When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.

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Elza Kephart

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Patricia Gomez (screenplay by) (as Patricia Gomez Zlatar), Elza Kephart (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Romane Denis Romane Denis ... Libby McClean
Brett Donahue ... Craig
Sehar Bhojani ... Shruti
Kenny Wong ... Lord
Tianna Nori ... Barb Lubotski
Jessica B. Hill ... Hunter (as Jessica Bornais Hill)
Erica Anderson ... Peyton Jules
Hanneke Talbot ... Jemma
Stephen Bogaert ... Harold Landsgrove
Jonathan Emond ... Camilo
Elizabeth Neale ... Camera Woman
Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla ... Soundman (as Alejandro Cadilla)
Aris Tyros ... Cashier
Pritha Mazumdar Pritha Mazumdar ... Keerat
Marie-Claude Labrecque Marie-Claude Labrecque ... Slaxx
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When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.

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Comedy | Horror

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Craig: We're all equal here. Sort of like communism but not really.
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SPOILER: there is a post credit scene involving Camilo. See more »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Slaxx (2021) See more »

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Calypso
Written by Buzo
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The characters are harder to stomach than the gore.
13 March 2021 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Crazy Canadian horror Slaxx not only boasts a bonkers concept - a pair of possessed jeans kills workers at a fashion store - but it also squeezes in some social commentary as well, taking swipes at companies that use unethical methods in order to reduce manufacturing costs, whilst mocking the superficiality of those working in the clothing retail industry.

The problem is that, in doing so, it reduces the majority of the characters to ridiculously unpleasant one-dimensional caricatures that are hard to endure. Most irritating is store manager Craig (Brett Donahue), but his associates aren't far behind: there's his loathsome rival Barb (Tianna Nori), irksome CCC managing director Harold Landsgrove (Stephen Bogaert), self-absorbed YouTuber Peyton Jules (Erica Anderson), and the obnoxious floor staff with serious attitude problems. While I understand that they're played this way in order to parody vacuous slaves to fashion, and to make the violent deaths all the more welcome, the OTT performances quickly become extremely grating.

Only idealistic and enthusiastic new employee Libby (Romane Denis) is portrayed as likeable, a single ray of light in a world inhabited by the narcissistic and egocentric.

Where the film does succeed is with the special effects: the living trousers are well executed, with a particularly fun scene where they dance to Bollywood music, and the kills are nice and juicy, the jeans spilling plenty of claret whilst graphically dismembering its victims. Gore fans will definitely appreciate the carnage. Oh, and the downbeat ending makes a nice change.

So, not a roaring success in my book, but still fun at times: try it on for size... there's a chance you might enjoy it more than I did.


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23 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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