Back in 2014, we were getting fairly excited here at the Big Comic Page about SLASHERMANIA, a fantastic-sounding project from Freaktown Comics which sees a group of unsuspecting teens being lured into a serial killer “gameshow” of sorts, with maniacs from around the world competing in various categories to appease the audience.
Sadly, due to a variety of reasons, it never materialised, but we’re thrilled to announced that creator Russell Hillman has just launched a brand new Kickstarter for the project, which you can check out by CLICKING HERE.
The Kickstarter campaign runs from 13th August – 13th September, and you can follow Freaktown Comics on Twitter for a daily art tease and a slasher-themed poll, and can download a preview by CLICKING HERE.
Hillman and Freaktown Comics have a great track record for 80s-style schlock horror with titles like Deadly Burlesque and The Dark of the Forest, so we’re absolutely thrilled to see this comic making a comeback. As you can see from the preview, the designs of the “slashers” look fantastic, and Hillman’s knack for mixing horror and humour serves this project in good stead.
So, feast your eyes on the official trailer below, make sure to download the preview, and click through to the Kickstarter to see if any of the backer rewards tickle your fancy.
1983. Troubled teens from New York and Los Angeles are taken to a summer camp facility
to be trained as counsellors and mix safely with other people their own age.
Little do they know they are being watched by an audience hungry for sex & violence.
They are the designated victims for a bizarre contest of murder and mayhem –
WELCOME TO SLASHERMANIA!
Masked maniacs from across the USA, Canada, Italy & the UK compete in various categories:
Best Male Solo Death! Best Female Solo Death! Coitus Interruptus! Sin Punishment!
Most Creative Kill! Biggest Multiple Death! The coveted Slasher of the Year award!
“And the slashie goes to…”
Written by Russell Hillman. Pencils by Ron Joseph and CJ Camba.
Inks by Ron Joseph, Jake Isenberg and CJ Camba. Colours by Harry Saxon. Letters by Sergio Calvet.