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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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Box of Dread October 2017

Price $14 (1 Month) | $13 (3 Months) | Shipping $6

From the folks at horror news site Dread Central is their horror-themed subscription box, Box of Dread. Box of Dread is a lower-priced box with two different options. You can choose either $14 for 1 month or a 3 month plan for $13 a month and the shipping is $6. Every month they choose a “7th Box” at random worth over $200 in horror items. Each month usually has a general theme, this one being “Friday the 13th” and it’s also curated by actress Kristina Klebe.

Box of Dread arrived in a medium sized brown box, inside of which is their awesome-looking black box featuring a large print of their logo.

September’s “Back to School” Box of Dread included a Carrie POP! figure, Gerald’s Game poster, All Cheerleaders Die DVD, Tales of Halloween Trading Cards, Friday the 13th Pen, Funko Mystery Figure & POP! Keychain.

Poster

Retro styled Friday the 13th poster from artist Jeff Zornow.

 

 

 

 

 

Cookie Cutters

Freddy vs. Jason cookie cutters featuring two of horror’s most iconic slashers!

 

Ice Cube Trays

You can put Jason on ice with this awesome cube tray in the shape of his hockey mask.

 

Bottle Opener

High quality, heavyweight metal bottle opener featuring Jason Voorhees.

 

Comic

Volume 1 of the horror comic Twilight Hotel from Square Biz comics.

 

DVD

Full-length DVD movie of Mischief Night about a slasher killing on the night before Halloween.

 

Letter

A letter from this month’s Box curator, actress Kristina Klebe explaining this month’s included items.

 

 

 

 

With the poster, the ice cube tray, cookie cutters and the bottle opener i’d say this month’s box nailed the theme of Friday the 13th. The bonus DVD and comic help seal the deal and make for an all-around solid box for October.

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Disclosure: A complimentary Box of Dread Subscription Box was given for review purposes. All opinions are my own.