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Relaxer (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 9 March 2018 (USA)
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With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.

Director:

Joel Potrykus

Writer:

Joel Potrykus
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Complete credited cast:
Joshua Burge ... Abbie
David Dastmalchian ... Cam
Andre Hyland ... Dallas
Mahfuz Rahman Mahfuz Rahman ... Janitor Jim
Madigan Bachman Madigan Bachman ... Janitor Mal (as Madi Bachman)
Adina Howard Adina Howard ... Arin
Amari Cheatom ... Cortez
Jeen Na Jeen Na ... Joao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Anderson Joe Anderson ... Brad Matuzak (voice)
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With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Trivia

Dallas says "whoop whoop!" as he leaves the apartment, indicating that he's a juggalo, a fan of the Michigan rap duo Insane Clown Posse. It's a reference to their song "Superballs". Dallas also enters carrying two bottles of Faygo, a soft drink favored among both ICP and Juggalos, although the film was produced and is set in Michigan, where Faygo is manufactured and is most popular, due to its low cost and variety of flavors. See more »

Quotes

Abbie: I can't do a challenge while I'm on another challenge.
Dallas: Jesus christ. Alright, then I challenge you to challenge me to challenge you not to get up.
Abbie: I don't even know what means.
Dallas: It doesn't fucking mean anything, just get off the couch like a normal person. You're in this fucking challenge vortex of retardedness.
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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: III. The Crusaders in Pskov
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Republican Russian Academic Choir Capella, Alexander Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir, Yevgeni Svetlanov, Alexander Yurlov & Yuri Ukhov
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Thomas Cruise style
22 July 2019 | by TuesdayThe17thSee all my reviews

It's true, Potrykus' new horror film "Relaxer" is a truly unique experience. This film is inventive, creative, potent, and just flat out cool. David Dastmalchien is very good as always. As a huge indie horror lover, I almost feel priviliged watching him in this movie. Joshua Burge, who must be good friends with the director, was also quite good and did well with the nature of the role. This is his wheelhouse. The majority of the beginning of the movie begins to drag a little at times but by the time the movie was over I was in awe. For a dude who was born in 90, I am very familar with Y2K and remember the panic. Although set in one location, this movie depicts the crumbling of society norms quite well. It's not always exactaly the view, but the feeling. Its like a "what if" film. The ending has one of the very best practical effects ive ever seen. This is a scary movie and in my opinion Joel Potrykus' best film to date


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Belmont, Michigan, USA

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Gross USA:

$6,133

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,133
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1.85 : 1
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