You Might Be the Killer (2018) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Brett Simmons
STARRING: Fran Kranz, Alyson Hannigan, Brittany S. Hall
RATED: UR/REGION: 1/WIDESCREEN/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM Screen Media
As Sam flees from a masked killer at camp, it slowly dawns on him that HE might be the killer. With the help of his film buff friend Chuck, Sam navigates through horror movie tropes to try and make it out of this plot alive.
Turn the self-awareness to 11 and toss in a pinch of even Jim Carey’s The Mask and you have what ultimately ends up being You Might Be the Killer. When this one opens up we are already in the thick of things with a large number of camp folks already dead and one guy is on the run. He calls his friend (A girl named Chuck) for help since she knows all about horror movies and is more than willing to drop a reference and together they backtrack what has taken place and try to figure out just what is going on. The newer slasher layout here is pretty creative as it skips a lot of the character building for just the beef of the sub-genre. As a result of this, some might find it a bit bland in the character area but if all you want is gore and kills, then you might find you are getting just the gist of what you want in a slasher. It’s at least very different for a movie of this type if nothing else. So even if you do find a few things lacking, you can’t argue with at least the creative side of things.
So, you get lots of violence and lots of cool kills. That’s always a very important aspect of stuff like this and that part of You Might Be the Killer won’t be letting anyone down. I’m a big fan of the whole slasher sub-genre and can find fun to be had in most of them anyway, but this one isn’t too bad if you ask me. I do kind of wish it had used a different mask for the killer since we seen a style sort of like this one pop-up a bit lately in horror films, but other than that it’s a fun and bloody movie with lots of horror references. Heck, it may even have too many of those! It’s also always nice to be seeing Alyson Hannigan in movies and she does a fine job here. This one also has a nice opening if they want to ever make another one, which I wouldn’t be against if they did.
– Audio Commentary with Brett Simmons & Thomas P. Vitale