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10 Most Satisfying Horror Movie Villain Deaths

Schadenfreude is a German word used by pretentious douchebags when really they could just say that sometimes it can be kind of satisfying to watch someone you hate get their rightful comeuppance.

It's also actually a pretty useful term when it comes to the contents of the following article. Now, we all love a good horror movie, but what's even better? It's the very specific joy of watching a horror villain getting their brains blown out... or blown up... and in some rare cases blown in.

It's easy to see why we love it so much, as an audience we spend a long time building up a seething, unbelievable hatred for these, more often than not, absolutely vile creatures. There's also the triumphant catharthis involved in fantasising about defeating a villain you know deep down you'd have no chance against.

And some villain deaths in horror movies hit just that little bit sweeter: thanks to the satisfaction sweet spot...