By MICHAEL GINGOLD
It’s a very modern update of the vampire genre.
The Avenue releases SLAYERS, directed by K. Asher Levin from a script he wrote with Zack Imbrogno, to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms October 21. Thomas Jane (THE MIST), Kara Hayward, Jack Donnelly, Lydia Hearst, Malin Akerman (THE FINAL GIRLS) and Abigail Breslin (HAUNTER, MAGGIE) star; the synopsis: “Kick-ass vampire slayer Elliot Jones [Jane] made it his life’s mission to take revenge on the bloodsuckers who murdered his teenage daughter. After years of tracking them, he has finally reached their secret and hidden base. But to get to them he will need to use a motley crew of social media superstars. Enter ‘The Stream Team’: party girl Jules (Abigail Breslin), Gen-Z pro-gamer Flynn (Kara Hayward) and their team of trend-makers and breakers! With a hundred million-plus combined followers, they have attracted the attention of reclusive billionaire Beverly Rektor [Akerman], who invites them to party at her multimillion-dollar vacation compound. They soon discover these rich people are none other than the ancient vampires that Elliot Jones is chasing. When the team is being held captive in a house of horrors to serve the vampires’ plan to take over the world, Elliott is their only hope of survival. As he links up with Flynn, a slayer in her own right, will he take down the vampire horde and save The Stream Team?”