The purpose of a horror movie is pretty straightforward: to scare the shit out of the moviegoing souls brave enough to plant themselves in a seat for 90-plus minutes and look on as whatever frightening storyline the filmmakers have concocted unfolds before them.

In the case of a really good horror movie (like the 10 great ones we recently gave props to), that same audience will hopefully look on through the hands that are covering their eyes from time to time. But for less successful attempts in the genre, eliciting a belly laugh is sometimes easier than a scream. Particularly when it comes to a poorly thought-out villain.

From homicidal baked goods to dwarves with attitudes, these are The 25 Most Unintentionally Funny Horror Movie Villains.

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