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Monday, March 31, 2014

Death to Palisade!!!: Severance (2006)

Severance (Britain, 2006)
Rating: ****
Starring: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny

The early 2000s was a pretty good year for European horror: Dog Soldiers brought some spark back to the werewolf sub-genre, Shaun of the Dead pays decent tribute to classic zombie clichés and The Descent got creative by bringing us a new reason to be afraid of the dark. As for slashers, those years were a Godsend: Creep (2004) had us crawling through the underground subways to meet a deformed abortionist and psycho, The Last Horror Movie twists and turned our fave sub-genre against us and Ripper (despite my unfavorable views to it) somehow gathered its own set of fans.

Coming from the same guy behind Creep, Christopher Smith forges another slasher in 2006, dashing in some witty British humor and a sweet Action film backdrop that may not reinvent the sub-genre but entertains either way.
Opening in media res, two Russian speaking women and a fat bloke are apparently chased by someone in the woods. As the women fell into a pit trap, the other got snared and got disemboweled by a husky looking hand clutching a hunting knife.

After that cold opening, we then follow a group of seven co-workers from the European Sales division of Palisade, a defense military arms corporation, on a bus trip to a weekend team-building "Luxury Lodge" deep into the Matra mountains of Hungary. Early on this scene we can tell who's who that are biting on another's leg and those that are trying to make the weekend work, a fact soon to be tested further as, thanks to a fallen tree, the group is forced by their non-English speaking bus driver to walk all the way to their destination and then finds out that said lodge was more of an isolated and dusty old cabin. (With a free pie!)

Over the course of a single evening, the gang settles in and shares conspiracy stories about their lodge after finding Palisade papers indicating their involvement on war atrocities some years ago. Of course, for them this is all bollocks. That was until later that night, one of them spots a masked man spying on her room and signs of somebody's presence was found nearby.

Rattled, the group then plans to leave on the following morning, finding first a way to callback their bus driver while those that are left behind decides to continue with their weekend plans either way. But after finding their driver mutilated and left for dead on a stream nearby, and one of their pal's leg got caught and cut off by a placed bear trap, the office outing just got bloody as someone with a deep hate for Palisade is out to get snuff them off one by one.

While most examples of horror comedy often loses track on their flow and becomes an uneven mess, Severance managed to keep the two genres stable and fairly distributed as a tone through out the plot. The only thing that matters now is how well you understand and take in the kind of humor this movie have; the comedy here relies on dry wit and dark touches as people die in very brutal manners such as chopped off heads, incineration by flamethrowers and one nasty anal stabbing, and yet laced in with some comical backlashes that can't help but give you some chuckles such as exchanges whether it's okay to leave a what could be a dying man to save themselves or a scene where a freshly decapitated head smiles at the fact that his theory about beheadings are proven true.

Mind that this is all done without exaggerating the gore and over the top lewdness that are commonly looms over most slasher-comedies, thus breaking away from the usual clichés that proves to be a refreshingly bold move. Instead of loud annoying teens, the soon to be victimized are all working adults played by choice-cut stars that may have appeared on a UK broadcast before, but for viewers who're not familiar with English programming, these casts may as well be unfamiliar yet praise-worthy faces. (I recognize Richard as Tim McInnerny, though, from Disney films and an episode of the revived  Dr. Who series) The roles they play are fleshed out and (for most) likable, if not entertainly disposable given their fates, thanks to a really strong and realistic script (which reminds a lot of folks of a comedy show called The Office), and relatable performances.

Slicing its way in a quick-cut pacing and harboring a decent twist for a slasher villain, or villains, Severance has a distinctive flow that gets better as the movie forges further. Some hints of action and survival elements are thrown in the near end while still retaining some of the comedy and even brought up some interesting final characters.

In the end, Severance proves itself to be an slight improvement of the director's earlier slasher, and when I mentioned slight, I meant Creep was a great movie, but this is better! (I'm a big fan of Creep. I dunno but that movie works for me almost as good as Severance did!) Though some may complain that the jokes are a little too dark or may have dwindle down the cathartic aftermath of each murder, fans of smart humor and bloody good backwoods horror will sure to have something to remember thereafter.

Let's just hope it isn't a gold-filled tooth in a pie, or a bloody severed leg in an icebox.

Bodycount:
1 male slaughtered with a hunting knife
1 body seen buried underneath a mound
1 male found slaughtered
1 male beheaded with a machete
1 female set on fire with a flamethrower
1 male flayed alive with a carving knife
1 male shot on the chest with a shotgun
1 male ran through the back with a machete, shot on the head with shotgun
1 male shot with shotgun
3 males blown apart by a land mine
A number of passengers on a (passing by) commercial jet blown up with a rocket
1 male had his head crushed with a dropped rock
1 male shot dead with a submachine gun
1 male forced to sit unto a stabbed hunting knife to the arse
1 male shot death with a submachine gun
Total: 16+

Saturday, March 29, 2014

101 Maniacs: Admin's Top Slashers 80-71

*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!


80. Bride of Chucky (1998)
After his death through a giant turbine (my fave Chucky death in the whole series), the killer doll returns, patched up into a new Goth-Punk look and even snags a bride in this side-tracked franchise entry that puts Chucky into a realm of satirical black comedy thanks to the 90s Self-reference shtick. Not that it's a bad thing of course!

Bloody Best Bits: Apart from the Doll Sex? This exchange:

Jesse (Our lead. Referring to Chucky and Tiffany being sentient dolls): How'd you end up like this?
Tiffany: It's a long story.
Chucky: Let me put it this way. If this were a movie, it would take three or four sequels to do it justice.

Cracked me up every time!

79. See No Evil (2006)
A hulking psycho with a thing for plucking out eyes somehow returns after being shot on the head, hunting down delinquents tasked to clean up and renovate a murky old hotel. Simple and savage. Just the way I like it!

Bloody Best Bits: Bitchy shoplifters are always a pest and our killer couldn't agree more. His solution? Death by cellphone!

78. Maniac Cop (1988)
A classic Action-slasher hybrid that brings out B-flick stars Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell against a wrongfully accused and superhuman ex-cop out for blood through the city.

Bloody Best Bits: Who needs a bridge if you could just kill a guy with wet cement the way our titular killer did?

77. Silent Night (2012)
My advice on how to love this film? Forget that it's a loose remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)! Seriously, this holiday slasher boasts a pretty neat stand-alone comeuppance for everybody naughty in a small sleepy town as an effectively intimidating Santa slasher shreds, burns and mutilates his way through them.

Bloody Best Bits: Hohoho, where will I start? A spoiled brat electrocuted with a cattle prod, a thieving (and perverted) pastor gets some chopped fingers, a cool head split. My list goes on!

76. Wolf Creek (2005)
Three backpackers find themselves under the mercy of a deranged local with torture in his mind. Incredibly intense and grim despite it's low kill count, this true event-based Ozploitation introduces a new memorable face to the ever growing rouge gallery of slasher villains, with an equally haunting story to boot!

Bloody Best Bits: That classic "THAT'S a Knife" quote from Crocodile Dundee suddenly sounded painful now after said knife made a "Head on a Stick"

75. Slaughter High (1986)
After being disfigured by an April Fools prank gone too far, those responsible finds themselves invited to a ruse party years later only to be bumped off by a really pissed off nerd. An underrated gem with a fairly confusing ending, but boasts great kills for deserving vitims.

Bloody Best Bits: Nothing seems to faze these bastards: after seeing two or three of their friends got killed off, a couple had the audacity to have sex later that night. Well, let's see if three thousand bolts will do the trick!

74. The Funhouse (1981)
The Tobe Hooper 80s cult classic that dished out awesome visuals and a workably chaotic backdrop, two couples suddenly got themselves in a deadly situation when they became witnesses to a murder and the horrendously deformed murderer sets out to kill them off.

Bloody Best Bits: The grand unmasking. Which happens halfway into the movie but for a good reason...

73. Stagefright/ Deliria (1987)
A very basic slasher about an escaped loon sneaking his way into a soundstage to kill off all the performers there, what made this quite memorable among others of its kind would be the artsy flair, giallo-esque camera work and lighting, flavorfully mixed in with juicy, bloody red killings.

Bloody Best Bits: After axing one of their own in mistake of him being the killer, a group dwindle down by two when the owl-masked loonie tears one in half and eviscerates another with a chainsaw. All in one scene!

72. My Super Psycho Sweet 16 (2009)
Perhap's MTV's only worthy baby for me (wow, dare myself to say that five times?) a satirical take on our desires to see nasty spoiled bitches get what's coming to them, one bloody slaying to the next. Shockingly bloody for a TV film!

Bloody Best Bits: The opening murder, where The Lord of the Rink gets even on some jerkass and then his bystander girlfriend. Hence, luvs, why you should never hang out with jerkasses.

71. Idle Hands (1999)
A stoner comedy laced with supernatural shenanigans, zombified bestbuds who're too lazy to go to heaven (no really!) and one angry murderous hand. Yep, perfect Halloween slasher for the kicks!

Bloody Best Bits: Aside from seeing a band lead get scalped in public, there's something about evilly possessed puppets that gets me chuckling.

Friday, March 28, 2014

About F*cking Time...


Did I ever mentioned, among all of the horror icons I grew up with, none of them disturbed me the most like the Tall Man?
 
I have my reasons but now, guess he'll be coming back...
 
For all of us fans.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Not Another Teen Massacre: The Cheerleader Massacre (2003)

The Cheerleader Massacre (2003)
Rating: **
Starring:  Tamie Sheffield, Charity Rahmer, Erin Byron

I decided to watch this film just to answer my influxes as a completist; I've seen the first three of the Slumber Party Massacres prior to this one and as far as I can tell I enjoyed all of them. (Yes, that includes the much dreaded Slumber Party Massacre II. The one with the musical. In fact, I think I enjoyed that one the most!)

Deciding to finish off what I started, I watched this supposedly last entry to the series but apart from a cameo of a Slumber Party Massacre star and a flashback using a stock footage from one of those films, I'm starting to doubt that fact.

News of an escaped killer send local police out searching for him, hoping to prevent history from repeating itself as said escapee, Jeremiah McPherson, had terrorized their town many moons ago. Unfortunately, that may become the case when some girls get stranded in the middle of the road and found shelter from an incoming snowstorm at an abandoned cabin up in the woods. Soon, the girls are offed by an obscured assailant, which hardly used any drills at all. (Hmm, no drills. That's strike two.)

Hardly an original production, The Cheerleader Massacre is a sad attempt to do a retro looking massacre film, fueling itself with a high run of gratuitous nudity and sleaze while letting go of more important factors like story and, for a slasher, creative killings. As much as I love big tits and soft asses, this is hardly a sell for a film that should have been focusing on horrible thrills and brooding tension, especially for a movie that kept marketing itself as the third sequel to the original Slumber Party Massacre.

The plot hardly reinvented the tired old story, goofed up by a lot of holes and for being criminally bloodless with most of the murders either implied or very uninspired.  The only thing that shines bright from this (and this is a very small flicker of light) is that the acting's a little decent for a D-grade flick and there's some neat attempt to change around who lives and who dies. The reveal in the end's humorously twisty, though, with the least possible suspects popping up in the least expected places.

Would have, could have, should have; The Cheerleader Massacre tries its best to live up to its promise as a worthy entry to one popular slasher franchise but its lack of popcorn goodness and well worth slashing exchanged for nudity made for titillating twelve-year olds stripped this film of any good reason for a viewing, unless you're open for a bad D-Grade slasher film.

That, or you are a twelve-year old.

Bodycount:
1 male knifed to death
1 female impaled on a staff
1 female killed offscreen
1 female fell to her death off a broken rope bridge
1 male missing, killed
1 female had her neck broken
1 male hacked with hatchet
1 male beheaded
1 male strangled with scarf
1 female electrocuted
1 female killed
1 female drove off a bridge, immolated in explosion
1 female decimated inside a blown house
Total: 13

A Die Roll to your Death: Deadly Games (1982)

You guys can see it, right? Right?
Deadly Games (1982) (AKA "The Eliminator", Who Fell Asleep")
Rating: **1/2
Starring: Alexandra Morgan, Jo Ann Harris, Sam Groom

Going back to her home town after hearing the news that her sister died from an accident, journalist Keegan (Jo Ann Harris) decided to stay a while and catch up with her old friends who hadn't seen her in years. She also began a relationship with the local sheriff, Roger, who suspected the death to be far from accidental. True enough, somebody in a balaclava begins to stalk and murder women around town, each killings apparently inspired by a certain game that involved Universal monsters.

It's a pretty cheap and simple movie, Deadly Games mashed together elements of a thriller, melodrama and slasher horror, shifting tones from scene to scene that ended up with mixed results. At times you'll be laughing at the cheesy romantic approach as montages of lovey-dovey moments between Keegan and Roger play along a hammy-lined ballad, then the next thing you know, you could be on the edge of your seat watching a killer stalk and murders a victim. It's a good way to keep us from expecting the usual fare of slasher trappings of methodical murders but it admittedly killed off some any better sense of dread up until the last third of the film, which by then took a generally grim turn as those cheeky dramatics are suddenly dropped off and went on to something unsettling.

Since the film had no idea what to focus on, the entire run felt disjointed; the killer isn't striking and the murders are quite tame, as a slasher this is no sign of being a big winner and at a time I thought I was watching a made-for-TV production. But at least some of the performances around Deadly Games was good, just going off a tad questionable at times (her sister's dead and yet our lead just waltz in town catching up with some old friends as if nothing big happened) and there's some good camera work that goes quite well with the darkened scenes.

Hate it or love it, Deadly Games is a fondue pot of mismatched proportions. Some part worked but the sum of it all was hardly memorable.

Bodycount:
1 female crashes through a window, fell to her death
1 female drowned
1 female strangled
1 female buried alive
1 male shot
1 female murdered offcamera
Total: 6

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pop goes the Weasel. And Pop's head: Sloppy The Psychotic (2012)

Sloppy The Psychotic (2012)
Rating: ***
Starring:  Mike O'Mahony, James Costa, Lauren Ojeda

From Mike O' Mahoney, the sonovabitch that brought us that wildly entertaining Deadly Detour (2011), comes another slasher that doubles as a big middle finger to restricted and tamed massacres.

When Mike, a luckless man working as a cheerful clown gets a slight disagreement with one of his clients, the incident was reported and blown out of proportion to the point this poor sap loses his job. Going down a downward spiral, Mike goes on a drinking spree and ended up murdering a girl later that night. This somehow awakened his bloodlust and he soon rampages through everybody that wronged him, eventually working his way into killing innocent bystanders the further his sanity crumbles.

While Mahoney's debut is more of a straight-up backwoods slasher that follows the rules and cliches religiously, Sloppy The Psychotic is faster in pacing, better in acting, and hails a sizable number of random murders enough to have it considered as death porn. You would usually think a colossal body count is a shallow reason to praise a horror movie this bad but the direction in this had so much energy you can't help but respect it somehow, especially seeing that Mahoney himself multi-tasked this labor of bloody love as he wrote the story and took the role of Sloppy himself. (kinda explains why he and his star character share the same name)

The further the movie goes, the more erratic it becomes; some gross-out gags and black humor is tossed around fairly to even up what could been a mean-spirited shlock, especially if it pokes around in murdering mentally handicapped adults in wheelchairs and massacring an entire party full of kids with a lawnmower and a barbecue grill. The effects around these parts still looks a little cheap but it's juicy enough to keep a gorehound watching and goes by to the next quite quickly in its short running time.

The gripe around this is that, underneath the blood red goodness and charred-up kids, there's really no story. Like how The Final Destination is simply "just about " about survivors dying after cheating death or how Nikos The Impaler is "just about" about a rampaging barbarian loose in modern New York killing people, this one is "just about" about a clown killing people after he lost his mind being fired (and a little too quickly if I may add) and that's pretty much it. But if I had to choose one of the two, I would say Sloppy's more inclined to Nikos, for being sickly fun in an illogical, suspiciously convenient and raunchy term.
Yes. Raunchy.
It's not something that will appeal to everybody (and by everybody I meant normies and horror fans who prefer a milder approach to their movies) but if you're the kind of person looking for an easy fix for bloody bodycounting, then Sloppy The Psychotic is messed-up, stupid, offensive, inappropriate and really, really fucked-up DIY horror cheapo. Stick around for these reasons alone and in the near end, you'll love every minute of it!

Bodycount:
1 female bashed on the head with a beer bottle, killed
1 male drowned in a puddle
1 male stabbed to death with a bread knife, disemboweled
1 female found beheaded
1 male skewered through the arse with a cane
1 female skewered through the mouth with a cane
1 female got her throat mutilated with a shoved and pulled razor-lined handkerchief
1 male castrated with a bowie knife
1 male ran over with a car
1 male hit with a car
1 male got his head ran over with a car
1 male got his head blown apart with an exploding cigar
1 female got her throat cut with a toy-hidden switchblade
2 females and 1 male poisoned
1 boy stuffed inside a barbecue grill, burned alive
1 female shot
1 girl had her head stomped to a pulp
1 girl stabbed to death with a sharpened plank
1 boy ran through with a lawnmower
6 boys and 4 girls poisoned
1 male and 1 female skeleton seen
2 males shot
Total: 35

Granny Ruth's Freak-A-Porium: Basket Case 2 (1990) and 3: The Progeny (1991) Double Bill Review

Not sure if it was smart to franchise a movie seven to eight years later since its release but you'll never know if some people will still remember a screaming and mauling torso that is Belial. Frank Henenlotter, the mad mind behind the original Basket Case (and Frankenhooker. And Brain Damage (1988)) weaves up a weirder follow-up to his gritty little creature/slasher hybrid, upscaling it to the point of sheer strangeness and comical proportions.

Basket Case 2 (1990)
Rating: **1/2
Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross

Continuing straight from where Basket Case (1982) had ended, Duane and his surgically removed, homicidal Siamese twin Belial somehow survived their fatal fall and is now taken in to a hospital to recover. However, Belial recovers quickly and telepathically controls his unconscious brother into sneaking them out only to be rescued by a strange matriarch named Granny Ruth and her granddaughter.

Turns out Mrs. Ruth runs a home for freaks like Belial and she's more than interested in taking care of the twins, giving them a place where they will feel welcome and even loved.

For Belial's case, love seems to had wormed its way somehow to him when he finds a "beautiful" freak just like him. When Duane came around, he's a little uneasy with this new development to his already strange life but nonetheless decided to stick around fir the mean time when he falls in love with Ruth's granddaughter and when he, along with Ruth and the rest of the freaks, found out someone is snooping around to uncover them.

Granny soon plots to take revenge on those who tries to exploit the freaks' existence and she will sic Belial at them with a mauling fury.

You would think that a slasher movie made back in the 80s that exploited the concrete jungle with blood and violence would fare better, but Basket Case 2 took the franchise to an entirely different direction; while the first film did had its fair amount of cheese, it still had that dark exploitation feel that's gritty and downright disturbing at times. It had a serious side but this sequel decided to throw it out and replaced it with a more cartoonish and comical tone as deranged characters, exaggerated deformities and silly development that turn a promising and fairly original slasher into a black comedy with gore and bodycount.

Majority of the movie focuses on the brother's plight after their exposure to the outside world. They became an instant celebrity over the media as their notorious killing spree began to take effect on them differently; Duane wishes to leave and start his life anew away as somebody "normal" while Belial wishes to stay and be with his new family. The story tries to move further into the matter but the eccentric tone really kept it from going anywhere. More or less, "colorful" deformities these freaks have is a clear indication that we're no longer watching a real horror film until the last half hour where people started to get killed.

I may sound disappointed, probably am, but I will give Basket Case 2 this: it's still crazy fun. As a follow-up to a gory and offbeat horror movie, it fails, but as a deranged abnormality that tries to be fun as it is silly, it kinda works. The acting is a lot better (save for Kevin Van Hentenryck. Might just be his character, though. For a guy who's getting tired of living with a bunch of freaks he sure acts like one) and the effects are eye candy especially if it meant a better looking Belial, a house full of freaks and one strange scene that involves two torsos humping each other's sides. (not sure myself how that works, too) The murder scenes are kinda tame but a few of them are quite memorable.

Stranger than before, horror is almost lost in this unnecessary follow-up and it makes you wonder why exactly this exists. And yet here it is, Basket Case 2, entertaining you in an entirely different way while still being messy and messed-up.

Bodycount:
1 male strangled
1 male mauled offscreen
1 male mauled to death
1 male found with his mouth ripped apart
1 male had a portion of his face ripped off
1 female had her face mangled to a stretch
1 female falls to her death
1 baby killed in fall
Total: 8

Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1991)
Rating: ***1/2
Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper

And a messed-up story continues. Only this appears to be a lot weirder than the last.

Last time we saw Duane, he went crazy after finding out that the new girl of his dreams has a snapping reptilian of a baby fetus living in and out of her womb, accidentally kills her and then sews Belial back unto his side claiming that they're together again. (Answering your questions, yes, that counted as a spoiler, and no, I didn't made anything up in there)

A few months went by since this fateful night, it turns out Duane was somehow subdued and had Belial safely removed from him, after which their new caretaker Granny Ruth then placed the now crazy Duane to a quite room built into the house. She now explains to him that he's an uncle as Belial's deformed love is now pregnant.

Obviously after his stunt, Duane's not too well accepted by Belial's new family of freaks by the time they allowed him to be brought out and see his brother but thankfully that didn't stop them from tagging him along as they visit a family friend one road trip away from them, a doctor who specializes on treating freaks. One silly sing-a-long later, they reach their destination and Duane's silly antics unfortunately attracts the attention of a local girl whose father is the sheriff. When the local police force soon found out that the freaks responsible for the Time Square murders are around, they make haste on capturing Belial (or at least the next best thing, his babies!) for reward money.

Paths are soon crossed and this time Belial might not be the only one standing up against those threatening his family.

A little better in terms of eccentricity than the previous entry, The Progeny gave a healthier share of body weirdness and raunchy comedy that further staples this franchise's decent into black comedy territory. New freaks are introduced and funnier scenes showcased them singing a lovely song about personality, partying to celebrate the birth of Belial's babies and them finally making their presence known in public by ransacking (and placing a series of orders) at a local fastfood joint. If that ain't enough, we also have a weird dream sequence Belial had that may show he has a sophisticated side and a love for big tits, and climatic fight that kinda reminds me of that between Ripley and the Alien Queen in Aliens.

Then there's the kills; probably a the best in the franchise, The Progeny brought up some really bizzare murders as their cartoonish style bought up one hellish massacre that is both juicy and laughable.
My only complain here is that there isn't much characters here to relate to; Granny Ruth will be an exception to this claim. This character shined brighter in this sequel than she did in her debut movie, but Duane's been reduced to a bumbling fool who's trying his best to make up for what he did to his twin brother, and much of the "normal" characters are all jerks. Although seeing the message given at the end of the film, guess this was intentional and well fitting to the non-serious tone of the sequels.

While I'm still wondering the necessity of these sequels to the original, I'm willing to overlook this fact as long as I'm having fun watching them. Might be a bit of a rocky path to start with but it's closes the franchise quite well with this wild and imaginative finale.

Thank you for reading and have a Nice Day!
Bodycount:
1 female shot with a shotgun
1 male had his neck crushed until his skull nearly pops out
1 male bitten on the face and yanked until beheaded
1 female shot with s shotgun
1 baby crushed
1 male had his head twisted to the back
1 male killed with a metal claw
1 male killed with a metal claw
1 male mauled to death
1 male mauled on the face
Total: 10


Lucky Little Torso

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"