Horror Tropes – women in panties

Debra Deliso - Slumber Party Massacre

Women in Panties in Horror flicks

Here’s one for the guys, well most of the guys, and perhaps some of the gals…

Women in panties is a recurring theme in horror movies, especially in the Slasher sub-genre. Hell, if it weren’t for women in panties, there would be no Slumber Party Massacre.

I thought it would be fun to see some of the best shots of women in panties from horror movies through the years. Try and guess the films these ‘best of the best’ shots came from and we’ll see if you were paying attention. You can scroll over the photos to see the answers.

Count how many you have recognized and match it to our grades.
(if you get the actress or the film it counts as a point)

Okay, take a deep breath. Get ready for round 2

Ready?

Go!


1-5 right answers – You’re an amateur, harmless to the world around you.

6-10 right answers – You’ve not been paying much attention to plot details, story lines or character arcs as you’ve been mezmerized by panties in these films. It would be wise to lay off these films for a while and check out some Family Entertainment.

11+ right answers – You’re a stalker and have been looking too close at the panties in all of these films. You’re a vouyer that borders on Peeping Tom and the neighbors were right to call the police on you after finding you in a tree with binocculars.


Thanks to the following for exposing their frilly, silky and colorful undergarments and adding some cheap thrills to our favorite horror flicks:

Addison Timlin, Alexandra Breckenridge, Annable Odette, Anna Faris, Carmen Electra, Debra Deliso, Elisha Cuthbert, Elizabeth Shue, Gail Harris, JoBeth Williams, Katrina Bowden, Kelly Nichols, Linnea Quigley, Megan Fox, Nancy Kyes, Saffron Burrows, Sigourney Weaver, Susan Sarandon, and any others that I failed to mention who had aired their unmentionables.


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The Remake Scoreboard / Horror Icons

The Remake Scoreboard – Horror movie remakes – the good and bad list. Thumbs up or thumbs down and two or three sentences why.
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The Horror Icons: Freddie, Jason, Michael, Leatherface, the Deads

Night of the Living Dead (remake – 1990)
(original 1968)
Directed by Tom Savini, this remake is most noted for exceptional performances by Tony Todd (as Ben) and a much more heroic Barbara played by Patricia Tallman. Sure it doesn’t have the same creepy vibe as the 1968 classic but the zombie details are stunning and it provides a great little twist at the very end. I own both versions and watch them both often.


Dawn of the Dead (remake – 2004)
(original 1978)
This action-packed remake provided some of the scariest zombies and zombie sequences to be seen on film to date. Gore FX, character development, and plot twists were all top notch. We got some classic Zombies in this film; the hungry little girl, the twitcher, the fat lady, the zombie baby… it doesn’t get much better than this. Dare I say it (please hold all hate mail) I like it better than the original.

 Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake – 2003)
(original 1974)
As much as I loved the original I have to say that this was a great remake. The original had shock value and sheer terror for its time, as well as a bizarre weirdness to it. The new one is a great all around movie in plot and character, intense horror, and dark visual mastery. The action and the pacing were perfect, keeping you engaged ’til the nail-biting end. Love the detective/police investigation, bookends, too!

Halloween (remake – 2007)
(original 1978)
Once you get over the fact that this is a different movie than the original and director Rob Zombie decided to (or perhaps was smart to) go somewhere completely different with the story, this isn’t a bad flick. One of the major differences is the original John Carpenter classic scared us with knuckle-wrenching suspense, creepy mood and atmosphere, while the Rob Zombie version shocks us with brutal violence (which is Rob Zombies forte’). Purists may scream ‘foul’ but this was still much better than all the Halloween sequels, most of which were pure rubbish.


Friday the 13th (remake – 2009)
(original 1980)
This was not really a remake but rather an attempt to revitalize the franchise for a younger generation. If you remember, Jason, the killer in the hockey mask, was not even in the original “Friday” until the very end of the movie (and even then was portrayed as a child). With all Its slick visuals and modern FX, this “new” movie using the character of Jason Vorhees, was forgettable to me as I do not remember one character, one murder, or who the survivor was, if there was one at all.


A Nightmare on Elm Street (remake – 2010)
(original 1980)
There was no reason for this movie to be made considering the recent Freddie Vs. Jason movie had already re-introduced the franchise to a younger generation. Not only did this remake add nothing to the allure of the original Freddie Kruger movie but it actually diminished and watered down the intensity and mysteriousness of Wes Craven’s original masterpiece. Hated it.

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