It’s been several months since last we heard anything about Barry J. Gillis’ disturbing feature film The Killing Games, but now word has arrived that Typhoon Films is releasing it worldwide on VOD in just a few days.
From the Press Release:
Typhoon Films has announced that The Killing Games will be released worldwide on Apple iTunes, Google Play, and other outlets on April 22, 2014.
The controversial film had its World Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival and its US Premiere in San Francisco at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. Its last stop on the circuit was at Shock Stock Horror Convention in London, Ontario, last weekend.
The Killing Games ran into its first hurdle when the Edmonton International Film Festival Chairman told director Barry J. Gillis that the movie was too violent for their festival. Gillis battled with the fest to screen the movie but to no avail. It was a bitter pill to swallow, and Gillis went public with his displeasure, which in turn led one of the festival organizers to tip off other festivals in a private film festival Facebook group to blacklist Gillis and his movie.
Despite the backlash from various festival organizers, Bruce Fletcher, programmer with the Calgary International Film Festival, requested a screener and loved the movie so much that it had a very successful debut in Calgary in front of a wild group of genre fans who thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The Killing Games has since put crowds into a frenzy wherever it has screened.
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The Killing Games opens with a scene where a teenage girl Elysia (Yunona Anders) accidentally witnesses a sadistic killing by sociopathic serial killers Son of Satan (Edwin Autridge) and Dirty Jesus (John Scott), who, once they finish their work, spot the girl and give chase. Meanwhile, Elysia’s dad, the world-weary Birdman (Kelly A.H. Bird) is at home caring for his invalid wife. When Elysia doesn’t come home at the usual time, Birdman begins to worry about the whereabouts of his daughter.
Not far away is a roving gang of criminals headed by Alex (Alex Sharpe) with their fingers in all sorts of vague illegal pies, including drug dealing and armed robbery. But after a growly-voiced henchman (Toby S. Krekoski) botches a stick-up job that results in multiple murders, Alex suggests they head off to see an old friend he hasn’t seen in years to lay low for a while. Soon an ill-fated confrontation leads to a bloody and most unforgettable climax.
The Killing Games also features Kim Sønderholm, who stars as the “Big Boss” in the movie.
The Killing Games can be pre-ordered on iTunes by clicking here.
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