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Tag Archives: Friday the 13th

A Bumpy Path — Down the Road

People really love slasher flicks. They never seem to go out of style and probably never will. The reason for this is simple: Slasher movies are stripped-down formula filmmaking, and when they’re done right, they’re extremely effective. But when they’re not done right, well, you know. Down the Road, writer/director Jason Christopher’s recent entry in [...]

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At Home With Trash Film Orgy—Darin Wood, Christy Savage and Amy Slockbower

Hollywood is well known as the seat of the movie industry, but travel a few hundred miles north and you’ll find another community of California filmmakers—one that is doing delightfully aberrant things. The Sacramento-based cult film collective known as Trash Film Orgy has grown quite a bit in the past decade. With roots in cable [...]

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Motel Hell

I just finished watching the wonderful 1980 horror flick Motel Hell and it got me thinking. Now, I doubt this is the reaction the filmmakers were looking for when they made this witty little treat, and it’s definitely not the reaction I had when I saw it originally as a teenager. But as one ages [...]

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Sleepaway Camp

I have a confession to make. It’s a little embarrassing, but here goes. I’d never seen Sleepaway Camp until very recently. I know, I know. And I’m sorry. Although it was made way back in 1983—the Golden Age of the Slasher Film—it just got by me somehow. Frankly, I was a little nervous about finally [...]

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