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A horror icon is a person or fictional character that is considered to be significant to horror fiction within mediums such as film, literature, television, or video games.wikipedia
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A horror icon is a person or fictional character that is considered to be significant to horror fiction within mediums such as film, literature, television, or video games.
Curry's rendition of Pennywise has been called by several publications and scholars one of the most terrifying clown characters in film and television, set the standard for the evil clown trope, and made the character a horror icon.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)

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Freddy Krueger from the hugely influential A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise instantly became an icon.
Twelve novels, separate from the adaptations of the films, and multiple comic book series were published featuring Freddy Krueger, as well as a crossover film featuring fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise.

Pinhead (Hellraiser)

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Pinhead from Hellraiser and Tarman, a zombie from The Return of the Living Dead went on to become icons due to their unique designs.
According to Taylor, "[Pinhead] was always my favorite horror icon because he was the most twisted and intelligent in my mind."

Chucky (character)

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Chucky from Child's Play went on to become an icon.
The character has become one of the most recognizable horror icons, often mentioned alongside Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Ghostface, Leatherface, Pennywise, Pinhead, and Michael Myers, and has been referenced numerous times in popular culture.

Character (arts)

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A horror icon is a person or fictional character that is considered to be significant to horror fiction within mediums such as film, literature, television, or video games.

Horror fiction

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A horror icon is a person or fictional character that is considered to be significant to horror fiction within mediums such as film, literature, television, or video games.

List of horror television programs

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A horror icon is a person or fictional character that is considered to be significant to horror fiction within mediums such as film, literature, television, or video games.

Survival horror

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A horror icon is a person or fictional character that is considered to be significant to horror fiction within mediums such as film, literature, television, or video games.

Frankenstein

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Examples of early horror icons began with the Werewolf or Lycanthrope introduced in the 1500s, the Frankenstein monster as introduced by Mary Shelley in 1818, and Dracula as inspired by Vlad the Impaler and introduced into literature in 1897 by Bram Stoker.

Mary Shelley

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Examples of early horror icons began with the Werewolf or Lycanthrope introduced in the 1500s, the Frankenstein monster as introduced by Mary Shelley in 1818, and Dracula as inspired by Vlad the Impaler and introduced into literature in 1897 by Bram Stoker.

Dracula

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Examples of early horror icons began with the Werewolf or Lycanthrope introduced in the 1500s, the Frankenstein monster as introduced by Mary Shelley in 1818, and Dracula as inspired by Vlad the Impaler and introduced into literature in 1897 by Bram Stoker. In the 1920s, Dracula and Frankenstein's monster had movies released. In the 1940s, sequels to Dracula and Frankenstein's monster were released, and when The Wolf Man (1941) was released a new horror icon had rose to prominence, the werewolf.

Vlad the Impaler

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Examples of early horror icons began with the Werewolf or Lycanthrope introduced in the 1500s, the Frankenstein monster as introduced by Mary Shelley in 1818, and Dracula as inspired by Vlad the Impaler and introduced into literature in 1897 by Bram Stoker.

Bram Stoker

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Examples of early horror icons began with the Werewolf or Lycanthrope introduced in the 1500s, the Frankenstein monster as introduced by Mary Shelley in 1818, and Dracula as inspired by Vlad the Impaler and introduced into literature in 1897 by Bram Stoker.

The Werewolf (1913 film)

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One of the earliest horror icons in film date back to 1913 with The Werewolf, which is one of the earliest werewolf films.

Frankenstein's monster

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In the 1920s, Dracula and Frankenstein's monster had movies released. In the 1940s, sequels to Dracula and Frankenstein's monster were released, and when The Wolf Man (1941) was released a new horror icon had rose to prominence, the werewolf.

The Wolf Man (1941 film)

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In the 1940s, sequels to Dracula and Frankenstein's monster were released, and when The Wolf Man (1941) was released a new horror icon had rose to prominence, the werewolf.

Creature from the Black Lagoon

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In the 1950s, Creature from the Black Lagoon led to the Gill-man becoming an icon.

Gill-man

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In the 1950s, Creature from the Black Lagoon led to the Gill-man becoming an icon.

Norman Bates

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Another well known horror icon is Norman Bates from the Psycho franchise.

Psycho (franchise)

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Another well known horror icon is Norman Bates from the Psycho franchise.

Leatherface

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Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre went on to become a horror icon.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre went on to become a horror icon.