From Halloween to Friday the 13th and beyond, we all know who the biggest slasher villains in the genre are. Could there ever be a new one as iconic?
Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger are arguably the most famous figures in the slasher genre and horror as a whole. When you think about the golden age of slasher flicks, those are the characters who come to mind.
There are other notorious killers too, like Chucky and Ghostface, but they’re not entirely on par with the other four. Chucky is incredibly popular. Don’t get me wrong. But his franchise has always been for a more niche cult following.
Ghostface was a surprise because he didn’t come around until the 1990s. Ghostface is also different from the rest because there is no single Ghostface. There is only one Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger, but many people have adorned the Ghostface mask. The Ghostface mask is a symbol more so than an entity.
Since Ghostface, can we, without a doubt, say there has been another slasher flick as iconic as Halloween, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Nightmare on Elm Street?