To conceal the killers in ''You're Next,'' director Adam Wingard took a tip from a famed horror film: ''In ''Halloween,'' John Carpenter took a preexisting mask and ghost-ified it,'' he says; here's the backstory on other horror icons

By Bronwyn Barnes
August 02, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.

Halloween 1978
Makeup artist David Ayres reshaped a mask of Star Trek’s Captain Kirk into Michael Myers’ facial camouflage for the low-budget hit.

Friday the 13th Part III 1982
Jason’s signature guise — a Detroit Red Wings goalie mask — made its debut in the third installment of the slasher series.

The Silence of the Lambs 1991
Costume designer Colleen Atwood commissioned mask maker Ed Cubberly to create Hannibal Lecter’s muzzle.

Scream 1996
The melting-face hood worn by Wes Craven’s Ghostface was a Halloween mask inspired by Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream.

The Strangers 2008
Artist Helen Ward created the disguises worn by the Man in the Mask and his two accomplices, Dollface and Pin-Up Girl.