Best School Slasher Film

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What is your Favorite School Slasher?

  1. Prom Night

    14 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. Graduation Day

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Final Exam

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. House On Sorrority Row

    7 vote(s)
    11.7%
  5. Slaughter High

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. Splatter University

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Hell Night

    10 vote(s)
    16.7%
  8. The Prowler

    19 vote(s)
    31.7%
  9. Return To Horror High

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. Sorrority House Massacre

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Other than the summer camp slasher films, school/college based slasher films were probably the most prominent sub-sub-genre, so why not have a little poll to see which is the best of the best?

    Let the voting begin, and remember folks, lets keep this clean and above the belt. :D
     
  2. Joel Groce

    Joel Groce Guest

    Have to give it to "The Prowler"

    Ok, now I've only seen 4 films on your list - need to really check out the great DVD release of "Hell Night" - but I love "The Prowler" - great Savini bloodletting and a creepy killer in GI suit with bayonet at the ready or a pitchfork nearby - fucking love it!!!
     
  3. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    I voted for Slaughter High, a nice slice of Grade A slasher cheese from the 80's. Marty rocks!:D
     
  4. rhett

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    I've been trying to find Slaughter High to rent for years, but haven't had much luck. Since you think highly of it Mark I guess I am going to have to go out and buy it! :)
     
  5. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I love Hell Night the best. It's costuming, atmosphere and setting work for me - love that end chase sequence as well.
     
  6. La Residencia

    My favourite school slasher film is more a gothic horror, directed by C.I. Serrador: "The House that screamed".
    Among the titles in the list, for me it is difficult to choose between "The Prowler" aka "Rosemary's Killer" and "Hell Night".

    :)
     
  7. Hellbilly

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    I guess you know what I voted for schoolboy. :D
    It's leading all the way! :p

    p.s. have you been talking to Mark lately? cuz that "school slasher" poll was MY idea you thief! ;)
     
  8. rhett

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    Don't even try and take credit for this one Helly, this one's my baby! :D

    You may think HOSR has the upper hand, but that is because I haven't voted yet...Final Exam here we come! :D
     
  9. Mario77

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    It's got to be Return to Horror High. Of this sub-sub-genre, it was a favorite video in my collection in the 80's. I just think that it's sense of humor is refreshingly off-beat and odd (for the era); and even more off-beat is how the film switches in tone so abruptly from comic scenes to rather violent scare-oriented scenes. What's more unusual is the fact that the scares are pretty effective and so is the comedy (I love the exploding tits gag).
    I also think Maureen McCormack gives a really funny perfromance as the deputy officer at the crime scene. I mean, she was cast as a bit of a sight gag (at that time, there wasn't all of this Brady nostalgia and seeing someone we grew up watching on TV in a B-horror flick was funny), but she actually works really well for the tone of the picture.
    Anyway, that my 2 cents. Fun poll, by the way.
     
  10. Hellbilly

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    So we both had the same thought, no big deal.
    "Night School" would have been on my list though. :p

    I don't think so. :D ;)
     
  11. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    The Prowler for me. Sure it has gaping plot holes but it features one of the coolest looking slashers ever and Savini's fx are top notch and damn nasty.Slaughter High and House On Sorority Row (I'm a sea pig! :lol: ) would be second and third.
     
  12. onebyone

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    Out of the ones listed, it is so very much The Prowler.
     
  13. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    I love so many of those but Slaughter High is my personal favorite.
     
  14. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    the prowler, but slaughter high and hell night r up there..........
     
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    The Prowler! This movie has a high replay value for me, and House on Sorority Row as a close second.
     
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    The Prowler rules, but I had to vote Hell Night. Even though there is little there in terms of gore, I love the story, cast and suspense. The haunted house vibe is very cool too, Garth Manor reminded me of Richard Matheson's Hell House novel for some reason.
     
  17. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    Return to Horror High. Simply because of Amos the Janitor.

    "I wanna be in one of them pussy films! I got 10 inches strapped to my leg!"

    I rest my case.

    Not to mention the wicked end theme song. "I liiiiike scary movies (I love those scary movies!)"
     
  18. fceurich39

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    slaughter high rules
     
  19. Cujo108

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    The Prowler. An awesome killer, a great score, wonderful small town atmosphere, the fat guy at the motel, the humorous stare between the heroine and the mentally off guy... how could I not choose it?

    Had it been included, I may have voted for The Redeemer. Tough call though. It and The Prowler both rule. As it is, Final Exam is the runner-up.
     
  20. RickB

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    Two that still remain UNRELEASED Slaughter high and Night school
     

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