The Joker & Scarecrow in The Dark Knight, Loki in The Avengers, Jigsaw in the Saw Frandchise, Lex Luthor in Superman, Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.<br />
Just off the top of my head some villains that didn't die...
Lex Luthor shall never die!
Key word: "Franchise".
Right? The fact remains not all villains die.
In kids movies, they don't always die, karma just ends up catching up with them. Jason, Michael Myers and Freddy kept coming back!
Oh, and back in the day, I think it was required sort of. I saw a documentary (wish I could remember the name) about horror movies and how it was sort of required, back in the day, that they defeat the monster.
Because the villain is the incarnation of the central conflict of the story. When the conflict is resolved, the villain doesn't have a purpose any more; killing him off just gets rid of any awkward questions like "what happens when he gets out of prison" or "what if his redemption is short-lived and he falls back into his evil ways".<br />
That said, there are plenty of stories where the villain doesn't die. Sometimes they even win.
they don't really die they just go somewhere else
But they don't?
So They Should Bang !
they don't always die, Shawshank Redemption the prison warden got caught.
this is an example of a conspiracy theory. those urban legends of people saying the media controls the masses. the media portrays it as so, so it becomes collective belief.
No Country for Old Men . . . The villain lives and triumphs.
cause society doesnt like villains, but i do :)
freddy n jason dont. they keep coming back :)