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SLASHER: SOLSTICE Premieres May 23 on Netflix

SLASHER: SOLSTICE TO PREMIERE MAY 23 ON NETFLIX

Mercedes Morris as Jen Rijkers in Slasher: Solstice 
Photo by Laura Bombier for Shaftesbury  
Copyright: Shaftesbury

Mercedes Morris as Jen Rijkers in Slasher: Solstice
Photo by Laura Bombier for Shaftesbury
Copyright: Shaftesbury


 

Slasher: Solstice, created by Aaron Martin, is set to premiere on Netflix May 23, in an all new story set on the longest day of the year…the summer solstice. Slasher: Solstice is the third season of the critically acclaimed psychological thriller anthology series.

The ensemble cast includes Salvatore Antonio,Lisa BerryPaula BrancatiGabriel DarkuErin KarplukDean McDermottMercedes MorrisIlan MuallemPaulino NunesBaraka Rahmani, and Joanne Vannicola.

Creator Aaron Martin said,Slasher is a character-driven contemporary murder mystery, set in a classic slasher film environment. This season, I am excited that in addition to telling a gripping horror story, based on true crime cases, we were able to grapple with some important issues including anti-immigration bias and bullying.”

Showrunner Ian Carpenter said, “It’s about the kind of judgement and resentment that arise when a neighborhood gentrifies — a bunch of people that would never choose each other as neighbors rubbing up against each other every day, tension leading to hate leading to violence and death.”

Slasher: Solstice takes place over a 24-hour period on the summer solstice. When a young man is brutally killed in front of his apartment building, he is surrounded by witnesses who do nothing to help. One year later, terror strikes the apartment complex once again when someone seemingly seeks bloody revenge on the neighbors and witnesses who did nothing to help him. And now, The Druid, a frightening hooded figure, begins to hunt them down one by one to extract gruesome payback.

As the presence of The Druid looms over the apartment complex – already a powder keg filled with new immigrants, white supremacists, obnoxious hipsters, and toxic marriages – the hatred and dark secrets that fester among the residents comes to a horrifying boiling point.

Slasher: Solstice is the third of an anthology psychological thriller series to air on Netflix. The first season, Slasher: The Executioner, follows The Executioner’s brutal sin-based killing spree in a small town. Season two, Slasher: Guilty Party, follows a group of friends who return to their summer campground to bury the sins of their past as they are stalked by a revenge-seeking killer.