If you think about it, there are a lot of ways to die in this world. A car accident, a disease, a faulty piece of equipment.

But you know what really kills people? Other people.

Humans are dangerous — whether they’re intending to hurt someone or not.

Here are some of the best unintentional slasher movies that involve not exactly direct murderers.

First off, here’s our video guide to slasher films, including the history, origins and top films:

Best Unintentional Slasher Movies

Unintentional slasher movies are rare, but they do exist. They’re movies that are not really intended to be slasher flicks, but they often play like one.

What we find hilarious is that they end up being unintentionally funny and a bit scary, which results in unintentional slasher movies.

Here’s a list of the top 10 most unintentional slasher movies of all time.

No Country For Old Men (2007)

The Coen brothers are known for their dark, twisted sense of humor. Their films are just as funny as they are violent. Joel and Ethan Coen have been writing and directing films together since 1984.

They grew up in New York City and started making short films when they were in high school. The two brothers went to NYU film school but didn’t get along well with their professors.

They dropped out after one semester and began a career as independent filmmakers.

T He was born in 1954. He was born into a Jewish family in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He is the son of Edward and Rena Coen, who worked in the furniture business. His father was an orthopedic surgeon. Ethan’s brother is Joel Coen, who is also a director.

He studied at the University of Minnesota, where he met his future partner, Joel Coen. Together they created their own independent production company called “Joel & Ethan Coen Film Production” and produced their first feature film Blood Simple (1984).

They received many awards for the film Fargo (1996) including an Oscar for Best Screenplay and three BAFTA awards amongst many others. Both brothers won the Oscar together in 2001 for Best Picture for producing “O Brother, Where Art Thou?

No Country for Old Men
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  • Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones (Actors)
  • Ethan Coen (Director) - Ethan Coen (Writer) - Joel Coen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

It Follows (2014)

To be honest, It Follows is kind of a slow burn. Like any good horror movie, it takes its time to develop the storyline and to get you familiar with the characters.

By the time the movie starts to get good, you’re already rooting for Jay and trying to solve the mystery of what’s happening to her. And as soon as things start going crazy, you’re holding on for dear life because you want to know how everything will turn out (spoiler alert: it doesn’t).

There are a lot of movies that start out feeling like they’re going in one direction and then take a hard left turn. I always appreciate when this happens in a horror film because it keeps me guessing about where the story is going right up until the end.

This movie has a few of those moments, but they never feel like they’re there just for shock value or convenience. Everything that happens seems to fit into the story and make sense based on what we’ve been shown before that point.

I’m not a huge fan of horror movies but It Follows has a great premise and it’s executed well enough that I was enjoying watching it even though there were parts that made me cringe or jump out of my seat (in a good way).

It Follows
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  • Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto (Actors)
  • David Robert Mitchell (Director) - David Robert Mitchell (Writer) - Rebecca Green (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Alien (1979)

Alien (alternatively known as Alien: The Director’s Cut) is a 1979 horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon. Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill, it stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt and Ian Holm.

It is the second installment of the Alien franchise and the first installment to take place in deep space.

The plot follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo who are on their way to investigate the loss of contact with a spaceship on the far side of the moon. They encounter the alien creature that killed the other spaceship’s crew and take it aboard their own ship.

Once aboard,the creature starts killing off the crew one by one.

The film was released on May 25, 1979 in North America (June 1 in Australia). It was met with critical acclaim and box office success, earning $104 million at the United States box office during its initial theatrical run.

It received several awards nominations for its screenplay and direction.

The film was followed by three sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997), as well as numerous works in comic books, video games and novels.

Alien
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  • Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt (Actors)
  • Ridley Scott (Director) - Dan O'Bannon (Writer) - Gordon Carroll (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. Based on Thomas Harris’s 1988 novel of the same name,

it follows Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee working with an FBI agent-turned-psychologist named Hannibal Lecter. Starling is tasked with learning all she can from Lecter to aid in the capture of a serial killer known only as “Buffalo Bill.”

The novel was Harris’s first; it was his second to feature Lecter, who also appeared in Red Dragon (1981). The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14, 1991.

In 2003, it was adapted into a critically acclaimed film sequel, Hannibal , which won Best Picture and Best Actor for Hopkins.

In 2010, the United States Library of Congress chose the film for preservation in the National Film Registry.There’s no denying it: Hannibal Lecter is one scary dude. In fact, his name has become synonymous with “psychopath.”

The Silence of the Lambs (1991), based on Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel, stars Anthony Hopkins as the cannibalistic psycho and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, the FBI trainee who eventually puts Lecter behind bars.

With its bravura performances, grim subject matter and grisly special effects, Silence of the Lambs is a chilling journey into the mind of madness.

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  • Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins (Actors)
  • Jonathan Demme (Director)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Spanish (Publication Language)

 

BEST unintentional slasher movies

What Are unintentional slasher movies?

Slasher films, in their purest form, are a cinematic triumph. They fuse together elements of horror, drama, and suspense to create an experience that is truly unique.

The horror genre primarily consists of three sub-genres: supernatural horror (ghosts, demons, etc.), psychological horror (madmen, mind games), and slashers (murders and gore).

In the slasher sub-genre, the villain is almost always a faceless, nameless killer that stalks and murders victims for no other reason than to kill them.

 

 

The Birds (1963)

The Birds (1963) is a classic Hitchcock thriller about a town terrorized by birds. The film is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best works in the horror/thriller genre.

   

Tippi Hedren plays Melanie Daniels, a young San Francisco socialite visiting her boyfriend Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in Bodega Bay. Mitch owns a small grocery store and is preparing to sell it so he can live with Melanie in the city.

Melanie meets Mitch’s mother Lydia Brenner (Jessica Tandy) and his younger sister Cathy (Veronica Cartwright), both of whom are as fascinated by Melanie as she is by them.

One day, Melanie sees a man trying to lure seagulls with breadcrumbs, but when he spooks the birds, they attack him and he falls over the nearby cliff to his death. The next day, a flock of seagulls descends upon the Brenner’s property.

When they attack Cathy, Mrs. Brenner calls bird experts who recommend they shoot all the gulls in the area, but Mitch refuses to do so, not seeing their aggressive behavior as dangerous enough to warrant killing them.

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The Birds
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  • Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy (Actors)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (Director) - Evan Hunter (Writer) - Alfred Hitchcock (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Under The Skin (2013)

Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed and co-written by Jonathan Glazer, loosely adapted from Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name. The film follows a nameless woman (Scarlett Johansson) who preys on men in Scotland.

She seduces her victims and kills them with a needle dipped in their own blood.

The film was co-produced and filmed in Scotland, and features a soundtrack by Scottish band Mica Levi. Under the Skin premiered at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, and was screened at festivals including 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation.

It was released in Scotland on 10 September 2014, followed by screenings at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival in October 2014. The film’s UK release was delayed to 14 March 2015 to allow for promotion at several major international festivals.

The film opened to positive reviews from critics, with praise for Johansson’s performance, Glazer’s direction and Mica Levi’s score.

The film received three nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Johansson, Best Cinematography for Daniel Landin and Best Original Music for Levi.

Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film written and directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on Michael Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as an otherworldly woman who preys upon men in Scotland.

Under the Skin
  • Campbell, Walter (Author)
  • German (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

The Thing (1982)

I went to see The Thing (1982) a while back. I had never seen it before, but I saw the original and liked it, so I was looking forward to this one. It’s got Kurt Russell in it, he’s great in anything, right?

Turns out the film is very much like the book that inspired it – John W Campbell Jr’s Who Goes There. It’s a story about paranoia. And not just regular everyday paranoia. This is paranoia on an industrial scale.

The Thing is an alien organism that can mimic other life forms down to their DNA structure (which is why you can’t tell if someone or something is The Thing just by looking at them).

In this movie, a group of scientists are trapped together in an isolated camp in Antarctica and have to figure out which of them isn’t who they seem to be or whether any of them are who they seem to be for that matter.

The thing about The Thing is that you don’t know who you’re supposed to root for. Your sympathy changes from scene to scene – from character to character even – because every time you think you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the plot, another rug gets pulled out from under you.

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  • Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter (Actors)
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  • English (Publication Language)

The Terminator (1984)

Terminator is an action movie released in 1984. It was directed by James Cameron, who also wrote the screenplay with Gale Anne Hurd. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, played by Linda Hamilton, before she can marry Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn.

It also features the first motion picture appearance of Robert Patrick as the shape-shifting T-1000.

The film’s release was followed by a sequel in 1991, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and two more sequels in 2003 and 2015 respectively. A television series entitled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was produced between 2008 and 2009, with a second series cancelled before any episodes had aired on television.

Another television series called Terminator: Genisys has been announced for release in 2015.

The film’s title is referenced many times throughout the Star Wars saga; most notably in episodes II and III where Anakin Skywalker mispronounces it as “terminate” while fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi aboard General Grievous’ flagship. James Cameron originally wanted to call the film “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, referencing the cover of a famous issue of “Twilight Zone Magazine”.

In the distant future, a cyborg is sent back in time to kill the mother of the man who will become a savior against machines in a post-apocalyptic world.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton (Actors)
  • James Cameron (Director)
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  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Death Proof (2007)

A mysterious stuntman, recently escaped from an asylum, terrorizes a group of people traveling through the desert in their muscle car.

Tarantino’s eighth film plays like one of those slasher films where you know the killer will be around for the climax, but you watch anyway to see who gets it in the meantime. The twist here is that Tarantino has found a way to make this kind of film exciting again: by making it part of a larger movie.

The final showdown is just as suspenseful and surprising as any other action scene in the movie, yet it also works perfectly as a climax.

Tarantino shows his mastery of tone throughout Death Proof. He can switch from comedy to horror to melodrama effortlessly and without warning.

He also knows how to build anticipation through repetition: we hear about Stuntman Mike so many times by the middle of the film that we’re practically begging for him to show up. He does so with such unexpected ferocity that it takes our breath away and keeps us on edge for the rest of the ride.

Predator (1987)

The first Predator movie is a straight up action movie that is a little bit of an old-school kind of sci-fi and horror.

This means that the movie has lots of cool action sequences, explosions, explosions, more explosions, armor piercing bullets, and aliens.

This movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers as the two leaders of a group of military commandos in Central America who are there to deal with threats to U.S. interests from rebels (who are armed with weapons from the U.S.) and drug dealers (who are looking for places to sell their drugs).

Arnold’s character Dutch is the leader of this group, who are called upon to rescue hostages from the drug dealers who want to use them as human shields against Predator attacks.

When they find out about the existence of the Predators, Dutch organizes his men and leads them into battle against this new enemy.

Interestingly enough, Dutch does not share his knowledge with everyone else in his unit, which leads to some problems when Predator attacks start happening and people start dying.

The reason I really like this movie is because it has a lot of good action sequences where you see things blow up real good.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall (Actors)
  • John McTiernan (Director)
  • English, French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

 

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