Horror's Top 10 Most Frightening Women
May Dove Canady (Angela Bettis in May)
Oh May, how we love you so. Without a doubt, she is the most precious and magnetic character on this list. But even through the cute smile and simple need for companionship, May is just as twisted as anyone else on this list, perhaps taking her mother's advice of "If you can't find a friend, make one" a bit too far. Perfect hands, perfect neck, perfect legs - May finds them all; unfortunately they're on different people. "So many perfect parts but no perfect wholes." Only one way to bring them all together, and she does just that in creating Amy, a Frankenstein-like pile of dead flesh which becomes her friend…at least in May's own broken mind it does. She even adds a little bit of herself to make it perfect. An incredibly sympathetic character, May pulls the viewer into her trauma, then allows us to enjoy her personal triumph. Complicated and batshit crazy, May is a keeper.
Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina in Audition)
Audition proves that you can't judge a book by its cover. Who would have thought that the cute little Asami would end up being a torturing maniac. Never saw that one coming. There's crazy and torturous, and then there's another level of crazy and torturous, and that's right where Asami lives, in the upper crust of psychos. Not only does she remove a foot in perhaps the most painful way possible, but she first drugs her victim to be sure he's paralyzed but wide awake and feeling every ounce of the pain. That's next level. That's Hall of Fame. All she wanted was to be fully loved. Of course, the totality of what she needed, absolutely all of someone, was insane to consider in the first place. Asami, her wire saw and needles, are certainly hard to forget.