A Nightmare on Elm Street series

This article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com on 30 April 2010. So a few weeks ago I mentioned that my favorite of the cinematic boogeymen is Freddy Krueger. What can I say, he got me young. From the boxes in the video store to the bits and pieces I’d catch on late night television, that … Continue reading

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas (1974) — So Halloween is often credited with establishing the aesthetic of the slasher genre (though some argue that the genre itself goes back to Psycho in 1960).  Black Christmas came out in 1974, a full four years before John Carpenter “invented” the modern slasher movie.  Bob Clark (who later directed A Christmas … Continue reading