FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Oct 28, 2017

SHOCKtober: 61-42

Can you feel the excitement in the air? We're breaking into the Top 50, aww yeah!

The following films received EIGHT VOTES each!

61. 28 Days Later -- 2002, Danny Boyle
60. The Cabin in the Woods -- 2012, Drew Goddard
59. Deep Red -- 1975, Dario Argento
58. Friday the 13th Part 2 -- 1981, Steve Miner
57. Martyrs -- 2008, Pascal Laugier
56. Tenebre -- 1982, Dario Argento
55. The Babadook -- 2014, Jennifer Kent
54. The Birds -- 1963, Alfred Hitchcock
53. The Innocents -- 1961, Jack Clayton
52. Videodrome -- 1983, David Cronenberg

The following films received NINE VOTES each:

51. Bride of Frankenstein -- 1935, James Whale
50. Carnival of Souls -- 1962, Herk Harvey
49. Halloween III: Season of the Witch -- 1982, Tommy Lee Wallace
48. Sleepaway Camp -- 1983, Robert Hiltzik
47. The Beyond -- 1981, Lucio Fulci
46. The Ring -- 2002, Gore Verbinski
45. The Wicker Man -- 1973, Robin Hardy
44. You're Next -- 2011, Adam Wingard

The following films received TEN VOTES each:

43. The Brood -- 1979, David Cronenberg
42. Trick 'r Treat -- 2007, Michael Dougherty

How crazy is Halloween III? It's crazy! Not every day that you see a horror movie whose villain wants the wholesale slaughter of children, never mind that the plan involves masks that, when triggered, make snakes come out of kids' faces. I don't understand the science behind it, but I sure do love it. (That gif, by the way, is courtesy of our pal Jason over at My New Plaid Pants, who featured Season of the Witch in his excellent, long-running "Ways Not to Die" series.)

1 comment:

agent_of_the_8 said...

I always like to think that Cochran's druids were somehow connected/a precursor to the Thorn cult in the following movies for the Halloween series, and that while Michael Myers was the first "Shape" in parts one and two, there were other people (or androids) brainwashed (or programmed) to continue on a killing spree for some nefarious reason/s. =)

Oof, The Innocents... such a hauntingly good film! ^_^