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Cast: Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious franchise), Niamh Wilson (Saw franchise) and Jay Baruchel (How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2)

Director: Jay Baruchel

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Year: 2020

Rating: NR

In RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE, comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife, assistant and best friend, are heading to NYC Comic Con when bad things start to happen—people start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using his “SLASHERMAN” comic as inspiration for the killings. And as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends become victims themselves, he is forced to face the killer and put an end to his notorious comic once and for all.

'Random Acts of Violence' tells the story of Todd Walkley and his publisher pal Ezra as they make a road trip to promote their comic, Slasherman. The comic is some what based on the murders which were done by the I-90 killer back in the 80's. Well on tour random murders begin to happen again and they seem to be copying the murders that Todd has in his comics. Todd has not yet come up with the end to his graphic comic but what is happening now just might get him killed before he can finish it.

'Random Acts of Violence' starts off slow as it introduces us to the characters and sets up the story. Animation is used in the film to tell certain parts of the story and there are flashbacks that Todd is having that fills in the missing pieces.

The one problem with the flashbacks is the film reveals its secret a bit too early and I was a bit confused at first about whom the little boy was in the flashbacks because he looked nothing like Todd. One thing the film does have going for it is its kills which are bloody and brutal. But I do think some people will grow bored before the action even starts because there's a good bit of filler that really could have been removed from the film. If they had added a bit more killing especially early on I think it would have made for a better slasher film.

The acting was good all around and once the action got going the pace picked up. Over-all I thought it was an average film that could have been better but if you are a fan of horror then I recommend checking it out.

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE will be released on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on February 16, 2021.

Released by RLJE Films

** 3/4 Out Of *****