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Top 10 Tuesday: Horror Weapons

For this week’s Top 10 I took another look at some of the various instruments of death used in Horror movies.

 

Honorable Mention, Corn on the Cob
Sleepwalkers (1992)

One of the funniest and weirdest weapons in horror, is well, uh, corn on the cob. Used to stab someone in the back in Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers. Like they say, “No vegetables, no dessert.”

 

10. Piano Wire
Audition (1999)

Asami used piano wire with surgeon-like prowess to remove a foot while giggling the entire time. It’s pretty hard to run without feet.

9. Glass Unicorn
Black Christmas (1974)

Definitely one of the most unique weapons in horror history… the glass unicorn statue from Bob Clark’s Black Christmas.

8. Shotgun
Evil Dead Series

Ash William’s ranged weapon in the Evil Dead Series and used in countless other horror movies is the classic shotgun.

7. Machete

While Jason Voorhees has used a wide-variety of weapons in the Friday the 13th Series, it’s the machete that was always the go-to weapon of choice for hacking up campers.

6. Sentinel Sphere
Phantasm Series

The flying silver spheres from Phantasm are not only the key weapon of the Tall Man but are also unique in the fact that each contains the shrunken brain of his victims. Each sphere’s arsenal includes blades & lasers then finally a drill to drain a body completely of it’s blood.

5. Lawnmower
Braindead/Dead Alive (1992)

My personal favorite horror weapon and kill scene is Lionel’s use of the lawnmower in Braindead. He manages to chop up a ridiculous amount of zombies and the scene required the use of over 300 liters of “blood”. Other notable lawnmower kills include the Lawnmower Man series and Sinister. “Party’s Over!”

4. Freddy Krueger’s Glove
A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

Unique to Freddy Krueger and the Nightmare on Elm Street movies is Freddy’s trademarked gardening glove upgraded with sharpened blades.

3. Axe
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), Friday the 13th Part III & VII, The Shining (1980), American Psycho (2000), Madman (1982), My Bloody Valentine (1981)

The axe in it’s many forms (hatchet, tomawhawk, pick, etc.) is a classic go-to-weapon. It’s most iconic use is by Jack Nicholson in The Shining to chop down the door but my favorite use is Billy Chapman in Silent Night, Deadly Night.

2. Chainsaw
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise, The Evil Dead Series, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988), Motel Hell (1980), American Psycho (2000), etc.

Between Ash’s replaced hand in Evil Dead and the entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise the chainsaw is another of my personal favorite horror weapons. I’m not sure what it is exactly that makes it great but the noise makes it that much scarier. Also notably featured in Motel Hell and American Psycho.

1. Knife
Halloween Franchise, Psycho (1960), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Scream (1996)

While the knife may be one of the simplest weapons used in horror it’s also the most iconic and memorable. From the Psycho shower scene to the Halloween franchise to it’s renewed use in Wes Craven’s Scream it’s hard not to enjoy seeing a good horror movie stabbing.

With all the great weapons used in horror over the years, this was an extremely difficult list to put together. I look forward to seeing new and different ones used for kills in future horror films.!

What’s YOUR favorite horror weapon?
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

If you think you’ll get out alive, You must be dreaming.

During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens. One of the doctors there is Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), who had battled Freddy some years before. Nancy senses a potential in Kristen to rid the world of Freddy once and for all.

The twentieth film in the PALM BEACH COUNTY GRINDHOUSE SERIES is a special one-time screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987) at Movies Of Lake Worth on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH at 9:30PM. The first 100 attendees will get a Free Button courtesy of Cult, Horror & Sci-Fi Pins and there will be a raffle after the screening.

At this month’s screening FIVE lucky winners will be leaving with A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET T-Shirt! And ONE lucky winner will go home w/ a Limited Edition Dream Warriors 1/100 Enamel Pin courtesy of Krueger Kollectables!

Raffle entry is FREE with the purchase of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS movie ticket. Find us in the lobby before the movie to pick up your raffle ticket and the drawing will be held after the movie.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH at 9:30PM

MOVIES OF LAKE WORTH
7380 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467

NO MASKS, FACE-COVERING COSTUMES OR PROP WEAPONS.

Tickets are only $10 and will be available at the theater box office the day of the screening and online.

RSVP on Facebook & invite your friends!

Promoted by MORBID MOVIES, PALM BEACH COUNTY GRINDHOUSE is Exclusive, one-night-only screenings of horror films at the Movies of Lake Worth (Florida).

MORBID MOVIES is sponsored by The Fine Print Shoppe & Cult, Horror & Sci-Fi Pins. If your business is interested in advertising or sponsoring, email info@morbidmovies.com for details or visit our advertising page.

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Nearly 200 Horror Fans Visit Freddy Krueger on Elm Street

news-nearly-200-at-elm-street-1On Friday, February 19th the Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series screening of Wes Craven’s 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street had it’s largest attendance to date. With attendance in the 190’s there was barely a seat left in the Movies of Lake Worth‘s largest auditorium. A Nightmare on Elm Street was the 9th film in the series since we started back in April of 2015 with the Battle Royale 15th Anniversary screening.

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news-nearly-200-at-elm-street-3Many thanks and much appreciation to my staff of Erik Johnson and Rhian Shultz. Rochelle Walters and the staff of the Movies of Lake Worth. Krueger Kollectables, Underground Horror Radio & Dread Central‘s Box of Dread for sponsoring the raffles. The Broward Palm Beach New Times for their support and our recent interview. And of course a huge thank you to the fans for coming out. This couldn’t happen if folks didn’t keep coming. You’re why we keep doing this.

The next screening before April’s 1 year anniversary is Army of Darkness on Friday, March 19th at 9:30PM. We’re already working on screenings for April & May and will continue to keep the series going on a monthly basis.

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