Not gonna disagree with you there, but keep in mind that what found footage is to the '10s, and torture porn is to the '00s, slasher films were to the '80s; a cheap cash-in on a popular trend. Not to mention that while you consider the slasher era to be "fun", a lot of people considered it to be misogynistic and worse (not me, I'm just talking about the criticism of the time). I'll also reiterate my position that a lot of 80s slashers were total crap, it's only now that we can look back on which films were good and cherry-pick the quality films while ignoring the crap. In that time though, we did not have that luxury and had to sit through four weeks of Don't Go In The Barn and Fraternity Row Massacre before something like Evil Dead would play. And all got the same hype, so you just never knew.