Friday the 13th is arguably one of the most iconic, well-known horror franchises ever created. The centerpiece for this franchise is, of course, Jason Voorhees - the king of all psycho killers. Though he had a slow start, only appearing in flashbacks and hallucinations in the original Friday the 13th (1980), he quickly became an icon as he slashed his way through film after film (there are currently 12, but who knows if they'll make more). But how did Jason go from an innocent kid who drowned in a lake to the subject of a collective pop culture nightmare?
I've often said we can learn a lot from villains. And whether we like to admit it or not, we're always drawn to those characters who flaunt the rules of society and go after their dreams... however sick and twisted those dreams may be.
In this day and age, vampires are seen as romantic figures—these beautiful, misunderstood creatures that we can’t help but fall in love with. This wasn’t always the case, though. Vampires used to be something that terrified us, that gave us nightmares. How did that change? I won’t be going into the why, but rather the how. There have been many vampire films and TV shows over the years. This is a look at their progression—their evolution from terrifying monsters to creatures we love and lust after. There are far too many to go through all of them. I will be looking at the big ones that were either very well known at the time of their release, or mark a change from what had been done before.
In horror movies, these are the perfect ways to die. Welcome to WatchMojo, today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Horror Movies."
(This article will contain frames from The Shining and so, in order to gain the best insight, it is recommended that you watch the film at least once).
My wife to this day can communicate with the dead. As a child, her abilities were stronger than ever. This is her story.
The horror genre has always been littered with incredible villains. From unknown creatures and demons to your run of the mill psychotic serial killers, there is no denying the lasting effect these antagonists have in pop culture today. Everyone can list one or two names from a horror movie that has kept them up at night. It's the reason people continue to indulge in the genre year after year, to satisfy their need to be scared.