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Slashers (2001)

R | | Comedy, Horror | Video July 2001
A black comedy horror film in which six random contestants are put into a game show where they'll face evil clowns, evisceration-happy doctors and wild maniacs. The winner has to survive the terror by being resourceful.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Megan Lowry
... Devon White
Kieran Keller ... Michael Gibbons
... Rick Fisher
Carolina Pla ... Rebecca Galley
Sofia de Medeiros ... Brenda Thompson
Claudine Shiraishi ... Miho Taguchi
Christopher Piggins ... Doctor Ripper
... Chainsaw Charlie / Preacherman
Takaaki Honda ... The Announcer / Hideo
Koichi Yano ... The Technician
Erik Rutherford ... Steve Taylor - US Correspondant
Shigeru Fugita ... DJ Slash
Akemi Yamagishi ... The Makeup Girl / Cheerleader
Mabel Palomino ... Cheerleader
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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 Anonymous

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Six contestants... Three Slashers... No prisoners! See more »

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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$165,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Chainsaw Charlie and Rick fall from the Bridge of Death, and onto the spikes, the spikes wobble as though they are fake, and not metal. See more »

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The Announcer: [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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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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A low-budget, horror-comedy made with a great deal of energy and enough quality to recommend it.
12 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a fine little exploitation film made on a shoestring budget (approximately $150K, according to the maker). There's enough humor and panache to keep it interesting and reviewers who've criticised it's production design and performers are somewhat out of line, when you consider the budget and amazingly short shooting schedule. The sets and performances actually tend to work, when you compare them to the insidious TV shows being lampooned. Frankly, the actors here do just as well as Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jennifer Love-Hewitt and the rest of their ilk ever do in big-budget counterparts. I personally appreciate the enthusiasm of filmmakers like Maurice Devereaus and his crew for putting out personal little productions like SLASHERS, and look forward to what they might do with a studio-style budget.


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