May 29, 2012


Slash Is Now a Hard-Rocking Horror Movie Producer

Despite sharing his name with the gruesome subgenre of horror films that includes the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th movies, guitar god Slash only recently got involved with horror movies.

"Being a movie producer wasn't something I was aspiring to do," Slash tells Fuse about his new gig as producer for the upcoming flick Nothing To Fear. "But it turned out to be very similar to music—it's a creative effort and something I know a lot about. I'm a huge fan of the horror genre."

Slash—who says he's also "involved in the score," naturally—is interested in turning out horror fare that's more psychological than your typical slasher/torture film. "My whole reason for doing this was going back to character-driven, story-driven horror stories that are more psychologically scary and not so reliant on entrails and blood, dismemberment being the main entertainment value."

In this case, that means demons, ritual sacrifice and the real-life small town of Stull, Kansas. "It's an infamous town known as one of the seven gateways to hell," Slash explains. "A religious family is lured there under false pretenses and is actually the sacrifice for the demon, [for] a ritual that happens every 18 years. It's pretty scary."

Hard rock fanatics have "nothing to fear" (BOOM!) from Slash's involvement with movie production, though. "It's a very slow process. It's not something I'd quit my day job for." For example: We have to wait until 2013 to see this one.

Watch the video above for the full skinning, er, skinny on Slash's gig as a movie producer, and check out the video below where Slash talks about Guns N' Roses' induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (according to Slash, "Steve Adler [former drummer] is really the only guy who's been vying for a reunion since 1990... so he was pretty happy about it.")