4 Of The Most Evil Movie Characters To Ever Grace The Screen

Wednesday, December 7 by Houlihan Macaco

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You are about to witness the definitive list of the truly most evil characters in cinema history. Hollywood is filled with brain eating psychopath psychologists, alien infiltrators, evil wizards who chase around little blue communist villagers, fast food chain operators who chase around bicycle riding frogs and much more. However, most of these petty villains pale in comparison to the following goliaths of the evil character world. 

 

Sho'nuff from "The Last Dragon"

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Sho'nuff is the evil martial arts villain who loses a final showdown with Bruce Leroy (played by Taimak) in this 1985 African American spoof movie. Bruce Leroy, AKA Leroy Green, seeks the highest attainment of martial arts known as "The Glow". The villain character, known as "The Shogun of Harlem", aggrandizes himself to his entourage as the one and only "mastah". That is, until Leroy steps in to rescue his little brother, Richie (Leo O'Brien) and musician Laura (Vanity) and whoop his little heiny. Despite kicking Leroy through a wall, pummeling him with his glowing hands and nearly drowning him in a pool of water, this evil street lord takes a beating when Leroy discovers the wisdom of his teacher and finds the master within. 

 

The Wicked Witch of the West from "The Wizard of Oz"

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Some of you were probably thoroughly annoyed in the 1980s when "The Dukes of Hazard" was interrupted every year in favor of this overplayed movie from 1939. Then, you probably did find some entertainment from this evil witch character (Margaret Hamilton) who vows to destroy Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her group of freaky friends. The whole drama starts when the cackling villain's sister, another evil witch, gets crushed by Dorothy's house during a tornado. That's when all hell breaks loose. Luckily, The Good Witch from the North (Billie Burke) comes to Dorothy's aid and instructs her to follow the Yellow Brick Road in search of the great wizard who can help Dorothy get home. The good witch ends up being the one to save Dorothy after the bumbling wizard fails to help. 

 

The Tall Man from "Phantasm"

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Jebediah Morningside (Angus Schrimm) discovers an inter dimensional travel device in the 1979 film, "Phantasm". While it is unclear how this character becomes an evil character, rumor circulates that this man is taken over by alien beings. The Tall Man uses his occupation to secretly create armies of undead dwarves for the purpose of becoming the lord of the dead in his home dimension. This same army invades small towns and transforms living people into undead servants of their new lord. Luckily, an ice cream vendor and two brothers crack the case when everyone else thinks that toxic waste is responsible for the disappearances. 

 

Megatron from "Transformers"

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There are not too many characters more evil than this leader of a gang of robot thugs. In the 2007 film directed by Michael Bay, Megatron is the betrayer of transformers due to his desire to control the life giving AllSpark. The AllSpark has the ability to give life to ordinary machines, just as a bolt of lightning gave birth to stupid Johnny Number Five character in "Short Circuit". Megatron screws up as a war breaks out, and the AllSpark somehow ends up on Earth where the war continues thousands of years later.