Presents: “TERRA BELLA”

I am extremely excited to share the first look & trailer of my new feature film, “TERRA BELLA.” This film was produced by myself, Richard Trejo & Jody Barton. We will have our festival premiere in 2023, details dropping very soon!!

Lead by actors Devanny Pinn (“Frost,” “The Dawn”) and Lara Jean Mummert (“2 Jennifer,” “Ugly Sweater Party”), this film portrays themes of greed, control and insanity. It’s my love letter to classic 60s horror with a modern spin. The film also features performances from Jody Barton, Audriena Comeaux and Clare Wess Yauss.

Check out the official trailer below! We are currently in consideration for festivals and will have screening / release details soon!

After robbing and murdering her drug dealer boyfriend, Stefanie (Devanny Pinn) goes into hiding in hopes of starting a better life. But when she moves in with a shy recluse named Lily (Lara Jean Mummert), she learns she isn’t the only one with deadly secrets…

Please keep your eyes peeled here for all things TERRA BELLA, as we will be sharing more exciting news about this film very soon! Also, keep up to date with us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok)!

Thank you sincerely for all of you that have supported or followed our films over the years! I’m wishing you all the best & stay safe out there!

-Hunter Johnson

Happy New Year from!!

Hello Horror Lovers!! It’s been a minute since I’ve put out a proper update and thought that the start of the New Year, 2023, would be a perfect time to share some of the awesome things we’ve been working on this past year and a tease of some things to come!

Firstly, I had the opportunity to have a very cool discussion with the incredible Podcast DEATH BY DVD. I’ve become a huge fan of this show since meeting its creator Harry-Scott Sullivan via a funny Twitter beef. It’s definitely the most in depth interview I’ve done in regards to my work, and I appreciate Harry for taking the time to check out our work and chat both the good and problematic elements of my films. You can listen to the episode here:

I cannot recommend this Podcast enough – it’s very well produced and has a very wide variety of funny & insightful film, horror and fictional content. I highly recommend the “WHO SHOT HANK?” New Years audio drama! #HappyNewYear!!

My newest film, “SAWED OFF,” dropped on digital & DVD via Uncork’d Entertainment and will be hitting more platforms very soon! Starring Jody Barton, Eva Hamilton & Trae Ireland, Produced by Jeff Miller and James Cullen Bressack. This was an extremely fun and challenging project that I think will satisfy lovers of campy indie horror! Be sure to check out our interviews about the film as well with World Film Geek, Dead Talk Live, Selling Your Screenplay and Autimagination Media!

Brandon Slagle’s “FROST,” starring Devanny Pinn and Vernon Wells dropped via Cleopatra Entertainment. I worked as the Production Manager on this shoot and seeing the completed film for the first time this year was a trip! Such gnarly horror with some incredible performances! Grab a copy here or stream the film here!

DAWN” dropped via Uncork’d Entertainment! I had the privilege working as the 3rd Unit Director on this film and shooting some super fun kill scenes!! Definitely check out this thriller starring Jackie Moore, Sarah French & Jared Cohn!

TALES FROM THE OTHER SIDE” dropped via Uncork’d Entertainment! I acted in Frank Merle’s segment “BLOOD RED,” written by Gordon Bressack. This was a very fun and challenging role, and to see it complete was incredibly satisfying. Pick up a copy here or check out the film!

HOW TO KILL YOUR ROOMMATES AND GET AWAY WITH IT” dropped on Blu Ray and Digital!! I loved working with Director Pat Kusnadi on this film and have very fond memories filming this movie! I act in this film opposite Nicole Cinaglia, Lara Jean Mummert, Felissa Rose & Dave Sheridan, and think this is one of my favorite performances in my career so far.

16 BITS,” Aaron Mento’s new horror comedy had it’s International and US film festival premiere! This film is absolutely bonkers and acting in this project was so, so much fun! Produced by & Starring Kevin Caliber as the deranged WAXX WASTER, keep this one on your radar (especially if you’re a fan of “UGLY SWEATER PARTY”) or keep your eyes peeled here for screening / release updates!

Speaking of UGLY SWEATER PARTY, the second limited run of Blu-Rays are now available and going fast! Be sure to pick one up with this brand new cover art!! Or stream the film on Amazon!

BODY COUNT” began production in 2022, including filming my segment “LET THEM EAT CAKE”! This horror anthology is helmed by Jennifer Nangle (aka MALVOLIA: THE QUEEN OF SCREAMS) and I’m very excited to see the other films and complete this anthology in the New Year!

DRIFT,” Nicole Cinaglia’s short apocalyptic drama film had its film festival debut! I was a Producer / Assistant Director on this film and I’m very stoked for this team – a lot of passion in this film and when it’s available publicly we will be sharing it here!

I created multiple short horror films for the Los Angeles horror filmmaker accountability group “JUST SCARE ME.” I love this group of filmmakers and participating in this exercise has been extremely refreshing. These creepy horror short horror films can be found on our Short Films page.

On a more personal note, 2022 was one of my most challenging yet fulfilling years as a person. I became a first time Uncle (I love you, Alma!), I got back on the running trail and completed my 3rd full marathon, I took major steps to improve my mental health & outlook and grew closer to my partner Amanda in an awesome way. We created a TikTok page (just for fun ; ) where we chronicle our growing collection of VHS tapes! I love this girl more than I love Horror Tapes, if you’re a TikToker, give us a follow!

And while I’m certain this New Year will bring it’s own challenges, surprises and strange left turns, I feel I’m finally ready to really raise the bar for my work and deliver some incredible new character driven horror. Stay tuned here as we prepare to share news about our upcoming films “TERRA BELLA,” “PORCELAIN,” and MUCH more that I can’t talk about…yet!!

I wish you, yes, YOU, the best of luck, the most happiness and a 2023 full of love & successes!! Thank you to all who follow our work, support indie horror films & love HORROR!!

Happy New Year & 1,000s XOs,

Hunter Johnson


We are VERY excited to share that “SAWED OFF” – a new feature horror film – has dropped on VOD / Digital October 11th, via Uncork’d Entertainment!!

Rent or Purchase the film on your favorite streaming services here!

Check out the trailer here:

“SAWED OFF” is a horror comedy based on the Eclipse Comic Book “Bag Limit,” written by Chuck Wagner. Wagner, Hunter Johnson & Jody Barton penned the script. Executive Producers Jeff Miller & James Cullen Bressack lead the charge to get this film made!

I’m most excited for people to see this film for the incredible acting performances from our three leads, Jody Barton, Trae Ireland & Eva Hamilton! You may also recognize a voice performance from alum Charles Chudabala in the film!

“SAWED OFF” was produced by Johnson, Barton, Ireland, Cris Hernandez & Richard Trejo. Richard Trejo also shot the film and composed the score.

HOLD ONTO YOUR HEADS!!! They might get SAWED OFF!!!!!

Terror Films Acquires Original Films IRRATIONAL FEAR & SERENA WAITS – Soon streaming on Kings of Horror!

Recently, Slasher Studios & Original film “IRRATIONAL FEAR” dropped all over your favorite digital streaming services!  If you haven’t seen it yet, nows your chance!  Check the links below and face your fears head on!

TubiAmazon Prime VideoiTunes / VUDU / Google Play

For fans of the popular Youtube channel “Kings of Horror,” you will be able to view IRRATIONAL FEAR streaming for free on 8/18!  Several cast & crew members will also be participating in the event!

We are also extremely excited that our new revenge horror film, SERENA WAITS, will be receiving it’s WORLD PREMIERE on Kings of Horror!  Check the trailer below and join us for the premiere!  Several cast & crew members will be participating in this as well!

We are so excited to share these films with you all, and we hope that you enjoy them!  Please be sure to check out Terror Films, Kings of Horror, & Slasher Studios for more!

Terror Films – Official Website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

Kings of Horror – Youtube Channel / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook – Twitter / Instagram

Slasher Studios – Official Website

All the best, Horror Lovers & thank you for your continued support for indie horror!!

Terror Films Acquires Digital Rights to “IRRATIONAL FEAR,” the Fear Spreads 7/24/2020!

Slasher Studios & teamed up with Terror Films (Hellhouse, LLC) to bring all of your Irrational Fears to life in our new feature film!  We are extremely excited to share that IRRATIONAL FEAR is heading to streaming, VOD and PPV nationwide on 7/24/2020!

The film will be available on the following platforms:

Tubi Tv
Google Play Movies
You Tube Movies
Watch Movies Now
PlayNow Media


The story centers around six therapy patients who are brought together at a secluded cabin. Here, they confront their strangest fears of: germs, bugs, drowning, choking and losing teeth – to name just a few. But these fears won’t just hurt them …they may very well kill them! 

The cast includes Scream Queen: Jennifer Nangle (Malvolia: The Queen of Screams), Baker Chase Powell (Dolemite is My Name), Charles Chudabala (Ugly Sweater Party),  Leah Wiseman (Dismembering Christmas), Kaleb Shorey (Shameless), Guy Holling (Love in the Time of Irony), Cati Glidewell (Gags The Clown) and Dane Bingenheimer (Those Who Deserve to Die).

Get ready to face your fears head on!! And if you want your own DVD copy of IRRATIONAL FEAR, be sure to pick one up here!

“Ugly Sweater Party” Blu Ray Now Available!!

Horror friends!!  Aaron Mento’s “Ugly Sweater Party” has dropped on Blu Ray just in time to stuff some stockings!!  Click here to order a copy for yourself, your best friend, your stuck up grandma and your weed dealer!  And be sure to watch the flick with lots of friends and nog this Holiday season!!

Thanks for supporting this truly independent film.  We are incredibly appreciative of all that have checked it out so far.

“LA’s Most Haunted” – Now Available!

We are extremely pleased to share the release of our newest feature film, “LA’s Most Haunted“!  This documentary was an absolute trip, as Richard Trejo and I ventured out to some of LA’s Most Haunted locations to explore real paranormal activity. With the help of several friends, psychic mediums and paranormal experts, we captured footage in several LA hot spots and have the footage to prove it!

Check this film out if you’re into paranormal activity – and of course view it with the lights off 😉

Now streaming:  Youtube / Vudu / Amazon / iTunes / Google Play


Help Bring Waxx Waster to Life!!

A few weeks ago, we shared the news that Ugly Sweater Party director Aaron Mento was teaming up with actor Kevin Caliber to bring a new video game horror movie to life, “16 Bits!”  This raucous film, full of action, dark humor and loads of violence, is now crowdfunding and we need your help!  Please check on the indiegogo links below (as well as Waxx’s crowdfunding tips – in which you will get to see me brutally murdered) and choose your perk!!  And yes, you CAN be featured in the film!

Be sure to follow “16 Bits” on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

Aaron Mento Announces “16 Bits,” – A Video Game Movie Blasting Your Way Soon!


If you have been brave enough to venture into Aaron Mento’s demented “Ugly Sweater Party,” then not only are you a true hero (it’s not too late to join the party!) but you may also be jonesing for some more insane carnage.  Cue Waxx Waster, the new action hero in Mento’s new film “16 Bits,” an action video game comedy that will be blasting into your living rooms soon.


Read from the press release below:

16 Bit studios announces production plans for their high concept, action packed thriller 16 Bits, set to shoot in November of this year.

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, May 14, 2019 — The lines between reality and video games blur in 16 Bits, when a lonely loser befriends a violent street fighter who emerges from an old 16-bit fighting game.

“Packed with exciting characters, a wicked sense of humor and bone crunching action, 16 Bits is a wild, surreal rollercoaster ride,” says producer J. Horton. This is one of the first features produced by J. Horton that he also didn’t direct. “It was Aaron’s script that really made me want to take the dive into producing material for other directors.”

Horton’s previous work includes ‘Monsters in the Woods, Deathday and Edges of Darkness. This is his first time working with writer/director Aaron Mento.

“This is the brutal dark comedy that I’ve always wanted to see, and now we’re making it a reality,” says director Aaron Mento, who wrote the part of Waxx Waster specifically for actor Kevin Caliber. “Kevin was born to play this role. He’s obviously got the amazing physicality of a video game fighter, but his most lethal weapon is knocking you out with his comedy chops.”

16 Bits stars Kevin Caliber (Future Man, The Have and Have Nots, Death Day).

“Im going to have a lot of fun making Waxx the toughest video game character to ever come to life! We are getting a lot of enjoyment creating this world and these characters and we are not holding back. I know this will be twisted because I’ve worked with Aaron before and know what types of films he loves,” says Kevin Caliber.

16 Bits also stars, Scott Butler, Charles Chudabala and Emily Dahm and is set for release in spring of 2020.


Be sure to follow “16 Bits” on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!


I hope your Thanksgiving was a smash, but now that your food is digested it’s time to watch “Ugly Sweater Party” – Aaron Mento‘s brand new demented horror comedy that will change the way you look at sweaters!

Watch the film exclusively on Amazon!

Major thanks to Rue Morgue & Dread Central, who have shared two exclusive clips from the film!  Also, be sure to read some of our reviews!

If you watch our film, please leave us a review and use #UglySweaterParty or tag me on twitter (LAHorrorcom) and I will give you a shout out!  Hope you’re ready for the insanity!