Jasthn wrote:Maybe iI'm wrong, but isn't a slasher film easier to predict who dies and who lives, compared to straight up horror films? That's what I notice.
One of the reason why slasher films are so predictable these days
is because later generations of horror films have overused the concepts and ideas.
They knew it was a good formula and it was quite new and fresh at the time.
So everyone just copied some of the ideas into their movies and join in the bandwagon.
We all know what happens to something if it's reused too much.
It loses its luster and eventually the hype fades away.
Take the zombie films for example.
It's been booming these past few years.
Sooner or later it will also lose its hype.
Sometimes predictability of certain ideas are the foundation of a genre.
Being unpredictable doesn't automatically make a good movie.
It may even confuse and eventually put off the audience if done badly.
Also why did you say that a slasher film isn't a straight up horror film?
It's as much a part of the horror genre than any other sub-genre.