Slacker Horror RELAXER Mixes 90s Nostalgia and Apocalyptic Y2K Paranoia

The twisted mind behind The Alchemist Cookbook is back with another entry in the slacker horror subgenre. Joel Potrykus’ latest, Relaxer, looks like a hysterical (and gag-inducing) blend of 1990s-era nostalgia and the apocalyptic paranoia surrounding Y2K and fears of a technological glitch that threatening to end all life as we know it.

The film was a smash at SXSW in 2018 and will enjoy a limited theatrical release beginning March 22nd via Oscilloscope Laboratories. Grab a puke bucket and give the trailer for Relaxer a spin at the top of the article. The synopsis is below.

With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge – the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man – and he can’t get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.

Relaxer stars Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, and Andre Hyland.

What do you think of the trailer for Relaxer? Are you already familiar with the work of Joel Potrykus? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!



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