Guns N' Roses Guitarist Slash is Now Producing Horror Films
Following in the footsteps of musician turned filmmaker Rob Zombie, Deadline reports legendary guitarist Slash from Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver is starting his own production company. In association with Scout Productions (of films like Transsiberian and Fog of War), Slash has set up the aptly named Slasher Films banner to produce edgy contemporary horror fare with a nod to the thrillers of the 70's and 80's. Their first project has already been lined up with Nothing to Fear, a horror/thriller following a family as it looks for a big change by moving to a small town in rural Kansas only to encounter an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust.
Jonathan W.C. Mills wrote the screenplay which should begin shooting early next year, but a director hasn't been revealed just yet. Here's what Slash had to say about his new endeavor, "I've always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I've always wanted to do. My audience is made up of young, edgy, discerning consumers, with an appetite for quality and a hint of anarchy." That's what way to put it, I guess. Though I'm not a fan of the horror genre, I've found some decent throwback horror flicks like House of the Devil to be quite good. It'll be interesting to see if Slash can bring together the right talent for some fresh horror. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
HA!...Slasher... I get it
fredbob on Oct 7, 2010
I like this. Hopefully with more prowess, skill and appeal than Rob Zombie did, the two seem pretty comparable in character and style. Damn, Zombie just made nothing but crap. Here's to hoping for something better!
Voice of Reason on Oct 7, 2010
I hear Axl Rose is looking for work. Maybe Slash can hire him as an extra.
jasn on Oct 7, 2010
Yeah, Rob Zombie proved that with even with a top notch Cast and crew he can't make a decent engaging film. I do though appreciate him using my buddy William Forsythe in most of his films. He's a nice man and deserves the work.
Bryanmakeup on Oct 7, 2010
House of the Devil was not a good film and I don't understand all the hype around it. It was extremely predictable and there was such a giant buildup to the end which lasted about 5 minutes.
peloquin on Oct 7, 2010
Zombie is a great director...when they give him 100% control on it (House Of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects). Halloween 1 & 2 were just bad because all he was able to do was direct and have some control over them but not enough. Him and Slash could eventually work on a film together and that could be amazing, but we'll have to see how Slash's first film turns out first.
Peace Love & GaGa on Oct 7, 2010
Yea, Craven's Soul To Take is more my style (hell fuckin' no). Sorry, I think the old school "horror" directors need some competition if they want to survive in the horror genre. At least House of the Devil walked the walk and talked the talk on embracing early 80's style horror films.
wm on Oct 7, 2010
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