Halloween horror

Halloween is the time of the year where kids trick or treat while jack-o’-lanterns are lit and out on porches. The air has a certain chill in it. It’s also the time of the year where the horror genre of movies reign supreme. Movies ranging from “Jaws” to the “Scream” franchise get re-visited around Halloween. From slasher flicks to psychological thrillers, there is something for every horror movie fan to enjoy. However with the likes of Michael Myers from “Halloween,” Thomas Hewitt in the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” and the Jigsaw killer from “Saw,” this Halloween can be a visit back to a few of classic horror villains. From deranged to slow and meticulous, these killers have made their mark.



Michael Myers is one of the most recognizable horror figures in history. His white mask is often described as emotionless and creepy.
Myers starts his murderous ways in the original “Halloween,” as a 6-year-old boy. Myers is portrayed as an ominous figure that walks around the house, stalking his older sister Judith, who is with her boyfriend. When her boyfriend leaves and their parents return, they find a crime scene in which Michael is holding a knife coated in Judith’s blood.
Michael is then admitted to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium where he spends time with his psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. Loomis begins to try to understand Michael but can’t get into his evil psyche. Michael breaks out of the sanitarium after 15 years, and returns home only to find a baby sitter by the name of Laurie Strode, his next target.
Returning from Smiths’ Grove with a vengeance and a kitchen knife, Halloween is the night Michael returns.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Thomas Hewitt is a cannibalistic, chainsaw-wielding inbred who claims the nickname of Leatherface.
He earned this nickname when he began wearing a mask made out of the faces and skin of his victims.
While most believe this is based on a true story, it is only a half-truth. There is no chain saw wielding killer from Texas, however the skin wearing, cannibal, serial killer is real.
Leatherface is loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein. Gein was a serial killer in Wisconsin, responsible for the death of two women. Leatherface’s skin mask and feminine alternate persona are both inspired by Gein.
Leatherface has made a name for himself as a cannibalistic serial killer.
Regardless of the origin of the story, this is a movie that could be a good scare just before Halloween.
If a chill down the spine is something you seek, then check out this grotesque skin wearing mad man.

Friday the 13th


Jason Voorhees, a mentally disabled and deformed child, drowned at Camp Crystal Lake as a result of negligent camp counselors. Presumed dead in the first film, Jason’s mother Pamela Voorhees is the main antagonist in the film, killing the ones she believed to be responsible for Jason’s death.
Jason is actually found to be alive in the second installment. Following his mother’s death, he sets out to exact revenge on the people responsible for his mothers death.
Jason has super human abilities that allow him to be a terrifying serial killer. He has super strength, an inability to feel pain, and even has regenerative powers.
Jason is also a master of stealth, seen when he stalks groups of unsuspecting victims. Finally, he is a master of all weapons, ranging from an ice pick to a heated rock.
Jason is an undead killing machine with a bloodlust.
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“Saw” is the highest grossing horror film series of all-time, clearing over 900 million dollars in the box offices. However, “Saw” is back in theatres for this Halloween for one week only.
“Jigsaw was always creepy to me,” sophomore Michael Manuel said. “The puppet was unnerving to me because the way it talked and moved, it was inhuman and emotionless.”
The Jigsaw killer is motivated by the moral compass in others. Jigsaw believes that in order to make people truly appreciate life, he has to put them through a series of physical and psychological terrors. He is often inspired by the sins the victims have committed themselves in order to make them see the evil of their ways.
He is nicknamed the Jigsaw killer because he takes out a chunk of skin in the shape of the a puzzle piece when each victim dies. He claims that he has never killed anybody and that they have killed themselves by the actions that they have committed themselves.