On Horror and Science Fiction Influences

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of participating in a radio program with host Gail Barker.  I spoke about Horror/Science Fiction movies and how they inspired me to write.  Movies like ALIEN and THE THING.  In the 1980’s, during my most formative years developing my creativity, a wave of slasher films hit theaters.  Parents hated them, but believe it or not, they taught me about the importance of emotion in all stories, regardless of genre.

Consider:  what makes a “slasher Film” like HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY the 13th successful?  What is it that John Carpenter channeled into his film that turned HALLOWEEN into one of the most successful film franchises of all time?  Why do some slasher films succeed and others fail?  It’s a twenty minute interview.  I love talking about my genre, and I hope you enjoy listening.



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