10 Films that may have influenced AHS 1984 (Originally Published for Bloody Disgusting)

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The original post can be found under “Editorials” at Bloody-Disgusting.com.

 

For those of us who have trudged through all 8 seasons of the rollercoaster ride that is American Horror Story (for better and for worse), one subgenre that we’ve been impatiently waiting for Ryan Murphy & Co. to tackle is the 1980s “golden age” of horror: slashers.  After all, there is nothing that AHS delivers more on than the gratuitous sex, gore, campiness, and questionable morality that thrives in the slasher subgenre.  And finally, for the show’s upcoming ninth season, 1984, we’re getting the Friday the 13th season of our dreams.

So before we don our mullets and bust out the campfire songs, let’s look at 10 films that may have inspired AHS 1984.

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AHS wins me over again with its Season 9 title announcement

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(Ryan Murphy’s Instagram/FX)

Guys, it’s happening.  It’s happening!

I’m finally getting my Sleepaway Camp season of American Horror Story that I’ve been dreaming about for years.

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My time at Monster Mania Con 39: “Hurry up and wait”

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Getting slayed by Jason(s) and Michael at Monster Mania Convention 39

On Saturday, March 10th, I hit the 39th Monster Mania Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ, which is not too far from where I live.  To say it was an experience- both for better and for worse- is an understatement.  I have to firstly always give credit where credit is due: the staff of Monster Mania Con gave us one hell of a lineup this time; they pulled out all the stops when it came to the celebrity guest list.  From Tim Curry, John Carpenter, Cassandra Peterson (Queen ELVIRA), Richard Dreyfuss, the kids from 2017’s It, Kathleen Turner, to a whole bunch of others, MMC gave thousands of fans opportunities to meet some of our horror heroes.   Continue reading