Jay Baruchel’s sophomore feature Random Acts of Violence will stream exclusively on AMC’s Shudder on August 20th. The stylish slasher starring Jesse Williams and Jordana Brewster asks audience what are the real consequences when life beings to imitate art?
Comic book creator Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), his wife Kathy (Jordana Brewster), assistant Aurora (Niamh Wilson) and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Baruchel), embark upon a road trip from Toronto to New York Comic Con and bad things start to happen. People start getting killed.
It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using Todd’s “Slasherman” comic as inspiration for the killings and as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become victims themselves, Todd will be forced to take artistic responsibility.
Random Acts of Violence is adapted from Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti’s popular 2010 graphic novel of the same name. The film explores ideas of legitimizing cruelty, the artist’s responsibility, and what makes a monster in society. Masterfully lensed by award-winning cinematographer Karim Hussain (Hobo With A Shotgun, POSSESOR), the film holds a ferocious mirror up to art, society, and violence.
Featuring a knock-out cast, iconic kills, and a pulsating score from celebrated punk all-star Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Black Lungs) and composer Andrew Gordon Macpherson (Vice’s Dark Side of The Ring) Random Acts of Violence makes for a truly subversive sophomore feature from Baruchel, and the slasher film of the Summer.