Imagine yourself. It’s Friday night; the lights are off. Your favorite horror villain cuts across the screen and all you can think is, “I would never fall for that! I could totally take him!”
We’ve all been there, right? It’s a right of passage for any horror lover to pick two villains. One they love and one whose ass know they could kick.
But what about the people who starred in those movies and TV shows? People who have made careers on the big and small screen? For us, it’s a fantasy. For them…if they play their cards right…they might have a chance.
Being the curious, curious reporter that I am, I had a little chat with a friend at NBCUniversal and he was kind enough to ask a few of their stars to weigh in on the matter. I was not disappointed. Take a look at the list below and let us know who you’d like to face!
Alex Vincent (Chucky, SYFY and US network): If I had to face another horror icon, I would have to say Freddy Krueger. The concept of being chased and killed in my dreams has always been haunting and profound to me. The prospect sounds pretty terrifying, and without Robert England I’m not sure I’d feel the same, but that story has always had an impact for me!
Jocko Sims (New AmsterdamNBC): Freddy…. I saw it the first time Nightmare on Elm Street when I was four years old. It changed my life. Freddy was like Santa Claus and oddly enough became a big part of why I do what I do today!
Christine Elise (ChuckySYFY and USA Network): Because I consider newer franchises (Play for Kids, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm St and Scream) as iconic as the original Universal monster movies—any of those would be incredible, but I have a soft spot for Freddy. Maybe it’s because he’s a smart ass like Chucky, maybe it’s because he’s afraid of sleeping it’s such a visceral fear, maybe it’s because I think he’d be Chucky’s best enemy—I’m not sure—but I’d pick Freddy.
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Sara Tomko (Resident alienSyfy): Ghostface from the Scream series.
Daniela Nieves (vampire AcademyPeacock): Ghostface just because I feel like out of all the other horror icons he’s probably the weakest skill wise.
Chibuikem Uche (One of us is lyingPeacock): Pennywise! As a child, I watched it with my older brothers, and for the next 3-4 years, Pennywise heavily haunted me in my sleep. So I am fully prepared to face and end this battle once and for all so that other 8 year olds don’t have to suffer like I did.
Judah Prehn (Resident alienPeacock): Pennywise because I like balloooooonnns.
Zyra Gorecki (La BreaNBC): Okay, I don’t watch a lot of horror movies, but one of my favorite movies is Silence of the Lambs (psychological thriller, is it a horror movie?), so I’d like to take on Dr. Lector. I think it would be interesting to face him because he’s such a contradiction… both a seemingly gentleman and a creepy serial killer cannibal.
Jake Lockett (Chicago Fire, NBC): I would like to face Michael Myers. Mainly because I grew up watching Halloween every year and I find that there are some amazing genre extremes in the fights and lines that border on comedy. I’d love to explore all of that as I finally “kill” him at the end of the movie. Assuming he can be killed…
Daniel Kyri (Chicago FireNBC): Chucky because I feel like a well placed shot and a nice sprint would get me to safety!