WHAT’S THE MEANING?
According to Wikipedia, Slasher films is a sub-genre of horror films involving a violent psychopath stalking and murdering a group of people, through the use of bladed tools.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the Golden Age of slasher films was in 1978-1984? The Golden Age of Slasher films was influenced by the Italian Giallo films such as Peeping Tom and Psycho.The film Psycho has been named as one of the most shocking films of all time. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by Joseph Stefano, Psycho is a 1960 slasher film and a movie adaptation that is about a Phoenix secretary who ends up at a secluded motel after stealing money from her employer, the motel’s disturbed owner-manager, and its aftermath. It was released on September 8, 1960, and gained a cumulative worldwide gross of $50 million dollars. The movie stars Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles, and Martin Balsam. Psycho was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1961, including Best Actress in Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Cinematography Black-and-White, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Black-and-White. It has now considered being one of Hitchcock's best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars. According to Wikipedia, after Hitchcock's death in 1980, Universal Studios began producing follow-ups: three sequels, a remake, a television film spin-offs, and a contemporary prequel TV series.
#4A Nightmare on Elm Street
#6Alice, Sweet Alice
The first movie of Brooke Shields is this slasher movie about a preteen young girl called Alice that becomes the suspect in the killing of her younger sister during her first Communion. The movie became famous for the iconic use of a translucent mask and a yellow raincoat by the killer and for the use of a child as a killerMovies
Sleepaway Camp is a dark classic cult slasher movie that has what has been considered by many critics as the most shocking endings among horror movies of all time. The plot is simple, a group of teenagers in a summer camp starts to die mysteriously and the cause seems to be a strange secret from the past.Movies
This exploitation slasher was maybe one of the inspirations of A Nightmare on Elm Street due to its burned down killer ending with the life of the youngster that go on vacation to a summer camp like on Friday the 13th. This movie is one of the most terrific slashers of his time with an interesting plot and atmosphere. A hidden cult movie.Movies
#12My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine is one of the cult slasher classics. This Canadian movie is set in a mining town where everyone follows the legend that tells that a killer will start murdering everyone that celebrates Valentine's Day. When a group of young people doesn't follow the old tale and start celebrating the day, people start turning up dead.Movies
#13A Bay of Blood
A Bay of Blood by Italian director Mario Bava is the evolution of the Giallo genre to slasher, two genres with a lot of things in common. The plot tells the story of a rich countess that dies leaving a big estate as a trophy for all of those that want to get the inheritance. But someone is killing them one by one in one of the killing sprees with the most body count of its time.Movies
#14The House that Screamed
This Spanish movie by Narciso Ibañez Serrador is one of the precursors of the slasher genre and an inspiration for Argento's Suspiria. In a boarding school house for wayward girls, the girls have sexual escapades trying to avoid the repressive laws of the school symbolized in the figure of the head mistress. But suddenly the girls in the house starts vanishing and seems that there is a killer on the loose hidden in the corridors of the manor.Movies
#15The Last House on the Left (1972)
Dementia 13 is the first mainstream movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie was produced by Roger Corman and is an exploitation of Psycho, the Hitchcock movie. The movie is one of the first antecedents of the slasher genre and shows part of the Coppola point of view about filmmaking. The plot shows a well developed gothic atmosphere in which there is a murderer that is killing people in an ancient estate.Movies