Amy Dunne is the sleeper villain in “Gone Girl.” It looks like her husband Nick is the culprit after Amy’s mysterious disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. Gone without a trace, Nick is the lead suspect in the case. Just as she plotted it.
When it turns out he’s had an affair, and DNA evidence is discovered at their house, we don’t know it was planted by her. She went to intricate lengths to frame him, even faking a pregnancy. Amy was set on revenge ever since she secretly caught Nick cheating on her.
Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” presents Agatha Trunchbull, the meanest headmistress you have ever seen. She tortures poor Matilda, who also has her dad to deal with at home. Trunchbull terrorizes all the children at Crunchem Hall Elementary.
The school principal hates children and tells them, too. Dahl characterizes her as a “gigantic holy terror, a fierce tyrannical monster who frightened the life out of the pupils and teachers alike.” She never spoke in a normal voice. She barked, growled, or bellowed.
Bellatrix Lestrange is a nasty Death Eater aligned with Voldemort. She loves torturing wizards and Muggles and causing them pain. Also known as Bella, she preys on the weak. She is fully capable of murder.
It saddened Harry when she killed his friend Dobby. Bella’s most vicious weapon is the Unforgivable Cruciatus Curse, and she relishes inflicting it. It causes extreme agony and torturous pain.
Lady Tremaine is the name of Cinderella’s wicked stepmother. She is one of the cruelest villains of Disney’s rather extensive repertoire of evil women. Lady Tremaine is especially mean. She forces Cinderella to do all the heavy housework, like the floors, while her two stepsisters live in luxury.
Lady Tremaine plotted against Cinderella, sabotaging her efforts to go to the ball. Cinderella is crushed watching her stepsisters dress for the ball. Of course, to be extra cruel, her stepmother makes sure Cinderella is on hand as a maid to dress them.
Stephen King’s Annie Wilkes is a wicked nurse in his 1987 “Misery.” She is a merciless murderer who killed babies in her care at the maternity ward she worked at. It turns out later that she killed her father when she was only 11. She shoved him down the stairs.
It comes out, also, that she killed her roommate at college. She is one mean broad. Paul is an author in “Misery,” writing a story about a girl called Misery. Annie saved his life after a car crash, but he’s not going to be spared from her malicious plans.