Review: Catfish Killer

CATFISH KILLER (2020)

Premiering at this year’s Outfest Los Angeles 2020 festival this year, Catfish Killer is a hilarious, campy, well-conceived short film that hits all of the right notes.

When three gay besties go on a camping trip, their plans quickly turn frightening as one of them accidentally catfishes a serial killer. Chris Salvatore, Nathan Ramos-Park, and Sachin Bhatt star. The crazy thing about dating apps is that you never know who is going to be on the other side. While Tanner (Bhatt) successfully lands a guy for some fun, Howie (Ramos-Park) attracts the worst of the worst, thrusting him and his friends into a fight for their survival. With top-notch production quality, a tight script, and phenomenal use of music, Catfish Killer is a gem of a short that will have you laughing from beginning to end.

The team behind the film fundraised on Indiegogo, an endeavor that does not always pan out when the idea doesn’t translate to the screen. Here, however, a simple premise has been elevated into a ton of fun, not only for the viewers but obviously for the stars themselves.

(Disclosure: I supported the @indiegogo for this film, but it in no way influenced my review)

Rating: 5/5

Photo from Indiegogo

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