That's right, I finally got my copy of Slashers 101, the slasher history mini-comic by Stacie Ponder, owner of the best gosh-dang horror blog on the planet, Final Girl. If you're not already a fan, do yourself a favor and get your butt over to Final Girl right now. And then come back here. Because my blog needs attention too.
Regular readers of my blog are no doubt confused that it took me a whole three sentences to turn this post me-related. Well, as I mentioned in my New Year's resolution post, I've realized that the world don't revolve solely around me. And so I made a decision to become more active in the blogging community, highlighting worthwhile work by folks who aren't me. Now, for me—
But hey, speaking of me, I just wanna remind all my faithful New York readers (Sorry non-important-areas-of-the-country-residing readers, I gotta devote this paragraph to New Yorkers...while I sip fancy-ass wine and daintily chew fancy-ass cheese...and laugh haughtily at what fools these mortals—non-New Yorkers—be)... Where was I? Oh yeah, New York readers. Yeah, I just wanna remind y'all that tomorrow night I'll be kicking of my inaugural movie night at The Way Station. As I said before, I'll be showing Wild in the Streets and Phantom of the Paradise. Be there or be...be something that's not awesome.
I'm sorry, where was I? Oh that's right—something not me-related.
Now, as Stacie states in the intro to Slashers 101, this is not a comprehensive guide. But it's a fun overview of an oft-derided genre. I've long been a fan of slasher films and I found Stacie's light-hearted, though extremely knowledgeable, approach to the subject a real hoot. A really enjoyable read.
The regular edition of the mini-comic is $5, but for an extra $5, Stacie will draw for you whatever Slasher-themed image your heart desires. Did I get the personalized drawing? You better believe I got the personalized drawing. I'm not gonna tell you what it is, but it's from this scene from The Burning:
[Hint: You'll know it when you see it. Also, there's no way in hell this is SFW; but it's Saturday, so fuck it.]
The drawing what I got drawed up for me, like the rest of the mini-comic—and, hell, The Burning, for what it's worth—is rad as fuck.