Generally speaking, most horror movies follow the bulletproof formula of having a group of unwitting victims face off against a terrifying, terrorising antagonist, until they (maybe) triumph over them.
It's a genre schematic that's worked for decades and decades, yet every so often a horror film dares to toy with that convention by flipping the script and having the villain end up encountering someone or something that's just so, so much worse than themselves.
And so, as a sequel to our recent article on the very subject, here are another 10 horror movie villains who, just their luck, stumbled across an even bigger sicko, freak, or force-of-nature.
You can call them mighty stupid or just incredibly unlucky, but the situation didn't go how any of these villains intended, finding themselves preyed upon by an unexpected character or force which, most of the time, condemned them to death.
It's always fun to see skilled filmmakers playing with the established order of the horror genre, and in the case of these 10 movies, each dared to pull out the rug by pitting the villain against an even more nefarious entity...
10. Steven Wilkins - Trick 'R Treat
In Michael Dougherty's terrific horror anthology Trick 'r Treat, school principal Steven Wilkins (Dylan Baker) works a second "job" on the side. That is, he's a Halloween-loving serial killer who murders children who don't appreciate the spirit of the season.
Oh, and because that's not bad enough, he's also grooming his young son Billy (Connor Levins) to follow in his footsteps.
In one of the anthology's later stories, Wilkins dresses up as a vampire and attacks young out-of-towner Laurie (Anna Paquin), only to quickly learn that he basically picked on the very worst person possible.
Laurie's sister and friends then reveal that they're actually werewolves, before Laurie herself also transforms into one and decides that Wilkins will be her first ever victim, having been waiting for someone who thoroughly deserved to be killed.
And with that, a pathetic, terrified Wilkins can do nothing but watch helplessly as Laurie pounces on and devours him.
The ironic twist, that the young women being preyed upon by the deranged serial killer were actually in no danger at all, is quite delicious.