There are times where a movie description fits oddly close to home, but never quite directly as with Vicious Fun from Black Fawn Films. When Joel, a magazine horror film critic finds himself in a self-help group for serial killers, he must blend in or risk being the next victim.
“An outrageous mash-up of dread and humour, Vicious Fun lives up to its title,” said Craig McGillivray, Breakthrough Entertainment’s Vice President of Distribution. “We are thrilled to have Turner Latin America’s new movie banner, Particular Crowd, as a partner on this film, and look forward to sharing the howls and horrors we’ve created together.”
Taking the grindhouse look, and filmed in Hamilton Ontario, Vicious Fun brings a great cast together for a wild ride that is set to mix humour and violence in a fun, twisted way. Directed by Cody Calahan, Vicious Fun brings an all-star cast to this horror-comedy romp, Featuring David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills), Evan Marsh (Shazam!, Riot Girls), Amber Goldfarb (TV’s Bad Blood), Julian Richings (TV’s Supernatural, Man of Steel), Robert Maillet (300, Immortals), Ari Millen (TV’s Orphan Black, I’ll Take Your Dead) and Sean Baek (TV’s Killjoys).
“It felt like the right time for us to branch out and make something outside our comfort zone,” said Director Cody Calahan. “These characters are wacky, satirical and genuinely funny. I can honestly say that I’ve never had so much fun on set and I think that translates directly to the screen. Vicious Fun marks the start of a new slate of films for us and we’re committed to pushing ourselves in new directions.”
“We’re delighted to be starting this collaboration with Vicious Fun. We’ve really enjoyed working with the Breakthrough team and feel that Cody and Chad are creative powerhouses and hope this will be the first of many movies we’ll be working on together,” said Peter Bevan, Particular Crowd VP.
Launched at NATPE in January, Particle Crowd has already produced over 30 original features, with plans to complete more than 60 more within the year. There is no current release date for Vicious Fun but we at CGM are excited to hear more and give it a full look closure to release.