Have you ever watched a movie and thought that if you watched it with friends (and maybe had some alcohol) that it would've been better? This thought came to me after watching Scream 4. In the movie, a group of teenagers have a party that they call Stab-A-Thon. Stab was a movie franchise created inside of the Scream series. Every year they have a Stab-A-Thon where they screen all 7 Stab films back to back. During this party they recite the words and drink whenever there is a typical horror movie cliche. After the movie, I compiled a list of horror films that should be watched with a group of friends and possibly some alcohol.
1. Evil Dead (2013)
When this reboot was released back in 2013, fans flocked to the theater in hopes of a "balls-to-the-wall" horror film. What we got was a 99.9% practical effect blood bath that was sure to win gore fans over. What I've realized is that I really enjoy showing this movie to people who have never seen it before. The reaction to the movie is something that is necessary while viewing this particular film. If you've seen it over and over again, it starts to lose its shock value.
2. ABCs of Death 1&2
Both of these films are the ultimate guessing game of all horror movies I've seen. After each short film is viewed, the word that the short is based on will appear in block letters. While viewing each segment, the group can take a thousand guesses as to what that title may be. The movie does a good job of getting the audience involved in its murder and mayhem and allows the audience to experience some of the sickest ways to die.
3. Night of the Demons (2009)
A very stylistic remake of a 1980s horror flick. This remake of Night of the Demons does a fantastic job of balancing scary and funny. Although it may not be as evenly balanced as Wes Craven's Scream, the directing, acting and effects are both fun and laughable when with a group of friends. Shouting out each and every horror cliche as it comes your way adds to the fun of the film.
4. Sorority Row (2009)
If you are looking for a movie with attractive sorority ladies throughout then you have chosen the right movie! This remake is full of blood, murder, nudity and anything you can think that could possibly be in a typical slasher movie. Is that a bad thing? Yes, but not when you are with a group of friends! The movie pokes fun at itself in numerous ways and has great one-liners that come out of nowhere. Note to self that none of those one-liners would ever be spoken in a real life situation like this.
5. The Cabin in the Woods
Being one of the best horror movies of 2012, The Cabin in the Woods is one movie that must be watched with an audience to be appreciated. Its slick dialogue, references to the horror genre, and laughable self-awareness takes the audience on a thrill ride that rips apart the genre through and through. There is also a special guest appearance for hardcore horror fans!
6. Drag Me To Hell
What Sam Raimi film shouldn't be watched with a group of friends, aside from Spider-Man 3? Drag Me To Hell is definitely one of the best Sam Raimi films to date. Filled with loads of disgusting mouth humor (not the sexual kind) and plenty of comedic relief, Drag Me To Hell is a movie that will disgust you while you are laughing and jumping out of your seat.