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Slasher 

A young woman returns to the small town where her parents were murdered, only to find the past re-emerging as a new series of murders begins.

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Aaron Martin
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3   2   1  
2017   2016   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Christopher Jacot ...  Robin Turner / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Jim Watson ...  Noah / ... 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Paula Brancati ...  Dawn / ... 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Katie McGrath ...  Sarah Bennett 8 episodes, 2016
Leslie Hope ...  Judith 8 episodes, 2017
Brandon Jay McLaren ...  Dylan Bennett 8 episodes, 2016
Lovell Adams-Gray ...  Peter 8 episodes, 2017
Steve Byers ...  Sgt. Cam Henry 8 episodes, 2016
Paulino Nunes ...  Mark 8 episodes, 2017
Sebastian Pigott ...  Wren 8 episodes, 2017
Joanne Vannicola ...  Renée / ... 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Madison Cheeatow ...  Keira 8 episodes, 2017
Patrick Garrow ...  Tom Winston 7 episodes, 2016
Dean McDermott ...  Chief Iain Vaughn / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Kaitlyn Leeb ...  Susan 7 episodes, 2017
Ty Olsson ...  Glenn 6 episodes, 2017
Erin Karpluk ...  Heather Peterson 6 episodes, 2016
Rob Stewart ...  Alan Henry 6 episodes, 2016
Melinda Shankar ...  Talvinder 6 episodes, 2017
Rebecca Liddiard ...  Andi 6 episodes, 2017
Jessica Sipos ...  June Henry 6 episodes, 2016
Jefferson Brown ...  Trent McBride / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Mayko Nguyen ...  Alison Sutherland 5 episodes, 2016
Alysa King ...  Rachel Ingram 6 episodes, 2016
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Slasher is a Canadian-American television drama-anthology series starring Katie McGrath. Slasher is the first own-produced series by U.S. TV channel Chiller and centers around a young woman, Sarah, who is confronted with a series of horrifying copycat murders, that are based on the widely-known killings of her parents years ago. Written by lior peer

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Everyone has a past. Hers will kill you. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slasher 2: Guilty Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

According to the show those who are killed are punished for the seven deadly sins. The show erroneously claims they are murdered by the punishment indicated in the Bible, but there are no punishments outlined in the Bible for these sins. The punishments are purely fiction. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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The only thing chilling about this show is how bad it is

I really hate to rag on any creative work as I know a lot of people invested a lot of time and energy, but this is not a good show. Not even in an ironic B-movie way. There's not much to spoil, but I'll avoid spoilers.

It starts off promising enough - a flashback to a couple being murdered on Hallowe'en, the killer found cradling a newborn baby he cut from the woman's stomach. Cool setup, right? Well, it's immediately downhill from there.

The least convincing romantic couple ever show up, and it turns out the woman was that baby, returning to her parents' house which for some reason is still in her family despite almost 30 years elapsing since the crime. The second they arrive, a series of gruesome murders begins, the woman is menaced by the killer - someone who wears the same creepy get up as the man who carved her out of her mother, except _that_ guy's in prison still.

The kills themselves are plenty gory and creative, but the killer's motivation - especially with the reveals in the final episode - are a very flimsy imitation of things we've seen before. There's some tenuous link to the seven deadly sins, but it's all so poorly executed (and in large amounts, its biblical basis completely fabricated) that that's merely a distraction. There are large holes where things go unexplained. Characters react completely indifferently to the deaths around them, even those of people they are supposedly close to. And the ending... oh god, the ending. Given what transpires before the "drive into the sunset" flash forward, you would be forgiven for thinking the entire justice system in Canada went on vacation.

Given such a wobbly, incoherent script, it's little wonder that the entire cast is chewing through scenery the whole time. There really wasn't a performance you can point to that was an exception.

The only parts that really had any promise were two sub plots: one about a missing teenage girl, and another series of flashbacks to a prom night. The show was most frustrating because of the brief glimmers of potential in those parts.

Any hopes I had for a decent TV slasher whodunnit were killed by Harper's Island, but Slasher well and truly buries them. I suffered all eight terribly-paced, poorly written, tonally inconsistent episodes (and their ridiculously cheesy licensed music) so you don't have to. Heed my warning.


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