THREE Limited Edition IRRATIONAL FEAR Blu-Rays Remain

Our latest horror feature IRRATIONAL FEAR is almost sold out on limited edition Blu-ray. Each blu-ray is hand numbered out of 200 and we currently only have THREE copies left. Once these 200 blu-rays are gone, Irrational Fear will never be offered on blu-ray again. Pick up yours below available as a solo limited edition Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray with 11×17 IRRATIONAL FEAR poster, or our combo pack that also includes our first film, Don’t Go to the Reunion, on limited edition blu-ray. Help make 2018 the most FEARful year yet!

KILLER BONUS FEATURES!
Cast & Crew Commentary
Filmmaker’s Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Cast & Crew Interviews
What’s Your Fear? Featurette
Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Making of Irrational Fear
Theatrical Trailer
Indie Horror Trailers
Photo Gallery
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The Worst Horror Movies of 2018

1) Slender Man

How is it possible to screw up a Slender Man movie? This movie shows it’s possible. Completely boring, no effort involved whatsoever, a script that’s all over that place, no scares at all, un-engaging and boring and stupid characters, weak acting, cutting out all of the good and violent stuff from the trailer, plot holes galore, characters that are just left forgotten, cringeworthy teen drama. The only good thing I can say about this movie is that it did have some creepy imagery and Joey King delivered a decent enough performance. The Bye Bye Man is a better Slender Man movie than Slender Man.

2) Cynthia

This movie is pure garbage. The horror is terrible, the humor is terrible, the characters are terrible, the story is dumb as hell, and the creature is laughable and ridiculous. There was no point to this movie whatsoever. Most I can say about it is that Scout Taylor-Compton is at least sort of trying to work with the script and character.

3) Open House

Despite a solid performance from Dylan Minnette, this is another boring horror movie that goes nowhere and ultimately leaves us with nothing but a grim and tasteless ending that just doesn’t feel warranted. This is a terrible slow burn film where nothing happens during and no pay off at all in the end and we are left no answers to anything. Everything we just saw just feels pointless.

4) Inside

This watered down remake of the grim and brutal original French film feels like a dramatic Lifetime movie and even ends like a Lifetime movie. This film shows zero respect to the original. Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring however do a good job with their roles despite lacking the grit the actresses in the original had to express.

5) Winchester

This a boring and laughable haunted house film with cheap jump scares and a propaganda anti-gun film. It doesn’t do NEARLY as much as it could have with the ghosts and the setting of the house, as good as the production design is. This hardly even feels like a horror movie, it’s just a drama with more talking than there is anything scary or suspenseful. This is just a dull movie with an uninteresting story and even more uninteresting characters. Even Helen Mirren feels like this movie is a chore to do. 

6) Cloverfield Paradox

On a production standpoint, this movie isn’t bad and I admit I did like the final shot of the film. But the script is a huge and confusing mess where nothing makes any sense. It tires way too hard to be a new Event Horizon, and how it connects to the Cloverfield universe is terrible and way too forced and hokey. The trailer that premiered during the super bowl the night the film itself premiered looked like the film was going to be great with how it was edited together and would be things full circle. Instead we get an overstuffed mess.

7) Demon House

This could have had so much potential, and some elements of the film are creepy, but what this movie fails to do is make you believe that what you’re watching is real. How the movie was filmed just made everything look staged and fake. Maybe I’m not just not enough of a believer, but in the end this movie didn’t offer anything for me.

8) Slice

While I give the movie credit to try be ambitious and retro, the story was just boring with too much going on, and it just wasn’t funny. The characters didn’t do anything for me and felt really bland. The cast was fine and seemed dedicated, but for a movie that was supposed to be a cheesy comedy horror, it was just boring. 

9) Ruin Me

Initially the movie had a solid concept and I enjoyed the first part of it, but once the mid-point twist came about it went downhill for me there. I was hoping for a fun slasher but it just became a different movie entirely that I didn’t want, and the final act twist was just the final nail in the coffin. 

10) Unfriended: Dark Web

To its credit, this sequel is much darker and the characters are more likable, but this is also a sequel that was boring, and despite the characters being likable, they were also really boring and stupid. They also didn’t do nearly as much with the dark web as they could have, and the stuff they did do without felt way too over the top and unbelievable. I felt more terror and realism from similar movies like The Den and Ratter. It’s also worth mentioning that the ending I got was so stupid involving a countdown and a van. The other ending that was released in theaters sounded so much better.

A Devil of a Time: THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (2018) Review

Megan, an ex-cop dealing with a traumatic event that lead her to substance abuse, is granted a graveyard shift job at a morgue. She sees this as an opportunity to focus on herself and stay out of trouble. One night the brutalized body of a young woman is brought in. Megan then begins to experience horrific sightings and sounds. It turns out, the body of the woman is still possessed by a demon after a failed exorcism.

This movie was way better than I expected, and way better than it had any right to be. The opening scene of the movie took my surprise by just how intense and brutal it was. The opening alone made it better than any mainstream possession/exorcism film I’ve seen in years. When we first meet Megan, she’s established as a woman who is clearly troubled and feels the need to push people away at this point in her life. When we find out what happened, and how it’s affected her, it does a good job of tying that into the story and watching the character grow. What it does with Megan’s situation is that it nicely touches upon themes involving trauma, depression, and anxiety. Conveniently this also ties into the possession aspect of the story. Shay Mitchell does a great job of showing this struggle Megan is going through and we really root for her character, and that’s also thanks to Shay’s performance. The supporting cast is also fleshed out well-enough to where you get to know them and like them, they have importance to Megan and have enough depth to make them more than just disposable characters. The kills in this movie are pretty brutal and we have some pretty grotesque visuals for the movie to definitely earn its R rating unlike The Conjuring films that always feel PG-13. The morgue setting is very well-used and the movie features plenty of intense scenes that have a good build up. Unfortunately the only jump scares we have are the ones you can sense a mile away. But the intense sees in the film make up for that.

It’s also worth noting that the physical performance of the cadaver and the actress who plays her provide a huge helping hand in bring the intensity. There are plenty of “oh shit” moments involving Hannah’s body and all you’re thinking is “get the fuck out of there” or “I’d be shitting my pants right now”. One of the films’ other flaws are some of the plot holes involved. If Megan’s character was so at risk to react (or lack of reaction) in an anxiety-inducing situation, isn’t this something that would have been noted or noticed in her training? And one of the biggest ones involve the fact that Hannah’s body disappears from one morgue for three months and ends up being found and brought to another with no questions asked or news about the situation.

For what this film is, it is a very entertaining movie that gets the job done and brings intensity and likable characters and pretty strong performances. I honestly had less issues with this movie and the script than I did with the new Halloween. For an end of the year horror film that essentially came out of nowhere, it’s definitely worth watching.

–Cody Landman

Ho-Ho-Horror! Slash Into DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS on DVD/Limited VHS

Ready to celebrate the upcoming slasher season in blood red style? Slasher Studios latest feature, Dismembering Christmas, is the movie for you. It was supposed to be a holiday vacation they would never forget, not a holiday vacation they would never survive. When Mark and his friends go up to his fathers new vacation home for Christmas vacation, they were ready for a fun time. Out in the middle of nowhere, the house is cheerfully decorated for Christmas. But an unknown visitor is there, and one by one they are murdered. Its Christmas and not a creature is stirring except the killer in the house…

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DVD Extras include:
Audio commentary with Actor/Director Austin Bosley
Audio commentary with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield
Bloopers
Fly on the Set: Making Of Dismembering Christmas
Theatrical Trailer
Teaser Trailer

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Killer Black Friday: $8 Slasher Studios DVD Sale

Christmas is right around the corner and the slashing never stops here at Slasher Studios! From now until Sunday night at midnight, both Don’t Go to the Reunion and Dismembering Christmas on DVD for just $8 each or buy both films for just $15. This is the lowest price either film has ever been so don’t miss out on this killer deal. Supplies are limited!


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War Horror: OVERLORD (2018) Review

A group of soldiers crash into a Nazi-occupied village where they discover the Nazis are performing sinister experiments on the people of the village.

Right from the get-go, Overlord is fast-paced and delivers thrills with an intense plane crash sequence. The whole sequence is intense and extremely well-filmed. From there, the intensity is very consistent, as is the cinematography. There is a long tracking tracking shot of a character running out of a building that looks brilliant. While this movie does feature a plot that has horror elements, the movie itself isn’t as full-blown horror as the trailers give off. Much of this movie is war and action based with horror playing a part in it. The zombies/mutants aren’t a huge presence or bring much carnage, but they are still integral to the story. This isn’t to say the movie itself doesn’t offer intensity, and it definitely offers plenty of great blood and gore.

There really isn’t one dull moment in the movie. The cast really helps boost the movie along and they all do an excellent job, most especially Wyatt Russell as the bad-ass corporal, and Mathilde Ollivier as the strong female character who helps the soldiers. For the most part the characters are likable, a couple of them start out annoying or unlikable but develop character arcs that redeem them. The lead character is way too nice for a character thrown into WWII and is opposed to the violent acts around him and it got annoying until the final act when he becomes more of a bad ass. There’s also a character who is a huge asshole that ends up redeeming himself. I’m definitely glad this ultimately didn’t become a Cloverfield-universe film because they would have to jump through really ridiculous hoops to connect it, probably more ridiculous than Cloverfield Paradox. Much of the movie comes off as the plot of a video game and often plays out like one, and that offers much of the entertainment.

It’s a pretty ridiculous plot and doesn’t go too in depth with the experiment or explore it too much, but this is still one wild and entertaining action-horror film.

–Cody Landman

Witch Reborn: SUSPIRIA (2018) Review

In this remake of the 1977 cult classic, a young aspiring dancer attends a dance academy where sinister events are occurring behind closed doors.

Dario Argento’s classic is known for its amazing score, cinematography, and great gore, Luca Guadagnino’s remake takes elements of the original story and tells its own tale, and it succeeds. This remake relies entirely on slow-burn suspense and minimal gore (at least to me it was minimal) to keep the viewer engaged. For a horror films that’s two and half hours, I was never bored. There are moments sprinkled out, along with the score, that keep you hooked on trying to see what happens next. Sure there are moments involving the psychologist that I thought were dwelled on too much, and yeah it does come into play in one plot-point, but it wasn’t an aspect I cared much about. There are also some background events that brought in involving a terrorist group that didn’t feel necessary for me either. The dance sequences are fantastic and so well-choreographed, Dakota Johnson nails all of this, as do the supporting cast. The witches in this film are pretty damn evil and they make you feel uneasy. All of the slow-burn suspense builds up to one hell of a great and intense final act with a great twist I didn’t see coming, and one hell of a great blood bath sequence. Gudagnino’s direction is solid and is very reminiscent to how things were captured in his previous film Call Me By Your Name, and the score here doesn’t reach the level of the original film, but for this version of the film it works.

My only issues come from a not terrible, but kind of unnecessary Epilogue sequence, and there are some details that aren’t entirely laid out or some things not made entirely clear. Maybe this is intentional and will saved for the sequel? Who knows. And while Dakota Johnson did a serviceable job with what she had, her character Suzy is pretty bland and boring throughout a majority of the film. I was hoping she was would have been able to express a stronger performance in this film so she can eventually shed her Fifty Shades image and the talented actress she actually is. As mentioned though, she does master the physical performance of her role. Tilda Swinton is great as Madame Blanc as well as the male psychologist. And while Mia Goth starts with not much to do, her character builds into an extremely interesting characters and offers the stronger performance after Swinton.

This is definitely one of the best remakes ever made in my opinion, I didn’t absolutely love it, but I do find it a pretty great film and paid great respect to the original film while providing it’s own version.

PS, there is an end credit scene, very brief, but could ultimately be important.

–Cody Landman

Happy Halloween: $10 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Sale

From now until Halloween, we are offering a killer deal on our first feature, Don’t Go to the Reunion. Pick up the film on DVD or limited edition blu-ray for just $10 each. Only 200 of these have been printed on blu-ray (with only a small handful left) and each one is hand numbered for a special collector’s touch. Featuring exclusive extras not available anywhere else, don’t miss your last chance to down our first slasher feature in glorious HD.

Brand new special features include:
* All three Slasher Studios short films (Teddy, Popularity Killer, and Blood Brothers)
* Filmmakers commentary
* Exclusive cast & crew interviews on the making of Don’t Go to the Reunion
* Don’t Go to the Reunion Video Review
* Don’t Go to the Reunion promo video
* Don’t Go to the Reunion trailer
* Don’t Go to the Reunion teaser trailer
* Dismembering Christmas trailer
* Theatrical World Premiere Interview With Director Steve Goltz & Writer Kevin Sommerfield
* Slasher Studios Horror Podcast audio feature (A Look Back at Don’t Go to the Reunion)
and MUCH MORE!


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Little Trick, Lots of Treat: HALLOWEEN (2018) Review

Forty years after the traumatizing events on Halloween 1978, Laurie Strode has become a recluse who has been arming and preparing herself for the day Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield. As a result of this preparation, she caused a strain in her relationship with her daughter, who in turn tries to keep her own daughter away from Laurie. But as Laurie predicted, Michael escapes from custody and returns to his hometown to bring back terror to Haddonfield, but Laurie is ready.

Completely re-writing the events of the original series, and taking the series in a new direction, this sequel succeeds in giving us a new take of Laurie and her life. Like Halloween H20, we see Laurie traumatized after the events, but this is shown in a different way. She still has a taking for alcohol, but this time she’s not in hiding, she’s hidden, but only to prepare herself for Michael’s return, and boy is she prepared. Her house is armed in almost every way imaginable. One of the most interesting things of this sequel is the family dynamics between the Strode ladies. The best scenes are the ones involving the women and their relationship with one another. I genuinely wish we had a lot more of this than what we got. Instead we are given some very lame side plots, one involving a documentary crew wanting to get inside the mind of Michael and Laurie and the events of that night. This plot is so pointless and really only serves a mean for Michael to get his mask back, and this could have been done in a much better way. Had this whole portion of the story been scrapped and more time focused on Laurie, her preparation and the relationship with her family prior to Michael showing up, it would have been a much stronger story. Needless to say, the documentary crew were pointless characters. We are also thrown into the high school drama of Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, more pointless material and more characters we don’t need. There is an initial trio of Allyson, her best friend Vicky, and Vicky’s boyfriend Dave that I enjoyed. They were a trio of fun-loving friends. I wanted more of just these three characters, instead we are given Allyson’s boyfriend and the ultimate drama between them and a Halloween dance, and then we Allyson’s boyfriend random best friend. Apart from Allyson, her group of friends are so underdeveloped that they also only serve as body count characters. This is a shame because, like I mentioned, I liked the initial scene with Allyson, Vicky, Dave. I definitely wanted more of Vicky, there’s a scene of her baby-sitting and her interaction with the kid is great. Had the dance aspect been scrapped and just focused on her and her friends’ relationship and them being there for Allyson during her family drama, could have made them much stronger characters. Then there is Allyson herself, Andi Matichak does a decent enough job here as Allyson with the very little material she has. Andi and Jamie share some great scenes together, but when she’s not with Jamie, her character is just so boring and she doesn’t have anything to do besides cry, scream, and run, apart from one moment towards the end of the movie. There’s also a random plot point involving Michael’s new doctor that feels really odd to have in the movie and is really only used as a tool to get to the final act, other than that it was pointless. We also get random points of humor, some of it works, but most of it was just so cringeworthy and ruined some of the mood.

Now, as far as what this has all been built up to, Laurie and Michael’s big encounter. What we got was fine, the whole cat and mouse sequence is intense, but I feel like they could have gone so much further than they did. The fight shown in the trailer is not present at all (apparently this was in the original ending that they cut). And I honestly feel a real fight would have made a much stronger final act. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great and badass moments that involve all 3 Strode women, but again, this all could have been so much better. Judy Greer does a fine job as Laurie’s daughter Karen and knocks it out of the park in the scenes with Jamie and Andi. But as mentioned, I wanted a lot more of her than we got. Jame Lee Curtis owns this movie, she brings so much pain, paranoia, and strength to the role. There are several moments where you feel so bad for Laurie and you see how much she tries to hold it together, Jamie hardcore delivers this. And her kill mode in the final act is great. Finally we have Michael Myers, he is ultra brutal in this film and still terrifying. Michael’s portrayal by James Jude Courtney and the original Shape, Nick Castle, nail Michael’s mannerisms and physical movements perfectly and it’s great seeing him roam around town seeking prey. Another one of the film’s strengths lies in the great callbacks to not only the original film, but the original series in general, some are obvious, and some are more subtle depending on how many times you’ve watched the original series. While I didn’t find this entry as chilling or intense as the original, it is very well-done in terms of how it was made. The camera work is great as is the sound and lighting.

I know it may seem like I had a lot more negative things to say, but really it all amounts to the fact that we have random plot points that weren’t necessary, characters that range from pointless to underdeveloped, some cringe-worthy and not very funny humor, and a slightly underwhelming final act. Again, had this movie been much more focused on Laurie’s preparation, her trauma, and the dynamics between her and family, this would have worked for a much stronger story. But for ever weak spot, it does have its strengths on a technical scale, the acting, and Michael Myers himself and watching him stalk Haddonfield. If you’re a hardcore fan of the series, I can’t imagine you won’t enjoy this film. Despite its flaws, it’s a very worthy sequel and does justice to Laurie that Resurrection pissed on in 2002.

–Cody Landman

IRRATIONAL FEAR Slashes Into Two New Horror Screenings

We are thrilled to announce that our latest horror film, IRRATIONAL FEAR, has been chosen as an official selection at two upcoming killer film festivals. This Sunday, October 7th, IRRATIONAL FEAR will be closing night screening at the NEPA Horror Film Festival and on Saturday, October 13th the film will be screening at the Northeast Wisconsin Horror Festival with select members of the cast & crew in attendance. In addition to these two killer screenings, the Irrational Fear crew will also be appearing at Crypticon – Minneapolis with a vendor table selling all sorts of gory goodies.

Big thanks to NEPA Horror Film Festival and Northeast Wisconsin Horror Festival for the screenings!

If you can’t attend, don’t worry! You can still pick up your very own copy below on either DVD or limited edition blu-ray while supplies last.

LOTS KILLER BONUS FEATURES!
Cast & Crew Commentary
Filmmaker’s Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Cast & Crew Interviews
What’s Your Fear? Featurette
Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Making of Irrational Fear
Theatrical Trailer
Indie Horror Trailers
Photo Gallery
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Limited Edition Dismembering Christmas VHS Selling Out

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We currently have just THREE of our limited edition Dismembering Christmas VHS tapes left! Each one comes hand numbered with lots of exclusive gory goodies including some FREE exclusive Dismembering Christmas mini posters and photos. Pick up your VHS below before they are gone forever. Also available in combo packs featuring a DVD of the film or a DVD & soundtrack. Pick up yours today!


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