All of the discussed films are split up into distinct sections, from classics to sequels to rip-offs and so on. When not talking about particular films, the documentary delves into some of the more noteworthy aspects of the genre, like when it got a big jumpstart during the late 70's (much to the chagrin of critics and parents alike). It also goes into detail on the psychology behind why people are driven to see these flicks, as well as the controversy that consistently surrounds the much-maligned genre (and which films started it all). The production also has some big names offering up their insight, which is sure to please long-time buffs. There's Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tom Savini (make-up artist/DAWN OF THE DEAD star), Sean Cunningham (writer/director of FRIDAY THE 13TH), Joseph Stefano (screenwriter of PSYCHO), Stan Winston, Rob Zombie, and plenty of other familiar names that aficionados of the genre are sure to know.
What should make the documentary more interesting to horror fans is its use of clips from all the gruesome pictures it discusses. This means though, that if you haven't seen some of the movies in question, you're going to have a lot of the best deaths spoiled for you. This also means that, with the constant use of clips during bits of discussion, the documentary sometimes feels more like just one big gore-filled clip show. But that certainly didn't bother me, and I'm fairly certain other horror buffs will feel the same. I mean, what gore hound wouldn't want to see their favorite death sequences all in one 90 minute time span?
Audio Commentary (with co-producers Rachel Belofsky and Rudy Scalese, and editor Michael Bohusz): A surprisingly worthwhile track that discusses shooting specific interviews, as well as some of the participant's own experiences with the genre. They obviously love slasher films, which makes their discussion that much more interesting.
Bonus Interviews: Segments from speakers include John Dunning (4:51), PROM NIGHT director Paul Lynch (2:58), BLACK CHRISTMAS director Bob Clark (5:30), PSYCHO writer Joseph Stefano (10:09), WHEN A STRANGER CALLS director Fred Walton (5:59), and Stan Winston (2:47).
Also included are the film's Trailer, a Trailer Gallery for other films, an interactive Trivia Game, and a Text Message from author Adam Rockoff (from the book the movie's based).