Fright fest doesn’t have to end when Halloween does. On December 3, This Game’s Called Murder will be available in theatres and on-demand. The indie thriller film features Ron Perlman, who plays the part of a famed designer of women’s luxury footwear, Mr. Wallendorf, whose daughter plans to sabotage his business.
But Wallendorf isn’t going down without a fight. With writer-director Adam Sherman at the helm, the movie is an extraordinary mix of comedy, crime and chaos.
Check out the trailer for the film below.
Ron Perlman’s character is at the height of his career, designing sensational, red high-heel pumps that have encapsulated the world. However, Mr. Wallendorf does not own an honest business and often uses his power and money for selfish and greedy purposes. Why?
“Money, religion, world domination,” Wallendorf’s daughter, Jennifer Wallendorf (Vanessa Marano) explained.
Meanwhile, Jennifer outsmarts her father’s ploys to track her down. As she seeks to destroy him and his empire, her overly-upbeat mother takes part in the criminal activity.
According to IMDb, the film aims to be a representation of the dark side of society “without taking itself too seriously.”
Ron Perlman’s character embodies the typical cinematic villain, and yet, somehow, it’s hard to hate him. Despite his lack of morale, the quirks and demeanor of Perlman’s part make it hard to take Mr. Wallendorf seriously.
Ron Perlman Film Meant to Be an ‘In-Your-Face’ Experience
In the past, director Adam Sherman has created some comedic yet disturbing works, like Crazy Eyes in 2012. Similar to the past work, the new film starring Ron Perlman is blunt and hilarious.
“We couldn’t be more excited for audiences to experience this one-of-a-kind, vivid, and unapologetically ‘in-your-face’ film,” said Scott Donley, CEO of production company Cranked Up Films. “Adam has such a unique perspective and filmmaking voice, it’s been an absolute pleasure having him as a creative partner on this release.”
Premiere CEO Carlos Rincon also expressed his excitement for working with the director.
“Adam’s unique and surrealistic vision in this darkly satirical thriller will appeal to elevated genre film audiences and especially to those with an appreciation of David Lynch and his works such as Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart,” he shared, according to Deadline.
As for Sherman, himself, he hopes to share his new perspective on the world in a way that is clever yet honest.
“Looking at the world and people as characters and as drama has given me insight into human relationships, acceptance of life, and duality,” Sherman said. “Creating stories and making movies is who I am, it’s what I am. It’s how I think, see, and breathe.”
“This has given me a more positive outlook on the world, or perhaps acceptance of the opera that we’re all a part of.”