Alex Ross Perry's Pre-Halloween Slasher Syllabus

From Blank Check With Griffin and David: They Podcast, Halloween with Alex Ross Perry (Ep. 338, 8/21/21)

In parallel to his overview of pre-Halloween mainstream American horror, ARP gave this overview of the American slasher genre before John Carpenter's Halloween broke through to the mainstream.

Mount Slashmore:
Leatherface (Washington)
Michael Myers (Lincoln)
Jason Voorhees (Roosevelt)
Freddy Krueger (Jefferson)

Gift shop proprietor: Chucky

Also mentioned: Dario Argento (The Bird With Crystal Plumage, Deep Red, Suspiria), Night of the Living Dead, Blood Freak, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Messiah of Evil

  • Carnival of Blood
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Black Christmas
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Shivers
  • Alice, Sweet Alice