Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons with Their Movies

Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons with Their Movies

Here is a list of the most recognizable horror movie weapons of all time. These Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons will be the instantly recognized by horror fans along with the films and villains who wield them. Listed below the video below you will find the movie details and trailer for each iconic horror movie that the weapon is used and if it happens to be a franchise, then the first movie in the franchise will be listed. In the case of Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees, I did list the first movie on purpose as a side joke for those of you in the know of Jason Voorhees appearance in that film, hahaha. These iconic weapons are featured in many more horror films, but I tried to include only the most iconic movies to keep this list manageable.

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Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons Breakdown

  1. Flamethrower from The Thing (1982)

    The Thing (1982)

    Directed by John Carpenter

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    Official Synopsis: A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.

    Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Larry Franco, David Clennon, Richard Dysart,…
    Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

  2. Shotgun or Boomstick from The Evil Dead franchise

    The Evil Dead (1981)

    Directed by Sam Raimi

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    Official Synopsis: Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Ivan Raimi, Bill Vincent, Robert G.…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

  3. Stake from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and various other Dracula/vampire movies

    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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    Official Synopsis: This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away.

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ele Bardha, Michael Laren, Richard E. Grant,…
    Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Romance

  4. Hook from I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise and Candyman franchise

    I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

    Directed by Jim Gillespie

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    Official Synopsis: After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology.

    Cast: Muse Watson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Bennes, Anne Heche, J. Don Ferguson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, William Neely, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

    Candyman (1992)

    Directed by Bernard Rose

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    Official Synopsis: Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. Of course, Helen doesn't believe all this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in the places that he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins. Could the legend be true?

    Cast: Tony Todd, Ted Raimi, Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Rusty Schwimmer, Baxter Harris, Michael Laren, Eric Edwards, Kasi Lemmons, Sarina C.…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

  5. Sickle from the Children of the Corn franchise

    Children of the Corn (1984)

    Directed by Fritz Kiersch

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    Official Synopsis: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.

    Cast: R.G. Armstrong, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger, John Philbin, Julie Maddalena, Teresa Toigo, Mitch Carter, Anne Marie…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller

  6. Axe from American Psycho (2000) and The Shining (1980)

    American Psycho (2000)

    Directed by Mary Harron

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    Official Synopsis: Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

    Cast: Joseph Oliveira, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, ChloĆ« Sevigny, Chloë Sevigny, Ronald Reagan, Landy Cannon, Bill Sage, Matt Ross,…
    Genres: Drama, Crime

    The Shining (1980)

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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    Official Synopsis: Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.

    Cast: Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, Derek Lyons, David Baxt, Aileen Lewis, Tony Burton, Manning Redwood, Joe Turkel, Scatman Crothers,…
    Genres: Horror, Drama

  7. Chainsaw from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and American Psycho (2000)

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

    Directed by Tobe Hooper

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    Official Synopsis: En route to visit their grandfather's grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, before ending up at the old family home... where they're plunged into a never-ending nightmare as they meet a family of cannibals who more than make up in power tools what they lack in social skills...

    Cast: John Larroquette, Marilyn Burns, William Vail, Gunnar Hansen, Jim Siedow, Paul A. Partain, John Dugan, Perry Lorenz, Levie Isaacks, Edwin…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller

  8. Machete from Friday the 13th Franchise with Jason Voorhees

    Friday the 13th (1980)

    Directed by Sean S. Cunningham

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    Official Synopsis: One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe.

    Cast: Tom Savini, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Walt Gorney, Betsy Palmer, Ronn Carroll, Rex Everhart, Peter Brouwer, Ari Lehman, Ron Millkie,…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

  9. Kitchen Knife from Halloween franchise with Michael Myers, Pyscho franchise, and Child’s Play franchise with Chucky the Doll

    Halloween (1978)

    Directed by John Carpenter

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    Official Synopsis: The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people.

    Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers, Tommy Lee Wallace, Mickey Yablans,…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller

    Child's Play (1988)

    Directed by Tom Holland

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    Official Synopsis: When Charles Lee Ray needs to get a quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders and once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late.

    Cast: Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Ed Gale, Jeff Dlugolecki, John Franklin, Roslyn Alexander, Neil Giuntoli, Leila Lee Olsen, Edan…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

    Psycho (1960)

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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    Official Synopsis: Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.

    Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Virginia Gregg, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, Francis De Sales, Walter Bacon, George Dockstader, Hans Moebus, George…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

  10. Clawed Glove from The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise with Freddy Krueger

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Directed by Wes Craven

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    Official Synopsis: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you?

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Unger, David Andrews, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, Joseph Whipp,…
    Genres: Horror