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Games of Terror : "Halloween", "Friday the Thirteenth" and the Films of the Stalker Cycle
This is an interesting academic study of slasher films from Halloween to the boom year of It came out in , and I've had this copy for about 15 years. First, Dika prefers to use the label "stalker film" over slasher or splatter. She explains the basic framework of a cold open of a tragic past event, the killer experiencing a loss, and blaming the members of a young community, who will be separated from the adults and dispatched over the main portion of the film. The heroine of the film will be the one with "sight" to see the killer. This means when she's attacked, there will be a reverse shot of the killer on screen, revealing the identity of the villain.
Games of Terror: Halloween, Friday the 13th, and the Films of the Stalker Cycle
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