How to watch Slasher season 5: live stream Ripper for free from anywhere, episodes 1-8 out now

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Watch Slasher season 5

Viewers in the US can watch Slasher season 5 on Shudder and the AMC+ streaming service. In Canada it's available to watch on Hollywood Suite, and in the UK it's the Shudder Amazon Prime Channel. Travelling abroad? A VPN will let you watch Slasher season 5 from anywhere – we'll explain how below. All eight episodes out now.

Slasher season 5 preview

Billed as the most gruesome season of Slasher yet, Ripper transports us back in time to late 19th century Toronto, where a hooded figure known only as "The Widow" is picking off the city's elites with toe-curling precision.

Keen-eyed detective Kenneth Rijkers (Gabriel Darku) has no idea what he's let himself in for when he's called to investigate the grisly death of one of Toronto's power brokers.

Billed as the most gruesome season of Slasher yet, Ripper transports us back in time to late 19th century Toronto.

If the twisted sadist prowling the dark streets and candlelit corridors wasn't enough of a concern, the overbearing presence of Basil Garvey (Eric McCormack), the tycoon who runs the town and owns Superintendent Isaac Kashtinsky (Daniel Kash) isn't exactly aiding the investigation. That Garvey stands to be The Widow's top prize, the head above the fireplace, is just one further complication.

What could he be so desperate to cover up that he'd be willing to scupper the investigation – and risk the very skin off his own back – for?

All eight episodes of season 5 (titled Ripper) have aired, which means they're available on catch-up now. Featuring some of the most imaginative methods of murder you're ever likely to see on TV, read on as we explain how to watch Slasher season 5 online from anywhere.

Slasher: Ripper is on Shudder and AMC+ in the US, Hollywood Suite in Canada, and the Shudder Amazon Prime Channel in the UK. Remember: you can watch Slasher season 5 from anywhere with the aid of a VPN.

When is Slasher season 5 released?

Slasher season 5 premiered on Thursday, 6th April 2023 in the US, with a double-header. There are eight episodes in total. The final two episodes aired on 11th May 2023, which means US fans can binge-watch the whole series now.

US: watch Slasher season 5

Watch Slasher season 5: Ripper

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In the US, Slasher season 5 will stream on the AMC+ service, which offers new users a 7-day free trial. The first three seasons are available on Netflix.

Travelling outside the USA? Use a VPN to access AMC+ from anywhere on the planet. We recommend ExpressVPN for this task, since it is by far the best VPN we've tested – and very affordable, too. Full details further down.

Watch Slasher S5 today with AMC+ 7-day free trial

Watch Slasher S5 today with AMC+ 7-day free trial
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The new season of Slasher also airs on Shudder, which you can watch on cable or via Sling. Again, you'll need to use a VPN to use Sling when travelling outside the good ol' USA.

Watch Slasher season 5 from anywhere

You won't be able to watch Slasher season 5 as normal if you're currently travelling abroad. However, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around geo-blocking.

It's a straightforward piece of software that can disguise your location, thereby allowing you to stream Slasher from anywhere in the world.

We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not happy with the service.

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How to use a VPN to stream Slasher season 5

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Slasher season 5, you may wish to choose 'US' for AMC Plus.

3. Then head over to AMC Plus on your browser or device and enjoy the free Slasher season 5 stream!

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How to watch Slasher season 5 in the UK

Shudder is available as an Amazon Prime Channel in the UK, and viewers can watch all episodes of Slasher season 5 on the service. How long will they stay there? That's anybody's guess.

A subscription to Amazon Prime costs £8.99 a month or £95 a year in the UK, but new users get a 30-day free trial. Prime membership includes free access to Amazon's certain Premier League football live streams, in addition to Prime Video originals such as Rings of Power, plus Prime Music tracks and plenty more besides. 

Meanwhile, a subscription to the Shudder Amazon Prime Channel costs £4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. You can find seasons 1-3 of Slasher on Netflix.

Use a VPN to watch Amazon Prime UK from abroad while away from home.

How to watch Slasher season 5 in Canada

Slasher season 5 airs on Hollywood Suite in Canada, starting, Thursday, April 6th.

If you have the channel on cable, you'll also be able to stream every episode of Slasher season 5 (and season 4) on Hollywood Suite On Demand. You can find seasons 1-3 of Slasher on Netflix.

Watch Slasher season 5 in Australia

You can now watch Slasher season 5 on AMC+ Down Under, as well as Slasher season 4. The first three seasons of the show are on Netflix.

Watch Slasher season 5 on AMC+ $8.99 per month

Watch Slasher season 5 on AMC+ $8.99 per month
AMC Plus is available both as a standalone service and as a channel on other streaming platforms in Australia. It's $8.99 whichever way you go about it but you might find it more convenient to go through Prime Video or Apple TV+.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. An avid armchair sports fan, he devours everything from football and Formula 1 to tennis, rugby and cricket. If you need to know where to watch the big game this weekend, Aatif can tell you what TV channel it's on and the exact start time (in eight different time zones). Elsewhere, Aatif has written about technology, science and politics for publications such as the The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but he focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.