The Lashman is a 2014 horror film written, produced and directed by Cameron McCasland. It follows a group of five teens who go to a cabin for a romantic weekend, only to be hunted down by a mysterious killer known as The Lashman.
The film stars Stacey Dixon, Shawn C. Phillips, David Vaughn, Jeremy Jones and Kaylee Williams as the main characters. It also features Tim Emery, Larry Underwood, David Chattam, Bob King and Lee Vervoort in supporting roles. The film's original score was composed and performed by Thomas Berdinski.
The Lashman was inspired by the slasher films of the 1980s, such as Friday the 13th and The Burning. McCasland wanted to create a horror film that paid homage to the genre while also offering something new and original. He came up with the idea of The Lashman, a leather-clad killer who uses a whip as his weapon of choice.
The film was shot on location in Kentucky and Tennessee, using mostly practical effects and minimal CGI. The film premiered at the Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival in Nashville on April 19, 2014. It received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised its retro style, suspenseful atmosphere and creative kills.
The Lashman is available on DVD and digital platforms. You can watch the teaser trailer[^1^] and the theatrical trailer[^2^] on YouTube. You can also visit the film's official website[^3^], Facebook page and Twitter account for more information.
The Lashman has been recognized as one of the best indie horror films of 2014. It was nominated for the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award in the category of Best Independent Film, and came in second place behind Only Lovers Left Alive. The film also won several awards at various film festivals, such as Best Feature Film at the Fright Night Film Fest and Best Director at the Macabre Faire Film Festival.
The film's villain, The Lashman, was portrayed by Lee Vervoort, who also served as the co-producer and the special effects supervisor. Vervoort created a memorable and menacing character, who used a whip to lash out at his victims. He also designed and built The Lashman's costume, which consisted of a leather mask, a trench coat, a cowboy hat and boots. Vervoort said that he wanted to make The Lashman look like a cross between The Man with No Name and Leatherface.
The film's cast and crew were mostly composed of friends and family of McCasland, who had worked with him on previous projects. McCasland said that he wanted to make a film that he and his friends would enjoy watching, and that he was grateful for their support and dedication. He also thanked the horror community for embracing his film and giving him positive feedback. He said that he hoped to make more horror films in the future, and that he had some ideas for a sequel to The Lashman. a474f39169