Tuesday, September 12, 2006

"Slashers" review

Slashers (2001)

Directed by Maurice Devereaux
Writing credits Maurice Devereaux

Sarah Joslyn Crowder .... Megan Lowry
Kieran Keller .... Michael Gibbons
Tony Curtis Blondell .... Devon White
Sofia de Medeiros .... Brenda Thompson
Jerry Sprio .... Rick Fisher
Neil Napier .... Chainsaw Charlie and Preacherman

I bought this video for three bucks. "Slashers" is a melding of "The Running Man" and all of those insane Japanese game shows. Six knuckleheads are let loose in the TV studio's maze and three colorful psychos chase after them. Last one standing wins the prize. Run lawyer, run.

Well, the first thing that strikes me about this one is how unbelievably annoying the law student was. She had a permanent scowl on her face. She kept getting her shirt ripped off but decided to hide her breasts. She exposes them to the viewers once in a fit of pure rage. "HEEEEERREEE!! Here they are!!!" Believe me when I tell you that her breasts weren't worth getting that emotional about. HEEEEERREEE!! Here's your shirt back! I was also very sad that the "actress" of the group never got topless and she was walking around in her bra through most of the show.

So the contestants work their way through the maze and are picked off by the psychos. "Slashers" has a cool concept that is almost sunk by its ultra low budget. "Slashers" is shot on video and looks super cheap. However, they do manage to stage some interesting kills and aren't shy with the blood and guts. I also enjoyed the beginning montage segment with the host singing the "Slashers" song. Overall, "Slashers" is worth a look for B-movie fans.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 very reluctant topless victims

Slash-ers! Slash-ers!

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