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The definition of a slasher film varies depending on who you ask, but in general, it contains several specific traits that feed into the genre’s formula. Author Vera Dika rather strictly defines the sub-genre in her book Games of Terror by only including films made between 1978 and 1984. In other words, she saw it as a movement. When someone describes Brick, they don’t define it as a noir, but instead neo-noir . In other words, it’s a modern motion picture that prominently utilizes elements of film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent in those from the 1940s and 1950s. So does one consider Scream a slasher film or a neo-slasher, or simply put, a modern slasher?
Some consider Thirteen Women to be the earliest slasher – released all the way back in 1932. Personally I think that is rubbish. Thirteen Women is more like Desperate Housewives on sedatives. »
Welcome back to another edition of Freddy’s Nightmares or: How I Learned to Write Weekly Reviews and Love The Show. Yes, this is first time in my writing career that I’ve dedicated to writing a recurring weekly review on a single program. Please hold your applause. In this case, the horror anthology that is Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street The Series. I’m sort of like an ancient, crusty old TV Guide reminding people of this slightly obscured syndicated show based on one of the most memorable horror icons of all time, that they kinda remember but not really because earth shattering sitcoms such as Roseanne and tear jerking nostalgia fare like The Wonder Years premiered the same year. Boy I should have been around in the 80s. As much as I adore both of those shows (I’m not kidding), I’ve finally come »
2 items from 2012
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