– (1987) – Four girls on their way to Florida for spring break become prey to a man who’s caught killing his mistress. Has a fun start that displays plenty of activity in character interactions and their initial scenarios. Screeches to a halt after a brisk first third, and goes through familiar advancements at a sluggish rate.
– (2018) – A group of college friends play a harmless game that ultimately leads to demonic mischief. A silly and bland blend of It Follows and Final Destination that never amounts to much in drama, characters, or horror. The smirking gets old fast and, like the rest of the movie, can’t go away soon enough.
– (2013) – A group of friends on Spring Break fall victim to a murderer in an abandoned amusement park. Shows promise early on when setting up the characters and premise, but even those areas are stale. The horror is eventually rendered pitiful by twists that don’t come close to raising alarm.
– (1988) – A genetically mutated cat boards a yacht where Spring Breakers anticipate a scenic vacation. A bad idea that pits a silly situation against empty characters. Might have been better if it didn’t take itself so seriously, but it’s cheap enough to withstand.
– (2012) – A group of female friends spend Spring Break in a house where a killer is lurking. Does absolutely nothing new, but at least has fun with the familiar premise. Loaded with enough sleaze, gore, and party atmosphere to make watching a breeze.
– (2005) – Teens on vacation encounter a swarm of killer sharks. The horror plays second fiddle to pubescent dramatics, but the situations are never outright bad. Could have used more bite, but is easily digestible.
– (2000) – Friends on spring break encounter a legendary reptile. Tries to establish drama among the characters, but their plights are too simplistic to warrant concern. Comical and entertaining on minor levels, but feels too familiar.
– (2008) – Girls and their thug boyfriends are terrorized by a killer during a slumber party. Pretty cruddy all around, with the lone highlights coming in forms of nudity and goofy cliches. Overstylized and underwhelming.
– (2007) – Three friends looking for girls on Spring Break encounter cheap looking zombies. Has a pretty funny first half hour, but eventually loses gas and starts taking too long to do anything. Whoever made this completely gave up on the ending.
– (2005) – Friends and strangers on their way to Daytona end up in hillbilly hell. A fast paced and vivid outing with solid characters and loads of over-the-top gore. Not exactly rocket science, but enjoyable from start to finish.