But Brian, you have the skills for a "real" indie slasher film cause your gore is great in the zombie films. You really need to give it a chance. Make a 80 minute slasher dvd with so so story line and I could at least put in $1,000 or so to you
It's just the amount of time it would take to make the movie. If I have to spend at least 6 months of my life on a movie, I want to spend that time creating an original story and creature effects. I do not get paid a dime to make these movies, but I enjoy it and do not mind spending years of my life to work on them.
A slasher film is one of those movies where I have to say that I am only interested if I am being paid. But if I was paid, I'd put 100% effort into it.