5 Terrifying On-Screen Serial Killers

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Norman Bates from Psycho (1960)

Anthony Perkins brings nuance to horror in this terrifying role of a killer suffering from dissociative identity disorder

Hannibal Lecter from The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

Anthony Hopkins' terrifying turn as a forensic psychiatrist turned cannibalistic serial killer earned him the Oscar for Best Actor despite having screen time of only 16 minutes

Ramanna from Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is unquestionably eerie as the deranged Ramanna. His performance is a mixture of being darkly comic and genuinely terrifying

Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is an outrageous sociopath masquerading in the guise of a working-class man. Christian Bale portrays the character's apathy, disgust, and indifference with a certain kind of charm that you almost fall for him being a victim than the other way around. But was he really is a question that stays open, to date.

Bob Biswas from Kahaani (2012)

Saswata Chatterjee's small role as a contract killer in the guise of a life insurance agent sent a chill down our spine with his iconic "Nomoshkar" followed by a bullet to the head. Simple and ruthless.

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