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What Horror Movie Icon(s) Would You Like to See in ‘Mortal Kombat X’?

Just before E3, after months of anticipation, rumors, and leaked posters — we were finally gifted with a look at Mortal Kombat X. Outside of some distracting music, the trailer — which you can watch below — successfully managed to get the hype train rolling for what promises to be one of the goriest and most viscerally satisfying fighting games since, well, Mortal Kombat 9.

The game looks great, but one thing I’m very eager to see is the steady trickling of guest fighters we’ll see following its release. If you look back at the last Mortal Kombat, the bar was set pretty high with the addition of Freddy Krueger.

Granted, it wasn’t the version of Freddy we all wanted, but it was a neat nod to our favorite genre nonetheless.

When asked about the possibility of guest fighters from outside of the Mortal Kombat universe appearing in the game, series creator Ed Boon all-but confirmed that it will happen.

“Freddy Krueger was the most downloaded character in Mortal Kombat 9,” Boon told Polygon. “Scorpion was the guest character in Injustice, and he was the most downloaded character in that game. It’s working out for us, and I’d be surprised if we ignored those numbers.”

Boon also confirmed that no superheroes will be among the guest fighters.

“I’d be hard-pressed to have a DC character as a downloadable character in Mortal Kombat X,” Boon said. “The main reason is, I have no desire to cut Batman’s head off. I have no desire to kill Superman.”

Horror movies are a obviously fine source of fighters for NetherRealm to borrow from, and not one of them have been known to shy away from copious amounts of gore. So with that in mind, what horror movie icon(s) would you like to see make an appearance in Mortal Kombat X?




  • I’d like to see em all, but if I had to choose one, definitely going with my main man Jason.

  • Adam Dodd

    Does the possibility of a Jason/Pinhead cameo in MKX set anyone else’s nether region aflutter, or is it just me?

  • Khy

    I chose Jason

  • ThunderDragoon

    I chose too many from the poll, but if I had to choose one, it would be Michael. Then closely followed by Chucky. I would also give money to see The Creeper. Holy crap, that would be amazing.

  • Ryan Boyden

    I would love to see the Tall Man. There is so much you could do with the character. Using spheres, sending out the dwarves. Finishing moves could be things with the portal or embalming. It would be pretty sweet.

    • Christopher Pelton

      Good call!

  • tyler

    Chucky would be a world of amusement! Ghostface should be on the list. Also, I think it’d be awesome to to have Jigsaw in his red and black cloak and have that doll that rides the tricycle as his little helper.

    • Adam Dodd

      I can’t believe I forgot about Ghostface! I think Jigsaw’s old age and cancer may have him at a disadvantage.

  • Bloody-Rig

    Manhunt’s James Earl Cash and Daniel Lamb, could have some sweet combos and special moves not to mention fatalities. Also might be the spark the series needs to reignite and get a third which would be sweet.

  • Golic

    Mick Taylor.

  • Sick_skwerl

    I went to vote for Jason, but then I saw Pinhead! Chains?! Spikes through the hands?! That’s an incredibly dynamic villain. (Plus, it would be easy to add it to the game because it would borrow some moves/character design from Scorpion. “Get over here!” “We have such sights to show you”…)

    • Jay Hunter

      Exactly the same, man! The finishing moves for Pinhead would be insane.

  • Weresmurf

    This proves something to me… there’s an amazing fighting game to be made from horror icons. There’s an indie one but it’s pretty dodgy. But one made in the vein of MK could be amazing.

    • I’m all over that and I’m sure many are, but licensing would be a nightmare I would think. That Indie was is probably okay since it’s free. Not sure how it works.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    None of these. I’d like it if Machete from the Machete films would be playable.

    • Adam Dodd

      So much yes.

  • VictorCrowley

    Voted Jason, but I’d like to see ALL OF THEM. I wish they’d do a Mortal Kombat vs. Movie Maniacs or something to that effect. I thought MK vs DC was a really cool concept. Even if they didn’t make a story out of it, at least have all the famous slashers as DLC. I’d slap down some cash quick for that.

  • Evan3

    Cmon y’all. It needs to be the Predator. Perfect fit.

  • Raziel_cz

    I chose Pinhead, it would be incredibly interesting to see him in the game. I also think Ghostface would be perfect, especially if they provided him with some funny moves. He’s a killer with the highest count of stair falls after all.

    I would love to see a fighting game made from horror villains. Imagine Norman Bates trying to kick Michael Myers ass. Or Captain Spaulding vs. The Shark from Jaws. That would be sick!

  • Neil Rowe

    Its got to be Ash, Groovy!

  • Chris Crum

    Psycho Cop.

  • Adam Paquette

    Jason of course

  • FreddyKrueger13

    Slenderman anyone?

  • James

    I think we need Cthulhu

  • Pancho

    How come no one has said Ash!? and also +1 on Cthulhu.

  • AfterTheAsylum

    Pinhead is not a fighter, he’s a finisher. As much as I love PH, I cannot imagine seeing him doing a somersault jump into a flying kick. I really can’t see Jason doing it either. As for Predator, they have him already, but they call him Sektor, Cyrax and Smoke. Now, if I had choice and was able to forget my hang-ups due to non-characteristic behaviors, then I would choose Pyramid Head.

  • PeaAir

    The Toxic Avenger, MK has had it’s share of goofy fighters so I don’t think he’d be too out of place. Plus making a fatality for him would be the funnest thing ever

  • DeadInHell

    Leatherface, only because I really do want to cut his head off. Or hey, maybe they can create a new finishing move where instead of killing your opponent you…inexplicably become his caretaker.

    • Boxcar

      Heather wins… CUSTODIALITY

  • Ty

    Candyman would do a wicked fatality with that hook!

  • nattipmp513

    marty from slaughter high or pennywise

  • crizero

    I would love to play as Chucky, Leatherface, Michael Myers or Alien in MK X.

  • Michael Myers, for sure. He’s my first pick. Then Predator, Pinhead, a Xenomorph, Ghostface and Jason. Honestly it would be cool to see all of them from the list as well as others mentioned here.

  • Erebus Dirge

    The Wish Master voiced by Robert Davi , imagine all the messed up shit he could do. Also he would work in that universe. The Tall Man who could shrink someone and turn them into a dwarf slave as a kind of babalitiy.

  • Gilius

    As much as I would love to see Jason, Michael, and Pinhead, when you consider the speed and pacing of the MK games, I just don’t see it working. I mean, Jason or Michael, jumping, kicking etc??? Pinhead, I can maybe see working if they give him a bunch of stylized moves involving his powers, chains, the box, etc… But him jumping around screen? No way! Freddy worked because he was agile in the movies so it suited his character. A character like Predator works and would fit in way better.

  • Voorheesfan13

    Tall man definitely. But my choice would be PUMPKINHEAD! Also it couldnt be someone who’s for the most part human. These gods would slaughter them. Michael and Jason would be the closest to human you could go.

  • SpaceManSpliffz .

    the thing

  • Rick-Taylor

    I think Rawhead Rex would work the best in the MK universe.

  • Charlie Kelly

    Pinhead (Hellraiser)
    Ash (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness)
    The Succubus (V/H/S)
    ROBOCOP (The Classic one, not the cheap-ass remake)
    Judge Dredd

    • Nameless

      I like your choices!
      Evil Ash would be cool too!

  • CTHL

    None, because I hate outside guest characters in video games.

    I know, Debbie Downer here.

  • robthom

    Pinhead would be interesting.
    A bunch of Hellraiser chains and hooks Vs Skorpion.

    How bout the Thing?
    He could shape shift between the windows monster, the Blair monster and the Dogbeast or the Crazy hand monster.

    The possibilities for special attacks would be just as endless.
    The Blair monster could sprout a spiderhead and throw it.

  • Eastman420

    Leatherface would be cool,might be to easy to win with him. Jason should be a for sure. Pinhead would b nuts. Hell just do all of them! !

  • Mario Germánico

    The blob it was so evil and legendary!

  • Boxcar

    Ash (Evil Dead) would be my top pick. Too many villains that could conceivably standup to the existing fighters are way too slow. I see Dredd listed, that would work.

    – Chromeskull (Laid to Rest)
    – The Collector
    – Victor Crowley (Hatchet)
    – Pennywise might fit (IT)

    Some that won’t work:
    – Jigsaw (SAW)
    – Frankenstein’s monster
    – Death (Final Destination)
    – the box (Buried)

  • Kris Goosby

    I’d love to. See the man. In the mask. From the strangers. In MKX. As a guest character.

  • Timothy Nickelson

    I’m not much of a halo fan but I’d like to see master chief.

  • Joey LaDestruct

    they should just make a horror fighting game. with as many characters as you can think of. that would be way more bad ass then mortal combat! dont get me wrong i am a big fan of mortal combat but its a bit played out i think!

  • Jeremy Wade

    jason, freddy, predator, pin head from hell raiser , the wolf man, dracula, the headless horsemen, ashe from evil dead. leatherface.

  • Saul


  • Josué Vargas Ramírez

    creeper, djinn, warlock, leprechaun and victor crowley

  • AttackonExtinction

    Nemesis from Resident Evil, Future Sentinels from X-Men: Days of Future Past, T-800 from The Terminator, Blackheart from Ghost Rider, Red Skull from Captain America, The Thing from The Thing, Frieza from Dragon Ball Z, The Kurgan from The Highlander

  • Isaac Sanchez

    Ash williams would be boss as hell in the game.

  • slaywee

    the only 2 characters that deserve to be in MKX are Ash Williams & Jason Voorhees

  • The Collector……..No Fluff, no goofy comic shit….straight up meticulous slaughter…..i mean hell, he could be the very architect for most of the levels!

  • Luke Murphy


  • Ivo Wilson

    Even tough i love Myers and Leatherface more than other movie killers i think Jason and Predator are more Mortal Kombat-like characters!

  • Gabbi Cordero

    Wolverine! Just kidding. Yeah right, a Marvel character appearing in a Warner Bros. owned franchise. Still imagine Wolverine vs. Scorpion.

  • SaltSlasher

    Jason Voorhees is the perfect nemesis to fight. You can take any person from any medium, and put them up against Jason at Camp Crystal Lake, and it will work.

    Wonder Woman vs. Jason. or Sindel vs Jason. or Leon Kennedy vs Jason. or Alien vs Predator vs Jason.

    All these would sell tickets, or sell games.

  • Deckard

    I would love to see the Tall Man. His spheres could be cool in a Mortal Kombat game

  • Nameless

    The Demon/Alien from Jeepers Creepers might be interesting to play.

    • Scorpionsy

      Oh yes, that’s a good one…The Creeper…from Jeepers Creepers.

  • BusterVanTango

    ASH WILLIAMS! Why isn’t he on this list? HE HAS A CHAINSAW HAND, FOR GOD SAKES!

  • Scorpionsy

    Ashley Williams, Leatherface, Pinhead, Jason Voorhees are my top picks.

    My other out-of-the-left-field pick to guest appear in MK X…and although he not a horror icon…but he is suited for this game and this is…..The Guyver!

  • Deriek Havenfall

    Iconic monsters like wolfman, frankenstien, Dracula and so on.

  • Deriek Havenfall

    Oh… maybe SLenderman! I know that its just something to scare people as he grabs you but… what if he used his powers to kill? He has a teleportation, his tendrils(use those as fighting) use like shadows as his abilities and for fatalities, he can either teleport in back of enemy, drag and kill him in the shadows, or pop up in front of him and rip apart with his tendrils. Either way, he may not show emotions or sign of life, but it would still be interesting.

  • bob ab

    I’m going with Edward Scissorhand!

  • Bjorn

    why not a own game for horror movie caracters that would make more sense i think.

  • John

    Pumpkin head/The girl from Evil dead/Ash Williams

  • Brent


  • jason

    wishmaster djinn

  • Sasuke ✪ThęMVP✪


    Ghostface, dammit.

  • This Guy

    Michael Meyers, Akasha (Queen of the damned), Pennywise, Thing, Sloth from Goonies, Mad Max, This is a money maker. I know I would purchase these characters

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