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Discussion in 'Slashers' started by Michael, Dec 7, 2003.
Dude, I suck, I should have mentionned that. Thanks for rectifying the mistake.
i'm still regretting not having bought sndn 1+2 from DDD.. my The Burning DVD arrived today (and is about to go in the player) so that should take my mind off it
DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE is another great one--might not quite be a slasher [I think he mainly strangles], but is worth seeing regardless.
MANIAC is another classic.
BLACK CHRISTMAS is important for historical reasons, but the big problem with it is
the killer is in hiding for most of the movie. It's not like a regular slasher film where he's out killing people. He kills a couple then goes and hides for the rest of the film.
Ive never seen any of the "Don't" movies.. dont answer the phone, don't go in the basement etc.. what are the best of those to watch? or are they all completely different?
The two I've seen, DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE and DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE are totally different from each other, and probably a little better than a lot of the other flicks released during that time. In the first one the guy who plays the killer obviously did a serious Method acting job and probably has one of the better performances in an exploitation film. DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE is pretty rough too.
They're closer to the grindhouse stuff than a lot of the slasher movies that came later, which is probably why they don't have as much of a reputation.
They're both on DVD, btw.
cool might check em out
What version of DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE do you have? I have only been able to find the Rhino version which I hear is edited to pieces. If you have a better version, I would really love to know where to find it.
It was a Netflix rental, but I'm pretty sure it was the Rhino version.
It doesn't surprise me that it was cut...it seemed like it probably was in places.
Both Don't Answer the Phone and Don't Go in the House were released in the early eighties via Media Home Entertainment -- and are uncut.
For other "Don't" movies there are Don't Go in the Woods (which I strongly recommend) and Don't Open till Christmas both released on Vestron Video in the early to mid-80s. "... till Christmas" is a violent, seldom-seen UK Slasher flick that I also highly suggest giving a go. Neither are on DVD as of yet, unfortunately. .
Does anyone have an opinion on "Don't Open the Door". I have never rented it and would like to know if it's worth a viewing.
Thanks for getting back to me, you had my hopes up that I had missed an uncut release of it. Yep, it is actually much sleazier than that Rhino disc would lead you to believe so I guess I will be holding on to my vhs for awhile longer.
It's really, really bad. Not a single positive thing I can say about the film.
Maybe I won't rent it then. Or maybe I will for a good night of pure torture.
... actually, I quite liked it. It's certainly not your average slasher flick. Brownrigg's films are definitely an acquired taste. Also, don't let the 1980 tag fool you, thois one looks like it was made in the mid-70's.
For more info on the film, here's my review:
HYSTERIA LIVES! review of DON'T OPEN THE DOOR
Intruder - what an awesome film this was
Beware - Get the uncut version
Narrowing down my top ten slashers is not easy since they are my favorite type of horror but I will try. These are in no particular order.
My Bloody Valentine
April Fool's Day (I'm not sure if this would qualify)
Friday the 13th 1-2 4-5
Silent Night Deadly Night
House On Sorority Row
Sleepaway Camp 1-3
Okay there are more than 10 here but I couldn't help myself. I have a feeling if I ever see The Burning or Tenebre they will both make the list.
my top ten is
2.silent night deadly night
3.intruder sam raimi
4.alone in the dark
6.friday the 13th 1,2,3,4
10.maniac cop 2,3