Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy gets caught and goes to prison for being a serial killer. Girl struggles to put her life back together and to restore some faith in herself after being able to fall for someone so reprehensible and not being able to see through his lies or see him for who he truly is. Girl meets new boy. Ex-boyfriend escapes from prison. Ex-boyfriend really wants his girlfriend back.
So, this looks pretty insanely dark and gritty and relatively naturalistic in ways that big Hollywood films can never achieve while pandering to the mainstream. It also stars AJ Bowen from The Signal and The House of the Devil, who is an extremely talented actor who’s been making a name for himself in low-budget micro-indies and horror, often films that are both. Several of these films have been far beneath him, and it’s striking to see how good he remains in those movies. Some day not too far away this guy is going to be a huge star, or at least get a series regular role in a Law & Order or CSI, where he’ll probably wake the rest of the cast up from their peaceful slumbers. A Horrible Way to Die co-stars Joe Swanberg, who pretty much originated the whole mumblecore genre, and Amy Seimetz, who’s been in her share of micro-indies. Anchor Bay releases this some time next year, and it looks like it has a lot of potential to go for the proverbial jugular.
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