Shudder has released the trailer for Jay Baruchel’s upcoming sophomore directorial effort, Random Acts of Violence, which involves a killer modeling his crimes after a popular horror comic. The film stars Baruchel alongside Jesse Willimas, Jordana Brewster, and Niamh Wilson.
Random Acts of Violence will be in theaters and on VOD platforms in Canada July 31st and premiering on Shudder August 20th.
Comic book creator Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), his wife Kathy (Jordana Brewster), assistant Aurora (Niamh Wilson) and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Jay Baruchel), embark upon a road trip from Toronto to NYC 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. Directed by Jay Baruchel.