Jennifer Valdes is a true student of indy film making and her film, “Jack O Slasher,” is a prime example. This film is reminiscent of early shot-on-video horror films like “Sledge Hammer” or much of the Troma library. Writing, directing, and editing a film all by yourself can be a daunting task even for the most experienced director. However, by keeping the runtime at barely over an hour, she allows for the pace to be relentless and keeps the campiness in full swing.
Jack O Slasher is a fun way to kill an hour — a large body count, buckets of blood, and a director who doesn’t try to give you anything less than you want. If you can’t sit through Troma films, this one might not be for you, but if you’re a supporter of films by Fred Olen Ray, Lloyd kaufman, or Roger Corman, this one might just be right up your alley.
This one gets the Rottin’ Roger Demarco indy film approval with 1.5 out of 5.
Jennifer Valdes’ “Jack O Slasher” is everything you’d expect of an independent, low/no budget horror film — a complete cast of non-actors, experimental camera shots, and a heavy and death metal soundtrack.
Without sounding too negative about this one, I will try and point out the few things that I did like about it. I enjoyed the idea of the story taking place in a haunted house attraction. I think it is the perfect place for something like this to happen, so kudos for the setting choice. I also thought that some of the practical effects looked fairly good. There were plenty of kills that were downright goofy, but some of them were pretty neat.
I know this one was supposed to be in the vein of Troma films and others of that nature, but I can’t help but think if things were taken just a tad bit more seriously, it would have taken this little film project to the next level.
Overall, I’d give “Jack O Slasher” 1.5 cornstalkes out of 5.