Halloween Countdown
Eight Exceptionally Creepy Movie Characters

It’s the scariest month of the year – and we’re building towards October 31st in the only way we know how – by diving into a movie marathon to check out the characters who give us the chills! We’re not talking about horror movies, either; some are despotic comic book villains, some are comedic creations who still creep us out, and some are simply the sorts of figures that could keep you up at night! Either way, we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want to meet any of them down a dark alley at night…

Creepy Halloween Characters


The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


Irish eyes were certainly not smiling when Barry Keoghan took this role; the young Dublin actor plays a powerful teenager who must be one of the most unnerving characters in recent memory.






American Psycho, available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Responsible for the profiling of investment bankers everywhere, Christian Bale’s psychotic serial killer is unforgettable; you’ll never listen to Huey Lewis the same way again…






Gone Girl, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


She might have been Amazing Amy once upon a time, but now she’s just alarming! It’s a reminder that it’s always the smart, quiet ones you should look out for…






Seven, available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Nothing good comes from someone being named John Doe – nothing. This bloke? Well, he pushed that logic to the most extreme levels possible!







Edward Scissorhands, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


OK, so he had a heart of gold – who cares?! He had blades for fingers! If you’re cool with that, then we don’t know what to tell you…








Kingsman: The Golden Circle, now showing on Sky Cinema, Virgin TV 301


It’s not just the evil acts that get us here; it’s that they’re all done with a 1000-watt smile. If that doesn’t send shivers down your spine, nothing will!








Avengers: Infinity War, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


He isn’t just the most villainous bloke going – he’s also the most powerful. That, we’re sure you’ll agree, is a pretty unsettling combination!








Misery, available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


She might have been a nurse, but we can’t imagine a more cockadoodie carer! Kathy Bates has haunted dreams for years after this role...






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