That women love bad boys will come as no surprise to anyone. As it happens, the big screen has no shortage of them. For the guy who finds himself always being friendzoned, the following cinematic creeps will provide some inspiration for making the move from nice guy to completely frightening chick magnet. We’re not saying this is what all women are into, but between these eight, you’ve got a better than average shot at hitting a home run.

Bobby Peru (Wild At Heart)

Willem DaFoe is one of those guys whose pretty much creepy no matter who he’s playing. In David Lynch’s Wild At Heart, however, he really knocks it out of the park. We’re not sure if it’s the moustache, the teeth, the scene where he gropes on Laura Dern’s tits and then gets bored, or what. Probably a combination of all of the above. Whatever you do, though, don’t try and hold up a feed shop to impress a girl. It probably won’t work and you’ll just get your head blown off.

Pee Wee Herman (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure)

He’s a grown-ass man who acts like a 6-year old. This, plus the crucial bike, kind of make him a hero of ours The thing about Pee Wee is that he’s totally oblivious to the fact that there’s anything weird about him. That, plus all his amazing gadgetry, are what chicks dig about him. This is what we call the playful creepy. You can pretty much picture Pee Wee jumping out of a cake for a girl’s birthday, then running around the room doing some weird dance. If you ever meet a girl who’s into “bike culture," bone up on Pee Wee and his big adventure.

Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)

No. Not the one with Orson Welles.

Chicks dig guys with facial scarring and milky eyes, especially if they made a ton of money off 9/11 and threaten to cut their rivals balls off. Being able to play a mean game of poker doesn’t hurt, either. The downside of all this is that you basically have to be rich and incredibly good looking to pull it off. You think that boss looking eye scar would work on Judd Apatow? Probably not, dude.

Willard (Willard)

Pretty much every girl who ever took an art class has a huge crush on Crispin Helion Glover. This character might be the gold standard of creepiness, even by Glover standards. And hey, he’s an animal lover. Plus he had that whole Boardwalk Empire look going on years before Steve Buscemi started pulling it off. Basically, what you need to do is get a grip of rats, a couple suits from the 1920s, and start doing your hair with cooking oil. There will seriously be a line around the block. Trust us on this one.

Billy Brown (Buffalo 66)

As much as we love the thrill of seeing Vinny Gallo, Jr drive across the country pumping gas and treating women like dog shit, The Brown Bunny just doesn't live up to Buffalo 66. Vincent Gallo kidnaps Christina Ricci, and she loves every second of it. Read up on Stockholm Syndrome, then figure out how you can make it work for your love life. You’ll also need some boss, greasy long hair to really pull this off, along with a collection of brown clothing from 1971. Our advice? Mug a homeless man and live in his box for a week.

Max Cady (Cape Fear)

You can channel Robert Mitchum or Robert De Niro, depending on your preference. The important part is that you stick your thumb in some chick’s mouth.

Frank Booth (Blue Velvet)

Who else but David Lynch could have two of his characters make it on a list like this? Frank Booth is pretty much the epitome of a creepy dude that women love. Seriously, man, put Blue Velvet on the ‘ol VCR (pretty much the only way to watch it, duh) and watch your date start grinding her thighs together right around the part where Booth screams “It’s ‘daddy,’ shithead! Where’s my bourbon?” Booth went ahead and cut someone else’s ear off in the raddest subversion of Van Gogh we’ve ever seen.

Pennywise the Clown (It)

Granted, if a chick is into Pennywise, there’s a good chance she has a clown fetish. This means all you have to do is invest in a fright wig, oversized shoes and some of John Wayne Gacy’s paintings to impress her. On the other hand, if you miscalculate this, you’re likely to catch a restraining order. Tread lightly, gents. The clown fetish is not a thing to be trifled with.