Killer Sofa (2020)

3.5
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release year: 2020 (2019-10-01)
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Killer Sofa
  • Voted: 169
Killer Sofa is a movie starring Harley Neville, Jim Baltaxe, and Hamish Boyle. 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
  • Fun! 10/4/2019 12:00:00 AM by kryptonarie 8

    I'm not go to give a synopsis, and I actually thought this movie was done quite well. The acting and directing were solid, and considering how silly the story is, it kept me watching. If you like off the the wall paranormal horror, mixed with a bit of silliness, dark deadpan humor, and no CGI, then Killer Couch is it. This is a fun, something different, low budget horror film you can watch cuddle up with your favorite recliner.

  • kiwi horror on low budget 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM by ops-52535 2

    Well, growing up with demonized items on film, this is some of the lamest ive seen of the kind. it seems like sofa is a question of definition. to me a sofa has 2 or more seats, in the film its a large armchair with leg recliner, that has got some evil forces within. there are a lot of magic and voodoo mumbo jumbo, and some small special effects inbetween, not very impressiv but not hopelessly pointless eitherway

    the acting is on average, and the storyline and plot are very cliched, the grumpy old man wont be scared of this armchair compared to an imploding doublebed , or being swallowed by the matress gap in the middle of the act thats scarier i can tell you, so do it on a single matress or do strap the legs well before you embark, i forgot....

  • Funny 10/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by huma-11882 10

    If u dont like horror movies this is where u can look your fears in the eyes

  • This was pure and simply a blast... 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM by paul_haakonsen 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 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM by kannibalcorpsegrinder 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.

#PersonCrew
1James Dunlopcomposer
2Bernie Raodirector
3Paulo Lourençoeditor