Written by: Michael Den Boer on January 16th, 2011
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2010
Director: Steve Rudzinski
Writer: Ryan Sullivan, Steve Rudzinski
Cast: Chad Phillips, Derek Rothermund, Ryan Sullivan
DVD released: January. 2011
Approximate running time: 36 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital ‘Hi-Fi’ Stereo English
DVD Release: 2814 Productions
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $9.99
Synopsis: When it is discovered that there is a gene that protects victims from Slashers. The world’s most notorious Slashers decide to work together and eliminating this gene once and for all. Unfortunately for them this genre is the least of their worries. There is a Slasher hunter who has been given the task of derailing their mission.
Content wise Slasher Hunter takes on familiar horror genre staples and puts a inventive twist them. And while there are numerous other films that have satirized the horror film genre. It is safe to say that very few have dared to trend where Slasher Hunter goes. The scene that instantly springs to mind. Is a scene where one of the Slasher’s disguises himself as a girl and gives a blow job to the guy, who possess a unique gene that protects him from the Slashers. Besides the cliched assortment of victims. All of which are annoying to the point that you hope they will be knocked off next. The film is jammed packed with a colorful array of Slashers, who all resemble some of the most famous horror film Slashers. With the two most amusing Slashers being Pleather Face and the dully conceived Slasher Axe Man.
Structure and pacing wise this film does not diverge too far away from your atypical Slasher film. Even though there is an ample amount of bloodshed in the kill scenes. These scenes still retain the overriding subversive humor that anchor’s the story at hand. One area that often brings down so many micro budget horror films are wooden performances from the cast. Sure the performances in this film are uneven and yet there is an enthusiasm from the entire cast that is contagious. With the standout performance coming from Steve Rudzinski in the role of the film’s main villain Fred, who is clearly patterned after Freddy Krueger.
Slasher Hunter is given a clean looking anamorphic widescreen transfer that retains the film original aspect ratio. The audio is also in pretty good shape with any background noise kept to a minimum. Extras for this release include a audio commentary, interviews, bloopers, a screen test, deleted scenes, a music video and a segment titled ‘How Much we Shoot’ which breaks down a scene by showing all the coverage that was shot for that scene. The standout extras are the audio commentary and the interviews which are fun and at times informative look into making low budget cinema. For more information about this film go here.