On Feb. 20th, the Hollywood Theater will celebrate women in horror with two female-led films. The lineup includes the premiere of the psychological thriller Razor Days and the slasher flick Slumber Party Massacre.
Produced by Waynesburg-based indie film company Happy Cloud Productions, Razor Days is a grim story of survival and revenge set in the very real world. Starring Amy Lynn Best (A Feast of Flesh), Debbie Rochon (The Colour from the Dark) and Bette Cassatt (ThinkGeek), it tells the story of three women, each a survivor of horrific violence, who bond together first for support and then to exact revenge on those responsible for their horrific pasts, including a group of cannibalistic “weekend warriors.”
Also playing is the 1982 cult classic Slumber Party Massacre. The film follows Trish (Michele Michaels), a high school senior who invites her girls’ basketball teammates over for a slumber party when her parents go out of town. Their night of pizza, pot, and pranks gets complicated, however, when an escaped mental patient with a portable power drill shows up. Directed by Amy Ryan, and written by Rita Mae Brown, the film, which was intended as a slasher parody, has garnered praise for subverting the genre with its self-aware humor.
The Razor Days premiere begins at 6:30 p.m. with an introduction by the producers, followed by the screening at 7 p.m. A Q&A session with the cast and crew will follow. Tickets are available at Showclix.
Slumber Party Massacre will start at 10 p.m. Another screening will take place on Feb. 24th. Tickets are available at Showclix.