Mushroomhead’s Jeffrey Nothing Reveals His Five Favorite Horror-Movie Villains
Mushroomhead vocalist Jeffrey Nothing has donned his horror-inspired makeup and costume for nearly two decades. Alongside his seven masked bandmates, Nothing released the band’s harrowing seventh studio album, Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (Megaforce), last year. Here, Nothing delivers his expert opinion, dishing on his top five horror-movie villains, either masked or just naturally hideous.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street is pure horror. Krueger’s attitude and the fact that he will do whatever he wants makes Robert Englund’s beast magical to me. When he says, ‘Here’s your God’ and cut’s a guy’s fingers off, not much is better than that.”
“From the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It. Tim Curry [who plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown, an incarnation of It] is a great actor but what he becomes in the sewer? Creepy shit. Clowns have never really affected me like they do some, but that guy is wrong in all the right ways.”
“From The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Pretty damn evil, whether you think it’s a madman in a mask slaughtering innocents or just preparing dinner for the family. This guy would most likely be on anyone’s Top Five, I’m sure.”
“For pure shock value all around, you have to include the Dr. Satan sequence of House of 1000 Corpses. Sadly, I don’t feel the same way for anything Rob Zombie’s done since. But I do have to give a nod to the woman wearing her husband’s face as she’s hit by the truck in The Devil’s Rejects. Otherwise, that movie was kind of sleepy and predictable for me. But those 40 seconds are so stunning!”
“Badass motherfucker all around from the movie Jeepers Creepers, the original and the sequel. Imaginative, raw, and sadistic. Something that’s been missing from a lot of horror villains, prior to and since.”