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Friday, 27 June 2008

Hack/Slash Comic to be a Film

As well as being heavily into films I am also a massive comic book fan. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll no doubt say something like, "Yes he is", "Christ he never shuts up about them", or "please don't mention his name it makes me want to vomit on puppies".

It is therefore, with some embarrassment, that I have to admit that I had not heard of the Hack/Slash series by Tim Seeley until recently. However, having heard about it and thinking it sounded pretty cool I caught up with as many issues as I could find and enjoyed every single one. The reason I'm mentioning it now is that it is apparently being turned into a movie for a 2009 release. If done well it should be one to watch.

Okay, for those not in the know, the story follows the adventures of Cassie Hack and her hunt for the undead creatures known as Slashers. These are basically twisted individuals who may have been serial killers back in the day. They were then caught and killed but were reborn as Slashers to carry on their dastardly work. Basically, people like Freddy Kreuger, Jason, Chuckie, etc (infact many of these movie icons crop up in the comic book). Cassie was picked on as her kid so her Mum killed the school kids who did this and became known as The Lunch Lady. When the police came for her she killed herself and was reborn as a Slasher. Cassie found out about this and killed her resurrected mum before heading out into the big wide world and he quest to kill all known Slashers. All well and suitably twisted. She's joined on her quest by the hulking, disfigured, Vlad who wears a gas mask to hide his face and he's very good with a knife.

The comic from Devil's Due Publishing itself is very funny, bizarre and messed up. Well worth picking up if you can. Turning it into a movie should result in some celluloid gold spattered in blood. I shall keep you posted on its development as and when I find out anything new.