President’s Day – USA, 2010

‘Hail to the Chief… or he’ll hack you to pieces!’

President’s Day is a 2010 American dark comedy slasher horror feature film directed by Chris LaMartina (Call Girl of Cthulhu; WNUF Halloween SpecialWitch’s Brew) from a screenplay co-written with Jimmy George. The Midnight Studios production stars Bennie Mack McCoy IV, Lizzy Denning, Nicolette le Faye and Ryan Thomas.

Plot:

It’s campaign season, and the students of Lincoln High are buzzing about who’s going to be class president… But when a psycho dressed as Abraham Lincoln starts hacking up students, the candidates must run… for their lives.

One-by-one, the mighty Lincoln Lambs are being slaughtered by the merciless maniac in the stovepipe hat. Everyone is dying for a vote…

Reviews:

“While the film is populated with the requisite amount of blood and boobs, it’s a shame that some of the FX work comes off as even less natural than a certain pair of breasts in the film. Chris does a fair job at cutting around a few of the lesser gags, but, with a film that takes place mostly in broad daylight it’s hard to disguise all the flaws in the lackluster gore gags.” Bloody Disgusting

” …the giddy splattery tone is set and stays on course for its swift, well-paced 81-minute running time. With a body count in the double-digits and several doses of busty top-popping, this is a tasty beer n’ chips programmer with a barrel of blood and a whole lotta heart.” Horror 101 with Dr. AC

President’s Day is a solid entry that deserves a place amongst the slasher elite. There are many new-age stalk and slashers that get lost in their attempts to either try something different or pay endless tributes to the hits of the eighties. Chris LaMartina proves here that all you need to do is include enough of the recognised ingredients and have a bit of a ball with them.” Luisito Joaquin Gonzalez, A Slash Above…

Cast and characters:

  • Bennie Mack McCoy IV … Barry
  • Lizzy Denning … Joanna
  • Nicolette le Faye … Chelsea
  • Ryan Thomas … Officer Kennedy
  • George Stover … Mr. Wright
  • Shawn C. Phillips … Dennis
  • Ruby Larocca … Michelle
  • Paul Fahrenkopf … Detective Kurtz
  • Andrea Hearn … Jenna
  • Lee Armstrong … Janitor
  • Chris Magorian … Eddie Mills
  • Mary Jane Oelke … Mrs. Frederica
  • Ron LaMartina … Mr. Roemer
  • Matthew Bowerman … Merv Perkins

Production:

Shot in 21 days for a budget of $5,000 in the Baltimore area.

Release:

The film had a limited release on Presidents’ Day in 2010 and was released to DVD on April 9 the same year.

Trivia:

Not to be confused with the 2016 movie of the same name which features past-presidents as zombies.

Related:

President Evil (2018)

The Tripper (2006)

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