BADASS MONSTER KILLER (2015) Reviews and overview

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‘Its Shaft meets Lovecraft’

Badass Monster Killer is a 2015 American comedy action horror film written and directed by Darin Wood and produced by Christy Savage. The TFO Productions film stars Jawara Duncan, Amelia Belle and Ryan Cicak.

Official synopsis:

“On the trashy side of Camaroville, there’s a mob turf war going down, but the new gang in town ain’t content with merely controlling the local dope and sex trade.

They are also mixed up with dangerous black magic, intent on resurrecting hideous demon-gods who have waited centuries for the chance to eat all our souls and enslave mankind!

These blasphemous bad guys need stopping, and Jimmy Chevelle, agent of The Department of Supernatural Security, is just the cat to do the stopping. He hasn’t let the man keep him down, and he’s certainly not going to let some sinister shape-shifting suckas destroy the earth, and all of its foxy, foxy chicks, if HE can help it.

But can he stop the gangster cult’s evil plans in time? Get ready for a freaky, funky thrill ride with demonic pimps, kung fu super foxes and terrible sanity-shattering extraterrestrial horrors from beyond space and time!”


” …what Badass Monster Killer lacks in budget in more than makes up for in inventiveness. While the monsters are a little rough, the designs are killer and the compositing is actually quite good given the film’s financial limitations. The same can be said for the production design, which is more Cool World than Sin City, with its curving buildings, multicolored sky, and abundant use of neon signs.” Kenneth Jackson, Dog’s Movie House

“The creatures themselves are well designed, if not always flawlessly rendered. They are creepy enough and close enough to Lovecraft’s ideas to be effective. The gore effects tend to be a bit uneven, but there are plenty of scenes of creatures spewing acidic substances across strip clubs, (a good bit of this film takes place in strip clubs and there are a lot of boobs on display)…” Jim Morazzini, Beneath the Underground

“In addition to the look of the film, you’ll probably dig some of the punchlines, as there’s good comedy tucked in the folds of the film, and there are a couple of characters that prove pretty memorable […] It’s absolutely crammed full of insane vocal exchanges, copious amounts of nudity and some goofy monster getups.” Matt Molgaard, Horrorfreak News


Director Darin Wood and producer by Christy Savage talk to Andrew Russell for Submerge magazine

Main cast:

Jawara Duncan (Planet of the Vampire Women), Amelia Belle (The Dark; Ligeia; Macbeth [2004]), Ryan Cicak (Area 49), Stephanie Hyden, Tara Henry, Galen Howard, Rae Wright, Liz Clare, Courtney V. Smith, Joshua Lee, Dan Beard, Robert Michael Haley, West Ramsey, David Ainsworth, Julian ‘Juice’ Jefferson.

Filming locations:

Sacramento, California