4.7/10
238
18 user 13 critic

Slaughter Studios (2002)

Slaughter Studios has a legendary reputation as the place where a slew of classic low-budget horror movies were made. Long since abandoned and now in ruins, a group of aspiring filmmakers ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wolfhound (Video 2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Colum Kennedy went with his family to an Irish village to visit the places of origin of their ancestors. Once he arrived in the village realizes that the community is populated by beastly ... See full summary »

Directors: Donovan Kelly, Jim Wynorski
Stars: Allen Scotti, Jennifer Courtney, Julie Cialini
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect - Cassie starts to grow and grow and grow.

Director: Kevin O'Neill
Stars: Jena Sims, Sean Young, Treat Williams
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Hollis Parker hosts a nightly web show that brings together sexual misfits from across the World Wide Web. A new intern at the studio shows romantic interest in Hollis, and what begins as a... See full summary »

Director: John Huckert
Stars: Noel Palomaria, Tara Killian, Eva Frajko
Dinocroc vs. Supergator (TV Movie 2010)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

An unscrupulous biotech corporation run by the shady Jason Drake creates two gigantic reptiles in a secret island laboratory. Things go awry when the ravenous beasts escape from the lab. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: David Carradine, Rib Hillis, Amy Holt
Raptor (Video 2001)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Wynorski, John Blush
Stars: Eric Roberts, Corbin Bernsen, Melissa Brasselle
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Two paranormal scientists attempt to document the spirits which reside at Hillside House. They track down the murderer of a little boy, whose ghost is still alive. What they don't realize ... See full summary »

Director: Mitch Marcus
Stars: Brian Bloom, Kimberly Rowe, John Doe
Fantasy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

3000 years ago an Egyptian sorceress was buried alive for indulging forbidden pleasures of the flesh. Reincarnated in modern-day Los Angeles she is on a mission to track down the reincarnation of her ancient lost love.

Director: Donald F. Glut
Stars: Mia Zottoli, Sasha Peralto, George Thomas
Dead Space (1991)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A deadly virus attacks the crew of a Saturn space station.

Director: Fred Gallo
Stars: Marc Singer, Laura Mae Tate, Bryan Cranston
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Read ...
Kevin
...
Madigan
...
Portia
Peter Stanovich ...
Steve
Anand Chulani ...
Ollie
...
Trisha
Matthew Roseman ...
Gary
...
Chad Daniels (as Darren Reiher)
...
Rebecca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamie Akhavi ...
Receptionist
...
Waitress
...
Girl in Orange
Serra Ellison ...
Darlene
Laura Lawson
Lorissa McComas ...
Candace
Edit

Storyline

Slaughter Studios has a legendary reputation as the place where a slew of classic low-budget horror movies were made. Long since abandoned and now in ruins, a group of aspiring filmmakers led by director Steve decide to break into Slaughter Studios so they can shoot one last B-grade creature feature on the premises before it meets the wrecking ball. However, things go awry when Slaughter Studios proves to be the stalking grounds of a vicious psycho. Written by Woodyanders

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Place Where Nightmares Come True

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alithinoi efialtes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film actually began life as a remake of The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), and writers John Huckert and Dan Acre were hired to pen the script. But after visiting the soon-to-be-demolished studio they came up with this idea instead. Producer 'Damien Akhavi' helped them write the story. Footage from the original 'The Slumber Party Massacre' can still be seen during a murder sequence as an inside joke for the production crew. See more »

Goofs

When they find the body in the john, flashlights change position. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Where is Olli? Go and find him!
Madigan: [yelling] I'm gonna find him and rip his guts out!
Steve: Well bring him back first, maybe we'll film it and use it in our movie!
See more »

Connections

Features Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Naughty Sex Kittens Rap
Lyrics by Brian Katkin
Music by Christopher Farrell
Performed by Brian Katkin and Christopher Farrell
Courtesy of Silver Strand Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Just what you'd expect... only better
1 March 2011 | by (north dakota) – See all my reviews

This is far more entertaining than any of the A-list tripe you'll view at the Megaplex. Although not quite a horror film and not quite a comedy, it melds the two genres and makes a rather decent film. Think of Slaughter Studios as kind of a combination of Cover Me Babe starring Robert Forster and Susanne Benton with the off-the-wall zaniness of Re-Animator.

This film centers on a group of aspiring filmmakers/actors who sneak into the abandoned Slaughter Studios to film their version of some hokey 1950s monster movie. Steve (Peter Stanovich) is the dictatorial director who bosses around his girlfriend Madigan (Amy Shelton-White), belittles his clueless actresses and like so many film-school losers, is convinced of his own brilliance. But everything that can go wrong does for the arrogant twerp, including a deranged murderer picking off his crew one by one.

STORY: $$$ (Nothing splendid here but genre fans will like the references to B-Grade filmmaking throughout the picture. We get lines like "I bet Eric Roberts didn't have to go through this," to a scene from one of the Sorority/Slumber Party Massacre flicks. The screenplay adds plenty of laughs and guffaws while also giving us that favorite Agatha Christie motif: people trapped at a location with a killer in their midst).

ACTING: $$$$ (A heckuva lot better than you'll see in most B-Grade movies. You won't find any of those "actors" that Troma Studios or Fullmoon pictures employs, but a young, able cast that gives it their all. Peter Stanovich is effectively arrogant as Steve and Amy Shelton-White is easy to root for as his ever put-upon girlfriend. Darren Reiher does a terrific job in his brief role as the male lead, giving over-the-top line readings when something far more subdued would be in order. Nicolas Read shows range as Kevin but perhaps the best performance comes from Tara Killian as Portia. She is splendid in the role of the demanding blond actress, calling "cut!" when things don't go her way).

NUDITY: $$$$$ (There is plenty of it here. The filmmakers clearly hearken back to the Sorority House Massacre days--think films with Robyn Harris and Melissa Moore--where breast exposure were the film's main draw. Almost every female cast member doffs her top in this film with the exception of Shelton-White. Poking fun at the Sorority House Massacre genre, all the nudity is gratuitous which makes the skin come off more lampoonish in nature rather than sleazy).


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?