A totally wacko concept made (mostly) good with clever special effects and a relentless dedication to its own weirdness, Slaxx has purposely horrible characters who all meet their grisly end in typically horrifying horror movie fashion, so if you’re up for a slaughterfest of scum, you’re in the right place!
During an overnight “lock-in” at a hip clothing store, a cursed pair of jeans goes on a killing rampage.
A hip clothing store in a mall takes their mission statement to bring the coolest clothes to the masses, using only the best materials, to the extreme when the company announces an entirely new (and experimental) material to give their latest design of jeans a self-fitting mechanism that adheres to anyone’s body style and weight. The company will be releasing a small number of the jeans at their flagship store somewhere in Canada, and the event has been hyped hard in the media, so much so that a social media star will be “locked in” with the store’s staff overnight to redesign the store for the 8 A.M. re-opening. With no way in or out once the place has been locked, and with no cellular service or phones that work, the store is essentially a prison, and that’s very bad news because the store is stocked with a cursed pair of jeans that has an insatiable hunger for blood. Turns out that the jeans are deeply interwoven with the blood and soul of an underage worker in the cotton fields in India where the clothing company’s experimental material is being grown, and all the girl’s soul wants is vengeance for her death. The self-absorbed employees (everyone seems completely soulless except the new hire, a wide-eyed innocent) succumb to the jean’s unholy wrath as it squeezes, rips apart, and devours them all one-by-one in a stealthy fashion until there’s no denying that a disembodied pair of jeans are after them!
A totally wacko concept made (mostly) good with clever special effects and a relentless dedication to its own weirdness, Slaxx has purposely horrible characters who all meet their grisly end in typically horrifying horror movie fashion, so if you’re up for a slaughterfest of scum, you’re in the right place! There were a few genuinely creepy moments in the movie, so big bonus there, and the setting is pretty unique for a horror movie. While it teeters a bit on the side of parody, Slaxx is one truly goofy little macabre flick. From co-writer and director Eliza Kephart.
RLJE’s new DVD release of Slaxx comes with a slew of bonus features, including ‘The Story Behind Slaxx,” “The Pants Are Alive,” and “Producing a Killer Pants Movie,” among others. It will be released on September 7th.