‘Terrible daughter. Perfect killer’
Slaughter Daughter is a 2012 horror film co-written and directed by Travis Campbell (Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical). Lauren Miler was the co-writer and producer for Slaughtered Heart Productions. It stars Nicola Fiore, Leesa Rowland, Tim Dax and Ruby Larocca. Troma producer/director Lloyd Kaufman makes a cameo appearance as a minister.
After being left at the altar five years ago, ex-beauty queen Farrah Adjani has receded into her own world. She lives at home in an apartment shared by her mother and aunt, and rarely comes out of her room. She spends her time flipping through the 24-hour news cycle and feeding her obsession with Jackson Miles, a recently convicted serial killer.
Everything changes when her overbearing drunk of a mother returns home from her date, flashes a ring, and announces ‘Mommy’s getting married!’ Thrown into a tailspin, Farrah makes a drastic move to get noticed by Jackson Miles. She wants to learn everything Jackson knows about murder. Farrah never could be the perfect daughter, but can she be the perfect killer? On her mother’s wedding day, she’s planning to find out…
“It’s Campbell’s execution of this escalating descent into madness that keeps the piece above water when the sometimes questionable performances and generic quality of the screenplay threaten to sink it. He weaves fantasy sequences and hallucinations seamlessly into the story’s flimsy fabric, creating another world out of the New Jersey location on a mere $15,000 budget. That’s no small feat.” Robert Getz, HorrorNews.net
“The film hinges on the decision as to whether Farrah decides to go through with her master plan to annihilate her family or not. The decision is as dark as the rest of Farrah’s fantasies and maintains the darkly comic tone which takes place from the start. The use of old Italian giallo music makes this film utterly unique, making everything seem overly operatic and serious, yet typical for a young schoolgirl’s idealistic viewpoint of the world. If you’re a John Waters and Greg Araki fan, Slaughter Daughter is going to be right up your alley.” Ambush Bug, Ain’t It Cool News
“The special effects are not something I would call phenomenal or truly amazing but they do fit the film and the kills we get on camera. Overall, Slaughter Daughter is a film with a great story but fell apart during production. I recommend it to watch at least once but it has no replay value.” Blacktooth, Horror Society