‘Vicious Fun’ Trailer Combines Horror, Comedy and 80’s Nostalgia

‘Vicious Fun’ Trailer Combines Horror, Comedy and 80’s Nostalgia

October 7, 2020 0 By Jeff Fountain

A self-help group for serial killers….what could go wrong?

Vicous Fun is the newest film by Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment (made in partnership with Particular Crowd) and the first trailer looks like hilarious, chaotic horror.

Vicious Fun was hands-down the most entertaining set I’ve ever been on,” explains director Cody Calahan. “It was an extremely collaborative process right across the board, from the talent on the screen to the talent behind the scenes. We wanted to make something nostalgic, hilarious, and a film that was just flat-out fun. I think we accomplished that.”

Synopsis: Joel (Evan Marsh), a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, who finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming their next victim.

It’s a great story, and the retro feel, great cast, and mayhem fueled vibe make this a horror/comedy I can’t wait to see.

Shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Vicious Fun is directed by Cody Calahan, produced by Chad Archibald and Calahan, and written by James Villeneuve. The film features an incredible ensemble cast that includes David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills), Evan Marsh (Shazam!Riot Girls), Amber Goldfarb (TV’s Bad Blood), Ari Millen (TV’s Orphan Black, I’ll Take Your Dead), Julian Richings (TV’s Supernatural, Man of Steel), Robert Maillet (300, Immortals), and Sean Baek (TV’s Killjoys). The film is the first collaboration between Particular Crowd and Breakthrough Entertainment.

“We’re incredibly excited to unveil Vicious Fun as part of this year’s Sitges lineup,” states Breakthrough Entertainment’s Feature Film Coordinator Chris Benn. “When you can take an eclectic cast such as this one and drop them into a world full of neon hues, generous blood splatter, and 80s synth-rock – well, that’s just a cool time at the movies. Vicious Fun is a blast!”

“An outrageous mash-up of dread and humor, Vicious Fun lives up to its title,” said Craig McGillivray, Breakthrough Entertainment’s Vice President of Distribution. “We are thrilled to have Particular Crowd as a partner on this film and look forward to sharing the howls and horrors we’ve created together.”

Vicious Fun is set to have its much-anticipated world premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain this October. The film will open up the festival’s Panorama Fantastic section on opening night.

Check out the trailer below. You don’t want to miss this one…