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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Interviewing author Cooper S. Beckett about his new (and first) horror genre novel

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I had the chance to talk to Cooper S. Beckett, the author of the upcoming supernatural horror novel, Osgood as Gone, which will make its way onto book shelves April 22nd (and Audiobook May 20th).  We discuss his interesting entry into the horror genre, his influences, genre representation, what he thinks is lacking within the horror genre, Hereditary, Buffy, Channel Zero, amongst other things.
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(Courtesy of Cooper S. Beckett)

The premise for Osgood as Gone, according to its site, is the following:
Once an exciting up-and-coming star of the burgeoning paranormal investigation TV genre, now Prudence Osgood finds herself as a barely functioning alcoholic living in daily pain, both physical, from a car accident nearly twenty years ago, and emotional, from the loss of Audrey Frost, her partner and best friend, over an ill-advised hoax.  When a random cryptic email shows up in her inbox, she must begin an investigation that is far more sinister than it initially seems, and far more connected to the last two decades of her own life that she could ever imagine.  
Read on for our conversation.

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