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Screener Squad: Slaxx

Slaxx Movie Review


Libby (Romane Denis) just got her dream job at her favorite trendy mall store just in time for the special event lock-down release party for their new clothing line of self-adjusting jeans. The dream quickly becomes a nightmare when the titular “Slaxx” begin murdering the staff. So, it’s up to Libby and the store outcast, Shruti (Sehar Bhojani), to save the day, the staff, and the store, even if they don’t deserve to be saved. Adrian, Matt, Rae, and Lewayne, put on their finest eco-friendly, fair-trade, sustainably-sourced, sweatshop-free, mall clothes to discuss this Canadian horror movie with a message, and see if it truly is a movie for the people, or just another soulless product of a hyper-capitalist corporation with good marketing. Also, what the hell’s the deal with horror movies hating on influencers lately?


DIRECTED BY: Eliza Kephart

STARRING: Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani, Kenny Wong, Tianna Nori, Jessica B. Hill, Erica Anderson, Hanneke Talbot, Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Emond, Elizabeth Neale, Aris Tyros, Pritha Mazumdar, Jiyoti Aggarwal, Arjita Bansal




Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)

Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.



Matt Foster (Screener Squad)

Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.



Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)

You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.




Lewayne White (Screener Squad)

Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.



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