Start Making Your Kill List this August

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The critically acclaimed Kill List is finally on its way home from IFC Midnight and will be here in just a couple of weeks. The DC staff is pretty much divided on this one so here’s your chance to see it and decide for yourself.

From the Press Release4
A one-of-a-kind blend of family drama, hitman thriller, and terrifying psychological shocker, KILL LIST is the story of an ex-soldier turned contract killer who plunges into the heart of darkness – and takes the viewer with him on a ride from which there is no return. The film arrives on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD on August 14, 2012.

From director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, The ABCs of Death) comes a mind-blowing genre concoction that marks a new milestone in the annals of modern horror. Eight months after a disastrous hit job left him physically and mentally scarred (and struggling to support his wife and son), Jay (Neil Maskell; Pusher, Basic Instinct 2) is pressured by his partner and best friend Gal (Michael Smiley; Wire in the Blood) into taking a lucrative three-part assignment: kill a priest, then a dealer in torture porn, and finally a member of Parliament. As the two men – one a volatile hothead, the other a careful professional – carry out their work with shocking brutality, Jay’s world begins to unravel until paranoia and unexplainable visions send him reeling.

Also starring MyAnna Buring (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, The Descent) and Emma Fryer (Home Time, PhoneShop), KILL LIST premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and went on to win awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Kill at Film4 Frightfest 2011. Upon its theatrical release by IFC Films, it received glowing reviews. The Boston Globe’s Ty Burr called it a “cross between a crime movie and a horror freak-out that gets under your skin and stays there.” “This is one of the most violent and disturbing films you’ll see in an art house,” said Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle. The New York Times’ Jeannette Catsoulis said, “The film’s title may draw you in, but it’s the texture that keeps you watching.”

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