SHORT FILM SATURDAY: NIGHT OF THE SLASHER (2015)

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A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.

Written and directed by Shant Hamassian.

Starring Lily Berlina, Scott Javore, Adam Lesar, David Swann and Eve Constance.

Filmed in the United States.

Eleven minutes and sixteen seconds.

Making a horror short film that uses the clichés commonly used in horror films has been done before with feature-length movies like Scream and The Final Girls. That doesn’t mean that Shant Hamassian’s Night of the Slasher is any less entertaining because of this; on the contrary it is highly entertaining and at times laugh-out-loud funny. Two things that I loved were the fact that the killer wore a Mr. Spock mask (fans of Halloween will know the reference point for this) and that the young man whom Jenelle, our ‘final girl’ invites over for beer, drugs and sex is listed in the credits as “The Bait”. Seeing as how there is a Star Trek reference in this film the poor bastard may as well have been wearing a red shirt.

Anyway, check out Night of the Slasher ↓ and let me know what you think. Enjoy.

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