10 Horror Movie Icons: First Introduction vs Now
Stories of monsters, myths, legends, cryptids, and creatures of folklore have been passed down ever since humans had stories to tell. Some horrifying monstrosities are born out of our fear of the unknown, or a deeply buried recognition of our own frail mortality, but they rarely stay static; the only constant these fables maintain as their presence is conjured from hushed tones is a confrontation with destiny that so many of us spend our entire lives desperately trying to avoid.
Let’s hope when destiny calls, it’s a sparkly vampire twink and not, like, Freddy Krueger.
Yes, many ancient tales of beasts and demons have been modernized, and not always for the better, but art is always changing and we all want the art of scaring our pants off to be fresh and exciting. Maybe the old vampiric myths needed to evolve to include a family of vegetarians that insist on attending high school despite being hundreds of years old, nothing can stay the same forever. Here are some of our favorite horror movie baddies that had a major overhaul from their first on screen appearance.