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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 508 – SLAXX (2021)

Consumerism and insincerity – so-called mindful companies and those who purchase from them have become one of the biggest hypocrisies in today’s world.  When a company pretends to support all the “just” causes and consumers purchase their products to feel good about themselves, it can kind of make one roll their eyes.  The new Canadian horror-comedy SLAXX (2021) takes a poke at this phenomenon.

Libby (Romane Denis) gets a job at her favorite clothing store, Canadian Cotton Clothiers.  On her first day, she’s part of the crew to work overnight to help set up the release of the company’s new unisex jeans.  When the employees find out they are locked in and can’t get out, soon the death count rises.  Libby and her companions must find out who is killing them and a way to survive the night.

The film is directed by Elza Kephart and is co-written by her along with Patricia Gomez.  The film stars Romane Denis along with Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani, among others.  A Shudder original, this movie turns out to be a humorous commentary on the insincerity of how many company’s work.  Dark Discussions takes a look at this movie and gives their thoughts.

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