Pinhead is a fictional character from the Hellraiser series, first appearing as an unnamed figure in the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart. The name "Pinhead" is derived from a sobriquet given to him by the crew of the first Hellraiser film; he is first credited as such in Hellbound: Hellraiser II.
The character Hannibal Lecter is so scary because Anthony Hopkins plays him so well. It's doubtful that another actor could have made the character so interesting, although Brian Cox really tried in Manhunter. Simply put, this is a role that was strengthened by the actor rather than the narrative.
Freddy Krueger – Nightmare on Elm Street Has any movie character caused more nightmares than Robert Englund’s razor-gloved, facially disfigured serial killer? The original concept from Wes Craven’s original Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984 was that Freddy could capture you in the dream world and it would kill you in the real world.