Paying Tribute to the Power of Tools in Horror Films

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Remember the good ole days when all you needed was a kitchen knife or chainsaw in order to hack off the limbs of some screaming teen who had wandered into a dark forest in the middle of the night?

We do, and so do the folks at, who've assembled a blood soaked infographic that pays tribute to the most iconic and creative uses of power tools throughout horror film history.

Sorry, Michael Myers, but kitchen knives aren't power tools.

Check out some of the horror movies starring scary predators and their power tools that made the list:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

It really all started with a mallet, but we soon learn of Leatherface's affection toward his weapon of choice -- the chainsaw -- and all things that go buzz in the night.

The Driller Killer (1979)

Where would the Hostel franchise be without this cult pioneer?

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)

Leave it to the millennials to be all reckless and dampen the mood.

Check out the entire list on their site.

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William Dolan
William Dolan

Don't apologize to Michael Myers, apologize to Norman Bates. The Chef's Knife will never die.


well played...

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