It’s October! And all month long, Horror Bound is doing top 5 lists to keep you in the holiday spirit. This week’s list is celebrating those evviiiillll witches who we actually secretly love. We stan a villain!
TOP 5 EVIL WITCHES
NUMBER FIVE - ELLY KEDWARD
Elly Kedward, who we know from the Blair Witch movies, was an Irish woman banished from the town of Blair. Several people accused her of witchcraft and luring children into her home to draw blood from them. After she was banished into the woods there was a brutal winter and she was presumed dead.
By midwinter all of the accusers, and half the town’s children, disappeared. The people of Blair were terrified and blamed it on a curse from Elly and fled.
For the Blair Witch lore we don’t know too much about her, or if she’s even real within the movie, but she’s someone that is constantly hovering behind your back scaring you. Elly is the Blair Witch and made even more terrifying by the fact that we never see her. (except of course when the 2016 reboot decided to show her and ruin everything)
NUMBER FOUR - MINNIE CASTEVET
Minnie is from Rosemary’s Baby and is Rosemary’s next door neighbor. Her and her husband become very involved with Rosemary and her pregnancy. Before Rosemary is pregnant, Minnie gives her an odd necklace she claims is a good luck charm. It smells awful but Minnie says it’s just tannis root.
When Rosemary does get pregnant Minnie brings her daily beverages and spends a lot of time keeping an eye on Rosemary.
Minnie is a Satanist witch who has used Rosemary to birth the Antichrist. She is in a coven of witches that work with the Satanists to bring along the end of the world. But up until Rosemary, they’ve not had much luck.
Minnie is pure evil – taking advantage of a young woman to get what she wants. Manipulating everyone around her and performing magic to change everyone’s fates. She’s terrifying. And has amazing fashion sense.
NUMBER THREE - WINNIE SANDERSON
Winifred, aka Winnie, is from the Disney movie Hocus Pocus. Winnie and her two sisters (Sarah and Mary) lived on the outskirts of Salem in the late 1600’s. She sold her and her sisters souls to Satan in exchange for magical powers and a terrifying spell book.
While she’s not your typical scary evil witch – she is pretty awful! She steals children and takes their life source to keep herself and her sisters young and beautiful. When she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her she poisoned him and sewed his mouth shut. Although, to be fair, I’d probably do the same.
She’s vain, she’s a bully to her sisters, and she uses electrokinesis to control and hurt everyone around her.
But….we all love Winnie, because she’s also fabulous and amazing. But also, evil! EVIL!
NUMBER TWO - THE GRAND HIGH WITCH
Eva Ernst, aka the Grand High Witch, is from Roald Dahl’s tale The Witches. She is the all-powerful leader of all the witches in the world. She hides her real ancient age and terrifying looks behind an attractive disguise to blend in.
She lives in a castle in Norway and is described as “the most evil and appalling woman in the world”. She stays under cover by having a gathering of the RSPCC – which stands for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. But really she is plotting to murder all the children in England.
It’s known that she has already killed and tortured thousands of children all around the world and is even cruel to her fellow witches. She makes it a point to casually murder at least one of her minion witches at every meeting.
For the plan to murder the children of England she has decided to turn them all into mice so that their parents will exterminate them, thinking they’re just common house mice.
The Grand High Witch is absolutely terrifying, especially if you grew up with the book and the movie, and she’s also incredibly evil. She has no moral code.
NUMBER ONE - BELLATRIX LESTRANGE
Bellatrix is hands down the most evil of all witches. Not only is she evil, she’s a complete psychopath. She is, of course, from the Harry Potter series. Bellatrix is a Death Eater and loyal to a fault to Lord Voldemort. She’s his most dangerous and sadistic follower. One of her most famous crimes is the torture of Frank and Alice Longbottom which drove them insane. This act caused her to be sentenced to life in Azkaban.
But of course, she escaped during the mass break out of Azkaban and continued to be loyal to Voldemort. She torments Harry and his friends, and kills Sirius Black. In the last book, she captures Hermione and tortures her but luckily, Hermione escapes. Bellatrix also murdered Dobby and Tonks, both acts despicable and heart breaking.
But thankfully she was killed by Molly Weasley. We find out later that Bellatrix also gave birth to a daughter, Delphini, after having sex with Voldemort. Excuse me while I gag in the corner.
She’s an awful human being and way too powerful for her own good. She killed many wonderful people and would’ve continued to do so had she not been killed.