So you made it to Friday. Hopefully, everyone still has clean underpants… If not, please go take care of that right now. Anyway, today we have the final group of scary characters. In part 4, we brought you Asami Yamazaki, Anton Chigurh, Patrick Bateman and a possessed Emily Rose. Even though we stated that they were not ranked, we feel that today’s characters are the scariest of the scary.
Marlow – When we first saw “30 Days of Night”, the character that stood out to us was most certainly Marlow. He has many characteristics that are frightening including, but not limited to: his appearance, his voice, his murderous tendencies and his utter disregard for all things decent. His most frightening moment came when a women traveling through the snow was cornered by Marlow and his vampire clan. The women calls for God and Marlow looks curiously into her eyes and asks, “God?” He looks into the sky in a mocking fashion and then back into her eyes again and says, “No God.” After that, he steps back and lets the other vampires torture her before killing her.
The Strangers – If there was ever a reason not to answer the door, the film “The Strangers” was it. The Strangers were composed of 3 psychopaths. There were 2 women and 1 man. The film draws inspiration from Charles Manson’s rampage and these killers must have done their research. These characters are so disturbing because there is nothing supernatural about them. This could actually happen. The most iconic scene of the movie that captures the true madness of these people, was towards the end. Their victims were captured and bound. When the women shouts at them “Why are you doing this?” one of the girls replies, “Because you were home.” in a nonchalant tone. So, if you are ever at home alone and someone knocks on the door and asks for Tamara, get the double-barrel and call the cops.
Samara Morgan – Back when “The Ring” came out, it was heralded for its return to creativity in the horror genre. That said, Samara just plain scared the hell out of us. As humans, we try and rationalize why things occur. In this film there is no need for extensive analysis of why she’s the way she is. This child is pure, undiluted evil. When we first saw this, it was us and few friends gathered around the television. After the first time they show whats on the videotape, a friend’s phone rang out loud causing everyone to freak out. The most frightening scene is when she comes out of the television, reveals her true face and scares a man to death. She leaves his face grotesquely twisted, which only added to her fear factor.
Toby – Three movies in and we finally have a name to call the demon in the “Paranormal Activity” series. Paranormal Activity is one of the scariest movie series ever and “Toby” is the reason. He terrorizes many people and seems to get a kick out of it at times. For the other characters, we have been able to come up with a scene or moment that defines that character, but after much deliberation we determined that Toby is defined by the series as a whole. Every time we think he can’t top himself, he does. It is understandable that a demon would be mean… Because that’s in the job description… I mean, if you went to apply for that job and you weren’t mean enough, they would be like… “Go work at the DMV.” We’re kidding of course, but Toby is a major douche-bag. He picks on children and destroys property. And that’s just rude. So if you are being haunted by Toby or any of his friends, don’t tell us and we wish you the best of luck with that.
So that’s it people. That was 20 of the scariest characters we have come across. As always, we welcome comments. So if you feel we were dead on with our picks or think there is someone that we could add, leave your feedback.