I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday is a crazy ride and total mind f*ck. Sure, it’s a low-budget production but the quality is very impressive!
The sound seems to be the one thing that all low-budget productions struggle with. A good story, engaging actors and visually stunning. But the sound? That’s always the dead giveaway.
However, even though I do love good sound, it doesn’t ruin the overall experience of watching I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday. This movie is a wild trip… in a very good way!
Robert Partridge is not normal
The main character in I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday is called Robert Partridge. And it’s actually right there in the official plot; He is not normal.
And making sure the audience knows this, falls on actor Tom Siedle. He is eerily creepy as Robert Partridge and you’re almost equal parts terrified and intrigued by the man. Tom Siedle walks that very fine line pretty damn perfectly.
For the most part, he seems like a horrible tyrant that controls his wife and son in ugly ways. But we also get to see other sides of the man. None that actually redeem his horrible behavior – not in my book, anyway.
But it does mean you’re on board to watch the story of I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday unfold.
All the things you don’t see
What I really loved about I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday was everything we didn’t get to see. It would have been so easy to shows scenes of violence. But more often than not, we see the moments right before (and just after) the violence happens.
Also, we get to hear the violence, which can almost be worse. It means you can’t help but imagine what happens. And the special effects in the mind of a horror fan tend to be pretty gory.
It’s not that we don’t see any blood or gore. We absolutely do. But rather than using a lot of time (and money on special effects), it’s only used a few times. All the other times when Robert Partridge (Tom Siedle) is up to something crazy, we’re not there for the brute force.
Filmmaker Durden Godfrey
Durden Godfrey directed and co-wrote I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday. In other words, this is very much the work of one impressive filmmaker.
Elements of the story even reminded me of the intensity of Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. Aronofsky’s movie had an insane amount of cuts. I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday elicits a somewhat similar feeling through acting and sound.
It may be a bit too long for my liking, but there are no characters or moments, I would’ve wanted to miss. Maybe it’s just a matter of tightening it up a bit. In any case, I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday was well worth my time!
I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday is currently playing at film festivals.
Do not miss it, if you get the chance to attend a screening.
Director: Durden Godfrey
Writers: Durden Godfrey, Taurean Royal, Jared Rush
Cast: Tom Siedle, Traci L. Newman, Camson Alevy, Teo Ciltia, Scott Broughton, AlbaCarol Valdez
Robert Partridge lives a normal life with his normal family in a normal neighborhood, working a normal job. But Robert Partridge is not normal.