Horror Movie Poster Friday: “The Thing” (1982)

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Last time on Horror Movie Poster Fridays, I covered the immortal 1977 classic Suspiria. This week, I’m tackling John Carpenter’s The Thing. A loose remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World, this classic is considered one of Carpenter’s most well known, even calling it one of his best films himself. With a very memorable chest-bursting scene and a remarkable cast, The Thing has been remembered by sci-fi fans everywhere, even spawning another remake in 2011.

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John Carpenter’s legacy will stick with horror fans all over the world and so will this film. Check back next Friday for a new Horror Movie Poster Fridays.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson

New 11×17 “Dismembering Christmas” Posters Now Shipping

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We are slashing up the holiday season with our brand new poster for Dismembering Christmas created by the artist Austin Hinderliter. Posters are high quality glossy 11×17 and are $8 including shipping (posters will be folded and packaged securely). Thanks everyone for the killer slasher support and get ready for Dismembering Christmas to slasher up DVD/Blu-ray on October 13th!


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Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Family Friendly Horror Movies

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On this week’s episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Andrew Beirl will be discussing their favorite “family friendly” horror movies. Horror movies that are rated either PG or PG-13 that may be light on gore but are incredibly fun to watch. Listen in live tonight at 10PM central to find out which films make the killer cut.

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‘Tis The Season of Slashers: “Dismembering Christmas” Updates

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Lots of awesome Dismembering Christmas news. We have Director Austin Bosley & Assistant Director Scott Seagren currently working on the final cut of the film with Dylan Curzon working on a killer score. Just placed our DVD & Blu-ray orders for the film as well. Look for preorders to start in September with discs mailed in early October to have in time for the October 13th release date. This is going to be one hell of a fun “slay” ride. Hope you guys are ready!

Make sure to like the official Dismembering Christmas FB page for updates on the film:
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Final 11×17 “Dismembering Christmas” Posters For Sale ($8 Includes Shipping)

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We are slashing up the holiday season with our brand new poster for Dismembering Christmas created by the awesome Austin Hinderliter. Posters are high quality glossy 11×17 and are $8 including shipping (posters will be folded and packaged securely). Place your order below because once these are gone, they are gone forever. Posters will ship on July 31st! Thanks everyone for the killer slasher support and get ready for Dismembering Christmas to slasher up DVD/Blu-ray on October 13th!


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Horror Movie Poster Fridays: “Suspiria” (1977)

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Last week on Horror Movie Poster Fridays, I shared my favorite posters for Tobe Hooper’s classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This time, I’m sharing the gorgeous pieces of art for Dario Argento’s immortal Suspiria. With a TV series reportedly in the works, I’m glad one of my favorite horror films of all time is still living on today. A remake by David Gordon Green was set to happen in 2013 but was postponed indefinitely due to budgetary restraints and legal issues. As Argento is my favorite director, I think it’s time that I dedicate a segment to one of his best films.

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Whether it’s a TV series, remake, or the original classic, Suspiria will live on with horror fans forever and is far from being forgotten. Check back next Friday for an all new Horror Movie Poster Fridays.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson

Getting Under the Skin: “Creep” (2015) Review

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When Aaron (Patrick Brice) stumbles across an ad on Craigslist, it asks for someone with video camera to record a day in the life of Josef (Mark Duplass) for just one day and be paid for it. Aaron takes the gig and drives up to Josef’s remote cabin up in the mountains. Josef is dying of a brain tumor and wants to make the video for his unborn sun. While at first glance Josef comes off as pretty weird, overly friendly, and very intrusive, Aaron shakes it off. But the more Aaron starts to spend time with Josef, the more unsettling he comes in what he says as well as his behavior.

Creep is another entry in the found footage genre. However this one steers away from the overdone supernatural and sometimes serial killer plot line. While it still does have those moments where you can’t believe they’re still carrying around the camera, it at least works more in this sense than others. What also sets Creep apart is that it does bring a more realistic story to the table. Aaron is a very believable character that could come off as anyone. A down on his luck guy who is in need of some cash. He is also more intelligent than the average character in a found footage horror, he knows when enough’s enough and when to haul ass. However, this is slightly tarnished at the end. Patrick Brice plays Aaron perfectly, totally believable and hardly seems like he’s acting and during the more unsettling moments he plays it off how an average male would. Mark Duplass however, knocks it out of the park as Josef. He can play the weird and friendly guy easily, but right at the drop of a hat he can flip a switch and completely change character. The cast consists of only these two actors, but their performance come off as so natural right down to the dialogue. Some of Josef’s dialogue will have him casually talking about something random and harmless but then he’ll throw out a line in the same innocent tone but it still leaves Aaron and the viewer thrown through a loop and just have you thinking what the hell this guy is up to. Josef also has a signature werewolf mask in which he calls Peachfuzz. The mask is featured in some of the more unsettling and creepy moments in the film.

This leads me to one of the major praise-worthy points in this movie. Unlike most found footage horror, Creep doesn’t use cheap jump scares to get under the viewer’s skin. It does have a couple of cliche jump scares, but there are also some that are effective. But even the cliched ones work in that it goes hand in hand with Josef’s mentality. But more so, it does a fine job of building tension as far as where you think the story the story is going to go along with the characters. The build up for the tension and scares is very well-done, but it does it in a way that isn’t extremely reminiscent of the typical horror trope. It actually feels real. And while the ending does throw away the intelligence of Aaron, I was still satisfied with how it ended, psychotic aspects and all. Though all of this doesn’t set it apart from its faults. There were several times when I found myself wondering whether this movie was supposed to be a joke (not in a bad way), in the sense that it was more going for awkward laughs than trying to be scary. That said it does take a while for it to really build up to the thrilling moments. It also does suffer from moments where you think the movie is close to being over, but then you realize you still have another 30 minutes left. But it doesn’t hurt it completely.

Creep is easily one of those rare found footage horror movies that isn’t the typical horror film we’ve come to expect from the subgenre, but more so one that relies on our human instincts to make ourselves feel uncomfortable and creeped out. It plays out in the most realistic sense possible as far as how most of the story plays out, as well as the characters. But as stated, it does have some minor faults.

Creep can be viewed now on Netflix.

–Cody Landman

3.5