You either love horror movies or hate them. I, for one, love them. That being said, horror films these days either hit or miss because of lame and repeated cliches we have seen for years, unnecessary jump-scares, poor acting, lack of directorial vision- well, the list goes on and on. If a new horror flick is a hit it's because the director and writers did it right, usually with a standout script, a unique story, and more importantly, characters that left a mark on our minds. It's not often we get a new iconic character out of the genre these days- the last was probably Jigsaw from the Saw Franchise. There were attempts, such as Bugul from Sinister, to join the ranks of legendary horror icons like Jason, Michael Myers or Freddy Kruger. But those guys are supernatural monsters! Then you've got creepy children (think of Children of the Corn) that can also freak you out.
But what about the oldsters?
In most movies they are sweet, wise and usually have interesting stories and advice for the younger generations. However there are some that can be completely creepy. Doesn't matter if they are male or female, an aunt, uncle, grandparent, or neighbor! There have been plenty of horror flicks over time that scared the pants out of us because they took such a harmless individual and turned them into a killer monster. Think about it. You would lose your mind if you learned that the sweet old lady down the street is actually a serial killer.
With that in mind, here's our list of the top 15 creepiest old people in horror movies.
15 Violet Devereaux - The Skeleton Key
14 Deborah Logan - The Taking of Deborah Logan
13 The Old Woman - The Shining
12 Grandma Lois - Paranormal Activity 3
11 Mr. and Mrs. Ulman - The House of the Devil
10 The Elderly Residents - Homebodies
9 Claire Marrable - What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?
8 The Grannies - Rabid Grannies
7 Elderly Satanists - The Brotherhood of Satan
6 Roman and Minnie Castevet - Rosemary’s Baby
5 Old Fortune Teller - Black Sabbath
4 Mary Shaw - Dead Silence
3 Norma Bates - Psycho
2 Grandma - Flowers In The Attic
1 The Tall Man - Phantasm
You cannot say that the tall man (Angus Scrimm) did not scare you the first time you saw Phantasm. Dressed up in a suit and tie, standing over 6’5”, and slowly walking past mortuaries are just some of the simple ways he gives you and the film’s characters the creeps. But is that it? Nope! He also has an army of evil elves, is able to turn himself into a seductive woman to lure in teenage boys, and, most famously, throws around killer silver spheres. His "classy old man" look, grotesque height, and legendary weapons made him a horror icon in the 70's.
Sources: <strong>chillertv.com, imdb.com, wikipedia.com</strong>
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