Slasher

Slasher tackles sloth in Episode 4

Nope, I’m not referring to the slow-moving mammal but the sin of laziness. Friday’s newest instalment of Slasher, “As Water is Corrupted Unless it Moves,” picks up with another death, supposition of guilt and the show’s first time two characters sit down and discuss who the likeliest suspect for serial killer is.

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Spotlighting the ruggedly beautiful
Director Craig David Wallace may have been operating with a shoestring budget, but it doesn’t show. There are several establishing shots of the Parry Sound area celebrating the spectacle that is rural Ontario and overhead filming that is simply stunning. Brenda Merritt’s send-off is memorable too.

Red herrings aplenty
As with most murder mysteries, Slasher is beginning stack up a lot of false leads. Last week’s closing scene hinted that Trent—who enjoys making weird taxidermy creations out of the animals he hunts—may be The Executioner. Whether he is or not is established early on Friday night, and many minutes are also spent with Trent’s back story, his aunt, his former employment and ties to Heather Peterson.

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Dylan lies, again
Dylan is quickly becoming the type of guy I’d tell Sarah to run away from. After lying to Sarah last week about giving two weeks notice before he could quit the newspaper, he puts his career first once again by allowing himself to be tantalized by the bright lights of television thanks to broadcaster Lisa-Ann Follows (Rookie Blue‘s Enuka Okuma). Dylan goes behind Sarah’s back to do something that will help him professionally, but puts their relationship in jeopardy.

Slasher airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Super Channel.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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