Rating: 4 of 5
While browsing the latest DVDs available on Redbox, I discovered
SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE (2011). What caught my eye was the movie’s title,
“horror, comedy” and “Kevin Corrigan.” So I rented it based solely on genre and lead actor.
Some Guy Who Kills People is about Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, who sets out to kill those he deems responsible for his miserable life. (Source: IMDb)
Normally when I rent a horror-comedy, especially of the independent persuasion, there’s a heavy amount of cheese and gore, and little else. Not the case with SOME GUY. It proved an exception to the rule and a reason I continue to mine the Indie world on a regular basis.
The key to SOME GUY’s success is its heart: the relationship between Ken Boyd and Amy Wheeler. The horror elements played secondary to strong characters and a realistic world. It felt more like a coming-of-age story with a thriller subplot than the typical slasher flick. That’s not to say there weren’t silly moments or a few scenes of gore; those bits just didn’t overpower the film’s stronger attributes.
I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys horror-comedies with a reasonable amount of gore, an even pace, solid character development, and subtle humor as well as genuine laugh-out-loud moments.
[Rented DVD on 7/3/2012 | Bought DVD on 7/28/2012]