Dipannita Sharma's 5 Favourite Horror Characters in Films!

Dipannita Sharma , 15 Jul 2014

After telling you which actresses she thinks would still look good in horror make-up, Dipannita Sharma is sharing with her favourite horror film characters.

Dipannita Sharma in Pizza 3D
Dipannita Sharma in Pizza 3D

Playing a paranormal/scary character takes a great amount of skill; a spooky character is not just about intense make-up or loud noises – there is a lot more that goes into playing such a character right​. The best horror movie characters have been the ones who haunt you: they don’t just send a temporary chill down your spine; instead, a single thought​ of them gives you the spooks. Here is my list of the 5 best horror film characters, and the superb actors who could pull of such fantastic roles:

Jack Torrance – Jack Nicholson – The Shining

Jack Torrance - Jack Nicholsan - The Shining
Jack Torrance – Jack Nicholsan – The Shining

Easily one of the best roles in the history of the genre. Jack Nicholson’s character from the film will stay with you for a very long time

Norman Bates – Anthony Perkins – Psycho

Norman Bates - Anthony Perkins - Psycho
Norman Bates – Anthony Perkins – Psycho

Norman Bates is one of the most classic characters of the genre. Alfred Hitchcock directed Anthony Perkins for this role, and it’s gone on to being one of the most spoken about. In fact, he used Norman Bates as a recurring character even after Psycho.

Manisha Sharma – Revati – Raat

Manisha Sharma - Revati - Raat
Manisha Sharma – Revati – Raat

In my opinion, Raat has been the best horror movie to come out of Bollywood so far, and Revati’s possessed character in the film was extremely eerie and played with such flair that it has to be on the list​.

Hannibal Lecter – Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of The Lambs

Hannibal Lecter - Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of The Lambs
Hannibal Lecter – Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of The Lambs

If you’ve seen The Silence of the Lambs, you know why Anthony Hopkins is on this list. He wasn’t an over the top ghost who scared you with make-up; instead, he portrayed a man who could be such an instinctive animal. No paranormal activity in this film, but Hannibal Lecter could you a long lasting chill​.

Samara – Daveigh Chase – The Ring

Samara - Daveigh Chase - The Ring
Samara – Daveigh Chase – The Ring

In the classic horror genre, I think The Ring is one of the best, and Samara’s role from this movie was horror personified. It was minimal, and that was scary.​

Which is your favourite horror character?

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