"Sweeney Todd" is a 2007 musical period slasher film
directed by Tim Burton and and an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheelers' Tony Award-winning 1979 musical of the same name.
It could still be a slasher film
, with the requisite stabbings and dismemberment, but underscored by a sense of the absurd.
Chicago Sun-Times' Richard Roeper says, 'The premise is intriguing, but this gruesome origin story plays like just another slasher film
with idiots for victims.'
FOUR decades after it spawned the slasher film
genre and made horror films top of the box office, Halloween has done it all over again.
While Outlaw King has more graphic killings in its running time than an entire slasher film
franchise, it is already being seen as potentially the biggest film for Scottish tourism since Braveheart.
class="MsoNormalThe movie is a nail-biting slasher film
as you try to see how the family will pull itself out of this deadly murk .
They discuss its use of synthwave and punk and post-punk music, its similarities to Stephen King's It, nostalgia in the series, and Dungeons & Dragons as a force of good in the show; its depiction of teenagers and use of conventions from the teen movie and the slasher film
, the exploitation and weaponization of female bodies, the casting of Winona Ryder and 1980s depictions of the American working class, echoes of John Carpenter in the series, and similarities to Steven Spielberg's films; the construction and representation of gender and sexual orientation in the series; and its 1980s context, including Reaganism, suburbia, fear of crime and vigilantism, the rise of divorce and the changing of the nuclear family, and the shaping influence of the past.
The makers of the same-named movies might know a thing or two about this.In 1980, a slasher film
featuring a masked killer was shot on a budget of $550,000 -- and obtained nearly $60 million at the international box office.
The movie, made by renowned director Michael Powell in 1960, was credited with being the first slasher film
, featuring Karlheinz Bohm as a deranged serial killer filming women as he murders them.
The slasher film
spawned two sequels, 1998's "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer," which saw the return of original stars Hewitt and Prinze, and 2006's "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer," which featured an all-new cast, including Brooke Nevin and Torrey Devitto.
The 1980 slasher film
Friday the 13th established the superstition for modern times in the way that Hollywood likes best, with a knife wielding maniac and a high body count.
I appeared in the 2003 slasher film
Freddy vs Jason.