Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Back at the Roxie, because this one just looks like fun.

Kevin Corrigan stars as Ken Boyd, an artist and recently released mental patient who works in an ice cream shop. He seethes with revenge for the bullies from his high school who left him literally scarred. He doesn't talk much, and his acerbic mother (Karen Black) cuts him no slack, while dating the eccentric town sheriff, played by Barry Bostwick. I just have to say how good Barry Bostwick is in this. Barry Bostwick Barry Bostwick Barrybostwick. Barrybarrybostwick Bostwick, Barry Bostwick. Barry Bostwickbarry....

Sorry, slipped off into something there. Anway, Ken's childhood tormentors start dying in unusual and somewhat artistic murders. Meanwhile Ken finds out he has a daughter (Ariel Gade) who has been kept away from him for 11 years. And he meets a girl who might just be interested in him (Lucy Davis). So things might just be looking up for him. Of course, he still has an odd habit of going out alone in the middle of the night on just those nights when his enemies end up dead.

Overall, there are a lot of cheesy and/or flat moments that you might expect from the director of MEGASHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS. Personally, I think it would've worked better as straight-up comedy instead of trying to be a bit too earnest at times. Often I found myself waiting for the next Barry Bostwick scene. Barry Bostwick Barry Bostwick Barrybarry Barrybostwick....

Oops. But yeah, overall it wasn't high art but it was actually pretty fun.

Running Time: 97 minutes
My Total Minutes: 254,108

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