‘Night of the Slasher’ Uses Genre Clichés to Lure a Killer
Short films are all the rage right now in the horror industry. They often serve as a “proving grounds” of sorts for independent filmmakers to show what they’re made of. In fact, some of the best feature films in recent memory have stemmed from a short films.
In order for a short film to be successful, though – you typically need 3 things :
- An interesting (and easily compacted) concept.
- Top-notch audio/video work.
- To leave the audience wanting more.
Shant Hamassian’s Night of the Slasher has all of these things. It follows a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins in order to lure a killer and defeat him. It’s presented in a cool and interesting “one take” format and has some pretty awesome nods to the slasher genre’s roots. We were able to have a look last week and were beyond pleased with how things play out.
Check out the official trailer, poster, and plot synopsis below. And don’t worry, we’ll be the first to let you know whenever Night of the Slasher is ready for public consumption….yum.
And it looks like we aren’t the only ones loving it. As of this writing, Night of the Slasher has been picked up by the following festivals:
– Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (World Premiere)
– Fantasmagorical Film Festival
– Here Be Dragons: The International New Genre Film Festival
– Film4 Frightfest
– Diabolique International Film Festival
– Popcorn Frights Film Festival
– Baton Rouge Horror Film Festival
– Twisted Horror Picture Show
– PDXtreme – Portland Underground Film Festival