Slaxx (2020)
April 3, 2021 8:20 AM - Subscribe

When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.

Streaming in the US on Shudder. Currently has--hand to gawd--a 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Written by Patricia Gomez. Directed by Elza Kephart.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
The central premise is ridiculous, but more in a knowing/satirical Larry Cohen way than a shitty straight-to-video way.

The film is a cheeky (and quick, at 70-ish minutes) satire that takes on fast fashion, the cult-like qualities of corporate culture, influencers, and more.

It's actually pretty fun.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:22 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]


I mean, I did roll my eyes a little at the GMOs reveal, but still. This was fun.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:40 AM on April 3


I feel like this movie would pair well with that one about the killer tire that came out a few years ago.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 5:45 AM on April 4 [1 favorite]


Rubber is a much more sophisticated film. I like Slaxx but it would pair better with something equally silly like killer kondom.
posted by miss-lapin at 5:44 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]


killer kondom

Googled and was not dissapointed. Wow. I just added a couple movies to my watch list.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:47 AM on April 7


Killer kondom is very weird and very fun. I hope you enjoy it! (Avoid Killer Bong, however.)
posted by miss-lapin at 1:25 AM on April 8


Yeah, this was great. Started out silly, but escalated really well. The scene in which the jeans started dancing was incredible. Also I loved every instance of the jeans slowly slurping up blood, with the back pockets as heavy-lidded eyes. And the reveal as to why the jeans were deadly was surprisingly touching for such a movie. And they should have cut the GMO bit, it was just a minor red herring.
posted by ejs at 4:32 PM on April 9


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