‘Dude Bro Party Massacre III’ Enlists Andrew W.K. | The Hollywood Reporter
“How can you make a movie with ‘party’ in the title and not include Andrew?” say the directors of the slasher spoof.
In Dude Bro Party Massacre III, the tables are turned on typical gender configurations in horror, with the film’s monster killing not screaming teenage girls but clueless frat bros.
Oh, and there’s no Dude Bro Party Massacre or Dude Bro Party Massacre II.
The title is one of the film’s many winks to the slasher genre. “We wanted it to be a love letter from a crazy ex to the horror genre,” says Michael Rousselet, who with Tomm Jacobsen and Jon Salmon directed the film, which premiered weeks ago at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Rousselet, Jacobsen and Salmon work together on 5 Second Films, a comedy website that specializes in exactly what the name suggests. Dude Bro Party Massacre III first was one of their five-second shorts. Then with positive viewer reception they produced a fake trailer. “We had no intention of making it a feature film,” says Rousselet, but with more viewer encouragement, they finally launched a Kickstarter for the project and raised $241,071, with donations then matched by horror producers Keith and Jessica Calder (You’re Next, The Guest).