Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is a lifelong horror fan with great taste in movies — back in 2014, he told Revolver his five favorite fright flicks, and they were solid selections. Now, according to Variety, the iconic axman is stepping firmly into the producer's seat with the launch of a new horror production company.
Dubbed BerserkerGang, the company — whose slogan is "Films Forged in Fury" — sees Slash teaming horror pros Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew T. Hunt of Raven Banner; Rodrigo Gudiño, filmmaker and founder of Rue Morgue magazine; and producer Pasha Patriki of Hangar 18 Media.
"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 commented. "I want to get into the heart of the producing business so I can try and make movies that I'd like to see."
Hunt added to Variety: "The aim of BerserkerGang will be quality over quantity. We will be selectively choosing projects that we collectively feel best represent the brand."
Slash, Raven Banner and Gudiño recently joined forces on the movie The Breach, which was produced by Patriki at Hangar 18. Slash is credited as composer and executive producer. It is set for a commercial release later this year. That partnership led to the formation of BerserkerGang as a way for the team to continue collaborating.