Wow! This has turned into quite the debate while I was away. I think everyone has a valid argument here. We just want to keep the list on track so we are discussing some movies that just don't fit into the rest of the list.
As for what makes a slasher a slasher? I suggest you go and watch that whole list of movies and then report back to this debate. Those movies were not just "googled". They appear on the list because they are true slashers. I have not seen every movie on the list myself but I have seen at least 90 percent of them. So I can make a well educated remark on whether a movie should stay or go. I am only calling into question those that really stick out and seem out of place on the list. Personally I loved Inside. It is a great gory movie. I just didn't think it fit in with the others. It seems as if everyone agrees it should go on the list so I will add it on. I see a few other movies have been listed as well that should be added like Peeping tom and I know what you did last summer. I don't care if we go over 100, we can just add them on anyway.
Slashers have a certain feel to them. It can be hard to explain, but I will try...Usually the killer is unknown (Prowler), sometimes they have supernatural powers and are invincible (Halloween, Friday the 13th sequels, Nightmare on Elm street), sometimes they were abused as children (maniac) ,they kill a lot of people in innovative and unique ways (Intruder), The body count is high (The Burning), the killer might have a reason to kill, like revenge, but they mostly just kill randomly (victims are typically teenagers having sex, teenagers drinking and smoking, girls who check out strange noises in their underwear...etc)
They are not always rated very high on Imdb because lets face it...they usually don't have much of a storyline. Slashers are about the kills and the body count. Those movies where someone gets killed in a really nasty way and you yell out Damn! at the TV. They are typically mindless gory fun. Sometimes we get a good twist at the end though (sleepaway camp, Identity, Friday the 13th, all giallos etc...)
So does that make it a little clearer? clear as mud?
I will add the movies to the list tonight.
Last edited by DirtyGirl (2013-03-08 08:09:55)