Horror Icons



Want to know who the most famous Horror Movie Icons are, look no further read below for there bios, pictures and their number of victims.

Jason Voorhees

Films: Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning(1985), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2001), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Friday the 13th (2009).

Number of Deaths: Friday the 13th: 9
Friday the 13th Part 2: 10
Friday the 13th Part 3: 12
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter: 13
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: 18
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives: 19
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood: 15
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: 18
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday: 25
Jason X: 23
Freddy vs. Jason: 26
Friday the 13th remake: 14

Jason Voorhees (born June 13, 1946) is the main antagonist in the Friday the 13th slasher series. A vicious mass murderer, he has a role in all of the Friday the 13th films even when he is not the murderer. With his horror iconic hockey mask and machete as his weapon of choice he is probably the most recognized horror icon from any of the slasher films. Of course, unlike Freddy Krueger he has never been shown to speak in the films with the exception of a few words in eighth and ninth Friday the 13th films, the ninth speaking when he possessed another man’s body.

However, during the summer of 1957, Jason attended Camp Crystal Lake, where his mother worked as a cook. His grotesque appearance lead to him being bullied and persecuted from the other children, who, on one occasion, teased him by trying to cover his face and calling him a "freak show". In an effort to escape their taunts, a terrified Jason ran down the pier and fell into the Crystal Lake. Unable to swim, he began to struggle and disappeared under the water. Jason's body was never recovered and he was believed to have drowned in the lake. His mother blamed the camp counselors, Barry and Claudette, who were supposed to have been looking after Jason, but had been too busy having sex and smoking dope to prevent the accident. In the summer of 1958, Mrs. Voorhees snuck into Camp Crystal Lake at night and murdered Barry and Claudette, the two teenagers that were supposed to have been watching the children. After this event the camp was closed. Years later, Mrs. Voorhees heard about various attempt to re-open the camp; she set fire to the camp and poisoned the water supply. Following these events, locals believed the area was jinxed and dubbed the camp, "Camp Blood". This eventually led up to the first Friday the 13th film.

Watching the films it seems that the Jason’s first murder was when he killed Alice Hardy, who was the first film survivor and the one who killed his mother two months earlier. It is not until five years later that Jason actually begin his killing spree when two camp counselors go off into the closed off area of the camp.

This even makes Jason leave the grounds and go on his killing spree murdering more than thirty people during the course of the second, third, and fourth films. During the killing spree there are a few hero’s that attempt to stop Jason but none of them are really successful (usually just knocking him out and assuming that he is dead) that is until young Tommy Jarvis strikes a machete deep into his skull and then continues to hit him again and again with it which ends up killing Jason. He is of course revived after being killed again in Friday the 13th Jason goes to hell this time presumably killing him for good but as seen at the end of the film Jason’s mask is grabbed and taken into the ground by Freddy’s claw which eventually lead up to Freddy vs Jason.

It is also interesting to note that Jason was awarded the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first fictional character to be awarded it and one of only three to ever be given the award, the other two being Godzilla and Chewbacca.



Freddy Krueger

Films: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).

Number of Deaths: A Nightmare on Elm Street: 4
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge: 11
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors: 8
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master: 6
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child: 3
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare: 6
Wes Craven's New Nightmare: 4
Freddy VS Jason: 26
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): 5

Freddy’s backstory begins with the tragic happening of his mother in the 1940’s. During the Christmas holidays the nun named Sister Mary Helena (Amanda Krueger) accidently was trapped inside the Westin Hills hospital for the insane, and for days she was raped and tortured by the all of the prisoners which equaled one hundred patients. After being found barely alive she was pregnant. After she gave birth to Freddy, he was given up for adoption.

Freddy was given to an abusive alcoholic (Mr. Underwood) who constantly abused him both physically and emotionally as well. As a teen, Freddy became more and more like a sociopath, taking joy in killing small animals. He was also constantly bullied by his classmates, and was an outsider. In his late teen years he was shown to enjoy pain, he also learned the “secret of pain” by hurting himself and eventually killing his own adoptive father and soon after murdering children after getting married and having a daughter. Freddy Kruger is obviously a horror movie villain, and is one of the most famous ones. He was a murderer in Springwood by the parents of his slain victims as he was notorious for killing children but before that he was apprehended, then later released. This is when the mothers and fathers of the kids killed tracked him down and found him in the boiler room where he took his victims. The parents released flammable gas into the room and set him on fire which causes his melted-like facial futures

Freddy Krueger's first appearance was in A Nightmare on Elm Street. The story focused on Krueger attempting to kill Nancy Thompson and all of her friends in their dreams, he succeeds in killing all but Nancy. Freddy’s back-story is told by Nancy’s mother, who tells Nancy that he was a child murderer who was killed by the parents of Springwood after Krueger was freed of police charges. Nancy is able to defeat Krueger by pulling him with her into the real world, and setting up a series of traps, finally taking away all of his powers when she stops being afraid of him.

After a nearly 10 years of continuously slaughtering all of the children of Springwood in their dreams, the town was shown to be under Freddy’s influence in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. By absorbing the souls of his many victims, Freddy was finally powerful enough to blur the lines between dreams and reality. The remaining adults were kept in a mass psychosis after all of the kids had been killed. When there was no one left to kill, Freddy set his sights on leaving Springwood hoping to continue his murder spree in another town full of more children. And there was only one person that was able to make this happen, his daughter, Kathryn Krueger.

Krueger used his powers to find out where his daughter was located, who was now an adult named "Maggie Burroughs” and was a counselor to troubled teens in another city. Since her mother's death, Maggie was raised by the parents who adopted her and had suppressed the horrible memories of her child years. After catching up with Maggie, Freddy attempts to convince her to do his bidding. She refuses and instead schemes with Doc her coworker (and dream psychiatrist), to help kill Freddy forever. After pulling him out of her dream and into reality, Maggie stabbed Krueger in the abdomen with his own glove and then shoved a pipe bomb into Krueger's chest, effectively killing him and releasing the dream demons that had given him his power.

The trademark rhyme chanted by his child victims One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again.

Creepy….




Michael Myers

Films:Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2007), Halloween II (2009)

Number of Deaths: Halloween: 6
Halloween II: 11
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: 22
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: 18
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: 21
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers: 15
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: 7
Halloween: Resurrection: 10
Halloween (2007): 20
Halloween II (2009): 20
"I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes; the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply…evil."

Dr. Sam Loomis

Michael Audrey Myers is the main character and villain of the Halloween series. As a child, Michael was admitted into a psychiatric hospital for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers. After almost 15 years of captivity, Myers broke out of the asylum and, for 20 years, hunted down and eventually murdered his younger sister Laurie Strode and the rest of his family.

Michael's history is complicated by the fact that the series follows several conflicting continuities. Halloween H20 and Resurrection completely ignore the happenings of Halloween 4, 5, and 6, which end up splitting the Halloween series into two separate timelines both originating from the original film and its sequel. The 2007 remake reboots the series continuity altogether, starting the timeline afresh.

Michael Audrey Myers was born on October 28, 1956.[7] He had an older sister named Judith as well as a younger sister. The family resided in a two-story house at 45 Lampkin Lane in the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois.[2]

Michael experienced typical childhood development up until his sixth birthday. As a child he was very bright and learned to be able to speak rather quickly and also read at a much more advanced level for his age, until his fifth year which is when he started to very quickly lose some speech and show signs of autistic behavior (preoccupation with pars of objects, and staring off into space.)

On October 31, 1963, a six-year old Michael-dressed as a clown for Halloween-watched his sister and her boyfriend kissing, then going up stairs and having sex with each other. Taking a knife out of the kitchen drawer and waiting for Judith's boyfriend to leave, Michael then snuck up the stairs and repeatedly stabbed his sister to death. After watching her die, he left the house only to be discovered by his parents, who had just returned home. Michael was sent to Smith's Grove Warren County Sanitarium for the killing, where he would remain until his twenty-first birthday which is when he could be tried as an adult. At Smith's Grove, Michael received psychiatric treatment from Doctor Sam Loomis. Upon spending time with the boy, Loomis concluded that it was a hopeless case that Michael Myers had no humanity left. He pleaded his case that Myers be moved to a more secure facility, but his superiors refused to listen and ordered that he remain in the "adequate" Smith's Grove. In 1965, Michael's parents were killed in a car accident, and his little sister was adopted by the Strode family, who renamed her Laurie. The Strodes brought Laurie to visit Michael at the hospital on at least one occasion when she was still a little girl

The fourth, fifth, and sixth Halloween installments focused mostly on Michael tracking down and attempting to kill his niece. Halloween H20 and Halloween Resurrection involved the original character/victim Laurie Strode and completely ignores the plots of the 4-6 Halloween films.

In the last Halloween film (not including the remakes) Michael finally kills his sister and eventually returned to Haddonfield and lived in the sewers under 45 Lampkin Lane. In 2002 his home is taken over by a new reality show, entitled DangerTainment, involving a group of college students from Haddonfield University spending Halloween night, 2002, locked inside the house to look for answers as to what drove Michael Myers to murder. Unbeknownst to the participants, Harris rigged the house with false evidence that Michael had been physically and psychologically abused as a child. He also dressed up in Myers' iconic mask and overalls to give the impression that the bogeyman had returned. However, during the show's live broadcast, the real Michael Myers began murdering the youths on camera, leaving only Freddie and Sara Moyer alive. They escaped the massacre by trapping Michael in the burning garage. Michael's charred body was recovered and taken to the morgue, where he regained consciousness.






Pinhead

Films:Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)

Number of Deaths: Hellraiser:
Hellbound: Hellraiser II:
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth:
Hellraiser: Bloodline:

Pinhead is the leader of the cenobites, formerly human creatures from an extradimensional realm who travel to Earth through the Lament Configuration, and harvest human souls. Depicted as intelligent and articulate, the character was deliberately presented as a departure from the mute or wise-cracking 1980s horror movie villains who preceded him, being based more on Count Dracula.

Pinhead originated as Captain Elliott Spenser, who was and explorer and a British Army veteran who saw combat in WW1. His transformation into Pinhead/Lead Cenobite/The Angel of Suffering/The Prince of Darkness came to be after he opened the Demonic Lament Configuration.

The character Pinhead is something unique and a departure from typical horror movie villains. Not like Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, he is able to spead. However, he doesn’t speak too often is and is not usually comical kind of like Freddy Krueger is or Chucky. He has a very dark and serious personality.

Another difference between Pinhead and other horror icons is his need to have been summoned on purpose. The Lament Configuration must be opened for the Cenobites to enter the real world. Pinheads reason for killing is not because of revenge but because he was conjured from Hell by the person who opened the puzzle box. The act of opening the box is not in and of itself reason to be killed.

Pinhead also, unlike other horror villains is able to be reasoned or bargained with. In two Hellraiser films (Hellraiser and Hellraiser: Hellseeker) the character Kirsty is able to bargain with Pinhead to deliver more souls in exchange for her own, which ends with him sparing her life.

Pinhead also typically does not kill his victims quickly he much rather slowly torture them to death. Death of course does not end the suffering of his victims either as all of the people who are killed by him go to Hell where as Pinhead puts it “We have an eternity to know your flesh”.



Ghostface

Films: Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Scream 3 (2000)

Number of Deaths: Scream: 7
Scream 2: 10
Scream 3: 10

Ghostface is the name used to refer to the five fictional serial killers in the Scream trilogy. The character was created by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. There have been five people that have been called Ghosface(from Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 3). A serial killer, he often dresses up as a variation of a ghost, or the Grim Reaper (The name given to his costume in the film is 'Father Death'). He also uses a device to disguise his voice.

Ghostface is named after the comment made by Tatum in the first film just before she is murdered. It is also inspired by the Edvard Munch painting The Scream. He is also known as the Woodsboro Killer, after the town where he commits his murders. Ghostface often calls his victims on the phone, taunting or threatening them before killing them with a 6 inch hunting knife. Even though he is usually known for asking his victims horror film trivia while stalking them, he only does this six times in the Scream Series. (Casey's call in Scream, Sidney's call in Scream, Randy's call in Scream 2, Cici's call in Scream 2, Cotton's call in Scream 3, and Sarah's call in Scream 3).

In the first film, the killer is in fact two people; Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) and Stu Macher (Matthew Lillard). The two killed Sidney Prescott's mother before the events of the movie because she had slept with his father, Hank Loomis (C.W. Morgan) forcing Billy’s parents to divorce. Stu never really gives a reason for killing her except "peer pressure" but showed symptoms of psychopathy. On one brief moment in Scream, Sidney puts on the Ghostface costume, taunts Billy and Stu with the voice changer over the phone, and then goes after them. Minutes before Sidney's mother is murdered, she has sex with Cotton Weary, which in turn makes the scene appear to be a rape/murder crime, framing Cotton. Billy and Stu then proceed to try to murder Sidney and most of her friends as revenge.

In the second film, the person behind the killing once again turns out to be two people. The killers were Mickey (Timothy Olyphant), best friend of Sidney's boyfriend, Derek, and the other is Billy's mother, Mrs. Loomis (Laurie Metcalf), who wants revenge for the death of her son. She recruits Mickey Altieri, a psychopath to do the actual killings while she poses as a local reporter. Randy Meeks is the only victim in the film to be killed by Mrs. Loomis.

In the third film the killer is Sidney's half brother, Roman Bridger (Scott Foley), who says their mother didn't want him and was furious seeing the life she created with Sidney. So he tricked Billy into killing by telling him of the affair between their mother and his father and to also bring along Stu so he could have someone else to blame for the murders. This is the only Scream film that only had one killer.



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