Dr. Decker is the slasher villain of the cult classic fantasy/horror film Nightbreed (played by legendary horror director David Cronenberg) and the novel Cabal by Clive Barker of Hellraiser and Candyman fame. He is a serial killer psychologist who convinces his patients that they are serial killers before reporting them to the police and having them killed.
Twisty is a disgraced clown played by John Carroll Lynch in American Horror Story: Freak Show who uses increasingly twisted methods to regain his position as an entertainer of children. He wears a makeshift prosthetic mask nearly as terrifying as the disfigured face beneath.
Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is the villain of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho and the novel it’s based on as well as the TV series Bates Motel. Commonly cited as the first “modern slasher” character, Bates is still to this day one of the most insane and mentally complex villains in all of horror. Bates himself is harmless, but due to his split personality he “becomes” his psychotic dead mother (whom he had an incestuous relationship with) who murders any female she believes is getting close to Norman.
Leslie Vernon is the focus and antagonist of the cult classic mockumentary comedy-horror Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. He is a wannabe serial killer inspired by the likes of Jason, Michael, and Freddy (who in this world really exist). What he lacks in physical power he makes up for in his cunning planning and setting up of traps for his would-be victims. Don’t forget to wear and tear his clothes. Leslie Vernon walks barefoot, so it’s recommended that you wear sandals when not posing for pictures. Black face paint for the black circles around his eyes.
Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs), also known as the Re-Animator, is the villain of the cult classic 80s comedy-horror film “Re-Animator”, its sequels, and its 2011 stage musical, all based on HP Lovecraft’s short story “Herbert West–Reanimator”. He also was the subject in the Dynamite Comics series “Re-Animator” and even crossed paths with Ash Williams from Evil Dead in the Army of Darkness Vs Re-Animator comic series (An fun idea for a pair cosplay). Chemistry tubes/head optional. Bring “life” to any party in this gross out costume!
The Babadook is an evil entity that torments Amelia (Essie Davis), a troubled widow, and her young boy after the death of her husband. The monster is introduced when she reads a mysterious pop-up book to her son.
In The Ring, Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase) is pushed down a well by her adoptive mother to slowly die over 7 days. She returns as an evil spirit that climbs through TVs to kill others. For maximum effect, remember to wear you wig backwards.
In Alice, Sweet Alice, a person in a translucent mask and yellow raincoat kills Karen Spages (Brooke Shields) on her day of First Communion. All eyes turn to her older sister Alice (Paula Sheppard), who has a jealous streak and has the same yellow coat.