Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
Coming off of some high praise out of its festival debut at Fantastic Fest last year is the red band trailer for the Jay Baruchel-directed Random Acts of Violence, which looks pretty awesome. With a guy like Baruchel at the helm, it goes without saying that his film certainly looks hilarious, but what’s surprising to me is how much it seems like an authentic, throwback slasher. The entire concept is quite good and the fact that it appears to be all sorts of bloody and violent — hence the name — with plenty of humor thrown in, it’s easy to see why this one was such a hit. Check it out.
Comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife Kathy, assistant Aurora and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra, embark upon a road trip from Toronto to NYC comic con and bad things start to happen—people start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using Todd’s “SLASHERMAN” comic as inspiration for the killings and as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become victims themselves, Todd will be forced to take artistic responsibility.
Random Acts of Violence is out on VOD this August 20th. So while you wait, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.