A celebration of slasher cinema - from PSYCHO to the present day, with a focus on highlighting many of the genre's forgotten cult classics, deconstructing how to survive a slice and dice ... See full summary »
A celebration of slasher cinema - from PSYCHO to the present day, with a focus on highlighting many of the genre's forgotten cult classics, deconstructing how to survive a slice and dice movie and meditating upon why it is almost always a final girl and rarely a final guy... this is a documentary which is designed for both the biggest fan of "mad maniac" movies and the person who may only have seen HALLOWEEN and SCREAM. Either way, this is a documentary that proves the SLASHER FILM is truly FOREVER! Written by
I managed to see this superb slasher documentary at the GFT in Glasgow where it played with Scott Spiegel's Intruder. The documentary produced by High Rising Productions covers slasher titles from Psycho right through to recent titles like the Maniac remake starring Elijah Wood.
People familiar with High Rising's work on Arrow Video titles like Zombie Flesh Eaters, City of the Living Dead and Day of the Dead will not be disappointed with this treasure of a documentary. The doc features interviews with the likes of Corey Feldman, Tobe Hooper, Norman Warren, James Moran, Tom Holland & Mick Garris to name a few discussing the genesis of the slasher genre, the rules of the genre & the final girl.
The work is clearly a labour of love for the High Rising team who made the documentary with no budget whilst working on special features for some of the many horror films they have worked on in recent years. The animation work between interviewee's and the subject matter covered is fantastic as is the music by the Acid Fascists in the title and end credits.
Having been well received at film festivals around the globe the documentary is due to be released in May by 88 Films in the UK and has a plethora of extras. This is a must buy for all horror fan's!
*Audio commentary with director/ producer Calum Waddell moderated by Justin Kerswell, author of Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut *Additional 'outtake' interviews featuring Corey Feldman, Felissa Rose, J.S. Cardone, Kevin Tenney and more *Post-screening audience Question and Answer session from the Glasgow Film Theatre featuring Slice and Dice interviewees James Moran and Norman J. Warren *Footage from the Sitges Film Festival World Premiere *Footage from the USA premiere at San Francisco's Another Hole in the Head Festival *Footage from the Scottish premiere at the Glasgow Film Theatre *All Kinds of Twisted (Theme from Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever) music video *Full Moon trailer park including trailers for slasher greats Tourist Trap, Puppet Master and Intruder.
Trailer Park of Legendary Slasher Titles *Optional audio commentary with Calum Waddell and Justin Kerswell
Peeping Tom (1960) Slaughter Hotel (1971) Black Christmas (1974) Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper, 1977) The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Halloween (1978) He Knows You're Alone (1980) Don't Answer the Phone (1980) Fade to Black (1980) Terror Train (1980) Prom Night (1980) The Unseen (1980) Final Exam (1981) Hell Night (1981) Alone in the Dark (1982) Last Horror Film (1982) Sleepaway Camp (1983) The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984) Splatter University (1984) Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1984) Stagefright (1987) American Gothic (1988)
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