Kirill Sokolov's bloody black comedy Why Don't You Just Die! was originally set to hit theaters in the US on April 10th, buy Arrow Video recently scrapped those plans in the wake of the growingly devastating COVID-19 pandemic that has ground daily life to a halt around the globe.
But there's no need to fret, as the company has now revealed they'll be making the film available on Digital HD nationwide just ten days after the planned theatrical release date, on April 20th.
In the film, said to be in the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright, Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend's parents' apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey's attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don't quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable - not to mention ruthless - opponent than he anticipated... and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents "a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour."
"Despite our exaggerated use of genre tropes and all the flashy effects, Why Don't You Just Die! remains, for me, an incredibly personal and sincere story," Sokolov stated ahead of the release. "The film's inherent violence is the result of reflection on the realities of life in Russia, modern relationships, and societal attitudes. The gallows humor which pervades the film is the only true reaction whatsoever to all of this. The film is intended as an emotional rollercoaster, making the audience laugh, cry, and laugh again - but then immediately feel a sense of unease for having laughed."
Check out the official trailer below.