June 21, 2021

S1 E42: The Burning, Cropsey, and The Summer Camp Slasher Legend

S1 E42: The Burning, Cropsey, and The Summer Camp Slasher Legend
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It's a solid fact that we can't talk about summer camp without also talking about one of our favorite subgenres of horror movies...
the Summer Camp Slasher!

Let's face it - we grew up with some great, iconic franchises in the Summer Camp Slasher genre. The first few that come to mind of course being the FRIDAY THE 13TH movies and SLEEPAWAY CAMP - but, we wanted to find some really good from the '80s that we hadn't necessarily seen yet.

We immediately stumbled across THE BURNING - a 1981 release that neither of us had watched before. We thought this episode was going to just be about our thoughts on that movie, and why we love the subgenre...

Instead, we uncovered an urban legend called "The Cropsey Maniac", that potentially spawned all of these Summer Camp Slasher movies and the campfire tales we all grew up listening to ourselves.

If that wasn't enough we also uncovered a 2009 documentary called "CROPSEY" - written and directed by Joshua Zeman & Barbara Brancacci who realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; delve into the even more terrifying mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Get ready to laugh as we go over some of our own personal summer camp experiences.
Get ready to get spooky as we talk about the monster lurking outside your tents...and as always, BE RAD!

Thank you so much for listening.
🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence
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🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 

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