by Heath Holland
Do you ever watch a movie where the bad guy is so unrepentantly evil that it actually makes you uncomfortable? I’m definitely not talking about a baddies like Ultron or the Wicked Witch of the West. I’m talking about movies where the villain is so realistic that it makes it hard to continue watching the movie because you’re suddenly thinking about very real, very dangerous people. Here are a few film characters that creep me out in a big, bad way because they could be in my town…in my neighborhood…on my street...
Sandra Dee’s mom in A Summer Place
The Hill People from The Hills Have Eyes
The Firefly Family from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects
Mrs. Carmody in The Mist
Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal
Calvin Candie in Django Unchained
These are just a few characters from movies that feel so real and so scary to me because they’re out there. I always reference Freddy and Jason in conversations like these because I know there’s probably not an undead guy in a hockey mask in the woods or a burned pedophile waiting to get me in my dreams. I do, however, know that there are most certainly people just like the ones I’ve listed above because we see them in the news all the time. I suppose a list like this is subjective, and everyone’s personal list would be different, so that’s why I’d love to hear your own examples of what I’m talking about here. Shout ‘em out in the comments below, and remember to stick together and stay in the light…they can’t get us when we’re in the light.