Some Guy who Kills People on the face of it is a horror comedy film about revenge and it does this quite well. But it is also a sort of coming of age story about a man recently released from a psychiatric hospital coming to terms with his traumatic past and attempting to re-integrate into society and his dysfunctional family life. It is this story of adjustment that takes the fore and the gruesome murders that gradually dispose of all his old enemies form an absurdist background. The story is often touching and funny with the gruesome murders nicely done and presenting a nice counterpoint.
The Host centres around a dysfunctional family of misfits and follows their actions and relationships in the wake of an unexpected disaster. Mixing farcical and slapstick comedy with grimy realistic horror and moments of tragedy, this Korean film is definitely a rewarding experience. Continue reading