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"My Heart is a Chainsaw" by Stephen Graham Jones - List of Film References

All of the films mentioned and referenced in the novel, My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (2021, Saga Press).

Films are listed in the order they appear and broken up by chapter (see notes). Sequels, remakes, and reboots are not included unless directly referenced.

Feel free to add titles in the comments!

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  • Night School

    1

  • Just Before Dawn

    2

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    3

  • Friday the 13th

    4

  • The Exorcist

    5

  • Rosemary's Baby

    6

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    7

  • My Bloody Valentine

    8

  • Scream

    9

  • Harper's Island

    10

  • Hatchet

    11

  • Trick or Treat

    12

  • Shaun of the Dead

    13

  • The Burning

    14

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    15

  • Twisted Nightmare

    16

  • Schizoid

    17

  • Mother's Day

    18

  • The Shining

    19

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    20

  • Carrie

    21

  • Cold Prey

    22

  • Cold Prey II

    23

  • Cold Prey III

    24

  • Jaws

    25

  • Black Christmas

    26

  • Psycho

    27

  • Peeping Tom

    28

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    29

  • Sleepaway Camp

    30

  • Slaughter High

    31

  • The Breakfast Club

    32

  • Alien

    33

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    34

  • The Terminator

    35

  • Hellraiser

    36

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    37

  • The Initiation

    38

  • Cheerleader Camp

    39

  • Urban Legend

    40

  • Final Destination

    41

  • Candyman

    42

  • Graduation Day

    43

  • Footloose

    44

  • Dazed and Confused

    45

  • Aliens

    46

  • Curtains

    47

  • Scream 2

    48

  • Popcorn

    49

  • New Nightmare

    50

  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side

    51

  • Lord of Illusions

    52

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    53

  • Girls Nite Out

    54

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    55

  • Child's Play

    56

  • Child's Play 2

    57

  • Child's Play 3

    58

  • Bride of Chucky

    59

  • Seed of Chucky

    60

  • Curse of Chucky

    61

  • Cult of Chucky

    62

  • Child's Play

    63

  • Ringu

    64

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    65

  • A Bay of Blood

    66

  • Valentine

    67

  • Silent Rage

    68

  • The Night of the Hunter

    69

  • The Hitcher

    70

  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    71

  • Phantoms

    72

  • April Fool's Day

    73

  • The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

    74

  • Don't Go in the Woods

    75

  • He Knows You're Alone

    76

  • Return to Horror High

    77

  • Leprechaun

    78

  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood

    79

  • Cutting Class

    80

  • Caddyshack

    81

  • Grizzly

    82

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    83

  • The Last House on the Left

    84

  • The Night Flier

    85

  • It

    86

  • Pet Sematary

    87

  • Cujo

    88

  • And Then There Were None

    89

  • Ten Little Indians

    90

  • And Then There Were None

    91

  • Ten Little Indians

    92

  • Ten Little Indians

    93

  • And Then There Were None

    94

  • Visiting Hours

    95

  • Sweet Sixteen

    96

  • Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood

    97

  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    98

  • Scream 3

    99

  • The Craft

    100