Throughout the history of cinema, there have been cool villains, and baddies so ruthless they don't even care about the people trying to stop them. But then there are the villains who have absolutely no chill. They spend their days stomping around their lair and dreaming up new ways to make sure everyone knows how evil they are. Frankly, it's exhausting.
Rather than just let their actions speak for themselves, many of these villains use masks and unnecessary equipment as a way to advertise their stature as antagonists. Those who don't fall into evil fashion faux-pas simply don't know when to pull back on the reins a bit and just let their villainy simmer. The big bads collected here don't know the meaning of the word "relax."
Who has the least chill in all of villainy? That's up to you to decide. Just know that there's really no right or wrong answer here. Every single one of these villains is over-the-top AF.
- Photo: American Psycho / Lionsgate
In the 1980s, no one had chill, but Patrick Bateman was never even in the running to be the slightest bit relaxed. Not only does he desperately want everyone to think he's super cool, but he goes out of his way to advertise that he's a narcissistic serial killer. Maybe it's all the MTV he watches, or maybe it's genetic, but there's nothing chill about getting naked and chasing a woman around with a chainsaw.
His Least Chill Moment: Just about every interaction that Bateman has with Paul Allen is severely lacking in chill. During his dinner with Allen, Bateman says he likes to "dissect girls." He can't relax around his coworker in the boardroom, and after bringing his frenemy back to his apartment, he goes full-on whack job. Bateman changes into a raincoat while explaining the nuances of Huey Lewis and the News before whacking Allen to death with an ax. As blood sprays across his face, he shouts an admission of jealousy over Allen's ability to get a good dinner reservation.9414No chill?
- Photo: Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros. Pictures
Blistered and bleached by the desert sun, Immortan Joe is seriously effing scary. That is, until you realize that he's one of the biggest try-hards in the history of science fiction. He's a great villain, but it does feel like he was a #ReleaseTheSnyderCut guy before the global apocalypse.
Joe has worshippers and battle-ready crazy people at his disposal, but he still goes out of his way to remind the people in his life that's he a super evil bada*s. Aside from all the armor and medals that go hand in hand with his whole despot vibe, he adorns himself with skulls and surrounds himself with lookalikes who shred on guitar everywhere he goes. It's as if he's not sure the crazy people who populate the burned-out carcass of Earth realize he's a bad guy.
His Least Chill Moment: Insisting that his followers refrain from growing "addicted" to water while starving them out in the hot sun is pretty un-chill, but so is branding all of his followers with the same skull symbol he wears as a belt buckle. But really, his least chill moment has to be ordering his personal doctor to cut a baby out of one of his pregnant "wives." It's... oh what would you call that - absolutely insane, not to mention unnecessary.745No chill?
- Photo: Beauty and the Beast / Buena Vista Pictures
No Disney villain has ever been chill, but Gaston really takes the cake. Aside from walking around the village of Villeneuve dressed like a 16th-century version of Mystery from The Pickup Artist, he can barely contain himself when speaking about his love of war and women. He sneers and he preens - a little too heavy on the antlers in your decorating, don't you think, big guy? - as if he thinks the audience isn't going to think he's evil enough for trying to ensnare a woman who really wants nothing to do with him.
Gaston is so shocked that Belle would rather be with the Beast than him that he absolutely loses any sense of cool, locking her in a cage and leading a group of villagers to knock off his romantic rival. This is a guy who women absolutely love, by the way. He could just as easily have said "no big deal" when Belle passed over him, but instead, he went straight to bloodshed. Not cool Gaston, not cool.
His Least Chill Moment: When Belle's father denies Gaston's request to marry his daughter, the French baddie cold cocks the old man before tying him up and leaving him in the forest to be eaten by wolves.7411No chill?
- Photo: The Shining / Warner Bros.
Jack Torrance begins The Shining with no chill and just grows completely unhinged throughout his family's stay at the Overlook Hotel. Is working as the caretaker of an immense and incredibly old (and haunted) hotel a big responsibility? Of course. Is it an excuse to scream at your wife and terrorize your son? Not at all. Torrance is so annoyed he has to spend a winter with his family that he goes out of his way to let them know how much he hates them by openly mocking his wife for most of the season.
His Least Chill Moment: There's nothing less chill than writing "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy" on page after page of what's supposed to be your novel before chasing your wife up a set of stairs while monologuing about "responsibility." A bonus least-chill moment is when Torrance waits for Dick Hallorann to arrive at the hotel so he can put an ax in his back.587No chill?