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The Best Dressed Killers in Horror

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“Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.“— Gay Talese, Author

Like a well done kill from a serial killer, fashion is a statement.

There’s something super creepy about a well dressed killer, isn’t there? When you think of a murderer, you always think of the creepy guy down the way, who sticks to himself, dresses sloppy, is quiet and shy, and just downright gives off the creeps to anyone who crosses his path.

American Psycho

Usually most killers are just your normal Joe, but sometimes they are articulate, fashion-savvy, popular within the elite crowd, well spoken, and never giving off the creeps, but always being the center of attention. Everybody loves this secret killer, and nobody suspects him. His style is something of beauty, not horror, and nobody suspects that he is a psycho killer.

Here is a list of some of my favorite well dressed killers in horror (not in any particular order):

Gary Oldman as Dracula – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

That grey suit, that top hat, those crazy glasses, that hair, and that sensuality that he has for his beloved Mina just made him sexy. From his grey suit here to his white one along the way, and even his red suit of armor, Gary Oldman was definitely the best dressed Dracula of my time.

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman – American Psycho (2000)

From the classic line “That’s a wonderful suit,” we all just knew, and not just by sight, that Christian Bale’s character was all about style. Not only the clothes he wore, but the restaurants he could get into when no one else could to the style of his business card. He was the best dressed psycho in America for sure.

Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt – Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Tom Cruise

No matter how old Lestat got, he was always beautiful. What fashion and beauty he had. Even when he got his throat slit or was burnt, or even when he hadn’t eaten in years, his style was always the best money could buy. Lestat de Lioncourt was the most fashionable vampire to ever exist in horror.

Bill Nighy as Viktor – Underworld (2003)

Viktor is unique and dapper. With his beautifully overdone leather Gothic wear and his oversized floor-length jackets embroidered with sparkling metallic threads just long enough to hide that sword, Viktor could kick any Lycan’s ass any day while looking suave at the same time.

Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal – “Hannibal” TV series (2013-2015)

Mads Mikkelsen’s style as Hannibal has to be the best style by far. He is everything I described above and more. No matter what he is wearing, you can always count on it being the very best, the classiest, and the most beautiful. He is a psycho beyond anything we have ever seen; yet, he stays classy beyond time. He is the perfectly dressed psycho serial killer.

So those are some of our favorites – who are your favorite best dressed killers in horror? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jesper Kyd Returning to Score Vermintide 2

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From the cover of Kyd's first Vermintide OST

Get your headphones ready, Warhammer fans because State of Decay and Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd is back to score the upcoming Warhammer title Vermintide 2! The game will be coming to PC and consoles early this year.

Kyd was inspired by Norse mythology, utilizing ancient tribal music as well as dark fantastical elements to build upon the acoustic soundscapes he composed for the first Vermintide game. Channeling his own Scandinavian roots, Kyd will blend Viking and Norse-inspired vocals with ritualistic percussion styles to create a unique soundtrack experience.

Three tracks from the score can be heard below.

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Like Me – Will You Like This Dystopian Thriller?

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Starring Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

Directed by Robert Mockler


While Like Me is not dystopian in the classic science-fiction sense, it does aptly put the downer vibe across. If the present is abysmal, then the future is downright hopeless. We learn this as we follow an unhinged teenage loner called Kiya (Addison Timlin) on a hollow crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. At first the world “likes” her—with the exception of YouTube rival Burt (Ian Nelson), who disdainfully denounces her viral videos—but pride goes before the fall, and Kiya’s descent is spectacular.

If you’ve peeped the trailer for Like Me, then you’re probably expecting a horror movie. I mean, they’ve got the requisite menacing masked baddie and they’ve got genre icon Larry Fessenden in a major role—those are a couple of the key ingredients, right? Yes they are, but this simmering, shimmering stew of Natural Born Killers, Excision and King Kelly, it boils down to a whole lotta nothing. Like Me is sort of a drama, kind of a road trip flick, and almost a thriller. It succeeds at none yet does stand on its own as a compelling collection of cool visuals and pertinent performances. But is that enough?

While Kiya is a compelling character on the surface, there’s barebones beneath. Sure, she’s a Millennial mind-fed on random online clips and snappy soundbites—but what turned her into a psychopath? Was she born that way? Is social media to blame? We’ll never know, because not a hint is given. I don’t mind ambiguity, but even a morsel would have been welcome in this case. As Kiya ramps up her reckless exhibitionistic extremes, the stakes are never raised. In the end, who cares? Maybe that’s the point.

A word of warning: If you plan on watching this movie while chomping snacks…don’t. There is stomach-turning scene after vomit-inducing scene of orgiastic easting, binging, and the inevitable purging. I’m sure it’s all metaphorical mastication, a cutting comment on disposable consumption. I get it. But I don’t wanna look at it, again and again and again. Having said that, Like Me is an experimental film and in its presentation of such grotesquery, it’s quite accomplished. Montages, split-screens and jittered motions are scattered throughout, showing us all sorts of unpleasant things…Kudos to the editor.

I didn’t hate Like Me. But I do think one has to be in the mood for a movie such as this. It’s not an easy or entertaining watch, but it is a peculiar and thought-provoking one. There’s some style and mastery behind the camera, and I am curious to see what first-time writer-director Rob Mockler comes up with next.

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Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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