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Horror Characters That Should Have Their Own Film

Annabelle isn’t the only horror character who deserves a spin-off! There are plenty of noteworthy and interesting side characters and even background characters from our favorite horror films that never seem to get the love and adoration they so richly deserve. In light of that, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for horror characters that should have their own movie. Head inside to see our selections and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

The Naked Lady from The Shining 
Ever since I first saw The Shining, I’ve wondered what exactly happened in room 237! Seriously! Why was the naked lady naked? How did she die? Perhaps she had a secret lover who murdered her. Whatever it may be, I think that her backstory could make for a great spinoff opportunity! While that ship has probably sailed, it would still be nice to see.

Lia Beldam in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

Dr. Loomis from the Halloween Franchise.  
Although Rob Zombie tried to develop Dr. Loomis, there is still a lot that we don’t know. Did he have a life  before his obsession with Michael Myers? I don’t know how well this kind of film would do with non-horror fans. However, I think it would be awesome to see a film that was told from Dr. Loomis’ point of view.

Donald Pleasance as Dr. Loomis in The Halloween franchise

Dennis from Cabin Fever 
Seriously, what is up with Dennis? What is the point of having him in the movie?  Why can’t anyone sit next to Dennis? Why did he enjoy pancakes so much? Why the dry wig? Why not moisturize it? Whelp, let’s find out when he gets his own film!

Dennis from Eli Roth's Cabin Fever.

Jame “Buffalo Bill’ Gumb from The Silence of the Lambs 
Can you imagine watching the traumatic life of Buffalo Bill? What if we could see where it actually began? His alcoholic mother misspells his name “James” on his birth certificate, causing pure and utter ridicule toward him. The charter goes from foster home to foster home between age two and age ten. He is eventually adopted by his grandparents, who become his first victims. It would be great to see all of that explored in detail. I can only imagine how the graphic scenes when he murders his lover Benjamin Raspail would play out in an origin story.

Buffalo Bill in the Film Silence of the Lambs.

The Frog Brothers from The Lost Boys
The original film is known to be a cult classic, so how could a film about The Frog Brothers possibly live up to the first one and not turn out like the two terrible sequels? Two brothers who dedicate their lives to hunting vampires in the Santa Carla, California area sounds very entertaining. Plus, how many years has it been since you’ve seen an amazing vampire film? I’ll wait.

The Frog Brothers from the vampire film hThe

The Judge, Stuart, and Cyrus from The Frighteners 
Frank’s three deceased friends conspire to help his ghost-hunting business! The Judge is a decaying gunslinger from the Old Wild West who has a thing for mummies and firing his guns. Stuart is a snotty nose nerd from the ’60s. Cyrus is a gangster with a 70’s afro! It would be a lot of fun to see them take center stage in their own film.

A cap from the Peter Jackson Horror film The Frighteners

Selwyn – The Zombie Baby – from Dead Alive  
The film could begin with how Selwyn was born; due to Lionel’s nosey mother getting bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey! From then, viewers could witness the intense attraction his parents had for each other that ultimately resulted in the conception of Selwyn! Then, we would watch him grow from a lumpy headed zombie baby with enlarged raisin like eyeballs and horrendous teeth to a lumpy headed zombie adult.

Zombie Baby from Peter Jackson's Dead Alive

Sandra – The Masturbating Woman – from The Sentinel 
This was a tough one because Charles’ cat Jezebel is quite awesome. However, Alison’s neighbor Sandra is more mysterious, interesting and a complete creeper. I mean, Sandra blatantly masturbated in front of Alison while she was sipping coffee. Sandra’s eyeballs rolled in back of her head and then she had no shame whatsoever as she sniffed her fingers. Sure, I may seem perverted, but I can’t be the only one whose curious about creepy, finger sniffin’ Sandra! [Editor’s Note: I would watch this film.]

Sandra from the supernatural horror film The Sentinel.

Tallahassee from Zombieland 
Who doesn’t want to see a film about a badass character who hates zombies and kills them in the most violent ways imaginable? Tallahassee is a man who knows how to enjoy the little things in life. And if you don’t blow off steam while living among zombies, you could possibly lose whatever is left of your sanity. Plus, he enjoys Twinkies…a horror film with Twinkies is an awesome one! “Time to nut up or shut up!”

Tallahassee from the film Zombieland.

Which horror film characters do you think should have their own film? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Written by Zena Dixon
In addition to contributing to Wicked Horror, Zena Dixon has been writing about all things creepy and horrific at Real Queen of Horror for over three years. She has also contributed to iHorror and Bloody Disgusting. She has always loved horror films and someday hopes to be known for writing and directing her own feature-length horror pictures.
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