Saturday, March 22, 2014

101 Maniacs: Admin's Top Slashers 90-81

*As of 2014*

Inspired and tempted by this delicious countdown,  Here be my personal Top 101 Slasher movies that really stood out the most!

Note: These are in no particular order (save the last ten) and they're all personal picks, so, nope. Your faves or your order does not matter here! Muahahaha!...ha!

90. Toolbox Murders (2003)
A better effort from Tobe Hooper that manages to out-do the original crime-thriller shocker it is based on. Toolbox Murders took a gory stab as a "straighter" slasher with tenants living in a run-down hotel being hunted down by a messed-up looking psycho with a penchant for powertools and black magic.

Bloody Best Bits: Loads! Apart from the Sheri Moon Zombie cameo, we also have a dying chick somehow nailgunned unto the ceiling, death by powdered lye and a guy being tortured to with a hedge trimmer to the spine.

89. Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
A fairly basic slasher with scantly clad girls being murdered by a random psycho with a powertool, diverting itself from the rest for being one of the few misogynistic looking slasher films to be directed by a woman! She clearly knew the rules and how to make it fun!

Bloody Best Bits: After finding the pizza guy eyeless, one coed thinks with her stomach and wondered if the pizza's cold.

88. Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)
A sweet little revenge flick that had a slasher offing people who bullied him in highschool only to discover he's a dad to an estranged girl who ran away from her mum. Will he choose to be a killer or a parent seems to be interesting enough to keep you glued til' the ending.

Bloody Best Bits: A fatherly bonding between our titular guy who kills people and his daughter through a game of basketball. Plus that bit about two cops with a possible reading problems really left me in stitches.

87. Friday The 13th (1980)
You can't beat this classic backwoods slasher and the first of a very popular franchise in the subgenre. When the would-be counselors of a "jinxed" camp decided to re-open it, they meet foul bloody ends at a hand of a machete wielding sicko who may have a thing or two against the place.

Bloody Best Bits: Kevin bacon being throated...with an arrow head!

86. The Collector (2009)
Part torture porn, part home invasion slasher, The Collector runs through the entire plot with much gutso and mean-spirited tone that it's fairly scary and really cool. A would-be thief turns into a struggling hero as he tries to save as captured family from a masked man with a talent for setting booby traps in so little time.

Bloody Best Bits: After watching a couple fondle each other, the titular killer easily made his way through one of them by shoving him into a room filled with bear traps. Also, there's that cool "heated jar of roaches" scene.

85. President's Day (2010)
One indie slasher that's been on my list for a long time and the wait was well worth it as well-balanced comedy, mystery and gory kills awaits this B-Flick goodness following a student body election having its candidates killed off by a psycho in an Abraham Lincoln get-up.

Bloody Best Bits: I guess if  they're crazy enough to go off killing people just for a student body election, then chopping up a wheelchair bound candidate shouldn't be a shocker for our killer. For us however...

84. Redd Inc. (2012 )
You think your boss is hell? Then you hadn't met this guy. Kidnapping those responsible for putting him behind bars (which eventually leads to a mental asylum) a former company head kills off one captive at a time while going through them explaining his side of the story. Apparently, not all is what it seems.

Bloody Best Bits: The final fight. I won't say much so I wouldn't spoil the fun but our killer was really cool there! 

83. Dark Ride (2006)
An underrated creeper, teens breaking into an abandoned dark ride goes face to face against a recently escaped nut who traps them inside and proceeds to hunt them. Really decent scares and gory kills soon follows.

Bloody Best Bits: a rent-a-cop discovers a new meaning for "splitting headaches"

82. Terror Train (1980)
After a prank set up by some frat boys puts him in a straight jacket years ago, a killer somehow found his way back to their graduation party and kill them one by one. Sounds basic? Well, did I mentioned this'll took place in a train? And the killer switches costumes with his victims? And jamie Lee Curtis is in here? Paranoiac Claustrophobic star action FTW!

Bloody Best Bits: trapped inside a caged room, Jamie Lee has to defend herself yet again against another slasher with an axe to grind.

81. Stitches (2012)
Zombie clowns with supernatural powers was never been this fun thanks to Ross Noble's creepy performance as a clown gone bad beyond the grave, out to seek deadly revenge against the tykes-turned-teens responsible for his death. Sure wished there's a bigger kill count though...

Bloody Best Bits: something I'm glad to call "2 Men 1 Air Pumper"


  1. Friday the 13th is so low! Most brave! Really liked the Toolbox Murders re-do. Far better than the original.

    1. Yes, Hooper's last hurrah in horror that really mattered! Huzzah!

  2. Oh my god, poor Friday the 13th. <3

    1. haha, no worries, mate! A Friday the 13th movie will see the top 10 spot light!

  3. The Collection was soooo much better than The Collector, though.

    1. ...uh, let's agree for me to disagree, luv. ^^;
      The Collection is a little epic for its own good but I've felt like we've lost something in the transition.