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Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Old 10-12-18, 12:45 PM
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Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Freddy? Jason? Leatherface? Michael? Which 80's slasher villain do you think is the most iconic. For me it's an easy answer and that's Freddy. New line really made the most out of marketing him and it's honestly crazy to think how much merchandise he had.


He even had his own hotline for cripes sake.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

I'm going to say Jason. That hockey mask pops up everywhere.
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Yeah, Jason's hockey mask is widely used and referenced. Far more than anything from Freddy. Freddy did have a much larger push into pop culture at the time, though. I don't think the others even come close.
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Iíd say itís a tossup between Jason and Freddy. I like the Friday the 13th franchise more personally but I think Freddy is a bit more of an icon overall. He kind of transcended his films and became a pop culture icon. Jason did somewhat too, but Robert Englund was able to make Freddy more memorable because he actually spoke which is something most horror characters (aside from he and Chucky) donít do.
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Agree about the influence on the hockey mask alone.

Plus, as far as personal feelings goes, Michael's an animal killer. Freddy was a child molester. And Jason is just a momma's boy!
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

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Iíd say itís a tossup between Jason and Freddy. I like the Friday the 13th franchise more personally but I think Freddy is a bit more of an icon overall. He kind of transcended his films and became a pop culture icon. Jason did somewhat too, but Robert Englund was able to make Freddy more memorable because he actually spoke which is something most horror characters (aside from he and Chucky) donít do.
I'd agree with this. Although, it's tough for me to say since Halloween is my favorite movie of all time. However, I know that Jason and Freddie have had far more cultural impact than Michael.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Freddy.

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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Another vote for Jason/Freddy tie.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

It has to be Jason.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Technically Michael started in the 1970's...first Halloween came out 1978.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

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Technically Michael started in the 1970's...first Halloween came out 1978.
Same with Leatherface, TCSM 1974

My answer would be Jason.
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Myers is my favorite, but Jason is the most iconic.
Could give a fuck about Freddy.
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Jason might be the most iconic, but Halloween is the greatest slasher film of all time.
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I'll go with Jason too, based almost on pure quantity. Eight F13 installments in the 80s!
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Jason{sd}
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Jason.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

I’m trying to place my mind back to being a kid in the 80s and thinking which one was more impactful.

Based on that, I gotta go with Freddy. The creepy music, eerie dreamscapes, and capturing everyday teen life in the NoES movies just screams 1980s.
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Myers is my favorite, but Jason is the most iconic.
Could not give a fuck about Freddy.
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Freddy.
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Nice edit!
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

That's a tough choice.

Jason has the more iconic look because of the mask, and the whole idea of camp counselors getting brutally murdered.

Then again, when people talk about the boogeyman, the name "Freddy" is usually more common to use than "Jason."

I'm going with Freddy Krueger.

I remember seeing that 900 number commercial as a kid. It sometimes aired during the breaks for "Freddy's Nightmares."
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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Jason I guess.
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Since no one else is giving him any love, I'm gonna go with:


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Re: Which 80's slasher is the most iconic?

Michael Myers for me and it's not even close. I was ten years old when I first saw Halloween and I had nightmares about it for a long time.
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