Monday, October 14, 2013
Slashers from 1989
While Richard was having The Vorheesathon he sent me a text complaining how awful Friday The 13th Part 9: Jason Takes Vancouver After A Long Boat Ride was and I said that I couldn't think of ANY good slasher films from 1989. He said he would have to take a look at a list to be sure, but offhand he couldn't either. So you know what I did: easy blog content!
The first things that popped into my head were Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers and whatever Nightmare On Elm Street film came out that year. Halloween 5 has a few moments that I really enjoy but as a whole is not a great film. I haven't seen A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child as I'm not a big Freddy fan but I think I have read it is not that great.
So I did some digging around and made a list.
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
Silent Night, Deadly Night III: You Better Watch Out
The Stepfather II
Las Vegas Bloodbath
Out Of The Dark
Phantom Of The Mall: Eric's Revenge
Return Of The Family Man
I'm sure the list isn't complete and I'm not sure if all of them are even slasher films. Out of the ones I have seen I do enjoy Intruder and Nightmare Beach. Actually I really liked Nightmare Beach. I've seen Clownhouse but I don't remember much of it other than it's decidedly unwholesome reputation. The Cutting Class disc I got from Netflix didn't play all the way through. Elves is the craziest film I have ever seen and Phantom Of The Mall: Eric's Revenge was okay.
Am I missing some films? Are there films on here that I haven't seen but should?
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