Episode 62: 1980’s Horror Films, Part One


In this episode of Welcome To The Party Pal, hosts Michael Shields and Mitch Lucas commence on a two part exploration of, and an ode to, 1980’s horror films. In what was a truly game-changing decade, rife with unfathomable ingenuity and creativity, 1980’s horror films launched franchises, birthed tropes that define the genre to this day, and redefined possibilities in filmmaking not just for horror movies, but for filmmaking in general. This episode focuses on what is so special about the 1980’s horror classics, and then touches on some of the most acclaimed directors of the era, from John Carpenter to David Cronenburg, to John Landis and beyond. It also celebrated the tremendously gifted special effects artists behind the unforgettable creatures featured in the films, and tips a hat to the writers behind these twisted tales, with a particularly shout out Stephen King, one of the most prolific writers of hair-raising stories of all time.

 


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