BERSERK Looks Like a Weird Horror Comedy From Rhys Wakefield

Rhys Wakefield is making his feature directorial debut with Berserk, a part horror, part comedy film. In addition to directing, Wakefield will be starring alongside Nora Arnezeder, Nick Cannon, Jack Falahee, and James Roday.

Raffy Rivers is a fading movie star in need of a career revival. His writer friend, Evan, has never tasted success. Both believe their zombie script will provide the breakthrough they so desperately need – if only they could finish the damn thing. When Evan realizes neither has felt true fear, the pair set out to trick each other into feeling it. The events turn deadly serious as a prank goes wrong and a surprise visitor is killed. In the frantic aftermath, the two must keep their cool as they decide how best to hide the body. This is made infinitely more difficult by hallucinatory drugs, an ex-girlfriend, a clingy police officer, and a pack of hungry coyotes. Throughout the chaos, Raffy and Evan still valiantly attempt to finish the script, even enlisting their guests to serve as director and supporting actor. Eventually the tension proves too much. The story builds to a frenzy in the final act as we learn every character has secret motives - ones they are willing to kill for.

Here are my thoughts after watching the trailer. First, Cannon is still around? Wow, that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. Second, this does not look great. Maybe with the right group it would be fun to riff though. Berserk will be available on VOD starting on April 5, 2019.

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