Ken Boyd (Kevin Corrigan) is finally a free man after serving four years in a psychiatric hospital. He's a 35-year-old who tried to commit suicide, still lives with his mother, and works at an ice cream parlor; obviously his life isn't the most extravagant but he likes his job. In high school, a group of bullies tortured and beat Ken to a pulp; an event that still haunts Ken to this day. He fantasizes about killing the ones who mistreated him and his comic book style art is how he vents his desires. As bodies begin piling up in the town of Green Oaks, the victims all have a common connection and Ken turns out to be the prime suspect.
This is another example of how judging a book by its cover or not knowing much about a movie before hand can illustrate you being wrong, but it actually paying off. It only took me 15min to realise that I was in for a rare treat. I thought this movie was beautiful, brilliant, dark, hilarious and touching. In my experience its rare to find a movie in the horror genre that could even come close to fitting in all of these categories. The cast is just as strange as the story itself and somehow makes it work on every level. Corrigan does a great job carrying this movie and brings a simple innocence and pain to the character needed to make it work.
The supporting cast all plays important if not strange roles in this characters life and does a successful job at driving the story forward. Ariel Gade, who plays Amy his estranged daughter almost upstages everyone in the film. She was perfect for this part and one couldn't help smiling every time she came on screen. Then there is the sheriff, this guy was hilarious and play his character perfectly. Karen Black, Ken's Mother played the perfect Mother, who loved her Son very much but has no expectations of her Son and makes it known she thinks he's a low life.
Add all these colorful characters together and add some Slasher to it and you come out with one the most brilliant horror films I have ever come across. Besides the character aspect of this story, there is a slasher undertone that drives the bigger picture of this story. A great comedy horror film which I highly recommend.
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