Indie horror-mystery BUTT BOY has the schlockiest of schlocky conceits, but approaches it completely straight. Amazingly, it works. It’s a classic tale of a deadbeat alcoholic cop on the hunt for a serial killer, only this serial killer seems to have the power to absorb his victims via his arse (yes I’m saying arse rather than butt – I’m British). The performances are serious, the atmosphere and aesthetic belong to classic genre fare, you just get to see a guy using his deadly arse as a shotgun at one point and his victims trapped inside his dimension-defying bowels stage an escape. The performances of the cast, particularly Tyler Cornack and Tyler Rice and the rather stylish direction (also from Cornack) really stand out and makes this film deliver beyond the innate novelty value. SSP
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