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  • Grimmi05
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    Originally posted by Florin View Post
    I watched Bloody Birthday last week, but I'm not sure a movie about psychopathic 10 year olds killing people is good game fodder.
    While I don't think Children of the Corn fits a 80s slasher mold would be a fun campaign to work in

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  • Florin
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    I watched Bloody Birthday last week, but I'm not sure a movie about psychopathic 10 year olds killing people is good game fodder.

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  • zee PaTrick
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    Originally posted by Grimmi05 View Post
    oh I wonder if some of the more weirder holiday slashers will show up. You know slashers fit holidays like halloween and christmas. but thanksgiving??? that would be fun.
    The Arborist.You will respect the trees, or you'll be firewood!
    Coming this Arbor Day.

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  • CTPhipps
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    I am so excited about this, I cannot put it into words.

    I am a huge fan of 80s slashers. I own the entirety of Hack/Slash, played extensively BOTH Friday the Thirteenth games, and have an expansive slasher movie collection. I even liked the AHS 1980s homage despite it being the worst series.

    I am especially eager to see how they handle the archetypes of the period.

    I liked SLASHERS by Chuck Wendig but I felt he made them too serious and missed the inherent cheese the way V:TM didn't with vampires.

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  • The Gentleman Gamer
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    Originally posted by Grimmi05 View Post
    oh I wonder if some of the more weirder holiday slashers will show up. You know slashers fit holidays like halloween and christmas. but thanksgiving??? that would be fun.
    The Turkey Carver!

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  • Grimmi05
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    oh I wonder if some of the more weirder holiday slashers will show up. You know slashers fit holidays like halloween and christmas. but thanksgiving??? that would be fun.

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  • The Gentleman Gamer
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    One thing's for sure: you'll be seeing Terry O'Quinn's Stepfather in this book...

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    Got it. Thanks.

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  • Grimmi05
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    Originally posted by Penelope View Post

    Thanks. Judas Priest is a cool band. My friend told me Rob Halford’s voice can shatter glass.

    And was smoking weed that big of a deal back then that they had to hide it in a backwards message?

    Anyway, I agree with you. I think that’d be a great idea to include in They Came From Camp Murder Lake!
    I mean smoking pot back then was frowned upon but I think they meant it more as a joke then anything else.

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    Originally posted by Grimmi05 View Post
    Only a few bands did that and most weren't metal bands. Queen did it for Another one Bites the Dust. It says "some of us smoke maraijuna."

    The whole backwards satan thing was from the Satanic Panic and mostly concerned Judas Priest. When testifying they famously said "if we had hidden messages in our song they would say buy more records"

    But alot of movies in the 80s kinda ran with it for their campy b movies.
    Thanks. Judas Priest is a cool band. My friend told me Rob Halford’s voice can shatter glass.

    And was smoking weed that big of a deal back then that they had to hide it in a backwards message?

    Anyway, I agree with you. I think that’d be a great idea to include in They Came From Camp Murder Lake!
    Last edited by Penelope; 10-01-2020, 07:13 AM.

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  • Grimmi05
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    Originally posted by Penelope View Post
    Mateus Luz thanks

    No One of Consequence didn’t a lot of black metal bands do the backward lyrics thing?
    Only a few bands did that and most weren't metal bands. Queen did it for Another one Bites the Dust. It says "some of us smoke maraijuna."

    The whole backwards satan thing was from the Satanic Panic and mostly concerned Judas Priest. When testifying they famously said "if we had hidden messages in our song they would say buy more records"

    But alot of movies in the 80s kinda ran with it for their campy b movies.

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    Mateus Luz thanks

    No One of Consequence didn’t a lot of black metal bands do the backward lyrics thing?

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Originally posted by Grimmi05 View Post
    Not just su[ernatural monsters but some sci-fi ones as well. Chopping Mall is a 80s slasher that the killers are robots. Same with The Terminator were the killer is robot disguised as a human.
    Also a cool suppliment would be like the rock and roll horror films from the 80s stuff like black roses, The Gate(kinda), Hack-o-lantern. really that 80s camp stuff.
    Structurally, Alien is a slasher film in space. (Aliens is a zombie film.)

    As for rock n roll horror, 1986's Trick or Treat is a wonderful bit of period shlock with a dead rocker returning to kill people after his last album is played backwards. The backward record thing really, really needs to be a part of any Beyond the Grave book about the 80s.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by Penelope View Post

    This actually sounds really cool. I can’t wait to read the Kickstarter.
    Not going to be in KS. its not an independent book, its a supplement to the TCF line, requiring the other books to play.

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  • Grimmi05
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    Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
    This book must be mine.

    So, interestingly, there's kind of two phases of the slasher genre. The first is totally human killers - the first five Friday the 13th films, the first two Halloweens, and the numerous films that copied them (and arguably back as far as the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or even Psycho) - while the second wave is largely supernatural killer monsters - Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th with part six and beyond, Childs Play, etc. IIRC, @1984, with the release of Nightmare on Elm Street, was the main dividing line.
    Strangely, I find myself wanting to try using this to try and do something where you take the supernatural killer concept and adjust it to 1970s technicolor gothic sensibilities. Like if there were an episode of Kolchak the Night Stalker where he's investigating something akin to Michael Myers and discovers there's a Satanic cult behind it all. Sort of like Halloween part 6 if it were only mildly campy rather than just flat out terrible. Or if the original Friday the 13th was set in the mid 70s and the plot was "woman uses the Necronomicon to raise her drowned child from the dead and have him kill the camp staff."
    Not just su[ernatural monsters but some sci-fi ones as well. Chopping Mall is a 80s slasher that the killers are robots. Same with The Terminator were the killer is robot disguised as a human.
    Also a cool suppliment would be like the rock and roll horror films from the 80s stuff like black roses, The Gate(kinda), Hack-o-lantern. really that 80s camp stuff.

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