When you think of horror movies, you think of suspense, blood and gore, and serial killers. There have been many great horror movies with some scary serial killers. Some of them include the mysterious tape in The Ring
, death in Final Destination
, and Lindsay Lohan
in Herbie Fully Loaded
. Alright, Herbie Fully Loaded wasn't a horror movie and Lindsay Lohan wasn't a serial killer in it, but a number of people had a heart attack while watching that horrible movie. Anyway, there are six main serial killers who come to mind when we think of horror movies. They are:
Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Able to kill you in your own dreams, Freddy Krueger is one of the scariest and ugliest horror movie serial killers ever. With his Wolverine claws, Cosby sweater, and Indiana Jones hat, Freddy Krueger killed many teenagers through their dreams in Nightmare on Elm Street. And he was funny in doing it. He's the only comedian I know who really "Killed".
Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
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Jason is a legendary horror movie serial killer for two reasons: One is that he always chased half-nude teenage girls through the woods. This was a favorite part of the movie for many teen and pre-teen boys growing up. Second, Jason was versatile in the weapons he used to kill. He could kill with an axe, or a machete, or a chainsaw. There was one Friday the 13th movie where he killed this girl with a sheet of Loose leaf paper. He paper cut her to death.
Michael Myers (Halloween)
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Before there was O.J. Simpson, there was Michael Myers. Michael Myers could kill three people at the same time just with a Kitchen knife. Myers made the kitchen knife a popular utensil in America. He inspired many Kitchen knife infomercials. Myers is the most memorable horror movie serial killer of all-time because he is the original teen slasher and Halloween jump-started the teen slasher genre.
Unlike other horror movies where the serial killer is usually one person, more than one person dresses up as Ghostface and kills people in the Scream films. The Ghostface costume consists of the Ghostface mask and black hooded grim reaper robe. Ghostface may not be as popular as some of the other horror movie serial killers when it comes to the number of heads he's chopped off or the amount of blood spatter he's caused, but he has the best costume in horror movie history.
Chucky (Child's Play)
In Child's Play, Chucky is a doll inhabited by the soul of a murderer. Chucky attempts to transfer his soul back to a human body, his toy keeper who is a child. When he is unsuccesful at doing that, he tries to kill the child and anyone who stands in his path. Chucky may be just a toy, but he made a lot of little kids pee in their pants whenever they saw a Chucky doll at the toy store.
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Saw VI is the latest installment of the Saw horror movie series. If you've never seen the film, Saw's main antagonist, Jigsaw, is a dying man who entraps his victims in deadly devices and scenarios which are "games" for the victims to figure out how to pass. The rules of these games are recorded by Jigsaw on an audio or video tape for the victims to listen to. The victims usually self-mutilate themselves in order to get out of the trap. Jigsaw has a doll or puppet that antagonizes the victims with his voice. Jigsaw is one crazy psychopath!
Who out of these six horror movie serial killers above do you think deserves to be crowned "The scariest horror movie serial killer of all-time?"
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Story by Maccorley Mathieu
Starpulse contributing writer