[News] Elza Kephart's SLAXX Acquired by Shudder
Courtesy of The Horror Collective
AMC Networks’ premium subscription streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, announced today via The Hollywood Reporter the acquisition of SLAXX. Produced by The Horror Collective’s parent company Entertainment Squad, SLAXX will be making its world premiere at this year’s prestigious Fantasia Film Festival.

SLAXX is the latest collaboration between Anne-Marie Gélinas’s EMA Films and Shaked Berenson’s Entertainment Squad’s genre label The Horror Collective. Gélinas and Berenson previously collaborated on the cult hit Turbo Kid, which is also available on Shudder.

In the outrageous horror-comedy, SLAXX is the third feature from Canadian director Elza Kephart, who co-wrote with Patricia Gomez, and stars Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way). In the film, a possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, SLAXX proceeds to wreak carnage on staff locked in overnight to set up the new collection.

The film stars Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way, “Truth North”), Brett Donahue (Total RecallLizzie Borden Took An Ax), Sehar Bhojani (“The Handmaid’s Tale“, “Sex & Ethnicity”), Kenny Wong (“Transplant”, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), Tianna Nori (“Letterkenny”, “My Roommate’s an Escort”), and Hanneke Talbot (Ready or Not, Rabid).

Filmoption International, the Canadian distributor, has released a full festival trailer earlier this month. SLAXX‘s premiere this weekend at Fantasia will be followed by a wide theatrical release across Canada, its country of origin, on September 11, 2020.

SLAXX will debut on Shudder in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand next year.

The Horror Collective is a destination for independent horror filmmakers to connect their diverse and terrifying genre films to fans.

The Fantasia International Film Festival will launch its 24th edition next month as an exciting virtual event composed of scheduled live screenings, program library, panels, and workshops, taking place from August 20th to September 2nd, 2020. The festival will be accessible across Canada, geo-locked to the country, and will maintain unique film admittance quantities in line with the cinema experience.

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