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A horror podcast by two best friends, dissecting slasher movies... one by one.

 

THE LIST

Here we will rank all the movies we dissect. After every episode, we will add the movie to our list in the spot Ryan & Bee deem it is worthy. Every new movie brings a change in the ranking.

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1. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

An answer to the Post-Halloween craze this Valentine's Day themed slasher is one of the early examples of the slasher structure we now know and love. Small town, likable and in love young adults, and a town legend with a knack for murdering. Necessary viewing every Valentine's Day and for every horror fan.

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2. Black Christmas (1974)

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3. Halloween (2018)

Most sequels or reboots can get lost in trying to either pay homage or be so different from prior entries, they don’t stand strong enough as their own film. Halloween 2018 does not have this problem. As well as it pays tribute to the films before it, it does just as well with kicking off a new generation into fearing the deadly rath of Michael Myers.

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4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Kevin Williamson strikes again after Scream, this time in a small fishing town with an urban legend for a killer. Amazingly horrible fashion choices aside, this movie does almost everything right in regards to a slasher.

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5. The Burning (1981)

The Burning knocks off the original Friday the 13th, and somehow makes it better. Everything you can want in a paint by numbers 80's slasher that should go down in film history for the raft scene alone. Long live Cropsy.

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6. Happy Death Day (2017)

Described as Groundhog's Day meets Scream, this twist on the slasher genre turns its slutty sorority sister into a bad ass final girl. Full of charm and smarts, this slasher brings a new slasher trope to get behind, #GroundhogHorror.

 
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7. Urban Legend (1998)

Urban Legend is one of the best things to come out of the Post-Scream horror craze. The movie is fun, inventive, and doesn't take itself to seriously. Grab some popcorn and put this 90's slasher on for a great night alone or with friends.

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8. My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

A remake that takes the film it is inspired by and truly flips and reverses it. A dark and gritty take on the Harry Warden tale, this 2009 3D fare is menacing, brutal and almost terrifying. A great example of what can be done with the power of 3D to tear a part an unlikeable cast. Watch on a date or in a group, just make sure you watch it!

9. Stage Fright (2014)

In this relatively modern slasher, a true love for not just the genre but for musicals and stage plays, coupled along with slick production and some truly fun rock opera ballads make it a classic hidden gem. A bonus cameo from Meat Loaf and a handful of smart homages will make Stage Fright a new favorite and having you begging for more mash ups of the genres.

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10. Hatchet (2007)

Victor Crowley is the swamp ghost we didn't know we needed. A love letter to American slashers, Hatchet brings buckets of gore to the bayou with a cast you're happy to watch Crowley tear apart... literally.

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11. Bay of Blood (1971)

A proto-slasher by legend Mario Bava, it's hard to ignore the importance and influence this Italian Giallo has had on American cinema. What it lacks in clarity and storyline, it makes up for in kills.

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12. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

A shinning holiday slasher that focuses on the story of our killer and not his victims. A dark origin story of a tortured boy that turns to a delightfully fun and inventive killer Santa. It's so good it almost makes us sad we can only watch it every Christmas.

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13. My Super Psycho Sweet 16 (2009)

Who knew a MTV made for tv movie could be so killer? A truly millenium fare with a suprisingly impressive killer. If you can get past the cheese, your going to love this one.

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14. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

Inspired by Friday Night Lights & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (yes, you read that correctly) this 2006 horror film is oozing with teen angst and sweltering cinematography. The dialog is dated and a bit distracting, but makes up for it in its themes on the pressures of high school and being a young attractive woman. While it lacks the more traditional slasher structure, it makes up for with a great final girl.

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15. Most Likely To Die (2015)

A modern slasher written for a post-scream era, Most Likely To Die offers a great themed killer and enjoyable kills, but not much in substance. It's enjoyable and rewatchable but brings nothing new to the genre.

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16. Intruder (1989)

A slasher with a single location, a grocery store. Intruder follows the night crew of a small town grocery store. A small budget doesn't stop this group of talent behind the camera from experimenting. What it lacks in story and acting it makes up for in creativity and camp.

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17. Child's Play (1988)

Child's Play is a testament to the power of voice actors. Brad Dourif brings Chucky to life and helps make him one of the best & most insane slasher villains we have come across. The rest of the movie has some flaws in the slasher playbook but we give credit to Child's Play as an incredible prequel to what Chucky will become.

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18. Hellbent (2004)

Advertised as the first gay slasher, Hellbent follows the a group of friends as they celebrate Halloween. Hard to go wrong with a slasher set on Halloween that follows all the best tropes & gives us a shirtless killer.

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19. Blood Rage (1987)

A cult film that gives us an excellent 80's synth score, great makeup effects and a high body count. Other than that? A lot of laughable moments. Watch it with friends, quote the ridiculous lines and have fun because that is all this slasher has to offer.

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20. Curtains (1983)

A truly disturbing story of a man in power and the women he takes advantage of, Curtains is a strange & almost forgotten slasher from the 80's. A film troubled by forgotten storylines and miss direction, it doesn't get much right but when it does succeed it leaves you haunted. (Watch if for the #IceSkatingHag)

21. Terror Train (1980)

Staring ultimate Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis, Terror Train is a post Halloween slasher that is better at magic than slashing. David Copperfield's charismatic magic performances and the chance to see Curtis make it worth the watch. A killer with a poor motive and lazy kills makes it hard to thoroughly enjoy.

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22. Mischief Night (2013)

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23. Slaughter High (1986)

With a British cast and crew, this American set slasher is quirky at best. A repetitive score, deplorable cast and some poorly executed kills, this movie leaves a lot unfinished. Bonus Points for the truly exceptional motive for our killer, even if his actual kills end up a little lackluster.

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24. Mischief Night (2014)

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25. Cry Wolf (2005)

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26. Girls Nite Out (1982)

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27. April Fool's Day (1986)

A rich friend with an estate on a huge lake, only accessible by boat, invites you over on April Fools Day, what could go wrong? The perfect isolated setting with a cast of attractive 20 somethings, this film has been slept on by too many. Big on pranks but light on the slashing, this holiday-themed slasher is a blast.