Opinion Battles Round 22 – Favourite Franchise Serial Killer

Opinion Battles Round 22

Favourite Franchise Serial Killer

It is Halloween today and what better choice for a subject that looking at our favourite franchise serial killer. We have had many franchises in horror come in with a bang only to fizzle out with mindless sequels but then we have a few that stand the test of time.

If you want to take part in the next round of opinion battles we will be picking our favourite Guilty Pleasure and you will need to send your entries to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by 13th November 2016.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Freddy Krueger – Nightmare on Elm Streetfredy

One, Two Freddy’s coming for you, three, four better lock your door, five, six grab your crucifix, seven, eight better stay up late, nine, ten never sleep again. How many serial killers can haunt your dreams? How many serial killers have their own rhyme? My points have been made. Freddy has become a true icon of horror that has both pure horror moments and with his one liners for the kills all make us want to laugh along by the latter sequels. Freddy also managed to transcend the normal in horror with Wes Craven’s New Nightmare which plays into the idea that he wants to escape the film world and enter the real world.

Freddy is also one of the few serial killers that has got himself a following because of Robert Englund himself being the man you instantly known as the killer himself.

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Freddy Krueger – Nightmare on Elm Street


My favorite franchise serial killer? No contest – it’s Freddy Krueger. (Not in that horrible remake, though…. Ugh!!!!!). Anyway, A Nightmare On Elm Street was the first proper “slasher” type of film that I saw. I saw it, along with Fright Night, at a party at the age of thirteen (followed by a game of spin bottle). Nothing has topped it since (the movie, I mean – the kissing was pretty rubbish!). Maybe it’s bad that I started on such a classic as I’ve found most every horror movie since then to be a huge disappointment… Krueger was a brilliant invention & the cheesy, cheeky humor gave him a creepy sort of charm. He had an actual personality, unlike other slasher killers of the time. Jason Voorhees was a bore. I suppose some will choose people like Hannibal Lecter but I’ve never been a fan of serial killer movies. Give me good ‘ol 80’s slashers with cheesy looking gore! Freddy Krueger is still easily the best character in this genre.


Kim – Tranquil Dreams

Michael Myers – Halloweenmichael

There’s always something a little creepy about a man that doesn’t exactly have an agenda for why he kills. The franchise tries to give him a reason and a backstory and it doesn’t make sense but the looming figure of Michael Myers hot on his next victim’s trail always sends a kill down my spine. 


Alan – Content for you

Michael Myers – Halloweenmichael

Halloween has to be considered the true ‘Daddy’ of this horror genre. The first movie had all the elements that are now pretty much standard in these ‘being killed off one-by-one’ horror franchises. Michael Myers has become the model for a hundred other crazed killer movies that have followed, but never quite matched the Halloween franchise.



Rob – Movie Rob

Hannibal Lecter


S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

Hannibal Lecterhannibal

It seems I’m at a disadvantage with this category, since I only know Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddie Krueger by reputation. Slashers are not my cup of tea, and “favorite” probably isn’t the right word, but there’s only one murderer I know who won an Oscar for about 25 minutes of screen time. As cannibalistic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins stole the show in The Silence of the Lambs, a disturbing powerhouse in an all-around disturbing film, and he went on to play the same role in the sequel Hannibal and prequel Red DragonHannibal Rising and the Hannibal TV series also followed without Hopkins, but Lecter continues to be a popular psychopath and was even chosen as AFI’s #1 movie villain in 2003.

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Leather-face – Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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8 comments on “Opinion Battles Round 22 – Favourite Franchise Serial Killer

  1. Reblogged this on Tranquil Dreams and commented:
    Right in time for Halloween, Opinion Battles Round 22 is here with our choices of our favorite Franchise Serial Killer. I think we have it covered. Head on over and see who you agree with. My choice is none other than Michael Myers from Halloween franchise.

  2. Fun stuff! I think I lean towards Michael as well. Freddy never scared me and came off as bit corny after the first film. But there was always something about Michael that clicked for me (even when his films didn’t). I do have a soft spot for Leatherface as well.

  3. Pingback: Opinion Battles Round 22 – Favourite Franchise Serial Killer | Movie Reviews 101 | CFY

  4. I’m sorry I’m late giving my reason. Great choices everyone! I chose Leatherface because The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of my favourite horror films, a film that I still find truly scary to watch, to this day. I toyed with Freddy too (of course) but ultimately wanted to go with someone that was very frightening, not comedic at all.

  5. Reblogged this on Rhyme and Reason and commented:
    Be sure to vote for your favorite Franchise Serial Killer (if favorite is the right word?) in the latest Opinion Battle at Movie Reviews 101. There’s only one I know of who won an Oscar, so I went with Anthony Hopkins’s star turn as the evil Hannibal Lecter. Check out the other choices if you dare!

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