Episode 5 (Part 2): The Slasher Movies of 1981, feat. Patrick Ripoll of Tracks of the Damned

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Gabe and special guest Patrick Ripoll from Tracks of the Damned are back and continuing their interminable look back at the slasher movies of 1981. The complete list includes 42 films that friends, collegues, and random people on the internet consider slashers and this time we covered 14 – The Phantom Killer (Directed by Stanley Fung), Bloody Birthday (Directed by Ed Hunt), Friday the 13th Part 2 (Directed by Steve Miner), Graduation Day (Directed by Herb Freed), The Burning (Directed by Tony Maylam), Happy Birthday to Me (Directed by J. Lee Thompson), The Fan (Directed by Ed Bianchi), Final Exam (Directed by Jimmy Huston), Roadgames (Directed by Richard Franklin), Blow Out (Directed by Brian De Palma), Student Bodies (Directed by Mickey Rose), Deadly Blessing (Directed by Wes Craven), The House By the Cemetery (Italian Quella villa accanto al cimitero, Directed by Lucio Fulci), and Evilspeak (Directed by Eric Weston).

Follow along and check out what’s coming up using this chronological Letterboxd list: https://letterboxd.com/gabepowers/list/1981-slasher-movies/

Listen to Patrick’s extended thoughts on the Wes Craven’s Scream by listening to this episode of Tracks of the Damned: http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/tracksofthedamned/s1e14

Episode three should be live in about a month. Stay tuned for our H.P. Lovecraft themed episode with Betsy from Your Favorite Monsters at the beginning of September.

James Laczkowski