The List: Top 10 pop-culture creeps
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a powerful performance as an amoral freelance crime reporter in "Nightcrawler," which got us thinking about other creeps. Here's a rundown of the jerks you always hated - thankfully they're not real.
10. Hal 9000
There's something inherently creepy about a murderous, soulless machine. And that voice - shudder.
9. The McPoyles
The incestuous family - and chief rival of The Gang - on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is downright creepy. And why are they always so damn sweaty?
It's not like anyone in "Trainspotting" is actually a good person, but man, this guy is a complete sadist. And he doesn't even have a heroin addiction to use as an excuse.
Sometimes you can just tell which kids are going to grow up to be sociopaths, and Sid in "Toy Story" was clearly headed down a path that ends with a collection of children's shoes in his basement.
6. Prince Humperdinck
Look, Humperdinck is by far the worst guy in "The Princess Bride" - yes, even more so than a sniveling Fred Savage - because he doesn't even have the honor to fight his own battles. Plus, what kind of name is Humperdinck?
5. Captain Vidal
This malevolent bastard was actually more frightening than that thing with eyeballs in his hands in "Pan's Labyrinth."
4. Johnny Lawrence
Look, we all can admit that Daniel-son was pretty annoying in "The Karate Kid," but that Johnny dude was an ass.
3. Nurse Ratched
Nope. Eff her!
2. Walter Peck
Every time this a-hole pops up on screen in "Ghostbusters," you just get immensely agitated. Played by William "I've got the most punch-able face in history" Atherton, who was also a huge creep in "Die Hard."
1. Ricky Fitts
This pretentious weirdo from "American Beauty" had only one redeeming quality and that was being a drug dealer. And no - just no! - that stupid plastic bag is not the most beautiful thing in the world.