Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wait? What? Huh?: Sidste Time (1995)

Sidste Time (Final Hour) (Denmark, 1995)
Rating: **1/2
Starring: Lene Laub Oksen, Mette Bratlann, Tomas Villum Jensen

Released just a few years before the 90s teen slasher boom exploded and nearly every country in the world wanted to wet their hands in blood for masked maniacs hunting down self-aware victims, Sidste Time (1995) is Denmark's own little jab at the sub-genre, pitting seven teenagers in late night detention against a killer loose in their school. All the while, the crew of a TV documentary show called Sidste Time, lead by reporter Mickey Holm and a single cameraman, is seen covering what seems to be the same savage massacre occurring at that very school. Stranger things are afoot and as the death toll rises one by one, the kids will soon learn about the horrible truth of their predicament and that there might be no way out of it alive!

It's most fitting to compare this movie to a Twilight Zone episode, albeit a very bloody one; while it starts like any other slasher, with teens collected in a ridiculously convenient empty school for reasons equally just as obscure, only to end up brutally snuffed off by a killer, Sidste Time (1995) flips the expected with a haunting twist that defies any grounded explanation as to what is going on here. Nightmare logic basically takes over the narrative in full force with buildings locking themselves up to keep the victims in, cryptic TV messages appear in units that aren't even plugged in and tabloid news groups start covering crime scenes almost at an instant after a murder happened. It plays with the strange factor, toying with ideas like the supernatural, paranormal or even psychological horror being at work here, teasing enough of an idea to suggests this title wanted to be a thinking man's fright flick.

If one would read in between the lines of the movie's climax, you may get a few choice interpretations of what's really happening in this one night, but it wouldn't be much of a surprise if the trippy weirdness of the story isn't going be anyone's cup of tea. Especially if it have the film ending with more questions left hanging than answered.

On a technical note, the acting is fair and I do give kudos to the amazing lighting and expressive cinematography, but Sidste Time (1995) do feel a tad dry when it comes to the killings seeing a good deal of the bodycount occurred offscreen. However, knowing the direction was more focused on making a psychedelic and psychological nightmare movie than a standard bodycounter flick, I can understand the lack of onscreen bloodletting at an acceptable level.

Overall, Sidste Time is a movie with definitely divided its audience; one could either appreciate its uniqueness as a slasher, or simply abhor it for this fact alone. If you do find yourself wanting something a bit more off than your typical dead teenager movie and wouldn't mind a mind-bending twist or two, then I say give Sidste Time a roll!

1 male hacked to death (flashback)
1 male thrown off a roof
1 female found dead with her face burnt against a stove
1 female found strangled with a phone chord
1 male beheaded
1 male found with his face slashed open
1 female found murdered, method unknown
1 female had her throat cut with a knife
Total: 8

Night of the Chunky Seminole: Hell Glades (2013)

Hell Glades (AKA "Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre" ) (2013)
Rating: 1/2
Starring: Aiden Dillard, Deborah Funes, Belkys Galvez

Strange things are abound at a Florida evergreen campsite as some campers are getting brutally hacked to death by a random tomahawk-wielding Native American. Those who survived are taken by him, Coowahchohee, a Seminole indian warrior of legends (at least in his own mind), who sets his eyes on making them his bride. When one couldn't cut it, Coowachohee decided to prey a gang of bikini-clad college girls vacationing at the same evergreens.

Least to say, Hell Glades is a pretty darn honest movie; it's a dumb slasher full of dumb people who're doomed to die at the hands of a disappointingly dumb maniac who we can easily tell to be anything but supernatural (as many characters in this movie (?) seem to believe) seeing his lair is nothing but a trailer parked in the middle of a backwoods opening. The plot is as thin as Japanese paper and littered with so many rushed editing that you can't help but feel rushed, with almost nothing of interest building on its run.

The cheese is high, however, so it goes on without repeating that the movie's corny dialogue and underacting will surely find an audience. The kills wouldn't impress any hardcore slasher fan but if they are open to tomfoolery such as this then it is their funeral.

Currently distributed by Troma as Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre, this uneventful bodycounter leaves an unimpressive mark that smells like a fat guy's sweaty jockstrap. Hell, even the rare yet dull Demon Warrior (1988) is a lot better than this so heed my warning, dear readers: watch in risk of boredom!

1 male hacked with a tomahawk
1 female hacked to death with a tomahawk
1 male hacked on the shoulder with a tomahawk
1 male shot dead (flashback)
1 female hacked open with a tomahawk (flashback)
1 female hacked on the neck with a tomahawk (flashback)
1 female hacked on the chest with a tomahawk, heart removed
1 female hacked on the back with a tomahawk, spine ripped off
1 female beheaded with a scythe
1 female hacked on the chest with a tomahawk
1 male crushed inside a toppling van
1 female hacked to death with a tomahawk
1 female corpse found
1 female hacked with a tomahawk
Total: 14

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sloppy Chunky Seconds: Gnaw (2008)

Gnaw (United Kingdom, 2006)
Rating: *1/2
Starring: Julia Vandoorne, Hiram Bleetman, Nigel Croft Adams

Ah, the "statistics opening". A sign that this is going to be a headache.
Wow, it's either I'm seeing too many of these movies or this one just forgot how to stand out. 

Once again, Europe's own youths are taking a journey to some peace and relaxation on the country side, renting a home who warmly welcomes them with an extravagant dinner table filled with meat-stuffed pastries and other home-made meaty by-products.

After setting themselves up for the weekend, the kids go through what is best described as an in-depth characterization as they go about their lives as realistic as they can in front of the camera. Pretty fair acting to be generous but it did killed the pacing, so what felt like forever was actually about 30 to 40 minutes on my watch. (And this is a 70+ minute movie!)

It's not too long before a killer in what appears to be a suit made up of hastily stitched pelts starts butchering them with farming and gardening tools, both man and gasoline powered, and stashing their flesh for food and meat pies. (Not like you can't figure that one out yourself)

Gnaw does everything by the book, which is at least something a good slasher movie should be proud of, but in its totality, this is barely the type of movie you will brag about. Or worth remembering.

Some predictable turn of events here and there, everything else is easily brushed off as your usual slasher shenanigans. Backwood slashers were always been the easiest in the sub-genre to exploit so it must be taken in mind that most people would try to do these films for entertainment and fun and I couldn't agree more! But I feel like Gnaw missed a few pointers on how to make a story worth remembering, even if most of its plot is taken from twenty other backwoods teen-killings out there. Sadly not even the killings, the very definition of this subgenre, helped since there isn't enough bloodletting to go around and the deaths are hardly memorable. (Well, unless you count the fact everybody's blood here appears to be black and thick instead of the usual watery crimson. Guess we're supposed to be glad these kids are dead, who knows what kind of disease they got in them blood!)

Rentable but you could do a little better. Better save this one for the slasher starter packs!

1 female had her gut chunked off with a knife
1 male stabbed through the back with a pitchfork
1 female disemboweled with a chainsaw
1 male had his neck cut and tongue ripped out, killed
1 female killed offcamera
1 impaled with a knife handle
1 female implied murdered
Total: 7

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

101 Maniacs: Admin's Top Ten Slashers

Here it is boys and girls, the final ten of my Top 101 slasher movies of all time!...or at least as of 2014. As of the first 91 (and some honorable mentions) you can catch them from the beginning here:

Inspired and tempted by this delicious countdown, the previous titles were in no particular order but now, the ten slashers listed here are ordered depending on their influence, style, technical ingenuity and, of course, entertainment factor as A to B-grade horror films. So without further delay, here are my final ten!

10. Final Destination (2000)
When it comes to this howdunit death porn franchise, nothing beats the original! Supposed to be an episode of the popular X-Files TV series, Final Destination follows the methodical deaths of the remaining survivors of a tragic airplane accident, which they avoided thanks to a random premonition.

Bloody Best Bits: The airplane disaster itself is the most terrifying scene I've seen in a horror movie in the sense that it is utterly realistic.

9. Psycho (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock's genuine cinematic masterpiece and the often argued Grandfather of slasher movies, wherein a thief finds a terrifying twist in her ordeal when her one-night stay at Bates Motel takes a deadly turn at the hands of "Mother".

Bloody Best Bits: The Shower Kill. Nothing can top that! Also the basement scene is the best reveal I've seen in a proto-slasher!

8. Candyman (1992)
Dream-like and very well made, the Clive Barker short-based mainstream horror pits a disbelieving woman against a deadly Urban Legend Incarnate known as the Candyman in this semi-romantic yet very atmospheric supernatural slasher.

Bloody Best Bits: Visiting the monster's lair. The rundown building housing a slumbering specter is all kinds of spooky and creepy.

7. Child's Play (1987)
While the original draft was supposed to keep us guessing longer whether the kid or the doll was doing the murders, this supernatural thriller/slasher wins a gimmicky landslide by having a sentient killer doll as it's monster, with exceptional special effects.

Bloody Best Bits: Plenty: the first POV murder for one is pretty intense, the creatively painful death by voodoo is another, and then there's that one creepy scene where a charred up Chucky slowly makes his way to knife a young boy.

6. Maniac (1980)
Depressing, very gory and infamous. Follow Frank Zito, an overweight maniac who prowls the night for women to murder and scalp. But when he meet a woman that shares some of his interest, will all hell still break loose?

Bloody Best Bits: Must we count? The first scalping scene, the shotgun decimation, the subway stalking, the graveyard scare. Take your pick.

5. Black Christmas (1976)
A chiller with a warm bodycount, this creepy proto-slasher features occupants of a sorority house getting harassed and soon murdered by a stalker that, unknown to them, already made it inside the house.

Bloody Best Bits: the Moaner experience (AKA the first creepy phone call). Not sure if everybody else will agree but I also found the rampage in the attic scene to be unnerving enough to be pointed out.

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The first and original of the powertool-driven exploitation horror franchise, this proto-slasher staples many of the most well-known element in our fair sub-genre, as well as being effectively scary and unnerving itself.

Bloody Best Bits: The backwoods chase, starring one hysterically frightened final picking and one hulking slasher with a chainsaw.

3. Halloween (1978)
Slasher movies' personal "messiah", being the very title that started the 80s boom of teen-hunted-by-killer flicks, John Carpenter's independent creeper and soon to be franchise tells the classic tale of a madman's escape and return to his home town to terrorize random babysitters.

Bloody Best Bits: The opening kill is all well and intense. Plus Michael's daring escape gave a great mix of panic, action and jolts.

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The first of the series and the most "slasher" of them all, Craven's immortal story of a supernatural boogeyman, armed with a knifed glove, taking his revenge against the parents of his home town by attacking and murdering their children in the place where they cannot protect them: their dreams.

Bloody Best Bits: Bed Fountain. 

And finally, my personal number one slasher of all time: 

1. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986)
Yes, I could go along with everybody and list down Friday the 13th (1980) or Friday the 13th Part 2 as my number one fave teen kill film, but something about Jason Lives clicks right for me. Could it be the fact that this is Jason's crowning moment as the indestructible revenant of pure hate? The double digit bodycount? The highly entertaining characters? A likable (if not silly) final "pair"? Or is it just because it's so cheesy that it's a perfect viewing for any fitting horror occasion?

For me, this is the ultimate slasher movie as it has everything you could ask for; a cool killer, a sizable kill count with imaginative killings to boot, some interesting characters, a few winks and nods to the sub-genre itself, a strange sex scene (interestingly the only one in the series where they're fully clothed on the top) and one of the most epic hero vs monster finale I've seen. This film is the very epitome of the dead teen film in its simplest and funnest so yeah, more love to Jason Lives! Admin's number one slasher of all TIME!!! (or at least as of 2014)

Bloody Best Bits: The Frankenstein-esque revival of our titular killer, Jason hunting down a paintball team, the eye candy "mirror face press", Jason roaming in a room full of sleeping children (INTENSE!) and, of course, Tommy Jarvis vs Jason in a flaming lake!

So there you have it, 101 titles plus 40 honorable mentions of the cheesiest, bloodiest, baddest and simply the best of all slasher titles I ever lay eyes on! What say you, dear reader? An comments? Suggestions? What title do you think should have gotten in the list? Or better yet, what's YOUR 100 Top slashers?! 

Mall Deaths Afterhours: The Initiation (1984)

The Initiation (1984)
Rating: ***
Starring: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga

My reaction to this title is not something I would make a big deal with as The Initiation is like any other slasher out there. Literally. My first viewing never put me anywhere and it took me two more shots (and slightly outgrowing my immature and shallow bloodlust) before I could at least appreciate what the film offers. Does this make the title any less deserving to be seen and enjoyed? Of course not.
Kelly Fairchild ( Daphne Zuniga) is one of the new meat for the Delta Ro Kai sorority. Her and other pledge's task to get in? Break inside her stepdad's department store during pledge night and steal a night guard's uniform. Easier said than done when a killer has recently broken out of a mental asylum somewhere and Kelly's parents (Vera Miles and Clu Gulager) are rattled enough to keep this from her. True enough, the murderer keeps the death toll in high and they soon breaks into the same department store where Kelly and her friends are staying and, soon enough, dying in.

The first bulk of the movie obviously has a pacing issue as more build-up was made to Kelly's strange condition, which involves her seeing a horrific vision of what looks like her younger self attempting to kill her stepdad (which looked like a carbon copy of Carpenter's Halloween opening), doubling as this film's shrouded little mystery to what happened some years ago when Kelly was just a kid. It lumbers a bit in this direction but once prank night comes, we set on to focus on a more exciting cat-and-mouse game with a derange maniac and nubile teens, inside an empty mall that echoed the same premise for the 1986's robot slasher, Chopping Mall

Frankly, I could give a humble kudos to the mystery of killer's identity, being one of the few good reason to see this film as it did pretty well on hiding it within the elusive plot twists. There's a good combination of lighting and cinematography to keep this movie looking sleek and then there's the crazy atmosphere that often shifts back and forth from being cheesy to downright heavy. Acting-wise, the character cast was a big factor to the flow, providing many outrageous moments (check out one dude's costume for a house party) and intrigue to the story. When it comes to the kills though, the special effects department didn't offer anything more elaborate than simple garden tool stabbings, but they're still freshly red enough to satisfy a humble slasher fan.

On the outside, The Initiation is simply another campus slasher that sets out everything you knew and loved about the sub-genre, doing a few extra mile on its part to flesh out a unique story, at least as much as they could. It's not going to work for everybody but its simple B-grade plotting and gradable cheese factor is surely something for the right fan and slasher completists alike.

1 female stabbed to death with a garden fork
1 male stabbed on the neck with a garden fork, decapitated with a machete
1 male stabbed on the chest with a garden fork
1 male hacked on the head with a hatchet
1 female shot through with an arrow
1 male found with throat cut
1 female knifed to death
1 male shot on the side with a harpoon
1 female murdered offcamera
1 female shot
Total: 10

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Welcome the Storm bringer: A Day of Judgement (1981)

A Day of Judgement (AKA "Stormbringer") (1981)
Rating: **
Starring:  William T. Hicks, Harris Bloodworth, Deborah Bloodworth

I say a lot of times around here that I'm a religious skeptic; I believe in a higher power but I don't see and believe in a single true religion or belief, thus making me a very open kind of guy. 

Now, can I say the same for my bodycount viewings? Honestly, though I would like some variation from your standard "teens go to a bad place then die horribly", a movie of this formulaic sub-genre has to do something really worthwhile to satisfy my bloodlust. Thus my curiosity peaked when I read about this Pro-Christian slasher, where most reviews are overwhelmingly negative. Will its preachy taters show me otherwise or will I join the many who consider this as utter garbage?

It's America in the 1920s and we follow a series of individuals who are busy living their lives tainted with sin; we have two scheming lovers, a greedy bank owner who's trying to run out a poor farmer from his home, a businessman who forces his parents to a retirement home in order to get their property, a brother who blames every ill turn in his life at his kin, and a grumpy old woman who poisons a pet goat. This sad display of Godlessness forces a local priest to move out of town but in his journey, he spots a ghostly specter moving towards town in a horse carriage, wielding a huge scythe. This is the Stormbringer and he is in his way to reap the evil out of this town one sinner at a time.

This may sound like your average death counter but A Day of Judgement is less of that and more of your preachy Sunday special, jumping back and forth from one focused character to another, some of them barely interacting with the other and simply goes forth on their own story in a direction not entirely different from the anthology Trick'R Treat (2007). With a low-budget look and hasty-looking editing, the movie spends more of its time showing us how deserving these people are of being sent to hell, to the point it's melodramatic and the horror happening only in the last minute in each "segment". Unsurprisingly, said horrors are also rushed and disappointingly dry with only one scene wherein a scythe was put to use and the rest being either tame or done off camera.

With much of its running time (100 minutes!) focusing on building characters and their assorted schemes, it's no surprise why this movie is such a drag for many true slasher fans. Personally, however, I come to appreciate the intentions of the film (I mean how often do you see the Ten Commandments listed for you in a horror movie before the ending credits roll?) but this is one of those times when they overcook the motif and simply messed up the entire movie. I could still give kudos to the props and the wonderful setting they have that sides well with the story's supposed time era (impressive given the budget) but the totality barely had enough to even give A Day of Judgment a passing remark.

I'm not saying this is a bad movie but I really can't recommend this to just anyone. The overly religious theme sided with two-third plot ratio that's made up of pure Sunday school dramatics will surely scurry off viewers who do not share a similar belief, or at least those who don't have the patience to sit through it. But if you're curious to see how Christians take on a cheesy "slasher film" in the early days then this is a fine example that you could check out. 

Of course if you want real Christian-themed slashers then I suggest Alice, Sweet Alice (1976), Babysitter Wanted (2010) or the epic End of The Line (2009)

1 elderly female dragged into the earth
1 male shot himself with a shotgun
1 male hits his head on a hearth
1 male murdered offcamera
1 male shot
1 female shot
1 male and 1 female burned to death
1 male beheaded with a scythe
Total: 9

Friday, July 18, 2014

101 Maniacs: The Honorables

Before I find the time to post the last ten of this list, let me first thank you all for sticking with the list. I know some of you may find my choices "questionable" but we all have our reasons and the best thing about this sub-genre is that it's so malleable it's quite exciting.

Now here be 40 of the many slashers i've seen over the years that could have gotten into the 101 listing but didn't due to several reasons; I either forgotten about them, just seen it recently or replaced in favor of another title. Still, this doesn't mean these movies are not recommendable. If anything, I would really suggest you all reading this to give the listed titles a try or at least give it a chance! Again, this list is in no particular order.
Here is the real list:

Curse of Chucky (2013)- The sixth entry to the Child's Play franchise, the killer doll returns solo in another round of mayhem terrorizing occupants and guests inside a gothic mansion.
Shredder (2003)- teens out for a shredding good time on a snowy resort gets picked off by the ultimate hater.
Prison (1988)- one part ghost story, one part gory slasher, inmates of a newly re-opened prison starts to die off one by one in a series of gruesome accidents of the supernatural kind.
Scream 3 (2000)- Perhaps my personal fave among the Scream sequels, this entry had Sidney and her surviving friends investigate another string of Ghostface murders, this time in the midst of the production of a fictional slasher movie based on the killings.
Baby Blues (2008)- an infamous "slasher" involving a mother suffering from Postpartum Disorder stalking and killing her own children in gory ends.
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)- The cheesiest entry in the series and perhaps the closest on being a straight slasher, the supposedly deceased Maniac Cop returns as a revenant hellbent on avenging a wrongfully accused police woman. (And possibly winning her heart~)
Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning (1985)- A follow-up after Jason Voorhees' supposed death, this entry had a survivor coping from the killer's attack but soon finds out that some nightmares just won't end.
Student Bodies (1981)- a slasher spoof that features an asthmatic killer bumping off horny teenagers with paper clips, giant garbage bags and horse head bookends.
Rituals (1977)- An epic survival piece about five men on a wilderness trip face not only the trials of mother nature herself, but also the wrath of an insane stalker.
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers- One of the most Halloween-ish among the sequels and arguably underrated, The Shape returns to Haddonfield once again, this time setting his eyes on a new set of family who maybe carrying the last of his bloodline.
The Hitcher (1986)- A slasher-friendly thriller about a man and his stalker, an enigmatic hitchhiker who wants nothing more than to toy around with his prey and killing all of those who gets in the way.
Popcorn (1991)- An underrated piece of 90s slasherdom, film students working on reviving an old theatre by playing a series of gimmicky horror films get methodically killed by a maniac with a talent for disguises.
Anatomie (2000)- A German thriller/slasher hybrid of sorts that had a newly admitted medical student investigate what possibly be a series of murder conspiracies.
Psycho Cop 2/ Pyscho Cop Returns (1993)- an uber cheesy follow-up to a dreck of a slasher film, this time around the Satanic killer cop returns to bump off late-night party goers in a high-rise office.
Night School (1981)- a motorbike gear-wearing headhunter goes on a hunt for women in this cheesy slasher-esque thriller.
Scarecrows (1988)- A group of thieves and their hostages become trapped in an abandoned farm land where the scarecrows do anything else but scare people.
Violent Midnight (1962)- a proto-slasher that delivers plenty of intrigue and teen slayings as a mysterious murder ignites an investigation that centers on an artist who may be have something to do with it.
Final Destination 3 (2006)- The goriest entry to the infamous howdunit franchise follows lucky survivors of a roller coaster accident biting the big one in the most terrible and unimaginable ways.
Macabre/Darah (2010)- The Indonesian answer to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a group of partying thespians celebrating the leave of one of their friends takes a fatal turn on helping an estranged woman, whose family turns out to be ritualistic cannibals.
Death Bell (2006)- A Korean torture porn-slasher blend,  Students and teachers find themselves trapped inside their own campus as a maniac starts to torture and kill off from the group everytime they fail to answer a riddle.
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)- A very popcorn-friendly, plotless bodycounter that follows partying teens celebrating a local holiday but soon have to fight for their lives against something murderously angry.
Santa's Slay (2005)- A holiday slasher of comedic proportions that twists the tale of Santa Claus, here the son of the Devil Himself whose 1000 years of good servitude comes to an end, thus freeing him to do whatever killings he wants.
Leprechaun 3 (1995)-perhaps the best in the franchise, the evil Leprechaun finds himself free in the greedy pothole of Las Vegas, murdering all of those exploiting his gold.
Tormented (2009)- A United Kingdom released supernatural revenge hocus wherein bullies of a murdered classmate start to get killed one by one by something with a grudge.
Dead And Buried (1981)- A strange mix of zombie, occult and slasher-lite slayings, residents of a small town starts to act strangely around visitors, eventually killing them, but only to have said victims come back in one piece with a new murderous personality.
The Strangers (2009)- a couple alone in their cabin one night are terrorized by a trio of masked hoodlums.
Murder Loves Killers Too (2009)- A proud shot-on-video slasher where teens are murdered by an uninspired looking psycho with a sexual problem.
HARDWARE (1990)- An artsy scifi British-American thriller which features a self-repairing robotic assailant terrorizing the lone occupant of an apartment, all the while murdering all those who interfere.
Dream Home (2010)- Hong Kong's drama/slasher hybrid wherein a killer methodically slays anybody staying inside a highrise apartment, all the while featuring their story in flashbacks leading to the killings.
Dr. Giggles (1992)- an uber cheesy comedic slasher that has a deranged maniac donning himself as a doctor, on a mission to take revenge on a town that shunned him away.
Scalps (1983)- A slow-burning fondue of supernatural slayings as the spirit of a bloodlusting Native American warrior terrorizes a group of young archeologists, leading to an orgy of killings.
Night Warning (1983)- a strange slasher that tackles homophobia and incestious attraction as a maddened aunt do anything in her power to keep an adopted nephew all to herself, all the while taking the attention of a gay-bashing detective who's more than willing to do anything to prove his accusations right.
Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre  (2009)-Iceland's first splatter movie that follows the ordeals of a group of multi-national whale-watching tourists as they ran afoul against a trio of insane fishbillies.
May (2002)- more part teen drama and psychological nightmare than a slasher, Angela Bettis stars as a disturbed and lonely woman who will do anything to find the perfect friend.
The Fog (1980)- John Carpenter's ghost/slasher hybrid pits a small fishing town against a supernatural fog that hides something sinister and very deadly.
Hunter's Blood (1987)- What should have been a hunting trip ends up for a fight for survival as a group of men find themselves targeted by a family of insane hillbillies.
Them/ Ils (2006)- France's home invasion thriller features a couple fending for their lives as hooded goons have them hunted and cornered inside their own home.
Serial Mom (1992)- Kathleen Turner takes the role of a surburban Housewife who moonlights as a serial killer with anger and norm issues, who in turn becomes a celebrity of the odd kind.
Creep (2004)- Trapped in a London subway station, a woman finds herself in a nightmarish situation where a deformed killer stalks her in a hidden underground domain.