Episode 1: Proto-Slashers, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

Enjoy a prototype podcast about a prototypical film genre as Gabe and special guest Patrick Ripoll talk about proto-slashers. Please excuse our dust as we run through several dozen stalk ‘n stab movies extending back to the very beginning of cinema. You can follow along with our list here: https://letterboxd.com/gabepowers/list/proto-slashers/



The greatest emphasis is placed on three classics – John Brahm’s Hangover Square (1945), Robert Siodmak’s The Spiral Staircase (1946), and Charles B. Pierce’s The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) – as well as three...erm...less than classics – Kent Bateman’s Headless Eyes (1971), Marc B. Ray’s Scream Bloody Murder (1973), and Curtis Hanson’s Sweetkill (aka: The Arousers, 1972).

There were a few recording errors made, so be aware of temporary (but reoccuring) audio distortion after the one-hour mark. I’m doing everything I can to gauge what listeners will want from future episodes, so please take a moment to leave feedback either on the official website, the official Facebook (www.facebook.com/genregrinder), the official Twitter (@GenreGrinder), or my Twitter (@GabeMPowers).

James Laczkowski