Top 9 Back to School Horror Films

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Before Sarah Michelle Gellar took up her vampire-slaying duties on the small screen, there was a film about little Buffy Summers, portrayed by Kristy Swanson. The early Valley Girl cheerleader had little to do with the series creator Joss Whedon would go on to find success with, but the movie is still quite the cult classic. One day she's just a regular high school girl whose only concerns are when she's going to get to go shopping next or which guy in school is the cutest, and the next she's tasked with training to become a skilled vampire slayer. Are we jealous? Yes, we have to admit, just a little. The film that started it all is a fun flick to come back to with treats for fans of the series and a great classic popcorn horror movie to kick back and watch with your friends.

9. I Know What You Did Last Summer

While I Know What You Did Last Summer doesn't deal with high school students and those specific days alone, it still gives the same overall vibe as the other films on our list. Sarah Michelle Gellar makes an appearance as a member of a band of students who actually hit and murder a man on the way home from a beauty pageant victory -- of course, everyone heads out to celebrate, right? Things seem dire until the group of scared teens decide that obviously the best way to deal with the situation is to dump the dead man's body into the ocean. Everything is hunky dory until the following summer, when a mysterious note arrives proclaiming, "I know what you did last summer." Cue a mysterious killer and students systematically being killed off. But think about this before you start feeling sorry for them: They DID kill some random guy and dump his body into the ocean, remember?

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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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