Vimeo’s first horror Staff Pick Premiereis an OSCAR® qualified short called “Night of the Slasher”
(Hollywood, CA) – October 26th, 2016 – With over 160 festival selections including SXSW, and 40 award wins, Night of the Slasher, written and directed by Shant Hamassian, has just been released as Vimeo’s first horror Staff Pick Premiereand it’s OSCAR® qualified. Night of the Slasher is a ‘shot-in-one-take’ film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge. The film is a proof-of-concept for a full-length feature. Hamassian’s goal is to rethink slasher films from a low-brow art to a high profile cinematic piece.
Dozens of horror publications including Fangoria, Substream Magazine, andDread Central, among many others, wrote news articles that went viral, circulating in over 3 million facebook feeds. The film has been one of the highest rated horror shorts as reference movie site Horror Freak News placed it as #1 Horror Short of 2015. Things escalated further for the project when it was accepted to SXSW and was quickly on many movie sites must-lists.
The original 80s style rock song in the film, “Dying For Love”, written by Jeff Phillips, Matt Cheadle, and performed by Grayce will be available soon at this link: http://www.nightoftheslasher.com/buy-dying-for-love.
Starring Lily Berlina (the Slasher girl), Scott Javore (the Bait), and Adam Lesar(the Killer), Night of the Slasher is written and directed by Shant Hamassian, produced by Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, and Shant Hamassian. Cinematography by Eli Tahan, Visual FX by Alessandro Schiassi & Michaelangelo Frisoni, and Music by Simon Michel.
Shant Hamassian grew up in Calabasas, California and attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has directed music videos, comedic sketches, as well various shorts that have won awards and played internationally in the film festival circuit. His horror script, Neville, made the 2011 Bloodlist and his comedy script, Just Rewind, received a high recommendation letter from a former UTA partner.
To find out more about Night of the Slasher, full list of awards, and its tour calendar, please check the official website www.NightOfTheSlasher.com.
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