The Slashening is yet another in a short but vintage line of horror slasher film spoofs to tickle fans’ funny bones. Unfortunately, this one is playing in extremely limited release at present with no indication as to when it will be available through iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, etc. Nevertheless, there is a trailer for it, and you can watch it below.
The film also comes with some decent reviews from horror haven Fangoria, which is a seal of approval of sorts. Mind you, the reviews aren’t absolutely rave — in fact, the filmmakers celebrate bad reviews on their Facebook page — but for those of you who like slasher movies and the films that make fun of them, this one should hit the mark.
The plot: doesn’t matter. Just watch the trailer, and it’ll give you everything you need to know.
If The Slashening doesn’t give you the laughs you’re looking for, or if you’ve just got an insatiable appetite for more, here are three other slasher spoofs you should think about checking out.
Return to Horror High
One of the all-time classics, this relic from the ’80s features a young George Clooney (as the first victim!) and Maureen McCormick of Brady Bunch fame (also in a bit part). It follows the exploits of a film crew making a movie about a massacre that really happened (in the movie) at Crippen High School. Lots of laughs and a few surprisingly effective scare scenes make it a must-watch for horror fans. Here’s the trailer.
Okay, this one doesn’t have much in way of scares, but it is extremely well-versed in laughs with one gag after another that directly lampoons the slasher movie genre, which, at that point, was in its golden age. The disclaimer from the trailer tells you about everything you need to know.
“This motion picture is based on an actual incident. Last year 26 horror films were released. None of them lost money.”
National Lampoon’s Class Reunion
National Lampoon’s made fun of everyone in the ’80s, and horror movies were no exception. While the trailer isn’t available on YouTube, there is the scene below. The plot follows the standard trope of wronged former classmate getting revenge under a shroud of mystery — and laughs — at his high school reunion. Have a look.
Will The Slashening be joining the ranks of these classic flicks? It’ll have to get a wider release first, but the trailer looks promising. Will you be checking it out, horror fans?
[Image via The Slashening trailer screen grab]