With her slurred accent and piercing eyes, Marnie Stonebrook was the creepiest villain on HBO's "True Blood." She practiced witchcraft while possessed by the more powerful Antonia, chilling us to the bone.
Although the Harry Potter movies are filled with intelligent, kind and knowable witches, Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) is by far the most sadistic. Lewis' chilling villain rules over a land of endless winter and lures children into her chariot with the promise of hot drinks and Turkish delight.
Most haunting scene: the one in which she goads Harry over the death of his godfather, Sirius Black . Just one more reminder that kids should never take candy from strangers.
Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer play a coven of desperate housewives with magical powers in this 1987 adaptation of the John Updike novel.
A bad fairy with the stylish moniker "Mistress of All Evil," the title character in last year's "Maleficent" has green skin reminiscent of Oz's Wicked Witch and a black cape reminiscent of our childhood wardrobe fantasies.
But we're still trying to figure out what's that on her head, a headdress or horns.
One who's also an Evil Queen and will do anything to remain "the fairest in the land." In the 1937 Disney classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," this witchy woman uses a poisoned apple to put a curse on her fair stepdaughter—a "sleeping death" that will end only with a prince's kiss.
Angelica Houston filled every kid with fear in 1990's movie version of Roald Dahl's "The Witches." Her character's hairy chin, drooping skin and unnatural violet eyes were even scarier than her obsession with killing children.