This bizarre horror comedy blends the slasher gore of Hot Fuzz, the comic book insanity of Super and the heartwarming off-beat indie comedy drama of a father reconnecting with his 11-year-old daughter, think Kick-Ass. This genre mix has a similar cult verve to Fido, except there aren't any zombies.
The story follows a 34-year-old deadbeat, who seeks out revenge on the basketball team bullies that tortured him in high school. Some Guy Who Kills People stars a zoned out Kevin Corrigan and an irrepressible Barry Bostwick in fine form as the town's Sheriff with noteworthy performances from Karen Black and young Ariel Gade. The tongue-in-cheek tone softens the intermittent slasher gore and the local police department lampoons the serial killer genre with routine apathy and general inefficiency.
Some Guy Who Kills People is sure to develop a cult following with its comic book flavour and offbeat comedy formula. It's not all rosey... there's a twist in the tale that comes off like a curveball and the romantic aspect seems like something of an afterthought with The Office's Lucy Davis. So it's not for everyone, but for those that enjoy their indie flicks a little nutty and teetering on the dark side, it's wildly entertaining, infused with heart, pumping blood and riddled with wacky characters.
The bottom line: Wacky