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!


DVD or Blu-Ray




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

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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Slasher Studios $8 DVD Sale

A huge thank you to everyone who took advantage of our huge Don’t Go to the Reunion limited edition blu-ray sale. If you missed out, don’t worry because we have a brand new sale for you! We have 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! Sale ends on September 15th.


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Last Chance: $10 Limited Edition DON’T GO TO THE REUNION Blu-Ray Sale

From now until August 31st, 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!


DVD or Blu-Ray




FREE Vintage FANGORIA Magazine With Slasher Studios Purchase

Ready for the ULTIMATE killer deal? From now until August 31st, purchase any TWO items below and you will receive a free, vintage Fangoria magazine (chosen at random) with your order. All Fangorias will be at least ten years old and in excellent condition. I have ten of these for giveaway so make sure to order while you can. Once these are gone, this promotion will be done forever. Pick up some slasher goodies and get some free horror goodness too! You can’t lose. Happy summer slasher friends!!

Irrational Fear Blu-ray Special Features:

Hand numbered (out of 200) limited edition
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 Teaser
Theatrical Trailer
Indie Horror Trailers
Photo Gallery


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Irrational Fear DVD Special 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 Teaser
Theatrical Trailer
Indie Horror Trailers
Photo Gallery


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Limited Edition Irrational Fear Shirt:

Featuring Exclusive Art by Austin Hinderliter
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Limited Run of 25 Shirts
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Don’t Go to the Reunion Blu-ray Special Features:

Hand numbered (out of 200) limited edition
Filmmakers commentary
Cast & crew interviews
Don’t Go to the Reunion audio “reunion”
International Video Review
Promo video and trailers
Dismembering Christmas trailer
All three Slasher Studios short films in HD


Don’t Go to the Reunion




Don’t Go to the Reunion DVD Special Features:

Audio Commentary with the filmmakers
Teaser Trailer
Blooper Reel
“Class of 2004” Yearbook
Audition Reels
Slasher Studios shorts (Teddy, Popularity Killer, Blood Brothers)


Don’t Go to the Reunion



Dismembering Christmas DVD Special Features:

Audio commentary with Actor/Director Austin Bosley
Audio commentary with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield
Behind-the-scenes documentary with exclusive clips
Bloopers
Fly on the Set: Making Of Dismembering Christmas
Interview with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield
Teaser & Theatrical Trailer

 


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Buy Both DGTTR and Dismembering Christmas on DVD, Save $5. Special features:

Audio Commentary with the filmmakers
Teaser Trailers
Blooper Reels
“Class of 2004” Yearbook – Don’t Go to the Reunion
Audition Reels – Don’t Go to the Reunion
Slasher Studios shorts (Teddy, Popularity Killer, Blood Brothers)
Behind-the-Scenes – The Making of Dismembering Christmas


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Limited edition Dismembering Christmas VHS:
Collectible Clamshell White Case
Limited Run of 50 Copies
Hand Numbered
Featuring the Artwork of Jeffrey Quick
Includes Mini Dismembering Christmas Poster


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11×17 Dismembering Christmas Poster:

Featuring Artwork by Austin Hinderliter
Limited Blu-Ray Box Art Design
High Quality Card Stock Ready For Framing
Only Available At Slasher Studios


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Limited Edition Slasher Studios T-shirt
Limited Run of Only 15 Shirts
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Horror Light: SLENDER MAN (2018) Review


Four friends decide to summon the legend known as Slender Man out of fun one night at a sleepover. What they think is a silly game and legend soon becomes a nightmare when they find themselves behind stalked by Slender Man himself.

I’ll try to keep this as less of a rant as possible, but this movie was so terrible. I went in expecting it to be equivalent to The Bye Bye Man, but possibly better. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This movie makes Bye Bye Man look like Halloween. The script for the film is terrible. We have zero insight to any of the characters except for two of them. The most interesting one with any depth disappears early on, the other is lead character and she is so bland and boring and quite frankly, pretty bitchy and doesn’t seem to care much about her friends. Joey King’s character is the most interesting throughout the remainder of the movie because she’s actually willing to try stop things and we see the effect it has on her. But because she’s not the lead character we don’t get nearly as much time with her as we deserve. Apart from King’s character, the other two characters are beyond stupid and annoying. The character who disappears early on is very quickly forgotten by most of the group when the script makes it seem like the film will be about the friends trying to get her back. And eventually another character is soon forgotten about by the friends after they show signs of insanity, this character is never seen again afterwards.

This movie also has the worst case of “where are the parents” that I’ve ever seen in a horror film. These teen girls are running around at late hours in the woods, the parents don’t seem to care, especially when one of the girls has gone missing and the town knows about it. We then get random bits of teen drama with a guy the main girl likes that feels forced, and we also have the forced fight between the two main best friends, and then the main girl’s sister gets thrown in the mix randomly just to amp up the drama. Ultimately and more than anything, this movie is extremely boring. It doesn’t even try to be scary or disturbing. It’s really sad that the teaser trailer was more scary than the actual film, and the worst part about that is that a lot of the footage in that teaser isn’t even in the movie. Instead, anything “scary” just seems like the girls are having bad acid trips. I would have loved if this movie was a generic jump scare film like Bye Bye Man, it still would have been bad, but it would have had a lot more life in it than this one did. Sure it has some nice and dreary imagery, but that’s as close to “creepy” as it gets. So much of the film is so hard to see as well because the lighting is so terrible. The only decent thing about this movie is the acting, Joey King delivering probably her best performance that I’ve seen. Everyone else does fine, except for the lead girl who brought zero charisma to the role.

I wanted to walk out of this movie so bad for how boring and terrible it was and ultimately I left the theater angry for wasting my time with it. I genuinely can’t remember the last movie I hated this much or felt such negative feelings towards. It baffles me that this movie even failed to be a so bad it’s good movie like Bye Bye Man. It’s so hard to put how bad this movie is into words without seeing it, but I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone. I’d give this a zero if it wasn’t for Joey King’s performance.

–Cody Landman

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
Hand numbered, limited edition (out of 200)


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Also available on DVD!

DVD Artwork created by David GIron.

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This Weekend Only: $8 Slasher Studios DVD Sale

A huge thank you to everyone who took advantage of our huge Don’t Go to the Reunion limited edition blu-ray sale. If you missed out, don’t worry because we have a brand new sale for you! From now through Monday, we have 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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Summer of FEAR: Free IRRATIONAL FEAR Shipping

To celebrate a summer of fear as well as our three Irrational Fear screenings this month, we are proud to offer you FREE shipping on all copies of Irrational Fear for the month of July. Purchase the film on either dvd or limited edition blu-ray and you’ll receive free shipping on your order. Even more of a fearful bonus? Purchase a combo pack and you’ll also receive a free 11×17 poster with your order. Spread the fear!!

Limited Edition Blu-Ray Art created by Austin Hinderliter.
DVD Artwork created by David GIron.

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