DVD Review: Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

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Some Guy Who Kills People DVD CoverDistributor: Koch Media

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Jack Perez

Starring: Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick, Karen Black, Lucy Davis, Ariel Gade, Eric Price

At first glance you would think that Some Guy Who Kills People is set to join the ranks of films with titles that say it all but it is really less of a slasher and more of a low-budget dark comedy. The film is about a former mental patient named Ken Boyd (Kevin Corrigan – True Romance) who works at the local ice-cream parlour and generally keeps himself to himself but he suffers from flashbacks of when he was brutally tortured by the high school basketball team. He is also continually ridiculed by his Continue reading

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Digital Review: V/H/S/2 (2013)

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V/H/S/2 CoverDistributor: Koch Media

BBFC Classification: 18

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard

Starring: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Mindy Robinson, Samantha Gracie, L.C. Holt

2012’s V/H/S was a brave but somewhat ill-executed attempt at expanding the boundaries of the found footage medium of storytelling and putting together an anthology of short films plus a wraparound story to try and tie it all together. There were a couple of great moments but overall the film never really reached its full potential and came across as quite cold and uneven. Somebody must have taken notice, however, as the sequel arrived in a pretty timely fashion but with a few improvements here and there.

Beginning with the wraparound story – entitled Tape 49 (directed by Simon Barrett – You’re Next) – one of the first shots we see is of a pair of naked breasts but instead of somebody being egged on to expose themselves like last Continue reading