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I write to talk about my new gay-themed, campy slasher "Skull & Bones" (USA, 2007, 73 minutes). The tagline "A Tale of Homo-cidal Mania" sums up my original and darkly humorous take on a traditional
genre: http://www.skullandbonesthemovie.com

Allow me to highlight other key features of the film:

"Skull & Bones" is controversial, nasty, and extreme.

Audience members at private New York screenings have described the film as "twisted," "disturbing," and "subversive," but also "hilarious" and "hot."

FilmThreat.com calls it "unnerving . . . fantasy wish-fulfillment for truly disturbed homosexuals. "

"Skull & Bones" receives 4 stars (out of 5) from The Coroner's Report, which calls the film "a worthy introduction for writer and director T.S. Slaughter," adding: "it features intelligence, originality and creativity rarely seen in the overflowing amount of
horror films being released today. It also defies political correctness in a time in which that can be a liability. Expect nightmares for months to come!"

My influences include early Wes Craven and John Waters, Tobe Hooper, Rob Zombie, and Italian horror (Argento, Bava, Fulci, Deodato, Lenzi).

Multiple-award-winning Executive Editor Spencer Schilly also edited RuPaul's "jaw-droppingly crude" new comedy Starrbooty, which has made the rounds at NewFest, Frameline, Outfest, and PIGLFF, among
other gay film festivals.

All the music in the film is performed by the filmmakers and their associates--and most of it is brand new. In fact, much of the music was composed specifically for "Skull & Bones," notably the punk songs you'll hear. Some, though, comes with permission from a new Swedish Hip-hop CD.

The snakes and tarantula used in the final torture sequence are real. The yellow snake with the red eyes is a ten-foot Albino Burmese python; the others are eight-foot Brazilian carpet snakes and a baby boa constrictor.

To learn more about the film please visit our website:


Watch the trailer: http://www.skullandbonesthemovie.com/Trailer.html

Sincerely, T.S. Slaughter, writer/director