We recently received a press release for an Indiegogo campaign launched to support the indie horror film Slaybor Day (based on the short film Slaybor Day 7). While we didn’t promote the project here on Dread Central, we’re receiving some disturbing news about the production that deserves to be shared with the horror community at large.
The Slaybor Day campaign was launched by Justin Wayne, who also wrote the screenplay and hopes to direct the feature film. It has come to our attention via Broke Horror Fan that Wayne is a pseudonym for Justin Menoche–a Leve III sex offender who will remain registered for his entire lifetime. The pseudonym appears to be a blatant attempt to hide the filmmaker’s shameful past while actively misleading potential investors.
Broke Horror Fan reports:
As reported by Providence NBC affiliate WJAR, in 2011, the 23-year-old Menoche posed as a 16-year-old boy on Facebook to solicit underage girls. He worked as a substitute teacher in the Coventry and Burrillville school districts at the time. Investigators discovered child pornography on his computer.
According to Providence radio station 990WBOB, Menoche pled guilty to possession of child pornography in 2013, for which he was sentenced to five years with one to serve on home confinement and the remainder suspended with probation.
However, in 2014, Menoche violated the terms of his probation and was arraigned on new charges that exhibit a recidivist behavior. He pled guilty and received a sentence of three years to serve for indecent solicitation of a minor and five years suspended with probation for possession of child pornography, to run consecutively.
We can’t that Broke Horror Fan enough for bringing this important information to light. It speaks volumes for the site’s commitment to keeping our community safe from the worst kind of predators. If you already contributed to the Slaybor Day Indiegogo campaign, you can investigate getting a refund, HERE.