“The sole survivor of an infamous slasher killer grapples with her past while trying to overcome the loss of her murdered friends. But when a string of new murders occurs, this “final girl” must face her fears head-on with help from a true-crime podcaster in this post-modern slasher film.” Cutting Floor Films is pleased to present Meathook, written and directed by Jermey Ashley.
Starring Rene Leech as Jordan Burns, Havon Baraka as Grayson Ellis, and Buddy Clements as Detective Sawyer, Meathook is a riveting tale that dares to ask, “What happens to the “final girl” of every slasher film after the credits roll?”
Years after the horrific massacre of her friends by an infamous killer, “final girl” Jordyn struggles with her tragic past and the injury inflicted on her from the attack, leaving her hand partially paralyzed. Attending college, Jordyn tries rebuilding the pieces of her life with the encouragement of her roommate and friend. But when a young couple is found murdered in the same fashion as her friends, Jordyn is forced to confront her past with help from a true-crime podcaster with a tragic background of his own. As the bodies continue to pile up, it’s up to Jordyn, her podcaster friend, and an over-the-hill detective to stop the killer before he finishes what he started.
Writer/Director Jermey Ashley was heavily influenced by classic slasher films such as Friday the 13th, Halloween, Scream, and, to a lesser extent, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. As a result, Meathook is a distinct blend of tones, balancing the suspense and thrills of traditional slasher films with the meta humor and self-aware characters of post-modern films, all while offering fans a fun yet terrifying slasher thriller to sink their hooks into!
Similarly, Ashley has assembled an incredible cast of highly skilled actors who are dedicated to their craft, as well as the production team of A.J. Vargas and Joseph Muhammad, and Cinematographer Peter T. Bui. Thanks to his ardent enthusiasm for excellent storytelling and keenly perceptive visual sense, this burgeoning director brings a unique vision to the art of cinema, addressing themes of grief, revenge, and redemption in his debut feature film Meathook.
Meathook promises to have movie-goers on the edge of their seats with “A Modern-Day Slasher to Sink Your Hooks Into.”
Post-production is currently underway and set to be completed January 2022.
About Cutting Floor Films:
Cutting Floor Films is a group of dedicated independent filmmakers who have banded together through the COVID-19 pandemic to accomplish the seemingly impossible: make a fun and suspenseful slasher film that not only looks good but IS good! The talented Cutting Floor team is spearheaded by Writer/Director Jermey Ashley, Producers A.J. Vargas and Joseph Muhammad, and Director of Photography Peter T. Bui. Their new film Meathook is a “fun yet scary slasher flick for audiences to sink their hooks into!”