View Full Version : Favorite backwoods killer movie?

05-07-2005, 04:09 PM
With the HOUSE OF WAX remake the new addition to this long-running genre, the backwoods slasher seems to be one that audiences continue to enjoy. It has had a lengthy history, starting with DELIVERANCE over thirty years ago, but which one is your favorite?

05-07-2005, 04:46 PM
Tcm (1974)

05-07-2005, 05:09 PM
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

...but several movies on that poll list are close behind.

05-07-2005, 05:12 PM
TCM 1974 for me, although I like lots of those.

05-07-2005, 05:47 PM
Some of those films are not Slashers, but anyway I would pick TCM 1974.

hell ya!
05-07-2005, 05:49 PM
The Hills Have Eyes

05-07-2005, 05:54 PM
Easily the best film on the list is Deliverance, but it is in no way a slasher. Backwoods? You bet! Slasher? No way.

The best slasher up for vote would have to be The Burning I guess.

05-07-2005, 06:11 PM
texas chainsaw massacre 1974
hills have eyes
the burning
wrong turn
house of wax
are my top 5 favorite

05-07-2005, 06:32 PM
I should remove "slasher" from the title, as it does seem to confuse things. Noted and changed.

05-07-2005, 06:39 PM
The leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegend lives...

Beware the MADMAN MARZ...

05-07-2005, 06:47 PM
Come on, no props for Hills Have Eyes 2!;) I voted for Texas Chainsaw Massacre though I almost voted for Hills part 1.

05-07-2005, 06:54 PM
don't go in the woods ..alone

05-07-2005, 07:15 PM
I chose The Hills Have Eyes, but it was a tough decision with Texas Chainsaw and The Burning on the list as well. :)

05-07-2005, 07:52 PM
i hope th burning will still come out uncut on dvd with the recent demise of mgm

05-07-2005, 08:20 PM
don't go in the woods ..alone
There's a friendly beast who lurks about...

05-07-2005, 08:24 PM
Gotta go TCM (original). Hills Have Eyes is great too though.

05-07-2005, 08:42 PM
Just Before Dawn, I also remember liking The Burning but it has been way too long since I saw it.

05-07-2005, 08:49 PM

Crystal Plumage
05-07-2005, 09:25 PM
Evil Dead
(I only saw TCM,the old one and I was very disappointed by it)

05-07-2005, 09:51 PM
TCM '74
followed by The Hills Have Eyes and The Burning

05-07-2005, 10:05 PM
The original TCM. I suppose it's worth saying again: Best horror film ever ;)

05-08-2005, 12:35 AM
"Deliverance", both in its original form and as the movie, is an allegoric tale rather than a hillbilly slasher. It does not belong among those - besides, it sets a separate class of its own.

05-08-2005, 01:27 AM
The burning

05-08-2005, 03:16 AM
I don't feel like thinking up another movie so I'll choose one from the list: Rituals
followed closely by Wrong Turn and The Hills Have Eyes.

05-08-2005, 04:22 AM
I chose TCM...even before seeing the choices I knew I would pick TCM. Another possible choice (not included) would be Mother's Day.

05-08-2005, 12:34 PM
By the way, including the Chainsaw sequels - at least the second and third entries - would have been a far superior choice to including the 2003 Bay drivel.

05-08-2005, 03:38 PM
Another possible choice (not included) would be Mother's Day.

forgot about that one........, good call

05-08-2005, 07:17 PM
i chose 'other', my favorite is 'southern comfort', TCM '74 and Cabin fever are tied second place.

05-09-2005, 02:21 AM
although cabin fever i9s my favorite of the list tcm '74 is the best backwoods killer movie

05-09-2005, 07:05 AM
I went with The Hills Have Eyes.

Gosh, it took me nearly 5 minutes to decide my choice between that and TCM. So difficult.

05-10-2005, 12:54 AM

Myron Breck
05-10-2005, 04:37 PM
TCM '74 all the way, baby!

I've never seen RITUALS or THE BURNING......(hangs head in shame).

05-10-2005, 04:45 PM
As soon as you added TCM to the list. The competition was over.

05-10-2005, 05:15 PM
I guess once again we'll have to be interested in seeing which movies come in second, etc.

05-10-2005, 07:33 PM
and john russo's midnight

05-11-2005, 10:06 AM
Even though I love TCM to bits, I had to choose The Hills Have Eyes. Poppa Jupe!

05-11-2005, 10:16 AM
MOTEL HELL is a backwoods killer movie???!!!!! Are you sure?

05-12-2005, 04:39 PM
rituals is cool movie but tcm all the way

05-12-2005, 05:06 PM
Originally Posted By ArrowBeach
MOTEL HELL is a backwoods killer movie???!!!!! Are you sure?Well, if Cabin Fever is listed then yes, yes it is.

mandy bradley
05-12-2005, 05:37 PM
I voted for Texas Chainsaw Massacre but Deliverance and Hills Have Eyes were both a close second.

05-12-2005, 11:34 PM
I voted for Just Before Dawn because I think it's the most atmospheric. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is probably a better movie though...

05-15-2005, 11:55 AM
It seems every time TCM(1974) is in a poll it gets my vote and does again.

05-15-2005, 05:03 PM
Just caught up with Wrong Turn for the first time a few nights ago. Pretty f'n sweet movie. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I had been looking forward to this before it's release, but just never got to seeing it. What a mistake?! I still have to go with TCM though. I haven't seen The Hills Have Eyes yet though, so I'm not submitting my vote just yet.

05-15-2005, 07:44 PM
That is an impressive showing for THE BURNING, which is currently a very distant second. Studios should definitely take note...this is a movie that will sell if it ever makes it to DVD.