Killer Sofa (2019)
Written by: DMG
Director: Bernie Rao
Producer: Jim Baltaxe, Marc Tyron, et. al.
Writer: Bernie Rao
Date Released: October 1, 2019
Pimio Mei as Francesca
Jordan Rivers as TJ
Nathalie Morris as Maxi
Jim Baltaxe as Jack
Jed Brophy as Inspector Bob Gravy
Stacey King as Inspector Rosane Grape
Rating = 1.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Three friends recover a recliner that is located in a storage unit. But what they don’t know is that the recliner has powers which can possess people. They are tasked with delivering the sofa to a young woman named Francesca. Meanwhile, an old man by the name of Jack feels an evil presence in the recliner and may be the only hope to save Francesca. Francesca lives with her friend, TJ but when he gets injured, he stays with his mother. As the recliner continues to inhabit Francesca’s apartment, more people are placed in harms way. When Francesca finally realizes that the recliner may in fact be possessed, she must try to stop the evil furniture before its too late.
There is a descent amount of blood and gore in this film. The killer recliner will often possess people to commit various crimes or snap its rusting springs and metal pieces to inflict harm onto its victims.
The Grave Review
New Zealand Director, Bernie Rao, takes an average sofa chair and gives this deadly furniture personality, sex drive, and a lust for blood. Oddly, the film wasn’t as bad as one would be expect from a title such as this. But when you really think about it, how much can you expect from a film that is premised on deadly furniture? Killer Sofa makes companies like Wayfair look good. To my knowledge, Wayfair has had zero casualties as far as possessed killer furniture is concerned. Wayfairs got everything I need.
As far as character development, the most developed character in this film was the recliner itself. The killer recliner has these two button eyes in it’s cushions giving it a human appearance. The appearance of the sofa chair is quite comical but gives this evil recliner a face and expression. The recliner even goes on the balcony, walks and peaks into rooms like a real person. In one scene, the recliner appears to become intimate with Francesca as she lays on it. Unfortunately, development was not the same for main protagonists, Francesca, Maxi or any other supporting actor/actress.
The film is relatively slow paced. Inspector Gravy and Inspector Grape try to investigate the mysterious deaths of Francesca’s friends. But there is not much substance as far as storyline is concerned. By the end of the film, nothing makes sense. The conclusion of the film seemed rushed and was not well thought out. But, we can take away one very funny line in the film. At some point, Francesca says to her friend, Maxi: “I just need to know if the recliner is ok!”
This may be a good film to watch with friends just to poke fun at something. But I would not recommend this film for anything more than a laugh.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Killer Sofa one and a half graves out of five graves.
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