Since I'm only talking horror and its offshoots, I won't be listing Diner, A Few Good Men, Footloose, Mystic River and My Dog Skip - all of which he was great in. And it was really hard to choose just five in the genre, let me tell you. He's done a ton of "bad guy" roles and with his most recent film, Cop Car, it seems he has no desire to stop.
Friday the 13th, while notably one of my favorite horror films, did not land on this list simply because there really wasn't much for Kevin to do except run around in a Speedo and get lucky with Marcie. Likewise with Tremors. I know it is a fan-favorite but I have an aversion to any type of worm, making movies like it, Slither, Shivers, Squirm and any other slimy scum impossible for me to watch!
I've also not added The Following simply because it is television and not film. But yeah, he was great in that, too!
These roles have a little more meat on the bone. Again please remember this is not meant to be a "best of" list - it's an opinion list!!
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Flatliners is a creepy little film, and one that needs re-visited if it's been a while since you've seen it.
Lewd, crude, and altogether screwed, Wild Things is a pure guilty pleasure. As is Bacon's full-frontal shower scene.
Honorable Mentions: Murder in the First, The River Wild, Trapped, The Woodsman