I recently had the opportunity to watch an upcoming thriller called BERSERK. I went into it blind not knowing anything about it and I’m glad I did so. This was one hell of a trip.
BERSERK centers around three so-called “friends” who make the realization that none of them has ever felt true-fear. Over the course of one night, they set out to trick each other into feeling it and nothing is too extreme. The film was directed by Rhys Wakefield as well as co-written by himself and William Day Frank. Wakefield also stars in the film alongside Nick Cannon, James Roday, Erin Moriarty, and Nora Arnezeder.
Honestly, I loved this film. It was so different from anything I’ve watched recently, and it was refreshing. It’s a series of fucked up events that happen to take place on Halloween and you never know what is going to happen next. Each performance was executed beautifully with uniquely bizarre characters that are scarily familiar.
Nick Cannon and Rhys Wakefield play well off each other throughout the film and have great chemistry but the addition of Nora Arnezeder is a must. She adds tension, drama, and intensity to the mix and delivers a killer performance. Together they create movie magic. I must also say that every time I see Wakefield smile, I can’t help but think back to his iconic “sinister grin” in the first Purge film.
BERSERK is a film you really must pay close attention to because it’s kind of all over the place, but it’s supposed to be that way. It was designed to mess with your head. It’s like one big acid trip and as a viewer, you are sucked into that experience never knowing if what’s happening is really happening. In some cases that would annoy me, but it worked perfectly for this film.
Although the film is full of twists and turns throughout the film, the end really surprised me. I thought it was going one direction until boom… it goes a completely different way leaving me surprised but satisfied. It was dangerously perfect. I highly recommend you check out this film when it releases. If you love films that draw you in with a bizarre series of events that result in crime, passion, and murder… BERSERK is for you!
BERSERK is now available on VOD and in select theaters.