Top 10 Scariest Characters in Non-Horror Films

  • 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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Comentários • 80

  •  2 meses atrás +132

    Which character from a non-horror movie gave you the chills?

    • Houston Harvey
      Houston Harvey 8 dias atrás

      I forgot to backspace

    • Houston Harvey
      Houston Harvey 8 dias atrás

      @Sans the Skeletonthe other mother

    • Barry Ross
      Barry Ross 10 dias atrás

      The zombie strippers in A Scout's Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

    • sweetmissirish
      sweetmissirish 20 dias atrás

      Reavers from Serenity

    • Wolverine Potter
      Wolverine Potter Mês atrás

      Agent Smith from The Matrix (1999). Christ he was menacing. His possession thing in the sequels were creepy

  • Gojilion91 / Matt Entenman

    Why isn't Gmork from The NeverEnding Story on this list?

  • Houston Harvey
    Houston Harvey 8 dias atrás

    pans labrynth is a horror movie

  • UnNamed Bakchoder
    UnNamed Bakchoder 10 dias atrás +1


  • Study and Chill
    Study and Chill 18 dias atrás

    9:42 I used to be. Scared of him as a kid now I see him as a N O N C E

  • champions squad
    champions squad 18 dias atrás

    The emperor seriously🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Elie Hosfield
    Elie Hosfield 28 dias atrás

    Fricken judge doom man

  • Mackenzie Clarke
    Mackenzie Clarke 29 dias atrás

    I would have put the T-1000 at #1. So menacing

  • Mike Fox
    Mike Fox Mês atrás

    Judge Doom should be number 1! He TERRIFIED me when I was a kid!

  • Renata Criticou
    Renata Criticou Mês atrás

    Where is Voldemort???

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman Mês atrás

    You forgot about the red hair guy from shrek

  • zombie cat
    zombie cat Mês atrás

    Me: :) after watching, who framed Roger rabbit: T_T

  • Cain Nuke
    Cain Nuke Mês atrás +1

    Did anyone else notice the coincidence? n the honorable mentions Blue Velvet is followed by a character played by TOM NOONAN.

  • hoochiemoochie
    hoochiemoochie Mês atrás

    Judge Doom... played today by Adam Schiff. Though, Schiff doesn't have the presence, talent, or charm that Christopher Lloyd has.

  • codyfan1989 69
    codyfan1989 69 Mês atrás +1

    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 Mês atrás

    Y’all just gonna make this list without acknowledging the other mother?

  • panagiotiskald
    panagiotiskald Mês atrás

    Where is Voldemort ??

  • Alexis Frohlich
    Alexis Frohlich Mês atrás

    Personally, Judge Doom scared me more with the shoe scene than the eye popping

  • Jem-Kimber-Aja-Shana
    Jem-Kimber-Aja-Shana Mês atrás

    Sith Lord

  • Saber Assassin257
    Saber Assassin257 Mês atrás

    What is the name of the music used in the back ground for the entire video

  • Damien E wheinzwood
    Damien E wheinzwood Mês atrás

    Terence fletcher is horrorfied only one....

  • Jipsi Lee
    Jipsi Lee Mês atrás

    Oogie-boogie (A nightmare before xmas); the witches from The Witches

  • Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina Mês atrás

    That Child Catcher still creeps me out to this day. Why I refuse to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to this day.

  • thedankens
    thedankens Mês atrás

    The end of the movie with Judge Doom scared the ever loving crap outta me as a kid.

  • Nico Zandvliet
    Nico Zandvliet Mês atrás

    the belly dolls from toy story 4

  • bbsy1
    bbsy1 Mês atrás +1

    Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka? Scarier than this whole list.

  • Milan Cabala
    Milan Cabala Mês atrás

    I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit when I was a kid but that guy didn’t scared me that much.

  • tadweird 17
    tadweird 17 Mês atrás

    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 Mês atrás

    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 Mês atrás

    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 Mês atrás

    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

  • Alex the Gamer Dragon
    Alex the Gamer Dragon Mês atrás

    Joaquin Phoenix Joker. Period.

  • doge boi
    doge boi Mês atrás

    Phobe is the best

  • Bimsara Kumarajeewa
    Bimsara Kumarajeewa Mês atrás

    Bill the butcher cutting that guy is so dammed creepy

  • MJ Pilot
    MJ Pilot Mês atrás

    The Child Catcher doesn't look scary, just acts scary, he just looks stupid

  • b b
    b b Mês atrás

    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
    SuperFanboy101 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    Were is JOKER ???

  • skte2die
    skte2die 2 meses atrás

    No Large Marge?

  • Nee da swankie bee
    Nee da swankie bee 2 meses atrás

    I’m so glad Anton made the list. Bardem was absolutely terrifying in that movie.

  • Shondar Powless jr
    Shondar Powless jr 2 meses atrás

    Hills Have Eyes

  • Shondar Powless jr
    Shondar Powless jr 2 meses atrás


  • Hyperopiate
    Hyperopiate 2 meses atrás +1

    Pale Man = Pyramid Head when he gets old.

  • John Horton
    John Horton 2 meses atrás

    And i thought Darryl Van Horne from The Witches of Eastwick was Scary

  • Janskas Jack
    Janskas Jack 2 meses atrás +1

    Uh excuse me how was Voldemort not even mentioned?

  • Mishu Bakhtiar
    Mishu Bakhtiar 2 meses atrás +1

    Hannibal Lecter should be in that list.

  • one 1994
    one 1994 2 meses atrás +1

    voldemort????? i don't think harry potter is horror movie

    • Janskas Jack
      Janskas Jack 2 meses atrás

      @one 1994 Yeah I was the same as a kid. Even just looking at him did the trick.

    • one 1994
      one 1994 2 meses atrás +1

      @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 2 meses atrás +1

      Ikr I was expecting him to be number 1

  • CeeHoff
    CeeHoff 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    how about the rabbit from donnie darko?

  • Peter Krug
    Peter Krug 2 meses atrás +2

    "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 2 meses atrás

    God who thought of them

  • Dream Guardian
    Dream Guardian 2 meses atrás

    I'm surprised that Judge Doom beat the Witch King and the Emperor on this list.

  • Jeremy Riley
    Jeremy Riley 2 meses atrás

    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
    Nathaniel Preston 2 meses atrás

    What about the Green Goblin in Spiderman.

  • DaRendogxtreme
    DaRendogxtreme 2 meses atrás

    What about The Sniper From Phone Booth?

  • Francis Gibson
    Francis Gibson 2 meses atrás

    9:38 definitely a pedophile

  • Sp3cTrA2991
    Sp3cTrA2991 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    I 💘 u Phoebe

  • paul mcgettigan
    paul mcgettigan 2 meses atrás

    Sorry but Princess mombi and the wheelers from return to oz are scarier than anything on this list

  • Leonardo Paolini
    Leonardo Paolini 2 meses atrás

    Pan's Labyrinth is a Non horror movie??? Seriously man? Good to know...

  • MrAdammassacre
    MrAdammassacre 2 meses atrás

    Bobby Peru got a mention! Yuss!

  • ShockCo Truth
    ShockCo Truth 2 meses atrás

    What about scorpio from dirty harry??

  • Medzy Kh
    Medzy Kh 2 meses atrás

    Let's not forget to mention the witch from Hansel and Gretel in thd 1987 adaptation.

  • BloodylocksBathory
    BloodylocksBathory 2 meses atrás

    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
    newgameaaaa 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    It was number one was not a pulse and it was an object

  • Alfred Studwell
    Alfred Studwell 2 meses atrás

    Good subject for a list!

  • skte2die
    skte2die 2 meses atrás +2

    I could’ve sworn you guys did this list like 6 years ago.

  • Skinny Ebert, Siskel with Hair

    Joaquin Phoenix is more sinister and frightening than Heath Ledger's one.

  • Skinny Ebert, Siskel with Hair

    These villains aren't so much scary as much as they are sinister. Real-life villains are more terrifying. Cpt. Vidal of EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO (PAN'S LABYRINTH) is more frightening as he was modelled after Franco-era fascists and enforcers.

  • Jarvamon
    Jarvamon 2 meses atrás

    Ironic how the Wicked Witch of the West homage gets mentioned at number 5 but then the character is ABSENT from the list herself - am I the only one who found her terrifying at age 7? And how about Annie Ross turning into a scary robot in Superman 3? And where the HELL is Nurse Ratched???

  • hfhxgdytfyguyghf yfhrbt6gxchrf1topi

    Not a horror *movie,* but Joseph Seed/The Father from Far Cry 5 is terrifying.

  • Tom Milestone
    Tom Milestone 2 meses atrás

    Why do we need the cheesey-ass shots of the voiceover girl at the mic? BRclip is overwhelmed by copycatshit.

  • Eric Kovach
    Eric Kovach 2 meses atrás

    The only thing scary on this list is the ads.

  • Gamesrob
    Gamesrob 2 meses atrás

    So many great scary characters, forgot about judge doom, great performance,
    roger rabbit was so far ahead of its time it still looks so good today 😁👍😁

  • jacob drolet
    jacob drolet 2 meses atrás

    Davy Jones from pirates of the Caribbean or the lizard from amazing Spider-Man

  • Marcel Zachary
    Marcel Zachary 2 meses atrás

    Wheres Alex from Clockwork Orange or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho..

  • Marcel Zachary
    Marcel Zachary 2 meses atrás

    Did The Dark Knight steal Anton Chiguh coin flip just saying.

  • Marcel Zachary
    Marcel Zachary 2 meses atrás

    I don't think Danny Devito Penguin that scary sure it's dark but it's fictional.People are emotionally sensitive.

  • e n
    e n 2 meses atrás

    This is sick