We can always count on horror films to provide us with some of the most memorable images. In some cases it is through special effects, lighting, or make up that provokes us to see the otherwise elusive demons and ghosts. Other times, the unforgettable images simply come from the beautiful people playing the parts. Horror never fails to deliver uniquely alluring characters and what follows is my personal selection of tempting male characters. What makes them so appealing varies across a spectrum of danger, confidence, charm, and sometimes yup…it’s those tattoos.
10. Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960)
9. Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
8. Johnny Depp in Nightmare on Elm St (1984)
7. Robert De Niro in Cape Fear (1991)
6. George Clooney in From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
5. Skeet Ulrich in Scream (1996)
4. Jared Leto in Urban Legend (1998)
3. Harrison Ford in What Lies Beneath (2000)
2. Eric Balfour in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
1. Guy Pearce in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
It’s so hard to limit a list to ten when there are so many wonderful options. Since I tried to keep the list limited to film, one of these didn’t make the cut simply because he fell under television.
Christian Bale in American Psycho (2000)
Adrien Brody in King Kong (2005)
Finn Witrock in AHS Freak Show (television series 2014)