8 Horror Movie Characters Who Could Teach You A Thing Or Two About Style

They kill it in more ways than one

Just because you're a demented killer and an embodiment of pure evil, it doesn't mean you can't take a little care with how you dress.

To mark Halloween '16, we've rounded up the horror movie anti-heroes who are out to 'kill it' as well as kill it.

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Damien Thorn (The Omen)

Murdered out tailoring is a tricky every day look to pull off, but let's face it: if you're the son of Satan, Hawaiian shirts probably aren't your bag. Damien keeps it classic with an impeccably fitted two-piece while the headwear adds just enough personality to keep the look from getting dull.

Candyman (Candyman)

Say his name thrice into a mirror and he shall appear... wearing some bang on-trend shearling! The Candyman proves that a big character needs a big overcoat. The bees and hook? Not so much.

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Freddy Krueger (Nightmare On Elm Street)

Embracing 2016's 'nouveau grunge' trend with some natty, Kurt Cobain-inspired knitwear is Elm Street's favourite nightmare botherer. The knife-finger glove also proves a timeless point about accessories: pick one, and do it well.

Count Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula)

The souvenir jacket is a bold statement and certainly not for the faint hearted. Then again, if you're the king of the undead there's probably not much that scares you. Dracula pulls his off nicely by remembering the golden rule: keep the rest of your look understated. Well, unless you count the hair.

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Jack Torrance (The Shining)

The flannel shirt is on point but let's talk outerwear: Jack's burgundy cord blouson jacket - by Margaret Howell, no less - is a statement piece that shrieks: "I don't play by the rules, and I'll chase you with a f***ing axe if you try and make me."

Count Orlok (Nosferatu)

Sometimes, it's all about the details. Nos's floor-length wool overcoat is standard-issue gothwear until you consider the frankly outrageous eleven button row on the front. Wearing a piece that breaks the rules is sure to make you stand out, as will some weird spindly fingers.

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Lord Summerisle (The Wicker Man)

The Lord of the Summerisle's mustard roll-neck and houndstooth blazer (with elbow patches) is a one-two combo only a certain breed of eccentric English gentleman can pull off. The lesson here is to always strike the right note of formality for the occasion at hand: specifically in this case, burning a Scottish policeman alive in a giant wicker cage.

Norman Bates (Psycho)

As if the achingly hipster obsession with taxidermy wasn't enough, hotel manager Norman seals his modern style credentials with a refreshingly gender-fluid approach to dressing, mixing elements of his own mother's wardrobe in with his oxford shirt and unconstructed blazer game. On. Point.