Although it's too similar to the first movie and not as different as the third, CHILD'S PLAY 2 has its genuine slasher moments.
MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE's a mess. But a creepy one about the horrors of neglected mental illness.
Ten slasher recommendations worthy of your Halloween marathons this season
1982's THE SLAYER is a Video Nasty, and it's not amazing, but it's so much more, too.
The endlessly unnerving SLEEPAWAY CAMP was more ambitious than other slashers, opting to take on psychological damage and gender roles.
URBAN EXPLORER's not a good movie, but it has plenty of things to say about how we sometimes choose to hide the past rather than confront it.
One of the best intertextual horror films out there: a deconstructionist look at the slasher sub-genre.