Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash is jumping into the horror business with his own production company called Slasher Films. He has teamed with Scout Productions to make a line of edgy thrillers that pay tribute to the gritty genre films of the late 70s and early 80s. The first project on Slasher Films slate is a creature feature called Nothing to Fear.
Written by Jonathan W.C. Mills, this spooky thrill-ride revolves around a young family who moves into a small town farm house in rural Kansas. While trying to fit in with the local farmers, they accidentally unleash an ancient demon with an insatiable thirst for blood.
Nothing to Fear has not signed a director, and none of the cast has been announced at this time. It is unclear how much of a creative hand Slash will have in the production of this movie, though he may make an extended cameo in some form, whether it be in person or through his music.
In a statement, Slash revealed, "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. My audience is made up of young, edgy, discerning consumers, with an appetite for quality and a hint of anarchy."
Nothing to Fear will begin production early next year, with a suspected 2011 Halloween release date.