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The Top Slasher Movies

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I want to open a discussion on the best slasher movies. i don't want you to just post a title. i want a little bit of thought put into this. post the names of some of your favorite slasher movies and explain what makes them so great.

(nothing past 2000, unless it's hatchet. and none of the "i know what you did" movies...let's be real here.)



I'm trying to make a short slasher movie and i want to view as many classic slasher movies as possible in order for me to write a script that plays on the conventions and formulas of the classics.

So let the discussion begin.
 
John Carpenter's Halloween, Friday the 13th, Sleepaway Camp, and Alone in the Dark are the only slasher movies I've seen.

I liked John Carpenter's Halloween because of how it re-invented the slasher genre. It felt like a breath of fresh air and it gave me respect for the slasher genre. To this day, it's probably my favorite slasher film and one of may favorite Carpenter films.

Now, Friday the 13, I thought it was all right. It got me familiar with the Jason character, which was kinda cool. I liked the fact that you don't see Jason until the end of movie, which I didn't mind. I never really got into the sequels -- except for seeing parts of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning -- I figure I'm fine with just seeing the first one.

Sleepaway Camp -- let's just say that I saw it before Friday the 13th and I thought it was kinda silly. I mean, it's basically a Friday the 13th clone, except a transsexual kills the campers instead of Jason. The ending really got me and I think it's something that I'll never forget. It was, I'd say, a WTF? ending.

Ok, and lastly the 1982 film known as Alone in the Dark, not to be confused with the Uwe Boll film that no one should see. Anyways, I liked the concept of this movie. It, I think, really stood out from something like Friday the 13th. Plus, Donald Pleasence and Jack Palance were in it and I liked their performances. Other than that, I don't have much else to say about it, excpet maybe it could inspire your slasher film, but I have no idea.
 
Scream, the first one anyway.

I brought some much needed life to a genre that wasdying of sequeals and non scary villians. Even though it fel to the curse of the horror film - spawning sequals, spooofs and toy masks at the time when it was released it was great.
 
John Carpenter's Halloween, Friday the 13th, Sleepaway Camp, and Alone in the Dark are the only slasher movies I've seen.

I liked John Carpenter's Halloween because of how it re-invented the slasher genre. It felt like a breath of fresh air and it gave me respect for the slasher genre. To this day, it's probably my favorite slasher film and one of may favorite Carpenter films.

Now, Friday the 13, I thought it was all right. It got me familiar with the Jason character, which was kinda cool. I liked the fact that you don't see Jason until the end of movie, which I didn't mind. I never really got into the sequels -- except for seeing parts of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning -- I figure I'm fine with just seeing the first one.

Sleepaway Camp -- let's just say that I saw it before Friday the 13th and I thought it was kinda silly. I mean, it's basically a Friday the 13th clone, except a transsexual kills the campers instead of Jason. The ending really got me and I think it's something that I'll never forget. It was, I'd say, a WTF? ending.

Ok, and lastly the 1982 film known as Alone in the Dark, not to be confused with the Uwe Boll film that no one should see. Anyways, I liked the concept of this movie. It, I think, really stood out from something like Friday the 13th. Plus, Donald Pleasence and Jack Palance were in it and I liked their performances. Other than that, I don't have much else to say about it, excpet maybe it could inspire your slasher film, but I have no idea.
i am currently ordering several dvds. sleepaway camp is one, and i've never seen it. i haven't seen 13th since i was a kid, so i ordered that too. i ordered halloween although i've seen it several times recently. it has a lot of the classic suspense scenes that will work prior to any of the gore hittin the fan. this alone in the dark sounds interesting. jack palance and donald pleasance...nice. so i may have to order that one after watching the 9 i ordered today.

Scream, the first one anyway.

It brought some much needed life to a genre that wasdying of sequeals and non scary villians. Even though it fel to the curse of the horror film - spawning sequals, spooofs and toy masks at the time when it was released it was great.
i also ordered scream. obviously scream is a satire of the slasher genre, and because of this, i ordered it as well. i've seen scream, but again, i was young enough that i didn't really "watch" it. so i thought that could use a good watching. and keep in mind that scream was originally titled "scary movie" because it is an obvious spoof, but most people didn't see it as one and that is why it bred a slew of rip-offs that sucked balls. but i ordered scream as well.

thanks for the responses. keep em comin =D
 
i also ordered scream. obviously scream is a satire of the slasher genre, and because of this, i ordered it as well. i've seen scream, but again, i was young enough that i didn't really "watch" it. so i thought that could use a good watching. and keep in mind that scream was originally titled "scary movie" because it is an obvious spoof, but most people didn't see it as one and that is why it bred a slew of rip-offs that sucked balls. but i ordered scream as well.

thanks for the responses. keep em comin =D

Your welcome.

A less obvious horror slasher film is American Physco. I think of this as a slasher film as it has many slasher elements.
 
I'm going to list my favorites, but I'm to lazy to explain why they're my favorites...in no particular order;

1) Halloween (The Original)
2) Halloween II
3) Black Christmas
4) Friday the 13th
5) Psycho (The Original)
6) A Nightmare on Elm Street
7) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (The Original)
8) The Burning
9) Candyman
10) Scream
 
I'm going to list my favorites, but I'm to lazy to explain why they're my favorites...in no particular order;

1) Halloween (The Original)
2) Halloween II
3) Black Christmas
4) Friday the 13th
5) Psycho (The Original)
6) A Nightmare on Elm Street
7) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (The Original)
8) The Burning
9) Candyman
10) Scream
thanks =D i already own chainsaw massacre, and i've seen psycho so many times that i don't need it.

these are the one's i ordered today, which hopefully i'll have within two weeks.
Twitch of the Death Nerve
Black Christmas (74)
Halloween (original)
Friday the 13th
The Burning
The Funhouse
Sleepaway Camp
Nightmare on Elm St.
Scream

(to lexcorp, i have american psycho. it's hilarious, maybe i'll watch it again for a little inspiration. couldn't hurt.)

and here are the films i plan on buying after i receive the first batch.
alone in the dark (82)
madman
dr. giggles (this is a piece of garbage i saw when i was a kid, gotta throw a terrible one in there =D)
shocker
splatter university (another terrible one that i wish to own, if only for it's tagline "earn a higher degree...IN TERROR!)
silent night, deadly night
maniac
and Maniac cop.

i am tryin to go all out with this thing and see as many as i can. i may check out candyman, and i may start going into sequels for halloween and friday the 13th after seeing all of the originals i'm purchasing.

keep on posting, gorehounds =D
 
Sometimes I think I want to be Patrick Bateman is this wrong? :dry:
 
well it depends on your take on the movie. some people say the murders were all in his head. so if you want to live out sick fantasies in your head...then maybe it's not SO bad. but if you want to actually kill paul allen with an ax to the face...then maybe that's wrong. but if wanting to ax jared leto in the face is wrong, then i don't wanna be right.
 
well it depends on your take on the movie. some people say the murders were all in his head. so if you want to live out sick fantasies in your head...then maybe it's not SO bad. but if you want to actually kill paul allen with an ax to the face...then maybe that's wrong. but if wanting to ax jared leto in the face is wrong, then i don't wanna be right.

HEY PAUL!

Yeah I know I just think like he does...about the anal stuff not murders. :csad:
 
yeah, i hope not the murder stuff. but go watch some slasher movies, so you can suggest for me some good'ns. =D
 
yeah, i hope not the murder stuff. but go watch some slasher movies, so you can suggest for me some good'ns. =D

Well did you know that Mike Myers mask is a Captain kirk mask that was turned inside out and painted. :yay:
 
How many slashers did Carpenter see before Halloween... one (BC)... I think it's best to right from the heart not view as many to ri-off as many.
 
How many slashers did Carpenter see before Halloween... one (BC)... I think it's best to right from the heart not view as many to ri-off as many.

That's what slashers are...the genre is dead and not fresh.
 
Not a fan of the genre. Most rely on gore and that is gross, yes...but not scary. The only one I like is the first slasher movie which is Psycho. It's a good phychological thriller too.
I also like American Psycho, but that is such a hybrid, it is hard to categorize as a slasher.
 
Well did you know that Mike Myers mask is a Captain kirk mask that was turned inside out and painted. :yay:
yes i did =D

How many slashers did Carpenter see before Halloween... one (BC)... I think it's best to right from the heart not view as many to rip-off as many.
well that's one of the ones i ordered, so i hope it's a good source of inspiration =D
Not a fan of the genre. Most rely on gore and that is gross, yes...but not scary. The only one I like is the first slasher movie which is Psycho. It's a good phychological thriller too.
I also like American Psycho, but that is such a hybrid, it is hard to categorize as a slasher.
yeah, i think the genre is fun. it's very bloody, it kind of exemplifies the 80s horror scene and the dirty horror movies. young good lookin kids, doin bad things, deformed killer, lots of blood, lots of jumps. it's fun stuff.

f the classics.

drive thru
high tension
i bought high tension a few weeks back and just opened it last night. i've been meaning to watch it for a long long time. it's basically a slasher so i'm gonna watch it with all of these others. is drive thru actually any good?
 
is drive thru actually any good?

has one of the best slashers in all of cinema, a 7 foot tall guy in a clown costume, and this isnt creepy looking clowns like "attack of....from space" this is a badass looking clown. and there are a few cool kill scenes, not to mention when you see the clown on screen, death metal plays that matches his ferocity perfectly.

but its more of a joke movie i like to watch with some beers.

high tension however, is one of my favorite new age horrors, if not my favorite.
 
has one of the best slashers in all of cinema, a 7 foot tall guy in a clown costume, and this isnt creepy looking clowns like "attack of....from space" this is a badass looking clown. and there are a few cool kill scenes, not to mention when you see the clown on screen, death metal plays that matches his ferocity perfectly.

but its more of a joke movie i like to watch with some beers.

high tension however, is one of my favorite new age horrors, if not my favorite.
cool. i don't know about drive thru. maybe i'll check it out. i'll definitely watch high tension soon though. and for the record, killer klowns from outer space is a cool one =D but...that has nothin to do with the slasher genre.
 

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