Some Guy Who Kills People
A downtrodden ice-cream parlour attendant fantasises about murdering the high school bullies who drove him into a mental institution. Then the bullies start to wind up dead
A quick glance over director Jack Perez's filmography to date - Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus and Wild Things 2 included - might lead you to expect his latest offering to be a similarly unsubtle affair. In fact, Some Guy Who Kills People owes a lot more to low-key indie comedies like Clerks and Office Space than it does to the knock-off horror its title might suggest - though there are a handful of very gruesome deaths.
Kevin Corrigan, usually seen in supporting roles in the likes of The Departed and Superbad, gives a likeably deadpan performance as Ken, an ice-cream parlour attendant, frustrated comic book artist and possible serial killer whose life is additionally complicated by a new love interest (The Office's Lucy Davis) and the appearance of his estranged 11-year-old daughter, who is determined to bond with him at all costs. Enjoyable cameos from Karen Black (House Of 1000 Corpses) as Ken's soul-depleting, chain-smoking mother and Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as the local sheriff ham up the otherwise subdued suburban setting.
The lack of budget shows at times - particularly in the sound and editing - but it's all pulled together with such good will and enthusiasm that it'll win you over despite the cracks.
Cast & Connections
- Actor: Karen Black, Kevin Corrigan, Lucy Davis, Barry Bostwick
- Director: Jack Perez
In a Nutshell
An amiable little indie flick with some memorable cameos and a few splatters of graphic gore thrown in for good measure.