I reviewed The Mo Brothers’ latest foray into the world of horror, Killers, back in September, and although it doesn’t have an official release here in the States until January 23 on VOD, it was without a doubt one of the best films I had the chance to see this year. It’s not an easy film to sit through as it goes for the gut every chance it gets, but it’s an ultimately rewarding experience that peels back the curtain on a couple of killers in a way that has never been done before.
Now that the film is finally seeing a release next month, the official trailer has hit the internet in full force, delivering a fantastic peek at The Mo Brothers’ masterfully crafted serial-killer thriller. If you’ve got the stomach for it, I encourage you guys to give this one a shot. It’s an absolute powerhouse, one that never shies away from its brutality.
A series of horrific murders have just gone viral, posted anonymously by the handsome and seductive Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura) with a taste for torture. Thousands of miles away, disgraced journalist Bayu (Oka Antarra) can’t stop watching – and in a reckless moment discovers he, too, can kill. One man in Tokyo. One in Jakarta. A serial killer and a vigilante. As the posts multiply and the body count rises, a bizarre and psychotic rivalry begins – and the face-to-face showdown that’s coming will paint the city in blood.
Produced by Gareth Evans of The Raid films, Killers stars Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi and Epy Kusnandar.