If there was a championship for being an absolute scumbag, Billy
(Darien Fawkes) would be a definite frontrunner for the title: Since he
needs money to skip town with his girlfriend Candy (Marla Rose) he kills
his own father for the insurance money. Plus, he has also hooked her on
drugs, but since he's in no mood to pay any, he first robs a dealer
(Vincent Gelyo), then sees to it that this dealer is killed by his rival
Pat (Alaskan Cinder), just to tie up loose end ...
competition for the title of "biggest scumbag": Johnny (Dakota
Bailey), Pat's hitman, who does her every bidding because he's addicted to
her drugs ... until he figures killing her and robbing her drug stash
would get him high quicker and without the effort of having somebody for
every fix he might need.
Since these two scumbags live in the same town
though and move in the same social circles, it's pretty much inevitable
that they meet - and try to out-scumbag one another - eventually ... with
disastruous results, naturally.
In the cinematic world of
filmmaker Dakota Bailey, everybody's a scumbag, which is once again true
with this film (apart maybe from a subplot about a wheelchair-bound war
veteran [Larry Bay] who takes out a dealer selling to young children), and
frankly, not everybody might get a kick out of this very nihilistic world
view. But that said, Bailey on one hand doesn't make a secret out of what
his films are about ("scumbag" in the title's already a dead
giveaway), on the other, he gets better and better at telling complex
stories about sex, crime and depravity. Plus, this movie of his is also
visually very accomplished, almost stylish in a grungy sort of way.
it's still not a film for strictly everybody, but if you're up for feeling
"scumbaggy" for a bit, then this one's definitely for you!