Killer Sofa (2019) Movie Review

Director: Bernie Rao

Writer: Bernie Rao (Screenplay)

Starring: Piimio Mei, Nathalie Morris, Jim Baltaxe, Jed Brohpy, Angelica Thomas, Stacey King, Grant Kereama

Plot: A killer reclining chair becomes enchanted by a girl and starts committing crimes of passion

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Best Killer Sofa Movie Ever

Story: Killer Sofa starts when Francesca (Mei) gets sent a recliner, a recliner with a past, it completes her apartment, while one of her stalkers has been found dismembered. Inspector Gravy (Brophy) and Inspector Rosane Grape (King) are looking into the murder, which means learning more about Francesca and her past.

When it becomes clear the sofa is trying to kill people, Francesca must find a way to stop the killing spree before it is too late.

Thoughts on Killer Sofa

Characters – Francesca is a dancer that has had problems in the past with the men in her life, most have become stalkers, with her needing to put restraining orders on them, she is left a recliner from one, as the police look into her past to see if she has a connection to the murder of one of them. Maxi is the best friend of Francesca, she supports her on a daily basis and will stand with her in her fight against the sofa. Inspector Gravy is leading the investigation into the crimes which sees him spending time with Francesca learning about her past. Rabbi Jack is Maxi’s grandfather that gets an uneasy vision from the sofa and starts trying to figure out how he could stop the evil behind it.

PerformancesThe lead in the film is Piimio Mei and she does well in the leading role, as the one being haunted by the soda, seeing her friends taken from around her. The rest of the cast are strong with what they are doing, they do know this does have elements of cheesy horror, which does work for the film.

StoryThe story here follows the unusual event surrounding a sofa that starts killing people at the woman that finds herself the main target of the evil needing to stop it before their friends get taken. This is a film that knows exactly what it wants to be, a wildly over the top story that isn’t afraid to go into the full cheesy area, which will get the story over to the level it needs to. For a horror it is a film that follows the traditions when it comes to picking off the victims one at a time, with an element of the story behind the having a supernatural feel.

HorrorThe horror side of the film does pick up like most serial killer style slashers, with one victim being alone getting picked off by the killer, in this case, the sofa, which does it look creepy throughout.

SettingsThe film uses the apartment settings to show how the sofa can move around without looking completely out of place, using the environment to help with its kills.

Special EffectsThe effects are mixed with the fact they make the sofa look terrifying being a huge plus, it is the CGI moments that look like the weakest part of the film.

Scene of the Movie – The sofa look.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The CGI moments.

Final Thoughts This is a horror comedy that understands completely what it wants to be, it will get laughable kills from a sofa that uses its how frame as a weapon.

Overall: Funny horror comedy.

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