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Who's Your Favorite Horror Movie Killer?

Posted by Non-Hamster on May 28th, 2009

I just ran across a video on YouTube that presented somebody's list of what they thought was the top 13 horror movie killers.  The list was populated by a number of characters that I've never heard of so I'm going to just focus on the top four in the list.

Michael Myers of "Halloween" fame took the number one spot and I can't for the life of me understand why.  Especially since that character is little more than a mentally deranged person that was probably allowed to eat asbestos as a child and now the mesothelioma has gotten so far into his brain that mindless killing is all he's capable of.  Seriously, I am not a hamster, the guy has absolutely zero personality.

The number two spot was given to Jason Vorhees of "Friday the 13th" fame.  Again, I have to question why, while he's got more going on than Myers, he still has almost zero personality.  Basically an undead psychotic with serious mommy issues and a serious grudge against anyone that even looks like a camp counselor at Camp Crystal Lake.

Number three was Leatherface from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre".  Another difficult to understand choice.  One of a group of cannibalistic psychotics with almost no personality and less brains.

Finally, the number four spot was given to Freddy Krueger, the infamous invader of dreams from the "Nightmare on Elm St." series.  Freddy has something that all of the others lack, personality and wit.  He wasn't just another mindless automaton with a homicidal bent.  He got into your dreams and hit you where it hurt the most, using your deepest fears against you.  No two attacks were ever quite the same.

Freddy also exhibited something that very few horror killers have, a sense of humor (twisted though it might be).  Freddy was the one "bad guy" that many people ended up cheering for.  And of course, because of what he is, you can't ever REALLY get rid of him.  Even in the end of Freddy vs Jason, where Jason decapitated Freddy after an epic battle, when Jason walked out of the lake carrying Freddy's head, Freddy smiled.  Seeing that you just knew that he'd be back again someday.

Therefore I have to say that any list of top horror killers would have to start with Freddy Krueger in the number 1 spot, probably with Pinhead in number 2, and Jason Vorhees at number 3.

What would be interesting to see would be Freddy vs Pinhead.

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