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15 Horror Movie Villains Who Got Exactly What They Deserved

List RulesVote up the horror antagonists who got a lethal dose of poetic justice.

Whether they're slashers carving their way through a small town or leaders of faceless organizations who put their victims through hell to get a taste of the beyond, it's always incredibly satisfying to see horror movie villains get their just deserts. Much like the villains in science fiction films, horror movie villains often meet vicious ends. The difference here is that the final moments of their lives tend to be bloody and brutal.

The horror movie villains collected here all got exactly what they deserved, and in some cases, their final moments may have been a little light compared to all the destruction they left in their wake. It's up to you to determine which of these horror movie baddies got the ending they deserved and which of them should have been put through the wringer a few more times.

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  • Annie Wilkes is what happens when fandom goes too far. She's a psychopath who loves author Paul Sheldon's novels, which feature a character named "Misery." When she finds out he's killing the character off, she decides to do the same to him, but not before hobbling Sheldon and forcing him to write a final book for her under duress.

    After finishing the manuscript, Sheldon sets it on fire before choking her with the remaining pages. As if that weren't enough, he bashes Wilkes's head in with a typewriter before smashing her face in with a metal doorstop. At least she finally got that final story out of Sheldon.

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  • Mrs. Carmody, a religious fanatic and fearmonger stuck in the grocery store as a mist falls over Bridgton, ME, turns a bad situation worse with her end-times rambling. Carmody isn't just content to wax prophetic about the creatures coming out of the mist - she has to go and build an apocalyptic congregation that ransacks the store and destroys all of the supplies the survivors need to wait out the strange occurrence.

    Carmody preaches that she's protected by God, as are her followers. It's this kind of holier-than-thou talk that's not only frustrating, but also genuinely psychotic. While some of the survivors attempt to keep everyone calm, she drives a wedge between everyone stuck in the store and makes things worse than the monstrosities coming out of the mist. After she tries to sacrifice two survivors who don't kiss the ground she walks on, she's shot and killed by the store's assistant manager. The scene is intense, but her demise is easily one of the most satisfying moments in any King adaptation.

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  • Stuntman Mike's whole vibe is off. Aside from being a little too old to pull off his aloof greaser persona, his main pastime is taunting and tormenting women with his tricked-out car before offing them the only way he knows how - automotive destruction. After skeeving on Pam (Rose McGowan), he ends her life as if it were just another scene in a '70s exploitation flick.

    It's only fitting that he meets his match while tearing down Texas back roads against a trio of women with a love of car-sploitation. While attempting to get his rocks off while chasing an Australian stuntwoman and her two friends, Mike is outdriven and out-maneuvered before the women pull him from his car and stomp his head in.

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  • The award for Worst Mom in Horror History easily goes to Margaret White, the seriously unhinged and abusive mother of Carrie White. Margaret swings wildly back and forth from violently punishing her daughter for her perceived sins and isolating Carrie from anyone who could make her feel like a normal person.

    One of the most horrendous things Margaret does is lock Carrie in a closet full of Christian iconography for hours at a time while making her "pray for forgiveness." But that's all before Carrie returns from prom covered in pig's blood. When Margaret attacks Carrie, her daughter unleashes telekinetic hell and crucifies her with kitchen knives. It's a fitting end for such a nasty character.

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