The twenty baddest movie villains of 2012

Categories: Film and TV

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Is Loki the biggest villain of 2012? Hardly.
The year 2012 was a big one for creeps -- living, breathing, oozing, killing-Batman creeps. So we asked Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl to choose the year's twenty baddest from the scores of contenders. Continue reading for his picks -- a spoiler-free selection of this year's spookiest screen villains.

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20. The Engineer, Prometheus

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19. Polio in Hyde Park on Hudson

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18. Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) in Lawless

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17. Whatever it is that is still vaguely haunting the Paranormal Activity house

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16. Steve Hadley (Bradley Whitford, on right) in Cabin in the Woods

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