Not only is Slash one of the most iconic and talented musicians to ever walk the earth, he’s now ventured into the world of horror films with his production company, Slasher Films. Just in time for Halloween, Slash announced the release of his new film Nothing Left to Fear. If the trailer is any indication, horror fans are in for a real treat.
So what drew you to this movie as a project for Slasher Films?
I liked the innocent family naively drawn to what seems like a perfect small town. Only to find its not what it seems. Great theme.
How involved were you in the film’s production?
I was involved in the production every step of the way. I was touring during the filming mostly, but they sent me dailies.
What can you tell us about Nothing Left to Fear without giving too much away?
It is an old school demonic tale. Although the town, Stull, and its dark mythology are very real.
If you had to compare it to any other horror movie, where would you say it fits?
It’s a pretty unique story. But I was reminded of the slow burn of Rosemary’s Baby when I first read Jonathan C. Mills’s script.
What are some of your personal favorite horror films?
The Omen, The Exorcist, The Fly, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Bride of Frankenstein, Alien, Jaws, Rosemary’s Baby, The Fog, Creepshow, to name a few.
What’s next for Slasher Films?
I’m looking for material to do a proper Creature Feature type movie. Another thing that drew me to Nothing Left To Fear was that it involved a monster.
What can you tell us about the Nothing Left to Fear soundtrack?
The soundtrack I am very proud of. I cowrote it with scoring composer, Nicolas O’Toole, who is brilliant and it really compliments the movie. Its not guitar oriented, but more orchestral. The title track I wrote with Myles Kennedy. Which is guitar & vocals. All in all, I dig it.
Nothing Left to Fear deals heavily with demons and evil spirits. Do you personally believe in them?
I’m open to believe in anything. But I have to experience it. Or have proof it exists. I have experienced some very dark things. But to the extent of what makes up most horror stories, most of it is make believe. The imagination is capable of horrific ideas not necessarily rooted in truth. But then again, all myths have some inkling of truth in them. We tend to just blow them out of proportion.
Where can we watch Nothing Left to Fear?
Nothing Left to Fear opens Oct 4th in select cities. DVD, Oct 6th, VOD, Oct 8th.
— Rob Fee, Man Dave Daily