“The early 2000s did attempt to freshen up the slasher film. Unfortunately, these minor innovations were only technological, and they usually relied on shiny computer-generated effects. Slasher movies had discovered only a single new contrivance: how to chop their predestined victims into two or more pieces.” Part three of a four-part series.
“The ‘sawing-in-half’ illusion is not so different from the ‘floating in midair’ illusion, by the way.”
In part II of a four-part series, Jenn describes the entertainment value of watching others be cut in twain.
“The average viewer, for all her personal idiosyncrasies, is morally binary. Nobody wants to see an innocent character killed, same as no rightheaded person can stand to see a dog murdered.” In part I of a four-part series, Jenn over-explains the history of slasher movies.