“Now let’s see who this demon/creature/ghost-pirate really is!” says Fred/Velma/Daphne/Shaggy at the end of every episode of Scooby-Doo episode ever. While this formulaic conclusion became a repetitive parody of itself (along with the standard retort, “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!”) there’s no denying that a dramatic unmasking is the highpoint of any horror movie mystery.
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Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that we’re huge fans of the video essays and lists produced by WatchMojo, and their latest offering (just released yesterday) is right up our alley: Check out The Top 10 Horror Movie Unmasking Moments below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Did your favorite unmasking moment make the list? What are some other amazing unmaskings that deserve a shout out? Let’s discuss!
If you can’t stream, the unmasking moments are listed below the video. Enjoy!
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Official Synopsis: A good mask can make a horror movie great, but the killer’s unmasking can often be the most powerful moment in the film! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Moments Where Horror Movie Killers are Unmasked! But who will take the top spot on our list? Jason Voorhees from ‘Friday the 13th Part III’, Leatherface from ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, or Billy Loomis and Stu Macher from ‘Scream’? Watch to find out!
The Polite Leader from The Purge (2013)
The Masked Man from Hush (2016)
Sam from Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
Tomás/Simón from The Orphanage (2007)
Lamb Mask from You’re Next (2011)
Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Michael Myers from Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Ghostface in Scream (1996)
Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: Part III (1982)
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