1. TERROR TRAIN (1980)
The story is the basic slasher film premise, remounted on a moving train. A college fraternity decides to hold a New Year’s Eve party on a train. But an uninvited guest, a disturbed ex-fraternity member, decides to take revenge on the partying students by killing them off one by one in increasingly grisly fashion. On board the terror train is horror film perennial Jamie Lee Curtis, along with David Copperfield, and Ben Johnson as Carne the conductor, who tries to calm the women students by saying things like, “Now you young ladies stay up here –it’s too dangerous down in that other car.”
2. STEEL TRAP (2007)
Seven adventurous partygoers find themselves trapped in a sadistic game of death after accepting an invitation to a mysterious party. It’s New Year’s Eve, and a group of revelers are living it up on the roof of an abandoned skyscraper when five of the partiers receive an intriguing text message. According to the sender, there’s an exclusive VIP party happening on the twenty seventh floor, and they’re all invited. Once on the floor, however, the five guests and two party crashers quickly realize that they have fallen into a trap. The only way off of this floor is to follow a series of morbid clues left by a murderous psychopath. But who conceived these deadly games, and why have they targeted this specific group? As the contestants begin to die a series of spectacularly staged deaths, each precious clue becomes a genuine matter of life and death.
4. LIFE BLOOD (2009)
A pair of lipstick lesbians return as vampires to finish the killing spree they started in life. It’s been four long decades since Brooke (Sophie Monk) and Rhea (Anya Lahiri) were banished from the natural world. Now it’s New Years Eve, and their wrath is stronger than ever. As the urge to kill grows stronger than ever, Brooke and Rhea find themselves in the small town of Pearblossom, where fresh victims are always ripe for the picking.
5. THE SIGNAL (2008)
As glasses are raised for a New Year’s Eve toast, the denizens of the city of Terminus fall prey to a mysterious transmission that pulses through all electronic devices and transforms rational, sane people into murderous, rampaging psychopaths. All forms of communication have been jammed, and now the airwaves have been saturated with an ominous signal that preys on fear and deep-rooted desire. Though Terminus was once a city defined by conformity, any semblance of order in this concrete jungle has now been replaced with screaming, bloody chaos. Fortunately, Ben has managed to avoid having his brain scrambled by the signal, and now he’s determined to make his way through the bedlam that’s sweeping the streets and rescue the woman he loves. It’s not going to be an easy task, though, and in order to sweep his love to safety, Ben will first have to face off against her rabid husband. In a city where everyone seems to have lost their mind, the only way Ben will be able to determine who he can trust and who has given in to their bloodlust is to find out the true origins of this ominous broadcast.
6. END OF DAYS (1999)
Jericho Cane, a beaten down ex-cop, is the reluctant hero of End of Days, a chilling, horrific thriller set at the cusp of the millennium. When the ultimate personification of evil is unleashed upon the world, Cane is unwittingly drawn into a heart-stopping supernatural game of cat and mouse. Now, as the countdown to the end of days approaches, all that stands in the way of mankind’s destruction is the salvation of one women, whose fate comes to rest in Cane’s shaky hands.