This week on Slasher Studios Web Cast we talked about our Top 10 Favorite Horror Movie Supporting Characters. These are characters that never got the chance to be a “final girl” and never got a chance to revel in being a killer. The following is the Slasher Studios list of its favorite horror movie characters that never got the appreciation that they deserved.
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The Real Jennifer Jenzen- â€œHouse on Haunted Hillâ€ (scenes deleted)
Poor Debi Mazer. Filmed three scenes in â€œHouse on Haunted Hillâ€ and they were all cut. Thank god we have DVD so we see her revel in over-the-top goodness as Ali Larterâ€™s bitchy producer boss. Every line out of her mouth is a zinger and every putdown crackles with energy.
10. Maddy-â€œFriday the 13th Part VII: The New Bloodâ€
A geeky girl with spirit, Maddy is the perpetual best friend who canâ€™t get a guy and doesnâ€™t have a clue. After being told that she needs a little â€œtouch up workâ€, Maddy gives herself a much needed makeover. Sadly, Jason is the only one who gets to see it as Maddy sees her ultimate demise just minutes later.
9. Suzanne-â€œ Night of the Demonsâ€ (1988)
What would the horror genre be without the slutty best friend? By all accounts, slutty best friends made up 40% of all slasher deaths in the 1980â€™s. Suzanne is the best of all of them. Whether it be a peep show at the convenience store (â€œDo you guys have sour balls?â€) to a lip stick through the nipple, Suzanne was just out to have a good time.
8. Tangina- â€œPoltergeistâ€ series
Everyoneâ€™s favorite little munchkin from horror, Tangina is a hoot. Whether it be the way that Zelda Rubinstein â€œsingsâ€ her lines or the fact that she is the only character in the entire series to know what the hell is going on, her character is just plain fun.
7. Lily-â€œSleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wastelandâ€
Another staple of the 80â€™s slasher genre: the overacting old lady. Lily just wanted to put the camp back together. She knows that no one wants to go to a camp where everyone has been â€œslauuuugghhtterredâ€! Lily is crazy fun and gets the ultimate death by Angela: death by lawnmower. â€œGET ME OUTTTTTTAA HERE!â€
6. Annie-â€œFriday the 13thâ€
One of the sweetest characters ever in the â€œFridayâ€ series, Annie should have been our final girl of the piece. Sadly, she is killed before she even has a chance to get to camp. She is fun, bubbly, and warm-hearted. Three traits missing from 90% of â€œFridayâ€ teens.
5. Mo-â€œThe Conventâ€
Mo, the pseudo goth girl who knows all the rules about demons. Mo is brash, in-your-face, and frequently quite hilarious. With lines like â€œAre you a bulimic bitch?â€ only adds to her appeal. Sadly, much like Annie, she doesnâ€™t make it very far into the film.
4. Ethel-â€œFriday the 13th Part V: A New Beginningâ€
If â€œSleepawayâ€ had Lily, â€œFridayâ€ had Ethel. Ethel is brass, white trash who utters every line with vile contempt. Every single scene that she appears on camera works in this film and she is easily the most entertaining adult character in the entire series. How can you not love a mom that tells her son that heâ€™s â€œa big dildoâ€ and should â€œeat his fucking slopâ€.
3. Kirby- â€œScream 4â€
A welcome surprise from the new â€œScreamâ€ film, Kirby is sweet, fun, knowledgeable about horror movies, and beautiful. Kirby is the postmodern character that should be in every horror movie today.
2. Judy- â€œSleepaway Campâ€
The ultimate 80â€™s bitch. How bitchy is Judy? She has to have her name embroidered on her shirt. She is just plain mean. Along with her friend Meg (M-E-G) these two girls rule the show and play up the hammy campiness of the script beautiful.
1. Megan-â€œHouse of the Devilâ€
Poor Megan. One of the smartest, funniest, and most realistic college students Iâ€™ve seen on film, Megan is the best friend with the brains. She knows thereâ€™s something wrong with the house. Something wrong with the people that live there. She knows thereâ€™s a reason why her friend shouldnâ€™t babysit. But sadly her friend doesnâ€™t listen and Megan becomes the first victim in one of the all time great jump scenes of the past decade. Poor Megan.
5 thoughts on “Slasher Studios: Top 10 Favorite Supporting Horror Movie Characters”
Kirby was just such a treat in Scream 4. I really hope she character is brought back in the 5th installment. If any well it ever happens.
As for Annie, she was just sooo damn sweet!
I love Kirby! She is definitely one of my favourite characters in the horror genre. There aren’t enough cool horror-loving girls in the genre, so she is a unique character. And they don’t treat her like a joke or a freak. She is actually a cool character. LOVE IT!
Also I love the inclusion of Annie. I thought I was the only one who loved her in the first film, but when I first saw the movie I actually thought Brenda was going to be the final girl.
Yeah, I was sad when Megan bit the bullet too.
I wish she had at least been in the proceedings just a tad bit longer.
Also, Kirby should have been the final girl in SCRE4M to go against the killer in that one.
I’d say a lot of the Friday characters are warm-hearted and charismatic, but moreso in 1, 2, 3, and 6 most of all.
Totally agree with the #1 pick. I was way more invested in her than in the main character, and I was actually really bummed when she died.
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