68 Kill: Trent Haaga’s latest thriller is a grimy grindhouse love story from Hell
Writer, director, actor and general cinematic multi-hyphenate Trent Haaga (Dead Girl) might be best known for his work playing the cranky Satanic clown in Full Moon’s Killjoy movies, but his work behind the scenes is even more remarkable. Case in point, the scrappy, trashy SXSW-approved, grime-house flick 68 Kill, which plays at the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival on July 29th but has just unleashed its malevolent new trailer, which you can check out at the bottom of this news item. Looks super trashy, sexy, kinetic and…well, if this is your thing, you’ll dig it.
Synopsis: Trailer-dwelling, sewage-pumping Chip (Matthew Gray Gubler) may not lead the most glamorous life, but he’s got one thing going for him: he’s head over heels infatuated with his girlfriend Liza (AnnaLynne McCord). He’s more than willing to overlook her wild streak—the fact that she’s hooking up with their landlord; her rather extreme mood swings —so when she proposes a plot to steal $68,000, he goes along with the plan. But when what was supposed to be a simple heist turns into an off-the-rails, blood-spattered crime spree, Chip learns the hard way just how deranged the love of his life really is. The new film from Troma alum Trent Haaga blends wicked comedy with pure pulp thrills for a no-holds-barred blast of insanity.
68 Kill hits theaters, VOD and all Digital platforms on August 4th from IFC Midnight