By Andrea Selitto
With Halloween rapidly approaching, the time has come to bring back a popular fall tradition: the scary movie. Whether you’re the kind of movie-watcher who enjoys a good scare, or one who always hides behind the couch, there’s no doubting that there’s something thrilling about a scary film. While there are a wide variety of horror films to choose from for your Halloween viewing, perhaps some of the most iconic characters are from a particular segment of the horror genre: the slasher. Few other films have inspired so many sequels, remakes, and spin-offs as slashers have. Whether you love them or hate them, no one can deny the impact that slasher films have made on popular culture, especially around this time of year. Here are a handful of films that have made the genre what it is today; if you’re looking for something scary to get you into the Halloween spirit, they’re certainly worth watching… if you dare.