5 More Horror Icons I Want to See in Mortal Kombat


One of the best things to happen for horror fans in the video game world was the addition of Jason Voorhees as a playable character in Mortal Kombat XFriday the 13th lovers have been absolutely ecstatic about being able to play as the orphaned serial killer from Camp Crystal Lake while exploring his wicked move-set and vicious fatalities.

Admittedly, I was getting over Mortal Kombat, but Jason’s inclusion renewed an interest in the series. Can Mortal Kombat keep that interest going along with their future installments?  If they keep adding some of my favorite fictional characters, then they just might!  And here are five more I’d like to see.

5. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund version), A Nighmare on Elm Street

I know, technically Freddy was in the last Mortal Kombat game.  However, my initial excitement for playing as Freddy quickly died down when I saw the character model.  Much to my dismay, Freddy wasn’t the same Freddy from the first six films of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, but he more closely resembled the version from the abysmal 2010 remake.  He also inexplicably had the glove with razor sharp claws on both of his hands, rather than just one.  Maybe I’m a nerd for being bothered by such minute details, but it just didn’t seem like the real Freddy to me.

4. Killer Klown, Killer Klowns From Outer Space

An evil clown is always sure to fit in anyplace where there’s over-the-top murderous mayhem, and one of the titular clowns from the sci-fi classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space seems like a perfect match.  Those particular clowns are horrendously ugly and violent while still harnessing a dark sense of humor, which goes perfectly hand in hand with Mortal Kombat.  From the giant, colorful mallet to the cotton candy raygun, the possibilities for radical special moves and finishers is high.

3. Michael Myers, Halloween

Michael Myers might have made his way into video games before, but not in this capacity.  With the way Michael takes whatever punishment is dished out to him, but still just keeps slowly coming at you with a giant kitchen knife, I’m sure he could strike fear into many of his Mortal Kombat opponents.  Without a doubt, however, the iconic music must be playing when he is introduced.

2. Chucky, Child’s Play

Such a large amount of pure evil wrapped up in such a small package, the killer doll formerly known as Charles Lee Ray would make an interesting playable character.  He certainly has a lot of options for weapons, from the various knives he’s stabbed people with to the wooden yardstick he once used to assault a schoolteacher.  Get Brad Dourif to provide the voice and Chucky’s the first person I’m going to pick when that Mortal Kombat game comes out.

1. Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

One of the most terrifying killers in cinematic history, it’s obvious why one would think of Leatherface for this list.  With his hammer, meat hooks and all of his other toys at his disposal, it’s easy to see how Leatherface has a lot of options for turning Sonya Blade into hamburger.  The team behind Mortal Kombat are also very talented at coming up with creative finishers, and I’d love to see what they can do with the big man’s chainsaw.

I’m also picturing a finisher involving the removal of an opponent’s face before Leatherface places it over his own, and that’s probably the most putrid maneuver I can think of involving every name on this list.  So the top spot on the list for characters I want to see in Mortal Kombat has got to go to the demented Texan.