Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mute Slashers vs Chatty Slashers: Which do you prefer?

I've been thinking about this for a while but I've never actually seen anybody debate this on a blog. Well, I figure I'd get some opinions. We all love our slashers with all their different personalities but there are 2 distinct characteristics you can group em into.

Silent and deadly or chatty and jokey.

Which do you prefer?

Insano Steve prefers mute slashers. I too prefer the silent types. But that's not too say I don't love some sadistic one liner by one Freddy Kreuger. It says a lot about you if you say you like the mute slasher compared to the chatty one.

So who's in these 2 groups? Let's start off with the mute killers.

Notable Mute Slashers
  • Jason Voorhees
  • Michael Myers
  • Leatherface
  • Ghostface (well until the end anyway)
  • Victor Crowley

Notable Chatty Slashers
  • Freddy Kreuger
  • Pinhead
  • Chucky
  • Candyman
OK enough of my yapping. I'll be quiet now. Pick a side and explain why you went in that direction.


  1. Do the serial killers in The Hollywood Strangler Meets The Skid Row Slasher count as mute? They don't speak, but only because they were too cheap to record sound on set.

  2. I gotta say, given the examples, I would side with the muties. There's a tad more gravitas to a maniac when he doesn't say anything while he's stalking you through the woods or chopping you to pieces. If they're chatty, they could come off as tedious as a Bond villain.

  3. Shut the hell up and kill already,that's what I say.


  4. Which one does Leslie Vernon count as??