bolton to gain his notes from the university he works at, Joe coldly murders the night porter after he spots them. At the end, Bolton decides to murder Bolton before escaping the police, enjoying the profits from his murders as well as just the act of killing itself.
  • The Corruptor: Henry Lee and Bobby Vu are, respectively, a traitorous member of the Tung Fung Benevolent Alliance and the sadistic leader of the Fukienese Dragons. To take control over Chinatown, the two plot to assassinate Lee's mentor while Lee also corrupts cops to stay above the law. To trick Detective Danny Wallace into trusting him, Lee tips him off to one of their isolated brothels, where it is shown dozens of girls are forced to stay by Vu's enforcers and gruesomely murdered if they try to flee. When Lee betrays Vu to his death in a trap to kill Wallace after discovering he is a federal agent, Vu is found aboard a ship containing hundreds of people the duo intend to use in their trafficking empire.
  • Cosmos: War of the Planets: The evil computer has dominated its ancient civilization, with dissent punishable by death. Seeking to expand its rein by forcing the recently arrived earthlings to build it a new device so it may roam the cosmos, destroying and subjugating all it comes across, the computer later possesses a crew member and goes on a killing spree to make sure it kills all the "earthlings" it can.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002):
    • Fernand Mondego is the former friend of Edmond Dantes. In order to marry Edmond's fiancée Mercedes, Fernand frames Edmond for treason, sending him to a hellish prison to suffer and die while murdering the father of the corrupt prosecutor Villefort. Becoming a corrupt wastrel, Fernand kills a man he cuckolded, ruining his wife in the process, while taunting Mercedes over the affair. After being outed for what he is and learning Edmond is the true father of Mercedes's son Albert, Fernand tries to manipulate father and son into a death match to save himself. When cornered by Edmond, he tries to shoot Mercedes out of sheer spite before engaging Edmond, stating he cannot bear to live in a world where Edmond has everything while Fernand has nothing.
    • Armand Dorleac is the sadistic warden of the Chateau d'If. Despite knowing all the prisoners within the prison are innocent, Dorleac subjects them to horrific conditions and mistreats them all regularly, pronounced by torturing and whipping them upon the anniversary of their incarceration, which begins on the first day of their internment. Visiting Edmond every year to torture and flog him, Dorleac mocks the very idea of punishment, once telling Edmond to ask God for help with the taunting promise to "stop the moment he shows up."
  • Count Yorga duology: Count Yorga is a vampire who has already turned two women into his vampire brides. After a couple drives him back to his castle, he proceeds to turn the girl, Erica, into his third vampire bride, and murders her boyfriend, Paul, when he tries to intervene. Capturing the female lead, Donna, he transforms her as well, and when the human protagonists, Hayes and Michael, arrive to try and save her, he feeds Hayes to his brides, and kills one of them to distract Michael. In the sequel, The Return of Count Yorga, he transforms numerous women into vampires and kills various people, all while planning to transform/feed on an entire orphanage, and than the whole town. Though he dies, he succeeds in dooming the town by creating an undead army and closing off all escape routes.
  • Counter Measures (1998 Direct to Video): Captain Petrov hijacks a nuclear submarine and murders the crew via nerve gas, even stealing a gas mask off one of his comrades when an invaluable crew member loses his own. Petrov then takes American hostages, killing as he wishes with the intent to launch nukes on his own Russian homeland so he can spark a war between Russia and the old Soviet territories to reclaim them and ignite a new Cold War. Petrov destroys an American sub with a hundred sailors on board, and then murders a man who objects to killing their own people and kills the crew member he saved earlier when the man's usefulness is at an end.
  • Countess Dracula: Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy is a vain noblewomen who learns blood may restore her youth. Murdering a servant for her blood, Elisabeth slowly begins to murder others while impersonating her daughter Ilona to have an affair with young Captain Toth, blackmailing him into staying her lover and betrothed when he discovers her secret. Steadily abducting and slaughtering more women for her blood, Elisabeth eventually tries even to murder her own daughter for her blood as well.
  • The Covenant: Chase Collins is a young warlock descended from the bloodline of a wizard banished from a 17th-century magic covenant for using his powers for evil. When he discovered his abilities, he enjoyed the power rush, and used his father's pain to convince him to kill himself and grant him more. He killed his foster parents in a car accident when they learned too much. He wants to cannibalize the other descendants for their magic to counteract the aging effects of magic use, even when told that it won't work. He puts death spells on their loved ones to get them to grant it, for which he needs verbal consent. He kills other students for kicks. His only motives for his crimes are power and fun.
  • Crackerjack (1994): Ivan Getz is a sadistic former Gestapo officer turned mercenary. Already responsible for the murders of policeman Jack "Crackerjack" Wilde's wife and young children, Getz, looking to fund a new army of Nazis to Take Over the World, leads the hostage takeover of the mountain resort where mob boss Sonny LaRosso is hiding with a stash of diamonds. Relentless in his search for the diamonds, Getz murders the resort's security, kills his inside man in LaRosso's mob, blows up a helicopter and then a cable car full of marines, and executes an innocent man when Wilde interferes with his plans. His ultimate plan is to cover his escape by using explosives to trigger an avalanche, burying over 100 hostages alive. He later shoots Wilde's brother, leaving Wilde alive so he can watch the man die, and kills several of his own men once they outlive their usefulness to him. A calculating psychopath with delusions of grandeur, Ivan Getz proves that he is willing to cross any boundaries to impose his own inhumane vision on the world.
  • Crash Dive (1996 Direct to Video): Richter is a vicious terrorist from the former Yugoslavia who takes over a nuclear sub, murdering most of the crew. Intending on wreaking revenge on the United States, Richter intends to nuke Washington, D.C., blowing up a Navy ship when they try to stop him. Imprisoning the surviving crew, Richter decides to let them drown by slowly flooding their chamber, watching with barely restrained sadistic glee before attempting to "test" the nukes by firing one at New York City.
  • Crazed: Although no villains have any redeeming qualities, the following few are the worst Harbor City has to offer:
    • Damien Logan is the leader of Hector Luna's sex trafficking operation, and Ronan Pierce's Arch-Enemy. Once Ronan's special ops partner during a raid in South America, Logan proceeded to cause carnage for fun, even attempting to rape a young woman. After getting shot by Ronan, Logan survives and plots his revenge. Kidnapping Ronan's wife and having Lukas Lodder rape and kill his daughter, Logan sends DVDs to Ronan bragging about her suffering, with some containing footage of her being tortured, which goes on for seven years. Having his men kidnap and brand numerous women, he sells them to abusive misogynists and the Hell's Gate Hospital to have their organs taken, while also letting Lodder torture them. Planning to take Harbor City as his own, Logan tries to kill Ronan when he arrives to save his wife.
    • Lukas Lodder, the half-brother of Hector Luna, is a psychopathic, pedophilic Mad Artist who takes great pleasure in causing pain and torment. Working with Logan on ruining Ronan Pierce's life, Lodder proceeded to rape and murder his young daughter Sarah, later torturing Ronan's wife for seven years. Kidnapping a girl named Lizzy, he lures Ronan to his hideout to save her, only to knock him out and leave him for dead. Having access to multiple women, he keeps them caged and tortures them to death, calling the corpses "works of art". When Rex Galliger invades his hideout, Lodder tries to have him killed for interrupting his fun. Promising Ronan that he'll rape Lizzy, he brags to him about raping his daughter.
    • The Mad Doctor is a sadistic surgeon who's the leader of an organ harvesting operation where organs are sold for money. In charge of securing Hector Luna's funding, the Doctor has various people, criminals, and sex slaves brought to him, where he and his doctors proceed to wrap them in ceramic wrap and have them injected with a serum that prevents them from moving or screaming, performing the operations while the victim's awake and in pain.
  • Creature with the Atom Brain: Frank Buchanan is a gangster who was deported for his crimes. When he returns to the country, he funds experiments to resurrect the dead and uses the zombies as his slaves to kill his prosecutor and his associates who sold him out by beating them to death with their superhuman strength. When two of his victims are placed in protective custody, Buchanan has his zombies go on a killing spree, slaughtering such varied targets as a factory, a train and a school bus before he captures a cop and zombifies him to kill his last two targets. The police finally manage to catch up to Buchanan, so he kills the scientist who made the zombies and orders them to massacre the officers.
  • Crepitus: Crepitus is a twisted, child-eating abomination that masquerades as a clown. Targeting children on their 10th birthdays, he takes them down to his Torture Cellar and mutilates them, eating each severed body part one by one before the child dies in order to sustain himself. With a history of depravity that goes back centuries, Crepitus has corrupted his descendants for generations, even sinking to raping his own daughter, Brandi, to father a pair of daughters for him with the intention of eating one and breeding the other to continue his food supply, turning Brandi into an insane, horribly abusive alcoholic and holding her captive in his house, using her to occasionally supply him with cops as snacks. In the end, he murders Brandi and possesses her younger daughter after he disintegrates, then chains down the older daughter to be raped and to continue his feeding cycle.
  • Crimes At The Dark House (1940): The nameless Spook taking the identity of "Sir Percival Glyde" is a grinning, cackling madman who murders his namesake by hammering a tent peg into his skull, all to impersonate him and inherit his estate. "Glyde" kills anyone who exposes his secret or so much as inconveniences him, from a corrupt doctor he hangs from a bell rope to the pretty young maid he strangles for wanting to elope with him. "Glyde" takes advantage of his Marital Rape License over his new bride Laurie the second he has her in bed, and even threatens to "break in" her sister as well. To gain Laurie's dowry, "Glyde" murders the mother of a local madwoman named Anne who looks just like Laurie, and passes Laurie as Anne to see her locked for the rest of her life in an asylum, while personally ensuring Anne herself freezes to death.
  • Criminal: Xavier Heimdahl, a Spanish industrialist-turned-anarchist, tortures a CIA agent to death so that he can steal a specific computer worm designed by the man's contact to give him access to the world's nuclear codes. Having multiple people killed in pursuit of the codes, Heimdahl tries to hunt down the man with his victim's memories, even taking his victim's wife and daughter hostage. Upon recovering the codes, Heimdahl attempts to launch a missile at said wife and daughter out of spite before he nukes every population center on the planet.
  • The Crimson Ghost (1946 Film Serial): The Crimson Ghost—actually Professor Parker—is a vicious skull-faced criminal mastermind hell-bent on obtaining the Cyclotrode, a machine that can short out any electrical device, in order to extort businesses. Using a drug that forces the affected person to obey him and a radio collar that kills the user when anyone who isn't the Ghost removes it, he sends some of his men to grab the Cyclotrode after a demonstration. When this fails, he kidnaps the inventor Dr. Chambers, puts a collar on him, and forces him to get a spare Cyclotrode. When the Cyclotrode's range isn't far enough for the Ghost's liking, he forces Dr. Chambers to make a larger one, threatening to destroy his mind if he refuses. When Chambers dies in a trap he set for the Ghost, the latter decides to use the model he has as a blueprint. Needing money, he heads an armored car robbery, killing two guards. When the Ghost is unable to gain heavy water for the Cyclotrode due to Dr. Duncan Richards shutting off production, he tries to plant a collar on Richards before trying to kill him. Later kidnapping Diana Farnsworth, he orders her to kill him when a fight breaks out in Richards's lab. When this fails, he orders her to tear out the collar. Leading Richard to his base, the Ghost leaves him to die in a fire. Deciding to sell the larger Cyclotrode to a foreign government, he demonstrates its powers by destroying a plane before attempting to send a city into chaos before the machine is destroyed.
  • The Crimson Pirate: Baron José Gruda is sent to the island of Cobra to repress the rebellion of El Libre, luring the pirates of Captain Vallo into assisting to result in El Libre's death before betraying the pirates to turn them over for execution. Becoming a tyrant to Cobra, Gruda intends to force El Libre's daughter Consuelo to marry the governor, threatening to kill every civilian if she does not while having an old man brutally flogged to show how serious it is. Gruda then makes even tearing down his edicts punishable by death, having an entire crowd massacred as "accomplices".
  • Crocodile 2: Death Swamp: Max is the leader of a gang of trigger-happy bank robbers. After robbing a bank and killing several police officers, Max and his gang board a plane to flee to Mexico. When the pilot is forced to deviate from the flight path, Max and his minions hijack the plane, inadvertently crashing it and killing most of the passengers in the process. Once everyone has recovered, Max forces the survivors to haul his suitcases of money to his destination or else he'll kill them all. When a crocodile starts killing the survivors one by one, Max continues to put the survivors and even his own gang in harm's way, not caring in the slightest as more of them perish. After Sol becomes fed up with Max's schemes and tries to leave, Max shoots him In the Back and leaves him to die. Even with a crocodile terrorizing the survivors, Max shows that he's an even bigger threat than the actual monster.
  • Crush the Skull (2015): The Killer is a Serial Killer who kidnaps women and either tortures them or films himself killing them, having done so for decades. Imprisoning a child named Mary in his basement and killing her mother in front of her, he adopts her, renames her Vivian, and has her assist in his murders. Designing his basement as a torture maze, he kills anybody who breaks into his house. Once Blair, Ollie, Connor, and Riley sneak into his place, he tries to kill them, later managing to decapitate Riley. When Sheriff Dennis comes over to investigate, the Killer tries to pin the blame on Ollie and Blair, then stabs the sheriff to death alongside Vivian.
  • The Cry of the Children: The unnamed mill owner profits on the suffering of those he forces to work for poverty-level wages in his brutal textile mill while he and his wife lavish, exploiting in particular brutal child labor and working all of his employees to the point of starvation and disease. When his workers go on strike, the mill owner waits them out until they've been starved to a point where they're forced to return to work, and, after failing to convince the family of one child to hand him over their child Alice for his wife's pleasure, sees her worked to death in his factory. An early example of a film CM, the mill owner was and is a poignant reminder of the very real evils of child labor.
  • Cthulhu: Reverend Marsh is the current leader of the Esoteric Order of Dagon and a man awash in his own fanaticism. The father of professor Russell Marsh, Reverend Marsh presides over the Order's secretive machinations through the town of Rivermouth, kidnapping dozens of children and sacrificing them en masse to the Deep Ones. Heavily hinted to have murdered his own wife once she tried to steer Russ away from Marsh's plot, Marsh has a blind child raped, murdered, and nailed to a house once he defies the Order's contro,l and orchestrates his own son's rape to birth him an heir in preparation for the coming apocalypse as the world is swallowed by the sea. After gunning down Rivermouth's sheriff and his partner and showing Russ his eldritch child, Marsh ends the film goading his son to succeed him by having Russ murder his lover Mike as the Order succeeds in awakening the Deep Ones and dooming the world; it is not revealed if Russ kills Mike or the Reverend.
  • Cub (aka Welp): "Stroper" dwells in the woods filled with booby traps. With Kai working as his lackey, the two of them kidnap, torture, and murder any wanderers who enter their domain. When Sam comes across Stroper's horde of bodies in his underground lair, Stroper chases after him, killing one of Sam's counselors before murdering several of the boy scouts accompanying Sam. After he captures Sam and another counselor, Jasmijn, Stroper tries to force Sam to murder her. When Sam and Kai are both knocked into a pit, Stroper makes them fight to the death, which ends with Sam murdering Kai. Later, Stroper and Sam chase after Jasmijn when she tries to escape, and Stroper successfully manipulates Sam into murdering Jasmijn.
  • Cube: Quentin, a police officer, is one of several people who are mysteriously trapped inside a giant cubical maze which is composed of smaller cubical rooms, some of which are booby-trapped. He initially presents himself as a levelheaded leader and assists in navigating the group to the maze's outer edge, but is slowly revealed to be a cruel, violent man who proves to be a bigger threat to the group's survival than the deadly maze itself. He drops Holloway to her death merely because he dislikes her, then lies about it to the others. He tries to rape Leaven not soon after. He's stopped in time by Worth, for which Quentin savagely beats him. When the others finally try to leave him behind for what he did, he finds a way back to them at the exit room. He quickly stabs Leaven to death, fatally wounds Worth, and prepares to do the same to the mentally disabled Kazan before he is stopped by the dying Worth.
  • Cure: Kunihiko Mamiya is an amnesiac who's obsessed with hypnosis. He goes around hypnotizing people via Hannibal Lecture to commit brutal homicides, all of which feature an X carved into the victims' necks. When the police capture him, he tries to hypnotize Detective Kenichi Takabe, growing obsessed with him after he fails. He eventually escapes, killing a guard and making Takabe's best friend kill himself. This lets him succeed in breaking Takabe, who kills him and becomes his successor.
  • A Cure for Wellness: Dr. Heinrich Volmer is a seemingly-kindly doctor running a wellness center in the Alps. In truth, Volmer is a centuries-old baron who survived his own people's attempt at killing him in revenge for murdering so many of them to discover the secret to immortality. Obsessed with blood purity, Volmer raped his sister into submission until she married him. In the present, Volmer uses the center to lure in patients, who are brainwashed and subjected to macabre experiments where a certain breed of eel is inserted into them so that their fluids are filtered out and used for a drug that extends long life. The effects are inevitably fatal, and Volmer has the desiccated corpses fed to the eels after. It is revealed a young woman named Hannah is Volmer's own daughter, and when she reaches puberty physically, Volmer attempts to rape her as well after having subjected the film's hero Lockhart to brainwashing and torture when he tries to find out the truth. When Lockhart interferes, Volmer reveals his true elitist psychopathy and tries to feed Lockhart to the eels, but not before brutally drilling through one of his teeth.
  • The Curse of El Charro: El Charro was an Old West land baron known for his cruelty. After a working class woman spurned him, El Charro slaughtered her family and placed a curse on her bloodline before he was himself executed. Waiting in the desert for her family to return, El Charro tormented them with nightmares, causing at least one to be Driven to Suicide. Meanwhile, he keeps the spirits of his victims in a Fate Worse than Death as his slaves, forcing them to carry out his whims despite their constant protests. When El Charro finally gets a victim of his curse to show up in the town, he heads out to kill her and make her his eternal Sex Slave. Anybody who stands in the way is brutally murdered, even if all they did was see him.
  • The Curse Of The Wraydons (1946): Philip Wraydon was sent to an asylum for murdering his brother's wife. Later freed and murdering those who can identify him, Philip proceeds to assist the corrupt Squire George Heeningham in spying for Napoleon, hoping to frame his nephew "Springheel" Jack by becoming a Serial Killer, killing a sentry and then numerous women to pin the crime on Jack. Plotting to ruin the Wraydons and send Jack to the gallows, Philip shows he is an enthusiast for torture who eventually tries to kill his own brother via a crushing wall trap, hoping to arrange Bonaparte's invasion so England may be destroyed as punishment for his years in the asylum.
  • Curtains: Patti O'Connor is a comedian auditioning for the role of a mentally unstable woman in a film called Audra. In order to ensure she wins the role, she decides to murder the other five auditioning actresses. Patti starts by murdering Amanda Teuther, before killing Christie Burns and placing her head in Brooke Parsons toilet to scare her. She proceeds to murder Laurian Summers, and, after killing the director's assistant Matthew for no apparent reason, she pursues and kills Tara DeMillo. After finding out that the director has been murdered by Samantha Sherwood out of revenge for leaving her in an asylum, Patti murders her too. Willing to commit multiple murders to win a role, Patti is a good representation of how far people will go to get what they want.
  • Curve (2015): Christian Laughton is a hitchhiking Serial Killer with a taste for tormenting women. Picked up by Mallory Rutledge on an isolated road, Christian tries to abduct her while making graphic and sexual threats, and when Mallory crashes her car off a cliff to avoid Christian, Christian leaves her pinned in her car to slowly rot and die, returning to her on a daily basis to mock her predicament and inhibit her attempts to save herself. Eventually giving Mallory a hacksaw just so she'll saw her own leg off to potentially escape the car, Christian tortures and murders a nearby elderly couple and their son, then takes their granddaughter Katie as a bound hostage, planning to torture and rape her while threatening to sew her mouth shut. Christian then tortures a cop to death with a nail gun, and steals his uniform to begin planning his next scheme to stop a woman's car and kill again.
  • Cut (2000): Brad, once an actor in the slasher movie Hot Blooded!, became enraged when he was fired from his role as the movie's villain, Scarman. He kills the director by cutting out her tongue, and almost rapes and kills his co-star Vanessa before she kills him. After his death, he becomes part of a curse on the film, killing anyone who views or tries to finish Hot Blooded! as the villain Scarman. This includes a student director who viewed the work print, and electrocuting the film's producer when he tried to finish the film. When a group of student filmmakers try to complete Hot Blooded!, Brad starts killing everyone involved with the production, from the directors to the projectionist who screened them the work print. When unmasked, Brad mocks those who he is trying to kill, and wastes no time killing two police officers who encounter him. Seemingly destroyed, he survives in another print of the film, ready to kill a theater full of people at the end of the movie.
  • Cut and Run: Colonel Brian Horne is a disgraced US soldier and former right-hand of Jim Jones himself, with the indication Horne personally came up with the idea of the Jonestown massacre while fleeing the scene himself. In the present day in Venezuela, Horne indoctrinates a local tribe of savages into a cult while having them come down in a wave of mutilation, rape, and horrific slaughter onto cocaine plantations all across the region with countless dozens killed and ravaged. Horne's ultimate intention is to seize control of the cocaine industry and purge the weak of the world through a wave of terror and dominance.
  • Cut, Shoot, Kill (2017):
    • Edward Shipman is the executive producer of director Alabama Chapman's horror films. Obsessed with injecting "realism" into his movies, Shipman has Chapman and his goons murder their actors on camera, and is responsible for the deaths of dozens as a result. In the past, he grew jealous of Chapman's relationship with his lead actress Nicole Heally, and lashed out by raping Nicole, and then having her tortured on camera, culminating in her suicide. He keeps his lackies in line by threatening to expose their activities to the police, believing himself to be untouchable due to his vast fortune. He laughs at footage of the murder of one of his actresses, calling it "great", and later kidnaps another one to be his personal Sex Slave. Despite never killing anyone directly, Edward Shipman is nevertheless an utterly repugnant psychopath with the blood of countless innocents on his hands.
    • Walter stands out as the only one of Chapman's cronies to completely lack any redeeming qualities. Always cast as the deranged killer in Chapman's movies, Walter carries out the murders for the films, torturing and dismembering the hapless actors for fun. He's responsible for torturing Nicole Heally on Edward Shipman's orders, driving her to commit suicide. Going all-out for his feature film debut, Walter stabs Chloe to death; cuts off the limbs of Francis and leaves him to slowly die a torturous death; murders an investigating policeman; and forces Candice to inject herself with a drug of his own invention that turns her into Shipman's personal Sex Slave. When the murder of another actor ends in the death of one of his fellow crew members, Walter is completely indifferent, demonstrating that he has no value for anything other than his own sick enjoyment.
  • Cutthroat Island: Douglas "Dawg" Brown is the Black Sheep of the Adams pirate brothers and the captain of the ship Reaper. Each of the four brothers has a piece of a map to a fabulous treasure and Dawg wants it all to himself. The first thing we learn about him is he murdered one brother and has another hostage to murder after he gets his piece of the map. When his brother gives his map to his daughter Morgan, Dawg stops at nothing to kill his niece. He attacks his last brother Mordecai and threatens to run him through if Mordecai doesn't give up the map. When a luckless mook accidentally falls into Mordecai and impales him on Dawg's knife, Dawg kills the man growling that he killed Dawg's brother, though he's only angry Mordecai died before Dawg got the map. He tries to torture Morgan by trying to let an eel eat her face, guns down a crewman when the man complains they're running out of food and stops at no crime short of trying to steal the treasure from Cutthroat Island.
  • Cyberjack: Nassim is an criminal and international terrorist described by one character as "an albino lab rat on steroids". When Nassim was a regular crook, he took as a hostage the female partner of cop Nick James, promising to let her go before proceeding to shoot them both when Nick lowers his gun. Nick survives the encounter and becomes a janitor at a computer tech firm several years later. Nassim and his new crew take over the building to steal a developmental super-virus that had earlier caused 47 casualties in a plane crash, killing several security guards in the process. He subsequently shoots both the chairman of the board of directors to demonstrate who's in charge, as well as the father of the project's leading scientist, Dr. Alex Joyce's father, for attempting to destroy the virus, then forces her to finish breaking the code in his stead. He shows multiple times that his threats of killing the hostages aren't idle, casually murdering some of them just to blow off steam. When the police force surrounds the building he uses the laser defense system to kill several cops and later mind-controls a SWAT team to have them turn their guns on their colleagues. He just shrugs off the deaths of any of his men taken out by Nick, ultimately intending to merge himself with the virus so he can brainwash the entire planet at once and become god.
  • Cyborg series:
    • Cyborg (1989): Fender Tremolo makes the most of a world After the End where he can do whatever he wants. The leader of a group of vicious marauders called The Pirates, Fender seems to want nothing so much as to wipe out every survivor he can. Fender murdered the girlfriend of hero Gibson Rickenbacker and her son, kidnapping her daughter as a pet and servant. He kills nearly everyone he comes across and takes special delight in tormenting Gibson himself. When he finally captures Gibson, he crucifies him on a mast. While he wants to cure himself of the plague that's infected so many, Fender has no compunction slaughtering everyone else and scenes set before show he was just as evil before the widespread plague hit; he just needed something to set him loose.
    • Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994 Direct to Video In Name Only sequel): Anton Lewellyn is a "Recycler", a bounty hunter of Cyborg parts. A sadist who regularly brutalizes prostitutes for fun, Lewellyn hunts down innocent cyborgs, mutilating and killing them before having his partner Jocko murder them. Even worse is that Jocko was a kind protector until Lewellyn captured him and had him brainwashed into a killer just for extra muscle. Lewellyn keeps their eyes as trophies on a necklace he shows off to future victims to taunt them. Upon learning the cyborg Cash is miraculously pregnant and fleeing to the cyborg haven Cyworld, Lewellyn pursues them, raising an army to massacre every cyborg there and cull them for parts to feed his greed and sadism.
  • Cyborg Cop: Professor Joachim Kessel is a drug lord who plans to corner the cyborg market. Killing plenty of people and having their faces removed to be placed on his cyborg assassins, Kessel sells these cyborgs to criminal organizations for hefty profits, uncaring of what they do with them. Killing Phillip Ryan and his men as they storm his base, Kessel has his body converted into a cyborg, planning to kill his brother Jack to sell them both. Preparing to sell a cyborg to a terrorist organization planning to kill their president, even smiling when it kills a man as a demonstration, Kessel later chooses to sell Phillip instead, having him crush the hand of his former captain and snap his neck. Once Jack storms his base, Kessel holds his Love Interest Cathy hostage, promising to kill her if Jack doesn't die first.
  • Cy Warrior: Colonel Hammer is a ruthless killer who stops at nothing to obtain the runaway cyborg CB 3. Killing several innocents in his way, Hammer tracks his quarry to a crowded restaurant and opens fire upon the place, massacring multiple people inside with orders to slaughter them all. To lure the now emotional cyborg into a trap, Hammer has a little boy rigged with a bomb, intending to kill him as part of the plan.
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  • Dagon:
    • Captain Orpheus Cambarro is the film's answer to Captain Obed Marsh. Arriving in Imboca during a famine, Cambarro turned the village to the worship of the monstrous Dagon, killing those who resisted. Forming a religion with himself as Dagon's High Priest, Cambarro began to sacrifice villagers or outsiders to Dagon while offering women to be raped by Dagon and the Deep Ones to bear new children for Imboca. Driven by fanaticism, Cambarro is the originator of all the evil of Imboca in the present.
    • Imboca's nameless priest, and Uxia's second-in-command, is a frozen-cold cultist with a seemingly singular fondness for Cold-Blooded Torture. Completely lacking in Uxia's redeeming qualities, the priest whips up a mob to pursue Paul and his friends to see them sacrificed or made breeding fodder for the Deep Ones. When Imboca's harmless town drunk Ezequiel helps Paul, the priest kills him by peeling his face off in the most excruciating way possible, and attempts to do the same to Paul before Uxia stops him.
  • Daimajin: Odate Samonosuke is an ambitious samurai who overthrows his daimyo, killing him, many loyalists and nearly burning his children alive in the process. Taking the lordship for himself, Odate institutes a regime of conquest and cruelty, enslaving all the able-bodied men he can and taking enough food in taxes to starve the peasantry. When a loyalist comes to see if it's time for the prince to stir up rebellion, Odate has him tortured and another prisoner exposed to the elements to lure the prince out so he can crucify them both. The local High Priestess tries to appeal to Odate's humanity and stop his cruelty, but the tyrant simply kills her and orders a statue of her god destroyed out of spite. When loyalist soldiers arrive to rescue the prince, Odate orders them crucified alongside him.
  • Danger Dolls (2014): "Guru", the leader of the Kouka Shinrikuo cult, is a psychopath who wants to take over an Earth without weapons, having already drowned his home dimension in radiation. Viewing himself as a god after gaining powers from a wormhole, he sends his followers out to either commit crimes, or disguise themselves as Kouka party politicians in order to gain access to nukes, planning to hold the world hostage and become their new leader. Having Kouka politicians kidnapped and electrocuted to death, he later guns down the Danger Dolls while they're fighting his followers.
  • Danger Zone (1996): Monsieur Chang, a Rogue Agent and the ex-business partner of Jim Scott, aims to take possession of a load of nuclear waste to sell to North Korea in exchange for a hefty payment. A year after his first attempt to steal the waste load fails, Chang pursues mining engineer Rick Morgan over to Africa after the toxic spillage results in over a thousand fatalities. A complete sociopath interested only in profit, in his pursuit of the waste Chang wipes out a rebel village, strangles Scott to death with a gleeful grin on his face, shoots his own associate dead after he wears out his use, crushes the neck of Scott's contact, and leaves Morgan to die in an irradiated cave after taking his associate Kim hostage. In a moment of boredom, Chang cruelly attempts to rape Kim, and spitefully tosses her to her intended death after Morgan bests him.
  • Daniel Isn't Real: Daniel sums himself up as a "traveler", a parasitic entity who attaches himself to impressionable young people, feeding off them and provoking them to violence and suicide. This was the fate of John Thigpen, a man who went on a brutal shooting spree before Daniel found his new host in young Luke, attempting to trick Luke into killing his own mother. Returning to steadily destroy Luke's life and drive him insane, Daniel uses his body to cheat on Luke's girlfriend, murder his therapist, and end up targeting said girlfriend, all while plotting to move on to a new victim to continue his deeds.
  • Dara of Jasenovac (2020-2021): Vjekoslav "Maks" Luburić is the wicked administrator of the Ustashe concentration camps in the Nazi-backed Independent State of Croatia. A sociopathic fanboy of the Schutzstaffel, Maks spearheads the genocide of Jews and Roma in his Puppet State but also goes against the orders of his superiors, aiming to exterminate the neighboring Serbian population for nothing more than petty racism. Lacking the resources to build an industrialized killing machine, the prisoners of his camps are shot on the spot, smacked in the head with a hammer, or have their throats slashed. When a German officer arrives at Jasenovac for a reunion, Maks tries to please him by hosting a twisted game of musical chairs where the losers are brutally killed, something that manages to disgust one of the German soldiers. In his spare time, Maks brainwashes several young Serbian boys into becoming the next generation of fanatical killers, executing a little boy and his brother for humiliating him.
  • Darc (2018): Ginzo Kageyama, the Oyabun (absolute leader) of the Kageyama family, runs his business on human trafficking and prostitution. When the hero Darc is a young boy, his mother is forced to work in the Kageyama brothels where the women experience violent abuse. When Darc's mother resists, Ginzo personally slits her throat in retribution. Later abducting an Interpol agent's daughter to keep him off the syndicate's back, Ginzo threatens to have her murdered if her father interferes further. When his own son is killed by Darc, Ginzo is only annoyed as to the problems it causes to the syndicate, and threatens the only witness's family before luring the Interpol agent out by faking his daughter's hanging using said witness. When he has the girl, Renee, at gunpoint, Ginzo attempts to force Darc to kill himself by promising Renee will live, only to reveal he plans to sell her into sexual slavery anyways.
  • Daredevil (2003):
    • Bullseye is a swaggering Psycho for Hire who prides himself on his unerring aim and his total lack of regard for human life. Retained by Wilson "The Kingpin" Fisk as a troubleshooter, Bullseye is a mess of barely contained violence who regularly murders in his off time. Over the course of the film he kills a man for insulting him in a bar; chokes an elderly woman to death for talking too much on a plane; murders another man in order to steal his motorcycle; and stabs one of Fisk's guards to death with pencils after deciding he'd rather not go through security. That's in addition to killing Nikolas and Elektra Natchios, and two of their bodyguards, on Fisk's orders, and trying to hunt down an already wounded Daredevil for the heinous crime of making him miss.
    • Wilson Fisk in the director's cut is worse than in the theatrical version. Fisk started out a hitman who killed Jack Murdoch, before rising into a powerful businessman and The Kingpin of crime in New York, controlling the criminal element in the city and helping criminals avoid jail time. Introduced killing two of his bodyguards for no discernible reason, when the public becomes suspicious, Fisk orders the murder of his former business partner Nikolas Natchios, intending to have him framed as the Kingpin, calling in Bullseye to do the deed. Fisk also has a prostitute murdered when she was leaking information she got from what of his associates. When Matt Murdoch interrogates a Dirty Cop on Fisk's payroll, he learns that when Fisk calls a hit on someone, he has the target's whole family killed as well, with Fisk ordering Bullseye to go after Nikolas's daughter Elektra. When Daredevil finally confronts Fisk, Fisk unmasks him as Matt, telling him that his killings were "just business" and, when beaten, threatens to get his revenge on Matt by revealing his identity.
  • Dark Asylum: Luther Wells earned the nickname "the Trasher" for killing 14 people near trash cans and dumpsters. After savagely dismembering his victims, the Trasher took their corpses to his lair in the sewers as souvenirs. After being shot when the police apprehend him, Wells is detained in an asylum until the police arrive. After killing the lead psychiatrist, the head of security and all the cops who were watching him, the Trasher goes after Dr. Maggie Belham and asylum inmate and janitor Quitz for the keys, planning to kill Quitz and make Maggie a Sex Slave. After Quitz swallows the keys the Trasher's been after, so hebeats him with a fire extinguisher and rips the key from his body. He then escapes the asylum, rigging an explosive to kill the Feds when they arrive, and goes to try and kill Maggie's daughter.
  • The Dark Eyes of London (1939): Dr. Feodor Orloff runs a sham charity as "Dr. Dearborn", with a home for the blind. Convincing victims to take out life insurance policies with Dearborn's as the beneficiary, Orloff abducts and murders them to take the money, while tormenting the blind if they oppose him. In one case, the victim is cruelly deafened before execution. Orloff also attempts to kill the daughter of a previous victim when she gets too close to the truth.
  • Dark Figure of Crime (2018): Kang Tae-oh is a mysterious drifter with a dark past. Arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Hur Su-jin, Tae-oh is in fact a Serial Killer who murders people for the slightest of offenses, starting with his abusive father when he was still in middle school. Living comfortably by leeching off his first girlfriend Park Mi-young, Tae-oh murdered her when she wanted to end their relationship, not caring that she had a child to take care of. Years later, Tae-oh murdered a man who had bumped into him and a woman who did not want to talk with him. After his arrest, Tae-oh creates a complex plan to get away with his crimes by forming a friendship with detective Kim Hyung-min and revealing details of his serial murders to him, only to turn the court against him by using facts that only he knows and changing the information to his advantage so he wouldn't be charged with the murders that he confessed to Hyung-min, repeating this until he is able to demand a retrial of Su-jin's murder to get released and kill again in the future.
  • The Dark Half: George Stark, in his attempt to enter reality, goes on a vicious killing spree to ruin the life of Thad Beaumont. Murdering those connected with Thad, even one his agent's ex-wife, who Stark tortures with a straight razor before execution, Stark also murders a man who was blackmailing Thad complete with more torture and castration. Seeking to blackmail Thad into writing him into reality, Stark kidnaps Thad's family and tries to murder his infant children when he's failed, so evil that even the universe itself seems to act to send crows to ferry Stark's soul to hell.
  • Dark Harvest: Elijah Baker was a factory worker turned farmer during The Great Depression. One day, to get good crops, he made a Deal with the Devil for a Human Sacrifice. He honored this deal by killing drifters who came looking for work. When his pregnant wife found out about his crimes, he made her his next sacrifice. This was his undoing, as two police officers came to investigate her disappearance and found her body. Elijah managed to kill one of the cops before the other guns him down.
  • The Dark Knight: The Joker is a self-described "agent of chaos" out to give Gotham a "better class of criminal". Introduced by killing each of his goons after a bank robbery, the Joker proceeds to exploit the mob's desire to be rid of Batman, casually murdering henchmen, politicians and police to force Batman to unmask himself. He also makes the lawyer attempting to unmask Batman a target; ties a crime boss to a pile of money which he then burns; kills a gangster by making a pencil disappear...eraser-end first; blows up a hospital; leads police into a trap where they will shoot innocent civilians before getting killed by his men; attempts a Prisoner's Dilemma scenario to get a boatload of civilians and prisoners to blow each other up; and, primarily by manipulating a Sadistic Choice leading to Rachel Dawes's death, and then by mind raping an injured Harvey Dent in the hospital, is the driving force behind his transformation into Two-Face. The Joker's main motivation is fun, but he also wants to show that anyone and everyone can and will become a monster if pushed far enough, or even if just given the chance. He's proven wrong, but doesn't care, just giving an annoyed shrug and attempting to blow the two boats sky high with his own detonator.
  • The Dark Side of the Moon: Satan is a Fallen Angel who has pledged to one day become more powerful than God and turn Heaven itself to ash while destroying as many human lives as possible. He has used The Bermuda Triangle as a portal to pull unsuspecting vessels and planes onto the dark side of the moon, killing hundreds if not thousands of innocent people. When the crew of a deep space mission travels close to his Derelict Graveyard, he possesses and slowly kills them off one by one while turning them against each other for nothing more than his own sick amusement. Even the last crew member blowing up the ship does nothing to stop him from continuing his MO unabated.
  • The Dark Tower (2017): Walter o' Dim, real name Walter Padick and known as The Man in Black, is an Evil Sorcerer who abducts multiple "special" children to use their psychic energy to try to annihilate the Dark Tower which protects existence from the hungry monstrosities that dwell outside reality. This is a process that leaves the children "burnt out" by the end, where Walter discards them. Having a dark enmity with the Gunslinger Roland Deschain, Walter destroys Roland's home, killing all his fellow Gunslingers, the last being Roland's own father who Walter murders in front of him. When 11-year-old Jake Chambers escapes Walter's men, Walter punishes them by forcing them to kill each other and sends soldiers to destroy an entire village Roland and Jake have taken refuge at. Murdering the local seer to get their location, Walter ambushes Jake's stepfather and mother, murdering both—the latter by burning her alive—and draws a smiley face and taunting message from her ashes for Jake to find. When Jake is captured, Walter attempts to use him to bring down the Dark Tower and start the apocalypse while facing Roland in a final battle.
  • Dark Web (2016): The unnamed man known as "The Boss" is the head of a depraved group that captures young women and allows wealthy clients to hunt them for sport. Uploading the videos of the hunts onto the dark web to get more money, the Boss has his hunters follow a specific ritual to ensure a large audience. Capturing Ilona after murdering her father, her brother is kept captive and threatened with death unless she provides the depraved entertainment the Boss demands.
  • DarkWolf: The Dark Wolf is a werewolf hybrid that seeks to mate with the next pureblood werewolf matriarch to usher in a new generation of purebred werewolves to overrun the other breeds and wipe out humanity. Starting off running from a team of hunters in a strip club, the Dark Wolf tries to take a hostage and rips his captors apart before escaping, then mortally wounds the "protector" before going on a rampage and slaughtering everyone the werewolf matriarch has touched. Once the matriarch makes it to the police station, the Dark Wolf kills every officer inside, and chases her to the roof where he tries to rape her.
  • The Darkest Minds: President Gray is revealed to be behind all the misery that the Espers children have to endure. When his son, Clancy, gets a mysterious disease known as IAAN, Gray performs various experiments on him and later uses him as a tool for propaganda so that he could make concentration camps for the Espers. In said camps, most of the children were mistreated with anyone who defies the soldiers being executed. He is also revealed to be the one who came up with the procedure of eliminating "Orange" and "Red" Espers leading to the near extinction of the Orange Espers in the process.
  • Darlin': The unnamed Bishop is the head of St. Philomena's, a boarding school and reform home for delinquent girls, which is under threat of being shut down; the Bishop seeks to civilize and exploit the feral Darlin' for his own fortune. It turns out the Bishop is a serial pedophile and ephebophile who continuously preys upon the girls taken there; the reason Philomena's is about to be shut down is due to investigations by the church. It is implied he uses rape as a form of punishment, as a terrified Billy is taken to his office for disrupting class. He later attempts to do the same to Darlin' herself when he seems to reach out to her. The Bishop also previously raped his assistant nun, Sister Jenny, when she was a student of his; when confronted over it, he alternates between threatening Jenny, bringing up her delinquent past, to saying she's at fault for not forgiving him. The Bishop ultimately claims that he is doing his victims a favor, by having a man of God take their virginity.
  • Daughters of Darkness: Elizabeth Báthory is the historical countess who tortured and murdered 800 virgins to death and used their blood to be young and beautiful forever. After faking her death, she used her vampiric immortality to wander Europe and and drain more virgins over the centuries. To get her victims, she seduces and mind controls mortal women to become her thralls, despite their conscious protests. After encountering a married couple in a Belgian village, Bathory has her current thrall seduce the husband, knowing he's a sadist and will rape and kill her, while manipulating the wife into replacing her and has sex with her while she's mind controlled. Bathory then kills the husband and turns the wife into a bloodsucker who will carry on her ways after she's gone.
  • Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018): Max, obsessed with medical student Zoe, tries to rape her for rejecting him. After being bitten by a Rotter, Max's abnormally high level of antibodies protect him from becoming one himself. Years later, Max attacks Zoe and follows her back to her bunker, killing anyone else he comes across. Using a young girl as a hostage to force Zoe to drop her weapon, Max again tries to rape her and opens the bunker's doors, allowing a swarm of Rotters in to slaughter the survivors.
  • DC Extended Universe:
    • Wonder Woman (2017): General Erich Ludendorff demonstrates that even in a world of gods and monsters, some humans can be the most evil beings around. A ruthless German general in World War I who believes in continuing the war, Ludendorff executes a man simply for complaining supplies are low and encourages the inhumane research of Isabelle "Dr. Poison" Maru, testing her gas on live subjects. When he encounters his high command who wish to sign an armistice, Ludendorff gasses them as well, but throws in a single gas mask, well aware it will do nothing to stop the gas. Ludendorff later tests the gas on a civilian village, and when he engages Diana herself in a battle to the death, he is in the process of having the gas loaded into a plane to subject all of London to a horrible death.
    • Justice League (2017): Steppenwolf, military commander of Apokolips, had burned countless worlds when he came to Earth, killing millions and raising them as monstrous Parademons, before he tasted defeat. Returning thousands of years later, Steppenwolf seeks to recover the lost Mother Boxes to enact his plan of wiping out life on Earth to turn it into a blasted hellscape like his own homeworld, hoping to offer Earth to his master Darkseid and end his exile. Massacring the Amazon warriors guarding their Mother Box and later doing the same to the Atlanteans, Steppenwolf captures humans who may know of the third Mother Box, killing them when they don't have the info he wants and preparing to torture another until he talks. When the newly formed Justice League moves to stop him, Steppenwolf puts his plan into motion and unleashes his forces on civilians, intending to annihilate all life on Earth to erase the memory of his past failure.
    • Birds of Prey (2020):
      • Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask, is the disgraced former heir of the Janus Corporation and the most powerful crime lord in Gotham's East End. Roman is a flamboyant, misogynistic, mood-swinging sadist with a Hair-Trigger Temper, once having a woman forcibly stripped in his club because—he thinks—she's laughing at him. Roman demonstrates his love of torture via his fondness for having people's faces sliced off while they're alive, having a crime boss and his entire family tortured to death this way and having the man's young daughter killed because of a snot bubble in her nose from crying so hard. Roman, throughout the entire film, hunts for the powerful Bertinelli family diamond to make himself the most powerful man in Gotham—the Bertinelli family itself massacred down to the children, save for Helena "Huntress" Bertinelli, all according to Roman's design—and Roman attempts to kill everyone in his way getting to it, from Harley Quinn to Cassandra Cain to his own singer and driver Dinah "Black Canary" Lance.
      • Victor Zsasz, the right-hand man of Roman Sionis, is a vicious killer who enjoys "releasing" others from existence. Years ago, Zsasz gleefully participated in the Bertinelli family massacre and, as Roman's enforcer, Zsasz does most of the killing for him, including peeling the faces off the victims while they are still alive. Zsasz carves a tally into himself for each victims, boasting of having many, many such marks over his body, and when he finds that young Cassandra Cain has swallowed the Bertinelli diamond, his recourse is try and force Dinah Lance to slit her open before killing all the other heroines.
    • Zack Snyder's Justice League: Darkseid, once known as Uxas, is the dark ruler of Apokolips hell-bent on finding the Anti-Life Equation to subjugate all life in the Multiverse. To this end, Darkseid conquers 100,000 worlds and terraforming them into a new Apokolips, cleansing them with fire and turning its inhabitants into soulless slaves aware but without freedom. Darkseid would later invade Earth upon learning it contains the Anti-Life Equation, and tries to terraform it, only to be defeated and driven back. Darkseid would later banish Steppenwolf from Apokolips, forcing him to conquer thousands of planets should he ever want to return. Upon learning that Steppenwolf found the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid orders him to scorch the planet; when Steppenwolf failed, Darkseid simply crushes his decapitated head. In a Bad Future, Darkseid kills most of the Justice League, brainwashes Superman into being his servant, and reduces the Earth into a barren wasteland.
    • The Suicide Squad:
      • Dr. Gaius Grieves, aka "the Thinker", is the pet Mad Scientist for Project Starfish. For thirty years, the Thinker has subjected Starro the Conqueror to grotesque experiments and tortures with full knowledge that his superiors in America and Corto Maltese intend to use the alien as a weapon against other nations. A self-serving slime of a man whose loyalties lie with whomever can keep him alive, the Thinker has sacrificed thousands of innocent people to Starro, tortured the results in every way imaginable, and is even accused by Starro of rape, a sentiment that the deviant Thinker doesn't deny. The Thinker is completely remorseless over the lives he's consumed for "scientific advancement", even spitting at the squeamishness of his own American superiors for refusing to host his experiments on their soil.
      • Mayor General—later Presidente—Mateo Suárez is the bloodthirsty henchman of Silvio Luna. In taking over Corto Maltese, Suárez directly participated in murdering the entire royal family and anyone still loyal to them, then after Luna dies, Suárez celebrates the occasion by burning the late Presidente's birds alive. More savage and xenophobic than Luna ever was, Suárez immediately begins making plans to unleash Starro against entire countries and slaughter millions. In his meantime, Suárez also subjects a captured Harley Quinn to a brutal round of torture.
  • Dead & Buried: Eccentric mortician William C. Dobbs takes passion for his craft to a disturbing new level. Dobbs is the source of all the strange happenings in the little town of Potter's Bluff, experimenting in ways to raise the dead as servile husks that will obey him utterly. Every person in Potter's Bluff is secretly one of Dobbs' reanimated victims, as Dobbs uses them to lure in visitors and have them murdered so Dobbs can perform his black magic upon them, specifically ordering all manners of Cruel and Unusual Death to give Dobbs the challenge of totally reconstructing their mutilated bodies. Dobbs even keeps recordings of his killings—-from stabbings, to burning, to having their skulls smashed in-—as souvenirs, using them to break the mind of the protagonist Dan with the revelation even Dan has been dead the whole time.
  • Deadball (2011): Headmistress Frau Ishihara is the Nazi warden of the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory, and chairwoman of the Juvie League baseball tournament. Running her prison with an iron fist, she forces her teenage prisoners to endure abuse from her guards, get painful cavity checks, and be fed vomit. Desiring revenge after getting humiliated by Jubeh Yakyu, she coerces him into coming out of baseball retirement, then pits her team against the murderous St. Black Dahlia High players. Meeting with her Nazi friends, she watches as the Black Dahlia gruesomely slaughter her team. Unfazed when Jubeh kills her Nazi companions, Ishihara decides to unleash Glockenheim, a cybernetic weapon which kills everyone there, including the Black Dahlia girls. Prideful of its power, Ishihara hopes it will kill Jubeh, even using his late brother Mushashi's corpse as the body just to mess with him.
  • Deadbeat at Dawn (1988): Danny is the violent leader of the Ravens gang, and far worse than any of his rivals or his underlings. Introduced trying to rape Christy, the girlfriend of the rival Spiders' gang leader Goose, Danny is shown to have no respect for women except as playthings, threatening his own girlfriend and beating her when she reveals herself to be pregnant. Once Goose quits, Danny orders his men to brutally slay him and Christy after uniting with the new leader. Eventually, he turns against the Spiders, having them gunned down so that he can have total, unchallenged control of the streets of the Wretched Hive, permitting drugs to be sold even to children, and making one final attempt on Goose along with Christy's sister, mortally wounding Goose in the process.
  • The Dead Girl: Carl is a Serial Killer who violently kills prostitutes, taking their undergarments and shoes for his fetish. Having claimed at least eight victims, Carl constantly abandons his lonely wife to go on his murder sprees. Picking up young mother Krista, Carl stabs her to death, leaving her body in a farm field after he has had his sick fun.
  • Dead Heat: Dr. Ernest McNab is a coroner hired to assist Arthur P. Loudermilk in his experiments to bring back the dead. To fund this, he had various wealthy people experimented on and then Buried Alive and left to rot so he could take their money, aside from his boss, whom he simply killed a random person to provide the corpse for him to fake his death. To test his resurrection process and acquire more cash for himself, McNab resurrected criminals and had them rob jewelry stores in what was considered the most violent crime spree in recent history. When Detectives Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow investigate the crimes, the doctor has Mortis suffocated in a decompression chamber. After learning Mortis has been resurrected, McNab has his undead goons try and kill the two cops, eventually succeeding in taking out Bigelow. Soon after, it's revealed that he promised the PR agent for his boss's company that he'd figure out a way to stop her from decaying if she helped him, but he lets her rot away. Mortis goes to confront him, and McNab first chains him in an ambulance to decay while staring at his girlfriend, whom McNab killed, then resurrects Bigelow as a braindead zombie to kill his partner.
  • Deadly Force (1983): Joshua Adams, in truth the convict Roger Fulton, murdered a man in jail to substitute the body as his own in order to vanish. Reinventing himself as a wealthy and successful motivational speaker, Adams begins to eliminate those who know of his past, and those who stand in his way. Using a Serial Killer, Adams has him murder his targets and random innocents to confuse police, eventually killing said killer when his usefulness is done. Upon confronting Stoney, Adams tries to kill him, promising to kidnap and rape Stoney's ex-wife Eddie.
  • Deadly Outbreak (1996 Direct to Video): Colonel Baron, betraying the US for financial gain, rigs a series of deadly bombs in Washington, D.C., while he murders the scientists at an Israeli facility to steal a deadly nerve gas he can sell to terrorists or use himself. Intending to set off the bombs anyways, Baron begins murdering his hostages at will, and even tests the nerve gas on one of his own allies before attempting to escape and even murders one of his own men when he's taken as a Human Shield.
  • Deadly Prey: Colonel Tom Hogan was a cruel military officer who believed in killing troops for failing missions. After being discharged, he decided to create his own army so he could hire himself and his army out to terrorists. Hogan trains his army by having them kidnap people and hunt them. After his army kidnaps ex-special force soldier Mike Danton, Hogan becomes obsessed with making him join. When Danton refuses, Hogan kidnaps Danton's wife Jamie and rapes her. Hogan proceeds to kill Jamie's father, and has his lieutenant Thornton kill her as well. In the sequel, Deadliest Prey, Hogan kidnaps Danton once again, and sends numerous men after him, fully expecting Danton to kill them. Hogan kidnaps Danton's new wife Allison, planning to kill her, and has his own men killed for incredibly petty things, such as panicking when Danton is killing most of the army, and coming back alive when Hogan expected them to die. He later murders three people who helped Danton, before trying to kill Danton and his wife.
  • Deadly Reactor (1989): Hog is the obese leader of a gang of barbaric murderers and rapists After the End. Having murdered Cody Calloway's niece and nephew, and raped his sister, Hog and his men prowl the land searching for women to rape and men to murder to satisfy their sadism. Settling on a small commune, Hog takes it over by murdering its sheriff and making Shawna his new Sex Slave, declaring his intent to keep Shawna all for himself and kill Cody once he tries to stop him.
  • The Dead Matter: The wicked vampire Vellich seeks to cause a Zombie Apocalypse to Take Over the World and recover his powerful artifact, the dead-controlling scarab. Murdering the assistant of the hunter Ian McAllister, Vellich begins to track the scarab to the young woman Gretchen, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake before torturing Gretchen with a vision of her dead brother, attempting to murder her and her friends. Vellich later usurps his rival Sebed by tearing him apart from the inside out, stopping at nothing to seize the scarab and his power anew.
  • The Dead One: Tezcatlipoca is the Aztec god of Human Sacrifice, who molded Aztec society into a brutal empire that ripped hundreds of people's hearts out at a time. After being forced to sleep for centuries by the fall of his empire, he declared a young Juan Diego de la Muerte his chosen agent to bring him back to power across the Earth. Killing the adult Diego in a car crash, he resurrects him a year later, using him as a tether on Earth to kill the last three members of the bloodline that thwarted him and tormenting him with visions of brutal violence along the way. After killing two of his targets, Tezcatlipoca tries to kill Diego's girlfriend, mind controlling Diego himself to do the deed when he tries to stop him.
  • The Dead Pit: Dr. Collin Ramzi was a Serial Killer performing fatal experimental brain surgery on his patients. When his colleague, Dr. Gerald Swan, stumbled onto his killing spree, Ramzi tried to silence him, and Swan shot him in self defense. Returning from the grave for revenge, Ramzi kills many patients and staff to assemble an undead army, which he uses to massacre the entire hospital just to get to Swan, whom he kills before trying to do the same to his own adult daughter.
  • Dead Rising: Watchtower: In this interquel set between Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3, Logan is an anarchistic biker gang leader, who was bored of his old life before deciding to take advantage of the chaos of a zombie outbreak. He and his gang sneak into a quarantined zombie outbreak to loot. In his first scene, he comes across a married couple and offers his help for a impossible price, before beating the husband down and leaving the wife to be eaten by zombies in front of him. When one of his men get bitten, he jokingly asks if he'd rather be shot or get chained up and turned. He then attacks the two protagonists, Crystal O'Rourke and Chase Carter, kidnapping Crystal and leaving Chase in a zombie death trap. Before attempting to rape Crystal, he reveals his intentions to blow up the quarantine wall and let the zombie outbreak spread. When he gets bitten by a zombie, he decides to use his last human moments to finally act on his plan before he succumbs to the virus.
  • Dead Silence: Mary Shaw was a ventriloquist in life who ended up murdering a little boy who had heckled her performance to turn his corpse into a "perfect doll". After being on the receiving end of vigilante justice, Shaw became a ghost that haunted those who had killed her, dedicating her un-death to killing them. She begins the movie by killing the hero's pregnant wife, as "she had the last" of his family line inside her. Using her dolls as mediums, Shaw revels in killing those in her way and whoever she encounters throughout the film, displaying nothing but cruelty and a desire to make her perfect doll.
  • Dead Snow duology: In these horror-comedies, Standartenführer (Oberst) Herzog is a literal Nazi Zombie who occupied and brutalized a town in Norway. Once the people had enough, they drove Herzog into the snows where he and his soldiers froze to death. After death, Herzog becomes a powerful undead being who kills any who come for the gold he commands. When he manages to leave the mountain, Herzog uses his men to slaughter all in their path and raises them as new zombies to fill his undead army. Herzog sets his sights upon the nearby town, intending to destroy it, aiming at completing all the aims of the Third Reich in undeath. Herzog shows through a massive bodycount of men, women and children that death does nothing to diminish the monstrosity of a devoted Nazi.
  • The Dead Zone (1983): Greg Stillson, despite putting on a front as a man of the people, is in truth an insane sociopath with a dangerous messiah complex. Believing that he's destined to become President of the United States, Stillson decides that nothing will get in his way, leading to him threatening a negative reporter with both blackmail and a death threat. When Johnny views his future, he sees Stillson intentionally launching the country's nukes to kill millions of people despite the news of a diplomatic solution, even threatening to cut off his Attorney General's hand to make it happen, all with a hallelujah on his lips. When Johnny attempts to assassinate him to prevent this, Stillson uses a baby as a Human Shield, showing his true selfish colors to the world.
  • The Deal (2015): Gang-Chun is a Serial Killer known for ambushing women and murdering them with power tools, his final victim being the sister of the hero Tae-Soo. Gang-Chun refuses to reveal where he buried the majority of his victims just to hurt the families more, and spends the next few years comfortably in prison. When his final victim's husband Seung-hyun hires a man to attack him in prison, Gang-Chun viciously tortures the man and later murders several guards before Seung-hyun abducts him to make Gang-Chun reveal where he buried the bodies. Gang-Chn takes advantage of the opportunity to murder him, before attempting to kill Tae-Soo as well.
  • Death Before Dishonor (1987): Pablo Gavril and Maude Winter are a pair of sinister international terrorists who lend their aid to Middle Eastern Terrorists in their attempt to take over the country of Jemal. Introduced blowing away a diplomat family with machine guns, not even sparing the little kid, Gavril and Winter later lend their talents to the interrogation of two captured American soldiers. The two torture the elder of the soldiers with a power drill and murder the younger one when he breaks out of his straps. The two even arrange for a suicide bomber to destroy an American embassy, leading to dozens killed or horribly injured.
  • Death Machine: Jack Dante is the psychopathic scientist of CHAANK Industries who is the head developer of the Hardman Project, and, due to illegally ordering some supplies without the company even noticing, caused numerous of casualties that ended up staining the company's name. When the CEO, Hayden Cale, tries to confront Jack about what he has done, Jack blackmails her about her personal life. When one of the higher ups of CHAANK got his key stolen by Cale, Jack sends his machine to brutally kill said higher up; it is also revealed that he did this to previous CEO. When three eco-warriors infiltrate the company and Jack got fired from his position, Jack tricked the eco-warriors to open Vault 10 and sends his machine to kill all of the people in the office while demanding to Cale that he wants his job back, and asks her to interface him on regular basis. When the heroes tries to stop Dante once and for all, he then knocks one of them unconscious and tries to rape Cale while taunting her about her dead baby.
  • Death Note Series: Light Yagami, once a college student frustrated at the perceived failures of the Japanese justice system, proves that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Upon getting his hands on the titular Death Note, the narcissistic Light quickly declares his designs of becoming the god of a new world. While he starts off by simply killing criminals, he eventually expands his targets to include the FBI investigators attempting to catch him, and anyone else he sees as a hindrance to his ascension. Light kills his girlfriend Shiori Akino at the end of the first movie to gain sympathy from L, using Naomi Misora, whom he also kills. His disinterest in the fate of anyone other than himself is shown most clearly when he gives the note to someone who he knew for certain would use it for selfish and evil purposes just so that he can throw the authorities off his trail and kill his rival. Once he believes himself to have won, Light wastes no time in writing the name of his own father in the Death Note, an act that horrifies even his most loyal follower Misa Amane.
  • The Death of Stalin: Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the NKVD, desires control over Russia, using his position to murder, torture, and rape whomever he wants, regardless of age. After discovering that Stalin's dead, Beria crafts his own enemy list to replace Stalin's, has the NKVD take over city security duties from the Soviet Army, and appoints weak-minded Deputy General Secretary Georgy Malenkov as Premier of Russia to be used as a political puppet. Refusing to allow Stalin's mourners into Moscow for his funeral, once 1,500 of them are slaughtered by his soldiers, he instead blames the mourners for being there against his orders, and refuses to allow his NKVD troops to act as scapegoats for fear that it'll tarnish his reputation.
  • Death Proof (the second half of Grindhouse): Stuntman Mike is a former stuntman and expert driver who becomes a Serial Killer of women by using his car as a murder weapon. He modifies the car to make it "100% Death Proof" to immunize himself from harm. Then he can use it for vehicular homicide by crashing into cars full of people and killing them in the process, or drive so dangerously that any passengers will die from the blunt force trauma caused by being thrown around in his car and hitting hard surfaces repeatedly. He extensively stalks his victims beforehand, and seems to derive sexual pleasure from his kills. He also toys with his prey, as he pursues a group of women attempting a stunt where one of them is on the hood of their car at high speed. He chases them down the road in a lengthy pursuit to see them terrified for their lives, getting kicks off the whole thing.
  • Death Race franchise:
    • Death Race 2000: The man known only as "Mr. President" takes a United States in crisis and makes it into a tyrannical Cult of Personality. To placate the people, Mr. President organizes a transcontinental road race surrounded by a media circus. In this race, pedestrian casualties are encouraged by a point system, with children and seniors netting the most points. This race blooms into a culture of horrific violence, including such practices as geriatric facilities leaving patients to be hit in the race. The most beloved of the racers is Frankenstein, whose gimmick is coming back from any injuries, but is secretly a series of men trained from childhood to hold the mantle until they're killed and replaced. When a resistance movement starts assassinating the racers, Mr. President orders covered up before blaming the attacks on the French, not caring about whether or not the racers survive the attacks. As the current Frankenstein wins the race, Mr. President declares war on the French based on the coverup and announces that Frankenstein will lead the coming invasion.
    • Death Race Continuity Reboot has the Big Bads of the first and third movies:
      • 2008 film: Claire Hennessey is introduced casually strolling through the yard unguarded to show how much even the worst inmates fear her. She rebuilt the Terminal Island prison to include a racetrack where the prisoners perform Death Races with the promise of being released after winning five times, broadcasting the event to make a hefty profit. The racers and their female navigators die in the most brutal and graphic ways in the races, getting run over, blown up, or gutted by each other or Hennessey's armored trucks. She arranges to kill anyone close to winning five races, as she did with the original Frankenstein, a mask-wearing crowd favorite. She orders the innocent Jensen Ames's wife killed and frames him for it, then once he's in her prison blackmails him with his daughter's well-being to force him to take up Frankenstein's mantle.
      • Inferno: Smug billionaire Niles York forcibly buys the Death Race from its owner and intends on taking it global to cause as much mayhem and death as possible. Cheating Frankenstein, the most popular racer, out of freedom, York threatens him into a race by promising to torture him and his girlfriend should he refuse, while promoting as much death and bloodshed as possible during the race. When he faces a loss, York is fine using missiles on a civilian population if it should get him what he desires.
  • Death Rides a Horse: Walcott is a greedy bandit leader who pillages numerous homes and murders everyone inside. Invading the home of a young Bill Meceita, he murders some of his family and has his men rape his mom and sister, before burning down the house. Becoming the banker of a small town, he has his former partner Ryan beaten and used as a scapegoat for when he and his men rob his own bank, a robbery that results in the deaths of two employees. Taking shelter in a small Mexican settlement, he allows his men to rape the settlement's women and buries anyone who trespasses with their heads sticking out to be eaten by bugs. Once Bill arrives at his base, Walcott has him tortured and buried after he reveals to him Ryan's location.
  • Death Ring: Danton Vachs is an eccentric millionaire and the host of a yearly manhunt event, where rich clients can compete to hunt down and kill people. Kidnapping athletic men and bringing them to his private island for his hunts, Vachs does the same to Matt Collins, using Collins's girlfriend Lauren as leverage for him to be used for the hunt. Vachs also displays no loyalty to his fellow hunters, brutally murdering one himself for wanting to go against his rules, and grinning upon hearing one hunter kill another.
  • Death Run (1987): Messiah is the smiling, megalomanical ruler of Junk City, having converted the population into a Cult of Personality dedicated only to him. Originally nothing but an outcast, Messiah took advantage of the destruction caused by a nuclear holocaust to influence the people into respecting him as their savior, despite allowing them to live in decadency. Holding dozens of mutants captive for his own entertainment, Messiah hosts a sadistic game called the Run, which involves handcuffing a person to an electrified metal wire and forcing them to fight mutants bare-handed; only one man has ever survived his game. Keeping several women as his sex slaves, Messiah once impregnated one of his victims and then expelled her from his harem. After Paul and Jenny are brought to Junk City, Messiah congratulates Jenny for lacking mutations and violently rapes her. Failing to have Paul killed in the Run, Messiah is surrounded by all of his rape victims and fails to understand why they would betray him.
  • Death's Dealer (1971): Perkins and Prescott are a wicked pair of partners who despise Native Americans, conducting attacks on innocent farmers while disguised as natives, killing most of whom they find and leaving dead Natives to frame them while Prescott uses his skills in journalism to whip people into a genocidal frenzy against the peaceful tribes all so Perkins and Prescott can take the land. Years later, the two are wealthy and powerful men, running a business on slave labor with imported Chinese laborers who are abused and killed frequently. The two also run a Sex Slave operation, and when the heroine is taken captive, Prescott happily tries to rape her himself. When she resists and bites off a chunk of his ear, an amused Perkins tries to have her flogged into submission before the heroes arrive to stop them, just as Prescott and Perkins are planning to wipe out the last of the Native tribes in the area.
  • Death Valley: Chiu Chien-Ying is the greedy, ruthless, power-hungry younger sister of Chiu Yu-Lung, who had her uncle-slash-adoptive father poisoned and killed after being denied a position of power in her family. Forcing the nanny who raised her as a child to write a letter summoning her brother's return, right before killing said nanny, Chien-Ying took over her family's wealth and enforces an atrocious rule over the clans, having any clan leader who disagrees with her rule marked for death, and plots to have her righteous, lawful brother killed at all costs. When her lover Jin-Fu turns against her after being rescued by Yu-Lung and becoming best friends, Chien-Ying forces Jin-Fu to kill his new ally instead by kidnapping his mother. When Jin-Fu escapes an attempt on his life from Chien-Ying's mercenaries, returning to confront her, Chien-Ying reveals she had already killed Jin-Fu's mother before stabbing him In the Back with a poisoned dart and gloating before him that she never loved him anyways and she will have everyone in her way of attaining power massacred.
  • Death Warmed Up: Dr. Archer Howell wants prestige from inventing a surgery to make people immortal, and brainwashes his colleague's son into murdering said colleague and his wife when he questions Howell's methods. Performing his abhorrent surgery on hundreds, the victims need routine maintenance from Howell to stay alive, and when one annoys him by complaining about his pain, Howell has him put down. His institution is a nightmarish place, with Howell allowing the maddened patients to run amok and murder his own staff.
  • Death Warrant:
    • Christian Naylor, aka "The Sandman", is a psychotic Serial Killer who murdered Canadian policeman Louis Burke's partner. Burke tracks the Sandman down to his new lair in Los Angeles to avenge him, where he finds at least one other female victim's remains. He is later sent to the prison where Burke went undercover and agrees with its corrupt officials to kill his archenemy. He instead takes the opportunity to release all the prisoners and starts a prison riot, which results in several deaths. He murders Burke's ally Priest with an axe before having a duel to the death with Burke.
    • Sergeant DeGraf is the sadistic, racist leader of the prison guards who loves to abuse his power. He agrees with corrupt state authorities to regularly kill prisoners to harvest their organs and sell them on the black market. He arranges with the prisoners Romaker and Keel to be the hitmen and has Dr. Gottesman cover the deaths up. When Burke uncovers their plan, he insists on being the one to kill Burke and later hunts down Burke and his two allies.
    • Romaker and Keel are a pair of Psycho for Hire convicts who act as hitmen for Sergeant DeGraf in the organ harvesting scheme. They also kill various snitches who revealed their plan to Burke, burning one alive in his cell. They also carve up a transvestite inmate who warned Burke that he was next to be killed for his organs.
  • Death Wish 3: Manny Fraker trumps all other villains from this series in psychotic evil. Introduced in prison when he informs the hero Paul Kersey he's going to "kill a little old lady, just for you later," Fraker is soon out of prison and on to ruling the streets with an iron fist. Anyone who so much as looks at his gang wrong ends up dead, and he orders several horrible murders, in one event having a woman brutally raped, who later dies from her injuries. Fraker kills Kersey's Love Interest by pushing her into traffic before blowing her up as well.
  • Deathstalker: Munkar overthrows King Tulak to gain total control of the land he reigns over, inducting Tulak's daughter Codille into his personal harem of sex slaves and casting out Tulak. To eliminate any potential challengers to his regime, Munkar hosts a tournament to draw in the strongest warriors of the land to his domain in the guise of making the last survivor his heir, securing their trust by allowing them to rape and kill at their own whim. Munkar's true intention is to simply have all the warriors slaughter each other before killing the survivor himself so he can rule unopposed as an evil tyrant.
  • Deathwatch (2002): Private Thomas Quinn is a sadistic, trigger-happy Blood Knight who enjoys being the Psycho Party Member of his platoon. Already a murderer even before joining the British Army, Quinn admittedly loves war because it gives him the opportunity to kill more people. When the group becomes trapped in the supernatural trenches and Quinn sees a trio of frightened German soldiers who quickly surrender, his first reaction is to shoot at the men, killing one of them and later another before trying to scalp him. Quinn crucifies their captive, Friedrich, and tortures him by beating a spiked club against his chest, killing two of his allies when they intervene.
  • Def By Temptation: The demon known as Temptress is a sadistic succubus who was responsible for the death of Joel's parents, returning years later to kill him as to tie up loose ends. Throughout the film, she seduces the residents of a bar, luring them to her house and then killing them during sex in various brutal ways, eventually killing everyone in the bar. She also arranges for married man Norman to be killed by his wife for her amusement. When K and Dougy try to stop her, she uses her powers to kill both of them, Dougy being abducted in a car and K eaten by his TV. Drugging Joel and taking him to her house, Temptress takes the form of his father just to torment him further, and attempts to strangle his grandma to death when she tries to stop her.
  • Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection: Ramon Cota, the Big Bad, is a powerful drug dealer who pushes cocaine into the US. We see he uses slave labor on his estate where he has a woman who tends to her baby beaten. When her husband tries to help her, Cota guts him personally and orders the baby killed and the woman sent to his bed. When he's caught and extradited to the US, Cota makes his escape but not before he murders the wife and 13 year old brother of the agent responsible for his capture. When the man goes for Cota himself in revenge, Cota tortures him to death and later captures another agent who comes calling. He tries to execute him by placing him in a homemade gas chamber. When Cota's estate is under siege by the rest of Delta Force, he kills the woman he abused at the beginning of the film when she comes for revenge. Then he lets himself be taken alive before bragging he'll increase the flow of cocaine and murder the hero's family, and that there's nothing he can't buy thanks to cocaine...just before his rope tethering him to the helicopter snaps.
  • The Demolition duology, starring Corey Haim as Leonard "Lenny" Slater, has these terrorists:
    • Demolition High (1996): Luther and his right-hand woman Tanya are the heads of a terrorist squad only concerned with satisfying their bloodlust and lining their pockets with cash. Blowing up a weapons facility after stealing a small missile, Luther and Tanya plan to launch it into the Mayfield power plant, which would destroy the entire town unless the two get paid. Holding a high school hostage, Tanya kills several faculty members, students, and even her own men, hoping to kill everyone in their gang and keep the money for her and Luther. Luther tells a cornered Lenny Slater that he has planted explosives in the school should he try and detonate the missile, hoping to take everyone out with him.
    • Demolition University (1997): Sergeant Max Carver was a former Covert Ops soldier who was left behind by his superior, Officer Gentry, for being a sociopath. Seeking revenge, Carver decided to ally himself with an Iraqi splinter cell group led by Momad with the plan to sell out his country to the terrorists. Leading an attack at Fort Solomon, Carver has the soldiers there killed to steal a powerful virus, sealing one of his men inside to die after they accidentally infect themselves, later blowing the place up for good measure. Invading the Richfield water and power plant, Carver plans to infect the city's water supply with the virus unless Kalmed is released, holding the plant's employees and a college class hostage, even killing the plant's boss. Sexually harassing Momad's sister Elia every chance he gets, he instigates a shootout with the cops that leads to the death of her husband Kalmed, blaming the incident on Momad before attempting to kill him and keep Elia for himself.
  • Demolition Man: Simon Phoenix, a psychotic criminal from the gang-ruled era of Los Angeles in the late 20th century, indulged in theft, kidnapping, rape, arson, and murder to his heart's content. He holds 30 people hostage and demands a ransom when in fact he had already killed them all, and frames John Spartan for their deaths. They are both sentenced to cryo-stasis and only woken up in 2032 when the new city of San Angeles has become a crime-free nanny state. Simon breaks out of confinement by gouging out a guard's eye to bypass the retinal scanner and indulges in his freedom to be a maniac and spread chaos again, brutally murdering almost everyone who gets in his way. It turns out he was unfrozen by the benevolent dictator Dr. Raymond Cocteau to assassinate Edgar Friendly, the underground Rebel Leader who has been trying to undo the oppressive system. Simon sets out on this task with murderous glee, killing many innocent bystanders in the process. He eventually teams up with his old gang after they're unfrozen and murders Cocteau to start a new lawless dystopia. He starts by unfreezing every violent criminal locked up in the cryo-prison, before gunning down all the technicians because he no longer has any use for them.
  • Demon Hunter (2005): Asmodeus is the demonic lord of lust and one of the original fallen. Coming to Earth, Asmodeus intends on impregnating women with his spawn. Introduced having raped a group of women who have all died from being unable to carry his seed, Asmodeus begins targeting prostitutes, murdering those around them, before corrupting one by having her soul devoured so she's a proper vessel. Upon capturing the heroine Sarah, Asmodeus tries to rape her as well, gloating just how many people their child will murder. is the demonic lord of lust and one of the original fallen. Coming to Earth, Asmodeus intends on impregnating women with his spawn. Introduced having raped a group of women who have all died from being unable to carry his seed, Asmodeus begins targeting prostitutes, murdering those around them, before corrupting one by having her soul devoured so she's a proper vessel. Upon capturing the heroine Sarah, Asmodeus tries to rape her as well, gloating just how many people their child will murder.
  • Demon Hunter (2016): Escharin Falstaff is a centuries-old Evil Sorcerer and leader of a cult of demons. Finding victimized people, Falstaff promises the power to get revenge, only to take their souls and make their bodies his puppets. When Taryn Barker is arrested for killing one of his men, Falstaff crucifies a priest to warn the police to let her go so he can claim her. When they refuse, he sets a demon to slaughter the police station and kidnaps a detective's daughter to force her to him. When Taryn manages to kill the demon, Falstaff uses his influence over her powers to fight with her for three days over control of her soul. When Taryn wins, Falstaff forces her to come to him by compelling a fourteen-year-old girl to burn herself alive.
  • Demonic (2015): The unnamed demon seeks to escape the seal and house it is bound to by means of blood and slaughter. Luring a group of young adults to the house it resides in, the demon possessed Martha Livingstone and massacred the rest of the group before forcing her to hang herself. When this scheme fails to grant the demon a suitable host body, the demon repeats the process in the present, possessing John and killing several of his friends with an axe, making him hang himself, then framing his friend Brian as the killer after tearing out his tongue so he'll be shot dead by police. The demon then possesses Michelle's unborn baby, finally escaping its confines with plans to bring more harm onto the world.
  • Demonic (2021): The nameless demon is an avian-like monstrosity with a penchant for arson. Having possessed a woman named Angela, the demon gradually drives her to insanity, where she poisons people at a church and burns 21 people alive. Several years later, after Angela enters a coma, the demon sets its sights on Angela's daughter, Carly, next. After luring Carly and her friends Martin and Sam to a secret facility in the woods, the demon possesses one of the priests during an exorcism and kills all of the priests' allies while in the new host. It later burns Sam to death and kidnaps Martin, using him as bait to draw out Carly so it can possess her and continue its killing spree.
  • Demonic Toys:
    • The demon known as "the Kid" seeks to escape into the material world to cause a horrific bloodbath. To that end, he impregnates human women and devours the souls of their unborn children, though when he fails he is left to be buried and to wait for his next chance. Awakening in a toy factory, the Kid takes control of certain toys and begins torturing and murdering those inside, gleeful about the body count he causes. When the pregnant heroine, Judith, is captured by him, the Kid attempts to rape her and devour her child's soul, informing Judith she'll die in the birth before he goes on to the material world, bragging that then "the blood's really gonna flow".
    • Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004):
      • Erica Sharpe is a Spoiled Brat who runs her late father's toy company after he sacrificed his soul to bring her Living Toys, which she has zero gratitude for. Secretly a devotee of the demon Bael, Erica tortures innocents to death in her "play room", having a young woman murdered painfully to commune with Bael, and for pleasure. Erica intends on crafting the greatest sacrifice of innocents in history by having millions of toys given to poor families, before making a pact with Bael by sacrificing the last of the Toulon bloodline, allowing Bael to bring the toys to life and slaughter millions of children, all so Erica can sadistically satisfy herself.
      • Bael is the wicked force behind Erica Pierce and a demon lord who strives to make his name known as the most nefarious among his kind. Bael feeds on steady Human Sacrifice, Erica keeping him satisfied with the lower-ranking members of her corporation, and agrees to use his powers to empower his demonic toys to butcher millions of children to see the greatest blood sacrifice the world has ever seen. Along the way, Bael tries to devour the soul of the youngest Toulon, Alex, all in retribution of the first Toulon having escaped his clutches after having promised Bael his soul.
  • The Demonologist: Abatu is one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, four rogue generals of Hell who seek to destroy humanity. To this end, he corrupted one of Lucifer's children into freeing him, promising immortality but giving him Age Without Youth. After possessing a woman in modern times, Abatu has his cult the Order seek the dybbuk box imprisoning his brother Molech while ritualistically torturing to death anybody who stands in their way. As Detective Damien Seryph investigates these murders, Abatu torments him with nightmares and kills women to bathe in their blood. When Damien uncovers his demonic heritage and confronts the Order, Abatu cuts his wife's heart out and tries to break him with even more nightmarish visions.
  • Demons Never Die: Bates is a police officer moonlighting as a Serial Killer. After murdering a young woman named Amber and using his role as the investigating officer to declare her death a suicide, he begins targeting a group involved in a Suicide Pact. He murders his implied accomplice, Hudson, and Hudson's wife, after said accomplice makes a call to someone saying he is backing out. He murders all of the teens but two, and also murders his own police partner, Mason. He finally tries to murder the two surviving teens, while openly referring to himself as a demon.
  • Demon Wind (1990): The Grand Demon is a monstrous being who corrupted a small town, possessing everyone therein with demons or slaughtering the others, crucifying one luckless soul as a warning to others. Murdering the good witch who tried to stop him, the Demon was nevertheless stopped before the arrival of said witch's grandson Cory and his friends. The demon has them corrupted and killed one by one until it kills the remaining townspeople to manifest with plots to continue its rampage across the world.
  • The Departed: Francis "Frank" Costello is an Irish mob boss who controls Boston's organized crime. He uses his power to commit murders with impunity, laughing at how one of his victims fell over in flashback. In the present day, Costello has some government microprocessors stolen so he can con the Chinese government, killing his thief to cover it up. Soon after, he sends much-abused goon Colin Sullivan to infiltrate the Boston PD, threatening to have his girlfriend raped if he fails. When policeman Billy Costigan infiltrates Costello's mob, he tortures him to see if he's still a cop before killing a couple of his own men and sending Billy to torture and murder locals who don't pay their protection money. After Costello is assassinated, it's revealed that he ordered all his records given to the police upon his death, intending his entire gang to be taken down with him.
  • Department Q: The Absent One: Ditlev Pram and Ulrik Dybbøl have been psychopaths since high school, when they used to mask themselves before committing assaults and rapes for fun. When a teacher plans to fail Pram, the duo respond by having him framed for rape. Later, Pram and Dybbøl rape a girl in front of her brother, before stabbing both to death, Pram then beating and raping his girlfriend with Dybbøl, uncaring that she is pregnant with his child. Growing up, the duo build a torture chamber where they record themselves raping and torturing their victims and keep a trophy case of the unfortunates' belongings, including what appears to be a child's underwear.
  • Derailed (2002): Mason Cole is the leader of a gang of terrorists who aim to create a cure to a lethal strain of smallpox, not out of any humanitarian effort but solely for the profit involved. To procure the virus, Cole hijacks a train and shows the kind of man he is by smashing an antique violin after waxing over its beauty. Mason murders a random passenger the second they can't provide the information he wants, and heartlessly kills one of his own devoted partners when he learns she's contaminated. Mason has no hesitation leaving every passenger on the train to die of the virus when it breaks out, nor does he hesitate in trying to kill hero Jacques Kristoff while risking the smallpox infecting millions more, attempting to murder Jacques's young son in front of him out of spite.
  • Deranged (2012): James Kim is a scummy corporate executive who is behind the Yeongasi outbreak in South Korea. Pumping the viral parasites into the country's water supply, Kim infects hundreds of thousands with the Yeongasi, leading to thousands of people being driven insane and drowning themselves thanks to the virus. Deliberately thwarting attempts to cure the virus and murdering his own allies to keep things quiet, Kim plans to sell his own cure for a massive fortune, willing to let tens of thousands more innocents die if his outlandish prices aren't met.
  • Destroyer (1988): Ivan Moser is a psychopathic Serial Killer. Convicted for the torture, rape, and murder of 24 women and children, Ivan survives his execution as an undead killing machine and causes a deadly Prison Riot, killing 13 more people. When stuntwoman Susan Malone gains his lustful attention, Ivan massacres the entire film crew and anyone else unfortunate enough to cross his path in all manner of brutal and sadistic ways, including burning alive, dismemberment, and disembowelment. Finally having Susan to himself, Ivan attempts to rape and kill her as he did his previous 24 victims. Ultimately, the only things that matter to Ivan are his own lust and sadism.
  • The Devil All the Time: Carl Henderson is an amateur photographer who, with his wife Sandy, gets into serial murder. Picking up hitchhikers, Carl forces them to strip, sleep with Sandy as he photographs them, before torturing and murdering them. Murdering a reverend at first when he refuses to participate, Carl spends the next 15 years killing many innocents, taking immense pleasure in their helpless terror and agony before killing them and keeping the photos as trophies.
  • Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules (1964): The titular "Devil", Ganor, is a usurper to the kingdom, killing multiple people to get to and murder the Sultan so he can take control of the nation. Threatening to marry and rape the princess Soraya, Ganor also shows a penchant for tormenting and killing failed henchmen, later threatening to destroy the people of Soraya's rescuer Anthar, before deciding he will kill all the men and take the women as sex slaves for his city.
  • The Devil's Advocate: John Milton (aka Satan) runs an Occult Law Firm staffed by his demons and humans he corrupted, using the legal system to get violent criminals off the hook and spread corruption everywhere in the world, hoping that the Earth will become such a perversion that it will hurt Heaven and spite God. Having to work around the free will of humans, he subtly manipulates them to give in to evil instead. He rapes multiple women over the years so he can find offspring good enough to mate with each other and further produce The Antichrist. He drives Kevin's wife Mary Ann to madness and suicide, and rapes her for half a day, leaving her with scratch and bite marks all over her body. He later taunts his son Kevin with this crime in an especially vile Post-Rape Taunt. He brutally kills everyone within his company who tries to expose his crimes. When Kevin destroys his plan by killing himself, he kills his daughter to vent his anger by turning her into a withered husk.
  • The Devil's Backbone: The ruthless caretaker Jacinto is revealed as the murderer of the ghost boy Santi. Jacinto begins delving further into darkness when he is consumed by greed as he tries to steal gold that will go to fund the Republican loyalists against Franco. Burning the orphanage to try to kill everyone within and get to the safe containing the gold, Jacinto callously murders his own girlfriend Conchita before he returns to steal his treasure. Upon encountering all the boys there, he tries to kill them as well without any hint of remorse, just to feed his bottomless greed.
  • The Devil's Men (aka Land of the Minotaur) (1976): The wicked Baron Corofax is the leader of the Satanic or pagan cult in Greece that worships the Minotaur. Kidnapping tourists, Corofax has them brutally sacrificed while terrorizing the locals into silence. Murdering the locals who prove an issue, Corofax centers in on a new group of tourists before trying to murder them for the glory of the Minotaur.
  • The Devil's Messenger (1961): The Devil himself, cheerful but undeniably wicked, is the Overarching Villain in this anthology, leading off lines of souls to the pits of Hell and convincing a victim of suicide named Satanya to service him by leading souls in the living world to damnation. Despite his seeming fondness for Satanya, the Devil has no problem condemning her again and again to the living world she attempted to flee from, and eventually ends the movie by having her do a final favor: enacting nuclear Armageddon to destroy the world.
  • The Devil's Rain (1975): Jonathan Corbis is Satan's minister on Earth and the leader of a sinister coven that has been active for centuries. Seemingly burned at the stake centuries ago, Corbis lived and pursued the descendants of the man who sold him out and took a book that belonged to him, terrorizing the family the book currently belongs to by magically killing the father and torturing the mother into one of his hollow servants. When Corbis kidnaps the brother of Tom Preston and converts him as well, Tom finds the "Devil's Rain" which contains the souls of all of Corbis's followers, hundreds of them trapped in deathless agony and terror for centuries while their mortal bodies are reduced to waxen monstrosities neither alive or dead.
  • The Devil's Sword (1984): The Crocodile Queen is a vain, evil sorceress who coerces villages into giving her their men so she can rape them and turn them into dominated sex slaves, all while draining their life and youth to keep herself young. When one village displeases her, she sends one of her servants to destroy it, necessitating the heroes to find the mystical Devil's Sword to destroy her. Upon reaching her lair, the Crocodile Queen uses her powers to dominate the hero and turn him into her slave, showing his princess ally the husband the Crocodile Queen has turned into a slave, gloating how she will never cease.
  • Devour: Anne Kilton, who's actually Satan itself, seeks to find her son Jake who was taken away by a couple. With the help of her accomplice Aidan Kater, she creates an online game called the "Pathway". The players who aren't her son are possessed, compelled to kill people they hate, then kill themselves by self-mutilation. Unable to reveal herself to him until he kills someone, Satan seduces her son by using the identity of Marisol. During the film, she manipulates Jake, causes the death of his two closest friends, kills his uncle, then kills his adoptive parents before collecting their blood in a chalice. When Jake refuses to join her, Satan forcefeeds him with the blood of his adoptive parents then frames him for her murders.
  • Die Fighting (2014): Fabien Garcia is a stuntman-turned-director who desires fame and success. Writing and directing an ambitious movie titled The Price of Success, he coerces an actor to play the movie's villain, a sadistic filmmaker who forces Fabien and his stuntman friends to run a deadly gauntlet, pitting them against armed criminals and thugs, and forcing them to kill people, with every one of Fabien's friends dying in the process. To give his characters motivation, he kidnaps and ties up his own girlfriend and Lohan's wife. After killing Lohan himself, he later murders the Filmmaker's actor in cold blood, gleefully forcing Lohan's wife to cry on camera after revealing her husband's death. Claiming to be giving his friends a boost in fame, Fabien only cared for himself, viewing his friends as tools to further his career in cinema.
  • Dimension 5 (1966): Big Buddha is the vicious leader of the crime syndicate Dragon, intending to build a hydrogen bomb to blow up Los Angeles while having other agents opposing him assassinated. Buddha tries to have one of his minions killed before he can talk in interrogation, and has another one trapped in a box with no air en route to Hong Kong merely for undermining his authority. The film's Femme Fatale lead, Kitty, even reveals Big Buddha was the district executioner during the Rape of Nanking, executing men, women and children with glee—among the victims Kitty's parents, with Kitty herself tortured to near-death by Big Buddha before being left in the gutter.
  • "Dirty" Harry Callahan may use questionable methods, but the following Big Bads are much, much worse:
    • Dirty Harry: Charles Davis, better known as the Scorpio Killer, is a psychotic madman who kills for money, but mainly for his own amusement. After sniping a swimming woman, he demands $100,000 in payment or he will continue his killing spree. After he is foiled in another killing attempt, he murders a young boy and then tries to kill a priest, killing a police officer in the process. He then kidnaps a 14-year-old girl and buries her alive, demanding a ransom in exchange for her life. When Harry Callahan arrives with the money, Scorpio strikes him down and reveals that he was going to let the girl die anyways. The police find the girl, but are unable to save her life. Scorpio's final gambit is to hold a school bus full of children hostage, planning to kill them all. Upon being foiled by Callahan, Scorpio threatens to shoot a young boy fishing.
    • Sudden Impact: Mick is a sadistic rapist and the leader of a gang of criminals in San Paulo. Ten years prior to the events of the film, he and his gang brutally rape Jennifer Spencer and her sister, leaving the latter in an permanent catatonic state. He is later seen forcing a woman to have sex with him, with the woman clearly being in pain, much to Mick's sadistic pleasure. When he finds out that Jennifer seeks to get revenge for the rape, Mick decides to wait for Jennifer to arrive so he can kill her personally. After being busted out of jail by his men, Mick slits the throat of Harry Callahan's friend, Horace King, and injures Harry's dog, Meathook, before proceeding to viciously beat Harry and leave him for dead. Mick then kidnaps Jennifer, but not before he kills Chief Jannings, and plans on raping Jennifer again for old times' sake. A depraved and sadistic rapist who shows no concern for the lives of his own men, Mick is easily one of the vilest criminals of the series.
  • Disasternote  (2003): Maxwell is a wicked cult leader who seeks to purge the world of sin, starting with its sinners. When his fiancée Tracy leaves him after he blows up a cruise ship in front of her, he is determined to hunt her down. Finding her in Las Vegas, Maxwell takes over the hotel where she's working, kills multiple cops trying to enter it, murders Chief Hackett, and blows up the Vegas overpass to punish the police. Growing impatient, Maxwell kidnaps Kenny's daughter Jenna as leverage, promising to kill her should he not receive Tracy. With Tracy in hand, he leaves the heroes to die in the crumbled hotel, and travels to Hoover Dam with her, where he plans to blow the Dam and unleash a flood upon Las Vegas. With his final breath, he detonates the explosives, causing Vegas to flood and kill 168 people.
  • District 9:
  • District 13: Taha Ben Mahmoud is a brutal Parisian drug lord who kills anyone he doesn't like, especially his own minions. He controls the largest gang-run ghetto, which the government walled off from the rest of the city to stop the further spread of crime. He's largely responsible for the deterioration in the district, but unlike the government he takes an active hand in making things worse by terrorizing the population to submit to his rule and dumping his drugs there. When a group of his minions fails to recover a large stash kept by Leito, he shoots them in quick succession until one of them comes up with an idea. When Leito and his sister Lola almost have him arrested, he uses his power to makes a deal with the cops to imprison Leito instead. He takes Lola so he can keep her as a beaten, drug-addicted sex slave on a leash in his personal quarters. When a nuclear bomb goes missing and is found by his gang, he considers selling it to arms dealers before blackmailing the police and the government with the lives of 2 million people by aiming it at the city centre with a missile launcher. He chains up Lola to the missile for good measure so the launch will incinerate her.
  • Disturbia: Robert Turner is a Serial Killer who moved into a suburban neighborhood to evade capture after killing several people in Austin, Texas. He builds a multi-layer Torture Cellar and killing lair underneath his house, with decaying corpses piled up all over the place. He seduces several women and invites them to his home before killing them, cutting up their bodies and disposing of them in garbage bags. When the teenage Kale Brecht discovers his true nature, he kidnaps and arranges to kill the boy's mother Julie and frame him for both that and the planned death of his best friend Ronnie. Turner also taunts Kale about the motivation being for believing his mother blamed him for his father's death in a car accident and forces him to write his own suicide note too. Turner further threatens Kale's love interest Ashley Carson both when she's stalking him and when she shows up to help Kale escape, and kills Officer Gutierrez, who arrives on the scene, by breaking his neck.
  • Disturbing Behavior: Dr. Edgar Caldicott is a ruthless psychologist who intends on remaking teenagers in his own image. Coming to Cradle Bay, Caldicott implements the Blue Ribbon program where he takes delinquent teens and brainwashes them, implanting neurochips to destroy their minds and turn them into stereotypical carbon copies of "wholesome" teens. The programming, however, is imperfect and they tend to rape and kill on a frequent basis, something Caldicott simply covers up before experimenting upon others. Caldicott is revealed to have destroyed his own daughter's mind along with many others in these experiments, callously throwing them into an asylum and claiming his daughter "wasn't that bright to begin with" anyways. Even after his Blue Ribbon army is destroyed, Caldicott tries to murder the heroes, claiming he'll start over in another town to satisfy his god complex.
  • The Divergent Series:
    • Jeanine Matthews is the cold, egotistical leader of Erudite who hides her hunger for power behind a veneer of good intentions. Striking a deal with the leadership of Dauntless, Jeanine has most of the faction brainwashed and has them attack Abnegation, intending to wipe out the entire Faction. When confronted by Beatrice "Tris" Prior and Tobias "Four" Eaton, Jeanine has Four brainwashed and orders Tris executed, and later shows sadistic relish when she tries to force Four to murder Tris. Jeanine intends to open the mysterious box left behind by Chicago's Founders, believing it contains a message validating her persecution of Divergents. To this end, Jeanine has Divergents captured and put through the box's tests, uncaring when this results in their painful deaths. Upon discovering that Tris is the most likely to open the box, Jeanine threatens to force several innocents to commit suicide unless she turns herself in. When the box's message reveals that Divergents are the solution and not the problem, Jeanine tries to get rid of it, revealing that she is more interested in maintaining her power than doing the right thing.
    • Eric Coulter is one of the leaders of Dauntless who takes joy in hurting others. During Dauntless Initiation, Eric has the initiates brutalize one another in sparring matches, forcing Christina to hang over a chasm for surrendering in her match. Eric later tries to force Al to step in front of the initiates while they are throwing knives, and then has Four throw knives at Tris for standing up for Al. Revealing himself to be an ally of Jeanine, Eric oversees the attack on Abnegation, murdering a Divergent and trying to kill a seemingly brainwashed Four out of spite. Eric later helps round up Divergents for Jeanine's deadly test, executing one for not being a strong enough Divergent before attempting to do the same to a child.
    • Peter Hayes lacks the redeeming traits he has in the books and commits even more crimes while maintaining his sadism and ambition. Initially a Dauntless Initiate who took joy in beating Tris unconscious during their sparring match, Peter revealed his true colors when he tried to murder Tris for doing better than him in initiation. When Jeanine attacks Abnegation, Peter willingly aids her, guarding the control room for the brainwashed Dauntless. Peter would later betray Tris and helps Jeanine come up with her plan to force people to commit suicide to capture Tris. Upset that Jeanine was willing to let him die, Peter betrays her and releases Tris. Peter later forces Tris to take him beyond the wall to meet the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. When Tris rebels against the Bureau, Peter agrees to help its Director, David, in his plan to wipe the memories of everyone in Chicago. Manipulating Evelyn Prior into releasing the memory serum, Peter nearly kills Evelyn when she tries to back out, only to then let Tris sabotage David's plans when he realizes he's not safe from the serum.
  • The Divine Move (2014): Sal-Soo, known as "Killer," is a ruthless underground Go player who opens the film by punishing two men who attempt to cheat in a game with him by torturing one and forcing his brother, Tae-Seok, to play for the other's life, even having Tae-Seok force-fed Go stones. Once Tae-Seok's brother fails to win, Sal-Soo murders his victim and frames Tae-Seok for the crime. Sal-Soo takes as a captive a young girl who is a Go prodigy to cheat his way through his own games, and frequently shows enjoyment in brutalizing others. When Tae-Seok is out of jail, Sal-Soo ends up eventually kidnapping his friend Cheater and tortures Cheater brutally, even forcing him into a game and breaking his fingers at the wrong moves before playing Cheater's mentor Drinking Christ and eventually stabbing the old man to death. When one of his own men loses a game, Sal-Soo cuts his tongue out. In the final confrontation with Tae-Seok, Sal-Soo makes a "point" to him by stabbing his Love Interest before attempting to kill him, too.
  • Django franchise:
    • Official films:
      • Original 1966 film: During The American Civil War, Major Jackson was a Confederate officer who killed Django's wife. After the war ended, Jackson and his men took over a Texas border town, entering into a Mob War with a group of Mexican revolutionaries, while the Major entertains himself by using Mexican civilians as target practice. Django arrives in town to seek vengeance, and rescues a prostitute from being crucified before Django's men. After Django robs a military base with the revolutionaries, Jackson ambushes them and slaughters the lot before trying to kill Django himself.
      • Django Strikes Again (1987): "El Diablo" Orlowsky is a sadistic former soldier who runs a slaving operation based around abducting children and adults, working them to death in his mines and killing and torturing any who disappoint him in any way. Having exhausted slaves hurled in the rivers to drown, Orlowsky frequently murders locals for sport. His worst operation is selling young girls to brothels as sex slaves, uncaring of who suffers as long as he profits.
    • Django Kills Softly (1967): El Santo is a vicious bandito patrolling the border of the town of Santa Anna, wiping out any caravans who can't pay his passage fee. El Santo opens the movie ruthlessly murdering an entire family, not sparing the child, and descends upon a saloon full of people to massacre everyone inside. In league with the film's other Big Bad, Dr. Thompson, El Santo promptly attempts to kill his partner and everyone affiliated with him the second he's crossed.
  • Dobermann: Commissaire Sauveur Cristini is a psychopath who views his badge as a way to exercise power and cruelty. Cristini is introduced intimidating a family of the criminals he's chasing, and makes his point by flinging a baby into the air. Cristini violently attacks the families of those connected to his targets and murders one of their wives out of anger. When he gets his hands on his targets, he also wastes no time in giving them brutal deaths.
  • Doc, Hands of Steel (1965): Pablo Reyes is a delightfully wicked bandit leader who puts up an illusion of nobility and politeness to mask his sadism and murderous ways. Introduced torturing a man before murdering two of his own men for supposed failure, Reyes responds to local townsfolk standing up to his crimes by murdering four innocents and having a woman be raped by his men. Eventually betraying and murdering his own employer and the man's nephew—even after giving him false hope he would be spared—Reyes later amasses a posse of goons to go on a murder spree, gunning down any of them who try to flee when the titular Doc proves too tough a challenge to handle. Even when mortally wounded, Reyes uses his last act to shoot a nearby child in the heart and nearly kill the boy after spending the movie trying to rape the kid's mother.
  • The Doctor and the Devils (1985): Robert Fallon and Timothy Broom are a pair of drunken thugs seeking extra cash to finance their partying lifestyle, and, when simple mugging and robbing do not satisfy their greed, the duo take to more murderous methods of moneymaking. Hearing of Dr. Thomas Rock's desire for fresh corpses to research as part of his scientific goals, Fallon and Broom begin murdering the weak, elderly, and homeless, then selling their bodies to Rock under the illusion they "found" them that way, raking in the dough as they murder over a dozen people. Once Fallon reveals his true nature of just enjoying the act of killing, attempting to murder two hookers with this mindset, Broom turns on his partner, pinning their crimes solely on Fallon and getting him hanged, all while laughing at the idea he could ever regret his actions. A pair of murderous goons whose desire for pure pleasure and partying overrode any moral qualms, Fallon and Broom were degenerates of the scummiest of orders.
  • Doctor Mordrid: Kabal was once Mordrid's sworn brother until his ambition grew and he betrayed the other sorcerers, who imprisoned him. He breaks free and escapes to Earth, after which Mordrid is sent to Earth to prepare for Kabal's arrival. Kabal kills a number of people to get the elements he needs to complete a ritual that will open the Hellgates in the Magic Dimension, setting his spawn loose upon mankind and turning Earth into a hellworld with Kabal as God-Emperor. Mordrid travels to the dimension to investigate, discovering that Kabal has slaughtered all the wizards in the garrison save for one guard whose eyes he gouged out. When two Satanists offer to help Kabal, he ritualistically sacrifices one of them. During the climactic battle between Mordrid and Kabal in the Museum of Natural History, the evil sorcerer revives a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the exhibit to kill innocent bystanders in an attempt to make Mordrid back down.
  • Doctor X duology:
    • Original film: Dr. Wells is the true Serial Killer, intending to harvest enough flesh to create a perfect synthetic skin so he can be famous and satisfy a savior complex. Targeting people under the full moon, Wells kills them with a scalpel and takes so much flesh that it appears the victims have been cannibalized. Upon investigation, Wells murders one of the other suspects, targeting all around him while trying to murder his employer's daughter Joan to take her skin as well.
    • The Return of Doctor X (In Name Only sequel): Dr. Maurice Xavier, aka Marshall Quesne, was a depraved Mad Scientist who decided to starve babies to see how long they could last without eating. Executed for his crimes, he was later revived by a fellow doctor who saw him as a "martyr to science". Xavier decides to stay alive by preying on individuals with a rare blood type his revived body needs. Killing multiple innocents with sadistic relish, he murders his partner when the man realizes what a monster he is and attempts to abduct and kill the hero's sweetheart for her own blood.
  • Dogma: Azrael is a former muse turned demon, who was banished to Hell eons ago for refusing to participate in the war between Lucifer and God. He is the mastermind behind Bartleby and Loki's plan to get back into Heaven. He gave them the idea by sending them a newspaper article of the church's absolution ceremony; he also had his cronies beat God—who was taking a mortal form as an old man—into a coma so God couldn't interfere. When his plans don't work, Azrael traps the heroes in a bar on their way to the ceremony and reveals his plan: he's counting on the angels getting absolution and re-entering Heaven, which would overrule God's word and negate all of existence. His motivation is he he would rather not exist than live in Hell, and if all of existence has to go down with him, then so be it.
  • Dolan's Cadillac (2009): Jimmy Dolan is a ruthless human trafficker, first seen gunning down two of his own drivers, one Sex Slave who tries to flee and attempting to kill a woman, Elizabeth, who witnesses his crimes; burying the truck transporting the other women to suffocate them. Intimidating Elizabeth by leaving the corpse of a trafficked woman in her bed, Dolan later kills her by having her car bombed. Planning to bring in 80 sex slaves per day to the States, Dolan only caps at this number out of concern that Border Patrol will notice if he does more. Discovering Elizabeth's widower, Tom, trailing him, Dolan has him brutally beaten, leaving him alive only to enjoy the broken man's misery at the loss of his wife.
  • Dollars Trilogy has each film's Big Bad:
    • A Fistful of Dollars: Ramon Rojo, in his first appearance, along with his gang brutally massacres a Mexican army unit to steal their gold. He kidnaps a woman and forces her to live with him, claiming that her husband was cheating him at cards. He slaughters the rival Baxter family as they try to surrender to him, tortures "Joe" for helping the woman he kidnapped escape, and, towards the end, has Silvanito tortured when he thinks he might be hiding Joe and is about to hang him when Joe interrupts. He is also the brains of a gang of illegal rum-runners who keeps a stranglehold on the life of a small town.
    • For a Few Dollars More: El Indio is a Mexican Bandito who obtains a secret from his cellmate, and then kills the latter so that he can keep the information for himself. He forces a former member of his gang to listen to his wife and infant child being slaughtered, then forces him into a duel, which he rigs in his own favor. When he discovers that Colonel Mortimer and Monco are bounty hunters, he has them tortured, then sets them free, killing one of his own men and framing them for it; his plan is to have his gang and the bounty hunters kill each other, leaving all the loot for him. When Nino, the one gang member he'd planned to keep around is killed in front of him, El Indio displays absolutely no reaction, and he's ultimately revealed to have killed Mortimer's brother-in-law and raped his sister, driving her to suicide.
    • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly's US theatrical version: Angel Eyes/Sentenza ("The Bad") is a sociopathic mercenary whose only concern is making as much money as possible. In the opening scenes of the film, Angel Eyes tracks down and murders a man at another's behest. When his victim offers him money if he will spare his life, Angel Eyes replies, "Once I'm been paid, I always see my job through to the end." He kills the man and his son, takes the money, and reports to his employer, whom he promptly kills, since he wants to keep the gold he's found out about for himself. Angel Eyes proceeds to beat the information about the location of the gold out of a hooker. Later, he has Tuco ("The Ugly") tortured and watches with absolutely no emotion on his face. While this is going on, Angel Eyes has his men force the POWs to sing in order to cover up the sounds of their friends being tortured.
  • Donnybrook (2018): Chainsaw Angus is a vicious meth dealer without conscience or restraint. After becoming involved with Jarhead Earl due to a date the latter's wife owes him, Angus finds his meth lab in flames and murders his cook, beating and having his abused sister Delia kill his partner Eldon when Eldon refuses to grant more money for a new lab. After killing a police officer looking for him, Angus furiously attempts to track down Delia who has fled with his meth, killing Earl's young son before strangling Delia to death. Later facing Earl in the Donnybrook tournament, Angus informs him that he murdered Earl's son just to break him before their final engagement.
  • Don't Say a Word: Patrick Koster is the violent, short-tempered leader of a gang of professional robbers. He starts the movie by stealing a precious gemstone but he gets double-crossed by two of his men who escape with it. Wanting desperately to retrieve the gemstone, he starts committing various cruel crimes. He kills Russ, one of the members who betrayed him, by pushing in front of a subway train without even giving him the time to answer where the gemstone is, and does this in front of the victim's distraught daughter Elisabeth, shocking her for life and making her severely mentally unstable. He kidnaps Jessie, the daughter of child psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Conrad, in order to force him to obtain a six digit number (Russ's tombstone where the gemstone is hidden) from the now-grown-up Elisabeth. It's also revealed that that Koster long before kidnapped the girlfriend of Nathan's co-worker Dr. Sachs in order force him to acquire the number from Elisabeth, but he had her killed by breaking her neck even if the time he gave to Sachs hadn't passed yet. When Koster confronts Elisabeth he taunts her about her father's death. Even after having what he wanted he orders Nathan, Elisabeth and Jessie to be killed anyway. He kills one of his men simply For the Evulz after Nathan during a fight refused to kill him.
  • Doom: Annihilation: The nameless demon overlord is a malevolent alien being and the leader of demonic forces from another dimension. Desiring to retake Earth from humanity, the overlord manipulates humanity into finding the "Gates" on the moon Phobos and then corrupts the head of UAC base on Phobos, Dr. Malcolm Betruger, into opening a way for his demons to invade the facility, killing almost everyone there and transforming them into zombies. As the team of Marines arrives there, the overlord has Betruger manipulate them into opening a portal to Earth, while Marines die one by one, and then, when Lt. Joan Dark gets pushed into his dimension, the overlord taunts her by saying how weak and pathetic humans are, before he orders his demons to charge to Earth and annihilate humanity.
  • Door Lock (2018): Han Dong-hoon is a Serial Killer who easily obsesses over women, becoming violent when they reject his romantic advances. Starting by killing a woman while working at a hotel for tourists, Han made her death look like suicide and was transferred to an office, where he was responsible for multiple disappearances in the area. Setting his eyes on Kyung-min's neighbor, Han kidnapped her and amputated both of her legs, keeping her alive but barely conscious in a bed. Growing bored of his victim, Han found a replacement for her in the form of Kyung-min, killing the woman and dumping her dismembered body parts in a garbage can. Regularly invading Kyung-min's home in the middle of the night to sleep beside her naked, Han kills her innocent boss, another stalker who had been harassing her, and removes the leg of her best friend as revenge for trying to interrupt him. After kidnapping Kyung-min, Han gives her a chance to escape but informs her that he will cut her arms and legs if he catches her again, killing a police detective and mocking Kyung-min for having "too many men" around her.
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood: Craig, one of Joanne Murray's friends, is an obsessive Yandere who feels so entitled to Joanne, that he wants to kill anybody close to her. To this end, Craig brutally murders all of Joanne's friends, while killing anybody who stands in his way, from Debbie's parents, to the owner of the dorm. Giddily revealing himself to Joanne once everybody's dead, Craig sadistically shows Joanne the bodies of his victims, taking pride in how he killed them. Refusing to let Joanne escape him, Craig feigns innocence to get Bobby Lee killed by the police, and, feeling that he can never have Joanne, dumps her unconscious body in the incinerator, while escaping the clutches of justice in the process.
  • Double Dragon: Koga Shuko, previously Victor Guisman, is a wealthy businessman who seeks to expand his control over New Angeles. Searching for the Double Dragon medallion to acquire its power, Koga sends his men to raid a village guarding the medallion, uncaring about the villagers' deaths. Converting Abobo into a giant, monstrous mook after he fails him, he blows up Satori Imada, and places a bounty on Billy and Jimmy Lee, seeking their other half of the medallion. Keeping his goons in suspended animation in his laboratory, he has them converted into cybernetic henchmen. Kidnapping Jimmy, he reveals that he murdered his father, and possesses him in order to kill Billy to take the other half of the medallion, threatening to kill Jimmy if he doesn't hand it over.
  • Double Target (1987): Colonel Galckin is a Russian working with the Vietnamese government who uses their resources to commit acts of terrorism across Southeast Asia. After finding out that Robert "Bob" Ross is after him, Galckin arrives at Ross's son Jan's village and rounds up everybody inside a small shack, whereupon he has a child tortured and murdered because Jan didn't speak up, preparing to do the same to more villagers the longer it takes. Manipulating Jan into betraying his father, Galckin at one point orders Jan to execute Ross, before smugly revealing that the gun he gave him didn't have any bullets and planning to execute Ross the next day.
  • Downrange: The "Rifleman" is a Serial Killer who preys on innocent travelers using a sniper rifle. After disabling an SUV, the Rifleman gradually starts picking off the passengers and preventing them from calling for help so he can torment them, such as by shooting at one passenger's limbs and letting him slowly bleed to death. When a family sees the broken-down SUV as they're driving in their car, the Rifleman slaughters the family as well, including the adolescent daughter. After the police finally arrive, the Rifleman kills all the officers in a shootout, and attempts to stab Jodi to death after she finally manages to subdue him.
  • Dr. Chopper (2005): The titular Dr. Chopper is a rogue plastic surgeon who is a centuries-old man who has cheated death time and time again by killing innocents and harvesting their organs, all in the name of science and eternal youth. He opens the film kidnapping a couple and murdering them for their organs, twenty years later him and his nurses have occupied Lake Tatonka where it's shown they have killed dozens of people over the years. Upon giving his son, Nick, a deed to where he's located, Nick lures his friends to be experimented on and killed which Chopper does with glee. He kills Reese and ties up the rest of them before declaring that they must kill Jessica; when Nick disapproves of this, Chopper kills him before killing Tamara and Leslie.
  • Dr. Cyclops: Dr. Alexander Thorkel is a biologist seeking to perfect size reduction. Upon discovering an abandoned gold mine rich with pitchblende, Thorkel began to conduct his research. When Dr. Mendoza—Thorkel's former student and lab assistant—threatens to shut down his research, Thorkel exposes him to a lethal amount of radiation, causing his skin to ignite as well as his skull to glow. With his eyesight worsening, Thorkel invites three scientists to his Peruvian home; angered by their continual intrusion in his plans, Thorkel traps the group in a radiation chamber, and shrinks them. Seeing his victims as nothing more than lab rats, Thorkel kills Dr. Bullfinch upon realizing that the shrinking process was temporary. Chasing the group into the jungle, Thorkel blasts Pedro with the full gauge of his shotgun, and sets the grass ablaze in an attempt to kill the three survivors in one fell swoop.
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler : Dr. Mabuse himself is a ruthless master criminal. When the local prosecutor gets too close to him, Mabuse tries to have him killed, and cares little when his lover and right-hand woman Carozza is captured. Playing on her feelings for him, Mabuse has her kill herself and even has the prosecutor's office bombed, having the loyal subordinate who did so shot as not to betray any of the doctor's secrets. Mabuse frequently eliminates those in his path, and when he takes a shine to a countess, he locks her up and manipulates her husband into suicide, with no care for the misery he leaves in his wake as he builds up his great empire of crime.
  • Dracula (1931): Both Bela Lugosi's and Carlos Villarías's incarnations of Dracula are monstrous:
    • Count Dracula himself, beneath his easily-dropped mask of civility, is an undead nightmare and stands alone among Universal Horror's mostly sympathetic monsters without an iota of humanity to him. Dracula keeps the villagers around his Transylvanian estate in constant fear and dread of his name, feeding on the blood of innocents to kill them and rise them as vampires under his thrall with a harem of vampire women accompanying him in his crypt. In search of fresh blood, Dracula enslaves Renfield after he leases an abbey in England from him, massacring a ship's crew en route to England to cover his presence and feeding on innocents when he comes ashore. Dracula even bites Lucy, a woman who has nothing but intrigue for his odd mannerisms, and Mina Seward, trying everything in his power to take Mina for his own, trying to force her to kill her own fiancé John Harker and even strangling his loyal servant Renfield to death when he thinks he's betrayed him.
    • Drácula: As Wicked Cultured and ruthless as his mainstream English version, Dracula enslaves women as his vampire brides, setting them on Renfield to enslave the man's mind after they drain him. Coming to England, Dracula kills the crew of an entire ship and sets about murdering those in London, turning the sweet Lucia into a vampire who preys on children while also targeting Eva with intent to turn her into an undead monster just like him, even brutally killing the loyal Renfield at the end.
  • Dracula (Hammer Horror series): Dracula himself is the aristocratic, monstrous incarnation of all evil. A sadistic monster who preys on the innocent and rules the undead, Dracula debuts in Horror of Dracula, showcasing his evil by killing multiple innocent people and condemning the heroic Jonathan Harker to vampirism as a Fate Worse than Death. Constantly returning from the dead to kill more people, Dracula even enslaves women to be his mistresses and brutally tortures one of his servants for allowing victims to escape. Manipulating others into killing their loved ones for his amusement, Dracula later resurfaces in modern times, set against his nemesis van Helsing's Identical Grandson Lawrence. Dracula has a new strain of the bubonic plague developed, testing it out on people, and plans to spread it through the world at large to painfully exterminate all humanity. As a sadistic flourish, he plans to turn Van Helsing's granddaughter into his undead mistress while using van Helsing himself as a carrier for the plague. For all his charm and charisma, Dracula remains the true lord of darkness, endlessly returning to sow more misery and death in his wake.
  • Dragged Across Concrete: Lorentz Vogelmann is the leader of a group of violent bank robbers. Eager to steal gold bullion as soon as possible, Vogelmann had his partners in crime rob and murder random civilians so they could use the money to buy an armored van for the robbery. During the robbery, Vogelmann and his cohorts slaughter several bank employees when one of them tries to contact the police; castrate the bank manager; and take one of the survivors hostage. Vogelmann and his men later kill one of their getaway drivers and attempt to kill officers Brett Ridgeman and Anthony Lurasetti when they try to steal the gold from them. Vogelmann later threatens to kill the hostage's family if she doesn't murder the two officers, which results in the death of Lurasetti and the hostage.
  • Dragon Fury (1995):
    • Vestor is the chief dictator of society After the End, and an emissary of the drug company AAMA. Assisting the company in selling a false vaccine to make money, Vestor spends his time mentally torturing men into becoming his dragon warriors, and killing children for kicks. Knowing that hero Mason was sent back in time to find a cure for the plague, Vestor sends Fullock to kill Mason, fully willing to have millions die from the disease to extend his rule. After Fullock bites it, Vestor travels back in time and fatally wounds Mason while trying to destroy the cure.
    • Fullock, Vestor's right hand, is a sadistic child murderer, and Mason's Arch-Enemy. Having trained Mason to become a dragon warrior, Fullock slaughtered Mason's tribe and killed his wife and baby daughter when he refused to be inducted. Participating in Vestor's plan to prevent Mason from finding the cure for the plague knowing that millions of people will still be infected, Fullock is sent back to 1999 and kills plenty of innocents and cops who stand in his way, including Mason's girlfriend Regina, sadistically acknowledging how he always kills the women he loves.
  • Dragonheart: At the film's start, Einon seems a youth in need of guidance by his wise mentor, but it is revealed that any honor Einon has is just a front to learn swordsmanship from Sir Bowen. After Einon finds his dying father, he just tries to wrench the crown out of the man's hands, showing what he will become. When mortally wounded, Einon is saved only when a dragon shares his heart with him, linking their lives. As King, Einon taxes and works the people without mercy and orders a man's eyes put out with hot pokers before casually killing him. Einon tries to rape that man's daughter later and when his mother tries to kill the dragon to stop Einon, Einon kills her with no remorse. While Bowen initially blames the dragon for Einon's change, it turns out Einon was always a monster and the dragon shared his heart to try to change his nature.
  • Dreamcatcher: "Mr. Gray" is the main agent of the Ripley and a vicious alien invader. Spreading an infection near the town of Derry, Maine, numerous people and animals become hosts to parasites that brutally eat their way out of the body when matured. Possessing the body of Jonesy and locking him inside his own mind, Gray murders Jonesy's friend Pete while Jonesy can do nothing but watch. Killing two other people for their vehicles and cheerfully infecting a dog, Gray intended to use the Ripley born from it to infect the entire planet.
  • Drifter (2016): Doyle is the leader of a group of psychotic cannibals that live within a small town in a post-apocalyptic desert. As a boy, Doyle brutally murdered his parents in their sleep as revenge for putting soap in his mouth for swearing. After the apocalypse, he created a gang by targeting specific individuals, killing their loved ones, and abusing them into loyalty. When Miles and his brother Dominic arrived in town, Doyle has his followers bring the two to him and makes the former watch as he kills Dominic with a baseball bat, later punishing his follower Vijah for helping them by biting off her ear and eating it. Doyle also attempts to make Miles into a follower by feeding him his brother's flesh, and invites him to dinner where Dominic's head has been mounted on the table to mock him, leading to Miles angrily killing one of his followers—who he watches die with little to no reaction—and then takes Vijah hostage after killing one of his own. Doyle tries to conduct himself as a polite and charismatic leader, but deep down he is a Psychopathic Manchild who never grew up.
  • Drive Angry: Jonah King is a satanic cult leader obsessed with his own power and leading a group of psychos slavishly devoted to him. He lured the criminal John Milton's daughter into his cult. After Milton's sudden death, King kills her husband, takes her baby girl—Milton's granddaughter—to use in a sacrifice, and attempts to rape Milton's daughter though she castrates him, causing King to decapitate her and take her femur to use as a cane. When the resurrected Milton reveals King's status as a eunuch, King immediately shoots the only cultist who could confirm it. He also briefly kidnaps Piper, Milton's female companion on the ride, but when she proves too much trouble to convert, he decides to kill her and defile her corpse afterwards.
  • Drop Zone: Ty Moncrief is a rogue DEA agent who hijacks a plane, killing over a dozen innocent people, and nearly destroys the airliner with hundreds aboard in order to escape. Killing multiple security guards and DEA agents along with way, Ty reveals his ultimate plot is to steal into the DEA headquarters with a hacker and download all the names of the DEA's undercover agents, before selling them out to the cartels and criminal organizations to be killed and tortured while he skips town with the money.
  • D-Tox (also known as Eye See You): The mysterious Serial Killer kills police officers by first incapacitating them with a power drill in the eye, then shooting them in the head, before leaving the corpse hanged on the ceiling. He does this in order to provoke the cop Trent Malloy, who some years ago pursued him for a series of murders of prostitutes ( a thing he calls "removing diseased filth"). He kills Malloy's girlfriend Mary in the same way he kills the cops in order to break him even more. Believed to be dead, the killer fakes his own death. Still eager to ruin Malloy's life, he follows him to a rehab center, kills one of the patients, Frank Slater, and takes his identity. After leaving no one the chance to escape the clinic he starts viciously killing most of the patients this time using melee weapons like a knife or an axe, killing one of them via electroshock. In his last breath he sadistically taunts Malloy that Mary called out his name one moment before "he drained the life out of her."
  • Duck, You Sucker! (aka A Fistful of Dynamite): Colonel Günther "Gutierez" Reza is a silent villain who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He tortures Dr. Villega into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father; leads an army—based on Italian fascist stormtroopers—that seems intent on killing or imprisoning everyone they meet; and, in the climax, guns down Mallory from behind.
  • Dune Warriors (1990): The vicious warlord William travels the Wasteland, controlling the water supply and killing as he desires. Opening the film with the slaughter of a settlement, William later murders several travelers and menaces the main settlement of the film to force them under his rule. When they resist, led by the wandering warrior Michael who has a grudge to settle with William, William happily tries to wipe them out as well to secure his power.
  • The Dungeonmaster: Mestema is an Evil Sorcerer who has spent the last millennium seeking a Worthy Opponent to his powerful magic, killing countless challengers along the way. His curiosity piqued by Paul Bradford's computer technology, Mestema kidnaps him and his girlfriend, forcing him to fight under pain of his death and his girlfriend becoming Mestema's Sex Slave. The wizard pits the scientist against seven challenges, gladly cheating and throwing his henchmen's lives away to win. His magic is also horrific, being powered by dead souls, reaching the millions for some spells. Mestema was cruel even in his childhood, spending one scene reminiscing about burning a cat alive for kicks. When Paul is about to win the last challenge, Mestema outright sabotages his car, just so he can win.
  • The Dunwich Horror (1970): Wilbur Whateley, child of Lavinia Whateley and Yog-Sothoth, seeks to unleash the Old Ones on humanity. Practicing Human Sacrifice and intending on making young student Nancy the victim to open the gateways, Wilbur seduces her, mind controls and rapes her, killing his grandfather when the man tries to stop him. Unleashing his horrific twin on the town of Dunwich, Wilbur attempts to kill Nancy to return the Old Ones and annihilate humankind.
  • Dus (2005): Jamwaal is a ruthless terrorist mastermind who commits a series of murders to lay the groundwork for his master plan. Manipulating the heroes by assuming a new identity, Jamwaal tricks them into eliminating those in his path, before trying to kill them as well. Now believing he is clear, Jamwaal attempts to assassinate the prime minister of India by planting large amounts of C4 in a football stadium, seeking to kill over 25,000 innocent people to get what he desires.
  • D-War: Buraki is a destructive and malevolent Imoogi who seeks to become an Celestial Dragon in order to destroy Heaven and Earth and rebuild them in his own twisted image. When Heaven had the Yuh Yi Joo hidden inside of an young girl, Buraki had his army invade the girl's village, slaughtering many innocent people, including a young child, in the process, before Buraki chases after the girl himself, leading to her and Haram committing suicide in order to stop him. Returning 500 years later, he slaughters countless innocents out of pure sadism while searching for Sarah Daniels in order to claim the Yuh Yi Joo inside of her. When his forces eventually capture Ethan and Sarah, he attempts to devour the latter and claim the Yuh Yi Joo so he can finally become a Celestial Dragon. When the chosen good Imoogi awakens to fight against him, Buraki gains the upper hand, and mortally wounds him, before attempting to claim the Yuh Yi Joo from Sarah. A monstrous, sadistic Imoogi, who lacks the honorable traits of the rest of his kind, Buraki would kill anyone, including his own followers, in order to become a Celestial Dragon.
  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011): Vargas is the owner of the Corpus House, the biggest nightclub in New Orleans, who facilitated drug trading in his club. Introduced by knocking out one of the humans who is partying at his club, it was revealed that prior to the main story, Vargas murdered the wife of a supernatural private investigator, Dylan Dog, and framing the Vampire Elders so that he could secure his position as the leader of the vampires. Determined to get the artifact known as "The Heart of Belial", Vargas personally murders a werewolf that guarded the artifact, and when one of his vampire mooks accidentally exposes him and his clans to Dylan, Vargas then punishes him by burying him for more than twenty years. When Dylan and his undead friend, Marcus, obtains the Heart of Belial, Vargas then locks them in the crypt and gloats towards Dylan about his dead wife as he plans to use the Heart of Belial to summon a demon in order to make all of the vampires and humans bow down to him.

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  • Eastern Promises: Semyon, the leader of The Mafiya, at first seems a nice old man, but it's later revealed he is a domineering, abusive and violent man who has little but contempt for his unstable, Ambiguously Gay son Kirill and also runs a sex-slave ring in addition to his usual criminal activities. He is also the rapist of a 14-year-old girl, having raped her out of disgust when Kirill couldn't do the deed. The girl, Tatiana, later dies in childbirth, and to cover his tracks Semyon tries to have the people looking into Tatiana's case killed and sends Kirill to drown the baby girl—Kirill's own sister.
  • Ebola Syndrome: Kai is a childish sociopath born with the gift of being an asymptomatic carrier of the Ebola virus. Introduced killing the members of a family after having been found having sex with the wife of his boss, Kai pours gasoline on the daughter and tries to burn her alive. Traveling to South Africa to avoid capture, Kai is employed by a Chinese restaurant and takes the opportunity to rape a dying Zulu woman, smashing her head with a rock when she vomits on him. Contracting the virus and becoming a male Typhoid Mary, Kai murders his new boss, his wife and a witness, dismembering their bodies and turning them into hamburgers to be sold to the clients, spreading the virus all over South Africa before returning to Hong Kong, where Kai begins another viral outbreak. Initially appearing to have reintegrated himself into society by starting a new life with his ex-girlfriend Har and her daughter, Kai takes the girl as his hostage when Har discovers his condition and cuts himself to infect even more people.
  • Eden: Vaughn, one of the lead Human Traffickers, is an unhinged, mood-swinging sociopath with a tendency to respond to any slight with extreme violence. Treating his charges like dirt when he's not prostituting them out, Vaughn routinely kills any girls who grow too old for the business and either tortures or murders those who get out of line. Once the titular Eden becomes Vaughn's trustee, Vaughn casually murders his previous one, flipping out and murdering his compatriot Bob in a fit of violence and later having the skull of one of the organization's lower members bashed in after he rats. The vilest revelation concerning Vaughn is the reveal he brings pregnant charges to his associate Mario to have the babies sold—a sentiment which rattles Eden and prompts Vaughn to force Eden to nearly shoot one of his charges under the threat of death as a test of loyalty. A mess of violence and impulsive rage at the best of times, Vaughn is far and away the worst of the already-reprehensible human traffickers in the movie.
  • Elephant: In this film based on the Columbine shooting, Alex is a cold-blooded rampage killer who attempts to massacre his entire school. Alex, along with his partner Eric, plan to bomb the school and gun down the survivors, which killing hundreds of people. When the bombs fail to go off, Alex and Eric settle for going room to room and shooting everyone they come across indiscriminately. When Alex and Eric regroup in the cafeteria, Alex kills Eric in cold blood, and proceeds to play a sadistic game of "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" with a couple that had been hiding in the freezer. While Alex, along with his fellow shooter Eric, had been bullied by his classmates, Alex's actions appear to be motivated by little more than the desire to hurt others for fun.
  • Elite Squad: The Enemy Within: Major Rocha begins his reign of terror in Rio's slums by forming a militia and slaughtering anyone who won't give his men a cut of the profits. Any who resist the militia are executed, along with any witnesses. When Mathias, one of the Cowboy Cop heroes, is getting info from a drug dealer, Rocha murders the dealer- and then shoots Mathias in the back. When two journalists get too close to the truth, Rocha tortures them, kills one, then has the other raped and killed before burning the bodies. When the main Anti-Hero gets too close, Rocha tries to kill him as well. A brutal thug of a human being, Rocha eclipses anyone else in the films for his violence and corruption.
  • Elysium: Agent C.M. Kruger is first introduced shooting down refugee ships full of men, women, and children. We are then informed of his history of human rights violations, a reputation he proceeds to live up to. He kills Max's allies and then when he tracks him to the home of his old friend Frey, he threatens and beats her in front of her daughter, mocking the latter to close her eyes as he claims he hates to commit violence in front of kids, before attempting to molest Frey. After Frey scorns him, he declares he'll make sure her daughter is never healed. When he's chastised for his failures by his superior Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacourt, Kruger simply murders her and then declares he'll take over Elysium itself to give it the ruler it deserves.
  • Empire of the Dark (1990): Arkham is the demonic head of the Prevenients, a cult that worships the demon Malleus. Desiring to summon him to Earth, Arkham has twenty women kidnapped and sacrificed to Malleus, one of whom being Richard Flynn's wife Angela, who he put in stasis. Seemingly killed, Arkham returns twenty years later to continue his plan, having already killed ten women. With Flynn slaying his members, Arkham kills one of his own men for failing to kill Flynn, then kills a woman to summon demon creatures to terrorize and kill anyone in their path. With Flynn on his trail, Arkham has Terry kidnapped and Madame Olesca beheaded, later summoning Malleus to kill Flynn with his final breath.
  • End of Days: Every millennium, Satan escapes from Hell in a bid to destroy the world by fathering The Antichrist and opening a portal to his own domain. In his opening scene, he possesses a New York businessman; makes out with his friend's wife in front of him; then blows up the crowded restaurant they were in. He later ditches the host when the body is close to death. He happily murders his minions and random strangers to blow off steam; crucifies a priest to a ceiling and later massacres a roomful of them; burns someone alive after the victim refused to kill his best friend; tries to rape the girl who was chosen to carry his offspring; and forces the hero Jericho Caine to relive the murder of his wife and child after he refuses to help the Devil in his plans.
  • Enemies Closer: Xander is a drug kingpin who introduces himself by massacring a group of ICE agents seeking to investigate a downed plane that contains his drugs. Xander proceeds to kill any further agents who come to investigate, sending one of his agents to seduce the nearby hero, ex-Navy SEAL Henry Taylor, while also killing a nearby man to steal his boat to locate the heroin. When his own diver is injured, Xander smothers him to death and plans to force the heroes to locate the drugs. Xander captures and interrogates one of said heroes' friends before knifing him to death and threatens that if Henry fails to comply with Xander, Xander will torture and murder Henry and his son. When his agent is exposed, Xander calmly snaps her neck on the spot. Despite his quirks and superficial charm, Xander remains an unrepentant psychopath who is more than willing to kill anyone in his quest to recover his heroin.
  • Enter the Dragon: Han is a martial artist turned crime lord who kidnaps women off the streets of Hong Kong to hook them on drugs to make "high demands". Han would even conduct experiments on teenage girls to test his drugs, which has warped some of their minds as a result. Han starts a martial arts tournament to recruit new fighters for his drug operation, having his guards executed by his henchman Bolo in public solely for incompetence. Han later has a participant of his tournament, Williams, beaten and tortured to death for information and threatens his friend Roper to join him unless he also suffers the same fate. Han later forces Roper to fight hero Lee to the death, only to try to then have his men try and kill Roper and Lee for defeating his henchman instead. Han was the template for countless amoral and brutal martial arts villains in Hong Kong and American cinema and other media.
  • The Equalizer:
    • The sadistic Nicolai Itchenko, aka Teddy Rensen, is the Dragon-in-Chief for Vladimir Pushkin. A "sociopath with a business card" who oversees the mob's many gruesome trades, including that of human beings, Teddy regularly murders people for little reason at all; he got on the FBI's list by sending them two dead cops with their own testicles shoved in their mouths, then follows this by beating an Irish mobster to death to "send a message" and strangling Alina's friend to death. Teddy has no issue trying to murder almost a dozen of Robert's colleagues and friends purely to bait him out, either.
    • Slavi is a pimp in the employ of Vladimir Pushkin and an especially revolting Starter Villain for Robert McCall. Slavi raised a girl named Alina as a prostitute from the time she was a little girl, raping her himself whenever he's not turning her over to others. When Robert inspires Alina to fight back, Slavi beats her half to death and muses next time he'll cut her throat—"maybe a whore who fucks and doesn't speak will make twice as much." Even an offer of nearly ten grand isn't enough to sway Slavi from his vile hold on Alina.
  • Equalizer 2000 (1987): Colonel Lawton is the field leader of the fascist Ownership's forces and a psychopath who will do anything to rise in the military hierarchy, including murder. Helping the Ownership in violently oppressing civilians and draining natural resources, Lawton was originally a major who was promoted after leaving his commanding officer to die and the officer's son, Captain Slade, to be captured by enemies; he took opportunity to pronounce Slade a deserter for disobeying direct orders and started a manhunt to have him executed. After drafting a group of men into his unit, Lawton burns a soldier alive for showing weakness. Finding Slade hiding with the Rebels by his side, Lawton orders his men to open fire and bomb the settlement, forcing them to go into battle even after witnessing what the Equalizer is capable of. After burning another soldier alive and getting his hands on the Equalizer, Lawton tests it on a treacherous subordinate and returns to the headquarters to overthrow his superior by killing him and two other soldiers, eventually killing Slade's Love Interest.
  • Equilibrium: Vice Council DuPont and his right-hand man, Grammaton Cleric Andrew Brandt, rule Libria with an iron fist. Presiding over a totalitarian system where all human emotions are forbidden and suppressed with the drug Prozium, DuPont has Brandt snuff out any resistance members to be punished and incinerated. Working together to trick Grammaton Cleric John Preston into joining the resistance, Brandt happily oversees personally cruel missions, like executing women and children as well as the dogs they were hiding; or attempting to force Preston to execute a group of resistance members himself. Implied to not even take Prozium themselves and giddily revealing that "Father", whom they allegedly serve, died long ago and is now merely a convenient face for their regime, the two, when they set up Preston to lure the resistance to them, smugly gloat about their victory, believing they have won to expand their draconian rule over all of humanity.
  • Erased (2012): James Halgate III is the narcissistic CEO of the Halgate Group. Attempting to cover up his selling of high-grade weaponry to African insurgents, Halgate manipulates members of a shell company he created into finding ways to bypass government security measures, and uses this information to break into a CIA black vault containing evidence of his illicit practices, having his men indiscriminately slaughter their way into the vault. Once he has the evidence, he orders his assassins to murder every employee of his shell company; only Ben Logan and his teenage daughter Amy escape. After Ben steals the evidence from him, Halgate has his most elite assassin coldly execute three innocent friends of the Logans and kidnap Amy. When his mole in the CIA turns on him, he has her stabbed to death, and goes on to offer to trade Amy for the evidence and Ben's life, intending to go behind Ben's back and have Amy and her grandfather killed anyway. An icy, callous psychopath driven solely by greed, James Halgate represents all the traits that Ben Logan despises.
  • Eraser: Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper and Marshal Robert DeGuerin are a greedy duo planning to sell powerful weapons to a known terrorist. DeGuerin acts as a mole within the Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC), murdering witnesses to cover their tracks, including one he was charged to protect. When Marshal John Krueger catches on to the duo, DeGuerin drugs his drink, rendering him unconscious, and murders a WITSEC deputy with Krueger's gun, making the latter a fugitive. DeGuerin and Harper then go on to try to line their own pockets, apathetic to the fact they are risking global terrorism in doing so.
  • Erik the Conqueror (1961): Lord Rutford, sent by his king to negotiate with the Scandinavian settlements, instead massacres them and kills their King Harald before murdering his own king so that he may keep the war going. Later trying to force the widowed queen to marry him, Rutford later betrays his own people to the Vikings without a care for the death that ensues after attempting to set fire to the ship of the queen's adopted son Erik.
  • Ernest Scared Stupid: Trantor the Troll is a surprisingly dark villain for this comedy franchise. An ancient, evil creature out to Take Over the World, Trantor seeks to transform five children into small wooden dolls to be sacrificed so as to create an entire army under Trantor's control. After failing to capture a fifth victim and being sealed away decades ago, Trantor eventually escapes his captivity and terrorizes the town of Briarville, kidnapping and turning several children into dolls and subjecting even Ernest's best friend and loyal dog Rimshot to the same fate. After erecting his army, Trantor plans to turn all children of the world into dolls then terrorize the rest of the populace for eternity, and when his plans are thwarted, Trantor spitefully turns Kenny into a doll just to taunt Ernest.
  • Escape from L.A.:
    • The President for Life institutes a despotic, totalitarian theocracy in America, banning most leisure activities and exiling countless people to certain death in the hellhole that LA has become, with the only escape being their own requested execution. Sending Snake Plissken into Los Angeles to retrieve his renegade daughter Utopia, the President tries to order the city bombed when things seem to be going wrong. The President later tries to have his own daughter executed when she is recovered and tries to use the Sword of Damocles EMP to shut down the invading nations, without care for any death as a consequence.
    • The Surgeon General of Beverly Hills has a reputation for letting nobody leave his domain alive. Capturing any who venture into Beverly Hills, the Surgeon General dissects them and removes their parts to graft to his legions of mutant followers, dismissing several mutilated corpses as insufficient for his needs before moving on to "fresh" materials in Snake and his ally, planning to carve them up while still alive.
  • Escape Plan series: A series involving jailbreaks from Hellhole Prisons wastes no time reminding the viewer that these Wardens Are Evil:
    • Escape Plan: Willard Hobbes is the operator of "The Tomb", an illegal, privately run prison he boasts to be inescapable. Although his contracts require that prisoners be kept alive, Hobbes tortures inmates to near-death, locking the disobedient ones in a room with a powerful halogen light to painfully dehydrate their bodies. Unrelentingly cruel, when one inmate insults Hobbes he shoves a hose into the prisoner's mouth, stopping the water only just before he drowns, and lets his sadistic Dragon torture Ray Breslin around the clock. When the inmates begin to riot and Ray and his allies try to escape, Hobbes has his men use live ammunition on both the rioters and escapees.
    • Escape Plan 2: Hades: Jaspar Kimbral is the warden of Hades, an illegal prison designed to surpass "the Tomb". After Kimbral is fired from Breslin's team for getting a hostage killed, Kimbral spent a year building Hades and kidnapping hundreds of people, where he tortured them with electricity for information that would make him rich. Kimbral also forces the inmates to fight each other in order to break their willpower and sanity. Seeking petty revenge on Breslin, Kimbral gradually kidnaps members of Breslin's team, and repeatedly tortures them or forces the inmates to beat them to near-death. Even after Kimbral finally catches Breslin, he refuses to kill him, preferring to keep him and his teammates alive just so he'll have the satisfaction of watching them get abused by the inmates every single day.
  • Escape Velocity (1999): The psychopathic anarchist Lee Nash was once Carter, a disgraced soldier convicted of slaughtering an entire deep space colony simply because he was bored. Despised by both the prison warden and other inmates for his inability to feel remorse, Nash releases his old unit to participate in a new massacre, gunning down more people before blowing up the prison. Awakened from cryosleep fifteen years after his escape, Nash tries to murder the people who saved him and executes one of his own men for questioning his leadership.
  • Esther and the King (1960): Haman serves as the treacherous advisor to King Ahasuerus. He constantly manipulates the king to go to wars so that he could rule in his place. Under Haman's rule, people are constantly hanged for failing to pay their taxes. Haman later has the King's wife assassinated and orders all the Jewish virgins to be kidnapped for a King to pick a new wife. In the end, Haman manipulates King Ahasuerus into exterminating all the Jewish people, and nearly succeeds after framing King's Jewish advisor for a crime that he did not commit. Ruthless and power-hungry, Haman was as bad as his Biblical counterpart.
  • Everly: Taiko is a violent Yakuza crime lord who kidnapped Everly and forced her to become his Sex Slave for four years. When he finds out that she became an informant for the police, he kills the police officer helping her and leaves his severed head in a box for Everly to find. To further punish Everly, he sends some of his thugs to try and kill Everly's mother and daughter, before bribing several of his prostitutes to try and kill Everly. He later sends his own gangsters to do the same; once they all fail, he orders his sniper to kill Everly's mother. When Taiko's men finally subdue Everly, Taiko proceeds to briefly torture Everly and almost removes the tattoo from her back with a knife. Once Everly gets the upper hand and tells Taiko to commit Seppuku to prove his honor and "love" to her, Taiko instead uses the knife to assault Everly again.
  • The Evil: Satan himself is the titular Evil. After being imprisoned underneath Emilio Vargas's mansion in the past, Satan started to terrorize its residents. Doing so for many years, Satan managed to trick Professor C.J. Arnold into opening the gate of his prison, leading to Satan sadistically killing nearly all the members of Arnold's group, taking time to mentally torture them. Catching Arnold, Satan tries to force him to give him the cross from his prison, that was capable of sealing him off again, so that he could destroy it and then roam the world, free to corrupt and deceive.
  • The Evil Clergyman (from Pulse Pounders): The wicked former priest Jonathan and his familiar Brown Jenkin are a dark warlock and a hideous rat beast with a sinister MO: Jonathan seduces women, luring them into his clutches before driving them insane and murdering them or more commonly having them take their own lives so he can harvest their souls with Brown Jenkin for more power, while Brown Jenkin terrifies and abuses them into suicide. Having done this to numerous women, Jonathan seduces the main heroine of the film when she is approached by the soul of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was beaten to death by Jonathan for attempting to stop him. Jonathan tricks his lover into suicide, giving her soul to Brown Jenkin and moving on to continue his dark work.
  • Evilspeak: Father Lorenzo Esteban was a Satanic priest who murdered numerous innocents, slaughtering them in grim sacrifice before being caught and exiled from Spain. When his evil spirit is found by a bullied young cadet, Esteban corrupts him into evil until he allows the wicked priest to possess him, whereupon Esteban goes on a brutal killing spree to massacre everyone in the near vicinity.
  • Executive Decision: Nagi Hassan is the second-in-command of a powerful terrorist group and a radical fanatic. When the group's leader El Sayed Jaffa is captured by the US military, Hassan and his men hijack a plane and demand Jaffa be released. However it is soon revealed that Hassan himself was behind Jaffa's capture and is using this hijacking as a pretext to set off a powerful nerve gas bomb in Washington DC. To prove he is serious, Hassan has a suicide bomber blow up a restaurant in London. When the US military frees Jaffa, Hassan wants to go ahead with his plan and kills one of his men for questioning this decision. When US fighter planes try to force the plane to land, Hassan kills a US Senator on board and threatens to kill a passenger every minute if the plane is not allowed to land in Washington. When Dr. David Grant and his team ruin Hassan's original plan, Hassan kills the pilots flying the plane, hoping that the plane will crash into Washington and set off the nerve gas bomb.
  • Exit Humanity (2011): Wicked, fanatical Confederate General Williams, a leftover from the Civil War bitter about his loss, schemes to take a cure from the living dead that now prowl America all as a means of glorying the South. Williams sets about pillaging, raping, and killing all in his path, turning to depraved experiments on the countless people he kidnaps to force them to be bitten by zombies to try and find one with an immunity, invariably resulting in their agonizing death and infection; he also threatens to toss his terrified doctor to the ghouls himself. When the hero Edward Young escapes with one of his prisoners, Williams ruthlessly hunts them down, murdering the sympathetic witch who took them in and explaining he'll never cease until he slams his definition of "order" down on Tennessee.
  • The Exorcist series:
    • Pazuzu is an ancient demon and the ultimate source of everything wrong in the series. After being reawakened from an ancient temple at a Cairo village, Pazuzu systematically corrupts and kills the entire village, leaving Father Lankester Merrin and a young boy as the sole survivors. Seeking revenge against Merrin, Pazuzu possesses the young girl Regan MacNeil. Pazuzu causes Regan to go into violent body spasms, as well as having her sexually and violently lash out at others. Intending to stay in her "until she rots and lies stinking in the Earth", Pazuzu causes Merrin to suffer a fatal heart attack, before it takes control of Father Karras in an attempt to kill Regan, as she was of no longer any use. After being defeated by Karras, Pazuzu takes the soul of the executed Gemini Killer and transfers it into Karras's body to get petty revenge, thus setting off the Gemini Killer's further spree.
    • The Exorcist III: James Venamun, the Gemini Killer—a sobriquet he received due to his carving the Gemini symbol into his victims' hands—had his soul placed into the dying body of Father Damien Karras, but he was already evil before he was executed. While the body recovered, Venamun ended up in an insane asylum, where he used his powers to possess comatose or feeble-minded patients, murdering multiple people in hideously ritualistic ways, including a young boy. Venamun plans to kill forever and never cease, using Father Karras's body upon his exit to, as he says, kill the innocent and Karras's friends, all while Karras is forever trapped within the body, Forced to Watch the depravities his own hands commit.
  • The Expendables: Rogue CIA agent James Munroe is a drug smuggler and mercenary who is responsible for his partner, General Garza, transforming the island of Vilena into a Police State, using the people as labor in their drug operation. During his first scene, Munroe kills one prisoner, then derides Garza for his lack of spine, forcing the latter to murder a second prisoner in order to save face. When the Expendables raid Vilena, Munroe captures Garza's daughter, Sandra, who opposes her father's government, and has her waterboarded over Garza's objections. He contracts former Expendable, Gunnar Jensen, to kill the rest of the team, and when Garza turns on him following the Expendables' assault on Vilena, he shoots the general In the Back, kills the rest of his security detail, and tries to make good his escape, though not before instructing Paine and The Brit to torture Barney Ross, and taking Sandra hostage to use as a Human Shield. Caring only for his profits, Munroe is willing to wreck a country in order to increase them.
  • The Exterminators of the Year 3000: Crazy Bull is a bandit leader in a post-apocalyptic world where water is a precious commodity. Leading his gang, the Exterminators, across the wastes, Bull massacres anybody he sees trying to find a certain storage of water, including killing the father of Tommy, a young boy trying to find the storage area. After slaughtering a group of scavengers Tommy stowed away with, Bull interrogates the leader of the party, killing him when he refuses to divulge the water's location. He later encounters Alien, who stole his prized car, and Tommy, who happened to meet up with his nemesis. Alien cons his way out of the situation, and Bull decides to halve Tommy by tying him to motorcycles, with the lad only surviving because he's a cyborg. At the climax of the film, it's revealed that all the massacres were to cover up the fact that Bull controls the water plant, hoarding more water than he and his gang could ever need. After he's killed, his gang initiate a plan to blow up the water so nobody else can get it.
  • Extraction: Amir Asif is a nasty drug dealer who rules Dhaka, Bangladesh with an iron fist. As a power play, Amir has Ovi Mahajan, son of rival drug lord Ovi Sr., abducted for ransom while also having Ovi's friend killed in the process. Asif extorts Child Soldiers and throws one off a building merely on suspicion of theft, and almost throws another before ordering another one named Farhad to cut off his own fingers when the dead boy turns out to be guilty. Asif is all too willing to kill Ovi and throws the entire city into chaos to recapture him, no matter how many people die in the process.
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile: Ted Bundy is a charismatic psychopath who is arrested on kidnapping charges. Once evidence is found that suggests that he is responsible for a series of murders across several states, Bundy does everything in his power to charm the public and attempt to avoid justice from the ensuing murder trial. He escapes prison, brutally murdering two women and viciously attacking two more before being recaptured after savagely beating a police officer who pulls over Bundy, who is in a stolen car. In addition, Bundy exploits the love his girlfriend Elizabeth "Liz" Kloepfer has for him in order to convince her that he is innocent, not caring about the physical and emotional toll the stress from the trial is taking on her. When she can no longer stand by him, Bundy simply moves onto a more compliant woman, filling her head with the same lies he'd told Liz, while still attempting to contact Liz behind the other woman's back. Though Bundy maintains his facade of innocence for years, he eventually confesses to the murders of over 30 girls, including one as young as 12, cementing his status as one of the most infamous serial killers in American history.
  • Eye for an Eye: Robert Doob is a tattooed brute of a man who gets his pleasures from raping and murdering when he wishes. When Karen McMann is on the phone with her 17-year-old daughter Julie, she is forced to hear Doob violate and murder her. When Doob is acquitted in court, he later stalks, rapes and murders another innocent woman. Knowing Karen is on to him, Doob begins making overtures at her six-year-old daughter Megan while also intimidating Karen. Finally, Doob is lured into trying to kill Karen and her family, heartlessly informing her that her daughter was "a good fuck", before Karen guns him down in self-defense.
  • Eyeball (1975): Paulette Stone lost her left eye, resulting in her becoming envious of women with both eyes and turning into a Female Misogynist. Paulette became a Serial Killer, yanking out women's eyes before stabbing them to death. After murdering a woman, Paulette tried to frame another woman named Alma Burton. Failing in this attempt, years later, Paulette went on a killing spree, killing four women while again trying to frame Alma. When a reverend becomes suspicious of her, Paulette murders him and the woman that is with him. Paulette is about to murder a woman named Naiba Campbell, when the police arrive and shoot her.
  • Eyes of a Stranger: Stanley Herbert, known informally as the "Phone Freak," is a sickening combination of a Serial Killer and a Serial Rapist. Stanley's modus operandi is to harass and taunt women he targets over the phone, before he assaults them and ultimately rapes and kills them. Having already claimed three victims and made himself known as a feared psychopath around Miami, Stanley moves on to brutally murder and rape several more women over the course of the film, having no compunction over brutally killing anyone near the proximity of his murders to ensure a lack of witnesses. Stanley targets the reporter Jane Harris due to the fact she figures him out as the killer; to avenge himself and to spite Jane, Stanley breaks into her apartment, strangles her dog, and cruelly attempts to rape Tracy, Jane's blind sister, simply because she happened on the premises. Perverted, remorseless, and ultimately low enough to try and violate those helpless against him, Stanley is one of the most horrendous killers to ever grace 80's slasher cinema.
  • Eyes of the Serpent (1994): Queen Corva, inheriting the throne and one of the two titular Eyes of the Serpent swords from her father, plots to steal the second sword from her sister, the lawful Queen Meema, resulting in Meema and her daughter Fiona being driven out of the castle in the process. Taking over Tag-Mur, Corva rules the land with an iron fist, with her daughter Raven raised by her into becoming a sadistic, bloodthirsty killer, working as her enforcer assigned to slaughter entire villages opposing Corva's rule, as well as having two guards who allowed her imprisoned niece Fiona to escape brutally tortured to death. After learning the Eyes of the Serpent's powers can be unlocked by extracting blood from members of a royal family, Corva sacrifices her loyal daughter Raven for a ritual to empower the sword, and had Raven's lover Bolt restrained in a helmet that controls him into becoming her personal killing machine incapable of controlling his actions, sending him on an unstoppable killing spree to pursue the heroes.

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