A glove with razor claws, a bloody chainsaw, a baseball bat wrapped in barbwire. Even if you’re not a horror fanatic, that insidious inventory likely brought to mind some of the genre’s most notorious killers. It would seem after all these years, each of these lunatics’ weapon of choice has become almost as iconic as the villains themselves. At least that’s the idea behind a fun little online quiz called…
Hmm, I only got 13 out of 16 before having to throw in the towel. I must be slipping.
You know, archetypal armaments aren’t just limited to horror. Can you imagine James Bond without his Walther PPK or Dirty Harry Callahan minus his .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29? No, they just wouldn’t be the same. That’s because, as a number of psychologists have noted, a person’s choice of weapon can often say something about their character.
For instance, Joni E Johnston Psy.D., writing in Psychology Today, claims that serial poisoners “tend to be cunning, sneaky, and creative (they can design the murder plan in as much detail as if they were writing the script for a play).