After a one-night-only release in theaters the past weekend, pizza horror comedy Slice (2018) surprisingly became available to stream on video-on-demand platforms. Merely a few hours after its limited theatrical release. That’s a weird practice, isn’t it? The response in theaters wasn’t the most acclaimed ever, but it neither was a disaster. Still, the people from A24, who also brought recent memorable titles like Ex Machina (2014), Green Room (2015), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) and Hereditary (2018), has decided not to take any risk and the movie won’t have a further cinema rooms distribution. At last, not in the near planned future.
In for Slice (2018), a pizza delivery driver gets murdered under mysterious circumstances. Because it seems it’s not a regular murder case, and suspicions point out that a werewolf is on the loose in the city, together with other supernatural entities. All of that dosed by the black humor this kind of gory horror comedies are blessed to be surrounded with.
Slice (2018) is the debut film of writer and director Austin Vesely. Until now his career highlights were some short films and music videos for rap musician Chance the Rapper, who also has a role in the movie. Perhaps Chance Bennett’s artistic alter-ego is not very known overseas, but he has his legion of fans in the USA and has appeared in prestigious shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show or Saturday Night Live, late night shows like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel’s, and even was part of The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (2017).
Zazie Beetz, recently seen in Deadpool 2 (2018), also joins the party. Katherine Cunningham, Joe Keery, Y’lan Noel, Paul Scheer, Austin Vesely, Rebecca Spence, Rae Gray, Will Brill, Gary Houston and Felicia Fields complete the main cast. Check out here the trailer for the limited theatrical release: