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Top 4 Horror Movies About Students

Posted on: September 10th, 2021

Fall is here, with all its doom and gloom and long dark evenings. No more walks in the parks – the time has come for cozy hours on a couch with a cup of cocoa or a glass of gluhwein. But sitting there alone feels pretty lonely, doesn’t it?

So why not throw a cinema party? Call your friends, grab a pizza or some popcorn, and get prepared for the upcoming Halloween by watching some of the scariest horror movies about students. Great plan, isn’t it?

Of course, you can only make it happen if you do your homework beforehand. But if your spirits are too low, you can as well find qualified writers on EssayHub service instead and spare yourself the trouble. Then, you can relax and unwind while they take care of your essays.

Meanwhile, you can prepare for the movie party by reading this list and choosing the movie to watch. You can send it to your friends so that they could have a say, too!

Suspiria (1977)
Europe, ballet, and the coven of witches in one of the most critically acclaimed horrors ever.
Country: Italy
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci
IMDB rating: 7.4

Modern-day students probably know a 2018 movie of the same name, but that one is merely a remake. The original ‘Suspiria’ was released in 1977 to critical acclaim and was directed and co-written by none other than the Italian film legend Dario Argento.

The story is set in Freiburg, Germany, where a young American ballet student named Suzy arrives to study at a famous dance school. The girl instantly feels there’s something wrong with the place, and very soon afterward, sinister things start happening.

‘Suspiria’ is the first film of Argento’s trilogy known as ‘The Three Mothers’, and in it, the first Mother – Mater Suspiriorum (Mother of Sighs), makes her appearance. Pretty complicated, but that’s why it’s called classics.

Re-Animator (1985)
The original slogan promises a blend of horror, comedy, and sci-fi that will “scare you to pieces”.
Country: US
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
IMDB rating: 7.2

Crazy as this film’s plot line is, it originates from one of the most renowned classic writers – H.P. Lovecraft. Although it may look like a zombie movie at a first glance, it is in fact reminiscent of something else: Frankenstein.

The film kicks off with a student arriving at a medical laboratory in Massachusetts from Zurich, Switzerland. There, he’s had some kind of a tragic accident involving a semi-successful attempt at reviving a dead professor. In America, he’s determined to continue his horrifying experiments. But once again, things turn out not quite as expected.

As Tim Burton proved, there are more ways than one to approach a Frankenstein-esque plot. In “Re-Animator”, it took a weirdy comedic turn – if you’re able to laugh at a mutilated zombie, at least. Anyway, the film remains one of the top-rated horrors up to this day.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Arguably, one of the scariest horror movies in the history of the genre – and one of the most popular, too.
Country: US
Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
IMDB rating: 6.5

Notwithstanding its relatively low rating on IMDB, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ is one of the best-known horror movies ever. And the spookiest thing about it is not the plot itself but the fact that some still believe it to be based on a true story.

That is not the fact, however: ‘The Blair Witch Project’ is totally fictional. The backstory starts as a group of student filmmakers are set on a task to create a documentary about a local legend, the Blair Witch. The youngsters eventually disappear, leaving behind some very disturbing footage for their never-to-be student documentary…

This “retrieved footage” idea turned out to be extremely clever, by the way. It has seriously cut the film’s budget, thus making ‘The Blair Witch’ project one of the most lucrative independent horrors in history.

Scream (1996)
A parody of horror movies that outlived many of its sources of inspiration has become a timeless genre classic.
Country: US
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Neve Campbell, Cortney Cox, David Arquette
IMDB rating: 7.3

Originally conceived as a parody to mock all the infamous horror cliches, ‘Scream’ eventually became a kind of cliche on its own. Today, even those who have never seen it know the name, and that means something.

The movie’s plot follows a high school girl named Sidney Prescott as she tries to escape the fate of her fellow student Casey who was brutally murdered by a sinister stranger. More merciless murders are sure to come as suspicion shifts from one innocent person to another while the real killer remains undiscovered.

Though being, in its essence, a mockery of horror movies’ threadbare cliches, ‘Scream’ has proven to be totally worthy of every other famous slasher – but with an added plus of it being self-ironic.

These were some of the top-rated horror movies about students, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the list. You may have also noticed that it’s by no means comprehensive, as horrors quite often center around college and high-school life. However, many of those movies don’t live up to even mediocre expectations, so be sure to check the ratings and read the reviews every next time you need to pick up a spooky evening watch!

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