HACK/SLASH is basically a love letter to both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 80s horror movies. The premise is Cassie Hack, a beautiful but traumatized Goth girl, is the daughter of a Slasher. Slashers are regenerating and resurrection-prone serial killers that afflict the teens of her world. She has taken to hunting them with her brutish deformed (but gentle) partner Vlad.
I should make a confession before I begin this review that I love slasher films. I have a somewhat twisted perspective on them, though, which is the fact they're actually quite intelligent when done right as well as proto-feminist. They are, after all, among the first movies where the heroine can and does kick the ass of the monster. Jaime Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, and Linda Hamilton all got their start taking down a monstrous killer that had backed them into a corner. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was based on Joss Whedon's desire to have the usual victim of a monstrous stalker rebel and kill the creature attacking her.