Night of the Slasher - Shant Hamassian's Masterful Short Film to Screen at SXSW 2016

From the press release:

(Hollywood, CA) – February 10th, 2016 – Multi award-winning short film and media sensation, Night of the Slasher, written and directed by Shant Hamassian, has been selected at SXSW 2016. Three screenings are scheduled during the festival. The filmmaker and members of his team will be in attendance for a Q & A.

The film that DREAD CENTRAL says “Really needs to be seen by all lovers of the ‘girl alone’ setup in fright flicks” has already played in 110 festivals, won over 30 awards, and competed at two Oscar® qualifying festivals; the St. Louis International Film Festival in Missouri, USA and the Foyle Film Festival in Ireland. Horror Freak News placed it as the #1 Horror Short of 2015. The article along with others have gone viral and spread the news to 1.5 million Facebook feeds.

Filmmaker Shant Hamassian and producer Adam Lesar are attending SXSW for the duration of the festival, to promote Night of the Slasher, and also pitch the feature version of this short, which is actually a “proof-of-concept”. They are currently seeking financing, production partners, and distribution.

“For years, I kept running into closed doors, but now SXSW has opened a big one! But it’s not just a financial investment we are seeking, but an investment and trust in the vision and in myself,” explains director Shant Hamassian.

Night of the Slasher is a ‘shot-in-one-take’ film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins in order to lure a masked killer so she can exact revenge.

Links to Press Mumblings:

DREAD CENTRAL 

HORROR FREAK NEWS

And of course, our very own review of the short film at TTF13.COM - Check out the trailer below:

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him. Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonightiskiller Facebook: facebook.com/nightoftheslasher Website: http://www.nightoftheslasher.com/ Written and Directed by Shant Hamassian Shanthamassian@gmail.com FESTIVALS -SXSW OFFICIAL SELECTION -Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - WORLD PREMIERE -Fantasmagorical Film Festival - WINNER: BEST OF THE FEST HORROR THROWBACK -Here Be Dragons: The International New Genre Film Festival -Cyprus Comic Con Film Festival -Film4 Frightfest -Motor City Nightmares Haunted Halloween Horror Show - WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT FILM -Coney Island Film Festival -Dark Matters Film Festival -Diabolique International Film Festival - WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - NOMINATED: BEST SHORT, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST EDITING -Arizona Underground Film Festival - WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT -Wasteland Film Festival - HONORABLE MENTION: BEST ALTERNATIVE FILM -Mile High Horror Film Festival -Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground presents Little Terrors -Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival -Popcorn Frights Film Festival -Minneapolis Underground Film Festival -Salty Horror International Film Festival - NOMINATED: BEST EDITING -Fargo Fantastic Film Festival -Sacramento Horror Film Festival -Freak Show Horror Film Festival -Sunrise Film Festival -Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival -SCREAMFEST -Ottawa International Film Festival -Scream in the Dark Film Festival -Buffalo International Film Festival -Maverick Movie Awards - NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING -Telluride Horror Picture Show -La Femme International Film Festival -Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival -Fear Fete Horror Film Festival - WINNER: BEST HORROR COMEDY, NOMINATED: BEST SHORT, BEST ACTOR -Idaho Horror -Tulsa American Film Festival -Dark Frame Film Festival -Fright Night Film Fest -Mad Town Horror Film Festival -FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival -Laguna Film Festival - WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT FILM -Orlando Film Festival -Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest -San Jose International Short Film Festival -Dark Frame Film Festival -FirstGlance Film Festival (Philedephia) -Celluloid Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival -Knoxville Horror Fest -Rugged Phoenix Underground Film Festival - WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATED: BEST HORROR SHORT, BEST ACTRESS, BEST ACTION -Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival -European Film Festival -Baton Rouge Horror Film Festival -Halloween Horror Picture Show -Morbido Fest -Lund International Fantastic Film Festival - IN COMPETITION -Samain du cinema fantastique -Colorado Horror Con and Halloween Film Festival -Twisted Horror Picture Show -La Mano Film Festival -Cornwall Horror Fest -Crystal Palace International Film Festival - FINALIST -Halloweenapalooza -Upstate NY Horror Film Festival -Les P’tites -Fantastic Film Festival -San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival -Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival -New York City Horror Film Festival -Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival -ZED FEST -Another Hole in the Head -St. Louis International Film Festival - IN COMPETITION FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, OSCAR® CONSIDERATION -Terror de Molins -Weyauwega International Film Festival -Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival - IN COMPETITION: BEST SHORT -30 Dies Festival -Arpa International Film Festival -Martinsville Horror Fest -Paris International Fantastic Film Festival - IN COMPETITION: BEST SHORT -Foyle Film Festival - IN COMPETITION FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, OSCAR® CONSIDERATION -South Carolina Underground Film Festival -MAC Horror Film Festival -A Night of Horror -Monster Fest -Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Horror Film Festival - NOMINATED: BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR -South Texas Underground Film Festival -Shivers Genre Film Festival Constance -PDXtreme - Portland Underground Film Festival -I Filmmaker International Film Festival -Filmquest