Hullo! I came across Ms Cardinal's article while doing a Google search on slasher movies. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31205.asp
Ms Cardinal, I was curious about some of the information presented.
When speaking of "Psycho," you say the film won many awards, including a 'Best Actress' for Janet Leigh and a 'Best Director' for Hitchcock. While I am not sure to which
awards you are referring, I took it to mean the Academy Awards. The problem is, neither Leigh nor Hitchcock won for "Psycho," although both were nominated (Leigh for Best Supporting Actress, Hitchcock for Best Director). Hitchcock, by the by, never won an Oscar during his career.
You also refer to John Carpenter as the "King of Splatter," which struck me as an odd reference. "Halloween" was Carpenter's third picture, his first horror movie, and the only pure-slasher movie he has ever directed, unless you count "Christine," "The Fog," or "Prince of Darkness," none of which are exactly splatter-fests. (Although, it is true that Carpenter composed the music for many subsequent "Halloween" sequels and wrote the story, along with Debra Hill, for "Halloween II.")
What say you, madam, about these things? They seem terrible inaccuracies in an piece which obviously sports no small enthusiasm for the genre.