You’re Killing Me (2016)

killingDirector: Jim Hansen

Writer: Jim Hansen, Jeffery Self (Screenplay)

Starring: Matthew McKelligon, Jeffery Self, Rachel Shukert Mindy Cohn, Christian Olguin, Bryan Safi

 

Plot: Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious… and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, ‘You’re Killing Me’, we take a look at the life and death consequences of dating in the age of incessant chatter. Joe and George meet just as Joe is coming out to himself as someone who loves to kill. George, on the other hand, can’t decide which wig to wear for his next YouTube video. As George’s friends start disappearing, one by one, he must face the undeniable fact that Gretchen might not be coming back with crushed ice for his party

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Quirky Horror Comedy

 

Story: You’re Killing Me starts as Joe (McKelligon) gets to meet his boyfriend’s Andy (Wilkas) friends where he doesn’t fit in the click they have. What Andy doesn’t know is that Joe is a killer. Joe sets his targets on a YouTuber called George (Self), George runs a show with Barnes (Safi).

As Joe enters into a relationship with George he openly admits that he has killed his first victim and is willing to continue to kill only to have George react like it is a form of flirting. When Joe starts to fall in love he starts to take out anyone who gets in their way.

You’re Killing Me gives us a horror comedy with a dark comedy tone throughout. We get a killer just starting out on his spree who is openly admitting that he is a killer which is very different for the genre. We do get the awkward moments when someone starts dating someone new and struggles to fit in the social circles. If we were to go into the negatives the kills would have to be the weakest part of the film.

 

Actor Review

 

Matthew McKelligon: Joe is a mental disturbed young man who has been receiving treatment for his problems, when he gets tired of being held back he kills his first victim and enjoys it so much he starts carrying on killing as he falls in love with George. Matthew is great in this role giving an emotionless Dexter like performance throughout.joe

Jeffery Self: George is the YouTube celebrity that gets into a new relationship with Joe who believes everything he says is a form of flirting only to discover that he really is a killer. Jeffrey is good in this role and with the added writing credit shows off two skills.

Rachel Shukert: Gretchen is part of the YouTubing team working with George and Barnes, she is open to the new relationship between George and Joe. She is one of the more open people with Joe trying to offering him a way into the social circle. Rachel is good in this role which works for a supporting role in the film.

Bryan Safi: Barnes is the partner in YouTubing with George, he is happy for his friend to meet a new guy but is also the first one to suspect that there is something wrong with Joe. Bryan is good in this supporting role.

Support Cast: You’re Killing Me has a supporting cast which are mostly just the victims from the social circles.

Director Review: Jim HansenJim gives us a horror comedy that takes the film in a different direction than we are used to.

 

Comedy: You’re Killing Me has good comedy moments throughout as we see George’s reactions to the Joe saying he is a killer.

Horror: You’re Killing Me has the serial killer involved for the horror side but doesn’t feel scary.

Romance: You’re Killing Me uses the awkward opening of a relationship where the couple all work well but shows how difficult it can be with the friends of a new love interest.

Settings: You’re Killing Me uses the settings to show the characters in a LA style setting.
Special Effects
: You’re Killing Me has poor effects with all the killings which sadly makes them look very fake.

Suggestion: You’re Killing Me is one for the horror comedy fans to watch. (Horror Comedy Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Joe is a very creepy character creation.

Worst Part: Special effects.

 

Believability: The new relationship material is all believable while the killing is not.

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: We could have one.

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes

 

Overall: Enjoyable Horror Comedy

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