VOD Recommendation: A Dark Indie Superhero Thriller Now on Demand
01.01.13 by BJSprecher
"Back-up plans are for people who expect to fail."
Journey to an abandoned city rigged with death traps and witness as an evil mastermind forces a group of superheroes to compete in games of death.
The Flick: All Superheroes Must Die (formerly Vs.)
The Skinny: Indie filmmaker Jason Trost (The FP) wrote, directed and stars in this dark, ultra-low budgeted superhero thriller with shades of Kick-Ass and Saw. Trost wrote the movie in just four days and shot it in fifteen ten-hour days. It premiered at Toronto After Dark in 2011.
The Players: Lucas Till, Lee Valmassy and Sophie Merkley join Trost as costumed crimefighters — codenamed Cutthroat, The Wall, Shadow and Charge, respectively — who find themselves stripped of their super powers by their arch-enemy, the nefarious Rickshaw (James Remar), and forced to compete in a series of deadly challenges with the lives of innocent civilians hanging in the balance.