Why We Love: “Cherry Falls” (2000)

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Cherry Falls is a product of the massive post-Scream slasher boom, but one of the few to truly get it right. Ken Selden’s script is crackling with originality, terror, and an extremely unguessable twist. The late Brittany Murphy stars as Jody, the teenage daughter of the local sheriff who finds herself a target of the long, black-haired serial killer murdering virgins. The final twist at the end left me completely surprised and the soundtrack is ahead of its time. If you’re a fan of school hallway chase scenes, mysteries, and gruesome imagery, you’ll love this little underrated gem which is coming to bluray via Scream Factory in 2016.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson