When the shit hits the fan and some maniac with a hedge trimmer has just turned you buddy’s head in to a punch bowl, all that’s left to do is just dance, dance, dance. Here are the top ten horror movie dance scenes.
STRANGE BEHAVIOR (1981)
I’m a sucker for a choreographed dance number. I love the idea that a group of people could spontaneously get together and dance in perfect synchronization. I think the closest this has come to occurring naturally is the Electric Slide.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (1985)
Director Jack Sholder turned the concept of the final girl on its ear by presenting the final guy. Of course, this meant the required “dancing alone in your room” scene from every 80s movie had to be done by a dude.
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)
It’s hard to tell if this was planned or just Crispin being Crispin. Either way, it’s the most fun anyone could have right before getting a corkscrew jammed into their hand followed by a meat cleaver to the head.
Just a bit of advice- when you see this happen, immediately pay your tab, tip your bartender, and get the fuck out of that pub.
TROLL 2 (1990)
A brief little number, but still one that stands out, mostly because of that super sweet Garfield night shirt.
THE WICKER MAN (1973)
Such a hauntingly beautiful song made even more so by the absolutely gorgeous Britt Elkand’s evocative dance, although the stirring move she does with her hands is a little weird.
HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009)
Some awesome 80’s style dancing to the The Fixx, but a really inefficient way to explore a creepy house.
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985)
If there’s one lesson you should take away from this, it’s that Jason hates pop and locking. Or maybe it’s the waffle hair. Jason’s kind of picky.
TEEN WITCH (1989)
It’s really amazing how quickly these ladies can pick up this “new cheer” routine having never actually seen it before. What sport could this possibly be a “cheer” for?
In a scene much like HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, Madchen Amick makes cleaning fun by turning it into a dance routine. Too bad she’s missing a lot of that carpet and will probably have to go over it again.