Arrow Films is set to release the critically acclaimed British horror comedy A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life in the US and Canada and on Digital HD and iTunes this January.
Described as “Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise” (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is the feature film debut from writer-director Staten Cousins Roe.
Following its successful UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 in August, the female-driven film stars Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave).
This black comedy follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben): a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer!
Staten Cousins Roe said:
I started my first feature film ‘A Serial Killer’s Guide’ to Life with a small dedicated team and a tiny budget – we shot at over 30 locations in only two weeks and edited it ourselves at home. At the festival premiere the audience response was immense, and since then it’s gathered brilliant reviews. And now I’m excited to have my funny & violent road trip comedy become available to disturb audiences across the world. I followed the do-it-yourself first film approach of my heroes Christopher Nolan, the Coen brothers and Stanley Kubrick, and have made a truly independent film as my debut feature.”
The film is produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi-award-winning production company run by husband-wife duo Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, in addition to producers Charity Wakefield and Giles Alderson. The film was inspired by the duo’s acclaimed short film This Way Out, which screened on HBO and Sundance Channel and received multiple awards.
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life slashes its way onto iTunes and Digital HD on January 13, 2020.