Grimm Entertainment where kind enough to send me a copy of their film “Some Guy Who Kills People” to take a look at, so thought I’d better post a quick review and share my thoughts.
Well they say “revenge is a dish that is best served cold”, and ice cream parlours are certainly renown for their ice cold dishes, and that’s where hapless loner Ken Boyd (Kevin Corrigan – “The Departed”) works.
Having spent years in a mental health clinic, following the horrendous abuse he suffered during his teenage years from the other school kids, he’s finally moving on with his life. But when some of the tormentors from his past start turning up dead, people begin to suspect his therapy might not have been a complete success...
The film is essentially a dark comedy, though it’s played as a straight horror. There’s also a bizarre sub plot, in which he’s trying to win the affections of one of the customers, Stephanie (Lucy Davis – “Shaun of the Dead”), whilst dealing with the fact he’s just found out he has a daughter from a previous relationship that he knew nothing about, all whilst he’s trying to stalk and take out the people who had previously made his life hell.
Also starring Bary Bostwick (“Rocky Horror Picture Show”) and horror B-movie actress Karen Black (“House of 1000 Corpses”), overall, I found the film to be watchable, however I was expecting it to be a bit more jokier, whereas the humour seemed to be a lot more on the dry side.
It’s directed, believe it or not, by the same guy who gave us “Megashark Vs Giant Octopus”, Jack Perez, but don’t let that put you off. I’ll admit that this wasn’t the chucklefest I had thought it was going to be, but viewed as a straight horror film it proved entertaining enough.
The screener disc I was sent was devoid of any extras, no word what supplemental material (if any) will be included on the final release when it comes out.
The film is getting a limited theatrical run in
cineams from October 5th, followed by a UK DVD
and Blu-Ray release from the 8th.
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the UK Blu-Ray from Amazon.co.uk