Thursday, October 5, 2006

Recipe For Slasher Flick – Just Add Psycho Killer

DENVER (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – So what’s the ingredients for the perfect slasher flick?

Just take one masked serial killer, a couple of rebellious teens and throw them all in an isolated location.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget to add a pinch of nudity and illicit drugs.

That’s the formula executive producer Michael Ruggiero learned while doing research for the documentary Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, which debuts October 13 on the Starz network.

He says if a director follows these simple steps then they should be able to pump out a decent slasher flick in no time.

Ruggiero says it is also important for people to note the difference between slasher movies and horror films.

He points out that slasher films like Nightmare on Elm Street, only have one killer, who often uses a “blunt implement” like a butcher knife or an axe to kill off their victims.

As he puts it, “They NEVER use guns – that would be way too easy.”

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