Day 14 Prompt: A Serial Killer You Hate
The most memorable villains in horror-movie history are almost impossible to evade. More than frightening physical features, otherworldly abilities, or unusual weapons, the truly terrifying antagonists are characterized by their close-to-infallible capability. They pose a genuine threat to the lives of their victims, stumping audiences as they struggle to form full-proof plans for survival.
The beginning of absolutely stupid series of horror films, Leprechaun (1993) leans into the silliness of its strange premise. Following the general slasher format that was popularized in the 1970s and 1980s, this film depicts a group as they are hunted by a maniacal killer. What sets this narrative apart from others is that the villain is short-statured, stupid, and seeking stolen gold. The Leprechaun fails to kill any of his primary targets and never collects his lost coin, solidifying himself as one of the least successful horror villains in history.
I’m sorry, this horror franchise just didn’t do it for me. I am not a big fan of the Child’s Play ones either. To each is its own I guess.