As much fun as they are, though, too often they fall into a predictable pattern.
I just heard about a new movie, The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling, which might just offer an interesting take on the genre.
Written and directed by Carolin Von Petzholdt (Testing Life), the story is about a group of female pro-wrestlers who wind up stuck in a ghost town in the middle of the desert, and one by one get stalked by a knife-wielding psychopath dressed like a chicken.
Yes, a chicken.
Okay, yes, it sounds like the usual, but very few movies in the slasher genre are directed by women (and 75% of the film’s crew are female), so I’m hopeful this might offer something fresh.
Plus, with a ridiculously small budget, it offers proof that these days practically anyone can make a movie.
However, making a movie and selling a movie are two different things.
The film has finished production and there is a Kickstarter campaign to fund its marketing and release.