One of the most enduring horror movie tropes is "The villain who won't stay down", where the final survivor will deliver nothing short of a nuclear blast to the face of their stalking menace only to find out later that they've disappeared. It's used for many reasons and with mixed effect, but the key points are that it shows that this evil might never be defeated, and also that the studio is clearly trying to milk a sequel.
However, have you ever wondered where these semi-defeated enemies go after their spanking? If they were keen on the kill they'd be right back in the fray, but many take some time off to get their bearings. Which is where this list comes in, because today we're going to look at video game horror icons that didn't slink off to go and star in their own video games, but decided to invade other franchises and score a few unexpected kills in the process.
Somehow this makes their appearance all the more frightening as who knows where they might turn up next? So let's keep our eyes peeled in the hopes of not having our skin flayed as we look at 10 Horror Icons Who Crossed Over To The World Of Video Games.
Script adapted from WhatCulture Gaming's Youtube channel - watch here!