AQUASLASH (2019) Reviews and free to watch online on Plex

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‘Blood is slicker than water’
Aquaslash is a 2019 Canadian slasher horror film directed by Renard Gauthier (Discopath)  from a screenplay co-written with Philip Kalin-Hajdu.

The movie stars Nicolas Fontaine, Brittany Drisdale, Madeline Harvey and Paul Zinno.

A killer uses the unstoppable speed and sudden turns of water slides to their murderous advantage…

“For most of its running time, it would be easy to just write Aquaslash off. That 50-minute stretch has some entertainment value, sure, but there’s not much in there to make the movie worth recommending. But then we reach the moment slasher fans are waiting for, and Gauthier does something more interesting and unique than just having someone run around the park with a machete.” Arrow in the Head

” …only runs a shade over 70 minutes: nearly thirty of them are devoted to the build up to to the inevitable diced teens scene. To be fair it’s a well-staged and pretty gruesome set-piece, but it really feels like the rest of the movie was constructed around it. There isn’t even a Scooby-Doo unmasking at the end…” Dark Eyes of London

“When the carnage arrives, it’s easily the movie’s highlight — but almost by default, because Gauthier (Discopath) has no other comparable bit to offer. Everything in this waterpark-set story appears to have been written around that novel death — and forced if necessary as if Piranha 3DD already claimed every other possible waterslide gag.” Flick Attack

“Even with such a scant runtime, Aquaslash feels padded and undisciplined, because unless you’ve got an over-the-odds tolerance for inane teen banter, the juice – that is, the gory finale – just ain’t worth the squeeze. Sporadic laughs and a mercifully brief length aren’t enough to compensate for a disappointing lack of aquatic slashing.” Flickering Myth

“I think writer/director Renaud Gauthier should have pulled a From Dusk ’til Dawn with Aquaslash… advertised it strictly as an ’80s sex-romp… given it a generic title like Wet Dreams, or some such shit… then just totally f*cked up the audience when things get full-on gorehound in the finale.” Horror Fuel

” …a film that tried hard to compete with Piranha 3DD in the truly awful aquatic-based horrors department. It fails, thankfully. A maniac fits blades to a water slide and the film is one long build to the (poorly CGI-enhanced) carnage that ensues. Attempts at a Giallo-style backstory and a very silly killer reveal indeed all help to harm this one.” House of Mortal Cinema

“Overflowing with dull character relationships, a complete lack of actual slashings and an unresolved “twist” ending that may make you want to drown your memory of ever having seen it, Aquaslash is a stinker better off letting sink to the bottom of the pool. And if it ever is streaming, just fast forward to the last ten minutes for that kill sequence.” Killer Horror Critic

“Creator Renaud Gauthier’s knows the limitation of his idea. He invests in characters and ambiance, first and foremost. We’re aware shit will hit the fan, at some point, and we patiently wait. This is a simple film with a crazy hook and brilliant build-up. The chicks are hot and the gore is extremely well done; very elaborate.” Tales of Terror

“What he [Gauthier] does is give the viewers a chain of events from a love triangle to affairs and business with the intent of making the viewer try to decipher who could be the killer who inserts cross blades into one of the slides. And when that final 20 minutes finally come, then it is worth the wait. Blood Brothers FX do an amazing job using practical FX instead of atrocious looking CGI…” World Film Geek

The world premiere of Aquaslash was in July at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. The film is currently available On-Demand  (VOD) via It is also free to watch online on Plex.

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