Archive for Future Kill

You are browsing the archives of Future Kill.

June is Slasher-Hybrid Month at Retro Slashers!


Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home3/klyzaco/public_html/retroslashers.net/wp-content/plugins/amazon-product-in-a-post-plugin/inc/aws_signed_request.php on line 376

Warning: file_get_contents(https://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIA2ZCTT4TDWMRGNA&AssociateTag=officialsc-21&IdType=ASIN&ItemId=B00005JO5L&Operation=ItemLookup&ResponseGroup=ItemAttributes%2CImages%2COffers%2CReviews&Service=AWSECommerceService&Timestamp=2014-10-30T12%3A13%3A57Z&Version=2011-08-01&Signature=zttOcGP2nicBrge0kVljH7Masr3%2BDCLtDo7aMMLJBnc%3D) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home3/klyzaco/public_html/retroslashers.net/wp-content/plugins/amazon-product-in-a-post-plugin/inc/aws_signed_request.php on line 376

Not to be confused with quasi-slashers, which are movies with vague slasher elements (in which case, I’m pretty sure every single horror movie and serial killer thriller would be valid), slasher-hybrids are films that specifically combine the slasher film with an outside genre but can exist in both worlds on their own merits. One example [...]

Future Kill Composer Robert Renfrow Passes Away

I have been informed by a close friend of Future Kill composer and true Texan Robert Renfrow that he passed away on December 9th 2010 after a short illness. He was only 49. It feels like a major blow to me – in 2006 I interviewed Renfrow and it was one of my favorite interview experiences [...]

Future-Kill (1985) Review

It’s the near future and young adults are divided into two factions: the ‘Frats’, the privileged college upperclass, and the poverty-stricken ‘Mutants’, a society of punk protestors. We start out with each group separately but in mirrored situations – a pack of ‘bad’ frat members are in trouble for repeated pranks on a ‘good’ frat, [...]

A Synthesized Future: The Robert Renfrow Interview (2006)

Ronald D. Moore’s FUTURE-KILL (1985) faced illustrating a large story with a limited budget. A big part of its success in demonstrating a bleak, near-future vision was not what you see, but what you hear. Film composer Robert Renfrow’s electronic score perfectly complimented the on-screen action. Unlike many composers who start working on films after [...]