The purpose of a horror movie before anything else is to be scary. Even if they're placing themselves into other genres like sci-fi, fantasy, musical or comedy, they've still got to send chills down the audience's spines. For the most part, the genre is unbeatable at this, as it has a deep toolbox of tips and tricks that leave viewers quaking in their boots.
Of course, one of the most effective of these audience-scarring tools is to put the characters in the path of a terrifying villain. The likes of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter and more have kept viewers on the edge of their seats for decades now, even becoming the most iconic parts of their respective franchises. Unfortunately though, not everyone can be Michael Myers.
There's a slew of villains who don't get the blood pumping, as they elicit barely any reaction at all. But, then, there are some that are even worse, as they create the opposite effect, making you giggle and laugh rather than being afraid.
10. Paul Serone - Anaconda
Anaconda is a weird movie, and not just because it's about a giant snake. No, it's an odd flick, thanks to the strange melting pot of actors chucked in, with everyone acting like they're in a completely different film. Owen Wilson, Johnathan Hyde, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz and J Lo? It has to be seen to be believed. Still, the crown for the most unintentionally hilarious character has to go to Jon Voight's ludicrous villain.
Voight plays a callous snake hunter who - besides the Anaconda itself - acts as the film's main antagonist. His performance is about as good as what you'd expect from a movie as ridiculous as this, as he's so melodramatically hammy in the role you'll wonder if the whole thing is a joke. He chews the scenery and pulls a perpetually weird face that makes him look half-asleep. Still, the worst is yet to come, as this entry has yet to mention his accent.
Oh lord, Jon Voight's attempts to perform a Paraguay accent are enough to make you think he owes the whole country an apology. It's laughably absurd and makes everything that comes out of his mouth lack the venom he clearly intends it to. It sure is funny though.