Happy Slasher Week + My Favorite Slasher Revealed
Happy Slasher Week!!!
Wait, that sounds weird when I say it out loud.
Happy slasher week!
As most of you know, slasher horror is one of my favorite kinds of horror. Growing up, I absolutely loved Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy Krueger, and everything in between. Cabin in the Woods was A-MAZ-ING. Scream is still one of my go-to favorite movies of all time. Our love for the slasher genre is what led to Brian and I writing our book together.
What is it about slasher books and slasher movies that draws us in?
Do we have to be raging lunatics to cheer on the bad guy?
Because if I’m being honest, that’s exactly what I’m doing when I watch movies like that. I cheer for the main character to make it out alive. I cheer for the bad guy because sometimes it’s so good to be bad. And I gleefully await the gruesome deaths of the rest of the cast. Because apparently, I’m a monster, just like those dangerous things lurking with knives in the movies.
Today I want to share my favorite slasher villain with you.
It’s Michael Myers!
There are so many reasons I love Michael Myers. His constant walk after his victims but his ability to catch up is the best.
Also, HALLOWEEN. Can we talk about how perfect it is that he stalks and kills on my favorite holiday.
On the night when spooks and spirits and mystery reigns, Michael is out there making sure that creepy and scary is exactly what you will get.
Family. Let’s talk about how much Michael loves is family. Because hello, Jamie Lee Curtis.
The linger creep. Michael is extremely good at the linger creep. You’ll be walking down the sidewalk and boom, up ahead, just close enough to make you feel afraid is a man in a mask. You glance away for one second, and he’s now disappeared behind the bushes. Should you keep walking? Why was he just standing there? Waiting? Is he waiting for you? The linger creep is my favorite.
Michael Myers is timeless. The same story that people enjoyed back in 1978 when the first Halloween movie was released, can be enjoyed today and has a gazillion remakes.
He gets what he wants. He’s smart. He’s shifty. He’s not afraid to wait you out. You can set his story anywhere, old house, creepy neighborhood, mental hospital, actual hospital and it works. Every. Time.
Plus, he has the best creeptastic music, thanks to John Carpenter. Seriously, every time it still gives me goosebumps. It’s. Fucking. Perfect. Listen for yourself on this 10 hour loop.
He’s inherently evil and he’s 100% the absolutely coolest bad guy out there.
Happy Slasher Week Michael!
P.S. Here’s a list of YA slashers from Goodreads user Jacob. Leave your recommendations in the comments below for what I should read and watch next!
I have never seen Halloween. *runs away and hides* I will see it though! I promise!
I LOVE Micheal Myers, but my absolute favorite slasher is Jason Voorhees. I will never get sick of watching the entire series. We won’t talk about the remake (which was hot garbage), but I love all the original Friday the 13th movies. Even Jason X is awesome.
And Kathy–this cannot stand. My love for Jason Voorhees aside, Halloween is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. And John Carpenter is my favorite director ever.
Yes. Michael Myers is also very awesome. Just HALLOWEEN…
WHAATTT?!?! You have got to be kidding me! Kathy, we need to fix this…like yesterday! This is my all-time favorite horror movie. And believe it or not, it’s what got my oldest hooked on horror. The music creates ALL suspense and freaking Jaime Lee Curtis?! *takes a deep breath because I know Kathy will see this* Maybe we should all watch this together. It’d be so much fun to hear your reactions in the moment. xoxo!!!
Kathy PalmAmy Giuffrida
I is sorry! Thanks to all of you my horror horizons have been broadened this year. Evil Dead… Evil Dead 2… soon Army of Darkness… I went back and watched Nightmare on Elm Street cause it had been too long… I WILL SEE HALLOWEEN! And I would love to watch it with you, Amy!
This is pretty much the perfect movie.