Slash goes to Hollywood: Guns N' Roses man launches horror film company

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Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has launched a horror film production company, BerserkerGang. 

Joining Slash in the new venture are Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew T. Hunt from distributors Raven Banner - the team behind such titles as Slumber Massacre, Hunt Her Kill Her and Wolfman's Got Nards – plus Rue Morgue magazine founder Rodrigo Gudiño and cinematographer/director/producer Pasha Patriki. 

"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 tells 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.” 

“The aim of BerserkerGang will be quality over quantity,” says Hunt. “We will be selectively choosing projects that we collectively feel best represent the brand.”

“Our goal is to develop projects with filmmakers and writers who are just as passionate about genre films as we are,” says Paszt.

“The company slogan is ‘Films Forged in Fury,’ if that’s any indication of where we plan on venturing” adds Gudiño.

Slash, Raven Banner and Gudiño previously worked together on the 2022 film The Breach, in which a mangled body washes up near the small town of Lone Crow, causing local police no end of bother.

In February Guns N' Roses announced a 2023 World Tour, and earlier this month Glastonbury Festival confirmed that the band would be headlining the prestigious Saturday Night Pyramid Stage slot at this year's event. Full dates below.  

Guns N' Roses world tour 2023 dates

Jun 05: Tel Aviv Park Hayarkon, Israel
Jun 09: Madrid Civitas Metropolitan Stadium, Spain
Jun 12: Vigo Estadio Abanca Balaídos, Spain
Jun 15: Dessel Grasspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 17: Copenhagen Copenhell, Denmark
Jun 21: Oslo Tons of Rock, Norway
Jun 24: Glastonbury Festival, UK
Jun 27: Glasgow Bellahouston Park, UK
Jun 30: London BST Hyde Park, UK
Jul 03: Frankfurt Deutsch Bank Park, Germany
Jul 05: Bern BERNEXPO, Switzerland
Jul 08: Rome Circo Massimo, Italy
Jul 11: Landgraaf Megaland, Netherlands
Jul 13: Paris La Defense, France
Jul 16: Bucharest National Arena, Romania
Jul 19: Budapest Puskás Arena, Hungary
Jul 22: Athens Olympic Stadium, Greece
Aug 05: Moncton Medavie Blue Cross Stadium, NB
Aug 08: Montreal Parc Jean Drapeau, QC
Aug 11: Hershey Hersheypark Stadium, PA
Aug 15: East Rutherford MetLife Stadium, NJ
Aug 21: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Aug 24: Chicago Wrigley Field, IL
Aug 26: Nashville GEODIS Park, TN
Aug 29: Charlotte Spectrum Center, NC
Sep 01: Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Sep 03: Toronto Rogers Centre, ON
Sep 06: Lexington Rupp Arena, KY
Sep 09: St. Louis Busch Stadium, MO
Sep 12: Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena, TN
Sep 15: Hollywood Hard Rock Live, FL
Sep 20: Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum, MS
Sep 23: Kansas City Kauffman Stadium, MO
Sep 26: San Antonio Alamodome, TX
Sep 28: Houston Minute Maid Park, TX
Oct 01: San Diego Snapdragon Stadium, CA
Oct 08: Sacramento Aftershock Festival, CA
Oct 11: Phoenix Chase Field, AZ
Oct 16: Vancouver BC Place, BC

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.