PSYCHOTIC! A Brooklyn Slasher is a bloody mess slasher film set in Bushwick, New York. A bunch of hipsters living in Bushwick trying to make a name for themselves playing in a band and partying like its 1970 with lots of blow, alcohol, weed. Its not only hard as a struggling musician but now all the friends are being hunted down by a loose serial killer! At first, they all seem to make fun of the fact that there’s a killer on the loose in this quiet NY town, but soon they will figure out that things are serious and this killer is not playing games.
What I really enjoyed about this film was the intro/ending music. The music definitely gives you that old school 80’s slasher films vibe, it was nicely purposely done. Another great asset was the opening scene, the first view camera work where you see nothing but a black-gloved hand, a knife, and eventually, the first victims face as they are dying, its lovely. You also see characters in the film interact with the killer on the first person view so its more personal and gives you an idea of what the killer is going through, a very bold and intense start to the film. Although they don’t know the killer yet it gives away a clue that somehow they know this person so it has to be someone in their circle.
Throughout the movie, there are twist and turns, your constantly trying to guess who the killer is. Confession time! I was wrong about three times on who I thought the killer was. I enjoyed the storyline but maybe halfway through the film, it gets a by twisty and I was a bit lost, I wasn’t sure what was going in or what was the purpose of some of the scenes. The second death in the film is about 40 minutes apart from the first death which happened within the first 5 minutes of the film, so be patient if you want to see the killer in action. The ending of the film was a bit confusing but not disappointing, after all, it is called PSYCHOTIC.
Cast: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Danielle Grace, Holland Kemp, Cirocco Dunlap, Rafael Cruz, Chris Donahue, Aldous Davidson, Adam Maid
Director/Screenwriter: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons
Producers: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Clint Keepin
Cinematography: Brian Stansfield