Sure you have other popular icons like Leatherface, Pinhead, Chucky, and others. But there are three that have definitely made names for themselves within the Horror genre over the years. And their names of course are Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger. Here I compare the three kings of horror to see which one interests me the most.
The last of the three to premier on the big screen is of course the infamous Freddy Krueger. Who is known for his red and green striped sweater, Fedora, and clawed glove. The special thing about Freddy though is that he isn't really a human being. Instead he is sort of a creature who has the profound ability to do whatever he wants to whoever's dream; An ability I’m sure has kept countless amounts of children from sleeping to this very day. He’s also the only one to talk out of the three, which differentiates him even more from the rest of the group. He’s been up against Jason Voorhees in a crossover film, and has been mentioned countless times in popular culture. So it’s easy to see why he has been so iconic for almost 30 years, but how will he fare against these two silent slashers?
Some say he is a rip-off of fellow slasher Michael Myers, but Jason is indeed very much his own character. Though he wasn't in the original movie, and didn't wear the infamous hockey mask until the third, he still has had just as much of an impact on popular culture as the others. He has a tragic back story of course, but he more than makes up for that in the last eleven installments by brutally killing anyone who dares to step forth onto his camp grounds. And in multiple ways he finds a way to come back stronger and slower in each movie. So with one remake, a sequel due out in 2015, a possible future video game, and maybe even a sequel to 2003’s Freddy vs Jason in the future, Jason has no signs of slowing down!
Finally the one that started all of the stereotypes for future Icons like Jason Voorhees. Michael Myers has been around for what is about to be 35 years. And he is definitely not all the way credited for what he started within the horror genre. The slow walking, head tilting, abnormal strength, and everything started with Michael. He’s my personal favorite mostly because of these reasons, and because originally he had no reason to go crazy in the first place. No one expects the nice suburban kid across the street to go crazy and stab his sister to death; that gives Michael an unsettling quality about him. It makes you wonder if your neighbors across the street are as sane as they seem. This isn't the only special quality about him though. His mask of course is one of the most popular within the horror genre, and his moody theme has been sampled in tons of songs. And for all of these reasons I have to go with Michael as my ultimate favorite icon.
But that’s just my opinion, who do you think is the best?