Recommend Some Obscure Slashers Please

Discussion in 'Slashers' started by onebyone, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. MrVess

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    For anyone looking for "Humongous" (probably the best unknown slasher out there), I gather that it's difficult to find (at least online) even on VHS - but I've just found a definitely confirmed place where the monster still dwells. Unfortunately, I cannot name that place. But on a completely unrelated note, here's a question: what do you get when you cross cinema with Armageddon?
     
  2. old-boo-radley

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

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    If anyone worried about Humongous is in Canada, it's gonna be on Drive-In this week.
     
  3. Mattapooh

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    Actually, I just got a copy online and it may have had something to do with this riddle of yours.
     
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    My girlfriend and I just finished watching this, and we both actually had fun with it. Aside from the ridiculous premise, it was very entertaining. Good tension at times (although bogged down a bit by the silliness), good humour, even the gratuitous T&A shots (and there are a lot) are great.

    We rented it at Blockbuster based on recommendations I'd seen in this thread, so thanks for that!
     
  5. Katatonia

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    I strongly agree, Wishcraft is surprisingly good!

    I don't think anyone has mentioned Bikini Island yet. One of my favorites of the early 90's complete with a wacko killer and a perverted ugly hotel manager, and plenty of T&A. The atmosphere of the film reminds me of Cheerleader Camp for some reason, but this one takes place mostly on a virtually deserted tropical island.
     
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    I'm gonna second the earlier mention of The Prey, I just checked it out and it was enjoyable stuff.

    As for REALLY obscure, there's a flick called Lunch Meat I watched a few weeks back (with a pre-porn Ashlyn Gere) that's pretty below the radar.
     
  7. onebyone

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    Someone told me to check out Witchcraft ages ago and I didn't because they also recommended a movie that turned out to be a complete dog. Guess it was my loss then. Time to check it out.

    Never heard of Bikini Beach either but if the write ups are any indication it is going to be a real treat.

    Wrestlemaniac well netflix is taking its sweet time getting it to me. Did MrVess create a rush?

    David DeCoteau really did reach a point in his career where he said, "Screw it, I am filiming hot young men in their tight jockey shorts any chance I can get and no one can stop me!" :lol: Still, I agree that movie is good enough if you need a quick slasher fix.
     
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    Did you mean Bikini Island? :evil: It's out on VHS/Laserdisc, but the only DVD release thus far was an OOP R4 disc...which looks like a transfer taken from the Laserdisc.

    Wal-Mart is selling this for $7.50 now, so I went ahead and bought it from hearing good things. I plan on watching it later!
     
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    One that I kind of liked was Rush Week, made in the early 90's but feels like an early 80s flick along the lines of Splatter University or Final Exam...plus Kathleen Kinmont is in it! It's OOP on DVD now, but the old (and kind of crappy) Simitar disc is pretty easy to find.
     
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    That recommendation for Rush Week reminds me of another really good slasher released in the early days of DVD by Simitar.

    The Surgeon (aka Exquisite Tenderness) was really enjoyable. I haven't seen it for a few years, but I'm going to pop it in again. I wish this got a better DVD release. The old one is fullscreen and featureless. You can probably find a new or used copy for under $5.
     
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    The Canadian release of Final Stab was released by a different company than in the US, and is OAR. (I have both).
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll have to pick it up. Do you know which company released the Canadian DVD? Is it 2.35 or 1.85 (IMDB isn't always right about that stuff)? Also, do you know if it's anamorphic?

    Thanks.
     
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    It's 2.35:1, but I can't remember if it's anamorphic or not. According to the listing on DVDProfiler, it's not. It was released by TVA Films. (Same company that released the superior DVD version of Ginger Snaps in Canada).
     
  14. Dani123

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    American Nightmare (1983), Contagion (1987) , Death Spa (1988) , The Centerfold Girls (1974) , Master Blaster (1987), The Playbirds (1978) , The New York Centerfold Massacre (1985),Halloweenie: Curse Of The Psycho Chef (1997), Phantom Brother (1988), The Night Brings Charlie (1990), Mirage (1990), Death Valley (1982) ...
     
  15. Mark Relford

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    Anybody remember a slasher from a few years back that had teens go into an 80's time warp? Can't remember the movie title, but it looked interesting.
     
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    Camp Slaughter? It was quite good, your "modern day" teens getting warped back to an early 80's camp.
     
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    That's it! Thanks! :)
     
  18. HAEMORRHAGE

    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    Cool, I've heard good things about Camp Slaughter and I've been curious. I've heard it has a high body count in it.
     
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    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Because of this thread, I have now got myself copies of Humongous, House on Sorority Row and the German Flashback. Gonna be a fun week! :D
     

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