Slasher Movies to Get Sloshed To

March’s Movie list theme is Slasher films.  I went through my list and noticed I am not strong in this genre of movies.  Psycho is not in this list, it will be in a later blog installment.  Hostel and like “torture porn” movies I do not have the stomach for.  I have tried to sit through those types and have a hard time with it.  So if you don’t see your favorite film below, that may be the reason.

The movies are not in any particular order.  Please leave a comment below with your favorite slasher film title so that I can check it out. 

 

Ratings:

IMDB: 1-10
Scare Score: 1-5 with 5 being the deepest cut in to your sanity.
Rewatchable: 1-5 with 5 being, you should splurge and purchase the 4K disc.

 

 

 

Scream (1996)

 

 

Available to stream on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play and Starz

Wes Craven re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts – but the victims aren’t always the ones you’d expect.

What’s your favorite Scary Movie? Not this one, but it’s still good.

IMDB- 7.2
Scare Score- 1
Rewatchable- 4

 

 

The Purge (2013)

 

 

Available to stream on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play

In an America ravaged by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government sanctions an annual 12-hour period during which all criminal activity — including murder — is legal. James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family face the ultimate test when an intruder drags the vicious outside world into their home. James, Mary (Lena Headey) and their two children struggle to survive the night while trying not to turn into monsters like the ones they are striving to avoid.

The first movie of this franchise is my favorite.  It has decent scares and a time ticking plot.

IMDB- 5.7
Scare Score- 2
Rewatchable- 2

 

 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

 

 

Available to stream on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and iTunes

When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

I have never been able to sit through this movie.  It scares the hell out of me.  I have the same problem with the remakes (2003, 2004).

IMDB- 7.5
Scare Score- 5
Rewatchable- 0; due to the fact I have never been able to sit through it once.

 

 

 

House of Wax (1953)

 

 

Available to stream on YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Vudu

Wax sculptor Henry (Vincent Price) is horrified to learn that his business partner, Matthew (Roy Roberts), plans on torching their wax museum to collect on the insurance policy. Henry miraculously survives a fiery confrontation with Matthew and re-emerges some years hence with a museum of his own. But when the appearance of Henry’s new wax sculptures occurs at the same time that a number of corpses vanish from the city morgue, art student Sue Allen (Phyllis Kirk) begins suspecting wrongdoing.

The original is worth watching multiple times, unlike the 2005 remake.

IMDB- 7.1
Scare Score- 2
Rewatchable- 2

 

Prom Night (1980)

 

 

Available to stream on Amazon Prime

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it’s clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl’s family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

I found this movie more funny than scary, it is filled with the overused tropes in slasher films.

IMDB- 5.4
Scare Score- 1
Rewatchable-1

 

 

 

Halloween (1978)

 

 

Available to stream on Amazon Prime and iTunes

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it’s clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl’s family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

This is, hands down, my favorite slasher movie.  Always has been and always will be if you add Halloween 2 (1981) as the second half of the movie.

IMDB- 7.8
Scare Score- 3
Rewatchable- 5

 

 

 

The Hills Run Red (2009)

 

 

Available to stream on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunes

Terror strikes a group of friends who visit the location of a horror-movie shoot.

I really was pleasantly pleased with this movie.  I recommend it every chance that I get.

IMDB- 5.5
Scare Score- 2
Rewatchable- 3

 

 

Slasher movie suggestions I have not watched:

 

Hatchet (2006)
Available on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and Amazon Prime

My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Available on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu and iTunes

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Available on YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime

Tourist Trap (1979)
Available on Amazon

When a stranger calls (1979)
Available on Amazon and YouTube

Blood Feast (1963)
Available on Amazon

Twisted Nerve (1968)
Available on Amazon

 

 

Honorable Mention:

 

Leprechaun (1993)

 

 

Available to stream on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play

Dan O’Grady (Shay Duffin) steals 100 gold coins from a leprechaun (Warwick Davis) while on vacation in Ireland. The leprechaun follows him home, but Dan locks the murderous midget in a crate, held at bay by a four-leaf clover. Ten years later, J.D. Redding (John Sanderford) and his daughter, Tory (Jennifer Aniston), rent O’Grady’s property for the summer. When their new neighbors accidentally release the leprechaun, he goes on a murderous rampage to reclaim his gold.

I know this is not a slasher per se, this movie slashes some humor into the month of Leprechauns.

IMDB- 4.7 (sad face)
Scare Score- 0
Rewatchable- 4 (yearly on St. Patty’s Day)

 

 

 

Next Month: Spoofs/ Comedy Horror

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