TOP 5 Slasher Films ALL TIME

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  1. spawningblue

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    1. Halloween
    2. Friday the 13th Part 4
    3. Black Christmas
    4. My Bloody Valentine
    5. The Burning

    And I agree we need a Top 15, or at the least, Top 10. Top 5 is pretty much the same list over and over again.

    Don't make me start a forum Deathdealer! ;)
     
  2. j tea

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    1. black christmas (clark)
    2. tenebre
    3. f13 p2
    4. maniac
    5. just before dawn
     
  3. HAEMORRHAGE

    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    This is tough.


    Sleepaway Camp
    Silent Night, Deadly Night
    The Burning
    Maniac
    The Initiation


    That should be in order but I could jumble it up a bit and still be happy.
     
  4. spawningblue

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    I was extremely disappointed with The Initiation. I picked it up after hearing all the positive reactions to it from here, and ended up finding it rather dull and boring. There wasn't even any good kills or gore in it if I remember correctly. The only thing it had going for it was the shopping mall setting. Maybe I'll have to watch it a second time with lower expectations I guess.
     
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    Watched The Initiation as a kid and thought it was awesome. Picked it up recently on a double bill with Mountaintop Motel Massacre and was very disapointed, found it very tedious. I'm surprised Happy Birthday To Me has not shown up more on this list.
     
  6. rhett

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    I respect the Zuniga, the final reveal was fun and there were some great steadicam shots peppered throughout. Definitely not my favorite, but I enjoyed THE INITIATION.
     
  7. Matt89

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    Yeah, I got the AB disc (which I believe is now OOP) a few years back for like $11.99 or something. Glad I paid that, because had I paid any more I would've been pissed. Average slasher fare, with a fairly predictable (and quite disappointing) ending.

    Vera Miles was an interesting touch, though. :)

    ~Matt
     
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    Happy Birthday to Me would be about #6 on my list, but then I'd be going over the limit of top "5". :D

    ~Matt
     
  9. Mark Relford

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    I tried to list five before, but it's not enough...

    Top Ten:

    1. Black Christmas- The original is perfect in every way. I love how the killer is never shown in detail which makes him even more menacing and real.

    2. Maniac- It's all about Spinell, baby! Spinell's splendid acting made that movie.

    3. Blood Feast- A bad movie book made me want to see this gore pioneer classic. Chock full of bad acting and primitive gore. I have an unhealthy obsession with it.

    4. The Burning- It got me hooked at the start with the kids getting their revenge on a drunken Cropsy. I also felt sorry for him in a way. Wouldn't you be fuckin' pissed at a bunch of snot noses that burnt you to a crisp?! The raft scene is a classic in slasher cinema.

    5. Madman- I love slashers that feature a campfire scene. It sets the mood instantly. I love the scenes with Marz walking down the hallway to "correct" his family.

    6. Slaughter High- Getting revenge on bullies. Who hasn't been picked on once in their life? The kills are pretty damn cool. (Acid beer, acid bath, fuck n' fry, etc.) Love the rock song in the opening and closing credits.

    7. The Mutilator- I love the homemade feel of this slasher. The characters are very likeable and real. The kills are very nasty. One character gets it pretty bad! The ending with the killer is a huge WTF moment. Wasn't expecting that scene with the cop. Oh, and we can't forget the "Fall Break" song!

    8. Slumber Party Massacre- Great humor in this fun slasher. Classic cover with the drill in front of the ladies. The killer reminds me of Mal Arnold's Fuad.

    9. Friday the 13th part 6: Jason Lives- Another fun slasher from a series that was taking itself a little too seriously. The Final Chapter was also pretty damn good, but I revisit this one more often.

    10. The Final Terror- A very atmospheric slasher. Sure, it drags in spots, but there's quite a few scenes that stay with you. I love how the survivors set a trap for the killer at the end.

    Runnersup:

    Halloween- A classic. I've seen it countless times. It's perfect.

    The Forest- Cheesy as hell! The killer is very laughable and nonthreatening. One scene that sticks with me is when the guy is offered some "mystery" meat and gets a chill. The supernatural angle is neat, but could've been handled better. I've been revisiting this one quite a bit.
     
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    I suppose I can understand someone not enjoying it but I don't know, I think I'm a sucker for Zuniga. Plus, I love movies with a mall scene. Must be my NJ upbringing.
     
  11. vampyr789

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    TOP TEN!!!!

    1. Sleepaway Camp
    2. Black Christmas
    3. My Bloody Valentine
    4. Happy Birthday to Me
    5. Terror Train
    5. House on Sorority Row
    6. Just Before Dawn
    7. The Burning
    8. Curtains
    9. Stage Fright
    10. Prom Night
     
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  12. onebyone

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    Top Five Slashers.... The Cheesy Edition

    1. New Year's Evil
    2. Sorority House Massacre 2
    3. Sleepaway Camp 2
    4. Don't Go In The Woods....Alone!
    5. Hospital Massacre
     
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    1. Black Christmas
    2. Halloween
    3. My Bloody Valentine
    4. Terror Train
    5. Prom Night
    6. Friday the 13th
    7. The Burning
    8. Hell Night
    9. The Prowler
    10. Curtains
     
  14. Mutilated Prey

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    I'm surprised at how many people love Terror Train. I liked it and all, but jeez - didn't think it was better than most the others.
     
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    My favorite top 5 cheesy slashers at the moment:

    1. Hospital Massacre (1982)
    2. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    3. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)
    4. The Invisible Maniac (1990)
    5. Terror At Tenkiller (1986)

    Most impressive new slasher watched recently:

    Cold Prey (Fritt Vilt) (2006)
     
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    1. Halloween
    2. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    3. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    4. Friday the 13th Part II
    5. Psycho

    Was gonna list Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives as it is my favourite Friday but I see that one as more of a dark humour film than a simple slasher.
     
  17. speanroc

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    1-friday the 13th
    2-hell night
    3-happy birthday to me
    4-sleepaway camp
    5-madman
     
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    TOP TEN:

    1. Halloween (1978)
    2. Black Christmas (1974)
    3. Scream (1996)
    4. Just Before Dawn (1981)
    5. Silent Scream (1980)
    6. Hell Night (1981)
    7. Curtains (1983)
    8. Friday the 13th (1980)
    9. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
    10. Terror Train (1980)
     
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    1) Halloween
    2) Black Christmas
    3) The Funhouse
    4) The Burning
    5) Pieces
     
  20. eric_angelus

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    If re-done as a top ten my list would go:

    1. Halloween
    2. Friday the 13th Part II
    3. Terror Train
    4. He Knows Your Alone
    5. Hell Night
    6. Black Christmas (Can't believe I forgot about this on my previous post!)
    7. The Slumber Party Massacre
    8. The House on Sorority Row
    9. Silent Scream
    10. Tourist Trap
     

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