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31 Days of Slashers: The Funhouse (1981)

The twenty-sixth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse (1981), also known as Carnival of Terror. Amy (Elizabeth Berridge) is a rather rebellious young woman. She defies her parents by sneaking out of the house to meet up with friends at the traveling carnival that is in town. The […]

31 Days of Slashers: When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)

The twenty-fifth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Fred Walton’s When a Stranger Calls Back (1993), a direct sequel to Walton’s When a Stranger Calls (1979). The film starts with Julia (Jill Schoelen) babysitting, much like Carol Kane’s Jill in the original film. Instead of a creepy phone call, however, Julia is […]

31 Days of Slashers: Freaky (2020)

The twenty-fourth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Christopher Landon’s Freaky (2020). Millie (Kathryn Newton) is a somewhat awkward high school student. She and her friends don’t really get into anything too adventurous or dangerous. Her only after school activity seems to be her role as the school mascot. Following the death […]

31 Days of Slashers: House of Wax (2005)

The twenty-third entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Jaume Collet-Serra’s House of Wax (2005). A remake of the great Vincent Price House of Wax (1953), Collet-Serra’s film ventures into much nastier territory than the classic horror film, which worked more as a creepy early-1900’s mystery. Carly (Elisha Cuthbert), her twin brother Nick […]

31 Days of Slashers: Knife + Heart (2018)

The twenty-second film in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart (2018), or Un couteau dans le cœur. This recent French film is an absolutely stunning visual terror. In 1979 Paris, adult gay filmmaker Anne (Vanessa Paradis) has recently been dumped by her girlfriend and editor Loïs (Kate Moran). When […]

31 Days of Slashers: Popcorn (1991)

The twenty-first film in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Mark Herrier’s Popcorn (1991). Maggie (Jill Schoelen) is a film student at a university whose film department is struggling financially. Maggie and her classmates decide to host a horror film festival to raise money for the department. The closed theatre that they select to […]

31 Days of Slashers: Urban Legend (1998)

The twentieth film in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Jamie Blanks’ Urban Legend (1998). Pendleton University is shocked by the murder of one of its students. Natalie (Alicia Witt) and her friends talk about the murder and tell some stories that they’ve heard about other violent occurrences on campus. Paul (Jared Leto), head […]

31 Days of Slashers: The House on Sorority Row (1982)

The nineteenth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is Mark Rosman’s The House on Sorority Row (1982), also known as House of Evil. Katey (Kathryn McNeil) and her friends in the Pi Theta sorority are finally graduating. Their plans to host a party to celebrate are rejected by their stern house mother Mrs. […]

31 Days of Slashers: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

The eighteenth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is J. Lee Thompson’s Happy Birthday to Me. Ginny Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson of Little House on the Prairie fame) is one of the popular girls at school. She and her friends are members of the “Top Ten,” the coolest and most privileged kids at […]

31 Days of Slashers: Fear Street Trilogy (2021)

The seventeenth entry in the 31 Days of Slashers series is actually a trilogy of films, Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street: 1994, 1978 and 1666. The town of Shadyside is cursed. Mysterious deaths and murders have been occurring there for years and the legend of evil witch Sarah Feir being at the heart of the curse […]

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