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This week Mike is joined by BFI Programmer Michael Blyth and film collective 'The Final Girls' to discuss the tropes, the peaks and the troughs of the slasher sub genre. What makes the slasher one of the most successful horror sub-genres? Why do we love watching endless Jason or Freddy sequels, when they all pretty much follow the same formula? And is there anything feminist about a sub-genre which celebrates and fetishises the dismemberment of pretty teenage girls? Join us for the Evolution of the Slasher...

Podcast theme music by Jack Whitney

Michael Blyth is a programmer for the BFI (British Film Institute) and is the man behind the current BFI STEPHEN KING season and the BFI Cult Strand. For all information, including showtimes and tickets, visit www.bfi.org.uk. Michael can also be found on Twitter: @michaeljblyth

The Final Girls are a film collective that explore female representation (both behind and in front of the camera) in the horror genre. Information about their upcoming events can be found at www.thefinalgirls.co.uk and you can find them on twitter @TheFinalGirlsUK. 

Mike is a TV, video and Podcast producer and also has another movie podcast called Back Row with Rhianna Dhillon. This is available on iTunes and on their website http://backrowpodcast.net Mike can also be found on Twitter: @TheMovieMike 

We're taking a 2 week break but will be back next time to continue exploring the Evolution of the Slasher with reviews of Psycho and Peeping Tom! 

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