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Neal Damiano

@NealD
 · 2yr ago · 4:38
Happy 40th Anniversary to one of the most intense & intellectually engaging slasher films in history " Happy Birthday To Me" release 1981.

"…With The Dream States that the main protagonist girl is having, which I don't want to give spoilers away, but it adds that to it, which also makes it even more unique. There's an actual story to it. It plays out very intellectually for a slasher film, and you really got to pay attention to this one, but it's intriguing. You want to. The tagline is six of the most bizarre killings you'll ever see. And boy, does that tagline hold up?…"

I pay tribute to an obscure gem from the slasher heyday golden era on its 40th anniversary.

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Jeffrey Prete

@JeffP
 · 2yr ago · 2:16

"…This was in that heyday, where it was like, everyone and their mother had a slasher movie out, and it was just basically, yeah, maybe I guess you would say it's peak, and there was just so many of them for me. I always saw this in the video stores and different people would talk about it and stuff, but it was just one of those where I never got a chance to see it. But I know of it.…"

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Neal Damiano

@NealD
 · 2yr ago · 3:42

"…And I don't want to give any spoilers away, but the ending is absolutely batshit crazy. It's one of the most influential endings, and a lot of films have copied it after. So it's 40 years since this unique Slasherfilm had been released in theaters, and it's on the video Nasties list. It's pretty gory. There's some pretty wacky killings going on, and especially you. I think you'll enjoy this film immensely. So I recommend you check this out, Jeff.…"

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Neal Damiano

@NealD
 · 2yr ago · 2:20

"…But I will continue to do this because I think these are lost gems that a lot of people remember, and there's a big audience out there for these type of films and maybe not so much on here as well, but that's okay. I'm still going to continue and I'm happy doing it. And I'm so glad that you enjoy my show. Jeff, I appreciate it.…"

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Jeffrey Prete

@JeffP
 · 2yr ago · 1:53

"…It's more like there's a lot of what you have referred to as the situational horror comedies and like, the tongue in cheek stuff where it's good. But I'm talking about, like, straight up, just horrible, like maybe the Conjuring that's like a new series. And I guess Paranormal Activity. I didn't really care for that one too much. But some of the newer stuff is good, too. But those franchises, like there's like, the Saw franchise.…"

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Neal Damiano

@NealD
 · 2yr ago · 5:00

"…She incorporated a lot of the zombie stuff into it, too. But Baba was known for slasher films like Bay of Blood and those kind of films that influenced Friday the 13th and even influenced Halloween. But the original first slasher film was, in my opinion, Black Christmas by Bob Clark. That really set it off. But Halloween pushed it into the forefront of horror. So, yeah, it's evolved.…"

@JeffP How horror has changed & evolved

Jeffrey Prete

@JeffP
 · 2yr ago · 2:43

"…And the slasher genre is actually my absolute favorite always has been. And they did evolve, because if you think about it right, they did. But they didn't. So you think of Halloween and then Friday the 13th. Right. And then you finally have a Slasher, and then even all the other ones. Right. So then you start thinking about the Slashers through the years. Then you start thinking about a nightmare in Elm Street.…"

Jeffrey Prete

@JeffP
 · 2yr ago · 0:14

"…Correction. Margot Kitter, not Jimmy Lucurtis. I'm not sure where I got that from. I haven't seen it in a long time. Maybe because it's, like constantly mentioned as the influence for Halloween.…"

 

 
 
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