Treman Mills – Slasher Horror Story

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Just in time for Halloween, Dan Padavona released Treman Mills, a slasher horror novelette in the spirit of vintage slasher and proto-slasher movies such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Maniac. “Like many others, I grew up with the Universal monsters before graduating to the Hammer films,” said Padavona. “Everything changed the first time I saw […]

Dark Ride 2006 – Slasher Horror

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“Go ahead. The dark ride’s waiting.” The post-Scream (1996) era was typified by watered-down, self-aware horror and torture movies. Then director Craig Singer brought Dark Ride 2006┬áto the screen, and horror was transported back to 1980 for 94 gory minutes. It is impossible not to draw comparisons between Dark Ride and Tobe Hooper’s Funhouse (1981). […]

Three Hilarious, Awkward Moments in Slasher Movie History

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In 1978, John Carpenter released an independent horror movie titled Halloween. Stylish, creepy, and original, Halloween terrorized audiences and packed movie theaters for several months, the popularity fueled largely by word of mouth. Halloween became one of the most successful independent movies ever released, and the slasher era was born. Riding the coattails of John […]

Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

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By 1999, self-awareness films inundated the slasher sub-genre, beginning with the clever SCREAM (Wes Craven, 1996), and continuing with several less inspirational knock offs post-1996. While such self-awareness provided a moment of fun for long time slasher movie fans, few movies have shown a willingness to return to the roots and spirit of the sub-genre. […]