Tag: Slasher

The Countdown:  Top Ten Serial Killer Movies

The Countdown: Top Ten Serial Killer Movies

| October 19, 2016

I actually had a hard time with this list.  I like horror, and I like psychological thrillers, and of course there are plenty of serial killer movies that fall in those genres, but I also wanted to include some variety and present a list that represents everything I like about this very specific genre.  In […]

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Serial Kaller

Serial Kaller

| January 28, 2016

Before Serial Kaller even starts, it helpfully gives viewers a warning. The logo for Loaded Film, one of the production companies who made the film, includes the slogan “for men who should know better.” If you feel like that applies to you, heed the warning: you should know better than to sit through another low-budget […]

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Dollface

Dollface

| September 17, 2015

If you’ve been waiting for a sequel to Tommy Faircloth’s 1995 slasher parody Crinoline Head, your wait is officially over. A full twenty years after the first film, its sequel is out now on home video under the title Dollface (changed from Dorchester’s Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head, the title under which it played […]

Horsehead

Horsehead

| June 30, 2015

A young girl studying the psychology and physiology of lucid dreaming finds herself working through some family baggage in her sleep.  Jessica (Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux) and her mother (Catriona MacColl) have never gotten along.  Caitlyn (MacColl) doesn’t understand why Jessica is wasting her life studying dreams and delusions and not devoting her life to something more […]

Night Game

Night Game

| March 28, 2015

Two things drew me to Peter Masterson’s Night Game (1989): 1) Roy Scheider, and 2) the promise of some sort of hook-handed baseball-themed serial killer hacking his way through attendees of a Houston Astros game. Though I received only the former of the two, the film is by no means a disappointment, proving itself an […]

Mischief Night

Mischief Night

| May 21, 2014

Scream was released nearly 20 years ago, but for better or worse it continues to have an influence on horror film in general and slashers in particular to this day. Mostly “worse,” unfortunately, as screenwriters try to out-clever Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven’s original meta-slasher in hopes of replicating even a fraction of that film’s […]

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You’re Next

You’re Next

| January 13, 2014

Adam Wingard’s You’re Next was a huge hit on the festival circuit in 2011 when it was picked up for distribution for Lionsgate, who promptly confused hardcore horror fans anxiously awaiting the film by announcing an August 2013 release date. As far as inexplicable movie studio maneuvers go, this is about as confounding as they […]

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Babysitter Massacre

Babysitter Massacre

| October 10, 2013

Like the immortal anti-heroes starring in the subgenre’s biggest franchises, the slasher film refuses to die. The main reason for this is probably because it’s always been a good way for low-budget filmmakers to make something marketable without going bankrupt. This is even more true today in the era of cheap, high-quality digital video cameras […]

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Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition

Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition

| September 24, 2013

For many including myself, Halloween is a holiday defined by movies. To us, October 1st isn’t merely one of twelve days a year we have to drop off a rent check. It marks the beginning of a 31-day horror movie free-for-all that culminates in All Hallow’s Eve! And in that annual 31-day stretch, I guarantee […]

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Hatchet III

Hatchet III

| August 5, 2013

The Hatchet franchise is one steeped in notoriety. Adam Green’s homage to 80s horror first made waves on the horror scene with the first installment in 2006, but didn’t receive much fanfare except within the horror community itself. Its sequel received its fair share of publicity in 2010, when AMC famously agreed to distribute the […]

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