Top 9 Back to School Horror Films

4. The Craft

A group of troubled teenagers rarely makes for a good ending in any movie, but The Craft sees to it that these students are even badder than normal, rounding up Sarah, Bonnie, Nancy, and Rochelle as social outcasts who also happen to dabble in witchcraft... in a Catholic high school, no less. The fledgling witch coven begins to wreak havoc upon their fellow students (read: anyone who dares to get in their way). Eventually the childish high school drama they cause takes a turn for the worst as their previously seemingly harmless spells turn into damaging and powerful curses that end up even more destructive and callous than ever imagined, eventually culminating in powers being stripped and some particularly catty high schoolers learning a much-needed lesson or two.

5. Jennifer's Body

This modern high school thriller may as well have been titled "Megan Fox Does Terrible Things," but we'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Megan Fox's gorgeous body hides a demonic spirit that's now in control over her every function. As her complete opposite BFF watches her disembowel and otherwise maim the captain of the football team and a string of other men, she knows she's got to do something, and fast. This darkly playful tale is a fantastic representation of current high school trends and experiences, even exploring unlikely relationships and other teenage happenings that really are just as terrifying as the movie portrays. It's also kind of funny, in a demon-possessing-your-cheerleader-best-friend kind of way. Don't let Megan Fox's starring role turn you away.

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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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