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Vicious Fun

Country: Canada, Language: English, 96 mins

  • Director: Cody Calahan
  • Writer: Cody Calahan; James Villeneuve
  • Producer: Chad Archibald; Cody Calahan

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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.

Outrageously good!!!


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Evan Marsh as Joel
Amber Goldfarb as Carrie
Ari Millen as Bob
Julian Richings as Fritz
Robert Maillet as Mike
Sean Baek as Hideo
David Koechner as Zachary
Alexa Rose Steele as Sarah
Kristopher Bowman as Detective Doyle
Mark Gibson as Detective Hollands
John Fray as Officer Tony
Joe Bostick as Phil
Kameron Louangxay as Bartender
Earl 'Bubba' McLean Jr. as Cabbie
Craig Brown as The Clerk