Psychopaths (film)

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Psychopaths
Psychopaths film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mickey Keating[1]
Produced by
  • Jenn Wexler
  • William Day Frank
  • Mickey Keating
  • Cam McLellan
  • Al Lewison
Written by Mickey Keating
Starring
Cinematography Mac Fisken
Edited by Valerie Krulfeifer
Production
company
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
  • April 20, 2017 (2017-04-20) (Tribeca)
  • December 1, 2017 (2017-12-01) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes[3]
Country United States[3]
Language English

Psychopaths is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Mickey Keating. It stars an ensemble cast that includes Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Mark Kassen, Angela Trimbur, Ivana Shein, Jeremy Gardner and Samuel D. Zimmerman. It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2017. It is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2017, by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Premise[edit]

A recently executed murderer's soul possesses and inspires an ensemble of psychopathic killers to attack the city of Los Angeles over the course of one night, crossing each others' paths along the way.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Shooting began on February 15, 2016[1] and concluded by March 2016.[6] In April, Keating reported that he was editing the film.[7]

Release[edit]

Psychopaths premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2017.[8] Shortly after, Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[9] It is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2017.[10]

Reception[edit]

Although praising Keating's ability to avoid retreading previous films, Brad Miska of Bloody Disgusting criticized the lack of characterization and called Psychopaths "a beautiful work of art that's void of any real meaning". Miska highlighted Trimbur's character and said she should have been the focus of the film.[11] Michael Gingold of Rue Morgue described the film as a homage to Keating's directorial influences. Commenting on the acting, Gingold wrote, "More than just a technical exercise, Psychopaths is also a showcase for several different styles of unhinged acting, which is what truly holds the attention." Gingold concluded with the hope that Bell and Keating will continue collaborating.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kay, Jeremy (2016-03-15). "Mickey Keating reveals 'Psychopaths' cast". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved 2017-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Psychopaths | 2017 Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  4. ^ Aguilar, Carlos (2016-04-01). "'Darling' Dir. Mickey Keating on Being Inspired by Classic Horror to Form Highly Stylized Nightmares". IndieWire. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Donato, Matt (2016-03-31). "Exclusive: Mickey Keating Details A Few Of His Psychopaths Crazies". We Got This Covered. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  6. ^ Kay, Jeremy (2016-03-15). "Mickey Keating reveals 'Psychopaths' cast". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Staci Layne (2016-04-22). "Mickey Keating Talks Darling and More!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Psychopaths | 2017 Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  9. ^ "Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires North American rights to 'Psychopaths'". Screen International. August 16, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ Collis, Clark (October 11, 2017). "New trailer for horror film Psychopaths is predictably unhinged". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ Miska, Brad (2017-04-22). "[Tribeca Review] 'Psychopaths' is Visually Stunning, Lacking in Story". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  12. ^ Gingold, Michael (2017-04-21). "Tribeca '17 Movie Review: A world gone mad in Mickey Keating's Psychopaths". Rue Morgue. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 

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