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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Martin Owen|
|Screenplay by||Martin Owen|
Mischa Barton |
|Music by||Mac Quayle|
The Ideas Factory
|Distributed by||Archstone Distribution|
L.A. Slasher is a 2015 American horror-comedy film co-written and directed by Martin Owen. The film stars Andy Dick, Drake Bell, Mischa Barton, and Dave Bautista. The film was released on June 26, 2015 in a limited release by Arthur Jones.
Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them.
- Mischa Barton as The Actress
- Dave Bautista as The Drug Dealer #1
- Andy Dick as The Slasher (voice)
- Eric Roberts as The Mayor
- Danny Trejo as The Drug Dealer #2
- Abigail Wright as The Reporter
- Frank Collison as Killers Anonymous Leader
- Marisa Lauren as The Stripper
- Drake Bell as The Popstar
- Elizabeth Morris as The Heiress
- Tim Burke as The Producer
- Tori Black as The Teen Mom
- Brooke Hogan as The Reality Star
- Korrina Rico as The Socialite
- Andrew de Burgh as Waiter
On February 9, 2015, Archstone Distribution had acquired all North American distribution rights to the film and planned to release the film through AMC Theatres in 2015. The film was released in a limited release on June 26, 2015, with December 1, 2015 DVD and December 8, 2015 VOD releases to follow.
The film holds a 0% rating on the review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes; the average rating is 2.5/10 based on five reviews. Camilla Jackson of Fangoria gave it a positive review of 3 out of 4 stars, describing it as a "colorful feast for the eyes." Clayton Dillard of Slant Magazine gave the film one-and-a-half stars out of four stars and wrote, "It [the film] inflates the meta conceit (already borderline overblown) of a pop-obsessed, sex-negative serial killer to excessive but trite proportions." Martin Tsai of the Los Angeles Times called the film "vile" and "worthless", writing that it "actively wishes harm" on the subjects of its criticism.
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- Tsai, Martin (June 25, 2015). "Cut worthless 'L.A. Slasher' from any might-see list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015.