"An entertaining skewering of the hidden global politics in retail trendiness." The Guardian
Fantasia International Film Festival
Sitges Film Festival
Denim turns deadly in this satirical tale of a pair of homicidal hip huggers. Slaxx takes place in a supposedly ethically friendly clothing outlet one evening prior to a big product launch. New staff member Libby (Romane Denis) hasn't picked the best evening to start her retail career as unbeknownst to her, and her colleagues, there’s a killer in their midst, and the shop floor turns bloody when the vengeful slacks attack. A knowingly outlandish premise, smart social commentary, inventive effects and no shortage of humour combine to create a highly entertaining horror-comedy from filmmaker Elza Kephart.
Canada - 2021 - 1h 16m
Directed By: Elza Kephart
Written By: Patricia Gomez, Elza Kephart
Starring: Romane Denis, Sehar Bhojani, Brett Donahue
Director Biography - Elza Kephart
Elza Kephart writes and directs horror and fantasy films. She holds a BFA from Emerson College and the Canadian Film Center’s Director’s Lab. At 24, she wrote and directed her first feature, Graveyard Alive. It played in over 20 international film festivals including Fantasia, Fantasporto and Sitges, winning the Kodak Cinematography Award at the Slamdance Film Festival. Her second feature film, Go in the Wilderness, premiered at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, and is being distributed on various platforms, including itunes. Her third feature, SLAXX, produced by EMA Films (Turbo Kid), had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature, and its International Premiere at the Sitges International Film Festival. Elza has obtained development financing for feature projects Brothers in Arms, Chair Obscure, Le fantôme de la Libération, Night of the Pendulum and Sweet Blood. Sweet Blood was selected to the Frontières Market, the Torino SeriesLab, and pitched at Series Mania (Paris). Elza has attended the TIFF Talent Lab, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the Telluride Student Symposium and has been a panelist for Fantasia, Film Fatales, WIFT, and From our Dark Side. She is one of the co-founders of the Montreal chapter of Film Fatales, and one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion Québec.