Japan's number one extreme reality show is having it's first all-American special! Six lucky contestants, chosen from thousands of applicants, will have the chance to win millions of ... See full summary »
Japan's number one extreme reality show is having it's first all-American special! Six lucky contestants, chosen from thousands of applicants, will have the chance to win millions of dollars, and all they have to do is stay alive! Written by
When Michael stabs Devon in the back, you can see the person who squirts the blood in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. See more »
[speaks Japanese; subtitles read:]
Welcome back for another pulse pounding night of suspense, thrills and chills on the number one extreme TV game show in Japan... Slashers!
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The closing credits end with mock advertisements for Black Lung ("Twice the tar, twice the flavor"), Coffin Nails ("You know we're bad, but isn't it good to be bad..."), and Cancer Man ("Go out in style") cigarettes. See more »
This is one brave direct to video feature. The director chose to present the film as one long shot, with invisible edits like Hitchcock did in "Rope". The acting is pretty good considering all the actors were non-union amateurs, and this has a nice take on the whole reality TV show phenomenon. The characters all run around in a maze trying to avoid being sliced and diced by a bunch of masked killers. The winner of the contest gets millions of dollars. The film takes the whole disgusting "Fear Factor" thing to its logical conclusion, making some good points about the blurring line between entertainment and reality, and the danger of introducing cruelty into the mix. Deveraux obviously wanted to use Freddy, Jason and Leatherface here, as he has villains that resemble them. What he does with his limited budget is really clever and he sets himself apart from the hacks with this one. I can't wait till he has some real money to work with.
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