Slasher Week: Females are Strong as Hell
Happy Slasher Week!! Like my fellow bloggers, I’m a giant fan of slasher horror. I grew up hiding underneath my blankets, thinking the soft cotton would guard me from Freddy’s claws. I know that if you’re afraid of something in your house, you run outside…not upstairs. While I was terrified of these killers, I respected them. As I grew up, I developed a fondness for a certain type of crazed killer.
Nothing gave me the chills quite like a kind, motherly type cutting someone’s throat. So, in honor of Slasher Week, I give you my top three lady killers.
1. Pamela Sue Voorhees
Pamela took momma-bear-rage to a whole new level after her darling son, Jason, drowned at summer camp. Not only did she kill two counselors she deemed responsible for Jason’s death, she lit the place up a few times and poisoned the water when the camp tried re-opening. Throughout the franchise, Mama Voorhees kept a watchful eye on Camp Crystal from her creep ass cabin, only venturing out to slaughter those silly enough to attend Camp Crystal.
Favorite quote: “Kill her, mommy.”
2. Jill Roberts
Now fans of the SCREAM franchise may be shocked I’m not going for Ms. Loomis, but I absolutely loved Jill as Ghostface. (And Emma Roberts is my WCW for life). She’s a sarcastic, bitchy horror buff who knows all the rules. She’s pretty much me…if I were a serial killer.
Though her plans to be the Final Girl obviously don’t work out, she is – in true slasher form – incredibly hard to kill.
Favorite quote: “Sick is the new sane!”
3. Annie Wilkes
Okay, so I know MISERY isn’t a slasher flick, but Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes is just too fantastically creepy to ignore. Not only is Annie a serial killer, she’s a obsessive book nerd too! I found her a little too easy to relate too…how often have you cursed an author for killing their darlings? *CoughJoleneandBrianCough*
Annie also preforms one of the most memorable torture scenes in cinematic history…The Hobbling. Just thinking of it makes me cringe. Though we’re only treated to one on-screen death, Annie’s a character scary enough to make sure my roadside assistance package is always up-to-date.
Favorite quote: “I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I’m your number one fan.”
Those are my top three, who are yours?
Great list! I LOVED Scream 4.
Annie is definitely too good to ignore. And I liked Jill better than Billy’s mom, too 🙂
I loved Misery. Kathy Bates did an awesome job (though when has she hasn’t?). I’ve never seen any of the Screams and Jason is Friday the 13th, right? Haven’t seen that either. I’m not a huge fan of slasher flicks. The only one I’ve seen and enjoyed have been about Freddy. Just creepy and creep!