I don’t avoid any genre of cinema, but horror is my blind spot. I have favorite horror films, but the genre is so rich and diverse, and I feel like I haven’t even come close to scratching the surface. Thankfully, I’m now lucky enough to be working alongside two horror aficionados, Evan and Perri. Since October means Halloween and therefore horror, we decided to do a four-entry feature where they would decide on four horror films I would have to watch and then report back with my thoughts. They would then reply with why they chose the film, their thoughts on it, and the movie’s legacy. Hopefully, if you’re as ignorant of horror films as I am, you’ll join in on the lesson.
Hit the jump for our thoughts on the first assignment, 1983′s Sleepaway Camp. [Note: To encourage discussion, the comments section can contain spoilers.]