What makes a villain iconic? Usually, they have an instantly identifiable and/or unique characteristic but accessories are also extremely important. In fact, in many cases, the weapon he (or she) wields can make or break a movie baddie. Of course, there are also villains who have become nearly inseparable from their preferred method of dispatching victims.
Our friends at WatchMojo recently assembled a video list that illustrates this point precisely: “The Top 10 Terrifying Movie Villain Weapons”. Most of the villains are from horror movies (of course) but not all of them. It’s a good reminder that rogues in every genre benefit greatly from a trademark armament! Give the video a spin at the top of the article. Or, if you want to cut to the chase, you can read a list of WatchMojo’s 10 terrifying weapons used by movie villains below.
Spider-Man 2: Dr. Octopus’s tentacles;
Candyman: Candyman’s hook-hand;
Predator: The Predator’s shoulder cannon;
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface’s chainsaw;
Goldfinger: Oddjob’s bowler hat;
The Shining: Jack Torrance’s Axe
No Country for Old Men: Anton Chigurh’s bolt pistol;
Friday the 13th: Jason Voorhee’s machete
Star Wars: Darth Vader’s red lightsaber; and
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger’s razor-glove.