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2021-09-22 2:32:19 PM  
Child's Play is not a good movie.  Do see Just Before Dawn though, it's not bad.
 
2021-09-22 2:36:23 PM  
List made me realize, I don't like horror movies.
 
2021-09-22 2:47:05 PM  

stuhayes2010: List made me realize, I don't like horror movies.


You're not looking at them in the right way

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2021-09-22 2:53:29 PM  
Scream was good?
 
2021-09-22 2:53:53 PM  
This was great, but they had no idea how to promote it.  It's up there with Cabin in the Woods for me.
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(I'm using a comic cover because *all* the film posters just plain suck.)
 
2021-09-22 3:00:36 PM  
"You think slasher movies suck? Well, here's some that are actually good! And it's all the popular ones you have already heard of!"
 
2021-09-22 3:16:54 PM  
Producer Val Lewton's and director Jacques Tourneur's 1943 b-horror flick may not be a "true" slasher movie, but it features one of the best "woman being stalked by a killer" sequences ever shot, and its ant-racist...

I, for one, welcome our ant-racist overlords...
 
2021-09-22 3:18:53 PM  
You're Next is indeed great. I'm not particularly into slasher flicks, but I really enjoyed it.

/bonus: scream queen Barbara Crampton
 
2021-09-22 3:35:52 PM  
List needed more giallo films.  That sub-genre of slasher flicks has some real hidden gems.
 
2021-09-22 3:50:06 PM  
APRIL FOOL'S DAY Trailer (1986) Horror Slasher
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2021-09-22 4:47:22 PM  
Another fun one.  The title refers to a "Freaky Friday" body swap of victim and killer -- that's the set-up, not a spoiler.
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2021-09-22 4:52:38 PM  
Midsommar is the worst slasher of all time.

Slasher movies aren't good, but one that doesn't start slashing until an hour and a half in is extra bad.
 
2021-09-22 5:02:31 PM  

stuhayes2010: List made me realize, I don't like horror movies.


These are just slashers, which is just one of the myriad genres you can find in horror.
 
2021-09-22 5:03:24 PM  
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2021-09-22 5:04:17 PM  

Flappyhead: List needed more giallo films.  That sub-genre of slasher flicks has some real hidden gems.


The author did say they were avoiding pre-slaher flicks, and while giallo influenced the slasher genre, they are not true slashers. They are gialli.

Although I'm amazed he didn't include Psycho or especially Peeping Tom, given he did include a film from the 40s, and given they're much closer to actual slashers both temporally and thematically.
 
2021-09-22 5:05:38 PM  
Glad they included You're Next. It contains one of my favorite exchanges in any film:

"I want you to f*ck me next to your dead mom."
"What? No! Why would you even say that?"
"You never want to do anything interesting."
"I don't think that's a fair criticism."
 
2021-09-22 5:10:51 PM  

Spego: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/icJTARVT​olo]


I watch it at least once a year. Classic.
 
2021-09-22 6:25:59 PM  

Smackledorfer: Midsommar is the worst slasher of all time.


I don't  care much for horror films, but I know enough to know that Midsommar isn't a slasher film.
 
2021-09-22 6:29:48 PM  

Lexington Craddock: Smackledorfer: Midsommar is the worst slasher of all time.

I don't  care much for horror films, but I know enough to know that Midsommar isn't a slasher film.


It is. It's just terrible.

What type of film do you consider it?
 
2021-09-22 6:34:03 PM  
I'm sorry but The Hills Have Eyes is awful. It's technically a well made movie but I just find the whole thing repulsive. Honestly it's the rape scene that just turns me off to it. Alexandre Aja is a good director. I typically like his stuff and he knows how to effectively film some violence but I really can't stand this one.

So I've seen a lot of horror movies. A LOT. From all around the world and tbh, this is probably the best slasher movie I've seen. It is un-nerving, seat clenching and brutal. It is not for everyone. The entire movie hinges around a 9 month pregnant woman stalked by possibly the most terrifying female killer in all of cinema. And just to re-emphasize, holy shiat is it violent. But if you want a effective slasher and can handle the ride, strap in!

Inside - 2007 - Official Trailer
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2021-09-22 6:37:27 PM  

Smackledorfer: Lexington Craddock: Smackledorfer: Midsommar is the worst slasher of all time.

I don't  care much for horror films, but I know enough to know that Midsommar isn't a slasher film.

It is. It's just terrible.

What type of film do you consider it?


I just file it under general horror? I guess if you look at it in a certain light you can probably shoehorn it in to being a slasher just barely but it's more of a cult movie than anything. Also I liked it. Much preferred it to Hereditary but I have a bias against dysfunctional family horror flicks like that and Babadook.
 
2021-09-22 6:39:27 PM  
To add:it's not a thriller as the first couple hours are a snooze.

It's not a horror as literally nothing is remotely scary, neither creepy nor jump scare occur, ever, in the movie.

It's not action.

It's not romance.

It's just a shiat movie full of unlikable characters who goof around and then get attacked by a cult... After nearly two hours of set up, none of which is at all relevant to the final hour.

It's like if the next batman movie was watching Bruce Wayne do his taxes for two hours and then some guy in the last ten minutes says "I'm a joker?!" and Bruce goes "bat-punch! Eek eek tceles b hsup" and then it ends.
 
2021-09-22 6:40:13 PM  

Smackledorfer: Lexington Craddock: Smackledorfer: Midsommar is the worst slasher of all time.

I don't  care much for horror films, but I know enough to know that Midsommar isn't a slasher film.

It is. It's just terrible.

What type of film do you consider it?


Creepy cult film. A subgenre popular in the 70s.
 
2021-09-22 6:42:48 PM  
It was once said horror films were the proving grounds of music video directors trying to get into the movie biz.  And I don't think that has changed much at all.  Horror films are by default boring, color by the numbers, affairs. The horror genre is a haven for people who want to make films but don't want bother with telling a story.

I had a friend who had the Chiller channel as background noise and I was forced to watch it for a day.  There isn't any difference between Chiller and Lifetime or Hallmark.  None.
 
2021-09-22 6:43:45 PM  

Lexington Craddock: Creepy cult film. A subgenre popular in the 70s.


No.

I like that genre. It isn't one. Maybe cut an hour and make it a short and it could be.

It's not even creepy. Anything close to creep is so blatantly telegraphed and foreshadowed that nothing is left to imagine. Without imagining, there is no creep.
 
2021-09-22 6:52:07 PM  
Manos had less useless, dead footage than Midsommar.

But I've said my piece. People should be warned. I'm annoyed people claimed it was at all entertaining. I've never regretted time spent watching a film before that. It would be a rifftrax candidate except it's so boring there is nothing to riff on.
 
2021-09-22 7:11:04 PM  

Smackledorfer: Lexington Craddock: Creepy cult film. A subgenre popular in the 70s.

No.

I like that genre. It isn't one.


Your opinion of the quality makes no difference to what the film is: 70s style cult film.
 
2021-09-22 7:15:14 PM  

Lexington Craddock: Smackledorfer: Lexington Craddock: Creepy cult film. A subgenre popular in the 70s.

No.

I like that genre. It isn't one.

Your opinion of the quality makes no difference to what the film is: 70s style cult film.


Neither does yours.

It's ok that we don't disagree. I'm far from alone in my opinion that it belongs in the slasher category though.

It's a few hours long, with the bulk of that time being nothing but filler, and then a short slasher finish.

Pick a film of a category of your choice. Now add two hours of useless bullshiat. Did it change categories? It didn't, did it? And that's why Midsommar is a slasher.
 
2021-09-22 7:28:17 PM  
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash​e​r_film

Midsommar is most definitely not a slasher film.
 
2021-09-22 7:32:19 PM  

Lexington Craddock: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash​e​r_film

Midsommar is most definitely not a slasher film.


Sir or Ma'am just ignore them. Midsommar has definitely triggered him and is using fark to repeatedly bludgeon the rest of us over us over it. Sad.
 
2021-09-22 7:40:27 PM  
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2021-09-22 7:45:59 PM  

Lexington Craddock: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash​e​r_film

Midsommar is most definitely not a slasher film.


Google Midsommar slasher. You'll find plenty of reviews that agree with me.

It's ok if we don't agree.

To Shakes: This is a thread about slasher films so I mentioned it here. Agree, disagree, ignore me, whatever, but it's certainly the right thread to bring it up and discuss it. Honestly it is one of the worst films I've ever watched, and I like every genre you could try to claim it belongs to. It's cool if you think otherwise.
 
2021-09-22 7:50:18 PM  
No matter how many multitudes of the ignorant agree with a falsehood, it is still false. Midsommar isn't a slasher film.
 
2021-09-22 7:53:47 PM  
Guys, Midsommar is obviously a Christmas movie.
 
2021-09-22 8:17:45 PM  

skyotter: Guys, Midsommar is obviously a Christmas movie.


Says you! I first saw it on a flight, so it's an airline disaster movie.
 
2021-09-22 8:31:57 PM  
I like the Friday the 13th movies, but they're... pretty bad. If you have to pick one to put on a list like this though, Friday the 13 part IV: The Final Chapter (HA!) would be the best choice.
 
2021-09-22 8:35:51 PM  

Smackledorfer: Lexington Craddock: Smackledorfer: Midsommar is the worst slasher of all time.

I don't  care much for horror films, but I know enough to know that Midsommar isn't a slasher film.

It is. It's just terrible.

What type of film do you consider it?


Folk horror. See: The Wicker Man, A Field in England, Witchfinder General, The Witch. It's horror that plays on the fears that civilized folk like us have of the old ways, of rural places and people, and of folklore and mythology.
 
2021-09-22 8:52:03 PM  
I somehow missed The Final Girls when it came out, but just saw it last week. What a perfectly silly but well done meta-slasher comedy. That's going on the annual Halloween month horror movie list for sure.

Also, big thumbs up for whoever recommended Behind the Mask at the top of the thread.
 
2021-09-22 8:58:59 PM  

Shakes999: I'm sorry but The Hills Have Eyes is awful. It's technically a well made movie but I just find the whole thing repulsive. Honestly it's the rape scene that just turns me off to it. Alexandre Aja is a good director. I typically like his stuff and he knows how to effectively film some violence but I really can't stand this one.

So I've seen a lot of horror movies. A LOT. From all around the world and tbh, this is probably the best slasher movie I've seen. It is un-nerving, seat clenching and brutal. It is not for everyone. The entire movie hinges around a 9 month pregnant woman stalked by possibly the most terrifying female killer in all of cinema. And just to re-emphasize, holy shiat is it violent. But if you want a effective slasher and can handle the ride, strap in!

[YouTube video: Inside - 2007 - Official Trailer]


It's well made, but it's awful? I'm not really able to put everything you said together and make sense of it.
 
2021-09-22 9:00:15 PM  

Everything is Awful: I like the Friday the 13th movies, but they're... pretty bad. If you have to pick one to put on a list like this though, Friday the 13 part IV: The Final Chapter (HA!) would be the best choice.


If that's up your alley I'd recommend the Hatchet series.  It's more self-aware but also very over the top.
 
2021-09-22 9:02:43 PM  

austerity101: It's well made, but it's awful? I'm not really able to put everything you said together and make sense of it.


A good example of that is Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Stunning cinematography, clean editing, some top notch actors, and beautifully rendered costume and set design. Also the movie is a steaming pile of shiat.
 
2021-09-22 9:11:37 PM  

austerity101: Shakes999: I'm sorry but The Hills Have Eyes is awful. It's technically a well made movie but I just find the whole thing repulsive. Honestly it's the rape scene that just turns me off to it. Alexandre Aja is a good director. I typically like his stuff and he knows how to effectively film some violence but I really can't stand this one.

So I've seen a lot of horror movies. A LOT. From all around the world and tbh, this is probably the best slasher movie I've seen. It is un-nerving, seat clenching and brutal. It is not for everyone. The entire movie hinges around a 9 month pregnant woman stalked by possibly the most terrifying female killer in all of cinema. And just to re-emphasize, holy shiat is it violent. But if you want a effective slasher and can handle the ride, strap in!

[YouTube video: Inside - 2007 - Official Trailer]

It's well made, but it's awful? I'm not really able to put everything you said together and make sense of it.


Yeah? It's a technically sound movie but the content and handling of it is just too much and it's repulsive.

To Smackledorfer: Mentioning it is fine. Making 7 different posts about how awful a movie is,how you can't believe people enjoyed it, and that it's a slasher (It's not) is triggered. It's fine if you hate it but we get it. You hate it. There's countless other Slashers. Move on. Good lord.
 
2021-09-22 9:13:04 PM  

EdgeRunner: austerity101: It's well made, but it's awful? I'm not really able to put everything you said together and make sense of it.

A good example of that is Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Stunning cinematography, clean editing, some top notch actors, and beautifully rendered costume and set design. Also the movie is a steaming pile of shiat.


Yeah, perfect example actually!
 
2021-09-22 9:59:21 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: I somehow missed The Final Girls when it came out, but just saw it last week. What a perfectly silly but well done meta-slasher comedy. That's going on the annual Halloween month horror movie list for sure.

Also, big thumbs up for whoever recommended Behind the Mask at the top of the thread.


Behind the Mask was mine.  Thanks for The Final Girls, watching it on Hulu now.  :)
 
2021-09-22 10:21:42 PM  

skyotter: Another fun one.  The title refers to a "Freaky Friday" body swap of victim and killer -- that's the set-up, not a spoiler.



Happy Death Day 1+2 by the same director are also a laugh riot.  The conceit there is "time loop + slasher film" instead of body-swap (also the set-up and not a spoiler), and the two films may as well be one long story; the second picks up immediately where the first ends.

They definitely play it up for laughs, but honestly, I think it's a smarter send-up of the slasher genre than the Scream series.  It's less smug and more fun about it, at least.
 
2021-09-22 10:46:49 PM  

Flappyhead: Everything is Awful: I like the Friday the 13th movies, but they're... pretty bad. If you have to pick one to put on a list like this though, Friday the 13 part IV: The Final Chapter (HA!) would be the best choice.

If that's up your alley I'd recommend the Hatchet series.  It's more self-aware but also very over the top.


Thanks I'll check it out.
 
2021-09-22 11:05:07 PM  

skyotter: This was great, but they had no idea how to promote it.  It's up there with Cabin in the Woods for me.
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I came here hoping that someone would mention Leslie Vernon.  I'll second the recommendation for Behind the Mask, awesome film.
 
2021-09-23 12:43:07 AM  

Endus: skyotter: Another fun one.  The title refers to a "Freaky Friday" body swap of victim and killer -- that's the set-up, not a spoiler.


Happy Death Day 1+2 by the same director are also a laugh riot.  The conceit there is "time loop + slasher film" instead of body-swap (also the set-up and not a spoiler), and the two films may as well be one long story; the second picks up immediately where the first ends.

They definitely play it up for laughs, but honestly, I think it's a smarter send-up of the slasher genre than the Scream series.  It's less smug and more fun about it, at least.


Totally agree, on all counts. 3 great movies! And if I may add, even tho it's sort of a reverse slasher film, Ready Or Not. Wildly fun, lots of blood, and a hell of an unexpected ending.
 
2021-09-23 2:42:13 AM  
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