Fan Fest ’31 Days of Slashers’: 5 Facts You Probably Didn’t know about Ghostface

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Happy October, my fellow geeklings! Now that October has finally stumbled upon us, we can officially begin our haunting season. For the month of October, we will be doing ’31 Days of Slashers’, which will feature facts, spotlights and even some interviews from some of our favorite iconic horror villains.

Are you ready for Halloween?! We sure are!

Today we will be covering 5 Facts You Probably Didn’t know about Ghostface!

5. His Mask is Based on a Painting

The Scream by Edvard Munch.
Image: The Scream by Edvard Munch

Ever wonder where Ghostface got his iconic mask? Well… it was actually based off of a painting. You probably recognize this painting, as a matter of fact. It is titled ‘The Scream’ by artist Edvard Munch.

4. He’s a Great Salesman

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Isn’t it a bit ironic that sales for Caller ID went up after the movie debut. I mean, if a creepy guy called me saying ‘What is your favorite scary movie?’ multiple times, I sure as heck would invest in some caller ID. Hey Ghostface, you ever consider going into retail?

4. He’s based off of a Real Serial Killer

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Writer Kevin Williamson drew inspiration from the Gainesville Ripper, who murdered five college students in Florida in 1990.

2. The Voice Actor Never Met the Cast

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In order to prevent the actors from associating a face with the menacing voice, Wes Craven never allowed Roger L. Jackson, who provided the haunting vocals for the Woodsboro killer, to meet them. He was, however, present on set to deliver his chilling ‘What’s your favorite scary movie?’ line down the phone.

1. His name wasn’t actually ‘Ghostface’

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He was never actually intended to be called ‘Ghostface’. In the movie, Tatum (Rose McGowan) calls the villain “Mr. Ghostface” in a sarcastic manner and the name just wound up sticking after that. In fact, an alias for him is ‘Father Death’.



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Sources: HorrorFreakNews, Metro.UK


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Julia Valenti
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree. Some of her hobbies include fangirling, writing, cosplaying with her groups 'Emerald Archers' and 'DC Cosplayers East', hiking and training her German Shepherd, Soot. You can frequently find her at conventions cosplaying as Black Canary or as Hawkgirl with her boyfriend, who does Hawkman and Bane. :)