It’s Time for the Return of the Low-Budget 80s Slasher


There’s something pretty special about the slasher films made in the 80s – particularly the ones shot on a low budget. While Friday the 13th went on to become a household name, it left its roots firmly back in the 80s. Yet many other favourites from the era like The BurningThe Slumber Party Massacre and Terror Train are celebrated by the horror community – despite never receiving much mainstream attention (other than attempts to ban them).

It seems we’re ready for an old-school stalk and slash to capture the essence of our nostalgia then. Enter Curse of the Slasher Nurse – an indie film filled with tanks of fake blood, and no CGI.

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Musician and 80’s horror film aficionado David Kerr spent years discussing the possibility of shooting the film alongside his wife Amber, several bandmates and friends.

Curse of the Slasher Nurse centres around the deranged and homicidal actions of an escaped mental-institute patient who dresses up as a nurse and terrorises a group of campers. Staying true to 80’s style, the film will be shot without the use of CGI; makeup and fake blood will be the only effects used. “CGI blood doesn’t compare to using fake blood,” says Kerr.


Kerr and his crew set-up a campaign on IndieGoGo and are currently working to raise what they can. The maximum goal for funding is $10,000 and $1,000 is the minimum. “We are going to film this movie regardless of how much we raise because we will pay for the rest out of pocket,” Kerr adds.

Here’s a synopsis for the film, which gets across it’s 80s spirit perfectly –

“Six friends go out for a fun weekend camping on a friends land with booze, drugs, sex and a good time.  Everything is perfect until a campfire story about an insane woman  escaping from a local asylum dressed in a nurses outfit turns into a real life nightmare when she actually arrives and starts performing amateur surgery on the campers.”

Find out more about the film on IndieGoGo.

3 thoughts on “It’s Time for the Return of the Low-Budget 80s Slasher

    August 11, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Im very excited for everyone involved in Curse of the Slasher Nurse! I play the role in this movie as the Slasher Nurse and Dave Kerr’s FX/MUA for COTSN. We are a close bunch of friends who are doing this movie out of the pure love for horror movies. I love Gore and FX make up so us as a team our ideas for this movie were limitless. We are not done filming but I can assure you it will be worth the wait!!

      August 20, 2016 at 3:07 am

      I’m excited to see!

    August 20, 2016 at 3:06 am

    This film is gonna be amazing!


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