We hark back to Halloween Week now to revisit the sinister subject matter of our holiday competition. In Millennium's "Thirteen Years Later," method actor turned madman Marc Bianco adopts the identities of a half-dozen killers from classic slasher films. Inspired by this entertaining identity crisis as well as the irreverent spirit of the Halloween season, Back to Frank Black asked you: which famous fictional killer from film or television would you most like to be and why?
The responses we received for this competition were astonishingly diverse as well as both thought-provoking and entertaining. The winning entry is that composed by Gregg Wright, who wrote to tell us that he'd choose to be Richard B. Riddick, the "quintessential anti-hero" portrayed by Vin Diesel in Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Gregg explains:
"Riddick is the ultimate human predator and the ultimate hunter of man... No prison can hold Riddick, at least not forever. He will, inevitably, escape... He is, by far, the most dangerous man in the universe and one of the most badass fictional characters ever created. But he retains just enough of his humanity that I can respect him. In such a harsh and unforgiving universe, Riddick can't be blamed for becoming the man that he is. I think that on some level, we can all relate."
With his answer Gregg has won himself a copy of Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue (2009) signed by both Joe Maddrey and Lance Henriksen! Congratulations, Gregg! And a hearty Back to Frank Black thank you goes out to all those who participated in this particular competition. It was a pleasure to share a somewhat chilling glimpse at your own personal dark side.
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