7 Underrated Horror Movies You Need To See
So many movies to choose to from. Below are 7 underrated horror movies I think you might like too. I started making a list and soon found that there are dozens of underrated horror movies. I narrowed it down to 7 for now. I say for now because I am sure I will make another list soon. With the Halloween season freshly upon us I thought it’s the perfect time to make some seasonal suggestions. Yes, I know there are more than 7 underrated horror movies but I don’t have all damn day to make this list for you. I’ve got a job, responsibilities and 7 isn’t enough for you? You get started on these and get back to me when you’re done. Hopefully, I’ll have new list by then. So here’s the first 7 to get ya started. The following list is in no particular order.
Don’t Blink 2014
Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. – IMDb
I originally reviewed this movie back in December of 2014. I said that I was on the bubble with this one. So why am I recommending it now. Good question! The answer is that in the almost two years since I last saw this movie I have thought about it often. I found myself recommend it to friends. I would warn them about the ending. And, I will do the same here. This movie is so interesting. It’s not a gorefest, it’s not make you jump in fright kinds film. It’s just wonderfully, interesting in a scary a way. You can’t help but wonder what you would do if was happening to you.
I have said many times that a bad ending can ruin a good movie. This movie would have been great, if they didn’t fuck up the ending. But, I am hoping for a sequel maybe that will someday provide some a why to the whole thing. But, if you liked movies like The Birds, this, in my opinion is even better.
A man confesses to an FBI agent his family’s story of how his religious fanatic father’s visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed “demons.” – IMDb
Frailty came out way back in 2001 and I saw it on VHS shortly after it was released. I was late to the DVD game. In the early ’80’s I was a Beta guy. I was forced to make the sad jump to VHS. Then it was Laser Discs. When DVD’s came out, I was done. Not wasting my time and money on another fad. But, that’s a rant for another time.
The devout religious scare the hell out of me. And, this movie is about religious fanatic who’s thinks he’s killing demons. I’m not religious at all but I love a good religious story and this movie delivers. It’s creepy, it’s got supernatural stuff going on. And, it’s got some wonderful twists and turns along the way. Not to mention, a spectacular cast. And, something I just remembered, because I just typed it 5 minutes ago, Bill Paxton directed this bad boy. What more could you ask for?!
Grave Encounters 2011
For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that’s supposedly haunted – and it might prove to be all too true. -IMDb
It’s been a number of years since I saw Grave Encounters. Here’s what comes to mind when I think about it. Scary. Creepy. Even better if you watch it alone, at night, in the dark. The other thing I think about often is, “There’s a sequel, why haven’t watched it yet?!” I can’t answer that. I want to see it. I guess, I’m just waiting for the right time. As for Grave Encounters, it’s been 4 or 5 years since I saw it and I recall specific moments that were pretty damn scary. So, I have to recommend it to you. If you see it, and don’t like it, let me know about it.
The Other Side of the Door
After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death. -IMDb
I loved The Other Side of the Door for many reasons. The heartbreaking story, the acting, the ending. I put off watching this movie because one of the things I hate more than anything in horror movies is when a character we’re supposed to care about does stupid things. The preview for this movie starts with a premise. That is, no matter what you do, don’t open the door. We all know, she’s gonna open the fucking door. I hate that.
When I reluctantly sat down to watch this movie I pretty much knew within a few minutes that I was going to the characters lead no matter what. The tragedy she endures makes her breaking the rules, completely understandable. I wanted to be pissed off about it but I kept telling myself, if that was there’s a good chance I’d have done the same thing.
However, the story is so much more than that and the ending, is just one of those ending, that is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone. It’s the emotions that make this movie great. The scares certainly add to it but it’s the heartbreak and the ending that set it apart.
The Hive 2015
A young man suffering from amnesia must dig deep into the far reaches of his mind to remember who he is and save the love of his life before a virus that has infected him takes over. -IMDb
The Hive has a lot of things going for it for me. It’s not the normal form of story telling. It’s a mystery, a love story and it’s got zombies or I guess “infected”. It turns into a race against time. The story takes some twists and turns along the way that I really enjoyed. I saw several reviews slamming this movie, all I can say, fuck them. This is a solid movie worth watching. I’m guessing the ones who didn’t like it, just didn’t get it. They probably made the mistake of trying to figure shit out instead of just letting the movie unfold.
The Abandoned is about a young woman trying to get her life back in order. She takes a job as a security guard during the graveyard shift. It’s her first night working in this beautiful old building. But, the more she learns to about the buildings dark past the further down the rabbit’s hole she goes.
I reviewed The Abandoned not too long ago and it’s still with me. I just wasn’t expecting that much from it. It sounds predictable, two nightwatchmen, watchpeople? Whatever. There’s Jason Patrick’s character who is the experienced, just there to collect a check guy and then the new girl, played by Louisa Krause. Their jobs are to sit and watch an old abandoned building in the middle of the night. One of them does the rounds, while the other sits and watches on the surveillance camera’s. Sounds ripe for some spooky stuff to happen. It does happen but there’s more to it than what we see. There’s a real story here and it comes out of nowhere. You think you’re watching a spooky movie and BAM! There’s a bit of mystery that begins to unfold and it’s just so well done. A good story that doesn’t sacrifice anything to be told. Scary, creepy, fun.
Here’s a link to the original review if interested http://www.badhorrormovies.com/abandoned/
Near Dark 1987
A small town son of a farmer joins up with a group of vampires when he falls for a sexy and mysterious wanderer.
Two of the best things to happen in 1987, Near Dark came out and I graduated from high school. Near Dark is one of the best vampires movies ever. I have no doubt it would have been a big horror movie hit of the year and most would know the movie by name. However, Near Dark came out in October. Perfect timing for a horror movie. But, The Lost Boys had come out back in July and Near Dark just got overshadowed by it. Also, some other classics came out that year as well, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Evil Dead 2, The Monster Squad, Hellraiser and Predator.
What made Near Dark great was it’s simplicity. Boy meets girl. The dialogue was so good. On the verge of beeing campy, but not. One of the lines I still remember to this day, “I hate’em when they ain’t been shaved.” The vampires were gritty. They were grunge before there was grunge. These vampires, played with their food. It’s a must see and a must for any horror fans collection.
I have tried to write this article several times. Something always comes up. I had the first 5 films added. In fact I had all seven, but the last two I had in there, I actually added before I saw the movies. I was sure that I was going to like them based on reviews I had heard. Then I sat down to watch them and was disappointed in them. So they I removed them and thought long and hard about what should replace them. I went I stood before my horror movie collection and thought to myself, what do I have that needs to be seen? I soon realized, dozens! So I picked two of them, one is recent, the other I dove into my horror past.
Top 10 Horror Movie Adaptations…
I was just checking out a Tweet from Tom Holland’s blog post this morning, “Top 10 Stephen King films” and it got me thinking about my own list. Not wanting to flat out steal Mr. Holland’s idea I wondered what are the best horror movie adaptations from any author. I decide to make a list. There were dozens of great books that have been turned into great films. In fact, I first titled this post as the top 5 and quickly realized, that just wasn’t enough. I was able to narrow it down to just 10 Horror Movie Adaptations. I already know there’s going to have to be another list in the near future because to my surprise, there’s a lot of good books that were adapted into good horror movies.
So, with that being said, here’s my list of the Top 10 Horror Movie Adaptations…
AMERICAN PSYCHO (1991), BRET EASTON ELLIS To be fair, I can’t say much about the book. It’s been so long since I’ve read it I can’t comment on the differences between the book and film. They just merge into one in my head. I add it to this list because I do remember really enjoying the book and the movie.
JAWS (1974), PETER BENCHLEY There are so many things to love about the book and the movie. The book differed in many ways from the film but they both built suspense with masterful perfection. For example, the book had, at times, the perspective from the sharks train of thought and that was kinda fun. Some things were completely different in the book, iconic scenes from the film weren’t in the book. Sometimes things need to changed when making the jump from the page to the screen and Jaws the movie is a perfect example of how to do that exceptionally well.
MISERY (1987), STEPHEN KING I loved the book more than the movie. The movie was great don’t get me wrong. Kathy Bates was amazing as Annie Wilkes. I like the book more because what Paul Sheldon goes through is truly horrific. If you’ve only seen the movie and think Paul Sheldon suffered. It was nothing compared to what he endured in the book. There were so many cringe worthy moments in the book that weren’t in the film. That being said, what the movie did was capture the essence of the book and it was brilliant.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1988), THOMAS HARRIS I can’t say enough about both the movie and the book. If you haven’t read the book, you’re missing out. If you haven’t seen the movie, you’re missing out. And, on a side note, if you haven’t seen “Manhunter“, you’re missing out.
THE EXORCIST (1971), WILLIAM PETER BLATTY The book was terrifying, the movie was terrifying. I first saw this movie when it aired on TV back in the late ’70’s. I was 8 or 9 years old. I was fine up until she spun her head around. I made the first grown up decision of my life. I stood up and said, “Um, I’m going to watch Battle of the Network Stars with grandpa in his room. I walked down the hallway and it wouldn’t be until I was in the 7th grade before I watched it again, this time successfully.
PSYCHO (1959), ROBERT BLOCH This book was an interesting read though different then Hitchcock’s classic in a few ways that I don’t want to get into because I don’t want to ruin it if you haven’t read the book. I have to admit, I liked the movie better but there were still a lot of things I loved about the book. Bates, is different in the book is about all I can say without ruining any plot points.
THE SHINING (1977), STEPHEN KING How can you not love the book and the movie. A lot of the King’s movies that have turned into books are horribly disappointing. This wasn’t one of them. I think the main problems in adapting King’s work is that so much of what he writes has a surreal quality that when taken to it’s literal interpretation on film come off as more silly than scary. Some things truly are left better the imagination.
HELLRAISER (1986), CLIVE BARKER I have to be honest, I’ve only read two of Clive Barker’s books and only seen the first Helraiser movie. The actual book from which Hellraiser came from was titled “The Hellbound Heart” and Helraiser was a one of the stories within it. The move is creepy and interesting, the short story it came from is certainly worth the read if you really want to get the feel of the Cenobites.
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1977), JAY ANSON I have to admit that I loved the original movie. For about 10 years I lived alone and I watched a lot of scary movies all by myself in the middle of the night. Even movies that really aren’t that scary can really creep you out when you’re alone. This was one of them. The movie really, really creeped me out. As for the book, it’s been so long since I read it and the information I’ve learned over the years about the story makes it hard to recall what was in the book specifically. But, when it comes to an adaptation, this one surely couldn’t have been more successful.
THE THING (1938), JOHN W. CAMPBELL, JR. The thing has got to be my all time favorite creature feature as well as my all time favorite John Carpenter movie. From amazing acting, realistic sets, amazing special effects and suspense that once started does not quit. The book however, originally titled “Who Goes There?” is fabulous, it’s won awards, it’s been adapted into film four times though it wasn’t until John Carpenter’s The Thing that one of the adaptations actually tried to follow the book.
So there you have it. Let me know what you think should have been on the list. And, as I have just finished writing this post I realize that I really didn’t give much detail as to why each of the adaptations should be on the list. I think what it mostly comes down to is, did I like the book, did I like the movie. However, I did give some consideration to the success of the movie. Did the movie take the book further and I think in most of these cases it did.
The Houses October Built
The House that October Built – “Five friends hit the road to find the best gimmicky Halloween haunted house, but soon a terrifyingly real evil begins to hound their steps.” – Netflix
I wanted to like The Houses October Built. I’ve wanted to watch it for a while because it sounded interesting, then I realized it was yet another found footage movie and I lost interest for months. Finally, tonight I was ready to give it a chance. It’s the first week of October after all and The Houses October Built sounded like a great movie to start of my annual October horror movie, nightly marathon. So with an open mind I logged into my Netflix account and started the show.
It didn’t take long before The Houses October Built began to bore me. The first few minutes we’re hit with some stats about haunted houses and so on. Those stats are mixed in with news footage and interviews with people involved in the haunted house industry. It was interesting and then we’re informed about the the “footage” we’re about see. Still interested. It cuts to a person being thrown into a trunk and it goes down hill from there.
We have to watch this person in the trunk fall in and out of consciousness for maybe a minute and it’s starting to get boring because nothing is happening. Then it does the fade to black kinda thing and I already what’s about to happen. A second later, text fades in with “6 Days Earlier.” Great! I hate that! It’s stupid. Now, I already know this person is going to end up in the trunk. Knowing this is going to happen to this specific person ruins it. It’s not like we didn’t know who the person was. We already pretty much know no one survives or it wouldn’t be a found footage movie. Now, I already know it’s just a matter of time before this person ends up bloody in someone’s trunk. I’m bored and frustrated.
I felt her pain. This is pretty much how I looked watching the movie.
The characters aren’t really interesting, they don’t seem like bad people but none of them were really interesting. And, it’s not too long before some of the characters take part in some douchebaggery. One particularly douchy moment, a couple of the people, we’re supposed to care about, climb up on a roof that over looks the haunted house attraction they’re at. One of them shouts some shit at the crowd with a bullhorn. Were did they get a bullhorn anyways? The movie was full of dumb teen humor. I could tolerate that if there was a teen in the cast. But, no. The cast is all people in their mid to late 20’s if not early 30’s.
There was nothing scary about the movie. At times it was so dark you couldn’t even see anything. That’s almost never scary, it’s just frustrating to watch. Every time you think the movie is finally going to get interesting. It doesn’t. False alarm, just them getting scared at a regular haunted house attraction. And when shit finally starts to happen. The situation is creepy enough that any sane person would have said, “Fuck that!” and gotten the hell out of there.
She was creepy, not gonna lie. She should have been the story.
There were some good things in this bad horror movie. The Houses October Built has some creepy moments but they don’t go anywhere. You know it’s building to something else later in the film and everyone can see except for the idiot characters in the film. There was a lot of creepy looking characters at some of the haunted houses they visited. There was a girl, with a doll face. Fucking creepy! That should have been what the movie was about.
Last but not least, the acting. I thought it was pretty good. Some of the travel scenes seemed a little forced and fake but… it should seem that way a little. This is supposed to be real footage and sometimes moments in life are like that. So I can’t fault for them it. Oh and boobies, there were boobies in it. Not the boobies I wanted to see (I’m talking to you Brandy Schaefer) but there was the required boobies one expects from this type of horror movie.
In conclusion, I’d give it two out of four stars. If you’re easily scared by things jumping out at you. This might make you jump a little. And, if that’s all you’re looking for, check this movie out then. But, if you’re looking for a well thought out story, any depth of character or even any gore, you’re not going to find in “The Houses October Built.”
Cast of Characters:
Brandy Schaefer as Brandy
Zack Andrews as Zack
Bobby Roe as Bobby
Mikey Roe as Mikey
Jeff Larson as Jeff
There are, of course, more than 5 fun horror movies you should watch before Halloween. What I want to do here is provide a quick list of 5 fun horror movies that you might not have seen or even heard about. That being said, let’s begin…
First up on the list is Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil. This movie is great on so many levels. If I said the story is about a group of kids heading out into the woods for a weekend of fun but things turn deadly when they meet up with a couple of local rednecks, you’d have to think, “How can that be original?” Well, because the movie isn’t from the kids point of view, it’s taken from the rednecks point of view and it’s absolutely hilarious.
As I mentioned in another post, when I first saw this movie it was a rough cut. It didn’t have a lot of post production in it yet and some of the takes used in the cut were different than the actual release. But, my review stands the same. It’s so original and so funny, it’s just a must see. I think I’ve seen this movie maybe 9 or 10 times and it’s never gotten boring. I laugh every single time. You’re really missing out if you haven’t seen it.
Cast: Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Jesse Moss, Chelan Simmons
Next up is Dead & Breakfast. It’s about a group of friends that take a wrong turn on their way to a wedding. They stay for the night at a bed & breakfast and ancient evil is released that begins to turn the town into zombies. It’s just a crazy good time.
This movie was so much fun. It’s not just a good zombie movie, it’s a comedy and in someways, a musical. I really don’t know how to explain this one. There’s just really not much like it out there and it’s about as much fun as you can have watching a horror movie.
Cast: David Carradine, Jeremy Sisto, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Erik Palladino, Oz Perkins, Portia de Rossi, Diedrich Bader, Ever Carradine
Now, if you like a little bizarreness mixed in your horror movie diet, Bubba Ho-Tep should be a must on your list. The film centers around a retirement home where Elvis and JFK are now reside. As residents begin to die, the two team up and discover it’s an ancient mummy that is responsible for the deaths. Are they really Elvis and JFK? Can they stop his murder spree? It’s fun, original and so outrageous and yet oddly all believable.
Now I realize that the many Bruce Campbell fans know this film already. But, those that aren’t aware of his greatness, you can’t go wrong with this movie. Bruce Campbell plays Elvis as a senior citizen and the late, great Ossie Davis plays JFK. What more do you need to know? Watch this movie! On a side note, if you really want to understand why Bruce Campbell is an icon, go watch The original Evil Dead trilogy. The first and third in the trilogy are so great, words just can’t completely capture their true awesomeness.
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Paul Giamatti, Larry Pennell, Daniel Roebuck, Harrison Young, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout
Slither is another underrated film. It’s story is part sci-fi, creature feature and alien invasion. It takes place in a somewhat rural small town. There’s a meteor strike in the forest causing a contamination that is spreading and it’s up to the sheriff, played by Nathan Fillion, to save the day. It’s got great dialog, special effects and a sense of humor that isn’t overbearing. The funny comes mostly from the crazy situations. But, this film has an amazing cast, Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker to name a few. Hell, it’s even got Rob Zombie in it. Great, great fun horror movie.
I don’t know why this film isn’t better known. It’s yet another horror movie I have mentioned it here on Bad Horror Movies before. I’ve also mentioned Slither before in conversations with people. No one I’ve talked to has ever seen it and that is a shame. This movie is outstanding! If you don’t like this movie, we simply can’t be friends.
Cast: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks. Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Gregg Henry, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie, Lloyd Kaufman, Matreya Fedor, Brenda James, Lorena Gale, Iris Quinn, Dee Jay Jackson, Don Thompson, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Tom Heaton, Malcolm Scott
This brings us to the final movie on this list. Ginger Snaps. This turned into an awesome trilogy. It’s about a two teen sisters. One is violently attacked by a wild creature. Her wounds heal quickly and something is obviously not right. It’s not really a comedy horror movie but the death obsessed girls just have this goth charm and morbid attitude that is simply fun and entertaining to watch. It’s got scares, it’s got some gore but most of all it will keep you wanting more.
Ginger Snaps stars Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle as the sisters and their performances are fantastic. I highly recommend getting the trilogy and spending one night this month enjoying the series. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, it would make a pretty good date night/movie night. It’s got werewolves and two smart women in the lead rolls. Excellent!
Cast: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Mimi Rogers, Kris Lemche, Jesse Moss, Danielle Hampton, Christopher Redman, Peter Keleghan, John Bourgeois
And there you have it. These movies aren’t completely unheard of but they certainly don’t get the attention they deserve. If you haven’t seen them, give them a go. They really are worth the time.
First off I’d like to say congratulations to the final three. I thought they all did exceptional work. That being said, I think the Face Off season 8 finale was a little unfair. I don’t think it was designed to be unfair. However, from the very moment they made “fantasy” an option I new whoever ended up with “fantasy” was going to win unless they just did an extremely horrible makeup.
The Face Off Season 8 Finale Was A Little Unfair
As I sat and watched, I actually said Darla Edin is going to win as soon as she chose “fantasy”. There was no doubt in my mind. Of the three options, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi and fantasy, fantasy is going to be beautiful. Most people are naturally drawn to beauty. The artists tasked with “post-apocalyptic” and “sci-fi” would have to create extraordinary makeups to even have a chance of winning against even a moderately successful beauty makeup.
Darla’s make up was outstanding, I am not saying that it was not. I am just saying it could have been just an average beauty makeup and she would have won against very strong post-apocalyptic and sci-fi makeups. This made the odds stacked against Emily Serpico and Logan Long. Even a little more so against Logan because Emily and Linda have knocked it out of the park with their stunningly beautiful makeups this season. The chances were strong that one of them were going to end up with the “fantasy” category because they were two of them and only one of him. Sure Logan and Emily could have tried to make their makeups more “beautiful” but they took the challenge to heart and made excellent makeups that represented their category perfectly.
Darla’s makeups were beautiful and they were very well done.
Time and time again when one of the artists has the option to create a beauty makeup they end up winning. I am not really sure what can be done to avoid this kind of situation. Maybe, for future finales the challenge should be more of a level playing field. I would like to have seen what each finalist did with the same category. Instead of each one getting a different category they could have all done the same one. When they are all doing different categories it becomes comparing apples to oranges and simply not an effective way to determine the best makeup and creative design. I realize that life isn’t fair, I get that. I just felt in this case, the outcome was inevitable and thus a little unfair.
Darla’s makeups were beautiful and they were very well done. However, because she ended up with the fantasy as her category it gave her an unfair advantage. One, she does beauty type makeups well. Two, “fantasy” usually calls for beauty type make ups. There was almost no way she wasn’t going to win the Face Off season 8 finale.
I think Emily Serpico was the most consistent all season long and her final makeups were amazing and every bit as well done as Darla Edin. Logan Long’s makeups for the finale were also very well done. My only criticism was that it had too much of a Guardians of the Galaxy vibe to it. I thought they were great and fun and even though they were completely original makeups, they just came off as having been done before, in my opinion.
I probably would have gone with Emily for the win in Face Off season 8 finale. Nothing about what she did was predictable in her post-apocalyptic makeups. And, I think of the three finalists she was the most consistent from week to week. I am convinced that it’s just a matter or time before she is onstage accepting an Academy Award for work.
In closing, I really don’t mean to take anything away from Darla’s win. It was original, very well thought out and as I have said, beautiful. The fact that I felt the category was a little unfair to the others doesn’t mean she didn’t deserve to win. It is what is and she definitely nailed her specific challenge. Not to mention her creepy doll was one of the best makeups that has ever been on the show.
Jason Voorhees Vs Michael Myers: Who Would Win?
Long before Freddy Vs. Jason the movie, when it was just a debate between horror fans. Way back before the interwebs I always thought the debate between Freddy Vs Jason was idiotic. A completely stupid idea. The people I know that talked about it fit into one of two categories. The average person that couldn’t give a shit about horror movies but knew about Freddy and Jason. And, there was the the uber nerd who also wasn’t really a horror fan either but debated it because it gave them a chance to analyze something that non-nerds seemed to also care about. The real question was Jason Voorhees Vs Michael Myers and who would win?
This is back in the 80’s when nerds were just starting to make a stand and pick themselves up and brush off the sand and dirt that jocks had been kicking on them since the dawn of time. There were two kinds of nerds. As mentioned the “uber nerd” that was introverted, socially awkward and totally afraid to stand up for his or selves. They mostly became serial killers ironically. The other kind of nerd was the smart, witty, focused nerd. The two over the decades have evolved into the sort of super nerds we know and love today. Myself being one them.
As I have stated, I thought the concept of Freddy Vs. Jason was idiotic and I still do today. I believe this because it takes two kinds of horror genre’s and clashes them together in a silly way that does a disservice to each character. Kind of like the second Aliens Vs. Predator movie. But, even that movie, at least battled two characters from the same genre making it way better than then even the concept of Freddy Vs. Jason.
I just want to briefly insert that it’s okay to clash genre’s. It’s dangerous when you take it and make a movie out of it. You really have to know what you’re doing to pull it off nevertheless. Also, I don’t have a problem with sitting around the campfire and musing over who would win between Freddy and Jason. But, it’s more of conversation that is best when drunk or stoned. It sounds like a good idea at the time but then when you’re sober, you think, “Oh, wait?! That’s stupid.”
The real debate or question I have maintained is Jason Voorhees Vs Michael Myers, who would win? This is the question that true horror fans get. It’s a natural question, both characters live in similar worlds. Both characters have a supernatural quality while still maintaining it’s slasher genre. The pairing makes sense. I hope it’s never made into a movie. (Though, I openly admit that I would totally go see it.) It is a debate that is worthy of discussion because each character, as I said, live in the same horror movie type world.
Jason Voohrees is physically strong and will break into a sprint to catch your ass if he has to. Though, he’s not too bright and is pretty easy to out think. Michael Myers on the other hand, is smart. He will chase you but he’s not going to go running after you. Ain’t nobody got time for that. He knows, sooner or later you’re going to do something stupid and he can just stab you later.
So when it comes to Jason Voorhees Vs Michael Myers who would win and why?
Michael Myers of course. Myers is smart, strong and is filled with a silent rage that is truly pure evil. I am talking about the real Michael Myers, not the new Rob Zombie Myers. I am not going to shit all over his predictable remaking of it. It’s just that his Michael Myers was a complete misunderstanding of the character but it’s a rant for another time. I totally respect what he tried to do but it I feel that his Myers was basically just a crybaby with mental issues. So let’s be clear, I am talking about old school Michael Myers. Halloween, Halloween II & IV. I’m still trying to forget parts 5 and 6. Though, I am planning to give the later Halloweens with Jaime Lee another chance. But, I digress.
Here’s how the battle between the two is going to happen. For some reason Jason is going to go after Myers. Who knows why? He’s got mommy issues but whatever, I don’t judge. His attack will be brutal against Myers, I don’t deny that. More so, if Myers doesn’t see it coming. Myers will, I have no doubt, take a bit of an ass beating at first. But, there’s going to come a point where Myers will pick himself up off the ground, stare down Jason for a moment and then slowly cock his head and methodically analyzing the situation. Jason at this point, if he has any brains at all, is going to shit himself and then run away.
Of course we know Jason isn’t too bright and is going to come at Myers again. Myers isn’t going to move a muscle until Jason is right up on him. Myers will quickly raise his arm and grab Jason by the throat, probably lifting him off the ground while he flails about. Myers will calmly continue squeezing Jason’s throat until his neck snaps and his lifeless body falls to the ground. And, if Jason starts to move again, Myers would drop to one knee and start stabbing Jason again and again until there’s nothing left but a thick, wet, sinewy pulp.
Fade to black.