Top 10 menacing characters in horror movies

It seems a trend that the Japanese often love horror movies with scary characters that make the audience’s hair stand on end. A survey on 1000 Japanese men and women listed their top 10 scary characters in horror films.

Chucky (Child’s Play)

Chucky with the soul of a mass murder, a Good Guy doll as a birthday presents to a kid, comes to life and kills people.

Chucky

Chucky

Jigsaw (Saw)

Jigsaw, an unusual murder, kills his victims by creating deadly tests his subjects.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Freddy Krueger can attack his victims from within their own dreams. He has a burned, disfigured face, red and dark green striped sweater, brown fedora, and trademark metal-clawed brown leather glove.

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger

Oiwa (Yotsuya Kaidan)

Yotsuya Kaidan is a tale of betrayal, murder and ghostly revenge. Oiwa betrayed and poisoned by her husbands comes back as a ghost to seek vengeance.

Oiwa

Oiwa

Zombie

Zombies are living dead, and there are hundreds of zombie movies. Two famous Japanese zombie movies are Versus and Wild Zero.

Zombie

Zombie

Jason (Friday the 13th)

Jason Voorhees, the famous hockey mask wearing murder with ruth and brutality came back to vengeance his mother’s death.

Jason

Jason

Tomie (Tomie)

Tomie, a young girl, possesses the power to make anyone fall in love with her. She drives many men and women into jealous rages which result in brutal acts of violence.

Tomie

Tomie

Kayako (Ju-on)

Kayako Saeki has long dark hair, twist movements with crunching neckbones and haunting croaking sounds from her mouth.

Kayako

Kayako

Sadako (Ringu)

Sadako with long dark hair has typical appearance of Japanese ghosts who are bound by a desire for vengeance.

Sadako

Sadako

Kuchisake onna (A Slit-Mouthed Woman)

Kuchisake onna mutilated by a jealous husband returned as a malicious spirit bent on committing the same acts.

Kuchisake onna

Kuchisake onna