Saving Abel’s Top 10 Female Villains

Saving Abel has a new album dropping on June 8th entitled Miss America, and since the guys are horror fans, they thought they’d pay a little tribute to some of the not-so-wholesome women who have haunted their dreams and nightmares over the years.

The band consists of Jared Weeks-Vocals, Jason Null-Guitars, Scott Bartlett-Guitars, Eric Taylor-Bass, and Blake Dixon-Drums. All five of them collaborated to compile the list of their Top Ten favorite female villains. (An honorable mention went to commentator Nancy Grace.)

10. Medusa (Clash of the Titans) – A mythological creature called a Gorgon. A half-snake, half-human creature, which is the same way I describe a few ex-girlfriends and oddly enough wouldn’t mind seeing beheaded.

9. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz) – You can’t talk about female villains without mentioning The Wicked Witch. She’s a fixture in just about everyone’s childhood horror memory bank.

Saving Abel's Top 10 Female Villains

8. Large Marge (Alice Nunn, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure) – Laugh all you want…this really happened…it was the worst wreck I ever seen. True story!

7. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek, Carrie) – Some would debate whether Carrie was a villain, a victim, or a hero. I’m just gonna say that when you kill your entire student body, you’re kind of crossing a line. I’m not saying that Vinnie Barbarino didn’t deserve to die… I’m just saying you can’t go around killing everyone every time you get a bucket of pig’s blood dumped on you.

Saving Abel's Top 10 Female Villains

6. Christine – Who wouldn’t want a fully restored 1958 Plymouth Fury for a killing machine?

5. Mrs. Gilmore (Hope Summers, Rosemary’s Baby) – There’s just something about seeing Clara Edwards from “The Andy Griffith Show” chanting “Hail Satan” at the end of Rosemary’s Baby. Now that’s entertainment”!!

Saving Abel's Top 10 Female Villains

4. Mrs. Baylock (Billie Whitelaw, The Omen) – “Have no fear, little one. I am here to protect thee.” If only every caregiver was this dedicated…

3. Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Cuckoo’s Nest may not be pure horror, but she is one of my favorite villains. She’s a cold, sadistic, passive/aggressive battle-axe who uses intimidation and humiliation to cow her patients into submission. If nursing doesn’t work out, she should try teaching at a public school.

Saving Abel's Top 10 Female Villains

2. Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer, Friday the 13th) – Hands down the best Friday the 13th. Plus, I can’t really blame her. Those camp counselors should have been watching that boy! All I can say is…Get ‘er, Mommy!!!

1. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates, Misery) – Annie is my favorite villain because she isn’t some supernatural ghost or monster hiding in the bushes. She’s what seems to be a cheerful overly nice, harmless woman; but behind the happy facade is a dangerously crazy bi-polar psychopath with a touch of paranoid schizophrenia. Who wouldn’t be entertained by a cold-blooded psycho who says things like “Cockadoodie”?

Saving Abel's Top 10 Female Villains

For more about the band, including their upcoming in-store performances and CD signings at several Midwestern Best Buy stores, tour dates, photos, and more, visit the Saving Abel Facebook page, the Saving Abel MySpace page, and the official Saving Abel website.

Here’s the video for the first single off Miss America, entitled “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)”. If you like what you hear, order your copy of the CD from the EvilShop below or iTunes.

Saving Abel's Top 10 Female Villains

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  • maikii

    A terrible list from a terrible band.

  • DeTuinman

    Lools like someone has some severe womens issues…lol

    The mind is like a parachute…it only works when it is open.

  • Terminal

    Craperrific list for sure. Why the hell is Nurse Ratched on there? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is not horror. What about Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Regan from the Exorcist? The chick from Species? Glenn Close from Fatal Attraction? Lame.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Cinemascribe

    What in the hell is Large Marge doing on this list? She was in the damned movie for one scene and aside from a spooky little moment, she did nothing either good nor evil..in fact, she really had no impact on the film whatsoever. If they were stretching for characters to round out the list, they should have included Sigourney Weaver as Lady Claudia in the creepy 1997 horror version of Snow White,for which Weaver received both Emmy and Screen Actor’s Guild nominations. They also could have included the undead punk chick Trash from Return of the Living Dead who -with her shock of bright red hair and stark white, naked body- was one of the more memorable screen zombies.

    Seriously..Large Marge?
    “I’m saying that I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man…and loved it. But now the dream is over..and the insect is awake.” – Seth Brundle

  • Vanvance1

    Terrible list. Where the hell is Oprah?

  • Daniel

    Mrs. Carmody from The Mist really deserves a place on here.

  • James Coker

    Nurse Ratched was probrably thee only villian in any movie i have ever seen i was soo angered and disgusted by her i literally wanted to jump in the movie and kill that bitch, oh thanks debi moore for putting Large Marge in the list, she definitly needs more regocnition

    • The Woman In Black

      No need to thank me as it’s not my list. I just put it up for the Saving Abel guys.