Arrow Films

IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT… THE SLAYER?

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Films.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer – whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years – comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

Special Features

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
90 mins approx.
Certificate:
18
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
J.S. Cardone
Actor:
Sarah Kendall

Frederick Flynn

Carol Kottenbrook
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1982
Region:
Free

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Arrow Films

IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT… THE SLAYER?

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Films.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer – whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years – comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

Special Features

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
90 mins approx.
Certificate:
18
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
J.S. Cardone
Actor:
Sarah Kendall

Frederick Flynn

Carol Kottenbrook
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1982
Region:
Free

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‘Long before Freddy gave Elm Street nightmares, ‘The Slayer’ tore our dreams to shreds!’

In the early 80s the cinema screens ran hot red with celluloid crimson such as Tobe Hooper’s freaky ‘Funhouse’ and Sam Raimi’s demonic ‘Evil Dead’ and another adamantine terror title that has stood the time no less rigorously is J.S Cardone’s undeniably sinister, surrealistic nightmare ‘The Slayer’ (1982). Like a goodly few grisly epics released back then, perhaps Cardone’s fear-soaked feature was simply too effective for its own good and was only generally seen in a heavily truncated version until its recent and somewhat miraculous-looking Blu-ray restoration! Two clean-cut, well to-do couples take a brief holiday break on a palpably eerie, apparently unpopulated island in picturesque, storm-lashed Georgia, where Eric (Frederick J. Flynn) pragmatic older brother to his increasingly depressed, nightmare-riddled artist sister Kay (Sarah Kendall) optimistically rented a rather isolated house for them, the amicable, close-knit friends flown there by the splendidly archetypal, doom-auguring pilot Marsh (Michael Holmes) and it is not long after their arrival that the monosyllabic, hatchet-faced Marsh ominously foreshadows: “This island is the sort of place folk’s dream about!’ and when the plainly anxious, long-suffering Kay’s surreal, deeply felt premonitions are so vividly emancipated from her fitful womb of sinister sleep into gruesome, wide-scream, blood n’ guts reality that ‘The Slayer’ becomes a truly unforgettable nightmare! Even when only previously seen in its crudely censored version ‘The Slayer’ maintained its intrinsic darkness; the film’s decidedly oppressive location and Kay’s awful solitude remained intact, her increasing hysteria and tangible descent into despair along with the film’s robust technical merits elevated it to being one of the more memorable, independently produced 80s slashers. And some modest intrigue remains whether director Cardone’s prescient horror visions penetrated Wes Craven’s fertile imagination to the point of perhaps infinitesimally influencing his sleep-depriving, box-office smashing ‘Elm Street’ franchise? Who knows? Now finally released fully uncut, ‘The Slayer’ is a once slumbering B-Movie behemoth angrily reborn, with its murderous horns demonstratively unclipped, the burnished HD format doing much to reveal the film’s diabolical depths of psychologically disturbing, pulse-paralysing terror lurking within!

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