Jun 262014

John from Retroslashers.net just posted a new article about Pitchfork Massacre. I recommend checking it out if you’d like to read his take on it: http://retroslashers.net/the-pitchfork-massacre-mystery-solved/

I did some further research and there was definitely no death scene shot for the couple in the basement as I previously speculated. The artwork in the Pitchfork Massacre ad is not from The Prowler. But I still think it’s still likely that a TV spot was shot to promote the film (Probably on video). Or at the very least a trailer cut together with Prowler footage. Will we ever find it? Probably not. The only chance would be: somebody happened to be taping local TV when the trailer was shown; that tape survived 30 years; and then somebody happens to view the tape, look up the movie and find one of these articles.

I’d say case closed… for now. But if you have anymore information, please don’t hesitate to contact me or RetroSlashers

 June 26, 2014  Posted by at 3:28 pm Articles, Pitchfork Massacre 1 Response »
Jun 202014


If you’ve been to my Redbubble shop you may have noticed my Pitchfork Massacre shirt.

The hunt for Pitchfork Massacre has captivated me since I first came across RetroSlashers.net
Retro Slashers has a whole section of lost 80’s slashers. Some have been exposed to be hoaxes (Slaughterhouse 2), some were never produced (Madman Marz, the sequel to Madman that never happened), and some have been dug up and released, like Tim O’Rawe’s The Basement. But there’s one film that has eluded everybody and that’s Pitchfork Massacre.

Before you continue, I suggest checking out the original article on RetroSlashers: http://retroslashers.net/lost-slashers-pitchfork-massacre-1984/

It all started at the library where Thomas Ellison was going through microfilm newspaper archives checking out the ads for slashers released in 1984 and came across the ad for Pitchfork Massacre: a film that has seemingly been lost to time. No mentions of in in any books or on the web. No imdb, credits, posters, bootlegs. The only record of Pitchfork Massacre were the few newspaper ads printed in 1984.

The obvious scenario: Pitchfork Massacre was a re-titling of another film. But I think the possibility that this could instead be a long lost independent film that never saw a video release is what intrigued everyone who has come across Thomas’s article.

The Truth? Well continue reading…

 June 20, 2014  Posted by at 3:05 pm Articles, Pitchfork Massacre 12 Responses »