Slasher Studios’ First Feature “Don’t Go to the Reunion” Stabs Up First Reviews

As many of you know, we at Slasher Studios have been hard at work this last year on our very first feature, Don’t Go to the Reunion. With a release date just weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you slasher fans some reviews we have received for our slasher. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the positive word of mouth. If you’ve seen it and dug what you saw, make sure to head over to the film’s IMDB page and give it a rating and/or a review if you would be so kind. Here are some of the reviews we have received thus far.

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LA Horror

“The work of Goltz and Sommerfield will be a pleasure to watch in the future as their passion radiates in each shot of this film, lending to the sense that everybody was on board to get bloody, have fun and make a memorable, freaky and occasionally hilarious slasher romp. I’m not sure if I’ll go to my 10-year high school reunion next year, but “Don’t Go to the Reunion” is one event that you should definitely not skip!”

Horror Movie Diary

“The direction is tight and the script is top notch. Cinematographer Paul Bjorge delivers some highly effective and pretty inventive camera work (cool tracking shots, ace angles, beautiful static shots), the synth-driven score is excellently atmospheric, the kills are all badass and the gore looks simply ace. Oh, and there’s even some nice nudity! *yay*”

Hacked in the Head

“Wow. What a true love letter to the sub genre. The movie is absolutely rife with slasher movie references and fun nods. For example, check out the characters names; how about the bullied kid Scott Rantzen (Slaugher High?) or our lead girl Erica Carpenter (Halloween?) or even fun and spunky Megan Cunningham (Friday 13th?). The hat tipping is just everywhere covering films such as Prom Night, Night School, Madman and many more. I just loved how this film was both a slasher flick in its own bloody right and also a total homage to the films Steve and Kevin adore the most.”

Blood Sucking Geek

“I loved Don’t Go to the Reunion. It turned out to be everything I hoped for and more, the perfect tribute to 80′s slashers. It has plenty of humor, a good helping of blood, and a great plot and twist ending. There’s been a lot of buzz around Slasher Studios ever since Teddy, and with their first full-length release they prove to deliver exactly what slasher fans want. So if you’re among those of us that are tired of found-footage, haunting movies, and other bland modern horror films, Don’t Go to the Reunion is the breath of fresh air you’re looking for. I can’t wait to see where they go from here.”

Demons of Celluloid

“I loved the sense of praise to the slasher genre this film incorporated. The kills, the atmosphere, the writing it all screamed 80s slasher classics like Prom Night, Terror Train, Final Exam, Scream, Madman, Happy Birthday To Me, Iced, Night School, the list just goes on.”

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“If you’re sick of remakes, sequels, and overused found footage horror Hollywood is spitting at you, check out this great film that shows the slasher subgenre is still very much alive.”

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a review for the film so far! This movie is for the slasher fans and we are thrilled beyond belief that you guys are loving this!

If you haven’t yet preordered your copy, here’s your chance. DVDs will be shipping at the end of the month and have some awesome exclusive features including a filmmakers commentary and all three of our previous horror shorts.


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Slasher Studios Exclusive: “Don’t Go To The Reunion” Teaser Trailer

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We are pleased to bring to you the exclusive teaser trailer for our first slasher film, Don’t Go to the Reunion. You slasher fans have been by us every single step of the way and it is an honor to share this trailer with you guys. Hope you enjoy it and definitely let us know what you think of the slasher goodness!

Plot synopsis:
Scott Rantzen (Brady Simenson) is a horror movie loving misfit who is teased by the popular students in school. When a date with the very popular and very beautiful Erica Carpenter (Stephanie Leigh Rose) backfires, he feels as though his life is ruined. Ten years later, the gang reunite for their class reunion. Little do they know that someone is waiting for them and ready to see that they pay for what they did. Is Scott back for revenge and will the old gang survive to tell the tale? It’ll be more gore for Class of 04.

Death of the Day—Basketball to the Noggin in Wes Craven’s “Deadly Friend”

Not many movies have gone through the production hell that Wes Craven’s “Deadly Friend” faced. Ordered by Warner Bros. to add in extra gore and a brand new “shocking” ending, the finished film is a favorite of some fans while others cry out to see the original vision that Craven had in mind. While the final film may be a bit hit-or-miss, one thing is certain that everyone is sure to love. The death scene of nosy neighbor Elvira as she gets pummeled in the head with a basketball as her lifeless torso hits the ground spewing blood everywhere. It’s a hilariously gratuitous gore scene in the middle of a fairly serious horror drama. This movie is all sorts of weird and this death scene is just about the tip of the strangeness. I can’t say this death really fits in with the rest of the movie but at least it’s fun.

“Street Trash” Provides Kaleidoscope of Killing and Gore Galore

I’ve owned a tumblr account since the beginning of time (to follow just click on the tumblr link at the top of the page). Well, actually about a year but in “internet time” that is equivalent to at least a couple of decades, right? Having a specialty themed account (slasher movies, who knew?), I tend to see a lot of the same movies repeated over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I love “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13th” as much as the next slasher fan but there are only so many stills and gifs that anyone can make from one particular movie. It is when I see a still from a slasher flick that I’ve never even heard of that my interest is immediately piqued. The last few weeks I have been seeing more and more stills from a little, relatively obscure horror movie by the name of “Street Trash.” What is this movie and why haven’t I heard about it until now? Thanks to my good friend Tony Brown, I was able to take a stab at this “gorerific masterpiece.” Does the movie live up to the hype or is there a reason why many horror fans have long since forgotten about this movie?

“Street Trash” begins with the owner of a liquor store in lower Manhattan finding a case of cheap liquor (“Tenafly Viper”) in his basement. After a little bit of research, the shop owner finds out the the liquor is over 60 years old and has gone bad….really bad. Nonetheless, he decides to sell it to the local hobos anyway for a dollar. A dollar for a bottle of liquor? That’s a steal. What’s the worst that can happen? It’s not like the stuff is going to kill you. Right? Of course the rancid liquor does have some side effects. Turns out that anyone who drinks this Viper melts away in a hideous fashion. At the same time, two brothers find different ways to cope with homelessness, while an overzealous cop (Bill Chepil) tries to get to the bottom of all the deaths, all the while trying to end the tyranny of deranged Vietnam veteran Bronson (Vic Noto).

Sound like too much story for any one movie to handle? Well..you would be right. “Street Trash” is a mess and I’m not just talking about what happens to the hobos after they drink the Venom. Part “Dirty Harry”, part social commentary, part Troma flick, and part “Hills Have Eyes”, “Street Trash” doesn’t stay in any particular genre for very long. Just when you think the movie has settled into horror, we get crude comedy (fart jokes anyone?), just when you think it has settled into Troma land with body parts galore, the film turns into a cop drama. None of it really gels. You know what? It doesn’t matter. Why you ask? Because of the gore! Ohhh the glorious gore in this flick. You want to see a kalidoscope of killings? It’s all right here in just about every color of the rainbow imaginable. I’ve never seen death in a horror movie be so….beautiful. That’s right, it’s beautiful damn it and when the movie focuses on the gore it is a rousing success. The fx in this movie truly must be seen to be believed. This is the kind of little gem that isn’t for everyone and it is bound to offend most (rape, torture, homeless homicide..it’s all here), but it won me over with its low budget charm. Oh…and did I mention the gore? Check it out.

Wax? Paris Hilton? What’s the Difference? “House of Wax” Review

In 1974, a woman is making a wax head in the kitchen while her son eats cereal in his highchair. Her husband enters carrying a young boy who is shouting and kicking. The boy is forced into a highchair and strapped in place by his father. After being strapped and taped to his chair by his mother, he scratches her hand. She then slaps her child across the face.

In 2005, Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and her boyfriend Wade (Jared Padalecki) with her friend Paige (Paris Hilton) and Paige’s boyfriend Blake (Robert Ri’chard) are on their way to a highly anticipated football game in Louisiana. Eventually, Carly’s delinquent twin brother, Nick (Chad Michael Murray) and his friend Dalton (Jon Abrahams) also join them. Night falls and the group decides to set up camp for the night. The campsite is later visited by a stranger in a pickup truck who shines his lights at the campsite, but refuses to leave or address them until Nick smashes a headlight with a bottle. The next morning, Carly and Paige go exploring, Carly falls down a cliff and lands in deer remains and sees a fake hand. Wade’s car’s fan belt is found to be damaged. The group meets a disheveled, rural man named Lester (Damon Herriman), who offers to drive Carly and Wade to the nearby town of Ambrose to get a new fan belt, while the rest of them go to the football game.

The two arrive at Ambrose, which is virtually a ghost town. Unable to find an attendant at the auto mechanics shop, they wander into the church, disrupting a funeral. There, they meet a mechanic named Bo (Brian Van Holt), who offers to sell them a fan belt after the funeral. While waiting for the services to end, Carly and Wade visit the wax museum, which itself is made of wax and is the central feature of the town. Afterward, they follow Bo to his house to find a proper fan belt. While there, Wade is crippled and stabbed by a long-haired man with a wax facemask named Vincent. Bo grabs Carly, super glues her lips shut and locks her in a cellar. Dalton and Nick arrive in Ambrose to look for Carly and Wade. Vincent meanwhile strips and shaves Wade, then puts him in a chair with a metal contraption on his head which pins his eyes open. Vincent pulls a couple of levers which showers the immobile Wade with hot wax.

Can Wade escape? Will Paris die? Are any of them safe? Oh please…House of Wax isn’t really big on plot. It’s got your normal set-up that deals with extremely attractive boys and girls ending up in a bad situation. Some live, some die. If you’ve seen a horror film in the last 30 years, you know how it goes. The movie is slow going and a bit choppy at the beginning but still with it. Even after watching countless horror films over the last few years, I’ve gotta admit that I’ve become jaded and can smell things coming a mile away.

So the production team decided to go with that idea and jack it up a notch and tell the audience, OK, you know what’s going to happen next, but we’re going to make it ugly so you’ll jump out of your seat. And casting Paris Hilton was a stroke of genius because for the first time that I can recall a hot female character that people still wanted to see die. And, she did a nice striptease down to her underwear before the bad stuff happened to her. When things get bad, it gets really bad in a hurry. In fact, all the death sequences were quite horrible to watch, yet I couldn’t help but feel that the horror movie geek inside of me was very, very satisfied.