Iconic villains such as the iconic Freddie Krueger and Leather Face stay long in our minds because of their appearance. Krueger especially, with his badly scarred face, is seared in our minds.
On the other end, there are also villains made out of seemingly harmless people or objects, and in one case, fruit. Here’s a look at more than a handful of unusual horror movie villains.
Villains Which Are Objects
A Car Tyre (Rubber)
Be afraid, be very afraid of tyres.
In this 2011 movie, Robert the tyre has been abandoned in the desert, but mysteriously comes to life. As he roams the dry and crackling landscape, he discovers he has telepathic powers that can destroy anything he fancies. This soon turns disastrous for humans, as he leaves a path of destruction in his wake.
The moral of the story? Do not discard your tyres in the wild.
A Condom (Killer Condom)
Based on a German best-selling comic book, a condom not only comes alive, but has a thirst for blood.
A college professor lures a student into a sexual act with him, and promises to raise her grades. However, the condom he uses sprouts teeth and has a pretty strong bite. It’s unclear how the condom comes alive, but it’s clear it poses a menace, and the detective assigned to the case must learn how to outwit this prophylactic before more male genitals get bitten.
Villains Made Up of Food
Tomatoes (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes)
How can tomatoes be threatening?
In this 1978 dark comedy, the usually docile fruit commonly found in salads turn on humans. The story tells of these tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown reasons and revolt against humanity. No one knows the reason behind the mysterious attacks by these tomatoes on humans, but one thing’s for sure- they must be stopped! The ridiculousness of the whole movie premise appeals to the audience so much that it triggered three sequels. In fact, its direct sequel, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, set a decade later, features George Clooney in a co-leading role. Watch this, and we guarantee you will swear off tomatoes for a really long time. There are also other movies on killer food, like Attack of the Mushroom People (a 1963 Japanese movie) and Attack of the Killer Donuts.
Leave our food alone please!
Gingerbread man (The Gingerdead Man)
Believe it or not, The Gingerdead Man is the first in a series of films, and it stars Gary Busey as the titular character. A killer, after being executed for his crimes, is cremated. His mother, saddened and angered by his death, seeks revenge. She mixes his ashes with gingerbread spice and puts a curse on it. The spice eventually gets sold and bake into a gingerbread man, except this gingerbread man comes alive and is bent on killing. This is definitely not the gingerbread man story we read as a child!
Dolls Come Alive as Villains
A Doll (Annabelle)
Yes, we all have seen Chucky, the Good Guy doll that comes alive and goes on a killing spree to find a suitable host to inhabit so that the evil spirit living in the doll can take human form. Annabelle however, is more sinister than that. While Chucky takes the killing in his own hands, Annabelle doesn’t.
John (Ward Horton) and Mia (Annabelle Wallis) are a happy couple about to be first-time parents. John comes home one day and gifted Mia with a beautiful vintage doll in a wedding dress named Annabelle, to Mia’s delight. That is until a horrific night where their house is broken into by a satanic cult, who violently attacked the couple. Apart from that, the cult also left behind something more sinister, and it manifested in Annabelle, who then comes alive to terrorise the couple, and more. We will never be able to see life-like dolls the same way again.
A Sex Doll (Blown)
Be careful of your sex doll, it just might come alive!
Bobby celebrates his last day of being single with a bachelor party with his friends. However, they party too hard, and loud, to his neighbour’s dismay. Incensed at the noise, Esmerelda, the neighbour, decides to do something vengeful about it. It helps that she is a voodoo priestess; she cast a spell to conjure an inflatable sex doll to life, and wreaks havoc on the party.
If you want to mess with your neighbours, just make sure they’re normal humans.
Unusual Villains of the Human Kind
A Nun (The Nun)
How sacrilegious it is for someone who devotes herself to god to be a villain? That’s exactly what happened in The Nun. A young nun (Taissa Farmiga) at a cloistered abbey in Romania had taken her own life. To investigate, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the brink of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. The pair starts to discover that the abbey has a few secrets of their own. They risk not only their lives, but their souls as well, to confront a malevolent force, in the form of a nun. It turns out that this same demonic nun had first terrorised audiences in The Conjuring 2. The abbey, once a place of holiness, becomes a battleground against the living and the dead.
A Clown (It)
We’re just going to come right out and say it. Stephen King ruined clowns for us. Based on one of his bestselling novels, the story tells of a group of children being terrorised by an evil force in their town.
It is a story told in flashbacks. In the small town of Derry, a group of children are terrorised by an evil force. They band together to investigate, leading to a number of scary confrontations with a creepy clown, or rather, an evil force disguised as a clown (Bill Skarsgård) to get close to kids. The story spans thirty years, with the kids grown up, moved away, only to be brought back later for some unfinished business. Tell us, do you float?
We don’t, but we sure aren’t fans of clowns anymore.