6 Horror Villains Under the Mask (PHOTOS)
Robert Englund
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6 Horror Villains Under the Mask (PHOTOS)

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It's October, and you know what that means: It's time to get your horror movie marathons on! As you binge watch your favorite spooky and scary flicks, you'll probably notice one thing: many of the most iconic, horrifying villains wear masks.

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In fact, in many cases, audiences don't actually get to see the face of the actors bringing these murderous monsters to life, so we're taking you behind the mask — or, in some cases, makeup — of six of our favorite horror villians.

Nick Castle as Michael Myers

Nick Castle as Michael Myers
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While Tony Moran played Michael Myers when his iconic mask was finally removed, it was Nick Castle who stalked Jamie Lee Curtis behind the mask in Halloween.
 

Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface

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Gunnar Hansen was just out of grad school when he scored the role of a lifetime, playing the fearsome killer in the leather mask from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
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Robert Englund's face doesn't give us quite so many nightmares when it's not hidden under Freddy Krueger's makeup. Robert played Freddy in all the Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees

Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees
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This vengeful killer has been played by many actors and stuntmen over the years, but Kane Hodder gets credit for going behind the hockey mask for four Jason films in a row, starting with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

Brad Dourif as Chucky

Brad Dourif as Chucky
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Brad Dourif is the man (well, voice) behind the infamous doll in Child's Play. You may also know him from other famous roles, such as Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest and Doc Cochran in Deadwood.

Doug Bradley as Pinhead

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Just look at the guy — he’s terrifying! Doug Bradley took on the role of this evil character in Hellraiser.