Orangeville plays host to TV thriller series ‘Slasher’

May 4, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Jasen Obermeyer

If you’re wondering why you’ve been seeing film crews, sets, and cameras around Town, it’s because portions of the Canadian television thriller series “Slasher” is being filmed for its second season.

Throughout this week (May1-5), film crews of Toronto-based Shaftesbury Films, the producers of Murdoch Mysteries, have been filming various locations in and around town for the season’s eight episodes. Several scenes will be shot on both sides of Broadway and just off Mill Street. Scenes will also be shot at the Alder Street Recreation Centre and at several local homes.

A location manager has been working with Town officials, as well as some private property owners, to make arrangements for the various scenes. Production has set up a base camp in the Town of Mono, where some shooting has already taken place.

Road closures will not be necessary, although some parking will be required by the crews, as well as for production vehicles, for several hours at a time. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained around the various locations, with some occasional interruptions and portions of the sidewalks being blocked off to public access.

Created by Canadian writer/producer Aaron Martin, Slasher is a television horror anthology series that premiered in March 2016. It was nominated for five 2017 Canadian Screen Awards last January. As it’s an anthology series, the second season is unrelated to the first.

In this season, a group of young adults return to a summer camp they attended five years earlier to cover up an accidental crime they committed. When they arrive, the group finds “new age” modernists living at the camp and the body from their accidental crime missing. Their arrival takes a turn for the worst, as one from their group is killed.

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