Reality TV has long been a thorn in our sides. No matter how you slice it, there’s no reason for the cast of “Honey BooBoo” or “Duck Dynasty” to be celebrities, and while we are at it… who gives a shit what the real housewives of wherever are fighting about now? It’s about time someone took this kind of nonsense to task!
Even cooler? Our own Sean Decker co-produced, and the film features cameos by Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Carlee Baker (Lucky McKee’s The Woman), and Allison Kyler (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2).
From the Press Release
Post-production on the independent feature film L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), has been completed.
It stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and the voice of Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”).
A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, L.A. Slasher explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent – purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior. Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them.
Says producer Wright, “Celebrity seems to have become a race to see who can push the boundaries of degrading themselves the most and spin it into profit. It seems if you achieve infamy online, regardless of the moral and ethical boundaries crossed, you will be rewarded with a reality TV show, endorsements and branding. Actions that were once considered shameful are now celebrated and rewarded. The L.A. Slasher is here to end that.”
Added writer and director Owen, “Hopefully we’ll tap into the zeitgeist of tabloid pop culture with L.A. Slasher. It was my intent to do so, in a fun, super-stylized, neon-lit, hyper-kinetic kind of way, with a character I think people will respond to and really, really like. I had a great time making this film, and I think that audiences, particularly those that find America’s cultural obsession with faux-celebrity as ridiculous as I do, will have a great time watching it.”
While we await distribution news on the film, we have found an L.A. Slasher social presence on Twitter (@LA_Slasher) and on Facebook, which seemed to be directly interacting a bit malevolently with actual reality TV and tabloid stars for some time. A copy-cat? A fan of the film? A marketing ploy? You decide, but it’s pretty intriguing.
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