May 13th will see 88 Films release the 2-disc set of Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever, in the UK. Now that's what I am talking about baby! The documentary will also be playing Glasgow Film Theater on March 24th and Stockport Plaza (as part of Grimmfest) on March 26th. However you plan on watching it, I am sure it will be a good time!
Ever since Alfred Hitchcock created Psycho in 1960 the story of a weapon-wielding madman - stalking and slaughtering helpless victims - has become a fixture of fear flicks and bludgeoned bombastic box office takings worldwide. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever takes an often irreverent look at this much-maligned, and frequently misunderstood, genre with commentary from some of the form's most celebrated filmmakers. Cutting an immediate presence on the screen, this delirious documentary delves into the history of hack 'em up cinema, investigates the rules of this teen-trepanning terror trend and even gives some pointers into how to survive a stint in the genre. Frequently funny, delightfully disgusting and always engaging, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever is ideal viewing for anyone who has found themselves gnawing on their fingernails during a chance viewing of Black Christmas, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street or Scream. An unashamed salutation to the arterial-spraying excellence of Norman Bates, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and their many plasma-packed protégés, Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever is a must-have for horror-hounds everywhere.