Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Some Guy Who Kills People

Ken Boyd (Kevin Corrigan), a downtrodden ice cream parlour attendant, is the small-town loner fresh out of the loony bin. After a cruel torture from the high school basketball jocks that left Boyd suffering from a symptom of post-traumatic stress, he decides to get even and kill his tormentors one by one. Director Jack Perez’s low key indie black comedy slasher is a brilliant hidden gem that you expect to find in most indie films. With a classy and funny cast, Perez creates an authentic comic book and aesthetic boost to this horror comedy. This ambitions and little odd indie slasher with some unforgettable cameos is a brilliant horror comedy that willingly vaunts its B movie appeal and pulls it off with its plot, script and funny gore.
This peculiar indie picture brings a delightful and well groomed cast. From the a oddly delightful and a little bit neurotic 34 year old artist Ken Boyd to the unloving and unsympathetic hands of his mother Ruth Boyd (Karen Black) and her town sheriff boyfriend Walt Fuller (Barry Bostwick). One of the jocks finally pushes Boyd, who is dressed as an ice cream cone, too far, thus setting off a killing spree chain reaction. Now the revenge seeking anti-superhero that Ken willingly accepts and draws in his sketchbook. An beautiful English girl Stephanie (Lucy Davis) takes a shine to our anti-superhero and a quirky romance comes to play. All the while the town Sheriff  is hot on his heels as he investigates the gruesome murders. As if things couldn't get any weirder and more complicated, Boyd’s estranged 11 year old daughter discovers that her mother has been lying to her and now is determined to bond with her father and make up for the lost time.
Some Guy Who Kills People is a hilariously unusual surreal comedy and horror film. It constantly leaves you giggling and chuckling. With an anti-superhero that can barely go on a date and lives with his mother we even begin to question whether Ken pull off this killing spree? Boyd may lack self-confidence and social skills but he is certainly well skilled with a machete. He just needs to make sure his mother doesn't blow his cover with the late night calls. One of the funniest duos is the Sheriff and Deputy Ernie Dobkins (Eric Price) with their strange dialogue at the scene of the crimes. After finally finding one of the jock's severed head at the local drive-in cinema, Sheriff Walt is compelled  to say "It's like his eyes follow you," and begins to slowly move left and right.
It’s great to see that actor Kevin Corrigan is finally stepping into the spotlight and moving away from supporting roles in films likes of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and Greg Mottola's Superbad. Even back in 2001 with the American television sitcom Grounded for Life when he played role as Eddie, the weirdo womanizing uncle who can never give a straight answer to any question, his performance then had grown and can be seen in Boyd. From a TV actor to a supporting role actor to moving to lead actor, Kevin Corrigan is certainly someone we should keep on eye on.


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