Killer Sofa (2020)

Killer Sofa (2020)
3.6
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  • Genre: Horror
  • Release year: 2020 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Killer Sofa
  • Voted: 526

A killer reclining chair becomes enchanted by a girl and starts committing crimes of passion

#PersonCharacters
1Jim BaltaxeRabbi Jack
2Hamish BoyleArthur
3Jed BrophyInspector Bob Gravy
4James CainRalph
  • This was pure and simply a blast... by 6

    Now, a movie such as this 2019 one titled "Killer Sofa", is one that you have to sit down and watch with a light heart and be prepared to laugh. You know it is going to be a campy spoof horror, so I don't understand why "Killer Sofa" has been rated so poorly.

    I sat down to watch it expecting to laugh and be entertained, and I was on both accounts. This is a hilarious movie in its own right. I mean, a recliner that is possessed by a dybbuk and hellbent on killing people? Come on. What is not to love here? This is not meant to be a serious and scary horror movie people. You need to approach this movie and not expect to be in for your typical horror movie, because this is a comedy through and through.

    The entire movie was a blast, and I loved the appearance of the possessed recliner, it was just glorious. And I must take my hat off for writer and director Bernie Rao, because this was definitely a one of a kind and truly unique and outstanding movie.

    One thing about the movie though, the title. Now this is a recliner chair, not a sofa. So that was a little bit misleading. But hey, not really a big deal.

    The cast in the movie were doing good jobs with their given characters, and it is always a treat for me to watch a movie where I am largely unfamiliar with the faces of the actors and actresses, as to not associate them with previous roles played and previous movies.

    It is amazing that every now and again these pseudo-low budget movies pop up and prove that you don't need a billion dollar budget to make something that is entertaining.

    I can warmly and highly recommend that you take the time to sit down and watch "Killer Sofa" if you get the chance.

  • Highly enjoyable horror/comedy by 8

    Following the death of a friend, his friends receive a strange recliner chair for their apartment and moves on with her life, but when a series of strange murders strikes her friends she comes to find that the chair is possessed by a vicious spirit and must stop it before it's too late.

    Overall, this one was quite an enjoyable horror/comedy. Among it's greatest virtues is the most obvious one where this one takes such a silly and over-the-top premise that's taken with far more seriousness than it deserved. The idea of the possessed chair feels inherently goofy in theory yet has a nice sense of gravitas to it through the early setup here featuring not only the sacrificial ritual that allows it to be haunted but also the gradual reveal that it does have the killer's spirit inside. From the seemingly innocuous accident that cuts open the movers' fingers to the medium reliving the past incident involving the girl running through the woods in his hallucinatory visions that spurs the interest in the occult research and the discovery of it's being haunted, there's a strong overall setup that starts this off. With this setup established, the film goes overboard with the idea of the possessed chair attempting to woo the girl as if it's under the impression she'll return the favor. Using far-fetched yet seemingly plausible concepts of trying to impress her with a romantic breakfast and being upset the boyfriend takes credit, to the later attacks where he survives the first attempt to get pushed into the open oven but is later attacked and killed in the living room, thee's enough of an idea of what the chair is trying to do that makes the later scenes all the more fun when it continually flashes to the chair's continuous and often-times outright hilarious expressions that keep changing to fit the various moods it's in. That turns into the wild finale where it gives the chair something to do and gives this a lot to like for the most part. There are a few issues to be had with the film. The biggest problem is the fact that, beyond the concept of a recliner chair is haunted and killing people, the film isn't really funny in the slightest. There's a seriousness to the material that doesn't allow much room for jokes or humorous situations to crop up here and the film is never given the chance to play into the goofiness of the situation. That also comes about due to the convoluted and problematic storyline that tries to explain the possession of the chair but never really explains all of it and even leaves a gaping plot-hole that the characters themselves bring up when discussing this. It's not detrimental enough to lower this one completely but it does drag this down a few notches.

    Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Language.

  • NZ style comedy with great horror moments. Reccomend by 9

    Where to start... Didn't know what to expect at first. The poster was outrageous so I decided to give this a try. Dear reader let me tell you... I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED!!

    This film has everything I was expecting from a kiwi film (New Zealand for those who don't get the reference). The sense of humor is just my taste. If you like Flight of the Concords, Peter Jackson, Taika Waititi, What we Do in the Shadows (I think this was shot in Wellington but could be Auckland), black sheep, then you should enjoy this film.

    Just be prepared for something REALLY different. This is not a SERIOUS horror film even though they treat this seriously which makes it hilarious IMO. I look forward to see this killing it on netflix or shudder

    We need more films like this PLEASE directors in Hollywood: give new and fresh ideas! Less cookie cutters and more Killer Sofas!Hell yeah!JW

  • Crazy, Fun and finally a movie that risks a new formula! by 10

    It seems that we live in an age when no one ever risks in the game and movie industry! This is not the case with KILLER SOFA!

    The film takes us into a world of its own where black humor, clever cliché and above all the impossible becomes a credible reality!

    This is not a movie for everyone ... you really need to be open-minded and get carried away by the absurdity of the situation!

    What I liked most about the movie was that it didn't follow a basic formula and lead us into a 90's style, where everyone seemed to take more risks and create more original storylines!

    It's a budget movie, but I think that fact makes it better, because it has increased the power of the narrative and most of all ... the entertainment comes from the plot and not the special effects!

    There are excellent performances from the acting team and overall the movie seems to me to deliver on its promise in the trailer ... a jealous KILLER SOFA!

    Worth seeing I recommend and give 10 stars!

    Good movie, great work and hope to see more of this director and team!

  • SPOILER (sort of): it's not a sofa by 9

    I don't know why they didn't call it "Killer Recliner" as that's what it is and that title would simply sound better.

    This is one weird movie. Horror? Mystery? Gothic? Home Decor? Check for all. It is only slightly gory, but the violence is disturbing. I don't even remember any profanity, which is refreshing. And the Killer Recliner does more and more as the movie moves along -- it becomes more animated. Wait, you're saying, furniture can't do what the Killer Recliner is doing. But we find out it can and why it can do it.

    I'll never look at a Lazy Boy the same again. Or...is it looking at me??

#PersonCrew
1James Dunlopcomposer
2Bernie Raodirector
3Paulo Lourençoeditor