Maybe you like your neighbors and maybe you don't. Even if you don't know your neighbors well, you'd like to believe you are living next door to decent people who are not lawbreakers and have no plans to hurt anybody. Chances are, your neighbors are decent. Movie neighbors, however, are not always so pleasant or predictable. In this list, we look at five movie neighbors who come off as creepy at the least and murderous at the worst. Not all movie neighbors live up to their first impression.
Buffalo Bill, "The Silence of the Lambs"
Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is clearly the most memorable villain in Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs," but he is by no means the only bad guy. Lecter helps FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) track down Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine), the cretinous heathen who kidnaps, starves, kills and skins women so he can create his own female identity.
Minnie and Roman Castevet, "Rosemary's Baby"
Minnie (Ruth Gordon) and Roman (Sidney Blackmer) seem like your average, run-of-the-mill meddling neighbors. They are annoying, but they don't seem especially dangerous. However, when Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) moves in next door, Minnie and Roman demonstrate they are more than intrusive. They are devil worshippers who impregnate Rosemary with the child of Satan.
Lars Thorwald, "Rear Window"
L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies (James Stewart) is a professional photographer who has been confined to his apartment after breaking his leg while covering an auto race. As he wheels around his cramped space, he notices a neighbor through his window who is acting in a mysterious and suspicious manner. Jefferies starts taking pictures of Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) in an attempt to collect evidence that proves Thorwald has murdered his wife.
Freddy Krueger, "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
Elm Street would appear to be a pretty pleasant place, but there is no peace for residents like Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and Tina Grey (Amanda Wyss). Once they put their heads on their pillows and go to sleep, they are tormented by a vicious murderer named Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Krueger has rapier-like claws on his hands that he uses to slash his victims. Since he does this in his victim's dreams, they have no way of protecting themselves.
Old Man Marley, "Home Alone"
When Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is left home alone while his family flies to Europe on vacation, he sees some strange and scary things. One of the creepiest is his neighbor, an old man named Marley (Roberts Blossom). Marley lives alone and there are rumors that he has committed a murder. He certainly looks creepy and Kevin is petrified of him. However, looks can be deceiving and despite his menacing ways, Marley is actually a good man who helps Kevin out of a difficult situation.