There are films that come along that will either get passed up on the DVD rental que or picked up by guys like yours truly. Some Guy Who Kills People is one such film. When I first heard of this film a few months ago and saw the trailer I thought to myself low budget comedy thriller with some pretty decent actors in it. Pretty much thats what it is.
The film revolves around a loser named Ken Boyd who has been traumatized by a group of kids in high school and ends up spending most of his adult life in the insane asylum. Now he is working at a diner with his friend and fellow loser Irv played by Leo Fitzpatrick. Still being taunted by his mother, townsfolk and his boss Ken loses himself in his morbid drawings depicting him killing off all his enemies one by one. Now he looks to take it off the page and actually go through with the murders. The only problem is there are two new women in his life a woman he met on the street named Stephanie and Amy his 11 year old daughter.
The movie main intent is to be funny as all the characters provide a comedic dialogue that is sometime dry but works with the presentation of the film.
One of the funnier characters is the sheriff Walt played by Barry Bostwick who along with his deputy has the task of figuring out who is killing off the local douchebags one by one. The film starts off pretty slow but allows the characters to develop gives you the sense that there is really no hope for Ken in living a normal life but his daughter and new lady friend gives him a chance to feel loved at least. His insatiable desire to kill clouds his thoughts but the love from his daughter is a new found treasure that his mom insists he better not mess up.
Like I said earlier this movie is not for everyone. The indie movie feel to it will turn some away and the cheesy humor will also turn off a few viewers. To me those two things work the best for the film. Corrigan plays a very good anti sociopath but there needed to be a little more dialogue from him to allow the scenes to move faster. Not that there needs to be a inner narrative throughout but just a little more from Corrigan because he is too good of an actor for so few words. The daughter Amy steals the film played by Ariel Gade. Every scene she is in brightens up Some Guy even though the relationship she tries to build with her father seems corny. There is a little blood splatter for you gore hounds out there and plenty of decapitation scenes. I was actually surprised how much comedy there was in this film and not many kills. Not saying that there aren’t a lot but with a film of this stature I was expecting lots and lots of kills.
There is a twist at the end of the film that is somewhat predictable but it adds so much to the film and to the character of Ken of his true side. If you are looking for something a little different and where fans of films like “Otis” i think you will find the same appreciation for this movie like i did. Once again though it truly is not for everyone.