It’s a killer couch, man! Killer Couch centers on Nat (Natalia Dominguez), who eyes a free couch on the side of the street and picks it up. Though, Nat gets a lot more than she bargained for when the sofa begins to get rid of all of the toxic people in her life.
During an argument between Nat and her boyfriend, Donnie (Tony Gapastione), she spots a couch on the side of the road and lets Donnie know that if he wants to get on her good side, he better get the couch for her. It’s a free couch, but the problem is the car is not big enough to fit it in. This causes another argument between the two, and she walks away. But as Nat storms off, she notices Donnie has suddenly become quiet, which seems to be an unusual feat for him. As she gets closer to the car, she sees that the couch has somehow fallen on top of him and killed him.
“…more than she bargained for when the sofa begins to get rid of all of the toxic people in her life.”
Nat decides to keep the couch, and a woman that used to be her friend, Karen (Kelly Ann Dunn), comes over later on. The two have a dispute, and Nat invites her in to sit on the couch, only to never be heard from again.
The two actresses, Natalia Dominguez and Kelly Ann Dunn, do a great job of carrying the film, and so does the couch, which is an inanimate character that is interesting enough to keep you watching. Killer Couch is reminiscent of movies like Rubber and Little Shop of Horrors without the musical numbers.
Killer Couch is interesting in a number of ways. As crazy as this film sounds, it actually is probably something people have wished for at least once in their lifetime. Maybe not the movie itself or the couch, but probably a miracle to get rid of all of the negativity in their life. Although the killer couch is a silly idea, as it seemingly is meant to be, the film gets its point across. It is a comedic horror short with the intention of telling the viewer to get rid of their excess baggage (but hopefully, you come up with a harmless way to do so).
"…gets its point across."