In the spirit of the season, and because long silly titles are fun, I bring you...
KWEENY'S 15 FAVOURITE FICTION CHARACTERS IN ALL OF HORRORDOM
In no particular order:
The Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth
Pinhead and his Crew from the Hellraiser series
Ginger from Ginger Snaps
Sweeney Todd and Miss Lovett from Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd
Nathan Wallace from Repo! The Genetic Opera
The Ship from Event Horizon
John Trent from In the Mouth Of Madness
Dr. Heiter from The Human Centipede
Dr. Decker from Nightbreed
Jigsaw from the Saw series
Eli from Let The Right One In
Jack Torrance from The Shining
Ashley Williams from The Evil Dead series
Carrie White from Carrie
The Thing(s) from The Thing
A well done character can really carry a horror movie. Sometimes, they are the only thing good about a movie, like Dr. Heiter in The Human Centipede. To me he was seriously the best part of that film. In the really good movies though a character shines best, giving us something to relate to, or to fear, or to think about. A good actor makes a good character come to life. I tend to love the monsters in the films, be they human, inhuman or hell, even a possessed ship like in Event Horizon. The more interesting a character is, the more it doesn't matter WHAT the character is. In the end, if it stirs something in me that's what makes it great.
What's some of your favorite horror characters gang?