Director - Larry Parmiter
Starring - Rush Whitacre (White Zombie), Bob Butler, and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (ReZistance)
Release Date - 2014
Genre - Horror
Tagline - "Small town gets the axe"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection) (screener)
Rating (out of 5):
There was once a time fans of horror would have said that the slasher sub-genre was no more. Now, however, that slasher sub-genre is alive and flourishing and that is because of the same reasons that made them so popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Slashers of that time could all use the same story and just simply change the killer up a bit. That was the reason we watched slashers after all. We wanted a few good tits, unique slasher-esque killer, and a masked killer that we had never seen before. This September I attended Shockacon. This is the only horror/sci-fi con in West Virginia and something I look forward to every year. While there I met director Larry Parmiter and we talked some about his upcoming film The Axeman of Henderson County. He had some interesting stories about his former profession. The movie looked fun so I asked him about review copies and was informed that they were not ready. Sometime passed and I reached back out to Larry and he was kind enough to send me a review copy. Thanks Larry!
The film takes place in small town U.S.A. where a string of murders has rocked this small community. The killer was wearing a black mask and used an axe to kill. The sheriff (Whitacre) is baffled and has no leads until he receives a letter from the killer demanding some rather odd requests. He caves in and agrees to the killer's demands and the small town sees peace for a short time until the killing starts again. It is now up to him and his two deputies (Butler and The Walking Dead's Jeremy Ambler) to use old fashion police work to track down this deranged axeman that just happens to smell like cherries before he can strike again.