Scariest slasher horror icon: Michael Myers or Ghostface? | The Tylt
Our favorite horror icons have used many weapons and creative "techniques" to murder their victims. But there are two horror icons who have creeped fear into our hearts with a sharp, pointy knife as their weapon choice—that's Michael Myers and Ghostface. Both movie monsters have gutted, slit, sliced, diced and most gruesomely... stabbed their way into icon status, but which knife-wielding horror movie monster is the scariest? Read and vote below!
Scariest slasher horror icon: Michael Myers or Ghostface?
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Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) always said there was pure evil behind Michael's eyes. And boy, he wasn't kidding.
Michael Myers a.k.a. 'the Shape' (a.k.a. the Boogeyman) was the creation of genre director John Carpenter, and basically created the slasher horror genre with 1978's original "Halloween." Michael killed his 17-year-old sister as a young boy for pete's sake! Then, he waited 15 years to stalk his other sister when she was 17 years old. (It wasn't revealed until "Halloween 2" that Laurie Strode was his baby sister.)
Whether if Laurie is dead or alive (it's a thing that constantly changed), it hasn't stopped Michael from killing other family members and anyone else who got in his way on Oct. 31.
Michael Myers is the ultimate superhuman horror movie monster. He has killed an estimated 94 victims in just 10 films. Wow... Here are just some of the silent killer's most brutal deaths.
"What's your favorite scary movie?" This is where it all started for the Ghostface horror icon. Many serial killers have worn the "Scream mask" over the course of four different movies, but no matter who it was, the meta icon used pop culture and horror movies to justify his or her revenge, and stab their way to the final girl.
Check out this classic scene that instantly made Ghostface an ranked icon along with its inspirational predecessors: Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and the most comparable and revered icon referenced in the "Scream" franchise, Michael Myers.
Yes, this is a clip from "Scream," but even the original film argued in favor of the "Halloween" franchise and Michael Myers' legend. Randy (Jamie Kennedy) explained the rules of the slasher horror movie. You know, the rules that are based on Michael Myers' formula for success. Most of the horror monster icons (besides Leatherface, who terrified cineplexes back in 1974) wouldn't exist without Michael Myers. Come @ us!
In "Scream 4," the killer (we won't spoiler who it is, even though it's been five years since the movie's release) wanted to know why Sidney Prescott won't die—asking, "who are you? Michael-fucking-Myers?"
Once again, the "Scream" franchise references Michael Myers. That said, the final installment is the ultimate tribute to Ghostface's legacy. Yes, the film is meta, but it's mostly meta within its own "Scream" franchise. Unique, huh?
Anyways, enjoy this murder scene right before Sidney Prescott facing off with the killer for a fourth time in 15 years!
The "Scream" franchise just celebrated its 20th anniversary. So, Ghostface's legacy lives on! The "Scream" franchise doesn't use the same exact mask for its MTV series, but the new killer does share similarities to its movie counterpart, no?
Anyways, Ghostface inspired the new killer in the series. Check out the link below to find out what inspired the movie horror icon! Every horror icon has its real-life origins (even before the origins are revealed in the movie), and let's just say Ghostface is inspired by something real scary.
With that being said, Ghostface is the epitome of the horror icon because of the terror, the horror stories and the gore—both real and fictional—that inspired the killers behind the mask over the course of four films. Ghostface is the ultimate ode to horror movie monsters!