Slash Starts Horror Franchise

Gunners guitarist turns movie mogul

He's not quite going the writer/director route of Rob Zombie, but Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitar hero Slash has started a horror movie production company. Slasher Films' first flick will be Nothing to Fear. We hope that title doesn't turn out to be literal.

The deal teams Slash with Scout Productions, who make TV's Queer Eye For the Straight Guy. It looks a bit like the Scout guys simply scoring some credible rock branding for a horror enterprise, since it's Scout that will be developing the screenplays and overseeing the productions. But the official line is that Slash will also be actively producing.

The axeman released a statement, saying "I've always been a huge horror fan, and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I've always wanted to do." The films will be targeted at his core fanbase "of young, edgy, discerning consumers, with an appetite for quality and a hint of anarchy." So not the kids that turned out in their masses for Vampires Suck then.

Nothing to Fear, written by Jonathan WC Mills, is about a young family who relocate to rural Kansas to get their lives back on track, but end up tormented by an ancient killer demon. Sounds like Children of the Pumpkinhead, but it's early days yet. Production starts early next year.