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Shudder dates Jay Baruchel’s “RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE” and drops red-band trailer

Friday, July 10, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The adaptation of the grisly graphic novel is headed for its streaming premiere later this year, and the trailer gives you a good taste of it.

Shudder has revealed that it will bring RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE to its U.S., UK and Ireland platforms August 20, following a theatrical and VOD release in Canada July 31. Actor Jay Baruchel (THIS IS THE END, the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON franchise) wrote and directed the movie from Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti’s print version, with cinematography by HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN and WE ARE STILL HERE’s Karim Hussain (who discusses the movie here). Jesse Williams, Jordana Brewster, Niamh Wilson and Baruchel star; the synopsis: “What are the real consequences when life begins to imitate art? Comic book creator Todd Walkley [Williams], his wife Kathy [Brewster], assistant Aurora [Wilson] and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra [Baruchel], embark upon a road trip from Toronto to New York Comic-Con and bad things start to happen. People start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using Todd’s SLASHERMAN comic as inspiration for the killings and as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become victims themselves, Todd will be forced to take artistic responsibility.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.