The horror comedy that has it all: ghosts, pizza, witches, a werewolf, murder and is produced by A24.
It’s December and in the next few weeks I decided to review a few movies that came out earlier in the year that I didn’t have the time to watch or to write about before and I also feel didn’t get, for one reason or another, half the recognition they deserve. Today I want to bring to your attention Slice, that was barely talked about anywhere… is it just because it was an indie movie? I would have thought the all-star cast would have attracted more people. This horror-com has serious potential of becoming a cult classic. I think Slice got forgotten about pretty quickly and even if it won’t win any film of the year awards, it sure is worth spending an hour and a half of your time.
In a small town already divided, with regular citizens living on one side, and ghosts segregated to the other, a pizza joint is getting targeted by a serial killer that is slitting the throats of the delivery boys that work for it.
Ghosts are getting the blame for the slaying, but are they really the ones behind all this?
Who has a motive? A pissed off customer that got a cold pizza one too many times? Or maybe a lycanthrope, because, you know, isn’t it what they do?
Slice is original and I’m always glad for a movie that is fresh. Might be silly at times, and it might not have an airtight plot, but I didn’t mind that too much, because, most importantly, this flick kept me entertained for an hour and a half and made me laugh.
Not surprising Slice has great performances all around - have you seen the cast? from Hollywood star Zazie Beetz, with also voice actor Christopher Parnell, comedian Paul Scheer and many more.
Everybody’s costumes, hair and makeup is funky as hell, but the thing that I LOVE the most the hilarious dark intensity of the ghost characters.
Slice is the full feature debut for Chance The Rapper as an actor as well as for director and writer Austin Vesely – that also stars as the first murder victim Sean, the one dude that will put into motion all of the film’s events.