Some Other Horror Movie Monsters That Would Make Great 'Mortal Kombat X' Characters

From Dracula to Pinhead, we speculate who would make the best bruisers in a gorier game than 'Mortal Kombat.'


Last week, NetherRealm Studios revealed horror movie icons Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Xenomorph from Alien will be added as downloadable content to Mortal Kombat X, the newest entry to the bloody (and great) Mortal Kombat series.

Both characters join a franchise with a recent history of slasher scrappers: Jason Voorhees and Predator are also in Mortal Kombat X, and Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street was in the 2011 reboot game released last generation.

Is it way left-field to speculate if a full-fledged horror movie fighting game is in the works at NetherRealm? It’s too good of a premise to pass up, so let’s do half their job for them and assemble the sickest roster too awesome to exist (yet).

First things first: Assume the aforementioned are already in. Freddy, Jason, all those dudes. Done. So who’s next?

Michael Myers

Well duh. The guy is practically a demigod anyway.

Fatality: Shotgun impalement like in Halloween 4.


Fun fact: Clive Barker’s leader of the Cenobites was almost included in an alternate ending for Freddy vs. Jason.

Fatality: “I am pain.”


The Christopher Lee version. Sorry, Bela Lugosi. Also, Nosferatu is a downloadable alternate costume.

Fatality: He bites. How else?


Candyman, Candyman, Candyma—

Fatality: Bees.


Fatality: She kills her opponents seven days after the game.

Rosemary’s Baby

Fatality: He’s the son of Satan. What can’t he do?


Fatality: He grabs their face and…. that’s pretty much it.

Jack from The Shining

Fatality: Exactly like Johnny Cage in his homage to Stephen King’s father of the year.

Wilford Brimley’s Head from The Thing

Netherrealm Studios

Fatality: His chest eats arms off.


Fatality: Opponents get bored to death every time they fight him.

The Shark from Jaws

Fatality: He’s a goddamn shark.

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