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  • Kahaani (2012 Bollywood film): Milan Damji, the enigmatic villain of the film, was once a counterterrorism agent who betrayed his country and people. Murdering several agents, Damji allied himself with the terrorists and was responsible for a horrible nerve gas attack on a subway which killed many civilians, children included. When he receives word the heroine Vidya is searching for her husband who resembles him, Damji dispatches assassins to remove loose ends, and when he meets Vidya, who appears to be heavily pregnant, Damji kicks her in the stomach and attempts to murder her.
  • Kalifornia: Early Grayce is a paroled murderer who mocks the idea that evil can be easily explained or given a root cause. Initially traveling with his girlfriend Adele, a rape survivor who considers Early her protector, Early meets the psychology student Brian Kessler and his girlfriend Carrie, Early initially acts friendly, while murdering bystanders for money. When Brian and Carrie find out, Early takes them hostage before killing investigating police officers. When they arrive at the house of an elderly couple, Early beats the husband to death before murdering Adele when she allows the wife to flee. Early decides to make Carrie her replacement and sexually assaults her, mocking Brian for bringing up his abusive father in an attempt to touch some humanity in him afterwards.
  • Karate Kill (2016): Vandenski is the leader of Capital Messiah, a cult who kidnaps people to be used in his snuff films. Hosting these films on the Dark Web, he has countless people of all ages raped, tortured, murdered, and sacrificed, selling the videos for high prices. Kidnapping Kenji’s sister Mayumi, he has her tortured and drugs her into becoming one of his servants. When Kenji and Keiko invade his base, Vandenski captures a weakened Kenji and has him compete in a streamed fight to the death, later threatening to kill Mayumi after he escapes.
  • Karate-Robo Zarborgar: Dr. Akunomiya is the evil leader of Sigma. Originally an earnest scientist who survived an assassination attempt by his own bosses, Akunomiya decided to destroy the world because of his lack of trust, and also For the Evulz. Creating the Jumbo Mecha to destroy the Earth, he has politicians kidnapped and murdered to add to the mecha, teaming up with Wakasugi to kill his rivals. Kidnapping Yutaka Daimon's father to find his Daimonium, he has him tortured in front of Daimon for not telling, killing him when he attempts suicide. Knowing that Miss Borg secretly loves Daimon, he plants a bomb in her to kill Daimon, taking her and Daimon's children to be used as fighters. During Daimon's 25-year retirement, Akunomiya has countless politicians killed to add to his machine, and even sends Daimon's son Akitsuki to kill him for his own enjoyment. Finally completing the Jumbo Mecha using Akiko's body, Sigma betrays Wakasugi and destroys most of Tokyo, killing countless civilians.
  • The Keep:
    • Radu Molasar, the ancient, demonic force sealed within the Keep, introduces itself by murdering the tomb raiders that discover it, going on to devour the life from countless German soldiers in the area and driving the local villagers slowly insane with its presence. Vying for its freedom to walk among the Earth again, Radu Molasar manipulates a Jewish professor named Theodore Cuza by pretending to be a guardian for the Jewish people, restoring his body and stringing him along for his own ends. Radu Molasar kills the SS leader Kaempffer and his entire garrison, and, when Cuza denies him his freedom upon seeing it for the monster it is, Radu Molasar returns him to his crippled body out of spite and attempts to murder both him and his daughter for their defiance.
    • SD Sturmbannführer Erich Kaempffer is a brutal Nazi enforcer dispatched to investigate the Keep in response to the German deaths. Kaempffer introduces himself having three of the local villagers executed to curb "partisan" activity, ordering his men to execute more for each German death until they run out of villagers to kill. Giving free rein to his men to abuse the villagers and threatening to torture those who do not comply, Kaempffer ensures the compliance of Cuza when he's brought in to translate the Keep's message by threatening to have him and his daughter sent to the camps. A craven bully at heart, Kaempffer guns down his own associate Woermann to steal his cross, shortly before he is killed by the malignant force he himself is little different from.
  • Keep Watching (2017): The masked mastermind—called "The Creator"—behind the hit horror sensation "Kill, or Be Killed" orchestrates home invasions of innocent families. He has his men sow terror by killing family members through methods like drowning and suffocation, murdering bystanders that could derail his show, faking rescues, and psychologically tormenting particular targets. He demonstrates this methodology on his latest target, Jamie, and her family. Revealing he forces at least one victim to join the ranks for the next show, the masked mastermind holds Jamie's little brother DJ hostage so that she can replace the last conscripted victim she killed out of self-defense. Lacking empathy and showing no regard to the people he terrorizes, the mastermind does all this simply so his unsuspecting audience can, in his own words, "keep watching".
  • The Keeper (1976): The nameless "Keeper" runs a supposed home for the mentally disturbed but in truth uses it as a scheme to make himself wealthy and powerful. Convincing them of their mental maladies, the Keeper uses a machine to painfully hypnotize them into murdering their families before killing themselves in "accidents" and allowing him to claim their assets. When he learns of a potential threat, the Keeper subjects one of the inmates to mental torture to make him think himself a policeman and uses him to try to kill the intruder, not caring when his pawn dies in the attempt. The Keeper then proceeds to attempt to murder and torment more of his own inmates, not intending to stop until he has claimed more wealth and power than any other in history.
  • The Keeping Room (2014/2015): Henry is an Union bummer who, unlike his partner Moses, has no sympathetic qualities. A drunken sociopath with a passion for rape and murder, Henry arrived in the countryside of South Carolina to terrorize it by indulging in serial killing for fun. Introduced shooting a woman after having raped her, killing a coachman and setting his carriage ablaze, Henry massacres the workers and clients of a store before setting his eyes on Augusta and her loved ones, raping her younger sister Louise and almost executing her.
  • Keoma: Caldwell is a former Confederate soldier who's become the warlord of Keoma Shannon's hometown. His men's debauchery led to a pollution-borne plague on the place. Seeing an opportunity to seize more power, he seizes even more power by forbidding anybody, including medical help, to enter or leave under pain of death, and quarantines the plague victims under pain of their families' deaths. After Keoma rescues a pregnant woman from one of these massacres, Caldwell has Keoma's half-brothers shoot at her feet to lure him out. When our heroes smuggle some medicine into the town, Caldwell's men try to take it on account of him owning the land it's on. After Keoma stops them, Caldwell leads a raid on them, kills Keoma's best friend, and captures his father. Keoma gives himself up, and Caldwell slays his dad anyways. He then proceeds to try and torture Keoma to death before being killed himself.
  • Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992): Frank Lane is a corrupt murderer in Brazil who secretly runs a sex slaving ring that enslaves women and children, all to put money in his pocket. Lane opens the film executing a runaway in front of the other slaves as a "lesson", and when he becomes obsessed with a young woman named Isabella, he kidnaps her to make her into his own slave. When hero David Sloane is on to him, he uses Isabella's life to force Sloane into a grueling training regimen so he loses a kickboxing match so Lane can profit. Even at the end, Lane shows no remorse, bragging he gave women a chance to be "part of something" in his dirty business.
  • Kidnap (2017): Terry and Margo are a villainous couple who kidnap children and sell them off to customers for a large amount of money, something they are implied to have been doing for quite a while. When Karla loses sight of her son Frankie at a park, Terry and Margo kidnap him, and when Karla gets into a car chase with them, they try their hardest to lose her, by means such as throwing things at her vehicle, at one point causing her to crash into a van, turning the van upside down with no indication of the driver surviving. Killing a police officer by running him off the road, they threaten Frankie's life unless Karla gives them $10,000. When Karla complies, Margo tries to kill Karla anyway once they reach the tunnel. When Karla goes into a police station, she finds that there have been at least a dozen kidnappings of children that are connected to this one. When Karla finds Terry, Terry runs over a lady who just happened to be in the way, as well as killing a man who Karla hitched a ride with. They also are shown abusing their captive children, keeping them inside the ceiling roof while Margo casually talks to a customer about upping the price, proclaiming it's 100 grand or they get nothing.
  • Kill Bill Volume I: Boss Matsumoto was a sadistic, pedophilic Yakuza boss, and the one responsible for O-Ren Ishii's life as an assassin. Invading O-Ren's home when she was nine, Matsumoto has his men fight and kill her father, laughing as he dies. Taking O-Ren's mom, he tosses her on her bed and fatally stabs her with his katana, almost killing O-Ren herself, who was hiding under the bed. With business settled, Matsumoto and his gang set the house on fire. Frequently using young girls as prostitutes, O-Ren is able to assassinate him by posing as one, appealing to Matsumoto's perverse lust.
  • Kill Crazy (1990):
    • Mallerd is the leader of a group of murderous white supremacists who intend to assassinate a political figure and his entourage to send their racist message. To warm his goons up, Mallerd kidnaps five mentally damaged Vietnam veterans, murdering the doctors accompanying them before revealing his intention for them: live game. Mallerd psychologically and physically tortures the veterans himself while leaving them to the predation of his second-in-command Luther, eventually murdering all of them save the hero Puckett.
    • Luther is Mallerd's lascivious snake of a right-hand man and consummate murderer and rapist who eagerly participates in Mallerd's live hunt, forcing Puckett to jump off a cliff at gunpoint. Luther's worst is showcased in how he treats Puckett's companions: Luther horribly tortures one with barbed wire; rapes Puckett's childlike friend Malox; and, when two campers discover Puckett, Luther rapes and murders one before kidnapping the other with the intention to rape and kill her too.
  • Kill Ratio (2016): General Lazar and his ex-KGB henchman Vorza are a sadistic pair of military officers trying to overthrow the new democracy of their Eastern European nation. Enacting a military coup that leaves their country in flames, the two occupy a hotel where the new President Petrenko is staying and lay siege to it, while Vorza allows his men to brutalize and attempt to assault the staff physically or sexually, even gunning an escaping woman down just to show his men how it's done. When one man objects to Lazar's actions, Lazar toys with him in a sword fight and executes him on the spot by beheading him. When their liaison to the West objects to them executing President Petrenko on air, Lazar and Vorza happily murder him before trying to kill Petrenko, believing her death will break the nation's very spirit.
  • Kill Squad (1982): Joseph "Joe" Lawrence is a Vietnam veteran and Larry Pearson's best friend. Losing his feet during the war, Joe blamed the squad for the incident and sought revenge, becoming a wealthy businessman and training for years to have a chance against his former friends. Wanting the ownership over everything and hating his wife for rejecting him, Joe hired Dutch to gang-rape and kill her, ordering him to shoot him afterwards. Feigning being wheelchair-bound to divert attention from himself, Joe created a so-called "Killer Game" by making the titular "Kill Squad" eliminate Dutch and his men, while he assassinated them and potential leads to the case. After killing four members of the squad, Joe attempted to kill another one by slashing him with a sword and trying to impale him with it.
  • The Killer: Hay Wong Hoi/Johnny Weng is a cowardly, selfish and traitorous Triad boss and the employer of professional hitman Jeffery/Ah Jong. Wong Hoi sends Ah Jong to assassinate his own uncle so he could take over and then double-crosses Ah Jong by sending a group of hitmen after him for being spotted by the police detective Li Ying, gravely injuring an innocent child in the process. He starts to become increasingly more paranoid after Ah Jong tries to assassinate him in revenge and proceeds to mercilessly beat his best friend Sydney Fung/Fung Sei for information. Wong Hoi then unleashes a brutal assault on the church which serves as Ah Jong's hideout, killing the priest and Fung Sei, before taking Ah Jong's Love Interest Jennie hostage and attempting to kill both Ah Jong and Li even after they surrender. During the final showdown, Wong Hoi successfully lands two bullets in Ah Jong's eyes, murdering him and ensuring that his eyes cannot be used to fix Jennie's, and subsequently surrenders himself to the cops in a final desperate act to save his own skin.
  • Killers (2014): Nomura Shuhei is a sadistic Japanese Serial Killer who uploads snuff films of his killings online where he kills women in cruelly inventive ways. Forming a relationship with a vigilante killer in Indonesia named Bayu, Nomura also bonds with a woman named Hisae when he believes her to have the same killer instinct he does. Upon discovering he is wrong, he brutally murders her and a prostitute before fleeing Japan and heading to Indonesia where he kills more people. Nomura proceeds to try to force Bayu to embrace his dark side by getting Bayu's enemy, a crime boss, to kill Bayu's daughter to force Bayu to kill the man, only for Nomura to try to murder Bayu's daughter anyways. After Bayu saves his daughter, Nomura simply tries to murder Bayu anyways for disappointing him.
  • The Killing of Satan: The Prince of Magic is Satan's top lieutenant on Earth, supervising a cult of Human Sacrifice so severe that it makes their mountain lair bleed. He is first seen confronting Miguel, a powerful hero out to stop him, and mortally wounding him. After learning that Miguel's nephew Lando has gained the power to stop the Prince, he kidnaps Lando's teenage daughter to marry her off to Satan, but not before molesting her himself. When he captures said daughter, he locks her in a deadly cage full of other women he's forcibly brainwashed into his cult via torture and rape. When Lando comes to rescue her, the Prince hinders him by having his sidekick's face ripped off by one of his loved ones, making her chest explode when she's of no further use to him.
  • Killing Zoe: Eric is the psychopathic leader of the bank robbers who has taken to acts of extreme violence (including murder and domestic terrorism) so he can enjoy the rush. He invites his American friend Zed over to Paris to take part in a bank heist with Eric and his gang-with almost no planning and while they're all high on heroin. During the heist he shocks his associates by repeatedly killing hostages, initially to force the bank manager to open the vault but later just to blow off steam. He uses a bomb to kill a guard who's holed up in the vault. He later decides to rape and kill Zoe, the prostitute who visited Zed in the opening, when he notices that she has a day job in the bank. When Zed objects to this, Eric slashes Zed's face with a knife and reveals that their "friendship" means nothing to him. He ultimately leaves his gang to their deaths when the cops burst in to stop his killing spree, while pursuing Zoe and Zed to kill them both.
  • Killpoint (1984): Nighthawk is an unfeeling and greedy Psycho for Hire working for Joe Marks. Introduced killing a guard and stealing weapons, Nighthawk proceeds to commit two massacres in one single night, with children involved. Confessing to having killed a girl who was affiliated with Joe, Nighthawk murders the man's wife. Giving guns to a group of criminals, Nighthawk was responsible for a third massacre at a liquor store and the death of FBI Agent Bill Bryant. Shortly after betraying Joe, Nighthawk slashes his throat with a switchblade while telling him to not leave blood stains on his car.
  • King Arthur: Cerdic, the warchief of the Saxons, is a brutal Blood Knight leading his forces across Britannia to destroy all in their paths. First seen amongst a burnt out village, Cerdic stops a Saxon from raping a woman simply because such a coupling would "water down" their Saxon blood and promptly kills the soldier when he protests before he orders the woman killed anyways. Cerdic promptly orders his men to rampage across Britain with explicit instructions to leave behind no man, woman or child who can even carry a sword. In the final battle with Arthur, Cerdic sends his men on a diversion that will get them killed and roars they are his men when his son Cynric protests the decision. During the battle, Cerdic viciously kills Sir Galahad after making certain Arthur can see the fight, having decided earlier Arthur is the only man worth killing.
  • King Kong Escapes: Dr. Who is an egotistical Mad Scientist working for an unnamed country represented by Madame Piranha. Planning to help make her country a nuclear superpower, he creates the Mechani-Kong to mine for Element X, before deciding to use the real Kong. Attacking and capturing Kong on his island, Who guns down a innocent native for no particular reason, before taking Commander Carl Nelson and his lieutenants hostage, torturing Jiro and Susan by rapidly freezing them, and threatening to personally disfigure Susan's face. When Kong and the crew manage to escape, Who plans to force Kong to fight the Mechani-Kong to fight in the city of Tokyo, not caring that he'd kill thousands of people; when this is protested by Madame Piranha, Who scoffs at her for being a moralist. In Kong and the Mechani-Kong's ensuing fight, Who has Susan taken hostage and threatens to drop her to her death, and when Piranha herself tries to stop his madness, Who shoots her to death in retaliation.
  • Kingdom of Heaven: Guy du Lusignan is the head of a faction of knights who chafe at not being allowed to make war on "the Saracens". Together with his psychotic sidekick, Reynald de Chatillon, he massacres a Muslim caravan, hoping to provoke war with Sultan Saladin, but is foiled when King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem persuades Saladin to relent and jails Reynald. Following Baldwin's death, Guy frees Reynald and sends him out to waylay and butcher another caravan, this one including Saladin's own sister. When Saladin sends an envoy to request the return of his sister's body, Guy murders the envoy in view of his party then sends his head back to Saladin as a declaration of war. Ignoring the advice of those who have fought the Muslims before, Guy marches his entire army into the desert without sufficient food or water, damning all those who disagree with this plan as cowards, and gloating about the glory he will attain when he bests Saladin. When his army is killed almost to a man, and Reynald executed in front of him by Saladin, Guy refuses to accept any responsibility, blaming everyone but himself for the way that things have worked out.
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Poppy Adams is the head of the Golden Circle, the biggest drug empire in the world. When an employee named Charles brings his friend Angel to her as a new hire, she punishes Charles by forcing Angel to put him into a meat grinder and then forces Angel to eat a burger made of Charles's meat. After discovering all the Kingsman locations, she has them all blown up and kills all of the Kingsmen except Gary "Eggsy" Unwin and Merlin. She takes singer Elton John hostage as a pet and as personal entertainment with a shock collar. When Angel uses one of her products, Poppy has her robot dogs attack and tear him apart. The crux of her plan to legalize the drug industry so she can make even more money is to have the millions who she sold to infected with a deadly virus through her products that lasts three stages before death.
  • King Solomon's Mines (1985): Dogati, in a sharp contrast to the rest of the film, and even his partner Bockner, stands out as a deadly serious madman. Introduced kidnapping Professor Huston by murdering one of his partners, Dogati later subjects the man to brutal torture, before threatening the same to Huston's daughter Jesse. Running a slave trade where men, women, and children are sold and abused for various purposes, Dogati later tracks his Arch-Enemy Allan Quartermain to a small village, whose inhabitants he promptly massacres to pave the way for his journey to the treasure-filled Mines of King Solomon. While trekking to the Mines, Dogati and his soldiers stumble across a marsh, and Dogati proceeds to cross by slaughtering his own dozens of men, then using their bodies as stepping stones, an act that causes Bockner to turn on Dogati. In the end, Dogati forces Bockner to swallow several diamonds, proclaiming he will rip them out of the man's stomach later, and ultimately attempts to drag Quartermain down with him as the Mines crumble in on themselves.
  • A Kiss Before Dying (1991): Jonathan Corliss is a seemingly charismatic psychopath who tries to take over the Carlsson Corporation. Murdering his girlfriend for getting pregnant, Jonathan forges a suicide note to cover his tracks. After he arrived at New York, He then kills a hitchhiker to assume his own identity. Seducing the sister of the girlfriend he murdered, Dorothy, Jonathan kills her ex-boyfriend for recognizing him, also staging the murder to look like a suicide. When Dorothy's best friend also discovers who Jonathan is, he murders and dismembers her. When her sister was getting closer to the truth, Jonathan tries to murder her and then callously explains that he will simply have to comfort her father as he loses another child.
  • Kiss of Death: Tommy Udo is a giggling psychopath whose talkative, friendly demeanor belies a monster who would murder anyone for any reason his mind could dream up. Already put behind bars for a brutal murder he committed prior and establishing his cruelty to his cellmate, Nick Bianco, by telling him he'd eagerly gouge out the eyes of a guard annoying him in his patrol duty until the man dropped dead, Udo corners the wheelchair-bound mother of a man he believe ratted him out and tosses her to her death down a flight of stairs with a gigantic smile on his face. Acquitted for his murder later and now possessed of a seething hatred of Nick for testifying against him, Udo makes it his mission to destroy him and even his family, not-so-subtly threatening to target Nick's wife and kids while remarking his preferred murder of "squealers" is to shoot them in the belly to let them "roll around for a long time, thinking it over" and finally managing to shoot Nick while laughing his head off. A perpetually-grinning, unstable nightmare of a man, Udo is one of the most frightening villains to ever come out of the early Film Noir genre.
  • Kite: "The Emir", head of a human trafficking organization, kidnaps kids to sell to wealthy clients. Having his thugs abduct the children, he has one young girl's parents murdered in front of her before taking her. After capturing Sawa, the Emir tries to torture information out of her by deep-frying her hand. When she breaks free and prepares to kill him, The Emir argues the cops he has had killed—which she believes includes her father—were "unreasonable" for not accepting his bribes.
  • Knights of the Teutonic Order (1960 adaptation of The Knights of the Cross): The Teutonic Knight brothers Rotgier and Gottfried undergo Adaptational Villainy. They are equally monstrous as their superior, Siegfried de Lowe, but lack all his redeeming qualities. They enjoy engaging in the monstrous deeds of their order, such as slaughtering and enslaving pagans as well as anybody who supports them, including Christian Poland. When Jurand of Spychow slaughters a few Teutonic knights who ambushed pagans, Rotgier and Gottfried come up with the plan to kidnap Jurand's daughter, Danusia, for ransom, with Rotgier expressing desire to rape her too. When Jurand comes for his daughter, both knights reveal how they tortured her and present him with a different girl. They also reveal that Gottfried slaughtered and hanged all the criminals whom they earlier paid to kidnap Danusia. This causes Jurand to brutally murder Gottfried before himself being overpowered and taken prisoner. Rotgier goes to Poland and tells a false version of the events, blaming Jurand and the Poles for everything. Fanatical and hypocritical, Rotgier and Gottfried really stood out in the already-monstrous Teutonic Order.
  • Konga: Dr. Charles Decker is an English botanist obsessed with revolutionizing biology. Making his obsession known by shooting Margaret's pet cat, Charles injects a serum into the titular ape, causing him to grow to adult size. After a heated debate with Foster over his research, Decker hypnotizes Konga, and sends him to murder the dean. Longing for his name to be known to the scientific community, Decker murders Professor Tagore, who was also conducting research in plant growth. Charles lusts after his student, Sandra Banks, and upon getting into a brawl with Bob Kenton, he tasks Konga with disposing the young rival. Feigning sympathy for the grieving Sandra, he attempts to force himself onto her when she declines his offer to become his assistant. Viewing Konga as only a tool, he aims to kill the primate despite the fact that Konga led him to the village; as he states, Africa has an endless supply of apes to experiment on. While he claims that he's hoping to advance humanity through his experiments, Decker truly desires fame and would blight any threats to his ego.
  • Kristy: Violet, the leader of the film's killers, is a member of the cult that targets those they call "Kristy", derived from the Latin for "Follower of God". Violet scouts out targets and delights in tormenting and terrorizing them before murdering them. Violet apparently begins the cult's activities by posting a video in which she encourages anyone to begin targeting "Kristy" and to upload their kills to the folder "The Fold." When targeting Justine, Violet and her team kill multiple people on the campus, including Justine's boyfriend, before attempting to kill Justine herself. Violet also keeps trophies of her kills, revealing that she has potentially dozens of victims. Consumed with envy, bitterness and cruelty, Violet's only purpose for being seems to be to find the "Kristy" she hates so much and kill her again and again.
  • Krrish 3 (2013 Bollywood film): Kaal is a scientific genius who exhibits telekinetic powers. He is also an absolutely sociopathic sadist who seeks to wipe out humanity. As a young boy, he used a knife to kill his adoptive father, as Kaal was using his powers for destruction. As the head of Kaal Pharmaceuticals, he establishes himself as a terrible boss who gets wealthy by developing viruses, releasing them in densely populated areas, and withholding their antidotes until he can get a certain price. After wiping out 40% of Namibia’s population, he uses his team of maanvars, mutants made from fusing human and animal DNA, to spread the virus in Mumbai. After this plan is foiled, Kaal abducts Krishna Mehra’s/Krrish’s pregnant wife Priya and sends Kaya to impersonate Priya and lie about having a miscarriage. He later kidnaps and forcibly receives bone marrow from his biological father Rohit Mehra, making him and Krrish (half-)brothers in a way. After his disability is cured, he uses his powers to callously kill his colleagues—including Kaya after she defected to join Krrish—and mercilessly murder Krrish in front of his father. To top it all off, during a final battle against a resurrected Krrish, Kaal mocks him for being human and attempts to kill the hero’s unborn child before finishing his adversary off.
  • Kull the Conqueror: Akivasha, demon sorceress and former empress of Acheron, seduces Kull himself to gain access to the throne of Valusia. In an assassination plot on Kull, Akivasha takes a liking to him, only to order him tortured to death when he rejects her and frames the harem girl Zareta with intent to burn her alive for the "murder". Seizing the throne, Akivasha tries to have Kull and his friends killed while preparing to restore Acheron, annihilating Valusia and bringing about Hell on Earth. Viciously abusing her loyal servitor Enaros by frequently burning him for increasingly petty reasons, Akivasha agonizingly burns one of her rivals from the inside out when he opposes her, opting to later take her true demonic form and restore her bloody empire.
  • L.A. Confidential: Captain Dudley Smith is a corrupt police officer that tries to get control of all criminal activity in Los Angeles after the fall of gangster Mickey Cohen leaves a power vacuum behind. He chases away or kills off all criminal opposition in the city. When officer Dick Stensland and private bodyguard Buzz Meeks try to get more out of a major heroin deal they made with him he kills both of them, one in a diner massacre that leaves a dozen innocent people dead. He frames a trio of black criminals for the massacre, and orders them killed during the arrest by his associates to make sure they won't talk. Other cops arriving on the scene undermine his plan, but he manipulates the men of the department into killing the fall guys later on anyway. He arranges to execute any cop who discovers his corruption, and kills off all his business partners to tie up any loose ends. Even after a major shootout with the last two good cops that leaves all his minions dead he just carries on as usual, intending to use his position to get away with his crimes and restart his organization anew.
  • Lacombe, Lucien: The titular Lucien Lacombe is an apathetic teenager who hides his lack of emotion behind a pretty face. Living with his mother in the Nazi-occupied France, Lucien asks his old schoolteacher and the commander of the local French Resistance, Robert Peyssac, to be recruited, and when he is rejected for being too young, Lucien joins The Gestapo instead as an agent of the French Milice but not before revealing information about Robert, which leads to his capture and torture at the hands of the Milice. Helping the Milice in arresting and attacking resistance fighters, Lucien manipulates the daughter of one of his associates, France Horn, into falling in love with him. When France's father visits Lucien at the Milice headquarters, he is captured for being a Jew, and Lucien accuses him of being responsible for his own demise in front of France, slapping and raping her when she shows disgust towards his attitude. During an interrogation, Lucien humiliates the prisoner and callously rejects a chance to redeem himself, displaying no reaction to seeing all his friends killed by the resistance when their base is invaded. Alongside an SS soldier, Lucien goes to arrest France and her grandmother, but murders his partner solely to reclaim a pocket watch that he had looted. Believing Nazism to be a tool for him to exert his power over people, Lucien is a textbook sociopath who did everything because he could, and served as an example of how collaborators were just as bad as the Nazis themselves.
  • Lady Battle Cop (1990): Major Phantom is in charge of leading Team Phantom and spreading terror across Neo Tokyo for The Cartel. Starting the movie by committing a massacre at a club, he invades the National Scientific Laboratory and executes the workers before bombing the entire place, allowing one of his men to molest Kaoru Mikoshiba. Infiltrating a large commercial building with his crew, they plant grenades filled with poison gas in three different locations, resulting in countless civilian casualties. Going after Kaoru in her own home, he leaves his female companion behind even after she inadvertently saved him and uses a civilian as a Human Shield in a last attempt to save his own skin.
  • The Lady Hermit (1971): Black Demon is a renegade martial artist who leads a group of bandits to murder, rob and destroy what they can. When the heroine, the titular Lady Hermit, confronted him, the Black Demon defeated and nearly killed her. Now hiding out as a household servant, the Lady Hermit tries to protect the people from the Black Demon who initiates a scheme to have his men pose as "ghosts" to murder the populace at their whim so people pay "offerings" to the gods, in reality the Black Demon's money laundering front using a temple. When he learns of the Lady Hermit's location, the Black Demon has his men slaughter her entire household before he tries to kill her and her friends.
  • Lady Of Csejte (also known as Blood Countess) (2015): Countess Elizabeth Bathory is a wealthy noblewoman whose courteous demeanor masks a sadistic monster. Taking in orphaned children under the guise of providing them with a home, the Countess in truth imprisons them in her underground cellars, where they are subjected to a series of grotesque tortures and mutilation until they die from their injuries, with the Countess having inflicted this fate upon hundreds of victims. When one child, Mischa, discovers her ledger where she keeps illustrations of her tortures, Bathory murders a cook to keep him from learning the truth, then imprisons Mischa within her cellars, intending to torture him later. Later confronting Mischa's sister, Aletta, who had learned of Bathory's crimes, Bathory gleefully admits to having forced Aletta's sister, Katja, to partake in her horrific activities. Later capturing Aletta, Bathory attempts to butcher her as well, and fatally wounds Mischa before finally being subdued.
  • Laid to Rest duology: The masked Serial Killer, ChromeSkull, real name Jesse Cromeans, tapes his murders and sends the videos to the police. Responsible for the deaths of dozens before the film in a variety of ways, ChromeSkull sets his sights on the drug-addicted prostitute, Princess. Locking her in a coffin at the funeral home of a mortician who aids him, ChromeSkull murders his partner-in-crime as soon as he becomes a liability. When Princess escapes, ChromeSkull tracks her to her friend's house, where he goes on to kill anyone he can before seemingly being killed. Returning in the sequel, ChromeSkull continues his murder spree, breaking into the house of a disabled woman, killing her friend and many of the cops who try to stop him.
  • The Lair of the White Worm: The vampiric, serpentine Lady Sylvia Marsh poses as an erudite Woman Of Wealth And Taste to lure in victims. A servant of the snake god Dionin, Sylvia was incensed when Christianity came to Britain, spurring on the slaughter of holy men and women with nuns raped and impaled in massive numbers. In the present, Sylvia spreads her venom to create more snakelike monsters, murdering those she deems useless, and plots to sacrifice a woman in her annual ceremony for Dionin, the sacrifice achieved via being violated by Sylvia with a sharp object.
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: Jonathan Reiss is a brilliant scientist and Nobel Prize laureate who makes a living designing and selling biological and chemical weapons to wealthy criminals from around the world. When he learns of the existence of Pandora's Box and the plague it carries, he sells the disease to his clients under the pretense that it's merely a highly potent bioweapon, but in reality it will spread across the world, killing anyone without access to the antidote he plans to create and provide only to the wealthiest and most powerful. In his quest to find Pandora's Box Reiss is merciless, even threatening to have a man's children infected with a deadly disease if he doesn't cooperate, and even as he dies he makes one last attempt to grab the Box.
  • Laser Mission:
    • Colonel Kalashnikov is a brutal KGB colonel who has multiple people murdered to steal the Virbeck diamond, also enslaving the kindhearted genius Dr. Braun to force him to use the diamond to create a super weapon to initiate devastating attacks on the West. Using slave labor in Africa to work on the weapon site, Kalashnikov takes the heroine Alissa hostage and later attempts to rape and kill her. Upon the completion of the project, Kalashnikov then attempts to massacre his slave workers to keep anyone from talking.
    • Eckhardt, Kalashnikov's vicious mercenary henchman, is a German killer who lives in Africa and also uses slave labor on his estate while working to make Kalashnikov's plans of mass-murder a reality. Stealing the Virbeck diamond by gassing an auction, it is revealed that Eckhardt regularly massacres anyone in his way when he takes a job and has a darker hobby. When threatening Braun to work on Kalashnikov's project, Eckhardt reveals his Trophy Room consisting of a large amount of human heads, with a promise Braun's daughter will join the collection should Braun refuse to work.
  • The Last American Soldier (1988): Colonel Vlassov is a Russian soldier working for the Viet Cong, hoping to use them as a way to expand his enterprises. With Roger "Commander" Craig freeing Vietnamese prisoners, Vlassov orders one of his guards to be tortured for information regarding Roger's whereabouts, before traveling to Roger's village and massacring everyone there, including children, taking Roger's pregnant wife Cho Lin after murdering her parents. Promising Roger Cho in exchange for his stolen equipment, Vlassov hands Roger a deceased Cho and captures him, torturing him by repeatedly drowning him and whacking him with small bamboo sticks, taking him to a river bloated with the corpses of his enemies. When Roger leads a raid on his base, Vlassov leaves his men to die while he tries to kill Roger with a tank.
  • The Last Horror Movie (2003): Max Parry is a cynical, self-aware psychopath and a prolific Serial Killer who mocks the concept of a Freudian Excuse. Keeping himself off the radar by constantly changing his MO, Max amassed a body count of over 50 victims in the span of five years, starting by saving the life of a suicidal man and then killing once he grew tired of his self-destructive misery. Recording himself killing his own assistant manager, Max came up with the idea of creating a feature-length film documenting his murderous activities, recruiting a young man to be his cameraman. Killing dozens more in a variety of ways, Max kidnaps a man who had just gotten married and burns him alive. After Max "promotes" his accomplice, he offers him a chance to kill a woman but kills her himself when he hesitates, killing the accomplice shortly after and disposing of the evidence by cooking his dismembered body and serving it to his own family. Inserting his own footage over a slasher movie and placing it in a video rental store, Max stalks those who buy it and adds them to his project once they finish watching.
  • Last House On Dead Street: Terry Hawkins is an ex-convict released from jail after having served time for drug charges. Convinced that the audience today "want more" he decides to make snuff films and sell them. He gathers psychotic and sadistic men and women as his crew and henchmen while lying to the producers that the movies are all fake. The first victim is a blind man whom Hawkins personally strangles. He kills a young actress, first stigmatizing her across her chest and then slashing her throat. He decides to kill the producers as well, starting by beating the pornography director to death and later dismembering his wife's legs with an hacksaw before eviscerating her with hedge clippers. He shows the film executive the corpse of the blind man and welcomes him "back to the edge." He then forces him to perform an oral sex on a dismembered goat hoof held between his henchwoman's legs before killing him with a power drill. Hawkins is motivated simply by greed and especially sadism, and still remains one of the most maniacal and deranged villains of the exploitation genre.
  • The Last House on the Left: Krug Stillo, the leader of a group of murderous rapists. After he and his gang escape prison for their previous crimes, they kidnap, rape, torture, and kill two teenage girls. The parents of one of the girls find out when the criminals incidentally stop at their house, leading to a bloodbath between Krug's group and the parents. Aside from leading a group of horrible rapist scum, Krug also brainwashed his own son and kept him hooked on drugs as a kid as a means to control him. Near the end of the film, he convinces said son to kill himself.
  • The Last King of Scotland: Idi Amin is a brutal dictator that takes what he wants by force. While he first comes off as a charismatic and modernizing leader to the main character, a Scottish doctor named Nicholas Garrigan, Amin brutally represses the population of Uganda throughout the film. Although he claims to be doing it to establish peace, his orders to deport people solely based on their ancestry (people from southern Asia) and murders based purely on suspicion show that he's fueled purely by his paranoia. He deliberately cuts off one of his wives and disowns the son that she bore him simply because the child was epileptic. Amin later brutally tortures Garrigan with meat hooks after discovering Garrigan's affair with the previously mentioned wife, and fully intends to torture Garrigan to death.
  • The Last Legion: Vortgyn is a brutal warlord and Ambrosinus's Arch-Enemy. Desiring the sword of Caesar, Vortgyn scarred Ambrosinus with his medallion when he wouldn't tell him its whereabouts. Decades later, Vortgyn now terrorizes Britannia, wiping out villages and killing dozens of innocents. Allying himself with the Goths, Vortgyn threatens a village harboring Ambrosinus and a young Romulus, killing the blacksmith's family, including his children. Vortgyn then sends his army to wipe out everyone at Hadrian's Wall. In the bloodshed that ensues, Vortgyn tries to kill Ambrosinus moments before suffering a fiery demise. Ruthless and tyrannical, Vortgyn desired nothing but power and the annihilation of anyone who resisted him.
  • Last Man Standing (1996): Hickey is the scarred, emotionless enforcer of Doyle. Dreaded even among the hardened criminals forming Jericho's population and rumored to have murdered his own father and torched the orphanage he was sent to, Hickey makes his first on-screen appearance slaughtering the men of rival boss Strozzi men and the corrupt Mexican chief they are dealing with, then tricks the border guard into thinking he's surrendering before shooting him dead. A cheerful accessory to Doyle's ongoing war with Strozzi, Hickey personally captures "John Smith" after he releases Doyle's charge Felina to safety and, with a serene expression on his face, oversees the brutal torture of Smith. Near the climax of the film, Hickey participates in an outright massacre of Strozzi's hideout where most of his men are burned alive or shot dead—with Hickey gunning down Strozzi himself—and even the eventual death of Doyle himself fails to garner any reaction out of Hickey. A loose cannon just as evil as his boss and lacking any of his redeeming qualities, Hickey is feared even on his own side and is every bit the walking nightmare many claim him to be.
  • Last Rampage (2017): In this film based on the 1978 Tison v. Arizona case, Gary Tison is a convicted Cop Killer who is busted out of prison by his sons, along with his cellmate Randy Greenawalt. Although his family believes him to be a compassionate man who was wrongly convicted, Tison quickly reveals his true colors when he guns down an innocent family of four, including two children, horrifying his own sons. Going on to hold up a honeymooning couple, Tison forces his eldest son Donny to watch as he and Greenawalt execute the couple, and then threatens Donny with death if he questions his "authority". When his brother Joe sells him out to the police, Tison immediately attempts to murder him and his wife, and when an attempt to escape the police ends in Donny's death, Tison is completely indifferent, abandoning his sons and Greenawalt to be arrested while he tries to flee punishment. A remorseless sociopath who only cares about his own self-preservation, Gary Tison lives up to Sheriff John Cooper's description of him as "real evil".
  • The Last Witch Hunter: The Witch Queen was defined by her contempt towards humanity, which she wished to destroy. Centuries ago, she created The Black Death as a means of eradicating humanity; this would go on to cause the deaths of millions of people in Europe, Kaulder's wife and daughter included. When it seemed as though Kaulder had defeated her, the Queen curses Kaulder with immortality. Years later, she was revived by Belial, and tries to unleash swarms of demonic black flies onto the populace of New York by using the inmates of the Witch Prison to complete the Chant. When one of the witches was severed from the chant, the Witch Queen compensated for this by linking Chloe, a Dream Walker, to the Chant. She also takes her time to psychologically torment Kaulder by bringing up his past guilt, and by showing him visions of a world devoid of humans.
  • Las Vegas Bloodbath: Sam Butler starts out as a regular guy who finds out that his wife was cheating on him. He snaps, kills both his wife and her lover and cuts off her head. He becomes a women-hating psycho who thinks they all deserve to die and proceeds to go on a sadistic rampage throughout the city. He kills a random bartender after showing his wife's head to him. He ties up a hooker, mutilates her jaw with a knife, then rips her leg off by roping it to the bumper of his car and driving away. He later ties up six women and kills them all individually, despite one of them being pregnant. He cuts the fetus out of the woman in question and rips the arm off of another. He kills another guy who tried to stop him while he was attacking one of the women. Lastly, he shoots a cop, while bathing in the blood and body parts of his victims.
  • The Laughing Policeman (1973): Henry Camerero murdered his wife years ago when she found out he was gay, to keep from being outed by the community. Gus Niles provided an alibi for him that kept him from being arrested, but years later, Henry murders him and the cop that was following him on a bus filled with innocent bystanders to cover his tracks. When officers Jake Martin and Leo Larsen catch on to him, he tries to murder Martin on another bus filled with innocents.
  • Law Abiding Citizen: Clarence Darby stands in stark contrast to the relatively sympathetic Clyde Shelton. Darby starts Clyde's Start of Darkness when he and his accomplice, Rupert Ames, rob his home. Darby rapes and kills Clyde's wife before murdering their daughter, all while Ames yells at him to stop. In court, Darby lies and says Ames did it, resulting in Ames being sentenced to death while Darby get a slap on the wrist. When Clyde sabotages Ames's execution so he dies a slow and painful death and frames Darby for it, Darby chuckles when he hears about Ames's painful death on the news, and shoots at the police when they try to arrest him. He's about to murder an officer for no reason before it turns out to be Clyde in disguise, who tortures and kills Darby.
  • Lawless: Charlie Rakes is an utterly corrupt Special Deputy of the commonwealth who demands a cut of the profits of the bootlegger heroes, The Bondurant Brothers Forrest and Jack. Rakes initiates brutal beatings and torture to get his way, and sends two mobsters to cut the eldest brother's throat and rape his girlfriend, who he later taunts by saying he never "drinks from a greasy cup." After another conflict with the Bondurants, Rakes captures their friend Cricket and snaps his neck, simply because he's angry they called him a "nance."
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The elusive Fantom, actually Professor James Moriarty, wishes to engulf the world in war, just so he can line his pockets. Killing British and German citizens to increase tensions, the Fantom tries to attack a peace conference by sinking all of Venice, where it was taking place. Founding the titular League while acting as "M", claiming it to be a counterterrorist organization, he gathers a group of individuals with superpowers and advanced technology, planning to replicate them to sell to the highest bidder in the war he plans. At his secret base, he houses hundreds of scientists, forcing them to work around the clock to recreate the League's abilities, while keeping their families hostage in overcrowded cells.
  • The Legend II (originally titled Fong Sai Yuk II) (1993): Yu Chun-hoi is the second-in-command of the Red Flower Society. A thug, murder and rapist even before joining, Yu was enraged when his father chose another man as the successor of the society over him. Intending to take control, Yu schemes and murders his way to the top, sabotaging the hero Fong Sai-yuk in a way that will result in him being beaten into being a cripple. When his own son tries to call Yu out for his actions, Yu beats him without remorse, trying to murder him. He later overthrows the Society to make it a criminal organization, intending on doing away with any who oppose him. When he faces Fong Sai-yuk, Yu even has the hero's mother tied with a noose around her neck and tries to shove her to hang anyways, just to spite his opponent.
  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires: Count Dracula himself kills and possesses the body of the Seven Golden Vampire priest Kah, setting about to raise an army of the undead. Kidnapping numerous women to be drained of blood as sacrifices, Dracula kills those who come close to his plans and comes into conflict with Professor Van Helsing. Finally pursuing him to a rural village, Dracula has it massacred with intent to sweep across the world with his undead army, killing and enslaving all in his path.
  • The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981): Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish, known as "Butch The Butcher", leads his men to kill and rob in 1800s Texas. Massacring the village of the hero John at the film's start, Butch is shown to execute his own men for petty reasons, killing those who speak out against him and organizing a near complete massacre of the Texas Rangers, all to help his true plan of kidnapping President Grant to take over the US.
  • Legend of the Red Reaper: Ganesh is a demon king who rapes a woman before forcing her to give the resulting daughter Aella to him. He then spends the next forty years abusing her to his heart's content, before she's rescued by the Reapers. Some time later, Ganesh manipulates some humans into taking Aella's blood so they'll become superhuman berserkers. He then has them raid the Reapers' castle, slaughtering anybody they see. As his goons Rape, Pillage, and Burn their way across the village, Ganesh orders the few prisoners who have survived killed before confronting Aella to make her his plaything once more.
  • Legend of the Shadowy Ninja: The Ninja Dragon (1990): Go Ranjuji is an alien disguised as a Yakuza boss who seeks world domination. Searching for Shinobu Nindo so that he may impregnate her with a thousand alien eggs, he has his two Co-Dragons massacre a Yakuza meeting, where he kills Shinobu's father and personally tears a man's face off. Having Shindo kidnapped and brought to him and his sex slaves, he has his cohorts murder Ryu's friends before trying to kill Ryu himself.
  • The Legend of Wasco: Wasco is the leader of a group of Serial Killer clowns. Having incorporated within the town circus, Wasco and his henchmen kidnapped, raped and killed the Mayor's daughter. Outraged, the residents of the town decided to take vigilante justice and killed them. Several decades later, Wasco and his men rose from the grave to continue their killing spree. Having targeted a high school, Wasco kills two of the female students, all the while taunting them with a sadistic puppet show. He then kills two teenage lovers by the lake, as well as tracking down and murdering an old lady when she tries to tell the main characters how to stop them. Breaking into the house where Tyler, his brother-in-law Byron, and Tyler's fiancée Christy live, Wasco begins tormenting the family. He beats them with pipes and paints on their faces, and when Byron and Tyler start fighting back, Wasco takes Christy to the basement and starts taking advantage of her while she's seemingly unconscious. Incredibly sadistic and utterly without ethics, Wasco made a game out of conducting murder and rape.
  • The Legend Of William Tell (1934): Governor Gessler is the cold, iron-handed Austrian bailiff in charge of annexing the Swiss lands from their people, making slaves of the Swiss to abuse them in every way possible. Under Gessler's reign, women are raped, houses are burned, and a man hiding his rebel son has his eyes put out, all under Gessler's oversight. At one point, overseeing the construction of a gigantic tower through the slavery of hundreds, Gessler decides to order both the tower and the dungeons to be built bigger than they already are, simply to spite the Swiss rebellion. When Gessler's attempt to force a local village to pay tribute to his helmet is stopped by the brave William Tell, Gessler forces Tell to precariously shoot an apple off his own son's head, before ordering him arrested and executed after he pulls it off anyway for concealing a second arrow meant for Gessler's heart.
  • Legion of the Dead: High Priestess Aneh-Tet is an ancient Egyptian worshipper of Set, exiled to the Americas for trying to overthrow the Pharaohs. After she died, she had her tomb filled with fatal booby traps and an incantation to resurrect her so she can use powerful magic to rule over the living and the dead in a wave of destruction. After being awakened in the modern day, Aneh-Tet starts killing her way through an archaeological dig by draining the water from their bodies, eventually planning to use their souls to resurrect six mummy warriors. These warriors are then sent to procure a Virgin Sacrifice for the final ritual to awaken Set and massacre the rest of the motel their chosen victim is staying at. When the protagonists try to rescue the sacrifice, Aneh-Tet stabs one of them through the heart after detecting his virginity, while her goons kill some cops who also intervened.
  • Lesson Of The Evil: In this Takashi Miike film, Seiji Hasumi is seemingly a mild-mannered teacher, but is in fact a dangerous and sadistic Serial Killer. Wicked even as a youth, Hasumi brutally murdered his own parents when he was a child after they realized his evil nature. After teaming up with a killer in America as an adult, Hasumi killed numerous people in the states before murdering his partner as well, pinning all of their crimes together solely on him. At his school in Japan, Hasumi manipulates numerous students into sleeping with him and attacking each other, and later starts torturing and killing said students along with any "overbearing" parents who annoy him. When his students begin to become suspicious of him, Hasumi decides to massacre everyone at his school one night with a shotgun, and kills dozens of innocent students in the process. Even when caught, Hasumi decides to fake insanity to escape responsibility in court as a new game. A murderous madman who masked his monstrosity with seeming politeness and concern, Seiji Hasumi was a truly depraved individual who killed and manipulated anyone he wanted for his own sick pleasure.
  • Less Than Zero: Rip is a slimy drug dealer whose crooked slinging of abusive substances leads to the ruination of addict Julian's life. Always prowling around for new young people to addict to drugs and rack up profits, Rip allows Julian to drive up such a debt to him that Julian spends most of his time depressed and broke, at which point Rip takes advantage of the drugged up Julian to forcibly turn him into a prostitute and pimp him out to wealthy men. Even when Julian tries to get clean and pay Rip back, Rip just manipulates Julian into using again and once more forces him into prostitution, all while threatening Julian's friends. Julian eventually dies from all the horrible abuse he's been through, something Rip callously predicted would come to pass earlier in the film with casual indifference.
  • Lethal: Anatoly Federov is an Arms Dealer for The Mafiya who has acquired US government secrets and plans to sell them to terrorists. After the secrets are stolen from, he kills the thief and tortures his boss for information, killing two of his agents when they fail to get the secrets back. Coming to believe that mercenary Samantha Stewart knows how to get a hold of the secrets, Federov bombs an FBI base and kidnaps Sam's sister to make Sam steal the secrets. While holding Sam's sister hostage, Federov tries to have sex with her despite knowing she's underage, and declares that he intends to kill both sisters after getting what he wants. When Sam arrives to take Federov down, he intends to torture her to death.
  • Lethal Weapon 2:
    • Arjen Rudd, the greedy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the South African consulate in Los Angeles in the second film, is known for his harsh actions as part of apartheid. He is also a drug smuggler, abusing his power as a high-ranking official to serve as a front for his crimes. Several years ago, Rudd ordered the murder of Martin Riggs, a LAPD detective who was getting close to uncovering Rudd's activities, resulting in the death of Riggs's wife Victoria. At the beginning of the film, Rudd has Pieter Vorstedt execute one of his henchmen for losing a shipment of Krugerrands, then has Vorstedt threaten Roger Murtaugh, the lead detective in the case of the Krugerrands. Simultaneously, Rudd sends assassins after Leo Getz, a witness. As the LAPD gets closer to uncovering Rudd's operation, he has Vorstedt murder every police officer involved in the investigation, with the exception of Riggs and Murtaugh, then has his secretary Rika, who was in a relationship with Riggs, drowned just to spite Riggs. Rudd later shoots Riggs multiple times and then claims "diplomatic immunity". Arjen Rudd was the villain in the series who cut the deepest and crossed the most lines.
    • Pieter Vorstedt is the head of security for Arjen Rudd. Vorstedt does any hands-on villainy for Rudd, including threats and assassinations. Several years ago, Vorstedt was told to murder Detective Martin Riggs, who was getting close to uncovering Rudd's illegal activities. Vorstedt failed to kill Riggs, but killed Riggs's wife by either tampering with the brakes of the car or running her off the road. During the film, Vorstedt executes a henchman named Hans when the latter lost a shipment of Krugerrands in a car chase. Later, he and a few associates sneak into the house of Detective Roger Murtaugh, who is leading the investigation, and threatens him with death should he poke his nose into their affairs. During this time, the South Africans try to kill an informant named Leo Getz and rig Murtaugh's toilet with a bomb. Later in the film, Rudd orders Vorstedt to murder the policemen participating in the investigation, resulting in Vorstedt murdering 6 officers, getting into a small chat with one before shooting him in the head. Murtaugh manages to escape, but Riggs is captured by Vorstedt, who taunts him about the death of Riggs's wife and revealing his role in it before drowning Rudd's secretary Rika, who was in a relationship with Riggs, before trying to drown Riggs. Pieter Vorstedt is a cold-blooded, emotionless killer who doesn't care about the blood on his hands or how cruel the actions he takes are.
  • Let Us Prey: Sergeant Jim MacReady is a police sergeant who hides behind his devout Catholicism to act out on his murderous lusts. Having claimed the lives of several young men, MacReady brutally beat his latest victim to death all with his bare hands while calling him a "slut", keeping the dismembered remains of his victims in his house. After Six discovered his secret, MacReady loses whatever sanity was holding him together, setting fire to the police station and violently murdering two of his constables and an inmate. Zealous and depraved, it speaks volumes that even Satan himself viewed MacReady as irredeemable.
  • Light At The Edge Of The World (1971): Captain Jonathan Kongre and his pirate crew kill a lighthouse keeper and his assistant, before capturing Will Denton and killing his pet monkey in front of him. Kongre and his crew extinguish the lighthouse's light when a ship arrives near the shore, causing it to crash and allowing them to kill the passengers for their cargo. Kongre spares a woman named Arabella, but at times, allows his crew to do whatever they want with her, with it being implied at these points that they rape her. Denton manages to save a member of the passenger crew named Montefiore, but Kongre later captures him and has him flayed to the point that Denton has to give him a Mercy Killing. Finally, he kills his first mate, who was the last of his crew, after Denton lies that he will tell people that Kongre helped him defeat the pirates.
  • Lights Out (2016): Diana Walter, a sociopath since the day she was born, is sent to a mental institution after she played mind games with her father, ultimately causing him to kill himself. While there, she manipulates a depressed Sophie into becoming friends with her, and became physically abusive towards her, going as far as to break her legs when she heard that Sophie might be getting released. As a ghost, she latches herself onto Sophie, enslaving her in the process. Wanting Sophie to herself, she murders both of her husbands when they attempted to heal their wife's mind, and she stalks and terrorizes Sophie’s children Rebecca and Martin, eventually opting to kill them in utter defiance of Sophie's demands. When two police officers are alerted on a potential break in, they go to investigate; Diana savagely murders both officers, and attempts to kill Rebecca in front of Sophie. Self-serving and hostile, Diana sought complete control over Sophie's body, and would murder anyone who came in her way.
  • The Limehouse Golem: The titular golem, a monstrous Serial Killer, is in truth Lizzie Cree. Hungry for fame by way of murder, the Golem first guts a prostitute and also gouges out her eyes, later carrying out more attacks with escalating violence and savagery, even graduating to crucifying prostitutes and attacking Jewish men in anti-Semitic murders. The Golem shows no compunction using murder for personal protection, killing a blackmailer, a dwarf who caused the Golem personal offense and others, with an escalating body count that culminates in the Golem gleefully butchering a father, his wife and their two young children with clear sadistic relish at their fear. Finally the Golem poisons her own husband John Cree when he discovers her identity. While acting as a downtrodden victim, the Golem is in truth, a monstrous, sadistic psychopath out to achieve fame by any means necessary.
  • The Lincoln Lawyer: From the film adaptation, we have Louis Roulet, the rich, spoiled sadist who believes he can do whatever he wants. Roulet enjoys beating on women, particularly prostitutes, as he knows they'll never be believed over him in court and he has the best representation money can buy. Roulet is soon revealed as the real murderer in a case the Amoral Attorney protagonist, Mickey Haller, had defended years ago, and Roulet is positively gleeful over an innocent man rotting in jail for his crime. Roulet keeps Haller as his defense by threatening him, as well as his ex-wife and young daughter, knowing Haller is obliged to do the best for his client. Haller puts an informant on the stand to acquit Roulet of the assault, but the testimony puts Roulet under suspicion for his previous murder. In a rage, Roulet later makes his way to Haller's ex-wife, intending on murdering her and her daughter.
  • Lincz ("Lynch"): Jarosław Zaranek, a sick and twisted old man, terrorizes a small Polish village in which he lives, and in every scene in which he appears he carries either a machete or an axe. In his first appearance, we see him going into a grocery store and talking to a clerk. After he leaves, someone else enters the store to find the clerk savagely beaten. In his next appearance, Zaranek walks into an old lady's house and tries to extort money from her, beating her nearly to death when she refuses. The lady's daughter, who witnessed the whole incident from her window, attempts to call the police but Zaranek enters her house, takes out the machete, and threatens her, making her call the police off. In another scene, we see him molesting his own granddaughter and breaking glass into her face when she tries to fight back. Later, he walks into another woman's private property with an axe, and when she tells him to go away, he attempts to kill her seven-year old son with an axe. The father comes to help and Zaranek nearly cuts off his arm, before killing the family's dog by decapitating him and throwing his head in the middle of the street.
  • Lisa (1990): Richard, the Candlelight Killer, is a charismatic restaurateur whose good looks serve to hide a cunning, yet childish psychopath. A murderous stalker and rapist, Richard has already murdered six women before his involvement with Lisa and wastes no chance in killing another, always leaving a threatening message on their answering machines and collecting the tapes as trophies. After discovering where Lisa lives, Richard attacks her mother and attempts to do his usual "ritual" with the fourteen-year-old Lisa.
  • Little Deaths (2011): Victoria and Richard Gull, from "House and Home", are a seemingly wholesome couple who pick up young, desperate women in poverty and take them home. After drugging them, the two proceed to rape, sexually torture and abuse them physically and mentally to enjoy themselves, which befalls the young woman named Sorrow. Victoria has Richard assault Sorrow before attempting to do so herself, unaware Sorrow is far more than she lets on.
  • The Living Skeleton (1968): Tanuma, aka Father Akashi, is a cold sociopath who led a robbery of gold on the freighter Dragon's King, during which he coldly shoots newlywed Yoriko after she begged him to spare her husband's life, before he and his goons massacre everyone on board. Three years later, taking the guise of a priest, upon learning that Yoriko's sister, Seiko, is killing the men responsible for her sister's death, he tries to strangle her and hide her body in a suit of armor. When her dog Johnny sniffs around the armor, Tanuma clubs him to death with a candlestick. When he and the last surviving pirate decide to board the adrift Dragon's King, he doesn't care for the death of his partner when he is dissolved by acid.
  • La Llorona (aka The Weeping Woman) (2019-2020): Don Enrique Monteverde was the former dictator of Guatemala, responsible for the genocide of the indigenous Mayan Ixil people. Convicted of genocide with the conviction later overturned by corrupt courts, prompting the haunting of La Llorona, flashbacks reveal Don Enrique ordered mass slaughters of the Mayan people, having his forces completely exterminate entire villages with torture being common. Enrique himself participates in such raids, having one Mayan woman's children drowned before her as an interrogation technique before executing her.
  • Lockout: Hydell is a convict on the Space Station cryo-prison who takes charge of the uprising with his brother Alex. In contrast to his more pragmatic brother, Hydell is a bloodthirsty lunatic more interested in killing and causing as much mayhem as possible even when it's clear he's actually hindering his own chances to escape. He makes no distinction between friend or foe either, killing several other prisoners for no real reason. He tries to rape Emilie as soon as the riot starts and becomes obsessed with having her after his brother stops the attempt. When Alex can't find Snow and Emilie after their escape fast enough for his liking, Hydell contacts her through the space station's intercom and starts shooting a hostage every three seconds until she reveals her location, then kills them all anyway after she does. He even kills Alex near the end for a final chance to get at Emilie.
  • A Lonely Place to Die: Mr. Kidd & Mr. Mcrae are a pair of kidnappers who abduct a little girl named Anna and bury her alive with only a breathing tube, planning to extort her wealthy mother of all they can get. They have abducted children before only to murder them if the parents refuse to pay. Murdering hikers who stumble across them, and a pair of poachers to get their guns, Kidd and Mcrae hunt down the hikers who rescue Anna, murdering police and civilians alike n town before ultimately going on a full rampage to kill all in their path to recover the girl.
  • Lone Wolf McQuade: Rawley Wilkes, a crime lord and total sociopath, is the smooth-talking Arch-Enemy of the titular Texas Ranger Jim McQuade. Rawley murders anyone who gets in the way of his deals, from fellow criminals who attempt to turn on him, to innocent witnesses, having his men hospitalize McQuade's daughter Sally and murder her boyfriend after they see his men enact a murderous hijacking of a military convoy. Rawley personally murders Texas Ranger Dakota and criminal Snow once Snow lets loose on Rawley's own deals, sees McQuade's pet wolf shot by his goon as a warning, and buries McQuade alive in his own car after he continues to intrude on his business. Once McQuade continues to interfere, Rawley kidnaps his daughter and later mortally wounds his own girlfriend Lola, who confesses Rawley killed her husband and forced her to be his partner under the threat of her life.
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight: Timothy is a sociopathic psychological operations agent who's the former lover, and target, of the amnesiac heroine. Early on, we see Timothy torturing a man who, knowing his reputation, just begs for a quick death. Timothy doesn't grant it. When pursuing his ex, Charlie, she uncovers his plan with his Knight Templar boss: to stage a terrorist attack and kill over four thousand Americans to "blame the Muslims" and get funding. While Leland is doing what he sees as right for the country in the end, Timothy is in for the money and the fun. When he has Charlie hostage with her 8-year-old daughter, he plans to throw them in a meat locker to freeze to death. Charlie informs him the girl, Caitlin, is Timothy's child. He confirms this by seeing she has his eyes—and then angrily locks her in the meat locker to die anyways.
  • A Long Ride from Hell (1968): Bill Savage is the aptly named warden of Yuma Penitentiary, the so called "Hell on the hill". Savage runs Yuma as a slave camp, merrily torturing the prisoners—innocent or otherwise—at every given opportunity and giving the guards free right to do likewise. When Mike Sturges and his helpless younger brother Ray arrive in Yuma, Savage tortures Ray into insanity before killing him, and pledges to Mike's face that he'll break like his brother. Savage's atrocity escapes even Yuma when he attempts to rape a prostitute friend of Mike's on a violent whim.
  • Lord of Illusions: Nix, known as The Puritan, is the leader of a fanatic cult and begins the movie by kidnapping a little girl to sacrifice for power, displaying a sadistic streak by letting his pet Mandrill baboon attack her. His former apprentice, Philip Swann, thankfully stops him and kills him. A monster while alive, Nix becomes far worse after his cultists resurrect him. Nix immediately kills his cultists out of disgust for their slavish devotion to him, sneering that while they've waited like lambs for him, "I'm not your shepherd." When he tries to lure Swann back to his side, Nix is so disgusted Swann feels love for beings who are "just flesh," that he brutalizes and fatally wounds Swann. Nix reveals his true intent is to murder the world and show it the terror of the grave.
  • The Losers: Max is a high-ranking government operative, seeking to secure his power base and bring the world into a new order of his design. Opening the film by betraying and trying to kill the titular "Losers" team for outliving their usefulness, Max endangers then murders dozens of children due to his own trigger-happy negligence, after which he frames the Losers for the crime and marks them for death. Kidnapping and forcing a group of scientists to develop sonic weapons capable of leveling entire cities, Max dubs the weapons "Snukes" and plans to sell them on the Black Market so as to kickstart wars across the world, after which himself and his government will take control in the name of "order". Killing his own assistant just for stumbling while shading him from the sun and regularly threatening the lives of his own henchman and other soldiers, Max eventually targets a Snuke at Los Angeles, executes the hostage scientists, and, when confronted by the vengeful Losers, tosses the Snuke's remote deactivator into the ocean to give himself time to flee.
  • Lost Boys: The Thirst: Peter is known publicly as the brother of vampire novelist Gwen Lieber but is secretly is the Alpha Vampire and her alleged lover. He is seemingly held hostage by DJ X, who used Peter's blood to make a drug to create vampires. However, once DJ X was killed, Peter took control of the consumers, nearly sending them into a feeding frenzy. Upon being revealed as the Alpha Vampire, we are treated to a flashback of him leading a vampire attack of a village. He offered Gwen a chance to become a vampire if she brings him Edgar and Alan Frog, and once she does the task, he kills her. He reveals that his true intentions all along were to turn Edgar and Alan into vampires themselves, so they can be his personal hitmen and cull the expanding vampire race, so there can be more people to feed on. Since Alan was already transforming, Peter uses his partial control over Alan to force him to fight Edgar.
  • The Lost Empire (1984): Lee Chuck is a man who sold his soul to the Devil for immortality. Becoming the Devil's "hatchet man" tasked with collecting him a soul every 24 hours, Chuck would go on to kill thousands of people by instigating events such as the Chicago Fire; the Titanic; the Hiroshima bombing; and Jonestown. Desiring to conquer the world, Chuck establishes a Satanic cult under the name Dr. Sin Do on Golgatha island, sending his men out to steal the Eyes of Avatar to power his laser cannon and use it to send more souls to his master. Also establishing an all-female terrorist organization where they fight each other to the death for his viewing pleasure, the losers are either made into meals for Chuck, or sent to "The Pit", where they're brainwashed and sold as Sex Slaves.
  • Lost in Space: Dr. Zachary Smith was already a self-serving sociopath throughout this film, however it isn't until later, through the means of time travel, that we see his truly monstrous future self. Originally working with the international terrorist group known as the Global Sedition, Smith tried to murder the entire Robinson family, including the children, just to make a quick buck However, when the botched assassination ended with him stranded on an alien planet with the family, Smith showed himself to be an absolutely depraved monster. Having mutated into a monstrous spider-like creature, Smith murdered and possibly ate the defenseless Maureen, Judy, and Penny Robinson, then manipulated young Will into building a time machine in order to save his family from death, all the while making Will see him as a father figure. When Smith meets his past self, he mocks him for lacking "true ambition" before attempting to murder him. After Will completes the time machine nearly two decades later, Smith tries to kill him while revealing his master plan to use the machine to travel to Earth, then unleash a horde of spider monsters to ravage the planet and rule over them as a god. In a sharp contrast from his original humorous and clumsy iteration, Dr. Smith is a truly wicked individual who cares for nothing but himself.
  • The Lovely Bones: The film version of George Harvey is an antisocial loner as well as a depraved Serial Killer, whose victims are female and preferably children. At the beginning, Harvey lures and murders Susie Salmon, after which he decided to continue kidnapping and killing until it becomes a habit. Harvey later tries to kill Susie's sister Lindsey after she obtains evidence proving his guilt. While watching from Heaven, Susie sees that over the years, Harvey murdered several other girls, including his landlady and a six-year-old. Moments before his death, Harvey attempts to lure another victim to her death.
  • Lovely But Deadly: "Honest" Charley Gilmarten is a local businessman who moonlights as a drug lord. Using the local high schools to distribute, Charley sells highly addictive strains to anybody, including minors as young as middle school age, not caring about the epidemic of overdoses and accidental deaths that ensues. He also hosts parties where he pimps out teenage girls while paying them in drugs. His methods of dispatching his enemies are also quite brutal, and include boiling his dragon alive on suspicion of betraying him and locking The Hero in a shipping crate to starve to death.
  • Lucy: Mr. Jang is a Korean mob boss and drug kingpin. At the beginning of the film, he has Lucy's boyfriend shot and killed to take his drugs, the experimental CPH4. After having finished personally torturing two people to death, he forces Lucy and three others to become drug mules by sewing the bags of CPH4 into their abdomens so they can smuggle it to Europe under threat of having their families killed. When Lucy gains superpowers and confronts Jang to get the rest of the drugs she needs, he orders the other mules killed to extract his cargo and has his men kill numerous bystanders and cops who get in the way. When Lucy is close to achieving godhood, he collects what remains of his gang and storms the university building where Lucy's ascension is taking place, killing several more cops so he can murder Lucy himself.
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  • Machete Kills: Luther Voz, the founder and head of Voz Tech—"the world's premier space technology and weapons manufacturer"—first shows up in disguise during an arms deal and kills Machete's Love Interest, ICE Agent Sartana Rivera. He's also given a missile to crazed Mexican revolutionary Marcos Mendez, which is attached to a Dead Man's Switch and which Mendez plans to use to destroy Washington, D.C. Voz claims to "have a Mendez everywhere"—including North Korea and Russia—and plans to have them all fire missiles, as he believes the "world must end in order for a more perfect one to emerge"; Voz plans to take his followers and start said perfect world up in space. While the missiles are stopped, saving millions if not more, Voz manages to escape to space with his supporters; Luz, who's frozen in carbonite; as well as surviving members of the Network, who he plans to use for slave labor, along with the current Mexican migrants who are already slaves.
  • Maciste films (by release date):
    • Cabiria: Karthalo is one of the earliest examples of a film CM, and still one of the vilest. The High Priest of the devilish, three-eyed Moloch, Karthalo engineers the mass sacrifice of hundreds of children at a time to be stripped naked and dumped one-by-one into a furnace to be burned alive as tribute to Moloch. Karthalo coldly tortures and murders any opposition to the sacrifice, having Croessa, the nanny of the young Cabiria, painfully flogged and later ripped apart by his followers, and later brutally torturing the good-hearted servant Maciste before chaining him to a millstone and condemning him to grueling labor at the millstone's side for the rest of his life. In his lowest moment, Karthalo attempts to rape Cabiria, the same girl he had attempted to sacrifice over ten years ago, out of nothing more than a fit of cruel lust. A zealot, a slaver, a torturer, and a madman with countless atrocities on his hands, Karthalo's evil shines just as wickedly today as it did over a century ago.
    • Maciste in Hell (1925): Barbariccia is King Pluto's envoy to Earth, responsible for the corruption of souls so they may be damned to Hell's torments. Taking a wicked pleasure in his job, Barbariccia targets Maciste's ingénue neighbor Graziela, arranging her to fall in love with, have children with and be subsequently abandoned by an unfaithful nobleman. Barbariccia leaves Graziela's infant son in the woods to die and tries to trick Graziela into renouncing God then and there so his fiends can pounce on her. Later in the film, Barbariccia kicks off a full-on coup of Hell whereupon he has his forces start slaughtering everyone between him and Pluto's throne.
    • Son of Samson (1960): The evil queen Smedes of Egypt, and her royal vizier partner, are a pair of Persian sympathizers looking to maintain control over Egypt. Murdering the goodhearted pharaoh and brainwashing his son Kenamon, Smedes and her vizier put the people of Egypt under a terrifying, despotic reign of torture, slavery and massacres, with one luckless rebel taken and burnt with hot pokers until the vizier simply tortures him to death. Smedes also has women taken to be sold into slavery, targeting Kenamon's beloved Nofret, intending on control of Egypt without caring how many she has to slaughter.
    • Goliath and the Vampires (1961): Kobrak is the vampiric master of the kingdom of Salmanak, ruling through its Sultan. Seeking world domination, Kobrak has entire villages burned to the ground, with survivors taken to be made into his robotic slave army, while women are forced into harems. After the Sultan defies him by allowing Goliath and his love Guja to escape, Kobrak murders him and later has Goliath and Guja captured himself, attempting to destroy Goliath's brain through sound waves to make him his mindless slave. When Goliath escapes, Kobrak assumes his form and infiltrates the cave of the rebel Blue Men to attempt to kill them all, fatally impaling his former slave Astra when she warns them.
    • Triumph of the Son of Hercules (1961): The evil Queen Tenefi and her uncle Prince Agadon, took over the throne of Memphis in a brutal coup, with Agadon murdering the fair king and attempting to kill his young son to ensure he had no heirs. Together, Tenefi and Agadon tax and oppress Memphis's citizens, torturing and executing those who stand up to them, with one village revealed to have been entirely massacred. They also, on a daily basis, kidnap unwilling women and then have them burned alive in offering to the god of fire Tenefi and Agadon serve. Tenefi, lusting after Maciste, makes him prove his strength by forcing him to prevent a bladed carriage from decapitating his rebel friends, before brainwashing him to make her his own, furiously attempting to burn his true beloved, Antea, when she frees him.
    • The Witch's Curse (1962): Judge Edgard L. Parris(h)'s cruelty caused the evil of the Wicked Witch Martha Gaunt. Parris, spurned by Gaunt in life, executed her lover before burning her alive. Cursed to follow her in damnation, Parris torments Gaunt and shadows her as their curse drives women to insanity and suicide for a century. When Gaunt's ancestor is about to burn, Maciste invades Hell, softening Gaunt's heart with his courage-–while Parrish remains scornful to the end, attempting to slaughter Maciste with Hell's torments.
    • Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules (1962): The brutal Fuwan leads the cave people to massacre the Sun People in a near genocide, kidnapping their women to take amongst themselves, and sacrifice to the moon goddess. After the mass murder and the liberation of the hostages, Fuwan enlists a group of cannibals as soldiers, promising them his tribe's own women, while plotting to betray and burn them alive in their forests before attempting to complete the extermination of the Sun People.
    • Colossus and the Headhunters: Kermes is a ruthless usurper who aims to rise to rule his tribe, betraying them to Goona's headhunters. He overthrows Princess Amoa's father and tortures him, trying to force Amoa to marry him to obtain access to the throne, before he allows the Headhunters access to her tribe, having a man decapitated to prove a point to the others, willing to have hundreds more killed for the sake of power.
    • Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963): The evil Morakeb is the true power behind Babylon's throne, organizing sacrifices where innocent women are taken to Babylon to be sacrificed regularly, thirty in each sacrifice. Morakeb has a grieving father fed to lions when the man attacks him; murders his own spy when the man asks for a reward; and shows a willingness to completely wipe out an opposing city and all who live there, even forcing the allies of hero Maciste into psychological torture to prove themselves to him. When Babylon finally falls, Morakeb even murders his own king before trying to escape.
    • Samson in King Solomon's Mines (1964): Queen Fazira is the queen of a group of bandits whom the treacherous, power-hungry Riad allies with to stage a bloody coup in the city of Zimba and establishing a horrible slavery operation for the gold in Zimba's mines that results in constant deaths. Fazira immediately becomes drunk with power upon seizing the throne, unnerving even Riad with her tendency to kill everyone she deems as useless, at one point ordering a batch of dozens of prisoners mostly consisting of the young and old executed and even rampantly executing every single child that comes into the city in a paranoid attempt to kill the surviving young legitimate heir of Zimba's throne. Fazira, lusting over Maciste, enslaves him to her will and condemns him to slavery, sending her adviser to join him in the mines when he balks at this, and even attempts to have the noble woman Samara killed by being covered in molten gold to use her as a human statue.
  • The Mad Ghoul (1943): Dr. Alfred Morris, experimenting with his nerve gas, turns his assistant Ted Allison into a ghoul that must subsist on human hearts to remain alive. Allowing him to perform a series of murders, including a journalist who was a potential problem, Morris centers in on his assistant's former fiancée Isabel Lewis, obsessed with forcing her to be his so much that he attempts to have her lover murdered by his ghoul before planning to eliminate the latter.
  • The Madman Chronicles (2012): The Video Killer is a Serial Killer who records his murders and posts them online. He is suspected to have killed over 100 people over the course of a year, with the police unable to catch him due to his habit of constantly changing his MO, as well as him always committing the murders when there are no witnesses around. Throughout the film, he murders various people, and kidnaps a girl named Kelly Wells after killing her mother. He locks Kelly up in his basement with another girl named Jennifer Abaid, with it being revealed that he occasionally kidnaps girls and locks them up for long periods of time before killing them. Jennifer states that there were several other women down there, but that he killed them all over time. The killer eventually murders Jennifer, and steals clothing from a home to force Kelly to wear, stabbing an officer in the neck on the way out.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: Immortan Joe is an elderly, sickly, brutal tyrant who has forged a kingdom in the Wasteland. In the prequel comic, it is revealed Joe was a marauder who murdered others for their supplies, enslaving the women and killing the men and children. Upon founding his kingdom, Joe selects people to join it, but forces the women to become breeding slaves so their milk may be harvested, and the men to run along treadmills to power the turbines. Joe indoctrinates the strong young men into the Warboys: drug-addicted cultist fanatics who long to die in his cause. The most beautiful women are kept as Joe's personal sex slaves and forced to bear his children; after three failed attempts at bearing a healthy boy, they find themselves exiled to certain death in the desert wastes. When several of his wives escape, Joe spares no resource to hunt them down and return them, though he is willing to kill one rather than allow her to be rescued, showing that he views them solely as his property.
  • The Mad Monster: Dr. Lorenzo Cameron is a medical doctor who was ostracized by his peers for wanting to create werewolves via blood transfusion. Plotting vengeance, he experiments on his gardener Petro to give him lycanthropy. Declaring his experiments a success after his werewolf slaughters a child, Cameron returns to his hometown for revenge. After killing the first professor, Cameron notices that Wolf!Petro is starting to break control. Only not killing Petro due to needing him for the scheme, Cameron orders him to cause a car crash, mortally wounding another of his targets, and later plans to kill three more professors.
  • Madhouse (1974): Herbert Flay becomes enraged when Paul Toombes is cast in Dr. Death as the title role over himself. Failing to get the part after killing Toombes's fiancée to cause him a mental breakdown and leave him unable to act, Herbert tries again years later, convincing Toombes to try for the part again in a TV series about Dr. Death. Causing a slew of serial murders based on Dr. Death, Herbert tries to frame and then kill Toombes to take advantage of a clause that he would get the part if anything happened to Toombes.
  • Magadheera (aka The Great Warrior): Ranadev Billa is the power-hungry nephew of King Vikram and jealous cousin of Princess Devi, who not only lusts after the princess, but also wants the throne for himself. After Ranadev tries forcing Princess Devi to accept him at knifepoint, only to be caught red-handed by the warrior Kala Bhairava, Ranadev attempts to have Kala Bhairava killed in a chariot race by sending mercenaries to sabotage Bhairava's chances of winning and knocking Bhairava into quicksand. Losing the race and subsequently expelled, Ranadev Billa defects to the rival Shere Khan Empire and personally leads the Shere Khan army to invade, days before the wedding of Kala Bhairava and Princess Devi, with Ranadev personally killing King Vikram and ordering his army to massacre everyone in the palace. Even after Kala Bhairava accepts a challenge to battle a hundred Shere Khan warriors and winning, convincing the Emperor of Shere Khan to withdraw, Ranadev still insists on fighting the badly injured and exhausted Kala Bhairava. When Ranadev ultimately loses the duel, in a last act of spite, he kills Princess Devi with a flung dagger, forcing the lovers Kala Bhairava and Princess Devi to be separated for 400 years.
  • The Magic Serpent (1966):
    • Daijo Yu{u}ki is the evil ruler of the Omi Kingdom. Previously Lord Ogata Samanosuke's power-hungry general, he organized a raid on the Ogata clan that killed everyone, with Daijo killing Ogata himself. With Ogata's son Ikazuchimaru escaping, Daijo orders Orochimaru to kill him. As ruler, he has women kidnapped from villages to serve as his sex slaves. Finding out that Ikazuchimaru is still alive, he arrives at a village and kills the farmer Zenbei, ordering his men to behead his daughter and young son in front of the village as a lesson for anyone who dares try and help Ikazuchimaru, be it woman or child, before kidnapping Saki to add to his harem. Cornered by Ikazuchimaru, he begs for mercy and tries to kill him.
    • Orochimaru is Daijo's shape shifting second-in-command, and Ikazuchimaru's Arch-Enemy. Assisting in Daijo's raid on the Ogata clan, he murders Lord Ogata's wife and tries to kill the young Ikazuchimaru. Ordered by Daijo to kill his own mentor Dojin Hiki, he poisons and fatally wounds him. Desiring to kill Daijo in order to secure the throne himself, he spreads the news of Ikazuchimaru's arrival so that he can kill and pose as him for when he becomes ruler. Finding out that Tsunade iss his daughter, he takes advantage of her closeness to Ikazuchimaru by ordering her to poison and stab him when he's unconscious, insulting and disowning her when she refuses to do so. Killing Momobe for betraying him, he heads to Ogata castle and tries to kill Ikazuchimaru himself.
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016): Bartholomew Bogue is a ruthless, amoral industrialist who, seeking to add even more wealth to his criminal empire, takes over the mining town of Rose Creek, murdering the citizens willing to stand up to him. After the titular Seven liberate the town from Bogue's goons and dispatch the dirty sheriff to tell him about it, Bogue, after shooting the sheriff dead, returns in force, sending his mercenary army to destroy the resistance. When the heroes start winning, he has Rose Creek shot up with a Gatling gun, willingly mowing down his own men for a chance to win. Even when alone and on the verge of defeat he remains vile, never straying from his ideology that the weak are to be dominated by the strong.
  • The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines: Kamawas was once a proud student of a martial arts school, but since turned to the side of evil after discovering the power of Black Magic and sorcery and how it can make him invincible. Turning all the pupils of the school to join him as killers, with those who oppose him hunted down and killed, Kamawas will establish his own legion of pirates called the "Garuda" (Eagles), where they spend decades terrorizing the straits of Malaysia and Indonesian islands, killing and raping by the hundreds. It was during one of those raids where Kamawas kills the hero Merong's family, turning Merong into a drifter, and in another raid Kamawas rapes Merong's Love Interest Embun before leaving her for the dead, simply for fun. As Merong and the heroes leads a brave final assault on Kamawas's island stronghold, Kamawas personally kills several resistance fighters and takes pleasure in killing Admiral Liu in a long, slow, extensively drawn-out way before ripping out Liu's throat.
  • A Man Alone (1955): Clanton is the hired gun of Stanley. When Clanton, together with Stanley's partner, Luke Joiner, robs a stagecoach, Clanton murders all five passengers, including a little girl, to keep them silent. Clanton and Stanley murder Luke after he expresses disgust at what Clanton did, and proceed to lie that Wes Steele is responsible for the stagecoach massacre and Luke's murder. Finally, along with Stanley and his gang, Clanton tries to kill Steele during the climax.
  • The Man from Nowhere: Jong-Seok, younger brother of drug-dealer Man-Seok, and junior partner in their Big Bad Duumvirate. While his icy older brother might care about his well-being, Jong-Seok cares about nothing but having as good a time as possible. He's physically abusive of the women he sleeps with, tortures So-Mi's mother by burning her with a blow-dryer (then kidnaps So-Mi for their organ harvesting operation), tortures her mother's boyfriend by beating him and threatening to burn off his testicles, and sends Ramrowan to sadistically murder their former boss, Mr. Oh. When a little girl involved in their drug operation passes out, Jong-Seok has her dragged off so her organs can be harvested and sold. A Psychopathic Manchild at its worst, Jong-Seok uses his last moments alive to brag to Tae-Sik about how he has failed So-Mi as badly as the Seok brothers have.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015): Rudi von Trüsch, known almost entirely as Uncle Rudi, is the uncle of Gaby and secretly an unrepentant Nazi in league with the Vinciguerra crime family. Once a bullied little boy who concluded from his torment that the masters of life were pain and fear, Uncle Rudi put his skills to use in the second World War, using the carnage to torture as many people to death as he could in as many possible ways to document them in his scrapbook. So prolific his name has been mistaken for three different artists, Trudi has no care as to what his employers want, torturing Napoleon Solo purely for the fun of it when he has him in his clutches and cowardly selling off everyone tangentially connected to him when he's captured.
  • Man of Tai Chi: Donaka Mark, a corrupt businessman and violence aficionado who runs an underground fight ring, and sells his audience, not on the fights themselves, but on the chance to watch a good person become a killer. When Chi-Tak, one of his fighters, refuses to kill his defeated opponent, Donaka enters the ring and personally breaks the neck of the loser. He then stabs Chi-Tak to death in the locker room, as his refusal to murder makes him a rat in Donaka's eyes. Discovering Tai Chi specialist Tiger Chen, Donaka convinces the government to sell off his master's temple, to make Tiger desperate for money; he then offers him a job in his fight ring. Placing cameras throughout Tiger's home, Donaka gives his audience the opportunity to watch Tiger's mental disintegration as the fights take their toll on his psyche. When Tiger, driven to the brink, still refuses to kill mercenary Uri Romanoff, Donaka executes Uri. He sends Tiger into another fight, with an Indonesian fighter; when Tiger tries to back out, Donaka gives the Indonesian the kill order. He also sends assassins after Detective Sung Jinshi, when she closes in on his ring. Ultimately found out by the police, Donaka flees and leaves his men in the lurch, only to reappear at Tiger's temple and force him into a Duel to the Death, declaring, "You owe me a life!" When Tiger is forced to kill him, Donaka displays only a sense of satisfaction at having made Tiger a murderer.
  • Man of Vendetta (2010): Choi Byeong-chul is a Serial Killer with an affinity for targeting children and appreciating classical music whose sole motive is wanting enough ransom money to buy a rare sound amplifier. Taking advantage of his job as a church acoustics specialist to kidnap Pastor Joo Young-soo's daughter, Hye-rin, Choi raises her for eight years, giving her dirt for lunch and forcing her to chew on rocks. Kidnapping other children, Choi uses Hye-rin to lure another little girl into his car and murders her even after her mother gives him money, keeping mementos from his victims as trophies. When a pair of workers find Hye-rin, Choi brutally murders one with a hatchet and runs over the other in their truck. After finally obtaining the money he needed to buy the sound amplifier, Choi visits its owner and murders him when he refuses to sell it to him, later killing a police detective who was suspicious of him. After Joo discovers where his daughter is being held, Choi tries to strangle Hye-rin to death out of spite.
  • The Man with the Iron Fists 2: This sequel brings us the cruel taskmaster Master Ho, master of the Beetle Clan. Ho rules the village with an iron fist, forcing the people to toil in the silver mines. In his opening scene, when several miners have made complaints about the tools, Ho publicly beheads one. When several assassins try to kill him, Ho uses two members of his harem as human shields before daring the killers to face him in the arena. When they do, Ho just has his soldiers butcher them, and later has a miner murdered who defeated a Beetle Clan member in the ring. When the man's brother tries to challenge Ho, Ho has him stabbed before the match to give himself an advantage. Ho also preys on the village women, selecting young women to join his harem, and even gives some women to the mysterious Lord Pi, who proceeds to drain them of life.
  • The Man with the Iron Heart: After being kicked out of the German Navy, Reinhard Heydrich is hired by Heinrich Himmler to join the SS. After the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, Heydrich is tasked with annihilating Hitler's enemies in the German political sphere. Having been made Governor of Bohemia-Moravia for his efficiency and competence, Heydrich begins a brutal campaign of war crimes to make his territory the first to exterminate its Jews, ordering the crimes filmed for his later enjoyment. After setting his methods up in the rest of Germany, thus kickstarting The Holocaust, Heydrich works to put down a rebellion against his governance, killing enough resistance fighters to fill up a mass grave and torturing many more.
  • Manborg: Count Draculon, the demonic ruler of Hell, seeks to eradicate humanity and replace it with demons. Having been accidentally summoned by Dr. Scorpius to Earth, he leads a war against humankind that kills billions of them, personally murdering Manborg and his brother. Becoming the ruler of Earth, he turns it into a dystopia where demonic cops arrest humans and place them in gladiator pits, where the humans' blood is used to give Draculon power, with his demons having taken the lives of thousands. Desiring Manborg's death, he has Dr. Scorpius capture him, later electrocuting him to death when he frees Manborg. Having kidnapped a friend of Mina's, he brainwashes her, names her Shadow-Mega, and forces Mina to fight her. When Manborg invades his lair, Draculon tries to murder him, eviscerating the entire stadium audience watching the fight, and even murders Mina, causing Manborg to sacrifice himself to resurrect her.
  • Mandrake the Magician film serial (1939): The evil criminal mastermind the Wasp, real name Dr.Andre Bennett, seeks to dominate the US's communication grids, using a series of bombings that target populated areas, including a dam. He also seeks a special radium device to give him the ultimate power he desires. When he tries to eliminate Mandrake, the Wasp even targets populated areas such as a train or large building with his bombings. In addition, the Wasp is also a terrible boss, gassing his subjects for failing him or even for knowing too much about his organization, willing to stop at nothing to Take Over the World.
  • Mandy (2018): Jeremiah Sand is the vicious, cowardly leader of the Children of the New Dawn cult. Having murdered his parents and moved to Los Angeles to indulge in music and drugs, Jeremiah would form countless cults centered around himself to satisfy his narcissism. Working with the demonic Black Skulls biker gang, he makes them his personal attack dogs and allows them to murder and rape whomever they please, holding their chemist hostage to help continue their murder sprees. Taking an obsessive liking to Mandy Bloom, he has the Black Skulls kidnap her and her husband Red Miller, sacrificing one of his men to them as thanks. With the couple in hand, he has Mandy drugged and tries to rape her, while he has Red hung up with barb wire and stabbed in the side, and is Forced to Watch Mandy burned alive after she tarnishes Jeremiah's ego by laughing at him.
  • Maniac Cop 2: Steven Turkell is a Serial Killer who targets and stalks strippers before breaking into their homes and strangling them. After his failure to claim a victim, Turkell is rescued by Matthew Cordell and teams up with him to use him as a bodyguard while he's out on his own killing spree. Escaping from police captivity, he drives Cordell to Sing Sing Prison in the hopes of releasing and building an army of death row inmates to terrorize the city, recklessly hitting other cars on the way. Once Cordell makes it clear that he has no interest in his ambitions, Turkell attempts to stab him with his own blade.
  • Manos trilogy:
    • The Master is an undead, immortal occultist who serves the evil god Manos by happily performing human sacrifices for his deity, keeping a harem of wives which he disposes of as he sees fit. Having killed his first servant Vassago for stealing one of his wives, the Master later brainwashes a man named Torgo to act as his newest servant. When a small family is later lured into his Lodge by Torgo, the Master kills the family dog, before chopping off Torgo's hand for touching his wives in their sleep. He later forces both Michael's wife Margaret and his little daughter Debbie to become his new brides. Keeping people's spirits in a perpetual limbo, the Master's spirit continues to loom over the Lodge, brainwashing more women to become Manos's brides, having forced Debbie to become his replacement as she continues to sacrifice those in the name of Manos.
    • The Rise of Torgo: Manos himself, God of Primal Darkness, is the instigator for everything that happens in the trilogy. Having chosen The Master to become his immortal slave, Manos has him carry out his desires for Human Sacrifice, having him brainwash women to serve as the wives of Manos. After the Master kills his servant Vassago, Manos chooses the innocent Torgo as his new servant, brainwashing and threatening him with 1,000 deaths of darkness should he go against him.
  • Marathon Man: Christian Szell, aka The White Angel (because of his hair), was a Nazi dentist working at Auschwitz, and used to falsely promise protection to the Jewish prisoners in exchange of their gold hidden in their teeth, before sending them to the gas chambers. After escaping World War II, Szell sells most of his Nazi comrades to a shadow government agency in exchange for protection and assistance in his diamonds smuggling (the ones he stole from the Jews). When he goes to New York to claim a box of diamonds he becomes increasingly paranoid for his safety starting to kill Henry "Doc" Levy, one of his collaborators, believing him to be a traitor. He then kidnaps Doc’s brother Thomas "Babe" Levy and, wanting to know "Is it safe," cruelly tortures him with his dental instruments, first digging a hole in his cavity and then drilling a healthy tooth "until (he) reach(es) the pulp", all the while maintaining a friendly attitude. After he convinces himself Babe doesn't know anything, he orders him to be killed anyway. He later uses a retractable knife to slash the throat of a Holocaust survivor who recognizes him.
  • Mardi Gras Massacre (1978): John is a Serial Killer who considers strippers and prostitutes evil for the sinful ways they use their bodies to make money. John ties them to a table in his apartment to torture them by cutting them with a blade, driving it through their right hands and digging deep into their left feet, before cutting out their hearts in ritual murders to serve as sacrifices to a Peruvian god. John murders three women in this manner, and is intent on murdering three more before the police arrive and stop him.
  • Mark of the Devil:
    • Lord Cumberland, a feared witch hunter with a legacy of torture and execution behind him, is the living embodiment of the era's worst hypocrisies. Cumberland arrives in a European village whereupon he immediately assumes duty having those accused as "witches" tried and tortured in every way imaginable before being set to burn at the stake. With a shallow facade of piety, Cumberland becomes more and more openly corrupt and selfish, keeping a young man prisoner under constant torture to have him sign away his inheritance to Cumberland, strangling the corrupt Albino to death after he mocks him over his impotence, and even having a rape victim's tongue torn out when she refuses to confess to her accusations before irritably ordering her executed. Cumberland's hypocrisy comes to a head when rapes Vanessa in lustful frustration and afterwards he has an entire family set for torture and execution under charges he knows are false, condemning even his once-loyal apprentice to death for his rebellion and responding to rebellion by ordering his men to ride into town and butcher every last man, woman and child out of spite.
    • The Albino, Cumberland's predecessor, is a licentious sadist who doesn't even bother with piety to mask his atrocities, using his position to have countless tortured and murdered with no attention to even due process. He uses his position as witch hunter to coerce women to his bed or burn, attempting to have his way with the maid Vanessa and vowing to find any way to see her burn when she rejects him. Albino is finally brought to Cumberland after attempting to rape a woman in her own home and having her husband murdered, sneering that he'll see Cumberland's reputation destroyed before he's ever replaced as witch-finder.
  • Marked for Death: Screwface is a feared Jamaican crime boss rumored to have supernatural powers. Known to savagely murder anyone who he feels crosses him, Screwface has the members of a rival gang shot up in an occupied bar by his men and later murders with his own hands the woman who helped the gang's leader. When retired cop John Hatcher subdues one of his men, Screwface orders a hit on him and his entire family, succeeding in almost fatally wounding his young niece and stripping and marking his sister Tracy for death in her own home. Screwface continues to mercilessly torment Hatcher, attempting to burn him alive and vowing never to stop until his entire family is dead. Screwface uses murder, sacrifice, and immoral drug trade through his posse, and his cruelty is so immense his own minions prefer suicide rather than confronting him for their failures.
  • Marrowbone (2017): Simon Fairborn, a Serial Killer known as The Beast of Bampton, was betrayed to the authorities by his eldest son. When his wife flees with their four children, Simon eventually breaks out of prison to hunt them down at his wife's childhood home. When his son Jack attempts to return Simon's money, Simon tries to kill him and breaks into the home where he murders his three younger children, only to be sealed in the attic by Jack. Surviving six months there, Simon murders the first man to open the attic and then tries to kill both Jack and Jack's Love Interest, showing absolutely no feeling or guilt in massacring his own children.
  • Martial Law (1991): Dalton Rhodes is a crime boss and Arms Dealer who opens the film brutally executing a subordinate for power. Killing many victims with his bare hands and organizing illegal fighting tournaments, Rhodes happily kills any minion to keep cover, executing the hero's troubled younger brother who has been working for him. When the time comes to steal a gun shipment, Rhodes has his men kill the crew transporting them, before massacring all the men with him on the job just to ensure he doesn't have to split any money with more middlemen than necessary.
  • Masked Avengers: Lin Yung Chi is the leader of the masked cult, and leads his men in the rape, pillage and murder of everyone they encounter in the countryside. Flashbacks reveal the group ostensibly formed as an order of martial arts using assassins, but he made his true intent clear by kidnapping a man and his sister, torturing the man to death, and instructing his soldiers to rape the woman, disgusting his second-in-command, who promptly fled the organization. When a group of inspectors investigate, he steadily murders members of the group, along with innocent hostages and civilians, even employing horrible traps such as acid, to kill his enemies when they attack his hideout.
  • The Masked Marvel (1943): Mura Sakima is a Japanese saboteur who is trying to thwart America's efforts to win a war. He has his men murder Warren Hamilton and steal documents that could have exposed Sakima. Sakima goes on to have his men try and mix a chemical compound with gasoline that will be delivered to America's allies, making it so that when the people go to use the gasoline in their planes, they will explode. Sakima also has his men blow up a cargo ship and attempt to destroy a train. He has his men kidnap Alice Hamilton and threaten to crush her under an elevator if she dose not tell them where they can find the diamonds she has hidden, and has a henchman executed so he can't be interrogated by the enemies. Finally, he activates a bomb to try and kill The Masked Marvel along with himself.
  • The Mask of Zorro: Captain Harrison Love works for Don Rafael Montero, but manages to be far worse. Hired by Rafael to kidnap and enslave local people for a gold mining operation, Love indulges his own perverse hobby on the side, collecting the body parts of the men he has killed and pickling them in his wine jars. Having gunned down Alejandro Marieta's brother Joaquin and partner, Three-Finger Jack, Love tries to force Alejandro to drink from the jars containing Joaquin's head and Jack's trademark hand as a form of psychological torture; he also tries to shoot through Don Rafael's daughter, Elena, when Zorro uses her as a shield. When Zorro exposes the existence of Don Rafael's gold mine to President Santa Anna, Love comes up with the idea of burying both mine and workers with explosives, an act that will kill thousands. When Zorro interrupts this attempted mass murder, Love taunts Zorro as they duel, telling him that "your brother would have shot himself by now." Described by Zorro as a "a very sick person", Captain Love was loyal only to his vices, and motivated only by the enactment of physical and psychological violence.
  • Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985): China is the leader of an illegal mining camp in the Amazon jungle. Taking precious stones with the help of his own militia, China also runs a slavery operation to force other people into working in the mines under terrible conditions; those who try to escape are put behind cages and left without water or food for days. Seemingly friendly when he's introduced, China invites Kevin, Eva and Belinda to stay at his base, revealing himself to be sadistic monster who plans on using the girls as sex slaves, informing Kevin that he could either work in the mines or get slowly Eaten Alive by pigs. Setting his eyes on Eva, China rapes her and gives Belinda to be molested by his henchwoman; when Belinda tries to escape, China executes her with a smile on his face.
  • Maximum Conviction (2012): Chris Blake is a corrupt mercenary concerned solely with lining his own pockets. Arranging for the death of a CIA courier named Samantha with valuable information and sending Samantha into a private military prison, Blake invades the prison and takes control of it to find Samantha. Torturing the warden by hacking off his finger, Blake has his men make their way through the prison and kill whomever they come across, later murdering the warden himself and coldly ordering Samantha killed when he gains the information. Ditching his own men to die in the final shootout, Blake sneers "I'm the fucking bad guy" just before he meets his own death.
  • Maximum Force (1992): Max Tanabe, CEO of Tanabe Industries, secretly controls all the crime in Los Angeles through his funds and connections. He enforces police brutality; makes sure fellow criminals—like child rapists—walk untouched by the law; and presides over the arms and drugs trade and prostitution throughout the city, with whoever witnesses his illegal schemes brutally murdered. Making a point of his ruthlessness by randomly suffocating one of his unfaithful minions to death, Tanabe further orders the family of a man whose partner he had killed murdered before having the compound of the heroes destroyed, with two of them dying to slake his lust to make them suffer.
  • Max Payne: B.B. Hensley is chief of security of the Aesir Corporation and proves himself to be worse than his game counterpart. Near the end of the movie, it was revealed that he was responsible on selling a drug known as Valkyr across New York; Valkyr causes horrible side effects and result in the consumer Driven to Madness. It was also revealed that he killed Max Payne's wife and his infant child by sending 3 junkies to his house, sadistically enjoying murdering them. B.B. is also responsible for the atrocities of Jack Lupino, the former test subject of Valkyr. After Max discovers his secrets, B.B. then tries to drown Max in the river under the pretense that the latter died by a drug-induced suicide in the river.
  • Max Steel: Miles Edwards is a sociopathic Mad Scientist obsessed with harnessing the alien power of turbo energy. To this end, Miles betrayed the Earth defense force he was part of, N-Tek, to the evil Ultralink aliens, leading to the deaths of at least 5 of his former partners. In exchange for allying with the Ultralinks, Miles was granted the capability to betray his former best friend Jim McGrath, who constantly produced turbo energy due to his alien biology, and tried to drain him of the turbo energy, leading to the man's agonizing death. Years later, once learning that Jim's teenage son, Max, has begun giving off turbo as well, Miles sics an Ultralink on the boy, nearly killing innocents in the process, and, after failing to trick the boy into giving up his turbo, Miles settles for absorbing the Energy directly into himself, hoping to kill the boy in the same painful way as his father, while brutally murdering numerous N-Tek soldiers who attempt to save Max. Miles is fully aware that the Ultralinks are world destroyers and will invade Earth once the turbo energy is contained by him, but doesn't care one bit, showing no concern for any life or person except the turbo energy he is so obsessed with.
  • The Maze Runner Series: Assistant Director Janson, debuting in The Scorch Trials, is a cold, self-serving man who serves as the chief operative of WCKD, helping to oversee the Maze experiments with many dozens of children immune to the Flare virus exposed to the horrors of WCKD's Mazes, with countless numbers of them killed. Trying to trick the survivors into letting their organs be harvested under the false pretense of giving them refuge and aiding in an attack on the Right Arm while personally executing Mary, one of their leaders, Janson comes into his own in The Death Cure, where he becomes even more ruthless in trying to procure a cure to the Flare. Janson orders a crowd of protesters fired on by cannons to get at Thomas, smugly implores Thomas to shoot Teresa when he takes her at gunpoint, and having Thomas's friend Minho exposed to horrible, potentially lethal psychological experiments to lure him out. Janson ultimately murders WCKD's head Dr. Paige himself and, with the cure revealed to be in Thomas's blood, reveals his true goal to build a future of his own design by selecting who gets to be cured while leaving all the rest of humanity to be driven insane and slowly die from the Flare. Even in an organization of mad scientists with little regards to how far they have to plunge to root out a cure to the Flare, Janson stands out as an utter sociopath with no scruples or benevolent intentions whatsoever.
  • Meatball Machine duology: The unnamed alien duo, appearing at the end of the first film, are two intelligent extraterrestrials who stand out amongst their chaotic race as the masterminds behind the NecroBorgs. Creating the NecroBorgs as a source of entertainment, the duo send their parasitic kind out to take over humans' minds and transform them into rabid killing machines that kill plenty of humans of all ages. At the end of the first film, the duo create the titular Meatball Machines from protagonist Yoji and Sachiko's corpses, making sure to keep their consciousnesses intact in order to enhance their emotional drive to make more entertaining fights. In Kodoku, the NecroBorgs would go on to assist other aliens with their plan to destroy over 300 cities to create energy drinks, massacring Tokyo before everybody is murdered completely.
  • Mechanical Violator Hakaider: Gurjev is the angelic dictator of Jesus Town, ruling it as a totalitarian state. A firm believer in The Evils of Free Will, Gurjev orders his State Sec to capture any dissenters for him to lobotomize—even innocent children—removing all of their emotions and willpower. Revealed to have been Hakaider's original creator, Gurjev saw the android as a "failure" and abandoned him, replacing him with an obedient and loyal weapon. After successfully massacring La Résistance, Gurjev tries to kill Hakaider even after the latter had spared his life.
  • Meeting Evil (2012): Richie is a psychotic assassin who shows up at John's door after his car is stalled. Upon John giving him a push, the two pull over at a convenience store where Richie gets into a confrontation with the manager that ends with him killing everyone inside. When a phone dealership clerk refuses to let him and John use the store phones, he kills her and runs over her husband. When they find a seemingly abandoned home Richie kills the old lady inside as well as her grandson. He kills a sheriff and takes his car and uniform. Upon entering a diner he kills the waitress as well as a navy veteran. He makes it clear that he is quite willing to kill John's family. Despite claiming John to be his "friend"—even refusing to kill him like he was hired to because of such—he only cares about him in the sense that he sees potential in molding him to be as psychotic as him and has no problem having John take the fall for his crimes.
  • Megan Is Missing: Josh is a disturbingly brutal example of an online predator. Josh masks himself as a charming individual who meets the titular Megan online. Exploiting her desire to be loved, Josh convinces Megan to see him behind a diner. When she goes missing, her friend Amy decides to prop further into it, even after Josh directly threatens her. Josh ends up kidnapping Amy from under a bridge, tossing away her camera, and taking her to his cellar where the extent of his horrible deeds is revealed. Josh force-feeds Amy dog food, viciously rapes her, then shoves Amy into a barrel with Megan's rotting corpse, who he tortured to death, and buries her alive in the middle of a forest. Josh is a twisted excuse for a human being who represents the dangers of meeting people online clocked Up to Eleven.
  • Memoir of a Murderer (2017): Officer Min Tae-ju is a depraved Serial Killer of women who stands in stark contrast to fellow serial killer Kim Byung-Su. With a body count of three women by the film's start, Min becomes obsessed with Kim, who suspects him of being a murderer. Seducing Kim's daughter Eun-Lee to get closer to his adversary, Min attempts to play into the man's dementia to turn Eun-Lee against him, and when this fails, he simply decides to frame Kim for his own murders and expose the man as a serial killer. Killing an acquaintance of Kim's and kidnapping Eun-Lee, Min pins the blame on Kim, and when Kim supplies evidence of Min's guilt to the chief of police, Min coldly strangles the chief to death. When confronted by Kim, Min sadistically beats him down, and tries to force Kim to watch as he kills Eun-Lee. Though he attempts to justify his actions by claiming his father abused him, Min subverts this excuse by targeting innocent people who have nothing to do with this abuse, and thus reveals himself to be nothing more than a misogynistic brute who kills others for personal satisfaction.
  • Men in Black 3: Boris, known as the Animal, is by far the most murderously sadistic villain in the films, and easily the most personal. He is introduced being freed from prison by his girlfriend, whom he lets die when she is blown out into space, and kills another prisoner whom he promised to take with him. He travels back in time to eliminate K as personal revenge for destroying his arm when he was captured, causing a present day invasion by his race of Boglodites to consume everyone on Earth, which is his ultimate goal. Boris despises his nickname of the Animal, and will kill anyone who refers to him by it. A remorseless butcher who isn't afraid to kill anyone in his way, he kills a number of targets in the past, finds his past self so pathetic he only refrains from killing him because he would be erased from time, and murders J's father out of spite for being thwarted by K.
  • Men of War: Keefer is a former Special Ops soldier who once served alongside Nick Gunar. Introduced overseeing a local police force, Keefer shoots one of his men dead to pin a murder on Nick and goad him into a fight. Keefer has his men aim their guns at the villagers he was "protecting" as well as Nick's team, threatening to kill them all if Nick tries to fight back, using this opportunity to brutally pummel him. After Nick refuses to carry out his employers' orders to strip mine an island of innocent natives, Keefer strong-arms Nick's employers into hiring him instead, seeing there's money to be made. Teaming up with his former superior and father figure Colonel Merrick, Keefer leads an army of mercenaries to storm the island. He takes sadistic delight in the slaughter of the natives, women and children included, as it reminds him of the glory days in Angola. However, when Merrick decides to pull out his forces after seeing the futility of such carnage, an enraged Keefer deems Merrick's actions as cowardice. Keefer shoots Merrick with a rocket launcher before proceeding to challenge Nick to a final duel to the death, showing he's nothing more than a bloodthirsty sadist who can't live without war.
  • Mercenaries from Hong Kong: He Ying, the only child of a wealthy executive, had her father assassinated for his wealth and then hired the titular mercenaries to execute her potential competitors in Southeast Asia under the pretense of investigating her father's death. When the mercenaries return to Hong Kong, having suffered casualties among their ranks, Ying instantly has them double-crossed and tries to kill them all. She manipulates Sing into turning on the other mercenaries, the closest he have to a family, and make the mercenaries kill each other. Ying's worse act is the kidnapping of Lei's daughter, a defenseless Ill Girl whom she used to intimidate the mercenaries, only to have the child killed when things don't go her way.
  • Mercury Rising: Lt. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow is an NSA superior who oversaw the creation of the military code Mercury, which protects overseas American undercover agents. His ego is hurt when he finds out that 9-year-old autistic boy Simon Lynch can read it easily and later calling him "one of Nature's mistakes," claims that he needs to die to protect National Security. Kudrow sends Peter Burrell to Simon's house and has his parents Martin and Jenny killed. Burrell continues to hunt Simon and Art Jeffries, the FBI agent protecting him, on Kudrow's behalf. When Dean Crandell tries to inform Jeffries about what's going on, he's shot and killed, and when Leo Pedranski tries to inform the Senate Oversight Committee, he's killed too. Kudrow eventually tries to personally kill Simon himself, has Burrell shoot at FBI agents when they show up to try to stop him, and tries to kill Jeffries when he interferes again. Despite its purpose, Kudrow's only rooting interest in the code is proven to be that he gets all the credit for how effective it is and would take the blame for its failure as well.
  • The Message: Amr ibn Hisham, better known as Abu Jahl, the father of ignorance, is one of the leaders of the Quraishyi tribe that resides in Mecca and one of the biggest dissenters of The Prophet Muhammad's teachings. Introduced threatening Muhammad's uncle, Abu Talib, by trying to restrain Muhammad by himself, he then also threaten to whip one of Muhammad's followers, Amar, if he still follows Muhammad's words. After Muhammad's followers began a revolution, Abu Jahl then instigated the Mecca citizens under the pretense that their religion will be destroyed in order to pit them against Muhammad's followers. Seemingly stopped, Abu Jahl then captures all of Muhammad's followers who started the rebellion, planning to torture them one by one. He also physically and mentally tortured Amar by whipping him and forcing him to watch as his mother was racked by Abu Jahl. When the mother spit on Abu Jahl's face, he then impaled her with a spear. Merciless and fanatical to the old tradition that he devotes himself into, Abu Jahl represents the worst ancient Arabic culture has to offer.
  • Message from the King: Paul Wentworth is heavily involved in Duke's prostitution ring with many of his patients also prostitutes; one of them is Bianca King. Hired by Mike Preston to deal with Bianca, Wentworth viciously tortures her before beating her to death. Wentworth would then hire cops to kill Bianca's brother Jacob and would kill Preston's employee when he arrives at Preston's home to collect the money for killing Bianca.
  • Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983): The titular Jared-Syn and his cold cyborg son Baal are two intergalactic criminals who come to the planet of Lemuria to establish themselves as complete rulers. Manipulating the native Cyclopean people into waging a "holy war" against the humans of the planet, Jared-Syn and Baal drain the souls of hundreds of people, either killing them personally or having their Cyclopean followers slaughter them, and keep them locked within a crystal in perpetual agony. Jared-Syn's rhetoric about bringing glory back to the Cyclopeans is only a ruse meant to secure the Cyclopeans' loyalty before he enslaves them, and even the eventual death of Baal fails to upset him much.
  • Midnight Express: Hamidou, the brutish and abusive chief guard of the hellish Sağmalcılar prison, uses his job as a mean to frequently beat, torture and rape the inmates. When the American Billy Hayes steals a blanket during his first night in prison to cover himself from the cold, Hamidou sadistically beats him and then hangs him upside down in order to rape him. He forces his two sons to watch him while he tortures some young boys by hitting them on their feet with his stick. When Jimmy, one of Billy's friends, is caught trying to escape, Hamidou beats him so bad he causes him a severe hernia and makes him lose a testicle. Toward the ending Billy tries to bribe him to into taking him to the sanitarium. Hamidou takes the money, but he brings him instead in another isolated room where he prepares to beat him and rape him once again.
  • Midnight FM (2010): Han Dong-soo is a psychotic stalker obsessed with radio host Ko Sun-young, and, when she makes the claim that she appreciates the character of vigilante Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver, Dong-soo becomes a Serial Killer of petty crooks and pimps to gain the attention of Sun-young. When Sun-young plans to leave radio hosting after one last show to spend more time with her deaf child Eun-soo, Dong-soo murders Sun-young's replacement before taking Sun-young's sister, Ah-young, plus her daughter and Eun-soo hostage. Forcing Sun-young to broadcast increasingly harder content as the night goes on, Dong-soo first motivates her by sending her a video of him lopping off one of Ah-young's toes, following up her next failure by slashing Ah-young's throat and threatening Sun-young's daughter and niece next. After rmurdering two police officers and a bystander to escape with Eun-soo and her cousin, Dong-soo locks the two children in a cage that is slowly dropping in temperature, before ordering Sun-young to execute a man he claims is a criminal lest he let the kids freeze to death. Once the kids escape and Sun-young refuses to kill the likely innocent man, Dong-soo murders the man himself, attempts to gun down the children, then makes one last attempt on Sun-young's life, proclaiming that if he can't have her, no one will.
  • Midnight Man (aka Blood for Blood) (1995): Prince Samarki is the vicious hitman of the Cambodian mafia who demonstrates his ruthlessness by executing a failed minion while forcing the man's uncle to watch. Ruthlessly competent in his job of assassinating all the mafia's enemies, Samarki demonstrates none of the honor of his boss Mao Mak and his counterparts, butchering a series of cops to send a message and even killing any other innocents he finds on the premises. Samarki graduates to snapping the neck of protagonist Detective John Kang's best friend, kills Mao Mak to take power himself, and kidnaps Lang's wife and child to goad him into a proper final fight.
  • The Midnight Man (2016/2018): The Midnight Man is a vicious bogeyman and Pagan entity who relishes torture. Bound by the Midnight Game, the Midnight Man opens the film sadistically murdering a group of children before taking the only survivor and making her a mind-ravaged shell of herself, using her to lure victims to him, including her own daughter years later. In a new Midnight Game, the Midnight Man targets the players with their worst fears, even cheating at his own game to get his way, boasting it only matters they can't stop him. The Midnight Man uses his former victim as a proxy to kill those not playing the game, even changing time on the clocks to lure his victims into a false sense of security while gloatingly telling him their tears "mean nothing to me!"
  • Midnight Movie: Ted Radford, creator and star of the horror film The Dark Beneath, was institutionalized after he began killing people to instill true fear. Conducting a ritual to possess his film, Radford became the killer he once played, then killed all the patients and staff of the psychiatric ward. Resurfacing when a theater plays The Dark Beneath, Radford uses his Psychic Powers to seal the exits, then begins slaughtering the moviegoers and staff, including a child. Radford pulls his last two victims into the film world, where it's revealed he keeps the spirits of the people he kills alive and tormented from their mortal wounds, then proceeds to remove Bridget's gag so he can listen to her screams as he tortures her.
  • Mile 22: Axel is the Indocarrian agent in charge of catching Li Noor. When Overwatch is escaping with Noor Axel blows up one of their trucks, killing several agents. When Overwatch hide in a cafe Axel blows it up, killing all of the civilians inside including a little girl. He later executes agent Douglas when he makes a stand against Axel's agents. In the following fight his men shoot up a hotel, nearly killing agent Alice and a little girl. Despite his friendly persona, Axel is continuously shown to not care about anyone but himself.
  • Mindhunters: Lucas Harper, Sara Moore's best friend, infiltrates and plays cat and mouse games with a group of FBI profiler trainees on a field mission to a deserted island used as a training ground by the bureau, where the trainees must solve a case involving a fictional serial killer called "the Puppeteer." He sets the island up with an array of booby traps and puzzles to kill the trainees, while watching from within the group to turn them against each other and give himself good sport. His cruelest murders include a victim being slowly killed with liquid nitrogen from the feet up, and another one burned to death from the inside out by way of acid-laced cigarettes. He kidnaps the trainees' supervisor, who had been monitoring the group in secret, and proceeds to torture him for days before preparing his corpse and hanging it up for the trainees to find as a sort of perverse puppet. It's only after his identity is revealed that the true level of his manipulation becomes apparent, and Lucas frankly admits he started his murder spree by killing his parents as a child and now simply enjoys a good hunt for new and more intelligent victims.
  • Miner's Massacre (originally titled Curse of the Forty-Niner): Jeremiah Stone is a gold miner driven mad by Greed. Having become a Serial Killer, he's implied to have eaten his wife and child before kidnapping the local preacher's daughter. After a search party find the two, Stone brags about raping the girl before slicing her neck open. He's gunned down for his crimes, but binds his soul to his stash of gold. Having thusly become a phantom called "the Forty-Niner", Stone kills anybody who takes his treasure. His cursed soul pursues the protagonists of the film, killing them in sadistic ways which demonstrate precisely why Stone calls himself the Devil.
  • The Minion (1998): The Minion is a demonic entity with a penchant for hijacking bodies. Desiring to release The Antichrist from his imprisonment, the Minion gleefully sets out to acquire a key, knowing that doing so would result in the destruction of the world. The Minion takes possession of several hosts during its pursuit of the key. Whether it's using a police officer to massacre the entirety of the police department or forcing a possessed Bernhard into decimating The Knights Templar, the Minion left a trail of death in its wake. Realizing that Lukas Sadorov and Mohawk archaeologist Karen Goodleaf were intending on disposing of the key at a nuclear waste facility, the Minion murders Michael Bear—Karen's grandfather—and masquerades as him in a feeble attempt at deceiving Lukas into giving him the key. Fanatical and vicious, the Minion desired nothing less than pure, unadulterated chaos.
  • Missing (2009): Pan-Gon is a brutal serial kidnapper of young women who he keeps as "pets" until they start to bore him, at which he brutally kills them. Starting the film by kidnapping Hyeon-ah, Pan-Gon kills her boyfriend with a shovel before turning the girl into his slave to be raped and abused at his leisure. Giddily noting that he has done this same thing to three other women before, Pan-Gon later pulls out all of Hyeon-ah's teeth before feeding her into a meat grinder while she is still alive, ending the girl's life. Later viciously killing two men who attempt to thwart him, Pan-Gon kidnaps Hyeon-ah's sister, Hyeon-jeong, and, after failing to rape her, spends his final moments gleefully boasting about what he did to her sister.
  • The Missing: The evil Native American "witch" Pesh-Chidin, aka El Brujo ("The Sorcerer"), is a sadistic murderer who leads a group of killers through the territories where he ritualistically murders those he encounters and kidnaps attractive young ladies to sell into sex slavery in Mexico. Chidin has the women mistreated, his only concern being he fears seven is an "unlucky number, " making him opt to capture an eighth girl before they go to Mexico. When he learns a girl has killed herself thanks to the aid of another, Chidin restrains himself from beating the girl only because he won't gain money for a swollen face, but forces sand into her mouth while snarling "this is what the rest of your life will taste like." Chidin murders a photographer via a powder that makes him bleed out through his ears, eyes, nose and mouth, slaughters his Mexican partners when they anger him and finally simply attempts to murder the heroes. A vicious, brutal monster feared even by other Native tribes, Chidin is a loathed figure to all who know him.
  • Missing in Action series:
    • Missing in Action 2: The Beginning: Colonel Yin is the sadistic Vietnamese commander of the POW camp James Braddock is sent to. Holding onto his prisoners for years, Yin mistreats and routinely tortures the prisoners of the camp, a favorite tactic of his being to play Russian Roulette with his prisoners, usually bluffing but only to fool all the prisoners for when he actually does execute one. Killing all those who try to escape, Yin is determined to completely break Braddock and force him to confess to imaginary war crimes, with the intent to kill every American POW once he's satisfied with breaking down Braddock. Yin tries a multitude of ways to try to break Braddock: lying about his wife's remarriage; forcing a sack over his head with a savage rat inside; and giving a fatal injection of opium to a fellow prisoner dying of malaria—whom Yin had promised to save—before lighting him on fire in front of Braddock's eyes. Yin happily kills anyone he no longer has use for, executing a photographer who stumbles across the camp and shooting down his partner in an opium cartel to acquire his helicopter. A near-emotionless tyrant of a man, all the atrocities of the Vietnam War were perfectly highlighted within Yin.
    • Braddock: Missing in Action 3: General Quoc is another immoral Vietnamese commander out for perceived vengeance against Colonel Bradock. After Bradock flies into Vietnam to meet up with Li and Van, his estranged wife and son, Quoc ambushes Braddock's family and murders Li with her husband and son in full witness. After capturing Braddock and Van, Quoc boasts about his long history of torture and has Van and Braddock subjected to his specialty: suspending Braddock by a rope and gleefully electrocuting him, all whilst attached to a trigger that, when Braddock submits, will blow his own son's head off. After Braddock and Van escape, Quoc takes Reverend Polanski's orphanage of American-Asian children hostage to lure Braddock into his clutches, and has no compunction in trying to have them all killed later to get at Braddock himself. Quoc boasted a sadistic streak on par with Yin's, and had no qualms as to whom he had to harm to hurt Braddock.
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Mr. Barron is a shapeshifting Peculiar who strives for immortality. Once a Peculiar who was part of a splinter group who sought to live outside the loops, Barron and his minions were mutated into the monstrous Hollowghasts as a result of a failed experiment involving stealing the essence of an ymbryne. Barron, however, finds an especially vile manner of regaining his humanity; raiding loops, killing all the Peculiars within—specifically children—and devouring their eyes. Barron repeats this process with several other loops, with the ultimate goal to find the loop of Ms. Peregrine and use her and several other ymbrynes to start the experiment anew. Once he does, Barron coerces Peregrine into coming with him under the threat of Jacob's life, and soon leaves all the children under her care to the mercy of the approaching Hollowghasts. Mr. Barron's humorously polite demeanor belied a child-murdering monster concerned solely with his own ends.
  • Mission: Impossible Film Series: Ethan Hunt and company have faced numerous terrorists and other criminals. The following duo, however, are the worst of the worst:
    • Mission: Impossible III: Owen Davian is a sociopathic, powerful international Arms Dealer who is notorious for selling to different terrorists. Davian wants to find the Rabbit's Foot, a highly dangerous weapon which Davian is going to give to John Musgrave and start a war in the Middle East which would kill many people. When he captures an agent who is spying on him, he brutally tortures her and plants a bomb inside of her head, detonating the bomb when she is finally rescued. When Davian is interrogated by Ethan Hunt, he gloats about killing the agent, saying that the only real reason he did it was because it was fun, before threatening to do the same to Ethan and his wife, no matter what, which he attempts to do multiple times, even going as far as to disguise his own security chief as Ethan's wife, and then killing her, just to torture Ethan. In his final moments, he keeps his promise, and decides to kill Ethan's wife, with Ethan Forced to Watch.
    • Rogue Nation & Fallout: Solomon Lane is a former MI-6 operative who, after realizing his own sociopathic nature, became enraged and went rogue with the Syndicate to cover up his own deficiencies. Using the Syndicate to carry out devastating terrorist attacks while committing murders himself, Lane was defeated and arrested by Ethan Hunt and his team. Two years later, Lane uses his ally John Lark—aka August Walker—to get free, now hell-bent on revenge against Ethan. To that end, he uses stolen plutonium to rig two nuclear bombs to go off in Kashmir, at a medical site where Ethan's ex-wife Julia is working just out of spite. The nukes will irradiate the water supplies of China, India and Pakistan, affecting a third of the earth's population while Lane is fine dying in the blast so long as he knows Ethan is framed for being Lark and will rot in a jail cell for the rest of his life haunted by the guilt of Julia's death. Abandoning all pretense of good intentions, Lane shows that he is a dark mirror to Hunt himself, stopping at nothing to achieve his ends, no matter how many have to die.
  • Mission Kashmir (2000 Bollywood film): Hilal Kohistani is a brutal Islamic terrorist dedicated to carrying out "Mission Kashmir." Brainwashing young boys who have lost people to violence, Kohistani has them carry out terrorist attacks for him to kill the innocent. When one is injured, Kohistani murders him to deceive the authorities with fake plans on the corpse and tells the other young men the victim killed himself for the cause. It is revealed Kohistani's Mission Kashmir is to bomb the holiest Muslim and Hindu sites in Kashmir when they are full of worshippers so as to start a religious war to rip India apart.
  • Mister Frost: Mister Frost is a charming, ruthless figure who claims to be Satan made flesh, out to destroy his doctor Sarah. A Serial Killer who tortured dozens to death, children included, Frost allows himself to be arrested and sets to ruining and manipulating others, causing suicides and madness to prove his power and the nature of evil. At last swaying Sarah into corruption to murder him, Frost promptly possesses her in his victory.
  • Molly (2017/2018): Deacon, a smug, arrogant leader of some of the last bastions of civilization in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, keeps control by kidnapping others and injecting them with drugs to turn them into feral "Supplicants", which are then made to fight to the death for the amusement of Deacon and his followers, which he demonstrates by destroying the minds of a couple who came to beg him for medicine for their daughter. Deacon tries to capture the heroine Molly to turn her into a superpowered Supplicant, even having the process done on a loyal minion just because he's running short on fighters. When things collapse around him, Deacon murders his loyal right-hand woman before going after Molly again, with every supplicant being a reminder of a life Deacon has destroyed.
  • Mom (1991): Nestor Duvalier is a monstrous "flesh-eater" and Serial Killer who opens the film attacking a pregnant woman and ripping her apart agonizingly to eat her unborn child, something routine for him in his murders. Later turning his sweet old landlady Emily into a monster like him, Duvalier leads her to murder others for meat, and later kills a neighbor for the sport and food in it. When Emily's son Cody confronts him, Duvalier attempts to gleefully murder him as well.
  • Monster Hunt: Lord Ge Qian Hu is the regional warlord and owner of the Heaven Restaurant. Disgusted by the Monster Hunter Bureau's fall into obscurity and wishing to revitalize it, Hu places a bounty on the Monster Queen's unborn child, relishing in the potential chaos that would ensue. Discovering that monsters were hiding in the Yongying Village, he captures the monsters, and takes them to his restaurant, where his employees would cook them into several dishes. Hu intended to eat the young monster king, Wuba, only to be stopped by Tianyin and Xiaolan. Taking Xiaolan and Tianyin's grandmother hostage, Hu gives Tianyin the option of either giving him the baby before he stopped counting, or to let both of his loved ones die a gruesome death. As the Monster King, he was responsible for orchestrating a civil war, and disguised himself as a human in order to eradicate the remnants of the old king's supporters. Hypocritical and having a taste for power, Ge wished to suppress his fellow monsters and humans alike.
  • The Monster Project: Devon Adams is revealed to be Satan himself, having staged a ritual to unleash Hell on Earth as a documentary where he and a film-making crew interview three supposedly real monsters. Over the course of the film, he has Bryan kill the demon-possessed Shiori, leaves Murielle to die alone after she is bitten by a vampire, and mocks Bryan's beliefs when he reveals his true nature. When questioned if he actually loved Murielle, he claims that love is about sacrifice, but it's clear he saw her as nothing more than a tool to use and dispose of, and then has one of his followers slash Bryan's throat to complete the ritual.
  • Moon Warriors: The 14th Prince, Lord Lan-ling, is the treacherous brother of the 13th Prince who desires to kill his good-hearted brother and rule as an unabashed tyrant. Lan-ling has the entire population of a fishing village put to the sword in order to kill the Prince and his allies and personally manages to kill the innocent Princess Moon. A hideously heartless boss, Lan-ling introduces himself using his bowstring to decapitate an unfortunate minion and later kills his abused second-in-command the second she redeems herself.
  • Mortal Engines: Thaddeus Valentine is the head of the Guild of Historians and the second-in-command to the mayor of London, Magnus Crome. Introduced observing the mobile city of London devouring a small mining town, it was revealed that prior to the main story, Thaddeus personally murdered the mother of the assassin—and his own daughter—Hester Shaw, and scarred Hester's face in order to gain an Old Technology for his own agenda. When one of the other Historians, Tom Nasworthy, found this out, Thaddeus released the dangerous criminal Shrike and sent him after Hester and Tom. It was revealed that he uses said Old Technology in order to activate a weapon known as MEDUSA that could destroy the Shield Wall that protected the static settlement known as Shan Guo so that he could make it his new hunting ground. When the mayor found out about Thaddeus's plans, Thaddeus murdered him in cold blood. When his plans of destroying the Shield Wall failed, he then orders his henchmen to execute London's control crew and plans to ram London into the wall. His own daughter Katherine called him out on how his only goal was to gain more power.
  • Mortal Kombat films:
    • 1995 film: Shang Tsung is an Evil Sorcerer who drains the souls of his victims and seeks to destroy Earthrealm for Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld. Starting the film by killing hero Liu Kang's younger brother and draining his soul, Shang Tsung manipulates the heroes into joining Mortal Kombat so he can see a victory for his side and finally see humanity destroyed. During his tenure as tournament grandmaster, Shang Tsung frequently drains the souls of defeated fighters, even still-living men from his own side, that he absorbs into himself, the souls suffering perpetual torment. When he realizes he may lose the tournament, Shang Tsung proves himself a dishonorable coward by doing everything he can to avoid fighting Liu Kang and trying to challenge weaker fighters in his place before relying on using Liu Kang's brother's form to try to break him mentally.
    • Annihilation: Elder God Shinnok, the God of Outworld and the father—and the one behindEmperor Shao Kahn, is in one form or another largely responsible for the events of the films as a whole. Having once decreed that his sons, Shao Kahn and Rayden (sic), must be able to kill the other to prove themselves worthy as his heir, Shinnok disowned his son Rayden after Rayden hesitated to kill Kahn, and seeks little else but his blood in the present day. Shinnok has conditioned Shao Kahn to be Emperor—threatening to take his soul should he fail to measure up to his standard—and has overseen the successful invasion of one other Realm by his hand, deliberately violating the Elder God's sacred rules to allow Kahn to invade Earth anyways after Shang Tsung's defeat. Shinnok callously oversees Kahn murdering Rayden after he denies his final offer of peace, sneering that Rayden shall die alongside the humans he's dedicated himself to protecting.
  • The Most Assassinated Woman in the World: Jean De Lancry is a Serial Killer who murders women and sells their corpses to the Grand Guignol theatre for the special effects. Having tried to rape the actress Paula Maxa in the past before raping and killing her sister Aimée, Jean regularly sends her death threats and has her perform a scene based on her tragedy. After trying to kill Paula, Jean successfully escapes justice and continues to murder women who resemble the actress.
  • The Most Dangerous Game: Count Zaroff is an Egomaniac Hunter who grew bored with big game, and decided to go after humans instead. To this end, he periodically shifted signal buoys to cause ships to wreck on his island, and takes any survivors to hunt, ostensibly letting them go if they evade him until sunrise. Before the hunt, he locks his victim in his trophy room for a few hours so the victim will be scared enough for a sporting chase. When Sanger "Bob" Rainsford becomes his latest foe, he threatens to make Eve Trowbridge into his sex slave if he wins. After Rainsford wins and he and Eve escape the island, Zaroff tries to shoot them both, showing that he has no honor at all.
  • Mr. Accident (2000): Duxton Chevalier is a surprisingly serious and evil villain for a comedy film. He forces his brother to hand over his egg company by threatening to chop the leg off of his beloved dog and gets more sinister as the film goes on. It's revealed that he murdered his own brother after already getting the company, stuffing his body in a refrigerator and sending it through a recycling machine. He then spikes the chicken feed with nicotine in order to produce nicotine-spiked eggs to get people addicted to the eggs so he can bring in the cash. As a result, when he discovers Roger is his ex's new boyfriend, he stuffs him and his best friend in another refrigerator and tries to repeat what he did with his brother with them still alive. He then moves on to try to murder his girlfriend Sunday with an ax after she rebukes his affections one last time. After Roger confronts him on his plan, asking if baby food is next, Duxton reacts by saying: "We're working on it."
  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior: Mengdu is The Evil Prince of the Rouran tribes. He is first seen ordering some prisoners slaughtered for fun. After being forced to stop by his father, Mengdu suggests that they use their recently-united army to conquer China, kicking off a war that's so severe that China must conscript one man from every military family. After twelve years of fighting, and the men tired of war, Mengdu kills one general who tried to convince the others to go home, kills his father to take over the army, declares that the war will continue, and forces his sister to marry him. After Mengdu finds Mulan's army weakened by a sandstorm, he decides to stop them by torturing his POWs to draw the soldiers out and killing them as they do. Soon, Mengdu gets impatient and orders the prisoners slaughtered, only stopping when a prince who happened to be in the army offers himself as a hostage.
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: The titular Dragon Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, ferociously conquered China two millennia ago. Forcing his defeated enemies to build The Great Wall of China, burying thousands of the dead and exhausted within the foundation, the Emperor cursed their souls to hold up the Wall for eternity. Seeking immortality, the Emperor enlisted the help of sorceress Zi Yuan but became enraged with her for sleeping with one of his Generals and tried to kill them both before Zi Yuan's curse turned the Emperor and his armies to clay. After his resurrection, the Emperor uses Shangri-La to become immortal and announces to his terra cotta warriors his intent to put the planet under his totalitarian regime.
  • The Mummy (2017): Ahmanet, once trained to succeed her father on the throne of Egypt, made a dark pact with the god Set after the birth of her baby brother to bring darkness throughout the world. Murdering her father, stepmother and baby brother, Ahmanet was mummified alive before Set could manifest. Freed millennia later, Ahmanet drains the life of innocent people to replenish her strength and attempts to manifest Set through hero Nick Morton. Later captured by the organization called The Prodigium, Ahmanet escapes by massacring the personnel and creates widespread chaos and death throughout London. Setting her eyes on Nick, Ahmanet spitefully murders Nick's Love Interest Jenny and attempts to convince him to accept Set so she may rule over the world as a queen.
  • Murder Party: Alexander is a sinister, seemingly wealthy man who organizes the titular "Murder Party" that lures in Chris Hawley, before taking him hostage. Alexander then asserts his dominance over the group of artists present and instructs them how to murder Christopher in a group effort. As the night goes on, Alexander plays sadistic mind games with the group and eventually reveals he's just a fry cook named Tim who planned to trick them all into committing a gruesome murder before killing all of them to steal their artwork and make it more valuable to sell when they were all dead. He immediately attempts to kill everyone present following this revelation.
  • Murders in the Zoo: Eric Gorman is a millionaire zoologist and big game hunter who is homicidally possessive of his wife Eveleyn. Introduced sewing closed the mouth of a colleague who kissed Evelyn and leaving him out in the wilderness to be slaughtered by wild animals, Eric plots to dispose of Roger Hewitt after he catches Evelyn's eye and fatally poisons him with mamba venom at a feast. When Evelyn threatens to expose his crimes, Eric tosses her into a pit to be torn apart by alligators with not an ounce of hesitation. Eric quickly poisons Dr. Woodford afterwards once he catches onto Eric's murders and tries to kill his assistant in a fit of rage after she saves Woodford's life. Even in spite of his charms, Eric is a senselessly violent psychopath whose crimes shocked audiences back in the 1930s and continue to stand out in depravity years later.
  • Murphy's Law (1986): The psychopathic Joan Freeman, upon being released from jail, intends on bloody retribution against detective Jack Murphy for putting her behind bars. Murdering Murphy's ex-wife and her boyfriend and framing Murphy for it, Freeman begins systematically slaughtering everyone who had anything to do with her incarceration, with the intention of destroying Murphy's good name and leaving him for last. Finally, Freeman tries to kill Murphy's friend Isabella with an arrow, proclaiming her undying hate for Murphy before attempted to kill him with an ax.
  • The Musketeer: Febre is a sadistic Blood Knight who lives for combat and destruction. Murdering D'Artagnan's parents in front of him as a child, Febre becomes the pet psychopath of Cardinal Richelieu and carries out his unsavory work. Febre murders many who cross his path and incites a riot to create political tension. Febre blackmails the queen by threatening a child's life to lure her and the Duke of Buckingham together to murder them both and frame the King of France. Febre then reveals his true goal: to start a giant war between France, Spain and Britain simply for the laughs of all the lives that will be lost. When Richelieu calls him mad for this, Febre remarks this is the third time he's been called insane in a night. "It must be so!"
  • Mutant Girls Squad: Kisaragi is the mutant leader of a HILKO resistance group who only cares for himself. He takes in HILKO girls shunned by society, training them to become soldiers. Sacrificing innocent humans for Izanami in return for power, he later leads an attack on an anti-HILKO meeting, forcing Rin to kill three innocent humans afterwards, disappointed when she refuses. The next morning, he sends all of his girls out to act as suicide bombers, killing thousands of humans in the process. During the attacks, Kisaragi kidnaps the anti-HILKO Prime Minister, using his blood to make Izanami grant him a mutant power suit. When the police lead a raid on the HILKO hideout, Kisaragi, using his new suit, gleefully kills them all, declaring himself the new leader of Japan. After Rin and Rei figure out his motives, Kisaragi tries to kill them, seeing them as having served their purpose.
  • Mute Witness (1995):
    • The Reaper is the head of a powerful ring of snuff filmmakers. A seemingly kind old man, the Reaper organizes massive operations where poor or immigrant women are lured in for pornography only to be beaten and painfully murdered on camera, with a truly massive operation. Ordering a mute woman killed when she is a witness, the Reaper later tries to have his seemingly loyal police mole killed with a car bomb to keep things as secret as possible.
    • Lyosha & Arkadi are the most prominent of the henchmen that the Reaper employs. Lyosha is the brains of the operation, making sure to capture every grizzly detail, while Arkadi kills the unexpecting targets. Both also work as crew members for a low-budget slasher film being made in Russia. One night, mute make-up artist Billy Hughes is accidentally left behind and catches the duo filming their snuff film. The duo stalks Billy throughout the empty film studio, nearly catching her a few times. Lyosha is able to convince the police that the "murder" was staged, showing the police a "fake" knife, and manages to give the slasher film being filmed in order to evade suspicion. Arkadi kills the night janitor that finds him burning the body of the woman he's killed and later tries to kill Billy, stalking her in her own home.
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D: Harry Warden, the original Miner, is a lot more violent and brutal than his counterpart in the original film. Already a thoroughly unpleasant man from the beginning, Warden murdered his fellow miners to conserve his own oxygen after an explosion in the mine, butchers the patients in a hospital, and slaughters a number of partygoers at the mine all while making his way towards Tom, who he blames for the explosion. His attempted murder of Tom traumatizes the latter, inspiring him to go on another Valentine's Day killing spree years later while seeing Warden committing the murders.
  • My Soul to Take: The Riverton Ripper is a malevolent spirit note  who caused a schizophrenic man named Abel Plenkov to unknowingly commit a series of murders in his town. When Abel discovered him, the Ripper took full control, killing Abel’s doctor and pregnant wife, and attempting to kill several others, including Abel’s young daughter before seemingly disappearing, but actually jumping into the body of a baby. Sixteen years later, when the Riverton Seven, the teenagers who happened to be born on the day the Ripper vanished, fail to complete a ritual meant to keep the Ripper away, the Ripper returns and begins killing them off. After killing five of the seven, leaving only Bug and his friend Alex, and having also killed Bug’s foster mother and a policeman, the Ripper reveals that his soul had been in Alex, and he tries to make a deal with Bug to kill Bug’s sister and pin the murders on the recently-deceased Jerome so that they would be seen as heroes. When Bug refuses, the Ripper tries to kill him as well.
  • Mystery Men: In the otherwise-comedic film, the vicious Casanova Frankenstein is released from the asylum he's been in for twenty years. Showing he hasn't changed in the slightest, Casanova promptly blows the Asylum up and abducts his old nemesis Captain Amazing, who had him released in the first place out of boredom. Planning to create the greatest act of evil Champion City has ever seen, Casanova unveils the Psycho-Frakulator that will painfully warp reality and kill every citizen in the city. Delighted by his own evil, Casanova even kills his own henchmen just to prove a point to the heroes when they try to stop him and abducts hero Mr. Furious's girlfriend with obvious lewd intentions before attempting to annihilate the city with them.
  • Mystics in Bali (1981 Film): The Queen of Leak at first appeared as a helpful mentor towards the two protagonists, Catherine and Mahendra, by teaching them the Black Magic known as Leak. However, it was revealed that she has her own agenda. After Catherine masters the Leak magic, the Queen then mind-controls her head and orders her to murder an innocent pregnant woman by sucking out her baby from the womb. The Queen then mind-controls Catherine again to took more innocent lives so that she could become even younger and stronger. When Mahendra's uncle interferes with her affairs, the Queen then electrocutes him and slits his throat in the ensuing fight.
  • Mythica series: Szorlok the Necromancer killed many people to find the Darkspore, which grants ultimate power over the death, even sacrificing his loyal acolytes to power it. Defeated, Szorlok went into exile, but later kills many to recover the separated fragments of the Darkspore. Upon taking center stage, Szorlok drains the life of his former friend and mentor Gojun Pye, raising armies of the undead to slaughter all in their path while Szorlok destroys the Gods to take their place, intending to make everyone worship him or die. When the heroine Marek resists him, Szorlok attempts to drain the life of every mortal on the planet to fuel himself, laughing how he will rule over a "world of death".

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  • Naked Weapon: Madam M, real name Madeline Ho, is the leader of a mysterious organization of female assassins. After killing her own top assassin, she seeks a replacement by kidnapping young girls from all over the world and bringing them to her island, where they are shot should they try to escape. After 6 years of grueling training and kill-or-be-killed exercises, the girls are forced by Madam M into a deathmatch that leaves only three of the original 40 alive. Afterwards, she drugs the surviving girls and has them brutally raped in order to "prepare" them for having to use their bodies to commit assassinations. She has them commit many murders all over the world, and when one of them tries to reconnect with her long-lost mother, Madam M tries to have said mother killed.
  • Nam Angels: Chard is a former member of the Nazi "Devil's Legion" who, after being rescued from near-death by an indigenous Vietnamese tribe, convinces them to prop him up as a god. His rule is brutal and isolationist, slaughtering any outsiders who stumble upon his tribe and selling POWs to both sides of the ongoing civil war. His men treated little better, Chard orders a village of his own loyalists slaughtered when one of them helps Lieutenant Vince Calhoun rescue his men, whom Chard had captured earlier. When Calhoun and the Hells Angels he's recruited attack Chard's hideout, the tyrant decides to sell them to the North Vietnamese Army in the hopes they'll be hunted for sport, while murdering one of the bikers himself and bringing his tattered coat back to taunt Calhoun.
  • Nate and Hayes: Ben Pease was once the partner of William "Bully" Hayes until Bully caught Ben subjecting innocents to slavery. The resulting fight had Bully shoot off Ben's private parts, and as a result, Ben has left a trail of murder across the seas to frame Bully for his crimes. Attacking a mission, Ben murders everyone except those he abducts to sell into slavery, and when the heroine Sophie takes one of his men hostage, Ben simply shoots the man to deprive her of a hostage. Allying with imperial Germany, Ben intends to supply them with slaves for their mines while also making an alliance with a cannibal tribe by giving them barrels full of severed heads and Sophie to use as a Human Sacrifice. Even at the end, Ben attempts to frame Bully for everything and see his nemesis hang in Ben's place.
  • The Nativity Story: King Herod is the tyrannical and blasphemous ruler of Judea, who ruthlessly taxes his already impoverished people to fund the construction of his own temples and palaces, and orders that anyone who cannot pay have their families forced into slavery or their animals slaughtered. However, he is most concerned with a prophecy that a Messiah will arise from the town of Bethlehem, ordering a census so he may track any men of power returning there, outlawing speak of the prophecy by punishment of crucifixion, and even threatening his own son with death if he does not continue to prove himself useful. When The Three Wise Men tell him that the Messiah they seek is a child, Herod lies and says he is looking for the Messiah too, and that they should return to him after he is found. When the Wise Men do not return, Herod commands that all the children under the age of two in Bethlehem be slaughtered.
  • Nazi Overlord: Dr. India Eris is a British scientist who defected to the Nazis and was tasked with making bioweapons. She had them stage a kidnapping so the Allies would send her test subjects in the form of rescue teams, meanwhile also experimenting on civilians near the base she's stationed in, children included. These experiments are meant to create a plague to spread amongst non-Aryan peoples so that they'll go mad and eat each other alive. She intends to transfer the virus via bug bites, but those test subjects keep exploding. After Captain Adam Rogers and his team are captured by her benefactors, Eris has them be Forced to Watch as she conducts these experiments, eventually setting some zombies on them when they break free. While she is killed in this final battle, she managed to infect Rogers beforehand, thus ravaging the Earth even after death.
  • Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012): Josef Mengele is a genius scientist and military commander who seeks to bring Adolf Hitler back to life and create the Fourth Reich by bombing every non-Aryan country with a flesh-eating bacteria and an army of technologically advanced Nazis. Escaping to Antarctica during World War II, Mengele prolongs the lifespan of his organization and forces a doctor named Riestad to bring a "constant supply" of victims to him, so he could vivisect them to keep him and his army alive. Abducting a group of researchers, Mengele keeps a skinless man alive for hours and executes another for suspecting he was a Jew. Selecting a group of women, Mengele gives one to be raped by his men and lobotomizes another, removing her brain with his own hand in a fit of anger. After reviving Hitler by allowing Riestad to kill his own unborn child and take his stem cells, Mengele plans on bringing the rest of the researchers to surgery so they could not be liabilities anymore.
  • Never Too Young to Die (1986): Velvet Von Ragner, the Arch-Enemy of the Stargroves, is an evil transvestite crime lord: 50% man, 50% woman, 100% wicked to the core. Velvet opens the film bombastically announcing his intention to poison the water supply of L.A. with a "worse than lethal" toxin that will contaminate it for 10,000 years, demanding extravagant ransom to stave that threat off. A gleeful sadist and murderer besides, Velvet guns down Lance Stargrove's secret spy father while attempting to have Lance's girlfriend cooked and Lance himself beaten to death. Velvet demonstrating a recurring nasty liking for "the finger", using his poisoned nails to fatally gouge out the throats of captured secret spies and his own failed minions alike–-a nail that ends up jammed in his own neck on his battle with Lance atop a dam, mere minutes after gloating he'll ensure all of the millions of homes downstream will obliviously be receiving the toxic water after his ransom plot is foiled.
  • New Dragon Inn: Both versions of the classic wuxia villain Tsao/Cao Siu-yan count:
    • Dragon Inn (Dragon Gate Inn) (1967): Tsao is an asthmatic, merciless eunuch and the chief of the Dong Chang, allowing them to murder and terrorize people with full impunity. Besting and executing his political rival, the noble Minister Yu, Tsao has Yu's children ruthlessly hunted down, having his men conduct a full massacre of the people within and around the titular inn to set up an ambush. Revealed to have castrated and press-ganged two of Yu's remaining sympathizers after they paid respects to the late Minister's grave, Tsao ultimately murders the border officer with his own sword en route to the inn and tries to slaughter everyone between him and the children himself.
    • Dragon Inn (New Dragon Gate Inn) (1992): No less evil than his original incarnation, Tsao here is a power-hungry eunuch who subverts the Emperor's authority to pursue power himself, having prisoners used as target practice by his men and having all of his politically rivals systematically captured and horribly killed. Personally torturing Minister Yang Yu-xuan to death and having his entire family murdered, Tsao spares only his two young children for the purpose of luring in the noble general Chow and his men so he can wipe them all out at once. His men pursuing Chow and the children to the Dragon Gate Inn, Tsao rides in himself and has his archers fire through both rebels and Dong Chang soldiers alike, ultimately coming down himself to kill the children and all of their sympathizers and successfully killing Mo-yan himself before his own death.
  • The New Kids (1985): Eddie Dutra is a smug, homicidal Jerkass who goes above and beyond the norm for 80s high school bullies. The cruel leader of a gang of rednecks who he keeps in line with threats and abuse, Dutra becomes obsessed with bedding the young teenager Abby McWilliams, responding to her rejection by assaulting her brother Loren and slitting the throat of her pet rabbit. Eventually escalating in his evil, Dutra kidnaps Abby and attempts to gang-rape her while setting parts of her on fire, later trying to force her to watch as he has her beloved uncle Charlie mauled to death by Dutra's pet dog. Shooting both Charlie and his own dog when things get out of his control, Dutra callously gets one of his gang members killed without remorse, and tries one last time to kill Abby and Loren by burning them alive, cackling all the way.
  • The New Legend of Shaolin: Ma Ling-Yee is a brutal government enforcer. Once a close ally of Hung Hei-Kwun, Ling-Yee betrayed his former friend and sided with the corrupt government out of greed. He led the government army in slaughtering Hei-Kwun's village, with his infant son being the only survivor. After seemingly being killed by Hei-Kwun, Ling-Yee was healed and made "invincible". Years later, Ling-Yee and the government forces sought out a map tattooed on the backs of several children, hoping it would lead them to the rebel treasure. In his quest, Ling-Yee and the government forces wiped out a temple of monks, personally killing his old master. He tracks the children to a village and captures them, including Hei-Kwun's son. When the children are freed, Ling-Yee pursues them to a rebel hideout, wiping out the rebels living there. Even when the government forces are defeated, Ling-Yee continues to pursue Hei-Kwun and the children to a ghost village and tries to kill them all.
  • The Nice Guys: "John Boy" is a ruthless hitman hired by the Detroit mob to silence Amelia Kuttner and tie up loose ends connected to her. Arriving in Los Angeles and immediately murdering two businessmen who had dealings with Amelia, John Boy tracks Amelia to the home of Holland March, where John Boy threatens and nearly murders March's daughter and her best friend for standing in his way. Killing Amelia with wry amusement, John Boy later stages an attack on the Los Angeles Auto Show to prevent Amelia's filmed exposure of Detroit's criminal dealings from airing, brutally beating the teenage film projectionist and leaving him for dead in his search. Tossing a grenade into a crowd and killing innocents to cause panicked chaos, John Boy tries to kill March and his partner Jackson Healy, as well as anyone else who gets in his way, notably executing three harmless security guards after dispatching them.
  • Nick of Time: Mr. Smith is a psychotic assassin with a Hair-Trigger Temper hiding under a paper-thin veneer of affability. A member of the conspiracy to assassinate Governor Eleanor Grant, Smith and his cohort Ms. Jones snatch accountant Gene Winston from off the street and browbeat him into carrying out the assassination at the threat of his young daughter Lynn's life—with full plans to likely kill both after they have worn out their use. Smith relentlessly hounds and beats Gene and threatens to brutally murder Lynn for the slightest deviation from the plot, and at one point reminisces over murdering a friend of his for being a "fuck-up." Smith coldly shoots Eleanor's assistant dead after she inadvertently learns too much, and once the plot to kill Eleanor goes awry for the final time, Smith simply indiscriminately fires into a populated crowd to take her out and shortly thereafter tries to murder Lynn himself. Deprived of any real emotion except murderous anger, Smith's tendency to harm anything that so much as displeased him marked him as the absolute worst of those involved in the conspiracy.
  • Night of the Running Man (1995): Sadistic hitman David Eckhart is introduced in bed with a lover, only to snap her neck when she attempts to ask him personal questions. Later blinding a mugger for amusement and wasting his time, Eckhart goes on the trail of cab driver Jerry Logan who, by chance, has ended up with a million dollars. Capturing a waitress Logan befriended, Eckhart dangles her over a dam's edge and drops her even when she gives him what he wants to know. Having Logan tortured by his partner Mills to keep him from running, the promise of the money eventually makes Eckhart murder his employer and his employer's wife and kill the "snitch" who informed him to get back in the local mob boss's good graces while keeping the money. Eckhart promptly betrays Logan's deal, tries to kill him and his girlfriend, and even murders Mills as not to share the wealth, gloating all the while about the "rush" he is getting from his excitement.
  • The Night Stalker (1986-1987): Chuck Summers is a former mercenary who discovered an ancient Chinese way of healing himself. Finding out that killing others grants him immortality, Chuck became a Serial Killer, gleefully murdering innocents to transplant their souls and strength into him. Moving to LA, Chuck started killing prostitutes for his rituals, murdering countless others who stand in the way on his quest for eternal life.
  • Night Terrors (1993): The charismatic cult leader, Paul Chevalier, is a descendant of the Marquis de Sade himself who has dedicated his life to embracing and upholding his ancestor's deranged teachings. Chevalier leads sadomasochistic orgies among his cult while fixating on a young woman named Genie who bears resemblance to Sade's own lover, terrorizing her by sadistically murdering her friends and tormenting them with her bodies. Chevalier eventually has Genie kidnapped, her father murdered and his head brought to torment her, while killing the man who brought Genie to him in the first place. When Genie remains defiant of him, Chevalier decides to torture her to death in whatever way his whims decree, horribly murdering even his own lover who tries to protect Genie from Chevalier's psychotic intentions.
  • Night Wars (1988): McGregor is a sadistic U.S. soldier who became a mercenary for the Viet Cong. Betraying his own platoon, McGregor served as the Torture Technician of a P.O.W. Camp, gleefully tormenting his former comrades. Trapping Jhonny in the camp with him for nine years, McGregor regularly tortures Trent and Jim when they go back in time to save their friend, taking advantage of the camp's supernatural properties in an attempt to torture the three for eternity. Invading the present, McGregor sexually assaults Trent's wife before stabbing her to death.
  • Nightbreed: Dr. Philip Decker is far eviler than any of the actual monsters in the film. He masquerades as a renowned psychologist, but is actually a masked, bayonet-wielding Serial Killer who butchers families—including the children—women he comes across; and anyone else he can get his hands on. He sees himself as a Death-like figure on a mission to stop the continuation of mankind. After Decker's psychiatric patient Aaron Boone tells him his dreams of the Nightbreed civilization, he frames Aaron for his crimes and gets Aaron killed by the police. When he learns of Aaron's resurrection and the existence of the Tribes of the Moon, he tries to exterminate the civilization of magical creatures as the ultimate extension of his mission to cleanse the world.
  • Nightcrawler: Louis "Lou" Bloom is what is known as a "Nightcrawler", a reporter who prowls the nights for the most gruesome footage he can gather. Louis is also a total sociopath who opens the film by attacking and perhaps murdering a security guard for his watch. Once he discovers the money in reporting, Louis devotes himself wholeheartedly to the endeavor. He blackmails his boss into sleeping with him once his position is secure, knowing that she needs his footage. Lou sabotages the brakes of a van belonging to a rival so he can film said rival dying on a stretcher. Lou later reports gang violence as a home invasion so he can create a panic-laden story of urban crime creeping into the suburbs, and later engineers a confrontation with the police in a crowded diner so he can film the resulting carnage as gang members, police and innocent civilians die. Finally, Lou follows a car chase and when one of the gang members crashes, Lou lies to his assistant Rick that the gangster is dead, causing Rick to be shot dead by the gangster once he goes over to film the body; the motive was Rick wanted more of the profits. A media sensation with his new company of Video Production News, Lou covers his lack of humanity with a seemingly friendly mask, all the while promising his new employees he'd never ask any of them to do something he wouldn't do himself.
  • Nighthawks: Heymar Reinhardt, alias "Wulfgar," is a terrorist who manipulates everyone around him and kills the people who help him. Even his employers don't like him, as evidenced by one of them refusing to pay him because several children were killed by his last attack at the beginning of the movie. He doesn't care who his actions injure or kill, even if the victims are children. He takes a frail old woman hostage at a subway, and before that, he killed the flight attendant he was staying with after she looked in his briefcase, calmly telling her that everything was okay, before killing her offscreen. Later on, he takes more hostages, including an eight-month-old infant. The only reason that he lets the infant live is because he knows that doing so would make him seem more employable to future or potential terrorist organizations, provided he can escape his current predicament alive.
  • The Nightingale (2019): Lieutenant Hawkins is a representation of the worst of the British soldiery. After heroine Clare requests he free her from servitude, Hawkins rapes her, later leading a gang rape of her and murdering her husband when he blames her for losing out on a promotion, resulting in one of his men murdering her baby. When heading to Launceston to secure a captaincy, Hawkins accepts his Sergeant Ruse abducting a native woman named Lowanna to use as a Sex Slave, raping her before leaving her for Ruse. Abandoning his men and murdering Lowanna during an Aboriginal attack, Hawkins tries to have Clare's guide Billy murdered. When a young boy convict named Eddie cannot shoot, Hawkins abandons him, mocking him over extending his sentence and shoots him dead when Eddie won't stop begging for another chance.
  • Nightmare at Noon (1988): The enigmatic foreign agent simply known as "the Albino" is a mute Mad Scientist who infects the water supply of the small town of Canyonland to drive them all into murderous insanity. The Albino oversees countless dozens turn upon and kill each other with a clear air of pleasure, having a harmless witness to his schemes executed and even murdering all of his minions when he decrees they're a liability to him.
  • Nightmare Cinema (2018): Mashit, from the story of the same name directed by Ryūhei Kitamura, is a demon drawn to lust and incest, punishing the perpetrators and torturing all around them for sheer sadistic glee. Coming to the home of Father Benedict Abuelo, who is having an affair with the nun Patricia, Mashit forces a child's suicide and begins to torment the duo until they believe a girl named Dani is possessed. Instead, Mashit takes her mother Cindy and tortures Dani while also mentally dominating the other children to use them as weapons to die against Father Benedict until he is killed. Mashit has Cindy kill herself before taking over Sister Patricia, gleefully planning to move on and continue the evil work.
  • The Nightmare Never Ends: Olivier, a demonic Man of Wealth and Taste—heavily implied to be the demon Moloch—and leader of a Satanic cult, has been involved in many wars over the centuries. He's introduced interrupting a Nazi dinner party to inform a man that he hasn't met his quota with Hitler for three weeks before gunning down the women onstage. He kills the alleged clairvoyant who showed Claire Hansen the vision of him in Nazi Germany. Weiss, a survivor of The Holocaust who lost his family to Olivier, attempts to hunt him down when he finds out that he sees him on TV, only for Olivier to brutally murder him. Olivier then rapes a girl, Annie, in his club and kills her boyfriend when he goes looking for him. He then sets his sights on the Claire's husband, Nobel Prize-winning atheist author, James Hansen, who just released a book entitled God Is Dead. He forces James into a meeting and attempts to recruit him to his cult, and melts his face when he refuses. When Lieutenant Sterne investigates him, Olivier kills his partner by filling his car with smoke and causing it to blow up when Sterne gets near. Then he goes after Claire, who's been tasked to kill him and remove his heart. She—along with Annie—captures him and tries to cut his heart out on an operating table, but Claire discovers that she killed Annie in his place, and Olivier murders her.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: Freddy Krueger:
    • Original continuity:
      • Freddy Krueger is the dream-invading ghost of a child murderer, who seeks to continue killing. In life, he kept missing children's pictures of his victims in a scrapbook and posed as an unassuming, caring father before his wife discovered the truth; he then murders his wife with no hesitation. When he got off on a technicality, the people of Springwood lynched Freddy, at which point he makes a bargain with demonic forces to become, in his own words, "what nightmares are made of". He uses his newfound powers to find increasingly creative ways to torture and murder his dozens of victims for his own amusement by using their primal fears against them, all the while cracking sick jokes; afterwards, he harvests the souls of his victims and keeps them in a hellish state within his body to draw their power. By the time of The Final Nightmare, Freddy's body count was in the hundreds, reducing Springwood to a child's graveyard and driving the adults into madness. He goes on to taunt a girl by appearing as her sexually abusive father, and even attempts to murder his own daughter Kathryn upon reuniting with her. Freddy makes it clear to Kathryn of his intent to continue his killing spree across the world until he runs out of victims, declaring "every town has an Elm Street." Freddy is one of the few Slasher Movie killers with a distinct and talkative personality, and has always simply been a sadistic monster who extends his victims' suffering for its own sake.
      • Freddy vs. Jason: Freddy Krueger is just as vile and revolting as he is in the main series. Seeking to regain his powers and start a new killing spree, Freddy resurrects Jason Voorhees from Hell and sics him onto Springwood to spread fear in his name. Growing annoyed that Jason is killing those he wanted for himself, Freddy makes an attempt to kill his pawn. It's later revealed he murdered Lori Campbell's mother, and attempts to rape Lori herself in her nightmare when she tries to help Jason.
    • 2010 reboot: Freddy Krueger is just as monstrous. A sadistic pedophile, Freddy used to be a preschool gardener who would take the children to his underground cave, where he would rape them and take photos of them, his favorite being Nancy. When the parents of the kids find out and murder him, Freddy returns from the dead years later in order to kill the kids for snitching on him. In their dreams, Freddy gives the teens a head start so that he can enjoy their screaming and fear before he brutally murders them, all the while making snide comments at them. He then hangs the bodies up in his boiler room as trophies. Setting his sights on Nancy once again, Freddy saves her for last, so that, once her brain goes into a coma via sleep deprivation, he can keep her as his sex toy forever. Despite getting killed again, Freddy immediately returns, killing Nancy's mother.
  • The Night of a Thousand Cats (1972): Hugo, disturbed playboy Serial Killer, routinely stalks the women of Acapulco in his helicopter, seducing them and bringing them to his mansion whereupon he strangles and kills them. Hugo, as an avid collector in the fashion of his ancestors, keeps the heads of his victims in glass cases in his basement, feeding the rest to his pen of ravenous cats—saving the bits he eats himself. Hugo further murders a doctor in fury who causes him to lose one of his victims, and even tosses his loyal servant Dorgo to his death for beating him in chess.
  • The Night of the Generals: Wilhelm Tanz is a fanatical Nazi and an unrepentant serial killer who targets women and uses knives to kill them in sexually depraved manners. Tanz's first known victim to the German army at large is in 1941, initiating an investigation by the far saner and more humane Major Grau. Tanz's brutal tactics with civilians make him stand out among his fellow officers, but Grau is alerted three years later when Tanz kills another woman and frames his driver Hermann for it. When Grau confronts Tanz, having deduced he is the killer, Tanz murders him and frames him as a member of a coup against Hitler. Finally, in the 1960s, Tanz's murder of another woman prompts a reopening of the cold case, finally resulting in Tanz brought to justice.
  • The Night of the Hunter: Harry Powell, a Serial Killer and self-appointed preacher, is introduced reminiscing about his previous murders as he was fleeing the sight of his latest murder. After sharing a cell with a bank robber, he gets out of prison and marries Willa, the bank robber's wife, believing her children knew where the stolen money was hidden. He skillfully endears himself to the town, and practically brainwashes Willa into believing his every word. When she overheard him asking the children about the money, he slits her throat as she was laying in bed, dumps her body into the river, and makes up a story to cover for it. In order to get the children to tell him where the money was, he threatens to murder the son, John, while his sister watched. While pursuing them, he kills a farmer, steals a horse and chases them across the state. Believing that God wanted him to murder women, Powell was a chilling psychopath who is unfettered when it comes to what he wants.
  • Nightwatch (1997): Inspector Thomas Cray is a despicable Serial Killer with a fetish for dead people. Once a nightwatchman for a morgue, Cray was fired for having sex with the dead bodies as they came through, and, after trying to sate his desires by hiring hookers to play dead while he had sex with them, decided to escalate his fantasy. Cray began murdering prostitutes, having sex with their corpses, then scooping out their eyeballs as trophies, something he repeats 5 times across his career, and, when getting tired of evading police, prompts to frame an innocent man for his crimes. After murdering a 17-year-old prostitute and framing the hapless Martin Bells as the killer, Cray tries to kill both Martin and his girlfriend with a buzzsaw to their skulls after beating his police partner to death with a baseball bat. A psychopath with a disturbing fixation on the dead, Thomas Cray's evil ran so deep that he actively defied having any reason for his crimes.
  • Ninja: Masazuka was the second-best student of the Takeda ninja dojo until he was expelled for trying to kill Casey Bowman. In response, Masazuka became a hitman in the employ of Temple Industries. Later, he tries to claim the Yoroi Bitsu, a box containing the Takeda school's founder's weapons, slaughtering most of the school in the process. After killing Sensei Takeda in his interrogation, Masazuka learns that his quarry is in New York City, and has Temple send some assassins after them. Killing the sole survivor of the goons' failed attempt, he seeks Casey and Namiko Takeda, killing most of the police precinct they're in and capturing the latter. During the final battle, Masazuka poisons Namiko just to get an edge on Casey.
  • Ninja III: The Domination (1984): The evil, unnamed Black Ninja opens the film by killing a couple at a golf course and everyone else he sees. When the police arrive, the ninja spends his time killing them as well before being mortally wounded. Stumbling upon a young woman, the evil ninja possesses her and begins using her body to murder the police officers who killed him and anyone nearby to witness him. Being barely stopped from killing his host's boyfriend, the Black Ninja is exorcised by the ninja Yamada, whose father was murdered by the Black Ninja, and takes his old body as an undead killer who immediately attempts to mind control or massacre everyone in the temple they're in before engaging Yamada in a final battle.
  • Ninja Assassin: Lord Ozunu is the ruthless leader of the Ozunu clan, a clan which takes in orphaned children and raises them as Child Soldiers by putting them through intense training regimes, where he routinely abuses them. Such abuse includes whipping them to the point of leaving scars on their bodies and forcing them to compete in brutal sparring matches where they beat each other to a bloody pulp, all for the purpose of making them the perfect ninja assassins. These assassins would go after their targets via black sand in a letter as a calling card, striking in the dark or dimly lit places killing not only the targets but anyone allied or unfortunate enough to be in the same room as the target as to leave no witnesses. Years prior to the film, when Kiriko had tried to leave the clan Ozunu had her captured and killed and nearly does the same to Raizo when he betrays him as well. During his final confrontation with Raizo, Ozunu he nearly kills Mika by stabbing her where her heart is supposed to be, with a cold, apathetic look on his face.
  • The Ninja War of Torakage (2014-15) has both halves of the Big Bad Ensemble:
    • Rikuri is the chancellor for Princess Mizuki, and, despite his goofy personality, proves himself to be a reprehensible figure. Murdering Mizuki's father to secure his position, Rikrui brainwashes Mizuki with magic water that allows him to easily manipulate her. Through Mizuki, Rikuri imposes cannibalism and slave labor upon the citizens of Jesus city, and has rebellious citizens of all ages sacrificed to non-existent gods in order to keep everyone in line. When Torakage and Tsukikage attempt to snatch Rikuri's golden scroll, Rikuri accepts Torakage's plan to keep Tsukikage hostage while he steals him the silver scroll, casually attempting to molest Tsukikage in the meantime. When Tsukikage harms him, Rikuri attempts to sacrifice her, and even strangles Mizuki when she defects against him.
    • Gensai Shinonome, Torakage's former master, is a greedy ninja leader who desires both the silver and golden scroll to obtain hidden treasure. Assigning one of her ninjas to steal the silver scroll, she kills him for accomplishing his task and seeks Torakage. Previously torturing Torakage for fun, she threatens to kill his son should he and Tsukikage fail to steal the golden scroll. With the scrolls in hand, Gensai doesn't care if she has to slaughter the people of Jesus City to gain the treasure. Attempting to kill Torakage after he steals her scrolls, she floods Jesus City by blowing up their dam, and holds Tsukikage hostage in exchange for Torakage's life.
  • No Contest duology:
    • No Contest (1995): "Oz", real name Raymond Brice, is a former drug lord out for revenge on Senator Donald Wilson, his former partner who sold him out to the police. Attacking a beauty pageant Candy, Wilson's daughter, is entered in Oz's men massacre the staff, Oz himself killing the pageant queen before taking the other contestants hostage. Fitting the hostages with explosives, Oz laughs when a terrified girl tries to run and is blown apart. When one of Oz's men is seduced by a captive and she escapes, Oz sadistically tortures him before killing him. Even after Senator Wilson pays him his demanded ransom money, Oz still spitefully tries to kill Candy.
    • No Contest II: Face the Evil (1997): Erich Dengler, posing as a philanthropic art donor named Eric Dane, is really a criminal trying to steal nerve gas canisters hidden in a museum statue. Each canister having the power to wipe out a country, Dengler plans to sell these to terrorists, thrilled at the potential bloodshed and profit. Taking a film crew as hostages, Dengler sadistically has one actor recite Shakespeare lines and shoots him whenever he finds the performance lacking before finally killing him. Keeping two hostages alive to demonstrate his horrific gas, Dengler is a greedy sociopath who would endanger the whole world just for profit.
  • No Country for Old Men: Anton Chigurh is a hired assassin defined by his fatalistic personal code. Compared to the Bubonic Plague by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh is an emotionless killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a coin toss. Introduced by strangling a police officer to death with handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his car, repeating this crime later in the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for Llewelyn Moss to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money for himself, and promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money, making it clear that he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act by claiming to be keeping his promise. A chilling psychopath devoid of humanity, Chigurh is presented as an unstoppable force of evil, a monster without empathy or remorse.
  • No Escape (1994): Walter Marek is the cultured, yet savage, leader of the Outsiders on the prison island. Keeping them savage and devoted to violence and cannibalism, Marek also forces others into gladiator fights for amusement, and to keep a brutal system going. When he is humiliated before his men, he promptly kills one who questions him and heads to massacre the more peaceful Insiders. After being repelled, he later forces two of the heroes to fight to the death, before attempting to slaughter the Insiders once again.
  • No Good Deed (2014): Colin Evans is a narcissistic murderer who kills a prison guard and driver on his escape from jail. When he flees, he tracks down his former fiancee who had cheated on him and brutally murders her for it. Later, Terri allows Colin into her home after he'd been supposedly lost in the rain. Colin proceeds to toy with her best friend Meg before beating her to death with a shovel and taking Terri and her young children hostage. Colin shoots a police officer who comes to investigate and brings Terri and the kids to where he left his own fiancee's body with the revelation that Terri's husband was cheating on her with Colin's fiancee. For the sake of his offended pride, he plans to kill Terri and her children before he kills her husband just as a harsh lesson about how nobody touches what's his.
  • No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Colonel Yuri is the leader of the Spetsnaz supplying weapons to insurgents, deliberately prolonging a war in the Cambodian-Vietnamese border causing dozens of POWs to be executed on a daily basis. Introduced interrogating a group of POWs near a crocodile pit, Yuri, upon learning one of the prisoners is a fighter, offers the captive the chance fight for freedom, only to deliver a long and brutal beatdown, where Yuri is clearly prolonging his victim's suffering for fun, before allowing the prisoner to leave only to change his mind mere seconds later, shooting the prisoner twice In the Back and throwing him to the crocodiles. Kidnapping Scott's girlfriend Sulin Ngyuen to force General Ngyuen to sign a treaty allowing the Soviets to continue their involvement in the war, Yuri had Sulin, and later Terri, hung by their wrists above the crocodile pit and slowly lower them, coldly telling them they will be eaten "from the legs first". As Scott and Mac raids the base in a daring rescue mission, Yuri abandons his troops, only to show up later trying to ambush the protagonists with a machine-gun, killing Terri in the process.
  • No Tears for the Dead: Byeon/Byun is the main villain John Lee's second-in-command and serves him and Ventura Corporation in return for a promised massive payday. When they fear their corruption is exposed, Byeon immediately puts hitmen on the job to murder the wife of an attempted whistleblower who he already had murdered by the protagonist Gon—also resulting in the death of the couple's young daughter. Byeon carries out multiple murders of suspected leakers himself and organizes a team of hitmen to go after Gon when he betrays them to save the widow, resulting in numerous innocents dying. When Byeon's liaison in the police force, implied to be his brother, demands more money for his efforts, Byeon stabs him to death and later even murders Lee when it turns out he won't be paid. He then proceeds to try to rape the heroine Mo-gyeong out of spite and retribution for the trouble she's caused him.
  • Non-Stop: Zack White sends anonymous text messages to Bill Marks demanding $150 million, threatening to kill someone every 20 minutes if the money is not transferred. While his boss, Tom Bowen, is trying to cause a catastrophe that will inspire people to increase air security, Zack is Only in It for the Money. After causing the deaths of three people, the two activate a bomb to blow up the plane and kill everyone on board. Zack goes to get parachutes so he and Tom can escape and leave everyone else to die. Although Zack does try to stop Tom when he learns that Tom planned for them to die on the plane as well, it's only out of concern for his own safety, and after Tom dies, Zack tries to kill Marks to get a parachute, once again attempting to leave the other passengers to their fate.
  • None Shall Escape (1944): Wilhelm Grimm is a walking study of the festering seeds of evil that bloom into the quintessential Nazi during the era of World War II. Introduced as a bitter, crippled German soldier returning from World War I, Grimm establishes his cruelty by raping a young student and tossing the blame onto a young man who insults him, leading to his victim's anguished suicide. Fascinated by the growing Nazi Party, Grimm eventually demonstrates his loyalty by sending his own brother into a concentration camp soon after the rise of the Third Reich and takes his young son to corrupt into his personal pawn and an extension of his legacy. As Reichskommissar of western Poland, Grimm oversees thousands of lives destroyed either in the camps or in sexual slavery to "entertain" German officers, seeing a protest of defiant people massacred to the last man while personally murdering the rabbi who inspired it and destroying his nephew by sending his love into prostitution, coldly murdering his nephew himself when he recants the Nazi ideology in disgust. At the end of the film, those who have survived Grimm's tortures paint him as a monster who chose the path he walked down out of pride, and ultimately, an unrepentant Grimm, spouting Nazi propaganda to his last breath, is marked as the perfect Nazi; a soulless creature capable only of cruelty and devoid of any human decency.
  • North Star (1996): Sean McLennon is a ruthless land baron who murders other landowners to steal their land. Seeking to murder a group of Native American landowners, the family of hero Santeek, McLennon later sees his wife abducted by Santeek. While initially seeming concerned by her, upon her recovery, McLennon denounces her as a "whore" and banishes her into the woods to die, even killing his own men when they ask to turn back, and murdering an entire posse of law enforcement officers and his own Native American guide when the man discerns McLennon is part Native American himself. Later arrested, he breaks out of jail by murdering his guards and heads to murder his wife himself.
  • Northmen A Viking Saga: The vicious Hjorr is the sadistic second in command of The Wolf Pack under his older brother Bovarr. Hjorr's opening scene in the film is to seize a soldier Bovarr was chastising for leaving a battle alive and shove his head into an open pit of flames until he is dead. When they learn Vikings have kidnapped their patron's daughter, Hjorr, knowing her disfavor towards the Wolf Pack and wanting to keep his employment, comes up with the idea to simply murder her. Hjorr informs his soldiers the King's orders are to simply murder his daughter. When the Vikings and their warrior priest try to hold off the Wolf Pack with a wall of flames, Hjorr grabs one luckless soldier and shoves him through the fire to get to them. Hjorr constantly relishes dealing as much pain to his victims as he can before killing them and even when dealt a mortal wound, spends the final moments of life trying to drag the Viking leader to the grave with him.
  • Nosferatu: Count Orlok, the eponymous "Nosferatu," one of the earliest examples of vampires in cinema and one of the most terrifying. When Thomas Hutter arrives in the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains, the locals speak Orlok's name in hushed whispers and don't dare to venture out at dark. Upon meeting Orlok, Hutter is attacked and the count tries to feed from him fatally before being repulsed. Hutter witnesses Orlok loading up several coffins to be transported across the sea, and Orlok later kills the crew of the schooner transporting him. The other coffins are revealed to also contain plague-bearing rats, and Orlok's arrival spreads a deathly plague all over Europe. He uses the plague as cover to feed on the people of Hutter's home village of Wisborg without suspicion before Hutter's innocent wife Ellen catches his eye. Orlok attacks Ellen, draining her to death in her Heroic Sacrifice to keep him distracted before the sun rises to destroy him. Orlok had spawned a legion of imitators and while later vampires were portrayed as sophisticated, urbane and charming, Orlok is nothing more than a cunning, evil and ravenous beast that can barely pass as a human being.
  • Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013): Benno is a mood-swinging sociopath who serves as a toxic influence on everyone around him. Befriending Tore and accepting him into his home, Benno initially presents himself as a loving family man to hide his obsession with breaking Tore's spirit and making him lose faith in Jesus Christ, molesting his fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, Sanny, for spending time with Tore. Gradually revealing his true personality as a possessive and abusive monster, Benno does his best to make Tore's life a living hell by using every form of torture at his disposal; Benno drowns his cat in front of him and force feeds him rotten food after having starved the man. After Tore returns from the hospital, Benno begins leaving him at an erotic nightclub to be a Sex Slave, gladly mocking the sexual abuse. Challenging Tore to suffocate him with a pillow, Benno tries to attack Sanny for trying to kill him and then savagely beats Tore for defending her even after he had saved him, culminating with his murder.
  • Novecento: Atilla is a sadistic fascist who lords over the workers on his estate, killing and imprisoning them as he wishes. Atilla massacres peasants to confiscate their lands, murders a wealthy widow to steal her estate and in his most vile action, rapes and then murders a little boy who was the son of one of his most fervent supporters.
  • The November Man: In this film, based on the seventh book (There Are No Spies) of Bill Granger's series, Arkady Federov is a ruthless Russian military man turned politician who is running for President of Russia. In order to do so, Federov begins purging associates and witnesses of his atrocities during the Chechen War. As a commander in Chechnya, Federov was part of a False Flag Operation that killed thousands of his own soldiers so he could have an excuse to go to war and profit from an oil pipeline. Federov killed many civilians, including the family of a surviving victim whom Federov kept as a sex toy to rape and abuse. When confronted by her in the present, he gloats "making her a woman" is his fondest memory.

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