Scary, creepy, ominous, and sometimes condescending – villain voices sound like this. It makes you shudder, prickling the skin, and causing goosebumps. The voice of the villain often induces fear, whether it’s from outright anger or subtle sinister intentions. Either way, this voice is never pleasant.
Villain voices are just the right vocal style for projects meant to terrorize the listeners. Not to give the audience nightmares, but just to add something different. If your script needs a foil or an evil character, you’ll need a skilled voice actor to fill the role. With a professional’s excellent vocal delivery, sounding like the bad guy is an easy feat. If you want devious and wicked, villain voices make that happen. All you need to do is find the right talent to deliver the best vocal performance.
You can use villain voices for various purposes. Young or old, any walk of life feels strongly towards this tone of voice. With that, this voice is just right for shudder promos, video games, films and audiobooks, and different projects. If it’s a character that thwarts the protagonist’s plans, you certainly need the voice of a villain.
Villain voices do not sound uniform. Every accent is unique to every kind of villain. Most of the time, it sounds harsh and cruel, the tone sharp and resonant. But a bad guy can also have a soft voice, although the hint of malice is often hard to hide. Whichever the voice you need for your project, trust that a voice actor can deliver it.