NSFW Warning: While you'll find no full nudity on display here, some images may not be considered totally appropriate for the work place.
Looking back through movie history, it's clear to see that 'horror' and 'sex' are inextricably linked. From Friday the 13th to Cabin in the Woods, sexual lust and violence have always gone hand in hand, with as many sin and corruption-of-innocence metaphors as you'll find in the Old Testament.
It's no wonder, then, why so many cosplayers have chosen to tap into their more seductive sides when emulating the terrifying outfits of these legendary horror icons. What follows are some of the sexiest serial killer cosplays ever committed to film.
But remember, genre conventions apply: make sure not to succumb to your dark desires, or you'll surely be the next victim to get the axe...
1. Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family
The surreal and stoic daughter of the Addams family looks more Japanese schoolgirl than troubled sociopath, though the costume is undeniably awesome!
2. Jigsaw from Saw
This serial seductress wants to play a game.
3. Michael Myers from Halloween
Michelle Myers' tastes are very...particular.
4. Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th
Abby Dark-Star's feminine take on Jason is wonderfully inspired!
[Source: Abby Dark-Star]
5. Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street
It wouldn't be the end of the world if she appeared in my dreams.
[Source: Jessica Nigri]
6. Freddy Vs. Jason
The sexy alter-egos of these two horrific cinematic icons go head to head.
7. Carrie from Carrie
Stephen King's topless troubled teen likes long walks in the park and bathing in blood.
8. Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street
Bath-time on Elm Street was a rather messy affair...
9. Jill Valentine from Resident Evil
Everyone knows that skin-tight latex bodysuits are kryptonite to zombies.
10. Marion Crane from Psycho
Callie recreates one of the most recognizable scenes in movie history to stunning effect.
11. The Punisher(s) from Punisher
Prepare for a double dose of punishment from this dangerous duo.
12. Victim from Dexter
Showtime's moralistic serial killer takes the knife to this jaw-dropping beauty.
13. Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead
I've never seen a gender-swapped Daryl Dixon as impressive as this awesome ensemble before!
[Source: Leeanna Vamp]
14. Jason from Friday the 13th
This is why you never, ever forget your life preserver.