Hey, I'm Patrick. I'm a queer cis-male from Chicago. I like films (especially horror), music, wrestling and video games. You know, a very interesting person.
I'm going to be on an episode of Genre Grinder about 1981 slasher movies at the end of July, so expect a lot of posts about Canadian tax shelter flicks in the meantime.
Sorry Joan Jett, The Flirts gave explicit instructions not to put another dime in the jukebox and their song is better:
My favorite discovery in jumping back into the slasher movies of 1981 is Madman, an absolutely adorable campfire tale slasher that is entirely populated by kind supportive people who like each other, to the point where the whole thing feels ridiculously afraid of conflict. It's a really pleasant experience, especially in the context of all these dum-dums getting murdered in gruesome ways.
Strange Behavior is a one of a kind beauty of a sci-fi slasher, a truly original mix of camp and earnest character work. Filmed in Australia but set in Central Illinois, which means they were 9,800 miles from the nearest Steak n Shake and had to build one for the movie. Beauty.
Check out this Halloween party scene complete with choreographed dance number to "Lightnin' Strikes":
The good thing about being a horror fan is again and again you will see films that are undeniably powerful but challenge traditional concepts of artistic achievement, if you can look past what is considered "poor production value" you can move understandings of art that are defined by wealth and capitalism, you can begin to appreciate truly revolutionary aesthetic values and also boy oh boy this blood gushes nicer than blood has gushed in any movie before, hella sick, that shit is DOPE.
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