When Predator arrived in 1987, it joined the long list of creature feature horror movies of the 1980s. However, it set itself apart by focusing on an alien slasher killer rather than a demonic one that was the more popular archetype in most slasher movies of the era. It also gave the Predator a chance to hunt people for sport, rather than just kill for no reason. As expected, this resulted in a massive kill count over the franchise of 325 deaths.
The smallest kill count in any Predator movie came in the 2010 reboot Predators. After a pair of movies with Predators battling the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise, this movie took things back to the basics, but with a twist.
Predators took place on a prison planet where human killers are dropped to face off against three of the best Predators in the franchise. This explains the lack of kills, because there is no collateral damage or military personnel coming in to save them, and the only main deaths are the humans dropped on the planet and the Predators.
The new Predator movie Prey from director Dan Trachtenberg hit Hulu in 2022 and saw the story take a shocking turn. This was a prequel, taking place in the 1700s. The Predator showed up to take out a bear first before targeting the Native American and the French voyageurs who showed up to cause problems of their own.
This movie has one Comanche woman named Naru who stands up to the Predator. However, the alien tears through her tribesmen and the French voyageurs before she can finally end him, with a relatively low kill count of 23, not including the bear.
When Alien vs. Predator hit in 2004, fans showed up excited to see the two iconic movie monsters in battle with each other. The movie mostly left fans feeling disappointed, because although the Xenomorph and Predator were obviously meant to be the focal point, the movie didn't have any real characters people cared about.
With that said, there was a lot to love about the Xenomorphs and Predators fighting. It also had a nice kill count, with almost every human dying on top of the Alien vs. Predator battle fatalities.
Predator 2 was the sequel to the first movie, and it raised the stakes for the murderous alien. Instead of waiting in the jungles and fighting trained soldiers and mercenaries as it did in the first movie, this sequel had the Predator arrive in Los Angeles in 1997.
The Predator arrives during a period of unrest, with gang wars tearing the city up, and when several gang members end up dead at the hands of the Predator, Danny Glover's cop has to stop it. With the countless people in Los Angeles as possible victims, one would expect the kill count to skyrocket, but it didn't. There were only 45 deaths in the movie, including that of the Predator.
In 2018, The Predator tried to revive the franchise with Shane Black attempting to bring back what made the original so great. However, there were a lot of problems with The Predator, from problematic characters to a hero Predator that didn't act like much of a hero.
However, there was a lot to like when it came to the Fugitive Predator rampaging through hordes of people, only to have the Ultimate Predator show up with his Predator dogs and really start slaughtering people left and right.
The sequel Alien vs. Predator: Requiem was worse than the original in every conceivable way. With an abysmal 12% rating, it is the lowest-rated Predator movie on Rotten Tomatoes. However, one thing that did stand out was the Predalien hinted at in the first movie, a monster that kills relentlessly.
There were 75 kills in the movie in total, although a handful of those deaths came at the hands of military forces that showed up and nuked both the evil Predalien and the heroic Predator, as well as all the people in the area, to ashes.
The biggest kill count of any Predator movie came in the original. While this might be surprising since the entire movie took place in the jungle with a team of mercenaries facing off with the alien, the deaths make sense when looking at one specific scene.
Before the mercenary troops began fighting for their lives against the Predator, their mission was to go in and rescue a dignitary held captive by rebel guerrillas in the area. When they showed up, they found the rebel guerrillas and went in with guns blazing. In all, they killed 58 guerrilla soldiers in a four-minute scene. This inflated the kill count to 76 deaths, the most of any movie in the Predator franchise.