Indie Filmmakers Channel That Coveted 80s Vibe

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.”

Indie Film The Slayers from Rich Robinson and Neil Moore

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.

Indie Film The Colony from Rich Robinson and Neil Moore

Make sure to drop by these respective websites (Slayers The Movie and Colony The Movie) to show your support and watch the films’ trailers. These have potential.


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Matt Serafini

Author (Under the Blade, Feral), slasher movie enthusiast, N7 Operative. Plays games, watches movies, reads books. Occasionally writes about them.

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  • bmpick

    The Slayers sounds like a lot of fun. I loved the Monster Squad back in the day and my son is now a fan as well. Rich is from the Boston Area, so support your New England film makers.

  • Heather Buckley

    These shows help create new generations of Monster Kids.