Saturday, 10 September 2011

My Top Ten Over-Looked Slasher Films


The slasher genre is one of the most popular sub-genres in Horror. There are so many films in the genre that, more than often, a-lot get overlooked.


There really have been some amazing gems released over the years! Here's a list of my top ten over looked slashers (The list in no favouritism order):


HELL NIGHT (1981)

"Hell Night" is an independent horror film (with elements of Creature Features). It stars Linda Blair. The film depicts a night of fraternity hazing ("hell night") set in an old manor, during which a deformed maniac terrorizes and murders many of the college students. The film has a great creepy location, creative cinematography, likable characters and a haunting musical score. The Anchor Bay DVD release has an excellent commentary detailing the making of the film.

To see the "Hell Night" trailer click
here

RETURN TO HORROR HIGH (1987)
"Return to Horror High" is a 1987 comedy/horror film. It is also notable as being George Clooney's first film role. "Return to Horror High" is a film within a film and has great twists and turns and a very overlooked slasher.

To see the trailer for "Return to Horror High" click here 


POPCORN (1991)

Popcorn is a 1991 film. It's a very entertaining film, full of great plot twists, fantastic actors (including Dee wallace, Jill Schoelen & Tony Roberts) and effect's to die for!

To see the trailer for "Popcorn" click here

X-RAY (1982) 

"X-Ray" also known as "Hospital Massacre" is an 1982 American directed by Boaz Davidson. The plot pits Playboy cover girl Barbi Benton against a sociopath that has been haunting her past for 19 years.

To see the trailer for "X-Ray/Hospital Massacre" click here



                              
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981)

"Happy Birthday To Me" is a 1981 slasher movie filmed in Canada and directed by J. Lee Thompson, written by John C.W. Saxton and starring Melissa Sue Anderson and Glenn Ford. People who have seen this film often hail for its bizarre and vicious murder scenes and its twisted plot, but is surprisingly not well known.

To see the trailer for "Happy Birthday To Me" click here


SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983)

"Sleepaway Camp" is a 1983 cult classic slasher movie written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, who also served as executive producer. The film is about teen campers getting killed at a summer camp. The film came at a time when slasher films were in their heyday, and is frequently listed as having one of the most shocking endings among horror films. Despite this, it is amazing how many people don't know about this film!

To see the trailer for "Sleepaway Camp" click here 


SATAN'S LITTLE HELPER (2003)

"Satan's Little Helper" is a low-budget film directed by Jeff Lieberman. It was filmed with HD cameras around New York City, USA in 2003 & had a direct-to-DVD release on October 4, 2005. Do not let the tag of "direct-to-DVD" put you off, this is a greatly under-rated film!

To see the "Satan's Little Helper" trailer click here


BLOOD DINER (1987)

"Blood Diner" is a dark comedy/horror about two brothers, Michael Tutman (Rick Burks) and George Tutman (Carl Crew) becoming brainwashed by their serial killer uncle Anwar Namtut (Drew Godderis), into completing his task of resurrecting the Lumerian goddess Sheetar (Tanya Papanicolas). To do this, the brothers must collect different body parts from many immoral women, stitch them together, and then call forth the goddess at a "blood buffet" with a virgin to sacrifice ready for her to eat.

To see the "Blood Diner" trailer click here

MIDNIGHT MOVIE (2008)

"Midnight Movie" is an 2008 United States slasher film directed by Jack Messitt and produced by Kacy Andrews. Like "Popcorn" it is a film set in a movie theater. The plot is absolutely fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable.

To see the trailer for "Midnight Movie" trailer click here

SLAUGHTER HIGH (1986)

"Slaughter High" is a 1986 slasher film written and directed by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, and Peter Litten it also stars Hammer Horror favourite Caroline Munro. The original music score was composed by Harry Manfredini, of Friday the 13th fame. very under-rated film with fantastic death scene's!


To see the trailer for "Slaughter High" click here

Honourable mentions:

"April Fool's Day" (1986)
"The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971)
"Alone In The Dark" (1982)
"The Burning" (1981)
"Silent Night, Deadly Night" (1984)


4 comments:

  1. Nice list i have seen a few of these but there are some that i have not. Im going to check them out. Thanks :)

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  2. I've heard of only two of these, and I now have more movies to buy.

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