Can you match the horror movie killers to their weapon of choice?

By: Abi Luftig
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A horror movie is nothing without a good villain, and a villain is nothing without a good weapon. While most villians do mix up their weapons from time to time, they tend to stick with their tried-and-true favorites. Can you match the weapon to the one who wields it?

What was the weapon of choice for Pazazu in The Exorcist?

Pazazu, otherwise known as Captain Howdy, was the real villain of "The Exorcist," despite the scary stuff being attributed to Regan Macneil. Pazazu was inspired by Assyrian and Babylonian mythology.

What was Michael Myers' weapon of choice in Halloween?

Michael Myers preferred to use a butcher knife for his kills in the Halloween movies. According to Rotten Tomatoes' "The Killer Body Count Guide," Michael can claim approximately 107 kills throughout the Halloween series.

How did Carrie White kill people?

Poor Carrie White suffered years of bullying and abuse and finally snapped at her high school prom, unleashing her telekinetic powers to kill with her mind. The prom scene took 35 takes filmed over two weeks to get it right.

Seven days after they see The Ring, Samara kills her victims how?

It's never really explained in the movies how Samara kills her victims. Most horror fans and movie bloggers have come to a consensus that she scares them to death.

How does Jigsaw choose to kill people in the Saw movies?

Rotten Tomatoes says approximately 60 kills can be attributed to Jigsaw. However, it could also be argued that Jigsaw has killed no one, as he provides them with an escape, should they choose the path of redemption.

The Tall Man of the Phantasm movies uses what 3D shape as his weapon?

The Tall Man is the focal character of the Phantasm series, a cult classic revered by hardcore horror fans. The Tall Man was played by Angus Scrimm, who was already pretty tall at 6 feet 4 inches, but wore boots that added another 3 inches to his character.

In The Evil Dead sequels, Ash kills creatures with what weapon in place of his hand?

Admittedly, Ash is a good guy and only uses his chainsaw hand to kill deadites, but that still technically makes him a killer (of bad guys). Despite not having the chainsaw hand in the first film, almost all drawings and other pictorial representations of Ash feature the chainsaw hand.

What object does Jack Torrence use when he goes on the attack?

Jack Torrence hacking through the bathroom door with the ax and announcing "here's Johnny!" is one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history. However, this is not the scene where Jack commits his only murder, as his wife and son survive. He and his ax only claim one kill: the Overlook's chef, Hallorann.

What kind of Hocus Pocus do the Sanderson Sisters use to kill children?

Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson were the witches to be stopped in the most family-friendly (and only Disney) entry on this quiz. While other deaths are alluded to, the audience only sees the sisters kill one child, Emily Binx.

What does Leatherface prefer to use in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"?

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was (very loosely) based on a real life serial killer. Rotten Tomatoes attributes 30 kills to Leatherface.

How does Candyman kill his victims?

In the process of being tortured to death, the Candyman's hand was removed and replaced with a hook. As a vengeful spirit, he used that hook to dispatch his victims.

What do Vincent and Bo use as weapons in "House of Wax"?

Despite the title of the movie and the eventual fate of the victims, the Sinclair twins do not kill their victims with wax. They stab them, and then turn them into wax statues post-mortem.

What does Harry Warden (The Miner) use as his weapon in "My Bloody Valentine"?

"My Bloody Valentine" is the story of a crazed killer in a small mining town. IMDB credits The Miner with 12 kills in the original 1981 film.

What does Curt Duncan, the Stranger in "When A Stranger Calls," use to kill?

The first 20 minutes of this film have become such a huge part of horror cinema that the film consistently ranks high on internet lists of the best horror movie moments. Wes Craven was such a fan of the opening of this film that he modeled the first 12 minutes of "Scream" after it as an homage.

What does The Creeper of "Jeepers Creepers" use to kill his victims?

Over the course of the Jeepers Creepers series, The Creeper is credited with 20 kills, according to Rotten Tomatoes. He appears to have a psychic connection to his knives, and his throwing stars are made from the teeth of previous victims.

What is the primary weapon Freddy Kreuger uses in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films?

Yes, it's true that Freddy Krueger uses his nightmare powers to kill in a variety of terrifying ways, but when he goes toe-to-toe, he always uses his trusty razor hand gloves. Rotten Tomatoes credits Freddy with approximately 39 kills over the course of the series.

What does Sam use as a weapon in "Trick r Treat"?

While there are many killers and many weapons in the anthology film "Trick 'r Treat," Sam's weapon of choice is his pumpkin lollipop. He uses the lollipop to slit the throat of one of the movie's rule breakers.

In "The Prophecy," how does Satan kill?

While not a typical horror movie, "The Prophecy" has scared the living daylights out of many people since it came out in 1995. Despite common assumptions about good and evil, Satan is actually not the villain in "The Prophecy" and only kills one character, the Archangel Gabriel (considered by many to be the film's true villain). The only way to kill an angel, according to the film, is to rip out their heart. Lucifer goes one step further and eats Gabriel's heart.

In the "Scream" series, what does Ghostface use to kill people?

Ghostface kills victims with a hunting knife, specifically a Buck 120. Rotten Tomatoes credits Ghostface with 49 kills (including the tv show).

Known as The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, what does Sweeney Todd use to kill his victims?

When most people think of the murders in Sweeney Todd, they think of the human-filled pies. However, Sweeney Todd himself never put anyone into a pie; he merely slit their throats with a straight razor during a shave and allows Mrs. Lovett to turn them into pies.

Stuntman Mike uses what to kill his victims in "Deathproof"?

"Death Proof," a lesser known Tarantino flick, was released as part of the Grindhouse double feature (along with "Planet of Terror"). In it, Stuntman Mike uses his specially-rigged car to kill women, explaining that the car is death-proof, but only for the driver.

Nancy gets revenge against those who've wronged her in "The Craft." What does she use as her weapon?

Nancy turns to dark magic to get her revenge in "The Craft." Not for lack of trying, she only manages to kill two people with her powers.

How does the killer dispatch his victims in "Prom Night"?

In the original 1980 "Prom Night," the killer (revealed to be Alex at the end) kills his victims with a shard of mirror (occasionally using glass, an ax, and a rolling van). The 1980 "remake" of "Prom Night" had next to no resemblance to the original film, and the killer used a knife.

What was the preferred weapon of Jason Voorhees in the "Friday the 13th" sequels?

Jason is one of the most recognizable and prolific horror villains of all time, racking up an impressive 146 kills by Rotten Tomatoes' tally. It's important to remember, however, that Jason did not kill anyone in the first "Friday the 13th," so all those kills happened from the second movie onward.

What did "Psycho's" Norman Bates use to kill people who upset his mother?

The shower scene in "Psycho" is one of the horror staples and changed the way the world saw horror movies. Over the course of the original movie, sequels, and remakes, Rotten Tomatoes estimates that Norman Bates racked up 20 kills.

How did Pennywise the Dancing Clown finish off his victims in "It"?

While a case could be made that "It" kills using fear, this isn't technically correct. It gets strength from its victims's fears but ultimately kills them by using its multiple rows of razor-sharp teeth.

What was Chuckie's weapon of choice in "Child's Play"?

Rotten Tomatoes attributes approximately 38 kills to Chuckie and his kitchen knife. Presumably, this does not include the victims of Charles Lee Ray *before* he used voodoo to transfer his soul into a doll.

What did Ben Willis (The Fisherman) use to kill his victims in "I Know What You Did Last Summer"?

The Fisherman in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and its inane sequel, "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer," uses a fishing hook to kill his victims. It would be easier to track him down if the movies weren't set in fishing towns, where almost everyone has similar hooks.

How did The Babadook kill?

The Babadook only racks up one kill during the film: it possesses the mother and uses her body to snap the neck of the family dog. A common interpretation of the film is that The Babadook is a metaphor for grief and depression.

What was Pinhead's favorite weapon in "Hellraiser"?

Pinhead was extremely sadistic, even by horror movie standards, and favored using hooks attached to chains to kill his victims. He is credited with 35 kills.

What did creepy Gage Creed use on his victims in "Pet Semetary"?

It's hard to hate a cute little kid, especially when that kid was killed by a truck. However, when that kid comes back to life and kills his family with a scalpel, like Gage Creed did, it's a little easier.

What weapon is the poster art and sacrificial weapon for "The Children of The Corn"?

While the children use a variety of weapons, the poster art features a scythe, which is also used in their rituals. Scythes have a historical association with farming.

What weapon is Annie Wilkes famous for using in "Misery"?

Ok, she's technically not a killer, but Kathy Bates' portrayal of obsessed super fan Annie Wilkes is too creepy not to include. She uses a sledgehammer to break the ankles of her favorite author/hostage in one of the scariest movies in movie history.

How did Damien Thorn kill his enemies in "The Omen"?

Damien, the Anti-Christ, kills with his satanic powers. The second movie in the series explains that Damien is unaware of his powers in the first film and is acting unconsciously.

What does Russ Thorn use to enact "The Slumber Party Massacre"?

Russ Thorn, the escaped serial killer with a preference for power drills, stalks and kills several teenage girls in the cult classic, "The Slumber Party Massacre." The script was originally written as a parody of the slasher genre, but the studio went forward with an outright horror version.

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