The Big Three Slasher Films in the Roost


Listen, I get it. You’re not ready to admit that Octoberween is over. And you know what? Neither am I. So, as a favor to all of us—you know, those of you who “forget” to change back your Twitter names to something less spooky for the first few days of November—Colleen and I are going to pretend that it’s still the most wonderful time of the year. We’re going to talk about the progenitors of the big three slasher franchises: HalloweenFriday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. From John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece, to Sean S. Cunningham’s 1980 campy* one-hit-wonder, to Wes Craven’s 1984 imprint on the nightmares of American suburbanites: we’re going to explore these icons of the horror genre in one last moment of shameless escapism for 2015.



Show Notes

0:08:49 –Not literally, we should note. At least, as far as I know.

0:10:05 – “A Bomb in the Lasagna: Reassessing ‘Friday the 13th (1980)’” by Will Standish

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