Thursday, 30 October 2014

Freddy Vs Jason Vs Michael Vs Leatherface

Tomorrow is October 31st...Halloween! It's about time I did a Halloween themed post... Allons-y!

Leading up to October, I had planned to do Halloween themed posts all month (horror film reviews, horror themed photography, horror figure reviews etc). Sadly, as is usually the case, life saw to it to make my plans fall through. With a few hours left before All Hallows' Eve I have decided that I need to do at least one themed post. With that in mind, I have decided to pit the four biggest names in 70's and 80's slasher films against one another and share with you, who is my favourite...

04. Jedidiah 'Jed' Sawyer - Leatherface

Leatherface is the main antagonist in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre film series. He is a disturbed individual however, he is often seen to be of diminished mental capacity. He undertakes a number of heinous acts under the orders, and supervision of his family. He is known for his iconic appearance...mask made from human skin (hence his name) and wielding a chain saw (hence the film's title).

03. Frederick Charles Krueger - Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger is the main antagonist in the Nightmare On Elm Street film series. A serial child murderer known as the 'Springwood Slasher' Freddy, due to a technicality, was never prosecuted for his crimes. The parents of his victims burned him alive at the back of the power plant he worked, and killed from. In death, Krueger became a Dream Demon, an entity that can enter it's victims dreams and kill them within the dream world, which would, in turn, kill them in the real world. He is known for his iconic and green striped sweater, brown Fedora, razor glove and burns all over his body.

02. Jason Voorhees
Friday The 13th (2 onwards)

Jason Voorhees is the main antagonist in the Friday The 13th film series. Well, from part 2 onwards...part one was all down to little ol' Mrs Voorhees. Born to Pamela Voorhees, Jason had facial deformities, Hydrocephalus, large heart, and was mentally disabled. For fear of bullying, his mother kept him isolated until one day, unable to find a babysitter, she was forced to take him to the camp she worked at. When he was attacked by the other children, he fled them, accidentally falling in the lake, where he drowned (or did he?). When the camp was to be reopened, his mother went on a mass killing spree (killing Kevin Bacon, the b***h!), however, she was stopped, and beheaded by one of the counselors. After witnessing his mothers downfall, Jason took her head, her sweater, and her machette back to a cabin. From then on, he proceeded to kill anyone who "trespassed" on the camp grounds. He is known for his iconic appearance...blooming massive, hockey mask and wielding a machete.

01. Michael Audrey Myers - Michael Myers

Michael Myers is the main antagonist in the Halloween film series (how's that for convenient Halloween is number one for Halloween!). Unlike others in this list, Michael's murderous career started young, committing his first murder at 6 years old (Rob Zombie's remake timeline is different). Whilst his parents were away, Michael's sister Judith was supposed to be babysitting him, Judith however, was busy getting jiggy with her boyfriend, Danny. When Danny left, Michael took a knife from the kitchen, walked up the stairs and stabbed Judith to death...I forgot to mention, he did this whilst dressed as a clown. After violently murdering his sister, he went back downstairs, out of the house and sat waiting for his parents and the police. He spent 15 years at Smith's Grove Sanitarium, never speaking a word. Escaping the night before Halloween 1978, he returned to Haddonfield on Halloween night with the intention of 'reuniting' his family. He is known for his iconic appearance...boiler suit, white mask (which happens to be a modified William Shatner mask) and wielding a butcher knife.

So, there you have it, the big 4 of the 70's and 80's slashers...

Who is your favourite? Who's your favourite 90's and 00's slashers? Leave me your thoughts below.

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed yourself.

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