**WARNING** This blog will contain some bloody images and might not be suitable for all ages ...
The Texas Chainsaw massacre (1974)
Granted I haven't seen this film as many times as the others I'm going to talk about but I do enjoy it once in awhile. The story arch between Leatherface and Sally is really well done in this film and she gets away at the end which was very well done . this film is often remembered for the level of bllod, guts, gore and violence but I think this movie was carried by the acting of both Gunnar Hanson (Leatherface) and Marilyn Burns (Sally) may they both rest in peace :)
The story arch between Laurie and Michael Myers was brilliantly written and really isn't known completely until the second film 1981's Halloween II. Jamie Lee Curtis is an amazing actress who deserves all the fame and praise she gets for her work and unlike many actresses she didn't allow herself to be type cast as a horror girl, not that there is anything wrong with being a genre actor / actress many people have had very successful careers taking this route. Many fans consider Jamie Lee Cutris the #1 Scream Queen of all time nd I can't say I disagree with them based on the fact that Halloween is 37 (almost 38) years old and is still played to this day regularly and still talked about in the industry and loved by fans .
Friday The 13th (1980)
Adrienne King is a very talented actress who I don't feel ever really got what she deserved in film but that's my opinion.
Her story in Friday The 13th is really col and this film was another one that falls into the header of ground breaking films. Adrienne had an amazing battle with the killer who shockingly was Mrs. Voorhees who was a terrific serial killer played by the late great Betsy Palmer.
A Nightmare on elm street
Nancy was different then the other "final Girls" in slasher films prior to this in that her stalker was one that could kill you in your dreams where you are supposed to be safe. Nancy saw her friends all slaughtered at the hands of Fred Krueger (like all other slasher films) and in the end she strips Freddy of his power and she wins the day .
I feel the reason that Scream caught on is because it takes place in the real world with a flesh and blood killer who is pissed about something and will stop at nothing to kill Sidney Prescott and as many of her friends as he can. Scream is one of my favorite films of all time because it has inspired me as a writer and a director .
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)