Peter Mckeirnon/Slumberjack Entertainment present THE QUACKY SLASHER!
The Quacky Slasher is the new horror comedy short film from Slumberjack Entertainment, written and directed by Dead Town creator Peter Mckeirnon.
2017 brings a new kind of slasher… A Quacky Slasher!
Scarred by events from his childhood, Michael Quackers has spent 20 years in a psychiatric ward. Until now…
Returning home to fight the criminal underbelly of his town, Michael must become the one thing that scares him most if he is to succeed. He must become… a duck.
From the people that brought you critically acclaimed YouTube sitcom Dead Town comes a new kind of vigilante. One that is not afraid to fall fowl of the law.
A crowdfunding campaign has just been launched, with shooting for The Quacky Slasher set to begin early 2017 – CLICK HERE!
About Writer/Director – Peter Mckeirnon
Peter is a bestselling author, screenwriter and director, known for the Death in a Northern Town book series (reviewed HERE), Justice is Red: Dawn of Red Eye, horror short film swings & roundabouts and the critically acclaimed horror comedy YouTube sitcom Dead Town.
A short interview with Peter
What is the story about?
The Quacky Slasher is about Michael Quackers, a man traumatised by events from his childhood, who takes on the persona of a vigilante duck to strike fear into the criminal underbelly of his home town.
Where did the idea come from?
We introduced the character of Michael Quackers in a very short horror film (14 seconds to be exact) called Fowl Play. Here it is:
The idea came from wanting to make something quickly and low budget that would not only freak people out but make the audience ask questions. Why is the girl in the trunk? Did the man kidnap the girl or is he saving her. Is Michael Quackers saving her or is he going to kill her? Why the fuck is he wearing a duck mask?
Fowl Play was so well received that I decided to explore the questions we asked of the audience and develop our 14 second micro short into an extended short film.
What influenced your writing?
The Quacky Slasher very much wears its heart on its sleeve and its influences are clear for everyone to see. John Carpenter has long been one of my biggest influences in horror and the character of Michael Quackers is very much a gushing tribute to Halloween. The overall feel of the film, its tone and comedic moments are inspired by British alternative comedy of the 1980s and 1990s. I was raised on a comedic diet of The Comic Strip Presents, The Young Ones, Bottom and The League of Gentlemen to name a few and the comedy writing of Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Peter Richardson and Pete Richens are a definite influence on The Quacky Slasher.
When does production start?
We have just launched our crowdfunding campaign to raise £3,000 to make The Quacky Slasher and we have some wonderful perks on offer for anyone that can donate. These perks include signed posters, designed by the amazing guys at NeonGore, DVDs, t-shirts, scripts and limited edition Quacky Slasher sculpted busts, created by Paul Fay. Paul is one of the UK’s leading portrait and design sculptors and has produced work for both Marvel and the BBC. We are thrilled to be working with him.
For more information about our crowdfunding campaign to make The Quacky Slasher, here is a link to our indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-quacky-slasher-a-short-comedy-horror-film/x/10373249#/
For more information about NeonGore, the guys behind The Quacky Slasher Poster (below), you can visit their website here: http://neongore.com/