MuchoMuchoMucho Productions and Firefly Films show the benefits of playing well with others regarding the March 7, 2017 DVD release of the 2017 modern cautionary tale "Slasher.com." As the promotional materials for this future cult classic observe, writer/director Chip Gubera successfully combines the horrors of online dating with the tale as old of time regarding the terrors that young singles face when they go into the woods.
The accolades for this film include the Best Feature Film Award at the Bloody Horror International Film Festival in Ottawa and the Best Horror Feature Honor at the Hollywood Boulevard International Film Festival.
The following YouTube clip of the "Slasher" trailer highlights the creepy "Deliverance" vibe while tossing in an element of "Twin Peaks."
Gubera begins with a perversely wonderful scene in which ecstasy soon turns to agony. The next several scenes of media reports and police raids establish that a serial killer dubbed The Slasher is traveling across the country using online dating sites as his hunting grounds.
Personal experience supports the wisdom regarding the reel advice to not use dating sites while The Slasher is at-large. Your not-so-humble reviewer knows someone who ONLY can thank a busy schedule for not connecting with the real-life serial killer dubbed The Craigslist Killer.
We then meet nice young couple Jack and Kristy, who are about to take their online relationship to the next level. They are set to embark on a first date of a weekend getaway in a cabin in the Missouri woods. The asserted idea is to have a chance to get to know each other without the distractions of more traditional early dates.
Our young not-quite lovers first get the sense that they may be in Kansas on meeting Momma Myers, who is the matriarch of a Honey Boo Boo style clan that literally rents city folks cabins in the woods. Momma clearly expressing a creepy attraction to Jack is only the tip of iceberg.
The urbanites soon meet big scary father Jesse and teen the girl ain't right Kaitlin. This leads to our couple traveling to their once-and-future crime scene of a small abode in the forest.
Things literally and figuratively go swimmingly until Momma Myers and her clan literally and figuratively rear their ugly heads. This leads to old-school slasher flick horror in the forms of captivity in a dungeon, chases in the woods, big bads who just will not die, betrayed alliances, psychological torment that rivals the physical variety, etc.
Gubera really shines in roughly the final third of the film. This is when everyone hilorfying shows his or her true nature and the extent to which all of us have a dark passenger. This metaphor becomes completely apt in the final scenes.
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