From the opening shots showing the sinister way our title character and murderer disposes of his body to the ominous, Midsommar-esque credit sequence, you will be immersed in the gritty bleakness of the world created by Tom Botchii. The film is about a serial killer obsessed with comic books. But don’t anticipate seeing anyone nerdy or reading Marvel comics in public. Instead, Artik (Jerry G Angelo) plays the part with utmost sincerity and cold indifference. Moments where Artik shows true passion are in the way he designs his kill-traps and brutalizes each of his victims in the final moments of life. As if Artik’s creep factor wasn’t bad enough, he intends to pass on his legacy to his young son. But when his son becomes entangled with a mysterious stranger that has good intentions for him, a dangerous cat-and-mouse game ensues between Artik and the newcomer. You’ve never seen a serial killer on-screen depicted quite like this. Angelo’s steely gaze and intensity will haunt you long after the credits roll.
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