It’s time to stop hiding behind the couch and start getting ready for stabby stabby slashing time. With Halloween fast approaching, it seems only fair to share with you the best slasher movies for Halloween!
Of course Halloween was going to be first on the list! Naturally I mean the original 1978 version and not the remake, eugh the only saving grace that had was the fact that it had Danny Trejo for a good five minutes. Anyhoo, in 1963, Michael Myers, who was only six at the time, savagely murders his 17 year old sister. He’s locked away for 15 years until he escapes in 1978, on October 30th, returning to his hometown and continuing his lust for murder!
Scream is amazing, because it was a pioneer in the meta-movie genre. Oh and it is a bloody awesome slasher flick! Syndey Prescott is a high school student who becomes the target of a serial killer in (the now) famous Ghostface mask. The elusive Ghostface torments their victims with phone calls while picking them off, one by one. Aargh it’s so good. I love it so much.
Nightmare on Elm Street
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you! The film that brought you Freddy Kreuger, the creepy fiend who haunts your dreams oh, and kills you in them! Of course I’m talking about the original here too. The remake was okay, but it just didn’t hit the right mark. Plus this is the film that brought us Johnny Depp in a crop top. Freddy is one of the best villains ever created, this is a definite must see.
Friday the 13th
The first one, I don’t think there’s been a remake, at least I hope there hasn’t. Anyway, this is a pure classic, Camp Crystal Lake has been closed for years following the death of one of its campers, Jason Voorhees. The camp is due to re-open, however, someone seems to have an issue with that, choosing to instead, kill the teenage counsellors one by one, ensuring that the camp stays closed for good.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Although often playing second fiddle to Scream, IKWYDLS is a great slasher in it’s own right! A group of teenagers go out one night and as they are driving along they do a hit and run. Instead of, you know, helping the guy, they decide that it;s a better idea to chuck him into the ocean, because, reasons. A year later, someone shows up, dressed as the fisherman that they dumped, deciding to avenge the death, by killing some more…
Before you say anything, I don not count Texas Chainsaw Massacre pr Psycho as slasher flicks, because it’s less being hunted and more like flies getting caught in a spider’s web. So other than that, are there any slashers that you feel should have made my list? Let me know in the comments down below!