Produced on a micro budget, Killervision manages to pack in all the elements of a fully financially-backed thriller, primarily due to above average screenwriting by S.C. Farrow and Kim Standring Jacobs.
Young couple Jared (Damien E. Lipp) and Shelby (Susie Kazda) are pressured into a drink-driving situation by the girl’s overbearing brother Ryan (Joshua Dean Williams), the driver of the vehicle, resulting in a major road accident leaving Jared hopsitalized.
Upon leaving medical care, Jared tries to pick his young life up where he left off, albeit with extremely reduced capabilities both physically and emotionally. His restrictions lead to frustration, taking a toll on his relationship with his separated mother Donna (Katrina Gow) and straining relations within his circle of friends, alleviated by the unconditional support of Shelby. Lipp maintains the limits of his character well, delivering the frustrations of a young man physically cut down onto the screen with minimal emotional expression, a trait the character unfortunately acquired in this post-car accident nightmare.
Reduced to nights in with Shelby consisting of beers and B-grade horror flicks, Jared has the first of a series of visions during particular scenes in the movie where those close to him somehow take the place of the actors about to be killed. Legitimately disturbing in the tradition of the Saw franchise, some of the vision scenes left this reviewer wondering how this film may play out on the big screen if allowed a more substantial budget for effects and locations.
Movies like Killervision are the platform for the up and coming generation of actors, writers, directors and producers to showcase what they are capable of. I look forward to seeing this cast and crew’s name attached to a formidable and enviable list of future productions.
~ Nicholas D. Meeny