Have people really never heard of "Motel Hell" or "Silent Night Deadly Night"? And no mention that "Scream" totally ripped of the ending of "Happy Birthday To Me."
"Cherry Falls" was supposedly much better before the MPAA forced major cuts but I somehow think slasher fans have built up the cut gore footage into something more than it probably is.
"Valentine" is another one that had much of the violence cut out but I don't think any added gore could make that what you'd call a good movie.
Gabriel Mann has a toe sucking scene in "Cherry Falls". Unfortunately, them feets belong to Brittany Murphy.
I LOVE "Curtains" starring bug-eyed Joan Collins lookalike, Samantha Eggar.
Ah, an old favorite: Motel Hell.
I've seen all of them except Curtains, Twitch of the Death Nerve and Blood Rage. I had heard of all of them except Blood Rage. LAME list.
Is "Curtains" worth renting?
"Curtains" has a few good moments and lots of dull stretches. It was plagued with production problems - the backstory of the making of the movie is almost more interesting than the finished product. But that ice-skating scene is good stuff.
It's kind of hard to track down to watch. It's probably on youtube and a VHS rip is available on one of those Horror Movie DVD Collections if you want to dig in the Walmart bins. No decent DVD release exists.
Seen 90 % of them too. But I'm sure that list is intended for folks who were not even born when most of those flicks came out. The only one any of that audience might know would be the most recent one 'Hatchet'.
Yeah I've seen everything but Blood Rage, which I hadn't even heard of. Love Curtains!
The best forgotten slasher movie is Just Before Dawn, which might not be as forgotten as it once was since it's gotten a DVD release and is on Netflix now. But I think it's legitimately scary, and has one of the best final girls ever.
Hatchet and Hatchet 2 are terrible. How could they not list Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon in that junk's spot?
I've never seen "The Fan", that Lauren Bacall thriller form the '80's.
I'm not really much of a horror nut, so maybe that's the problem, but I stumbled across both MOTEL HELL and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and I really didn't care for either of them. MOTEL HELL was difficult to sit through in particular.
What about "sleep away Camp"?
Or has everyone already seen that one?
I've got 'Blood Rage' on VHS tape. Bought it years ago for a buck. Still haven't watched it.
I think Cherry Falls was very underrated and deserved a better release than it got. And The Fan is pretty interesting R11. It has the gayest sensibility of any horror film (outside of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, of course).
Motel Hell scared the shit out of me as a kid, even though (seen today) it's borderline camp.
The scences of living people buried vertically with their heads sticking out of the ground and their vocal chords sliced freaked my shit out.
"Curtains" update: Synapse has acquired the rights to release the movie and is right now working on restoring the film from a 35mm master. They're also working on the original "Prom Night." Great news for slasher fans.
I loved Curtains. It was one of several Canadian slashers penned by future "General Hospital" hack Bob Guza.
What is the BTS backstory?
Here's an interview with producer/director Peter Simpson discussing the production problems. Basically, the original director shot a slow-moving psychological thriller that Simpson didn't believe was marketable so he came in a year or so later and filmed a bunch of slasher material to try and salvage the production. Also some good info on "Prom Night," another Simpson production.
The interview is full of SPOILERS so don't read it if you've never seen the movie.