Nobody does evil villains quite like Disney. Whether is the sly Jafar, the vengeful Scar or the deliciously terrifying Cruella – Disney is dialed in to what makes us squirm.
Thus far Disney has done an amazing job walking the fine line between scary enough to make your heart pound but not quite nightmare inducing.
I decided to compile a list of who I think are the top ten scariest, most evil villains in Disney history.
There are a couple conspicuous absences (can you guess who almost made the cut?) but, in the end, some villains have too much of a sense of humor to be considered truly terrifying.
There’s just no telling how a character will affect you until you’re sitting there in the dark, munching popcorn, watching it all unfold in front of you.
Interestingly, a majority of the scariest villains turn out to be women. Conniving, manipulative, vengeful women, many of whom are angry about declining looks as they age.
What’s up with that?
So, what say you? Which Disney villain scares you the most? Who is the evilest of them all?
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