VOTING CLOSED – WINNER: HELL NIGHT
Thanks to everyone who voted!
I am proud that my birth year of 1981 was such a great one for horror. For reasons that can be partially explained, I think, by its key position early in the slasher wave but not so far along that lazy indulgence and formula-humping had set in, that year produced more interesting, complex, genre-defying slasher movies than any other. Let us now pay tribute to that marvelous span of 12 months by considering one of the varied slasher and slasher-influenced films to which it bore witness.
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (October, TV)
From IMDb: “In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave.”
Hell Night (August)
From IMDb: “Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.”
There Was a Little Girl AKA Madhouse (November)
From IMDb: “Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideosly disformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin.”