Killer Therapy (2019) – Film Review
Director: Barry Jay
Cast: Michael Qeliqi, Adrienne King, Elizabeth Keener
by @Roger Crow
’We Need To Talk About Brian’ might be a better title for this generic thriller.
It opens with an affluent family – mum, dad, psycho son and angelic newcomer little girl, who tries to get on with her stepbrother, though he insists on wrecking her doll… and biting her arm.
Later it turns out Brian doesn’t like having his photo taken, so he has a go at the overly keen mum who tries to do just that, despite Brian’s therapist mum insisting that she doesn’t.
When his step sister is bullied by a kid in a tree, Brian comes to her rescue, and that ends in disaster.
Every dramatic moment is punctuated by an ominous cacophony of a score, just in case anyone didn’t understand the tone of the movie. This is definitely not a comedy, nor is it a very good thriller.
Performances are pretty good, especially from the young cast, but things get a bit too melodramatic in the third act as the mentally unstable young man hunts down and murder all the therapists he blames for messing up his mind and his life.
We’ve seen this all done before and far better, but if you don’t mind ’demon seed teens on the rampage while the score is turned up to 11’, then this may be just your cuppa. Everyone else may want to give it a miss.