Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The direct-to-video picture Safety in Numbers satirizes the "reality TV" fad of the early nineties and pays homage to the slasher genre. The central story involves the cast members of an (apocryphal) television series called Survivor Island, that strands several contestants on a deserted island and pits them against one another in a "survival of the fittest" contest. As the story opens, the cast members from one season gather for a filmed "reunion special" that will return them to the island locale of the series, but are mystified to find an empty island with a decimated beach house, where one of the walls warns, "You will die." Reading this as a sly prank perpetrated by the television crew, the former contestants decide to be good sports, by holing up on the island for a night - but awaken to discover that their yacht is missing. More troublingly, the castaways sense an unseen menace, lurking in the jungle and waiting to pick off the innocents, one by one.
island, murder, serial-killer