Everyone has a special way to rank their favorite horror movie killers, here is mine.
10) Ghostface (Scream, 1996)
Ghostface is one of the slasher genres most recognizable faces. With an approximate 36 kills throughout the franchise, one could say his body count is decently high. The reason he is last on my list is because he technically isn't the same person throughout the franchise and he is more of just an image and costume of choice for the teenagers and psychopaths in Woodsboro.
9) Chucky (Child's Play, 1988)
Chucky gave children everywhere nightmares and sparked a lot of people's fear in dolls. His body count is around 38 throughout the Child's Play franchise. Which gives him 2 more than Ghostface and that's saying a lot for him just being simple child's toy. This franchise is among my least favorite on this list, but I feel as if he is still infamous enough to secure a spot.
8) The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers, 2001)
The creeper makes my list because he is just out right creepy. The Creeper has a body count of 20, which is nothing in comparison to the other killers on my list but considering he can only "feed" for 23 days every 23 years I would say that's still a solid number.
7) Pinhead (Hellraiser, 1987)
Pinhead, also know as the leader of the cenobites, which is a group of terrifying demons you get to encounter after opening "the box". The box, is an ancient puzzle box that is a lot easier to figure out than it should be. Pinhead has a body count of 35 which puts him on the lower end of the scale, but just the fact that he rips peoples bodies apart with hooks and has a gang of demons puts him at this spot on my list.
6) Jason Voorhees (Friday The 13th, 1980)
I know I'm probably going to catch a lot of heat at how low I placed him on this list, but in reality Jason is a temperamental mama's boy. Jason does have the highest body count of all the iconic movie killers, with a whooping 146 kills, but to be fair there are like 100 Friday The 13ths and he pretty much just kills anything in his path. Jason is extremely iconic but there is nothing too scary about a guy wearing a hockey mask.
5) Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974)
Leatherface is one of my personal favorites. Belonging to a family of cannibals, Leatherface would kill people and wear their skins as masks. Leatherface has a surprising low kill count at only around 30 people. Texas Chainsaw Massacre helped convince a lot of people who can't use google that there was an actual serial killer in Texas who ran around with a chainsaw, when it's actually based primarily off of Ed Gein. Leatherface seals his spot at number 5 on my list for the simple fact that he wore his victims skin as his mask, and that's pretty intense.
4) "Fate" (Final Destination, 2000)
Can Fate really be considered a killer? I would say in the case of the Final Destination franchise, it definitely is. Fate is so high on my list because you can't escape it, once you are a part of its plan, you're pretty much fucked. Fate claimed 39 people, and although as the franchise carried on it gradually got cheesier, seeing how creative fate got was still fun to watch. Not to mention Tony Todd is in these movies and he is the face of another iconic killer, Candyman.
3) Jigsaw (Saw, 2004)
Jigsaw has to be the smartest killer on my list, coming up with these ingenious killing contraptions and technically not physically killing a single soul. Jigsaw has a high body count, coming in at around 60 kills. Jigsaw would take people he felt were undeserving of life and put them in completely fucked up situations and traps in hopes that if they survived they would be a better person. Though Jigsaw himself did not personally set up all the traps, he was the mastermind behind the whole thing and helped give the torture genre new light and that is why he is ranked so high on my list.
2.) Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984)
Freddy Krueger is very deserving of the 2nd spot on my list, because he controls your dreams. You can't really run from Freddy, and he attacks in a persons most vulnerable moment. Freddy's body count is surprisingly not as high as one would think, coming in at around 39 victims. Freddy is one of horror's biggest icons, and is the king of one liners, he added humor to most of his killings and that is another reason he comes in at number 2.
1) Michael Myers (Halloween, 1978)
Coming in at number 1, is no other than Michael Myers. Michael Myers terrorized the people of Haddonfield every Halloween. Michael Myers has a body count of roughly 107 people, making his kill count the second highest. The reason he takes the spot as my number one is because he was the beginning of what we consider the "slasher" genre. Michael Myers gets credit for starting and popularizing the genre, making him the most influential and important killer out of them all. The simplicity of his solid white mask adds to his appeal, and remember no matter how fast you run, Michael Myers can walk faster.