In our third episode, we discuss the 1986 holiday horror classic, April Fools Day. Released at the end of the "slasher" era, this film is full of the seminal tropes viewers of this genre are use to. However, in one great twist (which we avoid spoiling), it manages to upend these stereotypes and create something meaningful and fresh. Produced by Paramount (who did the Friday the 13th series), this polarizing film will leave you with lots to think about. The second review on this podcast is of 1974's Black Christmas. Dubbed a "thiller" by it's director, many consider this little known film a "proto-slasher" due to the amount of commonalities that it shares with films from the slasher era that began a few years later. How do we rate these films and how does Wife hold up to the one-two punch of two films from her least favorite genre?
September 23, 2016
Music by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon: https://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com/