Thursday, October 11, 2018

Terror At Tenkiller and The Last Slumber Party (Scream Theater Vol. 2)

Of all the subgenres of horror, slasher films are one of my absolute favorites. In the past, I've tried to put my finger on why exactly this is, and I think I've decided it's because the slasher film was the flavor du jour of my childhood. Video stores were hungry for content and slashers were easy to produce. You could take a skeleton crew out into the woods or a campground with very little money (slashers usually don't require any fancy special effects) and make a serviceable horror movie in no time flat. That's why slasher films seem to have the worst reputation in all horror; they're cheap, usually require very little imagination, and were a dime a dozen in the 1980s.