in fact it's not a slasher film, it's a murder mystery film
also the episode of tales from the crypt with beverly d'angelo is really good. remember that episode?
gremlins is not a horror movie it's a comedy children's film. did you ever remember finding it in the horror section at blockbuster? no.
to all a good night i hated the first time i watched it then i loved it the 2nd time i watched it. wow, cant' believe how i changed on this film. it's the most well made and perennial, most by the book, formula, traditional slasher film ever made. and everything in it is the highest quality. didn't you love it like i do now after you watched it the first time?
ok it's a widely known fact and ask joe dante who directed gremlins that it's not a horror film it's a kids film with comedy.i mean even when i was a kid i knew it's a kids film. now, scary for kids, yes, inappropriate for kids under 10 definitely yes, but a kids film is what it is with edgy more violent and scary things than are usually found in kids films.
so what makes don't open 'tll christmas a slasher film? the fact that you see girls getting slashed?
i know to all a good night is a high quality slasher film. i've watched at least 100 slasher films in my life and it's one of the most impressively and effectively in terms of making you feel the atmosphere and situations of the characters well best slasher films ever made.it has this quality that is kind of black christmas(1974) look and feel and atmosphere and kind of friday the 13th part 2 look and feel and atmosphere. also it feels like an Italian giallo film that really makes it a better and more high quality slasher film than just a generic, unsophisticated run of the mill slasher film.
you didn't address my evidence that gremlins doesn't intend to shock or disturb or scare people the intention of it is not to scare people it's to entertain kids. so how can you refute my point about this?
no, it's talking about the mood, tone, and structure and camera angles and camera setups of to all a good night is like black christmas(1974). the skillful and adept and clever ways they setup the terror and horror scenes are like the way they set up the terror and horror scenes in bc. also the well made style and high class of it is very much like bc.
you said it's not like black christmas. why are you making this stuff up?
now i see it's genius. and now i love it, the 2nd time i watched it i was really entertained by it, not bored at all. so let's find out if you change your mind completely at it the 2nd time you watch it ok?can you watch it on you tube for me? did you say you changed your mind about don't open 'till christmas when you went from watching it 1 time to watching it 2 times? you used to not like it but then you loved it?