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Laid to Rest character
ChromeSkull 001
Development Information
First appearance Laid to Rest
Created by Robert Green Hall
Portrayed by Nick Principe
In-story information
Signature weapon(s) Twin hunting knives
Classification Serial killer

ChromeSkull is a fictional serial killer featured in the 2009 slasher film Laid to Rest and the 2011 sequel film ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2. He was played by actor Nick Principe.


ChromeSkull was the name attributed to a psychopathic killer who preyed upon innocent young women in the Southeastern United States in the late 2000s. Little is known about this man, but it is possible that his true name might have been Jesse Cromeans, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida. ChromeSkull was a mute who wore a disguise consisting of a black coat, pants and gloves and a chrome-plated mask in the shape of a skull. He enjoyed videotaping his victims as he tormented them and utilized a shoulder-mounted mini-camera to record their final moments as well as audio samples of their voices. Since he was mute, ChromeSkull would keep all of his collected audio samples on a mini-recorder and played select tracks to communicate his thoughts and desires to others. Immensely strong, ChromeSkull's preferred weapons of choice were a pair of twin hunting knives.

In 2007, ChromeSkull had an arrangement with funeral director Mister Jones and used the coffin construction building adjacent to the Jones Funeral Home to conduct his murders. One of ChromeSkull's potential victims, an unidentified prostitute, managed to escape from him. He pursued her across the Florida countryside, claiming several more victims including the town sheriff, but the girl managed to escape from him. ChromeSkull was incapacitated when a man named Steven switched out the adhesive he used to apply his mask to his face with a highly corrosive acid.