Dismembering Christmas is the second slasher feature from the independent film company known as Slasher Studios. In 2013, Slasher Studios released their first slasher feature entitled Don’t Go to the Reunion. After playing in over a dozen film festivals and winning several awards (including Best Actress at Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival and Audience Choice at Killer Film Fest), Slasher Studios is back with their latest slasher and they need YOUR help!
A tribute to the glory days of holiday horror, Dismembering Christmas can best be described as Friday the 13th meets Black Christmas. Have you ever wanted a Friday the 13th set in the winter? Well..so did Slasher Studios and that’s why they created this movie just for you. Practical effects from beginning to end, likable characters, and a kick ass final girl...what more could you want in a slasher?
It was supposed to be a holiday vacation they would never forget, not a holiday vacation they would never survive.
When Mark and his friends go up to his fathers new vacation home for Christmas vacation, they were ready for a fun time. Out in the middle of nowhere, the house is cheerfully decorated for Christmas. But an unknown visitor is there, and one by one they are murdered. Its Christmas and not a creature is stirring except the killer in the house.
Kelli Anderson (Sam) Slasher Studios had nearly two dozen incredible young actresses audition for the role of Sam, the lead female character in Dismembering Christmas. It was an incredibly difficult decision but we are thrilled to have Kelli Anderson as Sam, the feisty and headstrong heroine of our bloody Christmas slasher. Kelli is going to bring tremendous energy to the role and we can't wait to work with her!
Johnathon Krautkramer (Justin) The hardest casting decision Slasher Studios has ever had to make. We had over 30 actors audition for the role of Justin, the male lead, in Dismembering Christmas. After much consideration, we are proud to announce Johnathon Krautkramer as Justin. We worked with Johnathon on Don’t Go to the Reunion and we are sure he’s going to be as bloody good here as he was in that film.
Bryarly Bishop (Emma) Playing the role of Emma, the smart and independent best friend, is Bryarly Bishop. Bryarly is an up-and-coming actress and musician out of L.A. and we are thrilled to have her as part of the cast. We know that she will bring some extra spunk and sass to the role.
Baker Chase (Mark) Joining the Slasher Studios family from L.A. is up-and-coming actor Baker Chase. Baker will be playing the role of Mark, the smooth talking but down-to-earth rich kid, in Dismembering Christmas. He also appeared in the horror anthology flick H-8, the indie comedy-drama Opening Night, and the upcoming webseries Dating Pains.
Danielle Doetsch (Katie) Danielle will be playing the role of the smart & very sassy Katie in Dismembering Christmas. She has appeared in several horror films already including Bloom as well as the film festival hit Motivational Growth. With her raw energy and great looks, Danielle is definitely a girl you are going to want to root for until the very end.
Austin Bosley (Travis) Slasher Studios would like to welcome Austin Bosley to the slasher family. Austin is a Writer/Director/Actor on the web-series Survival of the Dumbest and will be playing the role of Travis, the typical small town kid who cares a bit more about girls than he does about his future, in Dismembering Christmas.
Nina Kova (Lauren) The gorgeous Nina Kova will be playing the free-spirited, easy going Lauren in Dismembering Christmas. Lauren is a fighter and we are sure that Nina will be up for the chase! We are thrilled to have this talented up-and-comer on board the project.
Jennifer Lenius (Claire) Playing the role of Claire, the sweet and lovable younger sister of Katie, will be Jennifer Lenius. Jennifer has lots of experience in the genre having appeared in the horror flicks Bachelors Grove and Dead Girls. Love the horror support that Jennifer has shown and we can't wait to work with her on this film!
Marla Van Lanen (Miss Harris) We worked with her on Don’t Go to the Reunion as the bitchy Mrs. Sorensen and now she’s back for Dismembering Christmas. Marla Van Lanen will be playing the Miss Harris, the local woman who knows about the small town’s dirty past. We are sure she’s going to kick some ass in this flick.
Scott Seagren (Lt Fuller) We received over two dozen auditions for the role of Lt. Fuller and it was a very difficult decision to make. With that being said, joining the Slasher Studios family is Scott Seagren as Lt. Fuller, the hard-nosed cop that knows a secret behind the town's dirty past. Scott also worked on the webseries Survival of the Dumbest with Austin as well as wrote and directed the short film Indemnity.
Austin Bosley (Director) Austin, who will also be playing Travis in the film, will be directing the new Slasher Studios holiday horror. Austin has a lot of passion, energy, and excitement for both the genre as well as the script we wrote. We couldn't be more excited to be working with him and we know he’s going to do a killer job on this one.
Kevin Sommerfield (Co-Writer/Executive Producer) Kevin is the co-writer and Executive Producer behind the latest Slasher Studios slasher. He’s been a writer on every project Slasher Studios has created including the short films Teddy, Popularity Killer, and Blood Brothers. Last year he released the first feature from the company, the 80’s slasher homage Don’t Go to the Reunion for which he was nominated for Best Writer from the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival.
Steve Goltz (Co-Writer) Steve co-wrote and directed the very first Slasher Studios short, the award winning Teddy, and has gone on to work on every single Slasher Studios project since then. Last year, with Kevin, he released the award winning 80's slasher homage Don't Go to the Reunion and was nominated for Best Director from Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival.
Andrew Beirl (Co-Producer) Joining the Slasher Studios team as a co-producer (who has been a huge help in casting, location scouting, and coming up with bloody good Christmas style deaths) is Andrew Beirl. He's a hell of a good horror friend and we are thrilled to have him as part of this project. He's also the new co-host of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast so make sure to listen in to catch all the slasher chat.
Zachary Allen (Co-Producer) We worked with this madman on Don't Go to the Reunion and he's coming back for Dismembering Christmas. Zachary Allen is back and this time he will be co-producing our latest slasher as well as doing wardrobe as well as some sure to be amazing set design.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?
EQUIPMENT RENTAL (LIGHTS, CAMERA, ETC): $3000
PRODUCTION INSURANCE: $1000
FOOD FOR CAST/CREW FOR 13 DAY SHOOT $1500
PROPS/SET DECORATION $250
FX EFFECTS/GORE/ETC $1000
HOUSE RENTAL $1500
POST PRODUCTION (DVDS, POSTERS, ETC) $1500
REWARDS FOR BACKERS $750
TOTAL COST: $11,000
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Risks and challenges
Remember, if we don't raise the $10,000 you will NOT be charged a dime and this movie will not be made. This is a make-it-or-break-it opportunity. If the film does get funded, we will be there every step of the way to communicate with you what is happening on set as well as behind the scenes and post-production. We will communicate any challenges including but not limited to production and release date delays. We will share with you all the details of the production and be honest with you every step of the way. You will be there every step of the way. We are a strong and passionate team who has created three award winning short films as well as a feature film on time and on budget. You have our absolute 100% guarantee that we will do anything and everything in our power to make sure this project is successful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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