“Kill List!” Director Ben Wheatley’s Shocking Thriller! Brilliant “Hit Man” Horror!

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“They are bad people. They should suffer.”

I am in the middle of a marathon of films by a visionary new Director, Ben Wheatley…and his second film just blew me away!

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The Sign Of Horror!

WOW! I don’t have words to describe how amazing Ben Wheatley’s film “Kill List” is! It’s a British thriller that evolves into a horrific journey into the “heart of darkness.”

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Here is the plot: you meet Jay and his wife Shel as they welcome their friend Gal and his new girlfriend for dinner. Over lots of drinking, you find out that Jay hasn’t worked for months…

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I don’t want to share too much of the plot, but know that Jay and Gal have a “working” relationship that comes out in the course of the movie – in some very funny, dark, and horrifically violent ways!

Here is the trailer for the film:

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There’s no other way to say it: “Kill List” will blow your mind! It’s a ROUGH ROUGH ROUGH movie in a couple of scenes, but it’s also a hypnotic fever dream that is darkly funny and human for a “hit man” film – in fact, it turns the genre completely on its head!

It’s just another amazing film from a visionary Director!

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Meet Ben Wheatley!

If you don’t know this Director’s work, you are missing some terrific films.
In May 2009, he directed “Down Terrace” in eight days; it won the Next Wave prize at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Best UK Feature at Raindance in London.

“Kill List” Followed in 2010. I just watched it on Amazon Prime.

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Wheatley’s third film was “Sightseers”, released in 2012. Wheatley’s fourth film was this haunting black-n-white psychological horror film:

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“A Field in England” takes place entirely in a field – soldiers fighting a battle are trapped, and slowly go mad…here is the trailer:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/08/20/a-field-in-england-new-modern-horror-master-ben-wheatley/

Wheatley’s most successful film was released this year:

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“High Rise” is adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel, and Wheatley has a well known cast, including Tom Huddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons.

This film is now out ondemand and I plan to watch it next!

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Speaking of new horror Directors, check out the Soska Sisters! Read about this inventive duo here:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/06/07/modern-horror-twin-directors-the-soska-sisters-american-mary-dead-hooker-in-a-trunk/

Finally, if you want to see some more “mind-blowing” cinema, here is a place to dive in:

Enter The Void

I posted a story about this brilliant film, “Enter The Void”, and have included several other films as well:

https://johnrieber.com/2014/11/01/audacious-mind-blowing-cinema-enter-the-void-vanishing-waves-and-holy-motors/

Bravo to Ben Wheatley – let me know how many of these you have seen!

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7 replies

  1. Kill List was one surprising and unexpected movie.

  2. I haven’t seen ‘High Rise’ yet, but have all of his other films on DVD. A great cast is always key, and his down to earth British actors are well-known to us over here. Dark drama, with that British edge. Doesn’t get much better. Unless…
    If you haven’t seen this, it’s bloody fantastic.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Man%27s_Shoes_(2004_film)
    Shane Meadows inspired Wheatley. Say no more.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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