3 babes join Slaughter

Say what you will about the SAW franchise (and I certainly have said some thing), I love it because it jumpstarted the career of Shawnee Smith. I love that girl. I mean, she and I go back to SUMMER SCHOOL. It's good to have her recognized as one of the new "scream queens" of the modern era (though I'm not necessarily sure that moniker applies). Now she's joining two other horror babes for SLAUGHTER. Smith, Erica Leerhsen (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) and AnnaLynne McCord (DAY OF THE DEAD) will star in the film for director Victor Garcia. Sadly the film is not about Mark Slaughter and his 80s pretty boy hair band, but about three actresses who are unknowingly cast in a Japanese snuff film. So VACANCY meets HOSTEL. The script for the film comes from the winners of the 2007 Slamdance Horror Screenplay Competition, which proves the point that those contests sometimes are good for something. The submission deadline for this year's contest is November 21st, check it out and maybe I'll be talking about you next year. Filming on SLAUGHTER will begin in January.

Extra Tidbit: Garcia recently directed THE RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL.



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