Recommend Some Obscure Slashers Please

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  1. Mattapooh

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    Just a few quick notes:

    I think Curtains is out in R2, but it's a bare-bones edition. No idea about the video/audio quality, though.

    Also, Murder Rock is really fun for the cheese factor alone. Plus, some of us happen to have a big thing for girls in 80s dance/workout attire.
     
  2. onebyone

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    What a great list so far, thanks so much! There are three that I had never heard of or seen before this, The Love Butcher, Cold Prey, and Flashback that I am going to hunt down immediately, but plenty more than I now have a taste to throw on again - even if I have to hunt down a download. Slasher party at my house!

    Who doesn't? That is one of the many reasons Aerobicide is so great too.

    PS Reverenddave is Midnight Movie Trailers your site? I really like it.
     
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    I really, really need to find a copy of Aerobicide. Can anyone point me in the right direction on this one?
     
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  5. onebyone

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    If you keep your eye on ebay, you can find them cheaper but it may take time. I got mine for $4.50 awhile back.
     
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    Thanks. I haven't updated it in a few months. I've got dozens of trailers uploaded on the server, but I haven't gotten around to posting them.

    Speaking of which, I've got the theatrical trailer for the recent Spanish slasher Tuno Negro (aka Dark Minstrel). It's your basic Euro version of Scream and IKWYDLS. But I liked the locations, setting and stylish shots (it's almost like a Giallo). The US DVD is decent with anamorphic widescreen and the original Castilian/Spanish audio tracks (with English subs).

    Another good one is Slaughter Night (aka Sl8n8). The US DVD from Tartan is pretty good with anamorphic widescreen, original Dutch 5.1 & DTS audio, and a couple extras.

    While the original Bloody Murder was a horrible crapfest, the sequel Bloody Murder II was pretty decent. Maybe it's the frequent shots of Tiffany Shepis naked, but I actually enjoyed it. Too bad the DVD has fullframe pan-n-scan video (which sucks because the trailer is widescreen).

    Ripper: Letter From Hell is ok. I think it's love-it-or-hate-it type of film. I liked it.

    If you've seen every Scream clone, and wish there was one more, then check out Lover's Lane. Anna Faris wears a cheerleader outfit throughout the entire film. If you go into it with low expectations, it can be pretty enjoyable. Unfortunately, the US DVD is lousy with a very dark fullscreen transfer. On the plus side, you can pick it up for around $5.

    I'll second the previous recommendation for The Pool. That was a fun slasher, and the setting was pretty cool. The US DVD has a nice anamorphic widescreen video.

    Shredder is another enjoyable slasher flick. If you're only going to see one "horny teenagers stranded in an abandoned ski lodge and hunted by a serial killer" movie, check out Cold Prey (listed above). The DVD has anamorphic widescreen and you can get it for around $5-$6.
     
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    If you can play multi region discs there is a film in the TIGON COLLECTION coffin set from Anchor Bay U.K. that is sort of a prototype slasher.It's from 1969 I believe and is called THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR (HORROR HOUSE in America).Set in groovey England ,the film has a group of modish teens discovering bloody horror at a creepy old country house.Ahead of it's time in some ways,it features partying youths,makeouts,drinking and a couple of nasty slasher murders,the first of which is one of the bloodier killings in a British film of the 60's.Has some creepy moments.The director later made MARK OF THE DEVIL.
     
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    I have the R2 DVD which is uncut. The quality is pretty much VHS, but I nabbed it on ebay a few years back for $2

    You can still order it from places like Amazon UK and Blah but it's a little overpriced.
     
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    Damn, you got me beat! I also have the R2 DVD but I got mine on EBay for $3.
     
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    This one bored me. Frankie Avalon is out of his element but still enjoyable. Everything else is blah.
     
  11. onebyone

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    Tuno Negro
    Ignorance Kills…


    A psychopathic killer selects his victims from the internet and begins preying on students at a university in Salamanca, Spain. The victims are selected based upon their grade point average - eliminating failing students.

    :lol:

    I have never heard of this one and I am sold already. I got a lot of horror headed my way now and I cannot wait.

    I agree that Shredder and The Pool and a lot of other suggested movies are a lot of fun. Great suggestions.
     
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    Reverend I loved those busty women in Backlot Murders. They look like stars of a Russ Meyer,Andy Sidaris or a Jim Wynorski film,dont they? I watch this on a regular basis.
     
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    Backlot Murders is a very fun flick. Even though it's cursed with a Corey, the Universal sets are a blast. If you really love busty women, you've got to give Bloody Murder II a shot. Shepis gets all kinds of naked.

    Speaking of naughty bits, here's a cheap plug for another one of my sites that hasn't been updated in a while. I've got video clips of Tiffany Shepis talking about her one night stint as an underage stripper and the full unedited cut of Jennifer Sky's NSFW scene from My Little Eye.
     
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    Here's a few more. These are not straight-up slashers, but still fall somewhere in the slasher genre.

    999-9999 is a well done Thai take on the Final Destination films. This is a really funny enjoyable flick. I don't think it's out on US DVD. The Thai DVD is region free PAL with letterbox video and English subs.

    Fear Faith Revenge 303 is another supernatural Thai slasher. The HK DVD is region free NTSC with letterboxed video and English subs.

    The Art Of Dying (aka El Arte De Morir) is a supernatural Spanish slasher based on IKWYDLS. I have the Spanish DVD which has anamorphic widescreen video, original Spanish audio and English dub and subs. I've heard that the US DVD isn't very good, but I haven't actually seen it.

    Tesis (aka Thesis) is another excellent Spanish horror film. It reminds me an awful lot of the Saw movies, but it's not really "torture porn". The 2-disc Spanish special edition DVD with anamorphic widescreen runs circles around the lousy US DVD with fullscreen video and burnt-in subs.

    Mondo Digital has an excellent review of Tesis, along with a great review of the trippy flick Nadie Conoce A Nadie, which is an amazing Spanish thriller. Even though it's not a slasher, you should really check this movie out.
     
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    I'll second that. Bloody Murder 2 is a fun "camp" slasher, one of the rare times where the film is 100% better than it's lame predecessor.
     
  16. MrVess

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    Humongous. Criminally unknown and whispering for a (legal) DVD release.

    Do you consider Rituals obscure?

    And of course Popcorn, as mentioned.
     
  17. WesReviews

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    A couple more...

    Funeral Home is a Canadian slasher...and of course, Canadians pretty much bat 1000 when it comes to the sub-genre.

    Then there's the early slasher/krimi, The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle. Alpha released it on DVD. Quality's not too great, but it's a very cool film. Very much a precursor to the giallo and slasher. I highly recommend it!

    As for reaaaaaally obscure... how about 555? Have fun tracking that one down, though! :)
     
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    ahhh dont watch aerobicide its shit!
     
  19. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    You know, I never really thought of it like that before. Deadline, Funeral Home, Terror Train, My Bloody Valentine, Prom Night, Prom Night IV, etc... are all pretty fucking good for slasher movies. I think it could be because a lot of Canadian slashers were made before the market was totally over-saturated.
     
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    Humongous is something I really want to see, and now Funeral Home as well. Thanks for that one.

    Anyone know who owns the rights to Humongous at this point?
     

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