I scream, you scream, we all scream for Indie Screams. The annual fright fest on IFC runs throughout October. But not every film has to be seriously scary, sometimes we want our gore mixed with laughs. That’s why today’s Indie Screams film is Broken Lizard’s Club Dread. In the film, a psychotic killer starts offing the guests at a luxury beach resort, but the staff can’t afford to lose the business, so they simply do whatever it takes to hide the carnage. Wacky, hilarious, and bloody hijinks ensue.
The slightly off minds behind the madness are Broken Lizard, a comedy troupe who has also brought to the screen the uproariously raunchy cop flick Super Troopers and Beer Fest. Its five members are Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, who collaborate on the writing, acting and productions of their films.
Jay Chandrasekhar is also closely associated with several of IFC’s favorite comedies. He directed episodes of Undeclared (have we mentioned it is coming to IFC in November?) and Arrested Development. He’s also taken spins behind the camera on the television shows Chuck and Human Giant. The man has good taste in comedy.
Here’s the trailer for Club Dread:
The troupe’s fifth film, the dare we say underappreciated The Slammin’ Salmon, features a wait staff at a high-end seafood restaurant terrorized by their boxing bully of a boss, Michael Clarke Duncan. It also has Cobie Smulders who is better known for her role as Robin Sherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother.:
Broken Lizard’s Club Dread airs on IFC at 8:15 p.m. ET