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Slaughter Studios (2002)

Independent filmmakers get trapped in a haunted studio where a slew of classic low-budget horror films were made.

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Brian Katkin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Read ... Kevin
Amy Shelton-White ... Madigan
Tara Killian ... Portia
Peter Stanovich Peter Stanovich ... Steve
Anand Chulani Anand Chulani ... Ollie
Eva Frajko ... Trisha
Matthew Roseman Matthew Roseman ... Gary
Darren Keefe Reiher ... Chad Daniels (as Darren Reiher)
Laura Otis ... Rebecca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamie Akhavi Jamie Akhavi ... Receptionist
Victoria De Mare ... Waitress
Cheryl Dent ... Girl in Orange
Serra Ellison Serra Ellison ... Darlene
Laura Lawson Laura Lawson
Lorissa McComas Lorissa McComas ... Candace
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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

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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 »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alithinoi efialtes See more »

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Trivia

It took seven takes to break the mirror. See more »

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The boom mic shadow is visible as the guy carries Portia out. See more »

Quotes

Trisha: I've got some girls in my acting class that'll totally do it.
Steve: Great!
Trisha: Some of them are even good too.
Steve: That doesn't matter, this script is bulletproof!
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Features Not of This Earth (1957) See more »

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Seeing You Again
Written by Christopher Farrell
Trumpet Solo by Chris Tedesco
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Bloody Slasher Flick
16 April 2003 | by FrightMeterSee all my reviews

If "Slaughter Studios" has anything going for it, it is that it is much more bloody than the contemporary teen slasher flicks that we have seen lately. Equally as significant is the revelation of the killer, which I have to admit was quite clever; I never, ever would have guessed and that is rare for one of these. Overall, I did enjoy the film. It looked good and the special effects were impressive.

Where the movie lost points is in the incredibly dull and dragging middle. Nothing of any importance happens for at least 45 minutes, except bad acting. Yes, the movie also looses points because nobody in can act worth a crap. Yes, we know you are in a no-name, low budget, direct-to-video horror flick, but at least TRY to act excited. The plot centers around a group of young filmmakers who go to the legendary but now abandoned Slaughter Studios, where years before a popular actor was killed in a freak accident (or was it?) to finish the film that never was finished. Of course, a killer shows up and starts mutilating the cast in very bloody ways. As I mentioned, the killings in this are pretty bloody; we get pick axing, head smashing, head-spearing, and head hooking. Most of this comes at the end-the middle of the film is basically nothing but these actors trying to make the movie. The end comes from left field too and I really, really enjoyed the simpleness and cleverness of it, though nobody will ever figure out who the killer is until he is revealed. A good effort, especially for a direct-to-video feature. A little cheesey in parts, but enjoyable nonetheless.


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