Editorial

Could Orphan’s Esther become the next Horror Icon?

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Hunter Stephenson over at SlashFilm believes that Orphan‘s Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) might have the makings of a horror icon. Orphan is certainly better than your average horror fare where acting is an after thought next to blood and T&A (not that I am bashing the inclusion of the two) and Fuhrman delivers in spades but that is a bold statement, to quote Pulp Fiction. Esther certainly brings more to the table personality-wise than Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers and is just as vicious but is that enough to join their hollowed, blood-strewn halls? Not to spoil Orphan but there is a certain “power” Esther will need to be imbued with to achieve their notoriety along with many other elements discussed in Behind the Mask. One question I have to ask though: What about Leslie Vernon? The next horror icon is the status that he covets more dearly than life itself and is something that he worked hard at in his debut film. People need to keep that in mind, *cough, Hunter, end cough*, especially what Vernon’s reaction will be if Esther gets the title over him. Vernon could go on a riot “spree” if that happens, throwing all the rules of “the game” right out the window.

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