Top 10 Psycho Bitches in Cinema
#10 - Mrs. Mott/Peyton Flanders in THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE [1992]
Mrs. Mott/Peyton Flanders in THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE [1992] Image

"Are you a retard? . . . Did you like looking at me? . . . Did you like looking at me? Don't fuck with me, retard."

#09 - Nurse Ratched in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST [1975]
Nurse Ratched in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST [1975] Image

"If Mr. McMurphy doesn't want to take his medication orally, I'm sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way. But I don't think that he would like it."

#08 - Aileen in MONSTER [2003]
Aileen in MONSTER [2003] Image

"Fuck you, man. Yeah, fuck you! You don't fuckin' know me!"

#07 - Evelyn in PLAY MISTY FOR ME [1971]
Evelyn in PLAY MISTY FOR ME [1971] Image

—"I should've known you'd never do anything to spoil it."

—"To spoil what?"

—"What we have between us."

—"We don't have a goddamn thing between us."

#06 - Asami Yamazaki in AUDITION [1999]
Asami Yamazaki in AUDITION [1999] Image

"Words create lies. Pain can be trusted."

#05 - Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13TH [1980]
Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13TH [1980] Image

"Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don't let her get away, Mommy! Don't let her live! . . . I won't, Jason. I won't."

#04 - Alex Forrest in FATAL ATTRACTION [1987]
Alex Forrest in FATAL ATTRACTION [1987]  Image

"Well, what am I supposed to do? You won't answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan!"

#03 - Annie Wilkes in MISERY [1990]
Annie Wilkes in MISERY [1990] Image

"I am your No. 1 fan. There is nothing to worry about. You are going to be just fine. I am your No. 1 fan."

#02 - Joan Crawford in MOMMIE DEAREST [1981]
Joan Crawford in MOMMIE DEAREST [1981] Image

"No wire hangers, ever!"

#01 - Baby Jane Hudson in WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? [1962]
Baby Jane Hudson in WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? [1962] Image

"You mean all this time we could have been friends?"

User Comments - Add a Comment
Keith - 2009-04-14 21:06:30

What about Demi Moore for just being her plastic self?

jimmydadean - 2009-04-17 03:57:00

I'd have to throw in the mother from the Manchurian Candidates movies. Janet Leigh and Meryl Streep in the remake, both terrifying as hell.

Deke - 2009-04-23 11:46:17

Wasn't Angela Lansbury the mother from hell in the original?

Fabianna - 2009-04-24 13:33:48

I wonder where is Martha from "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

Dreamking - 2009-04-26 16:16:09

I reamember watching Bette Davis in"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" on TV in the 60's and she totally creeped me out as a kid. I never seen her in any other movies without remember that role.

BillC. - 2009-04-26 19:11:01

How about lady Kaede from Kurosawa's "Ran"? ... the scariest bitch of all.

mickjai - 2009-04-26 20:27:13

Brilliant array of truly terrifying women. They all scared me to death!

K - 2009-04-27 00:46:37

Bella Swan from Twilight should be in this list. Note the scene in the hospital, when she didn't want Edward to leave. If you read the books, you'd understand what i mean. :D h

erin - 2009-04-27 11:31:15

"you're a vile, sorry little bitch" is from "hush hush sweet charlotte" same actress - same freak factor - different movie :) if you haven't heard the rock n roll song "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" - it's really something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIkwjXY7Nvw erin

Daniel - 2009-04-27 13:14:47

In "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" it's Nurse Ratchett, not Nurse Ratched. Strongly recommend reading the book; it's even more awesome than the movie.

 

[Editor's Note: It's definitely Nurse Ratched, I just looked at my copy of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . . .]

Javier - 2009-04-27 19:12:12

I think Jennifer Jason Leigh in "Single White Female" trumps Rebecca De Mornay in psychoness!

Elsie - 2009-04-28 13:38:37

no 3 is not Annie Wilkes I think it's Kathy Bates or am I wrong

N. - 2009-04-29 16:37:12

You forgot my wife. She only exists in my movie. Damn.

Soap Magic - 2009-05-02 14:44:02

I would have added the woman from Inside.

Roary Calhoon - 2009-06-10 17:51:45

What about every woman in the kill bill series?

Alan - 2009-06-26 15:25:44

What about "Serial Mom"? One of the funniest but weirdest "wholesome mom" movies ever.

dradenleomine4 - 2009-06-29 13:40:57

Has nobody thought of Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) from Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Total psycho bitch.

john - 2009-07-20 19:24:36

there is nothing alternative about this website

Sam - 2009-07-30 12:05:18

What about the mom in Carrie????????????

Vespasian - 2009-08-12 01:17:11

Typo, Joan Crawford was never in Mommie Dearest, she was however played by Faye Dunaway in that movie. So, just to clear it up, Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest.

Elaine - 2009-09-22 20:50:13

I'm sorry Fabianna? Are you so fucking stupid that you don't know that "Martha" was Elizabeth Taylor? And she was not scary like Baby Jane was scary, Martha was just unhappy and a drunk.

Alcoholic Penguin - 2010-03-31 19:25:09

Alicia Silverstone in The Crush

Adam S - 2010-04-21 17:19:46

great list....but what about the mom from People Under the Stairs.....fuckin disturbing

luzazul - 2010-10-02 12:57:13

these bitches are really mean, but the meanest is not listed here! Ruth (Blanche Baker) in The Girl Next Door....

Ernie - 2010-12-10 10:18:58

Re Kathy Bates in "Misery": the fact that she uses the phrase "you dirty bird" instead of calling someone something stronger makes her seem somehow even more childlike . . . and creepy.