Slasher: Flesh & Blood (2021)

There’s a new set of characters and secrets in season four of the Slasher series. Spencer Galloway (David Cronenberg) is a wildly successful businessman. He lives in a mansion on an island and has a large extended family. On a chilly weekend, Spencer asks his loved ones to gather at the island manor, where he reveals that he will have an assisted suicide. If the family wants to inherit his fortune, they must compete for it. The family is shocked and devastated, but this challenge sparks their greed and entitlement, so the members of the Galloway clan prepare to win. The unlikely competitors consist of his second wife, Grace (Rachel Crawford), his children Seamus (Christopher Jacot), Jayden (Corteon Moore) and Florence (Sabrina Grdevich), and a smattering of grandchildren. Oh, and of course, there’s also a killer on the island in true Slasher tradition, so no one is safe.

Affairs, greed and all-around nastiness are the catch of the day with Slasher: Flesh and Blood. This new instalment is a combination of Dynasty, The Hunger Games and Saw, with plenty of drama and backstabbing, putting blood relatives in dire straits to see the most ruthless fight for their inheritance. Each family member endures torturous tests, is torn limb from limb, and the unsavoury use of hook packs in the gore is sure to be a highlight for diehard horror fans. With some incredible Canadian pedigree like Cronenberg and Crawford and a few cast members returning from previous seasons, Slasher: Flesh and Blood delivers once again with blood-splattered intrigue.

Review by Carolyn Mauricette

Talent:

Rachel Crawford

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TV

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Horror

Canadian connection

Directed by Adam MacDonald
David Cronenberg is known for directing classic Canadian horror films like The Fly and Dead Ringers, but he’s also donned an actor’s hat for the 1990 film Nightbreed and TV series Alias Grace and Star Trek: Discovery, among other productions.