Ignore my bad pun in the post title. Or celebrate it. Whichever. But speaking of celebrating, oh how I have longed for the day where I would see a horror movie about a chair killing people. Yes, the movie is called Killer Sofa. But let’s be real, it’s a recliner. A sofa recliner, perhaps – but a recliner/chair nonetheless. Straight outta New Zealand, Killer Sofa actually looks……..good. Here’s a quick synopsis before I hit you with the debut trailer:
Francesca always attracted weirdos. When one of her stalkers is found dead, she looks for comfort from her best friend, Maxi. Meanwhile, Maxi’s grandfather, Jack, a disgraced Rabbi, comes across a reclining chair containing a Dybbuk inside. Jack and his voodoo sorceress partner try to find out where the recliner has been delivered while exploring Jack’s newfound gift for communicating with the other world. Meanwhile the reclining chair becomes enchanted by Francesca and starts committing crimes of passion.
See? Told you it actually looked good. In a bad ‘recliner chair commits bloody crimes of passion‘ kind of way. Killer Sofa shall not be winning any Oscars this year, but I think it’s pretty clear that it’s not going for any either. I sort of miss these kinds of movies to be honest. I mean, I just re-watched The Lift this past weekend (a Dutch 80’s horror movie about a killer elevator) and it tickled my horror bone. So yeah, I’m in on Killer Sofa, which will hit DVD and On Demand in October. And thanks to my girlfriend for pointing out the similarities between the murderous recliner in the movie and Chairry from Pee Wee’s Playhouse.