Slashers: Before Then, Then, and Now

This week's theme is slashers, so you'll read a tributes to our favorite villains and learn what makes a good slasher movie. As the first writer of the week, I decided to take the long view. What are the slasher's origins? What typified the slasher's heyday? How have filmmakers varied on the slasher theme since its inception? Let's take a look at slashers from before then to then to now. Before Then: The Slasher's Origins Slasher plots originated in the mystery genre as films where people were killed one by one until the killer was found. The Terror (1928): Gu[...]