The Horror Chick's 11 Favorite Douchebags of Horror

Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) in Jaws: While this writer wasn't around in 1975 to get a sense of how people felt about political figures at that time, I'm guessing that Amity Island's Mayor Larry Vaughn wasn't going to be winning any popular votes after his actions in Steven Spielberg's Jaws. The ultimate spineless coward, Mayor Vaughn was more concerned with economics of the summer season than he was with the safety of the island residents, allowing Amity’s beaches to stay open even after several shark attacks.

I mean, there’s cold-hearted and then there’s a guy who won’t even close down a beach after a small child becomes a floating Happy Meal for Bruce the Shark, and that’s an entirely new level of douchebagginess in my eyes. He even has his own kids at the beach after the shark attacks, further proving that some people aren’t cut out to be politicians- especially cowardly douchebags who only want to serve their wallet, not the people that elected him.

The Horror Chick's 11 Favorite Douchebags of Horror

Chris (Nancy Allen) and Billy (John Travolta) in Carrie: Yeah, so most of her classmates were all kind of douchebags to her, but in Carrie I’ve always thought that Nancy Allen’s Chris and John Travolta’s Billy went above and beyond in their douchieness, which earned them both a spot on my countdown. Let’s be honest- we’ve all probably met our share of Billys and Chrises in our time- the attractive kids who live to terrorize the outcasts in their school. For them just making fun of Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) wasn’t enough- they wanted to publicly humiliate her in front of everyone on what was meant to be the most special night of her life. Pranks are one thing; what Chris and Billy concoct for poor Carrie takes things to an entirely new level ,and one bucket of pig’s blood later, Carrie White obliterates almost her entire class in a fiery attack during prom night.

And while Billy and Chris thinks they’ve gotten away with their latest tormenting attack on Carrie, the telekinetic teen has other plans for the pair, causing their car to lose control and explode after they try to escape her wrath.

The horror genre has had its share of bullies over the years, but I don’t know that there were two bigger douchebag bullies ever than Carrie’s Billy and Chris.

The Horror Chick's 11 Favorite Douchebags of Horror

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Willem Dunham's picture

Paul who? Oh yes, Reiser. Worst comedian ever. I should know: I'm the head of his fan club. Great article!

Submitted by Willem Dunham on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 12:33pm.
James Coker's picture

The HorrorChick.....THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! for saying the DEMONKNIGHT is one of the best 90's horror flicks!....it really is! its practically the Evil Dead 2 of the 90's. and its a horror films that needs WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more love from horror fans

Submitted by James Coker on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 12:24am.
nazo's picture

I'll say it.

Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness.

Submitted by nazo on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 11:41pm.
Sirand's picture

Main bad guy or not, Captain Rhodes is the king of horror movie douchebags.

Ray Pye in THE LOST is also the epitome of the douchedom.

And as bad as the movies are, the doctor in Friday the 13th Part 7 and the yuppie rich kid in the Friday remake were great douchebags. And the prick in Freddy vs Jason who gets crushed in the bed was classic.

Submitted by Sirand on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:52pm.
DavidFullam's picture

Very good list. But don't forget the guy from Poltergeist 3. Think he was a shrink? He didn't believe anything about Carol Ann's story and poo pooed the whole ghost angle. A complete douche nozzle.

Submitted by DavidFullam on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 7:55pm.

when read the headline i immediately first thought of paul reiser as carter burke.

Submitted by shallowcuts on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:46pm.

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