STArts Friday, September 27
Mickey (Bill Skarsgård, It) and Jules (Maika Monroe, It Follows) are two young lovers turned painfully amateurish convenience store robbers who are on the run and looking for a fresh start in the Sunshine State.
“Villains is sick, twisted and absolutely bonkers, a welcome serving of pure bats**t insanity that will have you laughing as often as you find yourself cringing.” – Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting
Forced to improvise a new plan when their getaway vehicle runs out of gas, they break into a nearby suburban home looking for a new set of wheels. What they find instead is a seemingly sweet-as-pie couple, George (Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice) and Gloria (Kyra Sedgwick, Closer), whose bland exterior hides dark secrets and sinister intentions, and the bumbling criminals soon find themselves in increasingly hot water (and various forms of bondage) as their overly polite hosts reveal themselves to be clearly insane homeowners who will do anything to keep their twisted secrets from getting out. A darkly comic horror thriller with heaping helpings of grisly thrills and squirm-inducing laughs, Villains turns the home invasion genre on its bruised and battered head. (Dir. by Dan Berk/Robert Olsen, 2019, USA, 88 mins., Rated R)