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).

Top 9 Back to School Horror Films

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.

1. Carrie

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.

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I liked how this post is set up structurally with the short synopsis of the film, why it fell under the category of top nine back to school horror films, and with the trailers of the film present for clarification. This is a great deal of help when explaining the movie because then the viewer can get a better idea if that is the horror film for them or not. I found this to be very helpful when I was picking a film to watch this weekend. Also, I will continue to stay alert for your coming blog posts on top lists! I think this list is highly enjoyable if your looking for a back to school movie.

Submitted by megabloggerx3 on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 9:40pm.
Vanvance1's picture

The Faculty is a gem. I always thought that one was underrated.

Submitted by Vanvance1 on Sun, 09/02/2012 - 7:34pm.
nazo's picture

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 should be on that list.

Submitted by nazo on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 11:31pm.
Terminal's picture

Ugh, replace Jennifer's Body with Cherry Falls. I'll never understand why people enjoy Diablo Cody's hipper than thou bullshit "Ginger Snaps" rip off.

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 9:15pm.

No love for "Cherry Falls" or "Student Bodies"? Student Bodies is one of the greatest Horror-Comedy films every made, and Cherry Falls is an underrated Scream-esque slasher film starring Brittney Murphy and Michael Biehn, he alone should automatically make this film be put on any list.

Cherry Falls Trailer

Submitted by qballz on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:45pm.
moderator Cherry Falls is a great
Debi Moore's picture

Cherry Falls is a great choice - underrated for sure.

Submitted by Debi Moore on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:53pm.
moderator It warms my heart just
Steve Barton's picture

It warms my heart just knowing there are people out there who know what Cherry Falls is. Sure wish we could get that long talked about Unrated Cut somewhere. Sigh.

Submitted by Steve Barton on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 9:19pm.
Terminal's picture

A killer that hunts virgins. Now THAT'S a twist!

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 10:02pm.

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