15 Greatest Face Reveal Scenes of All Time

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7. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Part III)

Jason Voorhees From Friday the 13th Part III

Despite receiving negative reviews, Friday the 13th Part III is famous for introducing the iconic hockey mask for Jason Voorhees, having a cult following and being a commercial success.

The horror movie villain’s face is shown for a brief moment as he takes off his mask to show his horribly disfigured face while hanging in front of Chris Higgins.


6. Predator (The Predator)

Predator From Movie The Predator

Coupling science fiction with action horror, Predator was one of the amazing movies of its time. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer, the soldier must take down an extraterrestrial mercenary.

Wearing a hunting mask and being nearly invincible because of his advance hunting technology, the Predator offers a mystery to the audience as his face is never revealed until the final dual with Schaefer. Taking off his mask to reveal a horrible face with anthropoid-like mandibles, the Predator truly leaves the audience shocked.

Upon seeing how hideous the Predator looks like, Schaefer could not have expressed the reactions of the viewers more accurately as he exclaimed,

“You’re one… *ugly* mother******!


5. Kenny McCormick (South Park)

Kenny McCormick South Park

Even the controversial adult animated series South Park offered a mystery to their fans as Kenny McCormick’s face remained hidden because of the parka hood that covered his mouth and forehead.

Though his face can easily be imagined because of the traditionally similar faces of almost every character of the show, fans awaited for the possible face reveal which finally happened in the feature film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.


4. Rorschach (Watchmen)

Rorschach Watchmen

Probably one of the most underrated comic book movies of all time, Watchmen was an incredible piece of superhero adventure filled with everything that makes a must-watch R-rated movie. Among the ensemble cast of superheroes, Rorschach was nothing short of a scene stealer who believed in moral absolutism.

With his altering ink blots on his white mask, the viewers could not help wondering what the anti-hero looks like. Upon his arrest after being framed for a murder, the police forcibly grab him and do not hesitate to pull his mask off for the entire world to see.


3. Erik (The Phantom of the Opera)

Erik The Phantom of the Opera

The silent horror film was considered a masterpiece of film-making during the time of its release and the credit goes to none other than Lon Chaney.

Due to his freedom to create his own make-up as the Phantom, the actor painted his eye sockets black, enlarged his nostrils with black paint, put jagged false teeth in his mouth and pulled the tip of his nose with wire to create a skull-like impression.

Believe it or not, the unmasking scene of the movie has said to make the people at the theaters scream and even faint in 1925.


2. John Merrick (The Elephant Man)

John Merrick The Elephant Man

Bringing the 19th century freak show performer to life, John Hurt portrayed John Merrick aka The Elephant Man in the 1980 movie of the same name. The appearance of the disfigured face is hinted throughout the movie by the jaw-dropping emotions of the characters.

Eager to watch the face of the Elephant Man, the viewers finally get their wish come true when a nurse stumbles upon Merrick’s hospital room only to scream her lungs off and run away.


1. Darth Vader (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi)

Darth Vader (Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Making his presence known in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the very embodiment of Darth Vader is a menacing one. The dominant cyborg dark Force-powerful warrior serves as the supreme Imperial Military commander and undoubtedly the biggest threat to the galaxy.

Though his face is never seen, Darth Vader is finally unmasked as the end nears in Return of the Jedi. Asking Luke Skywalker to remove his mask for a brief father-and-son talk before dying peacefully, the viewers get the chance to finally see what the evil Galactic Empire looks like.


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