By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The jeans are blue and the blood is red in SLAXX, an offbeat horror film that’s about to start production. Jump past the jump for all the info.
SLAXX (which originally had three X’s in its title; go here for our previous story with exclusive comments) begins principal photography February 12 in Montreal, and will be directed by GRAVEYARD ALIVE’s Elza Kephart (pictured) from a script she wrote with producer Patricia Gomez Zlatar. Also producing is Anne-Marie Gélinas of EMAfilms, whose credits include TURBO KID and RADIUS and who hooked up with Kephart and Zlatar during 2016’s Frontières Co-Production Market at the Fantasia International Film Festival. The executive producer is Shaked Berenson, who previously collaborated with Gélinas on TURBO KID and RADIUS and whose credits also include BIG ASS SPIDER! and TALES OF HALLOWEEN. The synopsis: “When a mild-mannered, idealistic cashier of a trendy clothing store witnesses the grisly deaths of her co-workers at the hands (legs?) of a possessed pair of designer jeans, she must get to the bottom (ass?) of what’s driving SLAXX and try to stop the slaughter.”
Romane Denis (SLUT IN A GOOD WAY) stars as heroine Libby, and SLAXX’s cast also includes Sehar Bhojani, Brett Donahue and Stephen Bogaert, the latter playing store owner Harold Landsgrove. “I am so excited to shoot SLAXX in 2019!” Kephart says. “This is an idea co-writer Patricia Gomez Zlatar and I came up with in 2001—yes, that’s right, 2001. Eighteen years later and here we are, fully funded and with a great cast and crew. SLAXX taught me a very important lesson: Never give up!” We’ll keep you posted on SLAXX’s progress; you can also follow the movie via Facebook.