In most serial killer movies, the villains have a predominant feature of which the audience pick out easily. Here are some examples below.
Bronson: Charles Bronson – Moustache
Godfather 2: Michael Corleone – Subtle perfectly dressed in all black
In this shot, chiaroscuro lighting is used to create distinct areas of light and darkness, this is to reflect his current state; of a dark established criminal. His suit; the predominant feature, non verbally communicates a powerful essence of maturity, darkness and sophistication.
S7ven: John Doe – Geeky mise en scene, baldness
In order to make our villain distinctive we are thinking of having a trenchcoat. This coat will cover most of the villain, giving him a neo noir slick, mysterious look. We also plan to support this by having the villain wear a suit underneath, an old cap and bandana over his face.
I have also learnt that it is a common convention to have the villain horizontally and tightly framed in the centre. This makes the villain seem powerful and therefore a threat. They are in the way of the protagonist.