40. The History of Slashers

Sunshine and Alix are finally back! Much like one of the villains from these horror franchises... (dumb joke is dumb)

Point is: A, we had to get back by Halloween. I mean... horror podcast. B, today we're covering the history of slasher films because it's so damn fun and it felt topical. We start with an early history of horror films in general, then follow the trail of the slasher from Agatha Christie's mystery novels to the Golden Age of Slashers in the 80s and then... wherever the hell we are now.

We are so grateful to everyone who has patiently waited, but like, still excitedly, for our return. 2020 has been a kick in the ass for everyone and your support has been a tremendous boon to us. 

Resources:

- Luckily for this episode, this information mostly lives rent free in Alix's brain already

- Horrible Reviews: (this is a Dutch youtuber I'm really fond of and I got some of the information for the history of horror movies from his channel) But in particular - this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMMoy-omXw 

- Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 2006. Directed by Jeff McQueen

- Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, 2009. Directed by Andrew Monument

- Literally every film (and book) discussed in this episode



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