Who is the Jesus of horror movies?
Horror movies of all kinds, it doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you all know some horror movie characters. But which one do you think is the most iconic?
There are many reasons why a character would be iconic; it revolutionized the genre, it was the most popular for a long time, the reasons are many. But the fact remains, whether you know why or not, one character is iconic to the horror genre, and represents said genre, just like Jesus represents Christianity. So, who is the Jesus of horror?
For example, one might choose Jason Voorhees from the Friday the Thirteenth franchise. Everyone knows who he is, hell people who have never even seen any of the movies know him. He is referenced everywhere, and the common representation of this particular horror element is always depicted with a hockey mask and a chainsaw. Even though I don’t actually remember Jason ever using a chainsaw.
This is my opinion. But is it time for Jason to move over? Who do you think is iconic to horror? Does it also matter what horror genre it is? Is Jason to Count Dracula what apples are to oranges?
While this specifically deals with movies, if your icon comes from a novel, a comic book or something else, it totally counts. Books and horror came way before any movie, anyway.
As well, if your icon is not a character, it can be a theme, or an element. Zombies are pretty iconic, for example. As are haunted houses. Just roll widdit.
Name your horror icon, explain why if you wish. Happy Halloween yall. :)