Just because you spend your days killing people and dispensing copious amounts of blood and gore doesn’t mean you can’t look good doing so. Horror movie villains have actually made some rather influential style choices over the years.
Here are the 10 most stylish horror movie villains of all time.
10. Jason Voorhees
Movie: Friday the 13th
Admittedly, hockey masks never really caught on as a form of headwear aside from actual hockey players. But it’s Jason, and no horror list is complete without him.
Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Leatherface was wearing weird masks long before Kanye West and kept it classy by sporting a tie while doing his chainsawing.
8. Michael Myers
With his coveralls, Michael Myers was a precursor to the workwear movement which grabbed hold of menswear a few years ago.
A pioneer of Jay Z’s “all black everything” movement, it’s hard not to look at the goth styles that are so popular right now and not tip your hat to Ghostface.
Movie: Child’s Play
When streetwear behemoth Supreme releases a pair of overalls you know you’ve got fashion clout.
5. Norman Bates
Not only is he one of the most normcore Normans, Bates is also a classic prep, with his oxford shirts, sweaters, and courdoroy pants.
You can’t really go wrong with a classic tuxedo, and Bela Lugosi’s Dracula kept it even more formal by opting for white tie over black.
Long before Kanye was wearing bejeweled masks on his Yeezus tour, Pinhead was decorating his face by putting pins in his, well, head.
Look at that jacket. Only a true swaglord could pull that off. And having a hook for a hand is next-level accessorizing.
1. Freddy Kruger
Movie: Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy basically birthed grunge fashion with his tattered striped sweater and was rocking fedoras way before Justin Timberlake caught on to the trend.