The Most Horrifying Hair in Scary Movie History for Halloween
Everyone’s suffered bad hair days. But throughout horror movie history, there have been plenty of characters with hair that is downright frightening. In many cases, a character’s hair gives audiences important clues about the character’s personality and life story. To paraphrase Shakespeare, would a scary movie character be as scary without equally horrifying hair?
Chucky’s Bright Red Hair in Child’s Play
Chucky, the doll possessed by the soul of a slain serial killer, is recognizable by his bright red hair. He looks like a regular, all-American toy, and for much of the movie, he manages to get away with his wicked deeds. After all, who’d suspect a doll of multiple murders? Perhaps his trademark hair should’ve been a clue. Chucky evades detection for much of the movie, but his flame-colored hair stands out like the ‘X’ that marks the spot.
Samara Morgan’s Pitch Black Locks in The Ring
Samara Morgan’s long, dark hair hangs over her face – a good thing since her deformed face has been known to kill those who’ve looked her in the eye. Her supernatural power to burn images into other people’s minds sets her apart from other people, and she is locked away in a barn and thrown to the bottom of a well in attempt to shut her away from the rest of the world. Likewise, her hair acts a physical and a symbolic barrier between Samara and the outside world.
Pennywise the Dancing Clown’s Blood-Red Wig in It
The movie, It, features a shapeless evil creature referred to as “It.” It takes on the persona of Pennywise, the Dancing Clown, when going after children. With a bright red wig, the color of fresh blood, It reinforces that Pennywise isn’t the fun-and-games kind of clown. Pennywise carries balloons to help lure young victims in, but the hair tells the truth: this clown’s out for blood.
Regan’s Disheveled ‘Do in The Exorcist
Regan MacNeil seems at first like a shy, well-behaved young girl. When the demon Pazuzu inhabits her, however, her behavior becomes erratic and aggressive, and her hair goes haywire. Her messy hair is the external reflection of Regan’s internal demons as well as the struggle between Pazuzu and the priests who attempt to perform the exorcism to save Regan.
Carrie’s Blood-Soaked Hair in Carrie
Blood is a crucial element in Carrie. Carrie, a teen in high school, has always been the laughing stock of her school and the butt of all the popular girls’ jokes. When she dares to dress up and attend prom with a handsome date, her classmates meet her with buckets of pig’s blood rigged to douse her from head to toe. The blood is intended to remind Carrie of previous humiliations, but instead, it makes her snap. She has always possessed telekinetic powers. With blood-soaked hair and clothes, she goes on a wild rampage, burning the school to the ground with everyone locked inside.
Count Dracula’s Slicked Back Style in Dracula
Dracula has been portrayed countless times throughout history with different appearances. But to many people, slicked back hair and a widow’s peak have become synonymous with the character. The hairstyle acts as a mask for Dracula, suggesting he’s a strait-laced, well-bred gentleman. In reality, he attacks his victims and drinks their blood. The widow’s peak, often associated with villains in literature and film, is a clue to his true nature.
We hope you have a happy Halloween filled with classic movies, yummy treats and fun! If your hair is horrifying you this autumn season, don’t be scared to contact the Limmer Hair Transplant Center. We can help put you on a path to thicker and fuller hair!