Tuesday, October 30, 2007

All Hallow's Week Post 6: Slashers

30 October 2007

I'm in a bit of a funk right now, as I have very little going on in my life.

Luckily, I have my devil-worship. It's a nice cushion in life.

And horror movies are good too, since there's always a new one coming out (on DVD, I'd say there's at least one new one every single week).

As far as this blog goes, I got a bit behind on my lists, and I wish, as usual, that I had gotten started on this a week or two back, instead of a day in advance as I did it. When I talked with him about these lists, Tyranist suggested we do a Slasher movie list.

Now, I really love the Slasher subgenre. I know that, before what they're calling "torture porn" came along, it was the most reviled of the Horror subgenres. But I've loved it ever since . . . well, probably since I first saw Friday the 13th about twenty-five years back. And I make no apologies about that. Slashers are fun.

Or they can be, if done right.

Heck, they can be if done wrong too.

Tyranist's Five Favourite Slasher Films:

1. Halloween (1978)
2. Black Christmas (1974)
3. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
5. House on Sorority Row (1983)

And my five favourites:

1. Scream (1996)
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
3. Halloween (1978)*
4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
5. Friday the 13th (1981)

I ought to write more about Slashers someday, and talk about the T&A Slasher, which is a subgenre of the subgenre. How about the Holiday-Themed T&A Slasher, anyone?

Rish Outfield

* I nearly put 2007 after it, just as a joke, but I was afraid that someone somewhere might accidentally stumble across this list and think I was serious, so I ultimately didn't dare.

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