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50 Worst Movie Neighbours

Zeke Hawkins - Sliver (1993)

The Neighbour: A hunky gym rat who hits on female tenants by flexing his biceps, the slimy Zeke (Billy Baldwin) pursues anything in a skirt.

Why They’re The Worst: While it transpires that he’s not responsible for the wave of murders in the building, he keeps the killer’s identity a secret to keep his own confidential goings-on quiet; a hidden surveillance room, kitted out with live feeds from cameras installed in every single apartment.

Ma-Ma - Dredd (2012)

The Neighbour: Former prostitute turned drug kingpin, Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) resides in the Peach Trees, a tower block-turned-slum. As the main base of operations, she peddles her wares (time-altering drug Slo-Mo) from her sketchy Ivory Tower.

Why They’re The Worst: Her tactics for teaching her dealers a lesson involve skinning them, pumping them full of Slo-Mo then careening them from the top storey make the neighbourhood a little less than savoury. Might put you off your chicken cacciatore.

Ryan Jacobson - The House At The End Of The Street (2012)

The Neighbour: Moody badboy Ryan (Max Thieriot) is the remaining survivor of his family, after his sister murdered their parents. He adopted responsibility of the towering family domicile, and is disliked by all and sundry.

Why They’re The Worst: Not only did he murder his sister, but he attempts to kidnap Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) and masquerade her as his deceased sibling - in order to quell a deviant fetish.

Max - The Resident (2011)

The Neighbour: A landlord AND a neighbour? Perfect for when you’ve blown a fuse and just re-watched The Blair Witch Project ! Fear ye not, Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the sort of willing landlord whose never too busy to drop everything and pop round with a socket wrench.

Why They’re The Worst: He drugs his unsuspecting tenant in order to spoon her comatose body, and the ease at which he nips over to Juliet’s (Hlary Swank) apartment is because... he’s living in the walls.

Time for a bit of cavity wall insulation, new locks... actually, just move out.

Clark Griswold - National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Neighbour: Rambunctious, patriotic and determined to give his family the best darned Christmas since time began, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) will travel to the end of the Earth (or at least way out in the booneys) to secure the finest accoutrements for the season.

Why They’re The Worst: He covers every square inch of his sizeable abode with thousands of tiny LED lights, blinding anyone in the vicinity - particularly snobby yuppies next door, Todd (Nicholas Guest) and Margo (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), before causing a city-wide power outage.

Buffalo Bill - Silence Of The Lambs (1990)

The Neighbour: A cross-dressing socially inept serial killer, Buffalo Bill aka Jame Gumb (Ted Levine) harbours skills in dress making, nurturing moths and kidnapping unsuspecting young women.

Why They’re The Worst: He covets what he sees everyday, according to the conclusions of FBI Agent Clarice Starling. Best to avoid eye contact when collecting the morning paper or make the daily traipse wielding a cricket bat.

George Harvey - The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Neighbour: Mr. Harvey (Stanley Tucci) is your typical nice next-door neighbour who wouldn’t say boo to a goose. He busies himself with hobbies such as decorating caves with bottles of Coke and dolls. Err....

Why They’re The Worst: His predilection for bizarre underground bunkers provides space wherein he can satisfy his most inhumane hobby; raping and murdering young girls.

Eddy Otis - Consenting Adults (1992)

The Neighbour: When a peroxide blonde Kevin Spacey drops anchor in the house next door, you’d be wise to lock up your daughters. Possibly even the cat if she’s in heat.

As the smarmy Eddy Otis he piles on the charm as a financial advisor with very, very unneighbourly urges.

Why They’re The Worst: He convinces Richard Parker (Kevin Kline) to participate in a one-night wife swap, without either of their spouses prior knowledge. They do - and Otis’ wife turns up dead. Parker is framed and worst of all, his wife sides with Otis. What a manipulative git.

Jerry Dandridge - Fright Night (1985)

The Neighbour: The smoothly coiffed Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves in next door to the young Charley (William Ragsdale) and his mom under cover of darkness. The shenanigans spied through the window by his teenage neighbour indicate a fondness for pleasures of the flesh. Male or female, he’s not fussy.

Why They’re The Worst: Taking delights in the flesh a bit too far, turns out Jerry’s a good old fashioned vampire. He manages to befriend Charley, before trying to moider his girlfriend, Amy. Always think twice before inviting the newbies next door in for a brew.

Frank Crawford - Moving (1988)

The Neighbour: A Vietnam vet, Frank Crawford (Randy Quaid) paints quite the redneck picture. He’s often found in his ratty old armchair in the front garden, depreciating the value of all surrounding properties with his anti-social rantings and questionable wardrobe.

Why They’re The Worst: Early every Saturday morning he fires up his trusty lawnmower - complete with a V8 engine. Who needs a lie in?

Gem Seddon

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