Who’s the Most Iconic Horror Character of All Time?

To quote the legendary Halloween III: Season of the Witch, “it’s almost time.”

Time for the trick or treaters, candy, parties, costumes and fun that this time of year celebrates. Which also includes horror films, obviously. For this final Open Thread before Halloween, we are turning the blog over to you. In the comments below, take a moment to tell us who you think the most horror character of all time is and why. The beauty is, there’s really no wrong answer here (unless you say like E.T. or something, and even then you wouldn’t be incorrect because that dude is absolutely TERRIFYING). Whether your choice be one of the Universal Monsters, Norman Bates, Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter, Jason Voorhees, the Alien, Michael Myers, or any of the countless other cinematic creeps who have kept us up all night, these are all characters who have left an indelible mark on motion pictures. Not to mention our nightmares!

So who is the ultimate horrror icon? The choice, dear fiends, is up to you. Bwahahahahahahaha!

(This post originally ran last year and is being repeated this year as part of our seasonal celebrations).