Slasher Films, under the guiding hand of Justin Bernard Head, aims to produce horror films which will be nightmarish streams of consciousness, heavy on atmospheric, featuring weird creatures, disturbed individuals and gory special effects. These films will specialize in practical special effects and makeup over digital special effects. These films will be made in the spirit of the horror directors such as Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, George Romero David Lynch, Roger Corman and Sam Raimi. As these directors’ films have shocked, thrilled and horrified audiences, so will Justin Bernard Head and Slasher Films. They will continue that spirit for a new
audience further into the 21st century.
BIOGRAPHY OF FOUNDER JUSTIN BERNARD HEAD
As a kid, Justin Head grew up watching all kind of movies. However, it was the Universal Studios monster movies such as Dracula and Frankenstein that he would grow to love. The sense of atmosphere and visual style would prove a big influence on his work. His first exposure to filmmaking was taking the Universal Studios backlot tour when he was 9 years old. From that day, he decided that he wanted to go into filmmaking. When he was 14, he started playing around with a MiniDV camera his parents had just purchased. He made one short film after the other, camera to camera, honing his craft of horror films as he went along. He would write, direct, edit, and a later point in time do the makeup effects for some of his films.
He started taking film classes at Saddleback College in 2008 where he graduated with an Associates Degree in 2013. However, he would produce his biggest output of films upon enrolling at the Art Institute in 2013. He's directed fourteen short films (most of them horror films), each one more disturbing than the last. These include Midnight Snack, D-Date, Lilith, A Dog to Kill For, A Thief and a Cop, Grave Mistake, his senior thesis Renaissance, I Laugh on the Outside, Occurrence at Pine Rose and Queen of the Dead. All have been produced through his production banner Slasher Films which specializes in retro style horror/exploitation films. His films generally feature sadistic violence, bizarre characters, and a dark sense of humor. Justin also worked on several short films at Ai as a grip and Special Effects Makeup Artist creating knife wounds, eye gouging, throat slitting, etc.
In 2015, Justin Head graduated from the Art Institute of Orange County with a Bachelors of Science in Digital Film and Video Production. He directed two more short horror films as a post grad. First in 2016 with the Italian Horror Movie inspired satire I Laugh on the Outside in 2016 and the 2019 Black & White Gothic Horror film Queen of the Dead. Along with Renaissance, these films make a trilogy Justin Head has affectionately named the 3 Women Trilogy. With Queen of the Dead as his final short film, Justin Head is embarking on the film's festival run and simultaneously writing a feature film with an emphasis on Body Horror that will serve as his feature debut.