One of the greatest guitarists ever has decided to venture into Hollywood to try and make movies that’ll legitimately freak people out.
Slash from Guns N’ Roses has launched a movie production company, BerserkerGang, dedicated to making the kind of horror films that the man himself loved to watch back in the day.
“I’ve always been a huge horror fan, especially going back to the days when horror movies actually scared the hell out of you,” Slash said in a statement, as reported by Variety.
“I want to get into the heart of the producing business so I can try and make movies that I’d like to see.”
For BerserkerGang, Slash is teaming up with established horror movie producers James Fler, Michael Paszt, and Andrew T. Hunt (all three are managing partners for Raven Banner Entertainment), as well as filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño and producer Pasha Patriki.
Hunt said that the team aims to make high-grade horrors and won’t just go around making a bunch of shitty ones.
“The aim of BerserkerGang will be quality over quantity,” he told Variety. “We will be selectively choosing projects that we collectively feel best represent the brand.”
Paszt shared similar sentiments, saying that they want to make horror films with people who are fans of the genre.
“Our goal is to develop projects with filmmakers and writers who are just as passionate about genre films as we are,” he said.
Back in 2014, Slash shared his top five horror movies of all time with Revolver Magazine.
‘The Omen’ (1976) is his favourite thanks to it being “the kind of movie that sort of is a huge catalyst in what Slasher Films is all about: character-driven, psychologically, genuinely scary movies, not—contrary to the name of the company—not slasher movies, not mindless dismemberment movies,” he said.
The rest of his top five is: ‘Let the Right One in’ (2008); ‘The Strangers’ (2008); ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968); and ‘Frankenstein’ (1931).