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Your Favorite Horror Icons For President 2016

DONTE NEAL/MASHABLE

“LET ME DO THE RUNNING FOR ONCE”

You might think there are already some monsters running for president, and by comparison having Freddy Krueger or Jack Torrance in the upcoming presidential election might even be a relief. Artist Donte Neal and Mashable imagined what it would look like to have some of our favorite horror icons on the campaign trail.

I think Voorhees / Torrance ’16 has my vote, who has yours?


23 Comments
  • Brett Strohl

    I feel like Black Phillip would be the perfect running mate for Trump.

    • Gavin Dobbs

      More likely Hillary.

      She already sacrificed four people and shat all over their memories.

      • wehoaks

        I’m so excited for her to be president, especially knowing you’re gonna sweat through your sweatpants after she wins.

  • Halloween_Vic

    I feel like they could’ve made Michael’s way cooler, but my vote goes to Michael and Ghostface….. Jason is a close third.

    • gabriel

      yah, I vote for Michael too, but they could have gone with “the shape of things to come” instead of “We like Mike”

      • Halloween_Vic

        Yea man fuck!! That line actually would have been perfect lol

    • alwayswipetwice

      Yeh. It’s just a parody of Eisenhower’s “We Like Ike” campaign. It’s a cool passion project, but political campaigns are shallow to begin with, so there’s not really much to read into. The Ghostface one is just illogical though because he’s the one calling from inside the house to begin with, so how could he answer his own call? Either way, cool shit and much respect to the hours put into this.

  • RidleyScott

    Jason’s is awesome. KRUGER????

    • yeah… surprised they didn’t catch that.

  • scott

    I think Michael Myers would make the best president. Doesn’t say much, he lets his actions do the talking, he works behind the scenes, and gets the job done. Always.

  • wehoaks

    Amazing.

  • Frank Lloyd Jr.

    Patrick Bateman from American Psycho would make a great politican.

  • Geno1987

    Pennywise would go first, due to trying to appeal to younger children and failing. Next Jack Torrence would make a drunken fool of himself on stage and be outvoted. Lector and Jigsaw would have fierce debates, but would end with Hannibal backing down and joining Michael Myers for support.
    Chucky and Krueger would go far, turning their debates into improv comedy stand up and humiliating Leatherface. Eventually the two would turn on each other, with Ghostface making a surprise victory over Chucky showing him too short to sit in the presidents desk. Finally Samara would make a strong push to the feminist supporters for a female president, but would be crushed by Jason Voorhees and his plans to give everyone the right to bear machetes, and him smashing every tv in the room.
    Freddy would go down to Myers when his mind games would not move him, causing Krueger to have a nervous breakdown on stage and lash out at the audience. Ghostface would drop out and support Voorhees, coming down to the two mutes having the final debate. It would last hours, with intense stare downs and neither willing to concede.
    Finally, Michael would show a surprise move and with a drop of blood on his knife, paint a heartfelt smile over his face. This publicity stunt would prove to be exactly what he needed, and thus was announced victorious and the next President of the United States. All hail the Myers Administration.

    • Negative_Space

      I think Ghostface’s too young to even run, dawg. I doubt he was 35. Unless we’re assuming he’s aged like the rest of us since Scream 1.

  • Fuck Mashable.

  • Peter Johnson

    Where you at, Pinhead?

  • Negative_Space

    I get the joke, but at the same time, while I would never EVER want Trump to be president, I do realistically have to admit that he’d be an objectively better choice than murders, demons, vengeful spirits and malevolent cosmic entities WHO WOULD PROBABLY ACTIVELY TRY TO KILL US, lol. And oh god a Jigsaw presidency. Oh god. That’s probably the plot to Saw 10.

  • diapers

    I’d go with the strong silent types. Jason for POTUS, Samara as veep. The guy from The Collector would be a wise choice for chief of staff.

  • Harbottle64

    Trump’s far more frightening than any of these.

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    Lost points for not having the real Hannibal, Mads.

  • Werewolf

    I’d vote for Jason. He would literally hack the opposition to pieces.
    Sometimes with things that aren’t even supposed to hack.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Are these guys horror fans? Using ’74 Leatherface’s likeness and calling him Thomas Hewitt? Kruger?

  • Corey Hutton

    So stupid.

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