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Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

Barry Bostwick  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barry Bostwick
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,451 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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At first glance, Ken Boyd may seem like an average comic enthusiast, living with his mother and working to make ends meet as an underpaid, underappreciated ice cream parlor attendant. But Ken has a dirty little secret: he fantasizes about killing people. After being released from a stay in the loony bin, for severe mental trauma suffered when he was beaten and tortured by a gang of high school thugs, Ken's repressed anger suddenly reaches a boiling point. With gleeful enthusiasm Ken hunts down his tormentors, one by one, and exacts his bloody revenge.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
If you're tired of formulaic fare - both at the multiplex and in the horror movie scene - this film is a breath of fresh air. Had the pleasure of seeing this at a festival last year and it's one of the best indie movies I've seen in a long while. The clever storyline seems to be a psycho thriller about a misfit's revenge then shifts into a tale about said misfit trying to find love and happiness before giving way to a third act that throws all manner of curveballs at the viewer. Great performance from Kevin Corrigan in a rare lead role plus fun supporting performances from Barry Bostwick and Karen Black, both of whom steal scenes with a veteran's skill. It's also directed with an eye for color and deadpan dark wit by Jack Perez, who also helmed the underrated LA CUCARACHA. This is a cult movie in the making - and fans of that sort of fare are advised to take a gamble on this deserving effort.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Dark Comic Snarkiness! July 4, 2012
By Mark

As a horror enthusiast, I like to see how scared a movie can make me feel. Some Guy Who Kills People is not that kind of movie.

I've never appreciated Horror/Comedy movies very much (preferring to keep the genres separate), but Some Guy who Kills People has some of the funniest lines spoken by the quirkiest characters in the Horror/Comedy ouevre I've ever seen.

The filmmakers managed to assemble a near-perfect cast of social retro-misfits in some strange and very Californian alternate '50's universe. The humour is mostly in the asides, such as when Ronald - the goody-two shoes religious boyfriend of the young leading lady's mother - says in a creepy, robotic monotone, "Lord, please send someone to aid this precious child and steer her down a righteous path Amen." while leaving the eleven year-old stabbing at some horrible TV dinner to go to a bible study group.

Barry Bostwick as the town sheriff is hilarious in several sight gags where you can't help but laugh. Karen Black is predictably creepy as the 34 year-old protagonist's (Kevin Corrigan) long-suffering mother - and so funny, too.

Somehow all the madness in this weird psycho-cosmos works its way through to a satisfactory end and everything is right again in the world.

No CG effects plus all real-time physical gags and lines make this quite a funny movie.

Not really a horror movie whatsoever but as a comedy Some Guy Who Kills People has some killer moments.

Now, let's give it the proper treatment that it deserves: add some subtitles and bump it up to a Blu-ray version.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise!!! June 15, 2012
I am always suspicious of movies billed as "horror/comedy", but this little gem does not disappoint! The story, characters and funny dialog makes this one of the best dark comedies I have seen in a while. Don't let the "gore" aspect scare you away if it is not your thing...there is a lot more to this movie than a few gruesome murders! It is also a heartwarming story of a man who discovers a long lost gift from his sad and haunted past. This event encourages him to get his life on the right track, even though something very sinister hangs over his head. Kudos to Ryan Levin for coming up with an original, smart, bittersweet, bloody little script! I will be watching this one again-- with friends!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars THIS FILM IS COMEDY GOLD June 14, 2012
This is a review of the film itself and is an abbreviated version of a much longer review I've done of the film.

Going into Some Guy Who Kills People I didn't know much about the film and going by the trailer, I wasn't expecting much either. This can often work in favour of a film if the film is done well enough. When expectations are low even a mediocre or bad film can seem pretty good. But every once and awhile, a film far surpasses expectations. This film didn't just kill it's own characters, it had me dying with laughter. Don't get fooled by the trailer... you'll only end up a fool yourself.

Fans looking for tons of red stuff might be a little disappointed. While there are a few moments of bloody goodness, this film isn't exactly designed for the gore hounds out there. Sure it's called "Some Guy Who Kills People" but the death sequences don't strike me as being the sort of thing that would tickle your sanguinary fancy.

The trailer makes the film appear really low budget. And to be honest, it doesn't look much better when you actually see the film. Sure everything is in focus, the film is generally center framed and it tells the story extremely well, but nothing is going to scream out at you as being overly clever. The cinematography isn't about to blow you away. It's clean and clear but not glossy. This is what you expect your standard low budget film to look like.

Now that I've gotten the negatives out of the way let me start on the positives. First is the story. While it seems extremely simple in concept (standard high school revenge film), Ryan A. Levin has written something that is a little bit above standard fare.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome indie film that should be seen by all June 13, 2012
I really enjoyed this film. The conversations between the sheriff and his deputy crack me up. The dialogue by all the characters is clever (and poignant when it needs to be). The actors were wonderful. An interesting story with great actors. This film is a prime example why more people should give independent films a chance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it.
My order was on time and in listed condition. This film was epic, I love it.
Published 1 month ago by Sparx
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome is an understatement
Great movie. Well acted and the dark humor makes this a must own. I'm not gonna give away one bit of this delightfully funny movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marcus
1.0 out of 5 stars Zeroes across the scale
All around, a really terrible movie. I own more than 3,000 flicks, & I won't be keeping this one.
Published 3 months ago by Stevehayden
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your average horror film
Too funny. I had a hard time betwn being scared and laughing. Thoughtful movie. Barry Boswick just gets me every time. He's so unbelievably good at playing affable heroes. Read more
Published 7 months ago by chamber maid
5.0 out of 5 stars A very layered movie; that's the appeal of it
I must admit -- I purchased the movie based solely on the title. Thinking it would it be of the slapstick horror parody, imagine my glad surprise when upon viewing I found the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by The Silver Turtle
2.0 out of 5 stars Some Guy Who Kills People.... silly.
Another movie you watch than wonder... why did they spend money on making this film? Was it money they found? Got from the Government loan?
Published 10 months ago by Raven
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie not to be expected...
This movie wasn't too bad when I sat down to watch it. The beginning was kind of slow, but as the plot thickens it becomes to unwind as a suprising ending. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Brian Downard
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blood is not the Focus of this Great film !!!
I was really surprised at the quality of this movie. The gore and blood is not the centerpiece like you would find in slasher movies. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Allegrobas
2.0 out of 5 stars dont know about the ones who viewed this
movie isnt good you folks dont have taste-not that good.its amazing the taste that folks have out there-i dont know.
Published 14 months ago by kenneth s.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Bang for Your Buck
A funny/sad/scary romantic comedy. Really! With appealing characters you'll care about, warts and all. Read more
Published 15 months ago by lulu
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