Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

MSN--Top 10 Teen Slasher Films...

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

MSN--Top 10 Teen Slasher Films...

Old 02-04-06, 07:38 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,032
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
MSN--Top 10 Teen Slasher Films...

http://movies.msn.com/movies/slasher_intro?GT1=7756

Decent list, haven't seen April Fool's Day or Black Christmas.
Old 02-04-06, 07:52 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 17,273
Received 876 Likes on 614 Posts
Originally Posted by MartinBlank
http://movies.msn.com/movies/slasher_intro?GT1=7756

Decent list, haven't seen April Fool's Day or Black Christmas.
You should check out Black Christmas.

A Canadian film that started the whole slasher film genre as we know it today.
It scared the hell out of me when I first saw it when I was 8 (1977).

Last edited by Coral; 02-04-06 at 07:54 PM.
Old 02-04-06, 07:55 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Oakland
Posts: 495
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
cabin fever? the fuck?

black christmas and april fool's day are both excellent. black christmas being more excellent.
Old 02-04-06, 07:55 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Leandro/San Francisco
Posts: 7,422
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
April Fool's Day is a lot of fun and it's got a good cast.
I've seen all the others and like them but never have seen Funhouse.
Does everyone else think it's as good as msn thinks it is?
Old 02-04-06, 07:58 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Oakland
Posts: 495
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
its not as good as msn says it is, but Funhouse is pretty good. It has more atmosphere than most 80s slashers, but aside from that its pretty average. Of course, an average slasher is still better than most other things to me, so take that for what its worth.
Old 02-05-06, 09:50 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Up State NY
Posts: 1,886
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I love Cabin Fever, but its not a slasher flick

the original When A Stranger Calls makes more sense
Old 02-05-06, 10:02 PM
  #7  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,788
Received 111 Likes on 90 Posts
Glad to see Funhouse make the cut - highly underrated, IMO.
Old 02-05-06, 10:06 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 388
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Strange not to see Pyscho take the #1 spot, given it invented the slasher flick
Old 02-05-06, 10:06 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,262
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
10. 'The Slumber Party Massacre' (1982)
9. 'Scream' (1996)
8. 'Friday the 13th' (1980)
7. 'April Fool's Day' (1986)
6. 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984)
5. 'Cabin Fever' (2002)
4. 'Black Christmas' (1974)
3. 'The Funhouse' (1981)
2. 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974)
1. 'Halloween' (1978)

If one was to:
> Remove 10, 7, and 5 from the list.
> Move 9, 8, and 6 higher.
> Move 3 lower.

You would then actually have a respectable list.

Last edited by Matthew Chmiel; 02-06-06 at 09:30 AM.
Old 02-05-06, 10:46 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Mountain Biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,416
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DVD King
Strange not to see Pyscho take the #1 spot, given it invented the slasher flick
"Teen" Slasher flicks.

The Funhouse is definitely a good, atmospheric slasher flick, but not better than Friday the 13th or Black Christmas.
Old 02-05-06, 10:51 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 20,416
Received 704 Likes on 434 Posts
Love April Fools Day. It's got the Valley Girl AND Biff in it. What's not to love?
Old 02-05-06, 10:59 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,032
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
10. 'The Slumber Party Massacre' (1982)
9. 'Scream' (1996)
8. 'Friday the 13th' (1980)
7. 'April Fool's Day' (1986)
6. 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984)
5. 'Cabin Fever' (2002)
4. 'Black Christmas' (1974)
3. 'The Funhouse' (1981)
2. 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974)
1. 'Halloween' (1978)

If one was to:
> Remove 10, 8, 7, and 5 from the list.
> Move 9, 8, and 6 higher.
> Move 3 lower.

You would then actually have a respectable list.
What four films would you replace 10, 8, 7, and 5 with?
Old 02-05-06, 11:14 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
tommyp007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 6,424
Received 122 Likes on 82 Posts
I know What You Did Last Summer was always a fave of mine.
Old 02-06-06, 12:20 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,262
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by MartinBlank
What four films would you replace 10, 7, and 5 with?
Just to name off a few teen slasher films that are better than 10, 7, 5.

- Cherry Falls
- Final Destination
- Final Destination 2
- Halloween 4
- Haute Tension
- I Know What You Did Last Summer
- My Bloody Valentine
- A Nightmare On Elm Street 3
- Phenomena
- Prom Night
- Scream 2
- Sleepaway Camp
- Terror Train

And the sad thing is, I barely like more than half of the films on that brief list I included but they're all fucking better than The Slumber Party Massacre and April Fools Day.

And as much as I love Cabin Fever, it is in no way, a slasher film.

Last edited by Matthew Chmiel; 02-06-06 at 09:30 AM.
Old 02-06-06, 12:38 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 3,137
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Chmiel, you said to remove eight from the list, then in your next bullet point you said to move it higher. Where was the typo? Hopefully in the former, since Friday the 13th belongs on any list of the best slasher films of all-time. I'll also second your sentiments that while I loved Cabin Fever, it wasn't a slasher movie (despite all of the gore)...and I would've loved to have seen Sleepaway Camp make this list.

-JP
Old 02-06-06, 09:29 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,262
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
Chmiel, you said to remove eight from the list, then in your next bullet point you said to move it higher. Where was the typo? Hopefully in the former, since Friday the 13th belongs on any list of the best slasher films of all-time. I'll also second your sentiments that while I loved Cabin Fever, it wasn't a slasher movie (despite all of the gore)...and I would've loved to have seen Sleepaway Camp make this list.

-JP
Oh crap. Yeah, I didn't even notice that. Yeah, we can't move Friday the 13th from the list.

However, none of it's sequels belong on the list. Well maybe Part Four.
Old 02-06-06, 10:57 AM
  #17  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,421
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
If one was to:
> Remove 10, 7, and 5 from the list.
> Move 9, 8, and 6 higher.
> Move 3 lower.

You would then actually have a respectable list.
I agree with this, except I'm a fan of April Fool's Day. I'd throw in Terror Train and Happy Birthday to Me.
Old 02-06-06, 12:25 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 34,203
Received 755 Likes on 551 Posts
Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
- Final Destination
- Final Destination 2
These are not teen slasher films. There is no slasher.
Old 02-06-06, 01:18 PM
  #19  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,630
Received 17 Likes on 13 Posts
Originally Posted by DVD King
Strange not to see Pyscho take the #1 spot, given it invented the slasher flick
I don't remember any teens in 'Psycho'
Old 02-06-06, 03:14 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Carrollton, Ga
Posts: 4,809
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Yeah, I didn't even notice that. Yeah, we can't move Friday the 13th from the list.
I surely can, considering I hate any and all Friday films.

Not a bad list. Certainly a more competent list than many I've seen. Though Cabin Fever wouldn't classify as a teen slasher. So that should be removed. April Fool's Day is an underrated film. Glad to see it on the list. I would put the original Nightmare On Elm Street higher on the list.
Old 02-06-06, 03:39 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,688
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
On any top 10 teen Slasher list. It's not complete without My Bloody Valentine or The Burning. Both quality hack n slash ficks that are well made and quite frightening!

But otherwise,it's a better than expected list.
Old 02-06-06, 04:10 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 1,149
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by devilshalo
These are not teen slasher films. There is no slasher.
And yet, they mention Final Destination 3 in the intro as proof the genre isn't dying anytime soon.
Old 02-06-06, 04:59 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 34,203
Received 755 Likes on 551 Posts
Originally Posted by BigDan
And yet, they mention Final Destination 3 in the intro as proof the genre isn't dying anytime soon.
Then that should nullify the list right there.
Old 02-06-06, 07:06 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 1,531
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Coral
You should check out Black Christmas.

A Canadian film that started the whole slasher film genre as we know it today.
It scared the hell out of me when I first saw it when I was 8 (1977).
I thought Bava's "Twitch of the Death Nerve" got that honor.
Old 02-06-06, 08:02 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 17,273
Received 876 Likes on 614 Posts
Originally Posted by paradicelost
I thought Bava's "Twitch of the Death Nerve" got that honor.
Well you can probably go back and find an even earlier teen slasher movie, but I think Black Christmas was the film that got the ball rolling for this genre of horror films... at the very least in North America.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.