probably an unecessary disclaimer; i'm not an official film critic! i don't really know what i'm talking about! this is just my personal opinions on each movie. i won't go nearly as in-depth as i did with black christmas, and this doesn't include every slasher movie, obviously. just the ones i've seen. i'm also not touching any of the remakes, or we would be here for hours.
of course, this one is a classic. that being said, it's not even close to my favourite, but it also isn't my least favourite. the film quality is charmingly terrible, and jason actually isn't even in the first one. he doesn't show up until part 2, and his mom, pamela voorhees, is the actual killer in this one. that all being said, the acting in this movie is pretty incredible. it feels so genuine and from the heart. it's not a great movie, but it is a perfect slasher, with all the typical cheesiness and such. it deserves points just for how iconic it is, and for starting such an expansive series, giving birth to easily the most recognizable slasher. it's great to put on and chill out to.
acting: 8/10 filming: 4/10 rewatchability: 6/10 scariness: 4/10 funniness: 5/10 overall: 6/10
another classic, coming just four years after friday the thirteenth. most people know who freddy krueger is, and honestly, as they should. this is one of the better movies to come out of the slasher genre. don't get me wrong, it's still campy as hell, it's the silliest damn movie, but there's some parts of it that are genuinely chilling. the acting all-around is amazing, and even though it isn't my favourite movie, it has my favourite scene from any slasher movie. nancy is easily my favourite final girl ever, too. she's so badass. i also feel the need to point out that i don't find freddy krueger scary at all. he's just... wearing a christmas sweater, and a fedora. he really isn't scary. some of the kills are spooky, but he himself doesn't do it for me.
also, screw the ending. screw it.
acting: 8/10 filming: 6/10 rewatchability: 5/10 scariness: 6.5/10 funniness: 6/10 overall: 7/10
okay, this is unironically a good movie, and another staple of the genre. it's fast-paced and something is always happening, which i cannot say about some of it's remakes. while i don't find the image of michael myers scary, i think his behaviour and the way he kills his victims to be the scariest part. he doesn't just brute-force his way in and stab them to death, he spends the entire movie stalking, doing things where he thinks he won't be seen, waiting for his chance to strike. he's an amazing character. the whole film is just this growing tension. it's another great one to have on while you do something, or just to space out to. and honestly, it's good for a rewatch, even aside from that.
acting: 8/10 filming: 7/10 rewatchability: 7/10 scariness: 7.5/10 funniness: 5.5/10 overall: 7.5/10
this one isn't actually that funny. it has it's moments, and the sequel might as well be an actual comedy, but this movie is pretty genuinely intense. it's got a lot of really disturbing close-ups of bones, flesh, eyeballs, that kind of junk. it's yucky. leatherface- bubba sawyer- is suhc a good slasher. his deisgn is so original, and he's actually kinda spooky! he's wearing skin! holy shit, right?! the acting from the main chracters could be better, but it's not the worst. when most of your lines are screaming, it doesn't matter much, anyway. LOL
i would just like to say, the main characters had it coming in this movie. they're literally trespassing on private property. none of this would have happened if they weren't trespassing, so i guess that's today's lesson; don't go on property or into strangers houses, especially not without permission.
acting: 5.5/10 filming: 9/10 rewatchability: 6/10 scariness: 9/10 funniness: 5.5/10 overall: 8.5/10
this one is actually my second favourite. the thing with scream is that it... sort of isn't an actual slasher movie. i mean, it is, it counts, but it's also a parody of the genre. the characters all fit into their typical molds- the obvious killer, the obvious final girl, the blonde party girl, the cop who has no idea what he's doing, etc. i think the part that stands out the most is the fact that the obvious killer- billy loomis, in this case- has an accomplice, stu macher. he's an idiot, i love that guy. the movie is filmed just about as good as any other movie, nothing special, and the acting is mostly pretty good. sydney prescott- this movie's final girl- is actually my least favourite. i really don't like her character, for some reason. overall, it's a good slasher movie, and a good parody, too.
acting: 7/10 filming: 6/10 rewatchability: 5/10 scariness: 4/10 funniness: 7/10 overall: 6.5/10
i'm gonna be honest, this movie is only good for most of it. in the last thirty minutes, however, it jumps to amazing. i almost never rewatch it aside from that part. i don't really like haunted doll movies, and for the first hour it's just that. but that last half hour, that's when the actual conflict hits the fan. they spent an hour building up that the doll was alive, and that greta (this movie's final girl) had a shitty ex, and that greta is also attached to the brahms doll, and then in the last thirty minutes is when it all collides. it's a very, VERY satisfying conclusion after a solid hour of build-up. i generally don't like movies with a lot of build-up, i normally want something to happen so i have a reason to watch most of it, but the resolution at the end with this one is so good that i can sorta let it slide. the quality is pretty okay, it's a bit overly dark and a bit overly blue in some scenes, but it's not nearly as bad as it could be.
acting: 7.5/10 filming: 7/10 rewatchability: 4/10 scariness: 3/10 funniness: 2/10 overall: 5/10
this is easily one of my favourite slasher movies ever. it's so, so creative. this movie is literally a mockumentary from the perspective of the slasher, and the final girl is a journalist trying to study him. it's extremely entertaining. it's also filmed wonderfully- the fact that most of it is supposed to be found-footage-esque adds to the atmosphere, and then in the last act it switches to an actually well-filmed movie. there's also something to be said about the fact that taylor gentry actually forms a bond with leslie vernon through her time spent with him- there's some conflict between wanting him to fulfill his dream and wanting to do the right thing (which is, in this case, stopping him from murder.) it's such a wonderful watch and it's a little sad that it isn't as well-known as the others.
acting: 7/10 filming: 9/10 rewatchability: 6/10 scariness: 3/10 funniness: 6.5/10 overall: 7.5/10