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While Awesome Games Done Quick draws the attention of hundreds of thousands of viewers, other smaller speedrunning events are held all over the world. One such event is the Australian Speedrun Marathon, which takes place this weekend at PAX Australia.

Freddy Krueger's been dormant since the 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street remake. The 13th Friday the 13th film appears to be on hold indefinitely. The upcoming Halloween do-over sounds promising -- but that won't be in theatres for at least a year. But guess which 1980s slasher villain's got a brand-new movie out? Hint: he's the shortest one.

Monsters lurk everywhere in pop culture -- novels, comic books, TV shows, urban legends -- but today, we're focusing on killers who were born in the movies. For this io9 guide, we picked cinema's biggest, most evil slasher-movie baddies... plus a few cult favourites, too.