Top 10 Scariest Characters in Non-Horror Films

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Something doesn't have to be scary to frighten the life out of you. For this list, we’ve picked out some of the freakiest, nightmare-inducing characters to appear in movies from genres other than horror. We’re talking about those characters that, for one reason or another, creep you out, but are not what most would traditionally class as scary. Oh, and just to be clear, a character just being intimidating isn’t enough here. So, Terence Fletcher from “Whiplash” and Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from “Full Metal Jacket” - haa, you can’t get us! At least, for now. Our countdown includes films such as “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003), “Batman Returns” (1992) & “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991). Did your favorite scary character from a non-horror film make the list? Let us know in the comments!
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WatchMojo.com Month ago
Which character from a non-horror movie gave you the chills?
Wolverine Potter
Wolverine Potter 13 days ago
Agent Smith from The Matrix (1999). Christ he was menacing. His possession thing in the sequels were creepy
Melissa Cooper
Melissa Cooper 23 days ago
@Gitzy Star I agree. Just the thought of her headless body lunging after Dorothy scares the crap out of me!
Jordan Tucker
Jordan Tucker Month ago
The Other Mother, from Coraline. She appears as a perfected version of your own mom, but with button eyes. You think you would be put off but she smooths talks you down, shows you the fun parts of her world and cooks your favorite meals. And when you prefer her world than yours, she might convince you to let her sew buttons into your eyes only for her to devour your eyes. And if not, she'll turn into a giant spider monster and force you to have them.
Melissa McDonald
The Pale Man and the Joker 😰
Christopher Moore
@Jarrod Blake // JRCB Production Co. it does!
Mike Fox
Mike Fox 8 days ago
Judge Doom should be number 1! He TERRIFIED me when I was a kid!
Renata Criticou
Renata Criticou 11 days ago
Where is Voldemort???
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman 11 days ago
You forgot about the red hair guy from shrek
zombie cat
zombie cat 11 days ago
Me: :) after watching, who framed Roger rabbit: T_T
Cain Nuke
Cain Nuke 12 days ago
Did anyone else notice the coincidence? n the honorable mentions Blue Velvet is followed by a character played by TOM NOONAN.
hoochiemoochie 12 days ago
Judge Doom... played today by Adam Schiff. Though, Schiff doesn't have the presence, talent, or charm that Christopher Lloyd has.
bondfanU.K.1989 69
bondfanU.K.1989 69 13 days ago
One of non horror characters is ernst starvo blofeld all entire james bond movies in 1963 till 2020 blofeld was not in 1962
Senor Sniper
Senor Sniper 13 days ago
Y’all just gonna make this list without acknowledging the other mother?
panagiotiskald 14 days ago
Where is Voldemort ??
Alexis Frohlich
Alexis Frohlich 15 days ago
Personally, Judge Doom scared me more with the shoe scene than the eye popping
Sith Lord
Saber Assassin257
Saber Assassin257 16 days ago
What is the name of the music used in the back ground for the entire video
Damien E wheinzwood
Terence fletcher is horrorfied only one....
Jipsi Lee
Jipsi Lee 18 days ago
Oogie-boogie (A nightmare before xmas); the witches from The Witches
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina 20 days ago
That Child Catcher still creeps me out to this day. Why I refuse to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to this day.
thedankens 21 day ago
The end of the movie with Judge Doom scared the ever loving crap outta me as a kid.
Nico Zandvliet
Nico Zandvliet 22 days ago
the belly dolls from toy story 4
bbsy1 22 days ago
Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka? Scarier than this whole list.
MCgamerSK 22 days ago
I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit when I was a kid but that guy didn’t scared me that much.
tadweird 17
tadweird 17 22 days ago
What about the dark figures in Ghost? Those were kinda scary considering where they were taking the ghosts of the criminals.
Melissa Cooper
Melissa Cooper 23 days ago
The ones that are scary to me are as follows: The Emperor from ROTJ. The scariest part was when he was trying to kill Luke Skywalker! Mombi from Return to Oz. I can't get the image of her headless body lunging after Dorothy out of my head! Voldermort from the Harry Potter series. Need I say more? Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His big reveal as a toon was scary! And finally Alex from A Clockwork Orange. What makes him scary is the fact that he is good looking but he has violent tendencies and the thought of being raped by him scares me!
Kako phonien
Kako phonien 23 days ago
wow, half oof this list is a straight up rip-off of the villains list the nostalgia critic did few years ago
Theresa Cherco
Theresa Cherco 23 days ago
The villain from who framed Roger rabbit scared me as a kid I would have nightmares And also the child catcher from chitty chitty Bang Bang
The Superhero Dragon
Joaquin Phoenix Joker. Period.
Invader Zim
Invader Zim 25 days ago
What If I Steal The Pale Mans Eyes And Then Jump On Them And Squish Them And Then Eat His Fruit?
doge boi
doge boi 25 days ago
Phobe is the best
Bimsara Kumarajeewa
Bill the butcher cutting that guy is so dammed creepy
MJ Pilot
MJ Pilot 26 days ago
The Child Catcher doesn't look scary, just acts scary, he just looks stupid
b b
b b 26 days ago
Blue Velvet was so fucking terrifying in such a skin crawling way, yes. Leave it to David Lynch to make surreal nightmares come true. But his short films are even more terrifying. The Grandma one... Oh my god.
SuperFanboy101 28 days ago
Phoebe: Hands up! Who was scared of him as a kid? Me: *hands down* Funny enough, I first saw this film when I was four and Judge Doom never scared me for some reason.
Ralph V
Ralph V 28 days ago
Were is JOKER ???
skte2die 29 days ago
No Large Marge?
Nee da swankie bee
Nee da swankie bee 29 days ago
I’m so glad Anton made the list. Bardem was absolutely terrifying in that movie.
Shondar Powless jr
Shondar Powless jr 29 days ago
Hills Have Eyes
Shondar Powless jr
Shondar Powless jr 29 days ago
Hyperopiate 29 days ago
Pale Man = Pyramid Head when he gets old.
John Horton
John Horton 29 days ago
And i thought Darryl Van Horne from The Witches of Eastwick was Scary
Janskas Jack
Janskas Jack Month ago
Uh excuse me how was Voldemort not even mentioned?
Mishu Bakhtiar
Mishu Bakhtiar Month ago
Hannibal Lecter should be in that list.
one 1994
one 1994 Month ago
voldemort????? i don't think harry potter is horror movie
Janskas Jack
Janskas Jack Month ago
@one 1994 Yeah I was the same as a kid. Even just looking at him did the trick.
one 1994
one 1994 Month ago
@Janskas Jack yes me too. I remember me being really scared as child even though he isn't in real body in the first one.
Janskas Jack
Janskas Jack Month ago
Ikr I was expecting him to be number 1
CeeHoff Month ago
Who thought it was a good idea to put cartoon eyes over a live action person?..... that's kind of brilliant.
Tucker Hagan
Tucker Hagan Month ago
how about the rabbit from donnie darko?
Peter Krug
Peter Krug Month ago
"Night Of The Hunter" IS a horror movie of sorts, so Harry Powell shouldn't even be on the honorable mentions for this list.
Thomas Daywalt
Thomas Daywalt Month ago
God who thought of them
Dream Guardian
Dream Guardian Month ago
I'm surprised that Judge Doom beat the Witch King and the Emperor on this list.
Jeremy Riley
Jeremy Riley Month ago
The Wicked Witch of The West from The Wizard of Oz was scary (heck she was the reason why an episode of Sesame Street was banned from air, it took an episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood to show kids the character was just make believe). Also, Vigo from Ghostbusters II (especially when he changes to his final form and possesses Ray).
Nathaniel Preston
What about the Green Goblin in Spiderman.
DaRendogxtreme Month ago
What about The Sniper From Phone Booth?
Francis Gibson
Francis Gibson Month ago
9:38 definitely a pedophile
Sp3cTrA2991 Month ago
Pale Man was definitely the worst imo, the eyes on the hands were just too creepy. Still a great movie though, one of the best horrific non-horror movies ever made. I do feel bad for the guy who played the centaur, that costume had to have been incredibly uncomfortable to perform in, though he did a fantastic job regardless.
Robert Miller
Robert Miller Month ago
I 💘 u Phoebe
paul mcgettigan
paul mcgettigan Month ago
Sorry but Princess mombi and the wheelers from return to oz are scarier than anything on this list
Leonardo Paolini
Pan's Labyrinth is a Non horror movie??? Seriously man? Good to know...
MrAdammassacre Month ago
Bobby Peru got a mention! Yuss!
ShockCo Truth
ShockCo Truth Month ago
What about scorpio from dirty harry??
Medzy Kh
Medzy Kh Month ago
Let's not forget to mention the witch from Hansel and Gretel in thd 1987 adaptation.
Definitely would've put Frank Booth in the list directly and not as an honorable mention. It is nice to see mention of the Ripper from Last Action Hero though, it's surprisingly infrequent to hear any discussion of him as a creepy non-horror villain.
newgameaaaa Month ago
Ok good list. I agree. I also agree with some of the ones below. Maybe do another top 10. Also, does anyone remember the 80's Alice in Wonderland the white queen? She was pretty scary when I was little.
Matthew Guess
Matthew Guess Month ago
It was number one was not a pulse and it was an object
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