Splatterday Special: American Killing [Film]

 

Welcome to Day 5 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Annual Month of Horror Showcase! We have a fully loaded month of all things horror for you fine folks! October is our favorite month for this very reason, and we are so excited to share 31 full days of film showcases and interviews with some of the finest folks from the world of horror, just as we have been doing for the last 6 years. What started as a simple 5 day showcase, has now blossomed into a full blown month long event. You’re going to love this! Enjoy!

 

Synopsis:

“Jeb’s cartoon is on the verge of cancellation, so the studio sends him and an eclectic team of writers to a secluded house in the mountains.   As Jeb’s controlling personality and obsessive work ethic starts to push the team apart, he goes even further by planting spy cameras in places shared and private, obsessed on what everone is doing.  Jeb is soon fired by the studio but he continues to spy in sercret from his home leading him further down the road to madness. In his most desperate hour, Jeb seals his fate as a viscous madman by returning to the house and murdering his writers one-by-one, on camera. Past emotions and tensions flare, and while nothing goes as Jeb planned, the unforeseen twists, turns, and revelations make his snuff film a violent spectacle sure to go down in infamy.” – October Coast PR

 

******

Oh boy, strap in Folks! If you are a fan of watching a seemingly innocent protagonist slip away into insanity, I simply cannot recommend American Killing enough. It is an absolute delight with a tension build up that is truly gripping and is sure to scare all the hell right out of you. Trevor Peterson gives the performance of his career as Jeb, a man who will seemingly do absolutely anything to be approved as a real artist. Jeb’s obsessions and malicious intentions kick into gear very early in the film, and it culminates in a truly breathtaking fashion. As the body count begins to go up, so does the excitement!

 

 

American Killing is what I believe to be a perfect induction for the films we will be showcasing this month during our Month of Horror. The film relies quite heavily on the clever and clearly well written story line from writer and co-director Matthew D. Ward. While the stylization of the film is very well done, it all boils done to a brilliant story to be told with all the suspense you can attempt to digest. And as we always say, good writing has to be back up with great performances. The combination of the two can not be overstated enough. And, as you could probably guess because we are even talking about it at all, American Killing has some absolutely wonderful performances. Persia White and Caitlyn Gerard breath life into their eccentric characters. And the appearance of Demetri Goritsas was a real treat (side note: Demetri happened to appear in “Nosedive”, my single favorite episode of Black Mirror). Everyone gave it their all in the making of this film, and the evidence of such is in the beautiful final product that his this class A horror film.

 

American Killing is available now on DVD and VOD wherever you get your films.

 

 

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