One thing that seems to unite horror movie villains is that they all were pretty miserable kids. Here are our picks for the worst horror movie childhoods.
10. Jason Voorhees
The slasher of the Friday the 13th movies was bullied by campers and drowned in Crystal Lake, only to come back an unstoppable juggernaut of gore.
9. Carrie White
The small-town girl played by Sissy Spacek in Carrie was continually beaten and humiliated by her domineering, mentally ill mother.
8. Tim Jensen
The protagonist of the schlock classic Boogeyman saw his father abducted by the titular closet dweller, turning him into a paranoid mess for his entire life.
7. Sadako Yamamura
As a young girl, Sadako from The Ring was tossed into a deep well and left to die. But, as you do, she came back as a vengeful spirit inside a videotape instead.
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies didn’t give much insight into Leatherface’s childhood, but the 2003 remake revealed that he was abandoned to die in a dumpster before being adopted by a family of cannibals.