Horror villain scrapfest: Round 2

The ultimate horror villain scrapfest is now down to a sinister sixteen.

The ultimate horror villain scrapfest is now down to a sinister sixteen.

BRIAN BAKER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:31 AM ET

Like a horror movie conclusion, there were a few surprising victors when the creepy mist settled in round one. Here are the results with a selection of voter comments. Scroll down to vote in our sinister sixteen round of the ultimate horror villain scrapfest.

Mike Myers vs. Billy Lens

The sociopath of Haddonville, Ill. put another notch in his belt by slaughtering Black Christmas villain Billy Lens. The silent but deadly Mike Myers grabbed 91.76% (2,974) of the votes over the sorority house peeping tom (267) created by Canadian screenplay writer Roy Moore.

Here’s what you had to say on Dr. Sam Loomis’ quarry, and Canada’s call to the horror genre:

“Michael Myers is probably the most realistic. He's slow and methodical. Did you notice he never has to run after his targets? They try to run away but yet he still ends up catching them.”

“Myers is the classic horror villain. Even to this day his plain white mask and black eyes stand up to the high tech of horror movies.”

“Suspense with little information beats a William Shatner mask just running around stabbing people.”

Jason Voorhees vs. Harry Warden

The Miner from My Bloody Valentine, another Canadian-made horror flick, was buried under the popularity, or infamy of Camp Crystal Lake’s forgotten drowning victim.

Well-known for his goalie mask and the dozen feature films he’s been in, Jason Voorhees first put on his trademark mask in Friday the 13th, Part 3. Still, 10 movies later, and a body count to rival Michael, Freddy and Leatherface, Voorhees picked up 3,011 votes for 93.28% of the total. Harry Warden picked up only 217 votes total.

According to Sun readers, everyone loves a machete-wielding psycho:

“A machete is more visceral. You think sword, you think deep cuts, disemboweling, severed limbs. You think pick-axe and you think a puncture wound, no big whoop.”

“Only thing scarier than Jason is his mother.”

“Jason started Kevin Bacon's career, what's scarier than that!”

Count Dracula vs. The Unnamed Demon

Well the Transylvanian Prince of Darkness didn’t have a cakewalk through Paranormal Activity territory. Vlad only managed to pull out 53.02% (1,714) of the popular vote against Oren Peli’s demon of the night (1,519).

As for thoughts on this heavyweight tilt, here were yours:

“You can't see (the unnamed demon). You can't kill it. You can't control it. Dracula has limitations.”

“Everyone has heard of vampires. There are a lot of variations but we all know how screwed we are if we meet one. The unnamed demon, with nothing but scary sounds? Is somebody calling Caspar for a visit?”

“Dracula as a character exudes the threat of all the desires we self-censor on a daily basis. Our repressed selves are scarier than any external threat.”

Freddy Krueger vs. Ben Willis

I Know What You Did Last Summer’s fisherman Ben Willis died of a thousand cuts at the hand Freddy Krueger. The disfigured murderer brought in 2,997 votes (92.79%) compared to Willis’ measly 233.

Sun readers had some sharp commentary on who scared them more:

“Being attacked in your sleep? It’s a primal, deep seeded fear — much scarier than being stalked.”

“The guy kills you in your sleep. How can a dopey looking fisherman hold a candle to that?”

“Freddy Krueger! This one is two-fold. Not only because of the obvious scary parts in the movie, but the horrible reason behind his existence. Sad but true that we have these real monsters in society.”

The Werewolf vs. The Leprechaun

Those suffering from lycanthropy had a rough ride with the wee Irish fairy that will do anything for his pot-o-gold. The wolf clan grabbed 60.16% (1,937) of the votes while Warwick Davis’ infamous horror-comedy villain snared 1,283 votes.

Here are some of your howls at the moon on the battle:

“Werewolves are out for blood. You can stop leprechauns with a bowl of lucky charms.”

“The werewolf can be done right. The leprechaun will always have the stench of B movie.”

“The Leprechaun has turned into a joke in their most recent series of movies. The Werewolf is a classic horror character that lives on for years, and looks like my very hairy neighbour.”

The Zombie vs. The Firefly Family

The biggest surprise out of all the horror villain battles was how handily Captain Spaulding and company wiped out the undead hordes. The Firefly family of Texas, featuring the Devil’s Rejects trio of Baby, Otis and Spaulding cut up the groaning, festering masses with 56.69% (1,823) of the votes. George A. Romero’s shamblers grabbed for whatever loose ends they could get, devouring 43.31% (1,393).

As for the reasoning behind the Firefly family being declared the victors:

“Zombies are just hungry. These guys are f*&%ing crazy!!!”

“Firefly family! Zombies eat you for your brains. The firefly family kills you because they’re bored.”

“Zombies always beat rural Bible-belt families. Course there is a bit of a problem with the whole, "I want to eat your brain!" thing when your backwoods family doesn't have any.”

Hannibal Lecter vs. Pluto

Horror movie fans preferred the more cerebral cannibal of Hannibal Lecter than Pluto and his family of desert-dwelling savages. Thomas Harris’ villain had Pluto’s liver with a nice bottle of Chianti and fava beans, downing the brute with 88.07% (2,849) of the vote. Pluto, in all his disfigured glory, stole 11.93% of the clicks with 386 votes.

The big winner was Hopkins’ unassuming, sociopathic portrayal of Lecter, according to film buffs.

“Hannibal. Anyone who eats fava beans has issues.”

“Lecter is perhaps the ultimate modern villain — he's smarter than we are and is higher up on the food chain.”

“Pluto is just a dumb brute compared to Lecter who will eat your face while you're still alive, and have a conversation with you while he does it. Lecter, no contest here.”

Leatherface vs. Candyman

Apparently the sound of a chainsaw is more freaky than a hive of bees, to readers. Bubba ‘Leatherface’ Sawyer sliced up his competition real thick bringing home 78.19% of the bacon (2,527 votes). Candyman faired better than most horror villains, getting 705 flies with honey for 21.81%.

Horror fans chewed the fat over why they felt Gunnar Hansen was better than Tony Todd:

“I chose Leatherface, because you have to call upon Candyman for him to hurt you. Leatherface can just pop out of nowhere.”

“Leatherface ... How do you stop him and his support group?”

“Leatherface is by far someone you don't want to meet up with in an alley, Candyman, you just don't have to say his name enough times, and you are safe from him.”

Xenomorphs vs. Samara

The brood that gave Ripley a hard time was given a challenge by the “Seven days” girl from The Ring. Still, the freaks that come out at night — mostly — entered the second round with 65.03% percent of the clicks, totaling 2,098 votes. Samara managed to pull in 1,128 votes for 34.97%.

Even though we can’t hear you scream in space, we saw your words on this frightfest:

“Alien is pretty scary for its time but the whole psychological effects of waiting the seven days and not knowing when she may or may not pop up — way scarier.”

“Alien. Those monsters are still terrifying. The girl from the ring is just a J-horror rip off. All those American remakes are garbage.”

“Aliens, hands down. There's no stopping them, and the facehuggers are creepy as sin. Samara was a bore in comparison.”

Predator vs. The Thing

The first extra-terrestrial matchup pitted John Carpenter’s mimic specialist against the Thomas brothers’ adept hunter. Even though Dutch and his unit said, “If it bleeds, we can kill it”, you picked Predator over The Thing by a margin of 1,883 to 1,357.

Whether or not The Thing is dead and gone, here was the response to the E.T. showdown.

“A creature that can camouflage at will, have an arsenal of weapons to kill you with and able to adapt pretty much anywhere is a far sight scarier.”

“I chose the Thing over the Predator because I don’t carry weapons so the Predator wouldn’t bother me.”

“Imitating alien — it could be anyone or anything. Just when you think you nailed him, he's there again. Gotta love the Predator though, he has a sense of honour about his hunting culture. I would be less scared with him on my side.”

Jigsaw vs. Pazuzu

Tobin Bell couldn’t hold a cross to Linda Blair and her unexpected house guest. Pazuzu, the demon that possessed young Regan MacNeil, captured 67.93% of voters’ clicks (2,197), while sociopath Jigsaw and his creepy ventriloquism dummy, grabbed 32.07% (1,037).

When it comes to the creep factor, people prefer the unknown to the tangible.

“I would go with the demon simply because of its ability to come back year after year after being exorcised. Remove the sociopath once and it's done.”

“You try turning your head 360 degrees and walk down the stairs upside down and backwards.”

“Pazuzu — because the Exorcist is still the scariest movie of all time.”

Norman Bates vs. Ghostface

The original Psycho that kids probably studied in their Woodsboro film classes was the winner of this serial killing tilt. Momma’s boy Norman Bates, of the famous Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, downed Wes Craven’s scary movie fan 2,295 (70.92%) to 941 (29.08%).

Here’s the cross-examination from the poll:

“Momma's boy for sure, it's those type of guys you have to watch your back around.”

“Norman Bates reminds me of Dalton McGuinty.”

“Norman is a creation of when horror films actually surprised us. His charm and madness are far more interesting than another Halloween costume idea.”

Kayako vs. The Mummy

Apparently our readers have a grudge against Egyptian sarcophagi inhabitants. The original Boris Karloff portrayal of the reanimated, yet desiccated corpse, and even Arnold Vosloo’s reboot could not compete against Kayako, the Japanese tortured soul.

Here’s the skinny on the Grudge match, provided by you:

“Again, I could outrun Boris in a coma. Between him and a zombie I could hitch a ride on a turtle and leave them in my dust. They aren't even smart enough to sneek up on you. An exposed nail poses a greater threat.”

“100 years of movies later, you tell me who will be rebooted first, the classic of course.”

“Kayako. Those sounds she made are horrific and creepy as heck!”

Jaws vs. The Gillman

When it comes to the deep blue sea, the great white shark is the most terrifying denizen. Universal Studios classic Creature From the Black Lagoon couldn’t doggy-paddle against the opening maw of Jaws.

Spielberg’s overgrown monster gobbled up 2,828 votes for 87.55% of the pie. The Gillman, while catching flies, managed to steal 402 votes for 12.45%.

Here’s what shark fans gushed about:

“A giant, ravenous shark. The closer relationship to reality makes it all that more spooky, especially knowing that the megalodon would have dwarfed the shark.”

“Jaws, because when you are stuck in the middle of the ocean with a massive shark, no one will hear you scream!”

“I, like many others, never went back into open water again after seeing Jaws. It also didn't help that back in those days I also saw the movie Piranha (the original, not the kooky stuff today).”

Pinhead vs. Pumpkinhead

People prefer their horror villains donned in leather and pierced in places not touched by the sun. Horror writer Clive Barker’s Cenobite villain Pinhead had such sights to show Stan Winston’s resurrected demon of vengeance, beating it 2,541(79.41%) votes to 659 (20.59%).

Though many admitted to not seeing Pumpkinhead, both were frightening, with the no-boundaries Pinhead pulling off the win.

“I can remember being a kid and watching Pumpkinhead and having major nightmares ... Hellraiser was something I watched when I was older and it still gave me nightmares.”

“Another one of the best. (Pinhead) will tear your soul apart. What more can be done?”

“Pumpkinhead was the first horror movie that ever actually freaked me out and I was 17 when I saw it. Definitely gets my vote.”

Frankenstein’s Monster vs. Chucky

Boris Karloff just doesn’t have the scare factor anymore according to horror movie fans. Both of his Universal Studios roles lost to their challengers, including the legendary monster made from spare parts. Chucky, a doll possessed by serial killer, seemed to click with voters, beating Mary Shelley’s modern Prometheus 1,881 (58.47%) to 1,336 (41.53%).

Here are some of the comments scared up from readers:

“The doll, hands down. I wondered many times if my Cabbage Patch Doll would try to kill me.”

“If you see Frankenstein coming you will run because he looks scary. He's slow so he'll never catch you. If you see Chucky coming you'll pick him up and hug him because he's so cute ... well at least he was in the first part. Once you embrace him he'll stab you in the back.”

“Chucky for sure. Frankenstein was a nice guy, Chucky is a cold blooded killer. Why is the misunderstood monster even considered a villain?”


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