Favorite Retro Slasher

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by rhett, Aug 1, 2001.

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What is your favorite Retro Slasher?

  1. April Fools Day

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. Black Christmas

    11 vote(s)
    10.4%
  3. The Burning

    8 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. Friday The 13th

    19 vote(s)
    17.9%
  5. Halloween

    41 vote(s)
    38.7%
  6. Happy Birthday To Me

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. House On Sorority Row

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. Maniac

    5 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. My Bloody Valentine

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Prom Night

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  11. The Prowler

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  12. Sleepaway Camp

    8 vote(s)
    7.5%
  13. Slumber Party Massacre

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  14. Terror Train

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. When A Stranger Calls

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Cujo108

    Cujo108 Guest

    Slumber Party Massacre II rules! Its one of the weirdest films you'll ever see, and that's exactly what I love about it. There's a surreal, nightmarish quality to it that works quite well for me, and the guitar playing driller killer is a hoot and a half. Its the best of the three films, and I prefer it to The House on Sorority Row as well.
     
  2. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    Halloween. With that said..Black Christmas is a close second..They achieved what numerous others that followed failed to do.Be effective while keeping the bloodshed at a bare minimum. I know both Prom Night and Terror Train are light on the grue also..but they cannot compare with either Halloween or BC.
     
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    LivingDeadMafia New Member

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    Too hard to choose from that list
     
  4. Franco

    Franco Weekender

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    The same here. Many of those share a high replay value for me. Impossible to take a decision.
     
  5. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Halloween all the way, with Black Christmas in 2nd place.
     
  6. satans-sadists

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    Halloween, followed by Black Christmas and Maniac.
     
  7. philxus

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    :evil: HALLOWEEN :evil:
     

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    YottNik Pay the price!

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    As much as I love most of the movies on that list, I have to vote for Sleepaway Camp.
     
  9. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Friday the 13th is my favorite on the list. When I first saw it on Showtime in the summer of '81, that movie had so much dread and eerieness that I watched it with the lights off, alone and my feet up off the floor on the couch. The ending was really great...oddly, I had a lot of sympathy for the killer.
     
  10. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Including HALLOWEEN in here(likewise FRIDAY THE 13TH) is really gonna skew the voting,sort of like having a poll about ''Who is your favorite fictional spy ?" and including James Bond.Of course he would get a landslide of votes,he's the best known.HALLOWEEN is such a touchstone film in the genre (as is FRIDAY THE 13TH)that it would be nearly impossible to edge out.A poll of slashers outside of HALLOWEEN/FRIDAY etc. might make this a more interesting contest.
     
  11. rp108

    rp108 Guest

    I have it narrowed down to three choices: Halloween, Friday The 13th, Maniac. Multiple choice please. : )
     
  12. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    a lot of good stuff in the list, however, i went with my bloody valentine. a great, great slasher, which i have highly recommend to everyone i know (who's into slashers).
     
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    The Burning.
     
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    Sleepaway Camp, followed by Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, and Black Christmas.
     
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    What does The Prowler get no love here? Its a fantastic slasher,with a original killer,hot babes,very nice gore and awesome kills.It was a total blind buy for me.I heard the song The Prowler from the band Frightmare and found it and loved every minute of it.It does get slow during some scenes but even knowing who the killer is,he still is a menacing figure.




    Sean
     
  16. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    You asked for FAVORITE, not BEST.

    BURNING gets my vote.
     
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    I love a lot of those movies like The Burning, Friday the 13th, House on Sorority Row, My Bloody Valentine, The Prowler, Sleepaway Camp and Slumber Party Massacre, and I think Halloween is absolutely amazing and could watch it weekly without ever getting bored, but I had to go with Black Christmas.

    It's rougher than Halloween and all, but it just works so goddamn well. The harassing calls, the acting (especially Margot Kidder, who I've got the biggest crush on in that flick), the editing (especially when Margot gets offed), the tension, it's just a phenomenal movie. Not to mention how completely off-putting the ending is! At first it's more of a "what the hell??" reaction, but I noticed myself loving it as I had some time to digest it. It's not a half-assed, doesn't-make-any-damn-sense twist ending like a lot of slasher flicks have, it's just pure misdirection that catches you off guard and leaves you with a bunch of questions.

    Plus, considering Black Christmas came before Halloween and used some of the conventions first, that gives it another few points.

    So yeah, Black Christmas.
     
  18. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    If I were voting today, I'd probably pick Happy Birthday To Me, the craziest slasher in existence. I feel like I wasted my vote on the otherwise excellent Halloween :)
     
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    black christmas for sure, it is perfect, for any genre.
     
  20. spawningblue

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    I too love Black Christmas and was thinking about it the other day, and as cool as a sequel would have been, I'm kind of glad they didn't do one. I like that the ending leaves you wondering. I think multiple sequels would have taken that away, and turned the franchise into a joke like the Halloween, Friday, and Nightmare franchises became. After seeing Freddy's jokes and puns in the various sequels, it makes the first film less scary.

    Oh, and don't get me wrong, I love all the sequels to the popular franchises, they are fun, fun movies! But I don't think any of them hold a candle to the originals, and do make you look at the originals from a different less frightening perspective. Had they ended the first Nightmare movie after the original I may still be having having nightmares about Freddy, instead anytime I see him on screen I wait for his next joke, or rap for that matter.
     

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