New Slasher Documentary “Slice”-ing Onto the Scene

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If you’re unfamiliar with Calum Waddell and Naomi Holwill, you need to reacquaint yourself with some of the most outstanding supplemental materials found within UK genre label Arrow Video’s catalogue. Now, under the banner of their own High Rising Productions, the duo is almost ready to unleash what promises to be a killer documentary entitled Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever.

Waddell recently spilled the beans over at Fangoria regarding this brand new love letter to the hack ‘n slash sub-genre, a few juicy tidbits of which include:

“Naomi and I actually began this as a DVD supplement for Arrow—in fact, she’s as enthusiastic toward slasher flicks as I am! We originally hoped to attach it, as a little, lighthearted 25-minute thing, to one of their upcoming slasher-movie releases such as The Funhouse, but it slowly became its own thing, and we decided to stay with it and turn it into a full-length documentary. It was quite an imposing thing to do, because I’m all too aware of the absolutely excellent Going to Pieces documentary which my friend Rachel Belfosky produced five years ago. I adore that! So this is a totally different approach to the subject matter, with interviewees who are a little cultier than usual and generally not as ubiquitous on genre docus.”
Can anything top Going to Pieces? Looks like we’ll soon find out!

Click on the image below for more details on the meat and bones, and the extended (and VERY NSFW) trailer, of what promises to be an exceptional piece of work.

Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever

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  • LifeMi

    Going To Pieces was pretty darn good, but I’d appreciate a documentary that went deeper into the slasher films, maybe even with a Never Sleep Again-ish running time.

    • Masked Slasher

      Oh me too.

      I’ve got a pretty intensive list of slashers from the mid 70s throughout the 80s that I’ve been keeping for years.

      It’s all marked with notes/mini-review and such. I keep thinking about putting it together into some type of project, but I’ve been focused on other things for a while.