Movie Horror characters that became well known in the 80s:


The 80s saw the success of many great horror characters, many that went on to have many movies made about them. Other great horror characters may have had movies done about them in the 60s and 70s but sequels didn’t come until the 80s or later. 


The 80s saw the emergence of:






Annie Wilkes (Misery)






Ash Williams

(Evil Dead)







(Basket Case)





Chucky (Child’s Play)

                              Dr Herbert West (The  Reanimator)








Freddie Krueger

(A Nightmare on Elm Street)







Jack Torrance

(The Shining)






Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th)









Michael Myers



First one was in late 70s but all the sequels came in the 80s.





Pennywise the Clown 








Pinhead (Hellraiser)












(The Puppet Master)







The Toxic Avenger









Other earlier horror characters that had sequels made about them in the 80s:


Damien (Omen)

Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Norman Bates (Psycho)

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