Slaxx May Be the Smartest Movie about Man-Eating Pants Ever

This week Jason chats with Patricia Gomez Zlatar, co-writer of SLAXX, which arrives from RLJE Films on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on September 7, 2021.

What is SLAXX? It is a joke and not a joke– a film that is both:

  • a vicious indictment of the fast-fashion industry, which exploits young, idealistic workers in the United States and young, vulnerable sweatshop workers overseas
  • a movie about pants that eat people
SLAXX Poster and Castle Talk Logo. Images Used With Permission.
SLAXX Poster and Castle Talk Logo. Images Used With Permission.

That's what makes SLAXX so fun– the constant question of, "is this a sort of feature-length 60 Minutes episode, or is it a slasher where the killer is sentient pants?"

Say the producers:

In SLAXX, 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, the killer jeans proceed to wreak carnage on staff who are locked in overnight to set up the new collection. SLAXX is "stylish, sharp, and not to be overlooked" (Pajiba.com) and "just good, bloody, fun" (Flickering Myth).

Bonus features on the DVD include:
● The Story Behind SLAXX
● The Pants Are Alive
● Producing A Killer Pants Movie
● Call In The Death Consultant
● Casting SLAXX
● Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

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Jason Henderson is the host of the Castle of Horror and Castle Talk Podcasts, the editor of the "Castle of Horror Anthology" series. The newest Volume is Thinly Veiled: the '70sa collection of horror stories based on 70s TV and movies. He is the author of The Serpent's Nest: Young Captain Nemo from Macmillan Children's Books. His next book is 18 Miles from Town: a Midlife Crisis Thriller.

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About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.
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