Every great movie needs a great antagonist, but sometimes filmmakers reach a little too far. Here’s our take on the ten flicks with the most unusual villains.
10. Jack Frost, Jack Frost
This idiotic 1997 horror flick features a serial killer reincarnated into the body of a snowman.
9. Dennis Nedry, Jurassic Park
It’s all because of a portly computer hacker played by Jerry Seinfeld’s neighbor that dino hell breaks loose.
8. The Plague, Hackers
You kind of have to give this cornball mid-90s cyber-thriller credit for casting Fisher Stevens as one of the main super-nerd bad guys.
7. Putnam, The Wizard
The “child bounty hunter” in this ridiculous Nintendo tie-in is a completely bizarre pick for a bad guy.
6. Wyatt Frame, Josie & The Pussycats
We have a soft spot for this teen culture-skewering flick, partly because casting Alan Cumming as an evil record exec is just so weird.
5. Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, The Fifth Element
Gary Oldman has played plenty of villains in his day, but few were as ridiculous as his mincing industrialist Zorg.
4. The Stuff, The Stuff
Larry Cohen’s absurdist horror satire features a monster that basically looks like a tub of Marshmallow Fluff.
3. Elliot Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies
Bond villains are typically pretty awesome and over-the-top, but the nerdy media mogul in this Brosnan installment was the opposite in every way.
2. The Neighborhood Watch Alliance, Hot Fuzz
The idea of a bunch of elderly British business owners in the suburbs being a force of pure evil is ridiculous, but almost believable.
1. The Master, Manos: The Hands of Fate
The leader of the desert cult in this trash classic is probably the most unthreatening, poorly-cast villain in cinematic history.