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The kings of carnage, the masters of murder; these are the ones who bump in the night. but which one bumps loudest?

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No Leatherface? C'mon man. Also disappointed at the omission of Pinhead

I actually like Kyle's pick. But the way he delivered it, awesome!

Jason is my favorite. Has been since I was 10.

He's not just my favorite slasher, he's one of my favorite characters, period.

Leatherface and Pinhead needed a mention ;)
And... isn't The Predator also a little bit of a slasher?

Verlander:
No Leatherface? C'mon man. Also disappointed at the omission of Pinhead

Do you have such wonders to show us?

Firefilm:

Verlander:
No Leatherface? C'mon man. Also disappointed at the omission of Pinhead

Do you have such wonders to show us?

That's what she said...

I'd second the Cenobites. Omit them again, and

your suffering will be legendary, even in hell.

As psychotic as these "characters" (a word I hesitate to use for Michael), the real monsters of these movies are the producers who force the sequels and reboots out of them.
There's a trope for that: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Sequelitis

Nightmare On Elm Street and Hellraiser are my two personal favorites of this sub-genera of horror. I like Saw too, but I consider it a different kind of horror movie, so I think it should probably have been omitted from this.

I will say that Michael Meyers has never been fully defined, but there is a cult and supernatural angle involved there eventually, even though they never fully explain it. Basically he's not just a murderous sociopath he's some kind of "evil one" so to speak. It's been a while though.

Also I'm not sure if I'd define Jason as a "Zombie" per se, he's more of a manifestation of a curse of vengeance. What they do with him varies from movie to movie, but at one point they wind up having him possessing people and everything when he loses his body. The only thing is we generally don't see him reform, regenerate, or whatever else probably because they never thought it through that much especially to begin with, however I think the key to the whole thing was Mrs. Voorhees and her curse, more than Jason being out for revenge on his own.

That said someone does need to sit down and create a new super-slasher for the current generation. I mean the classics are what they are, but I think it's a sad state of affairs when horror buffs keep talking about the same old campy franchises which haven't even seen any new material for quite a while... except maybe crappy reboot attempts by people who didn't quite get it. Rob Zombie really needs to focus on doing his own stuff.

I gotta say. Freddy is my pick. Saw is great, at least the first one, but its not really ABOUT him. Freddy...is awesome. The hat, the sweater, the FANTASTIC claw/glove...and the sleeping bit. How can anything be more terrifying? Not only cant you not sleep...but you cant wake up, and he WILL torture/kill you...

There is just nothing worse imo.

I thought there was a reason given for Meyer's killing people. Didn't it have something to do with a rune he had tattooed on him somewhere? I seem to recall them mentioning something about that in the movie somewhere.

Gotta go with Freddy. He has personality, he's actually a character. Jason is a seek-and-destroy tank void humanity. Freddy is interesting, he warps the dreamscapes of his victims in strange ways, and sometimes, he can even be funny. Besides, his weapon is unique, while Jason might as well be walking around with a baseball bat.

Therumancer:
That said someone does need to sit down and create a new super-slasher for the current generation. I mean the classics are what they are, but I think it's a sad state of affairs when horror buffs keep talking about the same old campy franchises which haven't even seen any new material for quite a while... except maybe crappy reboot attempts by people who didn't quite get it. Rob Zombie really needs to focus on doing his own stuff.

I really agree with this, I would love to see a new horror icon, something fresh and interesting.

Chucky should a got an honorable mention, specially after the latest one that ramped the horror to eleven. (By chucky standards. Less funny, more horror)

Out of the box choice: the Tall Man from the Phantasm franchise. Granted, he's not at all a slasher in the mould of Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees, but if Pinhead qualifies, I see no reason he can't as well.

He's not just a man in the mask, isn't reduced to dribbling one liners (ala Freddy Krueger), and subsequent sequels haven't stripped him of his original mystique like the aforementioned Pinhead. The Candyman would tick all of these boxes, but both of his sequels were really bad, where all of the Phantasm pictures have ranged from good to great.

It'll be a damn shame when Angus Scrimm passes. Ravager needs to be released pronto.

I honestly liked Freddy Vs Jason. It was dumb, but I enjoyed it.

George R. R. Martin. He will wait until you get attached to somebody and they become your favourite character, and then he strikes!

they should have done Alien. at least thats my vote

I'm sorry but Halloween III is severely underrated. I tried to do something different, it managed to do it fairly well I think but because it dared to have the same name as some other movies about a psycho wearing an inside out William Shatner mask it didn't do as well.

Also, yes the movie does have a witch in it, just one, the old man Cochran. He was the one who cooked up the plan to use the power from Stonehenge to make the masks kill the kids.

I would have chosen the Cube from both Cube movies... I mean, that thing gave no fucks to anyone, if I remember correctly...

Also, I would love to see a slasher showdown between Mike Myers and Nick Cage... That would be the shit!

 

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