A (pseudo-)documentary about Jimmy Duncan (Kim
Sønderholm), a cult horror director whose life and career at
some point has gone horribly wrong.
We start at the point when he's
preparing for his fourth film, Death Stalker, which is highly anticipated
by all of the horror community, and everybody wants to be a part of it.
But the more the work on the film progresses, the darker things get:
Duncan has always had a problem with his temper, but now he starts
physically abusing his extras and getting into brawls with his crew.
Several times he even has to be thrown off the set. Plus, a breakup with
his girlfriend/lead actress (Alice Haaber) doesn't make things any easier,
with his methods to try and replace her being at best questionable. Also
he starts to demand more and more from his actresses, things that do not
always serve his film but his own perverted desires (including the
production of sextapes and the like).
People close to Duncan (and there
aren's many) try to explain his bad behaviour away with a troubled
childhood (he had to witness the murder of his mother), but then he just
pushes things further by killing someone ... ok, it was just an accident,
he donkey-punched a girl during sex (this is an actual practice to knock
one's partner out during sex by a hit to the neck) - with lethal
consequences. Now that is not a good thing for anyone's reputation, but it
gets worse, because now Duncan has only licked blood and started to like
Little Big Boy is an hommage to both independent filmmaking and the
horror genre as such, but told in a pleasently unexpected way, as a fake
documentary - but don't worry, this does not mean we are treated to
an endless series of headache inducing but irritatingly popular hand-held
camera sequences, instead director Kim
Sønderholm treats us to a collection of talking heads, many
of them prominent figures of the indie-film scene, interrupted by actual
narrative scenes only sparingly - and yet,
Sønderholm manages to bring a tense, exciting and compelling
story across, but one that's also filled with tons of at times very black
humour, inside jokes, bits of genre parody - and whatever else you would
not expect to find in a fake serialkiller documentary, and yet, everything
gels just beautifully, making this a totally enjoyable ride.
and if you're interested, here's the trailer, too ...
Robots and rats,
demons and potholes, cuddly toys and shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between, Tales to Chill Your Bones to is all of that.
Tales to Chill Your Bones to -
a collection of short stories and mini-plays ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle,
all thought up by the twisted mind of screenwriter and film reviewer Michael Haberfelner.
Tales to Chill Your Bones to
the new anthology by Michael Haberfelner