1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the Lambs & Hannibal
Does anything have to be said about Hannibal Lecter, the inevitable number one in this list?
The character is fascinating, intelligent and delivered each time in a horrifying way that keeps you undecided to whether it’s man or monster.
From TV show to books, to the films. Hannibal Lecter has a background and relationships with people, standing almost as a deity among other serial killers in his universe.
It’s the performance of Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs that takes this exceptional serial killer to cult status.
From masked killer, idolized by his peers, to superior intellect above the FBI and doctors at the institute, he rises into a realm of super predators above all else in this list.
This is why Hannibal Lecter has no rival in our top 10 list of scariest serial killers in film history.