– (2015) – A large man who carts around large pancakes is picking off teens from a church retreat. There’s virtually no plot, and most everything from a slasher sense has been seen before, but this doesn’t take itself seriously and has a ton of momentum, which helps it stand out from the pack. Provides plenty and boobs and blood, and has a particularly creative kill when someone is halved.
– (2012) – A group of friends drive to Maine to see Stephen King’s house, and are picked off by someone who requires silence. Moves fast and has a lot going on, but nothing unique ever occurs despite the clever title. Somewhat fun, but has too many moments worth groaning over, especially the ones dealing with racial stereotypes.
– (2015) – Counselors prepping a summer camp pick each other off when becoming infected with a curable virus. Basically moves 28 Days Later into the woods without accomplishing anything noteworthy. Characters are okay at first, but they mostly just end up screaming. Not the hardest to get though, and does have a pretty surprising conclusion.
– (2016) – Friends renting a cabin become infected with a skin eating disease. Does invent one of the most vicious murders ever committed to film, but such surprises are in short supply as too much of this copies the original. Well made, and has a good score, but keeps much of the original’s nonsensical corn and doesn’t have a reason for existing.
– (2013) – Santa and a demonic personage of Christmas hatred are hunted by yokels when abducting the naughty. Has a lot going on between various characters and horror themed events, but few moments actually gel into a cohesive whole. A rambling series of inconsequential events with undeveloped horror and an extremely developed rack.
– (2006) – A group of friends go camping in woods where a cult worships a homosexual bigfoot. At first comes across as an annoyance that tries too hard to shock, but the humor and characters gradually shift toward an enjoyably offbeat time. Has strong depictions of violence and outrageous yeti moments.
– (2010) – Two sets of friends go camping in the realm of a blood addicted killer. Does a better-than-average job pretending it’s from the ’80s, mainly in clothing and technology, and adds an abundance of humor. Loses steam when the killer’s aspect takes over, but still provides plenty of mindless stupidity and fun.
– (2012) – A small, South Dakota town is plagued with rampages from a giant beast. Begins by focusing on an ’80s rock revival concert amid environmental concerns, but that aspect ends early and sheer boredom takes over. Basically a construction of a lousy looking monster running from scene to scene without having anyone worthwhile to feast upon. Repetitive, dull, and cheap.
– (2016) – Four friends and two tagalongs enter haunted woods in search of a girl who went missing over a decade before. Has a rough beginning that merely duplicates the original’s set-up, and the characters are hardly profound, but once the horror kicks in the tension never lets up. A relentless display of staggering suspense, unpleasant atmosphere, and effective shocks.