John Michael Kent, Michael Berryman (associate) for Potent Media, Dapper Cat Pictures, Martini Pictures, Mass Grave Pictures
directed by Christian Grillo
starring D.C. Douglas, Tom Detrik, Carmela Hayslett, Tammy Jean, Bonnie Loev, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Brian Anthony Wilson, Karen Scioli, Carl Stevens, Genoveva Rossi, Chris McMullin, Lisa Panzer, Aimee Cassada, Leo Wylder, Joe Ronca, Scott Kay, Robert Torres, Sarah Hughes, Marie Ruggirello, Christopher Inlow
written and music by Christian Grillo, visual effects by David Gechman, Christian Grillo
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Somewhen, the late 21st century: The end is nigh, no I mean really
nigh, the sun has started to transform into a supernova, a small planet
has left its orbit and gone on a collision course with earth, and earth
itself has turned into a shithole, where gouvernments are taken over by
large cooperations who flood the country with their products and are given
100% access to all data/control over the population just like that.
in the poorer districts of this totalitarian world, there are plenty of
loopholes for less law-abiding citizens to slip through and get their
kicks, people like Kat (Carmela Hayslett) and Gladys (Tammy Jean), who
murder horny rich guys by luring them into sex traps, where Gladys is the
bait who jumps out of her clothes quickly enough to attract any man's
attention, while Kat plays the mute and introvert sidekick who actually
does the killings.
But they're small fish compared to the Red Harvest
Killer Adrian (D.C. Douglas), who has made killing into an artform (or
so he thinks), and who's always very peculiar in deleting any clues. He's
not fond of the work of Kat and Gladys at all, thinks they are
"savages", and feels gravely insulted that at least some of
their work is credited to him ...
Detective Hipple (Tom Detrik) is on
the Red Harvest Killer's trail for years, ever since he has killed his
wife (Bonnie Loev), something that has driven Hipple to alcoholism, plus
he still sees the (real or imagined) spirit of his wife quite regularly,
talks to her - and doesn't always like what she had to say ...
these three parties are bound to meet, and with the end of the world
looming, the outcome just cannot be a happy one whichever way you put it
Genre fave Michael Berryman plays the head of world-controling Horn
Enterprises, while Lloyd Kaufman, in an uncharacteristically touching
performance, plays the president of the USA.
is a quite unusual mix of serial killer, apocalypse, anti-utopia, sci fi
and noir motives all thrown together and infused with quite a bit of
biting satire - and the film works just beautifully, because it's very
well written and makes a good job of tieing the three very diverse
narrative threads together, it manages to create an end-of-world
atmosphere on a rather low budget, and features some colourful characters
played by a very competent cast.
It's great (and rather intelligent)
genre fun, really!