WTFLOL Studios has created what promises to be an innovative and entertaining web series with Slash/Up which pits characters from various franchises against one another. In this first episode it is “Sarah Connor Vs Jason Voorhees” as we see what would happen if Sarah Connor stumbled upon Camp Crystal Lake and its resident slasher Jason Voorhees.
This would not normally seem like a film that would have much traction but the way in which writer/director/editor Brian Rosenthal has crafted the story and action it seems like a logical extension for both franchises. The film borrows the action aesthetics from The Terminator franchise while stealing the horror and humor from the Friday the 13th films. It’s a perfect melding of the two stories. Sarah Connor (Nicole Marines) is on her way to Cyberdyne on a secret mission when her car breaks down just outside Camp Crystal Lake. Meanwhile horny and party loving teenagers are having fun at the camp which disturbs Jason Voorhees (Derek Russo) who quickly arrives for his own style of fun. Once the killing and screaming starts Sarah appears ready to blow anything and everything up. With guns in hand and her nimble fight style Sarah makes for a formidable foe for Voorhees and what follows is an elaborate and cutting rate fight sequence between the two (choreographed by Chris Frank and Rosenthal himself). Rosenthal does a great job honoring both franchises and fans of both will see a lot of homage that fits nicely into their respectful universes. This is definitely a fan film for the fans.
Slash/Up is a great idea for a series of short films inspired by fans of not just horror, but action, science fiction, fantasy, and everything in between. There is no limit to the possibilities of the series which is evident from the proposed second episode of the series “Neo Vs Freddy” pitting Neo from The Matrix films verses our favorite Dream Demon Fred Kruger from A Nightmare on Elm Street. I look forward to seeing more from this web series and what they come up with next in the form of other productions.
To view the first episode of SLAH/UP go here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBj-BEf1eTk
To watch the making of the episode go here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhozVWXQs00