film characters 52 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains  

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Some of the greatest movie villains can give you nightmares if you spend too much time thinking about their faces. But are they really that scary, or is it all just movie magic? This gallery features photos of film villains behind the scenes, while filming, in half costume, and even being controlled by puppeteers. Seeing these creepy villains out of context makes them seem just plain silly! They're just actors goofing around, after all!

While not all the characters on the list are from horror movies, they are most certainly the bad guys – at some point. But against a green screen or in the makeup chair, turns out they're all just normal people working hard to make a buck (or animatronics, or just dogs). Not so terrifying now, are they? 
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Freddy Krueger


Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 52 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains
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Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise

Actor: Robert Englund, Tobe Sexton, Jackie Earle Haley, Chason Schirmer

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Michael Myers


Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 52 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains
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If you think see the man behind Michael Myers is cool, then you won't believe what happens in these horror movies.

Film: Halloween franchise

Actor: Chase Wright Vanek, George P. Wilbur, Tyler Mane, Don Shanks, Brad Loree, + more

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#17 on The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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Hannibal Lecter


Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 52 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains
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Film: The Silence of the Lambs

Actor: Anthony Hopkins

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#19 on The Best TV Villains of All Time

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