‘You’re Killing Me’ brings laughs, gore, and a much needed sub-genre.

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A horror niche that is altogether ignored is gay horror. Fortunately for us, the release of You’re Killing Me now fills that gap.
George (Jeffery Self), a narcissistic wannabe internet star, starts dating Joe (Matthew McKelligon), a monotone serial killer. While all of George’s friends agree that Joe seems a bit strange, George claims his new beau “isn’t scary, he’s gorgeous.” But as George’s friends start to disappear, the remaining group decides to take matters into their own hands.
Directed by Jim Hansen, creator of the viral video smash series “The Chloe Videos”, this gay mixture of “Dexter” and “Gilmore Girls” blends witty banter, pop culture references and good old-fashioned murder. YOU’RE KILLING ME employs humor, camp, and razor sharp wit to tell a morality tale about self-obsession and our growing disconnection with the world around us. After sold out festival screenings and critical acclaim last year, the film is now available to nationwide audiences
Jeffery Self (left) and Matthew McKelligon (right) in YOU'RE KILLING ME - Courtesy of Wolfe VideoThe performances all around are pretty stellar. One has to imagine, with the blend of talent in sketch comedy, web-series, and original content in general, the script is incredibly funny and relevant. If I had to guess, I would say that there was plenty of improv going on. The dialogue is encompassed in a delicious camp that would only be found in such a subgenre. I would personally recommend a viewership of age 30+ for maximum joke reference.
Bryan Safi (left) and Jeffery Self (right) in YOU'RE KILLING ME - Courtesy of Wolfe VideoThe practical effects, though shaky in the beginning, become progressively better and bloodier as the film roles along. The soundtrack adds a wonderful sense of time and tone. My only real complaint concerns spots of slow pacing. When I wasn’t genuinely laughing out loud, my attention drifted from time to time. Although, I will give Hansen and (co-writer/star) Self extra points for an unexpected ending. You’re Killing Me is a fun-filled alternative to main stream and predictable horror.
Matthew McKelligon in YOU'RE KILLING ME - Courtesy of Wolfe Video
RELEASE PLATFORMS: 

YOU’RE KILLING ME debuts March 8, 2016 across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com, and will also be available same date on DVD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers.

BONUS FEATURES:
Trailer, Bloopers, and Improv: Drew & Edie included on DVD.


FILMMAKER INFO:

Director Jim Hansen has created several web series including the viral video smash “The Chloe Videos,” “Paragon School for Girls” and “My Drunk Aunts”. He has also had several shorts in film festivals including: “Video Night,” “Pretty Parts” and “Radiance.” YOU’RE KILLING ME is his feature directorial debut.

Jeffery Self is a writer and performer. He created and produced two seasons of his own show for LogoTV, Jeffery & Cole Casserole. He has also appeared in “Desperate Housewives,” “90210,” “Hot In Cleveland,” “Shameless,” “Torchwood,” “Difficult People,” and as Liz Lemon’s cousin Randy on “30 Rock.” He has served as a writer and producer on multiple seasons of Funny Or Die’s “Billy On The Street,” as well as their “Gay Of Thrones” web series. His YouTube channel has over 9 million views. He is the author of Straight People: A Spotter’s Guide to the Fascinating World of Heterosexuals50 Shades of Gay, and the upcoming Drag Teen, A young adult novel published by Scholastic. He also hosts a weekly podcast on iTunes, “This is Really Important with Jeffery Self.”

ABOUT WOLFE VIDEO:

Founded in 1985 and now celebrating 30 years as the largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films, Wolfe’s release slate includes some of the most popular LGBT films of 2015, including the Swiss Oscar and Golden Globes submission The Circle; the gorgeous lesbian drama by renowned Venezuelan director Fina Torres, Liz in September; and the epic international production by Finland’s Mika Kaurasmäki, The Girl King. In 2016, Wolfe’s releases will include the Thai Oscar submission How To Win at Checkers (Every Time); Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party; Portrait of a Serial Monogamist, and Naz & Maalik. Wolfe’s library of beloved modern classics includes such acclaimed hits as Cloudburst, Undertow, Desert Hearts and Big Eden. Wolfe’s complete motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, Hulu, iTunes and WolfeOnDemand.com. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.

 

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You're Killing Me from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

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