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Scariest backwater horror icon: Jason Voorhees or Leatherface?

Hailing from Sussex County, New Jersey, with over 120 kills and at a spry 70-years-old, Jason Voorhees is a juggernaut of the horror genre. With a body count of 30 and 7 franchise films, Leatherface single-handedly made the chainsaw the weapon du jour for psychotic murderers. Both have scared, delighted and entertained audiences for decades. But who would win a head-to-head matchup? Read and vote below.

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Scariest backwater horror icon: Jason Voorhees or Leatherface?
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Both Leatherface and Jason are also playable characters in Mortal Kombat X, taking a schoolyard nerd fight to the bloodiest tournament in all of video game fandom. Who are you putting your money on?

#TeamVoorhees

Jason Voorhees has the body count, the longevity and all the star power. Jason has starred in 12 films, grossing over $464 million worldwide. The Camp Crystal Lake killer has been featured in books, documentaries and even his own 8-bit video game. His career has spanned over four decades. Talk about stamina!

#TeamLeatherface

Sure, Jason might have the quantity, but Leatherface is all about the quality. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" franchise has grossed over $250 million with just 7 films, and Leatherface was hacking kids for nearly a decade before Jason found iconic his hockey mask. He's an OG, not some B-movie knockoff. Oh, so Jason has a machete? That's cute. Try a flippin' chainsaw.

#TeamVoorhees

Jason Voorhees lives by a code, and it's a pretty easy one to abide. Don't do drugs, don't have premarital sex and stay the hell off his lawn. Sure, he's a maniac, but at least he's a maniac you can root for! Most of his victims have it coming!

#TeamLeatherface

Codes are for wussies. Maybe it's because Leatherface is from Texas, but he doesn't believe in any of those nanny-state values! He's just going to come at you and carve you up! He doesn't care if you're young, old, female, a stoner or whatever. Leatherface is an equal opportunity slasher. Plus, he's just a snazzier dresser. Look at that jacket!

#TeamVoorhees

Yeah, but Jason had a rough childhood. Imagine being bullied and basically drowned by a bunch of obnoxious kids vacationing from Manhattan. Those kids are the worst! He's practically a superhero, cleansing the planet of garbage kids.

#TeamLeatherface

Uh, have you seen Leatherface's family? Pretty sure his grandma is just a rotting corpse. Jason Voorhees ain't got nothing on this dysfunctional backwater family. And you know what? Leatherface didn't sob about it and walk around hacking teenagers while listening to Emo music. He picked himself up by his bootstraps and helped start a small, family-run business. Make horror great again!

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FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Scariest backwater horror icon: Jason Voorhees or Leatherface?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamVoorhees
#TeamLeatherface