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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