Test Your Knowledge: Horror Movie Villain Quiz


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Count Dracula is one of the most classic horror movie villains, having been portrayed in some 300 movies — the most-portrayed literary character in film. How could he not induce terror, with that creepy cape and those pointed fangs just waiting to sink into your neck and suck out your blood?

From early movie creeps such as Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, all popular in the first half of the 20th century, Hollywood moved on to create terrifying characters such as Carrie, Freddy Krueger, Jigsaw and Hannibal Lecter. Some tortured or mutilated their victims. One famous villain ate his. Their signature attire — a hockey mask, a striped sweater, clown garb — might have caused you to forever shy away from someone so clad.

So why do we watch these flicks if they're so terrifying? For some of us, it's simple curiosity or the desire to conquer the fear of the unknown. You can also claim bragging rights if you make it through some of these films! Others like the rush of adrenaline that comes with being terrified, especially when it subsides as we realize we're perfectly safe.

One thing is clear. Horror movies aren't going away. They're cheap to make and profitable, which means a great return on investment for producers. Now it's time to see how much you know about horror movie villains by taking this quiz.

What's the name of the vengeful doll in "Child's Play?"

Chucky is a slasher with a warped sense of humor.


Which villain appears if you say his name repeatedly while looking into a mirror?

Candyman has a hook for a hand and an array of superpowers.


In what movie does the "Lakeshore Strangler" die and then use voodoo to transfer his soul to a doll?

The battery-operated doll winds up talking … even though there are no batteries installed.


A deranged man in a hockey mask terrorizes which summer camp?

Jason Voorhees slays more than 300 people in the "Friday the 13th" movies.


Which monster is based on an 1818 novel by Mary Shelley?

Boris Karloff played Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 movie.


How does the character named Jigsaw kill his victims?

He often leaves victims with agonizing choices that no sane person should have to make.


Which horror movie villain loves using a machete to kill people?

His hockey mask remains one of the creepiest symbols of horror movies.


What's the name of the villain in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre?"

The incredibly violent movie was banned in numerous countries.


What is one of Candyman's killing weapons?

He'll happily attack you with his bee army, overwhelming you with their stings.


Anthony Hopkins portrays which psychotic killer?

He ensnares victims and then tortures them in the worst possible ways.


In "The Ring," a demon strikes its victims after they do what?

The cursed video causes the demon to crawl right out of the TV screen.


What kind of dog plays the villain in "Cujo?"

His slobbery, filthy coat and huge head make him scary enough to make you question your decision to own a dog.


What method does Freddy Krueger use to attack his victims?

His specialty is attacking victims through their minds as they dream.


Hooked chains are the favored weapon of which bad guy?

He's an expert on the subject of torture and kills nearly 40 people in his movies.


Norman Bates likes to dress up like what?

His creepy behavior also leads him to spy on motel guests in "Psycho."


What's Jigsaw's favorite fashion statement?

And with his red lips and white face, he makes for a horrifying character.


What is Hannibal Lecters's profession?

He's is relentlessly clever and shows zero compassion for his victims.


When Jason (from "Friday the 13th") dies, how can he be resurrected?

He should be dead many times over, but high-voltage juice brings him back to life to terrorize people.


"Leatherface" was inspired by which real-life killer?

He dons a human-skin mask and chases people with a chainsaw.


The Creeper, from "Jeepers Creepers" appears once every how many years?

And he sticks around for 23 days, killing people and devouring their flesh.


How does Norman Bates murder his victims?

His character made the Bates Motel a movie icon for the ages.


What is Damien Thorn?

He's just a child, but he is relentless in his killing as he hones his skills for eventual world domination.


Which villain looks like part of an Edward Munch painting?

"The Scream" is the name of the painting, and it has given rise to many nightmares.


How old was Michael Myers when he murdered his first victim?

He was a very young child when he decided to kill his own sister.


Who is the "Springwood Slasher?"

Freddy terrorizes Springwood, Ohio, for years using his razor-sharp gloves.


In 10 "Halloween" movies, about how many people has Michael Myers killed?

He starts off slow but the blood starts raining later in the series.


Which bad guy says vulgar rhymes during his bloodthirsty killing sprees?

He's the psycho little green man from "Leprechaun."


Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger, has said that he feels his character represents what?

More specifically, the kind of neglect that happens to unfortunate children.


What's the color of Freddy Krueger's iconic sweater?

If you see a man wearing that shirt with a black hat, run the other way.


Captain Spaulding, from "The Devil's Rejects," gets his name from what source?

His name comes from the Groucho Marx musical, "Animal Crackers."


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