The Top Ten Coolest Looking Horror/Sci Fi characters

Posted by Miserable Retail Slave on October 30, 2010 at 9:42 PM

by RFP

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10. Lord of Darkness (Legend)

The ultimate evil from the Tom Cruise horror Legend. I call it "horror" not because it's scary, but because it is a film abomination. If I remember right, the Lord here is killed with a unicorn horn to the chest. That's not too badass. But the make-up job on Tim Curry is top notch. 

#9 Gremlins (Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch)

Cute, cuddly teddy bear things at first. But then you go and feed them after midnight and this is what you get. Scaly, reptile things that live for death and destruction. So, if you feed a Mogwai a twinkie at 11:59 and he finishes chewing it before 12, does he still slip into cocoon mode? Just how time sensitive is a Mogwai's stomach?

#8 Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)

Creepy and disturbing. That just about sums up The Exorcist. Who can deny Linda Blair's equally haunting performance? This is what nightmares are made of. Just don't tell that fried dude from Elm Street that I said that. 

#7 Terminator 

To be clear, I'm not talking about the Arnold-skinned version of the Terminator. I'm talking about the stripped down, true appearance of the Terminator. It's just a metal skeleton with glowing red eyes, but it's hard to deny its coolness factor.

#6 Jabba the Hutt (Return of the Jedi)

He's a fat, slug-like slob who gorges on frogs and keeps his women on short leashes and minimal clothing. He was gangsta before it was cool to be so.

#5 Gollum (Lord of the Rings)

Gollum is the greatest accomplishment of CGI thus far. He's a large part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and thanks to technology and perfect voice acting, Gollum seems like a living, breathing creature of glutton and greed.

#4 Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

I prefer the original, you may favor the newer models. Either way, he's a big guy who wears a mask made of human skin and wields a chainsaw to mutilate his victims. Either way, he's pretty frightening.

#3 Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

See above. Original, not the newer model. One the most iconic and perfect horror creations ever.

#2 Pinhead (Hellraiser)

I've never seen any of the Hellraiser movies. I don't know the first thing about them. I don't know what Pinhead does or where he comes from. But I do know one thing: he looks pretty sweet, which is good enough for this list.

#1 Predator

When Arnold confronts the alien in the first Predator, it is one of the greatest moments in sci-fi history. The slow removal of the Predator's helmet to reveal the previously unseen face underneath is worth the wait. 

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Reply CaptainRusty
8:52 PM on November 2, 2010 
How is Golom a cool looking character? Yes the technology to create him was cool but come on! He himself is not cool. Nor does he look cool. Which is what this list is supposed to be of. No michael myers or Jason. A psyco in a hockey mask looks way cooler than golom.
Reply RFP
11:30 PM on November 2, 2010 
Jason is on the list at #17. You should've clicked the very first link up top. Michael Myers is not. Gollum isn't cool? I thought you liked the Lord of the Rings. Maybe I'm just making shit up though...
Reply Paulie Walnuts
8:32 AM on November 3, 2010 
Considering Gollum is supposed to be the visage of a withered away hobbit, he looks awesome. They did a fantastic job in my opinion. If the Emperor looks cool because he's withered away by the Force, then Gollum looks cool for the same reason. The difference, of course, is that the Emperor's face is mostly makeup, while Gollum is a product of CGI.