Interview: Director and co-writer Elza Kephart for the Shudder Original “Slaxx” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Director and co-writer Elza Kephart for the Shudder Original “Slaxx” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Slaxx is a new horror film about a pair of killer jeans that attacks a Canadian clothing store on the night before a big sale. Reading that synopsis, you’ve likely already decided if that’s the kind-of film for you – and if it is, it’s a real treat as it blends great gore FX, comedy and commentary on the retail industry into a compact 77-minute runtime. I was able to chat with director and co-writer Elza Kephart about her film, where we get into the concept of it, gore, VFX, jeans puppetry and much more.

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Central Dental, Darling Pet Monkey, Eyes of Eidolon, Night Shifts and Smiley Death Face

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Central Dental, Darling Pet Monkey, Eyes of Eidolon, Night Shifts and Smiley Death Face

Reviews of different short films that premiered alongside features at Fantasia Film Festival, including Lindsay Thomas Robinson's "Central Dental" (pictured), Jim McDonough's "Darling Pet Monkey," David Pena's "Eyes of Eidolon," Finn Wolfhard's "Night Shifts" and Andrew Torrez' "Smiley Death Face."

Fantasia 2020 – Slaxx (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Slaxx (2020)

Directed by: Elza Kephart. Starring: Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani. Runtime: 1h 17 min. This film had its World Premiere on August 24 at the Fantasia International Film Fesitval.  (Minor spoilers follow.) Joining the likes of other killer inanimate objects like the killer tire in Rubber, Slaxx is about a retail company called Canadian [...]