Warning: This post contains extremely graphic content.
Though every horror fan knows that the 70s and 80s were the real heyday of the ultra-violent Slasher movie, that doesn't mean that more contemporary genre offerings are lacking in the thrills 'n' chills department. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the gnarliest slasher kills of the this decade (thus far).
Mirror Murder (A Nightmare On Elm Street):
Some might call this a spoiler, but if you've ever seen a horror movie before, it won't be. This epilogue scare from the very end of Samuel Bayer's 2010 remake finds Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) popping back from the dead to claim the life of Final Girl Nancy's mother Gwen (Connie Britton). You can never count those supernatural slashers out!
Table Top Terror (Hatchet II):
Things get gory in this climactic scene from Adam Green's 2010 slasher sequel. When brawny hunter Trent (R.A. Mihailoff) attempts to go toe-to-toe with deformed swamp-dweller Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder), he gets a steel-toed-boot-full of pain to the brain.
Meat-grinder Mayhem (Texas Chainsaw 3D):
This 2013 flick may have been the third re-imagining of the Texas Chainsaw story, but director John Luessenhopp managed to scare up a few original moments, like this grisly scene which finds the infamous Leatherface (Dan Yeager) disposing of the corrupt Mayor Hartman (Paul Rae) in a manner most messy. Forgive the German dubbing.
Back-Breaking Backflip (Final Destination 5):
Though they don't feature a traditional killer, the Final Destination films always go above and beyond in the gory death department, as the antagonist of the series is, well, Death itself. This particularly gruesome Guignol from the fifth installment sees gymnast Candace (Ellen Wroe) get all bent out of shape during a routine practice gone wrong.
Nightclub Nightmare (The Collection):
What happens when a deranged serial killer directs his fury not at one victim, but rather an entire mob of hard-partying twenty-somethings? Marcus Dunstan's sick 2012 film answers this question in graphic detail when The Collector (Randall Archer) unleashes a vicious death trap on a crowded EDM club. It's hard to think of a recent kill scene more brutal than this one.
Well, genre freaks, there you have it: you don't need to go retro to find some hard-core horror. Plus, the decade is only half up, so who knows what kind of grotesque gore the next five years will have in store for us!