Nightmare Island: The Making of 'The Slayer'
Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget indie horror film The Slayer (1982).Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget indie horror film The Slayer (1982).Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget indie horror film The Slayer (1982).
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
Highly entertaining documentary that takes a look at the making of THE SLAYER and features interviews with J.S. Cardone (writer/director), William Ewing (writer/producer), Karen Grossman (cinematography), Carol Kottenbrook (actress), Eric Weston (executive in charge of production), Robert Short (special effects creator) and Arledge Armenaki (second unit director). Clocking in at 52-minutes, this documentary does a very good job going through the production of the film and bringing it to the current time and its cult status. If you're a fan of the movie then you'll certainly enjoy the various production stories including the stuff towards the end that deal with the movie not getting a good release only for the producer to then find out that an improper print was making the rounds in theaters. What I enjoyed most about this is that it seems the cast and crew were very happy to get an e-mail from someone stating that they wanted them to talk about this movie. It's clear that some of the people hadn't given much thought to the picture so getting to see their enjoyable was fun as was there stories on the production.
- Nov 6, 2017