Butt Boy is a 2019 independent thriller co-written, music composed, & directed by Tyler Cornack (The Pocketeers, Worm, Tiny Cinema, & Jonah). It was co-written & produced by Ryan Koch (Tiny Cinema). Chip (played by: director Tyler Cornack) is the IT guy at a generic corporate office. He doesn’t fit in & stays away from their annoying celebrations lead by boss Rick Mitchum (played by: Austin Lewis from The Disposal, The Twist, Worth, & Nickel). At home, Chip doesn’t get much attention from his wife Anne (played by: Shelby Dash from Tiny Cinema, My Dating Life Sucks, & Driver’s Meg) because of their new baby. After a rectal exam during a routine doctor’s appointment has a curious effect on Chip. Small objects begin disappearing from the household but bigger things including the family dog start going missing.
Chip’s bizarre compulsion starts to take over & he tries to kill himself. Nine years later, Chip has got his life in control & his secret problem buried away. Unstable alcoholic & hot head police detective Russell Fox (played by: Tyler Rice from The Poor Boys, Summer Dream, Deadly Daycare, & The Pocketeers) shows up to Chip’s AA meeting. Chip is assigned to be his sponsor for the program. They don’t get along & Chip starts to ignore Russell’s calls. When a child disappears during “Bring Your Kid to Work Day” at Chip’s office, the two men start to clash. Russell suspects his new sponsor & he starts obsession over him during the case. He tells Chief John Lazarra (played by: Brad Potts from Ugly Sweater Party, Puppet Master X: Axis Rising, Circus of the Dead, & Zombies Vs. Strippers) about his crazy theory about Chip but he gets laughed off. As Russell gets deeper in the shit for his investigation, things take a turn for the worse for him. Who will get through this mess first? Chip? or Russell????
No, this not a new superhero from Marvel or DC. lol I’ve never seen anything like Butt Boy before, it’s 100% original & very weird. This is from the same cast & crew that brought you Tiny Cinema. The script was definitely unique. It had dark humor, action, thrills, a little horror, & stuff you wouldn’t expect. I am not going to lie, when I see that the director is also the lead actor it always makes me worried about the overall feature. I am not saying it always happens but a decent amount of time it’s usually all about the ego which doesn’t exactly bring talent. Luckily, director Tyler Cornack actually had acting chops & he knew how to play this odd character. I was very impressed with his performance in this. He went from boring office guy to complete psycho in no time. Chip struggles with his problem for awhile here but he embraces it towards the 2nd half. Tyler Rice was great as the cliche detective with a bad attitude & personal issues that make him a mess. Tyler Cornack & Tyler Rice played off each other in this & their strange chemistry worked between total opposites. It started off a little slower at the beginning & the opening credits showed up later than usual. You have stay with it because it’s worth the wait. It covers a few different sub-genres mainly dark comedy & thriller for the most part. It turns into something completely different for the final act. For a lower budget production, it has real solid production design, fx, & cinematography. Butt Boy is something you won’t forget after experiencing it. It was much better than I thought it would be & the build up was great for it. This will most likely become a cult classic someday. RECOMMENDED!!!!
Let’s talk about the high definition presentation & special features from Epic Pictures! This 1080p (2.14:1) transfer looks way better than expected especially for being a low budget film. The cinematography is on point especially towards the end when it gets very stylish in it’s unique setting. The English: Dolby Digital 5.1 track has a nice boost to it especially towards all the action & crazy finale. All of the dialogue is crystal clear & the music is elevated here. It also has English SDH subtitles. It has an “Audio Commentary” with Tyler Cornack, Tyler Rice, & Ryan Koch. They chat about their experience on the production. They talk about the tone of the feature, the cast, the look, & the crazy concept of it. You can tell they had fun making this. If you are curious about Butt Boy, this track has all kinds of information for it. “Behind the Scenes” with narration by Tyler Cornack is a little over 12 minutes. It shows some before & after with some scenes using original storyboards. It has some rehearsal footage. It has behind the scenes footage on the set. It has some bloopers with the cast & crew. The cast chats about the best ways to die. Plus it has some stills at the end. It’s a nice little inside look into making this film. It has two different “Trailers” for Butt Boy. It has 3 different “Trailers” for other Epic Pictures releases. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!