Since the early days of cinema, masks have become a mainstay of horror films and why not? Roaming around the village with an ugly scary mask while killing really adds to the shock factor of a film. Whether it be for aesthetics or solely for the thrill, here are the scariest masks in horror movies.
What could be scarier than a masked killer? The answer - a killer whose mask is made out of human skin. This mask is seen worn by Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as its prequel and sequel films. This one has got to be one of the goriest ones you'll see in movies.
This mask looks simple yet very iconic as movie fans can easily recognize it. The mask was loosely on Munch’s The Scream and was eventually used for the Scream movies franchise. Though It might only have black blobs, just the thought of any killer wearing this would scare anyone.
One of the more famous masks found in horror movies is this one from the Halloween franchise's Michael Myers. This mask just adds up to the already creepy back story of the famed slasher as it is based on a death mask made from William Shatner’s face for an episode of Star Trek.
Imagine seeing a gang of killers wearing the same horrifying mask. This is exactly how The Purge presents the movie's killers while hunting for their neighbors. The Polite Leader and his gang creepingly sport this mask that has exaggerated features and massive insincere toothy grins.
Jason Voorhees first sported a hockey mask for the Friday the 13th franchise. That was indeed scary but not a lot of people know that this machete-inspired mask from Jason X is even more terrifying as a spaceship’s medical computer accidentally rebuilds the serial killer with a machete as its template.
You're Next brought a twist to how masks in horror movies are. The 2011 slasher film somehow portrayed slashers wearing animal masks. These assorted masks shown in the film could be deceptively adorable but they are worn by black-clad killers who loom out of the darkness to smash people.
This mask was worn by an unidentified killer for the movie 'Satan's Little Helper'. Though it looks like a cheap Halloween mask, as "Satan" starts killing people for real, aided by a nine-year-old computer game addict, the mask starts to look more terrifying.
For the whole 'Slashers' era, Preacherman might not have been the scariest killer but the mask he wears has got to be one of the most frightening ones. The combination of his sort-of-decaying human face plastic mask with his preacher outfit makes up for a very scary look.
|3||Dead William Shatner Mask||Other||10||Paid|
|4||The Polite Leader's mask||Other||4||Paid|
|6||Lamb, Tiger, and Fox Masks||Other||3||Paid|
Ooops, you can't comment at this time. We can't wait to hear your voice again soon!
Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.