Slasher films take center stage: “The Slayer” at the Post Sunday

By Jim Reed/SMN

This Sunday, the Tybee Post will show the relatively obscure 1982 horror flick “The Slayer,” which was actually shot in its entirety on Tybee Island back in the day. In fact, a good amount of the creepy action in this ultra-low-budget slasher pic takes place inside the decrepit ruins of the Post Theater itself, which had fallen into extreme disrepair by that point in time and was still decades away from the beautiful, state-of-the-art restoration it currently enjoys.

The Post has announced its intention to make screening this film around Halloween an annual tradition, so if you’d like to be scared silly while getting an unvarnished glimpse at what Tybee Island looked like over 35 years ago, you won’t dare miss it. 7 p.m. showtime, for mature viewers only.