Halloween Slashers

So, for my post, I wanted to share with you all the Horror Movies I watched this October, and the ones that stood out versus the ones that shouldn’t exist. I watched most of these with my roommate, and we had differing opinions of, pretty much all of them.
I’ll also be ranking them from least to greatest.

The way I’ll Score the movie is by
A: Creativity of Kills, 

B: Plot/Story

C: Characters
D: Killer

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Childs Play

I’m going to be frank, They should have stopped after the second movie. Everything after that feels like fanfiction, and I’m not exaggerating. Two of the movies feel like a “Scary movie” Parody, and if you haven’t seen any of the “Scary Movie” movies, they’re just movies making fun of the plots of the originals. 

Heck, even the names sound like titles of Fan Fiction, and I’m specifically talking about,
“Bride of Chucky” Where Chucky reunites with his long-lost girlfriend, Tiffany Valentine, and Seed of Chucky, where Chucky just… Has a kid. It’s by far the worst franchise to have sequels. But I do think they had a few good ones in there. The first and second were decent. Good plot, good characters. And the last one, Cult of Chucky, I thought that one was underrated. I thought the plot of it was better than the rest, excluding the first and second. 

So, if I’m just rating the first, second, and first Child’s Play movie.

 

Creativity of kills • 4/10

Plot/Story • 6/10

Characters • 4/10

Killer • 5/10

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Friday the 13th

I only saw the first and second movie, so I can’t say much about the entire franchise, but overall, I really liked them. They were a little slow, but the kills were impressive,
(most of them) and the killer had an interesting background. I Won’t go into detail about any of these movies to avoid spoilers, but I will give a brief overview.

A group of camp counselors are looking to make some extra cash on the side, so they all go to Camp Crystal Lake. This camp is notorious for having misfortune and bad luck fall upon the campers and counselors, so it never gets much foot traffic. 
Days into their stay, camp counselors mysteriously go missing, or are found dead in the woods, or in their very own cabin. 

One problem I did have with these movies was the pacing. It felt very prolonged. It took a while for the climax of the story to arrive. 

I’ve heard that the franchise of Friday the 13th gets really out of hand, and I think in the 10th one The Killer goes to space, so I’ll probably stop after the fourth. But from the two movies I have seen, the first and second, I thought they were pretty good. Overrated for sure, but I’d watch them again on Halloween.

So, for the rating, 

 

Creativity of kills • 7/10

Plot/Story • 8/10

Characters 4/10

Killer • 8/10

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The Ring

This movie was pretty good. And just for clarification, I’m talking about the 2002 American, The Ring, not to be confused with the Japanese Ringu They’re the same movie but made at different times. Although both movies follow nearly the same plot. The original, the most movies stem from is the Japanese version.

Anyway, I liked The Ring. The story was really interesting, and the characters were pretty deeply made.

The movie follows a female reporter who hears of a strange death of a high school girl. She investigates further to find out that a rumor of a mysterious tape is the cause of death. After watching the tape your phone rings, and a woman on the other end says, “Seven Days,” Then hangs up.


The story was really interesting, and the movie has been adapted seven times into different movies or TV shows and fun fact, The Ring was based on a novel by Koji Suzuki. I’m definitely going to be checking that one out.


Creativity of kills • 8/10 

Plot/Story • 7/10

Characters 7/10

Killer • 10/10

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Scream

Fun Fact: Most of the characters on this cover look completely different in the movie. Skeet Ulrich has shorter hair and no facial hair, they didn’t even show Mathew Lillard, and Courtney Cox has a different Haircut.

 After watching the first movie I was obsessed, and that was only a year or two ago. Surprisingly I only watched the first one those years ago, and only recently did I finish the series. In total, there were six Scream movies. Each adds a new spin to the franchise.  Overall, Scream 1, is by far my favorite. The plot, and characters, ending. It was all so amazing. It’s at the top of my list of favorite horror movies.

In the Scream franchise, most often, it follows our protagonist Sidney Prescott being harassed and chased by a Scooby-Doo-looking killer, although he may seem cartoon-like with his costume, I assure you he is no joke. And by he, I mean Ghost Face. Ghost Face is a serial killer who stalks and preys upon his victims, making sure they die in agony as well as confusion and fear. He toys with his victims before making them meet their untimely demise. As for the rating of the Scream franchise, I might be a little biased. Oh, and to clarify, this rating is for the first Scream. 

The creativity of Kills • 9/10

Plot/Story • 8/10

Characters • 9/10

Killer • 10/10

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Anyways, I apologize for the length of this post, but thanks for reading. I hope that this inspires someone to start watching more 80-90’s slashers. It’s by far my favorite type of movie genre and deserves more respect. 

Author: William Hillman

I like Movies, art, and poetry. One poet that really inspires me is Treve Cemenski. Look him up on instagram if you get the chance. @of_a_hound And for random reasons here are my favorite actors in my favorite movies Robin Williams and Matt Damon in “Good Will Hunting”. Tom Hanks in “Castaway” Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman in “Prisoners” And finally, Michal. J Fox in “Back To The Future”.

3 thoughts on “Halloween Slashers”

  1. I always avoid horror when I was little because I was a giant scaredy-cat but as I have gotten older, I don’t only enjoy horror, but I have started to really appreciate the genre as well. There is also something special about a good slasher.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly about Child’s Play, they should have given it a rest 🙁
    I watched all of them for family nights, but once Chucky got that kid, I was done. Then they came out with Chucky the series on Peacock, I watched some of it but then stopped because it was just Pop Culture throughout that it got excessive.
    It just became too much.
    Also, the blog was a great read, I liked seeing the different perspective.

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