The Slasher Genre in 1989: When the Bubble Bursts.

As my bank account can attest, economics is not my forte; the stock market even less so.

My (decidedly less profitable) forte is horror movies, particularly the slasher genre.

As I publish this story, the news is filled with phrases like “shorting,” “stock-market,” and “bubble.” The “Redditers vs. Hedge-Funds” fight is filling column inches, newsfeeds, and cable hours.

As I learn about this fight, my mind wanders to a different fight which took place in years 1988 and 1989: Freddy vs. Jason…