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04-08-2005, 01:40 AM
trying to do an essay on SLASHER FILMS at the mo
got to do a comparison between 80s slasher films ie Halloween, Friday 13th etc... and modern day 21st Centuary ones ie. re-make Texas Chainsaw, Wrong turn (maybe)? ... cant think of a lot of modern day ones??
need some help, I can only think of a few! do you call Wrong Turn, Creep etc slasher films??
Please help, need your expertise! :D
04-08-2005, 01:44 AM
Well you've gotta mention the Scream series i suppose and I know what you did last summer.
Then theres things like Urban Legend and Valentine.
Ash x x
04-08-2005, 01:56 AM
yeah Scream etc are all the obvious ones, but they been written about to death. I need more recent movies of like the last three years ish.
got to talk about where the Slasher genre is going by looking at the most recent examples at cinema etc!
anyone seen any slasher films in the last year at cinema?:(
04-08-2005, 01:59 AM
Cant really think of any at the mo. Try to avoid these films cos they're awful. All have the same plot and the same ending. Will let you know if I think of any.
04-08-2005, 05:22 AM
Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn both fall into the hillybilly horror category more than slasher in my opinion. (Don't get me wrong, they are great. I just don't see them as slasher movies.)
I don't think there has really been a good mainstream one since the Scream franchise. If you want to find slasher movies that have come out recently they are going to be really low budget and straight to video type ones.
If you want to know where horror is heading, you should be looking at foreign horror, not American.
04-08-2005, 05:53 AM
There was one called "Lovers Lane" that wasn't too bad despite the cheesy name...
04-08-2005, 06:03 AM
here's you essay paper :
in the 70's - 80's there were a slew of slasher movies made possible by the success of Hallowe'en.
Often mis-justified as morality plays ... (bad girls get killed, good girls survived to kill the bad guy)
riddled with cliched 2 dimentional characters.
(Dead Teenager films as Ebert calls them)
they gained popularity and stayed popular with the introduction of the home video wave.
There were 2 things in these movies .. inventive gory death scenes and young female breasts - which is all the target demographic seemed to require in a film.
Eventually even the home movie viewer's needs grew more sophisticated demanding more interesting and origional horror films (od which there were few)
In 2000's Wes Craven decided to have fun by parodying the slasher film for the fans of the genre making Scream - loaded with in jokes .. a (smug - some people here like to say) homage to the slasher films of the 70's- 80's.
Unfortunately this backfired and not only spawned the demand for 2 more sequels, but ANOTHER shit-pile of teen slasher movies (i still know ... urban legends..valentine ....etc) taking is right back into familiar territory - with less young female breasts thanks to the growing political correctness in North America where it's perfectly OK to slaughter people, but it's evil to show female nudity.
anything else you need to know ?
04-08-2005, 06:12 AM
Has anyone on here actually counted the number of people who need to write essays on slasher movies? We should probably start a discussion group.
04-08-2005, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by Preacher
Has anyone on here actually counted the number of people who need to write essays on slasher movies?
No. I'm far too lazy.