The Rise and Fall of The Slasher Film is an amazing look at the critically panned, but successful genre of horror, “the slasher genre” to be specific. Himself Amy Holden Jones You mean dressed up? The Elm Street Legacy Video Friday the 13th, Nightmare on elm street, Halloween, etc. A really interesting study on the Slasher sub-genre but lacks on profundity on the investigation field. Based on the book of the same name,this documentary it must be said offers nothing new and much of it is recycled to the point of tedium for the knowledgeable horror film fan.

If you are a fan of the genre, this is a good little documentary to get you acquainted with some classic movies and maybe introduce a few new titles to track down. I am probably one of the biggest fans of slasher movies. You’d expect to see Carpenter and Savini here, but I appreciated the less well-known faces too. Why didn’t they boycott a movie that was released four years earlier called Christmas Evil? I felt I had been raped. The next biggie was A Nightmare on Elm Street in

It’s a very violent and wet and sloshy, 0: The films were gory, gratuitous, often over the top and almost always a rose for genre fans, which of course means they were chastised by critics and the Slashwr did all they could to neuter them. Though premiering at a time when Although not without its flaws neither “Black Christmas” nor “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” are mentioned by namethis doc overall provides an enjoyable and enlightening overview on slice’n’dice cinema.

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The interesting thing about the painting is that you’ve got full frontal nudity of Susanna. The film is mainly about how slashers had their fifteen minutes of fame starting in the late seventies with the film Halloween of course there were dozens that preceded this, but this was the first that got a lot of recognition.

OK, I liked this documentary a lot. Why didn’t they boycott a movie that was released four years earlier called Christmas Evil? It’s only a documentary. For starters, this movie is a good introduction to the rall.

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Did not think so. Mom IS gonna to kill us! It is pretty good, but I think they try to cover a little too much ground in its short running time to really go into one subject too much.


I would have liked a bit more history, and maybe more credit given to Bob Clark and “Black Christmas” which, to me, deserves more recognition than John Carpenter’s “Halloween”.

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The Next Generation’ and many others. GlennDavidTaylor 28 November Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ or ‘H2. I felt I had been raped. The doc also shows rare footage, behind the scene clips, and also helps open your eyes to a couple of piecds you might not have heard of.

If you are looking for more interesting Horror movies, look elsewhere. Jump to the late 90s, when “Scream” brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Along with some underrated, smaller gems like Maniac, Proweler, and the Burning. It’s the solution to some problem that he had. Most of the times these documentaries can’t show clips due to rights issues but thankfully all of the glorious clips are here.

Most of them poorly.

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As a fan of 80’s Horror I truly enjoyed the movie because I grew up with Jason and company. This is a pretty good treatment of the thinking that went on behind the scenes of movies like “Prom Night”, “Friday the 13th”, “Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, and others. If I become a critic, a dream I hope I will fulfill, I can assure you I will be the only critic who gives a positive review to a slasher film.

It does one of my least favorite things in documentaries though, when the subtitles would come up showing a person’s name and what film they worked on, the font was very small and it was only on the screen for a second, so I had to keep rewinding to see the name’s of people that I didn’t recognize which admittedly wasn’t a lot, but still. Don’t make me do that. I’ve seen it about a 5 times since it’s release There was a sustained shriek It’s difficult to describe the way that the It also shows us when the genre was becoming weak after films such as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 7.

They left out one very important Series of movies or they covered it so fast that I didn’t even see it in 2 viewings. The Elm Street Legacy Video Audible Download Audio Books.

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Yet I could not escape the feeling that the authors focused to much on making an entertaining film rather than making a more serious analysis and examining more extensively the context of the slasher movies in the evolution of cinema. Friday the 13th came out inand that was the next big horror film that spawned a countless number of sequels.


Real fans will not find a lot of new information here.

Was this review helpful to you? Well, I run the office. It clearly skips some important movies like “Black Christmas” or “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” because it doesn’t gives the respect to them. Was this review helpful? This film contains some strong language and scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

A really interesting study on the Slasher sub-genre but lacks on profundity on the investigation field. Also, no mention was made about how Science Fition spliced itself together with slasher films in movies like Shocker and The Hidden.

Though I didn’t learn much more okay, a little than I already knew, it was great to relive these movies and in a very interesting timeline from the start of these films I think it was ‘Black Christmas’ to ‘Freddy Vs. If you’re a horror fan, you’ll probably like watching this.

This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,” and “Prom Night. A true American art, the genius, the imagination, and the ultimate beauty of these films have finally been given monument they deserve.

What’s most interesting for someone like me who is old enough to remember the first wave of slasher movies, is to recall how alarmed adults were at the time by these movies, which look like pretty go fun now.

What did they leave out, you ask. Whether the films were attempting to create luminary icons such as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger or cashing in on even the most trivial of holidays, they enjoyed their fair bit of success, made on a shoe-string budget and backed by major studios who treated them like red-headed step-children.