Assuming you have approximately 9 hours TO KILL tonight, go ahead and rent our list of 6 Iconic Slasher Movies to celebrate Friday the 13th. Apart from the candy covered Halloween evenings which serves as an awesome excuse to veg out in front of the tube and enjoy bloody good movies, Friday the 13th provides yet another opportunity to do just exactly that! Not that we need any excuses to watch horror movies, it just fun now isn’t it!?
So….go ahead and Crank Up Friday the 13th With 6 Iconic Slasher Movies
1. Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th would be wasted if we don’t open up the evening with our favourite freak who loves to slash his victims with a machete. Jason Voorhees gives silent types a bad reputation, walking around as the ultimate undead killing machine. There are over 12 movies in the franchise to choose from, so start with the first one ( the iconic 1980 classic) showcasing Voorhees’ origin story at Crystal Lake.
Everybody loves the mentally unstable Halloween killer who at times seems like a distant relative of Jason Voorhees, walking around very slowly while picking off his victims with a butchers knife. Michael Myers also dons a mask and seems to be immortal, even though he has been “killed” many times. Perhaps we should arrange a showdown between Vorhees and Myers to determine who is the most cunning serial killer. There are over 10 movies in the franchise to choose from, so start with the first one ( the iconic 1978 classic) starring scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis.
Remember how so many things use to suck in the 90’s except for this really cool slasher horror movie directed by Wes Craven? Smashing box office titles with a whopping $173 million, 1996’s Scream re-established why slasher movies are one of the best sub genres in horror today. Stacked with an attractive cast and excellent plot twists, the film also produced one of the best looking killer masks in decades.
4. Hills Run Red (2009)
The Babyface Killer from “Hills Run Red” captured the black heart and minds of horror geeks all over the world when the film was released in 2009. The serial killer was born from incest and locked away in a shed as a young boy where he cut off his face and stitched on a babyface mask in hopes of impressing his infamous horror film director father Wilson Concannon. Daddy dearest filmed The Babyface Killer as he went on a murderous rampage, but some audiences thought the killing scenes looked too real.
5. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Wrong Turn esque film features some of the best blood gushing disgustingness you have ever seen in a cinema released movie. The radiation deformed freaks from “The Hills Have Eyes” proved to be even more terrifying that the inbred rednecks from “The Wrong Turn”. Come to think of it, we should start a Kickstarter campaign raising funds for a “A Wrong Turn in The Hills Have Eyes” movie featuring creatures that have spawned from the deformed freaks. Who is willing to donate?
6. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
I’m sure that some of our movie geeks out there haven’t seen this little gem. Leslie Vernon is an ordinary nice guy with an obsession that has murderous consequences. He idolizes slasher film freaks like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, but merely admiring their on-screen work is not enough. He hires the services of a documentary filmmaker and her film crew to follow him around as he starts his own legacy in the hopes of being admired.