Slashers part 1: prototypes (1200 BC - 1973)
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September 21, 2017
The first part of our three-part extensive history and analysis of the Slasher genre. In this episode we start all the way back in the BC’s with Greek and Shakespearian tragedy, work through the melodramatic pre-code “old dark house” films, foray into the dark avenues of the psyche in the mid-sixties “psycho” subgenre, and finally hop across the Atlantic to bask in the lush violence of Italian Giallos.