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7 Most Underrated Slasher Films

Underrated Slasher Films
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Slasher movies have been a part of our culture for a long time now with popular movies like Child’s Play and A Nightmare on Elm Street, but when there are so many great slasher movies it is no surprise some brilliant movies are bound to go unnoticed. There are many slasher movies that go unnoticed but I am sure that they deserve your attention. So, today I am going to list the 7 most underrated slasher movies you should watch right now.

7. The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018)

Underrated Slasher Films
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Synopsis: A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

6. Blood Rage (1987)

Underrated Slasher Films
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Synopsis: What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed French (Terminator 2)? Why, it’s Blood Rage, of course! Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalized, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing’s for sure, there will be blood and rage! Shot in 1983 but not released until 1987, Blood Rage (re-cut and shown in theatres as Nightmare at Shadow Woods) is a gloriously gruesome slice of 80s slasher heaven now lovingly restored from original vault elements for this glorious HD presentation.

5. The Banana Splits Movie (2019)

Underrated Slasher Films
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Synopsis: A boy and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits Movie, unaware that the animatronic rock band has just learned that their show is about to be cancelled – and they don’t plan to let that happen. As the body count rises, Harley, his mom, and their new pals must escape the Splits or else remain their audience… forever.

4. The Final Girls (2015)

Underrated Slasher Films
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Synopsis: When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend a screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” an infamous ‘80s cult horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are accidentally sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they’re trapped inside the movie and must team up with the horny, Reagan-era idiot “Camp bloodbath” counselors – including Max’s mom as the shy scream queen – to battle the film’s machete-wielding killer Billy Murphy. Face to face with her mother for the first time in years, Max has a second chance not only to see her, but to save her, and with the help of her friends, get back home before Billy kills them all. Also starring Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Angela Trimbur, with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.

3. Hush (2015)

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Synopsis: A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.

2. Slumber Party Massacre (2021)

Underrated Slasher Films
Credit – Shout! Factory

Synopsis: Hannah Gonera (Spell), Alex McGregor (Blood Drive), Frances Sholto-Douglas (The Kissing Booth) and Jane de Wet (Trackers) star in this terrifying thriller that gives new life – and death – to the classic ’80s horror franchise. When a quartet of friends heads from L.A. to an isolated cabin for a getaway, they encounter a few uninvited guests. But someone has an axe – and a few other sharp implements – to grind, and soon, an evening meant for fun and games descends into a night of chaos and fear. Brace yourself for all-new thrills and drills as the party-goers try to escape the most terrifying Massacre yet!

1. X (2022)

Underrated Slasher Films
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Synopsis: In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

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