Dead by Daylight has a fantastic set of killers in its line-up.
With the likes of Freddy Kruger, Ghostface and Michael Myers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there aren’t many more left to add. But you’d be wrong. There are plenty of good ol’ stabby-stabbers and mur-diddly-urderers left in the world that they can include in the game (if they can get the rights for them, that is).
Here’s a quick list of ten killers we’d love to see in Dead by Daylight.
1Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
I’ll just start off by saying that I know this one isn’t going to happen. Jason has already had his own game, the abysmal Friday the 13th: The Game, but a girl can dream, right? A girl can hope that someone will come along, fight their butts off the get the rights for Jason and finally do him the justice he deserves.
He’d definitely be a terrifying opponent to face amongst the fog. I’m not sure exactly what his abilities would be, but I could see his mother’s ghost being involved, egging him on, giving him real motivation to kill the survivors.
“That blonde one looks like that camp counselor Jason, kill her. Kill herrrrr.” You know how it is.
2The Sandworm (Beetlejuice)
The Sandworm from Beetlejuice would probably be one of the hardest killers to put into Dead by Daylight, considering she (I’m assuming it’s a she) burrows underground and pops up out of nowhere to consume her victims. The folks at Behaviour would have to come up with a way to let her spend the majority of the game underground.
I’m not saying it’s impossible, but what I will say is that Behaviour has a hard enough time getting this game to work just on the day-to-day, so giving them something complicated like a fully underground killer might be too much to ask. That said, the company is already halfway there with the Demogorgon’s underground teleporting ability.
3Chucky (Child’s Play)
Chucky from Child’s Play is one licensed killer that has been discussed among my friends and I ever since we started playing the game. The biggest problem is that he’s really short. I mean, he’s a toy. It’s already hard enough to see in the tall grass on the swamp level, nevermind being less than three feet tall. There’d have to be some sort of “Chucky Vision” that allows him to see just as well as his taller counterparts.
Or there could be a way for him to launch off the ground and grab onto a survivor’s shoulders, stabbing them before hiding back into the grass again. The tiny possibilities are endless.
Candyman. Now this killer would be such a fun addition to Dead By Daylight. Throw in a guy stung to death by bees and a hook hand and you’ve got yourself one spooky dude. I imagine his ability would be something akin to The Plague’s infection ability. He’d “infect” survivors with bees that follow them around.
I can even picture his mori: it would be just like one scene from the film, a kiss of death that sends bees down the survivors throat. Ooohhh. You can have that one for free, Behaviour.
Pennywise has kind of become a huge thing recently, what with the insane popularity of both of the recent IT films. So it’s not super far out of the realm of possibility that Pennywise could make his way to Dead by Daylight.
Although Dead by Daylight does already have a clown character, Pennywise would be an insanely creepy creature to have chasing after you during the trials. Imagine red balloons all over. Sewers with paper boats. The whole nine yards. Okay, I’ll be honest: I haven’t seen the movies, I have no idea what it’s about. There’s balloons and sewers and paper boats, right?
I think Pinhead from Hellraiser could be a really inventive killer to include in Dead by Daylight. The idea of including a puzzle box, not unlike the Pig’s bear traps, that a survivor might have to do something with in order to escape, is an intriguing concept.
Plus, I think both Pinhead’s map, music, design etc. could be really really creepy. What with the skinless corpses, burning pyres, blood and gore, it would be a wild ride.
7The Tethers (Us)
I recently saw Us at the insistence of my roommates who loved the film and Jordan Peele’s previous film Get Out. I loved the tethered. The concept for them is that every person has a double of themselves that they are “tethered” to. The tethered begin murdering each other all across the planet to take their rightful place on the surface.
I can imagine all four survivors having their own tether; they can only hurt their own, but they can sabotage other survivors as well. It would make it challenging for both the killer and survivors because the killer would have to seek out their exact copy while the survivors would be having to deal with multiple killers on the same map. I’ve got the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.
8Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
Hannibal Lecter was another hard choice for this list because he’s a brooding, quiet type. He doesn’t do a lot of hacking and slashing in Silence of Lambs – in fact, he mostly does a lot of talking. Still, he’s a murdery guy so, he deserves a chance to make it in the big time.
Maybe I would have been better off including “Buffalo Bill”, the guy who takes the skin of women instead. Oh, well. Hannibal’s a cool guy.
9The Creature From the Black Lagoon
I thought that this one would be super cool to include in the game for those that love classic horror. From 1954, The Creature from the Black Lagoon is a classic horror staple, jumping out of the movies in the 50s and squelching his way into the hearts of everyone.
If the Creature from the Black Lagoon was added into Dead by Daylight it’d be awesome if, on his designated level, there were pools of water everywhere that he could jump out of. It would be even cooler if the level was in black and white. Man, I’m full of good ideas.
10David Kessler (An American Werewolf in London)
This was a challenging one to decide on because poor old David Kessler isn’t exactly a classic killer. He doesn’t choose to become a werewolf and kill all those people. But due to his gruesome story I still think he’d make a great killer for Dead by Daylight.
Part of me thinks it would brilliant if the killer started out as David in his normal form with the ability to block survivors from working on generators by showing them Jack’s ghost or something. Then, once he transforms the standard gameplay begins. It’s a crazy idea, but it’s something that Dead by Daylight might find themselves running with in the future. Like any of these crazy ideas. Who knows?