Horror Movie Weapon of Choice Quiz
by Staff
Sure, you've bathed your mind in the blood of a thousand slasher movies, but is your memory sharp enough to recall each monstrous killer's weapon of choice? Can you remember how effective they were? It's time to put your horror knowledge to the test.

Let's start with a super easy one. Freddy Krueger employs the limitless potential of dreams to kill and terrorize his victims. But he's also partial to a particular weapon. What is it?

  • bladed hat
  • bladed glove
  • bladed sweater

Jason Voorhees kills a LOT of people in the "Friday the 13th" franchise, and he uses everything from his bare hands to an electric guitar to do it. But what’s the masked madman's weapon of choice?

  • machete
  • axe
  • spear

You remember Leatherface, right? Which of the following weapons does the plus-sized butcher use to rack up the most kills in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?"

  • meat hook
  • sledgehammer
  • chain saw

Rapper Ghostface Killah slays audiences with his Wu-Tang rhymes, while "Scream" slasher Ghostface employs a more literal strategy. What's his weapon of choice?

  • hunting knife
  • kitchen knife
  • meat cleaver

In the "Saw" horror franchise, Jigsaw and his followers unleash more traps than you can shake a booby-trapped stick at. Of all his twisted murder gadgets, the reverse bear trap is the only one to show up three times. How many victims does it kill?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Michael Myers flirts with creative murder weapons in the "Halloween" franchise, but he always comes back to his first love. Which is it?

  • switchblade
  • ice pick
  • kitchen knife

If you ever perused a ‘90s video store, you probably remember the VHS covers for the "Slumber Party Massacre" series. What was the killer's murder weapon?

  • electric guitar
  • power drill
  • frozen bra

The villainous cenobite Pinhead tends to delegate, but he doesn't mind getting his hands dirty in the "Hellraiser" series. What are the tools of his trade for this British monster?

  • pins and needles
  • hooks and chains
  • bangers and mash

The 1981 slasher film "The Burning" collected the talents of Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Tom Savini, Rick Wakeman and the Weinstein brothers. It also centered on a disfigured killer by the name of Cropsy. What was his favorite weapon?

  • flamethrower
  • hedge clippers
  • scissors

There's a lot of weirdness to go around in the "Phantasm" series. What bizarre weapon does the iconic Tall Man unleash on intruders in his mausoleum?

  • phantom blades
  • flying silver spheres
  • psychic saws

Both 1981's "My Bloody Valentine" and 2009's "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" hinge on a deranged killer in a gas mask. What weapon completes the look?

  • hammer and chisel
  • shovel
  • pick axe

In the original 1974 slasher film "Black Christmas," the killer never uses the same weapon twice to spread holiday fear. The 2006 remake, however, makes one item in particular a repeat feature in four separate killings. What is it?

  • ice skate
  • toy unicorn
  • plastic bag

In the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" film franchise, a murderous avenger in a raincoat chases after reckless teen drivers. He gets a certain item rather bloody during all of this. What is it?

  • meat hook
  • longshoreman's hook
  • harpoon

The 1977 horror film "Drive-In Massacre" delivers about what you'd expect: A madman kills people at the drive-in. What does he use to get the job done?

  • sword
  • battle axe
  • iron mace

"The Prowler" stands as something of an early classic for fans of stylish horror movie gore. Naturally, the film's killer has a favored means of spilling the red. What is it?

  • pitchfork
  • bayonet
  • ice pick

Back in 2006, French director Christophe Gans directed a film adaptation of the "Silent Hill" video game series. Naturally, the monstrous Pyramid Head turns up -- but with what weapon?

  • giant blade
  • giant hammer
  • giant spear

Everyone remembers Jack Nicholson's axe rampage in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," but what was the weapon of choice in Stephen King's original novel and the 1997 TV adaptation?

  • sledgehammer
  • croquet mallet
  • meat mallet

Clive Barker's "Candyman" is full of urban legend-inspired terror and the music of Philip Glass. What weapon does the titular killer use on his victims?

  • hook-hand
  • straight razor
  • bailing hook

The "Leprechaun" horror franchise is unapologetically ridiculous. The pint-sized magical Irishman employs such diverse weapons as a bong, a lightsaber and a go-kart to kill his victims. Yet there's one weapon he uses in not one, not two but THREE separate killings. What is it?

  • pot of gold
  • pogo stick
  • shillelagh

Let's face it: Slasher movie obsession with signature weapons is a little out of hand. The 2008 short film "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon" satirizes this horror movie cliché. What exactly is the weapon referred to in the title?

  • toothbrush
  • spoon
  • feather duster