Synopsis: Ken Castle is extremely rich, popular and powerful since he invented and started exploiting the virtual online parallel reality games, in which people can either pay as user or be paid as 'actor' in a system of mind-control. The ultimate version, Slayers, fields death row convicts as gladiators in a desperate dim bid for survival, which no-one made yet. The champion, John 'Kable' Tillman, was scheduled to die just before he'ld gain release, but he persuades his teenage 'handler' to hand over the reins so he can fully use his talents and experience. Thus Kable escapes to freedom, only to be chased illegally by Castle's men, yet fights back all the way to his HQ and challenges his evil hidden plans.
Production: Lionsgate Films
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95 min

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

Travel the world

and the seven seas

Everybody's looking

for something

Some of them

want to use you

Some of them want

to get used by you

Some of them

want to abuse you

Some of them want to be abused.

Original de

Lilicca, Virtualnet, The Tozz, Gus




Take the f***ing team back.

Turn me around.


Good run, Kable.

- My name is Tillman.

- Whatever your name is,

- you got to the save point fast.

- Who the f*** cares?

No one is getting out of here alive.

I am. I'm gonna make it out.

Sure you will.

They said you got 3 battles left before you get out.


Let me handle this.


- Do we have the interview or don't?

- Yes,

we are con hair close.

Look I'm not going to blow the

With all do respect, Bob,

nobody cares about dead orientals.

- They care about Ken Castle.

- Can I hear it from Gina, please?

Okay, Bob...

Bob, are you aware that Castle has clocked

exactly one media appearance state,

and that was Walter's last interview

before she died, that would be 9 f***ing years ago!

Stop menstruating and just tell me whether we f***ing have it?

We f***ing, have it.


Okay, focus.

Let's get lunch.

Iranian, sushi or mexican?

Burger chili fried?

I could eat a burger.

We live in society.

We visit society.

I mean,

which one, which one is more real? Really?

I mean, which one is really real?

You know what I mean?

You're watching

Gina Parker Smith, alive!

World link tonight exclusive!

This motherf***er is off the charts.

You realize he could buy the network.

Yeah, why would he?

The son of a b*tch pulls

for one single broadcast.

Going live in...

First, there was "Society".

The ultimate sim environment, where players don't control

virtual animated characters, but actual,

living, breathing human beings.

They walked them, they talked them,

they juiced them, they rocked them.

Rickidy dickidy doo. We had that on t-shirts

back on 2010.

The creation of reclusive genius

Ken Castle...

"Who is Ken Castle?"

"Society" took the world by storm,

becoming the number one guilty pleasure of billions.

You can get paid

to be controlled,

or you can pay to control.

And generating one of the world's largest private fortunes,

surpassing Bill Gates

practically, over night.

Nine months ago,

Castle availed a new simulation.

One that would take gaming into new heights of thrilling excess...

and controversy.


Slayers, if "Society" let us live through others,

"Slayers" could let us die through others.

Slayers gives the gamer full control

of a flesh and blood human being,

in full scale kill or be killed combat.

And when we say "flesh and blood"

We mean, flesh... and blood.

- Slayers.

- Slayers!

Why isn't it murder?

Gina, when was the last time you saw someone

volunteer to be murdered?

I'm sure you know that every last one of our Slayers is a bonified death row inmate.

Each one offered the chance to participate

as an alternative to their sentences.

If you stay alive for 30 sessions,

you can get set free.

That's not a bad goddamn deal.

And has any of these men or women have actually survived long enough to be set free?

Well I remind the audience that Slayers was put together with a full cooperation

and approval, of the United States Federal government.

That the revenue that produces...

is responsible for funding

our entire prison system...

keeping the bad guys

behind bars.

And that the prop was voted

for by a cock solid 68% of the american public.

In an election tainted by a suspected digital fraud.

Let's talk about the so called "genericons".

Sent into the Slayers environment,

With a set of pre programmed actions,

with no one controlling them,

and no way to react, their chances

of survival next to nil?

There's plenty of men and women in prison who can never cut it to Slayers

shouldn't they be given the same chance,

roll the dice for a ticket out?

Besides they only need to survive

one session.


So Mr. Castle,

how the hell does it work?

It begins with a single nano cell

planted in the motor cortex of the brain.

This cell can replicate,

replacing the cells around it

with perfect copies.

And these copied cells contain remote access functionality.

Therefore nano plus cortex,

equals a "nanex".

Is it true, that every human that undergoes this procedure,

will have a distinct "ip" address,

like a mobile device...

- or a notebook computer?

- Similar, yes.

But control is strictly localized with the parameters of our gaming environment.

You take "Society" for instance.

Once our cast member has left the workplace they're completely free,

from the control and monitoring of their player.

Oh well that's a relief!

For some, maybe.

For some...

Don't you suspect some folks wouldn't mind a bit of controlling?

Someone else making all the decisions for you?

No tough choices, no responsibilities?

- Think about it.

- We will, Mr. Castle.

We will!

The Gina Parker Smith Show!

Sponsored by...


Good little talk?

Oh, sh*t!

My pleasure!

Can I just tell you, I cannot wait until the next Slayers,

I mean, Kable has been unbelievable!

His arms are just so...

well I know they're terrible!

What the hell is that?

Ken Castle wants you to believe that

we are living in a better, safer world.

- His a liar! When mind controlling his Slayers...

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Mark Neveldine

Mark Neveldine (born May 11, 1973) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and camera operator. He is best known for frequently collaborating with Brian Taylor as Neveldine/Taylor. more…

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