Slashers

2001

Comedy / Horror

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 53%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 1500

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Neil Napier as Chainsaw Charlie / Preacherman
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

'Reality show' style horror

SLASHERS (2001) is a straight-to-video oddball action-horror from Canada, one of those reality 'game show' type stories in which six contestants find themselves battling for their lives in an enclosed set as they're menaced and slaughtered by various 'slasher' killers: a farmer with a chainsaw, a mad doctor, etc. The film has a random Japanese opening and features contestants wearing bomb collars, both nods to the previous year's BATTLE ROYALE, but the two films couldn't be further apart. This is a cheap and cheerful type movie with some splashy gore FX, but at the same time it's all very silly and make believe. The best thing about it is the script, which offers far more depth than usual for the genre, particularly exploring the exploitation of women and the construction of narrative to suit money-hungry production teams.

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 7 / 10

$urpri$ingly fun.

For the first time in its history, extreme Japanese game show $la$her$ hosts an All-American special, throwing open the doors of its gore-drenched arena to six plucky U.S. contestants who must fight for survival against a trio of blood-thirsty killers for the chance to win a fortune in prize money.

Going by the terrible UK DVD cover that simply screamed 'worthless garbage', my expectations for this low budget horror were set extremely low, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that that I actually enjoyed the film on more than one level...

On one hand, $la$her$ is an enjoyably silly splatter flick—an over the top parody of extreme game shows that delivers a significant level of tension, genuinely well-executed jump scares, cheap and cheerful decapitations and dismemberment aplenty, and just a smidge of female nudity—all of which makes it a fun film to down a few beers to.

However, for those looking for something a little more cerebral, the film also offers some wry satire that takes swipes at such subjects as today's celebrity culture, the depths to which people will sink to make a buck, and the hypocrisy of religion. Much of this humour is derived from the film's superb villains: Preacherman (Neil Napier), who kills in the name of God; Dr. Ripper (Christopher Piggins), who encourages the female contestants to get topless to boost their popularity; and Chainsaw Charlie (Napier again, in a dual role), an inbred redneck who is 'just doing his job'.

Although production values are very low, the whole movie being shot on digital video on a flimsy set constructed from hardboard and plastic sheeting, the cheap look and feel actually works in the film's favour, effectively capturing the poor quality and style of many a tacky Japanese game-show.

Reviewed by movieman_kev 5 / 10

If this was a real reality TV spoof, where's the gay guy? Oh yeah there he is.

A group of stereotypical reality game show contestants apply to be on a Japenese game show "Slashers", where they have to survive being killed by masked maniacs. This spoof isn't particularly original or ingenious in any way. Everyone involved overact badly. But for some reason it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Not to say that the film is good at all, because it's not. But having seen the "Slumber Party Massacre" films recently, in comparison this film is high art. I enjoyed the Director's previous "Lady of the Lake" a tad more though.

My Grade: C

DVD Extras: movie commentary; Photo gallery; cast and crew bios; Dr. Ripper Teaser; a 55-minute long Making of; Fangoria article; Soundtrack; Chainsaw Charlie teaser and interview; Deleted scenes; Theatrical Trailer; Trailers for "Lady of the Lake", "School's Out", "Angel of the Night" and "Wilderness"

Eye Candy: Sarah Crowder unleashes her udders

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