BUTT BOY is a sci-fi comedy thriller movie. Yes, it’s one hell of a genre-bender. It starts out well and picks up at the end (pun intended), but the middle is a little weak. Still, it’s a lot of fun as well. Full our full Butt Boy review here!
BUTT BOY is a sci-fi, comedy, thriller indie movie. Actually, you could also just call it a horror-comedy, but it doesn’t feature much blood or (too many) other grotesque visuals. Of course, this is all part of the low-budget aspect but it works extremely well.
I really liked the beginning of this movie the most. The middle sort of lost itself (to me, anyway) and a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes is too much for this kind of movie. Still, it does pick up towards the end (yes, pun very much intended), which offers classic horror-comedy elements.
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Along the veins of Guns Akimbo
In many ways, Butt Boy feels like it’s related to Guns Akimbo in the way that both deal with “body horror” with a comedy twist. However, in this comparison, I have to say that Guns Akimbo wins the battle. Of course, that movie also had a much bigger budget.
Recommended reading: Our review of Guns Akimbo here >
Still, I have to say that if you watch Guns Akimbo, and like it, then you really should check out Butt Boy. I honestly think my expectations were set too high for this indie genre-hybrid. The trailer looked so awesome to me that I wanted the movie to have the same sort of energy. It doesn’t really.
Instead, much of Butt Boy is more of a slow-burner and a dark comedy with dramatic undertones. I mean, I love the craziness of it all, but it just felt too long. Still, I do highly recommend it. Just try to set your expectations accordingly and I’m sure you’ll have a ball with it!
A true genre hybrid
While I have some things in this movie that didn’t work for me, I do love the fact that it incorporates so many genres. I am a huge fan of horror-comedy and Butt Boy goes to some very dark places (yes, once again, pun intended).
In other words, this movie is almost the polar opposite of the body horror movie Swallow starring Haley Bennett. I really loved that movie for a lot of reasons. It featured a young woman who swallowed things to regain some control over her own life and body.
You might like: Our review of Swallow here >
Butt Boy has a very different kind of plot. The lead character Chip Gutchel (named after the filmmaker’s Godfather) finds a lot of joy related to putting things up his butt. It all starts with a routine prostate exam from a somewhat sadistic doctor. Chip enjoys this and starts putting all kinds of things inside himself.
Now, I have to admit I found these scenes very funny. They’re not so much graphic as they are focused on his intense pleasure related to these actions. However, things get out of hand (and up his butt) very quickly!
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Tyler Cornack is the director, co-writer and star of this crazy little movie. The co-screenwriter is Ryan Koch who also worked with Tyler Cornack on his Tiny Cinema TV series and the upcoming Tiny Cinema Presents series. The latter is currently in pre-production.
The actual concept of Butt Boy also originated in the Tiny Cinema anthology series. It is described as “A series of comedic nightmarish vignettes” and it sounds absolutely delightful. In a horror-comedy kind of way, obviously.
This is yet another movie that was supposed to also be out in theatrical release. A limited release, but still. This was slated for April 4 and would be followed up by a VOD online release. Now, the movie is going straight out on digital release instead, which just means you can watch it while staying at home. Perfect these days!
Butt Boy is out on VOD from April 14, 2020.
Director: Tyler Cornack
Screenwriters: Tyler Cornack, Ryan Koch
Stars: Tyler Cornack, Tyler Rice, Shelby Dash
Chip Gutchel, a bored IT Engineer, has an awakening after a routine prostate exam. What starts as a harmless rectal kink, soon grows into a dangerous addiction as he becomes responsible for a missing child. Chip eventually buries his desires in Alcoholics Anonymous and tries to move on with his life. Years later, he becomes the sponsor of Russell Fox, a newly sober detective. After Chip relapses, Russell is brought in to investigate another missing child at Chip’s office. Russell begins to suspect that Chip’s addiction may not be to alcohol, but something much more sinister. It’s up to Russell now to prove that Chip uses his butt to make people disappear. But who’s going to believe his wild theory?
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