One thing greatly missing from modern genre filmmaking is kid-friendly horror. I’m not talking about PG-13 mall-horror, but films geared toward younger audiences that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. We had The Gate and The Monster Squad in the 80s. What do today’s kids have?
Indie filmmakers Rich Robinson and Neil Moore are looking to change that with their upcoming flick, The Slayers, which is about a group of misfits who band together to fight a growing threat of monsters in their sleepy town.
Of The Slayers, the filmmaking duo took a wonderfully retro approach. “One thing we felt was important for us to hang on to was to find a cast that looks like everyday kids, forcing them to utilize their environment and ground them into reality using MacGyver style weapons. By doing so, we hope the viewer is reminded that these children are still kids to the very core. The vibrant look and feel of the piece appeals to comic book fans and families alike.”
They’ve also wrapped a short film – part of a creature feature titled The Colony. Against the will of his peers, Sheriff Nick Whittaker must compromise his principles as law enforcer in order to protect the citizens of Eden Mills from a colony of wolf-like creatures dwelling in an abandoned mine shaft. As a joke amongst the filmmakers, the wolf creature from The Colony makes an appearance in The Slayers.
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