Ten Horror Movie Characters We Love to Hate

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Most of the time, characters in movies, books and podcasts are memorable because of how relatable or likable they are or how much they impact the universe of which they are a part. But there’s always that one character. You know exactly what I’m talking about. That one character you would love to see get killed. It could be for a plethora of reasons: Perhaps they’re rude or annoying, or maybe they totally betrayed their friends at some point in the movie. Either way, you hate them and odds are tons of other people do too. Read on for 10 characters in horror movies we love to hate.

Trey Cooper: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Trey was a glorified background character and the first to get killed off in the 2003 slasher Freddy vs. Jason. By anybody’s standards, Trey was the perfect example of a douchey boyfriend and a character we love to hate. Throughout the few scenes he’s in, he is rude, cruel, and incredibly demanding. One scene shows him getting irritated at his girlfriend, Gib, for not wanting to have sex when he did. It’s reasons like this that made his particularly odd death much more enjoyable to watch. After Gib goes to take a shower, Trey rolls onto his stomach to grab a beer and is unaware of the hulking Jason’s presence in the bedroom. Jason stabs him a bunch of times in the back before finishing him off by pulling both ends of the bed inwards.

 

Paige Edwards: House of Wax (2005)

In theory, Paige could have been a good supporting character in the 2005 thriller House of Wax. But she wasn’t. She really wasn’t. She was played by Paris Hilton, whose reputation may have contributed to the negative reaction from viewers. The actress gave such a lackluster performance that people cheered when she was finally killed off. After putting up a decent fight, Paige ended up with the sharp end of a pole getting rammed through her forehead.

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Ronnie White: Halloween (2007)

In Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot of Halloween, we get a closer, more twisted look into young Michael Myers’ home life. Along with his mother and two sisters Michael lived with his mother’s boyfriend, Ronnie. Ronnie was a rude, temperamental alcoholic. When he wasn’t insulting Michael or hitting on Judith Myers, he was being a genuine displeasure for everyone; these are just a few reasons we love to hate him. Ronnie was the second to die in the film at the hands of Michael Myers thanks to an effective throat slash.

Vukmir: A Serbian Film (2010)

When it comes to movie villains, A Serbian Film‘s Vukmir is as bad as it gets. You name it, this guy probably did it: snuff film director, Serbian mobster, pornographer, pedophile, necrophile. One would think that finally seeing him die would feel like a reward after watching all the awful things he did. But it wasn’t. You almost wanted him to suffer more. Either way he is killed off after a tussle with one of his victims, Milo. So take some pleasure in that if you can.

Jack Torrance: The Shining (1980)

One could probably make the argument that Jack isn’t really responsible for his behavior in The Shining. After all, he was being controlled by the unseen force that haunted the Overlook Hotel. Regardless of that, he did come across as an insufferable creep that we love to hate. And many viewers were happy when he got his comeuppance at the end of the film. After attempting to kill his family Jack was left to freeze to death in the giant maze outside the hotel.

Heather Donahue: The Blair Witch Project (1999) 

I was hesitant to put Heather on this list as The Blair Witch Project is one of my favorite movies. But there is no denying how irritating final girl Heather was. Anyone who loves to hate her has reason to do so. She was a bossy control freak who refused to admit when she was in the wrong. Her death was a simple off screen kill thanks to the Blair Witch but oh so satisfying and worth the wait.

Mrs. Carmody: The Mist (2007)

Mrs. Carmody is what one might call a religious nut. She was notorious around Bridgton, Maine for being mentally unstable and believing in a bloodthirsty God. She took her beliefs to a whole new level when she attempted to get her small group of followers to sacrifice people. Including a small child. Luckily things didn’t get that far. Thanks to a couple of bullets (one in the gut, the other in the head).

Jack Frost: Jack Frost (1997)

It’s bad enough Jack Frost was a serial killer. Then the ante really got raised during his transformation into a killer snowman with the help of a little toxic waste. Obviously this movie was meant to act as a parody, thus why Jack Frost is the kind of antagonist viewers love to hate. It’s hard to decide what to hate most about this character: his terrible design, the crappy one liners, or the less-than-creative kills. Luckily for us officer Sam put an end to everyone’s suffering when he killed Jack in a truck bed full of antifreeze. But don’t get too excited. Remember that there is a sequel.

Also See: Why Anyone With a Sense of Humor Should Appreciate Jack Frost 2

Margaret White: Carrie (1976 and 2013)

Carrie White had a difficult enough time fitting in at school. It certainly didn’t help that she had an overbearing mother to deal with at home. Margaret White was a mentally ill, God fearing and abusive matriarch. She believed that just about everything was sinful–especially sex. While she did actually love her daughter she was also extremely co-dependent and that resulted in her becoming a secondary antagonist. To nobody’s surprise, Margaret was killed by Carrie’s power of telekinesis.

Franklin Hardesty: Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Franklin was, without a doubt, one of the whiniest characters in cinematic history. In every scene he appears in, he is complaining about something, irritating his friends with his childish antics, or yelling for his sister, Sally. Although he does deserve some props for being the first and only victim in Texas Chain Saw Massacre to be killed with Leatherface’s chainsaw, viewers have every reason to love to hate him.

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Why Anyone With a Sense of Humor Should Appreciate Jack Frost 2

Wicked Horror is the author of Why Anyone With a Sense of Humor Should Appreciate Jack Frost 2. Wicked Horror is the internet’s only horror fan site for free original horror movies, news, review & more.

Horror films are the ultimate form of escapism. And with that in mind, one of my favorite ways to escape is  by indulging in a campy horror film. I am particularly fond of the titles that fall into the ‘so bad it’s good’ category. Stuff like Andre the Butcher and Thankskilling. What makes films like these so much fun to watch is that whether they are intentionally (or better yet unintentionally) bad, they treat their audience to a delightfully absurd viewing experience. One of the prime examples of this very specific genre is Michael Cooney’s  Jack Frost (and its sequel, Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, but we’ll get to its predecessor in a moment).

Jack Frost is about a serial killer who, while on his way to his execution, gets turned into a living snowman. A truck of genetic material mixed with snow will do that, I guess. Now equipped with supernatural snowman powers, Jack goes on a rampage and kills anyone who stands in the way of his revenge on Sam, the officer that arrested him.

Between all the unsavory one liners and the forgettable and choppy looking kill scenes, Jack Frost left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths. However, if you can look past that, there’s much to love about this train wreck of a film.

People with a good sense of humor who were able to look past the film’s flaws and appreciate it as a camp classic were the target audience for the even weirder sequel. Yes, believe it or not this zany flick about a serial killer snowman got the sequel treatment. While entertaining, I must confess that it’s bad. Really bad. But, therein lies the magic. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman was released in 2000 and it’s even more absurd than its predecessor.

Also See: Looking Back on Campy Christmas Slasher Jack Frost

Following the events of the first film, officer Sam is a bit stressed at the thought of the upcoming winter so his wife plans a tropical vacation to get his mind off of things. Meanwhile the FBI accidentally resurrects Jack during an experiment on his remains. Alive (and for some reason way more powerful) Jack hunts down Sam at the island resort and makes it snow. Hysterical.

One of the pros of this sequel is that we actually see more of the cheap snowman costume moving around.  And that’s a lot of fun. Even though its low budget CGI, the fact that the creative team embraced their limitations makes for a ridiculous and festive spectacle. Michael Cooney returned to direct this follow up effort and he clearly had fun in doing so. Everything is even more ridiculous than it was the first time around and the camp quotient is through the roof.

I could tear into this ill-advised sequel for about ten more paragraphs but I won’t because I really get a kick out of it. Sure, it looks terrible and the acting is atrocious but that’s half the fun. If you have a sense of humor (and even the slightest appreciation for bad movies) there is so much to love about Jack Frost 2. 

The film is very much a product of its time and it never tries to hide its low budget. Moreover, with the way Jack Frost 2 ends, it leaves room for the possibility of a third film. It’s the perfect movie for people who, like myself, don’t care for cheery holiday fare. Besides nothing says Happy Holidays! like a little murder.

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Jack Frost – USA, 1997

Jack Frost is a 1997 American comedy horror feature film written and directed by Michael Cooney. The movie stars Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel and F. William Parker.

In 2000, the film spawned a sequel, Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman.

On the week before Christmas, in the fictional town of Snowmonton, a truck carrying serial killer Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald) to his execution crashes into a genetics truck. The genetic material causes Jack’s body to mutate and fuse together with the snow on the ground.

Jack is presumed dead and his body melts away. However, he comes back as a killer snowman and takes revenge on the man who finally caught him, Sheriff Sam Tiler (Christopher Allport).

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  • Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm vault elements
  • Commentary track with Director Michael Cooney
  • Video introduction from Director Michael Cooney
  • Video interview with Lead Actor Scott MacDonald
  • Video interview with Director of Photography Dean Lent
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound
  • Cover artwork by Chris Garofalo
  • Reversible cover art
  • English SHD Subtitles

Reviews:

“Jack Frost isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s a fun piece of 90 minute fluff that will put a smile on your face. It’s a very entertaining B-movie if you happen to go in with low expectations and get the joke. A definitely guilty pleasure and worthy of an annual viewing during the Christmas season.” Full Moon Reviews

” …notable among ’90s movie fans for an appearance by a very young Shannon Elizabeth, who gets the most disturbing scene when she encounters Jack Frost in a bathtub and suffers a fate that wouldn’t look out of place in SuperVixens. The combination of brutal violence and yukity-yuk one liners isn’t something that will necessarily appeal to everybody, but if you’re on the right wavelength, it’s a pretty wild sleigh ride.” Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

“It’s admittedly one dumb joke stretched out over the course of a movie, but at least it’s got a lot of good punch lines in the form of some over-the-top kill sequences, which are almost always accompanied by some hideous one-liners (and Scott MacDonald’s gravely delivery makes Frost sound like a low-rent Charles Lee Ray).” Brett Gallman, Oh, the Horror!

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“The plot devices are sudden and convenient, and the special effects succeed through jarring close-ups, camera angles, and clever use of foam. I’m not saying there isn’t a little bit of pain for the viewer: the acting isn’t good, and the characters are mostly flat, but just about the time you begin rethinking this movie’s innate greatness, there comes another death scene, which will be a strange, wrong, hilarious thing.” Polyphobia Horror Film Reviews

“This is, for all intents and purposes, a dark comedy. But it works. Those expecting realism need not apply but if you can appreciate the novelty of a foul-mouthed snowman f*cking shit up in a small, picturesque town then the odds are pretty good that you’ll get a kick out of Jack Frost.” Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

“There is some humor, but plenty of terrible one-liners and swing-and-miss attempts. It has some decent violence, but is hindered by a hilariously terrible snowman costume and awful effects. Is the movie good? No. Is it fun to watch. Sort of.” 365 Days of Horror Movies

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“The special effects are well anything but special, Styrofoam circles of differing sizes make for our Jack, and no attempt is made to make him look any better on the screen. Yet Jack Frost is a strangely captivating film, this is a horror for the south park generation, elaborate over the top kills and plenty of laughs along the way.” Mark Pidgeon, UK Horror Scene

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“When Jack starts shooting icicle daggers from his body to gleefully kill, I found it difficult to keep watching. Cooney loses his street-cred completely at this point, making Jack Frost a movie for people interested in novelty killings more than coherent story-telling or characterizations.” JM Cozzoli, Zombos Closet of Horror

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Cast and characters:

  • Christopher Allport … Sam Tiler – Savage Weekend
  • Stephen Mendel … Agent Manners
  • F. William Parker … Paul Davrow
  • Eileen Seeley … Anne Tiler
  • Rob LaBelle … Agent Stone
  • Zack Eginton…Ryan Tiler
  • Jack Lindine…Jake Metzner
  • Kelly Jean Peters…Sally Metzner
  • Marsha Clark…Marla
  • Shannon Elizabeth…Jill Metzner
  • Chip Heller…Deputy Joe Foster
  • Brian Leckner…Deputy Chris Pullman
  • Darren O. Campbell … Tommy Davrow
  • Paul Keith … Doc Peters
  • Charles C. Stevenson Jr … Father Branagh
  • Nathan Hague … Billy Metzner
  • Scott MacDonald … Jack Frost

Filming locations:

Fawn Lodge in Fawnskin, California, on the north west shore of Big Bear Lake.

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Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman – USA, 2000

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