International Bon Vivant and Raconteur (nick_kaufmann) wrote,
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur

THE STATE OF THE GENRE: Who Wants to Sit Through a 13-Hour Slasher Movie? I Do.

My latest "State of the Genre" column is up at FearZone, and once again I turn my eye to horror on television.

Last year, when CBS announced a mid-season replacement horror series starting in April called HARPER'S ISLAND, billed as a self-contained, thirteen-episode slasher movie, I was both excited and wary. The thing that interested me most about it was the same thing that could easily be its biggest detriment: it was a thirteen-hour slasher movie. Since most slasher movies wear out their welcome well before the end of their average ninety-minute running time, could a thirteen-hour one be any good?

The answer, surprisingly, is yes.

However, I suspect my answer would be wholly different if I had to sit through a thirteen-hour slasher movie during a single sitting!
Tags: horror, tv nerd, writing
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