Thursday, June 5, 2008

Slasher Clash: Round 1 (Gory Getaways)

In my endless quest to explore, analyze, and pay tribute to the slasher genre - past and present - I thought it might be interesting to see how various films would fare going head-to-head in a clash of the slash. Each week, I'll be presenting two slasher films - trailers included to refresh the little grey cells - for a knock-down, no-holds-barred death match. Vote for your favorite and share your comments as to why you've chosen a particular film. Now I warn that this may get bloody, but I promise it's all in good fun. Disclaimer: No slasher film was hurt in the making of this blog.

In honor of the summer vacation season, I thought it only fitting to kick things off by taking a trip down memory lane with two classic slashers from the 80's that personify the "trip from hell" adage.

In this corner, weighing in at a lean 90 minutes and featuring Chuck Connors sharing crackers and a bowl of soup with a mannequin, make some noise for TOURIST TRAP...

And in the opposite corner, weighing in at 102 minutes and boasting the tagline "It takes all kind of critters to make Farmer Vincent Fritters," give it up for the horror/comedy hybrid MOTEL HELL...

So, which gory getaway gives you goosebumps? Will it be maniacal mannequins or fruit-loopy farmers? Vote and share your thoughts below.

In our first Slasher Clash...Tourist Trap or Motel Hell?

Tourist Trap
Motel Hell

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