Movies

Darkside Interview
An interview with Tom Beauvais

ginodachille.com

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:04 | Published in The Screamtime Collection | Read 53381 times | More in this category: « Suicide Spookies »
  • Image folder specified does not exist!
  •  
Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Add Review


The Slayer

  • Release Date: 01/03/1992
  • Vipco Catalogue Number: VSC15
  • Director: J.S. Cardone
  • Writers: J.S. Cardone
  • Actors: Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook
  • Storyline: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Cerifitcate: 18
  • Cut: 14s
Rate this item
(2 votes)

Is it a Nightmare? Or is it...The Slayer

This modest but infamous B-movie effort from J.S. Cardone, representing also his first-ever produced screenplay, was filmed almost entirely on Tybee Island, a “popular vacation spot” located in Georgia, USA. Cardone’s story follows two vacationing couples’ whom move to a deserted island beach-house amidst the terrifying menace of a recurring nightmare – endured by Kay (Sarah Kendall, no relation to genre starlet Suzy) a troubled artist who also realizes some bizarrely familiar locations, which were formerly, and mysteriously, painted by her, whist visiting this spooky island. VIPCO’s tagline of: “Is it a dream, or is it... The Slayer” sums up this one perfectly, as the group are mercilessly stalked and violently murdered by a horrific and supernatural demon-like creature.

Cardone’s film gained some notoriety in the 80’s as a “video nasty”, and it was added to the UK’s list of banned videos in October 1983, before common sense prevailed whereupon it was dropped some 18 months later in April 1985

This now collectable June 1982 VIPCO release – a version that wouldn’t re-emerge for almost 20 years – offered UK audiences that rare opportunity to watch the full version of Cardone’s film. I admit to having something of a soft spot for this oddly fascinating gem; a horror movie that surprised me in so many ways; one being it’s spooky location-fuelled atmosphere that genuinely helped enormously.

Somewhere in-between all this BBFC indecision however, and during the height of VIPCO’s re-emergence as a video distributor, The Slayer reappeared on tape. This 1992 re-release was however shorn of some 14 seconds; precautionary cuts which were imposed upon a scene, to reduce the impact of a graphic pitchfork murder. This was undoubtedly to remove sight of dripping blood from the female victims’ inexplicitly shown breasts – a huge BBFC taboo at the time.

Before VIPCO bowed out, closing their doors in 2007, The Slayer received a much welcomed digital release. Sadly the company was often criticised for its handling of these much cherished horrors of theirs – films which were often re-released in so-called “digitally Remastered” editions – whereupon Cardone’s film appeared in the same unkempt but happily uncensored 4:3-framed print that was likely used for its original 1982 release.

In the US, The Slayer appeared on a double-billed release from Continental Home Video alongside Bruno Mattei’s Scalps. Reportedly this release of the film was purposefully shortened to 75 minutes, yet none of the gory highlights had been removed.

Written by Kevin A Hall Last modified on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:05

User Reviews

1081 reviews

  • GntThasy
    Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:39 | posted by GntThasy

    buy cialis
    prinivil manufacturer
    [url=http://prinivilbuyusa.com/]cialis[/url] OK’

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Richardepife
    Saturday, 17 March 2018 21:39 | posted by Richardepife

    adobe reader官方下载
    adobe creative
    flash professional cs6
    adobe creative suite
    adobe flash player windows 10
    photoshop cc
    edebe
    photoshop cs6
    download

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Andressmubs
    Saturday, 17 March 2018 04:42 | posted by Andressmubs

    viagra for sale online canada
    buy viagra
    viagra cost per pill 100 mg
    buy viagra online
    long before sex should take viagra pill
    buy viagra online
    does viagra become generic
    buy viagra online
    where to purchase viagra online

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • BrianLeaby
    Saturday, 17 March 2018 04:39 | posted by BrianLeaby

    how to order a viagra
    viagra online
    cheap viagra germany
    viagra order
    buy viagra cialis
    online viagra
    buy viagra from india
    viagra pills
    viagra sale no prescription uk

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Michaelacece
    Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:50 | posted by Michaelacece

    cialis viagra levitra price
    viagra online
    donde puedo comprar viagra sin receta en capital federal
    buy viagra
    viagra prescription free online
    viagra generic
    where do i buy viagra yahoo
    buy generic viagra online
    average viagra price

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • JustinVaw
    Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:29 | posted by JustinVaw

    prices viagra online
    online viagra
    viagra pillen bestellen online
    viagra online
    viagra generico vendita on line
    buy generic viagra
    get rid viagra hard
    viagra generic
    viagra 25 mg costo

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Francisnon
    Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:24 | posted by Francisnon

    viagra generic vs pfizer
    buy viagra
    generic sildenafil citrate safe
    viagra
    se tomar viagra 100mg
    buy generic viagra
    difference cialis get viagra
    generic viagra online pharmacy
    price of viagra in pattaya

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Francisnon
    Friday, 16 March 2018 22:51 | posted by Francisnon

    cheap viagra that works
    buy viagra
    how to get viagra from the doctor
    viagra online
    viagra schnell online
    generic viagra online
    there generic forms viagra
    buy generic viagra online
    cheap viagra oral jelly pp

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • BrianLeaby
    Friday, 16 March 2018 22:27 | posted by BrianLeaby

    buy viagra russia
    buy viagra online
    genuine viagra for sale
    buy viagra online
    cheap viagra overnight
    buy viagra
    order viagra thailand
    viagra online
    safe to order viagra online

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Kevinsal
    Friday, 16 March 2018 22:26 | posted by Kevinsal

    mens viagra online
    buy viagra online
    where can i buy viagra from
    buy viagra online
    viagra for women uk sales
    buy viagra
    sildenafil 100mg online
    online viagra
    viagra prices at walgreens

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it