Some may say I complain too much, others might agree with me, but all that matters is I say the following: What Happened To Old Fashioned Slasher Flicks?
Sure the new breed of slashers such as Scream or I Know What You Did Last Summer or even the newly released Urban Legend may please teenagers and even older horror fans with their sarcastic tones and slick production values, but I ask you, have you ever seen so many good-looking people in one place? I certainly haven't.
I'm not saying I dislike the new slasher flicks, matter of fact I'm glad they are bringing that section of the genre some respectability after it was pretty much flooded with garbage product in the early eighties. My problem is that it's like a Beverly Hills 90210 episode gone wrong. And leading the way is Neve Campbell and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Look at it this way; at least in the 80's slasher flicks there was always a fat kid, sure he was always the practical joker that never got the girl and was murdered first, but at least he was there. And in the older slashers they didn't care if they were wearing the most fashionable clothes and haircuts dammit they were just there to have unprotected pre-marital sex and get stabbed, axed, gutted - whatever by some psychopathic individual who sometimes wore a mask and most times couldn't be killed.
So here's a tribute to all the fat kids, all the minorities; all the sluts, geeks and loners whose time in the slasher flick spotlight has come to a close. Cheerio.