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    Ok scabs and ghouls...

    Here is another sub-genre favorite, Slashers! Here is a genre that thrived during late 70s right thru into the mid-late 80s. Then came back from the dead in the mid-90s and mid to late 00s....

    My top picks:

    * Black Christmas (1974)
    * Friday The 13th Part 3 (1982)
    * Scream (1996)
    * My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    * Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006)
    * The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    * A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
    * Saw (2004)
    * The Burning (1981)
    * Halloween (2007)
    * Psycho II (1983)
    * I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
    * Wrong Turn (2003)

    Honorable mention: The Prowler (1981), Bride Of Chucky (199, April Fool's Day (1986), The Strangers (200, Terror Train (1980), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (198, Scream 2 (199, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part II (1986), Maniac Cop (198, Prom Night (1980), Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), & Stage Fright (1987)...There is plenty more but I had to compose myself!

    Thoughts?

    This is one sub-genre that seems to be making a come back or at least in the sense of the word. With the possibilty of Behind The Mask 2, Hatchet III, Scream 5, Halloween III & a new Texas Chain Saw Massacre 3 (3-D) among some upcoming releases such as Wrong Turn 4 & ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2 on the way, it seems that the slasher genre is slicing/dicing its way onto the screen (scream) once again!

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    You listed all the great ones already, but I'll rework it, and replace the Halloween remake with the original since I'm not a fucking head-case like you.

    I'll add:
    - High Tension (2003)
    - Madman (1982)

    Both personal faves of mine. High Tension may be unconventional, but it's beautifully directed, and Madman has nostalgic value to me, and really did creep me out a bit.
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    • #3
      OP's list is pretty fuckin sound. you listed every addition i would have made. maybe Hostel, but thats not really "slasher"...

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      • #4
        Amazing list but for interesting kills and strange twist ending I have to add

        Happy Birthday To Me

        One of the best wasn't even mentioned though...

        The Prowler

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        • #5
          Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
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          • #6
            In terms of creative kills, I think DREAM MASTER takes the cake.

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            • #7
              I'd definitely add Laid To Rest to my list. Really for the kills alone, heh.
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              • #8
                My Top 10:

                1. A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava)
                2. Black Christmas (Bob Clark)
                3. And Soon the Darkness (Robert Fuest)
                4. Halloween (John Carpenter)
                5. Evil Dead Trap (Toshiharu Ikeda)
                6. Maniac (William Lustig)
                7. Stage Fright (Michele Soavi)
                8. Pieces (Juan Piquer Simón)
                9. Intruder (Scott Spiegel)
                10. Bloody Moon (Jess Franco)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bizarre_eye View Post
                  My Top 10:

                  1. A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava)
                  2. Black Christmas (Bob Clark)
                  3. And Soon the Darkness (Robert Fuest)
                  4. Halloween (John Carpenter)
                  5. Evil Dead Trap (Toshiharu Ikeda)
                  6. Maniac (William Lustig)
                  7. Stage Fright (Michele Soavi)
                  8. Pieces (Juan Piquer Simón)
                  9. Intruder (Scott Spiegel)
                  10. Bloody Moon (Jess Franco)
                  Great list! I haven't seen all of them, but A Bay of Blood & Black Christmas are some of my favorites too.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bizarre_eye View Post
                    10. Bloody Moon (Jess Franco)
                    I didn't like that one at all. Couldn't really get into it.
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                    • #11
                      Pretty good list OP. Never thought of Saw as a slasher but good list none the less.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Urdeadlyfriend View Post
                        Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
                        My favorite Friday the 13th film.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Yggdrasil View Post
                          My favorite Friday the 13th film.
                          Same here, Jason at his best!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dthecryptkeeper View Post
                            Ok scabs and ghouls...

                            Here is another sub-genre favorite, Slashers! Here is a genre that thrived during late 70s right thru into the mid-late 80s. Then came back from the dead in the mid-90s and mid to late 00s....

                            My top picks:

                            * Black Christmas (1974)
                            * Friday The 13th Part 3 (1982)
                            * Scream (1996)
                            * My Bloody Valentine (1981)
                            * Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006)
                            * The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
                            * A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
                            * Saw (2004)
                            * The Burning (1981)
                            * Halloween (2007)
                            * Psycho II (1983)
                            * I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
                            * Wrong Turn (2003)

                            Honorable mention: The Prowler (1981), Bride Of Chucky (199, April Fool's Day (1986), The Strangers (200, Terror Train (1980), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (198, Scream 2 (199, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part II (1986), Maniac Cop (198, Prom Night (1980), Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), & Stage Fright (1987)...There is plenty more but I had to compose myself!

                            Thoughts?

                            This is one sub-genre that seems to be making a come back or at least in the sense of the word. With the possibilty of Behind The Mask 2, Hatchet III, Scream 5, Halloween III & a new Texas Chain Saw Massacre 3 (3-D) among some upcoming releases such as Wrong Turn 4 & ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2 on the way, it seems that the slasher genre is slicing/dicing its way onto the screen (scream) once again!
                            I agree with u choosing Black Christmas (1974) as the best slasher of all time. I wholeheartedly agree. That is one of the very few movies that actually scare me and impress me at the same time. By far the finest slasher ever crafted in cinematic saga, and I don't see any slasher topping it EVER. It's got Hitchcockian tension to it and was done pretty well. Sorry, Halloween.
                            Last edited by Emo-rtal Beloved; 09-26-2011, 12:06 PM.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Emo-rtal Beloved View Post
                              I agree with u choosing Black Christmas (1974) as the best slasher of all time. I wholeheartedly agree. That is one of the very few movies that actually scare me and impress me at the same time. By far the finest slasher ever crafted in cinematic saga, and I don't see any slasher topping it EVER. It's got Hitchcockian tension to it and was done pretty well. Sorry, Halloween.
                              I like Black Christmas quite a bit, but there is some really,really lame humor that almost completely sucks me out of the film. It is the same problem I have with The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The humor is supposed to release some tension, not completely deflate the film.

                              My list...

                              Halloween & Halloween II
                              Friday the 13th 1-4
                              A Bay of Blood
                              Stage Fright
                              Pieces
                              Scream
                              Intruder

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