Natalia’s Top Five Worst (or Best?) Horror Movie Premises

During the month of December, Loyola Libraries staff make lists and check them twice. What are these lists about? Anything! You can look at past years’ lists here and stay tuned for more lists!

1. Slotherhouse, 2023. “Emily Young, a senior, wants to be elected as her sorority’s president. She adopts a cute sloth, thinking it can become the new mascot and help her win, until a string of fatalities implicate the sloth as the main suspect in the murders.”

2. Llamageddon, 2015. “A killer llama from outer space crash lands on Earth and brings death and destruction to everyone in its path.”

3. Mansquito, 2005. “A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.”

4. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, 1977. “A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.”

5. Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf, 2015. “When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it’s up to Sharktopus to stop it..”

Bonus: Them!, 1954. “The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.”

Assistant University Archivist Natalia Gutiérrez-Jones, when not haunting the closed stacks of the Loyola Archives and Special Collections on the second floor of Cudahy Library, indulges in chills and thrills that range in quality by great degrees. She believes in the concept of something being so bad it comes back around to being good.

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