The Faculty (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
The Good Son (The Bad Seed)
Slither (Night of the Creeps)
Carnosaur 2 (Aliens)
Wrong Turn (The Hills Have Eyes)
Friday the 13th (Bay of Blood)
Summer Camp slashers were a staple in the 1980s, and it was no surprise that Friday the 13th was regarded as one of the most popular despite it being already derivative of Halloween and Black Christmas. Almost ten full years before Sean Cunnigham's slasher classic, Mario Bava's Bay of Blood was released and criticized for the violence and gore that would become commonplace in the 1980s. Bay of Blood was one of the first slasher movies and inspired dozens of films including Friday the 13th, The Burning and Madman.
Disturbing Behavior (The Stepford Wives)
The Hunger Games (Battle Royale)
Alien (It! The Terror From Beyond Space)
Invasion (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
House of a Thousand Corpses (Tx Chainsaw Massacre)
Rob Zombie's first movie was a wild ride that felt very much like an exploitation movie of the 1970s. Four young people researching roadside attractions are drawn to the legend of Dr. Satan after they stop at a gas station run by a man dressed as a clown named Capt Spaulding. They then pick up a hitchhiker who takes them to her family home where their fate is in the hands of her crazy family. House of a Thousand Corpses was undoubtedly influenced by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre as well as The Hills Have Eyes. In many ways, the film would have been a better remake of TCM than the recent one released in 2003. The gritty feel and violence did not win critics over, but the film has gained a cult following and is followed by a sequel that was better received.
Into the Storm (Twister)