If there were ever a graphic novel that was right in my wheelhouse, Slashermania is it!
Freaktown Comics Presents – Slashermania!
1983. Troubled teens from New York and Los Angeles are taken to a summer camp facility to be trained as counsellors and mix safely with other people their own age. Little do they know they are being watched by an audience hungry for sex & 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 & 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…”
Written by Russell Hillman. Pencils by Ron Joseph and CJ Camba.
Inks by Ron Joseph, Jake Isenberg and CJ Camba. Colours by Harry Saxon. Letters by Sergio Calvet.
Slashermania is an original graphic novel in the tradition of films such as Scream, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, The Final Girls and 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.
The folks behind Slashermania have started a Kickstarter campaign which runs from 13th August – 13th September.
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