Backwoods, hillbillies, bumpkins, rednecks movies or however you like to call this type of horror, is said to have originated from early splatter such as 2000 Maniacs and Deliverance. But we all know that redneck horror has become an essential sub-genre of horror only since the huge success of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). The genre is getting increasingly popular these days and it would be easy to miss some of the cult movies that makes it.
So for your pleasure, here is a little best of redneck & hillbillies horror movies. Enjoy & Comment! You can check out the original post on our website Horror on Screen.
10. Inbred (2012)
This demented UK film is a true love it or hate it. It takes the form of a comedy horror at first, but ends up being more gross & disgusting than funny. Fans of the human centipede should really check this one out.
9. Wrong Turn (2003)
The concept is simple for this splatter franchise: a family of deformed cannibals follows, kills and eats people. The sequels are pretty bad, but the first film of the franchise is all-right. One has got to love Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye.
8. Wolf Creek (2005)
Set in the famous Australian wilderness, this one could have been an awesome film if it wasn’t for the utterly stupid behavior of the victims. Still, it is a movie that leaves a deep mark in the mind of any backpackers.
7. Frontier(s) (2007)
A particularly nasty French title, the movie is extremely graphic and features some really disgusting scenes, as well as a bunch of great characters.
6. Motel Hell (1980)
Maybe not as cliché as the other ones in that list, Motel Hell is brilliant nonetheless. Horror fans could easily forget, due to the awesome scenario, that the lead characters are bumpkins cultivating people in their garden.
5. Sheitan (2006)
This overlooked French horror does not rely so much on the gore or the gross, but instead immerse you in a very dark and oppressive atmosphere, in a countryside filled with maniacs and psychopaths…psychological tension at his best.
4. Tucker and Dale Vs Evil (2010)
One of the funniest horror comedies ever made, the duo Alan Tudyk & Tyler Labine look like they were made for playing backwoods! An instant classic.
3. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) & The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
The famous splatter series by Rob Zombies is a must-see for every horror fans. Some love it, some hate it (because of the constant shouting mostly), but one cannot deny that it has become a cult feature of the backwoods subgenre.
2. Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Yes, this list features the remake from Alexandre Aja and not Craven’s original. This will probably displease more than one purist, but objectively, this remake is better than the original in every aspects, and a classic of the subgenre!
1. Texas ChainSaw Massacre (1974)
The first place cannot possibly be occupied by any other title than TCM itself, the controversial classic by Tobe Hooper is simply the reference movie that jump-started the all redneck sub-genre.