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