First Images From Horror Comedy ‘Vicious Fun’

March 2, 2020

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Life comes terrifyingly close to imitating art in Vicious Fun, the new horror-comedy from Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films in partnership with Turner Latin America’s new movie banner, Particular Crowd. Today, we have the first behind the scenes images.

In the film directed by Cody Calahan, Joel is a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, who finds himself
unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in
with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim.

An outrageous mash-up of dread and humor, Vicious Fun lives up to its title,” said Craig McGillivray,
Breakthrough Entertainment’s Vice President of Distribution. “We are thrilled to have Turner Latin
America’s new movie banner, Particular Crowd, as a partner on this film, and look forward to sharing the
howls and horrors we’ve created together.”


The film features an incredible cast including David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills), Evan Marsh (Shazam!, Riot Girls), Amber Goldfarb (TV’s Bad Blood), Julian Richings (TV’s Supernatural, Man of Steel), Robert Maillet (300, Immortals), Ari Millen (TV’s Orphan Black, I’ll Take Your Dead), and Sean Baek (TV’s Killjoys).

It felt like the right time for us to branch out and make something outside our comfort zone,”  Director
Cody Calahan states. “These characters are wacky, satirical and genuinely funny. I can honestly say that I’ve never had so much fun on set and I think that translates directly to the screen.Vicious Fun marks the start of a
new slate of films for us and we’re committed to pushing ourselves in new directions.

We’re delighted to be starting this collaboration with Vicious Fun. We’ve really enjoyed working with the
Breakthrough team and feel that Cody and Chad are creative powerhouses and hope this will be the first
of many movies we’ll be working on together,” said Peter Bevan, Particular Crowd VP.


Filmed in Hamilton, Ontario, Vicious Fun is produced by Chad Archibald and Calahan and written by James Villeneuve. It is set to be released later this year.



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