Manager-summoning control freak realtor Kallie Jones attempts to rescue her husband from the clutches of a dubious “wellness centre” with the help of washed-up expert Cult Buster, Dale Domazar, who believes that there are far more sinister activities going on than at first appear…
Grimmfest Says: Cult Canadian director Jesse Thomas Cook, writer-director of the gleefully ridiculous FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND / WWE mash-up, MONSTERS BRAWL, takes aim at Reality TV-spawned True Crime Machismo, New Age cultism, and the contemporary hate figure of the “Karen” , in this aimiably absurd broad-brush satire of self-actualisation, and self-delusion. Ry Barrett and Liv Collins bring unexpected humanity and even pathos to their internet-meme-spawned cartoon-caricature characters, while Tony Burgess, best known as screenwriter of the classic PONTYPOOL, delivers a magnificently sly, droll performance as the vague, oddly diffident cult leader, as well as contributing the scene-stealing “Ascension Song” to the soundtrack. Mixing queasy comedy of embarrassment and social awkwardness with splattery slapstick, genre-savvy smarts, and much deadpan silliness, and boasting some admirably bloody practical gore effects, it probably won’t win any points for subtlety, but we promise it will make you laugh. A lot.
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