Guitarist Slash to launch horror film production company
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash announced at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, that he is launching a horror movie production company, appropriately named Slasher Films.
"What I want to do is bring back character-driven, dramatic, intelligent, humorous horror movies - horror movies that have some depth, Slash told Entertainment Weekly. A fan of "really great horror movies," he explains he lost interest in the late '80s when they turned to gore. "It's all about the sensationalism and shock value."
Slasher Films has four scripts in the works, starting with Nothing to Fear, a demon story, going into production this year in partnership with Scout Productions. The film takes place in a real town called Stull, in Kansas, which has Internet folklore surrounding it as being a "gateway to hell."
Other upcoming projects include Theorem, about a mathematician who figures out the equation for evil, Wake the Dead, a modern, young Frankenstein story about a college student who's discovered how to animate dead tissue, and The Other Kingdom, about an epidemic that turns patients into zombies.
Rob Zombie, another heavy metal musician, has resurrected the Halloween franchise recently as a director. Slash has no plans to direct at this time.
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