with terrifying 2 In theaters, fans will get a chance to see again the horrific clown art and his menacing cruel mask. Every classic or modern horror movie killer wears a mask to hide his identity, but this costume choice also serves the critical purpose of having audiences crawl at every turn. There are many masks that fans associate with their movie or franchise, and these masks set the unsettling tone to the entire story.
From the white mask that a lovable slasher celebrity can’t be seen without his cupid-reminiscent face, Redditors discuss horror movie masks that appeared under their skin.
Sam’s Burlap Sack (Trick ‘r Treat, 2009)
treatment trick It is a popular hour this time of year when characters decorate their homes for the holiday, dress up in costumes, wonder about the Halloween bus massacre that happened years ago, and watch a little character with a burlap sack on their heads roam the town. Redditor HahGHEEEEY said, “Sam from Trick R Cure It’s my ‘favourite’ when it comes to horror movie masks.
The understated horror anthology sets an instantly ambiguous tone, as no one knows who Sam is, although it appears a young child is wandering around looking for candy and wearing a costume that reminds fans of pumpkins. It’s downright scary to learn the truth about Sam.
Baby Mask (Happy Death Day, 2017)
Redditor MidnightIsland212 posted that “happy death day Killer” has a scary mask and that’s definitely true. Trey Gelbman is surprised to find someone killed her and she keeps dying and wakes up over and over again. The movie is about Trey’s investigation, but it’s hard not to focus on a mask that looks like the same kid.
This mask is gorgeous as the big blue eyes, bulging cheekbones, and surprised expression, it all just feels boring. It’s impossible not to look at that face and know that something terrible is going to happen or may have already happened. While the movie contains comedic moments, the mask is not funny at all.
Cupid’s Mask (The Strangers, 2008)
For Redditor CallieCoven, “The Killer Blonde Girl Mask strangers I wore a “horror movie mask that really stuck to it. The fan continued, ‘Those arched lips really make me scared.'” And I like the fact that it doesn’t cover the top of her forehead.”
While the other masks are downright scary, including the masks that are literally just cloth with cut-out eyes and mouth holes that make the killer look really sad, the cupid-like mask stands out. The dark pink blush on each cheek is a sharp reminder that there is nothing in it cute or innocent as three intruders appear at the couple’s door to kill them.
Hannibal Lecter’s Strange Mask (The Silence of the Lambs, 1991)
Silence of the Lambs Features clever horror villain Hannibal Lecter who is always one step ahead of the people trying to control him. He also has a very horrific mask that he wears throughout the movie.
Redditor GummyZerg mentioned the scene “when Hannibal Lecter escapes from his cell via the ambulance” and removes someone’s face to use as a mask. The fan wrote, “This is probably the scariest mask because it’s someone else’s face.” The fact that this doesn’t even put Hannibal and he is okay with it makes it worse.
Hockey Mask Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th, 1980)
When horror fans think of the most iconic masks, Jason Voorhees definitely comes to mind. The Friday 13 The villain has such a celebrity look that it’s fair to say that the other parts of the first movie pale in comparison. One Redditor wrote, “There is nothing more creative and scary than Jason’s hockey mask. Especially when he was a kid.”
Seeing the hockey mask being worn in this context makes it all the more scary because it’s meant to be worn during fun games where athletes work hard and are cheered on by the fans in the stands. It’s also a sign of a problem. The audience sees a glimpse of this mask and knows immediately what will happen.
Baby Bag Mask (Orphanage, 2007)
the orphanage It is as sad and terrifying as it is frightening. The main character, Laura García Rodríguez, sees a child wearing a mask made of sack material. Redditor Panic_of_Dreams said, “This mask added so much to the tone of the movie.” Laura features this mask in an important part of the story as she takes care of a little boy named Simon who has disappeared.
This mask is disturbing and hints at the trauma Laura is experiencing and the secret her mind has been hiding from her because she is not ready to face it yet. This is no ordinary horror movie as it has an emotional core and the mask brings strong emotions too.
Michael Myers White Mask (Halloween, 1978)
There are many homeless villains on the Michael Myers level, but none like the killer first seen in the 1978 movie hanging around Laurie Strode’s seemingly innocent neighborhood. Redditor CallieCoven wrote that “File Halloween The mask is really creative.”
Knowing Michael’s background makes it worse, because he killed his family and showed no remorse or any feeling at all. But seeing Michael in a pale mask and walking fast is a daunting experience. This mask is unique in that it mimics the fact that Michael has no feelings and is a blank slate.
Animal Masks (You’re Next, 2014)
you are next She presents surprises at a family gathering that Eric Harrison and her partner attend. The inlovewithaghoul redditor wrote that “animal masks from you are next It was very creepy. The fan continued, ‘Anything that covers the face makes it annoying because our brains can’t tell if there’s a potential threat. “
In this case, the animal masks hide a huge secret that becomes clear at the end of the movie, a development appreciated because it’s hard to guess. Other masks used in slasher films are measured.
The Grabber (The Black Phone, 2022)
extractor from black phone He is one of Blumhouse’s best horror villains and has changed masks several times. Redditor zaneetashinn shared that this killer wears terrifying masks and wrote, “Someone has stayed with me for two weeks now” and added that the masks are “straightly designed to scare the beggars out of you, which I respect.”
The Grabber has masks on how he feels, but they all display an evil smile that also looks sad. Although no one has sympathy for him of course, these masks seem unforgettable and indicate that he has a lot going on inside his head that the public will never know.
Cupid’s Mask (Valentine, 2001)
2001 movie Valentine’s Day He sees Jeremy Melton grow up, changes his name to Adam Carr, and gets revenge on the people who bullied him when they were in middle school. Jeremy/Adam wears a mask that looks like a cupid. Redditor Cavalum wrote, “I always thought the cherub mask from Valentine’s Day It was one of the scariest things.”
The movie is generally tacky and doesn’t have a lot of horror, but the mask itself is worrisome because Cupid is usually an innocent character in pop culture and history. When compared to other horror masks, these might not exactly be nightmares, but it’s weird looking at them for so long.
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