By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The new installment of the horrific series has a genre heavy hitter in its cast.
Shudder has announced a debut date of Thursday, August 12 for the eight-episode SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD; two episodes will premiere that day, followed by new ones each week, on the streaming service’s U.S., Australia and New Zealand platforms. Fright legend David Cronenberg stars, along with show regulars Paula Brancati, Jefferson Brown, Patrice Goodman, Sabrina Grdevich and Christopher Jacot in new roles, joined by newcomers Rachael Crawford, Jeananne Goosen, Sydney Meyer and Alex Ozerov. According to the official synopsis, the series, created by Aaron Martin, “follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension–and body count–ratchets up.”
“SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD is like KNIVES OUT done by John Carpenter and takes the SLASHER franchise to a new level with a gripping and scary story about family secrets, intrigue, murder and legacy,” says Shudder general manager Craig Engler. “We’re incredibly lucky to have David Cronenberg, an icon of the genre, giving a standout performance as the fearsome, intimidating patriarch of the Galloway family who sets the tone for the shocking twists, crazy mysteries, and total mayhem that’s to come. Shudder members won’t want to miss a single episode of this incredible event series.”