Slice and Dice in May
Slice and Dice, a new documentary on the slasher film phenomenon, is coming to UK DVD courtesy of 88 Films. The film will be released as an extras-packed two-disc collector’s set on May 13th 2013 and can be pre-ordered using the links on the top right of your screen. (Amazon are incorrectly showing a 2014 release date, though this should be rectified soon!)
From the press release…
Ever since Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was first released in 1960, the stalking and slaughtering of helpless victims has become a fixture of fear flicks and bludgeoned bombastic box office takings worldwide. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever takes an often irreverent look at this much-maligned, and frequently misunderstood, genre with commentary from some of the form's most celebrated filmmakers, including Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Adam Green (Hatchet), Tom Holland (Child's Play), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3D) and Scott Spiegel (Intruder). Also making on-camera appearances are actors Emily Booth (Cradle of Fear), Corey Feldman (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Norman J. Warren (Bloody New Year), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge), as well as Jeffrey Reddick, the creator of the phenomenally successful Final Destination franchise. With a total of 26 interviewees, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever is rarely short for words and provides both seasoned scholars of the splatter genre and newcomers to the gore-game with plenty of frightful fresh facts.
Cutting an immediate presence on the screen, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever delves into the history of hack 'em up cinema, investigates the rules of this teen-trepanning terror trend and even gives some pointers into how to survive a stint in the genre. Frequently funny, delightfully disgusting and always engaging, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever is ideal viewing for anyone who has found themselves gnawing on their fingernails during a chance viewing of Black Christmas, A Nightmare on Elm Street or Saw, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever is an unashamed salutation to the arterial-spraying excellence of Norman Bates, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and their many plasma-packed protégés.
Winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2012 South African Horror Film Festival and declared “essential viewing” by Twitch Film, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever will appear on DVD with the following additional features:
• Audio commentary with director/ producer Calum Waddell moderated by Justin Kerswell, author of Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut
• Additional 'outtake' interviews featuring Corey Feldman, Felissa Rose, J.S. Cardone, Kevin Tenney and more.
• Post-screening audience Question and Answer session from the Glasgow Film Theatre featuring Slice and Dice interviewees James Moran and Norman J. Warren
• Footage from the Sitges Film Festival World Premiere
• Footage from the USA premiere at San Francisco's Another Hole in the Head Festival
• Footage from the Scottish premiere at the Glasgow Film Theatre
• All Kinds of Twisted (Theme from Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever) music video
• Full Moon trailer park including trailers for slasher greats Tourist Trap, Puppet Master and Intruder.
Trailer Park of Legendary Slasher Titles with optional audio commentary with Calum Waddell and Justin Kerswell. Titles include: Peeping Tom (1960), Slaughter Hotel (1971), Black Christmas (1974), Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper, 1977), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Halloween (1978), He Knows You're Alone (1980), Don't Answer the Phone (1980), Fade to Black (1980), Terror Train (1980), Prom Night (1980), The Unseen (1980), Final Exam (1981), Hell Night (1981), Alone in the Dark (1982), Last Horror Film (1982), Sleepaway Camp (1983), The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984), Splatter University (1984), Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1984), Stagefright (1987) and American Gothic (1988).
For those who can’t wait until April, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever will also be playing on a double-bill with Scott Spiegel’s Intruder (also coming soon to DVD from 88 Films) at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday March 24th. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with James Moran (writer for Doctor Who and Brit horrors Severance, Tower Block and Cockneys vs Zombies) and Norman J. Warren (Prey, Insemenoid). For further information click the link.