Fans of 80’s slasher films rejoice, Axeman At Cutter’s Creek is the trip back to the days of dark comedy and gore the genre has needed. Cinephiles, especially those fond of the horror genre, shutter at the work “reboot”, but this is a reboot worth watching.
Slasher films are known for specific characters, and they aren’t always just the killer. Axeman At Cutter’s Creek took me back to Friday the 13th Part III and the practical joke loving Shelly; the character Randy is very much the same. This only added to the enjoyment of the film.
The element of realness is refreshing. It’s not a ghost story or a legend of an unstoppable force, it is friends at a cabin in the middle of nowhere, aware of a legend of a man stalking the woods. This helps bring the 90’s slasher into the mix. The axeman may be just a man, but Scot Pollard (who stands roughly 6’11”) makes for a terrifying foe. Each member of the group will remind you of someone you know making it even easier to enjoy the film and connect to the characters.
The plot is well thought out and the script is well written, and both are translated on screen in slasher film dream. The kill scenes were original and imaginative (not to give away too much, but there is a scene that includes a rib bone, disgusting and amazing).
If you like your horror films to include a group of friends practically stranded in the middle of nowhere, drinking, sex, comic relief and vicious kills, Axeman At Cutter’s Creek is a must watch.
Axeman At Cutter’s Creek stars Tiffany Shepis (Victor Crowley), Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre), Elissa Dowling (Girl on the Third Floor), Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu), Erin Maria Hogan (Hold Your Breath) and NBA star Scot Pollard.
Experience the laughs and the splatter yourself on May 7th.