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You're Next, 2013
To conceal the killers in You're Next, director Adam Wingard took a tip from a horror classic. He recently told EW about the inspiration behind his film's creepy animal masks: ''In [1978's] Halloween, John Carpenter took a pre-existing mask and ghost-ified it.''
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974
Fashioned from human flesh, Leatherface's disguise gave new meaning to the term ''man made.'' Both the character and the costume were reportedly inspired by real-life serial killer Ed Gein.
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Makeup artist David Ayres reshaped a mask of Star Trek's Captain Kirk into Michael Myers' facial camouflage for the low-budget hit.
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Friday the 13th Part III, 1982
Jason's signature guise — a Detroit Red Wings goalie mask — didn't make its debut until the third installment of the slasher series.
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The melting-face hood worn by Wes Craven's Ghostface was a Halloween mask inspired by Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream.
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The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
Costume designer Colleen Atwood commissioned mask maker Ed Cubberly to create Hannibal Lecter's muzzle.
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Eyes Without a Face, 1960
Following a car accident — and unsuccessful reconstructive surgery — Christiane Genessierm is forced to wear a featureless mask to hide her disfigurement in this French-Italian horror film. Its design reportedly influenced Michael Myers' Halloween look.
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The Strangers, 2008
Artist Helen Ward created the disguises worn by the Man in the Mask and his creepy accomplices, Dollface and Pin-Up Girl.
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The Purge, 2013
The Polite Leader and his masked group of Purgers wear eerie smiley face masks in this thriller about an annual crime free-for-all.
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Trick R Treat, 2007
This horror film anthology features four frightening stories and one tiny trick-or-treater named Sam, who sports a spooky scarecrow hood made from a burlap sack.
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The Shining, 1980
Though this character makes a brief appearance, he's certainly unforgettable. It's long been debated whether the animal glimpsed by Mrs. Torrance is a wolf, bear, or something else, but in the Stephen King novel on which the film is based, he's a dog.
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The Wicker Man, 1975
A procession of pagan cultists in animal masks leads us to the shocking twist at the end of this cult classic.
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Sure, the sight of the Jigsaw Puppet Master is terrifying, but the rotting Pighead worn by the killer's accomplices takes the gross-out factor up a notch.