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Old 09-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #11
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Pretty good list OP. Never thought of Saw as a slasher but good list none the less.
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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
My favorite Friday the 13th film.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #13
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My favorite Friday the 13th film.
Same here, Jason at his best!
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:03 PM   #14
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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!
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.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #15
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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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Old 09-26-2011, 12:19 PM   #16
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I think I just listed my favorites in another thread that was almost the same as this. Am I crazy?
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There are just so many that I really enjoy...
NOES, Friday 13th, Scream & Halloween series'.
Candyman
The Collector
Motel Hell
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
The House On Sorority Row
Urban Legend
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Funhouse
Strange Behaviour/Dead Kids
Hell Night
Happy Birthday To Me
Just Before Dawn
Silent Night Deadly Night
Torso
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Black Christmas
Eyes Of A Stranger
American Gothic
Slumber Party Massacre
Switchblade Romance/High Tension
The Burning
The Prowler/Rosemary's Killer
Sleepaway Camp
Child's Play
Maniac
Jeepers Creepers
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I'm not just trying to list every slasher film ever made. I genuinely rate all of the films i've listed highly.

A Nightmare On Elm Street tops them all though.
Halloween comes in 2nd.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #18
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There are just so many that I really enjoy...
NOES, Friday 13th, Scream & Halloween series'.
Candyman
The Collector
Motel Hell
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
The House On Sorority Row
Urban Legend
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Funhouse
Strange Behaviour/Dead Kids
Hell Night
Happy Birthday To Me
Just Before Dawn
Silent Night Deadly Night
Torso
Pieces
Black Christmas
Eyes Of A Stranger
American Gothic
Slumber Party Massacre
Switchblade Romance/High Tension
The Burning
The Prowler/Rosemary's Killer
Sleepaway Camp
Child's Play
Maniac
Jeepers Creepers
Inside

I'm not just trying to list every slasher film ever made. I genuinely rate all of the films i've listed highly.

A Nightmare On Elm Street tops them all though.
Halloween comes in 2nd.
Love your list. Big props for mentioning one of the all-time greats The Prowler.

I never saw the Nightmare films as slashers really but I love the series.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #19
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No one's mentioned Slaughter High? I watched this one as a kid and just love it, still watch it from time to time.

And I think I mentioned in another thread that Visiting Hours is one of the most underrated slashers of all time.


I think Black Christmas for right now is my favorite but I still have a lot of these slashers to watch that were mentioned in this thread.
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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 apologies, but Black Christmas has a humor? You mean the FELLATIO numbers? I think almost every horror movie ever made has lame humor, not just Black Christmas. I don't see how one or two humor weakens the entire quality of the movie, TBH.

If there was some kind of humor in The Black Christmas, I must have missed it. And I think that was because I was too busy trying to not shit my pants because the movie was really frightening.
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