Stalk and Slash: The Top 50 Slasher Movies of All Time, PT. IV

So far we’ve counted down the best slasher movies of all time from Number 50 to 21. In Part Four of the countdown, we’re paring down the potential list to the cream of the crop. As we list off Numbers 20 to 11 of the best slashers in horror, there’s a few big franchise sequels, […]

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X Checks Off All the Right Boxes For Horror Classic Status

Among the most anticipated horror movies of 2022, Ti West’s collaboration with A24, X, sits near the top of the list. For the last several years, A24 has established itself as the production studio for elevated horror (Midsommar, The Witch, Saint Maud). Though it’s been a while since he made an outright horror movie, West […]

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Adam & Evil A Forgettable Dollar-Bin Slasher Movie

Sometimes a late night with a cheesy horror movie isn’t a bad thing. Wooden acting, mindless story, choppy editing, visible boom mics – the kind of movies you’d find at the bottom of a $5 DVD bin in a grocery store. The 1980s defined itself with these sorts of B-movies you’d find on video store […]

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Student Body: High School Slasher Misunderstood the Assignment

On the surface, writer and director Lee Ann Kurr’s debut feature-length movie, Student Body, looks like just another slasher. High school students trapped inside a posh prep schools certainly doesn’t sound like it deviates much from expectations. At least Student Body isn’t another entry in a growing line of meta-slashers. And Kurr looks like she […]

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The Slumber Party Massacre Reboot Drills Fun Out Of Old Concept

Not every 80s slasher became a big franchise like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Some one-off’s, like Prom Night, My Bloody Valentine, and The House on Sorority Row, found new audiences during the 2000s remake craze. Other slashers lingered in obscurity with their small but devoted fanbases. Few slashers better embody […]

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Five (More) Underrated Slasher Movies for Horror Fans

In one of the inaugural posts here on The Abominable Dr. Welsh, we looked at five underrated slasher movies. We know all the big ones – Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But during its ‘Golden Era’ in the 1980s, movie studios were churning out slashers […]

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Substitutes Grimy Gore For Tension

As an individual movie, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains among the greatest horror movies produced. Unfortunately, the legacy of its sequels, prequels, and remakes is checkered. In between Hooper’s misunderstood sequel and the crater-sized disaster that was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, New Line Pictures took a more straightforward approach to the […]

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Hello, Sidney: Scream and Its Sequels, From Top to Bottom

In less than a week, Scream 5 will hit theatres and officially kick off the 2022 horror movie schedule. Aside from Halloween Ends, it’s arguably this year’s most anticipated genre offering. Over a decade has passed since the last Scream movie and a lot has changed in horror. James Vanderbilt and Gary Busick take over […]

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