SLASHER LOVERS | Offscreen
The slasher isn’t exactly a romantic genre because the body count is its main concern. However, romance plays a certain role in this months from B to Z selection. "My Bloody Valentine" is one of the great classics from the Golden Age of the American slasher. Following the success of "Friday the 13th", the movie went down in film history because it got butchered, too… by censorship. The story is set in a mature workers context, which is exactly what distinguishes "My Bloody Valentine" from the teen versions in the genre. "Fade to Black" neglects the whodunit-side of the genre, yet sublimates the iconographic aspect of the murderer. An amorous cinephile goes on a killing spree, hereby referencing cinema history, because he disguises himself as Dracula, the Mummy, etc.