- Director: Cody Calahan
- Writer: Cody Calahan; James Villeneuve
- Producer: Chad Archibald; Cody Calahan
She's got a lesbian hair-do!!!
A support group for serial killers...and, if there are stereotypical serial killers [as the literature suggests]...they are all here. And...a young [non-killing] man who finds himself in the middle of it all...by accident...or, bad luck...or, just luck!
Comedy-horror is not an easy thing to get right...as a genre, it either takes itself too seriously or not seriously enough. Vicious Fun walks that fine line with all the skill of a seasoned funambulist - who purposefully looses balance [from time-to-time] just to get those gasps from the on-lookers! Showmanship - it really is too rare - is what it's all about...and, this wee film is crammed packed full of the stuff!
And...it really is all down to Evan Marsh who plays his character [Joel] with bewildered, thinking-on-the-spot perfection...he's neither brave nor completely cowardly, he's just in a very odd situation and he just wants to get out...alive.
Cody Calahan had a great [but, insane] idea...bringing that insanity -successfully - to the screen is no easy feat. This is situational comedy in extremis - pulling it off is one thing...but, leaving the audience baying for [more] blood is a directorial coup d'etat - hopefully, this wee film will get the recognition it deserves...and, a much-deserved sequel will be the audience's reward.
A loser whose life is passing him by accidentally stumbles into a secret underground self-help group for serial killers. Can he match wits with five killers and make it through the night alive? Stuck with only two options - kill or be killed, Joel will have to find his inner serial killer and muster a hidden strength to defeat the maniacs in his midst.