Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is jumping into the horror movie scene with a new production company that he's formed, appropriatly called Slasher Films. There, they will produce “contemporary horror fare with a nod to the thrillers of the ’70s and ’80s”.
The first horror/thriller project written by Jonathan W.C. Mills, is already in development and its called Nothing to Fear. The film tells the story of a young family as it tries to reinvent itself by moving to a small town in rural Kansas. The family is tormented by an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust.
The new company was formed with the help of Scout Productions who has developed films such as Transsiberian, Session 9 and Fog of War. They will also end up financing the development of screenplays for Slasher Films.
Slash had this to say in a statement:
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.
This should be cool news for any and all horror fans out there. As long as they punch out solid horror film projects this will be really cool. What do you all think?