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?