Top 9 Back to School Horror Films

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street

One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better not fall asleep in class because next thing you know, Freddy will invade your dreams at school. How's that for paranoia? Nancy's been trying her best to keep sleep from claiming her around this point in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, but eventually she succumbs, finding Freddy screwing with her mind and toying with her even while she's in class. It drives the point home that nowhere is safe, making even a place like high school considerably more dangerous. Seriously, high school students charged with wrongful murder, having tons of premarital sex, and abusing their bodies and minds with sleep deprivation? It's disturbing stuff, especially when you take Freddy out of the equation and realize the very same horrors are affecting teens all over the world at this very moment. This classic film did a fantastic job with realizing these horrible twists of fate and creating an iconic slasher villain out of it in true horror fashion.

3. The Faculty

Herrington High School is having a pretty bad time of things. Some schools lose their funding for extra-curricular activities. Herrington is having both faculty and staff members being taken over by a host of alien parasites. We'll let you decide which one of those is the worse scenario. A misfit band of students bands together in order to combat the bizarre threat, ranging from lonely and insecure drug addicts to catty school newspaper nerds. The aliens (exactly like the Yeerks of "Animorphs" fame) literally worm their way into their hosts' ears and control the host from the inside. The alien slugs wish to eventually infect the entire student body, infecting new students one by one via rather suspect ear inspections -- bam, no earwax, but here's an ear parasite! Some particularly gruesome alien executions and eye stabbings take place, and the entire movie is smart commentary on the drone-like nature of high school and its hierarchy.




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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