In 60 seconds, I experienced most of the emotions I would have experienced by the end of most other films. Excitement, arousal, disgust, and intrigue. 60 seconds.
It's no wonder the remaining ten minutes only served to rival the best entries of the slasher sub-genre in the last few years. A lot of that is a result of Shant Hamassian's ability to not only tickle horror fans in all the right places (one could say, by checking off a list of Slasher "Do's"), but also layer underneath it all, a commentary on the relationship the viewers, and the fans, have with movies like these.
Early on, we watch as the main protagonist does whats needed in order to conjure up her relentless pursuer - one that turns out - is a very familiar take on a staple slasher movie villain. Her motives for it aren't really obvious and the result of her actions only lead to a very stressful encounter. Yet through the ordeal, she almost seems...to enjoy it.
A bit of Stockholm syndrome? Something fans of the horror genre can perhaps relate to? See Night of the Slasher through to the end, and make that determination for yourself. Then watch it again, and again, and again.
Outside of just subtext, there's a very fun violent romp to be had on the surface. Frenetic camera work (shot and edited cleverly to look like one take), lots of gore, some hilarious over-the-top physicality and eye candy go a long way to fulfilling the needs of those who aren't necessarily interested in putting their thinking caps on.
Nevertheless, within the 11 minute running time, Night of the Slasher offers something for everyone; and if you crave something deeper, everything for someone.
UPDATE: The full film is now available for your consumption. Click the image below.