“I’m a life-long horror movie fan and horror movie critic. I’m from a generation that appreciates the great horror movies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that really scared the hell out of you.” — SLASH
SLASH — the iconic, Grammy-winning, rock guitarist — is heading to the Sundance Film Festival this weekend to announce the upcoming films on tap in 2011 and beyond for SLASHER FILMS. SLASHER FILMS is the horror film production company formed by SLASH in partnership with Michael Williams and Rob Eric of Scout Productions. On Sunday, January 23, SLASH will hold a Press Conference and Party at the House of Blues in Park City, UT to discuss the exciting film projects heading for production this year.
Renowned in the music field, SLASH has jumped head-first into SLASHER FILMS, adding a producer cap to his extensive entertainment resume. As a hands-on producer, SLASH Michael Williams and Rob Eric of Scout from the beginning selecting writers and directors. After searching through hundreds of scripts, the trio collectively read and agreed upon a handful of scripts that they’ve now added to their slate. has been working alongside
“We’re looking forward to getting up to Sundance to connect with like-minded directors and writers that share the same passion and nostalgia for quality horror and suspense films that Michael, Rob and I do,” explains SLASH.
SLASHER FILMS has the advantage of having one of the most respected musicians in the world at its helm. 2010 was a landmark year for SLASH, and 2011 shows no signs of him slowing down. The guitarist and songwriter released his debut solo album, the acclaimed SLASH which bowed on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #3 (#1 on the Rock chart, #1 on the Independent chart, and #1 on the Hard Music chart). The 14-song disc features collaborations with vocalists Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Ian Astbury, Lemmy Kilmister, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother. SLASH is currently on tour nationwide for both headlining shows and dates with Ozzy Osbourne until February 22.
About SLASHER FILMS:
SLASHER FILMS is a film production company specializing in the horror genre. Founded by Michael Williams and Rob Eric of Scout Productions (Session 9, Transsiberian) and iconic rock guitarist SLASH, the company’s goal is to produce edgy, slick, low to medium budget original character driven horror films reminiscent of the visionary horror fare of the late 1970’s and 80’s. Under the creative direction of Academy Award winning producer Michael Williams, Rob Eric and SLASH, the company will begin making one to two horror movies a year starting in 2011 with an eye towards supernatural, psychological thrillers and terrifying horror. SLASHER FILMS is dedicated to bringing horror fans original content directed by the best of today’s horror maestros in the vein of Neil Marshall (The Descent), Breck Eisner (The Crazies), Ti West (House of the Devil) and Brian Bertino (The Strangers), and will also provide a platform for showcasing up-and-coming masters of horror, including directors such as Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) and Jaume Balaguero (REC).
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