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The Real Slasher Formula for Writing a Slasher Film (what Scream got Wrong) 

My formula for a slasher film is this;

1. Empathy

2. relish/ repel

3. cathartic

4. Screw you, killer

5. Come Uppance

I need to empathize with the hero or heroine. 

I need to relish in enough of the evil the villain does but equally be scared of and repulsed by the killer. 

I need a victim to die that I was rooting for their death.

I need a victim to die that I am upset they were killed, getting me to root for the comeuppance the hero or heroine doles out on the killer. 

The hero needs to dole out justice to the killer. 

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