Top Ten Slashers (recommendations?)

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  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I would love to get recommendations regarding must-see films in the slasher canon.

    What are the best and brightest that this genre has to offer?
     
  2. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    the burning
    the prowler
    my bloody valentine
    happy birthday to me
    bloody moon
    nightmares in a damaged brain
    pieces
    sleepaway camp
    don't go inthe woods ....alone
    slumber party massacre
     
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  3. He Knows You're Alone
    Sleepaway Camp 2
    Sleepaway Camp 3
    Sorority House Massacre
    The Stepfather
    Stepfather 2
    Hell Night
    Alice Sweet Alice

    and if I wasn't tired right now I could think of more.

    I forgot Prom Night 1 and 4
     
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  4. lakini71

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    Happy Birthday to Me
    Alone in the Dark
    The Final Terror
    He Knows You're Alone
    Silent Scream
    My Bloody Valentine
    Friday the 13th
    Terror Train
    Curtains

    and, of course
    Halloween
     
  5. Nemesis

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    clearly ive seen a lot less slashers than i thought i had.. ive barely seen any of these movies youre all listing
     
  6. Joel Groce

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    My opinion...

    Halloween - the all-time classic!
    Halloween II - and it's sequel...
    Friday the 13th - a given.
    Terror Train - Jamie Lee encore...
    Visiting Hours - Michael Ironside is great in this as well as Capt. William Shatner!

    The Prowler - classic Savini bloodletting!
    Nightmare(In A Damaged Brain) - very gory and unsettling!
    Alone In The Dark - fun and we welcome Donald Pleasance back...
    Maniac - more Savini fun...
    Madman - a masterpiece!
    Black Christmas - my very favorite slasher next to Halloween.

    (this list goes to '11'!)


    The above are my favorites, but other goodies are:

    Hospital Massacre(very fun slasher and Barbie Benton - yum!!!)
    My Bloody Valentine(too bad not uncut)
    Just Before Dawn(gorgeous (and creepy) Oregon scenery)
    Slumber Party Massacre (early 80's classic)
    Hell Night (Linda Blair cleavage and a creepy castle setting!)

    Also heard great stuff about Night Warning...so kick back, kill the lights, and enjoy!
     
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  7. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    It's hard to really choose only ten since I love slashers so much. My picks would probably be (in no special order) :

    Black Christmas
    Halloween
    Firday The 13th
    The Initiation
    Happy Birthday to Me
    Sleepaway Camp
    Nightmare On Elm Street
    Slumber Party Massacre 2
    The Burning
    The House On Sorority Row

    That is a rough list , if I were to think about it more I probably couldn't do it in just 10.
     
  8. STREET TRASH

    STREET TRASH Synthicide

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    Clearly you've got enough recommendations already, so I won't bother with another list that will basically echo the answers everyone else gave.

    But if you really dig slashers, you won't limit yourself. You'll see them all. Or, at least try to. Like me.

    Make xtra effort to see Don't Go in the Woods, though. The zaniest slasher of them all. You'll be howling for months.
     
  9. Jeff Dolniak

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    Nightmare
    Maniac
    Friday the 13th
    My Bloody Valentine (lets see it uncut , Paramount)
    Tenebre
    Black Christmas
    Halloween
    Bay Of Blood
    Tower of Evil
    New York Ripper ( love that dubbing, sadistic as hell)
     
  10. Nemesis

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    what typifies a slasher? some of the movies listed i wouldnt really have classified as slashers.. New York Ripper for instance..
     
  11. My definition of a slasher is teenagers in peril of being killed by some maniac.
     
  12. Joel Groce

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    giallo?

    Some of these venture into giallo territory, but it's all good - giallo and slasher
    are really close (twin?) brothers...

    I was at a screening recently of "Black Christmas" and "Blazing Magnums" with an appearance by John Saxon himself. He compared "Tenebre" and "Black Christmas" saying the latter holds up much better in his opinion. He said "Tenebre" had an interesting plot, but relied too much on blood and gore. He was pretty informative, but seems somewhat dispassionate about his body of work in genre films stating that anyone who is in a successful genre picture will be asked to be in more films of that nature.
     
  13. Nemesis

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    yeah, and lots of random killing.. with a few chases where the girl never gets away
     
  14. Jeff Dolniak

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    My thinking for the list is , maniac on the loose , using a knife or any kind of sharp instruments for killing. I understand your point though on New York Ripper, kinda more of a depraved giallo. Still alot of slashing and quacking in it.
     
  15. R. I. P.

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    Is "Black Christmas" officially considered a slasher? Outside of one particular scene
    involving Margot Kidder
    , I consider it more of a deep, dark, and mysterious horror film without including it among the more obvious slashers such as "Halloween" and "Friday The 13th". :confused:

    At any rate, my favorite "slashers" include:

    Psycho
    Hands Of The Ripper
    Halloween
    Nightmare On Elm Street
    Curtains
    New York Ripper
    Tenebre
    House On Sorority Row

    and, Black Christmas, of course, if "slasher" is indeed an appropriate description of this truly excellent horror film. :)

    R. I. P. :glasses:
     
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  16. onebyone

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    I think Black Christmas is for sure a slasher. It is one of the most important and one of the very best slashers, but a slasher nonetheless. College girls, creepy sorority house, drinking, a sorority slut (and guess what happens to her), an overprotective house mother, a maniac killer, folks a' dying long before anyone puts 2 and 2 together, oh yeah, slasher.
     
  17. Cujo108

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    I don't see how someone couldn't think Black Christmas is a slasher (and the best one ever at that), but whatever floats your boat.
     
  18. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Thank you all for giving these suggestions.

    So far this week alone I have been able to get-

    Sleepaway Camp
    My Bloody Valentine
    Madman

    - from Netflix.

    An interesting note is that Black Christmas is in such high demand at Netflix that it has been temporarily pulled from "the shelf" until the request backlog can be fulfilled.
     
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    Well, my list is probably 50% Friday the 13ths but who cares, they're my faves.

    Friday the 13th Part 2 (best slasher ever, to me that is)
    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (I like my Jason dark and brutal)
    The Burning (the raft scene. nuff said)
    Black Christmas
    Halloween
    The Prowler (that shower scene is the shit)
    Maniac (Joe Spinell is just so creepy and sleazy, scares the shit out of me)
    Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (the humor is high in this one)

    The next three are Giallos but I guess you could put them in a "sophisticated slasher" category.

    Tenebre
    Opera
    Deep Red
     
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    I am surprised nobody has mentioned this one yet:

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

    "punish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     

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