Wanted: Men for Slasher Cycle Video Shoot


MEN to participate in a video by Headlands Center for the Arts artist in residence Jillian Mcdonald. All men will be masked, therefore your identity may be kept anonymous if requested. Participants can be artists in residence, Headlands staff and interns, or visitors to the Center.


Slasher Cycle stars anti-heroes Michael Myers from Hallowe’en, Freddy Krueger of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th. The slasher is a sub-genre of horror film wherein a psychopathic, often masked, usually male killer stalks and murders many victims using weapons such as kitchen knives or chainsaws. These 4 films in particular had wildly popular runs from the 1970s and 80s through to the present, effectively transforming characters once viewed as frightening monsters into anti-heroes cheered on by audiences. In Slasher Cycle the four famous slashers stalk each other through the rooms of a house. There are no victims, no one is ever caught or killed. The characters are filmed separately, with a steadicam and from various angles.


I’m looking for men to play the slashers complete with facial masks and costumes. Makeup and shooting will take approximately 2 hours. No acting experience or knowledge of horror films necessary!
Contact: jmcdonald [at] jillianmcdonald [dot] net with any questions.


One Response to “Wanted: Men for Slasher Cycle Video Shoot”

  1. Reid Says:

    Hey Jillian -

    How is it going? I want to come and release my inner zombie slasher dude. When??

    Hi Reid
    I am enjoying this place very much – releasing my inner nature freak. Poor Beckley getting updates about every deer and snake spotting.

    So glad that you want to participate! I am waiting for the costumes to come in, they should be here in the middle of next week, I imagine – how is your schedule?

    If you come during the week you can have a delicious dinner with the artists in residence. Beckley’s coming Aug 14 so that weekend I could shoot you both!