Soooo Twisted, yet so good.
I wasn't expecting much from this film at first, but minutes in, I was
intrigued, and as time went on, I really dug the story and the
characters. Oliver inherits his father's funeral home in a town where
no one is dying. The solution? Kill people. It's dark comedy at its
finest. Jay Baruchel plays a nerdy weasel while his partner in crime,
Rose Byrne, mixes seductive tendencies with a cold blooded streak. It's
quirky and gory (a warning to those people who are squeamish). The
twists and turns shocked me each time. I only wish the film was longer,
because the story has so much potential. But don't let that dissuade
anyone. The film is great..
Would Work Better As A Short
After his father dies a young man inherits an old funeral home. The
problem is that it isn't getting any business. So he, and the beautiful
mortician, decide to kill people from the town to get the business
booming. Sound familiar, that's because this is basically a remake of
sorts of an old film starring Boris Karloff and Vincent Price called
The Comedy of Terrors.
This film feels like a mixes dark comedy and horror. There are numerous
deaths but all of them are off screen, with the exception of 3. One of
which is pretty gruesome. It stars Jay Baruchel and rose Byrne, as the
son and mortician. Byrne is pretty sweet here, in her dark and twisted
role. Baruchel plays awkward well, and it fits the character here. It's
just too bad I wasn't a big fan of this character. I found him annoying
The film has a few funny moments, but a lot of it is dark and doesn't
get many laughs. It's more concerned for it's characters and morbid
story then laughs. The film isn't for everyone and it tends to drag in
parts, but for the most part I enjoyed it. It has a good twist and the
good outweighs the bad..