In a 180-degree tone shift from Blair’s previous film (the moody, brooding psych-thriller Deadly Revisions), Garden Party Massacre is a fast-paced romp where both catsup and blood flow freely. Based on his FANtastic Horror Film Festival winning script, writer/director Gregory Blair helms the film which tells the tale of a friendly backyard gathering that goes awry when an unexpected guest shows up… With a pickax and an attitude! Things go south from there as the guests try to survive.
Blair compares the film to other comedy horror features like Shaun of the Dead and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and says:
I love films that successfully walk that line between horror and comedy, whether it’s witty and referential like Scream or giddy low camp like Army of Darkness.
Blair also steps in front of the camera along with Nichole Bagby (On the Rocks), Andy Gates (Grimm), Lise Hart (Deadly Revisions), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), David Leeper and Matt Weinglass.
Garden Party Massacre (currently in post production) is due out later this year, but we have a taste of the ridiculousness right now in the teaser below: