SLASHER MOVIES : URBAN LEGENDS, Valentine, I Know what you did last summer, Sorority Row, The Collector, Hellbent.

  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jan 28, 2012 10:06 AM GMT

    Now i got into watching ( SLASHER MOVIES ) since i was a kid , i think the most memorable movie i enjoyed was the first movie ( SCREAM ) followed by
    ( I Know what you did last Summer ).

    Now this 2 movies ( SCREAM ) and ( I Know what you did last summer ) were pretty awesome ! the characters were great, storyline was pretty dark and twisted but it keeps you guessing who the killer in the movie is. * UNLIKE now a days u can easily tell who the killers are *

    anyway where was i ? oh yeah in ( SCREAM ) the ending 2 teen boy killers corner the girl ( SYDNEY ) at the kitchen right ! then those 2 started to stab each other for the sake of fame ( TWISTED ) . I mean those 2 guys were truly doing it to be famous all the effort they went through plus planned physical pain without the guarantee that they would survive the knife wounds to each other.!!!!

    WTF !

    In the movie ( I know what you did last summer ) story was like students having fun ran over a guy, dumps the guy in the water . Guy comes back kills them one by one .

    But the sequels 2 both ( SCREAM ) and ( I Know what you did last summer ) is pretty lame ( SCREAM 2 and 3 and the new one 4 ) ugh !

    Now how about the movie ( URBAN LEGENDS both 1 and 2 ) i say sweet , cool awesome humor scenes, especially ( URBAN LEGENDS final cut ) . The killer there was a girl ( following a killing path based on local urban legends ) anyway she is a total pyscho! hot but honestly that bitch is crazy hahahahahah !!!

    One moment ... i think the first movie was the girl killer, and the 2nd movie was the guy killer.

    ( the ending of the 2nd one in the mental hospital ) wow !


    HELLBENT ( a Gay slasher horror movie ) ummmmm.... not really a jump scare , much more of a chase chase chase, look hot, chase , look hot, blah scene . They didn't really show the motive of the killer, he is like a bunny rabbit that pops in one scene, then gone, then poses for the camera. I think the writers were like ( put a bunch of hot guys, make them run around talk about sex and be killed off, except for one ), the story of the killer isnt there, it felt like the killer was just a ( extra ) in the movie.



    ( THE MOVIE : SORORITY ROW ) " YUM " twisted , girls plays a prank on a stud thinking he actually cause one of the sorority row frat girls to die, they go to a place to throw in the body. ( The girl was still alive and all the girls are in on it except the guy ) . The guy impales the girl thinking she was dead, not realizing she was only playing dead. ( U guys got to watch the movie , cause this killer aint even related to the victim ) which is pretty cool
    cause usually the killer is the killer because he/she is avenging a victim and related to the victim by blood. * this time it aint *



    ( THE MOVIE : VALENTINE ) Killer turns to hottie, starts killing the girls one by one , those who turned him down during his younger years, he then went on a plastic surgery and blah blah blah ( ending isnt what u expected ) ( one thing is for sure prince charming aint always get the girl unless the prince is cold blooded killer )



    The Collector ( MOVIE ) - twisted its like watching ( SAW ) combine it with the movie (SEE NO EVIL )


    Speaking of the movie ( See no Evil ) the actor who is also know in WWE as ( KANE ) his character is perfect and the whole story is a nice touchicon_lol.gif

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    Jan 28, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    I find the modern-day ones are a bit too commercial for me, though "Valentine" is a lot of fun. The killer is very sympathetic, the heroines are phenomenally stoooopid (blonde heroine to her blitzed alkie boyfriend: "Adam -- are you drinking again?!,") and the whole thing has this vapid glossiness to it that's endlessly watchable. Plus, Denise Richards is an insufferable bitch, or, y'know, herself.

    Definitely check out the '80s cycle which is in reboot mode as of late: "Hell Night," "Slumber Party Massacre," " The Initiation" ("Death in the mall, y'all!"), "Terror Train," "Just Before Dawn" (choke on it!), "Black Christmas" (the original, better than "Halloween") & "Happy Birthday To Me" (insane ending).

    Also, get your hands on "Cruising," a rare gay variation that's ultra nasty and weird-ass.

    Do see the Italian slashers from the '70s and '80s which are templates for just about every American dead kids movie. These put your average U.S. entry to shame:

    The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
    The New York Ripper
    Deep Red
    Torso
    Trauma
    Seven Bloodstained Orchids
    A Blade In The Dark
    Opera
    Almost Blue
    Red Riding Hood
    Twitch of The Death Nerve
  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jan 28, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Red Riding hood is pretty sweet i honestly thought it was the hot guy, and not the grandma when the wolf first showed up
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    Jan 29, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    I also grew up on slasher films. I just love them!

    Halloween (197icon_cool.gif
    Black Christmas (1974)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    ...are a few of my favorites and all great slasher films.
    Halloween is usually credited for "creating" the genre, although, it does "borrow" heavily from Black Christmas, whether or not it was intentional is still debated. Especially now that the 1960 film "Peeping Tom" has found its well deserved critical acclaim. It also has similar tones and elements.
    Regardless of that fact, Halloween is still a superior film over Black Christmas. The similar elements were elevated in every aspect, especially in regards to cinematography and the score, which is unparalleled even today in the slasher sub-genre. Michael Myers has also become a memorable, legendary figure in horror.

    Sorority Row was also fun, I even prefer it to the original, well, usually anyway, but that's always dependent on my mood. Scream was sharp as well. I liked that film.
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    Jan 29, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    MarcBodybuilding saidRed Riding hood is pretty sweet i honestly thought it was the hot guy, and not the grandma when the wolf first showed up

    Thanks for spoiling that one for me. Lol.
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    Jan 29, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    I may be in the minority, but I loved Hellbent. I like the guy didn't have a motive for killing them, and that makes it more real and scary. There are psychopaths/real people that will kill for no reason. Plus, there was no identity of the guy.

    Another reason that I loved Hellbent is because it didn't have that point when it gets bogged down with the killer explaining why he did blah, blah, blah to the hero.

    More gay horror movies! It should totally become a subgenre. I am so over the virgin heroine. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • HorrorHound

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    Jan 29, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Wow - a message thread tailored made for me icon_cool.gif

    I'm a Horror movie fanatic - know my shit. & Slasher films is my fav sub-genre of horror. Moreso the CLASSICS though (70's-80s)

    Another previous poster made excellent rec's:

    Before the sub-genre was "slasher" in the late 70's, it began as the "giallo" film from the Italians before then. Giallo's were the sub-genre that rooted a killer w/ a secret to kill for, a unrecognizable identity, black gloved hands, sleaziness, sexuality & amples amount of flesh & blood.

    But, onto the American slasher film. Halloween jumpstarted it in '78, though Bob Clark actually honed it perfectly in 1974's Black Christmas. Superb film!

    After the success of both Halloween & 1980's Friday the 13th, every studio wanted their hands on the formula that resulted in a sure $$$.

    Great slasher films that followed:

    Happy Birthday To Me

    The Slumber Party Massacre

    Prom Night (1980)

    The House On Sorority Row (later remade as Sorority Row)

    The Initiation

    Terror Train

    He Knows You're Alone (tom hanks first film role)

    The Dorm That Dripped Blood

    A Nightmare On Elm Street

    Cutting Class (Brad Pitts first meaty role)

    the ridiculous but FUN Graduation Day

    Night School

    The Burning (a superior Camp slasher flick w/ a young Jason Alexander ((Seifield)) starring in it & a very young Holly Hunter)

    & the superb THE PROWLER


    Now granted, I was a fan of alot of these titles at a very young age. Lets say by 7th grade in 1994 I had seen MOST of these titles from the vhs video rental stores. By 96 when SCREAM was released, I was in Highschool, the VERY character obsessed w/ horror that was in SCREAM. So I "got" it. All the winks to the past decade genre, all the references, all.....I loved it.

    While I enjoyed the Slasher resurgence from the mid 90s: Scream, I Know What You did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Cherry Falls, etc....., they were fun & thrilling but ........ felt less appetizing. Less blood. less T&A!

    Since 2000, the slasher film was kinda dead for a bit. However, in the mid 2000's, one of the BEST slasher film NOBODY ever saw (as it was made in America, but has YET to be released legally in America) is the great film ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE. gone are ALL the 90s self-refrential dialogue (thank god!), gone is the image of squeaky clean teens - no, in ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE we get a film thats timeless & feels like came out somewhere in 1979-1985. Its gritty, unapologetic, intense, savage & violent. You even know who the killer is half way through! Its no secret. But what drives it is its simplicity & realisticness. This is the SLASHER film post - COLUMBINE style. It could very happen to any highschool clique on any campus partying off in the middle of nowhere. Yet, ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE still packs a Surprise at the end.

    Its a very relevant film to the time we live in w/ teenage bullying/social rejection. I HIGHLY recommend it!

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    Jan 29, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    Balljunkie saidI may be in the minority, but I loved Hellbent. I like the guy didn't have a motive for killing them, and that makes it more real and scary. There are psychopaths/real people that will kill for no reason. Plus, there was no identity of the guy.

    Another reason that I loved Hellbent is because it didn't have that point when it gets bogged down with the killer explaining why he did blah, blah, blah to the hero.

    More gay horror movies! It should totally become a subgenre. I am so over the virgin heroine. icon_rolleyes.gif



    Hellbent was fun & all - but my god I'd like a gay slasher film for once NOT to be about "hot dudes getting killed by a HOT killer" - it can only be done so much till its LAME.

    I want believable gay characters.
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    Jan 29, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    If you like supernatural slasher movies, then you should watch "Deadly Blessing" with Sharon Stone in a supporting role. And you'd have to watch it by yourself, or with someone who doesn't flap their gums cuz you might misunderstand it (from what others have told me), I personally love that movie, one of my faves!


    PS. it's an '80's movie
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidIf you like supernatural slasher movies, then you should watch "Deadly Blessing" with Sharon Stone in a supporting role. And you'd have to watch it by yourself, or with someone who doesn't flap their gums cuz you might misunderstand it (from what others have told me), I personally love that movie, one of my faves!


    PS. it's an '80's movie


    Supernatural Slashers are a cool hybrid indeed! I Love Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing! icon_cool.gif
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    AKA_B1GK said
    Balljunkie saidI may be in the minority, but I loved Hellbent. I like the guy didn't have a motive for killing them, and that makes it more real and scary. There are psychopaths/real people that will kill for no reason. Plus, there was no identity of the guy.

    Another reason that I loved Hellbent is because it didn't have that point when it gets bogged down with the killer explaining why he did blah, blah, blah to the hero.

    More gay horror movies! It should totally become a subgenre. I am so over the virgin heroine. icon_rolleyes.gif



    Hellbent was fun & all - but my god I'd like a gay slasher film for once NOT to be about "hot dudes getting killed by a HOT killer" - it can only be done so much till its LAME.

    I want believable gay characters.


    "gone are ALL the 90s self-refrential dialogue (thank god!)"

    ^This is why I liked Hellbent. The killer didn't take off his mask and go through a dialogue about why the other guys died.

    You are right. Believable gay characters being killed by a B-looking killer.
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    I lost interest in the slasher flicks after the 80s

    Scream was more of a SURPRISE flick than a slasher flick. Somehow the 80s really didn't glam it up which I appreciated but I was also growing up with that kind of formula so I didn't evolve with the flicks icon_neutral.gif

    meh

    Don't even get me started on that god damn Hellbent movie icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I've seen clips of The Prowler and the gore fx are amazing (Tom Savini's best) BUT is it actually a decent film to watch ? i.e is it actually scary ?
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    This is the "Red Riding Hood" I referred to -- a thoroughly bizarre Italian entry from 2003. It's one of those movies you're not sure that you dreamed after watching it.

    A teenage girl named Mary -- reeling from the death of her father and the neglect of her mother -- doles out a weird, puritanical justice in the dark streets of Rome with the aid of her mysterious confidante/accomplice George, clad in a white wolf's mask and cowl. Saddled with a shrill, actressy grandmother who kills her buzz and a dreamy tutor who stirs her heart, Mary is one messed-up bitch.

    This movie is craaaa-zaaaaay. Mary and George have their own swing-dancy theme song, all the adults are corrupt scumbags, the kills are super violent and over-the-top, and fucking peanut butter is wielded as a deadly weapon.

    Mind. Blown.

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    Jan 30, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI've seen clips of The Prowler and the gore fx are amazing (Tom Savini's best) BUT is it actually a decent film to watch ? i.e is it actually scary ?


    Whateveryo - THE PROWLER is an AMAZING well made slasher film! As well as the camp slasher film THE BURNING (both supplying gore effects by the great Tom Savini!)

    I love the Prowler - yes its taut, tense, etc .... some BRUTAL scenes!

    Though when you say "scary" - thats tricky. Audiences now think the ONLY way to "scare" is to have LOUD ASS jump music stingers (UGH - I hate this attribute). Doesn't make a film scary - makes the Director LAZY. Haha With that being said - It doesn't contain loud stingers or anything like that, but for the slasher film it was coming out in '81, it was & still is deemed one of "the greats"
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI lost interest in the slasher flicks after the 80s

    Scream was more of a SURPRISE flick than a slasher flick. Somehow the 80s really didn't glam it up which I appreciated but I was also growing up with that kind of formula so I didn't evolve with the flicks icon_neutral.gif

    meh

    Don't even get me started on that god damn Hellbent movie icon_evil.gif



    This is exactly why I don't have ANY gay characters or anything in my scripts. Honestly just doesn't serve the plot. I hate to say this - but in ALOT of cases - having the trademark gay character in a horror film is nothing more than a "gimmick".
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    AKA_B1GK said
    This is exactly why I don't have ANY gay characters or anything in my scripts. Honestly just doesn't serve the plot. I hate to say this - but in ALOT of cases - having the trademark gay character in a horror film is nothing more than a "gimmick".


    Its only a gimmick if you out them as being a stereotype, otherwise its just another body getting eviscerated.
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    Slasher movies are awesome! icon_biggrin.gif Scream and Halloween are probably my favorites. Gale and Dewey are hilarious in Scream.

    I liked Valentine too, especially because the girls who die end up dying because of something similar to what happened to them/the boy in the opening scene of the movie at the dance. I thought that was pretty creative.
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    May 10, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    i love this catagory so many slasher films to name that i love that were already posted by others on this thread