Jim Watson as Noah Jenkins, a former camp counselor. The film is also notable for doing away with the typical formula of most slashers, while the film focuses on the killer while development of most other characters are not explored.
However, unlike other slasher films inspired by it, the characters in the film are well developed and revolve around a far more complex storyline. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson, who also wrote Scream.
These films typically begin with the murder of a young woman and typically end with a lone female survivor who manages to subdue the killer, only to discover that the problem has not been completely solved.
Ironically, however, the film was written, producer and directed by feminist filmmakers. Notable Slasher Films Edit Most of the following are followed by numerous sequels.
However, the infamous shower sequence has since become a classic of horror cinema, and the film itself hailed by contemporary critics as a modern masterpiece. As Slasher genre slasher craze took off in the s, Psycho was resurrected in the form of three bloodier, less subtle sequels.
Paula Brancati as Dawn Duguin, a former camp counselor. The history of the slasher was also explored by Mikita Brottman in her book Offensive Films: The famous "shower murder" with its screeching violin soundtrack is perhaps the most famous scene in horror-film history. Five years ago, Dawn and Talvinder were friends, but Talvinder stopped Dawn from having a relationship with Ryan, causing Dawn to hate her.
Why change things up at all? This film genre was made up of films done by various Italian directors, most notably Dario Argento and Mario Bava. The slasher films Behind the Mask: Son of Satan were accused of promoting bigotrythe micro-budget independent film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre became a major hit and the most commercially successful horror film since The Exorcist.
To minimize costs, locations were reduced and time took place over a brief period. My favorite part of most slashers are the chase scenes, so why not make that the major focus?
Blood Feast was made quickly and cheaply but differed from its genre contemporaries in that it featured Slasher genre stalking and mutilation of beautiful women. A gory whodunit, with sleaze and shock that makes it stand out proud among the large horror section.
The film was originally thought to be just an exploitation film, but has earned a cult following among fans of the genre and as garnered acclaim. Spawned two in-name sequels.
Madison Cheeatow as Keira, a former nurse at the commune, who came after she accidentally killed a patient. Prom Night - A famous slasher film considered a mixed bag by most, there is generally much divisiveness over this slasher earning its classic status within the subgenre. The Funhouse - Paying homage to his previous work along with Psycho and Halloween, Tobe Hooper portrayed the killer as a less human, more monstrous character, but this movie is also noted for being one of the first slashers that displayed a general feeling of sympathy towards Gunther Straker the deformed killer in question and made the audience take pity on him Dean Koontz wrote a novelization based on the screenplay that gave a backstory behind the events of this film.
Then, audiences grew tired of it all.
Exploitation film The early s saw an increase in exploitation films that lured audiences to grindhouses and drive-ins by advertising of sex and violence. Irving even situates himself amongst their now almost lifelike corpses, as if struggling to be part of this group.
Followed by ten sequels. Paramount Pictures has still yet to release an uncut version of the film. Edit The victims are usually photogenic teenagers or young adults who are away from mainstream civilization or far away from help and often involved in sexual activities, illegal-drug use, or both.
Despite this, a slasher-is a slasher-is a slasher, and they all retain certain tropes and themes that are instantly recognizable. While figures from the "golden age" of the slasher genre continue to be revived, new franchises have also appeared.
A former lawyer, who came to the commune after nearly being killed by the father of the victim of a man he successfully defended.
Despite its modest initial box office run, the film has garnered critical reappraisal, with film historians noting its importance in the horror film genre and some even citing it as the original slasher film. This Canadian-lensed slasher starring famous Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis was the first film to tread the grounds of being too cliche, even though it tread the grounds of its immediate predecessors far better than most.
An entire 45 minutes could be spent with the lead trying to escape, outsmart, and survive. Dean McDermott as Alan Haight, a man whose son died in a hit and run accident.Slasher is a Canadian television horror anthology series created by Aaron Martin.
The first season, retroactively subtitled The Executioner, was produced in association with the Canadian network Super Channel, Slasher was the first (and only). A slasher film is a film in the sub-genre of horror films involving a violent psychopath stalking and murdering a group of people, usually by use of bladed tools.
Although the term "slasher" is often used informally as a generic term for. With new entries in several classic slasher franchises coming around the bend (Halloween, Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, and more) it looks as if we’re headed for a stalk n’ slash renaissance.
The slasher film (sometimes referred to as bodycount films and dead teenager movies) is a sub-genre of horror film typically involving a psychopathic killer (sometimes wearing a mask) who stalks and graphically murders a series of adolescent victims in a typically random, unprovoked fashion.
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Overview of slasher movies, including their characteristics, their history and a selection of noteworthy horror films in that sub-genre.Download