The twenty baddest movie villains of 2012
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.
Is Loki the biggest villain of 2012? Hardly.
20. The Engineer, Prometheus
19. Polio in Hyde Park on Hudson
18. Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) in Lawless
17. Whatever it is that is still vaguely haunting the Paranormal Activity house
16. Steve Hadley (Bradley Whitford, on right) in Cabin in the Woods