Thursday, 18 April 2013
Jack 'O' Slasher (2012).
Halloween. The night where the divide between the realm of the living, and the realm of the dead is said to be at it's weakest. This time of the year has been the setting for many horror films, and here we have an awesome, funny and gory homage to the golden era of the slasher movie (Late seventies to mid eighties if anyone was wondering).
A group of youngsters are celebrating Halloween at a haunted house that tourists can visit. Unfortunately for them, a group of Satanists have resurrected a killer from hell, and they want to use him to make sacrifices for them so they can raise the devil.
For the sixty nine minutes this film ran, I was in indie slasher heaven. Everything about this movie is a testament to why the slasher movie has survived for so long. From the numerous and inventive deaths, to the amazing killer. I just couldn't take my eyes off the screen. This movie epitomizes 'fun'. Why shouldn't a horror flick be fun. It is entertainment after all. Surely that's why the majority of us watch movies. I doubt anyone watches movies not to have a good time. What would the point in that be??
I am incredibly impressed with this movie. Yes, it's a low budget film, but director/writer Jennifer Valdes has managed to combine laughs, scares and brutal murders perfectly. A movie really doesn't need a big budget when this much love, care and knowledge of the genre have been included in the making of a film.
I urge you all to check out this movie!!! It really is a great film, and certainly manages to blow the lid off of the low budget horror genre with it's amazing creativity, cast and killer!!!