SALEM HORROR FEST: Cockazoid (2021)

Andrew, a delusional loner who dreams of killing all white men, returns to his hometown in the wake of family tragedy and goes on a murderous rampage against all people who he perceives to be like himself.

Directed by Nick Verdi, who wrote the movie with B.R. Yeager, Cockazaoid really makes the most of its lead, Jimmy Laine. There’s absolutely nothing to like or feel sorry for when it comes to his character, who reacts to the things that he hates in himself by killing others that seem to be similar. He’s more than self-loathing; he would kill himself a hundred times over and that’s pretty much what he’s doing. He’s a pathetic killer and nowhere near the mastermind nor killing machine that he envisions himself as, saying his practiced lines about making Christmas a sacrificial holiday and the country being afraid to get bloody. It sounds like the ramblings of someone smoking up all night, except that Andrew has a knife and isn’t afraid to use it to kill people and then butcher the remains.

In case you’re wondering, the Urban Dictionary let me know that a cockazoid is a word derogatory toward white people. See? Cock and caucasian…it all makes sense now.

Cockazoid is now playing Salem Horror Fest as part of the Showcase of Massachusetts Filmmakers series. When we have streaming info, we’ll share it in this post. For now, you can follow that link to buy a festival badge and check out several other films during October.

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