Release Date 27th October 2014 – See end of review for links.
The Final Girl is the one of horrors most enduring tropes. Great Horror icons like the Xenomorph, Freddy Krueger or The Shape have all fallen at the last hurdle, outfought and outwitted by some of the most memorable female characters in genre history. Several of the actresses, such as Jamie Lee Curtis or Milla Jovovich, who played these survivors, would go on to become A List stars.
But what if playing a famous Final Girl on the screen made you the target of a vicious Serial Killer? Such an intriguing premise forms the plot of WD Jackson’s new novel Slasher. The idea of various actresses, famous for their Final Girl roles, fighting with a real life masked killer is simply inspired, one that oozes potential. Now, as Horror fans we’ve seen great premises both forfeit their potential (I’m looking at you Monster Brawl) as well as actually deliver the excitement we crave. So which side of the fence does Slasher fall?
Alas, I’m not sure the … Continue reading