Biggest Horror Movie Icons:
The Horror genre has been very successful thanks to the iconic characters that it has produced. Over the years the genre has created some terrifying characters and even though we love these characters, we never wish to bump into them in our real lives.
Franchise Name: Scream
Total Number of Movies: 4 (Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4)
Weapon of Choice: Hunting Knife
Ghostface is not particularly a supernatural entity, still, he has had a profound impact on the horror genre. The best part about Ghostface is that it isn’t just one person, every movie features a different killer as Ghostface.
#9: Samara Morgan/Sadako Yamamura
Franchise Name: The Ring
Total Number of Movies: 13 (The Ring, The Ring Two, Rasen (Spiral), The Ring Virus, Sadako, etc.)
Weapon of Choice: A Cursed Video Tape
Sadako Yamamura is a vengeful ghost of a psychic who was murdered and thrown into a well, her western counterpart is known by the name Samara Morgan. She is undoubtedly one of the scariest ghosts ever, which made her an international phenomenon.
Franchise Name: Saw
Total Number of Movies: 7 (Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, etc)
Weapon of Choice: A Game
The first Saw movie was perhaps one of the best cinematic horror experiences, and even though the quality of the sequels went down a bit, the character of Jigsaw became an absolute fan favorite. He’s the most creative killer ever.
Franchise Name: Child’s Play
Total Number of Movies: 8 (Child’s Play, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Cult of Chucky, etc)
Weapon of Choice: A knife
Chucky is one of the biggest reasons behind the fear of dolls. The Character is born after a serial killer transfers his soul into a doll during his final moments. He also has a big mouth on him to compensate for his small body.
#6: Hannibal Lecter
Franchise Name: Hannibal
Total Number of Movies: 5 (Silence of The Lambs, Hannibal, Manhunter, Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising)
Weapon of Choice: Bladed items and his teeth
Hannibal the Cannibal is a very meticulous and super intelligent serial killer who has a developed taste for humans. Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of the character was beyond amazing and that immortalized the character.
Franchise Name: Hellraiser
Total Number of Movies: 10 (Hellraiser, Hell on Earth, Bloodline, Inferno, Hellseeker, etc)
Weapon of Choice: Chains and Hooks
Do you like to solve puzzles? If yes, then we have some bad news for you. The Leader of Cenobites, Pinhead is an entity from an extradimensional realm, who came to Earth to harvest human souls in order to torture them.
Franchise Name: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Total Number of Movies: 9 (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Leatherface, etc)
Weapon of Choice: A Chainsaw
Inspired by the real-life serial killer Ed Gein, Leatherface is a ruthless serial killer who likes to wear masks of human skin after engaging in cannibalism. Also, Did we mention that his entire family likes to eat human flesh?
#3: Jason Voorhees
Franchise Name: Friday The 13th
Total Number of Movies: 12 (Friday the 13th, A New beginning, Jason lives, Freddy Vs Jason, etc)
Weapon of Choice: Machete, Axe
Jason has ruined summer camps for us, as he likes to hunt vulnerable people, who are often enjoying themselves in a secluded area. Jason is apparently immortal, and he likes to hack his victims to death.
#2: Michael Myers
Franchise Name: Halloween
Total Number of Movies: 13* (Halloween, Season of the Witch, The Return of Michael Myers, The Revenge of Michael Myers, etc)
Weapon of Choice: A Butcher Knife
Michael Myers is one of the most impactful villains who has reshaped the entire slasher horror genre. The Halloween franchise has been there for decades and it is still going strong, as the franchise was revamped in 2018 and two movies are in the pipeline.
#1: Freddy Krueger
Franchise Name: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Total Number of Movies: 9 ( A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy’s Revenge, Dream Warriors, The Dream Master, etc)
Weapon of Choice: A Razor Glove
Freddy Krueger is one of the most terrifying horror movie characters of all time as he waits for you in a place where you cannot defend yourself – your dream. If you sleep, you die.