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17 Mar 2017

SLASHER FILM RULES - Leprechaun 3

Every genre has cliches, but how well does the 3rd film in the Leprechaun series follow the Slasher film rules?


 Leprechaun 3 (1995) is the story of yet another leprechaun on a killing rampage to get one of his gold coins back




The following analysis may contain spoilers for

LEPRECHAUN 3 (1995)



18 Jan 2017

POLL - SUSPENSE & THRILLER

Rules, tropes, cliches all films have them, what sub-genres should I test?



Help decide on future film sub-genres to be tested by doing the following poll (explanations for sub-genres appear after the poll.)



  • Anti-War Films - Films that feature war, but portray it as a bad thing.  [Saving Private Ryan]
  • Cold War Films - The USA and the USSR are on the brink of all-out war which only our hero can stop.  [Hunt for the Red October]
  • Conspiracy Films - Films where a character discovers a world of murder and conspiracy.  [Enemy of the State]
  • Erotic Thrillers - Films where a character is lured into a world of sleaze and murder by sex.  [The Monkey's Mask]
  • Espionage Films/Spy Thrillers - Films that feature espionage, but focus more on suspense than action.  [Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy]
  • Legal Thriller - A courtroom drama, but with more danger to the protagonists [The Firm]
  • Outbreak/Contagion Films - A film about the beginnings and spread of a deadly pandemic and possibly the collapse of society that follows.  [Warning Sign]
  • Political Thrillers - Films where the fate of a country's political future is at stake.  [All The President's Men]
  • Psychological Thrillers - Films where the unstable mental state of a character or characters is a feature.  [Psycho]
  • Supernatural Thrillers - A film with supernatural elements that focuses more on building tension than the gore or killing of other horror films.  [Jack & Diane]

There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, many Suspense & Thriller films are action films or horrors or close to crossing the lines into becoming them.  Films may be tested in multiple genres.

There are Suspense & Thriller sub-genres not included here that appeared in previous polls.

  • Action Films - most sub-genres depending on the levels of action and suspense.
  • Crime Films - most sub-genres depending on the levels of mystery and suspense.
  • Drama Films - most sub-genres depending on the levels of drama and suspense.
  • Exploitation - most sub-genres depending on the levels of suspense.
  • Horror - most sub-genres depending on the levels of horror and suspense.
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy - most sub-genres depending on the levels of suspense.

13 Jan 2017

SLASHER FILM RULES - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Every genre has cliches, but how well does a Friday the 13th film follow the Slasher film rules?



Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) in which a girl with special powers accidentally frees Jason.



The following analysis may contain spoilers for

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1988)