Top 9 Back to School Horror Films
Who's ready to go back to school? We are, and we know what's waiting: copious amounts of pig's blood, nightmare stalkers, masked killers, and more.
Actually, to be more realistic, what we'll probably get are more pencils, notebooks, and tests, at least in our schools. But we're not ones to dwell on the mundane, and thus we look to our favorite flicks for a disgustingly good time when it comes to those back to school blues. And believe it or not, the horror genre does it best with a veritable treasure trove of fantastic "scholarly" moments that find both students and faculty placed in some particularly precarious pickles (that's called "alliteration," students).
We've rounded up nine of the best "educational" experiences we could find in the realm of horror. Beware the next time you hit the bus stop -- it could be your last.
Perhaps the most quintessential school horror film of all time, Carrie explored some of the darkest sides of adolescent cruelty and the mind of a psychologically distressed young woman who, at her core, simply wanted to be accepted and loved by her peers: normal, just like those around her. Instead, poor Carrie had to deal with her own mother shaming her for going through puberty of all things, constant teasing and humiliation from her peers, and a dream come true (at least, what seemed like it), eventually culminating in the infamous scene where a bucket of pig's blood is dumped all over the fragile teen so the entire student body can laugh at her expense. Look at Carrie, that weirdo plain girl, all covered in blood! It's okay, right? Because of her period! Because it's perfectly fine to treat another human being that way. Carrie is still very much a haunting work that exposes some of the worst things young adults are capable of and the absolutely disgusting treatment girls will exact on each other. For that reason alone, it deserves a place on our list.