PUT ON YOUR MASKS AND SHARPEN YOUR KNIVES…
1983. Troubled teens from New York and Los Angeles are taken to a summer camp facility to be trained as counselors and mix safely with other people their own age. Little do they know they are being watched by an audience hungry for sex and violence. They are the designated victims for a bizarre contest of murder and mayhem – WELCOME TO SLASHERMANIA!
Masked maniacs from across the USA, Canada, Italy, and the UK compete in various categories: Best Male Solo Death! Best Female Solo Death! Coitus Interruptus! Sin Punishment! Most Creative Kill! Biggest Multiple Death! The coveted Slasher of the Year award!
“And the Slashie goes to…”Slashermania is a 168-page original graphic novel in the tradition of films such as Scream, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, The Final Girls, and The Cabin in the Woods. Functioning both as a tribute to, and an examination of, the Eighties slasher movie phenomenon, it’s mostly played straight but with an undercurrent of post-modern self-awareness and some appropriately inappropriate laughs along the way – carefully designed not to undercut the scares.It should appeal to readers of titles such as Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash, Williamson/Henderson’s Nailbiter, and Alex de Campi’s Grindhouse miniseries.